62 episodes

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!

BUDDHA and the S**T Brooke Burgess

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.6 • 14 Ratings

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!

    WHO IS NUMBER ONE? (Buddha-boy schools me!)

    WHO IS NUMBER ONE? (Buddha-boy schools me!)

    Daddy gets lovingly schooled by the Buddha-boy, who ends up delivering a LONG overdue zen masterclass in self-esteem.
    Feat. ONE & ONLY from the new album DADBOD, plus tunes from Stillness 3.

    • 23 min
    MY FAVOURITE THING — Frodo, Samwise, Fatherhood, and a Fable for the Ages

    MY FAVOURITE THING — Frodo, Samwise, Fatherhood, and a Fable for the Ages

    How Lord of the Rings, Psychic Dreams, and Fatherhood combine to (retroactively) give birth to a treasured children's story. Oh...and cats :)
    Feat. and original story written and performed by yours truly, w/ music by Stillness3 and Owl Cave Dreams.

    • 28 min
    THE BEST FRIEND QUEST — Searching for Deeper Connection

    THE BEST FRIEND QUEST — Searching for Deeper Connection

    The irony when you search and dream and pretty much BEG for profound connection with others...but that same intensity of longing only pushes people away. Uggh. As a middle-aged male in a society that puts little value on men's need for deeper bonds and friendships, is it any wonder there's a troubling loneliness and mental health epidemic? 
    All I ever wanted was a 'best friend'. And maybe, just maybe, my prayers were answered...

    • 27 min
    I GOT CAST ON SURVIVOR (Audition, Casting Process, Jeff Probst, and more!)

    I GOT CAST ON SURVIVOR (Audition, Casting Process, Jeff Probst, and more!)

    Yes, it's true: I WAS cast on Survivor.
     
    But, as is often the cast in my Charlie Brown football-kicking history..? CBS execs changed the format plan last minute, and I got the call to UNpack my bags
     

    With the new season 41 out now after a LONG pandemic hiatus, it feels like the right time to dish on this crazy dream (almost) come true = 90MIN of dirt dishing on the whole wacky process, from audition tape right through to finals week.
     
    Buckle up, children - THE TRIBE HAS SPOKEN!

    • 1 hr 44 min
    SEASON 3: Love and Other Contagions (A Covid Travel Adventure)

    SEASON 3: Love and Other Contagions (A Covid Travel Adventure)

    A heartfelt 25MIN Pre-Covid Revelation heralds the surprise premiere of SEASON 3! New art + tweaked title = new Daddy! Finally, it's crystal clear who's the Buddha...and who's the S**t =)
    HUGE thanks to all you amazing listeners for keeping the show in the Top 5% of podcasts globally, even in my absence he monthly storytelling adventure continues!
     

    • 25 min
    FATHERS ON FIRE: A Hot Ones Parody DADBOD Edition!

    FATHERS ON FIRE: A Hot Ones Parody DADBOD Edition!

    https://dadbodthealbum.com — my new DADBOD album is on FIRE, so we're doing a shameless nod to Sean Evans' interview high-bar HOT ONES to celebrate!
    From Best Friend funk to Little Guy folk to hip-hop autobiography in BUMPY w/ Chrystal Leigh (Sons of Daughters), co-composer extraordinaire TOBIAS TINKER is in the house from Berlin to conquer 8 wings from Hell and share tales of creating this massive 20 song and 20 video epic for my young prince. And we finish off with a HUGE video preview for 80's homage ONE & ONLY in full Genesis/Gabriel style. Get your swoon on!
    https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/bro... - for album samplers, the BEST FRIEND video, and links to Spotify, Apple Music, Bandcamp, Tidal, Amazon, and more!
    Wanna skip straight to the good stuff?
    Wing 1 - 3:00 Aardvark Habanero
    Wing 2 - 5:30 Heartbeat Hot Sauce
    Wing 3 - 9:00 Christian's Cherry Bomb
    Wing 4 - 14:00 Dawson's Hot Sauce
    Wing 5 - 15:00 Christian's Tomato Haste
    Wing 6 - 17:30 Bravado Black Garlic Reaper
    DA BOMB! - 21:00 WE'RE GONNA DIE!!!
    Wing 8 - 26:12 Burn After Eating
    MUSIC VIDEO PREVIEW — 29:30 ONE&ONLY
    BUY THE ALBUM w. TONS OF EXTRAS: https://brookeburgess.bandcamp.com

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

KittenMcD ,

Drama Class was so long ago

The last time and space I was with Brooke was dram class in high school...you knew he was going to have a unique life because as he states he clearly wasn’t a “hockey head” and he munched to the beat of his own percussion instrument from the get go....I have enjoyed this podcast immensely and getting to know who he really has become and I am jealous, happy, mystified and captured in his incredible verbiage.
Not that you need to hear it but great job Brooke, this podcast is wonderful!
Kelly McDonough

SlishD ,

Born to please

Brooke always aims to give more value for your money, and more than that, more than you expected. There’s a balancing act between entertaining, time-passing storytelling and six strides over the TMI intimacy line. It’s a good act. The part that’s an act I mean. Narrative arc, quality production, thought & consideration for what may please the audience. It’s the parts that are over that line however that might keep you returning and thinking about him and yourself and your life from a slightly tilted vantage. The brave disclosures and raunchy authenticity come from a desire to invite you to let down your walls and join in a moment of truth, no matter how brief. Not every episode hits a home run but every episode makes the effort to. Somewhere in the 15-20 mins you’ll hear or sense something that resonates, or maybe doesn’t but is worth further thought. More than worth the price of admission.

epple ,

Well produced food for thought.

It's a very good show indeed where I can disagree with almost everything in an episode (The Infinity War one FYI) while also loving every second of it. Gets the hamster wheel turning.

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