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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

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0, 13 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!

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

:: Federico Pistono :: ,

Masterful, engaging storytelling

Brooke Burgess is a master story teller. He knows the craft, and plays with your emotional and intellectual strings like a virtuoso violinist, violently and vigorously vibrating the instrument.

He skillfully employs every trick in the book to deliver colorful, intense, and engaging stories.

A single narrative from his repertoire of life’s adventures, recited with charming narration
and unbridled enthusiasm, has lasting effects on your mind, even hours after exposure.

Burgess, a 40-something year old Canadian writer, with a few Hollywood-grade works in his past and a book about cats (there’s more to it than it sounds), somehow didn’t quite make it to the big league (yet), and the angst of the struggling artist transparently transpires throughout the podcast.

And yet, the man has more extravagant, genuine stories, ideas, and life’s experience than the big studios industrial machine has produced in the past lustrum.

He stands naked before you, laying out his vulnerabilities, his passionate romantic adventures, his unbridled love for life, along with the darkest moments of existence and his struggle with depression.

You will find yourself laughing out loud on the train and crying on the plane, while bystanders stare inquisitively (or annoyed) at this person wearing noise canceling headphones, looking out the window, immersed in the tiny universe Burgess creates with his weapon of choice: words delivered by a buttery, soothing voice.

Buddha and the Slut is Burgess unfiltered
A picturesque creation of his microworld
A jazz improvisation of mind and spirit
A rhapsodical, boisterous memoir
Contagious and infectious
In the best conceivable way.

A rare find, under appreciated.

Jimmy Thow ,

Road Trippin

Love this podcast! Brooke says it when others are scared to. Always a trip escaping in his cross continent adventures through time and space. -Jimmy Thow

Pseudo Scholar ,

elegant, grimy, inspiring

Brooke, the host, is a uniquely talented orator and story telling. Buddha and The Slut is a heavy dose of humanity that can be overwhelmingly emotional. It's funny, it's sad. It's everything that most Podcasts are not. Enjoy!!

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