Episode 177: I Swear
– Local Spotlight: Cloud Lounge; Salem, NH

We swear in (or at) our newest Hack, but not before he goes through a gaultlet of questions. The Hidden Herf is a split desision, but still overall it’s a decent smoke. Comedy Chris returns to lighten up the show.

Local Spotlight – Cloud Lounge; Salem, NH

Controversy Corner – Prepare to have your questions canceled

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Episode 176: The Scarlet Knight
– Local Spotlight: Greek Night, The Tobacco Shack; Rowley, MA

A regular listener wants to see how we do the show, so we drag him right into the episode. Taco Steve and Dommie the Dominator are back. The mail bag is full. The Taco does it again; using the clues, he nails the Hidden Herf. A few new words are coined during the current events. It’s lot of laughs and as usual a fun time while smoking cigars.

Local Spotlight – Greek Night, The Tobacco Shack; Rowley, MA

Controversy Corner – Ever Given in the Suez Canal

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Episode 175: Cigars, Bars, and Cars
– Local Spotlight: The smoking bus, Cigars R Us; Danvers, MA

It’s just like hanging out in the local lounge for this episode. The Baroness is reunited with the impact driver. Paige sets us up with an interesting Hidden Herf that takes a while to figure out. The Reverend steps out for a few moments.

Local Spotlight – The smoking bus, Cigars R Us; Danvers, MA

Controversy Corner – The Boston Strangler

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Episode 174: Steve Saka of DT&T
– Local Spotlight: Twins Smoke Shop; Hooksett, NH

We are joined by Steve Saka, Cindy Saka and Casey of the Dunbarton Tobacco and Trust team at the Twins Hookset lounge. Steve gives us some interesting insight into DT&T world. Pastor Padron (Dan) is our lounge host and tells us about the shop and his first year managing this location. We have the usual bundle of laughs with a cast of thousands. See Episode 116 from Feb. 3rd, 2020 to hear the DT&T Ladies episode for some backstories.

Local Spotlight – Twins Smoke Shop; Hooksett, NH

Controversy Corner – Mold vs. Plume revisited; Silver prices on the rise

Episode 173: Pathogina
– Local Spotlight: March Madness at Two Guys, Salem, NH

Nurse Rick and The Reverend Harvey team up to peg the Hidden Herf right out of the gate. Harvey receives a challenge coin. Ludwig writes in from across the pond. We talk about drifting cars on slippery roads. Paige asks why she has such a lousy nickname, so we give her an even worse nickname.

Local Spotlight – March Madness at Two Guys, Salem, NH

Controversy Corner – Mold vs. Plume

Episode 172: Salty Dew
– Local Spotlight: World Famous Cigar Bar; Ft. Meyers, FL

We are joined by The “Salty” Stephanie (Mrs. Bastard) for some fun and “MotherLovinCoffee”. The Mail bag is full of items and The Reverend Harvey is in rare form with “The Dew” podcast juice recipe. Some of the panel think they know the Hidden Herf just by looking at it but everyone is stumped.

Local Spotlight – World Famous Cigar Bar; Ft. Meyers, FL

Controversy Corner – The Fed

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Episode 171: In Hot Water
– Local Spotlight: Cigar Life; Lakeland, FL

Direct from a hot tub at the Holiday Inn in Jacksonville, FL, it’s Nurse Rick on the remote. He gives us a view into the Florida cigar scene while traveling around the state on college tours. This week we hear about his visit to Cigar Life in Lakeland. We answer a question e-mailed in by Nick from RI about higher priced cigars. Our Hidden Herf is another well-aged beauty with a yellowed cellophane.

Local Spotlight – Cigar Life; Lakeland, FL

Controversy Corner – The Texas Power Grid

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Episode 170: The Hookah Queen
– Local Spotlight: Elie’s Smoking lounge; Nashua, NH

It’s been a couple months since we’ve done an in-lounge episode and years since we’ve recorded in a cigar and hookah lounge. Jocelyn gives us a refresher course on hookahs. Nurse Rick brings in a Hidden Herf that,¬†after a few hints,¬† we get close to guessing the brand. Elie and Jocelyn tell us their story about starting Elie’s Smoking Lounge.

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

Controversy Corner – The Superbowl

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Episode 169: Hackapalooza 3.0 Part 2
– Local Spotlight: Cloud Lounge; Salem, NH

Hackapalooza weekend is now just a memory, we recap all the activities since the last episode. The Hidden Herf turns out to be a mixed bag because it’s a bit strong for most of the panel. Of course, no one comes close to guessing what it is. We “swear” in the newest member of the Hacks.

Local Spotlight – Cloud Lounge; Salem, NH

Controversy Corner – The Lindell Video

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Episode 168: Hackapalooza 3.0 Part 1
– Local Spotlight: The Tobacco Shack; Rowley, MA

It’s night one of The Third Annual Hackapalooza (A.K.A. The RetroHack Spectacular), we’ve taken the out-of-town visitors to their first stop of the weekend. There are four additional lounges on the schedule over the next two days. We cover the day’s events and preview what’s planned. The Hidden Herf is an aged gem that garners a respectable rating from the entire cast of Hacks.

Local Spotlight – The Tobacco Shack; Rowley, MA

Controversy Corner – Vietnam, then and now – The Hanoi Commitment by James A Mulligan

Hidden Herf 168 / The Book