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 #2234: Everyday Profiteroles

October 21, 2016 · Duration: 1:17:23 · Play

Andrew and Aaron “The Ace of Mace” Mason discuss Andrew’s newly diagnosed “garbage anxiety.” Plus, they read an email leaked exclusively to TBTL from the desk of a television editor. Also, a famous football player admits that everyone has been spelling his name wrong his entire career. And, of course, there’s Music For Your Weekend!

Episode #2233: No Offense, Donovan

October 20, 2016 · Duration: 1:26:20 · Play

Luke has fallen in love with New York City all over again. He tells Andrew about his adventures and about an amazing new app he discovered. Plus, more salad talk, what we could all learn from George H.W. Bush, and whether a North Korean chimp should quit smoking.

Episode #2232: This Is My Face, This Is My Bo-ody

October 19, 2016 · Duration: 59:20 · Play

Luke is in New York, where he is enamored with the salad options. Meanwhile, Andrew has a questionable hip-hop-related joke that he can’t let go of. They discuss one reporter’s herculean attempts to track down Bill Murray.

Episode #2230: Radical Photographic Honesty

October 17, 2016 · Duration: 2:02:04 · Play

Luke and Andrew discuss the great storm of 2016 that wasn’t, then they compare their Sylvester Stallone impressions. Plus, we dig into the information that Facebook (and its advertisers) have collected on Andrew.

Episode #2229: Bald Move

October 14, 2016 · Duration: 1:02:38 · Play

Luke joins the show from the offices of Live Wire Radio, where he’s concerned that his co-workers will walk in on him podcasting. He and Andrew discuss Nancy Grace’s headline-grabbing interview with some critical radio hosts. Also discussed: Luke’s slow evolution into Royal Tenenbaum.

Episode #2228: Four Weddings And A LACer

October 13, 2016 · Duration: 1:09:29 · Play

Luke joins Andrew at the law offices of Walsh, Walsh and Doormat to discuss “hick-hop”, wedding disasters, and the unsung works of Steven Weber. Plus, Alex Trebek gets BOLD.

Episode #2226: Yaaas Larson!

October 11, 2016 · Duration: 1:48:55 · Play

Luke takes the show into the kitchen, where he cooks corned beef while Andrew Googles ingredients for him. They also discuss why Chinese banks are hiring people to snoop around bathrooms. Oh, there’s also a lot of Far Side talk.

Episode #2225: Tell ‘Em The Bone Sent ‘Ya

October 10, 2016 · Duration: 2:01:22 · Play

Luke woke up with a pit in his stomach today and realized that Summer is truly, truly over for a long, long time. This naturally leads to an examination of the musical works of The Fabulous Thunder Birds and The Georgia Satellites. Also, America found an unexpected hero during last night’s presidential debate.

Episode #2224: Pal Pens You

October 7, 2016 · Duration: 1:34:22 · Play

Phyllis “The Fletch” Fletcher joins the show to talk about her recent reunion with her childhood pen-pal from behind the Iron Curtain. Plus, Andrew is having some some issues expressing himself lately. He and Phyllis also discuss nefarious actions by the Egg Council, secret hiding places in libraries, and Music For Your Weekend!

Episode #2223: A Hunger For The Tangney

October 6, 2016 · Duration: 1:29:18 · Play

Tom Tangney joins the show to review some films, analyze Andrew’s performance on KIRO today, and recall some of his fondest TBTL memories. Also, Luke checks in from a sad hotel room near the Seattle airport to explain how he ended up there.

Episode #2222: Sperry Mason

October 5, 2016 · Duration: 1:10:46 · Play

Andrew is having a bad day, mostly because a beloved member of his family has been peeing in his closet. Luke tries to channel his inner Jackson Galaxy to help out. Then they discuss the fascinating world of sonic design as explored in a recent story by writer Jack Hitt.

Episode #2221: I’m A Maker, I’m A Taker, I’m A Midnight Jaker

October 4, 2016 · Duration: 1:30:29 · Play

Luke and Andrew get on their media and debate whether a very successful anonymous author had a right to keep her identity hidden. Plus, why Luke will probably skip tonight’s VP debate, and a letter from a listener that has Andrew hoppin’ mad. (It involves toilets.)

Episode #2220: Whitespot Diamond-Boat

October 3, 2016 · Duration: 2:17:27 · Play

We finally hear how Luke fared during his “surprise half-marathon” this weekend. Meanwhile, Andrew continues to manicure his Yelp portfolio, Luke has a huge revelation about eating food on the air, and Homeland Security has its eyes on Alabama Hill. Plus, Kim and Kanye’s scary weekend, and why Australians sometimes have to light their toilet paper on fire. And stay tuned for an epic edition of No Point Conversion!

Episode #2219: Extreme Flomo

September 30, 2016 · Duration: 1:42:50 · Play

It’s Luke and Andrew’s Friday, and they start the celebration a tad early, with talk of Pee Problems, Clown Crimes, and Prudish Pandas.

Episode #2218: Two Imitations, One Stone

September 29, 2016 · Duration: 1:07:07 · Play

Luke got a speeding ticket on his way down to the law offices of Walsh, Walsh and Doormat this morning. He and Andrew discuss the difficulty of not saying “thank you” when a police officer hands you a ticket. Plus, the complications of maintaining law and order in Antarctica, and why you should never anger the elves.

Episode #2217: All What With Chris Who

September 28, 2016 · Duration: 1:13:55 · Play

MSNBC’s Chris Hayes joins the show to discuss how Bill Murray personally helped him throw out the first pitch at Wrigley Field. Plus, a public marriage proposal goes awry, and a very special baby is born – but don’t call it a three-parent baby.

Episode #2216: If You Can’t Be With The CyberToomgas You Love, Love The CyberToomgas You’re With

September 27, 2016 · Duration: 1:24:00 · Play

Andrew’s recent online shopping trip leads him to incorrectly compare President Lyndon Johnson to third baseman George Brett. Meanwhile, Luke shares his opinions on the movies Elvis & Nixon and Grand Theft Parsons. Plus, Mike Birbiglia learns that you can never be sincere on the internet, and a new statue in Arizona helps Luke discover his new radio hero.

Episode #2215: The Adventures Of Tug Rubbington

September 26, 2016 · Duration: 1:46:31 · Play

Luke has some regrets after spending the weekend with CBS television celebrities. Andrew’s regrets are closer to home. They discuss these things and a breaking news story from 2010. Plus, week 3 of No Point Conversion finds Luke and Andrew feeling good about the future.

Episode #2214: Observational Almost-Humor

September 23, 2016 · Duration: 1:22:32 · Play

Andrew and Luke are in Phoenix, where Luke is stressing out about his upcoming live show at the Herberger Theater. Andrew tries to help him write some jokes. Also, a conversation about a record sent into outer-space warps into an analysis of appropriate fan interaction at baseball games. Plus, Music For Your Weekend! Special thanks to Patrick Meagher […]

Episode #2213: Three Bosses, One Walsh

September 22, 2016 · Duration: 1:25:36 · Play

Luke and Andrew wreak havoc on the space-time continuum with today’s TBTL from a public radio conference in Phoenix, Arizona, where they address the age old question, “When is a lanyard just a lanyard?” Plus, a Canadian Mint employee finds a brilliant and uncomfortable way to steal gold from work, and a Malaysian man finds an ingenious way to live in an airport.

Episode #2212: Conference Adjacent

September 21, 2016 · Duration: 1:22:44 · Play

Luke and Andrew join forces in the Valley of the Sun to bring you this edition of TBTL. They have an update on Andrew’s AZ hotel accommodations (spoiler alert: Andrew is still alive), and recount their public radio karaoke adventures of the night before. Plus, an uncomfortable history of Luke and Andrew’s romantic almost-encounters with women over the years, a ranking of bubble gums, and a lesson in unsaid grammar rules.

Episode #2211: Escape From Las Palmas

September 20, 2016 · Duration: 1:17:52 · Play

News of a crime ring has Andrew second-guessing (more like third- or fourth-guessing) his hotel accommodations as he preps for his trip to Phoenix. Meanwhile, Luke is sad about the Pitt/Jolie breakup, but news about self-driving cars is cheering him up a bit. Special thanks to Levi Fuller and Lindsay Lewellyn for supporting today’s episode!

Episode #2210: Coog Your Enthusiasm

September 19, 2016 · Duration: 1:42:32 · Play

Luke and Andrew discuss Andrew’s plan to crash a public radio conference in Phoenix this week, including his questionable lodging situation. Plus, how to find your inner Bill Murray and not worry about male pattern baldness. And, week 2 of No Point Conversion finds the boys less than jubilant.