On May 28, 2010, it was my pleasure to chat with Kurt Huhn, the man behind Pipemakersforum.com where you can learn just about everything there is to know about pipes. Please also check out pipecrafter.com where you can find some of Kurt's beautiful handcrafted pipes. Take a listen to the podcast and hear what Kurt has to say about the forum, as well as his own handmade gems!
A Monjure International trunk show was one of the first times I saw so many amazing high grade pipes in one place. It's always a treat to see what Steve Monjure has to offer either at a trunk show or at a pipe show. You can even order from him through his website. The customer service you will receive is of the highest caliber. Steve is a great guy with a great product. Take a listen to this podcast to hear all about how Steve got started, insight into the industry, some funny stories, and a lot more. I hope you enjoy!
On June 21, 2010, I enjoyed a chat with Mr. Raymond Lykins, the current PUCA National slow smoking champ. Incredibly, this was Mr. Lykins first Chicago show where he entered and took it all! He's no stranger to slow smoking though, listen to the podcast to find out more. I hope you enjoy!
On February 6, 2009 I had the pleasure to chat with American pipe carver extraordinaire, J.T. Cooke. Known for his amazing blasts and unforgettable pipes, this podcast will give you a glimpse into the man behind the magic. I hope you enjoy!
Back in December 2008, I had a chat with Alex Florov. I first saw Alex as he helped out with a pipe making course at the Chicago show. He had a really interesting petite pipe and was full of great advice. Find out more about that pipe, his artistry and much more by listening to the podcast!
Back in early 2009, I was fortunate enough to chat with one of our great American pipe carvers, Jody Davis. My apologies for the hiatus as some information is dated, but no less wonderful is listening to this incredibly kind, multi-talented fellow talk about his beginnings, ideas and inspirations. Jody has influenced many great carvers over the years. I hope you enjoy!
Check out the pics below as you listen to the Radice podcast. You can listen to this podcast either directly on this site by clicking the link above, or in itunes. If possible, please subscribe to the podcast in iTunes (read "Important" message below for more info and links.) My wife Venessa and I were fortunate enough to take a trip to Italy in late April this year (2009.) While there, we took a train to Milan where none other than Luca (of Neatpipes.com fame) picked us up to take us to the Radice workshop. We sat down and had a chat with Father Luigi and sons Gianluca and Marzio. Luca was very gracious to be our interpreter for the day. After the interview the Radice's took us out to lunch at a wonderful spot. The pipes I saw while there were beyond words. It was really incredible to sit across the table from these great pipemakers. The hospitality while there was second to none. They were incredible hosts and a sheer delight to be with. Being able to walk slowly through the workshop and examine every square inch was such a treat. My Radice pipes mean even more to me now that I was able to get to know this wonderful family. I hope you feel the same after listening to this podcast. If you have yet to own a Radice pipe, there is no time like the present. Drop me a line about the Radice pipe you're getting next! I hope you enjoy the podcast!
It's been a while, but it is still worth listening to this great podcast. It's live and ready to download. It was great to see so many carvers and vendors. Seeing so many different styles and different degrees of artistry and craftsmanship is so interesting. Whether you were there or not, you'll have fun listening to our first podcast we're having to label "explicit" due to a few colorful words.
I had a chat with Neill Archer Roan of the blog, A Passion for Pipes. As an informed collector, Neill has great insight into our wonderful world of pipes. His writing is nothing short of poetic, making his blog a welcome read at each update. Check out the podcast and don't forget to visit Neill's site through the link above. I hope you enjoy!
Instead of sending you all holiday cards, I’ve made one big one for you in the form of this podcast. You’ll hear greetings from some familiar folks and a few surprises (even to me!) Grab a pipe and have fun listening to this virtual Holiday card made just for you. Thanks for listening!
This is another interview conducted at the 2008 Chicagoland Pipe Show. Brad Pohlmann is another great American pipe carver who I was lucky enough to spend some time with after meeting him in the pipe making seminar. He approaches pipe carving with the eye of a sculptor—a true artist. His work is just beautiful. I hope you enjoy listening to our conversation.