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 night pants. Hotline: (206) 414-8285


Episode #2129: Feldenkrais And Gesellschaft Are Dead

May 27, 2016 · Duration: 1:14:43 · Play

Luke accidentally sleeps for 14 hours and almost misses TBTL. As a result, Andrew takes him to Dream Court. Plus, can Andrew spell this year’s winning Spelling Bee words? Probably not. And it’s a Friday, so we have some Music For Your Weekend!

Episode #2128: The War Of Louis Aggression

May 26, 2016 · Duration: 1:20:48 · Play

Luke and Andrew discuss a billionaire’s secret legal campaign against Gawker Media. Plus, Johnny Depp and an Australian politician continue their war of words. And Luke has a new hero in his own war against his backyard moles.

Episode #2127: Water Logginsed

May 25, 2016 · Duration: 1:18:35 · Play

A conversation about flight attendants leads Luke and Andrew to appreciate the works of Kenny Loggins. Also, Andrew may be surrounded by ghosts. And Luke is reunited with some long-lost radio commercials he used to love.

Episode #2126: Close Encounters Of The Nerd Kind

May 24, 2016 · Duration: 1:19:41 · Play

Andrew had a close encounter with a listener and didn’t even know it. Luke remembers the first time he ever heard Smashing Pumpkins and how they weren’t as scary as he’d feared. Plus, why breakfast isn’t as important as the Quaker Oats Center for Excellence would have you believe, and the latest installment of “A Song of Ice and Spoilers.”

Episode #2125: Minecraft Is A Hell Of A Drug

May 23, 2016 · Duration: 1:11:43 · Play

Andrew found a special pack of trading cards at an antique mall this weekend, so he and Luke open them on the show. Plus, the latest video to go mega-viral is absolutely delightful. And why Minecraft may be spoiling Game of Thrones for Andrew.

Episode #2124: Seagullthesia

May 20, 2016 · Duration: 1:15:55 · Play

Luke and 50 of his closest seagull friends join the show from Port Townsend, where he’s gearing up for a weekend of scary carnival rides. He and Andrew dissect Kanye’s appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres show. Plus: Music for Your Weekend!

Episode #2123: Good Cop, Bad Drop

May 19, 2016 · Duration: 1:08:56 · Play

Luke has a very strange run-in with a musician backstage in Portland. Andrew has an uncomfortable interaction at a batting cage in Edmonds, WA. And listeners in Japan taste-test a frozen treat for us.

Episode #2122: Rodneymus Prime

May 18, 2016 · Duration: 1:22:15 · Play

Luke and Andrew get a bit deep in the middle of the week with their conversations about Rodney Dangerfield, Weird Al Yankovic, and body image issues. Plus, why a Japanese company is apologizing profusely for its ice cream bar.

Episode #2121: What We Talk About When We Talk About Meetings

May 17, 2016 · Duration: 1:18:25 · Play

Luke and Andrew discuss why Luke almost had to change his name to Jerry yesterday. Plus, the star of one of TBTL’s most disastrous interviews finds himself in hot water over some inappropriate expense reports. And a Song of Ice and Spoilers returns to throw some shade on Grey Worm and the Mother of Dragons.

Episode #2120: Turn In Your Badge And Your Bun

May 16, 2016 · Duration: 1:26:16 · Play

Luke joins Andrew at the law offices of Walsh, Walsh and Doormat to discuss modern emojis and their proper use. Plus, Andrew made a big mistake and is hoping the Tens can help. And Luke offers an epilogue on his final hours in rural Texas.

Episode #2119: Ooh-La-La, Y’all

May 13, 2016 · Duration: 1:17:30 · Play

Day two of his Texas adventure finds Luke embracing Lone Star culture with open arms and a slight southern drawl. He and Andrew discuss his latest adventures as well as two bonkers stories from the campaign trail: A recording of Donald Trump pretending to be his own spokesperson, and Hillary Clinton’s position on alien life forms.

Episode #2117: Ames-ing To Please

May 11, 2016 · Duration: 1:02:04 · Play

Luke and Andrew discuss what people may or may not be saying about Luke behind his back. Plus, a meditation on the beauty of Ames, Iowa, and whether or not it matters that Facebook editors have been “suppressing” conservative news stories. Plus, Luke and Andrew try an experiment on Andrew’s cat.

Episode #2116: Spare The Sides, Spoil The Haircut

May 10, 2016 · Duration: 1:36:23 · Play

Luke and Andrew debate the merits of pre-peeled hard boiled eggs, garlic presses, and the word “moist”. They also discuss a new study that says we all have fewer friends than we think. Then they anger Game of Thrones fans and non-Game of Thrones fans alike with the latest installment of “A Song of Ice and Spoilers.”

Episode #2115: Naked Japes

May 9, 2016 · Duration: 1:07:36 · Play

Luke and Andrew discuss the rules for calling your parents, why Hitler should have had more facial hair, and when it’s time for Luke and Andrew to shave their heads.

Episode #2114: Q-Tip Cheat Day

May 6, 2016 · Duration: 1:19:15 · Play

Genevieve makes her TBTL debut today, filling-in for a vacationing Luke Burbank. She and Andrew discuss a new study looking at “mixed-attractiveness” couples, cats who won’t stop crying, and the healing (or non-healing) properties of earwax. Plus, Music for your Weekend!

Episode #2113: The Funk Of 40,000 Burbanks

May 5, 2016 · Duration: 1:31:04 · Play

Jen “Flash” Andrews joins the show to tell everyone to stop pretending they like salad and to offer some advice for your Netflix binging this weekend. Plus, do we need to worry about the fate of our bathtubs?

Episode #2112: The Original Mr. Wendell

May 4, 2016 · Duration: 1:13:23 · Play

TBTL friendo (and MSNBC host) Chris Hayes joins the show to help Andrew with his Donald Trump-related nightmares. He also discusses a deal he may or may not make with the devil regarding his Chicago Cubs. Plus, Luke celebrates the music of Rush, and Andrew finds common ground with the Priests of the Temples of Syrinx.

Episode #2111: That Which Is Already Awkward Cannot Be Made More Awkward

May 3, 2016 · Duration: 1:40:43 · Play

Luke and Andrew realize they are basically characters in the imagination of Fred Armisen. They discuss Hulk Hogan’s latest lawsuit against Gawker media, and they explain why they’re ignoring listeners’ advice regarding exercise. They also break down the latest episode of Game of Thrones in their segment, “A Song of Ice and Spoilers.”

Episode #2110: The Less You Know

May 2, 2016 · Duration: 1:13:27 · Play

Luke and Andrew shake off the Monday grumpies to bring a fun-filled, informative edition of TBTL. They discuss a fascinating story about “The Biggest Loser” contestants that sheds new light on the science of weight loss. Plus, they learn a new song to sing the next time they visit the dump.

Episode #2109: Andrew Deficit Disorder

April 29, 2016 · Duration: 1:16:56 · Play

Luke and Andrew announce the details of the St. Paul live show on June 11th! Also, a judge has ruled that Seattle sanitation workers can no longer pick through our trash to make sure we’re composting correctly. And a little kid makes a big impact at NPR, causing the network to go dark.

Episode #2108: Hugs Not Pugs

April 28, 2016 · Duration: 1:16:15 · Play

Luke takes a break from digging trenches in his backyard to address a BeyoncĂ©-related backlash. He and Andrew also weigh-in on whether it’s okay to hug a dog. And scientists say you can reduce the amount of time you exercise…to one minute a day.

Episode #2107: Luke Who’s Talking To Andrew

April 27, 2016 · Duration: 1:14:32 · Play

Luke and Andrew join forces with the Read It And Weep podcast and The Flophouse to deconstruct one of Hollywood’s most regrettable trilogies: “Look Who’s Talking.” As part of their first-ever Podcrawl, Luke and Andrew tackle the first sequel, “Look Who’s Talking Too.” It’s…not good.

Episode #2106: Westeros Kennel Club

April 26, 2016 · Duration: 1:28:56 · Play

Luke and Andrew introduce a new segment they call “News of the Huh?” in which one man tries to run across the ocean and another tries to use a monkey as currency. Plus, how chicken fries saved Burger King, and the return of A Song of Ice and Spoilers!

Episode #2105: When Life Gives You Lumdi, Make Lumdi-Aid

April 25, 2016 · Duration: 1:08:36 · Play

Luke and Andrew continue to struggle with the proper way to answer a very simple question. They share there dilemma. Plus, Beyonce’s new project seems to expose some very private, damning information about her relationship with Jay-Z. Is it surprising that he helped her create it?