Earlier today I spoke with Jason Dedic of Fat Guy with a Mic podcast.

This was a bit of a different interview than most. Jason is a relatively new cigar smoker—only one and a half months in and already nearing the deep end—and his podcast isn’t a cigar-specific one.

We talked about a variety of things. Some were regular podcast topics and others were things I generally don’t get asked about. Highlights include:

  • How halfwheel got started.
  • Advice I would give for people trying to grow their cigar knowledge.
  • FDA, warning labels and other cigar regulation topics.
  • Would I ever want to run a cigar trade group.
  • De-platforming, media economics and big tech.

It was certainly an interesting one for me and the second half of the conversation is really a lot different than any of the interviews I’ve done lately.

Charlie Minato

I am an editor and co-founder of halfwheel.com/Rueda Media, LLC. I previously co-founded and published TheCigarFeed, one of the two predecessors of halfwheel. I handle the editing of our written content, the majority of the technical aspects of the site and work with the rest of our staff on content management, business development and more. I’ve lived in most corners of the country and now entering my second stint in Dallas, Texas. I enjoy boxing, headphones, the Le Mans 24-hour, wearing sweatshirts year-round and gyros. echte liebe.