BUDDHA AND THE SLUT

32 EpisodesProduced by Brooke Burgess

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 shoc… read more

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How DUNGEONS & DRAGONS Revealed My True Character

June 28th, 2019

17:56

The roots of creativity go deep, tangled around our formative years and adolescence. For me, one of those dark tendrils snaked its way into my …

WALK THIS WAY: How Hiking the Camino de Santiago Changed My Life

May 29th, 2019

38:56

30 years ago, I first heard of the legendary 900km pilgrimage across Spain — the Way of St James.

10 years ago, I walked it after reading The Alchemist. 

This is how it changed my life. 

Featuring music by TOBIAS TINKER

THE DEATH OF EMPATHY (An Easter Essay)

April 18th, 2019

24:09

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 and examination of an article by author Hanna …

TO BE THE MAN: A Modern Relationship Conundrum

March 30th, 2019

22:40

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 …

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

February 19th, 2019

22:52

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 …

THE FULL MONTY: A Public Nudity Tale

January 27th, 2019

23:48

Some New Year freestyle storytelling where you get to laugh (and cringe) at my expense. Vulnerability! Body image! Shameless Germans! Cold water …

SON OF LIGHTNING: A Very Personal Poem

December 29th, 2018

6:23

 

Happy Holidays, loyal listeners, and apologies for the veritable silence around these parts. Been swamped with work and travel and the expected …

THE TRIBE HAS SPOKEN — Why SURVIVOR Still Matters

October 28th, 2018

36:07

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 PENDULUM SWINGS: Battle of the Sexes

September 27th, 2018

23:17

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 …

'HOMECOMING' (10 Min - Suspense)

August 26th, 2018

10:25

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 …

ANTHONY BOURDAIN: Hungry For More

June 10th, 2018

17:00

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

Just the way he would've liked it.

#RIPAnthonyBourdain

THE WRITER EFFECT plus ANIMALS vs PEOPLE

April 22nd, 2018

11:33

In this Q&A Bonus Ep, I talk about WHY I write from a personal and spiritual perspective, and answer the age-old debate of Animals v People! …

EP 20: 'A QUESTION OF GOODNESS' (Season Finale)

March 31st, 2018

24:31

(25min)

It’s been almost a year since I posted the first episode. 

I cranked ‘em out, bi-weekly, all wild-eyed and eagle-eared.

Shared tales I hoped …

LET'S PLAY — Choose Your Own Adventure! (Live Gameplay and Soundtrack)

February 9th, 2018

27:41

 

At year's end, a client asked me to whip up a text-based adventure game writing sample in Twine software. I happily obliged

Lots of folks enjoyed …

EP 19: OF STONES AND SHADOW

January 12th, 2018

28:08

In this episode, I return to Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia after 40 YEARS with the plan of scattering my beloved cat Quinn's ashes in the colonial …

EP 18: FIRE IN THE SKY (Yup...it's a UFO Story)

December 23rd, 2017

24:28

 

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 …

EP 17: HAPPY ENDINGS AIN'T CHEAP

December 10th, 2017

17:25

Time for another true tale of digital nomad debauchery and Third World mid-life madness from the shores of Southeast Asia!

This one revolves around …

EP 15: CHRYSTAL LEIGH ASKS ME SHIT!

November 13th, 2017

24:33

It’s been a while, friends, but we’re back with more wild and wacky Q&A goodness. But this time? Things are gonna be a bit different…

EP 14: TIL DEATH DO US PART — How a Cat Saved My Soul

October 31st, 2017

32:59

 

On this show, I tell stories. Strange ones. Scary ones. Sweet and sad and difficult ones. These are true tales of my experiences with travel and …

EP 13: THE TEMPLE OF DELPHINE (Lessons in Desire)

September 30th, 2017

26:37

There’s truth in the old saying, ‘It’s not where you are, but who you’re with, that makes the journey worthwhile.’

And with 7 years of the nomad …

EP 12: OF DREAMS AND DESTINY

September 18th, 2017

22:43

Back in Spring 2004 I hadn’t been sleeping well for months. Not to mention zero exercise, and heaps of junk food. Something had to give. Turns out …

EP 11: TWENTY QUESTIONS — Part 3

August 22nd, 2017

25:15

Time for another juicy Q&A on Buddha and the Slut!! This ep, your questions covered everything from:

  • multitasking + body-swapping
  • meditation …

EP 10: MY SECRET DRUG — Sugar, Cigs, and the Power of Beauty

August 11th, 2017

24:06

Last time we took a trip to frontiers both strange and psychedelic. Whereas today…we’re gonna stay a bit closer to home…especially if you happen to live in France.

But it’s still Buddha and the Slut, my friends — which …

EP 9: VINE OF THE DEAD (Demon Snakes, Samurai Shaman, and My First AYAHUASCA Trip)

July 29th, 2017

34:35

A major theme of this podcast is idea of the journey…and how it changes us. And I believe this to be true whether the quest is over literal land and sea, in the mythic arc of a narrative ‘hero’, or to the very centre of …

EP 8: JOIN MY CULT!

July 19th, 2017

1:15:39

A 1HR INTERVIEW w/ CULT AUTHOR JAMES CURCIO + MUSICAL BONUS!!!

This episode, I chat with JAMES CURCIO — philosopher, musician, transmedia artist, sensual deviant, and chief brain at MYTHOS MEDIA — on all things …

EP 7: TWENTY QUESTIONS (Part 2)

July 4th, 2017

24:13

(HEY! If you're keen to ask a question you can leave it here, drop by my site, or hit me up on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram. Happy to do it - but I hope you'll spread the good word and post a glowing review on …

EP 6: MY FIRST GURU HAD FOUR FEET

June 27th, 2017

35:27

 

NOTE: Ep#6 is an audio retelling of a blog I did that was picked up by TINY BUDDHA back in 2014. It's a true story from my childhood. It also placed the first stones in both my spiritual AND creative paths.

Because …

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

June 21st, 2017

25:27

 

Last time I promised you something ‘sexy’ for the next show. 

Now…’sexy’ can mean a lot of things — exotic, erotic, intense, dangerous, and …

EP 4: THE PIANO MAN COMETH!

May 21st, 2017

1:28:50

It's an epic 90 MINUTE INTERVIEW with the maestro himself — TOBIAS TINKER!

From his humble (but still kinda brilliant) origins in small-town Canada to decades of globe-trotting, psycho-nauting, tipple-tasting, …

EP 3: TWENTY QUESTIONS (Part I)

May 21st, 2017

37:25

YOU ASKED ME THINGS. LOTS OF THINGS. 

I BLUSHED...DRANK...AND THEN ANSWERED!

I honestly wasn't sure if any friends, old-school fans, or curious …

EP 2: ENDINGS AND ENLIGHTENMENT — How a Silent Retreat Summoned Life, Death, and Universal Truth

May 21st, 2017

27:14

My first 10-Day 'silent meditation' retreat not only kicked my soul in the gut-balls.

It made me face a dear friend's ugly, cancerous curtain call...

EP 1: PEAKS AND GEEKS (Surviving Small Town Hell with TV, Onanism, and Dreams of Travel)

May 20th, 2017

27:03

Welcome to BUDDHA AND THE SLUT. I’m your host, Brooke Burgess.

You might know me from videogames, web stuff, the miracle of Facebook, the Shadowland Saga, or your Mom. If not? Then visit brookeburgess.com. Or stalk me …

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