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La Cultura's Up in Smoke with Sean Tyler

La Cultura's Up in Smoke with Sean Tyler

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Learn about Kansas City's hottest Cigar Shop, La Cultura Cigar and Social with Ben Gardner, Mike Stous, and hosted by KC Radio Veteran Sean Tyler. In addition to events at the shop, we cover cigars, whiskey, and a whole host of topics.

Sound, editing, and production: TCM Media
6 Episodes
Holiday Party Time!

Holiday Party Time!


Released to coincide with our Holiday Party featuring EP Carrillo Cigars this Saturday December 11th. Our Toy Drive is still in full swing and you have time to donate. Prizes from: Strange Music Drew Estate Cigars Selection Garment Co Alec Bradley Cigars As an exclusive bonus, listen to how the song "Face Off" by Tech N9ne Featuring Joey Cool, King Iso, and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson came to be and Sean's involvement.
Sean, Ben, and Mike get together after taking a month off. We all have things in our life we need to celebrate. Whether it be a milestone in your life or in this day and age just getting through another week. Listen to the guy's take on when you should dig a little deeper in your humidor or come see us at La Cultura.
Episode 4 You can't go more then a few minutes in La Cultura Cigar & Social without hearing the words "RoMa Craft" mentioned. There is good reason behind that, they make great, consistent cigars. Not to mention everyone on staff is a fan of this brand. On this episode we dive into each of the blends that they offer, some history behind them, the meanings, our experiences, and introduce Sean to the RoMa world of cigars. You will also hear us refer to the event in a "few days", "tonight" etc. To clear up all the confusion, the RoMa Craft event is Friday August 6th, starting at 5pm at 512 Southwest Boulevard, Kansas City, MO. Promoting RoMa Craft is a labor of love for Ben and Mike. Come by Friday and try not to become a fan!! Podcast inquiries: Intro and Outro: "La Cultura Anthem" by (Twiggy AKA Thunderous Contender)
Meet the family

Meet the family


In this packed episode, we dig into host Sean Tyler's journey in radio, his other gig of being a VP of a global leading record label, and how he got into cigars. We recorded during our event with Crowned Heads Cigars. So of course we had to bring on our first guests onto the Up in Smoke Podcast. We steal Dave Payne away from his table of goodness to talk about Crowned Heads Cigars and his time with one of our favorite vendors. It isn't a La Cultura Party without sharing the love with some KC neighbors. We also talk to Travis Moore of Torn Label Brewing and David Garcia of Selection Garment Co. David donated a suit as part of our grand prize and Travis, well Travis brought beer. Cause Travis is awesome like that. Now then, if we could be serious for a moment. It's been a couple months that we've been coming directly to you via this medium. We like you, you like us. We want to move to the next step. But to do that, you need to meet the rest of the family. While Ben is the face of La Cultura, and Mike is the grease in the engine, we know we wouldn't be where we are today if David "Swinny" Swinburne hadn't have shared his dream of opening a cigar shop with Ben. Hear the back story and realize that passion for cigars and the comradery that comes with it is all that drives us.
Join host Sean Tyler with Ben Gardner and Mike Stous of La Cultura Cigar & Social. We dissect some points and conceptions of cigar pairing with your drink. For this episode we focused in on Monkey Shoulder Blended Scotch Whisky drank neat and in the Boulevardia Cocktail. Paired with Hirochi Robaina Signature Toro Prensado, a Global Exclusive cigar, available only at La Cultura Cigar & Social. So grab a cigar, your drink of choice, and relax while Ben talks about what makes a Whiskey "Hot", Sean learns what Nicaraguan Cigars are all about, and realize that Mike has been just smiling and nodding when people talk about the "Unicorns" of the Bourbon World..... Intro and Outro Music: "La Cultura Anthem" by Twiggy AKA Edited and Produced: TCM Media
The Inaugural Episode

The Inaugural Episode


In the first episode of "La Cultura's Up in Smōk with Sean Tyler" we jump right in with La Cultura's CEO and Co Founder Ben Gardner, COO Mike Stous, and KC's 107.3FM Morning Drive DJ Sean Tyler as the guys get to know each other. We cover the lay of the land for La Cultura Cigar & Social, touch on how our path led us here in regards to cigars, the whiskey we enjoy with them, and the friends we make along the way.   House DJ: Chicago's DJ J Imani Sound, edit, and production: TCM Media We're just getting started!!
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