Recorded in the original location [Plaistow Cigar Co.] with the original Cigar Hacks [Matty, Nick, Dave plus Rick &Harvey] we review the first year of The Cigar Hacks. We saved extra Hidden Herfs from almost every episode and each pick out a few favorites to smoke during this episode. There’s a segment covering all the … Continue reading "Episode 53: 1st Anniversary Special"
Cigar Craig joins the Hacks for an hour and a quarter of cigar talk and banter about many of other topics; Cigar Craig’s Podcast, how the Cigar Craig Blog started, dogs, chickens, other animals, regional accents, growing tobacco, Carlito’s auctions, stopping at JR Cigars, “Presidential” cigars, Plymouth Pebble (Rock), Cigar Hacks back story, Saco River … Continue reading "Episode 52: Cigar Craig Special / Veterans Day Edition
– Local Spotlight: Sosa Family Cigar; Orlando, FL"
Recorded north of Twins, Twins, Twins from The Stunning Christy’s garage, garage, garage. We are joined by JoJo Mo and The Happy Hooker on the remote. Nurse Rick pulls out a Hidden Herf that no one has smoked before. Cigar Planner site is down & Limo talk. Current Events reported by the Reverend Harvey. Local … Continue reading "Episode 51: Nerds of the North
– Local Spotlight: Michael’s Tobacco; Euless, TX"
It’s the Halloween edition, we are at a costume party while smoking and recording. A standard format episode except that Larry the dog is having too much fun with all the party activity. The Hidden Herf is an easy guess for most of the panel because of it’s distinctive characteristics. Bob the Painter (Ross) joins … Continue reading "Episode 50: Larry the Dog and Happy Clouds
– Local Spotlight: Corona Cigar Co.; Orlando, FL"
It’s a Patriots night game so we are at our regular spot to watch the game projected on the side of the house. Fire, Football, Cigars and Podcast Juice – a winning combination. The Red Sox are also on so it’s a double header at the fire-pit while we smoke lots of sticks and burn … Continue reading "Episode 49: Football on the House
– Local Spotlight: Kevin’s Flaming Fire-pit; Somewhere in NH"
This week we do another in-lounge episode direct from the The Cloud Palace in Salem, New Hampshire. We are joined by Simon (Simon Says) and Joe (JoJo Notmo) the owners of The Cloud Palace. They tell us about cigars, hookahs, and belly dancing. The Hidden Herf is a giant log that turns out to be … Continue reading "Episode 48: Simon Says: Smoke Cigars
– Local Spotlight: The Cloud Palace; Salem, NH"
From the fire pit comes a special multi-call-in episode with our Retrohale friends; “JoJo Mo”, “Drew the Hooker”, “The Skip” and “The Mate”. The regular format is sidelined for a week while sit around the fire, smoke cigars and talk about whatever comes up, including a preview of the January trip to New Hampshire.
We do a quick follow-up of the “JoJo Mo” and “Drew the Hooker” visit adding the Late Friday and Saturday stops bringing the lounge tally to 8 in under 48 hours. Somehow we get on a couple of religion topics before current events. Conspiracy corner gets into a couple of political topics. The Hidden Herf … Continue reading "Episode 46: Religion and Politics
– Local Spotlight: Gold Leaf Tobacconist; Seabrook, NH"
We are visited by “JoJo Mo” and “Drew the Hooker” for a few days and have them with us in person. Joe and Drew came up to New Hampshire from the New Jersey / Pennsylvania area to attend a cigar event and go on a lounge tour. With special guests on hand and recording back … Continue reading "Episode 45: JoJo Mo and Son
– Local Spotlight: Plaistow Cigar Company; Plaistow, NH"
Looking to extend the summer we get out on the lake but then run into problems forcing us to head back to the dock and record on dry land. Skippy and the Mate of The Retrohale join us from Colorado for the full experience with a Hidden Herf as they go end-to-end on this episode. … Continue reading "Episode 44: Dead in the Water with Skippy & The Mate
– Local Spotlight: Stanza Dei Sigari; Boston, MA"
We head out on the boat again after 6 weeks of getting rained out for some fishing, podcast juice, and cigars. The range of topics include; Smokey and the Bandit/Burt Reynolds. World Championship Cigar smoking. Nurse Rick wears boxer shorts for the first time. Anchors away! Deadliest Catch. Industry Night. The Snack Authority and the … Continue reading "Episode 43: Back on the Lake; No Rain!
– Local Spotlight: Red Lion Smoke Shop; Salem, MA"
We do our second live-in-lounge recording where we recap of the Fuente event and much more. This one is loaded with lots of general cigar talk. We recruit a guest right off the bar! Another first is ordering Podcast Juice Cocktails on-mic with the bar tender. Some of our listeners come to the lounge to … Continue reading "Episode 42: Twins, Twins, Twins, Live, Live, Live
– Local Spotlight: 7-20-4 Cigar Lounge; Londonderry, NH"
In typical Hack fashion we throw an episode together in a couple of hours. We put out the call to the troops and with three regular Hacks and one call in guest we pull off another gem, impromptu. JoJo Mo (Joe Morasco) fits right in and coincidentally is calling from New Jersey just a few … Continue reading "Episode 41: Dirty Jersey with JoJo Mo
– Local Spotlight: Hoboken Cigars; Hoboken, NJ"
This episode starts a new chapter for the Hacks, we record our first in-lounge remote at Two Guys in Seabrook NH, we are joined by Big Jim (aka Mr. Bojimbles). Jim is one of the regular staff at this location which gives us an opportunity to learn more about this lounge and Two Guys Smoke … Continue reading "Episode 40: Mr. Bojimbles Live
– Local Spotlight: Direct from Two Guys Smoke Shop; Seabrook"
We record with The Retrohale for almost 5 hours this week – cutting this down to 1:07 was a real challenge, leaving plenty of gems for future episodes. The topics: Don’t get too technical. Email, social media and telephone scams. Can you see Boston from Colorado? Driving distances – NE, East Coast – NJ and … Continue reading "Episode 39: The Common Law Wife; with The Retrohale
– Local Spotlight: Havana Cigar Club, RI"
We record in “Rick’s Recluse Hut” for the first time. In this episode we talk a lot about cigars and related topics including the recent Nat Sherman/FDA news. The Hidden Herf is an unusual one with split reviews from the panel. Current Events: See CigarPlanner.com for more details, filter by your state or city. Local … Continue reading "Episode 38: Thank-Q From The Recluse Hut
– Local Spotlight: Castro’s Back Room, Manchester"
We try to do another episode from the boat but the weather rolls in just as we are about to start and are forced to pack up, head back to the dock and go inside. Nurse Rick sent another Lobster Care Package to The Retrohale so we have the boys from Colorado on as guests … Continue reading "Episode 37: Make a Sandwich; with The Retrohale
– Local Spotlight: Castro’s Back Room, Bedford"
Nick opens up with a rant about cigar & scotch posts on social media. We get into various flavor profiles and it takes us in a few directions. The Hidden Herf is enjoyed by all, but still no one had an accurate guess. There’s some heavy breathing, the train whistle and something else in the … Continue reading "Episode 36: Sriracha, Nuts, and Guacamole
– Local Spotlight: The Cigar House"
We are out on the boat again for another sunset recording session. Nurse Rick catches his biggest bass to date. Captain Comedy Chris explains the history behind the island. We do the Saco River trip recap and the usual segments. Current Events: See CigarPlanner.com for more details, filter by your state or city. Local Spotlight: … Continue reading "Episode 35: The Island
– Local Spotlight: The Cigar Room"
The Cigar Hacks travel down river on a pedal-powered paddle-wheeler barge for a two night camping adventure. We are on the Saco River in Fryeburg Maine with a crew of 13. Using a very small recording configuration we are able to do the episode around the campfire on a sandy beach with the crew. We … Continue reading "Episode 34: River Camping
– Local Spotlight: Saco River"