Episode 235: Full Moon Friday the 13th
– Local Spotlight: Burn the Band at Two Guys

It’s a short staff this week direct from the front porch, Nurse Rick calls in. The Hidden Herf is an assortment pack. Hang out with us and smoke a cigar while we just talk about vacations, trucks, and cigar stories. Comedy Chris fights off the bugs while reading the current events.

Local Spotlight – Burn the Band at Two Guys

Controversy Corner – Friday the 13th

Episode 234: Scarlet Fever at the Firepit
– Local Spotlight: FatAsh Cigar Lounge; Ashland, KY

We have perfect weather on Cinco De Mayo for a firepit episode. After a bit of a hiatus The Scarlet returns with tales from the road about the ponies and cigars after a visit to FatAsh Cigar in Kentucky. The Hidden Herf is an easy guess if you’ve been paying attention. Hunter Rick returns for the second consecutive week and gets sworn in.

Local Spotlight – FatAsh Cigar Lounge; Ashland, KY

Controversy Corner – Pro-spiracy and the Ministry of Truth.

Episode 233: Not in the Gutter, On the Rox
– Local Spotlight: Radloff’s Cigar Shop and On the Rox Lounge; Rochester, NH

It’s our first visit to Radloff’s since we got snowed out at Hackapalooza. Boom Boom and Kimmy just happen to be there too, there must be a psychic connection. We get caught up with Jamie on the shop, outdoor seating, and the cigar business. Jamie sets us up with a Hidden Herf from the vault that we come so close to accidentally guessing. There’s a contender for the new Podcast Juice that everyone seems to enjoy.

Local Spotlight – Radloff’s Cigar Shop and On the Rox Lounge; Rochester, NH

Controversy Corner – Cigar folklore.

Episode 232: Homeless Hacks
– Local Spotlight: Castro’s Back Room, Nashua NH

With what could be our last episode from The Domicile we are joined by The Brooklyn Chick and The Blue Ash. We have official Podcast Juice which has also been canceled. Nurse Rick and Taco Steve find us a nice Hidden Herf that has a surprise twist. The current events list is extra long this week, but The Reverend Harvey does a respectable job working through it.

Local Spotlight – Castro’s Back Room, Nashua NH

Controversy Corner – Don’t be a twit and sit on a board.

Episode 231: Farewell to an Icon
– Local Spotlight: The Eastern PA Circuit

Featuring the Rabbi Cut Above during the holiday season, we bid farewell to a brand that is close to the Hacks in multiple ways. The Hidden Herf is an honorary smoke that we all know well. The Reverend Harvey has a few incidents during the Current Events. The Rabbi Cut Above and the Pocono Palooza One Hacks compare notes on a handful of the cigar lounges that Eastern PA has to offer.

Local Spotlight – The Eastern PA Circuit

Controversy Corner – Where did he really come from and how did he get here?

Episode 230: The Guessing Game
– Local Spotlight: Elie’s Smoking Lounge; Nashua, NH

Everyone gets into the guessing game as we randomly plow through brand names to pin down the Hidden Herf. The future of Podcast Juice, golf tournaments, and more in the news section. We tweak The Hidden Herf Reveal once again. A recap of last week’s Hamlet event segues into a Jury Duty discussion.

Local Spotlight – Elie’s Smoking lounge; Nashua, NH

Controversy Corner – 600 years and still going strong.

Episode 229: Free Cuba w/Hamlet Parades
– Local Spotlight: The Tobacco Shack; Rowley, MA

Hamlet of Rocky Patel Cigars is back in town, we meet up at The Tobacco Shack for a rolling demonstration event. Afterwards he joins us for this week’s episode. The event was a great success and the Hidden Herf was a winner too. Lots of news items and a couple of e-mail letters landed in the mailbag. In honor of Hamlet we dedicate this episode to the people of his heritage – be free!

Local Spotlight – Hamlet Event atThe Tobacco Shack; Rowley, MA

Controversy Corner – The Strategic Oil Reserve Politics

Episode 228: Back on the road
– Local Spotlight: The Culebra Club; Epping NH

It’s been a while but we’re finally on the road again and visiting the Culebra Club to do a fun episode with a few members at the club. The Hidden Herf is a secret and gets mixed reviews. We go full circle with the Frog Juice and get a first hand report on Cigars for Warriors in the field.

Local Spotlight – The Culebra Club; Epping NH

Controversy Corner – Shortages are going to continue.

Episode 227: Hotdog Pancake II
– Local Spotlight: Cloud Lounge; Salem NH

Comedy Chris is back and we get resolution on the Hotdog Pancake question, of course he throws in another questionable question later in the show for next week. The Hidden Herf is a barber pole lancero. It’s surprising, considering the details on the makeup of this cigar. The Reverend Harvey breaks into a monologue on his life-long cigar smoking journey. Nurse Rick fills in for Mustang Mike and Dommie the Dominator is back with the sound effects.

Local Spotlight – Cloud Lounge; Salem NH

Controversy Corner – The Cigar Store Indian and other iconic symbols.

Episode 226: Hotdog Pancake
– Local Spotlight: Corona Cigar Downtown; Orlando, FL

A member of the crew that has been on hiatus returns this week and brings us a really interesting Hidden Herf. It rates well but it’s the back story that’s even more than we expected. Comedy Chris is out this week so we hold over the Hotdog Pancake reveal until his return. Nurse Rick calls in from Florida at the perfect time for the local spotlight (seriously, not planned!) and gives us a review of another Corona Cigar location. The ESP involved in that timing could be a topic for Controversy Corner.

Local Spotlight – Corona Cigar Downtown; Orlando, FL

Controversy Corner – Devolution