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Prime Time Episode 74 Audio: All Star Media Panel

11/9/2018
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For Episode 74, it’s another panel discussion on Prime Time – and this time we bring in some of the best from the cigar media. We got seven panelists from four media outlets (Cigar Federation, Developing Palates, El Oso Fumar Takes, Cigar Coop). Tonight we have the whole Prime Time Team plus four very special guest panelists (in alphabetical order): We cover a wide range of hard-hitting topics including: Gimmicky Cigars, Master Blenders, Limited Editions, Press Releases, and Cigar of the...

Prime Time Special Edition #42 Audio: Enrique Seijas, Matilde Cigars

11/7/2018
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Enrique Seijas returns to Prime Time – and this time he will join us for Special Edition. We’ll catch up on all of happenings with Matilde Cigars. Plus Bear and Coop discuss the launch of CigarAction.org and Kretak's acquisition of Foundry Tobacco Company. Coop reports back from La Zona Palooza 2018. Finally, given this episode was broadcast as the midterm election returns were coming in, Bear and Coop weigh in on the incoming results - minus the minutia known as Facebook politics.

Prime Time Episode 73 Audio: Live from La Zona Palooza 2018

11/2/2018
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For Episode 73 of the Prime Time Show, join us for a very special show as we broadcast live from Espinosa Cigars World Headquarters in Miami at the 2018 La Zona Palooza event. We will have the whole Prime Time team a part of this broadcast. Aaron and Coop will be on the ground in Miami while Bear will be broadcasting from Texas. We talk to Erik Espinosa, Hector Alfonso, Courtney Smith, Juan Cancel, Bill Ives, and Tim Wong. Our Debonaire Ideal segment will pose a special question to each of...

Duration:01:47:25

Prime Time Episode 72 Audio: Alec and Bradley Rubin, Alec Bradley Cigars

10/26/2018
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Are you ready for the next generation? On Episode 72, Alec and Bradley Rubin, sons of Alan Rubin and namesakes of the Alec Bradley Cigar Company make their Prime Time debut. We will talk about their new project, Blind Faith, and catch up on all of the happenings with Alec Bradley. Plus we talk Planes, Trains, and Automobiles in our Debonaire Ideal segment, and in our Deliberation Segment we discuss what's going on with the launch of Cigaraction.org.

Prime Time Episode 71 Audio: José Blanco, E.P. Carrillo

10/19/2018
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The Professor comes to Prime Time On Episode 71, José Blanco makes his Prime Time debut. We will not only catch up on José’s happenings at E.P. Carrillo, but we will do an extended deliberations segment where we will cover a potpourri of industry topics. This will be an episode you won’t want to miss.

Prime Time Episode 70 Audio: Brady Hayek, Jeremy Jack Cigars

10/12/2018
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At the 2017 IPCPR Trade Show, one of the revelations was the launch of Jeremy Jack Cigars. Tonight on Episode 70 of Prime Time, we welcome the founder of Jeremy Jack Cigars, Brady Hayek. We will talk about Brady’s journey in the cigar industry. In our Debonaire Ideal we will talk more about Arsenio Ramos, and in our Deliberation Segment, we talk collaborations – the truth and myths behind them.

Prime Time Special Edition #41 Audio: Tatuaje Monsters

10/11/2018
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In 2008, Tatuaje Cigars’ owner Pete Johnson introduced a cigar known as “The Frank”, the first installment of what would become one of the most iconic limited edition series the cigar industry has ever seen – the Tatuaje Monsters Series. Tonight on Special Edition, we take a look at the last decade of this series. We look at the whole series and give our insights into how this series changed the cigar industry. Plus over the past year, Coop and Bear have taken trips to Sweden and Canada....

Duration:03:07:27

Prime Time Episode 69 Audio: The Camacho Show

10/5/2018
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For Episode 69, Prime Time welcomes back Scott Kolesaire of Davidoff of Geneva to take about Camacho. He’s bringing two friends: Chef David Rose and Sommelier Tom Fischer, who are captaining the Camacho Barrel Aged Throwdown challenge. Plus we tap into Scott and get up-to-date on the latest happenings at Camacho. Finally in our Deliberation Segment, we discuss why Inter-Tabac doesn't quite get the buzz of IPCPR.

Duration:01:57:43

Prime Time Special Edition #40 Audio: The Baseball Show 2018 Post Season Edition

10/3/2018
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The 2018 Major League Baseball regular season has come to a close, and with the playoffs set to begin, Special Edition has you covered. On Special Edition 40, our pre-season panel of Hector Alfonso of Espinosa Cigars and Miguel Schoedel of Crowned Heads are back joining the entire Prime Time team. We’re going to review the happenings of the 2018 Major League Baseball Season. We will look back at our Over/Unders as well as our regular season predictions. We then will look ahead to the World...

Duration:03:41:44

Prime Time Episode 68 Audio: The Industry Panel Discussion with Saka and Garofalo

9/28/2018
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For Episode 68, we bring to you another panel discussion. This time will bring together a leading cigar brand owner and a leading retailer as we welcome Steve Saka from Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust and Dave Garofalo of Two Guys Smoke Shop. On this show, we discuss IPCPR and a host of industry topics. It’s an episode you won’t want to miss.

Prime Time Episode 67 Audio: Willy Herrera, Drew Estate

9/22/2018
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For Episode 67, Willy Herrera, the Master Blender at Drew Estate makes his Prime Time debut. We will look at Willy’s journey from El Titan de Bronze to becoming the master blender at Drew Estate. We will also catch up on some of Drew Estate’s recent projects. In our Debonaire Ideal segment we look at the impacts the late Arsenio Ramos had on the cigar market, and in our Deliberation Segment we talk about national cigar launch events – and whether they accomplish what they are intended to do

Prime Time Episode 67: Willy Herrera, Drew Estate

9/22/2018
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For Episode 67, Willy Herrera, the Master Blender at Drew Estate makes his Prime Time debut. We will look at Willy’s journey from El Titan de Bronze to becoming the master blender at Drew Estate. We will also catch up on some of Drew Estate’s recent projects. In our Debonaire Ideal segment we look at the impacts the late Arsenio Ramos had on the cigar market, and in our Deliberation Segment we talk about national cigar launch events – and whether they accomplish what they are intended to...

Duration:01:44:17

Prime Time Episode 66 Audio: Terence Reilly, Aganorsa Leaf

9/14/2018
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For Episode 66, we welcome Terence Reilly of Aganorsa Leaf. We will get the story behind this company and why the Aganorsa Leaf tobacco is considered some of the best in the world. We'll also discuss the company's recent rebrandinng and releases that were launched at this year's IPCPR Trade Show. In our Debonaire Ideal segment we will talk Boston Sports with Terence, and in our Deliberation Segment, we will look at the announcement of Fred Rewey selling Nomad Cigar Company selling to Ezra...

Duration:02:24:58

Prime Time Episode 66: Terence Reilly, Aganorsa Leaf

9/14/2018
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For Episode 66, we welcome Terence Reilly of Aganorsa Leaf. We will get the story behind this company and why the Aganorsa Leaf tobacco is considered some of the best in the world. We’ll also discuss the company’s recent rebrandinng and releases that were launched at this year’s IPCPR Trade Show. In our Debonaire Ideal segment we will talk Boston Sports with Terence, and in our Deliberation Segment, we will look at the announcement of Fred Rewey selling Nomad Cigar Company selling to Ezra...

Prime Time Special Edition #39 Audio: Dr. Gaby Kafie, Kafie 1901 Cigars

9/12/2018
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For Special Edition 39, we welcome Dr. Gaby Kafie, owner and founder of Kafie 1901 Cigars to Special Edition. We will talk all things Kafie 1901 Cigars including Dr. Gaby Kafie’s journey into the cigar business. Dr. Kafie is also the founder of the Boutique Cigar Association of America (BCAA) and we will learn about that effort. Plus we will highlight Dr. Kafie’s perspective on the FDA. Bear and Coop discuss a competitive situation between two retailers and a manufacturer and weigh in on...

Duration:03:54:43

Prime Time Special Edition #39: Dr. Gaby Kafie, Kafie 1901 Cigars

9/12/2018
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For Special Edition 39, we welcome Dr. Gaby Kafie, owner and founder of Kafie 1901 Cigars to Special Edition. We will talk all things Kafie 1901 Cigars including Dr. Gaby Kafie’s journey into the cigar business. Dr. Kafie is also the founder of the Boutique Cigar Association of America (BCAA) and we will learn about that effort. Plus we will highlight Dr. Kafie’s perspective on the FDA. Bear and Coop discuss a competitive situation between two retailers and a manufacturer and weigh in on...

Duration:03:54:43

Prime Time Episode 65 Audio: Hand Rolled

9/7/2018
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For the first time, the story of the premium cigar industry is being told in a motion picture. The film is called “Hand Rolled – A Film About Cigars” and we welcome the directors of the film, Steve Gherebean and Jesse Mariut to Prime Time. We will get some insights into how this project came about and what the audience can expect from the film. NFL Season kicks off tonight and in our Debonaire Ideal segment, we will make some NFL picks for over/under in terms of wins. Finally, in our...

Duration:01:55:37

Prime Time Episode 65: Hand Rolled

9/7/2018
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For the first time, the story of the premium cigar industry is being told in a motion picture. The film is called “Hand Rolled – A Film About Cigars” and we welcome the directors of the film, Steve Gherebean and Jesse Mariut to Prime Time. We will get some insights into how this project came about and what the audience can expect from the film. NFL Season kicks off tonight and in our Debonaire Ideal segment, we will make some NFL picks for over/under in terms of wins. Finally, in our...

Duration:01:55:37

Prime Time Special Edition #38 Audio: Scott Pearce,, IPCPR

8/29/2018
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On Special Edition #38 we are honored to welcome the Executive Director of the International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers Association, Scott Pearce. We will discuss the workings of IPCPR from everything from the legislative efforts to the lightning rod known as the IPCPR Trade Show. It’s an episode you won’t want to miss. Plus, Bear and Coop discuss why there still is a misconception among many mainstream media that cigar smoking is still considered a luxury activity.

Duration:03:08:59

Prime Time Special Edition #38: Scott Pearce,, IPCPR

8/29/2018
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On Special Edition #38 we are honored to welcome the Executive Director of the International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers Association, Scott Pearce. We will discuss the workings of IPCPR from everything from the legislative efforts to the lightning rod known as the IPCPR Trade Show. It’s an episode you won’t want to miss. Plus, Bear and Coop discuss why there still is a misconception among many mainstream media that cigar smoking is still considered a luxury activity.

Duration:03:08:59