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 #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.

Episode #2209: Dead Podcast Society

September 16, 2016 · Duration: 1:33:53 · Play

Luke and Andrew taught a class about podcasting this week. (I’ll give you a moment to let that sink in.) On today’s show, they discuss how their experience went, and we listen back to their presentation at the School for Visual Concepts in Seattle.

Episode #2208: Songs In The Key Of Don’t

September 15, 2016 · Duration: 1:27:05 · Play

Luke joins the show from Portland, where he’s dangerously high on coffee. He and Andrew discuss whether they’d use a solid gold toilet, if given the opportunity, and why the iPhone’s new gif service is creating some NSFW headaches.

Episode #2206: I Did It All For The Noogie

September 13, 2016 · Duration: 1:29:25 · Play

A former TBTL guest is embroiled in a lawsuit…and a bit of a mystery. Luke and Andrew try to untangle the ins-and-outs of that story. Plus, another day, another uncomfortable parking lot encounter for one Andrew Walsh.

Episode #2205: No, Yes, And

September 12, 2016 · Duration: 1:53:30 · Play

Andrew insists on sinking today’s show like a submarine, but Luke makes sure to keep it afloat. They discuss the upcoming podcast class they’re hosting on Weds, Andrew’s most successful tweet, and the Angela Lansbury hoax they fell for. Plus, the 2016 return of No Point Conversion!

Episode #2204: Turn In Your Wings And Your Mustache

September 9, 2016 · Duration: 1:12:50 · Play

Luke finds himself in Chicago, “elbow deep in Japanese candy.” He and Andrew discuss the new movie that reinvents to story of Sully Sullenberger, why Luke had to use a “germ Jacuzzi”, and the pros and cons of Apple’s new wireless earbuds.

Episode #2203: Spare The Curtain Rod, Spoil The Child

September 8, 2016 · Duration: 1:20:07 · Play

Luke is taking over KUOW’s Twitter account today, and he’s not sure what he should do with his new found power. Meanwhile, Andrew might be a dog. Or maybe not. They discuss the naming conventions of Rambo movies and advice from the New York Times on how to pick the fastest check-out line.

Episode #2202: Sound The Bugles

September 7, 2016 · Duration: 1:20:31 · Play

Luke joins Andrew at the studios of Walsh, Walsh and Doormat to discuss meat and meat-like products, unfortunate football emojis, and the end of headphones as we know them. Plus, did someone say “Dreamcatcher?”

Episode #2201: Turn To The Brown Side

September 6, 2016 · Duration: 1:33:25 · Play

Luke and Andrew try to solve a fantasy football moral dilemma involving an immoral quarterback. Jessica Fletcher may be leaving Cabot Cove and heading to Westeros. And a listener explains how a flimsy bathroom door could have cost her her marriage.

Episode #2200: I Just Narmed You, Bro

September 5, 2016 · Duration: 1:21:25 · Play

Luke and Andrew wake up at the crack of 10:30am to bring you this Labor Day edition of TBTL. Luke’s dealing with some stress-induced back pain, and Andrew manages to make matters worse. Then we listen back to the episode where Luke fully realized he’d just bought a house that needs a LOT of work.

Episode #2199: NegaBucks

September 2, 2016 · Duration: 1:13:52 · Play

Andrew checks in from LA, carrying around some frustration with his fancy-but-not-so-fancy hotel room. Luke is thrilled about the possible resurrection of “Corky St. Clair”.

Episode #2198: TBTL Summer Picnic: Crowded House Edition

September 1, 2016 · Duration: 1:02:26 · Play

The rain could not stop the TBTL Summer Picnic. But it could send it indoors. Hundreds of Tens packed into the Chateau Ste. Michelle wine tasting room for some good food, great wine, and average-to-slightly-above-average podcasting by Luke, Andrew, Jen and Sean. Plus: The crowning of the official 2016 Song of the Summer!

Episode #2197: Road To Woodinville

August 31, 2016 · Duration: 50:28 · Play

Luke, Andrew, Carey and PodDog record the show en route to the TBTL Summer Picnic at Chateau Ste. Michelle. They discuss their rain plan for the picnic, why it matters what we say to dogs, and a pretty good spoof that Luke spent 22 minutes constructing.

Episode #2196: Skyjinks, Woo

August 30, 2016 · Duration: 1:07:53 · Play

A new American Airlines commercial encourages flyers to be courteous to each other, which sends Andrew on a very uncourteous rant. Plus, Luke has finished watching Stranger Things, and Andrew is looking for The Light Of The Naaru.

Episode #2195: Can’t Start, Will Stop

August 29, 2016 · Duration: 1:03:11 · Play

Luke and Andrew mourn the passing of Gene Wilder and his brilliant comic timing. Plus, what Michelangelo’s David has to do with Andrew’s linen suit, and the truth behind Bob Ross’ hair.

Episode #2194: I’m Here To Zooble All These Zits

August 26, 2016 · Duration: 1:09:53 · Play

Luke and Andrew mansplain “mansplaining” to each other, drawing on examples from their own lives. Plus, the StuBot checks in from the Minnesota state fair, Andrew considers going public-radio-rogue, and North Korea gives Netflix a run for its money.

Episode #2193: Tomorrow’s Mistakes Today

August 25, 2016 · Duration: 1:16:39 · Play

A new article says Seattle’s low-brow teriyaki scene is getting killed-off by tech-bro transplants. Luke and Andrew do their part to stop this with an on-air teriyaki lunch. Plus, Andrew calls B.S. on a “news story” about KFC, and Luke is concerned about an Anne of Green Gables reboot and what it could mean for the future of puffy sleeves.

Episode #2192: Chook Raffle Bunny Rug

August 24, 2016 · Duration: 1:12:36 · Play

Things get Very Australian Very Quickly when Luke stops by Andrew’s house to quiz him on words from down under. Plus, more Coffee Mug-Related Talk than you can shake a stir stick at.

Episode #2191: No Runs, No Hits, Several Errors

August 23, 2016 · Duration: 1:06:17 · Play

Andrew is ready to throw his phone out the window, and it’s not because of something he heard on TBTL. Luke tries to offer some advice, and they also end up discussing the ongoing fallout from the death of Gawker. Plus: Luke discovers “Stranger Things”, and the final two contenders in the Song of the Summer contest are announced!