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The Half Ashed Cigar Podcast

Half Ashed is a weekly cigar podcast and live internet radio show hosted by Craig Schneider and Kip Fisher. While we are prone to an occasional conversational offshoot, what we produce is very much a cigar show for cigar folks. We’re simply hardcore tobaccophiles with an undying love for the leaf, the industry and more importantly the people who share the common bond. To that end, we provide a live chatroom during the show to foster interaction between listeners and hosts, as well as a forum where we can all share and learn from each other.

While the focus of Half Ashed is our weekly broadcast, we are a complete media outlet.  In addition to the show, written content is frequently posted throughout the site, which you will find by following the links in the sections below.

We invite you to join us each week for the latest cigar reviews, news, and legislative concerns in the world of premium cigars. In the meantime, you may reach us by any of the means listed on our contact page – or the forum, of course.  We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Cigar Reviews

Each episode of Half Ashed features a Cigar of the Week, which is reviewed live while we record.  In addition, we publish intensive written cigar reviews following rigorous cigar review guidelines.

Visit our sortable cigar review index to find specific reviews by any number of select-able criteria. You’re invited to leave your own rating at the end of reviews published after our current review architecture took effect. So, let us know what you think! We’d love to hear your experience with a given blend.

Recorded reviews are available as part of the podcast in audio recordings via iTunes or video on our YouTube channel.

Cigar Podcast

Half Ashed is available for download in a number of different ways.  Subscription is free through iTunes or by pointing any other RSS fed podcatcher to our feed.  Unedited video from recordings will remain listed on our YouTube channel.

If you would like to revisit old shows or listen to one you missed, visit the Episode Archive below for a complete listing of previous episodes.  Each episode can be streamed or downloaded directly from its respective summary post in the archive.

As always, you are invited to join us every Friday night while we’re recording with live video feed and chat room on ourbroadcast page.

If it’s Friday night between 9:30-11:30pm EST, come join us for the show!

…OR, visit the Episode Archive for past shows

Cigar News

Here at Half Ashed, we strive to be a leading provider of media coverage for the premium cigar industry.  We do this through written editorial commentary, cigar reviews and news – and of course, our weekly cigar podcast / live internet radio show. A weekly summary of pertinent cigar news is provided during each episode, but not every story is published in written form.  The button below will take you to a listing of recently published news items, while each summary in the Episode Archive above gives a brief overview of more indepth discussion from the show.

Cigar Forum

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