TBTL (Too Beautiful to Live) is a daily weekday podcast from Luke Burbank and co-host/producer Andrew Walsh. It is about life. It is about current events. It is about popular culture. It is about Luke’s weight on that day. Hotline: (206) 414-8285


Episode #1938: We’ve Made A Terrible Mistake

September 1, 2015 · Duration: 1:28:17 · Play

Andrew returns from Cleveland with stories of rollie-coasters and Happy Meals. Meanwhile, Luke and Carrie are producing their own off-screen reboot of Tom Hanks’ “The Money Pit.” They might have made a terrible mistake…

Episode #1937: Rollie Coaster of Emotions

August 31, 2015 · Duration: 1:14:33 · Play

Andrew checks in from a family trip to Cleveland and wonders why he can’t just keep his mouth shut while Luke tries to ride out a huge wind storm and power outage in Bellingham with mixed success.

Episode #1936: Funky Smells and Funkier Tunes

August 28, 2015 · Duration: 1:18:29 · Play

TBTL Blogger Emeritus Stu (#hirestu) sits in for Andrew as Luke prepares to watch a Huey Lewis concert from the comfort of an RV, just on the other side of the fence from the paying customers. Plus, Staten Island apparently stinks to high heaven and Derland and Darvin Miller might be the coolest dudes/twins of all time.

Episode #1935: Jesse vs. Cancer

August 27, 2015 · Duration: 1:20:16 · Play

Jesse Case Skypes in from his folks’ house in Nashville to talk comedy, cancer, and the unexpected upsides of chemotherapy.

Episode #1934: Buckle Up For Some Unarticulateness

August 26, 2015 · Duration: 1:21:31 · Play

Andrew’s war with phone scammers has escalated. He and Luke discuss that and Burger King’s attempt to sell more sandwiches under the auspices of world peace. And we hear a Danish hip-hop song which probably has nothing to do with the Digital Underground.

Episode #1933: Keys To The Squad Goals

August 25, 2015 · Duration: 1:36:40 · Play

Luke and Andrew discuss foot pain, apple-pears, phone scams, burials at sea, and two men who plan on sailing around the world until they die. Also: When a hoverboard is not a hoverboard, and everything else that’s being discussed on Facebook today.

Episode #1932: A Bird On The Shoulder, A Ferret In The Pocket

August 24, 2015 · Duration: 1:14:59 · Play

Luke and Andrew discuss hover boards, roller blades, Straight Outta Compton (the movie), network security, the attorney general of Pennsylvania, avoiding the media, tricky football plays, military convoys, Red Dawn, and the value of Luke’s TBTL show sheets.

Episode #1931: Keep Up The Rubbish

August 21, 2015 · Duration: 1:29:00 · Play

The internet’s most infamous joke thief tries to explain his actions, but he’s only making people more angry. Luke and Andrew discuss that, plus a Summer Picnic post-mort, an impromptu No Point Conversation, and Music for Your Weekend!

Episode #1930: TBTL Summer Picnic: The Adventure Begins Again

August 20, 2015 · Duration: 41:54 · Play

Luke, Andrew and Tens of listeners gather at Chateau Ste. Michelle winery for the annual TBTL Summer Picnic! Phyllis “Phyl Donahue” Fletcher helps field questions from the audience, covering such topics as “danger pants”, Luke’s ’90s haircut, live goats, and a very special proposal. Plus, the 2015 Song of the Summer is revealed!

Episode #1929: The Girl With The Dragon Trampoline

August 19, 2015 · Duration: 1:15:34 · Play

It’s TBTL on-the-go! Luke and Andrew record today’s show from the road, as they drive to the TBTL Summer Picnic at Chateau Ste. Michelle. They discuss childhood road trips, young romance, and an explosive situation Luke found himself in last night.

Episode #1928: The Dread Pirate Fonk

August 18, 2015 · Duration: 1:43:25 · Play

Luke and Andrew say goodbye to an unlikely hero of Seattle broadcasting. Plus, did a girls’ softball team cheat by not winning? And should kids get trophies for simply participating in sports? And what should we all bring to the TBTL picnic tomorrow?

Episode #1927: Can You Quirking Believe This?

August 17, 2015 · Duration: 1:26:57 · Play

Luke and Andrew discuss the much-maligned Instagram celebrity known as “The Fat Jew.” Plus, the real reason it’s so difficult to win prizes out of claw machines. And we crown the winner of the “official” song of the summer contest.

Episode #1926: Greased-Up And Ready To Party

August 14, 2015 · Duration: 1:26:32 · Play

Luke helps Andrew with some karaoke-related anxiety, then they scrutinize President Obama’s new Spotify playlists. Also, Phyllis Fletcher calls-in to help sort through some emails and offer some Music For Your Weekend!

Episode #1925: Glenn, Gliar or Glunatic

August 13, 2015 · Duration: 1:11:07 · Play

Luke had a zen-like experience under a meteor shower last night. He and Andrew discuss that as well as car-sickness, courtroom sketches, and growing up Christian. Plus, the Stu-Bot calls in with a disturbing update.

Episode #1924: Woo-Hoo Deals

August 12, 2015 · Duration: 1:16:06 · Play

A thief broke into Luke’s truck last night, and now Luke has a curious new anti-theft policy. He and Andrew discuss that. They also discuss heart attacks, Tinder, reality TV, Big League Chew…and the return of Dream Catchers! (Sorry.)

Episode #1923: No Pocky For Old Men

August 11, 2015 · Duration: 1:19:14 · Play

Luke and Andrew sample some of the worst on-hold music available to mankind. We also talk about candy cigarettes, the death of “LOL”, and what to do about a motorcycle-riding, air-conditioner-loving neighbor who won’t leave a TBTL listener alone.

Episode #1922: Romeo Blue Meditation

August 10, 2015 · Duration: 1:09:11 · Play

Luke goes down a mighty Lenny Kravitz rabbit hole after discovering they’ve both suffered from the same embarrassing wardrobe malfunctions. Andrew offers an off-the-cuff (and frankly dubious) review of the new Dr. Dre record. And we narrow the Song of the Summer down to two final contestants!

Episode #1921: Ohio Nerves of Jell-O

August 7, 2015 · Duration: 1:16:04 · Play

Luke is surprisingly impressed with a certain candidate who stole the show in the GOP debate last night. Andrew is worried about democracy. He’s also worried about his inclination to be wrong 99.9% of the time. Plus, we get to the bottom of yesterday’s mystery voicemail singer.

Episode #1920: A Sharp Flat

August 6, 2015 · Duration: 1:22:59 · Play

Luke and Andrew try to solve a voicemail mystery through the power of song. Other topics include: The Subway Smell, Jon Stewart’s victory lap, and Doogie Howser’s diploma.

Episode #1919: Future Empregnator Emeritus

August 5, 2015 · Duration: 1:29:51 · Play

Jen “Flash” Andrews joins the show to discuss overly-chatty cashiers, workplace thermostats, and an oath she just signed that forbids her from partying with communists.

Episode #1918: You Mad At These Bros?

August 4, 2015 · Duration: 1:17:29 · Play

Luke, Andrew and the Stu-Bot discuss the San Diego chicken at length. Other topics include a confused racist, Frisbee as an Olympic sport, and how we fell for another dang news hoax involving a hitchhiking robot.

Episode #1917: A Phillie Phanatic

August 3, 2015 · Duration: 1:24:06 · Play

A good-hearted social experiment goes wrong when it arrives in the United States. Luke and Andrew discuss the tragic demise of the Canadian “hitchBOT” on a dark Philadelphia street corner. Plus, we announce the Round 2 winners of this year’s Song of the Summer contest, and listener Kelly updates us on the parallel “Scrappy-Doo” contest that’s happening simultaneously.

Episode #1916: Layer Of Confusingness

July 31, 2015 · Duration: 1:01:05 · Play

Luke records from a very precarious situation on Lake Washington, with rough waves rocking his boat and Blue Angels screaming overhead. Meanwhile, Andrew sits on the corner of Sunset and Vine, earning his nickname “Hollywood Walsh.”

Episode #1915: It’s Not Hot, But There’s A Lot

July 30, 2015 · Duration: 1:10:25 · Play

It’s the final episode of TBTL from Luke’s small maritime studio, and things go a bit off the rails. Topics include, Chumbawamba, hip-hop skits, a guy named Newman, and a professional ballplayer who broke down in tears during a game .

Episode #1914: Fetty Wapping the Press

July 29, 2015 · Duration: 1:23:29 · Play

MSNBC’s Chris Hayes joins the show to defend himself against accusations of Song of the Summer vote tampering. Also, a controversy over a newly discovered Dr. Seuss book has echos of the Atticus Finch uproar. And a major league baseball team is Fetty Wapping the press.