The Pipes Magazine Radio Show – Episode 61

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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 discuss pipe stems. He will talk about the proper way to remove the stem for longer life of the pipe, what to do if your stem gets stuck, and more. Our Featured Interview tonight is with Mike “Doc” Garr. Mike is the president of The United Pipe Clubs of America and Pocono Intermountain Pipe Enthusiasts. In 2011 Doc won the national slow-smoke championship in Chicago and competed in the World Cup in Eindhoven, Netherlands. He is also Professor of Sociology at Wilkes University. 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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4 Responses

  • Hey Brian,
    Good info on tight or loose stems.
    Doc Garr – interesting course of topics.
    Been in one Chicago Slow Smoking Contest, lasted about 38 minutes, but beat the previous US champ. Slow smoking is difficult for a steam engine puffer.
    Neat music selection.
    My holiday pipe tradition is to smoke my Santa Clause Meerschaum with McClelland’s Christmas Cheer. I only smoke this pipe at Christmas.
    Agree on the rant. You are correct on the misspelling on listings.
    Keep up the good work.

  • Hey Brian,
    This is only my 3rd Christmas as a pipe smoker so I can’t say that I really have any traditions to speak of other than my wife getting me a new pipe as a Christmas gift the past 2 years. Got my fingers crossed we will make it a 3rd year and then we will be well on our way toward starting a tradition! I haven’t had an opportunity to experiment with any holiday or seasonal tobaccos yet. I will need to fix that sometime soon I guess. Thanks for keeping the show going every week as it is much appreciated by us out here in internet radio land!

  • Good show. Makes me think we need a thread with slow smoking tips and tricks.
    Loved the Ray LaMontagne. That’s been a favorite song of mine for years.
    Keep up the great work Brian!