300 episodes

The Cigar Industry Centric Podcast

Cigar Coop Prime Time Show William Cooper

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.5, 31 Ratings

The Cigar Industry Centric Podcast

    Prime Time Episode 151 Audio: Rick Rodriguez, General Cigar Company

    Prime Time Episode 151 Audio: Rick Rodriguez, General Cigar Company

    Tonight we continue our look at the personalities behind General Cigar as we welcome Rick Rodriguez of CAO Cigars.
    Rick has a dual role at CAO as he is both the blender and ambassador for the brand. Rick’s had a unique story on how he moved into this role at General Cigar and tonight we will learn about it – as well as catch up on the happenings at CAO.
    We will also look at what makes Rick “Live True” and in our Deliberation Segment, we will take a look at Cigar of the Month (COTM) clubs.

    • 2 hr 9 min
    • video
    Prime Time Episode 151: Rick Rodriguez, General Cigar Company

    Prime Time Episode 151: Rick Rodriguez, General Cigar Company

    Tonight we continue our look at the personalities behind General Cigar as we welcome Rick Rodriguez of CAO Cigars.
    Rick has a dual role at CAO as he is both the blender and ambassador for the brand. Rick’s had a unique story on how he moved into this role at General Cigar and tonight we will learn about it – as well as catch up on the happenings at CAO.
    We will also look at what makes Rick “Live True” and in our Deliberation Segment, we will take a look at Cigar of the Month (COTM) clubs.

    • 2 hr 9 min
    Prime Time Special Edition 82 Audio: Cynthia Fuente, Arturo Fuente Cigars

    Prime Time Special Edition 82 Audio: Cynthia Fuente, Arturo Fuente Cigars

    On Prime Time Special Edition 82, we are honored to welcome the First Lady of Cigars, the one and only Cynthia Fuente of Arturo Fuente Cigars.
    We will be talking all about Arturo Fuente Cigars including the company’s history, it’s game-changing cigar lines, the Cigar Family Charitable Foundation, and some of the industry challenges. This will be an episode you will not want to miss.
    Plus Bear and Coop analyze the recent news from the Courts involving the Cigar Industry's battle with the FDA.
    References
    FDA Proposes Potential Deferment Program for Premium Cigar Companies to File for SE (Cigar Coop)
    Judge Critical of FDA’s Deferment Plan for Premium Cigars (Halfwheel.com)

    • 3 hr 30 min
    • video
    Prime Time Special Edition 82: Cynthia Fuente, Arturo Fuente Cigars

    Prime Time Special Edition 82: Cynthia Fuente, Arturo Fuente Cigars

    On Prime Time Special Edition 82, we are honored to welcome the First Lady of Cigars, the one and only Cynthia Fuente of Arturo Fuente Cigars.
    We will be talking all about Arturo Fuente Cigars including the company’s history, it’s game-changing cigar lines, the Cigar Family Charitable Foundation, and some of the industry challenges. This will be an episode you will not want to miss.
    Plus Bear and Coop analyze the recent news from the Courts involving the Cigar Industry's battle with the FDA.
    References
    FDA Proposes Potential Deferment Program for Premium Cigar Companies to File for SE (Cigar Coop)
    Judge Critical of FDA’s Deferment Plan for Premium Cigars (Halfwheel.com)

    • 3 hr 30 min
    Prime Time Jukebox Episode 16 Audio: Album Archaeology #3 -U2’s Unforgettable Fire w Hector Alfonso

    Prime Time Jukebox Episode 16 Audio: Album Archaeology #3 -U2’s Unforgettable Fire w Hector Alfonso

    For Prime Time Jukebox Episode 16, we go through U2’s landmark album “The Unforgettable Fire” for the third installment of our Album Archaeology series. We’re joined by special guest Hector Alfonso who will help us break down this album.
    Much like an archaeologist digs and hunts for gems, on Album Archaeology we dig into the “The Unforgettable Fire” album. We go deep into each of the tracks of this album looking at the music, lyrics, and stories behind this album.
    We’ll also pay tribute to the late Malik B of The Roots and Pepe Cardona of Alive and Kicking.
    For the cigars during the broadcast, Dave will smoke the original 601 La Bomba Bunker Buster, Hector will smoke the Warzone, and Coop smokes the Espinosa Red River Valley II cigar.
    As always you can follow along with our Spotify Playlists:
    Full Episode 16 Playlist
    The Unforgettable Fire Playlist
    Hector's Playlist
    Prime Time Jukebox – the podcast that pairs music with cigars. You can catch us on Google Play Music, iTunes, Podbean, and YouTube. As always, be sure to email your feedback to cigarjukebox@gmail.com
    References
    'Alive N Kickin' Honored On Their 50th Anniversary - Marine Park, Brooklyn
    Alanis Morissette’s Smiling: A Return to Force

    • 2 hr 36 min
    • video
    Prime Time Jukebox Episode 16: Album Archaeology #3 -U2’s Unforgettable Fire w Hector Alfonso

    Prime Time Jukebox Episode 16: Album Archaeology #3 -U2’s Unforgettable Fire w Hector Alfonso

    For Prime Time Jukebox Episode 16, we go through U2’s landmark album “The Unforgettable Fire” for the third installment of our Album Archaeology series. We’re joined by special guest Hector Alfonso who will help us break down this album.
    Much like an archaeologist digs and hunts for gems, on Album Archaeology we dig into the “The Unforgettable Fire” album. We go deep into each of the tracks of this album looking at the music, lyrics, and stories behind this album.
    We’ll also pay tribute to the late Malik B of The Roots and Pepe Cardona of Alive and Kicking.
    For the cigars during the broadcast, Dave will smoke the original 601 La Bomba Bunker Buster, Hector will smoke the Warzone, and Coop smokes the Espinosa Red River Valley II cigar.
    As always you can follow along with our Spotify Playlists:
    Full Episode 16 Playlist
    The Unforgettable Fire Playlist
    Hector's Playlist
    Prime Time Jukebox – the podcast that pairs music with cigars. You can catch us on Google Play Music, iTunes, Podbean, and YouTube. As always, be sure to email your feedback to cigarjukebox@gmail.com
    References
    'Alive N Kickin' Honored On Their 50th Anniversary - Marine Park, Brooklyn
    Alanis Morissette’s Smiling: A Return to Force
     

    • 2 hr 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

cigarrookie06 ,

Great way to get your Cigar Industry Scoop!

I’m fairly new to cigars but I’ve gotten a lot of my info and learned a lot by listening to this podcast. Coop is old school and is a great interviewer. Aaron is chill and I’m a fan of his site too. Bear is too much at times with the brown-nosing but other than that he is a great interviewer. All of the shows under the Cigar Coop are entertaining, and now he has included the Cigar Jukebox. If you love cigars and the industry you should add this to the weekly rotation. The panel shows are my favorite for sure!

Tyler192929292 ,

Must listen

If you are a fan of cigars or if your in the cigar industry this is a must listen.

Drea0695 ,

Great Show

So why only a 3 star rating?! I can’t stand the live reads. They drive me crazy. I know I can skip through them but because it’s one of the hosts who read the commercials you never know if they’re actually reading a commercial or talking so you spend a ton of time playing with the fast forward and rewind. The content is strong and Coop and his team are very competent when it comes to talking about cigars.

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