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 #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?

Episode #2104: Confused Like A Fox

April 22, 2016 · Duration: 1:34:23 · Play

Luke’s enmity with a 12-year old dancer leads to a conversation about the great dance films of the 1980s. Plus, Andrew’s run-in with a Bear, and some dazzling, charming details about Prince’s final days.

Episode #2103: Purple Raining On My Face

April 21, 2016 · Duration: 1:07:00 · Play

Luke and Andrew try to figure out how to say goodbye to Prince. Their friend Andy also joins the show from Minneapolis to share his once-in-a-lifetime experience at Paisley Park.

Episode #2102: Lonesome Doug

April 20, 2016 · Duration: 1:07:00 · Play

Andrew’s in love with Comcast, even after a run-in with a suspicious customer service rep. Speaking of suspicions, Luke thinks someone is lying to the New York Times. Plus, everyone’s least-favorite hand dryers are blasting nastiness into our faces.

Episode #2101: 22 Hour Party People

April 19, 2016 · Duration: 1:11:26 · Play

Luke and Andrew disagree over whether or not Luke should have to pay for a cancelled therapist appointment, giving him more material for his next therapist appointment. Plus, a lawsuit gives us a sneak-peek into one of Luke’s HGTV shows, and Andrew decides to start lying about made-up appointments.

Episode #2099: Crazzling’s Creep

April 15, 2016 · Duration: 1:24:22 · Play

Luke and Andrew review a list of so-called “dive bars” and lament the true dive bars of old. Plus, someone’s been creeping on Luke’s house, Andrew’s love of the Midwest is growing, and we sample some Music For Your Weekend!

Episode #2098: First World Dental Problems

April 14, 2016 · Duration: 1:37:49 · Play

TBTL friendo Phyllis “The Fletch” Fletcher joins the show today to talk Eagle’s Club drama, childhood horror stories, and one famous couple’s complicated relationship with soup. Plus, an on-air speed-reading experiment and a solution for women joggers who can’t find a bathroom.

Episode #2097: Don’t Blame Dale!

April 13, 2016 · Duration: 1:08:19 · Play

Luke and Andrew uncover a bunch of Juggalo-related audio that’s been sitting on Andrew’s hard drive for years. Plus, is TBTL more like a struggling Louis C.K. project or an old car that once had squirrels living in it? Also discussed: Andrew’s obsession with Murder, She Wrote and some of PodDog’s more controversial grooming habits.

Episode #2096: The Story Behind The Hot Dog Story

April 12, 2016 · Duration: 1:09:05 · Play

In this first-ever TBTL prequel to yesterday’s episode, Luke says something he wishes he could take back. But that’s okay – we’ll probably edit it out of the show. Plus, he and Andrew zip through an article that says speed reading techniques are, for the most part, bunk.

Episode #2095: The Andrew Walsh I Know And Hate

April 11, 2016 · Duration: 1:28:48 · Play

Luke and Andrew get philosophical while trying to answer a listener question about PodDog. Plus, a celebration of Naked and Afraid’s “Blur Man Group”, and some controversial musings on the state of podcasts.

Episode #2094: Boring Two Birds With One Stone

April 8, 2016 · Duration: 1:26:53 · Play

Luke “The Chainsaw” Burbank finally earns his nickname, and Andrew decides to be neighborly for the first time in his life. They also discuss rules for walking on the sidewalk and Music For Your Weekend. PLUS! We announce some early details about our Summer show in the Midwest!

Episode #2093: Yabba Dabba Don’t

April 7, 2016 · Duration: 1:21:26 · Play

Andrew is on top of the world, now that his wayward cat has found his way home. Luke, for his part, has fallen in love with an AM radio. Also, a 9-year-old journalist is getting a lot of hate mail over her hard-hitting reporting. And Luke declares war on a critter.

Episode #2092: That’s The Burrito Talking

April 6, 2016 · Duration: 1:02:16 · Play

Luke and Andrew explain how to eat messy burritos while driving. Luke’s method involves something like a space-vacuum. Plus, Andrew’s theory on how to improve Hollywood films using badminton and hot dogs. And we say goodbye to the amphibious rebel commander who taught us all to be wary of traps.

Episode #2091: Passive Digression

April 5, 2016 · Duration: 1:07:53 · Play

Luke and Andrew abandon the idea of having any kind of structure today. Instead, they discuss Luke’s attempts to impress his new therapist, Andrew’s own troubled history in the psychiatrist’s chair, and an exploration of the band Slaughter, which performed at the DreamMakers Theater at the Kewadin Casino in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan on February 24, 2012 along with Stryper and Lynch Mob.

Episode #2090: All This Noid

April 4, 2016 · Duration: 1:03:52 · Play

Andrew has an update on his cats Professor Bananas and Theodore Murray, who packed-up their bindles and rand away from home last week. Plus, we hear the unvarnished, vocals-only isolated tracks of performers like Pitbull and The Weeknd. And Luke helps a listener with a home improvement/neighbor-relations issue.

Episode #2089: Cat Panic

April 1, 2016 · Duration: 1:00:17 · Play

Andrew is having a cat emergency this morning, and he doesn’t know what to do. Luke is in Sacramento, where people are trying to get him to drink booze out of animal bones. Plus, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s latest scandal involves candy that melts in your mouth (not in your hand), and Luke decides his shirt needs a shower.

Episode #2088: Bridge Over Troubled Podcast

March 31, 2016 · Duration: 1:03:45 · Play

Luke is in Portland, where street performers are encroaching on his space and teenagers are doing crazy drugs in drop-top VWs. He and Andrew offer an update on the New Jersey house that’s being haunted by a real-life “watcher”, and Luke’s 12-year-old nemesis tries to bury the hatchet.

Episode #2087: Notice Me, Largent, Notice Me

March 30, 2016 · Duration: 1:16:30 · Play

Luke is thinking about carrying a picture of food around in his pocket, just like one of his golf heroes. Andrew advises against it. Plus, a woman takes on The Establishment in all the wrong ways, then apologizes for it. And we learn a thing or two about New Coke.

Episode #2086: Lovitz Would You Like A Sausage?

March 29, 2016 · Duration: 1:28:16 · Play

Luke and Andrew are mad at the internet today. They discuss yesterday’s 24-hour hoax involving a Jon Luvitz and a younger woman. Plus, forget everything you thought you knew about selfie-rat and the three-eyed fish. They also help a listener with her childcare dilemma.

Episode #2085: Don’t You Dare, Ugly Man, Hurt My Mother

March 28, 2016 · Duration: 1:33:29 · Play

Luke responds to some tough-lovin’ fan mail he received over the weekend. He and Andrew also discuss Kraft’s sneaky way of changing it’s mac & cheese recipe without raising the ire of the nation. And do we give cheers or jeers to Facebook for its emergency “safety checks”?