Comedy Interviews

Verbal Shenanigans is a show that seeks out passionate people. Each week, the guys chat with guests from all walks of life, 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.


September 19, 2022

#411-Drowning Pool

Drowning Pool has been playing heavy music for over 25 years and they have no intentions on slowing down.  As they are set to release their new album "Strike  A Nerve" on September 30th, we are joined by guitarist C.J. Pierce and  and vocalist, Jasen Moreno.  We had an awesome conversation that ranged from topics such as carrying on with new members, having an album delayed due to Covid,  the longevity of the band, and more.  Both C.J. and Jasen were very interesting, humble, and open guests. 


We also talk about the Queen's funeral, Mike's interesting pre interview drive, and a whole lot about dogs.  Have a listen!

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September 11, 2022

#410-Brad Hauter

You know that phrase the grass is greener on the other side….our guest tonight would really know that answer. We talk with world record holder Brad Hauter who rode a lawnmower from Atlanta to Los Angeles. We had a blast chatting with him on the setup of the trip, the fun and less fun moments, and the insane story of why the trip stopped shorter than their goal. Check out Brad’s show Coop Dreams on Roku, Amazon Fire, or on the Coop Dreams TV app after listening to our conversation with him.


We also talk about becoming millionaires with Kohl's money, Burlew decides what world record he could break, and we sit and dissect The Lawnmower Man.  Have a listen!

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August 30, 2022

#409-Dave Wyndorf

We're back baby!  We are joined by jersey rock legend, the head of the long time rock band, Monster Magnet!  Dave has been writing trippy rock music for nearly 4 decades, and continues to be a beacon of authenticity with his vulnerable discussion, his perspective on rock music, and his goals of making art that he still enjoys.  Dave was a great interview, and continues to be a great musician.  Have a listen.

We also talk about Scott's disgusting life choices, a visit to a nazi castle, and Mike provides us with erotic fan fiction.  Yes, another week on the show.  Check it out.

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August 16, 2022

#408-Fabien Cousteau

Shark week maybe over, but Verbal Shenanigans is going to have you excited to sleep with the fishes one more time. Fabien Cousteau has been exploring the seas all his life as an explorer, a conservationist, and TV and film personality. We get insights from him on living this life with grandfather Jacques and father Jean-Michel, discuss the sensationalism in television, breaking world records underwater, and even his favorite water life to observe. An enjoyable and educational conversation for all.


We also get an update on Mike's Disney bathroom, Scott's trip to Germany, and learn about some interesting filed trips Mike had as a child.

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July 25, 2022

#407-Rochelle Okoye

Our next guest risks her life for the big screen, now she risks our sanity joining our podcast. Actress and stunt woman Rochelle Okoye has done work for the X-Men, the Flash, Batwoman, and many other movie and TV shows. We chat with her on getting into stunt work, her injury that jeopardized her career, and the culture amongst stunt workers. Enjoy this fun laid back talk with an amazing performer


Scott also decides to tell the audience about what actually happened in a past relationship.  Have a listen!

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July 20, 2022

#406- Sweeny Murti

Alright baseball fans, especially you Yankees fans, this one is for you.  We are joined by long time Yankee beat reporter, Sweeny Murti.  You can hear Sweeny on WFAN covering every move the Yankees make, along with every up and down within the season.  Sweeny has been a mainstay in the sports world for decades, and continues to cover the Yankees with passion, intellect, and talent.  Sweeny provided us a great interview loaded with stories, anecdotes, and personal experiences throughout his fascinating career.  Check it out!


We also talk about Scott's hectic life, Burlew's new puppy, and the habits of living alone.  Have a listen!

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July 8, 2022

#405-Fergal Lawler

We are back! Life gets in the way sometimes, so we've been off,  but we have a whole slew of great new episodes on the way.  And today, is a huge one.  Fergal Lawler, of the Cranberries, joins us to discuss his amazing music career, playing with The Cranberries, Dolores O'Riordan, and more.  Fergal was down to earth, funny, and full of great insight. It was an honor to sit down and chat with the drummer of an all time great band.  


We also discuss Roe v. Wade, current life happenings, and Mike's attempt to become a knight.  Have a listen!

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June 13, 2022

#404-Zane Lamprey 2.0

It's been a few years since we checked in with Zane Lamprey, but, today he returns to the podcast.  The well known tv host, drink connoisseur, and now stand up comedian joins us to talk about his tour, his full time commitment to stand up, and life on the road.  Make sure to check out his classic shows, 3 Sheets, Drinking Made Easy, and Chugg before catching his live act at a brewery near you. Also, go see Scott open for Zane this Friday, June 17th, at Bolero Snort Brewing.


We also chat about Mike's estranged relationship with Madonna, Scott's German wedding experience, and more! Have a listen!

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We’ve had boxers, mma stars, wrestlers, now Verbal Shenanigans gives you the next level in fighting….pillow fighters. CEO of the Pillow Fight Championship Steve Williams talks to us about the initial designs of the league, the work on figuring out the pillows, and the excitement building from the league. Check out their events on and learn more on our show


We also talk about Mike's fruit fly experience, a desperate search for shoes, and we take some time to modify sports for the better.  Have a listen!

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May 23, 2022

#402-Linden Porco

We're back!  Today, we are joined by Linden Porco.  Linden is a Canadian dwarf actor who has starred in movies like Little Big Man, The Leprechaun Returns,  and Cult of Chucky.  Linden gives us great insight into his career, breaking the mold of dwarf actors, and dealing with cartilage hair hypoplasia.  Linden was a gret guest, with a great sense of humor.  Check it out!


We are also joined by a home inspector by the name of Johnny "Moisture" Robbins, we talk about attempting to sell a home, and hear all about some failed mascots.  Have a listen!

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You may have recently seen outrageous, outlandish clips of the Savannah Bananas making baseball fun and unique all over the country.  The Bananas do it all: flaming bats, pitchers on stilts, to choregraphed dance breaks.  Today, we sit down with Kyle Luigs, pitcher and long time Banana, and chat about all things Banana baseball.  From unique rules, to competition, to the creative process of making baseball the ultimate fan experience, we cover it all with Kyle.  Check out this interview with Kyle, then swing on over to a Bananas game today.



We also have an "Inconvenience Draft", chat about Scott almost losing the hood of his car, and oh yea, Mike had a knife pulled on him.  Just another week of Verbal Shenanigans.  Check it out!

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Oh man.  400 episodes in.  And today, is special.  They say, never meet your idols.  Well, for the second time on this show, we prove that theory wrong.  Once again, the founder of Dogfish Head brewery, Sam Calagione, joins us for a fantastic interview along with Co-founder and head of Patagonia Provisions, Birgit Cameron.  These two heads of two amazing companies join us to not only celebrate episode 400, but to celebrate Earth month, and the release of their new environmentally conscious collaboration beer, Kernza Pils.  We had an amazing discussion about making sustainable products, running huge, unique companies, and balancing family life.  Go have a Kernza Pils and enjoy this special episode of the podcast.


This episode is long, but it is a celebration of 8 years of hard work, luck, and good conversations.  We celebrate that in this episode with some flashbacks to our favorite, and craziest, guests.  Have a listen!

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April 25, 2022

#399-Kaz Grala

 Coming to our podcast Pit row is driver of #50 The Money Team Pit Viper Chevy, Kaz Grala. Only 23 years old and racing for close to two decades, we chat with this busy driver about the every day life of a NASCAR driver. We go into detail about his victories, the work done to build a racing team two weeks, and what’s it like driving for Floyd Mayweather. Root for Kaz at Dover at the Xfinity race in the #48 Big Machine Spiked Coolers Chevy after you listen to our conversation with him.


We alo talk about another Burlew visit to Buc-ees, meeting new family, and rainy day race experience.  Have a listen!

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April 18, 2022

#398- Long Live King Kobe

On December 23, 2020, twenty-one-year-old Tyler Kobe Nichols was randomly murdered in a knife attack after getting a haircut just blocks away from his family’s Brooklyn home.   This senseless murder changed Tyler's family forever.  Today, we are joined by Tyler's mother, Sherma Chambers, his cousin, Kareem Eusebe, and photographer, Spencer Ostrander.  Together, they have documented the void left in Tyler's family, the healing process, and the start of The Long Live King Kobe Foundation.  We dive deep into their story and purpose, and many aspects of creating this new, powerful book.  Coming out on May 10th, Long Live King Kobe is a must read for everyone.  The power of healing is something special, and Sherma, Kareem, and Spencer have certainly provided a great example of just that.  


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April 11, 2022

#397-Lyrics Born

Back today with a veteran in the hip hop community, Lyrics Born.  Born in Tokyo and then growing up in the bay area, Lyrics brings fresh perspective into his music and outlook on life, the industry, and his career.  For close to 30 years, Lyrics has worked with just about everyone.  We discuss everything from Lyrcis' early years, life during Covid, standing out as an Asian artist, and his new album Mobile Homies: Season1.    Have a listen!


We also dive into the terrible life of a conartist comedian we know, code named, Mark Smith.  You might not believe what you hear!


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April 5, 2022

#396-Chef Dennis Littley

We are back with another savory episode of Verbal Shenanigans.  Today, we are joined by Chef Dennis Littley.  Dennis worked his way through the culinary world to eventually building a large following for his at home cooking tutorials, his wealth of recipes, and his unique perspective on food.  We learn about Dennis's journey, his influneces, and the reason for his true love of cooking.  Hungry?  Go check out Dennis's work!


After Burlew fires shots at a loyal listener, we discuss Will Smith, the Oscar's goodie bags, and play a game where we figure out celebrity slap origins.  Have a listen!

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March 28, 2022

#395-Wade Earp

Our guest knows how to ride a bull, while our hosts are generally full of bull. This week the guys chat with International Gay Rodeo Association Hall of Famer Wade Earp. We find out what’s it like being a cowboy and a descendant of Wyatt Earp, how dancing led to his rodeo career, being featured in the documentary Queens and Cowboys, and the reactions traveling in the gay rodeo.


We also talk about the time we tried to sponsor a NASCAR, guests canceling on us, and we discuss all of the animals you can go out and ride.  Have a listen!

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March 21, 2022

#394-Jason Alisharan

Submitted for the approval of the Shenanigaverse, I call this episode : The Tail of the endless Podcast. We welcome you all back this week with an interview with Jason Alisharan, AKA Frank from Are You Afraid of the Dark. We get the low down on how Jason joined the Midnight Society, his choice to leave acting, and his work now producing, writing, and creating JA Films.


We also talk about the Book of Boba Fett, Batman, and play a ridiculous game of Would You Rather, with questions to see if Mike can become Scott's best friend.  Have a listen!

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March 14, 2022

#393-Anastasia Pagonis

As the Winter Paralympics come to the end, we chat with an amazing Summer Games . Swimmer, Anastasia Pagonis, comes on our show to discuss her life story. We learn about her dealing with loss of vision at a young age, her training in the pool, using her social media to teach people about her condition, and winning gold in Tokyo. Anastasia loves life, her family, and her buddy Radar.   It was a great interview. Listen to the whole thing (including a possible challenge in the future)


We also talk about baby fights, weirdos in the gym, and Mike reads podcast erotic fan fiction.  Have a listen!

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Fresh off the set of The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, we are joined one of The Roots' members, Stro Elliot.  Stro is a renowned musician, producer, and performer.  He has performed with the likes of artists such as DJ Jazzy Jeff, The Beastie Boys, and Run DMC.  You can  also catch Stro every night playing along side The Roots.  Make sure to check out Stro's latest album, Black and Loud, where he reimagines classic songs by James Brown.  Stro was great guest.  He is  an extremely cerebral, intelligent, and humble talent. 


We also talk about Ukraine,  a failed contest, hear a crazy story from comedian Joe Conte, and learn about the time Mike choked.  Have a listen!

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