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0058 - Bullfighting journalist Abraham Mahshie on Spain and ethical questions around the spectacle

If you're a subscriber to Cigar Snob Magazine, you've probably come across some of the work of journalist Abraham Mahshie. We had him write a story for us about the consumption of fighting bull meat in Spain, and then later an interview with bullfighter Morante de la Puebla.

While in Miami to see some family, Abraham stopped by our office to chat about his experiences in Spain and how he came to embed himself in the peculiar world of Spanish bullfighting.

0033 - Smoking (and giving away) Humo Jaguar from 2011, remembering Anthony Bourdain

We reached into the Vault for Humo Jaguar cigars by Plasencia, which were distributed only briefly back in 2011.

We also remember Anthony Bourdain the day the world learned of the chef's suicide.

All that — plus UFC 225, Yoel Romero, the Camel Clutch, and why you shouldn't watch The Handmaid's Tale — on this episode of the podcast.

Listen to the episode for information on how you can win a box of Humo Jaguar cigars from 2011 like the ones we smoked on this podcast!

0032 - 601 La Bomba Warhead II cigars, NBA Finals, Stanley Cup, Trumpy Bear

Need a friend who can join you for motorcycle rides and improve your golf game? Stick around to the end of the podcast for more information on Trumpy Bear!

In the meantime, you'll hear us smoking 601 La Bomba Warhead II, recapping game 1 of the NBA Finals, and going over some of our favorite YouTube tutorials.

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0030 - Bellas Artes by AJ Fernandez, visiting Guatemala, Little Pink House, and NFL kneeling ban

The team smokes Bellas Artes by AJ Fernandez while talking about Guatemalan shamans, the NFL's kneeling ban, and a soothing composition Ivan uses to fall asleep called "The Salty Chino." All this and more on the latest episode of the podcast.

0014 - Davidoff's Klaas Kelner on growing up around cigars & learning to "preach" like dad Henke

We recently joined a group of cigar retailers and cigar media for Viaje al Origen, a Davidoff-sponsored tour of the iconic company’s Dominican farming, fermentation and manufacturing operation in the Dominican Republic. The tours and the tastings that were sandwiched in between were, for the most, led by Klaas Pieter Kelner. He’s the son of Davidoff’s Henke Kelner. And at 27 years old, he’s coming into his own as an ambassador for the brand.

We got hooked up to some microphones for a quick chat about growing up around the cigar business and what it’s been like for Klaas to learn the ropes and become one of the Davidoff brand’s lead cigar evangelists.

Ep. 0003: José Orlando Padrón, Boston, and Ivan not wearing a dress

In this episode, Cigar Snob's Erik Calviño, Ivan Ocampo and Nick Jiménez chat around the death of José Orlando Padrón and what he meant to the cigar world. We also talk about travel to Boston (and the city's startlingly small cigar scene), fantasy football, and the Miami Marlins fire sale.