51 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 SLUT Brooke Burgess

    • Personal Journals
    • 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!

    DREAMTIME 3: Demon at the Edge of Sleep (Another Impossible-Yet-True Story!)

    DREAMTIME 3: Demon at the Edge of Sleep (Another Impossible-Yet-True Story!)

    4 sleepless nights in 1991 = a chilling 'encounter' + an impossible revelation. It's DREAMTIME 3 🤯😮👽💀👻

    (Feat. another hypnotic track from psychedelic-ambient duo Owl Cave Dreams: www.owlcavedreams.com)

    • 22 min
    BECOMING: 10th Anniversary Graphic Novel Reading + HD Giveaway (Mature)

    BECOMING: 10th Anniversary Graphic Novel Reading + HD Giveaway (Mature)

    It’s the 10th anniversary of my creepy AF graphic novel BECOMING — published by ARCANA Comics — so what better way to celebrate in remote lockdown than a suitably spooky reading + hypnotic new music by Owl Cave Dreams?

    SKIP TO 4:10 to dive straight into the narrated goodness!

    • 25 min
    DREAMTIME 2: Of Cat Tragedy, Super-Gods, and the Prison at the End of Time

    DREAMTIME 2: Of Cat Tragedy, Super-Gods, and the Prison at the End of Time

    This is # 2 in a 'DREAMTIME' series, sharing profound 'visions' from the other side Prophecies?? Only time will tell. You can find VIDEO of the first—a super emotional symbol dream on the eve' of my 50th— over on my FB and Youtube pages.

    Feat. hypnotic new tunes by OWL CAVE DREAMS.

    • 15 min
    DEEP FAKE IMMORTALS: AI, Superheroes, the Snyder Cut, and the Dark Future of Entertainment Tech

    DEEP FAKE IMMORTALS: AI, Superheroes, the Snyder Cut, and the Dark Future of Entertainment Tech

    With all the buzz surrounding deep-fake tech, the spectre of advanced AI, the entertainment industry leaning on animation to survive the Covid-19 pandemic, and even the infamous Snyder Cut ?! I have some thoughts...

    FEAT. music by Tobias Tinker and OWL CAVE DREAMS

    • 11 min
    50 for 50: The Shameless Birthday Begging Special!! (Live from Lockdown)

    50 for 50: The Shameless Birthday Begging Special!! (Live from Lockdown)

    With just a few weeks left to brace before the 'oldometer' rolls me into obsolescence? I wanted to reach out to my most loyal and loving listeners with a humble request. And if just 5% of you send me a little somethin-somethin'? Then this mid-life nightmare might just turn into a storyteller's creative dream...

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

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

    For the next 30 DAYS I'm giving away our award-winning audiobook edition of 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! Feat. David Kaye (Last Week Tonight w John Oliver) and an original soundtrack by Tobias Tinker (Owl Cave Dreams).

    • 45 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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