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We are back with another unique and entertaining episode.  First, former NYPD detective and LGBT activist,Tom Verni, returns to the show to talk the current administration, police training, his 9/11 related medical issues, his recent TV appearances, and much more.  Tom is a very important voice that should be heard by all.  

Make sure to follow Tom on twitter @tomverni

 

Then, David Meltzer, CEO of Sports1marketing, joins us to discuss his business with Warren Moon, his involvement in the first smartphone, the evolution of technology in sports, and more.  David was an incredbily successful, intelligent, and open guest.  Make sure to check out www.sports1marketing.com

 

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This week, we are the guests on Mark Riccadonna and Jesse Thomas's podcast, the "I Did That" show.  Each week, the guys take a topic and talk about what it was like when they were younger and see if it still holds up today.  Recorded at the Comic Strip, we talk America's pastime, baseball.  We had an absolute blast.  Make sure to check out the "I Did That" Show. 

 

 

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We are back again and super excited to have two of our all time favorite guests return to the show. First, USA soccer great, Marcelo Balboa returns to talk all things US soccer, the World Cup, his work as analyst, and even recent bicycle kick attempts.  Marcelo is super laid back, intelligent, and has an awesome sense of humor.  Make sure to check out Marcelo on Univision!

 

Then, the world's heaviest sportswoman, and Scott's secret crush, Sharran Alexander returns in another hilarious interview. We talk sumo, Sharran's recent weight loss, and even dating  Sharran has since retired from sumo, but has all sorts of new fun projects ahead.  

 

  This is why we love doing this show.  Guests like Marcelo and Sharran make it a real joy making the podcast something special.  Please keep sharing, keep reviewing, and keep listening!

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Today, children's author, Dan Gutman, joins us to discuss writing stories for kids, the writing process, and his future projects.  We also talk baseball, comedy, and the appearance of his book on John Oliver.  Dan was a very fun interview!  Make sure to check out Dan and hsi work at www.dangutman.com

 

Later, our good pal,  director, AJ Mattioli, joins us to discuss his transition, Pride month, and changes to the pride flag. We wrap it up by talking about some really embarrassing stories of young love.  Check out AJ's latest projects at www.mattioliproductions.com  

 

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Today's episode is quite powerful.  Former skinhead and a leader of the American white power movement, Christian Picciolini, joins us to discuss his dark past, his reformation and change, and his current work to help people disengage from hate and violent extremism.  Christian was extremely honest, open, and sincere.  An absolutely fascinating interview.  Make sure to check out Christians's book, "Romantic Violence: Memoirs of an American Skinhead."

 

 

We also share some some bizarre stories about Russian sleep experiments, a frozen women, creepy house watchers and more.  Share and review the podcast!  Follow us @verbalshenanigans and @VScomedy on twitter!

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Episode 153 is once again tons of fun.  First, John Chatterton, an American wreck diver, joins us to talk treaure hunting, a career in diving, and his show on History Channel. John brings a tons of unique experiences and has found some truly amazing things.  

Later, the Devaux brothers, join us from across the pond in England, to discuss the creaiton of their new sports, World Chase Tag.  That's correct. Tag is now a sport!  Listen to the unique story of how the sport of tag is being transformed into a really entertaining, intense, and enjoyable sport. 

 

We also talk some politics, Tiger Wood's privacy, and the story of a brave man who smuggled a catfish into a hockey game.  Have a listen and keep sharing! 

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What a special episode of the podcast!  We are joined by  both Josh Eppard and Travis Stever of the ridiculously talented band, Coheed and Cambria.  Both guys gave us fantastic, open interviews as they prepare to leave for their European tour. We talk touring, family life, working in a conceptual band, and much more.   It is a real honor to speak to both members of such an amazing band.  Make sure to check out the band at www.coheedandcambria.com

 

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151 of these things and counting!  And, today is another fun one.  Acrosss the pond from Finland, we are joined by Remmel, Herman, Hitunen, Pukki and Puikkonen of the amazing bluegrass, hard rock influenced cover band, Steve 'N" Seagulls!  We talk music, hockey, beer, and some funny alternative names for the band.

If you have never heard of the Seagulls, you must go check them out immediately.  You will not regret it.  Make sure to check them out at www.stevenseagulls.com  

 

We also have some bear news, discuss some strange holidays around the world, and talk movie sequels. Make sure to follow us on instagram, @Verbalshenanigans, and on twitter @VSComedy.  Make sure to share this podcast with your friends!

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150 episodes and counting!  And today is a great one.

After discussing new careers for Mike, we welcome underwater crime scene investigator, Mike Berry, to the show.  Mike was absolutely fascinating.  Listen to hear how underwater crime is investigated, some interesting objects Mike has found, and what it takes to work in such a unique field. One of our favorite interviews!  Check out Mike and his work at www.ucidiver.com

 

Then, Tony Borglum of Drive a Tank, joins us from Wisconsin to talk about his business where you can drive a tank!  Listen to hear the origings of the tank business, how Tony finds tanks, and even how you can drive a tank through a building! Make sure to check out www.driveatank.com

 

Another great one in the books. If you like what you hear, share it!  Make sure to follow us @VScomedy on Twitter and @verbalshenanigans on instragram.

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Wow.  What a unique episode we have for you today. 

First, the tallest man in America, Igor Vovkovinskiy, joins us in an open and honest interview about some great experiences he's had, but also reveals some of the hardships he endured along the way.  We really enjoyed our time speaking with Igor.  make sure to check him out on on twitter @Igor2tall

 

Next, we have a transgender battle rapper by the name of NoShame join is what was a very funny, intelligent, and eye opening interview.  Check out NoShame in "Epic Rap Battles of History" and follow her @2NoShame on twitter.

Finally, Susan Robb and Kim Ward call us to discuss a great new documentary series Kim and former guest and hippo attack survivor, Paul Templer, are working on.  

 

We bring the variety hard this week.  The best thing you can do for us is to share this with your friends!  Follow us on twitter @VScomedy and on instgram @verbalshenanigans

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Back again with another diverse episode of banter.  First, we talk to Sam Shriver of the Center For Leadership Studies.  Sam is a very passionate, smart, and focused individual.  Listen to him discuss traits of leaders, his meeting with famous coaches, and a little bit about his basketball skills!  

Check out Sam and his work at www.situational.com

 

Later, we talk to Biff Hutchison,a professional pogoer about the origins of the sport, making a living of of pogo, and the future of pogoing.  Biff is another one of the many unique athletes we have talked to on the show.  Check out Biff the extreme pogo world at www.wpogo.com

We also take illegal organ donation, an interesting call Scott received about Bingo, and much more.  Have listen and share it with your friends..if you have any.  ZING!

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Hey guys!  We are back with another fun episode for your ear holes!  Chef Eric LeVine joins us to discuss his upbringing in culinary, life in restaurants, and his numerous battles with cancer.  You may have seen Eric on Chopped, working with The James Beard Foundation, or at his 2 restaurants in New Jersey.  A very inspiring and entertaining interview.  Have a listen!

 

Make sure to check out Chef Eric on instagram @chefericl 

 

We also talk relationships, Burlew's strange house visit, and Scott attempts a "Chopped" challenge.

 

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Wow!  If you like hockey, or sports, or just genuinely great people with unique stories;you are in for a treat.  Dave Andreychuk, an all time legend of the NHL, joins us to talk about hockey,life, family, and charity.  Dave is an all time great who played with numerous teams and eventually grabbed and hoisted the Stanley Cup.  We are honored and proud to have Dave on the show.  This was absolutely one of our best episodes.  

 

Make sure to check out Dave's foundation at www.daveandreychukfoundation.com

 

Please share, review, and of course, listen to the show.  Follow us onntwitter @VScomedy and on instagram @verbalshenanigans

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One of our best episodes to date.  First, Chris Ballew, leadsinger of The Presidents of the United States of America, joins us on the cast.  Chris is open, honest, and hilarious.  Listen to hear Chris discuss his life, touring, the 90's, and the transition to becoming famous kid's music artist, Caspar Babypants.  What an episode!  

 

Make sure to check out Chris on twitter @casparbabypants

 

Then, we talk to Mike Holstine of the Green Bank Radio Observatory.  Join us for a unique, and in depth conversation on science,astrology, and working in an area where wifi and cellular are banned.  So much fun!

Check out Mike and his work at www.greenbankobservatory.org

 

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We are a strange podcast.  And thats why we love this.  Today, we have some really unique guests.  

 

First, Tony Wright joins us in a fascinating discussion about his world record in sleep deprivation.  Tony stayed awake for over 11 days straight.  Listen to about his theories on brain activity, nutrition, and dreams.

 

Next, Catherine King and Wayne Adams call us from British Columbia to tell us about the self sufficient, floating island, called "Freedom Cove" , that they've created and live on.  Although our connection is rough, the interview is fascinating.  Hear all about why they chose this lifestyle, their artwork, and even bear attacks.  Check it out!

 

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Victor Wooten makes me want to be better.  Either at bass guitar, or just to be better at life.  Reason being, Victor Wooten is an incredible person, regardless of his virtuoso bass skills.  This is one of those dream guests for Scott.  And well, it was well worth it.  From Bela Fleck to his insane solo projects, Victor is passionate about bass playing, teaching, and best of all, his upbringing and family.  I love every god damn second of this interview.  

 

Make sure to follow Victor on twitter and instgram @victorwooten

 

Next, we bring on an another amazing guest, fear sociologist, Margee Kerr.  Burlew is afraid of heights. Scott is afraid of boredom.  Hear what Margee has to say about both of these weirdos.  Make sure follow Margee on twitter @margeekerr

 

 

This is Verbal Shenanigans.  Always fun.  Always unique.  Please share and follow us on instagram and twitter.  Cheers!

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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 check 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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