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THE CIGAR AUTHORITY (TCA) is a weekly CIGAR PODCAST featuring guest interviews from tobacco growers, cigar makers and manufacturers, CIGAR NEWS and CIGAR REVIEWS. Join TCA for the longest lasting cigar podcast, voted The Ambassadors of Cigars by Cigar Journal Magazine, Voted the Top 10 Educational Podcasts by Podbean 4 years in a row and the most Listened to Cigar Podcast in the World and on the Internet. For you, THE CIGAR AUTHORITY, The Authority on everything Cigars. Listen to The Cigar Authority before you spend your good money on what could be a bad cigar or a great cigar. Whether you’re an amateur, a newbie, or a Cigar Aficionado you’ll learn something on every episode. Be sure to check out the TCA Daily Blog on www.TheCIgarAuthority.com, CIGAR RADIO at its finest and a proud member of The United Podcast Network.

THE CIGAR AUTHORITY (TCA) is a weekly CIGAR PODCAST featuring guest interviews from tobacco growers, cigar makers and manufacturers, CIGAR NEWS and CIGAR REVIEWS. Join TCA for the longest lasting cigar podcast, voted The Ambassadors of Cigars by Cigar Journal Magazine, Voted the Top 10 Educational Podcasts by Podbean 4 years in a row and the most Listened to Cigar Podcast in the World and on the Internet. For you, THE CIGAR AUTHORITY, The Authority on everything Cigars. Listen to The Cigar Authority before you spend your good money on what could be a bad cigar or a great cigar. Whether you’re an amateur, a newbie, or a Cigar Aficionado you’ll learn something on every episode. Be sure to check out the TCA Daily Blog on www.TheCIgarAuthority.com, CIGAR RADIO at its finest and a proud member of The United Podcast Network.
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THE CIGAR AUTHORITY (TCA) is a weekly CIGAR PODCAST featuring guest interviews from tobacco growers, cigar makers and manufacturers, CIGAR NEWS and CIGAR REVIEWS. Join TCA for the longest lasting cigar podcast, voted The Ambassadors of Cigars by Cigar Journal Magazine, Voted the Top 10 Educational Podcasts by Podbean 4 years in a row and the most Listened to Cigar Podcast in the World and on the Internet. For you, THE CIGAR AUTHORITY, The Authority on everything Cigars. Listen to The Cigar Authority before you spend your good money on what could be a bad cigar or a great cigar. Whether you’re an amateur, a newbie, or a Cigar Aficionado you’ll learn something on every episode. Be sure to check out the TCA Daily Blog on www.TheCIgarAuthority.com, CIGAR RADIO at its finest and a proud member of The United Podcast Network.

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Episodes

The Mount Rushmore of Cigars & Guardian of the Farm

4/14/2018
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In 1941 Mount Rushmore was created honoring four presidents. Today, we debate who would be on the Mount Rushmore of cigars if it was built today. Things are guaranteed to get heated as we are sure to have different opinions. As we debate this topic we will fire up a cigar from Casa Fernandez that is a collaboration with Warped Cigars. The Guardian of the Farm is part of the April Cigar Authority Care Package and we will share our thoughts on this cigar. In the second hour we light up a cigar...

Duration:02:05:23

World Wide Launch of Aladino Maduro with Justo Eiroa

4/7/2018
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This week we welcome Justo Eiroa from JRE Tobacco to the show for the first time. You may recall he was scheduled to be on the show once before, but with a Hurricane about to hit Miami he flew back to the city to be with his family and we admire that almost as much as the cigars. This week we will light up the Aladino Maduro which will get it’s word-wide release on The Cigar Authority. It’s about in four sizes, three of which are box pressed. The lone traditional round format is the...

Duration:02:01:21

Celebrating 8 Years of The Cigar Authority

3/31/2018
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It’s been 8 crazy years since David Garofalo decided to start podcasting. But how did The Cigar Authority actually come into existence? We will look back at the history and the madness of The Cigar Authority and let you know why we refer to it as the Catalina Wine Mixer. We will look at some stats, and have a couple of gifts for you our faithful listeners and surprisingly there are quite a few of you. We will light up a couple of cigars with Anniversary in their name. The first being the...

Duration:02:02:00

Best Cigars by Price Range With Atabey Spiritus & Smoking Jacket

3/24/2018
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It’s been a crazy week in the cigar world that began with Rocky Patel standing up for the cigar industry this week in a great interview where he campaigned against the draconian FDA regulations. We will discuss the interview that can be seen at http://video.foxnews.com/v/5754532530001/?#sp=show-clips We will light of a cigar from the son of Henke Kelner in the first hour of the show and discuss cigars in a variety of price points up to $20. In the second hour we will light up the cigar...

Duration:02:02:20

Sláinte! St. Patrick’s Day With LFD Candela, Camacho & Jameson Blender’s Dog

3/17/2018
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It’s Saint Patrick’s Day and the boys celebrate in style in the first hour with La Flor Dominicana Double Claro a Candela offering from Litto Gomez. They’ll pair it with an Irish Whiskey that is part of the Whiskey Maker Series from Jameson called “Blender’s Dog”. In the second hour, we continue drinking and light up Camacho Ecuador a cigar from the March Care Package. During the course of the show we will discuss fantasy collaborations, cigar events we wish would happen, places we wish we...

Duration:02:03:41

Going to the Opera With La Nox and Jonathan Carney

3/10/2018
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Jay Leno has Regis Philbin and Saturday Night Live has Alec Baldwin as the most frequent guest, we here at The Cigar Authority have Mr. Jonathan Carney the VP of Sales for La Flor Dominicana as our most frequent. Could today be his last visit? We will put him on the hot seat and ask some pressing questions about LFD while we smoke the Petit La Nox in the first hour. In the second hour, we visit the opera as we light up a cigar from the care package in the La Boheme Encantador from Aging...

Duration:02:03:53

Lighting up CO Jones With Rudy From Canada, Eh!

3/3/2018
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He’s been with us from the very first episode and a staple in the chat room every Saturday morning. The regulars asked that he be a guest, and this week we give them what they want as we welcome from our neighbor to the North the original cigarsonist, Rudy! We will light up a cigar from the Care Package in C. O. Jones as we talk about the difference between Canada and the USA when I comes to cigars. In the second hour, it’s Barry’s birthday and we celebrate as he gets one year closer to...

Duration:01:57:01

Finding Balance With a Backlog of Emails on The Cigar Authority

2/24/2018
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It always amazes me how many people consider our mailbag episodes to be their favorites. Over the last couple of months we have gotten a lot of emails and this week on The Cigar Authority we play catch up as we go through close to 20 of them on this email centric episode of the #1 cigar podcast on the internet. In the first hour we will light up one of the hottest new cigars from the 2017 trade show, The Alma Fuerte comes from Plasencia one of the largest tobacco growers in the world. In...

Duration:02:01:40

Does Social Media Hurt The Cigar Industry With Jarrid Trudeau of Kristoff Cigars

2/17/2018
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We break down the world of Social Media & Cigars and ask the question how important is social media in today’s cigar market. What Cigar-lebrity has the most followers on Facebook? Twitter? Instagram? Top Podcast? Does size matter? Is it about content? Does it really effect sales? Do people still buy followers? We are joined by the National Sales Manager for Kristoff Cigars, Jarrid Trudeau as we light up something from Kristoff and a cigar from the care package, Puro Regadio. Join us as we...

Duration:01:59:42

Pulling Back The Curtain With Our Staff

2/10/2018
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We’ve asked for show ideas from you the listener and we’ve had more than a few emails asking to get to know the staff of Two Guys Smoke Shop. Seeing as we broadcast every week from Salem, NH you will get your chance to meet them all. Ed, Pat, Mike, Trevor, Jessica and Sean the Barista take a turn in the hot seat. Being we are The Cigar Authority we will light up a couple of cigars during the course of the show with the first being Via Havana Corojo and the second being Black Honey by...

Duration:01:59:56

Cigars We Save & Cigars We Seek

2/3/2018
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Many cigar smokers are collectors and their humidors contain some special cigars that they refuse to smoke until the occasion warrants it. Today we discuss some of those cigars that line the humidors belonging to the hosts of The Cigar Authority. We also look at the cigars we wish we had at least one off. What cigars are our holy grails, something we want to smoke another of or something we want to try. Will our cigars surprise you? Do we share any of the same wants? Only one way to find...

Duration:02:04:02

The Ten Commandments of Thy Cigar Shop & Todd Kumes From Oliva

1/27/2018
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In the first hour we will welcome the New England Sales Rep for Oliva Cigar to the show as we light up the Gilberto Oliva Reserva from the Cigar Authority Care Package. We will sit down with Todd Kumes and find out whats new with Oliva Cigars. Throughout the show we will be revisiting the Ten Commandments of Cigar Shops that was written a few years back by Miguel Schoedel who is now the Sales Manager for Crowned Head Cigars. We will light up the Four Kicks Maduro as we go through the list,...

Duration:02:00:40

Smoking Cigars Blind… Do the Bands Matter?

1/20/2018
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Do you remember the Pepsi Challenge? We do, and we will explain the concept and history behind it as we take that process to the cigar world. Let's face it as we walk through the humidor a cigar band can catch our eye and causes us to gravitate toward that smoke. We all have friends that a loyal to one brand, but would they be if the didn't know the cigar they were smoking. In the first hour the boys will smoke two cigars and there is no wrong answer, but will they choose A or B. In the...

Duration:02:04:44

So You Want To Open A Cigar Shop?

1/13/2018
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The flu is running rampant in the Northeast, and with David G under the weather and unable to taste anything we are pulling a wild card and changing up the show. Originally slated to be a blind taste test today we light up two cigars from The Cigar Authority Care Package. We have heard it before, so many people want to open a cigar shop of their own. Well we have advice for you as we discuss the do’s and don’t and let you know why you are out of your mind for even considering or dreaming...

Duration:02:04:18

The 2018 State of the Cigar Industry Address

1/6/2018
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With bombogenesis a thing of the past and New Hampshire in the midst of an ice age with temperatures below zero degrees with as the question is cigar smoking a season thing? Cold, Snow, hot, muggy? What is the best weather condition for smoking a cigar, and what are the best types of wrappers for various weather patterns. We will address that as we smoke Tattoo by Tatuaje Cigars and at the bottom of the hour David Garofalo will give his State of the Cigar Industry Address? What are the...

Duration:02:02:43

Announcing Cigar of the Year with Jonathan Carney

12/30/2017
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In the first hour we will sit down and light up the 2016 Cigar of the Year from Jochy Blanco’s Indian Head Tobacco. The La Galera Connecticut will end its reign as champion and we will sit down with Jonathan Carney from La Flor Dominicana to discuss what’s happening with Litto Gomez and family. We will find out how their lives changed after Cigar Aficionado named them Cigar of the Year. In the second hour we will unveil our Cigar of the Year, something we have been doing since 1992. What...

Duration:02:01:45

Oliver Nivaud From United Cigars Playing Santa Claus

12/21/2017
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This week The Cigar Authority broadcasts live at a special time, 4pm (Eastern) on Thursday December 21st and we will be joined by the Director of Sales from United Cigar, Oliver Nivaud. In the first hour we will light up a cigar from the care package that happens to be one of Barry’s favorite every day cigars, the Fleur de la Reine Maduro. We will also discuss the Top 10 Cigar listing from Aficionado, and see how we did with our predictions. In the second hour, Oliver Nivaud will play the...

Duration:02:09:17

Laying The Foundation With Rick Ardito

12/16/2017
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Dave returns from Florida after making the trek last weekend to show his respects for Old Man Padron. He’ll fill is in on the Celebration of Life and let us know who was there and who he rubbed elbows with. We will light up The Upsetters from Foundation Cigar Company as we sit down with Rick Ardito. We will discuss his history with Drew Estate, ACID and now his relationship with Foundation Cigar Company with brands like The Upsetters and the cigar we will smoke in the second hour,...

Duration:01:59:20

Our Annual Prediction Show With Guest Robert Holt

12/9/2017
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Easily one of our most popular episodes each year is where we make our annual predictions about the Top 10 from Cigar Aficionado. Barry, David, Ed, and Mr. Jonathan will offer their own Top 10 list for each magazine. How accurate will they be? With the lists coming out soon we won’t have long to wait… We will also light up something from Southern Draw Cigars as we sit down with Robert Holt and find out a little about his company who has his cigars made by AJ Fernandez. We will also be...

Duration:01:58:47

Going OTG With DNA and Joined by Jason Wood of Miami Cigar

12/2/2017
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This week it’s episode 401 as we are joined by Jason Wood the Vice President of Miami Cigar & Company. We will light up a cigar distributed by them, the La Aurora ADN Dominicano which is better known as La Aurora DNA. We’ll also find out what’s up with Tatiana, Toscano and the most interesting man in cigars, Nestor Miranda. In the second hour of the show we will light up a cigar from the Care Package; the Recluse OTG from our friends at Iconic Leaf Cigars. We will catch up on viewer mail...

Duration:02:12:26

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