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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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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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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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