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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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We are back with our first episode of the new year.  We are on to year five of this here podcast.  We continue to usher in new, unique guests, and this episode is no different.  Today, we are joined by DJ Bornschein.  Who is DJ you ask? DJ is the founder of one of the largest cat conventions in the world, the Catsbury Park Cat Convention.  This year, Catsbury Park will be bringing together an even larger all-star lineup from Cat World: Celebrity Cats, adoptable felines, DJs, games, activities, art, vendors, presentations, seminars, comedians, tattoos,and tasty vegetarian food.  It was really neat to hear about all of the positive stories, the attendence of over 5000 people, and overall good that has come from this festival.  Make sure to check out the festival April 13th and 14th in Asbury Park, NJ.

 

We also discuss Scott's injured dog, Mike's meetup with Randy Santel, and we present our annual tournament of dead celebrities. Just another week of fun. Have a listen!

 

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Happy New Year everybody!   Today, we are joined by bestselling author, Jennifer Keishin Armstrong.  We sat down and talked with Jennifer about her successful books, Seinfeldia and Sex and the City and Us, her writing process, pop culture, and her future projects.  Jennifer has a great sense of humor, is very intelligent, and is an extremely talented writer.  Have a listen!

 

We also wrap up 2018 by discussing Mike's monkey suit, news stories of the year, and hand out "Verbies" to our favorite interviews of the year.  It has been a blast putting out new weekly content all year and talking to so many amazing people.  Here's to another year's worth of episodes.

 

 

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Merry Christmas everybody!  And we are back with our 2018 Christmas Spectacular: Reindeer Edition.  Today, we are joined by Lauren Sampson, who is one of the family members of the Williams family, who own The Reindeer Farm in Palmer, Alaska.  Hear all about the daily operations of the farm, the care of reindeer, and some of the other amazing experiences one can have at a reindeer farm.  You can even hear some interesting stories about naughty reindeer!  Lauren was great, and her story really brought home a unique look into a neat career. And hey, it also brought us some Christmas spirit.  Check out all of the farm's happenings at www.reindeerfarm.com

 

We also have some great conversations involving Scott's tales of trying hard during Catholic masses, Lil Jon and the Kool-Aid man's new Christmas song, crazy Santa sidekicks from around the world,  and Mike quizzes Scott on his extensive knowledge of various holidays.  Merry Christmas to all of amazing listeners!

 

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Please allow these Two Princes  of podcasting to present you with another fantastic episode.  Today, we are joined by singer and songwriter,  Chris Barron.  You may know Chris from his wildly successful band, the Spin Doctors.  Chris gives us an awesome interview that covers his time with the Spin Doctors, Woodstock, his solo career, and even his appearance on Sesame Street. Make sure to check out Chris's latest album, "Angels and One-Armed Jugglers." One of our best interviews to date!  Have a listen!

 

We also talk about Scott's recent hell gig, watching Pete Correale live, and Mike Burlew, aka The Sultry Southerner, gets a strange request from a listener.  Just another amazing week of podcasting.  Check it out.

 

 

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Yay! Today, we are joined by 3 time SuperBowl Champion, Joe Jacoby!  Joe is a former offensive lineman for the Washington Redskins, who is widely considered the best Redskin not in the Hall of Fame.  Joe is a super humble, open, and honest guy who gave us a fantastic interview. Hear all about his career, training, his thoughts on today's game, and life after football.  Have a listen!

 

We also talk about the Haunting of Hill House, being scared, The Exorcist, and an unwanted bird in Burlew's house.  Just another great week on the show.

 

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We are back with an excellent episode for all of your lovely, open ears.  Qasim Rashid joins for a really unique, interesting, and important interview.  Qasim Rashid is a human rights activist, a Muslim educator, an accomplished author, a lawyer, and more.  Whether on television or through conversation, Qasim is extremely intelligent and open about important issues regarding Muslims, issues of injustice, and issues regarding the oppressed.  He also tells amazing Dad jokes.  Make sure to check him out and also listen to his podcast, Resight Islam.

 

We also have a very deep look into the world of Amish Romance novels, Burlew's life of luxury in a retirement community, and more.  This is just another fun week on Verbal Shenanigans.  Have a listen!

 

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Back again with another fun show!  Today, singer, songwriter, J.S. Ondara joins us to discuss his music, his upcoming album, and his unique story of how a boy from Nairobi, Kenya ended up touring the United States playing his music.  J.S. is unique, funny, and unbelievably talented.  You need to listen to his new single "Lebanon" and check out his album coming February 15th!

We also have a blast breaking down a controversial dart match, discuss Scott's love of cold meat, and we hear all about unique crimes that could only happen in Florida.  Have a listen!

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As always, we are happy to be back with another fun episode. Today, we are joined by Nashville's own,  Kaby.   Kaby is a rap artist who is growing quickly throughout the hip hop scene.  Hear all about how Kaby started by selling mixtapes, improving his live performances, his influences, and his future projects.  Kaby is a talented, honest, and hungry artist.  Make sure to check him out!

 

We also have a lot of fun talking about Mike's wife  having Christmas decorations up way too early, Hardcore Jim and his futuristic skateboard, and some interesting occurrences at Scott's weekend shows.  Have a listen!

 

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The 3rd time is a charm.  USA soccer legend, Marcelo Balboa joins us again for another very fun interview where we discuss the state of USA soccer, missing the World Cup, the development of the MLS, and Marcelo's amazing positivity. Marcelo remains one of our favorite guests to talk to and is a genuinely funny, intelligent, and honest person.  It's great to talk to an all around good guy. 

 

We also talk Scott's horrendous trip to the Giants Game, Burlew's strange Mcdonald's event, and more.  Have a listen!

 

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Time for our Halloween Extravaganza, Part 2!  We are joined by two fantastic guests.  First, Father Sebastiaan,a fangmaker , vampire, and the Impresario of the Endless Night Vampire Ball events, Master Fangsmith of the Sabretooth Clan and author of the BLACK VEILS series of books. Hear all about Vampire subculture, the history of vampires, and common misconceptions towards the lifestyle.

 

Next, we are joined by Alexander Vincent,an American actor who is known for his role as Andy Barclay in the Child's Play franchise. He has appeared in Child's Play, Child's Play 2, Curse of Chucky, and Cult of Chucky. Hear all about acting as a child, working with Chucky, and some of the current happenings in Alex's life.  What a fun episode!

 

We also talk about strange Halloween laws, something called the Burlew Sampler, and the fear of dolls.  Happy Halloween everyone!

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It's Halloween baby! And we have two very fun and different episodes for you.  First, we play an epic game entitled, "7 Layers of Hell".  Mike Burlew and comedian, Mike Sicoli, must compete to get of Hell's layers by answering Halloween themed questions.  Who will get out? Find out and have a listen!

 

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Boom. Click. Boom, Baboom, Click. Today, we are joined by champion beatboxer, J Flo.  J Flo is a talented, and enthusiastic musician who gives us great insight into the niche world of beatboxing.  Make sure to tune in and hear his ridiculous Verbal Shenanigans beat.  Also, most importantly, go check out J Flo!

 

We also talk Burlew's NASCAR trip, Scott's wonderful weekend, snake milk, and waterbed and weightlifting mishaps.  Just another week on the podcast. Have a listen!

 

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We are back and this week we are joined by Brandon Novak.  You might know Brandon from Jackass, Viva La Bam, and CKY.  Brandon gives us a detailed insight into his long struggles with addiction and the long road he's taken to recovery.  Brandon has had a wild life, but is honest, open, and a great example of how one can change their life around.  

 

We also talk about Kavanaugh, David Wright, internet trolls, and play a brutal game of FMK.  Have a listen!

 

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This...is...awesome.  Brothers, Ed and Riley Breckenridge of the band Thrice, join us this week in a fantastic interview.  Ed and Riley discuss the recording process and making of their new hit album, Palms, the experience of playing music with family, and both the origins and future of Thrice.  As a lifelong fan, this was a really wonderful experience.  Make sure to check out Ed's sick basswork and Riley's killer drums on Thrice's new album, Palms, today!

 

We also talk about the atrocity that is Gritty, the new Flyers mascot, awful mascots in history, recent comedy experiences, and what is appropriate to wear to a concert or sporting event. Have a listen!

 

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This week was one of our favorite interviews of the year.  English singer/songwriter, Lucy Spraggan, joins on this week's show.  Lucy is energetic, unique, and full of life experiences including working in caves, being a magician, and fostering children.  Hear all about Lucy's experience on X-factor, her experiences on US tours, and more.  We loved it! So will you.

 

We also talk about Scott's experience with fat guys in caves, Burlew's horrific soccer team, and whimsical trailer parks.  Just another fun week on the show.

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Today's episode is as fun as it is important.  Gunnar Esiason, son of Boomer Esiason, joins us today on the show to discuss life with cystic fibrosis.  Gunnar brings an amazing attitude towards his sharing his own personal hardships and experiences living with the disease, educating the public about cystic fibrosis, and helping young children deal with its complications.  Gunnar is completely open, honest, and has a tremedous sense of humor.  With the amount of work they put in, one day, the names, Gunnar, and the Boomer Esiason Foundation will be synonymous with the cure for cystic fibrosis.  Have a listen!

 

We also have a lot of fun talking about the ridiculous criticism of Geoffrey Owens, Gummy Penguins, and more of Mike's injuries.

 

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Today, we learn all about "Gay Noon" with our good pal, AJ Mattioli.  AJ has been on the show several times, and always provides entertainment and insight into issues facing the LGBTQ community.  Make sure to check out AJ's film "Words" today.

 

We also talk about Mike's latest injury, how to address someone with an obvious facial wound, and some horrific injuries in general.  Just another fun week on the show!

 

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Larry David once had a unique, eccentric neighbor, and  yadda, yadda, yadda, he soon became the influence for one of tv's most iconic characters, Cosmo Kramer.  And today, that neighbor joins us on the show.  Kenny Kramer is a very funny, unique, and multi talented man who has endless stories to share.  Hear all about his early years as a comic, living next to Larry David, the success of Seinfeld, his run for mayor, and his unique Seinfeld bus tours.  We are thilled to have Kramer on the show.  Kenny is certainly a unique character.  Not that there is anything wrong with it.

 

We also delve deeply into some of the very odd and amusing items Mike has in his new mancave, angry sports moments, and more.  Just another great week on the show.

 

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Back at it! Today, we are joined by model, poet, and athlete, Elizabeth Pipko.  Elizabeth is a very successful model who has been in such publications as Maxim, PEOPLE, Vanity Fair, and Esquire magazine.  Hear all about her bizarre start in modeling, her feelings towards the business, and how she deals with vicious trolls on the internet.  She is also a talented poet who just released a new book entitled "About You".  Check it out!

 

We had a blast talking about Scott's new mattress modeling career, Mike's lovely splinters, and some "Bear News".  Have a listen!

 

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The Transformers. G.I.Joe, Rugrats, The Smurfs, Darkwing Duck, Voltron...Sound familiar?  Well, voice actor, Michael Bell joins us this week to discuss his legendary career.  Michael has worlds worth of experiences to share and has a resume that is sure to make any child of the 80's and 90's reminisce.  Hear all about Michael's plethora of work, from Duke on G.I. Joe to working with Lebron James.  Lots of fun!

 

We also talk Burlew's wedding, Scott's water gun fight, and Snake Milk returns!

 

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