October 08, 2021

Episode 177 - Damion Lupo

Damion Lupo Serial Entrepreneur First business at 11 selling Nintendo games Started 50 companies The importance of having purpose How he lost 25 million dollar loss and made it all back Self-awareness and taking ownership of ...

October 06, 2021

Episode 176 - Ray Prodanoff

I had an excellent discussion with this brother of the leaf. Ray is truly an interesting and humble dude. I really think you'll enjoy this episode. We discussed how he got into cigar smoking, why he can't say he has a favo...

September 24, 2021

Episode 175 - Luke Powell of the Decred Project

Had a great discussion with Luke about how he got into crypto, what drew him to Decred, and how it's different from Bitcoin. Find and follow him on Twitter at

September 08, 2021

Episode 174 - Gia of @charmcitycigars

Cigar smoker for 8 years | 2018 - Founded Charm City Cigars | Her belief that cigar smokers need products that are built just for us. She knew there had to be a way to take better care of our skin and get rid of the smokey ci...

September 02, 2021

Episode 172 - NotAWiz4rd of the @noircoin Team

My monthly discussion with the NoirCoin team --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/cigarsandcrypto/support

September 01, 2021

Episode 173 - Hannah Rosenberg

I had an amazing lesson and discussion Hannah Rosenberg of Velis Commerce on the Lightning Network. In this episode we discussed: Studied Econ at UIC Chicago - Monetary Theory | 2011 got into the space after listening to a p...

August 12, 2021

Episode 171 - NotAWiz4rd of the Noircoin team

In Episode 171 we discussed: Upgrading the privacy protocol - Will they implement ZKSnarks or Lalantis security protocol. The importance of privacy in the crypto space. They are now preparing for the swap - but are considerin...

July 29, 2021

Episode 170 - Link Green the Khemist

Fintech expert 2014 Owner - Planet Krypton Educator Wanted to fill a gap for those who need an intro to crypto Pre-recorded courses 1 on 1 coaching www.planetkrypton.io @linkgreen_thekhemist --- Support this podcast: https:...

July 14, 2021

Episode 169 - Meka Couch of @dapp_ar

Worked in infrastructure; unified communications. Decided to start a business and the pandemic hit. So she and her team decided it was time to start investing and trading in crypto. They are working to solve the problem of di...

July 01, 2021

Episode 168 - Flo, lead developer for the Noir Coin team

This was my monthly chat with the members of the Noir Coin team. This month I had an opportunity to speak with Flo, the lead dev. We discussed their progress on the chain swap and future development that the team has in sto...

June 25, 2021

Episode 167 - Jon Huber of Crowned Heads Cigars

Crowned Heads Started late 2010 with the hopes of not being a regular cigar company. They chose to be an aspirational brand. Headley Grange Black Lab - Riff off of Headly Grange. 2nd release in 2012. Wanted the cigar to taste...

June 18, 2021

Episode 166 - Matt Booth of Room 101 Brand Cigars

This by far was one of my favorite discussions. In Episode 166 we discussed: His inspiration for creating Room 101 Brand | How Room 101 started as a Bespoke jewelry brand | How Room 101 is a collection of all things importan...

June 09, 2021

Episode 165 - @IAmCigarAnarchy

I had an excellent discussion with Anarchy in this episode. We discussed: Got into Cigars at a company retreat and have been in love with cigars ever since. | Her time in Washington, DC | What it is about cigar smoking that ...

June 02, 2021

Episode 164 - NotAWiz4rd of the @noircoin team

This is the second part of the 2 part series of NoirCoin's chain swap. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/cigarsandcrypto/support

May 29, 2021

Episode 163 - NoirCoin Team

This was another amazing discussion with my friend, NotAWiz4rd of the Noir Coin team. We discussed the status of the chain swap. This is part one of a two part series. The next one will drop tomorrow, 5/30/2021 --- Suppo...

May 28, 2021

Episode 162 - Deshawn Miller, CEO @commcrypto

I always enjoy talking to my brother of the coin and my brother of the leaf, Deshawn. This was our usual monthly get together to discuss everything crypto and even cigars. I recorded this episode at the end of April but the...

May 26, 2021

Episode 161 - Lamar Wilson aka @bigmarh

I had a fantastic discussion with a brilliant brother. In Episode 161 of Cigars and Crypto we learned about Lamar and his time in the Cryptocurrency space. We discussed: How used started out in this space as a developer and...

May 19, 2021

Episode 160 - Cleve Mesidor

I had an awesome discussion with Cleve. In this episode, we discussed: Her presidential appointment to the Obama administration in 2013 Leadership of the National Policy Network of Women of Color in Blockchain Her work with ...

May 14, 2021

Episode 159 - Richard Carthon, Host of @_cryptocurrent_

I had an amazing discuss with this brother. In addition to being a content creator, he has an amazing backstory. In this episode, we discussed: His work at an AI company How he fell down the Bitcoin and Ethereum rabbit hole...

May 03, 2021

Episode 158 - KryptoApproved from Twitter

I had an awesome discussion with the brother, Shawn aka KryptoApproved from Twitter. In this podcast, we discussed: His entrance into Crypto. Him being a certified Risk and Portfolio Manager. Cool cars he posts on IG and his...

April 24, 2021

Episode 157 - JHill @JohnnyCrypto3

I had an amazing discussion with the brother, JHill. Stuntman, Martial Artist, Trader, and traveler. You'll enjoy episode 157!!! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/cigarsandcrypto/support

April 16, 2021

Episode 156 - Philosopher and Bitcoiner Bradley Rettler @rettlerb

I had a deep and cerebral discussion with Brad Rettler. We talked about his entry to Bitcoin in 2013, Epistemic Trespassing, and how he is co-authoring the book, Resistance Money. Make sure you follow him on Twitter at @ret...

April 09, 2021

Episode 155 - Danielle Carpenter @SoulfullyDani

SOTL - Danielle @soulfullydani on Instagram From Chicago - Rojos Cigar Lounge in Chicago Heights, IL Smoking for 6 years Her favorite cigar is The Davidoff Late Hour We talked about the uniqueness of the journey for each pers...

April 03, 2021

Episode 154 - CJ the Smart Guy

I had a fantastic discussion with this brother. In this episode CJ and I discussed: How he got a Coinbase wallet in 2015 and was surprised at the growth of a $25 investment. How he really got going with Bitcoin after hearing...