BUDDHA AND THE SLUT

BUDDHA AND THE SLUT

What happens when an award-winning writer/producer hits 'eject' on the 9 to 5, grabs a backpack, and dives head-first into the uncharted 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 'Renaissance Dude's' Eat, Pray, Love (with the naughty bits still intact) — it's BUDDHA AND THE SLUT.... Show More

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One roll of the dice and I was HOOKED. Role-playing. Escapism. Power fantasies. Call it what you want... The rest of us called it: Dungeons & Dragons SAVING THROW v NOSTALGIA!!!

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30 years ago, I first heard of the legendary 900km pilgrimage across Spain — the Way of St James. 10 years ago, I walked it. This is how it changed my life. Featuring music by TOBIAS TINKER and the Stillness3.

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As Notre Dame burns and much of the world mourns, I can't help but wonder: have we lost the ability to feel the suffering of those UN-like ourselves? *includes the reading of an article from author Hanna Rosin titled 'The End of Empathy', along with original music by TOBIAS TINKER.

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March 30, 2019 22 min

A freestyle rant on the whole 'manhood' conundrum, with a revealing story about my longest relationship that put me on the path to reconciling what masculinity could (and should) mean, culture and hormones be-damned...

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February 18, 2019 22 min

At some point in your life, you're gonna hear the words. 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. And it wasn't the first time. Not by a long shot. But this time? I was READY...

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January 27, 2019 23 min

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!!!

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December 28, 2018 6 min

Happy Holidays, loyal listeners, and apologies for the veritable silence around these parts. I wanted to share something a bit sweet and soulful to close out 2018, so this short ep, features my entry for the National Poetry Contest.. And since everything I do and make draws from a hefty pile of personal truth, I fully expect some wide-eyed conclusions to be drawn from this one... Stay tuned, stay safe, and stay YOU, my friends. B Read more

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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?!?

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September 27, 2018 23 min

Here's a 23min freeform rant on gender politics — where things are at between men and women right now, and where (according to those 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 in the face of #metoo and #timesup Any chance for us to hug this one out, girl?

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August 26, 2018 10 min

Here's a short narrative I recently whipped together for a mobile game client as a 'storytelling test': three sections of prose (200 words per section) plus two TEXTING sequences (8 lines or less) to gauge my ability to quickly establish character and stakes. Hope you dig it.

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July 29, 2018 22 min

We wanted to honour the 2-year anniversary of our epic audiobook project — THE CAT'S MAW — with another sweet chapter from early in the story. Featuring the vocal brilliance of DAVID KAYE, the music of Tobias Tinker, and an original (and more than a little autobiographical!) tale by yours truly. We truly hope you enjoy the taste. Think of it as apple pie and lemonade on a hot summer's day...but for the ears!

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June 30, 2018 4 min

Had some fun with this sonic reimagining of the final showdown from one of my fav genre films — BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA! It's Egg Shen VS the Demon Lo Pan!! FIGHT!!!

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June 9, 2018 17 min

Candid Thoughts on Anthony Bourdain's Suicide. Raw, authentic, and with a splash of vodka... Just the way he would've liked it. Depression is Real -- PLEASE reach out if you are struggling.

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April 28, 2018 18 min

Call it clickbait. Call it bandwagoning. Call it contrarianism of the highest order. But there's no damn way I could stay silent on the cinematic monster that is AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR, especially from a 'narrative' standpoint. I hope you 'enjoy' this 20min in-depth critique — transcript is available on my blog at www.brookeburgess.com

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In this Q&A Bonus Episode, a listener asks WHY I write, and how I experience the 'spiritual side' of writing, Then it's a quick question with a pretty obvious answer: Why Animals over People?

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Season ender...or SERIES finale?! One more storytime, my friends. And it's about 'Goodness'. Happy Easter, and good listening to you. FEAT. original music by TOBIAS TINKER and Stillness3

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In this bonus episode, I visit my composer cousin in Berlin —from EP4's The Piano Man Cometh — and have him play through my text adventure game HAVEN while creating a LIVE SOUNDTRACK!!! We hope you enjoy the silliness that follows =)))

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January 20, 2018 10 min

A listener asks if I have any influential song lyrics AND wants to know all the details on my best meal EVER. Needless to say, the unscripted results are a wacky mix of emo nostalgia AND nomadic Spanish bliss on the Santiago De Compostella. Featuring music by Stillness3. 

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January 11, 2018 28 min

I return to Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia after 40 years with the plan of scattering my beloved cat's ashes in the colonial graveyard by my childhood home. And then something magical happens... (Feat. Original Music by Stillness3 + a free audiobook exclusive from The Cat's Maw, starring David Kaye)

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December 23, 2017 24 min

After a recent twitter poll (and to honour the magic of the season) I am delivering unto you a story of a mystical nature. Otherworldly, even. And it’s a doozy, ‘cause it’s the first time I have publicly shared the details of these events…ever. Twas a night in late autumn, and all through the place…something was stirring…something from…outer space. You’re listening to Buddha and the Slut. And this unbelievable yet true story... Read more

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