The Pipes Magazine Radio Show – Episode 76

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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 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! We have a fun show tonight with Cardone the Magician. Cardone is actually a member of and introduced himself in the forums about a month ago. He has two extremely interesting stories – the first one is of his journey of becoming a professional magician, which started when he was just 10-years old, and the second one is about how he became a pipe smoker after finding a pipe at his grandparent’s house when he was 16-years old. In “Pipe Parts”, Brian will talk about plug and rope tobaccos. Sit back, relax with your pipe, and enjoy The Pipes Magazine Radio Show!

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8 Responses

  • HI Brian,
    Historically, if you go back in time, the Cornish Tin miners were some of the first rope tobacco smokers/chewers. You don’t smoke in a coal mine as an open flame may touch off a methane/air explosion and fire. It is also illegal in the U.S. Hence, a lot of chewing tobacco is common in coal mining.
    I believe it was triple XXX twist that knocked me on my A$$. They are very strong.
    Do pipe magicians change Dr. Grabow pipes into Dunhills? OMG, a transient Pittsburgher. I use to work at the US Bureau of Mines building next to CMU for over 25+ years. I may have run into Adam and have not known it. There use to be some really good tobacco shops in Oakland, where CMU is located. I wish my grandfather had smoked dunhills, the only pipe I had from him was a 1930s Linkman’s Courterleigh which was a precursor to a Dr. Graybow, I believe (I still have the pipe).
    Loved the Leaf Laboratories advertisement. neat sense of humor.
    Very nice rendition of Summertime.
    Good rant. A diabetic meter is not good without the test strip which is disposed of after use. I agree.
    Good show. 4.8* out of 5.0 Keep up the good work!

  • Brian,
    It is working…Sorry been a crazy week finally getting around to the show on Sunday morning.
    Loggers could not smoke either, an open flame and sawdust not a good mix. Open flame was a big problem in a lot of different occupations of old. Nearly all types of mills produced fine powders that would become explosive. The old flour mills would blow their roofs off regularly.
    One of the funny stories I heard while in college, was after the civil war thousands of tons of cannon powder were buried near an ammunition factory. Amazingly enough that facility remained in operation into the early 1960 with the documentation of this cache was maintained well enough that it could be found. During the civil war era cannon power was pelletized for ease of use and stability. Now during the 1960’s and 1970’s when material cost began to rise, and demand for black powder was declining , it was decided that all of this old powder was to be dug up ground into fine grain and sold before the market of black powder went away. So the process began.
    The way the story goes is that several of the buildings were outfitted for this process, therefore, within about a decade all of this old black powder had been disposed of. These building were then shut down until they could be completely cleaned of all remaining “dust”. The astonishing thing was that people would sneak off to have a smoke somewhere and a few times someone would set off the “dust” left in these buildings. Fortunately no one was ever injured badly but it was an overly dramatic way to clean the building. Anytime this would happen it would prompt the employees to make a rather hasty exit of the entire facility. Reports of people standing half a mile away without their pants, since all types of clothing would be caught at the top of the 15 foot barb wire fence that surrounded the buildings, were common. Talk about escape artist.
    Sorry for the long post but wanted to share it.

  • Who’d have thought a pipe smoking, ex-rock ‘n’ roller magician would be so interesting? Great show. You’re not only an expert on pipes but an expert at selecting guests and engaging them in terrific and informative conversation. Thanks.

  • Great interview this week enjoyed it hope you will have Cardone back some time in the future.

  • Thanks so much for the kind words on my Leaf Laboratory’s “Audition” piece, Seilerjp and EdGreen! I never thought that one would actually get played on the show — especially on an episode that included so many of the real ads I was parodying! But I have a lot of fun producing these, and it’s great to know that folks are enjoying them. — Bob

  • Very good show!! Nice information about rope tobacco. We have some of these in Brazil but I see people using it only in roll your own cigarettes.
    Cardone and the one card! Wow! It sounded for real! Was it really Brian? Awesome guest. I’d love to talk for hours with someone like him. I don’t have the right words to describe it but maybe is something akin to sincerity and hearing someone who is exactly what he wanted to be! Love it. Charlie Parker playing Gershwin! Parker was 17 when Gershwin died. I can just imagine how popular this song was at the time. It was so funny to see the fake add parodying the very adds we see every time! LOL!! Hope they change that nonsense about test strips! It’s unbelievable. Can’t wait to hear the next show right this minute!