New York Said

New York Said

Teacher, sales associate, officer, tobacconist, rebel, MTA worker, artist, drifter - who? These are the people in your neighborhood. Hosted by Amon Focus, the New York Said podcast features in-depth artful conversations with people you don't often hear from, to hear things that aren't often shared (said), spotlighting life in New York. This is what New York Said. New episodes available on Tuesdays.... Show More

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May 31, 2020 42 min

In this episode we talk about lighters, enjoying a Cigar, cutting a Cigar, toasting the foot, taking your time, Connecticut grown tobacco and palette awareness.

Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/latelier-maduro-54/

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In this episode we talk about Christian Eiroa, blending seminars, blind tasting, taking your time with a Cigar, corojo and the cigar speaking.

Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/eiroa-first-20-years/

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May 21, 2020 65 min

In this episode The Mazeking and Amon talk Meditation, Marcel Duchamp, Buddhism, film, physics, the big bang theory, being bullied, the process of living and the purpose of art.

Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/the-mazeking-interview/

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May 17, 2020 47 min

In this episode we talk about nicotine & its affects on the body, humidors, Foundation Cigars and Nick, Boveda Packs, some Shade at the boring podcasts that exist on cigars, construction, master blending and fermentation.

Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/the-tabernacle-by-foundation/

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May 14, 2020 60 min

In this episode The Mazeking and Amon talk Meditation, Marcel Duchamp, Buddhism, film, physics, the big bang theory, being bullied, the process of living and the purpose of art.

Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/the-mazeking-interview/

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May 10, 2020 36 min

In this episode Juan and Amon talk about the Quesada Family, design of esthetics, buying a cigar and buying a fake Cuban.

Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/quesada-espana/

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May 6, 2020 63 min

In this episode The Mazeking and Amon talk Meditation, Marcel Duchamp, Buddhism, film, physics, the big bang theory, being bullied, the process of living and the purpose of art.

Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/the-mazeking-interview/

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In this episode we talk about Tatuaje as a brand, Pete Johnson, cutting a cigar, Boutique Brands and Production, Valleys in Nicaragua, Long Filler vs Non Premium, and refilling a Butane lighter.

Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/tatuaje-tattoo-by-pete-johnson/ 

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In this episode we talk about, Crowned Heads Group, Nashville cigar making, lighters, Lieberman method/too, Maduro wrapper, flavor and body, time and enjoyment, contributions to the industry, walk in humidors in a brick and mortar, mild to medium bodied, strength and delivery of a cigar.

Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/crowned-heads-four-kicks-maduro/

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Krink: Graffiti, Art, and Invention should have been the title of this week's podcast episode but it's already the title of Craig Costello's new book that just dropped with Rizzoli.

In this episode Craig and Amon talk about growing up in Queens, life in San Francisco, the birth of Krink, Alife, minimizing risk, field testing, racking and the challenges of growing a small business.

Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com...

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April 19, 2020 29 min

In this episode we talk about the Plasencia Family, cap line , Nestor Senior , the luxury of time, combustion, size of a cigar and affects of burn ingredients and factors in a cigar, challenging the palette and pairing a cigar.

Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/plasencia-nestico/

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April 11, 2020 41 min

In this episode we talk about vitolas, torpedos, perfectos, cutting, V-Cut, toasting the foot, even burning, enjoyment, interpretation, picking a cigar, stories about cigars, time in consumption, tobacco leafs and positioning.

Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/rocky-patel-fifty-five-corona/

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April 7, 2020 58 min

Jim and Amon sort of go off the rails talking about Wonder Showzen, PFFR, Bert's Tit, Underground Comics, almost drowning, the Mystery of Picasso, food fights, Federico Fellini, Chuck Jones, puppets, sharpening your eye, sewing machines, Chewties and a bunch of other stuff. 

Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/inside-the-mind-of-jim-tozzi-interview

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April 7, 2020 57 min

Jim and Amon sort of go off the rails talking about Wonder Showzen, PFFR, Bert's Tit, Underground Comics, almost drowning, the Mystery of Picasso, food fights, Federico Fellini, Chuck Jones, puppets, sharpening your eye, sewing machines, Chewties and a bunch of other stuff. 

Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/inside-the-mind-of-jim-tozzi-interview

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In this episode we talk about vitolas vs. Sizes, how they can burn differently, cigar beetles, Chateau Fuente, Rare Fuente Cigars and Zona Franca.

Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/arturo-fuente-personal-reserve/

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In this episode we talk about the Quesada Reserva Privada Barberpole, aged tobacco, double cap, retail Tobacconist, taste/aftertaste, pairing and sip to smoke, Combustion, air flow and ash.

Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/quesada-reserva-privada-barberpole/

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Jerry Saltz and Amon Focus talk about being radically vulnerable, the importance of deadlines, the Pulitzer Prize and his new book, How to Be an Artist.

Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/in-conversation-with-pulitzer-prize-winning-art-critic-jerry-saltz-interview

 

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March 21, 2020 51 min

In this episode we talk about Dion and Illusione Brand, removing a cap, toasting the foot (how long do you toast a foot for), butane/torch lighters, cedar spills/matches, draw of a cigar, combustion on Boxed Pressed vs Parejo Cigars, premium cigars, optimizing a good experience with planning, the reach of a cigar, relighting a cigar, purple smoke, seeds and classifications.

Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/illusione-68/

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March 14, 2020 46 min

In this episode we talk about Brugal 1888, the Padron Family, small cigars, shorter formats, dog walker, anatomy of a cigar, aging a cigar, stories of Big Smoke, layers to the taste, palette, salivation, geography of growing tobacco, pairing a spirit with a cigar and ProCigar Festival.

Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/padron-1926-no-35-natural/

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In this episode we talk about, cutting a cigar and how to cut a cigar, beginner cigars, toast the foot and why, composition of a cigar, combustion, flavor profiles, seeds, geography of tobacco flower, experience with Guillermo Leon, construction of a cigar, aging a cigar, uniformity and Boveda Packs.

Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/guillermo-leon-signature/

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