The Pipes Magazine Radio Show – Episode 89

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! Our Featured Interview tonight is with pipe maker Ernie Markle. Ernie is a great pipe maker that has come a long way. Pipe making has recently become his full-time profession. He has a great story about his journey becoming a pipe artisan. In our opening segment, Brian will talk about the favorite part of his job at Brigham Pipes, which is new product development. You will get to hear a little bit about the process. Sit back, relax with your pipe, and enjoy The Pipes Magazine Radio Show!

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6 Responses

  • HI Brian,
    You sound like a person who enjoys his job toooo much!
    Ernie Markle is a pipe maker with whom I am not familiar. I will have to check out his pipes. The lovat on his webpage is very nice.
    Segovia was a pipe smoker in addition to a great guitarist.
    Sorry, I can’t get into the hashtags (pound sign) ####
    Nice Show Brian, they and you keep getting better.

  • Brian, once again, a wonderfully eclectic show. It’s great to hear the stories of relatively young artisans, such as Ernie, and why they decided to devote a major part of their work doing something so arcane as pipe making. I’m so pleased you enjoyed the CDs. With reference to your “home problems,” it’s time to re-watch “Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House.” Happy Trails, Dino

  • Brian, I booked my room for KC and was on the fence if I could make it until I learned you would be there. I looked forward to meeting you and hope to enjoy a bowl of well aged Escudo together. I appreciate all you’ve contributed to the pipe community.
    PS, I’ll bring the Escudo.

  • Another fine show. The interviews with young carvers do seem very similar and they tend to run together in my mind. They do have a common thread in that these guys are rather passionate about pipe making.
    10-4 on the rant, but sadly we have to admit that agreeing with the rant assigns us to the dinosaur class in today’s society. Just like those golf commercials where the older player is berating the younger for using modern equipment.
    If you come to KC on Thursday be sure to drop by our regular monthly club meeting. In addition to the membership there will be a number of well known people in the industry there.

  • Brian,
    Enjoyed the show. Glad that Ernie is following his dream. I love to hear about people that make the jump from a passion to a career. Someone else that did that was Scott Adams now everyone knows Dilbert. Well you have done that too. Good luck to you all and I hope to follow the lead.