TBTL- Too Beautiful to Live

100 EpisodesProduced by Luke Burbank & Andrew Walsh

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.

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#2841 Mine Your Business Canadians, featuring Kiki Lolo!

February 20th, 2019


Luke decides to ignore some "trail closed" signs in Joshua Tree and TBTL Colleague Kristina Lopez stops by to discuss the latest TV shows she's …

#2840 How to Spill Milk with Jen "Flash" Andrews

February 19th, 2019


Luke survives an epic hike in Joshua Tree and TBTL Co-Founder Jen Andrews stops by to talk about things she learned from her mom. Special Thanks this episode to Keith Brewster of Chardon OH and Katherine Damman of …

#2839 Motorcycles and Ninja Stars with Chioke I'Anson

February 18th, 2019


Luke checks in from Joshua Tree California, home of the Outdoorsy Hipster and chats with Chioke I'Anson, voice of NPR underwriting and Horror Enthusiast. Special thanks this episode to Lou Haney of Charlottesville VA …

#2838 Banh Meh

February 15th, 2019


Dan Pashman of the Sporkful Podcast joins Luke and Andrew to talk about a Chuck E. Cheese conspiracy, bad food fonts, and his upcoming show in …

#2837 Love Is On The Air: A TBTL Valentine's Special

February 14th, 2019


Luke and Andrew hear from Tens of listeners who share their stories of young love, old love and misguided love in this Valentine's Day radio special! …

#2836 Pants On The Sound

February 13th, 2019


A celebration of Kimmy Schmidt turns into a conversation about free speech and "PC culture." Didn't see that one coming! Plus, listeners weigh in on …

#2835 Look Who's Twinsing Two!

February 12th, 2019


Andrew is upset about some area toughs throwing SNOWBALLS of all things. Meanwhile, Luke has been doing what you're supposed to do when you're buried under a mountain of snow: Watching TONS of TV. He weighs-in on Pete …

#2834 The Marie Condor Method

February 11th, 2019


Luke and Andrew swap snow stories as the Pacific Northwest continues to get buried. Plus, Luke is ready to start his new life in retail arbitrage after reading an article about it, and Andrew has a real moment with a …

#2833 A Favela of Esoterica

February 8th, 2019


Luke swings by the offices of Walsh, Walsh & Doormat to swap stories with Andrew of a city on the brink of collapse as an impending snowstorm …

#2832 Breath, Body and Pirate Treasure

February 7th, 2019


Luke is watching the weather as an impending snowstorm may ruin his plans for the next few days. Meanwhile, Andrew tries to resurrect a classic TBTL segment, and he accidentally teaches Luke how to grift the government. …

#2831 One Crime, Please! **Ding!**

February 6th, 2019


Luke and Andrew go down their bi-annual Yakov Smirnoff rabbit hole and explore some of his work helping people with their relationships. Plus, ESPN …

#2830 Extremely Online!

February 5th, 2019


Luke's relationship with his basketball nemesis continues to evolve...but not in a great way? He and Andrew also discuss the world's most famous egg …

#2829 Snow Big Deal

February 4th, 2019


A surprising snowfall in the Northwest has left Andrew giddy and Luke without heat. They also discuss yesterday's "The Big Game" and finally offer their definitive review of the 1993 film Groundhog Day (they like it.) . …

#2828 When Life Gives You Lemmings

February 1st, 2019


Luke's descent into old age continues with a shockingly early bedtime and a new foot massager. Meanwhile, Andrew finally gets a glimpse of Luke's …

#2827 Undigested Co-Conspirator

January 31st, 2019


Luke and Andrew dive into the latest issue of Reader's Digest and share some truly Dazzling Deets about everything from frog's eyes to Hitler's …

#2826 Dance Of The Jabber-Mouth

January 30th, 2019


Luke and Andrew check-in on The StuBot and his family in St. Cloud, MN, where it's currently 35 degrees below zero. They also realize they are doing poorly when it comes to their Employee Review process. And Luke is …

#2825 Pipe Dreams

January 29th, 2019


Luke mixes things up with one of his new basketball buddies, and Andrew performs the grossest and most satisfying home repair imaginable. . . . …

#2824 More Than A Movie, More Than A Movie To Me...

January 28th, 2019


Luke is blown away by a movie that he never thought he'd be interested in, and Andrew holds his nose and plunges into one of the Fyre Fest …

#2823 Dynamite The T1 Line!

January 25th, 2019


Luke makes Andrew very anxious by airing a voicemail from their colleague without reviewing it first. Meanwhile, Andrew develops a …

#2822 Don't Fear The Leather

January 24th, 2019


Luke unwittingly becomes the most popular guy at the rental car counter in Bellingham. Meanwhile, in Seattle, Andrew risks another uncomfortable …

#2821 Only Fools Flush In

January 23rd, 2019


Luke and Andrew discuss the kid-friendly merits of The A-Team vs MacGyver. Plus, doctors say you can train your body to need the bathroom at a …

#2820 Brohemian Rhapsody

January 22nd, 2019


Luke discovers secret art in a billionaire's backyard and also has a revelation about Sinead O'Connor. Meanwhile, Andrew launches a defense of beat-up cars and cracked smartphone screens. . . . Today's show is …

#2819 Five Easy Craisins

January 21st, 2019


Luke has a new way of meditating that involves fruit, and Andrew has a new way of looking at trees, thanks to APM's new poetry podcast. They also …

#2818 From Dusk Till Yawn

January 18th, 2019


Luke's adventures in Atlanta continue as he spends the night in a Waffle House full of tuxedoed Republicans. He and Andrew also discuss the story of …

#2817 It's Jelly O'Clock Somewhere!

January 17th, 2019


Luke checks-in from Atlanta, where he is now officially a Waffle House team member! He tells Andrew about his experience working as a short-order cook, and they finally discuss the lawsuit against Netflix over …

#2816 More Like "Borndorsnortch"

January 16th, 2019


Luke swings by the studios of Walsh, Walsh & Doormat to help Andrew with some Twitter-related issues. Plus, Andrew shares a (pre-approved) dream that may end up changing his career trajectory. They never get to Top …

#2815 Organizing Principals

January 15th, 2019


Luke's feelings on Marie Kondo's approach to organizing is evolving...leading him to de-clutter a crawl space in the middle of the night. Meanwhile, …

#2814 A Huge Prog Rock Hole

January 14th, 2019


Luke and Andrew discuss the end of a local radio show that is very close to their hearts. Luke also weighs in on the new Marie Kondo Netflix show, and Andrew listens to Squeeze for the very first time (and he likes it!)

#2813 Schlubby Beardos

January 11th, 2019


Luke played his first game as a member of the vaunted Bellingham Sledghogs basketball team. He and Andrew also say goodbye to a very special snail named George, and they discuss a very interesting plan to get people to …

#2812 If You Can't Handle The Street, Get Out Of The Canyonero

January 10th, 2019


A guy is suing Burger King after getting locked in the restaurant's dirty bathroom, and that's not even the weird part of the story. Luke and Andrew also discuss anger management and the time Andrew was forced to do the …

#2811 Bird Box Brain

January 9th, 2019


Luke and Andrew dig into Luke's newest TV obsession, Patriot on Amazon Prime, and they talk Bird Box, A Quiet Place, and why Andrew freaked out when he got out of bed today.

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#2810 Shroom For Improvement

January 8th, 2019


#2809 Sledgehog Millionaire

January 7th, 2019


Luke finds a way to literally ring in the New Year with a new desktop toy. Plus, he managed to avoid several potential altercations over the holiday. …

#2808 More Kicks Than A Chorus Line

January 4th, 2019


Camaro Kev and Carey help Luke and Andrew wrap-up two weeks TBTL Plays Favorites. Today's topic inspires conversations about a deconstructed and reconstructed Big Mac and big times at Saucy's Pizza.. . . Today's show …

#2807 The Dazzling Deets Of Diamond Dave

January 3rd, 2019


TBTL Plays Favorites continues with Luke, Andrew and Camaro Kev talking about a few of their favorite things. Today's secret topic involves a …

#2806 Ballad Of The Foul Pole

January 2nd, 2019


Luke and Andrew are joined by Camaro Kev (and a surprise guest) as they continue to discuss a few of their favorite things. Today's secret topic …

#2805 Mr. Interpolaaaaation

January 1st, 2019


Luke, Andrew and their pal Camaro Kev ring in the new year with another installment of TBTL Plays Favorites! Today's secret topic touches on false art accusations, a new podcast idea, and the famous Daniel Webster …

#2804 Face De Palma

December 31st, 2018


Week two of TBTL Plays Favorites kicks off when Camaro Kev swings by the studios of Walsh, Walsh & Doormat to discuss a few of his favorite …

#2803: The Biggest Bird Gets The Sugar

December 28th, 2018


Week one of TBTL Plays Favorites wraps up today with a very difficult question for Genevieve and Andrew that could threaten their relationship. But …

#2802 People For The Ethical Treatment Of Fashion

December 27th, 2018


Luke, Andrew and Genevieve continue to discuss a few of their favorite things during their special week of holiday programming. Today's secret topic …

#2801 The Road To Smell Is Paved With Good Intentions

December 26th, 2018


It's day three of TBTL Plays Favorites! Luke, Andrew and Genevieve continue to count down their favorite things. They also learn the difference between a recorder and a flutophone, and they hear how a kid got stuck in …

#2800 Gift Of The Traji

December 25th, 2018


It's a special Christmas Day edition of TBTL! Genevieve joins Andrew and Luke for the second installment of TBTL Plays Favorites, in which they …

#2799 TBTL Plays Favorites!

December 24th, 2018


Genevieve joins Luke and Andrew to kick-off their special week of holiday shows focusing on a few of their favorite things. Today's secret topic …

#2798 A Wizard Is Only As Good As His Word

December 21st, 2018


Luke and Andrew are gearing up for Christmas. Luke is planning some very last minute shopping, and he explains why he almost missed his live show in Portland last night. Plus, it's a final Christmas-themed Music For …

#2797 Vape In The Front, Hookah In The Back

December 20th, 2018


Comedian and TBTL friendo Andy Haynes swings by the studios of Walsh, Walsh & Doormat since he's performing just a few blocks away this weekend. He discusses his work on the critically acclaimed TV show "World's …

#2796 Teach Me How To TurtleSquirrel

December 19th, 2018


Luke watched a film that he's afraid may have changed his life, and Andrew got screamed at in a "taco joint." Plus, actor Alfonso Ribeiro is suing Fortnite for using the dance he came up with as Carlton on the Fresh …

#2795 Where The Red Fern Groans

December 18th, 2018


Kiki Lolo joins the show to offer some advice to gift-givers this holiday season. Plus, Luke set up a camera in his kitchen to catch a sneaky, …

#2794 A Peaceful Transition Of Hair

December 17th, 2018


Luke shares a fascinating story that explains some of the science behind dreams. Andrew is INTO IT. Luke also has some advice for balding talk show guests. And they look back on a mixed weekend of sports with the latest …

#2793 Small Talk In A Shrinking World

December 14th, 2018


Luke and Andrew try to decipher an important song from Luke's musical past, and they review a new remake of one of their favorite films (based on the trailer and soundtrack.) . . . Today's show is sponsored by Quip. …

#2792 Blursdays On Ice

December 13th, 2018


Luke’s neighbor on the flight to Chicago has some very annoying habits and a questionable photo on his phone. Meanwhile Andrew remembers back to a time he tried to remember something.
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#2791 Planes, Pains, And Automobiles

December 12th, 2018


Luke's in New York City, where he's discovering that Lyft drivers are very different in the Big Apple. Plus, Andrew explains why he almost swore at …

#2790 Subverting The Thirst Paradigm

December 11th, 2018


A scientist says he's identified the funniest words in the English language. Luke and Andrew will be the judge of that! Plus, Andrew confesses to an encyclopedia-related sin, and he and Luke break down the Seahawk's …

#2789 The Shape Of Our Sinuses

December 10th, 2018


Jeannie Yandel joins the show from the hit podcast Battle Tactics For Your Sexist Workplace to list her favorite holiday beverages. She and Andrew …

#2788 Krang My Bell

December 7th, 2018


Luke has a plan to jog to the airport this afternoon, but will the Wizards at Avis rent a sweaty Luke a car? Plus, an aquarium claps back at Apple over a new squid emoji.. . . Today's show is sponsored by Libro.fm. …

#2787 Good Cop, Rude Cop

December 6th, 2018


Tom Cruise wants to make sure everyone's flat-screen TVs are set up properly to watch his high-def action movies. Luke and Andrew call up their own A/V expert, Camero Kev, to fact check Maverick's claims. . . . Today's …

#2786 You Got Szczerbed

December 5th, 2018


Luke's Los Angeles adventure continues with a trip to a selfie museum and a meal at Moby's vegan restaurant. Plus, Andrew helps PETA come up with more animal-safe idioms. . . . Today's show is sponsored by Libro.fm. …

#2785 Greenlighting Projects In Hollyweird

December 4th, 2018


Luke faces some demons on his trip to Los Angeles (aka, The Big Apple Down Under.) Plus, an artist buys a Banksy painting so he can destroy it. And Luke and Andrew talk about the weekend in sports in a Tuesday edition …

#2784 Respect The Vest

December 3rd, 2018


Noted Public Transportation Enthusiast (and the longest running co-bro of Andrew's life) Genevieve Haas joins the show to tell Luke and Andrew how she found herself in two bus-related adventures on the same day. . . . …

#2783 You're Going To Love The Way You Nog

November 30th, 2018


A new "study" says that women sleep better when they share a bed with a dog instead of a cat or a human. Plus, Luke's experiment in making homemade crackers goes a little south. And it's Friday, so we have some Music …

#2782 Leave The Gun, Take The Aioli

November 29th, 2018


Luke made homemade ranch dressing last night. Was it a Hidden Valley Ranch party in his mouth? The results are in! Plus, listeners help decide the …

#2781 The Drowsiness In Me Recognizes The Drowsiness In You

November 28th, 2018


Listeners weigh-in with suggestions for the name of the upcoming TBTL Valentine's Day special. Plus, an Australian writer explains why Americans never get the Australian accent right. And speaking of Australia, a giant …

#2780 The Gift Of Relatability

November 27th, 2018


Andrew just got the Cadillac of vacuum cleaners, but he has a lot of work to do before he can use it. Meanwhile, Luke is reading Michael Pollan books …

#2779 Where Would We Be Without Brains?

November 26th, 2018


Luke and Andrew share their Thanksgiving adventures (Luke's involved running a 13 mile race; Andrew's involved a feast served off of a pool table.) …

#2778 Gift Of The Magic Christian

November 23rd, 2018


Andrew presents his list of the best foods to eat as leftovers while Luke tries to figure out how to recreate his favorite restaurant dish at home.

#2777 TBTL: River Of Gravy Edition

November 22nd, 2018


Luke reveals his long-anticipated list of Top 7 Thanksgiving Foods. He and Andrew also make a promise they cannot keep; Namely, to keep the episode short today.

#2776 If Washing You Is Wrong, I Don’t Wanda Be Right

November 21st, 2018


Luke and Andrew debate one of the most pressing questions of our time: How often to wash out a coffee pot. Plus, a journalist reveals the secrets of a quirky L.A. icon. Did he go to far?

#2775 From The Inside Of My Brain To The Outside Of My Mouth

November 20th, 2018


Luke's smart phone is getting smarter, and Andrew catches a sidewalk sinner in the act. Plus, accusations of flatulence-related sabotage soil the …

#2774 Who Let The Ego Out?

November 19th, 2018


Luke had an embarrassing moment during a comedy contest he was judging this weekend. Plus, Andrew's got an update on the missing package that …

#2773 There's No Hurglars Among Burglars

November 16th, 2018


TBTL Oh-Dark Qwerty: The Early Blurg Gets The Podcast week wraps up with a special Friday edition of TBTL! Luke and Andrew talk about the feel-good story of the year that ended up being a scam. Plus, a rare Friday …

#2772 The Full Trebek

November 15th, 2018


The TBTL Morning Zoo Crew do what it do! Luke and Andrew dig into a somewhat befuddling interview with Alex Trebek from Vulture Magazine, and Luke …

#2771 The Hand That Rocks The Ladle

November 14th, 2018


Sean DeTore swings by to hang out with the TBTL Morning Zoo and share recipes for Cheese-less Mac & Cheese. Meanwhile, Luke saw a movie he loved but had the experience ruined by a loud talker behind him. . . . …

#2770 Classic Lowbrow Taco Nite!

November 13th, 2018


It's Day 2 of the TBTL Morning Zoo! Luke and Andrew share notes from listeners who are also getting their Early Blurg on this week. They also discuss the legacy of Stan Lee, who just passed away, and how the trial of El …

#2769: Wake Up And Lose!

November 12th, 2018


TBTL's early morning experiment begins! Luke and Andrew wake up at 5am to talk about "bankruptcy barrels", over-apologizing, and why Luke bought 500 …

#2768 Wildly Infuriating

November 9th, 2018


The Mystery Of Andrew's Missing Package continues today when a key witness calls him up during the show. Plus, Luke explains why he doesn't like diagonal walls. They also discuss journalistic ethics after Andrew …

Too Beautiful To Live for November 8, 2018

November 8th, 2018


Luke & Andrew announce big plans for next week’s shows and take an unexpectedly deep dive into the show “God Friended Me”. Plus, Andrew argues both sides of a McDonalds Quarter Pounder With Cheese case, which …

#2766 The Flugelhorn Has Flugeled

November 7th, 2018


Luke swings by the studios of Walsh, Walsh and Doormat to analyze last night's election coverage on both radio and television. Plus, Andrew explains why he barks into a mirror before leaving the house. . . . Today's …

#2765 Take Two Makonnens And Call Me In The Morning

November 6th, 2018


Luke is bouncing off the walls as he waits for midterm election results to start trickling in. Meanwhile, Andrew is daydreaming about demolition …

#2764 BoJack Horse Therapist

November 5th, 2018


Luke explains why he took some time away from TBTL last week, and how that has led to some important life decisions for him. Plus, Andrew is growing virtual parsnips. They also discuss the Browns and the Seahawks in the …

#2763 Won't Somebody Think Of The Children?

November 2nd, 2018


Oprah is going around knocking on doors and surprising the hell out of voters in Georgia, Alec Baldwin makes the news again (so he must have punched someone, right?), and another American dog gets detained by Australian …

#2762 Country Gentleman And The Howling Crowd

November 1st, 2018


Hanna Brooks Olsen stops by to talk about the science of skipping stones, grocery store parking lots, bucket hats, and how we accidentally buried the lede on our Booger McFarland story.

#2761 Hawky Grandma Be Trippin

October 31st, 2018


Luke and Andrew celebrate Halloween in the traditional manner by discussing bit coin mining operations and arguing over Blake Bortles jokes. Plus, a …

#2760 Papa Salty's Seafood Machine

October 30th, 2018


A flu-ridden Luke records the show from bed, a practice that he's considering making more permanent. Plus, Andrew makes a friend on an airplane, someone named Booger is angering people with his flying chair, and there's …

#2759 Monday Morning Musings

October 29th, 2018


Luke hosts the show solo and finds himself wandering down all sorts of conversational rabbit holes he didn't plan on including: The Events in …

#2758 TBTL Pet-agogy Pt. 3: It's Not A Tuber!

October 26th, 2018


Luke and Andrew wrap-up their series of shows about childhood pets with a look at Andrew's life on the "farm" and a cat that entered Luke's life just when he needed it most. . . . Today's show is sponsored by Away …

#2757 TBTL Pet-agogy Pt. 2: New Hamster? DAMN!

October 25th, 2018


Luke and Andrew continue their mini-series about pets they used to own by looking back on their pet hamsters (and revisiting some old episodes of …

#2756 TBTL Pet-agogy Pt. 1: The Prodigal Cat

October 24th, 2018


Luke and Andrew kick-off a three part series looking back at their childhood pets...and, apparently, how to talk to appliance repairmen who are going through a divorce. . . . Today's show is sponsored by Away Travel. …

#2755 Fine Young Cannabis

October 23rd, 2018


Luke starts the show spaced out on cold medicine and is disappointed to learn there's a downside to his new "Meatless" lifestyle. Meanwhile Andrew …

#2754 A Whole Lotto Math

October 22nd, 2018


Luke and Andrew realize they can’t afford not to buy Mega Millions this week. Plus, a new Tetris Champ is crowned, and the rise of single use bathrooms raises a new challenge, what do you say the person waiting for …

#2753 Remote Acupressure For Vegans

October 19th, 2018


Luke's adventures in online therapy take a strange turn. Plus, he and Andrew finally deliver on some topical Rod Blagojevich hot takes. And it's Friday, so we have some Music For Your Weekend!
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#2752 Putin On The Ritz

October 18th, 2018


Luke is amazed and befuddled by the microwave instructions on his Trader Joe's Enchilada. He and Andrew also discuss a crisis in the Tab community and a hot air balloon that is upsetting Australians. . . . Today's show …

#2751 Oscar The Gout

October 17th, 2018


Luke is trying a new approach to therapy, and it's already going sideways. Plus, The Seattle Times validate's what Andrew said after his experience at the impound lot this weekend. . . . Today's show is sponsored by …

#2750 And THAT'S How You Comedy!

October 16th, 2018


Luke is considering taking his cat on a walk with a leash, and Andrew's excited about an upcoming TBTL promo on his favorite podcast. Plus, a police …

#2749 Coastal Honda Elite

October 15th, 2018


Andrew explains why he called 911 over the weekend and why he regrets doing so. Plus, Luke is dealing with a head cold that is probably Andrew's …

#2748 TBTL Live From MN: A Whirling Dervish Of Apologies!

October 12th, 2018


It's a live edition TBTL from Bauhaus Brew Labs in Minneapolis! Luke and Andrew are joined on stage by their buddy Nora McInerny (from Terrible …

#2747 Daaaamn, Damp Boys!

October 11th, 2018


Luke and Andrew return to "Studio P" to discuss Liam Neeson's relationship with a very special horse, some Holy Water that's going to need to be …

#2746 A Duck Blind Of Lucite

October 10th, 2018


Luke and Andrew had quite the night at St. Paul's legendary Mancini's Char House and met some new friends. And their friend and colleague Stu …

#2745 The Applebee's Of Our Minds

October 9th, 2018


Luke and Andrew get excited about their upcoming trip to Mancini's Char House in St. Paul, and they rank America's most celebrated blue collar poets. …

#2744 Ugly Wins And Beautiful Losses

October 8th, 2018


Luke and Andrew are at the American Public Media Mother Ship in St. Paul talking about drunk birds, art "pranks", and the time someone wrote Andrew a …

#2743 Kids Shred The Darnedest Things

October 5th, 2018


Andrew gives Luke a full report on his visit to the dermatologist's office yesterday, against everyone's better judgement. Plus, a man realizes the …

#2742 Blurdy Is The New Thirty!

October 4th, 2018


Luke drank a bad can of Diet Coke, and now he's probably going to die on air. Plus, Alex Trebek moderates a debate, and it does not go well at all! And we meet a Maine woman who makes art out of moose poop.

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