49 episodes

A podcast for new cigar enthusiasts and cigar aficionados.

Simply Stogie‪s‬ James Giehm

    • Hobbies
    • 4.7 • 13 Ratings

A podcast for new cigar enthusiasts and cigar aficionados.

    Episode 49: Chatting with Robin Blue of Blue Smoke ATL

    Episode 49: Chatting with Robin Blue of Blue Smoke ATL

    I welcome Robin Blue, founder and creator of Blue Smoke ATL, to the show. Robin and I discuss how she approaches creating her line of cigar pokers, flasks, and key chains. We talk about how she began her cigar journey, what prompted her to start her business, and how women are different cigar smokers than men. We find out how she chooses which lounges to do business with and how women have found their place in the cigar community. It was a great conversation that I hope you enjoy as much as I did.
     
    Please visit and support Robin. She makes quality cigar accessories that are unique and can be customized to fit your tastes.
    Blue Smoke ATL
    Blue Smoke ATL Etsy
    Follow Robin on 
    Facebook
    Twitter
    Instagram

    • 48 min
    Episode 48: Cigar Community Round 2 with Keepers of the Flame

    Episode 48: Cigar Community Round 2 with Keepers of the Flame

    I sit down and chat via Zoom with the founder and admin of Keepers of the Flame cigar club, Anthony. We discuss how Anthony got into the cigar hobby as well as his thoughts on boutique cigars, diversity, growth during COVID, his approach to moderating, and the Cigarmageddon contest with the Simply Stogies cigar club. This was a great conversation that I hope you enjoy as much as I did.
     
    Keepers of the Flame Instagram

    • 44 min
    Episode 47: A Conversation w/the Organizers of the Queen City Cigar Fest

    Episode 47: A Conversation w/the Organizers of the Queen City Cigar Fest

    I chat (via a Zoom call) with two of the three organizers of the Queen City Cigar Fest, Clinton Douglas and Damon Robinson. Clinton and Damon tell us about the upcoming Queen City Cigar Fest being held in Charlotte, NC from May 19 - May 23, 2021. There will be daily and nightly events held at different cigar lounges across the Queen City those five days that will highlight both the cigar culture and local small businesses in Charlotte. We discuss how the Queen City Cigar Fest was brought about and the challenges of organizing such an event during a global pandemic. We also nerd out over the movie Hand Rolled: A Film About Cigars and find out about Clinton's time on a reality show. It was a great conversation that you won't want to miss.
    Tickets will be going on sale soon! Please follow the Queen City Cigar Fest on Facebook and Instagram for up-to-date ticket information, a full list of partner lounges and even sponsors, and for information on the launch of their website.
    https://www.facebook.com/queencitycigarfest/
    https://www.instagram.com/queencitycigarfest/?hl=en
    You can follow Clinton Douglas on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/mrcdiddy/
    You can follow Damon Robinson on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/damon_thecigarculturalist/?hl=en
    You can follow Drida Hyde on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/elegantplume/?hl=en
    If you would like to become a sponsor or have questions concerning the Queen City Cigar Fest you can email them at queencitycigarfest@gmail.com
    Partner Lounges for Queen City Cigar Fest:
    Tailored Smoke
    Gold Leaf Cigar Lounge
    Smoke & Barrel
    Aroma Cigars Etc. Lounge

    • 53 min
    Episode 46: Cigar Aficionado and Short Smokes

    Episode 46: Cigar Aficionado and Short Smokes

    I give you my shortened opinion on the Cigar Aficionado Top 25 of 2020 list, why I think it is not a true list of the top cigars of 2020, and why we do not have advertisers or sponsors for the show and website. I then give you my list of Top 10 short cigars for winter or when you just don't have an hour to smoke. With both Cuban and non-Cuban cigars on the list, it's sure to have something for everyone. 
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    • 29 min
    Episode 45: Cigar Community Round 1 with Simply Stogies Club

    Episode 45: Cigar Community Round 1 with Simply Stogies Club

    I sit down with the new Administrator of SimplyStogies.club, Ryan Janus. Ryan and I discuss his cigar journey and how he started smoking, to working in a cigar lounge, to running simplystogies.club. We talk about the cigar community, the impact that COVID-19 has had on the online cigar community, some of the fun things they do, and the upcoming Cigarmageddon contest with the Keepers of the Flame cigar club. 
     
    If you'd like to join simplystogies.club please email Ryan and the moderators of simplystogies.club at simplystogies@gmail.com
    When in the Buffalo area, visit one of the Buffalo Cigar Lounge locations.
     
    *NOTE: Simply Stogies Podcast is not a part of, or affiliated with SimplyStogies.club
     
    If you'd like to become a part of the Simply Stogies Cutter Club or support Simply Stogies Podcast, please visit our Buy Me A Coffee site.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Episode 44: 2020 in Review and Looking Ahead to 2021

    Episode 44: 2020 in Review and Looking Ahead to 2021

    I invite everyone to go to The Blend News and sign up for their newsletter and for their holiday giveaway! I then take a look back at the trials, tribulations, and victories of 2020. Yes, 2020 was a tough year on everyone and Simply Stogies Podcast and simplystogies.com were not immune from the 2020 curse. I then take a look at our future, what we hope to accomplish, and announce that our Buy Me a Coffee "Cutter Club" memberships and one-time donations are now up and running!
    I also take a look at how the cigar industry was affected by 2020: delays, shortages, and FDA wins are all discussed. Will the CRA and PCA be able to pivot from a fight against the Feds to state level politics? 
     

    • 28 min

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13 Ratings

13 Ratings

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