I’ve been asked countless times to do a podcast.

(Okay…maybe fifty or so. But that’s a lot, right?)

Thing is, I kinda hate my voice. Which is surprising, considering my tendency to babble. Turns out that most of you disagree. Vehemently. But I still hummed and hawwed over it. And then, one crisp winter’s day on the Greek Isle of Rhodes,  a pal sent me an outrageous sale listing for a most excellent USB mic:yeti

It arrived from the UK four days later. I started playing around that very night. And the results didn’t suck.

So I started writing. And recording. And (finally) learning my way around Garageband.

I brainstormed the show title with trusted friends, aiming for something instantly provocative that could convey the travel/romance/psychedelic/spiritual vibe I was going for, as well as my tendency towards extremes. (I’m a double-Gemini, after all)

Then I hacked together some theme music, got my old pal James Curcio to help whip up the gonzo cover art, and set the whole thing up on LibsynEasy peasy.

I’m aiming for weekly eps…but, if I’m being realistic, you should expect bi-weekly freshness. The goal is a balanced diet of compelling personal stories (set to tunes by my main maestro, Tobias Tinker), no-holds-barred audience Q&As, and engaging full-length interviews with creative cohorts and fellow digital nomads.

You can enjoy the show (and subscribe, please!) on the usual podcast suspects including iTunes, Youtube, Google Play, Stitcher, Soundcloud, and Facebook.

SHOW DESCRIPTION

What happens when an award-winning writer/producer hits ‘eject’ on the 9 to 5, grabs a backpack, and dives head-first into the uncharted world of ‘digital nomads’?

After seven years in Asia, Europe, and parts unknown, BROOKE BURGESS (Broken Saints, Becoming, The Cat’s Maw) shares candid tales of culture shock, creative inspiration, sex and relationships, psychedelics and spirituality…and much, MUCH more!

It’s a renaissance dude’s ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ with the naughty bits still intact) — it’s BUDDHA AND THE SLUT.