For episode 66, it was my pleasure to chat with master blender Russ Ouellette of PipesandCigars.com fame. Check out this podcast for some great insight and advice, then go grab some of his awesome blends at PipesandCigars.com.
The longest podcast to date and one that gives us just a glimpse into a very important portion of our modern pipe world: SmokingPipes.com. It was a real pleasure to hang out at the SPDC headquarters and chat with Sykes and some of the staff back on December 5th, 2014. I learned a good bit about the history behind the institution and had a great time to boot. I think you will love this one.
It was so cool to finally chat with my Swedish pal Jonas Rosengren. What a really nice and talented guy he is! You'll hear how Jonas begins his journey and a lot more. I hope you enjoy!
It was my pleasure to chat with American pipe carver Tim Thorpe for episode 63. One of things that really stands out to me about Tim's work, is his color push. I hope you enjoy!
It was a pleasure to chat with Nat Clark of Middle Earth Tobacco. I have to say that I got more than I bargained for and was pleasantly surprised. Here's a heck of a guy carrying on his Grandfather's tobacco legacy through small batch hand blending. I hope you enjoy as much as I did!
I truly had a great time interviewing Jay from Rokstarpipes.com. He is easily one of the funniest guys I know. With a real passion for pipes and history, take a listen to an honest American and good friend of mine. I hope you enjoy!
It is with great pleasure that I present to you a very interesting delve into the Oom Paul shape debate written by none other the Mr. Ben Rapaport. Ben's very interesting paper on the pipe shape and it's twists and turns is read by Venessa Sylvester. I hope you enjoy!
It was great chatting with American pipe carver Nate King. What a talent he is. Looking for a twist on the traditional? Looking for something totally and completely different? Find both and much more coming out of Nate's shop. Take a listen!
For episode 58, it was my pleasure to chat with up and coming pipe maker from the Kansas City area, Scottie Piersel. With lots of energy and a drive geared towards traditional shapes, I think you'll like what you find coming from Piersel's workshop. I hope you enjoy!
I stumble upon a really neat site, and the next thing you know I find pressed clay pipes for sale! Take a listen to Jonathan Townsend talk about this really interesting family business that involves everything from tricorn hats to chatelains. Oh, and pipes!
It was my pleasure to chat with legendary pipe maker Trever Talbert. He is truly one of the most influential makers out there and has been making work that spans from traditional to fantastically artistic for quite some time. I hope you enjoy this glimpse into a bit of pipe history as much as I did.
It was my pleasure to chat with American pipe maker Wayne Teipen for episode 55. Wayne is a meticulous pipe maker and great guy, but that's not all. There's that Smokey the Bear story, too. Enjoy!
It was my pleasure to chat with the very talented Canadian Carver you may already know simply as Gio. If you don't know Gio, you soon will. I suggest you get your hands on a Gio pipe sooner rather than later. Beautiful work here, no two ways about it. Gio is an incredibly nice guy with an eye for beauty and hands capable of bringing those beautiful pipe ideas, thankfully within reach. I hope you enjoy!
A timely survey is included in this podcast. Do me a favor and help out some graphic design students at Napier University in Scotland. They want you to answer a few questions about pipe smoking. Take a listen and send in your answers asap. Survey ends Oct. 6, 2013 so hurry!
It was my pleasure to chat with the very talented American pipe carver Mr. Chris Morgan for episode 52. With an artist's mind and a serious drive it's always interesting to see what Chris will come up with next. I hope you enjoy.
For episode 51, it was my pleasure to chat with Jason Cochey, the man behind Briar Bird pipes. I've been following Briar Bird pipes for some time on Instagram, so it was nice to finally chat with the man producing these nice pieces. I hope you enjoy.
It was my pleasure to chat with Mike Lancaster, the man behind TobaccoPipeCollectors.com aka TPC. Mike has a passion for spreading the word about "indie carvers" as he affectionately calls the group. Learn more about how Mike is engaging the pipe community at large and how you can get in on what's going on at TPC by listening to this podcast. I hope you enjoy!
I finally catch up with long time pal Luca of Neatpipes.com fame. I've been wanting this podcast for a long time. I'm very pleased to finally bring you this chat with an incredibly important person in the pipe world who also happens to be a genuinely interesting and nice guy. I hope you enjoy!
It was my pleasure to chat with the incredibly talented American carver Mr. Grant Batson. Grant has a keen artistic eye that really sets him apart and it was a lot of fun talking shop and ideas, not to mention road kill vittles with Mr. Batson. I hope you enjoy.
It was my pleasure to chat with collector extraordinaire Mr. Dustin Babitzke. I've seen portions of Dustin's collections at shows, but never got to chat to him about them. I had a great time picking his brain about his love of collecting pipes. If you look closely in this pic, not only will you see Dustin holding a pipe by one of his favorite carvers, the amazing Stephen Downie, but on the shelf in the background, you'll see one of my creations, Flora Cambriana 1. I hope you enjoy the podcast!