Buddha and the Slut: a podcast of masterful, engaging storytelling

Federico Pistono
Nov 10, 2018 · 2 min read
First episode of Buddha and the Slut

Brooke Burgess is a master story teller. He knows the craft, and plays with your emotional and intellectual strings like a virtuoso violinist, violently and vigorously vibrating the instrument.

He skillfully employs every trick in the book to deliver colorful, intense, and engaging stories.

A single narrative from his repertoire of life’s adventures, recited with charming narration and unbridled enthusiasm, has lasting effects on your mind, even hours after exposure.

Burgess, a 40-something year old Canadian writer, with a few Hollywood-grade works in his past and a book about cats (there’s more to it than it sounds), somehow didn’t quite make it to the big league (yet), and the angst of the struggling artist transparently transpires throughout the podcast.

And yet, the man has more extravagant, genuine stories, ideas, and life’s experience than the big studios industrial machine has produced in the past lustrum.

He stands naked before you, laying out his vulnerabilities, his passionate romantic adventures, his unbridled love for life, along with the darkest moments of existence and his struggle with depression.

You will find yourself laughing out loud on the train and crying on the plane, while bystanders stare inquisitively (or annoyed) at this person wearing noise canceling headphones, looking out the window, immersed in the tiny universe Burgess creates with his weapon of choice: words delivered by a buttery, soothing voice.

Buddha and the Slut is Burgess unfiltered A picturesque creation of his microworld A jazz improvisation of mind and spirit A rhapsodical, boisterous memoir Contagious and infectious In the best conceivable way

A rare find, under appreciated.

Links LibSyn: iTunes: Brook’s website:

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