Simply Stogies

Hosted ByJames

Simply Stogies is a podcast for the cigar enthusiast and the veteran cigar aficionado. Join James on his journey through the world of cigars as he covers a variety of topics that are important to cigar smokers. Cigar and cigar accessory reviews, cigar news, reviews with those in the cigar industry, and discussions about all things premium cigars are all on the dockett. Sit back, relax, light up a stogie, and enjoy the show.


All Episodes

Cigars and Coffee Episode 3: Drive-Thru Coffee and Cuban CIgars

James and Tim discuss Cuban cigars while drinking drive-thru coffee. Tim bemoans ordering food through a drive-thru and James complains about the show’s budget before discussing if fast-food/drive-thru coffee...

Episode 35: Project E Gran Ola Review

I give you my review of the Epic Cigars limited edition Project E Gran Ola. You can follow along with my review here. I also go over our new Statement of Ethics and why it’s important to our staff and to our fans.
 

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Cigars and Coffee Episode 2 Reviewer Introducing David Howell

James and Tim welcome the brand new cigar reviewer for simplystogies.com, David Howell. They discuss David’s cigar journey, his approach to reviews, Cuban cigars, and of course, coffee.

Episode 34: Getting to Know Our New Content Director, Matthew Kang

James welcomes the new Content Director/Editor of simplystogies.com, Matthew Kang. Matthew discusses his cigar journey, and how his real job at Eater LA will help us give us some direction. We also talk a little COVID-19, and Matthew mistakes a travel h…

Simply Stogies presents: Cigars and Coffee: Episode 1

For the inaugural episode of Cigars and Coffee, James and Tim explain the premise of the show, share their cigar and coffee journeys, and talk about what they’re smoking...

Episode 33: Up and Down with Phil Ledbetter from Up Down cigars

I had the opportunity to sit down with co-owner of Up Down Cigar (located at 1550 N. Wells St., Chicago, IL) and current PCA Board Member, Phil Ledbetter. Phil and I discussed his cigar journey, starting from pipe smoking and going all the way through…

Episode 32: Catching Up with Glynn Loope

I get to catch up with the Executive Director of the Cigar Rights of America, Glynn Loope. We discuss how COVID-19 has impacted cigar retailers and manufacturers, the government’s response, and the current fight against regulation and why it’s so import…

Episode 31: Zooming with Andy Yaffee of Micallef Cigars

I sat down, via Zoom, with Andy Yaffe, National Sales Director for Micallef Cigars. Andy tells the story of how his cigar journey began, how he came to in the cigar industry, and the friendships he has made. Andy and I then have a frank discussion on the…

Episode 30: Cigar Scanner App and Hygrometer Review

This week, I quickly gives my thoughts on the PCA cancelling the 2020 trade show and how this presents the PCA with a unique opportunity for change; change for themselves, and change for the industry. I then jumps into my review of the Cigar Scanner Appl…