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 #1963: Pardon The Agreement

October 6, 2015 · Duration: 1:52:01 · Play

Luke and Andrew, neither of whom are exactly “draft kings”, discuss the world of same day fantasy sites. Plus, Chrissie Hynde is SUPER rude to NPR, and it makes Andrew mad. And we discuss victory, heartbreak, and blown calls in this week’s edition of No Point Conversion.

Episode #1962: Lettuce Prices For Chicken

October 5, 2015 · Duration: 1:04:57 · Play

Luke and Andrew discuss salads, salad toppings, salad bars, and other salad-related topics. There’s also some talk of an app that would let you rate other people. And we discuss the undoing of American Apparel.

Episode #1960: The Mundanity of Mangoes

October 1, 2015 · Duration: 1:18:13 · Play

Andrew and special guest host Stu “The Stub-Bot” Neuman discuss Hillary Clinton’s breakfast options, a guy named Fart, and a new rule for talking to strangers. Plus, we get to the bottom of a few curious song lyrics from the 1970s (because we are trying to stay relevant to the youth.)

Episode #1959: What Rhymes With Cauterize?

September 30, 2015 · Duration: 1:14:24 · Play

Luke joins the show from beautiful Pittsburgh, where he’s attending a public radio conference. However, things are not going as planned. Meanwhile, Andrew is either sick or faking sickness in the Koreatown neighborhood of Los Angeles. Also, listeners weigh-in with their suggested “John Boehner” chyron captions for the Daily Show.

Episode #1958: Negative Buffer Days

September 29, 2015 · Duration: 1:11:30 · Play

Luke is on his way to the most-talked about public radio event of the year, and he tries to get Andrew to drop everything and crash the party. Plus, they discuss Trevor Noah’s Daily Show debut, why Luke doesn’t watch John Oliver’s show, and the recent round of Genius grant winners.

Episode #1957: Stay-At-Home Astronauts

September 28, 2015 · Duration: 1:40:40 · Play

On today’s TBTL, Luke and Andrew turn to the skies, where the moon is red, Mars has water, and $10,000 worth of weed is falling out of aircraft and crushing doghouses. Also: a recap of yesterday’s mixed football action in our weekly No Point Conversion segment.

Episode #1956: Bannigan Burbank

September 25, 2015 · Duration: 1:17:24 · Play

Luke “Bannigan” Burbank spots a suspected car thief live during the show! It’s very exciting. Plus, he and Andrew discuss moon festivals, the “Happy Birthday” song, and music for your weekend!

Episode #1955: Turn Down For Whatcom

September 24, 2015 · Duration: 1:26:57 · Play

Luke and Andrew discuss their 1990s adolescent crushes (hello, there, Ms. Nancy Travis!) and why Andrew’s fear of cheese is justified. Also, the man who brought bagels to the masses died recently, and he was more controversial than you might think. Plus, Luke discusses proper nicknames for his new city.

Episode #1953: Punxsutawney Double Chin

September 22, 2015 · Duration: 1:25:28 · Play

Luke finds it odd that noted fabricator Brian Williams gets another shot at journalism today, while a comedian who lied about 9/11 is losing sponsorships. Plus, Producer Andrew lays some crazy fresh Bob Seger jams beneath conversations about the pope and monkey photographers.

Episode #1952: Sour Milk Grapes

September 21, 2015 · Duration: 1:44:50 · Play

Luke barely survives a weekend without his iPhone, and Andrew finds himself in an awkward Facebook situation (because he’s an awful human.) Plus, Luke nervously opens an email from a shirty listener, then he and Andrew dissect yesterday’s Seahawk’s loss in TBTL’s No Point Conversion. Huge thanks to Laurie Zelnick and Catherine Sigmon for supporting today’s episode!

Episode #1951: An 8-Ball of Carbs

September 18, 2015 · Duration: 1:29:01 · Play

Luke tries to save his waterlogged iPhone on the air. Meanwhile, Andrew is looking for a dark place to hide from the L.A. sunshine. Also, the TBTL follow-up file is brimming with stories, and we explore some Music For Your Weekend!

Episode #1950: Unexpected Calisthenics

September 17, 2015 · Duration: 1:25:46 · Play

Comedian Baron Vaughn joins the show today for a fascinating conversation about sex robots and singularity theory. Plus, Luke goes out of his way to embarrass himself in front of a new neighbor, and Andrew learns the true definition of a furry.

Episode #1949: Respect the Clock, Tame the Podcast

September 16, 2015 · Duration: 1:42:51 · Play

Luke and Andrew discuss a comedian caught lying about his 9/11 experience, a flight attendant who uses the intercom too much, and the New York Times’ propensity to over-explain sandwiches. They also read some amazing plot synopses from IMDB.

Episode #1948: Cloondog Millionaire

September 15, 2015 · Duration: 1:27:09 · Play

Luke goes to war against the yellow jackets that are infesting his house. But his homemade bee-keeping outfit did not offer the protection he’d hoped. Plus, Andrew is having trouble telling real life apart from video games. And they discuss the evolutionary imperative for groaning at puns.

Episode #1947: Hashtag Humble Meat

September 14, 2015 · Duration: 1:51:04 · Play

Luke is back from Arkansas, where he judged a squirrel meat cooking competition and made some new friends. He and Andrew discuss that and the internet’s anger over a woman who likes to pretend it’s 1885.

Episode #1946: Brains on Break

September 11, 2015 · Duration: 1:24:51 · Play

Luke, Phyllis and Andrew are a bit loopy as they wrap up a marathon recording session. They try to define brain mapping, furries, plushies and tenth-anniversary wedding gifts.

Episode #1944: Less Shame

September 9, 2015 · Duration: 1:28:32 · Play

Luke, Andrew, and Phyllis “Fletch” Fletcher discuss how to turn a regular episode of TBTL into a “rumpshaker”. Plus, Andrew records while legally blind, Luke sings the soundtrack to Ants’hillvania, and they both wonder what their legacies will be.

Episode #1943: Male Pattern Low Self Esteem

September 8, 2015 · Duration: 1:03:12 · Play

Luke, Andrew and Fletch talk about their histories with video games, Andrew’s growing obsession with Minecraft, and the time Luke broke his friend’s tooth with a Nintendo controller then lied about it. Plus, what we talk about when we talk about balding.

Episode #1942: The ‘Ol Scam-n-Mock

September 7, 2015 · Duration: 50:25 · Play

Phyllis “Fletch” Fletcher joins the show to take a walk down TBTL memory lane. She, Luke and Andrew discuss one of Luke’s most infamous stand-up debacles.

Episode #1941: Previously, On Breakfast Soup

September 4, 2015 · Duration: 1:31:24 · Play

In this tangent-filled episode, Luke and Andrew discuss breakfast soup, Vietnamese cuisine, tic-tac-toe, modern publishing, Scientology, water fountains, dirty silverware, slip-n-slides, golfer John Daly, and Tony Shalhoub’s brother. Plus, Music For Your Weekend!

Episode #1940: Podcast Sidekicked

September 3, 2015 · Duration: 1:02:49 · Play

Luke and Andrew continue to be obsessed with their own, very different construction projects. They also discuss a judge’s decision to throw-out Tom Brady’s 4-game suspension and McDonald’s decision to serve breakfast all day. Plus, a listener from Australia makes an admirable bid to be TBTL’s new host.

Episode #1939: This Old Hut

September 2, 2015 · Duration: 1:14:10 · Play

Luke goes full-Bob Vila on his new house. Meanwhile, Andrew decides to take up his own building project (in cyber space). Plus, Kanye West is not running for president. Probably.