The Pipes Magazine Radio Show – Episode 70

Kevin Godbee
Thank you for joining us for The Pipes Magazine Radio Show—the only radio talk show for pipe smokers and collectors. We broadcast weekly, every Thursday at 8 pm eastern USA time and are available on nearly all podcast sites and apps. Listen on your computer, tablet, phone and even in the car! On tonight’s show Brian will be interviewing renowned tobacco blender and contributing writer, Russ Ouellette. In our “Pipe Parts” educational segment we will explore the always controversial topic of pipe bowl coatings. Some hate them, some demand them, and others are indifferent. Brian will give his expert opinion. 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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6 Responses

  • HI Brian,
    Been working on a new story in the Emperor Leopaldo series.
    AS I do not like to break in new pipes, I prefer a bowl coating when I get a new pipe. However, its absence will not prevent me from purchasing one.
    Russ Ouellette is one of the best blenders around. I have enjoyed many talks with him and his blends.
    Nice selection on the music. I liked it. How about a banjo piece?
    I agree with the rant. Put your name on it.

  • I really enjoyed the show, like many more in the pipe smoking community; I’m a fan of Mr. Russ Ouellette

  • Brian, You hit the point exactly and I agree with your rant, if some one is not willing to stand behind what their opinion is they might as well stay quiet. Because as I see it if it does not have a name on it I would not have even given it a second look. Over the years at work I just take anything left on my desk without a note and signature and put it in the recycle bin. Took a while to get people to understand why what they left did not get done but now everything gets a name on it.
    Also I have just started listening to the radio show with show 66 and now look forward to listening every Thursday.

  • Nice show. Russ was informative and interesting; Harry was very entertaining; and, you were spot on in the rant.
    Banjo piece? How about Nickel Creek’s “Ode To A Butterfly,” Chris Thile on banjo and mandolin, and his father, pipe maker Scott, on bass?
    Thanks again, Brian.

  • Another good show.
    I don’t like uncoated bowls. They just look wrong to me. I know several seasoned pipesmokers who are just fanatical about not wanting any coating.
    Russ is just one of the nicest guys in the business. His success as a blender has been phenomenal. Really nice discussion of his rise from being a nobody to superstardom. 🙂
    An unsigned note show a lack of moral courage. I would bet real money that these cranks are smelling with their eyes. Foggy would be wise to look at his ventilation system to see if he can avoid a future problem. Just because the people were cowards doesn’t mean they are wrong.

  • I had been waiting for an excuse to finally crack my tin of H&H Black House, this enjoyable and informative episode gave me all the excuse in the world.
    Really an excellent show and the new commercials/production parts (the shout out from the pipe girl) make every facet of the show more enjoyable week-to-week.

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