Comedy

Verbal Shenanigans is a show that seeks out passionate people. Each week, the guys chat with guest 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.

Episodes

May 29, 2020

#299-Ruthie Foster

Today, we are joined by blues and folk singer/songwriter, Ruthie Foster.  Ruthie has been making amazing music for several decades and continues to bring her flavor of the blues to the masses.  Ruthie has been nominated for several grammy's and continues to innovate and create new music.  Make sure to check out Ruthie's latest release, "Live at the Paramount."

We also discuss the horrendous case of George Floyd, play a game involving various heroes and villains, and hear about another weird encounter Mike had on the internet.   

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May 25, 2020

#298-Mike Reynolds

Today, we are joined by Michael E. Reynolds.  Mike is an American architect who is based out of New Mexico. He is well known for his construction and design of "earthships".  Earthships are completely sustainable passive solar houses.  Mike has challenged the status quo  and has gone on to build amazing green homes out of things like tires, bottles, and cans. Mike was funny, unique, and remarkably smart.   Check out Mike and his journey in the documentary "Garbage Warrior."  Go check out an earthship today!

We also butcher English, talk about Covid, and hear all about Mike's grandma stealing his baseball cards.  

 

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May 22, 2020

#297-Toby Brusseau

The Verbal Shenanigans guarantee we will always entertain and fight to uncover the biggest conspiracies (guarantee voided in most states and countries). Tonight we investigate the flat earth with producer Toby Brusseau. Toby produced the documentary of “Mad Mike” Hughes, who built a homemade rocket to prove the Earth was flat. Hear how Toby got in touch with Mike, the stories on the production of the show, his relationship and thoughts on Mike, and his thoughts on the flat earth theory. We later dive into the tragic second attempt that ended in the passing of Mike. Check out the movie “Rocketman : Mad Mike’s Mission to Prove the Flat Earth” and listen to this interview”

We also talk ridiculous running outfits, the trustworthiness of news, and whether or not The Walking Dead exists anymore.

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May 18, 2020

#296-Jack O’Halloran

We are back!  And today, we are joined by well known former boxer and actor, Jack O'Halloran!  You may recognize Jack from his time in the ring with the likes of George Foreman, his role on Dragnet, or portraying Non in the Superman movies.  We discuss Jack's acting career, his time in boxing, his family's mob connections, and his new book.  Check it out!

We also talk about a really boring interview, learn about a show Scott shortly obsessed over, and we put Burlew to the test on a dickering challenge. 

 

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May 15, 2020

#295-The Buckleys

Today, we go down under yet again!  From Australia, we are joined by three young siblings who make up the band, The Buckleys.  The Buckleys didn't realize they were entering a contest at a festival and ended up winning. And then they get signed to INXS's label, Petrol Records.  The Buckleys were fun to talk to.  We talked about how they are surviving the pandemic, what it is like playing with your family, their writing process, and more.  They just recently released a new animated video for their song "Breathe".   Go check em out!

We also talk about Mike's mom insisting on waking him up, his parents taking Grandma to see Deepthroat, and Mike tells us a crazy story about a creepy member of the bigfoot community.  Have a listen!

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In these uncertain times, we need to we stay calm and at ease. Let Verbal Shenanigans help you out with by chatting with a murderous clown. Tonight we talk with David Howard Thornton, AKA Art the Clown from the Terrifier movie series. We dive into David background in entertainment, what it’s like on the set of a gruesome horror movie, and  when he realized the popularity of the movie and Art. David was a pleasure to joke around with. Listen to hear about the upcoming sequel as well an amusing conversation on what would Art’s voice sounds like.

 We also talk about UFC, Mike Tyson, hear Mike mispronounce words, and learn about the history of the diaper!

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We have had some great guests this year, so our next guest has some big shoes to fill, or should we say BigFeet??? Tonight’s guest is Cliff Barackman, a researcher from the TV Series “Finding Bigfoot”. Cliff tells us what drew him into the field of Sasquatch exploration. We chat about filming the show and meeting his wife, some of the many adventures he has been on, how close has he come to seeing Bigfoot, and his thoughts on other mystical creatures. Check out our interview and go visit Cliff at the North American Bigfoot Center and museum in Oregon.

 

 

Scott also shares a story about an exploding toilet bowl, how he is losing it during the quarantine, and some more of Burlew's amazing inventions.  

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May 4, 2020

#292-Larry Hankin

Oh, you have certainly seen our guest along the way.  From classic movies like Escape From Alcatraz, to comedic performances in Billy Madison and Seinfeld, to Home Alone, and even classic television like Breaking Bad, Larry Hankin has done it all.  We talk to Larry about anything and everything ranging from his early years as a stand up comic opening for Miles Davis, to working with amazing directors like Clint Eastwood and Vince Gilligan, living with dyslexia, and his new book.  What a fascinating man.

 

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Today we chat with comedian and actress Jamie Linn Watson, better known as the Sprintern in the Sprint commercials. Jamie gives us her background in her performance and improv career, chats about the audition process for the commercial, and her first meeting with Paul (AKA the “Can You Hear Me Now” guy). We also dive into the drawbacks of fame as we chat about the internet’s fandom for her feet and how a Mike Hard Lemonade ended her “modeling” career. Enjoy Jamie’s bubbly personality as we hope you can hear our podcast now

 

We also talk about the glory days of basketball, we make horrendous dog puns, and Scott's quarantine anniversary.  Check it out!

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April 27, 2020

#290-Toby Philpott

Sometimes, genuine conversation brightens your day.  After a bad day, our day was brightened by talking to Toby Philpott. Toby is an English puppeteer, best known for his work in motion picture animatronics during the 1980s in such films as The Dark Crystal and Return of the Jedi.Toby was insightful, genuine, and hilarious.  We talk about everything from puppeteering  Jabba the Hutt, Toby's early career in street performance, and what it was like to work for Jim Henson.  Such a fascinating interview.  

 

We also talk about a brutal interview loss, get an update on Scott's boozy friend Steve, and we look into the most isolated jobs.  Check it out!

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We are joined by returning guest, Coach Jim Johnson.  You may remember clips of Coach Johnson on ESPN when he put his autistic manager, J-Mac into a basketball game and he shot the light out.  Since then, Coach has gone on to become an accomplished author, motivational speaker, and advocate for inclusion.  We discuss Jim's work with teaching leadership, we get an update on J-Mac, and we talk basketball.  Have a listen!

 

We also talk about Scott's drunk friend "Steve", Scott's high school teacher who assigned projects on serial killers, and more elementary school memories.  

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April 20, 2020

#288-Doug Cosmo Clifford

Oh, no big deal,we are just chatting with legends today. We have the pleasure of talking with Doug "Cosmo" Clifford, drummer for the one and only Creedence Clearwater Revival.  We talked about everything from the early days of Creedence, to playing 25 years with Revisited, what Woodstock was like, and more.  We also talk about Doug's re release of his  album,  Magic Window, a solo album he recorded in 1985 and updated in 2020 on April 17, 2020.  Doug was open, passionate, and a true honor to interview.  Check it out!  

 
 
We also talk about having to pee in emergencies, some strange show connections, and a possible mysterious death of a comic.  
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Today we will be talking with Kathi Tait, AKA The Bald Warrior. Kathi is an author, speaker, & transformative coach. Kathi will be discussing her struggles growing up after a family tragedy and developing Alopecia that led her in starting the Bald Warrior Movement to educate people on fighting social norms surrounding body image. We discuss when she gained her confidence, illness stereotypes, love of educating audiences, and her sweet dragon tattoo on the side of her head.  Check her out!

 

We also discuss some amazing events that were canceled, such as Nude Fest, we discuss a NASCAR driver getting himself in trouble, and more of our thoughts on the pandemic.

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Today, we are joined by blind artist, John Bramblitt.  John was a simply, amazing guest.  John lost his eyesight years ago, but carried on to make some truly amazing art. John Bramblitt is ranked as the #1 blind painter in the world and is currently the only blind muralist in the world [1] with murals in New York and Dallas. He began painting after losing his sight in 2001 after a series of severe seizures. He fell into a deep depression until he found painting Listen to hear all about how John adapted to his disability, the evolution of his art, and the amazing things he’s done since.  Please go check out his art and his story. 

 

We also talk about quarantine, power washing, and Scott’s dog.  Oh yea, Scott has a massive announcement! Have a listen.

 

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April 11, 2020

#285-Kyle Croxall

More bonus content! Today, we are joined by Kyle Croxall, a Red Bull Crashed Ice athlete.  If you haven't seen crashed ice, you really need to go on Youtube immediately.  We talk with Kyle about the growth of the sport, how he balances being a firefighter and an athlete, and where the sport is heading.  Make sure to go check out Kyle today.

 

We also talk quarantine, Burlew's early days of inventing, and a whole slew of other topics.  Have a listen!

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April 6, 2020

#284-Howard Berger

  We are joined by make up and special effects legend, Howard Berger.  Howard's resume is undeniably amazing.  Whether it's the Walking Dead,  Breaking Bad,  the Chronicles of Narnia, Kill Bill, countless legendary horror movies, or even the upcoming Space Jam 2, Howard's fingerprints are all over these films.  Howard was funny, smart, and had endless amazing bits of conversation ranging from his origins, advice to young kids trying to break into the SFX world, to opening KNB EFX Group with Greg Nicotero.  Truly, this is one of the best interviews we have done.  Check it out.

 

We also talk about how we are holding up during the quarantine, Georgia's ignorance towards the virus, and Scott's attempt to prepare for a virtual comedy show.  

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Today, we bring more bonus content as we all work our way through this quarantine together.  We go down under to talk to Eliza Klatt of the band Eliza and the Delusionals.  We talk to our new Australian friend about the origins of the band, touring with Silversun Pickups, and what the quarantine is like in Australia.  Eliza was fun, charming, and  really fun to talk to.  Go check out their new album,"A State of Living in Objective Reality" today. 

 

Inspired by Tiger King, we also talk about crazy animals stories we have experienced including Scott being bit by a cat, Burlew being mauled by one, a man named the Heroin King, and a moose excursion gone wrong.  Check it out!

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Today, Verbal Shenanigans morphs into a true crimepodcast on a very special episode. Today, we chat with Jenny Carrieri as she tells us her heart felt story about Jody LeCornu, her twin sister, being murdered. She gives details about the facts of the case, the issues in the investigation, and why after 24 years the case is still open. We discuss Jenny’s feelings on the law enforcement, the rumors on what could have occurred, and her continued work to try and close this case (including taking an idea from Three Billboards). This was an amazing discussion on a family tragedy.

You need to hear this episode.

 

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We hope that all of listeners are healthy and safe out there.  Today, we talk a lot about our thoughts on the Covid 19 epidemic, quarantine, and where we all go from here.  But, in true Verbal Shenanigans fashion, we interview a lady famous for making enormous cheese sculpture.  We are joined by Sarah Kauffman, world renowned cheese sculptor.  Sarah has made cheese sculptures of all sizes, for people of all walks of life, and for events as large as the Super Bowl.  Have a listen and stay safe!

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During the apocalypse, it is important to stay entertained.  So join us and have a listen to this great episode of the show.  Today, we are joined by Ted Giannoulas, aka the world famous San Diego Chicken. We talk about the origins of the chicken, what it was like to become an icon, and all of the numerous places the chicken went.   A true sports icon! This was a really fascinating interview.  Check it out!

 

 

We also talk about the coronavirus, awful mascots, and some more stories from Florida! 

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