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Stick to the Script
115 minutes | Mar 5, 2021
Victor Thomas - Thomas Supply Trade
After a short hiatus the team is back. We sit down with Victor Thomas, co-owner of Thomas Supply Trade. Victor not only gives us the details of operating a successful cigar store and lounge, but how to build an empire. Victor and his wife are opening a second location in Ellicott City. And get this, the new place has a barbershop as well as a full cafe. The number of entrepreneurial gems shared by Victor is astonishing! Enjoy, and don't forget to Stick To The Script!
65 minutes | Jan 29, 2021
Vincent Jones - Enzo's Cigar Lounge
This week listen in as we speak with Vincent Jones of Enzo's Cigar Lounge. From a cigar sales rep to lounge owner and operator Vinny is holding down Richmond VA. Pump up the volume and enjoy the great cigar discussion. As always, Stick to the Script! #AvereUnCigarro
113 minutes | Jan 22, 2021
Cirilo McLiane - Humidor Muse
This week we speak with Cirilo McLiane, better know as Humidor Muse. Have you ever wanted a great way to track the cigars you smoked and archive your smoking experience of past sticks? Cirilo came up with the perfect solution called Humidor Notes. Listen in and learn how you can use Humidor Notes "To remember the details of your cigar enjoyment". Don't for get to #StickToTheScript.
118 minutes | Jan 15, 2021
Sean Coleman - Roma Craft Cigars
103 minutes | Jan 8, 2021
Lisa Sigler - JRE Tobacco, Casa Cuevas, Gran Habano
This week the crew sit down with a seasoned cigar sales rep, Lisa Sigler. She is one of the representatives for JRE, Casa Cuevas, and Gran Habano. Lisa takes us on the day to day journey for a cigar salesperson. She also dives into the finer points of how a cigar brand markets to customers, distributes, and builds relationships with brick and mortar cigar stores. Join us as we chop it up with Lisa and stick to the script!
145 minutes | Dec 18, 2020
Araia Tesfamariam - Rson Cigars
Araia, co-owner of Rson cigars joins us this episode. Tune in to hear about the finer points of running a boutique cigar company. Araia takes us through the ins and outs of creating, selecting, and bringing a stick to the market. As a marketing expert, Araia shares a wealth of insight about cigar consumer's behavior. Enjoy as we Stick to the Script!
110 minutes | Dec 11, 2020
Premium Cigar Association (PCA)
The crew is back with season two of Stick the Script!We kick off the journey with the gentlemen at the Premium Cigar Association (PCA). Scott Pearce, Executive director, and Joshua Habursky, Head of Government Affairs, graciously sat down with us to explain how the organization fights for the rights of cigar and pipe smokers while helping to keep political powers fair in the treatment of the tobacco industry. Scott and Josh, the wolf of K St, explains how they lobby to influence US Federal and State legislative regulations that affect retail, consumer, and the manufacturing aspects of the premium tobacco industry. Learn about the Tobacco Control Act overseen by Congress and the FDA. With 30,000 direct jobs in the retail sector and 20,000 in secondary and tertiary businesses. These folks are our first line of defense.There are forces at work to eliminate cigar and pipe smoking. The guys break down how important it is to educate consumers as well as policymakers about the facts and myths. Most importantly, they detail how the over 3 million cigar smokers can get involved and assist in stopping the threat to this wonderful lifestyle of premium tobacco enjoyment.Remember... Stick to the Script!
96 minutes | Aug 9, 2020
Two Men & A Lady - The Appreciation Show
The STTS crew gets together to recap the season. Listen in as your host recount the great moments of season one. Learn what a chewch is. And more importantly why you don't want to be one. Ponder what type of cigar smoker are you, a buy and burner or stock and hold? And as always, don't forget to stick to the script.
109 minutes | Aug 2, 2020
Rahul Gupta - Tobacco Leaf Maryland
This week we sit down with the owner of a family business dating back to 1982. Started by a Mechanical Engineer and creative businessman, the roots of Tobacco Leaf Maryland had humble beginnings. From Huntvalley to Jessup Maryland the Gupta family has been in the tobacco business for 38 years. Join us as we have an in-depth discussion with Rahul in arguably the most unique cigar lounge in the world.
77 minutes | Jul 21, 2020
Two Men & A Lady - The Father's Day Discussion
The crew sat down on Fathers' Day to discuss current events and intriguing cigar topics. This episode was recorded at TG Cigar Lounge's private carriage house. From tobacco growing regions, who we would most like to smoke a cigar with, the importance of black business, cultural sayings, and all of our post-Juneteenth thoughts, this is a rich episode. Enjoy as we stick to the script!
55 minutes | Jul 12, 2020
Mike Rushing - Casa De Montecristo - Part 2
We continue with Mike Rushing, the General Manager of Casa De Montecristo District of Columbia. Enjoy the second half of our interview with Mike as we Stick to the Script.
66 minutes | Jul 5, 2020
Michael Rushing - Casa De Montecristo - Part 1
STTS sits down with Mike Rushing, the General Manager of Casa De Montecristo District of Columbia. Listen as Mike describes starting his career in the Cigar industry at the age of 16 years old. Making his first sale to Drew Brees Mike's journey with the leaf has taken him on a long tour. From San Diego, New Orleans, Florida, New York, and Washington D.C. his story is an exciting excursion with Cigars. Enjoy as we #StickToTheScript!
65 minutes | Jun 28, 2020
Russell Blowe - Old Virgina Tobacco - Part 2
We are back with Russell Blowe. Listen in as he discusses the physiological reaction that the human body has when smoke enters your mouth and gaining an understanding for the confidence, or lack thereof, for the average cigar smoker. Join and enjoy as we "Stick to the Script".
69 minutes | Jun 21, 2020
Russell Blowe - Old Virgina Tobacco - Part 1
This week the team dives into the retail side of the business with Russell Blowe. Russell, an apprentice certified tobacconist, is an expert salesman of the leaf. He has successfully cracked the code and become a cigar whisperer. From what it takes to be a part of this luxury lifestyle to having the confidence to navigate the closed doors in life. Russell gives insightful and honest life lessons as he sticks to the script.
81 minutes | Jun 14, 2020
Two Men & A Lady - Crew Chat
This week the Stick to the Script host get together to record their first show face-to-face. The crew discuss why they formed the podcast, what they are smoking, buying sticks while traveling, cuban cigars, and their thoughts on the state of current culture. Shouts out to a special drop in, with wine provided, by @DistrictHostess.
66 minutes | Jun 7, 2020
Lenessa Terry - Puffin Pretty
Meet Lenessa Terry. Proud founder and owner of Puffin Pretty. Join us as we speak with Lenessa about the clothing retail side of the cigar business. As a sister of the leaf, she discusses starting her first business in high school and graduating to a clothing line catered to female and male cigar enthusiasts. The sister even founded the non-profit B.O.L.B. Encouraging women and children to enjoy the great outdoors. Sit back relax, sip, and burn one with the crew and Lenessa as we stick to the script.
116 minutes | May 31, 2020
Berhanu - General Manager - TG Cigars
Join us with the man in charge TG Cigar Lounge. Berhanu, better known as B, is the curator of smoke and enjoyment at the premier nations' capital cigar hot spot. B discusses how he keeps all running like clockwork, inspires us with the inter-workings of maintaining a successful small business while spreading the joy of the leaf with his patrons. Sit, smoke, sip, and listen as we stick to the strip.
96 minutes | May 24, 2020
Nathaniel Long - District Cigars
Join in as Two Men and a Lady chat with Nathaniel Long! Nate is one half of the duo that owns the acclaimed Washington-based company, District Cigars. In this episode, he shares his insights on starting a boutique cigar brand and building a business in the tough tobacco industry, all while representing his hometown to the fullest.
92 minutes | May 19, 2020
Justin Harris - Fratello Cigars
Kicking off the very first episode of Stick to the Script, two men and a lady interview Justin Harris. Justin is the Director of Operations for the Fratello Cigar company. Having served as a contributing writer for several cigar publications, Justin now runs all operations for Fratello. He shares his insights on the ins-and-outs of the business from a boutique cigar brand perspective. Join us as we sit down with Justin and stick to the script.
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