TBTL- Too Beautiful to Live

100 EpisodesProduced by Luke Burbank & Andrew WalshWebsite

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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#2968 Glottal Stop The Show!

August 16th, 2019


Luke survived the somewhat rowdy crowd at a KUOW event last night, and later learned that people are spreading weird rumors about him on Reddit. Plus, Andrew had a dream last night, but he's NOT going to talk about it! …

#2967 Andiana Jones And The Temple Of Scat

August 15th, 2019


Luke and Andrew passionately debate the appropriateness of Bellingham's unofficial motto, "The City of Subdued Excitement." They also discuss the wild world of corporate smells and new laws banning new drive-through …

McMillan Men 2: Jim Joints And Sperve Pliffs

August 14th, 2019


Luke and Andrew lay down their dirt bikes, zip up their track suits, and get comfortable in a giant piece of piping to recap Episode 2 of Amazon's Patriot.

#2966 Sons Of Tummy Trouble

August 14th, 2019


Andrew is excited to hear that one of his goofy noises is going to make him super famous, and Luke is charmed by a biker he saw on the road yesterday. Also, Luke explains how Primus is responsible for his first …

#2965 The Walshelm Scream

August 13th, 2019


Luke and Andrew get some bad news about their backstage rider for the upcoming THING festival. Plus, a musician gets bitten by a poisonous snake during his walk across the United States, and Luke says goodbye to an …

#2964 Let's Do It And Be Aliens

August 12th, 2019


Luke is obsessed with a new household appliance (or toy?) that may end up making the PodDog chubby. Plus, a festival celebrating UFO culture …

#2963 Skate Man's World

August 9th, 2019


Luke gets back on his skateboard and zips around The Bay City, videotaping himself and impressing his neighbors. Plus, Wayne Newton's (former?) monkey is nothing but trouble! But it does know how to use an iPad, so …

#2962 Scar Bro Country

August 8th, 2019


Luke and Andrew pay tribute to David Berman, a beloved, brilliant musician who passed away this week much too soon. They also discuss Andrew's surprising decision to opt-out of a Browns game, and a woman who put an …

McMillan Men 1: NOC, NOC, Who's There?

August 7th, 2019


Welcome to McMillan Men, a podcast about the Amazon Prime shownPatriot.nLuke and Andrew recap episode one and explain why they love this show so dang much (even if they do just want all the characters to retire and take …

#2961 Rider Die

August 7th, 2019


Luke feels bad about some new shoes he's purchased while Andrew feels bad about un-inviting listeners to an upcoming TBTL event. Plus, HBO's "Hard Knocks" delivers on some bad word play, and residents of a California …

#2960 Hog Day Afternoon

August 6th, 2019


It's primary day in Washington State, so Luke and Andrew discuss the politics of their pets and try to decide who Professor Bananas might vote for. …

#2959 Teaching To The Tesh

August 5th, 2019


Luke and Andrew try to decide what demands to put on their tour rider for the upcoming THING festival. Plus, one of America's most iconic mascots may break up with its team, and -- on an unrelated note -- Andrew …

#2958 Spectacular Friendos

August 2nd, 2019


Lauren Ober, host of the hot new APM podcastnSpectacular Failures,nhops on the line to talk about the first season of her show and -- more …

#2957 Old Man Compliments Cloud

August 1st, 2019


Luke and Andrew seem to be aging at an accelerated pace, thanks to KIXI Radio, Jughead Jones, and home intercom systems. Plus, the internet suddenly embraces Governor Jay Inslee's hotness, and we finally learn why …

#2956 Hughes It Or Lose It!

July 31st, 2019


A major hotel chain is going to stop giving out little bottles of shampoo to its guests, and Luke smells a rat! And we hear from a listener who …

#2955 Who Would Jesus Sue?

July 30th, 2019


Luke and Andrew delve into the fascinating world of foreign translations of American movie titles. Plus, a Christian rapper wins a lawsuit claiming that a Katy Perry song ripped-off his own music. And Barack Obama's …

#2954 The Taste Of The Mitt, The Smell Of The Ball!

July 29th, 2019


Andrew shares the story of his special day at the ballpark this weekend. Meanwhile, a sleep-deprived Luke discovers a bonkers game show. And it turns out, even the technogeeks at the Cannes Film Festival don't know the …

#2953 Scat's Not My Name

July 26th, 2019


TBTL Senior Bidet Correspondent (and MSNBC host) Chris Hayes checks-in with Luke and Andrew to share his own harrowing tales of municipal garbage pickup and to sample some hot scat tracks from the '90s. . . . Today's …

#2952 This Aggression Will Stand!

July 25th, 2019


Tens of listeners call in with their personal stories of confrontations with strangers, from ugly bathroom encounters to stressful parking situations …

#2951 Prague Rock

July 24th, 2019


Luke and Andrew attempt a scientific experiment on the air to test a hypothesis about "dad jokes" and laughter that they read about in the New York Times. Also, Andrew accidentally revives a long-gone podcast from the …

#2950 Dank Viral Content

July 23rd, 2019


Luke checks-in with his mom to let her know that Mindy Kaling is stealing her intellectual property. He and Andrew also discuss a new airplane seat that is supposed to make the dreaded middle seat more comfortable. And …

#2949 Those Were The Bidets

July 22nd, 2019


Luke and Andrew announce their plans for the TBTL 3000th Show celebration! Plus, a look at "toilet paper disrupters", which, thankfully, isn't as bad …

#2948 Nespress Yourself

July 19th, 2019


Luke and Andrew grit their teeth and tackle two of the most-emailed stories of the week: A New York Times story about "peak podcasting" and Arby's "meat carrot." They also discuss the time they didn't know if they were …

#2947 Red Hot No

July 18th, 2019


Luke and Andrew offer long-overdue TV reviews ofnBonanza, Hogan's Heroes,nandnGomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.nPlus, a 66-year old government administrator in …

#2946 Who Moved My Ducks?

July 17th, 2019


Luke is here to defend the guy caught on tape using his bare feet to browse TV options on an airplane. Andrew is decidedly not. Plus, why you never want to receive a "thumbs up" emoji from Luke. . . . Today's show is …

#2945 Toad The Damp Sprocket

July 16th, 2019


Luke found himself in not one, not two, but THREE noise-related incidents during his trip to Los Angeles. He and Andrew also update the story of Kumail Nanjiani's non-appearance on the Conan show, and they offer a …

#2944 A Loose Fifteen

July 15th, 2019


Luke is back, baby! He returns from his vacation to talk about his upcoming interview with Hannah Gadsby, how Conan threw Kumail Nanjiani under the bus after a last-minute cancellation, and whether or not he and Andrew …

#2943 Mobb Beeped

July 12th, 2019


Phyllis "P-Fletch" Fletch joins the show to discuss the heavily redacted work of Ol' Dirty Bastard, both as a musician and as a talking horse. Plus, Andrew tests Fletch's public radio bona fides with the final TBTL …

#2942 As The World Sterns

July 11th, 2019


Phyllis "P-Fletch" Fletcher swings by to share a leaked video that is BLOWING her damn mind. Plus, the TBTL Summer Games continue with a very Stern …

#2941 Ska Captain And The World Of Tomorrow

July 10th, 2019


Hanna Brooks Olsen stops by the studios of Walsh, Walsh and Doormat to see if she can tell the difference between a fake ska band and a real one. Plus, she offers a spoiler-free review of Stranger Things 3, and we learn …

#2940 Snakes On A Nick

July 9th, 2019


Returning champion Nick Jarin takes on the TBTL Summer Games again! How well does he know the secret lives of video game characters? We'll find out...and we'll find out why he has so many dang snake tattoos. . . . …

#2939 Shoe Me The Money

July 8th, 2019


The TBTL Summer Games continue with Nick Jarin of the NW Nerd podcast! We test his claim of being the world's #1 "kicksologist" and celebrate a the …

#2938 Why You Gotta Be So Rutabaga?

July 5th, 2019


Week one of the TBTL Summer Games comes to a close with part two of Andrew's Bob's Burgers quiz. But the question remains: Is this quiz Toombus? ... Today's show is sponsored by Modsy. Visit Modsy.com and use code TBTL …

#2937 Allium: Resurrection

July 4th, 2019


Andrew puts the whole system on trial as he creates a Bob's Burgers quiz game for Luke on the fly.... Today's show is sponsored by Eight Sleep. Visit

#2936 Go Ahead, Crepe My Day

July 3rd, 2019


Luke and Andrew rank Andrew's best and worst body parts, and oddly, it doesn't get too weird. Then the TBTL Summer Games continue, with a special Troy McClure challenge. ... Today's show is sponsored by Modsy. Visit

#2935 Far Side And Away

July 2nd, 2019


The TBTL Summer Games continue as Andrew quizzes Luke about one of their favorite childhood comics.nPlus, Luke makes a Ty Segall joke that is so …

#2934 Can't Hardly Waits

July 1st, 2019


Let the TBTL Summer Games begin! Luke and Andrew kick off a special week of shows by quizzing each other on real vs fake McDonald's foods from years gone by. Also, Andrew spends 10 minutes trying to remember the name of …

#2933 Targaryen White

June 28th, 2019


TBTL Friendo Win Rosenfeld joins the show to try to bury the hatchet with Luke and Andrew and to talk about his big-time Hollywood life (our words, …

#2932 Bogged Up!

June 27th, 2019


Luke's hunt for a vegan cheese steak in Philadelphia leads Andrew to confess some dark secrets regarding his relationship with food. But instead of getting bogged down in that, they get bogged up in a Top Story about a …

#2931 Yakult Of Personality

June 26th, 2019


Luke makes a birthday whoopsie and tries to repair his family relations on the air. Andrew, meanwhile, is nervous about his live podcasting event this weekend. Plus, the fascinating story of a woman who was trapped …

#2930 Suet? Suet For What?

June 25th, 2019


Luke and Andrew worry about how they will support themselves in their old age, and the TBTL listeners let Luke know, via an online poll, that they …

#2929 A Giant Mass Of Rat-manity

June 24th, 2019


Andrew came face-to-face with a family of rats yesterday, and it looks like it may just be the beginning of his discomfiting relationship with them. He and Luke also discuss a story claiming that kids are growing …

#2928 Scent Of A Mobster

June 21st, 2019


Luke and Andrew sharpen their cinema skills with a movie-plot game for the ages. Plus, Luke offers a sincere apology to a friend of the show, and …

#2927 I'm A Podcaster, And I Care Who Knows It

June 20th, 2019


A suspected drug dealer publishes an online video to say he didn't create a meth-fueled attack squirrel, and a city officials in Florida pay a $600 thousand ransom to hackers who took over the town's computer system. …

#2926 Clearing The Funk Threshold

June 19th, 2019


Luke swings by the offices of Walsh, Walsh and Doormat to discuss the food he can no longer eat, thanks to his corporate video shoot yesterday. He and Andrew also try a new garlic-peeling technique that swept the …

#2925 Be The Coffee You Want To Drink In The World

June 18th, 2019


Andrew discovers one of the most passive aggressive notes ever written in the KIRO lunchroom. Meanwhile, Luke takes issue with the radio station's …

#2924 Disappearing Oink

June 17th, 2019


Luke had a major surprise this Father's Day weekend after tickling a bunch of pigs' bellies at an animal sanctuary. Plus, Andrew finally gets hip to a fun Seattle tradition, just in time to see it go away forever. . . . …

#2923 Texas, Walkers & Gladness

June 14th, 2019


Luke and Andrew record from the studios of Walsh Walsh & Doormat and discuss Hero Weathermen and Moon Flags. . . . Today's show is sponsored by …

#2922 A More Responsible Font

June 13th, 2019


Luke had a transformative experience interviewing Pete Holmes on stage last night. He and Andrew also discuss the fascinating world of vintage …

#2021 Every Zapp, Roger and Harry

June 12th, 2019


Luke is straight-up zombified after a very day travels involving many cities and a malfunctioning Johnny Cab driver. He and Andrew discuss an …

#2920 Birdverts And Nerdverts

June 11th, 2019


NW Nerd's Nick Jarin and Dyer Oxley swing by the studios of Walsh, Walsh and Doormat to promote a live event that Andrew swore he wouldn't promote on …

#2919 Go Mariners And Go Milk A Cow

June 10th, 2019


Luke joins the show from downtown Cleveland, and Andrew's pretty psyched about that. They also cover the Top Stories of the day, including a Burger …

#2918 Calm Down, Lil Sartre

June 7th, 2019


NASA is going to start letting tourists sleep on the space station for what seems to be a reasonable amount of money, relatively speaking. Luke and Andrew discuss that, as well as a story about a woman who thought she …

#2917 What We Talk About When We Talk About Talking On TBTL

June 6th, 2019


New York City has decided to crack down on scofflaw ice cream trucks, and it's creating quite the scene. Plus, Amazon is inviting Seattlites to visit it's stinky, stinky flower, Luke turned down a TV offer, and Andrew …

#2916 A Disappointment Of TBTLs

June 5th, 2019


Andrew's sleep schedule is all off, and it may have to do with the way he's cleaning his ears. Plus, Luke has a new favorite …

#2915 Heaven's Oldest Teenager

June 4th, 2019


Luke and Andrew are back from their Great Australian Adventure and ready to tackle today's Top Stories involvingnJeopardy!,nLeon Redbone, and the …

#2914 Live From The Pink Panther Pub In Larrimah, Australia!

June 3rd, 2019


After months and months of dreaming and days and days of driving, Luke and Andrew finally make it through the Outback and find themselves at the Pink Panther Pub and Hotel in Larrimah, Australia. They're here to find …

#2913 Miles And Miles Of Kilometers

May 30th, 2019


Luke and Andrew are dazed, dazzled, and durpy as they roll into Tennant Creek, Australia, where they meet the Outback's #1 Madonna fan and Andrew is …

#2912 Diabolically Pestiferous

May 30th, 2019


Luke and Andrew make it to Alice Springs and hit an emotional and mental wall. They bust through it though, and come out the other side as better friends. Also, they get free jars of water from a funky coffee shop, …

#2911 Arvos, Eskies and Sudowners

May 29th, 2019


Luke and Andrew check-in from Coober Pedy, Australia, "The Opal Capital of the World," where they record the show next to a dang spaceship! They discuss the all the news that's fit to print in the Coober Pedy Regional …

#2910 Oh No

May 28th, 2019


Luke and Andrew make it to Port Augusta, SA, and find a local newspaper column about cemeteries oddly fascinating. Plus, Luke learns that gas station …

#2909 TBTL-a-Thon 10: Nerdy, Dirty & Flirty

May 27th, 2019


Luke and Andrew kick off their Australian Adventure in the shadow of Larry the Lobster, and they end up discussing selfie-sticks, Luke's new favorite …

#2908 Ziggle Skagit, Let's Get Back Agit!

May 24th, 2019


Luke and Andrew are all packed and ready to leave on their Australian Adventure. Meanwhile their friend & colleague P-Fletch stops by to give …

#2907 Sing Dem Welsh Boy Blues

May 23rd, 2019


Luke and Andrew are slightly freaking out on the eve of their great Australian adventure. Plus, Luke has a mouse in his house, and it just might be one of the Wet Bandits. And speaking of bandits, there's a super …

#2906 I Would Do Anything For Larrikinism (But I Won't Do That)

May 22nd, 2019


Luke tries to persuade Andrew to take part in one of Australia's grossest traditions, but Andrew...well, he's Andrew. They also find themselves at the intersection of two of TBTL's most lauded topics: Dreams and …

#2905 Roofing Is What Happens When You're Making Other Podcasts

May 21st, 2019


Luke and Andrew discover a kink in their plan to podcast live from the very remote town of Larrimah, Australia. But they also discover a beautiful …

A Song Of Ice And Spoilers: More Like Bran The Boring

May 20th, 2019


Luke and Andrew bid farewell to Game of Thrones as they break down the good, the bad, and the Bran-ness of yesterday's final episode. They also look back at the entire series and the wild journey it's taken them on for …

#2904 Don't Stop Bewitching

May 20th, 2019


Luke and Andrew set out to discuss the cultural significance of the Game of Thrones finale, but they mostly end up talking about Rush lead singer …

#2903 The Grumpy Was A Cat!

May 17th, 2019


Luke and Andrew come up with a plan to meet-up with Australian listeners during their time down under. They also discuss the connection between the California Raisins and Batman, and they pay tribute to (and discuss the …

#2902 There's A Right Way To Clock

May 16th, 2019


Luke and Andrew start off by tackling the big question of the day: Is "as per usual" a proper phrase or a bastardization of the English language? (Or is it just "very unique"?) Plus, a man gets kicked off an airplane …

#2901 You Know I.T., Baby!

May 15th, 2019


Luke and Andrew join the show hot off their company-mandated cyber security training, which they found to be very informative and a worthwhile use of their time. They also discuss the investigation into Navy pilots who …

A Song Of Ice And Spoilers: Downtown Dany Targaryen

May 14th, 2019


Maybe it's all the dragon fire, or maybe it's the 17.6 cups of coffee they both consumed this morning, but Luke and Andrew are very fired up about …

#2900 All Kinds Of Quiet Trouble

May 14th, 2019


Andrew is having trouble waking up in the morning, and he blames the new alarm sounds on his phone. Luke tries to help. Then this special 2900th episode goes off the rails as they discuss DIY braces, AndyMan Grills, a …

#2899 High Art Clowning

May 13th, 2019


Luke gets into more trouble with his boat this weekend (not the boat that he crashed in the water, but the one he crashed on land last year.) But luckily, a good friend saved the day! He and Andrew take a break from …

#2898 Ken Jennings: The Kayfabe Is Strong

May 10th, 2019


TBTL Friendo and All-Time Jeopardy! Champ Ken Jennings swings by the studio to talk about the latest challenger to his throne. He also talks to Luke and Andrew about the irreplaceable Alex Trebek and Ken's uneasy …

#2897 The Misadventures Of Carl Cruller

May 9th, 2019


Digging deep into TBTL voicemails from a decade ago has Luke and Andrew feeling all kinds of ways. Plus, a fascinating Top Story from Andrew's hometown leads to a confession about his criminal past.. . . Today's show …

#2896 The Frenzy Continues! (Part 1)

May 8th, 2019


Luke and Rudy find themselves in a stranger's scary backyard while out on an evening stroll. Was it Bugs Meany's house? MAYBE! Plus, listeners offer …

A Song Of Ice And Spoilers: Cersei Gonna Cers!

May 7th, 2019


Luke and Andrew take a look at Episode Four through dragon-colored glasses. Andrew is very into the conflicting feelings about Daenerys Stormborn, …

#2895 They Might Be Gigante

May 7th, 2019


Luke and Andrew learn about yet another weird animal to watch out for in Australia, while also descending down a rabbit-hole of minor league baseball …

#2894 All Your Theme Songs Are Belong To Us

May 6th, 2019


NPR's Morning Edition has changed its theme music after 40 years. Luke and Andrew weigh-in on the results. Plus, a whale showed up in Norway that may …

#2893 Watch Your Languid! With Hari Kondabolu

May 3rd, 2019


TBTL Friendo Hari Kondabolu joins the show to explain why he got yelled at by a pirate in a comedy club. Also, one of Andrew's film heroes started …

#2892 Who Is Your Progenitor And What Does He Do?

May 2nd, 2019


Luke and Andrew finalize their Australian itinerary and are feeling something uncharacteristic - confident. Meanwhile, Luke talks about his TV appearance on Wednesday that had him feeling very unconfident. . . . …

#2891 Run The Cans

May 1st, 2019


In a weird twist of fate, Luke is now the one having garbage pickup problems, so he and Andrew call the Bay City trash management company to demand some answers. Plus, we listen back to a very young Todd Barry on the …

A Song Of Ice And Spoilers: The Night Is Very, Very, Very Dark (And Full Of Zombies)

April 30th, 2019


Luke "The Onion Bagel Knight" Burbank and Andrew "Tamuel Smarley" Walsh break down the Battle of Winterfell -- the good, the bad, and the stuff that …

#2890 Mine Graft

April 30th, 2019


Andrew has some bad news about his weekly garbage pickup, but he says he's going to be okay. He and Luke also talk about how the Monkees inspired one of Luke's favorite Del The Funky Homosapien songs, and how getting …

#2889 Big Bite Energy

April 29th, 2019


Australia is dropping poisonous sausages from airplanes to curb its feral cat problem. That checks a lot of TBTL boxes, story-wise. Plus, Luke is preparing for his dangerous jobs in the outback by getting chased by dogs …

#2888 Undercuts And Charlie Brown Stripes With Nora McInerny

April 26th, 2019


TBTL Friendo Nora McInerny joins Luke and Andrew in their attic studio at APM to talk about her new book, her new TED talk, and all the other amazing things she's been up to. They also discuss the worst haircut ever …

#2887 Sweet Lovin' Time For Big Flying Projectiles

April 25th, 2019


Luke and Andrew share the details of their romantic date along the banks of the swollen Mississippi River last night. Plus, a local news station uses …

#2886 Tidy Little Tangents

April 24th, 2019


Luke and Andrew reflect on their RAN HAM bowling party last night, the rising Mississippi River, their friend Jason Newman, and a person they wish was their friend -- the singer Lizzo. . . . Today's show is sponsored …

A Song Of Ice And Spoilers: And Now Our Wash Begins

April 23rd, 2019


Luke and Andrew have very different takes on Season 8 Episode 2 "A Knight of The Seven Kingdoms" and things get tense. However, on the positive side, they do seem to be zeroing in on who Jon Snow is, so that's at least …

#2885 Avoid The Toid

April 23rd, 2019


Luke and Andrew check-in from St. Paul, where they just survived a near-disaster in the Studio P right before the show. Plus, Luke learns he might …

#2884 Minnesota NOICE!

April 22nd, 2019


Luke and Andrew make it to the APM Mother Ship just in time to have 35 meetings, which has them feeling stressed. Meanwhile, Luke has a near run-in with a kindly pizza delivery person, and Andrew might have found a way …

#2883 Tempted By The Fruit Of A Letter

April 19th, 2019


Andrew might have started a fight between two strangers last night, while Luke finds himself in the middle of his own donnybrook online. Plus we have some Music For Your Weekend! . . . Today's show is sponsored by

#2882 Dear God, Helf Us

April 18th, 2019


Luke sat next to a self-styled Donald Trump impersonator on his trip from Cleveland to Portland, putting his Skyjinx survival instincts to the test. Plus, Luke and Andrew discover a new terrifying creature to be afraid …

#2881 Nostalgia Is A Powerful Drug

April 17th, 2019


Andrew and Luke discuss their favorite food-related Bible stories. Andrew also helps Luke prep for his trip to Cleveland, and Luke talks about the …

A Song Of Ice And Spoilers: Don't Be A Bran

April 16th, 2019


A Song Of Ice And Spoilers returns for the final season of Game of Thrones! Luke and Andrew discuss the season premiere and ask the important questions every hardcore fan wants to know, like what is a White Walker and …

#2880 Don't Jeff Lynne Me!

April 16th, 2019


It's the day after Tax Day, and Luke is trying to declare Andrew as one of his dependents. They also discuss the life and death of one of the last …

#2879 Dingus In Real Life

April 15th, 2019


Luke's outdoor misadventures continued this weekend, almost leading to a Drama In Real Life situation. Plus, TV networks have admitted to piping bird …

#2878 Aggressively Finite

April 12th, 2019


Luke and Andrew go through the pile of letters they've received from listeners regarding their questionable trip through the Australian Outback. . . . Today's show is sponsored by Snowe. Visit SnoweHome.com/tbtl to get …

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