Episode 328: Big Sky Cigars and Comedy
– Local Spotlight: Grumpy’s Cigars & Lounge; Hudson NH

We find ourselves at Grumpy’s Cigars & Lounge for the third time in five weeks! The principals from Big Sky Cigars are in the area, how could we not go there again. We sit down with Jess Coleman (CEO) and Brandon March (VP) to learn about Big Sky Cigars. It turns out to be more of a story telling and comedy session while smoking cigars – sorry McGroin! The story of El Professor can be found here.

Local Spotlight – Grumpy’s Cigars & Lounge; Hudson NH

Controversy Corner – The Carrington Event

 

Episode 327: Pat and Ricky’s Big Adventure
– Local Spotlight: Cigar and Lounge; Watertown, MA

It seems like a small group episode but we eventually manage to have eight people on after we sit down with the shop owner and customer representatives. The Second Unit Production Manager arranged the Cigar & Lounge location and the Hidden Herf that stumps the panel. Pat is back from his Tampa trip and Ricky calls in to fill in the details of their 10 day cigar lounge crawl and the Gasparilla Pirate Festival in Tampa Florida.

Local Spotlight – Cigar and Lounge; Watertown, MA

Controversy Corner – How old do you need to be to buy cigars in that town?

Episode 326: The 2023 Hackie Awards Special
– Local Spotlight: Castro’s Backroom; Bedford, NH

Direct from Castro’s in Bedford, NH it’s the 2023 Hackie Awards Show and the Hackapalooza 6.0 recap. With ten on the panel this is one for the books. The Hidden Herf is a special awards show selection.

Local Spotlight – Castro’s Backroom; Bedford, NH

Controversy Corner – How are the award categories and nominees selected?

Episode 325: Hackapalooza 6.0 w/Madre Tierra Cigars
– Local Spotlight: Grumpy’s Cigars & Lounge; Hudson NH

We are two days in to Hackapalooza 6.0 and find ourselves at Grumpy’s to record for the second week in a row. We are joined by the team from Madre Tierra Cigars who made the trip from Florida for the full Hackapalooza 6.0 experience. We are also joined by the Pocono and Nashville Hacks live and in person. The Hidden Herf is a little different as we do a sampling.

Local Spotlight – Grumpy’s Cigars & Lounge; Hudson NH

Controversy Corner – Nudity and local customs.

Episode 324: The Goss Man W/Nick Goss
– Local Spotlight: Grumpy’s Cigars & Lounge; Hudson NH

Nick Goss is one of our local brokers that we have been trying to connect with since the beginning, it finally happens this week. The event included offerings from BuyItSigned.com in addition to the Goss Man’s selections. The Hidden Herf is an obscure selection but one of the panel happens to recognize it. The White Chocolate returns for a segment.

Local Spotlight – Grumpy’s Cigars & Lounge; Hudson NH

Controversy Corner – Electric Vehicles.

Episode 323: Roses on a Piano
– Local Spotlight: Twins Smoke Shop; Londonderry, NH

It’s back to Twins 7-20-4 Lounge for kind of a pre-palooza visit. We take two call-ins this week, Ricky is at Grand Cathedral Cigars in Tampa, plus the GC and Sparky are at a surprise party. We have a few drop-in guests including one of the original Hacks. The Hidden Herf requires a giant clue to come up with the correct answer.

Local Spotlight – Twins Smoke Shop; Londonderry, NH

Controversy Corner – The College Scam.

Episode 321: The Wives’ Special 2.0 – How We Met
– Local Spotlight: The Lancero Lounge

It’s New Year’s Eve at the (undisclosed location) Lancero Lounge, with the Hacks extended cigar family. The wives join the panel for another special episode where we get the scoop on how we met our wives. Plenty of laughs as the truth comes out. The Hidden Herf is a special selection for 2024. For the numerologists, this is episode 3-2-1 recorded on 1-2-3-1-2-3 (12/31/23).

Local Spotlight – The Lancero Lounge

Controversy Corner – You can’t say that!

Episode 320: Size Matters in the New Year
– Eli’s Smoking Lounge; Nashua, NH

For the 2024 New Year episode we head over to Eli’s Smoking Lounge with some of the new Hacks. The Hidden Herf is a different size of a cigar we have smoked recently and the consensus is that it is very different.

Local Spotlight – Eli’s Smoking Lounge; Nashua, NH

Controversy Corner – Predictions for 2024

Episode 319: A Kristoff Christmas W/Jarrid Trudeau
– Two Guys Smoke Shop; Seabrook, NH

We return to the Two Guys Christmas Party at the Seabrook location for another year. This time we are joined by Jarrid Trudeau EVP of Kristoff Cigars. Jarrid is an old friend of the OG Hacks, so it’s catching up on some history and getting the newer Hacks up to speed on the Kristoff story. The Hidden Herf is a new release from Kristoff that has a special message associated and it lives up to it’s legacy. Mr. Bojimbles stops by for some commentary.

Local Spotlight – Two Guys Smoke Shop; Seabrook, NH

Controversy Corner – They all become true over time.