Sunday was a beautiful day here in Pennsylvania. It was so nice, in fact, that I couldn’t resist the urge to fire up the lawn tractor and and tame my wildly growing lawn. With my wife and daughter out visiting my mother in-law, it was a perfect opportunity for me to light up a cigar and putz around the lawn.
Having planned for this very situation, I picked up a couple of Ashton Cigars. These aren’t your usual Ashton, these come in unbanded bundles and cost less than $3 per single at the local level. I didn’t set the bar very high on my inexpensive Churchill-sized stick but was impressed as I set off on my mower.
I made one loop around my lawn and had to stop for a moment. In about two minutes I managed to run out of song skips on Pandora and found myself desperate for something different to listen to. On a whim, I loaded up the iOS Podcast App and began poking around. I wound up checking out an episode of Entrepreneurs and Coffee then stuck around for two more episodes while I worked.
It has been years since I’ve listened to a cigar podcast. When Bob and Dale went off the air they left a gigantic hole in the cigar podcast realm. I’ve tried different shows over the years but nothing has kept me coming back like Dog Watch Cigar Radio used to.
The purpose of todays quick little blog post is to kick around some podcast recommendations. I don’t care what the topics they cover, I just want to know what you listen to while puffing away on your cigar.
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It has been a while since I’ve been a regular podcast listener but the subscriptions that remain in my podcast app include
The Practical Pistol Show
I really like stooge geeks I get a lot of info from them and they don’t seem to have any brand discrimination (wow big word the New phone is really helping my vocabulary) that might be a good to start
The last time I listened to a cigar radio show was when Jerry was a guest on Abe’s show (Kiss my Ash Radio?). I’ll add Stogie Geeks to the list and give them a listen.
RadioLab. “Serial,” if you haven’t listened to it, will keep you mowing your lawn all day and all night. The Bret Hart episode was engaging, too. Basically, they’re always good. But if you haven’t listened to “Serial,” you are missing out on some compelling radio.
I’ll have to give Serial a listen. I’ve added a bunch to my podcast queue so I’ve got plenty to listen to on my mower and during my work commute.
Walt, based on your taste in books I think Serial will be a game changer. I have a Joe Abercrombie lined up, by the way.
Do you happen to have a link handy? I’ve done a couple of Google Searches and I’m seeing a couple different results and want to make sure I subscribe the to the right one.
My fault, Walt, it’s not RadioLab, it’s This American Life. Here’s the link. Serial is in episodes. You may get hooked.
That was the one that I found most interesting of the bunch that turned up in my search.
Thanks for the recommendation.
I just finished up the most recently YA release from Joe Abercrombie. It was every bit as good as the first installment in the series. Now I’m back to the Broken Empire series with King of Thorns (although I haven’t been reading as much due to podcast listening)
The Cigar Authority
The Michael Berry Show (especially Friday afternoon show)
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