TBTL (Too Beautiful to Live) is a daily weekday podcast from Luke Burbank and co-host/producer Andrew Walsh. It is about life, current events, popular culture, puttering, serial boat ownership, and tonight pants. Hotline: (206) 414-8285


Episode #2192: Chook Raffle Bunny Rug

August 24, 2016 · Duration: 1:12:36 · Play

Things get Very Australian Very Quickly when Luke stops by Andrew’s house to quiz him on words from down under. Plus, more Coffee Mug-Related Talk than you can shake a stir stick at.

Episode #2191: No Runs, No Hits, Several Errors

August 23, 2016 · Duration: 1:06:17 · Play

Andrew is ready to throw his phone out the window, and it’s not because of something he heard on TBTL. Luke tries to offer some advice, and they also end up discussing the ongoing fallout from the death of Gawker. Plus: Luke discovers “Stranger Things”, and the final two contenders in the Song of the Summer contest are announced!

Episode #2190: Mega Booyas

August 22, 2016 · Duration: 1:33:13 · Play

Luke has made a huge mistake, and he wants to correct it. Also, it turns out he and Andrew have been on similar missions to obtain a piece of 1980s-era equipment. They discuss these issues, along with the Tragically Hip’s final concert and a group of drunk Americans who accidentally found themselves in the wrong country.

Episode #2189: Sprinklers Rule Everything Around Us

August 19, 2016 · Duration: 1:36:28 · Play

Luke and Andrew greet the heat and celebrate summer in this special episode of TBTL! Luke broadcasts from a kiddie pool in his backyard and sips cocktails while Andrew makes his way through a box of Popsicles in Wallingford. They discuss the summers of their childhoods, the time Luke joined a break dancing crew, and why they both are having the best summers of their lives.

Episode #2188: Moxie Nerve Food

August 18, 2016 · Duration: 1:29:23 · Play

Luke and Andrew offer an oral history of their respective relationships with the soft drink Fresca. They also reflect on the demise of Gawker.com and Ryan Lochte’s adventures in Rio, real and imagined.

Episode #2187: Blue Doymond

August 17, 2016 · Duration: 1:13:21 · Play

Luke and Andrew compare brands of almonds and rank their favorite frozen novelty treats. They also discuss the end of Larry Wilmore’s show on Comedy Central, a reversal in the “Making A Murderer” case, and the latest exploits of Port Townsend’s most famous Victorian couple.

Episode #2185: Peabo Bryhole

August 15, 2016 · Duration: 1:25:18 · Play

Luke returns to TBTL to right the ship and introduce the world to his newest, fuzziest family member. He and Andrew also discuss a bizarre story involving Alec Baldwin and his favorite painting. Plus, why Michael Caine had to legally change his name. And they announce the final four contenders in the Song of the Summer contest!

Episode #2184: More Of A Drizzle

August 12, 2016 · Duration: 1:10:31 · Play

Special guest Aaron Roden joins the show to make a BIG ANNOUNCEMENT about his Air-Raid podcast and to use the word “woke” a lot. He and Andrew (sort of) discuss President Obama’s new summer playlist, Aaron’s history with Dungeons & Dragons, and why Andrew needs a new bowling nickname, stat.

Episode #2183: A Boy Named Sous Chef

August 11, 2016 · Duration: 1:03:12 · Play

Andrew and Genevieve visit Sean DeTore’s kitchen for Cooking With Sean: Picky Eaters Edition…which really just ends up being a nice dinner with friends. They also discuss whether or not Andrew did the right thing when confronted with an ethical dilemma at the grocery store.

Episode #2181: Mr. White America

August 9, 2016 · Duration: 1:14:35 · Play

Phyllis “The Fletch” Fletcher joins Andrew to discuss their upcoming careers as Olympic athletes, painful moments behind the microphone, and Norway’s “Slow TV” movement. Plus, listeners weigh-in on where Phyllis and Andrew should record the show tomorrow. (Ideas include hot tub boats, bbq boats, and stealing Luke’s boat.)

Episode #2180: Chekhov’s Motorcycle

August 8, 2016 · Duration: 1:04:51 · Play

Stu “The StuBot” Neuman joins Andrew to talk trash about the other TBTL fill-in hosts. Plus, today’s Olympic update involves weird swimmer hickeys and a cruise ship full of tall people. And the first winners of the Song of the Summer contest are announced!

Episode #2179: Conical Bra Situations

August 5, 2016 · Duration: 1:13:04 · Play

Andrew invites Genevieve on the show to ask her if there are any podcasts she’s *not* appearing on these days. They also debate the pros and cons and poopy-water of this year’s Olympics. A college in Ohio claims to be unveiling a “Pizza ATM”, which makes no sense. They also have an update on Operation Antique Ashtrays and Music For Your Weekend!

Episode #2178: Without A Plant In Your Car Or A Vessel On Your Mind

August 4, 2016 · Duration: 1:25:36 · Play

Japan’s #1 Mixer, Sean DeTore, joins Andrew today to talk terrariums, pinball, push-ups, and the 7 Deadly Sins of Interviewing. Plus, Aaron Mason jumps in the studio just in time to play a special botanical quiz called “Harry Planter.” And Sean answers listener questions.

Episode #2177: Milk, He Wrote

August 3, 2016 · Duration: 1:14:37 · Play

Aaron “The Ace of Mace” Mason joins Andrew for day two of their podcast experiment. Aaron is in trouble with some listeners after yesterday’s show. We discuss that, Andrew’s embarrassingly thin skin, and how not to write a Yelp review. Plus: Defend Yourself: Burning Man Edition.

Episode #2176: A Pastiche of Homages

August 2, 2016 · Duration: 55:58 · Play

Aaron “The Ace of Mace” Mason from the Grapes of Rad joins Andrew in the fancy new studios of KIRO radio, where someone has been leaving strange gifts outside the station. He and Andrew discuss the Associated Press’ war on flossing, how to “savor” a TV show, and Auntie Jessica’s Case Files. Then Aaron insults one of TBTL’s most loyal listeners.

Episode #2175: Internet Dads

August 1, 2016 · Duration: 1:12:25 · Play

Stu “The StuBot” Neuman joins Andrew to sort out the latest scandal to rock the TBTL Song of the Summer contest and to discuss very, very large bologna sandwiches.

Episode #2174: Temple Of The Derp

July 29, 2016 · Duration: 1:25:49 · Play

Luke finds himself unexpectedly in Las Vegas, where “nude podcasting” is apparently a big thing. He and Andrew listen to a bunch of Song of the Summer nominees and crown the final 16 contenders.

Episode #2173: Thrivin’ With Nelson’

July 28, 2016 · Duration: 1:07:59 · Play

It’s Steve Nelson’s last day as the boss of TBTL. He joins the show to talk about the highlights and lowlights of working with Luke and Andrew and to say a heartfelt goodbye. Also, Luke eats a bag of sausage and Andrew gets emotional over an Ethernet cable.

Episode #2172: Jacked Up On Bernie Juice

July 27, 2016 · Duration: 1:07:05 · Play

Luke and Andrew delve deep into a Twitter mystery that they actually don’t want solved. They also discuss Sarah Silverman’s DNC performance, the USA Freedom Kids, and Amy Grant. Again.

Episode #2171: Don’t Hide Your Light Under A Flannel

July 26, 2016 · Duration: 1:13:15 · Play

Luke joins the show from the parking lot of a Super Target in Littleton, Colorado. He and Andrew discuss minivans, Amy Grant songs, the upcoming Million Clown March, fashion, and a new Amazon series that is taking the world by storm.

Episode #2170: It’s Not A Duma

July 25, 2016 · Duration: 1:25:38 · Play

Luke and Andrew go long bombs away on this Monday episode of TBTL. They announce some more details for the summer picnic potluck. They also discuss a professional baseball player’s insolent tantrum, Hillary Clinton’s new video game, and Luke’s experience in locker rooms.

Episode #2169: Someone Will Be Wearing Tevas

July 22, 2016 · Duration: 1:08:46 · Play

Luke is not sure which Jim Carrey character he should imitate when he arrives at a fancy party tonight. Meanwhile, Andrew refuses to belong to any TV Club that would have him as a member. They discuss these topics, as well as a reporter busted for playing Pokemon Go at a press conference, a reverse prank call by Rap Master Maurice, and Music For Your Weekend!

Episode #2168: Murder, She Pied

July 21, 2016 · Duration: 1:06:39 · Play

Luke is cranked up after hosting a morning radio show and drinking 100 cups of coffee. Andrew is sluggish after staying up all night watching special episodes of Murder, She Wrote. So, yeah. Things get sloppy. They discuss the official end of the VCR, the resurgence of classic North Korean spycraft, and whether or not they know what words mean.