Episode 82: Game Five on the House
– Local Spotlight: The Bush Trimmer’s Emporium

Extending the tour of Hack Fire Pits we are watching the Bruins and Blues in game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals on the side of the house while burning pallets. The panel needs a Hidden-Herf clue to just get in the ball park. Our recording coincides with the 75th anniversary of D-Day. We invent the new Podcaisto Cocktail. Check out the 2-stroke blender. Comedy Chris calls in and we get a report on the status of the S.S. Low Voltage. Nurse Rick’s new fire pit is in the works.

Local Spotlight: The Bush Trimmer’s Emporium

Conspiracy Corner:  Mysterious deaths at tropical vacation locations

Games projected on the house at the fire pit

Hidden Herf 82 / 2-Stroke Blender

Episode 81: Good for the Soul
– Local Spotlight: The Eternal Flame Fire Pit

We are at the fire pit of “Chappy”, the Cigar Hacks’ Chaplin, for an episode to reflect on the possible virtues and immorality of smoking and especially cigars. The panel exposes the Hidden-Herf early by just guessing. The range of topics include: Graduation Cigars, Landscape Rocks, Bible talk on smoking, Smores, and our favorite sports related movies.

Local Spotlight: The Eternal Flame Fire Pit

Conspiracy Corner: Julian Assange, impeachment, the Podestas, tariffs on Mexico, cartel guns and cash.

Hidden Herf 81

Episode 80: Liquor in the Front & Poker in the Back
– Local Spotlight: Boulevard Grille & Cigar Lounge; Pawtucket, RI

We are joined by a new Hack for this one.  The Hidden Herf is well received by the panel.  Topics include; online vs. B&M [David vs Goliath], first time smokers, and more.

Local Spotlight: Boulevard Grille & Cigar Lounge; Pawtucket, RI

Boulevard Grille & Cigar Lounge; Pawtucket, RI

Hidden Herf 80 / “Poker in the Back”

Episode 79: Gone to the Dogs
– Local Spotlight: C.L.E Cigars at Plaistow Cigar Co.; Plaistow, NH

Jim Price from C.L.E. Cigars joins us again. Episode #69 was so much fun with Jim that we just couldn’t pass up an opportunity at the C.L.E. event from our home base to do another. There is a lot of cigar content but, our first animal guest, “Gunner”, the pit bull rescue dog along with his puppy mama, “Celine Dandelion”, set the tone for this one. Chappy, The Chaplin, takes a few questions from our regular call-in and things quickly go off the rails. With the Podcast Juice flowing it’s awful hard to close the show because the last five minutes are a bona fide laugh riot.

Local Spotlight: C.L.E Cigars at Plaistow Cigar Co.; Plaistow, NH

Conspiracy Corner: 90 minutes and not a conspiracy topic in sight, plenty of laughs in it’s place this week.

“No-So” Hidden Herf 79 / Hammer & Sickle Lamp w/Podcast Juice

Episode 78: Whales and Mouse Holes
– Local Spotlight: Smoke on the Water; Enema Lake

The Hidden Herf is a bit of a surprise, it’s well received and no one has a clue what it is. We have a good old-fashioned cigar group discussion on the topics of the day.

Local Spotlight: Smoke on the Water; Enema Lake

Conspiracy Corner: Social Media Access Restrictions; The Derby; and More

Smoke on the Water; Enema Lake

Hidden Herf 78 / Mouse Hole

Episode 77: Send Nurses, Guns and Funny, We’re Eating Empanadas
– Local Spotlight: The Oscuro; Parts Unknown

This week’s cigar turns out to be a winner. We are treated to a classic Latin American meal at half-time of empanadas with rice and beans prepared by the Cuban Vixen. The Podcast Juice and other libations are flowing. It sounds like a perfect combination of cigars, food and drink but we have to add the conversation that goes to places and bodily functions we should probably avoid. Nurse Rick and Nick the Nasty take us on a journey in the second half.

Local Spotlight: The Oscuro; Parts Unknown

Conspiracy Corner: Recurrence of formerly eradicated diseases

The Oscuro; Parts Unknown

Hidden Herf 77 / Empanadas

Episode 76: Pipe Club with Pastor Padron
– Local Spotlight: Twins Smoke Shop; Londonderry, NH

Special guest “Pastor Padron” joins the Hacks in-lounge and teaches us about pipes, pipe smoking and how it crosses over to cigars. The Hidden Herf  is a mail-in from “Alex the Bastard” and it’s everything we could expect from Alex. The “Reverend Harvey” coins a few new terms. “Bike Rider Mike” and “Bruce the Boss of Retirement” join us from the lounge for a segment where we get into the political craziness that NH becomes for a presidential election cycle. There’s a Kurt sighting and almost a cameo.

Local Spotlight: Twins Smoke Shop; Londonderry, NH – New Pipe Station

Conspiracy Corner: We try to suck-in the audience members, which itself is a bit of a conspiracy.

Twins Smoke Shop; Londonderry, NH

Hidden Herf 76 / Hammer & Sickle Lamp w/Podcast Juice

Episode 75: The Hysterical Hacks Direct from Florida
– Local Spotlight: Two Guys Smoke Shop; Seabrook, NH

Nurse Rick joins us on the remote from his vacation in Florida. The Hidden Herf is circling around in front of everyone but still no one lands it. It’s spring time and cigar events are happening at almost every shop. It takes us a full ten minutes to cover current events. We talk about a lot of different cigars including the 2018 Contenders from The Cigar Authority. We get the gator and sunburn report from Florida. Nurse Rick visits Corona Cigar in Sand Lake and gives us an update on the review we did in the fall. Cellophane vs. Cabinet style.

Local Spotlight: Two Guys Smoke Shop; Seabrook, NH – Newly Renovated

Conspiracy Corner: A few updates on previous topics.

Two Guys Smoke Shop; Seabrook, NH

Hidden Herf 75 / Lobster BLT / 2018 Contenders

 

Episode 74: The Ron & Mike Show
– Local Spotlight: O’Shea’s Tavern & Cigar Bar; Nashua, NH

The Oscuro takes us back to O’Shea’s in Nashua where we are joined by Ron and Mike, a couple of regulars who were just sitting at the bar when we walked in. Ron and Mike tell us all about O’Shea’s and other topics ranging from the Cigar Association of NH Golf Tournament to the finer points of curling. We have a fair bit of cigar talk on this episode but most of all it’s just a group of new cigar lounge friends relaxing over the Hidden Herf.

Local Spotlight: O’Shea’s Tavern & Cigar Bar; Nashua, NH

Conspiracy Corner: Orchid of Asia and Varsity Blues

O’Shea’s Tavern & Cigar Bar; Nashua, NH

Hidden Herf 74 / Curling Stones

Episode 73: Family Fued Night
– Local Spotlight: Radloff’s Cigar Shop and On the Rox Lounge; Rochester, NH

This week we do an impromptu in-lounge episode from Radloff’s in Rochester NH. Jamie Radloff joins us for an informative episode about cigars and lounges from the the perspective of a lounge owner. While doing a lounge recon to a shop we had not been to, but have been planning to visit for quite some time, we hit a good night to do a show with the owner of this fine establishment. In the bar it’s Family Fued night, the game can be heard in the background for the first half of the episode.

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

Conspiracy Corner: We do a follow up to the previous episode’s topics.

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

Hidden Herf 73 / The Oscuro / The Radler’s Den