The Burn Down Podcast

The Burn Down Podcast

The Burn Down Podcast is a podcast that brings people together over one thing. A CIGAR! No matter where you’re from, what you believe or how you look, cigars is what connects us! It is designed to bring cigar lounge conversations to the internet audience. Founded by Eric Josefson and Justin Heisig, The Burn Down is a weekly podcast with amazing people and conversations. From interviews with professional athletes like Ed Reed and John Starks, to singers and comedians like Ruben Studdard and Rocky Dale Davis, to mobsters and entrepreneurs like Billy Cutolo Jr. and Armando Montelongo, cigar makers like Robert Caldwell and Tony Gomez even military veterans like Ray “Cash” Care. Even friendly everyday banter between the Eric and Justin, there’s something for everyone on The Burn Down Podcast. We’re here to inspire, uplift and to provide value to our watchers and listeners...and we do it all over a cigar! “Spark it up, Talk it out, Burn it down!”


December 2, 2022 37 min

This week's podcast episode, The Burn Down Podcast talks about Eric's experience with the plumber from hell!

Also...people put tape over their mouth to get better sleep? Oculus founder makes a virtual reality helmet that can actually kill the user? Pennsylvania elected a dead guy to office? What is going on with this world?!?!?!


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We watch some interesting and popular cigar videos and react to them because why not! Hope you enjoy!

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November 18, 2022 90 min

We interviewed Lefty from Lefty's Cigars. Question is: Which Lefty is it? Lefty the cigar roller? Lefty the truck driver? Lefty the entrepreneur? Lefty the salesman? Lefty the mad scientist? How many Lefty's are there?! Become a member! $5/month Exclusive discounts and giveaways. 15% OFF our cigar The Blueprint!

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Robert Caldwell of Caldwell Cigars sits down with The Burn Down Podcast. Talks with us about being a bad kid growing up, the things he likes and dislikes about the cigar industry, his journey into cigars and so much more!

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New York State Supreme Court ruled in favor of 16 sanitation workers who were fired for being unvaccinated against Covid. New York State must reinstate all workers and give them back pay from the date of termination!

They also lifted the vaccine mandate in NYC for the private sector on Nov. 1st! 

What does this mean for other public or government employees that were fired for the same reason? Will we start seeing more court orders ...

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Nick Fusco the youngest cigar brand owner joins The Burn Down Podcast and talks about his incredible story on how created of El Mago Cigars. Nick created the El Mago Cigar brand as a tribute to his grandparents, Maria and Gonzalo Torre who died on June 24, 2021 in Miami, Florida, when their building The Champlain Towers collapsed in the middle of the night. Nick's grandparents left a huge impression on him and El Mago Cigars is...

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HE DID IT! Justin got married! Listen to the wedding recap on this week's episode of The Burn Down Podcast.

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October 14, 2022 82 min

Bek Lover a man who has seen a lot and been through a lot. Born in NYC, Bek discusses how his grandfather was an anti-communist fighter and how his family was hunted down by the communist regime in Albania and ultimately fleeing to America. How he lost many people in his lifetime from various events which include the 1999 Kosovo War and his brother. How cigars brought him back to life after the loss of his brother and EVEN being on...

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NeverAsh is a newer cigar brand that was launched by Tom Grilli and his Uncle Steve Rotondi in 2020. Tom from NeverAsh Cigars joins us as he discusses how he quit his full time IT job and decided to go all in on the cigar business! Also the origination of the catch phrase "NeverAsh" and how it was used amongst family and friends and turned into a cigar business!


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September 30, 2022 24 min

Helluva day for The Burn Down Podcast!

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September 23, 2022 103 min

DJ Nino Brown takes his two passions, DJing and cigars and combines them together! If you're at a cigar event in the NYC area DJ Nino Brown is there. When you're named the "premium cigar DJ of New York City" you know we had to have Nino in the studio! He took his vespa all the way from Astoria, Queens to be us. It get no more "New York" than DJ Nino Brown!

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September 16, 2022 39 min

Will the United States BAN cigars from Nicaragua?! Over 200 million cigars were imported from Nicaraguan in 2021! But are they going to STOP that with an embargo on Nicaragua because of Russia? Listen in on these week's episode!

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September 9, 2022 32 min

We love cigars, OBVIOUSLY and in this episode we explain why cigars are in fact really beneficial to ones mental health and well being! Cigars get a negative stigma and our job is to change that narrative. Enjoy!

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Tom La Vecchia, owner of Armchair MBA, X Factor Media and New Theory Podcast has interviewed some BIG NAMES like Sammy "The Bull" Gravano, Dee Snider of Twisted Sister, Jordan Belfort "The Wolf of Wall Street", Gary Vee and even Pablo Escobar's Wife! Become a member! $5/month. Exclusive discounts and members only giveaways! Check out our cigar The Blueprint! Available now!

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This weeks guest is Hannah, many know her on instagram by the handle @rojocorojo! She's grew her page to over 20K+ followers in less than a year. We discuss how she got into cigars, what it's like being a husband and wife cigar duo and so much more! 

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The Burn Down boys head down south to Nashville, Tennessee and Austin, Texas! These stories are hilarious!

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The cigar industry takes home a BIG W! The FDA wrongly decided to deem premium cigars, based on an alleged lack of evidence in the administrative record of different usage patterns for premium cigar consumers, when in fact there was such evidence submitted by the CRA.


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Cigar pop quiz! How many can we get right?

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July 29, 2022 28 min

This week we tackle a classic! Cigar frequently asked questions. ENJOY!

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Questions and answer with The Burn Down Podcast! Part 4...

We Google a list of random questions to ask to get to know someone, and we answer them. This is a classic on The Burn Down Podcast. Some of these questions bring out some stories!!!

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