The Pipes Magazine Radio Show – Episode 41

Kevin Godbee
Thank you for joining us for The Pipes Magazine Radio Show—the only radio talk show for pipe smokers and collectors. We want to thank you for listening and being one of our loyal 15,000 weekly fans. Your host is Brian Levine and in tonight’s “Pipe Parts” segment he will talk about the Dublin pipe shape. The Dublin shape was the focus of The American Carvers Contest at the Kansas City show last week, and Brian has some interesting observations about the pipes that were entered. Tonight’s featured guest interview is with Kris Barber of Edwin Pipes. Kris started out refurbishing pipes, and then started making his own quite eclectic assortment of unique shapes and sizes. I met him at the Chicago Pipe Show last month. He seemed like an interesting guy, so I asked him to do an interview with Brian.

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5 Responses

  • Survived KC I see.
    Of course I like the hawkbill shape. I like the bent style, the ratio of the bowl to the shank & stem, and the comfort in both the hand and mouth. I also like a thick pipe, Catello G or GG size. That is my criteria, but then again, you knew that.
    Edwin pipes, a bit too freehand and Danish for me. I do see it being Tolkienesque. Nice pipes though if that is your preference. I do like the tamper. I also like the cradled Dublin on the website. Nice shop.
    Once again, nice selection with the Summer Movement.
    I picked up Rick’s audio book -great listening even though I read the book.
    Keep up the good work, Brian!

  • Hey Brian. Just wanted to let you know I found your podcast last week and I’m on my 11th episode. Great stuff! Keep up the great work!

  • Great show, one comment though. The Stitcher podcast has better sound quality than the iTunes version. I am subscribed to the podcast through both and have noticed since I am often listening with earbuds around loud machinery. Just thought you might want to know. Happy 4th to all!

  • PJ, Thanks for being a fan of The Pipes Magazine Radio Show. That’s an interesting comment. The only plausible explanation I can think of is that whichever device you are using works better with the Stitcher app than the iTunes app. What you are probably unaware of is that no matter which app you use, the podcast is being accessed from our server. The apps just provide the subscriber push service, but play our podcast from where it resides on our server. They do not host it themselves … if that makes sense.

  • Can’t believe I missed last week’s show. It was another winner!
    Let’s discuss the Dublin contest first. Per the club’s instruction the contest was limited to the Dublin family which “includes the traditional English Dublin shape as well as the Zulu, Yachtsman, Cutty and Belge, plus free-form interpretations of those shapes.” We had thought this would give a lot leeway and encourage creativity on part of the carvers. As Brian said in his broadcast this year’s entries were the least inspiring. It seemed like all the carvers focused on free form Dublins and ignored the other possibilities. What nobody did was take one of these shapes and carve a classic version. I cam tell you our judges love the classics.
    Having Brian (and all the other celebrity guests) at our meeting the night before the show was an absolute treat. Having our regular monthly meeting the night before the show starts is an absolutely brilliant way to start the show. In addition to Brian we had Kevin Godbee, Chuck Stanion, Mike & Mary McNiel, Greg Pease, Joe Skoda, Tad & Cyndi Gage, Sally Gottliebson, Gunnar Weber-Prada and Mark Berman.
    Glad you enjoyed the DoubleTree but despite putting $30K into their coffers they sold our date for 2014 to some one-timer so he can have his daughter’s wedding reception there.