The Pipes Magazine Radio Show – Episode 65

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 pipes as an investment. This was a request from a listener, and we have an interesting and enlightening analysis. Our Featured Interview tonight is with Jesse Silver, who is quite an intriguing man. He is a Barling Pipes collector, and has a wealth of knowledge on the subject. He also has quite an interesting background and vocation. He is a motion picture visual effects artist. He has been involved in TV, cartoons, movies – many of which you might be familiar. We will have some fun holiday music and continue with our holiday gift guide for pipe smokers. 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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7 Responses

  • Hey Brian,
    I agree that a pipe is not an investment device. Too much variability in pricing.
    Jesse Silver – interesting career and how it has changed over time. The older Barling pipes are quite nice. Lots of information on dating PreTrans Barlings. I am glad he put so much effort into the PIpedia Barling pipe page.
    Twisted Sister? Ah, oh,,,,,OK.
    Another good one Brian, Keep it up!

  • A truly entertaining and informative conversation with Jesse. Thanks for the heads-up on revision to the “Pipedia” article; it’s great!
    LMFAO, Twisted Sister singing “Oh, come all ye faithful.” Next year, perhaps Kyle, Cartman and the gang singing “Dreidel”?
    Hey, Kevin, Happy Birthday! Brian’s not kidding about the AARP, you will be getting an invite in the mail very shortly. But, as Jesse intimated in the conversation, you can grow older, but you don’t have to grow up.
    Happy Trails, gents.

  • As usual, I’m behind… Another great show this week, as well as last week’s show, Brian!
    It was really great to hear Abe on last week’s show. He’s a great guy, and he’s making beautiful pipes! I really enjoyed the musical selection last week, of course. You have excellent taste 😉
    It was fantastic to hear Jesse last night! His passion for Barling pipes and their rich history is contagious, and it was great to hear about his work in film. Jesse’s work on the Barling Pipedia article exemplifies the benefits of collaborative research and editing–exactly what we hope to facilitate with Pipedia.
    Pipe smokers are wonderful people. Thanks for bringing more of them into our lives through your show!

  • Traditional English pipes, Lonesome Dove contributor, Christ exalting twisted Christmas rock n roll, pipe smoking Frosty and Hawaii five-0…doesn’t get much better than this. Happy five-0, Kevin.

  • Hey Brian,
    This show counts as my only Pipe Club as well. Hadn’t really thought of it in those terms but it seems to be a good description. Wanted to add my 2 cents about the show in regards to some of the previous comments the past few weeks. I really enjoy your interviewing style. Like somebody else commented earlier, it sounds like two friends hanging out talking which I think is pretty cool. I also enjoy the diversity of your guests and appreciate that other topics are covered along with pipe talk. The only criticism I had early on was that I sometimes had a hard time understanding the interview portion of the show due to lower volume or muddy sound or something. That seems to have greatly improved lately however. The last thing I wanted to say was that being relatively new to pipe smoking, I have been trying quite a few different tobaccos, some good, some not. I have been mostly impressed with balkan style tobaccos and never really got the whole virginia thing. Based upon one of the interviews this past year, I decided to try a virginia based tobacco I had previously passed by and was completely blown away by it. I now have a definate favorite tobacco I probably would have never tried without hearing about it on the show so I wanted to say thank you for that. And finally, Happy Birthday to Kevin! Hope it is a great one!

  • Brian, great show as always! I have a question about the audiobooks you mentioned. You said that Fred Hanna’s “The Perfect Smoke” was available on However, I have been unable to find it on there. Is it currently available, or is it due to be released?