The Pipes Magazine Radio Show – Episode 46

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. In tonight’s “Pipe Parts” segment Brian will talk about Bulk Tobacco. If you are in the USA, you probably didn’t know that we have a special situation here regarding bulk tobacco. Our Featured Interview is with a pipe smoker that has quite an interesting story and background. Jack Carlos is a Medical Missionary in Guinea, West Africa. His entire family; wife and kids join him in this endeavor, and they join him in his pipe smoking enjoyment. The whole family smokes pipes! We have a great show lined up for you tonight—our pipes are packed, drinks are poured, the sound check is done … pack a pipe, sit back, relax and join us for The Pipes Magazine Radio Show.

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5 Responses

  • Hey Brian,
    Bulk Tobacco – my favorite is McClelland #5100. Nice discussion on Bulks.
    Jack Carlos – interesting discussion. I think we all remember our Grandfather’s or Father’s pipe. I still have one from my Grandfather. Could you imagine pipe smoking classes here? I wonder how a community health worker smoking a pipe is viewed by other health people? What is the availability of tobacco in Africa?
    One of the nice things about your show is the great variety of the interviews and their quality. I find I always learn something, there is a gem in each interview.
    Like you say, you are never too old to learn something new.
    Keep up the good work.

  • Hi Brian
    I enjoyed to listening to this weeks guest you had it was very interesting. I am also thinking of getting some bulk tobacco here in Montreal Canada we have one tobacco dealer who still sells bulk or house blends of tobacco. Can you do a series of some worlds leading tobacco growing countries and how those tobaccos stand out in the pipe community. I enjoyed smoking Cuban cigars and would be interested if any Habano tobacco get make for pipe smoking? Keep up the good work and will be looking forward to next weeks show.

  • Hi Seilerjp,
    I am glad you liked the interview. I have to say I never thought I would be on Brian’s show. When he asked, I was thrilled but a little nervous at the same time. Brian is so good at what he does! Being interviewed by him is like talking to an old friend even though I had never meet him before. How does the health community view me, I am not sure. No one has ever said anything to me. However, I have had several colleagues after lighting up a bowl tell me “that smells great”. However, if given the opportunity to defend my pipe smoking. I would gladly point out to them the many benefits it has given me. Tobacco in my part of Africa is well its pretty rough. I do not know what type of tobacco it is. Many people there chew it or dry it and snort it. I have seen a few older gentlemen with their ebony pipes smoke it. It pretty much smells like burning weeds, I have never tried myself.
    Kcghost, thanks for your kind words. We feel honored and privileged to be able to do the work. It really has been a wonderful experience for me and my entire family.
    Peace and Health to you,

  • This was the first show that I listened to. I had just joined the site and could hardly believe my ears, for I too am a missionary serving in West Africa (Nigeria). In addition, I also run a medical clinic and trade school in the deep bush (no electricity, no running water, no cell service, no internet, and some 75 miles from the nearest grocery store). As the interview started I was shocked. I thought that my co-worker and I were the only pipe-smoking missionaries around. We often joke about how it was the early missionaries like Robert Moffat, David Livingstone, James Chalmers, and many others who introduced tobacco and pipes to those living in the third world as they used them for gifts to make friends with the locals.
    Captain Black is the only pipe tobacco that I have found in country. Wanting to branch out, I recently broke down and placed an order through (a site which eventually led me here). So far three of our four orders have made it to us without any problems. I can only guess that the missing package is being consumed by a local postal worker. The change from CB has been worth the risk. Squadron Leader, as well as Sutliff’s Country Estate & Navigator have become fast favorites.
    Thanks for the podcast,