55 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

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    • 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!

    A VERY CORONA CHRISTMAS -- Of Great Conjunctions and the Year of Doom-Scrolling

    A VERY CORONA CHRISTMAS -- Of Great Conjunctions and the Year of Doom-Scrolling

    When a totally 'together' friend pulled me aside to share that they were Googling 'most painless ways to kill self'? I realized I HAD to share some stuff for the greater good. 2020, friends -- we're all in it together...and there IS a way out 3

    FEAT. music from OWL CAVE DREAMS, new release out for the Great Conjunction!

    • 16 min
    DREAMTIME 4: Help Me Decode This Strange Nocturnal Journey!

    DREAMTIME 4: Help Me Decode This Strange Nocturnal Journey!

    Another trip to the realm of sleep and symbols, Feat. music by OWL CAVE DREAMS — Happy Halloween!

    • 20 min
    GAME WRITER HUSTLE: The Writing Test (IE: How Studios Rope You Into Doing Free Dev Work)

    GAME WRITER HUSTLE: The Writing Test (IE: How Studios Rope You Into Doing Free Dev Work)

    I've been a game writer and interactive narrative guy, in some capacity or another, since 1997. 23 YEARS. Let that sink in for a minute. And even with all of that experience, I still get asked -- more often than not these days -- to do a writing test. Why?

    Because it lets them get your best ideas...FOR FREE.

    • 18 min
    LASTCAST: The Final Episode...and what comes next (Audiobook, Music, Videos, Videogames, and much, much more)

    LASTCAST: The Final Episode...and what comes next (Audiobook, Music, Videos, Videogames, and much, much more)

    Closing time
    Time for you to go back to the places you will be from.
    Closing time
    This room won't be open 'til your brothers or you sisters come.
    So gather up your jackets, and move it to the exits
    I hope you have found a Friend.
    Closing time
    Every new beginning comes from
    some other beginning's End, yeah.

    • 16 min
    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

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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