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Verbal Shenanigans is a show that seeks out passionate people. Each week, the guys chat with guest from all walks of live, from artists to athletes, chefs to a hippo attack survivors. Join Scott,and cohost, Mike, for comical banter, funny games, and amazing guests. Life is funny. Laugh at it.

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A few months ago, Scott came across an amazing rock band called The Ballroom Thieves.  Today, we are joined by guitarist and singer, Martin Earley.  Together, we discuss everything from the formation of the band, the band's recording process, and the struggles of making it as a band today.  Martin was a fantastic guest who even took time to learn a little about this crazy podcast.  Make sure to go check out The Ballroom Thieves today!

 

 

We also discuss Mike's life in Georgia, the strangest things we've been paid to do, and Scott's wife's coupon addiction.  We also unveil a new bit called Mount Rushmore, where today we discuss arcade games.  Have a listen!

 

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This one is for the true nerds!  Today, we are joined by professional dungeon master, Timm Woods.  Timm is an educator and storyteller who specializes in game-based education. Timm describes his love of Dungeons and Dragons, the origins of his business, and why D & D is still successfull to this day.  Hire Timm for your next party!

 

We also talk about Scott joining a men's club, the men's clubs love of clams, and we play a game where we analyze unknown celebrity beef.  Antoher fun week in the books!

 

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Back again, and today we are joined by Julie Meringer, the President of Your Call Football.  Your Call Football is a new league that allows fans to call plays through a mobile app in live time. Julie goes into great detail about how this revolutionary idea came about, what players can experience, and the future of Your Call Football.  The league sounds extremely fun and fits into the ever changing landscape of pro sports.  Check it out!

We also talk about Scott's first experience as a mattress model, Burlew quizzes Scott on some great stories from Florida, and more!  Another great week of podcasting in the books!

 

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Outside of bald eagle in a white powdered wig, carrying the American flag while listening to the National Anthem, what is a more iconic, recognizable American symbol than the Goodyear Blimp?  Today, we are joined by Goodyear Blimp Pilot, Taylor Deen.  We discuss her life in aviation, what it's like to work for Goodyear, the ins and out of a blimp, and what it is like to cover some of the world's largest sporting events.  Taylor was very laid back, smart, and extremely informative.  

 

We also discuss our usual amount of nonsense, including a interesting story featuring Snoop Dogg and Scott's neighbor, find out Mike is a member of the Punching Club, and how Scott was asked to be a wedding officiant.  Another very fun week on the show.

 

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Today, we are joined by Don Hartsell,  the first Commissioner for the World Air League. WAL is organizing the World Sky Race, the historic first race of airships to circle the planet. Don is quite an interesting character. Hartsell is an advocate for a greener sustainable path using lighter-than-air airships.  We discuss Don's interest in aviation, the science of airships, and the goals for the first ever World Sky Race.  Check it out!

We also talk about Scott talking to a Canadian bobsledder, the maker of Iron Man's mask, and Chuck Wepner's manager in one week.  Then, Mike tells us a very Burlew-esque story about getting lost in the woods due to a bug.  Just another fun week on the show!  

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We are back with a great batch of new guests. Grammy-nominated producer/mixer and multi-instrumentalist Sean Beavan and his wife/vocalist Juliette Beavan, make up the musical duo of 8MM.  Sean has worked with the likes of Nine Inch Nails, No Doubt, Thrice, and Slayer.  Together, Sean and Juliette have put together a new album consisting of a great combination of dark pop and atmospheric rock.  Sean and Juliette were a great interview, where they were both hilarious and really interesting to chat with.  Check out their new album, Heart Shaped Hell today!

 

Next we are joined by musician, Jeff Whalen,the frontman and mastermind behind celebrated L.A. power pop band Tsar.  Jeff recently released his first-ever solo album 10 MORE ROCK SUPER HITS.  Jeff was funny, quirky, and really down to earth.  Check his music out today!

We also talk about Scott's wedding, the history of the show, and more!  

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We are back!  And this week, we are joined by producer, director, and cinematographer, Abraham Joffe.  You may have seen Abraham's amazing work on Netflix's  Tales By Light or Big Cat Tales on Animal Planet.  Abraham shares his amazing adventures with wildlife from around the world, what it is like to direct and film nature documentaries, and the challenges of work and family life.  Abraham was open, honest, and extremely interesting to talk to.  Go check him out!

 

We also learn that Mike knows just about everything about Guam,  learn about the mysterious death of Scott's childhood rabbit,  see how well Mike can defend himself,  and tell some strange stories involving lotion and poop. Yes, just another week of fun here on the show.

 

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We have had the pleasure of interviewing so many amazing, strong musicians here on the podcast.  Today, we add another to the resume.  Porter McKnight is the bassist of long running metal band, Atreyu. Atreyu have been entertaining audiences and releasing music for over 20 years.  Porter is a great bassist, a skilled photographer, and a hilarious storyteller.  Listen to our inteview to hear all about Porter's music, Atreyu's newest album, his beard, his photos,his management of family, and a riduculous poop story.  Yes.  Have a listen!

 

We also talk about Scott's performance at a Cat Convention, Mike's new found firemarshall title, and more!  

 

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This was by far one of my favorite interviews to date.  Singer, songwriter, and beyond talented musician, Frank Turner joins us this week on the podcast.  Frank Turner has become quite a prolific writer, with 7 studio albums and more on the way, numerous ep's, and now his second book.  We discussed a great variety of topics from songwriting, opening the 2012 Olympic Games, Frank's work with Dignity in Dying, touring, to dealing with social media scrutiny in this digital age.  Frank was honest, humble, and extremely engaging, and best of all, a real person. Go check out Frank's new book, Try this at Home: Adventures in Songwriting.   Have a listen!

 

We also talk about Scott's upcoming marriage, adventures in London, and failed sports leagues.  Another great week!

 

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We are back with another very unique batch of guests, and another week of unique content.  First, we are joined by Chris Lucas, an accomplished author, NYC tour guide, and Disney historian.  Chris is also the son of Ed Lucas, a blind broadcaster who has worked for the New York Yankees for decades.  We discuss his book great book, Seeing Home, life with his father, his love of all things Disney, and his latest work, Top Disney.  

We are also joined by the truly unique, LA punk-funk outfit, Thumpasaurus.  Fresh off of South by Southwest, band members, Lucas and Henry, talk to us about the the formation of the band, life on the road, and the creation their first album The Book of Thump, and the explanation of a very unique rock opera involving the many face of John Travolta.  Yes, it was surely a strange interview, but it was surely a great one.  Check em out!

 

We also talk about Mike's wife's crazy Disney office, the latest drama of our good friend Lenny Dykstra, and we learn about some new Bear News.

 

 

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There are people on this planet that you'd never imagine getting a chance to talk to.  On this week's episode, we sit down with one of those people.  Today, we are joined by bassist Stu Cook of the legendary band, Creedence Clearwater Revival.  Stu has over 50 years of playing experience to share. We discuss everything from the early days of Creedence, to performing at Woodstock, to now performing on the final tour with Creedence Clearwater Revisited.  Stu was laid back, humble, and extremely honest.  Today's episode is truly a great moment for the show.

 

We also talk about Scott's unique experience performing at a Freemason's lodge, a deep discussion on mortality, and Burlew gives Scott a quiz about which celebrity animals he would like to keep.  Another great week of podcasting in the books.

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Wooo! Another week brings another awesome guest.  Philip Sahagun is a martial arts champion, who has studied everything from Kenpo, Kickboxing, Wushu, and Shaolin Kung Fu.  Philip had a ton of unique experiences to share including his time on Americas Got Talent, Jackie Chan's Disciple, winning 7 National Weapons Championships, and even ending up touring with Tina Turner.  Truly, another unique interview. Check it out.

We also discuss Burlew beating up a black belt, a Verbal Shenanigans MMA tournament, take a look at good husband tips from the 50's, and whittle down what bad event from the show's past Scott would bring back.

 

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And we are on to the next installment of Verbal Shenanigans.  Today, we are joined by singer, songwriter, and artist, Thayer Sarrano.  Thayer brings a unique style to her music that blends layers of unique guitar chords, effects, haunting vocals, with varieties of echo and reverb.  Thayer was extremely friendly, open, and happy to discuss her music, her creative process, and even her work with Camp Amp.  

 

Next, we are joined by Marc Tappan, of a band called The Dirty Shine, and Paula Alderelli, a representative for Earthshare NJ.  Earthshare NJ is an organization that helps raise money for environmental organizations across NJ.  On March 23rd, togehter with Earth Shares NJ, the Dirty Shine and several other bands will be performing at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park to help raise money for this great cause.  Check it out!

 

We also discuss reactions to the Leaving Neverland, living with extreme fame, and Mike reveals a bombshell story about his childhood ice cream man.

 

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Today, we are bringing you a special episode with two, very unique guests. First, we are joined by Jim Harrison of the Kentucky Reptile Zoo. We originally reached out to Jim to discuss his career with snakes, however, we soon learned a lot about his insane life which includes MMA fighting, losing body parts, and getting stuck in foreign countries. Jim is truly a unique character. 

Next, we are joined by Scott Wilton, a professional unicylist. Scott has taken his passion and turned it into a extreme way of life. Scott is even the Vice President of the International Unicycling Federation. Make sure to check out the North American Unicycling Championship and Convention (NAUCC 2019) which will be hosted in Fort Collins, CO this summer from July 7th to 13th.

We also discuss our host, Scott’s dentist experience, the extreme perks of living in Philadelphia, and more! Have a listen!

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The 2020 election is coming soon, and today we are joined by one of the hot candidates running for office.  The unique, passionate, and hilarious, Vermin Supreme joins us on the show today. Vermin Love Supreme is an American performance artist, activist, and a true original.  You may recognize him by his outlandish clothes or the big boot on his head, his glitter bombs, or his pony promises.  Vermin is currently running on the Libertarian ballot.  Vermin was a truly entertaining interview.  Have a listen.

 

We also discuss Scott's encounter with a racist parking attendant, the polar bear plunge, the craziest candidates to run for president, and a new game involving past podcast episodes.  

 

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We're back with an episode that is so good that it deserves an Oscar. We are joined by the one and only, John Walsh, and his son Callahan.  You know John from his years hosting America's Most Wanted where he helped solve thousands of cases.  Now, John and Callahan have teamed up to produce a brand new show on Id Discovery, In Pursuit with John Walsh.  John and Callahan continue to work tirelessly to reunite victims with their families, as they continue to work at the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.  John and Callahan brought us one of our favorite interviews to date.  Truly one of our best episodes.  

 

We also discuss new outlets for the cast, Mike's return from Disney, and more!  Have a listen.

 

 

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Hey! We are back with another week of two really unique guests.  First, Hedvig Mollestad, of the Hedvig Mollestad Trio, joins the show discuss her killer music, her recording process, and the music scene in Norway.  If you are into instrumental, experimental, hard rocking musicianship, you must check out the Hedvig Mollestad Trio.

 

Next, Pat Kambesis joins us to discuss her life of exploring caves.  We talked about her cave exploration, mapping caves, and what it is like to go to uncharted wonders of the world.  

 

Scott flew solo on this one where he discussed weirdos at the gym, balancing comedy and a relationship, and getting stuck in a cave.  Have a listen!

 

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We are back again with a fun one.  We are joined by artist, author, and writer John Horsley.  John is currently trying to get his very unique, expansive, and creative project off the ground. "The Eynes Anthology".  John is a very talented, creative author who is certainly trying to put out a great project for his fans and readers.  Make sure to check out his Kickstarter today!

 

Today's show is also filled with unique conversations.  We discuss our interview with Sycho Sid, the Superbowl, Bear News, and Mike's obsession with melting ice.  Weird.  Have a listen!

 

 

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We are back with another amazing guest.  This week, Sid Eudy, aka Sycho Sid, aka Sid Vicious, aka Sid Justice, joins us on the podcast. Sid has been an iconic face in the world of wrestling for decades, where he earned world titles in both the WWE and WCW.  We discussed Sid's commitment to charity, his early wrestling days,his championsips, the wear and tear on his body, and his current endeavors.  Sid gave us a a really in depth, funny, and entertaining interview that will certainly be one to remember.  Check it out!

 

We also talk recent comedy gigs, Mike's wife hitting him in the balls, and more.  Follow us!

 

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Back again, and today we are joined by the frontman of the hit band, The Fratellis, Jon Fratelli.  Jon joins us for a great conversation about his writing process, his solo career, playing huge festivals, and the evolution of The Fratellis.  Make sure to check out John's new solo album, "Bright Night Flowers."

 

We also talk Tom Brady, people's love of hate, read an article from 1958 entitled "129 Ways to Find a Husband", and Mike's encounter with a pirate.  Have a listen!

 

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