Episode 158: Tasers with Mike the Cop
– Local Spotlight: Tobacco Shack; Rowley, MA

It’s back to The Shack for the postponed Rocky Patel event w/Mike the Cop. We are just about at “Shack Capacity” with a the group spread out across the lounge this week. Nurse Rick is in quarantine because of a “close contact” and calls in on the remote. We smoke a special Rocky Patel cigar with a bit of history, it’s well received by the panel. Harvey puts a taser on his Christmas list.

Local Spotlight – Rocky Patel event at The Tobacco Shack; Rowley, MA

Conspiracy Corner – Vaccines and off-shore vote counting servers

Hidden Herf / C4 Cigar Box


The Twig / The Tobacco Shack

Episode 157: 3rd Anniversary – Hammer & Sickle and the Masters
– Local Spotlight: Plaistow Cigar Co.; Plaistow, NH

It’s our 3rd anniversary and we are at the Masters Event in Plaistow with Erik Wentworth of Hammer & Sickle Cigars. Back at home-base and recording on a Saturday afternoon, we had quite a turn out. I don’t know how we manage to have a dozen people on, but somehow it works. We do our usual anniversary Hidden Herf Pot Luck with the extra cigars from the past year.

Local Spotlight – The Masters Event at Plaistow Cigar Co.; Plaistow, NH

Conspiracy Corner – The Hammer and the Scorecard

Hidden Herf Pot Luck

Episode 155: Goodbye Gringo Stah
– Local Spotlight: Crawford’s Cigar Shoppe; Vernon, CT

The Gringo is heading south to Florida so we have a ton of laughs on his last in-person show for a while. Why Baby Shark and who is Ludwig? We received an Instagram tag from enjoying_a_cigar in the Netherlands and the discussion around it turns to mayhem. The Hidden Herf stumps the panel and receives mixed reviews. We also received an email from Guam. Due to the timing of this week’s recording the Guam email will be addressed next week – stay tuned.

Local Spotlight – Crawford’s Cigar Shoppe; Vernon, CT

Conspiracy Corner – It’s all true!

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Crawford’s Cigar Shoppe

Episode 154: Pocono Palooza 2.0
– Local Spotlight: Big House Tobacco Outlet; Scranton, PA

Hacks from all over meet in the Poconos for the fall classic – Pocono Palooza. We visit three lounges and smoke up a storm over the weekend. This episode is carried by a couple of the ladies who jump right in and dominate their segment. Olivia from the Big House does the Local spotlight and Crunch-Your-Numbers Laura turns out to be a conspiracy buff. The Hidden Herf is guessed out of thin air and it’s someone’s birthday.

Local Spotlight – Big House Tobacco Outlet; Scranton, PA

Conspiracy Corner – Big Tech censoring and Section 230; a special guest and topic

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Episode 153: Raindrops at the Fire Pit
– Local Spotlight: Toscano at Two Guys; Salem, NH

It’s a nice evening for a fire pit, but a random rain cloud drops by for a couple minutes just as we get started. A cool evening and a crackling fire are the back drop for the episode. The Hidden Herf is deja vu, but still stumps the panel.

Local Spotlight – Toscano at Two Guys; Salem, NH

Conspiracy Corner – There’s a red light in the sky.

Hidden Herf 153 / Nonino Grappa

Episode 152: There’s Something About Nick
– Local Spotlight: The Oscuro III Limousine Search

Nick from Rhode Island (that’s where Mary was from) writes in to clear up a few points related to our salvo of The Cigar Authority mail bag entries. Nurse Rick is uncharacteristically quiet during the opening. The Hidden Herf is a bit off the beaten path and gets marks in the same vein. Comedy Chris calls in unexpectedly and it’s boats and fishing with Rick.

Local Spotlight – The Oscuro III Limousine Search

Conspiracy Corner – Declassification of the Russian collusion documents.

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Episode 151: I’d Like To Reclaim My Time
– Local Spotlight: Smoke on the Water; Enema Lake, NH

What happens when nine Hacks land on a great cigar? It’s true; the better the cigar, the better the show! It’s not often we have a universally enjoyed Hidden Herf that’s a hit with the the mild, medium, and full smokers on the panel. The Podcast juice may have also been a factor. This episode is another laugh track as we go off the rails early and often. From the inflatable girlfriend to the fish stories; Nick from RI this one’s for you.

Local Spotlight – Smoke on the Water; Enema Lake, NH

Conspiracy Corner – Mail-in anomalies.

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Episode 150: Non-Ferrous Fistbook
– Local Spotlight: United Cigar at Plaistow Cigar; Plaistow, NH

Brian from United Cigar is with us this week and we learn about United Cigar’s offerings. We cover Strategic moves and marketing by some small to mid-sized manufactures. It seems that every turn requires another explanation that leads into other explanations. We talk about a number of different cigars and brands; United, Micallef, DT&T and Oscar. Erik’s shoe collection is brought up.

Local Spotlight – United Cigar at Plaistow Cigar; Plaistow, NH

Conspiracy Corner – Q-Anon explained. LOSBR => Line-Of-Sight Beam Riding

Video references – Christina Ramos; Spain’s got Talent

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Episode 149: Anchors Away
– Local Spotlight: Eiroa Brothers at Two Guys; Salem, NH

It’s another story from the boat with Captain Rick and First Mate; Reverend “Gilligan”. The Hidden Herf is far too strong for half the panel and no one is even close on a guess. We stop in on a Rocky Patel event at Plaistow Cigar on our way to the spotlight event. Gilligan must have been in the Papaya Punch again because he gives Foster Brooks a run for his money. How many “anchor” references can we make?

Local Spotlight – Eiroa Brothers at Two Guys; Salem, NH – CLE & Aladino

Conspiracy Corner – UFO and related topics.

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