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Back at it! Today we are joined by two unique and interesting guests.  First, Sunjay Nath, a successful motivational speaker, author, and human performance expert joins us to talk about his career, his 10-80-10 Principle, and more.  

 

Then, Rene Ruiz, joins us to talk about her work with various unions, her thoughts on protests, and the problems with today's health care.

 

We also talk about Tom Petty, the Las Vegas shootings, and play a game that involves choosing a celebrity parent.  Just another week on Verbal Shenanigans.

 

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If you listen to metal or heavy music, you have heard of Dillinger Escape Plan.  You have also probably heard of Ben Weinman, their guitarist.  Ben, recently named one of Spin Magaine's Top 100 Guitarists, joins us on the cast to talk about the formation of Dillinger, his career in music, the music industry, and the soon to be end of the band.  Ben is laid back, smart, and extremely talented.  Make sure to check out Dillinger on this tour, because this is it!

Next, we have Steve Pierce, of the Punkin Chunkin team, "American Chunker", on to discuss what goes into such a unique hobby and competition.  

 

We also talk about Scott's insanely awkward weekend, running a 5k while sweating Yuenglings, and the current state of the NFL and its protests. 

 

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Hey everybody!  Back again with another unique episode for those ears.  Today, Rick Woodbury,of Commuter Cars, joins us to discuss his line of ultra narrow, electric sports cars, that attempt to solve the traffic problem in not only LA, but the world. He must be on to something because George Clooney owns his first production car. Rick is super intelligent and has a distinct vision for his cars.  Check them out at www.commutercars.com

 

 

We have a lot of fun talk about Mike's lovely trip to a BarkBQ, more updates on the haunted apartment, creepy bed and breakfasts, and pooping in the woods.  

 

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Two awesome guests join us today.  First, from "Chug", "3 Sheets", and "Drinking Made Easy", Zane Lamprey joins us to talk about his career, booze, production, and his experiences on his different shows.  Zane's shows are entertaining, creative, and booze filled.  Zane is a very laid back, funny guy who was a real pleasure to talk to.  

 

Then, David George Gordon, aka the Bug Chef, joins us on the show.  We talk eating and preparing bugs, deep fried tarantula, his cookbooks, and even Sasquatch!

 

We also talk the eclipse, what we would do if we won the lottery, and more!  Make sure to follow Verbal Shenanigans on all social media platforms.  Continue to listen, share, and review.

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Zach Holmes is keeping the art of ridiculous stunts alive.  Zack has done numerous insane things such as shoot himself with a paintball gun point blank in the face, wrapped himself in fireworks, and even pierced his ear with a BB gun.  Recently endorsed by Steve-O himself, Zach is even working on a tv show for MTV.  Go check out Zach and his ridiculousness on his instagram @zackass

 

Muffy Bennett is a woman who loves cars, motorcycles, and guns.  Muffy works to auction and sell hotrods and sports cars to clients all over the world.   Muffy was a great interview and a very down to earth person.  Check her out at www.muffybennett.com

 

Scott also talks comedy, Barcelona practice, and his girlfriend's fear of swans.

 

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We are back with another unique and entertaining episode.  First, former NYPD detective and LGBT activist,Tom Verni, returns to the show to talk the current administration, police training, his 9/11 related medical issues, his recent TV appearances, and much more.  Tom is a very important voice that should be heard by all.  

Make sure to follow Tom on twitter @tomverni

 

Then, David Meltzer, CEO of Sports1marketing, joins us to discuss his business with Warren Moon, his involvement in the first smartphone, the evolution of technology in sports, and more.  David was an incredbily successful, intelligent, and open guest.  Make sure to check out www.sports1marketing.com

 

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This week, we are the guests on Mark Riccadonna and Jesse Thomas's podcast, the "I Did That" show.  Each week, the guys take a topic and talk about what it was like when they were younger and see if it still holds up today.  Recorded at the Comic Strip, we talk America's pastime, baseball.  We had an absolute blast.  Make sure to check out the "I Did That" Show. 

 

 

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Today, children's author, Dan Gutman, joins us to discuss writing stories for kids, the writing process, and his future projects.  We also talk baseball, comedy, and the appearance of his book on John Oliver.  Dan was a very fun interview!  Make sure to check out Dan and hsi work at www.dangutman.com

 

Later, our good pal,  director, AJ Mattioli, joins us to discuss his transition, Pride month, and changes to the pride flag. We wrap it up by talking about some really embarrassing stories of young love.  Check out AJ's latest projects at www.mattioliproductions.com  

 

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Episode 153 is once again tons of fun.  First, John Chatterton, an American wreck diver, joins us to talk treaure hunting, a career in diving, and his show on History Channel. John brings a tons of unique experiences and has found some truly amazing things.  

Later, the Devaux brothers, join us from across the pond in England, to discuss the creaiton of their new sports, World Chase Tag.  That's correct. Tag is now a sport!  Listen to the unique story of how the sport of tag is being transformed into a really entertaining, intense, and enjoyable sport. 

 

We also talk some politics, Tiger Wood's privacy, and the story of a brave man who smuggled a catfish into a hockey game.  Have a listen and keep sharing! 

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150 episodes and counting!  And today is a great one.

After discussing new careers for Mike, we welcome underwater crime scene investigator, Mike Berry, to the show.  Mike was absolutely fascinating.  Listen to hear how underwater crime is investigated, some interesting objects Mike has found, and what it takes to work in such a unique field. One of our favorite interviews!  Check out Mike and his work at www.ucidiver.com

 

Then, Tony Borglum of Drive a Tank, joins us from Wisconsin to talk about his business where you can drive a tank!  Listen to hear the origings of the tank business, how Tony finds tanks, and even how you can drive a tank through a building! Make sure to check out www.driveatank.com

 

Another great one in the books. If you like what you hear, share it!  Make sure to follow us @VScomedy on Twitter and @verbalshenanigans on instragram.

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Back again with another diverse episode of banter.  First, we talk to Sam Shriver of the Center For Leadership Studies.  Sam is a very passionate, smart, and focused individual.  Listen to him discuss traits of leaders, his meeting with famous coaches, and a little bit about his basketball skills!  

Check out Sam and his work at www.situational.com

 

Later, we talk to Biff Hutchison,a professional pogoer about the origins of the sport, making a living of of pogo, and the future of pogoing.  Biff is another one of the many unique athletes we have talked to on the show.  Check out Biff the extreme pogo world at www.wpogo.com

We also take illegal organ donation, an interesting call Scott received about Bingo, and much more.  Have listen and share it with your friends..if you have any.  ZING!

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Hey guys!  We are back with another fun episode for your ear holes!  Chef Eric LeVine joins us to discuss his upbringing in culinary, life in restaurants, and his numerous battles with cancer.  You may have seen Eric on Chopped, working with The James Beard Foundation, or at his 2 restaurants in New Jersey.  A very inspiring and entertaining interview.  Have a listen!

 

Make sure to check out Chef Eric on instagram @chefericl 

 

We also talk relationships, Burlew's strange house visit, and Scott attempts a "Chopped" challenge.

 

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Wow!  If you like hockey, or sports, or just genuinely great people with unique stories;you are in for a treat.  Dave Andreychuk, an all time legend of the NHL, joins us to talk about hockey,life, family, and charity.  Dave is an all time great who played with numerous teams and eventually grabbed and hoisted the Stanley Cup.  We are honored and proud to have Dave on the show.  This was absolutely one of our best episodes.  

 

Make sure to check out Dave's foundation at www.daveandreychukfoundation.com

 

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One of our best episodes to date.  First, Chris Ballew, leadsinger of The Presidents of the United States of America, joins us on the cast.  Chris is open, honest, and hilarious.  Listen to hear Chris discuss his life, touring, the 90's, and the transition to becoming famous kid's music artist, Caspar Babypants.  What an episode!  

 

Make sure to check out Chris on twitter @casparbabypants

 

Then, we talk to Mike Holstine of the Green Bank Radio Observatory.  Join us for a unique, and in depth conversation on science,astrology, and working in an area where wifi and cellular are banned.  So much fun!

Check out Mike and his work at www.greenbankobservatory.org

 

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We are a strange podcast.  And thats why we love this.  Today, we have some really unique guests.  

 

First, Tony Wright joins us in a fascinating discussion about his world record in sleep deprivation.  Tony stayed awake for over 11 days straight.  Listen to about his theories on brain activity, nutrition, and dreams.

 

Next, Catherine King and Wayne Adams call us from British Columbia to tell us about the self sufficient, floating island, called "Freedom Cove" , that they've created and live on.  Although our connection is rough, the interview is fascinating.  Hear all about why they chose this lifestyle, their artwork, and even bear attacks.  Check it out!

 

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Victor Wooten makes me want to be better.  Either at bass guitar, or just to be better at life.  Reason being, Victor Wooten is an incredible person, regardless of his virtuoso bass skills.  This is one of those dream guests for Scott.  And well, it was well worth it.  From Bela Fleck to his insane solo projects, Victor is passionate about bass playing, teaching, and best of all, his upbringing and family.  I love every god damn second of this interview.  

 

Make sure to follow Victor on twitter and instgram @victorwooten

 

Next, we bring on an another amazing guest, fear sociologist, Margee Kerr.  Burlew is afraid of heights. Scott is afraid of boredom.  Hear what Margee has to say about both of these weirdos.  Make sure follow Margee on twitter @margeekerr

 

 

This is Verbal Shenanigans.  Always fun.  Always unique.  Please share and follow us on instagram and twitter.  Cheers!

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2017 has been such a good year so far for the show.  This episode keeps the streak going.  Abigail Harrison, a 19 year old girl who is determined to be the first person on Mars, joins us to discuss space, NASA, aliens, space movies, STEM, and much more. Abby is intelligent, well spoken, and extremely informative and serves as a great ambassador to both kids and adults who have a dream they'd like to pursue.  This was one of our best interviews.

 

Make sure to check out Abby at www.astronautabby.com and follow her on twitter @astronautabby.  Also, check out her nonprofit organization, The Mars Generation.

 

We also take a call from someone from Scott's past who apparently is repenting for stealing his Nintendo games.  Make sure to check it out.   Please follow us on instagram @verbalshenanigans and on twitter @VScomedy.  Leave a review on iTunes!  If you do, Michael Burlew will soon explore Uranus. 

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We are back with another very special episode of the show.  On location at Taphouse 15, we get to sit down with brothers, Jim and Dan Miller, of the UFC and talk all things fighting, hunting, family, and even brewing beer.  Both Jim and Dan are awesome, down to earth guys who have fought the biggest names in the UFC.  It was great to sit down and talk about topics ranging from fight preparation, to weight cutting, sponsorship, and opinions on some of the UFC's best fighters.  

 

Make sure to check out the Miller brothers' podcast, the Hands on podcast and follow both Jim and Dan on instagram @jimmiller_155 and @danmiller185  

 

Please leave a review on iTUnes and tell us what you think.  If you do, Michael Burlew will take on Jim Miller in the octagon.  

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After a few weeks away from each other, the guys are back with a killer episode with two amazing guests.  

 

First, member of the transhumanist party and gubernatorial candiate of California, Zoltan Istvan once again joins us discuss science, politics, the current political climate,  and traveling around in casket shaped bus.  Zoltan was one of our favorite guests over the years and after this episode remains at the top.  Vote for Zoltan!  Follow Zoltan on twitter @zoltan_istvan

 Then, Red Bull Cliffjumper, Steven Lobue joins the cast to talk about the insane world of diving.  Steven was extremely insightful and clearly shows a great passion for his sport and the future of it.  Follow Steven on twitter @divelobue

 

We also talk recent comedy shows and Mike's trip to Disney.  Just another week on Verbal Shenanigans.  Please give us a follow on instagram @verbalshenangans and leave us a review on iTunes.  If you do, Michael Burlew will begin his transition to cyborg or leap off a 90 foot cliff.  Hopefully, the latter.  

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With Michael Burlew away,  Scott brings aboard a wittier, funnier, and more intelligent cohost.  His 6 year niece, Kiera!  The two talk important issues like Paw Patrol, making people feel better, and Donald Trump.  This was a lot of fun.  Give it a listen.

Make sure to subscribe on iTunes and leave us a review.  If you do, Kiera will permanently replace Michael Burlew. 

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