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Holy Smokes Podcast

Holy Smokes® is the world's largest private cigar club and now we've taken the message of Faith, Friendship, Fine Tobacco & Drink from our 'secret' Facebook group to the world! Listen to interviews with Holy Smokes® members, cigar manufacturers, lounge owners, theologians, and much more.

Dec 30, 2019

Jason Burkett had a normal life growing up in southern California, he played sports and joined the Army ... but he got caught up with a white supremacist gang in the Army. When Christ got ahold of him, everything changed ... then he was introduced to Holy Smokes and he found a community he'd never experienced. In this...

Dec 19, 2019

Sometimes a wife is willing to 'tolerate' the smell of a cigar to hang with her hubby. Sometimes she tries one, then tries another, then becomes a fan. That's part of the story of Etienne & Megan Hardre. Steve Reiter interviewed them at The Lion's Den in Monument, CO and finds out how they met and how cigars have...

Dec 16, 2019

The Babylon Bee brings so much joy to so many in the Holy Smokes community, but who is Editor-In-Chief Kyle Mann? Kyle sits down with Steve Reiter at Culebra Cigar Co. in Ontario, CA to talk about his move from construction to satire, where his sense of humor came from, the history of The Bee, and more.

Dec 13, 2019

Many people are familiar with his famous father, Dr. James Dobson, but few people know who Ryan Dobson is. Steve Reiter sat down with Ryan to talk about his adoption, what it was like to grow up and see his dad become a 'Christian celebrity', his triumphs & struggles, and how he got into cigars & Holy Smokes.

Dec 9, 2019

"Wines made from lemons, not grapes" is the slogan of Evergood Elixirs. On this edition of the Holy Smokes Podcast, Steve Reiter sat down with Evergood Elixirs founder, Matthew Hexter. They talk about the childhood obstacles Matthew overcame, how God got ahold of him, how he met his wife, and how he came up with the...