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BUDDHA AND THE S**T

What happens when an award-winning writer hits 'eject' on the 9 to 5, grabs a backpack, and dives head-first into the weird and wild world of 'digital nomads'?After 7 YEARS in Asia, Europe, and parts unknown, BROOKE BURGESS (Broken Saints, Becoming, The Cat's Maw) shares candid tales of culture shock, creative inspiration, sex and relationships, psychedelics and spirituality, and much MUCH more...It's a mid-life renaissance man's 'Eat, Pray, Love' — but with the naughty bits proudly intact — it's BUDDHA AND THE SLUT!

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50 for 50: The Shameless Birthday Begging Special!

Jesus H Christmas...it's true...I'm turning 50.  And with just a few weeks left to brace before the 'oldometer' rolls me into flattened obsolescence? I wanted to reach out to my most loyal and loving listeners with a request. You see...after 3 years of giving this show away for zip, nada, bupkis, nothing, FREE...I figured it was fair time to hit you up for some sweet b-day charity. Fiscal love. Cash-cash-money, y'all. And if just 5% of you send me a little somethin-somethin'? Then this Southeast Asian Lockdown mid-life nightmare might just transform into this storyteller's creative dream...

19mins

10 May 2020

Rank #1

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LOCKDOWN GIVEAWAY: It's Free Audiobook Time! (The Shadowland Saga)

It's FREE AUDIOBOOK BINGE TIME, folks! For the next 30 DAYS I'm giving away copies of our HD deluxe bells-and-whistles #audiobook extravaganza The Cat's Maw to any and all who want it — that's 8+ HOURS of award-winning storytelling, FREE! Listen to the latest ep for how to snag it (of course there's a catch, but it's mere minutes of effort) — if you're still on the fence, I've included THE pivotal chapter in the story for your listening pleasure! So spread the good word, get those headphones ready, and be sure to set your Audible account to HD Downloads — I promise you are in for a feline-lovin' trip <3

45mins

22 Apr 2020

Rank #2

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ANTHONY BOURDAIN: Hungry For More

Raw, authentic, and with a splash of vodka... Just the way he would've liked it. #RIPAnthonyBourdain

17mins

10 Jun 2018

Rank #3

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ONE NIGHT STAND

Exactly 30 years ago, there was a brash, foul-mouthed, overcompensating, girl-obsessed, and woefully immature version of yours truly spending his summer nights in Windsor, ON and Motor City Michigan doing stand...up...comedy. So, Chris Spirit Brown? This one’s for you, by special request. One night only. I'm coming out of retirement. And you're not gonna like it. 

21mins

30 Jul 2019

Rank #4

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SON OF LIGHTNING: A Very Personal Poem

Happy Holidays, loyal listeners, and apologies for the veritable silence around these parts. Been swamped with work and travel and the expected holiday chaos, but I wanted to share something a bit sweet and soulful (and perhaps even revelatory) to close out 2018. It's a short ep, featuring my entry for the National Poetry Contest this year. And since everything I do and make draws from a hefty pile of personal truth, I fully expect you to draw some wide-eyed conclusions from this one... Stay tuned, stay safe, and stay YOU, my friends. B

6mins

29 Dec 2018

Rank #5

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'HOMECOMING' (10 Min - Suspense)

Hey kittens and cats — the summer series continues with something a little bit different on Buddha and the Slut. You see, I get asked a ton about the whole ‘digital nomad’ working remote thing. A lot of you still seem to have NO idea what I actually ‘do’... So here's a short suspense narrative I recently did for a game client as a 'storytelling test': three sections of prose (200 words or less per section), along with two TEXTING sequences (8 lines or less) to gauge my ability to quickly establish character and stakes from the get go. Lemme know your thoughts, and thanks as always for listening and spreading the good word!

10mins

26 Aug 2018

Rank #6

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THE PENDULUM SWINGS: Battle of the Sexes

Hey Kittens and Cats, Here's a 23min freeform rant on gender politics — where things are at between men and women right now and where (according to some wacky evolutionary biologists) it may have all started. Rampant OPINIONS, theorizing, inflammatory thoughts (drawn from some pretty compelling science) AND yes...an earnest plea for mutual compassion.  Is there a chance for us to hug this one out...bitch?

23mins

27 Sep 2018

Rank #7

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WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE DIE..?

I've been asked a lot of questions in my (nearly) half-century on this rock... But when I put the call out for fresh Q&A material, one listener hit me with the coolest Q imaginable... "If you could be asked anything that you've never been asked before, what would the question be, and what's the answer?" Time to get metaphysical, bitches. (Feat. new music from Tobias Tinker and Stillness3)

22mins

13 Oct 2019

Rank #8

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THE FULL MONTY: A Public Nudity Tale

Some New Year freestyle storytelling where you get to laugh (and cringe) at my expense. Vulnerability! Body image! Shameless Germans! Cold water anatomy lessons! It's the first Buddha and the Slut of 2019!!!

23mins

27 Jan 2019

Rank #9

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TO BE THE MAN: A Modern Relationship Conundrum

Men. Women. Relationships. Conflict. A Divine Comedy...or is it all just a curse in the f#$%ing stars?  Got 20min? Here's an 'End of Mercury Retrograde' freestyle rant on the whole 'manhood' conundrum, featuring a lesson learned at the end of my longest relationship — a lesson that put me on the path to reconciling what masculinity could (and I feel SHOULD) mean, culture and hormones bedamned...

22mins

30 Mar 2019

Rank #10

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I JUST DON'T LIKE YOU: Projecting Your Shit on Others

At some point in your life, you're gonna hear the words: I DON'T LIKE YOU. They could be said cruelly, or critically, or even from a claimed place of 'constructive kindness'. In fact, for me, it happened just one week ago. It wasn't the first time. Not by a long shot. But this time..? I was READY.

22mins

19 Feb 2019

Rank #11

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EP 5: SHALL WE PLAY A GAME? (Hard Lessons in Vientiane, Laos)

Last time I promised you something ‘sexy’ for the next show.  Now…’sexy’ can mean a lot of things — exotic, erotic, intense, dangerous, and yes…even pornographic. So, if I’m gonna to go for the gold star and circle all of the above on this multiple choice test? Then I’ll do it with this sordid, scary, and downright scandalous tale of one unbelievable night and morning in Vientiane - the communist capital of Laos - that I will never, ever forget.  Hunker down, kids, and smoke ‘em if you get ‘em…this is Sexy Storytime…on Buddha and the Slut (NSFW) When you’ve been living out a backpack for long enough, pinching those pennies or euros or baht or crowns or dong, you eventually find that magical spot you want to call ‘home’ for more than a month. Someplace that clicks with your inherent cultural sensibilities. You know the deal. Good weather. Great food. Hot girls. Fast internet. Mostly avoidable plagues and crime. Sand, sun, and surf. And, god willing, all of it on the Cheap. Tall order, you say? Not so much. These places ain’t just in Alex Garland novels that get turned into Danny Boyle movies that ironically star A-list environmentalists while destroying the host ecosystem. They do exist. The problem isn’t finding them, my friends… It’s staying in them. (Featuring original music by TOBIAS TINKER and STILLNESS 3)

25mins

21 Jun 2017

Rank #12

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CREATIVE LIFE REGRETS: What Would You Change..?

This month, a longtime listener asks: If you could turn back time in your creative career, what would you do differently? Do you have any regrets? I thought this'd be the SHORTEST Q&A yet...but free-styling is akin to public therapy, I reckon.

18mins

14 Nov 2019

Rank #13

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THE BUCKET LIST: 10 Things I MUST Do Before I Die

You want it? You got it! No razzle dazzle required, my friends — by popular request, here's my TOP 10 BUCKET LIST, in honour of 2020 and the painful birthday milestone I'm destined to hit, coronavirus permitting =))) Feat. original music by STILLNESS 3

16mins

15 Mar 2020

Rank #14

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THE MUSIC MEN MEET AGAIN: End of a Decade

Tobias Tinker He's the man behind the music behind the show. And we take this hour before ringing out the old and ringing in the new to chat everything under the sun, including his two new albums of jazz and ambient, OK BOOMER, and much much more!

1hr 14mins

31 Dec 2019

Rank #15

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DOUCHEBAGS IN THE WILD: A 'Bad Traveller' Q&A Special

This month's 20min Q&A edition asks: WHO ARE THE WORST KIND OF TRAVELLERS YOU'VE MET, WITNESSED, OR PERSONALLY EXPERIENCED? Whooooo-boy. Fasten those safety belts, kidlets. It's about to get nasty. (FEATURING MUSIC FROM STILLNESS3)

19mins

28 Feb 2020

Rank #16

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WHEN I LOVE YOU: A Valentine's Podcast Special

If there’s anything I've learned in my near 5-decades wandering the plains and crags of this waterlogged rock spinning in the deep, deep dark, for God Knows What Purpose before this soul of mine pops off like the last bubble in a dirty kid’s bathwater..? It’s this: though the essence underneath it is the same, the human act of LOVE represents something different to everyone. And here's what it means to me... (Featuring original music from OWL CAVE DREAMS)

11mins

11 Feb 2020

Rank #17

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THE MESSENGER: A True Halloween Horror Story

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/buddha-and-the-slut/id1239333963 SUBSCRIBE, Review, and spread the good word! (25MIN) 27 Years Ago, this happened in an abandoned warehouse on Halloween night in Windsor, ON, Canada. Think Jacob's Ladder meets Twin Peaks w a dash of Twilight Zone on top. Oh...and strippers and weed. FOR MATURE LISTENERS.

23mins

31 Oct 2019

Rank #18

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CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS: How a Comic Taught Me Epic Storytelling

When I look back at the stories that had a lasting effect on me — the ones that shaped, inspired, and frankly blew the roof off my basic storytelling sensibilities — I'd have to say that one of the defining tales was a 12-issue DC comics epic. For a hick kid with a second-rate movie theatre, a laughably small local library, and six channels on cable? My storytelling could pretty much be summed up as BC and AC: Before Crisis on Infinite Earths...and after it.

39mins

30 Nov 2019

Rank #19

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Rock Opera Reveal: BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA (6 Original tracks)

I've been teasing it forever, and now the show is one step closer to reality — time for a deep dive into BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA: The Musical, with nearly half the original soundtrack for your listening pleasure! Wanna skip the yada-yada preamble and get straight to the goods? We got ya timecode covered, you sons o' bitches: 7:40 - (It's All In The) REFLEXES  16:00 - THE STORMS (Part 1) 18:00 - THE STORMS (Part 2) 19:00 - HE'S A DEMON! 23:20 - MAN'S WORLD 27:00 - GREEN EYES 35:30 - BURNING BLADE (Somebody to Love) 42:30 - EPIC RAP BATTLE (In Little China) 48:45 - ???

52mins

28 Jan 2020

Rank #20