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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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It's the begining of our next 100 episodes and we are back with a great one.  UFC legend, Jim Miller, returns to talk about all things fighting, his fighting future, hunting, craft beer, and living with Lyme's disease.  Jim is hilarious, honest, and an intelligent guy who lives up to his reputation as a guy who puts on no act.   Jim remains one of our favorite guests.

 

We also talk in depth about Mike's childhood imaginary friends, the Avengers, and Scott's dad's bizarre music taste.  Have a listen!

 

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Holy crap. 200 episodes!  Thank you listeners for all your continued support.  Today, we are joined by the one and only "Big Daddy" Gary Goodridge.  Gary was involved in an unbelievable amount of professional kickboxing and mma fights.  We talk with Gary about his UFC career, his time in the ring, and even his time arm wrestling.  We also delve into the dark side of fighting and discuss fighter's health. safety, and Gary's numerous concussions and onset of CTE.  Gary was open, funny, and a genuinely nice guy. 

 

We also play a game discussing our 200 episodes, do a little "Bear News", and talk about the greatest news story involving the "pooperintendent" .  Here's to the next 200 episode.

 

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Paul Rodriguez is an instantly recognizable name in the world of skateboarding.  Paul, aka P-rod, has accomplished so much in skateboarding, he can be considered one of the all time greats.  Listen as we discuss his early interest in skating, his career, and his current endeavours including acting, craft beer, and raising his young daughter.  Paul was a fantastic interview and real honor to have on the show.

 

 

Later, Michael Lopresti and Ryan Walker, of "The Lighthouse and the Whaler", join us to discuss their band, touring, new music, and working with family.  Make sure to check out some of their great music on Spotify.

 

We also talk strange happening at a comedy show, trying new jokes, and living with parents.

 

 

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Welcome back!  Today, we are lucky enough to have two amazing guests on the show.  First, from ESPN Radio and "The Michael Kay Show", Don La Greca joins us on the cast.  Don is a voice that is instantly recognizable.  Don is open, smart, and extremely knowledgable when it comes to sports.  It is inspiring to hear how Don went from the humble begginnings of college radio at Ramapo College to becoming a major voice in the New York sports market.  

 

Later, world famous music producer, John Fryer joins the show.  John has worked with some amazing bands including Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails, HIM, Stabbing Westward, and the Cocteau Twins. Make sure to check out his new project Black Needle Noise.

 

We also talk Scott moving out, Burlew fending off the KKK, and the Vegas Knights.

 

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For the 3rd time, retired NYPD officer. Tom Verni, joins is for another awesome, insightful conversation on policing, politics, LGBT issues, and more.  Tom is one of the most important voices that we get to speak to.  He brings so many various viewpoints and is always well thought out and has a great sense of humor.  Catch him frequently on CNN and HLN.

 

 

We also talk Andre the Giant, The Walking Dead, snack foods, and whether or not fat people's vocal are distinguisable.  have a listen!

 

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Aloha!  Today, we reach out to Hawaii for 2 amazingly interesting guests.  First, Dave Kalama joins us on the cast.  Dave's name is synonymous with all things surfing; Big wave surfing, wind surfing, stand up paddle surfing, you name it.  Dave gives great insight into the life of a surfer and has some truly amazing experiences.  He even recently gave a TED talk.  Go check it out!

 

Then, Terry Kerby, Chief Pilot for HURL, the Hawaii Undersea Research Laboratory, joins the show to discuss his scientific discoveries and his experiences operating research vessels and submersibles.  

We also talk Conor McGregor, the Walking Dead, and living with parents.  

 

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When it's time to party, we will party hard!  The one and only, Andrew WK joins us for an awesome interview.  Andrew is unique, funny, mysterious, and super talented.  Hear all about his life, career, and his pursuit of partying.  Make sure to check out his new album "You're Not Alone"

 

Then, from Sweden, animal trainer and zoologist, Peter Giljam, joins us for a great look into what it's like to work with animals like killer whales, giraffes, and lions,  pursuing his interests from a young age, and the creation of his site www.zoospensefull.com  Also, hear what it's like to be chased by a walrus!

 

We also talk Scott's experience curling, some unique comedy crowds, and Mike's Georgian discoveries.  Have a listen!

 

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Today, we are joined by the first ever paraplegic hot air balloon pilot, Michael Glen.  Michael is very open about his love of piloting balloons, his will to overcome tragedy, and the sharing of his inspiring story.   We got a good look into a world we knew very little about.  

We also learn that Mike is already the "King of Georgia", Scott has some wild experiences with ghouls at ACME, and we go through a March Madness of our former guests.  Find out who wins!

 

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This was such a cool episode.  If you are fans of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, this is a must listen.  We are joined by both of Mac's parents, Gregory Scott Cummins and Sandy Martin!  

 

First, Greg Cummins joins us to talk about his enjoyment of character roles, his long acting career, and how fun it is to work with the Sunny crew.  We also get a little insight into how Greg's prepares to act as Luther.  

 

Then, Sandy Martin, joins us for a hilarious interview on her wild roles, her acting career that stretches over 4 decades, and the joy of playing Mac's mom.  We also get a great look into her role on Oscar winning film, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.   Sandy is absolutely hilarious.  

 

We also talk about Mike's move to Georgia, some podcast updates, and Obie's Mike withdrawals. Have a listen!

 

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It's time for a very special episode.  Mike is moving away, so what better way to celebrate than to bring on one of his childhood heroes onto the show?  John Schneider, best known for his role as Bo Duke on The Dukes of Hazzard, is also an amazingly talented musician, has acted in hundreds of well known roles,  produced many films, and has a top notch sense of humor.   John's resume speaks for itself, but the best part about John is his down to earth personality.  It was a pleasure to have John on our show.

 

Later, our good friend, AJ Mattioli of Mattioli Productions, joins us to give us updates on his transition, current issues in the LGBT community, and his film Words.

 

We also talk about some of our favorite Mike moments, our podcast demographics, and the Dukes. Have a listen!

 

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And the show just keeps on rolling.  This week, Jamie and Behan Gifford join us to discuss their amazing journey of over 10 years on a sailboat with their 3 kids.  Jamie and Behan were a lot fun, very laid back, and informative about life on a sailboat. The Totem crew is a truly amazing family.

 

Next, Sener Korkusuz joins us to discuss the A7FL. a 7 v7 football league, with no pads or helmets.  Hear all about this new league and what makes it unique.

 

We also talk comedy, irrational fears of cops, and Mike's relocating to Georgia.  Have a listen!

 

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Woohoo! Back again with Chris Raab, aka Raab Himself, from Jackass, CKY, and Viva La Bam.  Raab gives us a real insight into how CKY and later Jackass took off, what it was like to film the shows, and the eventual personal struggles many of the cast went on to face.  Raab later shares his new found love of charity in places like Haiti and his various video projects.  Have a listen!

 

We also talk about our new Nigerian and Slovakian audience, laws in Georgia, and a big announcement about Mike's future.  

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This was definitely one of the most fun and unique episodes we have ever done.  First, Canadian reggae artist, Snow, joins for  fun conversation about his smash hit Informer,  his music career, and even his time in prison.  Snow brings a very unique, relaxed perspective in regards to his unusual success.  Make sure to look out for new music from Snow coming soon.  A licky boom boom down!

 

 

Then, we are joined by the owner and proprieters, Denise and Kurt, of Sky Falconry in San Diego, California for a wild and hilarious interview about the very unique world of falconing.  Hear all about how these birds are raised, taken care of, and some of the amazing things you can do at Sky Falconry.  Also, hear all about Danny Glover the Verbal Shenanigans bird.  

We also talk Black Panther, Mike's expertise in Jamaican slang, and Mike's canine DNA test.  What a week!

 

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This is a massive episode.  We are very ecstatic to bring you 3 amazing guests on one episode.  First, the "Nigerian Nightmare himself, Christian Okoye, joins us to talk about his unique career, his thoughts on the game of football, Nigeria, and his feelings on the game today.  Christian gives us his honest feelings and is able to give great insight into his career, the health of players, anf the brutality of the game.  Make sure to check out the Christian Okoye Foundation.

 

Next, we have returning guest, and original Jamaican bobsledder, Devon Harris, come back to talk about the current Olympics and his efforts to raise money for the Jamaican bobsled team.

 

Finally, our good friend, Randy Santel, returns to talk competitive eating, food challenges, and all things diet.  

 

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Every week gets more unique.  And this week is no different.  First, comedian, Don Jamieson, joins us on the cast to talk music, comedy, growing up in New Jersey, and even Gwar.  You may know Don from That Metal Show or Terrorizing Telemarketers.  Don is an insanely kind, down to earth comic, with tons of insight, stories, and funny anecdotes.  Make sure to follow Don and keep an eye out for some awesome projects coming soon.

 

Next, Rich Binning, joins us to talk about what being part of Puppetry of the Penis is like.  Yes, you read that right.  Rich turned out to be really funny and really open about his career.  This is a must hear.  Hear all about this wildly unique show and what goes into making such a funny concept work with audiences all over the world.  

 

We also talk the Super Bowl, art, lady Doritos, and Bear News.  

 

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Episode 186 is coming in hot!  First, WWE superstar and ECW legend, Al Snow, joins for a long, in depth coversation about his career, the wrestling business, and the current state of wrestling.  Al has been involved with wrestling for close to 40 years and surely shows his love, knowledge, and experiences along the way. Make sure to check out Al's clothing at www.collarandelbowbrand.com

 

Next, Raye Hollitt, aka Zap from the original American Gladiators, joins us for a great interview about her career, life after American Gladiators, and more.  

 

 

We also talk about the constant harrassment in Hollywood, backyard wrestling, and taste the worst beverage of all time.

 

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Wooo baby!  We've got a tremendous show for you today.  First, former Net and Celtic, Kenny Anderson, aka Mr. Chibbs, joins us to talk about his NBA career, his struggles, life after basketball, and his current projects and businesses.  Kenny is down to earth, real, and raw.  Make sure to check out his documentary, "Mr. Chibbs", today!

 

Next, Olympic gold medalist and curler, John Morris, aka Johnny Mo, joins us for a very insightful and entertaining interview about curling, the Olympics, and following his passions.  It was a great opportunity to hear insight into a sport we have limited exposure to.  Make sure to follow Johnny and team Canada at the Olympics this year!

 

We also talk crazy social media trends, eating dog biscuits, and more!

 

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2018 is looking to be another great year for the show.  First, from Beakman's World, Paul Zaloom joins us for a funny, interesting, and open interview.  We discuss the creation of Beakman's World, puppeteering, college, his unusual success in Mexico, and more.  Paul was an excellent interview.  

 

Next, Matt Weingarten, the Culinary Director of Dig Inn, joins us to discuss his successful business, the creation of the restaurant, andf the future of the Dig Inn.

 

Also, Scott fails miserably at a Trump vs MLK game, we learn about Scot's love of cold meat. and the guys submit their picks for their "MeToo" pool.  Just another week on this crazy show.

 

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Woo! 2018 is off to a great start.  Today we are joined by two amazing guests.  First, Pixar animator, Mike Stern joins us talk about his career in animation.  Mike has worked on amazing movies like Bee Movie, How to Train Your Dragon, Coco, Cars 3, Coco, and now the Incredibles 2.  Mike is a very smart guy who is able to break down the job of a Pixar animator quite clearly.  Makle sure to check out Mike and his work.  

 

Next, Shawn Sweeney, Senior Director of Community Engagement for the Jane Goodall Institute, joins us to talk about his involvement with the institute, working with Jane Goodall herself, and the work of the Insitute.  Shawn was able to really illustrate all of the amazing things that the Institute does with chimpanzess, conservation, and the empowerment of communities and young women around the world.  Make sure to check out the Jane Goodall Institute.  

We also talk some hilarious wedding traditons around the world, Donald Trump, and partake in a tournament that brings back dead celebrities. 

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It's part 2 of 2017's Christmas Spectacular and we are joined by the one and only, Santa Clause. Ok, it is Joseph Pridgen, a Santa out of Atlanta, who spends his time mastering the art of being St. Nick.  Joseph runs workshops, schools,and even has a PHD in Santa Clausology.  Check out Joe and his work at www.sugarhillsanta.com

 

We also talk creepy Christmas song lyrics, cheering up Burlew, and Mike's mom playing nonstop Christmas music.

 

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