Stories & Stogies

Mad Scientist Media

Getting into the person behind the personality with amazing and interesting guests. Hosts Irwin, Mark and Ken dive into 'man cave' style questions while enjoying a few cigars. Brought to you by Mad Scientist Media.

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Generally when the guys put up an episode we like to talk about how the guests are, what they do or did... Things like that. On this episode hearing is believing as our own Scottie B takes us through some of the many wild roles he's played as well as some tidbits around the entertainment space.

Oct 14

25 min 41 sec

Welcome to Stories and Stogies minus about 50% of our normal hosts. Enjoy this special episode with us and make sure that you tune in for our next episode coming out on October 14th.

Oct 1

24 min 44 sec

Vic Cipolla a long time friend of Irwin Loring and his wife Dani Daniels step into the man cave to share some of their secrets and favorite tastes. Learning about everything from entrepreneurship and of course the world of adult entertainment.

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Sep 23

27 min 13 sec

The guys return on September 16th with a brand new season. Episodes every other thursday.

Aug 19

50 sec

Chris Monty Joins the guys! He talks about his amazing career in film along with some of its more tumultuous turn of events. An amazing actor, comedian and friend of the show stops by!

Jan 29

47 min 27 sec

Welcome to another special episode of Stories & Stogies Smoke Break edition. Today we are joined once again by our local tobacconist and eccentric Scotty B! Join us as we dive into what goes bump in the night as well as the superstition around the spaces. Learn about Scotty's personal experiences, hear some questions from the guys and let the skeptics come by with this our special paranormal episode. Stories & Stogies is a Mad Scientist Media production. For advertising email stories@msm.fm and thanks for listening!

Jan 22

23 min 46 sec

The meme, the legend, the voice over expert himself. A pitchman at heart the guys are joined by Voice Over Pete. They learn about the man behind the meme and everything leading him to his current career as a gamer, streamer and content creator. Stories & Stogies is a Mad Scientist Media production. For advertising email stories@msm.fm and thanks for listening!

Jan 19

47 min 19 sec

Today one of the producers on our amazing show comes in to show the guys a bit more about social media and how to use it. What starts off as a tutorial falls apart quickly into the usual antics.

Jan 8

46 min 46 sec

You've enjoyed him as he helped try to burn down gotham, you've seen him date Hank Moody's daughter or you've seen him on Kevin Probably Saves the World. The amazing comedian and friend of the production company Dustin Ybarra comes by the mancave! The guys talk about their history, growing up and so much more. Stories & Stogies is a Mad Scientist Media production. For advertising email stories@msm.fm and thanks for listening!

Jan 6

28 min 4 sec

The guys are celebrating the holidays in the way they know how. They want to know a little bit more about the Holiday Delivery world and since Jeff Bezos was unfortunately unavailable this time of year the second largest holiday delivery pro joins us in the man cave. Saint Nick known as Santa tells us a bit more about the role of Santa and how the pandemic has affected him. Strap in for what is the most uproarous episode yet! Featuring Erik Woodworth as Santa. Stories & Stogies is a Mad Scientist Media production. For advertising email stories@msm.fm and thanks for listening!

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Dec 2020

51 min

Jim Berry the main Sports Anchor for CBS4 News. He anchors the weeknight sportscasts, and the station’s extensive Miami Dolphins coverage. He joins the guys to talk about his musical side and how it helps keep him sane during weird times. He also talks about some of his most infamous interviews. Get to know the person behind the personality on this episode of Stories and Stogies! Stories & Stogies is a Mad Scientist Media production. For advertising email stories@msm.fm and thanks for listening!

Dec 2020

47 min 42 sec

The guys are back in the man cave! We return from our break with a small episode showing off the best gifts to get that special cigar lover in your life. We're joined once again by our tobacconist Scottie B at the Relocation Lounge to find out what in his experience is the best items this holiday season. We have some laughs and talk preferences, tune on in for a time of laughs and merriment. What sort of gift will you be getting that special someone this year? Stories & Stogies is a Mad Scientist Media production. For advertising email stories@msm.fm and thanks for listening!

Dec 2020

39 min 7 sec

In episode 12 of Stories and Stogies, the man-cave is joined by Charles Davis — football analyst on CBS Sports and the NFL Network and one of the voices on the popular video game Madden Football! Charles joins to talk everything from growing up in the same town as Irwin and playing on the same little league team, to his father being a teacher at their high school. He and Irwin discuss the difference in their experience in his class, and Charles elaborates on his family’s move from Tennessee to New York when he was young, and how it affected his father’s teaching job in an early post-segregation America. Being a stand out football player in High School, Charles talks about the different colleges who were interested in his talents and how the visits went for him. He talks why he chose the University of Tennessee, and his transition from high school quarterback to defensive back. Charles and The Cave conclude the show by discussing how college has changed in terms of not only football, but also education. Get to know the person behind the personality on this season-concluding episode of Stories and Stogies!

Jul 2020

45 min 55 sec

Episode 11 of Stories and Stogies is brought to you by Kickin’ Durst! Get to know the person behind the personality of Michael Winslow, the voicestrumentalist, “Man of 10,000 Sounds”, and pioneer of the modern-day beatbox! Having starred in movies like Police Academy and Space Balls, Michael talks all about his personal story growing up in many different places. He tells us all about where he got the inspiration and motivation to hone his talent for vocal sound effects as well as some places where he’s gotten in trouble for utilizing his skills. He deciphers the difference between old school beatbox and modern day beatbox, and working with Mel Brooks! Mark, Ken, and Irwin all talk with Michael about the first time they were exposed to him and his work. Irwin and Michael talk about the new project they’re working on, Kickin Durst — coming to you soon!

Jun 2020

51 min 22 sec

Magician Mike Rose joins this episode of the Smoke Break to talk about the history of magic, some of the run ins he’s had with other magicians, and some of the different styles of magic that are out there. Mike discusses some of his comedic inspirations on stage, and tells us all about some of the different venues he’s worked. He discusses the history of some classic tricks, while still keeping their secrets! Mike tells a riveting story about his run ins with the secret service while performing for Al Gore and George W. Bush! Get to know the person behind the personality in this episode of Stories and Stogies!

Jun 2020

46 min 36 sec

On this episode of Stories and Stogies, we welcome Ken Watter back to the show in light of a changing tax season. Our special guest for the night, Maija DiGiorgio, joins the show to talk about cigars, and her upbringing in both Manhattan and Norwood, New Jersey. She discusses her early start in show business and how her family helped propel her into it at a young age with her first gig being a Pampers baby. She proceeded to have a part in The Cotton Club as a girl, and excelled in dance, music, and comedy. She tells us all about the famous people she worked with as a child, and some of the hardships she faced as a young mixed-race girl in New Jersey. Maija talks about how the stigma of being mixed-race has carried over into her comedy and entertainment career. Get to know the person behind the personality in this episode of Stories and Stogies!

May 2020

41 min 36 sec

Brought to you by Manscaped. Use discount code "Stogies" for 20% off and free shipping at checkout! MattAlive joins the show to talk about his Horror-Punk band, “Savage Remains”. We discuss the history of the Punk Rock genre and some other branches of rock and roll, his Virginian roots, influences on his stage presence, how he and his bandmates got their stage names, background in music, and so much more! We get a nice preview of their song, “Dawn of the Dead” based on the George Romero movie. For more from Matt and the “Savage Remains”, you can visit Savage Remains on bandcamp.com as well as any and all music streaming platforms! Get to know the person behind the personality on this episode of Stories and Stogies!

May 2020

44 min 30 sec

In this episode of the Smoke Break, we take the chance to honor our mothers. Each of our hosts Mark, Ken, and Irwin tell stories from their youth. Mark tells us all about growing up in a multi-lingual family and stepping in for his mother to cook for the family and how that was received. Ken discusses how important education was to his mother, as well as her amazing sense of humor. Ken takes a moment to remember how motivational and supportive she was, and reminds everyone how important it is to express how you feel to those you love at any chance you get. Irwin tells us all about his mother and how he gave her the moniker, “Disaster Mom”. Irwin talks about living with his mother after he was married, and her motivation to ensure that her son was eating correctly — even if he’s walking into the house past 2AM. He tells us about how once she learned he was a comedian, she would make a point to try and pitch jokes to him and some of them even stuck! Take the time to thank your mothers, not just today but everyday! Without them, we wouldn’t be here.

May 2020

41 min 10 sec

Brought to you by Manscaped. Use discount code "Stogies" for 20% off and free shipping at checkout! Pete Hammelman joins the cave and talks about growing up in Long Island, NY, being a Navy veteran, starting a real estate company, opening a bar in White Plains called Martini’s that is the longest running Non-Comedy Comedy Club in the DMV, and the story of how he came into owning a Porn Store / Sex Shop. He discusses how his schooling experience lead him to become a High School Dropout and running away from home to work blue collar jobs and eventually joining the Navy where he worked his way up the ranks as a cook to become Chef —cooking for Senate, Congress, and the likes. Pete discusses having to deal with the occasional drunk customers at his bar, and how he enjoys being charitable. He discusses his experience dating, and even gives shoutouts to his staff at Martini’s! Get to know the person behind the personality in this episode of Stories and Stogies!

Apr 2020

42 min 1 sec

Brought to you by Manscaped. Use discount code "Stogies" for 20% off and free shipping at checkout! Steven Michael Quezada, commonly recognized as Agent Gomez from hit TV show “Breaking Bad” joins us remotely from quarantine in this episode of Stories and Stogies. He discusses his background in comedy, raising three daughters, and being a long time Albuquerque native. Steven tells us all about how he was the first person to go from the School Board to any other form of government office in Albuquerque. He explains his plans after serving his full term as County Commissioner, notable clubs he’s done stand up at, and much more. Get to know the person behind the personality on this episode of Stories and Stogies!

Apr 2020

47 min 22 sec

In this episode of the “Smoke Break”, we talk all about stogies! Scott Bruffy of Davidus Cigars enlightens us about everything that goes into properly storing cigars and how different common practices can be detrimental to the flavor and longevity of your cigar. Our good friend “Scotty B” highlights a few different types of humidors and their applications!

Apr 2020

34 min 5 sec

Brought to you by Manscaped. Use discount code "Stogies" for 20% off and free shipping at checkout! Tommy Savitt, aka “The Tommy Lama”, joins the show to talk about his time in law school, Marine Core Boot Camp where he ironically found a love for comedy, and much more! He proceeds to discuss some specifics about his Las Vegas self-help act and how it contrasted to the road life as a comedian. Tune in to Stories and Stogies to learn about the person behind the personality!

Apr 2020

50 min 47 sec

Brought to you by Manscaped. Use discount code "Stogies" for 20% off and free shipping at checkout! Sean Essex joins us for the latest episode in our Man Cave! He opens up about everything from his experience in the armed services, to becoming a chef, and his life as a male exotic dancer. Get to know the person behind the personality in our latest episode!

Mar 2020

48 min

Mar 2020

30 min 51 sec

Brought to you by Manscaped use discount code "Stogies" for 20% off and free shipping at checkout. Omar Bah was a star on a foreign version of the apprentice and now he's here with us talking about his amazing organization Woke. Join the hosts as they get into the person behind the personality with Omar!

Mar 2020

45 min 56 sec

This episode of Stories & Stogies was brought to you by Manscaped, to help support the show enter discount code "Stogies" at checkout to get 20% off and free shipping! Dionne Alexander, accomplished comic staring on HBO, former military veteran and savvy business owner. Amazing man whose know the hosts of the podcast for many years. Get into the person behind the personality right here in our man cave. We are also joined by our guest host Hanif Ahmad.

Feb 2020

1 hr

The guys behind Stories & Stogies sit down to tell you a little bit more about themselves in this very special first mini episode. Tune in on the 15th and 30th for our usual episode brought to you by Mad Scientist Media.

Feb 2020

43 min 47 sec

Our hosts are joined by the Kevin Farley (instagram @kevfarls) as he regales us with the tales from growing up, working on F is for Family. Life as a performer and his past time in a boyband. Light on up with us with this Mad Scientist Media production!

Jan 2020

50 min 13 sec