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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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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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A masterful collection

By Paradrenaline - Apr 30 2020
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Gripping real life tales of a witty adventurous vagabond that will keep you at the edge of your seat in suspense, laughter and inspired to get out and live it up!

GRIPPING, MARVELOUS, BEAUTIFUL

By Papa Tui - Apr 22 2020
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A monthly podcast from Brooke Burgess, you will hear fascinating storytelling. And the hard work aspect, balancing real life and How-to-advice on relationships, but just saying it was an excellent podcast! Listen to just one, and I'm sure you'll be hooked too.

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16 Ratings
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A masterful collection

By Paradrenaline - Apr 30 2020
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Gripping real life tales of a witty adventurous vagabond that will keep you at the edge of your seat in suspense, laughter and inspired to get out and live it up!

GRIPPING, MARVELOUS, BEAUTIFUL

By Papa Tui - Apr 22 2020
Read more
A monthly podcast from Brooke Burgess, you will hear fascinating storytelling. And the hard work aspect, balancing real life and How-to-advice on relationships, but just saying it was an excellent podcast! Listen to just one, and I'm sure you'll be hooked too.
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BUDDHA AND THE SLUT

Latest release on Sep 26, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: 50 for 50: The Shameless Birthday Begging Special!

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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...

May 10 2020

19mins

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Rank #2: LOCKDOWN GIVEAWAY: It's Free Audiobook Time! (The Shadowland Saga)

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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

Apr 22 2020

45mins

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Rank #3: ANTHONY BOURDAIN: Hungry For More

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Raw, authentic, and with a splash of vodka...

Just the way he would've liked it.

#RIPAnthonyBourdain

Jun 10 2018

17mins

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Rank #4: ONE NIGHT STAND

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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. 

Jul 30 2019

21mins

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Rank #5: SON OF LIGHTNING: A Very Personal Poem

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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.

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Dec 29 2018

6mins

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Rank #6: 'HOMECOMING' (10 Min - Suspense)

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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!

Aug 26 2018

10mins

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Rank #7: THE PENDULUM SWINGS: Battle of the Sexes

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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?

Sep 27 2018

23mins

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Rank #8: WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE DIE..?

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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)

Oct 13 2019

22mins

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Rank #9: THE FULL MONTY: A Public Nudity Tale

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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!!!

Jan 27 2019

23mins

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Rank #10: TO BE THE MAN: A Modern Relationship Conundrum

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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...

Mar 30 2019

22mins

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Rank #11: I JUST DON'T LIKE YOU: Projecting Your Shit on Others

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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.

Feb 19 2019

22mins

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Rank #12: EP 5: SHALL WE PLAY A GAME? (Hard Lessons in Vientiane, Laos)

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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)

Jun 21 2017

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Rank #13: CREATIVE LIFE REGRETS: What Would You Change..?

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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.

Nov 14 2019

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Rank #14: THE MUSIC MEN MEET AGAIN: End of a Decade

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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!

Dec 31 2019

1hr 14mins

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Rank #15: THE MESSENGER: A True Halloween Horror Story

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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.

Oct 31 2019

23mins

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Rank #16: CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS: How a Comic Taught Me Epic Storytelling

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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.

Nov 30 2019

39mins

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Rank #17: THE TRIBE HAS SPOKEN — Why SURVIVOR Still Matters

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As we approach the merge on the latest season (Davids Vs Goliaths) of SURVIVOR, I wanted to take a closer look; why does the show endure? How does the Hero's Journey apply to non-fiction? And what the hell happens now that CANADIANS CAN PLAY, TOO?!?

It's another 30min+ freestyle ep of Buddha and the Slut, so pop in those buds and bask in my nerdishly honeyed tones and the soundtrack sweetness of Tobias Tinker and Stillness3.

Oct 28 2018

36mins

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Rank #18: CONFRONTING YOURSELF: A Q&A Bonus Ep

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NEW MONTHLY FEATURE!

One episode a month just ain't enough, my friends.

But I just don't have the bandwidth to crank out 2+ original stories, edit them, and set it all to cool new music. The solution..? 

FAN-SUBMITTED Q&A RETURNS!

One question a month gets a 10-15 answer. Anything YOU want. Easy peasy. And the first Q from Michael Davis doesn't hold back:

What's the hardest thing to confront about yourself?

Sep 12 2019

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Rank #19: DREAMS OF REVENGE

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Ever been tempted to trash all your spiritual brownie points for one moment of gloriously justified VENGEANCE..?

I was.

And here's what happened.

Featuring ALL NEW MUSIC from acclaimed jazz trio STILLNESS3

Aug 29 2019

22mins

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Rank #20: SHADOWLOGUE: A Teaser From the New Book

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As I plunk away on the next volume in The Shadowland Saga during rare moments of 'free time' (HA!), I began to think:

What if I narrated the audiobook edition myself?

I was truly spoiled with the great David Kaye's contributions on The Cat's Maw, but let's face it — he's a busy (and expensive) man. And if I've learned anything during this podcast romp the past two years, it's that maybe, just maybe, my voice doesn't suck as much as I thought it did. Think of it being akin to body dysmorphia, but for vocal chords — I clearly can't trust my opinion, 'cause I have nearly five decades of bias.

So here we are...the first draft prologue for Book 2 for your greedy little ears, and me behind the mic. Some classic TT tunes as well. And I honestly want to know what you think...

SHOULD I DO THIS OR NOT? 

Sep 27 2019

16mins

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