Weekend at Burgie's with SJ The Wordburglar


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Wordburglar records on the road from Vancouver, BC with his best pal R-LEX THE ROBOT aka Alex Kennedy (of IdieYoudie.com). The fellas hang out for another hilarious episode featuring enlightening discussion about growing up together in Halifax, DIY music, their lifetime of comics collaboration (Motorcycle Maniac, Infinity Wart, The Last Paper Route) and more. It's another super-good episode of Weekend At Burgie's!

And be sure to keep up with Wordburglar on tour at www.wordburglar.com and #CDNWorldSupertour on Instagram.



Direct download: EPISODE_30_Weekend_At_Burgies_w_R-LEX_The_Robot_Alex_Kennedy.mp3
Category:comic books -- posted at: 2:58pm EST

World Canadian Super Tour Special from the road! Burgie is on his 2018 cross-Canada tour and takes a break from the road to record a double interview special in Edmonton with rapper TOUCH and comic book genius Ciaran McEvoy. Enjoy and be sure to catch Wordburglar live in your town during the upcoming shows in: VANCOUVER (Fri Sept 28 at Anza), SASKATOON (Fri Oct 5 at Black Cat Tavern), ST. JOHN'S (Fri Oct 12 at The Ship), HALIFAX (Sat Oct 13 at Menz & Mollyz), MONTREAL (Fri Nov 23 at Foufounes Electriques), LONDON (Fri Dec 7 at 765 Old East) and more TBA! (Photo credit: M. Matusoff, thanks Mark!). More details at www.wordburglar.com

And don't forget to watch the new video "Rental Patient" on Youtube now!

Direct download: EPISODE_29_Tour_Edition_Special_1_w__TOUCH_182__CIARAN_MCEVOY.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:59pm EST

Burgling & birding with Wordburglar and drummer extraordinaire Danny Miles of the bands July Talk, The Job & Tongue Helmet! Plus Burgie previews some tracks off his brand-new album "Rhyme Your Business" (dropping Sept 2018) plus news, freestyles and comic book chat as you'd expect on another pulse-pounding episode of Weekend at Burgie's! 

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Category:comic books -- posted at: 1:00am EST

With special guest JASON LOO, creator of The Pitiful Human Lizard. 

Direct download: EPISODE_27__Weekend_At_Burgies_w__Jason_Loo.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:29pm EST

Multi-talented Singer/songwriter Rich Aucoin joins Wordburglar for a great conversation about music, movies and action figures. Plus Wordburglar freestyles, news, and upcoming show announcements. Featuring music by Beatmason and Rich Aucoin.


Direct download: EPISODE_26__Weekend_At_Burgies_w__Rich_Aucoin.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 12:00am EST

A triumpherant time! Burgie answers the mail, shares some things and has a guest pop by...

Featuring music from Roots Manuva, Scarub & COINS. Get the new COINS Hot Lava Mixtape FREE right here: http://coinsmusic.com/

Direct download: EPISODE_25__Weekend_At_Burgies.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 10:54am EST

It's been awhile but we're back to kickoff 2017 with some fresh music, Burgie's review of his beloved Mini NES & Rogue One talk with born-again Star Wars fan Mili Sashimi!

Direct download: EPISODE_24__Weekend_At_Burgies.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 11:13am EST

Weekend At Burgie's Episode 23 hosted by SJ The Wordburglar featuring comics, Kickstarters, Elfquest and more with Bedside Press' Hope Nicholson! 

Direct download: EPISODE_23__Weekend_At_Burgies_w__Hope_Nicholson.mp3
Category:comic books -- posted at: 11:32pm EST

It's the first GIJOE-themed episode of Weekend At Burgie's, and it's about time! This weekend Burgie is joined by CBC's Pete Morey and the two dive deep into GIJOE's UK counterpart ACTION FORCE. Featuring music by Peter Project & Doctor Octoroc.  

Direct download: EPISODE_22__Weekend_At_Burgies_GIJOE_Episode_w__Pete_Morey.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 12:00am EST

EPISODE 21 – Weekend At Burgie's w/ Chokeules from Swamp Thing

This weekend Burgie hangs out with Chokeules from Swamp Thing, Toolshed and Backburner Crew! 






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Category:podcast -- posted at: 12:54am EST

Episode 20 with special guest RACHELLE GOGUEN!

This weekend Burgie tackles all of the issues with comic book blogger and podcaster Rachelle Goguen from LIVING BETWEEN WEDNESDAYS! What comics do they both love? What can’t they stand? What problems do comics publishers need to fix and who is one of the greatest comics characters of the last 20 years? Behold all the mirth, mayhem and insights on another hilarious and fully geeked-out episode of Weekend At Burgies!

Direct download: EPISODE_20_Weekend_At_Burgies_w__Rachelle_Goguen.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 11:33pm EST


The Force is strong with this one – it’s the Death-Star-sized Star Wars mega-episode of Weekend At Burgie’s. Burgie finally convinces Mili Sashimi to watch the original Star Wars Trilogy FOR THE FIRST TIME – just in time to go see The Force Awakens. We’ve been sitting on this one since Dec. 18th so if you haven’t seen The Force Awakens yet be warned – there are TONS OF SPOILERS. Plus a special tribute rap from Plif the Hoojib! It's more fun than shooting womp rats at Beggar’s Canyon!

Featuring music by Beatmason.


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Category:comic books -- posted at: 11:03pm EST

EPISODE 18 w/ Birdapres

This weekend Burgie is joined by one of the most original voices in Canadian underground rap, the legendary Birdapres. Hailing from East Vancouver, Birdapres shares some stories about coming up in the Canadian rap world, producing beats, vinyl collecting, classic hip-hop and more. A must listen for fans of Canadian hip-hop, this episode also features a surprise guest appearance from MC Marchy Mark, music from Beatmason, Birdapres and McEnroe and all the good times you expect from another great Weekend At Burgie’s!

Email the show at weekendatburgies@gmail.com

And if you’re in Toronto don’t miss Wordburglar at these upcoming live shows & events:

Thurs. Dec 3rd, 6pm-9pm: Wordburglar comic book signing for The Last Paper Route in- at SILVER SNAIL COMICS, 329 Younge Street Toronto.

Thurs Dec 10: Wordburglar at The $5 Rap Show, 159 Augusta Ave, Toronto. 930pm-2am.


Direct download: EPISODE_18__Weekend_At_Burgies_w__Birdapres.mp3
Category:rap -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Writer of the movie "Detention" and old friend of Burgie's Mark Palermo drops by this weekend for a hilarious and engaging talk about movies! Plus new rhymes, new laughs and all the awesome times you expect from another great Weekend At Burgie's! 

Direct download: EPISODE_17__Weekend_At_Burgies_w__Mark_Palermo.mp3
Category:movies -- posted at: 9:46am EST

Things are super busy at the Burg cave as we check in just in time for the 1-year anniversary of the Podcast! This weeekend Burgie goes solo and takes the time to catch up on all the mail and debut a few tracks from his brand new album "Rapplicable Skills"! It's awesome! Tune in and be sure to check out the new album at www.wordburglar.com.



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Category:general -- posted at: 12:26am EST


Comic book creator J. Bone joins Burgie for a fun, hilarious and insighful discussion about comic books and geekiness including J's work on the new Image Comics series Sparks Nevada based on the Thrilling Adventure Hour Podcast and his work on Spider-Man, DC New Frontier, Alison Dare, The Spirit, X-Statics and a whole lot more!

So what are you waiting for? Grab some chips and hang out with us.


Featuring music by BA Johnston


email the show at weekendatburgies@gmail.com




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Category:comic books -- posted at: 12:04pm EST

Just in time for Free Comic Book Day, this weekend Burgie celebrates the comic shop with special guest and long-time friend, Eisner-Award winner and owner of Strange Adventures Comic Bookshops Calum Johnston.

Cal has been a hero and pioneer in the comic book world for decades and he and Burgie dig into the seldom explored history of comic shops to uncover all kinds of cool comic book lore. It’s an enlightening and entertaining episode that’s a must listen for comic book fans. Plus Grandpa Funnybook drops by to kick an intro rap!

So grab a stack of comics and tune in to another senses-shattering episode of Weekend at Burgie’s!

Biff! Bang! Pow! It’s latest fourjam-packed, improvisational episode of Weekend at Burgie’s!

Featuring music by Beatmason & Mos Def.

Direct download: EPISODE_14__Weekend_At_Burgies_w__Calum_Johnston.mp3
Category:comic books -- posted at: 12:48am EST


This weekend Burgie is joined by actor, comedian and producer Sandy Jobin-Bevans. You might know Sandy from his stage and screen work including Second City, Deal With ItLife with Boys, and his scene-stealing role as Officer Palumbo in Harold & Kumar (NPH wouldn’t do that!)

Sandy and Burg dig into some riveting and hilarious tales about acting, improv, sports, comic books and working on the new prank show “Fool Canada” with Will Sasso.  Plus the time Sandy was mysteriously recruited to be on Survivor, Burgie’s former career catching shoplifters and controlling angry cosplayers at Silver Snail and even a bit of Winnipeg ‘Zine history!

All this plus a brand new intro rap! And brand new laughing! And beats! It’s latest jam-packed improvisational episode of Weekend at Burgie’s!

Featuring music by Beatmason & Tha Alkaholiks.

Direct download: EPISODE_13__Weekend_At_Burgies_w__Sandy_Jobin-Bevans.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:48pm EST

EPISODE 12 – Weekend At Burgie's w/ Uncle Fes


This weekend Burgie is joined by longtime collaborator and pal DJ Uncle Fes of The Extremities and Backburner fame. 


Fes and Burg dig deep into the crates – and some snacks – and drop science on beat making, turntablism, record collecting, the start of Backburner, Halifax and Canadian hip-hop history. Plus Fes shares some great stories about how he got into DJing, his first rap group and the time he deejayed for Ghostface Killah and Raekwon of Wu-Tang Clan.


And of course all the laughs, beats and rhymes you need on the latest 12-inch episode of Weekend at Burgie’s!


Featuring music by Beatmason, Uncle Fes & Ambition, The Extremities and Dert Roads.


Direct download: EPISODE_12__Weekend_At_Burgies_w__Uncle_Fes.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 2:06am EST

EPISODE 11 - Weekend at Burgie's w/ Jesse Dangerously

This weekend Burgie is joined by longtime rap pal, Haligonian hip-hop historian and Backburner Crew MC Jesse Dangerously.

Jesse and Burg have a lot of history and some secret tales are revealed as they pull back the curtains on their early rap origins, touring, arguing on the internet and the meanings behind certain lyrics. What’s an Impulse Tracker? What influential artist changed rap forever? What exactly is Jesse rhyming about on Heatwave and what exactly happened to him in Charlottetown? All this plus all the laughs, beats and rhymes you need on the latest gargantuan episode of Weekend at Burgie’s!

Featuring music by Beatmason and Jesse Dangerously.

Find Jesse at http://dangerously.ca/#punch-out-t-shirt-hoodieson and get his music here: http://dangerously.bandcamp.com/

Direct download: EPISODE_11_-_Weekend_at_Burgies_w__Jesse_Dangerously.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 12:00am EST

It's a little holiday-scented special bonus end of year episode!

Presented for your listening pleasure is 'Burgie's segment of the Modern Superior Holiday Spectacular – recorded LIVE from the Social Capitol Theatre in Toronto w/ special guest Jeremy Schultz. Happy Holidays! 

Direct download: EPISODE_10__LIVE_Holiday_Special.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:54am EST

This weekend Burgie is joined by Marvel/DC comic book artist and designer of the new Captain Canuck Kalman Andrasofszky. This is a must listen for comic book aficionados as 'Burgie and Kalman pull back the curtains (covers?) on Kalman's process of creating comics, covers, convention sketches and more. Plus Kalman shares some tales about his work on Spider-Man, X-23, GIJOE, Irredeemable and on I-Candy with Guardians of the Galaxy writers Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning. 

All that plus beats, rhymes, laughs and all the stuff you love about the weekend on the latest thrill-bending episode of Weekend at Burgie’s!

Featuring music by Beatmason and Esoteric.

Find Kalman at: 


evilkalman on instagram and twitter

also www.theraidstudio.com


and wordburglar at www.wordburglar.com

Direct download: EPISODE_9__Weekend_at_Burgies_w__Kalman_Andrasofszky.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:15pm EST

This weekend Burgie is joined by graffiti artist, rapper, painter and Backburner Crew founding member Thesis Sahib (aka James Kirkpartrick). Thesis' work can be seen and heard around the globe and he pays Burgie a visit for an amazing conversation spanning Brazilian graffiti adventures, the origins of Backburner, out-of-love songs, making music with Gameboys and more. Plus beats, rhymes,  laughs and all the stuff you love about the weekend on the latest sense-shattering  episode of Weekend at Burgie’s! 


Featuring music by Beatmason and Thesis Sahib. 

Direct download: Weekend_at_Burgies_-_Episode_8_w__Thesis_Sahib.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 1:57am EST

This weekend Grandpa Funnybook pops over to school Burgie on the secrets of original comic book art pricing. Then Burgie tackles the issues of the new comic books "Birthright" and "The Bunker".

Plus the debut of a brand new Swamp Thing song from the upcoming album "Outer Limits" (available on Urbnet Records). All this plus all the crazy stuff you love about the weekend on the latest thrill-emitting episode of Weekend at Burgie’s!


Featuring music by Beatmason and Swamp Thing.

Direct download: EPISODE_7__Weekend_at_Burgies.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:37am EST

EPISODE 6: w/ special guest Nug Nahrgang. 
This weekend Burgie is joined by comedian, improviser, Illusionoid podcast cast member and host of WWE's Aftermath, Nug Narhgang! Nug & Burgie get into comedy, Evil Dead, wrestling and of course comic books – plus all the stuff you love about the weekend on the latest pulse-pounding episode of Weekend at Burgie's!
Featuring music by Beatmason and Thesis Sahib.     
Direct download: Weekend_at_Burgies__Episode_6__w__special_guest_Nug_Nahrgang.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 1:00am EST

EPISODE 5  – Weekend at Burgie's

EPISODE 5: w/ special guest Ghettosocks

This weekend Burgie is joined by fellow MC, Backburner Crew member and ol' pal Ghettosocks for a chill and hilarious discussion about rap, David Lynch movies, bizzarre 80s toys and all the important stuff. Plus, Burgie share's his thoughts on recent October-themed things such as why he loves October, the new issue of Walking Dead and his policy on guest lists. All this and more in another exciting new episode of Weekend and Burgie's!

Featuring music by Ghettosocks and Beatmason.

Direct download: Weekend_at_Burgies_-_Episode_5__Ghettosocks.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 2:57am EST

EPISODE 4: Superstitious True Baseball

Burgie answers your questions in the first installment of Burg-queries and shares a freaky superstitious true baseball story involving the Blue Jays and the Kansas City Royals.

Featuring music by Lloyd Moseby and Beatmason. 

Direct download: Weekend_at_Burgies_-_Episode_4__Superstitious_True_Baseball.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 11:20pm EST

EPISODE THREE: w/ Special Guest Shaun Hatton

Guest starring EP Daily’s video game all-star reviewer on the run and Cybertronic Spree musician Shaun Hatton (aka Megashaun). Shaun joins Burgie for a great conversation that spans video games, Captain N, TMNT, Transformers, Fan Expo and more. Plus Burgie's thoughts on different kinds of weekends and being a part of a cool podcast network like Modern Superior. 

Featuring music from D-Ray, Doctor Octoroc & Swamp Thing.

Direct download: EPISODE_3__Weekend_at_Burgies.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:33pm EST

EPISODE 2 – Weekend at Burgie's

EPISODE 2: In the second episode, Halifax comic book artist and film buff Dave Howlett joins Burgie to discuss Guardians of the Galaxy. Plus some thoughts on Weird Al, HMV and more in this exciting new episode of Weekend at Burgie's! Featuring music from Beatmason & Down South. And don't forget to check out Dave's work at the upcoming "Last Exit To Springfield" Simpsons-inspired art show at The Dart Gallery in Dartmouth Nova Scotia,127A Portland St from August 15th-25th. 

Direct download: EPISODE_2_-_Weekend_at_Burgies_w_Special_Guest_Dave_Howlett.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:51am EST

PILOT EPISODE - Weekend at Burgie's


Rapper, writer, retired paperboy and comic shop veteran SJ the Wordburglar waxes comedic and drops knowledge. An engaging and funny podcast about music, comic books, food, sports and everything in between.

In the pilot episode, a special character pops by and Burgie tackles the issues of Marvel Comics' summer series "Original Sin".

This episode features music from Beatmason & Chokeules. 

Direct download: Weekend_at_Burgies_JULY26_PILOT.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:42pm EST