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Weekend at Burgie's with SJ The Wordburglar

Weekend at Burgie's with SJ The Wordburglar

By Wordburglar
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.

Spend the weekend with your host, Wordburglar, in this highly entertaining and kaleidoscopic journey through the world of comic books, hip-hop, character based comedy and so much more. Whether you’re a fan of his critically acclaimed albums, or just generally into the nerdier side of pop-culture, Weekend at Burgie’s could very well be your new favourite podcast.
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EPISODE 31 – Weekend At Burgie's GIANT-SIZE EDITION w/ GINZU 333 aka ginzuintriplicate

Weekend at Burgie's with SJ The Wordburglar

EP40 - Inside Cobra Island Part 4: Rap-Viper
Flowing is half the battle! And just like that we're back to our INSIDE COBRA ISLAND mini-series where Wordburglar breaks down every song from his album WELCOME TO COBRA ISLAND. This weekend Burgie digs deep into the secret origins and lyrical metaphors of Broca Beach's favourite snake, RAP-VIPER!  PLUS: keep your eyes and ears open for news about the new album BURGONOMIC coming soon... 
June 07, 2022
EP39 - Beats, Rhymes & New Vinyl
News, new jams and rhymes to celebrate the full-funding of THE MACGUFFIN DEVICE VINYL LP 
February 25, 2022
EP38 - w Diagnostik80 aka Chris McLeod of The Full Force
It's WEEKEND AT BURGIE'S EPISODE 38! Happy New Year! We're kicking off 2022 with an extensive interview with our pal, producer and podcaster Diagnostik80 of The Full Force Podcast. Diagnostik80 is also the beatmaker behind many rap jams you may have heard - including the Wordburglar collaborations TORONTAUN, CYBERTRONNOISEUR & SPECTRAL MIC! On today's episode Diagnostik80 (aka Chris McLeod) and Burgie dig deep into a lifetime love of music and action figures and reveal all the creative pursuits that led Chris to combine his passions and focus on The Full Force podcast. For those who don't know, The Full Force is an in-depth, weekly podcast resource dedicated to G.I.JOE and Action Force (subscribe to it now!) and whether or not you're familiar with Chris' work on the Full Force or his hip-hop beat production (or maybe his Basketball career?) this episode is packed with fascinating gems and possibly never-heard-before adventures from Chris' life. Enjoy and be sure to check out his work listed in the links below!   This episode is also available to watch for the first time in video on For more Wordburglar music, podcasts, videos and merch visit GUEST LINKS: DIAGNOSTIK80: Soundcloud: Raptillian - Trial & Error EP: Voices - Wolph Feat. Diagnostik80: Heavy Petting - Heavy Petting: What Four? - Duke Slammer Feat. Diagnostik80: THE FULL FORCE PODCAST: Podbean: iTunes: Stitcher: YouTube: Twitter: (@TheFullForce)  Facebook: Patreon page:
January 08, 2022
EP37 - Inside Cobra Island Part 3: Call Destro
We now return to Weekend At Burgie's! This weekend, Wordburglar breaks down the song "Call Destro" from his album "Welcome To Cobra Island".
September 03, 2021
EP36 - Inside Cobra Island Part Two: A Letter From Snake Eyes
Continuing Wordburglar's deep dive "Inside Cobra Island" with track 2 "A Letter From Snake Eyes Part One". This weekend Burgie drops more fun facts and behind the song info. Enjoy! And be sure to email us at
June 17, 2021
EP35 - Inside Cobra Island Part One
Back in full effect! Kicking off the new season of Weekend At Burgie's with "Inside Cobra Island Part One". In the first of our "Inside Cobra Island" series, Burgie breaks down the intro track of Welcome To Cobra Island with some fun facts and behind the song info. Enjoy! If you have any questions email us at 
April 15, 2021
EP34 - Weekend At Burgie's - Just checking in!
Just a quick little check-in! 
October 17, 2020
EP33 - Weekend At Burgie's w Comic Creator Dave Howlett
New year, new rhymes, new news and new episode! To kick off 2020 Burgie is joined by one of his oldest and bestest pals, the great Dave Howlett ( @paskettiwestern on instagram)! Dave and Burgie break down some of their favourite comics of last year as well as their thoughts on all the WATCHMEN and STAR WARS related things that happened in 2019. Also there's a very special announcement...
January 17, 2020
EP32 - Weekend At Burgies w Thomas Quinlan of Hand Solo Records
Episode 32 – It's our biggest episode of Weekend At Burgie's yet! Since it's taken so long to drop a new episode we made sure this one was chock full of dopeness including a feature-length, in-depth interview with Hand Solo Records founder Thomas Quinlan. Stay tuned to the end for an extended mix of Hand Solo Rarities spanning the label's 20+ years! Thanks for listening - and don't miss Wordburglar's new album "SpaceVerse" available on all digital platforms September 13 2019.. 
September 05, 2019
EPISODE 31 – Weekend At Burgie's GIANT-SIZE EDITION w/ GINZU 333 aka ginzuintriplicate
HUGE 2-HOUR EPISODE! Wordburglar kicks off 2019 with a long-awaited giant-sized episode featuring: news, announcements, exclusive rhymes, a brand-new song debut, Burgie's Japanese tour report, listener Q&A, fresh jams PLUS a full-length, in-depth interview with long-time rap-collaborator and Backburner Crew original member Ginzu 333 aka ginzuintriplicate aka yourboyginzu and everything you love about this crazy podcast!  This could be the most jam-packed episode of Weekend at Burgie's yet! Email the show at and catch Wordburglar on tour with upcoming dates in Seattle, Toronto, Winnipeg, Moncton, Halifax, Calgary and more to be announced soon at 
February 28, 2019
EPISODE 30 – Weekend At Burgie's Tour Special 2 w/ R-LEX The Robot Alex Kennedy
Wordburglar records on the road from Vancouver, BC with his best pal R-LEX THE ROBOT aka Alex Kennedy (of 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! Follow Wordburglar on tour at and #CDNWorldSupertour on Instagram.
November 29, 2018
EPISODE 29 – Weekend At Burgie's Tour Special 1 w/ Touch and Ciaran McEvoy
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 And don't forget to watch the new video "Rental Patient" on Youtube now!
September 27, 2018
EPISODE 28 – Weekend At Burgie's w/ Danny Miles of July Talk & Tongue Helmet
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!
August 02, 2018
EPISODE 27 – Weekend At Burgie's w/ Jason Loo
Episode 27 of Wordburglar's hit music arts and pop culture podcast featuring special guest comic book creator Jason Loo (The Pitiful Human Lizard). Learn more at
October 05, 2017
EPISODE 26 – Weekend At Burgie's w/ Rich Aucoin
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.
August 03, 2017
EPISODE 25 – Weekend At Burgie's
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:
April 27, 2017
EPISODE 24 – Weekend At Burgie's
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!
January 21, 2017
EPISODE 23 – Weekend At Burgie's w/ Hope Nicholson
Weekend At Burgie's Episode 23 hosted by SJ The Wordburglar featuring comics, Kickstarters, Elfquest and more with Bedside Press' Hope Nicholson! 
August 29, 2016
EPISODE 22 – Weekend At Burgie's GIJOE Episode w/ Pete Morey
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.  
July 14, 2016
EPISODE 21 – Weekend At Burgie's w/ Chokeules from Swamp Thing
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! @Wordburglar @Chokeules  
May 20, 2016
EPISODE 20 – Weekend At Burgie's w/ Rachelle Goguen
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!
February 25, 2016
EPISODE 19 – Weekend At Burgie's
EPISODE 19 – THE FORCE A-WEEKENDS 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.  
December 31, 2015
EPISODE 18 – Weekend At Burgie's w/ Birdapres
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 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.
November 27, 2015
EPISODE 17 – Weekend At Burgie's w/ Mark Palermo
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! 
October 11, 2015
EPISODE 16 – Weekend At Burgie's Rapplicable Skills Preview
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    
July 31, 2015
EPISODE 15 – Weekend At Burgie's w/ J. Bone
EPISODE 15 w J. BONE 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  
June 27, 2015
EPISODE 14 – Weekend At Burgie's w/ Calum Johnston
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!
May 01, 2015
EPISODE 13 – Weekend At Burgie's w/ Sandy Jobin-Bevans
EPISODE  13 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 It, Life 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.
April 01, 2015
EPISODE 12 – Weekend At Burgie's w/ Uncle Fes
EPISODE 12 – FEATURING DJ 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.  
March 20, 2015
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 and get his music here:
January 29, 2015
EPISODE 10 - Weekend at Burgie's LIVE Holiday Special
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! 
December 22, 2014
EPISODE 9 - Weekend at Burgie's w/ Kalman Andrasofszky
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   and wordburglar at
December 19, 2014
EPISODE 8 - Weekend at Burgie's w/ Thesis Sahib
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. 
November 28, 2014
EPISODE 7 - Weekend at Burgie's w/ Grandpa Funnybook
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.
November 07, 2014
EPISODE 6 – Weekend at Burgie's
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.     
October 17, 2014
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.
October 02, 2014
EPISODE 4 – Weekend at Burgie's
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. 
September 13, 2014
EPISODE 3 – Weekend at Burgie's
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.
August 22, 2014
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. 
August 07, 2014
PILOT EPISODE - Weekend at Burgie's
WEEKEND AT BURGIE'S - THE PILOT EPISODE 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. 
July 26, 2014