The Pipes Magazine Radio Show – Episode 93

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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! Our Featured Interview tonight is with Jim Amash. Jim is a Comic Book Artist with a Masters in Fine Arts. He has a long list of impressive credentials, including doing work for Marvel, DC Comics, Disney, Warner Bros., and several more. He is known in the forums for his many tobacco reviews where his online handle is JimInks. In our opening segment, Brian will highlight some of the happenings from the Kansas City Pipe Show last weekend. Sit back, relax with your pipe, and enjoy The Pipes Magazine Radio Show!

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8 Responses

  • Hi Brian!
    JimInks, what an interesting and fascinating fellow! A very entertaining conversation; can’t wait to hear Part 2, as I’ve often found his tobacco reviews quite well done.
    Ah, another Old Time Radio fan. I spend some of my early years (late 40s-early 50s) glued to the radio, until my parents bought a TV. I renewed my interest in the early 70s, when Chuck Schaden started his “Those Were The Days” radio show. Been a fan ever since.
    A little correction, though. The “Lonesome Gal” excerpt is probably from late 1953, since “You’re My Everything” as sung by Joni James was released that year.
    ‘Til Tuesday, Dino

  • I really enjoyed this interview. Jim has been a staple in the online pipe community for some time and I rely on his insights when it comes to pipe tobaccos. It was funny, before I started listening to the show, I loaded up a bowl of Three Nuns in my Sasieni 4 Dot. It was cool to hear his review of Three Nuns both past and present.
    As a comic nerd, and history nut as well, I riveted to this weeks show. Jim is a very interesting guy and he has had a diversified portfolio in the comic and cartoon industry. One of the questions you should have asked him was “Who is your favorite superhero?”. 🙂
    I can’t wait to hear part 2 about his plethora of tobacco reviews.
    Great show. I loved the episode of Lonesome Gal. It was a great change of pace.

  • Hi Brian,
    Glad you got your links straight! See what happens when you go on vacation!
    Sounds like you had a great time at the KC show.
    Jim Amash is a new name to me in the pipe community. His occupation and background seem very interesting. Nice history on the 3 Nuns tobacco. The discussion on the production of comics was very interesting and detailed. A very interesting interview indeed.
    For a person that mainly smokes one tobacco (McC #5100), to hear about a person who smokes many blends in many pipes was most refreshing.
    The Lonesome Gal was neat. I would be surprised to hear it on the radio or any other media today…Oh, I forgot you cannot advertise tobacco products on the air.
    It is always great to hear someone that finds a hotel that they like!
    I hope you are enjoying your vacation. You deserve a fine one. I had a great time at OBX.
    I will be looking forward to the new date, but same time! Keep up the great work!

  • Kudos for having Jim on the show. I’ve often wondered how many bowls he was smoking per day as I can never keep up with him on the “What are you smoking” thread, even on my heaviest days. He is definitely a heavyweight when it comes to tobacco reviews. His opinion guides the masses.
    Also, couldn’t agree more on the Argosy staff. It’s not easy to build a culture of caring in a business, and they’ve done just that. Highly recommended and already looking forward to staying there for next years show.

  • Great interview, found Jim’s story about the cigarette smoker asking him to put out his pipe while he smoked his cigs humorous. Never had the experience, but seriously cigs smell so bad compared to pipe tobacco.

  • Gotta love that old time radio! Relicradio is my favorite place to go for Orson Welles, The Horror, Nero Wolfe and so many more classics. Even in the many hours I have listened to old time radio, never heard anything like lonesome Gal. The interview with Mr. Amash was interesting. I didn’t realize that, in the computer age, so much of comics would still be done by hand. Also, now I want to retry 3 nuns! Thanks!? Enjoy your vacation!

  • A wonderful show. I found the interview very interesting. His discussion of comics was really informative. You wouldn’t think drawing a comic would be that difficult.
    His discussion of 3 Nuns was right on the mark. Really enjoyed that.
    Great seeing you in Kansas City again. The brick bit you did at the banquet still has people laughing (well, all but one person).

  • That was a great interview, I always assumed that cartoons and comics were the complete work of a single individual, although knowing a bit about Charles Schulz, his work ethic doesn’t surprise me, and his Mavick-ery way of operating in his sphere is refreshing.
    Semi-pro ball started in his 30’s, and up to 40 years old? That in itself is impressive, everything else as impressive as it is,…is icing on the cake.