Episode 148: The Impact Driver
– Local Spotlight: Watch City Cigar & Pipe; Framingham, MA

Eight Hacks enter a domicile… It’s the usual mayhem and frivolity with plenty of cigar talk after we do a little 9-11 segment. The Hidden Herf is figured out at the last minute. We find that The Barroness likes power tools.

Video Reference:  The Boys of Smokin Tabacco Cause Havoc at The 2020 New Hampshire Cigar Association Golf Tournament

STFU!!! Participation Trophy

Worcester Telegram: Cigar & Hookah Bars in the news

Local Spotlight – Watch City Cigar & Pipe; Framingham, MA

Conspiracy Corner – Changing the narative.

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Episode 147: Hiram, Solomon and The Shriners
– Local Spotlight: Cigars R Us; Danvers, MA

Direct from the sidewalk, we kick off Labor Day weekend and have a great event at Cigars R Us in Danvers. We are joined by Bugs from Hiram & Solomon Cigars and Sweets from the local Mason Shrine. We smoke the Hiram & Solomon Traveling Man Lanceros while we learn about the brand and what it stands for. Coin and can shortages, a recap of the CANH Golf Tournament and the Reverend “Foster Brooks” round out the first half of the show. Gringo Star leads the shop regulars in a robust discussion for Conspiracy Corner.

Local Spotlight – Cigars R Us; Danvers, MA

Conspiracy Corner – Get your hair done in SFO, Pro Sports are canceling themselves, The end of the Snow Day as we know it.

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Cigars R Us / Hiram & Solomon Line

Episode 146: Ed Sullivan and Mr. Jonathan
– Local Spotlight: Two Guys Smoke Shop; Salem, NH

Half of The Cigar Authority joins the Hacks for another fun-filled show. This is Ed Sullivan’s’ first appearance with us and he fits right in. Mr. Jonathan gives us the history of his dance career, plus lots of insight into cigars and each Two Guys location. The Hidden Herf is nailed by one of the experts before we even light it. The Barroness is back and Gringo Star mentions Mexico. The serenade is an instant classic, it’s so bad it’s good!

Local Spotlight – Two Guys Smoke Shop; Salem, NH

Conspiracy Corner – Nazi Hunters

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Episode 145: Swearing In
– Local Spotlight: Cigars R Us; Danvers, MA

The Barroness returns for a relaxing episode around the fire-pit. The Hidden Herf is bit of a mess with the clues, but we get there eventually with  a three-way effort. The Reverend makes the mistake of asking us to not mention unmentionables. Comedy Chris calls in unexpectedly and gives us an update from the Midwest. The Podcast Juice is flowing and we have lots of laughs trying to get the sound drops to work from everyone’s phones. Together we get it done!

Local Spotlight – Cigars R Us; Danvers, MA

Conspiracy Corner – DNC/RNC

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Episode 144: It’s Your Birthday Again
– Local Spotlight: Two Guys Smoke Shop; Seabrook, New Hampshire

Two years ago this week we did episode #40 in the same location, Two Guys in Seabrook NH, with Mr. Bojimbles and it happened to be one of the regulars’ birthday, Dave was 78. Well, it’s two years later, he’s 80 and still smoking up a storm so we return to help celebrate. It’s another show with a cast of “thousands”, but still lots of laughs. Ricky and Dom peg the Hidden Herf after some careful analysis led by Mr. Bojimbles. We meet some new people including; The Baroness, The Hauler, and Jen-Jen-Jen, who hops on for a few minutes between helping customers. Paige stops in, Franky and Sid are in the audience for moral support – they’re the best!

Local Spotlight – Two Guys Smoke Shop; Seabrook, New Hampshire

Conspiracy Corner – Ay, Corona! Where’s all the plastic sheeting coming from?

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Episode 143: Sunset at The Ranch
– Local Spotlight: The Mustang Ranch; New Hampshire

It’s a return to the Mustang Ranch for a sunset episode. The timing and weather is just about perfect for an evening cigar. Listen in as we transport you to a New Hampshire horse farm for a mid-summer sunset. The Hidden Herf is a follow up from a previous one, but still no one is close with a brand, or cigar, identification.

Local Spotlight – The Mustang Ranch; New Hampshire

Conspiracy Corner – Its all in the news.

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Episode 142: North Shore Cigar Convention
– Local Spotlight: The Tobacco Shack; Rowley, MA

Local representatives from three cigar companies and three shops meet up at The Shack for this week’s episode, it’s like a mini-convention. Rocky, Dunbarton, United, and Hammer plus The Tobacco Shack, Cigars R Us and Plaistow Cigar are represented. Add to that a cast of many and it makes for a unique episode. We take the Hidden Herf in a different direction and let everyone have a choice of three different cigars – Red (boxpress), Blue (robusto) and Green (churchill). It takes a bit of effort to keep three Hidden Herfs sorted out, but it’s certainly interesting. Who knows, maybe we’re on to something here.

Local Spotlight – The Tobacco Shack; Rowley, MA

Conspiracy Corner – Stealing the Vote by Mail

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Episode 141: Cigars, Comets, and Conspiracies
– Local Spotlight: NE Regional Tradeshow

Out on Enema Lake under an almost completely clear sky and a dead calm, the setting is serene for this weeks episode. We have loons and train whistles in the background, a perfect backdrop for another “aged” Hidden Herf beauty that stumps the panel. Our special guest “Tim-Berr” joins us this week for lots of laughs, Podcast Juice, and a good cigar or two.

Local Spotlight – NE Regional Trade Show

Conspiracy Corner – Select your personal reality and a half dozen other topics.

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Episode 140: Rocky Patel 25th Anniversary Releases
– Local Spotlight: Plaistow Cigar Co.; Plaistow, New Hampshire

Mike the Cop, our local Rocky Patel rep, and The Shadow join the Hacks for an introduction to the 2020 Rocky Patel release line-up. We smoke the new Quarter Century then learn about the Hamlet 2020, the return of The Winter Collection, ALR 2nd edition limited re-release, and more. With the PCA (formerly IPCPR) canceled the Rocky team is doing local trade shows across the country and this is like one of the “media stops”.

Local Spotlight – Plaistow Cigar Co.; Plaistow, New Hampshire

Conspiracy Corner – Covid 1984, mask effectivity, defending yourself in the current climate

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Episode 139: Sum-A-Palloza Special
– Local Spotlight: On the lake; New Hampshire

Jo-Jo Mo joins the Hacks live for the third “Palooza” in under a year.  For the last couple years have been on the river for the summer trip, but this year we switch it up a bit and stay at the cabin on the lake. We are also joined by Carson Nightly and K-K-K-Katie. Katie is a bit of a novice but knows all the right questions related to the Hidden Herf, that Jo-Jo Mo pegs in just a few minutes. This episode is the result of smoking cigars, drinking beer, and fishing for two solid days; add a great cigar and it’s a “laugh track” we wont soon forget.

Local Spotlight – On the lake; New Hampshire

Conspiracy Corner – Coin shortages and the cashless push

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