Episode 167: Riff-Raff and Ballers
– Local Spotlight: Smoke & Flame; Pelham, NH

Getting spun up for Hackapalooza we smoke a great Hidden Herf that moves right to the top of the ratings list. We have a mystery guest in the audience who comes bearing gifts for the upcoming festivities.

Local Spotlight – Smoke & Flame; Pelham, NH

Controversy Corner – Planet X

Hidden Herf 167 / Smoke & Flame


Where’s Bernie?

Episode 166: Two in a Row
– Local Spotlight: Cuban Crafters; Miami, FL

Hop Tarts in Scranton! Lots of news and items from the mail bag. The Reverend Harvey and Nurse Rick try out the double recliner. The Caballero is on a roll and goes for two in a row out of the gate with the Hidden Herf, this time the shape and appearance of the cigar was the give away. Current events are starting up again after the holidays. It’s the usual fun time with the same panel of Hacks as last episode.

Local Spotlight – Cuban Crafters; Miami, FL

Controversy Corner – Paper vs. hard currency.

Hidden Herf 166 / Paper Currency

Episode 165: Hey Ernie, Welcome to Venezuela
– Local Spotlight: Eli’s Smoking Lounge; Nashua, NH

We have the Kracken Spiced Podcast Juice this week. Voice mail etiquette. The Caballero pegs the Hidden Herf after just a couple clues. We interview Gil and he tells us about his travels to some cigar related video shoots. See FB and GilVideosVisual.com for samples of Gil’s work. We go into more detail on the NH regulations related to Cigar Bars. We discuss some Hackapalooza planning topics. Did we mention Ernie?

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

Controversy Corner – On the ground at the top of the steps.

Hidden Herf 165 / The Kraken / Elie’s Smoking Lounge



Episode 164: The Hackie Awards Special 2020
– Local Spotlight: Utopia Lounge; Plaistow NH

It’s the 2020 Hackie Awards direct from Can’t Connect Conneticut. The Hidden Herf is picked off early by The reverend Harvey and Nurse Rick with a couple of lucky guesses. We learn about six new or restarting cigar lounges in the area and cover the NH regulations related to Cigar Bars.

Local Spotlight – Utopia Lounge; Plaistow NH

Controversy Corner – The Stock Market Ponzi Scheme

Hidden Herf 164 / Erik’s Hackie 2020


Utopia Lounge


Episode 163: Christmas Eve Eve
– Local Spotlight: A Shack Christmas; Rowley MA

It’s the Christmas episode so we do something different with the Hidden Herf and have a head-to-head blind cigar review with holiday gifts from a couple of our fans. There’s a mailbag segment with messages from some of the listeners.

Local Spotlight – A Shack Christmas; Rowley MA

Controversy Corner – The original Ponzi Scheme

Hidden Herf 163 / Ponzi Items

Episode 162: A Visit with Santa
– Local Spotlight: Two Guys Smoke Shop; Seabrook, NH

The Hacks take the Oscuro III out for it’s maiden podcast voyage to the Christmas Party at Two Guys in Seabrook, NH. We run into Jim “The Price is Right” from CLE Cigars and Santa himself! We pull in Mr. Bojimbles and few folks from the lounge throughout the show.

Local Spotlight – Two Guys Smoke Shop; Seabrook, NH

Conspiracy Corner – The Lottery and Cardboard Crack

Hidden Herf 162 / Two Guys, Seabrook

Episode 161: Pasto Resisto w/Hidden Herf Pot-Luck
– Local Spotlight: Football at the Tobacco Shack; Rowley MA

Due to a screw-up on behalf of the production staff we have a Hidden Herf Pot Luck where each panelist smokes a different blind cigar. Comedy Chris calls in on the remote from Jake’s Place. It’s someone’s birthday on Hanukkah, guess who. We talk a little history of gas prices. The Reverend Harvey coins a new term. Limos, Limos, Limos…

Local Spotlight – Football at the Tobacco Shack; Rowley MA

Conspiracy Corner – ESP(N) and the power of the mind.

Hidden Herf Pot Luck

Episode 160: The Yule Log, Maybe
– Local Spotlight: Don Kiki; Daytona Beach, FL

Gringo Stah is on the remote direct from The Don Kiki Cigar Lounge in Daytona, FL. The Hidden Herf is a bit of a dud, but we have a good time chatting with The Gringo while Harvey butchers a few words during Current Events.

Local Spotlight – Don Kiki Cigar Superstore; Daytona Beach, FL

Conspiracy Corner – JFK Jr. Sting

Hidden Herf


Episode 159: Mike T. is Bringing the Heat
– Local Spotlight: Castro’s Back Room; Bedford, NH

We meet a couple of unexpected guests in the lounge and they join us for a surprise episode, sometimes these surprises make for the best episodes. JoJo Mo drops in from afar. The Hidden Herf is a recent release and it gets high marks from the panel. We learn a lot about Etiquette Cigars in Laconia, NH.

Local Spotlight – Castro’s Back Room; Bedford, NH

Conspiracy Corner – The Sting Continues

Hidden Herf / Castro’s Bedford


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