Episode 119: New Hack City
– Local Spotlight: Smokers Abbey, East Nashville, TN

We bring on a group of newly minted Cigar Hacks for a live lounge recording out of The 7-20-4 Lounge upstairs at Twins Smoke Shop in Londonderry, NH. The Caballero, Gringo Stah, White Chocolate, The Silver Fox, and Uber/Creepy Dave jump right in with a couple of the regulars and the fun begins. The Hidden Herf is a “special treat” for the panel; well, maybe not.

Local Spotlight – Smokers Abbey, East Nashville, TN

Conspiracy Corner – The Dems and Bernie, Structures on the moon, and a Royals recap.

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Episode 118: Eighty Eight
– Local Spotlight: Rocky Patel Event at Plaistow Cigar; Plaistow NH

We have recovered from Hackapalooza 2020 and get some well deserved small group therapy. It’s just four on the panel this week and it’s just what we needed to slow things down and get deeper into some topics. We still have a bit of fun with the “mash-up” and a few good jokes along with plenty of cigar talk. The Hidden Herf was almost stumbled over with a wise-crack but no one picked up on it and again we have a stumper.

Local Spotlight – Rocky Patel Event at Plaistow Cigar; Plaistow NH

Conspiracy Corner – Deep-State swap update. The Federal Reserve history and tie-in back to cigars. The Gold Standard.

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Episode 117: Hackapalooza 2020
– Local Spotlight: The Tobacco Shack, Radloff’s, Etc.

It’s the 2nd annual Hackapalooza (AKA RetroHack Spectacular) weekend. On the last evening after the Superbowl we hit record and recap all the zany things from the past two and a half days. This episode could be titled “The 100 Minute Laugh Track”. After two plus days of non-stop cigars and booze the panel is in rare form. The Hidden Herf is compliments of JoJo Mo and stumps the panel.

Hackapalooza is the annual gathering of The Cigar Hacks and The Retrohale from NH, MA, PA, NC, MS, CO, and now TN. It’s a smoke filled weekend of fun and adventure as we travel around the countryside in the mobile smoking lounge limos we call the Oscuro and Oscuro II.

Local Spotlight – The Tobacco Shack, The Domicile, The Cigar Authority, Twins Smoke Shop, The Railpenny Tavern, Radloff’s on the Rox Lounge, Enema Lake, Plaistow Cigar Co., and Football on the House.

Conspiracy Corner – Harry and Meghan; the royals, or maybe not…

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Episode 116: Ladies Night with the Dunbarton Girls
– Local Spotlight: Castro’s Back Room; Bedford, NH

The Dunbarton Girls, Cindy Saka and Yvonne Ramée, are joined by The Brooklyn Chick for a raucous time. Eric Kilbane, the owner of Castro’s Back Room, drops in to see us and, of course, we suck him right in to the episode.

Local Spotlight – Castro’s Back Room; Bedford, NH

Conspiracy Corner – Substantial Equivalence

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Episode 115: Direct from I-24 with Nashville Dave
– Local Spotlight: Hack-a-Palooza Preview

We make a surprise call to Nashville Dave just before the show and he joins us on the panel for a chat through rural Kentucky. The Hidden Herf is another surprise and is a bit strong for the mild cigar smokers. We talk about cigars, the upcomming annual gatrhering of The Retro-Hacks and a little on trucking.

Local Spotlight – Hack-a-Palooza Preview

Conspiracy Corner – We put Nashville Dave on the spot.

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Episode 114: Crawdad Jim Returns
– Local Spotlight: The Meat Ball

He’s back… The Hidden Herf is a very well aged cigar. We have a discussion about short-fill cigars made from premium trimmings and the new age restrictions on tobacco purchases. The Current events include the Hack-a-palooza stops. Watch out for the fake Enemaology news. We get back to “What did Cory Booker Say?”

Local Spotlight – The Meat Ball

Etymology A.K.A Conspiracy Corner – We learn the origin of a few common words

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Episode 113: The Culebra Club
– Local Spotlight: Federal Cigar; Epping ,NH

This episode is direct from the Culebra Club in Epping, NH. The club is a 7X24 members cigar lounge. We are joined in the club by Dave and Jeremy for some great conversation about cigars the venue and other topics. The Hidden Herf is picked out by Jeremy based on the smoking and flavor profile.

Local Spotlight – Federal Cigar; Epping ,NH

Alternative Theory A.K.A Conspiracy Corner – The Middle East and Impeachment

Hidden Herf 113 / The Culebra Club

Episode 112: I’m Here for the Food
– Local Spotlight: The Smokey Cigar; Hendersonville, TN

Join us for the grand opening of “Jake’s Place”. Jake is the dog, and the place is an old bunkhouse converted to a backyard smoking lounge and man-cave. Vern, our guest, was a big help with the conversion and renovation of Jake’s Place. The Hidden Herf was pegged on the second guess. The Local Spotlight was sent in from a new Cigar Hack; Nashville Dave.

Local Spotlight – The Smokey Cigar; Hendersonville, TN

Alternative Theory A.K.A Conspiracy Corner – Iranian General Drone Strike

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The Smokey Cigar; Hendersonville, TN

Episode 111: New Year 420 Special
– Local Spotlight: Local Cigar Lounge Christmas Parties

It’s the New Year Special. Jake’s Place is almost ready. In the news section we get into the new national 21 year age requirement to purchase Tobacco.  The panel is stumped by the Hidden Herf where we have a split rating.  Harvey tells us more stories from the old days. “420” pops up a few times.

Local Spotlight – Local Cigar Lounge Christmas Parties

Alternative Theory A.K.A Conspiracy Corner – Why are the Articles being held up by House?

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Episode 110: The Hackie Awards Special Edition

In lieu of the Local Spotlight segment we present The Hackie Awards where we award the “Oliver” to the winner of each category. See episode 96 for why we are presenting “Olivers” for the Hack-adamy Awards, it’s not too subtle. The Hidden Herf is one that has a split on the rating because of it’s strength, plus no one gets closer than the distribution company on a guess.

Alternative Theory A.K.A Conspiracy Corner – we get schooled on the definition of Impeachment.

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