Episode 35: The Island
– Local Spotlight: The Cigar Room

We are out on the boat again for another sunset recording session. Nurse Rick catches his biggest bass to date. Captain Comedy Chris explains the history behind the island. We do the Saco River trip recap and the usual segments.

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Local Spotlight: The Cigar Room – Fort Lee, NJ

Conspiracy Corner: Russian indictment diversion.

The Cigar Room, La Hoja Cigars Humidor – Fort Lee, NJ

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Episode 34: River Camping
– Local Spotlight: Saco River

The Cigar Hacks travel down river on a pedal-powered paddle-wheeler barge for a two night camping adventure. We are on the Saco River in Fryeburg Maine with a crew of 13. Using a very small recording configuration we are able to do the episode around the campfire on a sandy beach with the crew. We were at Fiddlehead Campground for one night and “in the wild” for the second night where we did this episode.

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Local Spotlight: Saco River – Fryeburg ME

Conspiracy Corner – Contrails or Chemtrails.

Campsite 1 / Campsite 2 / The Mud Trumpet

Hidden Herf 34 / On the Road

Episode 33: Raw Meat Two (Too?)
– Local Spotlight: Federal Cigar – Epping

We are out on the lake one more time for some fishing, cigars and podcast juice. Cigar Journal Cigar Trophy voting closes. The Reverend reels in something unusual. Capn’ Chris goes to the wrong appliance store. Shout out to Pete and Rochelle. Who knew, the dogs eat raw meat too.

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Local Spotlight: Federal Cigar – Epping, NH. Nice cigar selection, lounge w/bar and an outdoor patio. Kelly from Ashton was in the house during our visit.

Conspiracy Corner – The Conspiracy Hacks might be afraid of the water.

Federal Cigar – Epping, NH

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Episode 32: False Starts on Enema Lake
– Local Spotlight: Towne News & Smoke Shop

The third time is the charm on false starts as we are out on the boat for another fishing excursion. This episode was one of the most challenging to edit as “hack” takes on an all new definition, as in “hack up a lung”. The Hidden Herf gets a “lucky guess” right out of the gate but still stumps the panel. Two trips back to the dock and we have an episode.

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Local Spotlight: Towne News & Smoke Shop – Wakefield, MA. A cigar shop with a large selection, keno and great ventilation.

Conspiracy Corner: The Roseanne Show

Towne News & Smoke Shop – Wakefield, MA.

Hidden Herf 32 / A view from the boat

Episode 31: The Brooklyn Chic Returns
– Local Spotlight: Mark’s Smoke Shop & News Stand

We are again joined by The Brooklyn Chick for an action packed episode, covering the Hammer & Sickle / Eric Hanson news, the limo update, poison ivy eating goats, the Fathers Day Cigar Dinner at Tino’s and other food topics. Gunfire in the background from the locals’ target practice adds to the ambience of this recording. The Hidden Herf is a special pick and a surprise for all. Shout-outs go to GJ, Michael, Mr. Dudley, Miss Luna, Everett, and The Crusaders. We cover about a dozen different cigars in the course of the conversation.

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Local Spotlight: Mark’s Smoke Shop & News Stand – Wakefield, MA. A compact cigar shop with great character.

Conspiracy Corner: Curling – a sport or not a sport?

Mark’s Smoke Shop & News Stand – Wakefield, MA

Hidden Herf 31 / Erik on TCA / Mark’s Boston Cigar Cutter

 

Episode 30: Fishing from the Boat
– Local Spotlight: Castaways – Happy Hours with Rocky Patel

We take “mobile” to the extreme and do an episode from the pontoon boat while on a fishing excursion. There are three poles in the water and the fish keep coming while we do an otherwise regular show. The Hidden Herf is another top rated smoke by all.

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Local Spotlight: Castaways – Seabrook NH. We recap the Happy Hours with Rocky Patel cigar dinner event.

Conspiracy: Correspondent Mike steps up to fill in for the conspiracy team and give a report on a second shooter in the Bobby Kennedy incident.

Castaways – Seabrook NH w/Rocky Patel

    

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Episode 29: The Oscuro Limo
– Local Spotlight: Victory Cigar Bar

Making up for last week’s rain-out we do an extended episode. As usual we are all over the map with topics including the limo update. We finally make it up to O’Shea’s in Nashua on a Thursday to see the Goat and Friends. The Hidden Herf is a special surprise for all.

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Local Spotlight: Victory Cigar Bar – Sudbury, MA. Another lounge for the Hidden Gem list.

Conspiracy: Mustang Mike calls in for a remote report on the current state of the body politic.

Victory Cigar – Sudbury MA

Hidden Herf 29 / The Oscuro

Episode 28: Rained Out
– Local Spotlight: Tailgating at Gillette Stadium

This episode has been put on a rain delay – stay tuned for an update.

We traveled to the NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championship Weekend at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro MA with the expectation of recording this week’s episode while there for two nights in the RVs. The weather has not cooperated and it has been too damp to pull out the gear and light up outside so we are on a weather related delay for episode 28.

Episode 27: Name the Boat
– Local Spotlight: Twins Deck Update; Cigars R Us; Puro’s Cigar

Podcast Juice Cocktails. The early Father’s/Mother’s Day gift. The Joke Segment. Curling comes up again.
The Dark Side of the Leaf & The Bazaar of the Leaf.
The shameless plugs, retro-haling & the annual cigar investment.

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Local Spotlight: Twins deck update; Cigars R Us; Puro’s Cigar

Conspiracy: Titanic and the FED , Joan Rivers, Michelle Obama, Michael Jackson and a bevy of rockers.

Twins / Cigars R Us / Puro’s Cigars

  

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Episode 26: Back to Basics
– Local Spotlight: Primings Cigar Lounge & Bar

We get back on track with our standard format. RI Mike joins the panel on the remote. The Hidden-Herf is another mystery until the reveal. Smokey and the Bandit gets tied in. We report on the limo search. Cigar Craig is starting a new podcast.

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Local Spotlight: Primings Cigar Lounge & Bar – Nashville, TN. Comedy Chris travels to Nashville and brings back a review of this upscale establishment.

Conspiracy Corner: The FBI plants a mole in the Trump campaign. Schneiderman, Muller, and North Korea are tied in. The Simpsons predict the future.

Primings Cigar Lounge & Bar – Nashville, TN

 

Hidden Herf 26 / Cigar Craig