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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#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. . . . Today's show is sponsored …

#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! . . . Today's show is …

#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.

#2741 Dr. Frankenclaim's Jumper

October 3rd, 2018

Luke and Andrew begin the show early so they can receive the very first Presidential Alert text message live on the show. It. Is. THRILLING. They also discuss the first public-scooter-related DUI, and Andrew has a …

#2740 The War Of Pizza Aggression

October 2nd, 2018


#2739 Mole Country For Old Men

October 1st, 2018

Luke and Andrew discuss dermatology, famous assassins, and the Half Marathon Luke ran over the weekend. Plus, a news story about a "gender reveal" …

#2738 It's Not A Spray, It's A Powder

September 28th, 2018

Luke’s voice and brain are scrambled, despite making good decisions the night before. And on the subject of things that are scrambled, Luke and …

#2737 White Gravy

September 27th, 2018

Luke is back at the studios of Walsh, Walsh and Doormat to recap last night's TBTL Mariners event and to discuss his "boyfriend shirt." Plus, a man in Ireland does what we all want to do at the airport. . . . Today's …

#2736 Nobody Puts Baby In An Age Bracket

September 26th, 2018

Luke swings by the offices of Walsh, Walsh and Doormat to hear about Andrew's barbershop adventures and to share the worst press release he's …

#2735 A Blob Of Weird, Jiggling Fun

September 25th, 2018

Philly's hockey team just unveiled their new mascot, and it is NOT getting the respect it clearly deserves. Plus, Luke and Andrew learn something amazing about the TV show Growing Pains.. . . Today's show is sponsored …

#2734 That's A Donor, Bro!

September 24th, 2018

Luke and Andrew discuss the Washington Post's feature on Chevy Chase, which does not exactly paint the comedian in glory. Plus, a seafood proprietor in Maine has started getting her lobsters stoned before boiling them, …

#2733 Less Shame

September 21st, 2018

Andrew regrets his opening joke and Luke decides to play voicemail message his agent left him that literally starts with the words “this is off the record”… so you can imagine how that ends. Also, way more about …

#2732 Recovering the Sadellites

September 20th, 2018

Luke helps Andrew prepare for the Browns football party he's throwing tonight. They argue about bean dip. Plus, Maroon 5 is tapped to perform at the Super Bowl, and people are NOT happy about it. . . . Today's show is …

#2731 "A Nude Horse Is A Rude Horse"

September 19th, 2018


#2730 Let Go And Let Loosey

September 18th, 2018

A report claims that people are getting divorced because of the video game Fortnite. Andrew decides to put his own relationship to a test by downloading the game. Plus, Luke finds out what people think of his job as a …

#2729 Large Adult Dinguses

September 17th, 2018

Luke tried a new approach to public speaking this weekend, and it may change everything he does from this point forward. Meanwhile, the mysterious sound of children singing late into the night has an English village …

Too Beautiful To Live for September 14, 2018

September 14th, 2018

Despite some interesting logistical hurdles, Luke, Andrew and David From The Basement get together to reveal this year's TBTL Song of the Summer! Plus, Luke and David dissect the latest developments on Bachelor in …

#2727 How Do You Say Hello To A Rutabaga?

September 13th, 2018

Luke and Andrew talk about old school vacuums and CNN's dubious list of advice for staying trim during football season. . . . Today's show is …

#2726 The Mystery Of The Millionaire Pastoralist

September 12th, 2018

Luke vigorously defends celery against the legions of celery haters out there. He also has an update on the giant lobster that was facing destruction in Australia. And a listener shares a scary story about an airplane …

#2725 The Opposite Of E

September 11th, 2018

Luke and Andrew discover an amazing new product called "water bottles." They spread the word on that, and they discuss the world's most unexpected flag football success  story. . . . Today's show is sponsored by …

#2724 Cautiously Pessimistic

September 10th, 2018

Luke and Carey found themselves in another scary boating adventure this weekend - and this one even made the news. Carey joins the show to talk about that. Plus, Luke and Andrew discuss people who got Domino's tattoos …

#2723 Dial "M" For Arborist

September 7th, 2018

Luke is in a great mood, and it's 100% tree-related. He and Andrew also discuss Paul McCartney, The Noid, and why a Cleveland radio personality had …

#2722 Give Me The Cleve Deets!

September 6th, 2018

The Australian minister who got Johnny Depp and Amber Heard in trouble is now in his own hot water. Luke and Andrew discuss this, and they worry about things they've said to strangers. . . . Today's show is sponsored …

#2721 A Moment Of Personal Excitement

September 5th, 2018

Andrew is trying to figure out if he has air conditioning in his apartment, which doesn't seem like that hard of a puzzle to solve. He and Luke also …

#2720 Luke Van Winkle

September 4th, 2018

Luke and Andrew discuss when it's okay to use your earbuds to avoid talking to people. And it turns out the grossest place in an airport is not the bathroom, according to science. . . . Today's show is sponsored by …

#2719 Draft Dodging On Labor Day

September 3rd, 2018

Luke and Andrew come up with some very bad ideas for today's special Labor Day show, but thankfully, they abandon them. Instead, they decide to …

#2718 Slibel And Lander, Attorneys At Law

August 31st, 2018

The questionable fate of a giant lobster statue lead Luke an Andrew on and exploration of Australia's Big Things. Plus, Kiki Lolo swings by to reveal …

#2717 Ol' Frosty Walt

August 30th, 2018


#2716 Monster Truck Dysmorphia

August 29th, 2018

Andrew finally gets to watch the video of Luke driving Grave Digger, and he has some opinions! Also, Andrew takes a deep dive into the archives of his favorite podcast and is a little surprised by what he finds.

#2715 Two Brogs, Broging It up!

August 28th, 2018

Luke and Andrew earn their "Old Man Yells At Cloud" cards as they discuss distracted drivers, fake tweets, and pre-season football games.

#2714 Grave Digger Blues

August 27th, 2018

Luke examines his emotions after a somewhat unsettling performance at his monster truck event. Oh, and he blocks Andrew on Twitter.

#2713 Hold Out Your Hand: The Kiki Lolo Story

August 24th, 2018

Andrew ends up making a big (online) life decision during the show, while Luke preps for his big weekend of monster truck driving. Then Kiki Lolo …

#2712 You See What Happens When You Find A Ludacris In The Alps?!

August 23rd, 2018

Luke joins the show from the Outer Banks of North Carolina, a state that CLAIMS to be the first in flight. Andrew has some other ideas on that, …

#2711 Calm Down, Lil Bow Wow

August 22nd, 2018

Northwest Nerd's Nick Jarin swings by the studios of Walsh, Walsh and Doormat for the most relaxed, kicked-back, easy-breezy, nonchalant, carefree, chill-bro episode in TBTL history. . . . Today's show is sponsored by …

#2710 TBTL Is For Banana Lovers!

August 21st, 2018

Luke joins the show from a sweltering Austin, Texas, where he just hosted an illicit - and loud - radio show in a hotel room. He and Andrew also …

#2709 Snowflaking Out So Hard

August 20th, 2018

Eula Scott Bynoe and Jeannie Yandel swing by to talk about their new podcast "Battle Tactics For Your Sexist Workplace".

#2708 Grimli The Hook Monster...In Space!

August 17th, 2018

Luke's actual brother, David From The Basement, swings by to reveal the Round 1 winners of the 2018 Song of the Summer contest! Meanwhile, Luke is spending the day (and the podcast recording) in bed. . . . Today's show …

#2707 It’s Yahweh Or The Highway

August 16th, 2018

Luke and Andrew get all the Dazzling Details about the long-standing feud between the creator of Monk and singer/songwriter Don McLean. . . . …

#2706 Someone’s Got A Case Of The Used-Tos

August 15th, 2018

Luke and Andrew reveal their haircut secrets and their barbershop conundrums. Plus, why a Mexican drug lord is causing traffic havoc in NYC and how McDonald's is replacing employees with robots. . . . Today's show is …

#2705 Alligator Dundee

August 14th, 2018

Luke and Andrew discuss the bizarre story of a man who went missing in a tiny Australian town where almost everyone is a suspect. Plus, TBTL presents it's long awaited review of the series finale of the hit ABC show, …

#2704 The Lengthies!

August 13th, 2018

Luke and Andrew cover a lot ground today, including the story of the man who stole an airplane from Sea-Tac Airport this weekend, an in-depth review …

#2703 The Andrew Of Everything

August 10th, 2018

Luke's real brother, David From The Basement, joins the show to kick-off the 2018 TBTL Song of the Summer contest!

#2703 Fancy Dancy In The Tea Garden

August 9th, 2018

Luke and Andrew talk TBTL T Shirts, cleaning-related anxiety, robot speakers, and the world’s best roulette player.  Plus, after three weeks off, …

#2701 R U Naveling Navels Navel Me?

August 8th, 2018

Luke and Andrew kick off the show with some classic garbage anxiety and neighbor etiquette #content. Plus, according to the New York Times, Ludacris …

Too Beautiful To Live for August 7, 2018

August 7th, 2018

Luke and Carey had to take The Bay Kitty to the vet for a medical emergency. Luke fills-us in on that adventure. He and Andrew also discuss blue pills, red pills, and how Andrew's perfect neighborhood just got perfecter.

#2699 The Legend Of Curly's Boat

August 6th, 2018

Luke and Andrew are back with news about their boats and tongues, respectively, and with a TBTL Summer Announcement!

#2698 I Heard The Jury's Still Out On Scions

August 3rd, 2018

Luke, Andrew and Genevieve are back on the roof for the final installment of TBTL's 2018 Car-tacular. Luke talks about the time he helped a friend …

#2697 Planes, Trains, And No Automobiles

August 2nd, 2018

It's the penultimate episode of the 2018 TBTL Summer Car-tacular with Luke, Andrew and Genevieve! Andrew talks about the time he flew in a tiny plane …

#2696 A Hollerin' To The Face

August 1st, 2018


#2695 A Droll Time Should Be Had By All

July 31st, 2018

Luke, Andrew and Genevieve gather on the roof of Walsh, Walsh and Doormat to discuss the strange things afoot at the Whole Foods down the street. …

#2694 Any Jeff'll Do!

July 30th, 2018

Genevieve joins Luke, Andrew and Camaro Kev on the roof to talk about her first car and how she wrecked it while still buzzing from a hot game of …
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