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Amusing discussions with passionate people. Life is funny. Laugh at it.

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Woo! We are back again with a fun episode. 17 year old professional wakesurfer, Parker Payne, jins us to discuss the sport of wakesurfing, his success, and his young career.  Make sure to chekc him out on instagram @parkerpaynesurf

 

Later, we also talk to AJ MAttioli, who fills us in on his transition, talks some politics, and the safety of LGBTQ people in today's administration.  Make sure to check out his films @mattiolipro on Twitter.

 

We also listen to some more awful sports songs and bring back Scott Stapp's classic, Marlins Will Soar!  Make sure to follow us on instagram @verbalshenanigans and on twitter @VScomedy.

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Back again with another round of fantastic guests.  First, Atlanta Hawks broadcaster, Bob Rathbun, joins us with his sultry voice to talk about commentating, basketball, the Atlanta Hawks, and his career in motivational speaking.  This was a lot of fun and we are looking forward to his return on the show. Check him on on twitter  and instagram @BobRathbunTv  

 

Next, we have Ben Brown, a Red Bull kayaker, join us from all the way down in New Zealand.  We chat all things kayaking, inuries, and the adventure sport lifestyle.  We also learn that there are some interesting other Ben Browns out there. Make sure to check out his awesome instagram page @ben_brown_

 

 

We also talk about our new sponsor, man tears, This is US, and Florida Georgia Line.  Have a listen!  Make sure to follow us on instgram @verbalshenanigans and on twitter @VScomedy  Lastly, give us a share or review on iTunes.  Cheers!

 

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2017 has been such a good year so far for the show.  This episode keeps the streak going.  Abigail Harrison, a 19 year old girl who is determined to be the first person on Mars, joins us to discuss space, NASA, aliens, space movies, STEM, and much more. Abby is intelligent, well spoken, and extremely informative and serves as a great ambassador to both kids and adults who have a dream they'd like to pursue.  This was one of our best interviews.

 

Make sure to check out Abby at www.astronautabby.com and follow her on twitter @astronautabby.  Also, check out her nonprofit organization, The Mars Generation.

 

We also take a call from someone from Scott's past who apparently is repenting for stealing his Nintendo games.  Make sure to check it out.   Please follow us on instagram @verbalshenanigans and on twitter @VScomedy.  Leave a review on iTunes!  If you do, Michael Burlew will soon explore Uranus. 

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We are back with another very special episode of the show.  On location at Taphouse 15, we get to sit down with brothers, Jim and Dan Miller, of the UFC and talk all things fighting, hunting, family, and even brewing beer.  Both Jim and Dan are awesome, down to earth guys who have fought the biggest names in the UFC.  It was great to sit down and talk about topics ranging from fight preparation, to weight cutting, sponsorship, and opinions on some of the UFC's best fighters.  

 

Make sure to check out the Miller brothers' podcast, the Hands on podcast and follow both Jim and Dan on instagram @jimmiller_155 and @danmiller185  

 

Please leave a review on iTUnes and tell us what you think.  If you do, Michael Burlew will take on Jim Miller in the octagon.  

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After a few weeks away from each other, the guys are back with a killer episode with two amazing guests.  

 

First, member of the transhumanist party and gubernatorial candiate of California, Zoltan Istvan once again joins us discuss science, politics, the current political climate,  and traveling around in casket shaped bus.  Zoltan was one of our favorite guests over the years and after this episode remains at the top.  Vote for Zoltan!  Follow Zoltan on twitter @zoltan_istvan

 Then, Red Bull Cliffjumper, Steven Lobue joins the cast to talk about the insane world of diving.  Steven was extremely insightful and clearly shows a great passion for his sport and the future of it.  Follow Steven on twitter @divelobue

 

We also talk recent comedy shows and Mike's trip to Disney.  Just another week on Verbal Shenanigans.  Please give us a follow on instagram @verbalshenangans and leave us a review on iTunes.  If you do, Michael Burlew will begin his transition to cyborg or leap off a 90 foot cliff.  Hopefully, the latter.  

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With Michael Burlew away,  Scott brings aboard a wittier, funnier, and more intelligent cohost.  His 6 year niece, Kiera!  The two talk important issues like Paw Patrol, making people feel better, and Donald Trump.  This was a lot of fun.  Give it a listen.

Make sure to subscribe on iTunes and leave us a review.  If you do, Kiera will permanently replace Michael Burlew. 

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Some episodes help inspire through conversation with passionate people.  This is one of those episodes.  In February of 2006, Coach Jim Johnson put Jason McElwain, an autistic senior who had yet to play a high school basketball game, into the last game of the season.  The rest was history.  After shooting the lights out, J-Mac and Coach Jim's story went viral and reached outlets like ESPN, CBS, and CNN.  Jim's story is inspiring, thought provoking, and unique and he continues to share it all over the country.

 

Check out Jim Johnson at www.coachjimjohnson.com

 

We also talk about Scott's case of the dumbs, Burlew's teahouse excursion, and some recent gigs. Please follow us on iTunes and share the podcast!  Leave a review on iTunes.  If you do, Burlew will also try to enter a high school basketball game.

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Hey Everyone!  We are back with another really entertaining episode.  If you like video games, you know Mortal Kombat. Today on the show, Daniel Pesina, the actor who played Johnny Cage, Sub-Zero, and Scorpion, joins us to discuss his life before, after, and during Mortal Kombat.  Daniel was a really interesting guy to talk to.  

 

Make sure to follow Daniel on twitter @masterpesina

 

We also talk about mortality, parents, and rats.  Please make sure to subscribe and rate us on iTunes.  If you do, Burlew will dress as Sonya. 

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Woo!  Another fantastic guest joins us this week.  Kirby Chambliss, an American commercial pilot and a renowned world champion in aerobatics, joins us to discuss his life as a pilot and his career inflying and racing airplanes.  Kirby was an extremely intelligent and unique guy to share a conversation with.  For Christ's sake, the man has survived crashes!

Make sure to check out Kirby at www.teamchambliss.com and make sure to look at some of insane Youtube videos.  Also, follow him during this upcoming race season.

 

We also discuss Scott's recent case of stupidity, Burlew takes a pilot quiz, and we learn about men who were killed by a kite.  

Please leave us a review on iTunes and share the podcast!  If you do, Mike Burlew will attempt to man an aircraft.

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After an amusing discussion on the importance of January 15th, we get to speak to Philadelphia's own blues,rap, and folk artist, G Love!  G Love has been making music for over 25 years and is an extremely down to earth guy to talk.  Hear all about his origins as a musician, his time on the road, the creative process, and touring with artists like Jack Johnson.  G Love lives and breathes his music.

Make sure to check him out on instagram @phillyglove and check out his latest music.

Next, we speak to Candian motivational speaker, Randy Taylor about his work, life, and success in inspiring others.  Randy brings an intriguing conversation and an extremely positive attitude.

 

Check out Randy and his happenings at www.taylormadeleadership.com

We wrap it up with a new explanation of this years, Shenanigans Showdown.

 

Please leave us a review on iTunes and share the podcast with others.  If you do, Mike Burlew will broadcast his renditions of popular G Love songs.  

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Chase a tornado? Check.  Enter a volcano? Check.  Wander around Chernobyl?  Check. Get bit by a deadly disease carrying bat? Float on a raft in sulphuric acid? No problem!  These are just a few of the things that our guest, George Kourounis has accomplished in his life.  George was an amazing man to talk to with endless amounts of insane stories.  Just another day in the world of Verbal Shenanigans.

 

Make sure to check out George and his work at www.furiousearth.com

 

Also, please make sure to leave a review on iTunes.  If you do, Michael Burlew will attempt at least one of George's feats....blindfolded.

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Happy New Year everybody!  We are back and ready for another year of amazing guests, entertaining banter, and stupid games.  And today, we are back with one of our all time favorite guests, hippo attack survivor, Paul Templer!  (Check out episode 43!)  Paul brings us a great combination of a sense of humor, philanthropic endeavours, incredible stories, and awe inspiring goals.  Once again, a fantastic interview.

 

Make sure to visit Paul at www.paultempler.com

 

Later, we talk about the last year of the show, resolutions,  and Mariah Carey. Finally, we wrap it up with a game involving dead celebrities.

 

Make sure to subscribe, share and review.  If you do, Michael Burlew will attempt to reenact Paul's story at the local aquarium.  

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Merry Christmas everybody!  Here, we give you our annual Chirstmas Special and it is just that..special.  

First, Ian Petrella, also known as Randy from "A Christmas Story", comes on to talk about the film, playing Randy, and his career post  "A Christmas Story''.  Later, Steve Intermill, a curator of the "A Christmas Story House and Museum", joins us to talk all about the original house from the film, which is now a fully functional museum outside Cleveland, Ohio.  If you love "A Christmas Story", this episode is a must listen.

Later, we talk all about some insane Chistmas traditions around the world.  

 

Make sure to follow Ian on twitter @IanPetrella and check out the museum at www.achristmasstoryhouse.com

 

Have a wonderful holiday.  If you enjoy the cast, please leave a review on iTunes.  If you do, Burlew will attempt to squeeze down your chimney.

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Yay! New episode.  Today, we talk about some shows, Burlew's dog pictures, and trips to the Vet.

 

Later, AJ Mattioli, director of the film, WORDS, joins us to discuss his new film, the election, and his thoughts cisgender white dudes.  Make sure to check out the film and follow him @matitiolipro.

 

Please keep subscribing and follow the podcast @VScomedy.  Most importantly, leave a review on iTunes.  If you do, Michael Burlew will  come take personal Christmas pictures with your dog.  

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We are back with a straight up, fun, and goofy episode.  We talk politics, Michael Burlew's doggy Christmas photos, and my very unique fear.  Please have a listen and continue to support the podcast.  

Follow us on instagram @Verbalshenanigans and leave us a review on iTunes.  If you do, Michael burlew will send you a signed Christmas picture.

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We are back with a powerful, informative episode of the podcast.  This is a long episode.  However, our guest, Tom Verni, delivers several powerful messages and delivers intriguing insight into so many important issues facing the numerous communities including the police, the LGBT community, and public.  Tom, a member of the NYPD for 22 years, is also a gay man.  Hearing Tom's perspective on so many pressing issues was an extremely valuable experience.  Make sure to listen!

 

Follow Tom Verni on Facebook and be sure to check out his blog at www.offbeatcop.com.

 

Mike Burlew is away for work, so Steve Esparra and I also talk the election, our vacations, and our comedy Mount Rushmore.  I loved this episode.

 

Please leave us a review on iTUnes.  It really helps!  If you do, Michael Burlew will dress as a MuleMan.  

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Back again with a superb episode.  We talk about the Cubs, the election, and Burlew's expertise of Bulgarian football.  Yes..Anyways, comedian, writer, and actor, Sean Lynch joins us on the cast.  Sean is a hilarious, down to earth, intelligent  guy.  You can also see Sean this season on a small show called..THE WALKING DEAD!  

 

Make sure to check out Sean on instagram @ geezerlynch and make sure to check him out on Facebook.  And of course, tune in Sunday nights to watch the Walking Dead.  Sean will appear in episode 7!

 

 

Please leave us a review on iTUnes and follow us on Twitter @VScomedy.  If you do, I will "Negan" Michael Burlew.

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We are very excited to bring you another episode of the show, and it's a good one.  Think of a great comic.  Louie CK, Don Rickels, Joan Rivers, Scott Brennan.  Eddie Brill has worked with them all.  Eddie has been in the comedy industry for decades.  From doing standup, to running a club,to working on David Letterman, Eddie has done it all.  Eddie was funny, smart, and showed an obvious passion for comedy.  It was a real honor to talk to him.

Follow Eddie on Twitter @eddie_brill and visit www.eddiebrill.com

 

Later, we talk about The Walking Dead, The World Series, going through a haunted house with comics,and Scott being too fat for a mule ride.

 

Please follow us on iTunes and leave a review.  If you do, Mike Burlew will dress as a ManMule.
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Today's episode is all about my good friend and cohost, Michael Burlew.  Listen as we play a roast/game all about Mike for his 40th birthday called "Win, Bur-lose, or Draw."  Picture half roast, half game show.  Comedians Joe Fernandes, Rich McDonald, Doug Max, and John Trumbull make up that panel that helps rips Mike apart.  It was a fantastic night only made possible by our good friends and loved ones.  It was a great night for Verbal Shenanigans.  Happy Birthday Mike!

Please leave us a review on iTunes.  If you do, I'll roast Burlew weekly!
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It's that time of year.  The time for candy, pumpkins and creepy mass murderers like Mike Burlew.  We had a blast recording this.  We talk all things Halloween, dead bodies, and costumes.  Michael Burlew has never carved a pumpkin.  Michael Burlew once wore a toothbrush costume. Mike Burlew has frequent dreams with Freddie.  Hear it all on this episode!

Later, Larry Zerner, aka Shelly from Friday the 13th, joins us to talk Jason, movies, and horror.  Now Larry works in law!  This was an awesome interview. 

 

Check out Larry at www.zernerlaw.com

Please follow us on iTunes or on twitter @VScomedy.  Leave a review!  If you do, Michael Burlew will record all episodes of the podcast while wearing a hockey mask for now on.

 

Happy Halloween!
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