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TBTL- Too Beautiful to Live

399 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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#3370 The 30-Year Punch

March 2nd, 2021


Luke and Andrew celebrate a very special TBTL-a-versary, even though someone forgot. Plus, listeners chime in with their stories of butter love.

#3369 Fine And Tandy

March 1st, 2021


Luke and Andrew finally address the imaginary scandal surrounding their imaginary tanning salon in Portland. Plus, last night’s Golden Globes …

#3368 Long Time Elephant, First Time Caller

February 26th, 2021


TBTL Friendo Davy Rothbart jumps on the show to talk about his amazing new documentary, 17 Blocks. Plus, Andrew’s acting career takes another step …

#3367 Socks Aren’t The Way To This Soldier’s Heart!

February 25th, 2021


Luke and Andrew watch a bunch of Amy Grant videos and fall in love all over again. Plus, one of Andrew’s favorite electronic stores is closing and taking its spaceships with it. 

#3366 Jughead Jonesing

February 24th, 2021


Luke introduces Andrew to one the hottest viral songs banging around the internet, and it is delightful. Plus, a young man fakes his own kidnapping …

#3365 R.O.W.D.T.Y. Rowdy Actors

February 23rd, 2021


A story about scary robot dogs leads Andrew to admit to one of his weirder internet proclivities. He and Luke also discuss Jim Nabors at great length for some reason. 

#3364 Who Watches The Dishwashers?

February 22nd, 2021


Luke finally gets a breakthrough on his appliance-repair conundrum, but the news comes with more than a bit of irony. Plus, Daft Punk says goodbye in …

#3363 Too Ritz For My Blood

February 19th, 2021


Luke and Andrew find themselves on opposite sides of a debate over Thousand Island dressing and how it should be categorized. Plus, the internet …

#3362 Not All Heroes Wear Diapers

February 18th, 2021


Andrew’s failed attempts to buy a pack of baseball cards may have just changed his life forever, or so he says. Plus, a couple of employees hit the …

#3361 Clear Heis, Full Hearts

February 17th, 2021


Luke and Andrew welcome a new, possibly non-existent group of listeners into the TBTL family. They also learn that blowing on Nintendo cartridges never really worked, and that Luke’s favorite emoji is branding him as an …

#3360 Merdey Me!

February 16th, 2021


Luke discovers a new global radio project and it’s blowing his dang mind. Plus, a new film documents the last days of a dying shopping mall, and it’s brilliant. 

#3359 Play It Coolidge

February 15th, 2021


Andrew does something very surprising on a snowy Monday in Seattle (hint: it’s garbage day) and Luke is full of Fun Presidential Facts™️, including …

#3358 Consider The Lobster Soup

February 12th, 2021


Luke convinces Andrew to join him in a new venture, despite Andrew’s misgivings. Plus, the snow is falling in Portland, so Luke provides the traffic and weather reports that you need to go about your day.

#3357 Winning Streaker

February 11th, 2021


Andrew realizes that he’s too old for modern light bulbs, and Luke has a new hero: A 90-year old man who took out a newspaper ad complaining about …

#3356 Herd Podcastery

February 10th, 2021


Luke and Andrew share the internet’s glee when a lawyer has to explain to a judge that he is not, indeed, a cat. Plus, Andrew uncovers a disturbing photo from his youth, and Alex Trebek’s family is putting his wardrobe …

#3355 Louis The Whatever

February 9th, 2021


Luke is in a one-sided relationship with a fancy store, and the Canadian government angered China with a Wu-Tang t-shirt. What a world. 

#3354 Crazy Larry’s Discount Space Travel

February 8th, 2021


Luke watched all of the Super Bowl commercials and he has some opinions! (But please nobody tell Genevieve.)

#3353 Scythe Matters

February 5th, 2021


This week’s installment of Friday Inspiration! leads Luke and Andrew to their new favorite Australian Death Metal Band. Plus, Amazon’s new CEO loves him some hot wings. What’s so wrong with that?  

#3352 You’re Tearing Me Apartment, Lisa!

February 4th, 2021


Luke hears back from his building managers after sending his Strongly Worded Email. Plus, an exploration of Lil Uzi Vert’s new forehead diamond, which is very big and a little off-center

#3351 Oh, OARRs They?

February 3rd, 2021


Luke sent a Strongly Worded Email to his building’s management company and is starting to regret it. Meanwhile, Andrew is floundering around trying …

#3350 Nudgy By Nature

February 2nd, 2021


Luke and Andrew call-up their Fact Checkin’ Cuz in Minnesota to find out what’s going on with another mysterious monolith that just popped-up there. …

#3349 Parker Lukas Can’t Lose

February 1st, 2021


Luke’s family is getting into some pretty exciting emoji action on their text chain. Speaking of phones, Luke is playing a very dangerous game with his this week. 

#3348 ABD: Always Be Daria

January 29th, 2021


Luke is mortified by something he just learned about his new apartment, but -- thanks to some motivational advice from an unlikely source -- he is pushing through. Plus, a listener shares his own experience with …

#3347 Three Non-Juggalo Medical Professionals

January 28th, 2021


Luke and Andrew discuss what they would do if they were approached by a stranger offering them a free COVID vaccination while stuck in traffic. …

#3346 Short Pinches And Big Crunches

January 27th, 2021


Yesterday’s GameStop Wall Street story has blown-up, and now it also involves AMC Theaters and Bed Bath & Beyond. Luke and Andrew credit their …

#3345 Stock, Drop and Roll

January 26th, 2021


Luke and Andrew delve into the fascinating (and somewhat confusing) story of how a bunch of Redditors are trying to protect the video game store …

#3344 Duck & Covney

January 25th, 2021


Luke and Andrew say goodbye to Larry King, who’s provided TBTL with so much content over the years. They also dig deep into Pacific Northwest Taco …

#3343 Well, We Know You’re Good At Liming

January 22nd, 2021


Andrew’s quixotic quest to find his favorite Dick Clark radio show takes him on an audio adventure while Luke discovers his new favorite public radio show of all time. Plus, Dakota Johnson was just kidding when she said …

#3342 Boredom In Real Life

January 21st, 2021


Luke and Andrew stumble on an honest-to-gosh TBTL Mystery involving a Donor of the Day. Plus, Luke is embarrassed about something he said on …

#3341 Inauguration Domination

January 20th, 2021


Luke and Andrew harness all the power of the podcasting medium to bring you live, breaking coverage of today’s presidential inauguration after the fact. Plus, we learn why a bunch of pigeons died during Nixon’s big day …

#3340 The Hilaria World Of Impression

January 19th, 2021


Alec Baldwin says he’s leaving Twitter after his American-born wife was outed for adopting a dubious Spanish persona. Luke and Andrew are joined by a guest who is ready to defend Hilaria Baldwin against her hordes of …

No Point Conversion: Romo Tony Browns Town

January 18th, 2021


Andrew and Luke celebrate the best Cleveland Browns season in a generation, which came to a disappointing end yesterday. And they look ahead at the future of the Browns and Seahawks.

#3339 Cold Takes On Hot Pockets

January 18th, 2021


Luke and Andrew discuss the national Hot Pocket recall, Little House on the Prairie secrets, and why you shouldn’t throw your apple core out of a …

#3338 Stoking The Flames Of Optimism

January 15th, 2021


There’s a BIG update to the story about the supposedly American bird on the lam in Australia. And Luke wrestles with a personal vaccine-related conundrum. 

#3337 A Bird In A Van Is Worth Two In The Bush

January 14th, 2021


An American pigeon named Joe travelled all the way to Australia...and now it’s being hunted down by authorities there. Plus, Luke has a run-in with a weirdo at a grocery store. 

#3336 Dude, You’re Getting A Debt!

January 13th, 2021


Andrew asks Luke for some important advice before heading out to meet a stranger in a mall parking lot. Plus, Luke is not psyched to hear that Aaron Rogers is reportedly going to host an episode of Jeopardy! And a San …

#3335 Gryffindorf On Quidditch 

January 12th, 2021


Andrew is sad to learn that one of his favorite games has disappeared off the internet forever, and now he has nothing to play during TBTL. Plus, Ken Jennings makes his debut as interim Jeopardy! host, and Luke says he …

No Point Conversion: Turn That Browns Upside Down

January 11th, 2021


Luke and Andrew (who still might be a little drunk) try to wrap their heads around the fact that the Browns are advancing in the playoffs while the Seahawks are not. 

#3334 Scared To The Scone

January 11th, 2021


Luke and Andrew have lots to catch up on from the last two weeks, including Andrew’s newfound love of helicopters, Luke’s sudden loss of twitter …

#3333 Welcome To Gunsmoke, Guvna!

January 8th, 2021


Luke and Andrew discover a very curious thing about Australian radio in this final edition of this year’s TBTL Winter Games!

#3332 I Forgot My Loggins

January 7th, 2021


Oh, Luke loves the music of Michael “White Lightning” McDonald. But can he be a good doobie and pass the ultimate Michael McDonald quiz? That’s what …

#3331 Hot Dog Day Afternoon

January 6th, 2021


Everyone knows Luke and Andrew are hot dogs, but what kind of hot dogs are they? That’s what listener Emily wants to know, so she made a personality quiz just for the boys.

#3330 Dr. Frankenstein’s Truck

January 5th, 2021


Since Luke is the official Monster Truck Pilot of TBTL, listener Heidi decides to test him on his Monster Jam knowledge.

#3329 Rem Kool Guy!!

January 4th, 2021


Luke and Andrew figure out -- once and for all -- how old they really are, with the help of a dubious online personality test.

#3328 In Space, No One Can Smell You Scream

January 1st, 2021


Luke and Andrew kick off the new year with one of the best TBTL quizzes of all time, created by Andrew’s former neighbor in New Hampshire?!

#3327 You Don’t Guess The Show!

December 31st, 2020


Luke considers moving to Hawaii while Andrew berates him about Winter In Ohio. Plus, listener Matt challenges them to a Winter Game that tests their knowledge of TBTL and other, less famous podcasts, like The Gist and …

#3326 Don’t Praise The Machine

December 30th, 2020


Day 3 of the TBTL Winter Games has Luke and Andrew trying to outsmart a computer with the help of some indie rock and steamed hams. 

#3325 Hogwarts Was My Safety School

December 29th, 2020


The TBTL Winter Games kick into high gear when The Perfect Ten convinces Luke and Andrew to figure out -- once and for all -- which dang Harry Potter houses they belong to.

#3324 Hammacher Schlemmer, I Said More Ham

December 28th, 2020


Quizmaster Bill In Toronto has a new Winter Game for Luke and Andrew to conquer: Can they tell the difference between a real gadget from the Hammacher Schlemmer catalogue versus a made-up one? (In other words, is there …

#3323 Waiting All Day For Christmas Night

December 25th, 2020


Let the TBTL Winter Games….BEGIN! Luke and Andrew spend Christmas trying to guess holiday music based on lyrics that have been all poofed-up by …

#3322 I Don’t Give A Norf!

December 24th, 2020


A prominent Fox News host is fooled on-air by a animal rights activist, and a new Spotify trend is taking the internet by storm! Plus, Luke and …

#3321 Let The Heeling Begin

December 23rd, 2020


Andrew takes issue with the journalistic standards in Brainerd, MN, while Luke is ready to fight the ghost of one time NBA commissioner David Stern.

#3320 This Is….Barketplace!

December 22nd, 2020


Luke accidentally fires off a Fire Tweet during the show and has to deal the consequences, and Andrew plots his cinematic return to the Seattle airwaves, complete with a 1980s montage scene. 

No Point Conversion: The Poor Man’s Kornacki

December 21st, 2020


A boring Sunday night win has Andrew more hyped-up than he’s ever been about the Browns, who are now 10-4, just like the Seahawks!

#3319 Apples To Clementines

December 21st, 2020


Luke’s apartment trash chute has him feeling garbage anxiety, while Andrew tries his hand at some impromptu ASMR.

#3318 The De-Wigification Of James Traficant

December 18th, 2020


Luke and Andrew surprise themselves by spending most of today’s show dissecting a list of 2016 Hollywood Power Players. Luke also learns that Andrew …

#3317 Worst Boy

December 17th, 2020


Tom Cruise was caught on tape screaming at Mission Impossible staffers about the importance of Covid-19 protocols. But could the whole thing have …

#3316 But Wait, There’s Less!

December 16th, 2020


Luke, Andrew and Genevieve combine forces for a TBTL / After These Messages crossover episode that ranks all the good and bad Santas crowding your television these days. 

No Point Conversion: The Gruesome Sport

December 16th, 2020


Luke and Andrew record a late-night No Point Conversion to discuss the Browns’ heartbreaking (but respectable!) loss to the Ravens on Monday Night Football. Also, the Seahawks won their game too.

#3315 You Made Your Pizza Bed, Now Lie In It!

December 15th, 2020


Phyllis “P-Fletch” Fletcher swings by to explain why she sent Luke and Andrew a very creepy video. 

#3314 Hits The Spotify

December 14th, 2020


Luke and Andrew finally run the Spotify algorithm experiment that the world has not been waiting for! They also discuss the regrettable posters that hung in their childhood bedrooms. 

#3313 The Last Man Sitting

December 11th, 2020


Luke has fully embraced bachelor life by drinking sauerkraut juice right from the jar and going to the bathroom with the door open, something Andrew …

#3312 What We Taco ‘Bout When We Taco ‘Bout Taco Bell

December 10th, 2020


A mystery bot volunteers to help Luke with a very important part of his TBTL duties. Plus, a pop-up restaurant takes it upon itself to serve …

#3311 St. Luke’s Wart

December 9th, 2020


Luke is preparing to do some home surgery, Mario Lopez is playing Colonel Sanders in a Lifetime movie, and Andrew explains why he clocked some time …

#3310 Laminate And Learn

December 8th, 2020


Luke is both fascinated and frustrated by a futuristic room in his apartment building. And a lawsuit reveals the name of the person who found $2 million in hidden treasure in the Rocky Mountains. 

No Point Conversion: The Road To The Super Bowl Is Paved With Good Intentions

December 7th, 2020


The Seahawks suffer a disappointing loss, the Browns play their best half of football in a lifetime, and Luke disapproves of the way Andrew experiences football. 

#3309 The Other Milwaukee

December 7th, 2020


Luke’s dreams of becoming a multiple fob owner are about to come true, while Andrew has finally found the kind of film he’s willing to sit through: a …

#3308 Despite All My Rage I’m Still Just News That’s Backpage

December 4th, 2020


Andrew has some regrets after taking his Thanksgiving restaurant horror story to the press. Meanwhile, Luke struggles with the realization that he may be more Beta than Alpha these days. And TBTL announces the “Acts of …

#3307 Force Mouse-Jeure

December 3rd, 2020


TBTL Friendo Mike Pesca and his fiancé, Michelle, join the show to talk about the giant human rat that helped them get engaged. 

#3306 Ride Or Die For Ryder

December 2nd, 2020


Celebrity chef David Chang made a huge gamble on national television last night…a gamble even Luke would have blanched at. Plus, Luke had to stay up …

No Point Conversion: The Mayfields and McCoys

December 1st, 2020


The Seahawks and the Browns are both 8-and-3 after beating bad teams this week, and Luke and Andrew are here to appreciate it.

#3305 Underestimation Domination

December 1st, 2020


Luke’s new robot vacuum (and closest friend) is causing some real problems. Also, a mystery deepens when a photographer says he witnessed the …

#3304 The Bernie Madoff Of Thanksgiving

November 30th, 2020


Andrew got flimflammed over the holiday break, and -- as if that weren’t bad enough -- Utah’s mysterious monolith is missing! (I know that’s a lot of …

#3303 Thin Glizzy

November 27th, 2020


Luke, Andrew and Genevieve are ready to deep fry and taste-test the veggie-hotdog-and-sauerkraut monstrosities that they brought into this world for …

#3302 There’s Something About The Inside Of A Hotdog That’s Good For The Outside Of A Man

November 26th, 2020


Luke, Andrew and Genevieve gather in the kitchen to celebrate Thanksgiving the only way they know how: By cooking a very sketchy hotdog recipe they found in a very sketchy hotdog cookbook.

#3301 If a joke falls in the woods...

November 25th, 2020


Luke is excited about the new garbage chute at his apartment, and Andrew is jealous since he can’t get the city to pick his trash up yet again. Plus, …

#3300 Potent Hotdogables

November 24th, 2020


Luke and Andrew dig into a vintage hot dog cookbook to find the least-disgusting recipe to make on their Thanksgiving podcast. Plus, TBTL pal Ken Jennings will be the first interim host to take the reins on Jeopardy!

No Point Conversion: Wait, What Happened Again?

November 23rd, 2020


Luke and Andrew reach way back in their memory to recap last Thursday’s Seahawks win over the Arizona Cardinals and the Browns wet, ugly win over the Eagles yesterday. 

#3299 Burbs And The Board

November 23rd, 2020


Andrew is relieved that his cat survived a scary night at the vet, and Luke is wondering if a certain business is using the pandemic to short shrift its customers. Plus, a young woman’s surprising laugh goes viral on …

#3298 Donovan To The Rescue

November 20th, 2020


Andrew is worried about his cat, Theo, after a very sleepless night with the old guy. But Luke is on hand with a lot of Donovan songs to help calm …

#3297 The Burbank And The Pea

November 19th, 2020


Andrew’s dreams of having his own Wikipedia entry are dashed upon the shores of Wiki reality. Meanwhile, Luke’s new neighbor accidentally says the *exact* thing Luke doesn’t want to hear about his new apartment. And a …

#3296 The Clapback Industrial Complex

November 18th, 2020


Luke almost sliced his finger off with a new knife, and the only thing that can save him are some old Radio Shack supplies. Plus, the internet …

#3295 The Pettiest Officer

November 17th, 2020


Luke’s new favorite radio station has him working on his own Radio Voice. Andrew is cranky over his lack of a Wikipedia page. And a bunch of Orcas named Gladys are attacking boats off the coast of Portugal.

No Point Conversion: Everyone Is 6 And 3

November 16th, 2020


Luke and Andrew dissect the Seahawks’ disappointing loss, the Browns’ strange victory, and the pigeon that wouldn’t leave the 40 yard line. 

#3294 Teshing Our Patience

November 16th, 2020


Luke checks in from Portland with some news while John Tesh checks out from Twitter. Meanwhile, Andrew moves heaven and earth to try and log into a right wing social media site without success.

#3293 Watermelons Are The Pumpkins Of Summer

November 13th, 2020


Luke and Andrew discuss the times they’ve cried on-air and why Luke’s friend’s Dad said something weird in 1987. Plus, more murder hornets, damn it. 

#3292 Sequimmy Dipping

November 12th, 2020


Andrew tracks down the song his 6th grade class sang at graduation, and is very surprised by its origins. And today is the 50th anniversary of the best local TV news story of all time.

#3291 Chase Me All The Way

November 11th, 2020


Luke is pretty much done with trying to read the news without going bonkers this week, so he and Andrew instead celebrate celebrity birthdays and stumble on some shocking Alex Trebek tape. 

#3290 A Chance Of Furries

November 10th, 2020


An online group of Furries have recreated a virtual reality version of Four Seasons Total Landscaping, and we are here for it. 

No Point Conversion: I Can Hear What You're Dancing

November 9th, 2020


Luke and Andrew look back at the Seahawks’ messy loss to the Bills yesterday and they wonder how many dancy/singy shows Ken Jeong is allowed to host at once. 

#3289 Dangerously Close To Being Relevant

November 9th, 2020


Luke and Andrew celebrate this weekend’s election results and dig deep on the mystery of the Four Seasons Total Landscaping press conference. They …

#3288 The Other Miami

November 6th, 2020


Luke and Andrew try to process the ongoing vote count, while Luke’s liver braces for some more good news (hopefully.) Plus, Luke apologizes for …

#3287 Verbal Dysmorphia

November 5th, 2020


As the country waits to see who will be their next president, Luke and Andrew try to get to the bottom of a mystery surrounding the Muppet Babies.

The Morning After With Chris Hayes

November 4th, 2020


Chris Hayes from MSNBC stops by to give Luke & Andrew some context and clarity as to what is really going on with the country and the election.

#3286 Kanye Concedes

November 4th, 2020


Luke and Andrew get serious about how they’re feeling as the election count continues, then Luke gets serious about some whisky as a twitter joke goes awry.

#3285 Somewhat-Chalant

November 3rd, 2020


Luke makes a commitment to do something very brave and life-changing if tonight’s election results end in a certain candidate’s concession speech. He …

No Point Conversion: The Golden Metcalf

November 2nd, 2020


Luke watched the Seattle Seahawks beat the 49ers over the saddest plate of mozzarella sticks in Colorado while Andrew watched the Browns get slowly …

#3284 Beast Eastern

November 2nd, 2020


Luke checks in from Colorado before visiting some of the “Tiger King” tigers. Andrew is relieved his plumbing is fixed but worried about the …

#3283 I Like Big Buttes

October 30th, 2020


Andrew’s struggles with the broken plumbing in his apartment begin to approach a breaking point. Meanwhile, Luke continues to explore the culture and …

#3282 Near And Dear To Our Hearthstones

October 29th, 2020


Luke doesn’t want to talk about the coffee he just spilled all over his pants, but Andrew sure does. Also, the Tens of Listeners get to the bottom of the Dominos Pizza App Conspiracy Theory once and for all. 

#3281 I Left My Feet In San Diego

October 28th, 2020


Luke’s ongoing Montana adventures take him to an abandoned, underground, illegal casino with secret passageways! Plus, a player for the Dodgers was diagnosed with coronavirus during the game yesterday, but that didn’t …

#3280 The Hardly Boys

October 27th, 2020


Plumbing issues in Andrew’s apartment give him a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to use a bathroom that he’s often dreamt of using. Luke, meanwhile, has a pizza adventure in a Butte, Montana, parking lot. 

No Point Conversion: Monday Is For The Boys

October 26th, 2020


Luke and Andrew break down a pretty devastating Seahawks overtime loss to the Cardinals and a pretty dang impressive comeback win by the Cleveland Browns!

#3279 Non-Optima Conditions

October 26th, 2020


Luke is in Montana, which is good, but he accidentally flew into the wrong city, which is...less good. Plus, a listener offers an interesting suggestion on how to describe TBTL to the uninitiated. 

#3278 The Fast And The Furious: BCC

October 23rd, 2020


A TBTL listener tries to convince her friend to check out the podcast. Luke and Andrew review her efforts. They also review season one of HBO’s The Vow.

#3277 Ice Talking To You

October 22nd, 2020


Luke and Andrew try to determine if it’s immoral to use a gift certificate at an independent restaurant during these tough economic times. Plus, …

#3276 Mostly Fans

October 21st, 2020


Andrew is offended by a pretty inoffensive voicemail he just received, and Luke is dealing with a toe injury that neither Buddhism nor mashed potatoes seem to help. Plus, all of Chris Pratt’s famous friends are rushing …

#3275 I AM Plussed!

October 20th, 2020


Luke has a theory that Andrew is running for Whatcom County Judge under an assumed name. They also discuss the leaked tape of NFL announcers deriding military flyovers at football games...and another story of someone …

No Point Conversion: Welcome To Wake-Up Football!

October 19th, 2020


The Pittsburgh Steelers clobbered the Cleveland Browns in a bad way yesterday. But no need to panic yet, says famously sanguine Browns fan Andrew Walsh. 

#3274 Carpeat Emptor

October 19th, 2020


Luke is about to return a rental car covered in fake blood, and he’s starting to worry that this might be a bit of a problem. Andrew is not helping calm his nerves. Plus, you can now rent an entire movie theater for …

#3273 My Vega Gal

October 16th, 2020


Luke and Andrew start off weird and get weirder as they mangle the origins of 90s pop songs and try to channel their inner Petey USA. Plus, a kid …

#3272 Don’t Krill The Messenger

October 15th, 2020


Luke learns that his facemask isn’t just protecting him from the coronavirus, but also from shame and embarrassment. Plus, a town in Massachusetts is ALL-CAPS YELLING at residents to stop calling 911 about a fish. 

#3271 Going Straight To The Brody

October 14th, 2020


Luke gets mad at Andrew for throwing away a shirt. Andrew accidentally agrees to ride a bucking bronco at a sexy bar. And a very promising HBO documentary about a radio host who went to prison ends up being quite the …

#3270 Indeed, Queen

October 13th, 2020


Luke almost flooded his entire house yesterday, but he was saved by Swedish design. He and Andrew also take great umbrage over an SNL skit that is being mischaracterized by the media. 

No Point Conversion: Blame It On The Rain

October 12th, 2020


The StuBot -- always a trooper -- joins Luke and Andrew to dissect the jaw-dropping SNF matchup between his beloved Vikings and the undefeated Seattle Seahawks last night. Oh, also, the Browns are 4-1 for the first time …

#3269 Crocs-ing Wise

October 12th, 2020


Luke and Andrew discuss the rise and fall and rise again of Crocs footwear. Plus, looks like nobody is interested in buying the ill-fated entertainment app Quibi. And turkey farmers are bracing for low sales this …

#3268 Urine The Money

October 9th, 2020


Andrew is dealing with some stuff after his cat mistook his studio for a litter box. Meanwhile, companies are looking to cash-in on human pee, which apparently makes great fertilizer. 

#3267 Welcome To The Hippo Campus!

October 8th, 2020


Andrew has a terrible, just terrible idea for a Silicon Valley startup. Luke is having stress dreams involving inflatable innertubes. And the guy who …

#3266 The Mis-Weducation Of Luke Burbank

October 7th, 2020


TBTL Friendo and rock ‘n’ roll aficionado Camero Kev joins the show to pay tribute to Eddie Van Halen, who passed away yesterday. Plus, Luke and …

#3265 The 3rd Dimension Of Doctor Spaceboots

October 6th, 2020


Luke and Andrew discuss whether Led Zeppelin stole the music for Stairway to Heaven, even though Andrew swears they already covered it on a different …

No Point Conversion: Old Birdy Dastard

October 5th, 2020


Luke and Andrew worry about the future of their friendship since it looks like their two teams are Super Bowl bound. (No, YOU’RE getting ahead of yourself!)

#3264 Nobody Laughs Like Rockville!

October 5th, 2020


Luke and Andrew are confused and dismayed by a commercial starring Mark Hamill and Patrick Stewart. They are equally confused (but not dismayed) by the history of Alice Cooper. And they are impressed with Jim Carrey’s …

#3263 If The Shoe Discomfits

October 2nd, 2020


Luke tests Andrew’s likability with a list of “Ten Things Likable People Never Do.” Oh, also the President has COVID.

#3262 Waiting All Day For Blursday Night

October 1st, 2020


Luke and Andrew receive some very surprising news about their “likability” during an APM meeting. They also learn about the issue of “fake honey” that is flooding the market and why Subway’s bread isn’t technically …

#3261 The Voltron Of Dirty Birds

September 30th, 2020


Luke and Andrew try to make a little sense of last night’s disastrous presidential debate, but Andrew would rather talk about his favorite fake Wings …

#3260 We ARE In Kansas Anymore!

September 29th, 2020


Luke and Andrew came into today’s show with the SAME EXACT question about their morning coffee. How’s that for kismet? Plus, candy makers are really, really trying to make Halloween happen this year.

Today's show is …

No Point Conversion: An Olsen Always Pays His Debts

September 28th, 2020


The Cleveland Browns have a winning record for the first time in 6 years, and the Seattle Seahaks are 3-0 for the first time since their Super Bowl season. Luke and Andrew recap a happy couple of wins for their teams.

#3259 Jamming Into The Covid Space

September 28th, 2020


Andrew was bullied within an inch of his life at the grocery store this weekend, while Luke had a frightening encounter on a hiking trail. Plus, MTA …

#3258 The Questioning Pedantic

September 25th, 2020


Luke and Andrew discuss the important issues of the day, such as Vince Vaughn’s best joke, why red licorice isn’t really licorice, and the fragile future of our American democracy.

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#3257 Good Smart, You Guys!

September 24th, 2020


Luke witnesses a personal miracle that almost forces Andrew to host the show solo. Plus, journalists at the Chicago Tribune are FURIOUS over a fake …

#3256 Emphasis His

September 23rd, 2020


Luke bonded with fellow Albanian-American Jim Belushi yesterday. Plus, he and Andrew are delighted to learn that clowns trademark their characters by having their faces painted onto eggs! (Today’s intro tape via Rachel …

#3255 The Road To MEL Is Paved With Good Intentions

September 22nd, 2020


Luke faces his fears and listens back to his infamous 2009 presentation at an Oregon banker’s conference. 

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No Point Conversion: Cleveland Traumatic Stress Syndrome

September 21st, 2020


The Browns won! The Seahawks won! Their quarterbacks both looked good (one looked very, very good!) And most importantly, the score was the same in both games. 

#3254 Battle Of The Edfords

September 21st, 2020


Luke joins the show from the Hotel District of Medford, Oregon, on his way to meet up with Jim Belushi. He went to the airport yesterday for the first time in 7 months, and it was scary. Plus, he and Andrew discuss last …

#3253 Internet Brain Help

September 18th, 2020


Luke and Andrew fulfill a special request to record a long show to help a listener’s commute. They discuss a new technology that is supposed to be …

#3252 Go Brungles!

September 17th, 2020


Luke and Andrew discuss the Big Dad Energy involved in sending photos of newspaper articles to friends and family. Plus, the Notorious B.I.G.’s …

#3251 An Also Sandwich

September 16th, 2020


Luke navigates a touchy situation with his former therapist while Andrew apologizes to a listener for claiming that she’s not a real person. They …

#3250 Tackling The Tough Dishues Of Our Time

September 15th, 2020


Jeopardy! is back, baby! And Luke is here for it. Plus, Andrew regrets the time he refused to be a pallbearer, along with almost everything else he’s ever done.

No Point Conversion: It Was The Best Of Teams, It Was The Worst Of Teams

September 14th, 2020


For better or worse, the NFL is back, and Luke and Andrew are here for it. They recap the Seahawks’ decisive victory over the Falcons, and the Cleveland Brown’s very Brownsy loss to the hated Ravens. 

#3249 Big Whoopi

September 14th, 2020


Luke and Andrew discuss EGOTS, PEGOTS, and strategies for getting a humpback whale out of an Australian river teeming with crocodiles.

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#3248 Wearing Nothing But Earbuds And A Grimace

September 11th, 2020


Japan is now letting fans attend sporting events long as they don’t cheer. Speaking of sports, Luke and Andrew can’t believe the NFL is …

#3247 Stick To Jorts!

September 10th, 2020


The much anticipated follow-up to Deadspin is finally here! (And it’s already stealing Luke’s jokes, smh.) Plus, Andrew is following Rita Wilson into …

#3246 Almost Mater

September 9th, 2020


Luke and Andrew discuss a misguided man’s misguided plans to become a real-life Willy Wonka, and a city in Japan unveils public restrooms with …

#3245 Drama In Real Luke

September 8th, 2020


Luke is back from vacation with a harrowing tale from his time at sea. It involves a knife, freezing cold water, and an underwear-hug to remember. …

#3244 Your Brain Should Smile More

September 7th, 2020


The 2020 TBTL Summer Games come to a close with a custom quiz about minor league baseball teams. Plus, Andrew come *this close* to impressing Luke by almost remembering the story of a feral child. And Mike Pesca …

#3243 Mr. Uninteresting

September 4th, 2020


Once-disgraced Quiz Master Bill in Toronto returns with a new challenge for Luke and Andrew: Can they guess the true origins of English words? And if not, who will get fired this time? 

#3242 Mother! I Want To Quiz You!

September 3rd, 2020


On day nine of the TBTL Summer Games, Luke and Andrew try to answer the age-old question: Do people like the TBTL Summer Games? Plus, listener Tony …

#3241 Act Like You’ve Bean There Before

September 2nd, 2020


Day 8 of the TBTL Summer Games keeps Luke guessing poorly performed pop songs. And Andrew (AKA “Iceman”) falls for a bean-related spoof. 

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#3240 The Iceman Podcasteth

September 1st, 2020


The TBTL Summer Games continue with a Name That Tune game involving a badly-played recorder (or “flutophone” if you prefer.) Plus, Andrew gets a new, …

#3239 The Soft Bigotry Of Sticky Fingers

August 31st, 2020


Luke and Andrew continue the TBTL Summer Games and admit to some of their highest crimes and misdemeanors.

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#3238 Britain or Brit Out?

August 28th, 2020


On day 5 of the TBTL Summer Games, British listener Paul challenges the lads on English geography, and Luke impresses Andrew with his ear for Oasis.

#3237 Fountains Of Shame

August 27th, 2020


It’s Day 4 of the TBTL Summer Games! Andrew digs up one of his favorite quizzes of all time to see if Luke can tell the difference between a football coach and a serial killer — with a little help from the Ultimate …

#3236 Dazzling Déagols

August 26th, 2020


Day 3 of the TBTL Summer Games has Andrew staring into the maw of Mount Doom as Luke tests him on his very minimal Lord of the Rings knowledge. 

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#3235 No Mauer Too Tall

August 25th, 2020


Day 2 of the TBTL Summer Games has Luke trying to tell the difference between Donovan songs and vegetarian restaurants. There’s also some talk of the Minnesota Twins’ Joe Mauer.

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#3234 What’s The Sound Of One Podcast Clapping?

August 24th, 2020


Luke and Andrew kick-off the 2020 TBTL Summer Games with a quiz about -- wait for it -- summertime! They also revisit the 1989 classic Back to the …

#3233 What We Talk About When We Talk About Talkers Magazine

August 21st, 2020


Luke and Andrew argue about a TBTL editorial decision, but all ends well when they discover a 2012 write-up about them in a radio trade publication. Plus, a break-in at a ninja museum reminds Luke why he wanted to be a …

#3232 Not Yet, Ms. Barksalot!

August 20th, 2020


Luke is fascinated by the story of a man who sailed around the world without any modern instruments…not even a watch! And Andrew recalls the time he …

#3231 Calamari Got Sunshine

August 19th, 2020


Luke and Andrew have a LOT of opinions on pickles! Also, scientists shoot a laser at the moon to prove that it’s moving away from the earth. Come on, Moon! And a state rep from Rhode Island uses the Democratic …

#3230 A Different Cast Of Wackos

August 18th, 2020


Luke and Andrew enjoy an oral history of a scene from The Simpsons’ that has reached icon status. They also discuss some of the highlights and weird-lights of last night’s Democratic convention.

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#3229 Paint Your Lawn Spot?

August 17th, 2020


Luke and Andrew offer an appreciation of the NPR commentators of old (Bailey White, we’re looking at you!) Plus, yesterday was the hottest day on …

#3228 Undrafted Croakies

August 14th, 2020


Luke and Andrew learn more about Lawnchair Larry’s ill-fated flight in a balloon chair. And a football player’s attempt to sneak a woman into training camp goes awry.

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#3227 MC WordsWork

August 13th, 2020


A listener comment sends Luke and Andrew on an audio journey of discovery. Plus, David Blaine is up to his old tricks, this time involving balloons. …

#3226 Give Me A LIttle Credits

August 12th, 2020


Luke feels guilty for watching Hoarders after cleaning and organizing his own house. Andrew tries to stand up for himself during a tense moment at …

#3225 Okay, Gorgle, Get Me A Lawyer

August 11th, 2020


A 39 year old Phil Collins song is now topping the charts thanks to a viral video. Also, Andrew might sue Google for reasons he doesn’t completely …

#3224 Shutting Down Dr. Frankenstein's Nightclub

August 10th, 2020


TBTL Friendo and Energy Drink Consultant Camaro Kev joins the show to discuss the worst Disney ride of all time. And boy, is it bad. Plus, a listener …

#3223 Ghrelin Like Magellan

August 7th, 2020


Andrew had a somewhat embarrassing run-in with a West Wing actor yesterday. And Luke finally digs into the pile of Lotto tickets he got for Christmas. Plus, is TikTok really doomed in the US? And how much does it …

#3222 Sex, Lies and Water Bottles

August 6th, 2020


Andrew is about to betray one of his favorite personal possessions, but he doesn't want to hurt its feelings. Or does he? Plus, writer Drew Magary's attempts to improve his own scrawled handwriting inspires Luke to do …

#3221 Resting Steampunk Face

August 5th, 2020


Luke has a dream about Rita Wilson, which reveals something about his relationship with Tom Hanks. Meanwhile, Andrew stumbles on an old audio …

#3220 Cottage Dissonance

August 4th, 2020


Andrew is now *cooking* his laundry, and Luke is adjusting the parameters of his 60 Day Challenge. They also debate the plate garnishes at Denny’s restaurants. (Luke is a parsley man. Andrew prefers the orange slice.)

#3219 Nothing Tastes As Good As Being Funny Feels

August 3rd, 2020


Luke launches a new personal improvement project he calls The Sixty-Day Challenge. Andrew eats a big sandwich in the car. Plus, it’s looking more and more like Microsoft will buy Tiky-Toky.

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#3218 Don't Ask Tig (Unless It's About Food)

July 31st, 2020


Tig Notaro swings by to talk about her new podcast Don't Ask Tig. She also talks to Luke and Andrew about her plans to become a nutritionist, how she dealt with chronic pain for years, and why she has zero anxiety on …

#3217 Who Is Your Pancake Daddy And What Does He Do?

July 30th, 2020


A Red Lobster employee in Ohio makes a once-in-a-lifetime discovery, and Luke and Andrew reminisce about their childhood watches.

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#3216 Keeping Up With The Jonesies

July 29th, 2020


Steve “The StuBot” Neuman joins the show to discuss the MN State Fair’s plans to hold a “drive-through” event and the unfortunate face-mask politics …

#3215 "To Be Dynamic, Be Pedantic"

July 28th, 2020


Luke and Andrew find themselves engrossed in a Taco Bell fansite. Also, the original Deadspin is coming back! (But it won’t be called “Deadspin”.) And animals say the darnedest things.

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#3214 The Crack Of The Bat, The Roar Of The Pandemic

July 27th, 2020


Luke and Andrew had a wonderful weekend enjoying the return of baseball, but now Andrew’s feeling guilty. Andrew also tries to reprise some of his …

#3213 In Space, No One Can Hear You Green Screen

July 24th, 2020


Luke and Andrew debate whether or not Summertime is the best song by Will Smith. Plus, Andrew spills the beans on a pot-smoking mascot, and Luke figures out why green screens are green.

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#3212 The Five Thousand Dollar Man

July 23rd, 2020


Seattle’s hockey team finally has a name, the New York Times just bought the podcast Serial, and the world continues to burn around us. Oh, and we have some Blursdays!

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#3211 Sectional Healing

July 22nd, 2020


Mary “The TBTL Virgin” checks in from Arizona, where she is writing poems about bras and still not listening to TBTL. Plus, Listener Tracy tries to help Luke and Andrew memorize the state capitals with a song.

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#3210 Did We Just Become Best Frenzy?

July 21st, 2020


Taco Bell is betraying Luke, just like Chewbacca betrayed Grimli in the Last Star Fighter. Plus, listeners take over the show with a V-Mail Frenzy, and Andrew realizes he’s basically becoming the “Meme War Dad”.

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#3209 A New Orlean

July 20th, 2020


Susan Orlean may be the one person on earth who can blast-out a drunken tweet storm and still be delightful. Plus, Luke was impressed by the new 30 …

#3208 Fight Or Fight Response

July 17th, 2020


Luke and Andrew are back on Andrew’s roof, talking shark attacks, twitter hacks, and the airplanes that keep flying overhead. Plus, Andrew has a marketing idea for the local AM news station.

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#3207 Gaia Is My Co-Pilot

July 16th, 2020


Luke is in town, so Andrew set up a special, socially-distant outdoor recording studio for today’s show! They discuss Power Points and things that …

#3206 Flushing Out The Algorithm

July 15th, 2020


Andrew tries (and fails) to add a little flair to the show with the help of some celebrity trivia, and Luke considers dropping TikTok — not just because of security concerns, but also because of a new trend that he does …

#3205 Regret About It!

July 14th, 2020


Luke and Andrew have a lot of Top Stories that they completely ignore so they can instead take the APM listener survey. Also, Luke is very into the TV show Alone, and Andrew considers working for a local radio station …

#3204 Putting the Fun in Fungible

July 13th, 2020


Luke spent the weekend happily enjoying middle age and watering his lawn, while Andrew was out there literally busting his butt on Rollerblades. …

#3203 Serfs Up!

July 10th, 2020


The Merriam-Webster dictionary just declared “irregardless” a word, even though it’s not really a word. Luke and Andrew also discuss Unsolved …

#3202 The Good Decisions District

July 9th, 2020


Gary Larson is back with new Far Side cartoons, and a Japanese theme park encourages roller coaster riders to “scream inside their hearts.”

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#3201 That's The Bumpy's Promise!

July 8th, 2020


Andrew finally gets his hands on some of them goofy flavored potato chips, only to find himself betrayed by them. Also, Vermont outlaws throwing away food in non-compostable bins, and Luke learns that Dixie Cups were …

#3200 A Tale Of Two Sandwiches

July 7th, 2020


Luke and Andrew both played around in the sandwich space yesterday and were happy with their respective results. Plus, Luke forgot what year it is, …

#3199 AARF Magazine

July 6th, 2020


Luke is trying to attract humming birds to his window, and Andrew is confused about hashtags. Plus, we’ve maybe been measuring dogs ages the wrong way!

#3198 Grills Just Wanna Have Fun

July 3rd, 2020


Andrew grills Luke in a quiz all about grills, with a little help from Paula Abdul. And Luke's mom sings her special sparkler song. 

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#3197 Dr. John, Dishwasher Surgeon

July 2nd, 2020


Andrew is uneasy about an upcoming appointment, and Luke is questioning his relationship with his cat. Plus, Vanilla Ice had a misguided plan to perform at a restaurant in virus-ravaged Texas, and a restaurant in South …

#3196 I Thought We Agreed On No GIFs This Year

July 1st, 2020


Luke and Andrew celebrate Canada Day with a look at the latest development in fake meats that are being “pooped out” of 3D-printers, and they get a preview of the upcoming virtual Tour de France. 

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#3195 Blockin' Out The Skaters

June 30th, 2020


Luke and Andrew hatch a sneaky plan to find out who, exactly, has to participate in their company’s cyber security training. They also weigh-in on Sacha Baron Cohen’s prank at a far-right rally in Washington State.

#3194 The Rule Of 26s

June 29th, 2020


Luke tried to stalk Andrew this weekend, and Andrew is trying to stalk his way onto John Dickerson’s Wikipedia page. Plus, Amazon is going to name Seattle’s new venue “Climate Pledge Arena”, and it’s time to start …

#3193 Stop! That's A Bad Hug!

June 26th, 2020


Luke and Andrew CRACK into a story about all the baseball peanuts that are going to waste, and they try to sort out their feelings on the newly-announced baseball season.

#3192 You Can't Handle The Blurs!

June 25th, 2020


Luke falls in love with a small town swimming hole that he hopes to someday use. Plus, “portable urinals” (aka “pee bags”) are flying off the …

#3191 Finding The Real Former Mr. Andrew Walsh

June 24th, 2020


TBTL reunites a student, Julien, with his long-lost favorite teacher, whose name happens to be Andrew Walsh. For now.

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#3190 The Great Casserole Explosion Of Valley City, Ohio

June 23rd, 2020


A twenty-year disagreement between Genevieve and Andrew involves a movie trailer that just blew Luke's mindgrapes. (It stars Vincent D'Onofrio. Or …

#3189 Lagniappe To The Schadenfreude

June 22nd, 2020


Luke savors a rare weekend of mostly good political headlines, and Andrew notices that the New York Times is getting into Dream Catching…for better …

#3188 Daddy, Will You Buy Me A Mini Mommy?

June 19th, 2020


Luke and Andrew find themselves in uncharted waters after Andrew tries to suss out the origins of a phishing email. Plus, Luke learns some things about Scrub Daddies and Scrub Mommies.

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#3187 Any Sport In A Clips

June 18th, 2020


Andrew is about to embark on a grand adventure, while Luke is definitely NOT going anywhere, thanks to some hot canned peppers.

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#3186 Smartre Pants

June 17th, 2020


Andrew tells Luke which celebrities he guesses have bad breath, and Luke is amazed by a video about “mindful snacking” from the company that makes …

#3185 50 Shades Of Aoxomoxoa

June 16th, 2020


Jeopardy! is running out of new episodes, the world's sexiest tortoise is retiring at age 100, and Luke almost burnt down his house last night.

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#3184 Multinational Ball Of Confusion

June 15th, 2020


Luke and Andrew try to figure out why a canned pasta company was called “Franco-American,” and they debate the appeal of to-go cocktails. And listener in San Francisco finds himself in a high-stakes poop-related …

#3183 A Higher Class Canned Pasta

June 12th, 2020


Luke and Andrew find that two of the biggest news stories in the world right now are happening in their respective cities: Seattle’s police-free …

#3182 Five CCs of Clarity

June 11th, 2020


Andrew finds himself embroiled in a mystery as strange emails from a Hollywood production company start filling his inbox. Plus, David Chase …

#3181 You Can Pick Your Friends, And You Can Pick Your Locks, But You Can't Pick Your Friends' Locks

June 10th, 2020


Luke and Andrew discuss the life and times of the TV show COPS, which is (finally?) getting cancelled. Plus, a vigilante lock-picker is loose in Paris.

#3180 The Fighty Ducks

June 9th, 2020


The BBC suggests changing our tone in emails during this time of upheaval. Luke and Andrew explore this their approach to this, and whether email itself is becoming outdated.

#3179 Confuter Files

June 8th, 2020


An adventurer finally found the hidden treasure that an octogenarian hid and left clues to. And the grossest TBTL voicemail of all time rattles Andrew.

#3178 Tomorrow's Pizza Today

June 5th, 2020


Luke and Andrew and the Tens of Listeners wrap up an emotional week of live shows and phone calls. Thank you to everyone for taking part in our TBTL-a-Thon activities, surreal though it may have been at times.

#3177 The Spoon Situation

June 4th, 2020


Andrew reveals a secret about Luke that he’s been hiding for almost ten years. And listeners call-in to share stories of laser helmets and dead-air dreams on day four of the TBTL-a-Thon.

#3176 SomeGoodLaughs.pdf

June 3rd, 2020


Luke and Andrew take calls from listeners all over the country to talk about Black Mouth Curds, dog poop shaming, and ironing napkins. Plus, Luke’s mom offers some good laughs via PDF.

#3175 Toupe Of The Morning To You

June 2nd, 2020


Day two of the TBTL-A-Thon finds Luke and Andrew taking calls from the listeners, and trying to navigate these intense, important and complex times. They also hear a crazy-ass toupee story.

#3174 Let's Stay Together

June 1st, 2020


Luke and Andrew open the phones and hear from Tens of Listeners on a very complicated morning in America. Today is the first day of TBTL-a-Thon 11: Let’s Stay Together.

#3173 I Don't Know Nature So Good

May 29th, 2020


Luke and Andrew’s big plans for today’s episode change at the last minute, and their TBTL Friendos P-Fletch and Kiki Lolo jump in to help them out. …

#3172 Something, Something, Luke Something

May 28th, 2020


Luke is fascinated by the world of crossbred animals like Toygers, Beefalo, and Grolar Bears. Meanwhile, Andrew might be losing his marbles?

#3171 Sultry Saturdays With Sandrew

May 27th, 2020


A woman who inherited Elon Musk’s old phone number is fielding some interesting calls, and Andrew learns the difference between Anthony Edwards and …

#3170 A Prayer For Andrew Meany

May 26th, 2020


Luke and Andrew share some exciting news about next week’s TBTL-a-thon activities…including a TBTL Talent Show! Plus, why does Bruce Hornsby swear so much?

#3169 Diners, Drive-Ins and Dorfs

May 25th, 2020


Luke and Andrew spend Memorial Day appreciating one of Tim Conway’s most memorable characters. And Luke explains why he didn’t invite Andrew to a virtual party.

#3168 ElectroMonkeyRenner222

May 22nd, 2020


Luke just realized that scammers may be trying to steal his identity. Like, for real.

#3167 Playing In The Mayonnaise Space

May 21st, 2020


Luke has an update on the Search For The Real Andrew Walsh, and Andrew has a pizza dream that does not end well.

#3166 What Came First, The Brody Or The Sawyer?

May 20th, 2020


Luke’s exclusive relationship with Domino’s Pizza reaches day 6, Papa John invites us inside his gaudy mansion, and some TBTL listeners try the Chuck …

#3165 Eat My Shonts! Don't Have A Crow, Man!

May 19th, 2020


Andrew applies a “take no prisoners” approach in addressing accusations about noises he makes during the show (possibly violating several laws while …

#3164 The Papa Of Podcasting

May 18th, 2020


Luke and Andrew pay tribute to filmmaker Lynn Shelton and to Fred Willard, who both passed away this weekend. Also, TBTL is Mystery Solvers as some …

#3163 Searching (Not Hunting) For The Real Andrew Walsh

May 15th, 2020


Luke and Andrew talk to Julien, a teenager in Connecticut who’s looking for his former teacher, whose name also happens to be Andrew Walsh. And we …

#3162 Today: Yesterday's Garbage Tomorrow

May 14th, 2020


Luke and Andrew begin a quest to find “the real Andrew Walsh” after Andrew is contacted by a stranger who hoped he was someone else. Plus, the New York Times offers some Dazzling Deets about the making of Fury Road. And …

#3161 Disposable Media (Dot Net)

May 13th, 2020


Luke and Andrew forge a hair-cutting pact, and they start a new media company. All in one show! And a new podcast about a glam metal song is teaching …

#3160 How Much Is That Harp In The Window?

May 12th, 2020


Luke has agreed to write and perform a song, and he has major regrets. He and Andrew also debate if they’ll smell better when they’re older. And a …

#3159 Avengers 40: The Age Of Lower Back Pain

May 11th, 2020


Luke and Andrew discuss their plans for a special week of TBTL-a-Thon shows and activities. Also, Singapore is using robot dogs to enforce social distancing.

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#3158 The Two Pizza Solution (Or "That's The Saddest Salad I've Ever Heard")

May 9th, 2020


Luke celebrated his birthday last night with a little help from some very unlikely friends! Plus, Luke and Andrew learn why dogs freak out when people exercise around them. And we find out which four audio drops made it …

#3157 That's MISTER Nightwatch To You!

May 7th, 2020


Elon Musk and Grimes have given their newborn a name that seems…difficult. And Andrew recalls the time Luke fired him.

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#3156 If I Ever Had A Pet Raccoon, I'd Make It Wear Mittens

May 6th, 2020


Luke is obsessed with a story about NBA players who don’t have access to basketball hoops during quarantine times. And Andrew’s bold hot take on …

#3155 Banana Gamblers And S'Mozarks

May 5th, 2020


Luke and Andrew stayed up late to watch Korean baseball’s opening day, and they’re glad they did! They also discuss beginning each show with a formal disclaimer. And Luke tries to get Andrew more excited about the new

#3154 Horsing Around

May 4th, 2020


Luke found himself betting on digital horses this weekend, while learning about the Murder Hornets invading the Bay City.

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#3153 The Notorious L.T.B.

May 1st, 2020


Luke and Andrew uncover the mysteries of Michael Jackson’s song “Black or White”, with a little help from R.E.M. (and an old Vice article.) Plus, the

#3152 Nothing Is Certain But Bow Ties And Taxes

April 30th, 2020


Luke is offended by a Seth Meyer’s bit about joggers, much to Andrew’s surprise. And speaking of surprises, Post Malone delivers a great Nirvana performance.

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#3151 A More Adult Pizza

April 29th, 2020


Luke and Andrew learn that Chuck E. Cheese — and other restaurants — are using different company names to sell food on GrubHub. Is it ingenious or …

#3150 Ooples And Banoonoos

April 28th, 2020


Andrew uses the famous “booty” method to teach Luke how to dice an onion. And we hear about a London music label that sells extremely artisanal, extremely expensive records.

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#3149 The Visual Manifestation Of Derp

April 27th, 2020


Luke and Andrew listen back to the episode of Small Wonder that changed the course of Andrew’s life. Plus, Luke took a break from watching chiropractor “popping” videos to enjoy this weekend’s SNL, which seems to be …

#3148 That's DOCTOR Boyardee To You

April 24th, 2020


Luke and Andrew wax nostalgic about Domino’s pizza, Cisco Morris, and the old fashioned radio days of TBTL. They also reveal the round 2 winners in …

#3147 Hello Stigmata, Hello Stigfadda!

April 23rd, 2020


Luke finally unveils his unrivaled imitation of Goofy (the animated dog) while Andrew deals with mystery wounds appearing on his body. Plus, the very first YouTube video was posted 15 years ago today.

#3146 Being Precedented in Unprecedented Times

April 22nd, 2020


Luke and Andrew explore the cultural history of the off-Broadway show, “Nunsense.” They also discuss the much celebrated and somewhat confounding …

#3145 Too Blessed To Be Loomed

April 21st, 2020


Luke is thankful for the new Michael Jordan documentary during quarantine, although any thoughts of sports eventually lead to a coronavirus anxiety …

#3144 Corn Dog Millionaire

April 20th, 2020


Luke and Andrew listen to a 30-year old audio tape from a very sad 6 year old who also has some perspective on life. Also, a news reporter …

#3143 A (Chet) Hazey Shade Of Summer

April 17th, 2020


Andrew spends some time emphasizing with the Youth Of America, while Luke learns how to become a once-in-a-generation auto mechanic. Plus, we wrap up Round 2 of the Drops Of Stupider contest.

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#3142 What A Fun, Saxy Time For You!

April 16th, 2020


We finally find out which audio drops made it through the first round of the Drops Of Stupider contest! Plus, the rent-a-celeb website Cameo is doing some very brisk business in the age of self-quarantine. And Andrew …

#3141 A Little Hard Work And A Tremendous Amount Of Narcissism

April 15th, 2020


Luke and Andrew try to figure out their blood types, with mixed results. Also, Luke’s new favorite show is on Instagram, Andrew is obsessed with a …

#3140 The Great Commonwealth Of Pennsyl-VAPE-ia

April 14th, 2020


Luke tries to prepare Andrew for the great Rat Wars, which have already begun. Luke also thinks the premise of “Hey Jude” is kind of weird?

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#3139 Mild Takes On Minutiae And Highbrow Takes On Horses

April 13th, 2020


Luke and Andrew enjoyed some quarantine-specific live TV this weekend, from SNL to Snax the Bunny. They also debate whether Weed Whacking is the worst outdoor chore.

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#3138 Animate The Abs

April 10th, 2020


Luke and Andrew discuss their strange mental states on Day 26 of “Shut It Down, America.” Plus Andrew figures out who some sports radio guy is, Luke gets duped by a fake headline, and we hear the final contestants in …

#3137 Slabjacking Your Gunkhole

April 9th, 2020


Luke and Andrew relive their respective Cable Access Television days. Plus, Luke learns more about his new favorite Instagram star. And TBTL talks …

#3136 I'm Just Sitting Here Watching The Burbs Go Round And Round

April 8th, 2020


Luke and Andrew pay tribute to John Prine, who passed away. Plus, Luke is going to interview his #1 musical hero this afternoon, and he’s a little nervous. And Andrew keeps talking about Donovan for some damn reason.

#3135 Whistles, Vodka, and Bathrobes: The Jen "Flash" Andrews Guide To Self-Quarantine

April 7th, 2020


Jen “Flash” Andrews hops on the line from Ohio, where she surprisingly finds herself riding-out the coronavirus crisis. Plus, Luke and Andrew discuss their many, many, many, daily walks around the neighborhood.

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#3134 Eats, Shoots, and Skeeves

April 6th, 2020


Luke and Andrew are worried that the dogs of America aren’t getting enough pet-pets from strangers. Plus, a TIGER has tested positive for the coronavirus. A TIGER. And we hear the third grouping of audio drops in the …

#3133 Live, Laugh, Vape

April 3rd, 2020


Luke gets shirty with a stranger during a jog, and Andrew's vape shop is considered an "essential service." Plus, we hear the next batch of audio drops in listener Jake's "Drops of Stupider" competition!

#3132 You Ever Dance With Concur In the Pale Moonlight?

April 2nd, 2020


Luke thinks he’s outsmarted the company’s Concur Expense System, while Andrew worries he’s been outsmarted by a drawing of trombones. Plus! It’s the official Day One of the “TBTL Drops of Stupider” drop contest!

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#3131 TBTL: Naturally Spirited!

April 1st, 2020


TBTL Friendo and MSNBC news guy Chris Hayes calls-in to discuss his new broadcast routine (and how he’s feeling) during the coronavirus crisis. Plus, …

#3130 Drops Of Stupider

March 31st, 2020


A new bit of knowledge makes Luke feel betrayed by the producers of Tiger King. Plus, he and Andrew review some of the audio drops that are competing in the great TBTL Drop-Off, now officially entitled, “Drops of …

#3129 Geather & McChelles High School Reunion

March 30th, 2020


A man’s attempt to create a no-face-touching device goes horribly, horribly wrong. Plus, Luke and Andrew find themselves holding their breaths when …

#3128 Partying Hard Or Hardly Partying?

March 27th, 2020


Luke and Andrew do their best to take the edge off of a very stressful week with the help of a cowboy security guard. They also debate the social …

#3127 A Case Of The Borings

March 26th, 2020


Luke and Andrew have begun watching the Netflix hit Tiger King, which they rightfully take most of the credit for. Plus, Luke is delighted by a …

#3126 Tube-Based Parenting

March 25th, 2020


Luke tries to help Andrew as he deals with CNN's refusal to air the latest episode of The Windsors. We also hear from a listener who is bearing the brunt of rude and panicked coronavirus-era shoppers. And Andrew is …

#3125 Body By Rollerblade

March 24th, 2020


Luke and Andrew keep things positive during lock-down with a lot of help from the TBTL Tens...and a rapping Rita Wilson!
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#3124 The Wayne and Garthification of a Nation

March 23rd, 2020


Luke reluctantly takes a TV assignment, and Andrew is mad at CNN for preempting his Charles & Diana stories. Plus, some quarantined celebrities made some questionable decisions on social media this weekend.
. . . …

#3123 Verbal Finger Guns

March 20th, 2020


Luke and Andrew check in with Luke's mom to see how his parents are doing and also to find out why his whole childhood was a lie. Plus, listener …

#3122 Catch My Condition

March 19th, 2020


We hear from the Tens of Listeners who've filled our voicemail lines to tell us how they're faring during quarantine. Plus, Luke fought the law, and the Luke won.
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#3121 Ain't No Party Like A Virtual Party Because A Virtual Party Does Stop At Some Point

March 18th, 2020


Luke and Andrew attended a virtual birthday party last night! Plus, hackers are taking advantage of the coronavirus situation, and that's simply not …

#3120 Means Of Idris (Or, "Elba Room")

March 17th, 2020


Andrew found some toilet paper yesterday, and Luke installed a bidet in his bathroom. Life goes on! We also learn that the average human body temperature is no longer 98.6 degrees, and that the song "98.6" is really …

#3119 Flattening The (Minecraft) Curve

March 16th, 2020


Luke and Andrew continue to adjust to quarantine life and wonder if their non-hoarding ways will hurt them. Meanwhile, a Tennessee man who stockpiled …

#3118 Oscar Peterson, Take Me Away

March 13th, 2020


Luke and Andrew process their feelings as the coronavirus grinds their worlds to a halt.
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#3117 Beverly Wiltin'

March 12th, 2020


Luke checks in from a hotel in Los Angeles. Which hotel? Don't ask Andrew, that's for sure. They discuss Luke's travels on a day that the Coronavirus concerns seem much less abstract than the day before.
. . . Today's …

#3116 "They're All Bird Games Now"

March 11th, 2020


Andrew and Genevieve find themselves thrust into the gaming world, and Luke gets some bad news about Splenda.
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#3115 Scent Of A Hoo-Aaah!

March 10th, 2020


Luke and Andrew dissect Al Pacino's famous "Hoo-ah!" from Scent of a Woman. Plus, Coronavirus concerns are impacting our favorite game shows. And a listener explains -- in graphic detail -- why we need to refrigerate …

#3114 Writing Wrongs

March 9th, 2020


Luke and Andrew finally weigh-in on Armed and Dangerous, Nothing But Trouble, and other odd 80s films that seem to defy genre. Plus, a pig pedometer starts a barn fire, and "all of the sudden" Luke quizzes Andrew on …

#3113 These Boots Were Made For Watching (Arty Movies)

March 6th, 2020


Luke and Andrew are amazed at how many people think toilet paper is going to save them from the coronavirus. Plus, Luke is considering making a cozy, cozy life change, Andrew has a disappointing "Neil-ization" regarding …

#3112 Crouching Andrew, Hidden Yukon

March 5th, 2020


Luke is tricked into renting the biggest SUV you can possibly imagine, which leads to some difficulties. Plus, even government officials can't stop …

#3111 Attempted Avuncularness In The Third Degree

March 4th, 2020


Andrew realizes he's been self-quarantined for years while Luke discovers a new Netflix obsession. Plus, does "Judy Justice" have the pizazz of …

#3110 Delicious, Thanks For Asking

March 3rd, 2020


Luke and Andrew discuss whether or not society should do away with the handshake. Plus, Apple has to pay a settlement for purposely slowing-down …

#3109 Cloud Based Mumbo Jumbo

March 2nd, 2020


Luke helps Andrew negotiate a photography contract and offers some refrigerator organization dos-and-don'ts. Plus, an incredibly charming woman just beat the odds and is shocked to learn she's now headed to the …

#3108 Malibooya!

February 28th, 2020


Luke joins the show, apparently, from Gotham City, although he hasn't seen the Batman yet. He and Andrew discuss their feelings about the ongoing …

#3107 A Glass Elevator Of Emotion

February 27th, 2020


TBTL Friendo Kiki Lolo had a true Drama In Real Life this weekend. She joins the show to talk about it. Plus, Luke confronts Andrew about an upcoming …

#3106 It's A Trap(ezius)!

February 26th, 2020


Luke's body is going through changes. And Andrew got a SodaStream. So things are really happening now! They also discuss the proper way to make ice cubes, and Luke has a grand idea for a grocery store app. Plus, the …

#3105 A Case Of The Monday 2.0s

February 25th, 2020


Andrew tries to make friends with a fisherman who loves Classic MTV. Plus, the loser in this week's huge boxing match says his pre-game outfit was to blame. And a Zamboni driver is called-on to play goalie in an NHL …

#3104 Daddy Starbucks

February 24th, 2020


Luke gets a mysterious package at his house, prompting Andrew to break out his best Brad Pitt impression. Plus, Andrew lives through a serious cyber …

#3103 Murder City, She Wrote

February 21st, 2020


Luke faces an impending on-stage disaster while Andrew tries to resurrect his old LiveJournal page. Plus, KFC wants us to talk about it's new …

#3102 I Have The Tails, If You Have The Diapers!

February 20th, 2020


Andrew is in a MOOD today, and it's partially pet-related. He brings his cat into the studio with him to work things out. He and Luke also discuss a …

#3101 Blurting About Yurting

February 19th, 2020


Luke and Andrew practice the art of persuasion, both in real life and in their imaginations. Plus, bald eagles are creating havoc at a Washington State dump, and there's one man who's trying to fix any means …

#3100 The Isle Of Haggen

February 18th, 2020


Luke tries to "little spoon" his relationship with Andrew, although it doesn't seem to be working. They also discuss a night of truly bad comedy Luke …

#3099 Gum: The Torturous Food

February 17th, 2020


Luke and Andrew discuss Mixed Nuts - both the food and the questionable 1994 movie starring Steve Martin. We also learn why pizza is sending so many people to the doctor's office. And Luke reads a diary entry about …

#3098 The Mortifying Part Of Being Alive

February 14th, 2020


Kiki Lolo joins the show to share some listener voicemails and to help Andrew fight some internal demons.
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#3097 The Roger Daintyfield Act Of 2020

February 13th, 2020


Luke and Andrew have a new favorite song. It was performed yesterday in front of Seattle's City Council. Plus, Luke remembers a very action-packed trip through Houston's airport. And Andrew's patented Garbage Anxiety …

#3096 Six Degrees Of Mark McGrath

February 12th, 2020


Studies show that we are terrible listeners when it comes to the people closest to us, which might explain some of Andrew and Genevieve's unusual conversations lately. Plus, Luke recalls a very special music box from …

#3095 The Windex Doesn't Fall Far From The Glass

February 11th, 2020


Luke impresses one of America's top pop stars with his choice of coffee. He also tortures Andrew with a list of terrible hot sauce names. Plus, in Top Stories, a broom-related craze is sweeping the internet, but for all …

#3094 Moore Jackson, Moore Problems

February 10th, 2020


Luke met Mandy Moore and Jackson Browne this weekend. Turns out, Jackson Browne is not a fan of Luke's. Plus, could dog parks be bad for dogs? Maybe. …

#3093 If I'm Going Big, I'm Going Home!

February 7th, 2020


Sean De Tore joins Luke and Andrew to discuss his alter ego, Prizzi. Also, while Andrew insists he will not be doing stand-up comedy any time soon, Luke has other ideas.
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#3092 Boys Becoming Men, Men Becoming Grills

February 6th, 2020


Japan's #1 Mixer, Sean De Tore, stops by to chat about radio DJs, weight loss, and Huey Lewis (but not The News.)
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#3091 North Of A Never Nude

February 5th, 2020


Luke has a truly disturbing way of trying to get Andrew to enjoy dinner parties. It involves nudity. Plus, Luke learns a painful truth about his …

#3090 Self-Souping

February 4th, 2020


Luke went on a cleaning frenzy yesterday, and Andrew is very impressed with his vacuum stories, including one about the famous "Burbank Sawdust …

#3089 Too Tight, Too Loose, Too Foofy

February 3rd, 2020


Luke and Andrew review the best and worst Super Bowl commercials from yesterday's game. Plus, they are surprised to hear from a Very Important Person regarding their podcast, McMillan Men.
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#3088 You Miss Every Oatmeal Cookie Shot You Don't Take

January 31st, 2020


Luke has a very curious run-in with a stranger at a Thai restaurant, and Andrew admits to stealing jokes from Alcoholics Anonymous. They also set the …

#3087 I'd Text You If You Existed

January 30th, 2020


Luke creates chaos in the Walsh household when he shows up on-time for a change. Plus, Seattle's new hockey team still doesn't have a name, but Andre …

#3086 Soup Boys For Life

January 29th, 2020


People are upset over a tennis player's banana behavior and that James Cordon isn't really driving during Carpool Karaoke.Also, Luke is, like, really …

#3085 A Large Boulder The Size Of A Small Boulder

January 28th, 2020


Things get especially goofy today with lots of talk about large rocks, earth worms, and garbage anxiety. Plus, Luke updates us on his first official weight-lifting class, and we learn of a man who tried to draw every …

#3084 The Weighting Is The Hardest Part

January 27th, 2020


Luke checks in to his new weight training facility, and learns something surprising about himself. He and Andrew also discuss the shocking death of Kobe Bryant and his daughter over the weekend. And a listener tries …

#3083 Stop Shadow Banning Yourself!

January 24th, 2020


Luke has a new musical instrument that he's excited to master...on the air. And everyone seems interested in the death of Mr. Peanut, but he's …

#3082 So Pitted

January 23rd, 2020


Andrew declines an invitation to smell something at a doctor's office. Plus, Aerosmith's drummer isn't allowed to play with Aerosmith, but nobody seems to know why. And Luke and Andrew accidentally get into a …

#3081 Pail Is Man's Best Friend

January 22nd, 2020


Reader's Digest offers Luke and Andrew some somewhat-dubious insights into the lives of their pets. Plus, Luke is experiencing some honest-to-gosh …

#3080 Weight, Weight, Don't Lift Me

January 21st, 2020


Luke went to his first weightlifting class yesterday, and the results are...mixed. Plus, Andrew has an idea for a stand-up comedy set that he will …

#3079 You Look Marvelous, Carl Leatherfield

January 20th, 2020


Luke has an intimidating new plan to get into shape. But he's nervous about it, and rightly so. Plus, Andrew explains how he escaped from St. Paul …

#3078 The Bemidji 15

January 17th, 2020


Luke and Andrew close-out their week in Minnesota, where the sub-zero temperatures have Luke wondering if he and Andrew should move there. Plus, New …

#3077 Futzin' With My Flightz

January 16th, 2020


The Stubot drops by (with Luke's nemesis, Piper, in tow) to talk Snow, Supreme Court, and Surly Brewing. Plus Andrew debates moving his flight to try and stay ahead of a winter storm.

#3076 Did We Just Become Best Friends?

January 15th, 2020


TBTL Friendo Kristina "Kiki Lolo" Lopez drops by to give Luke and Andrew a quiz that will determine if they are a good match for each other. Plus, …

No Point Conversion: No Touchdown Too Wrong

January 14th, 2020


Luke and Andrew break down the Seahawk's loss to the Green Bay Packers (and the refs) in the NFC playoff game.

#3075 Asp Me Another

January 14th, 2020


Luke and Andrew arrive at the APM Mother Ship for a TBTL Retreat, ready for some trust falls. Meanwhile Luke is worried about an armpit situation and Andrew is worried about Luke talking about his armpit situation.

#3074 Dabbing De Los Muertos

January 13th, 2020


Wild turkeys are menacing Minnesotans, vultures are destroying radio towers, and foxes keep attacking the same guy. Plus, Luke and Andrew try to …

#3073 Better Off Ned

January 10th, 2020


Andrew gets into some more jukebox trouble, and Luke discovers a heavy metal band based on Ned Flanders. Plus, listeners help solve the mystery of …

#3072 Bed Head Bread

January 9th, 2020


Luke quizzes Andrew to see if he's as smart as Ken Jennings. (He is not.) Then they do their best to understand property law as it pertains to a billionaire who's blocking access to a California beach, giving Andrew …

#3071 Uncut Nissans

January 8th, 2020


Luke and Andrew discuss their financial missteps and misdeeds, past, present and future.
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#3070 The Michigan Hustle

January 7th, 2020


Listener Jake wows us with his story of a casino visit gone wrong. On a related note, Luke watched "Uncut Gems" last night and definitely took away the wrong lesson from the film.
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No Point Conversion: Clowneying Around

January 6th, 2020


Luke and Andrew recap a weekend of exciting Wild Card football, including a big Seahawks win in Philly and an exciting Vikings victory over the Saints.

#3069 Tik It To Me And I'll Tok It

January 6th, 2020


Mayday and Raccoon make their triumphant 2020 debut with a whole new sound and hot new topics like rollerblading, rental car anxiety, and garbage …

#3068 The Anti Mr. T

January 3rd, 2020


Luke and Andrew return to their favorite quiz site to find out, once and for all, if they are truly best friends.
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#3067 Conway Twitter

January 2nd, 2020


A listener challenges Luke and Andrew's knowledge of NPR, BBC and CBC programming. And Luke comes to terms with Conway Twitty.
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#3066 Lirty, Lirty, Look Who's Flirty

January 1st, 2020


Luke and Andrew take an online quiz to find out what they should have worn on New Year's Eve.
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#3065 The Thunk Of 40,000 Years

December 31st, 2019


Luke and Andrew celebrate New Year's Eve by taking their "Heathcliff Or Marmaduke" game to the next level, and they uncover the best cleaning-related Jodeci song that never existed.
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#3064 A Couple Of Marma-Dorks

December 30th, 2019


Luke looks back on last week's TBTL Newlywed Games with a certain amount of regret. Then Andrew quizzes him about everyone's second-favorite cartoon cat and least favorite cartoon dog.
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#3063 The Coffee Nib of Fate

December 27th, 2019


Things get...dark in the final installment of the TBTL Newlywed Game. Luke, Andrew, Camaro Kev and Genevieve try to answer as many questions as …

#3062 Tell Me More About The Boxes!

December 26th, 2019


Luke, Andrew, Genevieve and Camaro Kev swap stories about their first jobs in this round of the TBTL Newlywed game. Plus, we learn about Andrew's secret dream to clean up spilled popcorn.

#3061 Hair Up, Guitar Down

December 25th, 2019


Luke, Andrew, Genevieve and Camaro Kev make Christmas kind of weird with today's edition of the TBTL Newlywed Game. Today's question involves a …

#3060 Barking Up The Wrong Christmas Tree

December 24th, 2019


In round 2 of the TBTL Winter Games Newlywed Game, Luke, Andrew, Camaro Kev and Genevieve make some tough decisions involving food.

#3059 Let The TBTL Winter Games Begin!

December 23rd, 2019


Luke and Andrew are joined by Camaro Kev and Genevieve (the longest-running co-bro of Andrew's life) to kick of the 2019 TBTL Winter Games: Newlywed Game Edition! Today's topic: First Dates.

#3058 The War on "Thickemas"

December 20th, 2019


TBTL pal Celene Ramadan stops by to share the heartwarming story of "Thickemas", in which she became unlikely friends with America's favorite 80's TV Dad. . . . Today's show is sponsored by DoorDash. Download the app …

#3057 Five Songs I Love About You

December 19th, 2019


Luke's daughter and resident music-knower Adelaide drops by to talk about her Top Five songs of 2019. . . . Today's show is sponsored by Everlane. Visit to get free shipping on your first order.

#3056 Snitches Get Best Wishes

December 18th, 2019


Gary Larson talks to the New York Times about the future of the Far Side, and Adam Driver walks out on Terry Gross in the middle of a Fresh Air interview. Plus, Luke and Andrew ask the Tens of Listeners for some help …

#3055 We Have The Schmaltz!

December 17th, 2019


Andrew faces some demons with a spatula and an apron. Plus, Curtis Flowers has a taste of freedom thanks in part to the In The Dark podcast. And Luke …

No Point Conversion: Cruisin' For A Susan Edition

December 16th, 2019


Luke and Andrew (and a new friend) got together to watch both the Seaawks and the Browns games yesterday! The Seahawks won a game over Carolina that …

#3054 A Lifetime Of Late Nights

December 16th, 2019


Andrew had a long weekend of bailing on parties and rollerblading while hungover. Plus, a story in the The Atlantic looks at how the lack of …

#3053 Bustin' Open Prayer Tins

December 13th, 2019


A listener calls-in with the most stressful parking story ever. We also hear about terrible AirBNB experiences and we get a passionate defense of …

#3052 Meeting Of The Mental Misfits

December 12th, 2019


Luke and Andrew review the top Google searches of 2019 and come away with many questions. Plus, people are hacking home security cams, and it's freaky as heck.
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#3051 Hungry, Hungry HIPAA

December 11th, 2019


Luke takes his eye problem to the doctor's office, where he's in for a surprise. Meanwhile, Andrew takes his first rollerblading lesson, and someone …

No Point Conversion: Raaams, Daniel!

December 10th, 2019


Luke and Andrew look back at the Seahawks' loss to the Rams and the Browns' ugly win over Cincinnati.

#3050 Honey I Shrunk The Couch

December 10th, 2019


Luke has something very weird going on with his eyes, and it might be Travis Bickle's fault. Plus, Michael Rappaport's moose gag goes viral, and …

#3049 Hunky Dad's Be Trippin'

December 9th, 2019


Luke and Andrew discuss bananas and their place in the art world. Plus, Luke's having some major laundry issues, and he has a great idea for a new (related) invention.
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#3048 B-B-Blockin' Out The Skaters!

December 6th, 2019


An anonymous roller rink insider calls in, and Luke and Andrew discuss Hillary Clinton's Stern Show interview.
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#3047 The Beard Of A Much Younger Man

December 5th, 2019


Luke is expecting to see TBTL on some "Best of the Decade" podcast lists. Or else. Plus, Andrew confronts an awkward social situation head-on.
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#3046 Stock Home Syndrome

December 4th, 2019


Luke and Andrew discuss whether it's okay to call Baby Yoda "Baby Yoda" if he's not really Baby Yoda. Plus, TV remote controls and how they relate to …

No Point Conversion: Accidental Volleyball Edition

December 3rd, 2019


Luke and Andrew break down the Seahawk's win over Minnesota and the Browns' continued misery.

#3045 Impossible Beef On Weck

December 3rd, 2019


A TV commercial for a stationary bike (or "motionless bike" in Andrew's parlance) is angering the internet. Plus, Luke shares a behind-the-scenes …

#3044 Roll The Pain Away

December 2nd, 2019


Andrew has joined the much-celebrated inline skating community. Plus, Tesla drivers find a way to sleep behind the wheel of a moving car using an orange.
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#3043 Yass Se Puede!

November 29th, 2019


A TBTL listener calls-in to talk about the time she learned a surprising lesson about soap.
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#3041 Do I Say "Cameo" Funny?

November 27th, 2019


Luke introduces Andrew to the somewhat lucrative, somewhat awkward world of Cameo videos. Plus, Luke and Andrew are now Bitmoji Brothers, thus …

#3040 Gravy Men And Butter People

November 26th, 2019


The disgraced Papa John gave an interview and made some bold proclamations about his pizza intake. Plus, They also stroll down memory lane and look …

No Point Conversion: In For A Penny

November 25th, 2019


Luke and Andrew recap this weekend's important wins by the Seahawks and Browns. They also discuss Aaron Rodgers' facial expressions and the Astros' unbelievable cheating scandal.

#3039 Err On The Side Of Kookiness

November 25th, 2019


Luke and Andrew recently realized it's not okay to use "O.K." in work emails -- at least according to younger generations. TBTL Friendo (and …

#3038 Gatorade Is Thicker Than Water

November 22nd, 2019


Luke and Andrew discuss the latest Downeaster Alexa sighting, whether Rick and Morty are based on "brick and mortar", who will win their fantasy football match-up this weekend, whether Miles Garrett was the victim of a …

#3037 Grand Old Wag

November 21st, 2019


Luke discovers that his dog has a secret best friend, which makes him feel some feelings. Meanwhile, Andrew is finally realizing that he actually went to Australia last summer. And Luke discovers TikTok.
. . . Today's …

#3036 Ed Nearan

November 20th, 2019


Andrew's latest attempt to keep cars out of bike lanes doesn't end particularly well., but it does lead to a fascinating segment about Kidz Bop …

#3035 Slightly Vertently

November 19th, 2019


Andrew accuses Luke of cyberbullying, while Luke deals with some cyberbullying of his own. Plus, Andrew's garbage paranoia helps out during Luke's …

#3034 Definitely Sag Eligible

November 18th, 2019


Luke and Andrew try to avoid Top Stories by focusing on the minutiae of TV commercials and satellite radio. Also, turns out Cuyahoga Clam Bakes are quite real, and a listener wants to know why.
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#3033 Rolo Tony Browns Frown

November 15th, 2019


Phyllis P-Fletch Fletcher stops by to talk about her public radio stardom and Andrew's disgust with last night's violent football debacle in …

#3032 Grand Carsony

November 14th, 2019


A Russian airline passenger is punished for bringing his slightly overweight cat onto an airplane. Luke and Andrew do NOT approve of this punishment! …

#3031 Phenomenal G-I-Fs

November 13th, 2019


Today on the show we meet Mary, an active member of the TBTL community who's never heard even one episode of the show...until now. Plus, the roll-out …

No Point Conversion: Happy Little Footballs

November 12th, 2019


Luke and Andrew recap last night's sensational Seahawks / 49ers game and the Browns' victory over Buffalo.

#3030 Unrelentingly Calm

November 12th, 2019


Andrew regrets his behavior during last night's Seahawks game, reminding Luke of times he's lost control (and almost lost friends) due to his fandom. …

#3029 Carry On My Midnight Cowboy

November 11th, 2019


Hollywood power broker and TBTL Friendo Win Rosenfeld joins the show to defend Billy Joel's music.
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#3028 Sneeze Out Your Problems

November 8th, 2019


Luke got a behind-the-scenes glimpse of Alanis Morissette's new musical, and he's blown away. Then the listeners dazzle us with disgusting tales of …

#3027 Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Become Scatmen

November 7th, 2019


Luke and Andrew pay tribute to their friend Bean Baxter, who's retiring after 30 years of iconic LA radio. Plus, actors are FREAKING OUT over plans to include a computer recreation of James Dean as the star of a new …

#3026 Lowes To The Left Of Me, Applebee's To The Right

November 6th, 2019


Luke joins the show from Chillicothe, Missouri, where apparently sliced bread was invented. Meanwhile, Andrew continues his fight with North Carolina …

#3025 Thag Is Not Doing Well

November 5th, 2019


After a brief half-decade hiatus, the popular segment "What Are You Doing Here?" is back! Luke and Andrew check-in with listener Lindsey, who's been …

No Point Conversion: Hello, Mr. Hollister!

November 4th, 2019


Luke and Andrew celebrate another Seahawks win and lament another Browns loss.

#3024 Nose 4 Pot 2

November 4th, 2019


A man who's had a balloon full of marijuana up his nose for 18 years finally gets it removed. Plus, Luke wishes Will Smith wasn't such a nerd. And we …

#3023 Heavy Meta

November 1st, 2019


Luke falls in love with a bizarre TV show that is so meta it hurts. Also, Andrew offers The Worst Take Ever on a Microsoft commercial. And it's Friday, so get ready for some Music For Your Weekend!
... Today's show is …

#3022 Night Of The Living Deadspin

October 31st, 2019


Luke mourns the end of his favorite website, and Andrew turns Blursdays into a personal therapy session.
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#3021 Bring In Da Malinois, Bring In Da Funk

October 30th, 2019


Luke and Andrew pay homage to the MTV Spring Breaks of yesteryear and also celebrate military dogs. Plus, Luke's very favoritest website, Deadspin, may be on the precipice of extinction, and he doesn't know what to do. …

#3020 Diners, Drive-Ins, And Doofuses

October 29th, 2019


Our pal Nora McInerny hops on the line to talk about her life as a Reader's Digest celebrity. Plus, Grumpy Andrew picks the wrong restaurant to grump about...since it belongs in Luke's family.
... Today's show is …

No Point Conversion: Raking Havoc

October 28th, 2019


Luke and Andrew recap yesterday's Seahawks win and Browns loss in this week's No Point Conversion.

#3019 Xanadon't

October 28th, 2019


Andrew is at a loss for words now that his Garbage Problems are over, so he and Luke discuss Terrible Mall Ideas, Overly Familiar Corporate Emails, …

#3018 Keep My Sketch Out Of Your Mouth

October 25th, 2019


Luke is tripping on DayQuil, and Andrew finds himself the victim of a car crime...again! Plus, we learn about a rare disease that causes people to …

#3017 You're Entering A World Of T-Pain

October 24th, 2019


Luke's been hanging with Danny Trejo and his posse! Plus,T-Pain gets T-Painfully honest with his fans. And the dirty Bronx staircase featured in the …

#3016 How Rooney!

October 23rd, 2019


Who said it: Andy Rooney or Mickey Rooney? Andrew makes-up a pop-quiz on the fly. Plus, Luke is staying at a fancy hotel in LA, where they don't ever want your feet to touch the floor. And a listener's garbage anxiety …

#3015 Just Say No To Strugs

October 22nd, 2019


Luke quizzes Andrew to see if he understands the language of seagulls. (He doesn't.) Plus, Luke is preparing for his trip down to LA to interview …

No Point Conversion: A Chronic Case Of Optimism

October 21st, 2019


Luke and Andrew commiserate over the Seahawks' and Huskies' losses this weekend.

#3014 Nudges For Fudges

October 21st, 2019


Secret moles inside the Seattle garbage department shed light on Andrew's ongoing garbage issues. Plus, Luke has his own graphic mole situation, the …

#3013 An Embarrassment Of Sasquatch

October 18th, 2019


Luke struggles with how to celebrate his dog's 6th birthday. Plus, a missing Sasquatch is re-discovered in a shocking way. And our favorite musical robot, The StuBot, joins us for some Music For Your Weekend.
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#3012 Throw Bacharach Thursday

October 17th, 2019


A "brainless blob" is debuting at a Paris zoo. Plus, Andrew comes across more evidence that James Cameron is the absolute worst. And a young hockey …

McMillan Men 10: It's Lay Down Time

October 16th, 2019


Luke and Andrew recap the final episode of the first season of Amazon's Patriot.

#3011 Squirt McGirt

October 16th, 2019


It's a voicemail frenzy on TBTL! Plus, Andrew tries to quench his very specific soda cravings. And the City of Seattle gets heavily involved in …

#3010 Klugey, Clunky, Danky And Janky

October 15th, 2019


Luke gets sucked into the world of Fortnite after watching videos of the game. Is he going to become a gamer? Meanwhile, Andrew wants to play a "choose your own adventure" style radio game.
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No Point Conversion: The Agony Of Victory

October 14th, 2019


The Seahawks played the Browns yesterday, and it almost destroyed Andrew.

#3009 You're Entering A Wheel Of Pain

October 14th, 2019


This weekend saw more boat-related misadventures for Luke and some bad football feelings for Andrew. Plus, a woman loses her job at Panera Bread after revealing that the company uses frozen mac & cheese.
. . . …

#3008 Bad News Belts: The Riddle Of King Hippo

October 11th, 2019


A celebrity sets up a sting to find out which of her friends is leaking her personal info, and it's pretty great. Plus, Andrew explains to Luke, once again, why Minecraft is so great.
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#3007 Garble The Things That Garble

October 10th, 2019


TBTL Friendo Chris Hayes hops on the line to discuss Ted Cruz's brain, Salmon Rushdie's sexiness, and Chris' upcoming Live Show in LA. Plus Luke …

McMillan Men 9: Mum's The Word

October 9th, 2019


Luke and Andrew set down their shotguns, put out a breakfast spread, and recap Season 1, Episode 9 of Amazon's Patriot.

#3006 Honey, I Shrunk The Calzone

October 9th, 2019


Andrew deals with a car break-in while Luke discovers some Surprising Stats related to how many people are downloading Nickelback songs worldwide (spoiler: it's not that many).
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#3005 New Day TBTL!

October 8th, 2019


Luke and Andrew tackle the big stories of the day, including whiskey "Tide Pods" and hotel room hacks. Plus, Andrew has an unfortunate update in his ongoing Garbage War.
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#3004 TBTL Live At Sea!

October 7th, 2019


Tens upon Tens of listeners join Luke, Andrew and Sean DeTore to wrap up the TBTL 3000 tour...on a dang boat!

#3003 The Portuguese Hat Woman

October 4th, 2019


Luke and Andrew make it back to Seattle and are preparing for tonight's live boat show! They discuss rats, giraffes, sidewalk drivers, and their beloved Seahawks.

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