Episode #2368: 10 Rules For Dating My Cheese

April 27, 2017 · Duration: 1:28:08 · Play

Luke has important developments to share in the lives of his PodPets. Andrew decides to give an impromptu audio editing lesson on the show. And Luke wonders if Andrew is a super-taster, and not just a super-baby, when it comes to food choices.


Episode #2367: We’re Still Doing A Song Of The Summer Contest. Promise.

April 26, 2017 · Duration: 1:29:26 · Play

Scammers got a hold of Luke’s bank card number, and he spent the morning watching them make purchases with it. He and Andrew also address some listener concerns about TBTL summer plans. And some lucky folks in Phoenix are getting their first taste of self-driving cars.


Episode #2366: Super Mario Three: Revenge Of The Mar!

April 25, 2017 · Duration: 1:30:17 · Play

Luke and Andrew play an audio-drop guessing game that leads to an exploration of the saddest movie of all time (in Andrew’s estimation.) Plus, two researchers are compiling data on UFO sightings, including apparent fireballs in the sky. And professional golf rules are changing after a golfer unfairly lost a hundred thousand dollars.


Episode #TTFA Mini-Season Ep 6: 19 Hours Ago

· Duration: 40:54 · Play

Grief is always fresh for someone, somewhere. Right now, someone is losing a friend. A partner. A parent. And they are entering a new role, a new relationship to their loved one, and to the world. Holly felt that grief. And she came in to share it with us. Fresh and undiluted. Just hours into […]


Episode #2365: Scammy Go Likely

April 24, 2017 · Duration: 1:43:59 · Play

Andrew has a mini-meltdown at a fancy fundraiser. Luke spends 12 hours at an unusual underground poker game. And a 12-year old drives 800 miles across dangerous, Australian terrain.


Episode #PLACEBO: Therapeutic Ukuleles, Therapeutic Penguins, Therapeutic Yarn

· Duration: 18:33 · Play

We asked listeners for the strangest ways they’ve tried to treat their depression that actually worked. And boy, did they ever come through. We hear musical solutions, efforts to enumerate animals, and some clandestine harmless vandalism on the streets of Ottawa.


Episode #2364: Pantyhose Are Magic

April 21, 2017 · Duration: 1:31:56 · Play

Public radio’s Barbara Bogaev joins the show to talk about life hacks, lock picking, and how she ended up on a terrorist watch list. Plus, a new TBTL jingle and Music For Your Weekend!


Episode #2363: Closer, But Less Classy

April 20, 2017 · Duration: 1:22:29 · Play

Luke and Andrew delve into the strange, 1990’s world of ill-considered musical collaborations, and they imagine Cypress Hill’s writing process. Plus, a man claims a Scottish territory as his own, and the New York Times introduces us to California’s “Night Surfers” (whom, we believe, deserve a quiet night.)


Episode #2362: Business End Of The Ham

April 19, 2017 · Duration: 1:19:36 · Play

The Earth just survived a close encounter with an asteroid, thanks in part to a NASA’s “planetary defense officer.” Meanwhile, Tom Brady skips his scheduled appearance at the White House. And Luke explains why asking a girl on a date is better if she has no idea who you are or that you live across the street from her.


Episode #2361: Apollonia Of Nothing

April 18, 2017 · Duration: 1:22:31 · Play

Luke and Andrew discuss how they would spend their time in prison if they were ever thrown in the clink. Plus, another fast food chain is jumping on the Google bandwagon without Google’s help. And we finally get to the bottom of the Burro Rey mystery.


Episode #2360: Forever In Blue Jeans

April 17, 2017 · Duration: 1:54:21 · Play

Luke and Andrew research the proper care of jeans and whether or not you have to wash them after wearing them for months on end, even if your wife asks you to. Plus, we look at the real cost of imaginary New York apartments as presented in your favorite TV shows. And Shia LaBeouf is making art again. Can he save it from the trolls?


Episode #TTFA Mini-Season Ep 5: To Michael

· Duration: 19:24 · Play

When someone dies, you’re supposed to say something. Someone is supposed to say something. Someone is supposed to summarize this person, prove that they existed, that they mattered. But what do you say when a complicated person dies after a complicated life?


Episode #2359: Escape From Alabama Hill

April 14, 2017 · Duration: 1:08:24 · Play

Luke joins Andrew in the studios of Walsh, Walsh and Doormat to tell a scary story involving one Rudy Burbank. Plus, TV pranksters are getting sued by the TV stations that invited them on their shows. And this week’s Music For Your Weekend is off…the…hook.


Episode #2358: Wrongfire Of The Vanities

April 13, 2017 · Duration: 1:18:53 · Play

Andrew and his computerized genie friend put Luke to the test in a celebrity guessing game. Plus, Google strikes back against Burger King’s attempt to hijack people’s Home devices. And we learn some dazzling details about Grace Slick, Cher, and Sheena Easton.


Episode #2357: That Jazz Is Really Jazzin’!

April 12, 2017 · Duration: 1:22:46 · Play

A new Burger King (Burro Rey?) commercial purposely activates people’s Google devices. A newspaper is taking flack for reporting on the criminal past of the United Airlines victim. And a listener wants clarification on Luke and Andrew’s rules for cell phone etiquette.


Episode #2356: The Mustard That Broke The Quarter Pounder’s Back

April 11, 2017 · Duration: 1:19:10 · Play

Luke and Andrew discuss the second lives of toilets (or “terlets”, as Luke calls them), and the top three factors that could get you kicked off an airplane if it’s overbooked. Plus, more shame-eating confessions on the ol’ voicemail line (206-414-8285).


Episode #2355: Never Cry On Your Own Shoulders

April 10, 2017 · Duration: 1:28:06 · Play

Luke and Andrew discuss a man who tried to dine-and-dash by jumping into the sea and whether it’s fair to call him an “aspiring rapper.” Plus, an airplane passenger finds out what happens when the airline wants him to give his seat back to them.


Episode #TTFA Mini-Season Ep 4: Is It OK?

· Duration: 21:21 · Play

Alysha-Aubrey sent us a story about both her parents falling seriously ill at the same time, and the toll it took on her as a teenager. And she ended her story with a question about whether or not it’s OK that she doesn’t feel OK. Even though her family has recovered from trauma and is doing OK. […]


Episode #PLACEBO: The Return of Peter Sagal

· Duration: 11:38 · Play

Peter Sagal, host of NPR’s Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me! was our guest on the very first episode of our podcast. He used the occasion to break a long silence and tell the world that he’s struggled with depression, the first time he had told anyone other than a doctor. On this placebo episode, we check […]


Episode #2354: Gronking Through The Streets

April 7, 2017 · Duration: 1:05:58 · Play

Luke tries a nasty-sounding coffee experiment in his hotel room in Portland. Andrew tries to guess how many Big Macs are in his body parts. And a listener finds a way to make the guys sound even more drunk. Plus, Music For Your Weekend!


Episode #2353: A Man For Dockers

April 6, 2017 · Duration: 1:24:03 · Play

Luke and Andrew discuss their brief unpleasantness during yesterday’s podcast. Plus, a reasonable explanation of why Shia Labeouf’s new movie has only sold a few tickets. And when internet trolls take on Shia’s anti-Trump art project, they get very, very crafty.


Episode #2352: The Search For Lukle’s Gold

April 5, 2017 · Duration: 1:20:06 · Play

Rudy “The Pod Dog” Burbank has become a therapy pup while Carey is under the weather, so Luke and Andrew discuss when it’s acceptable to let dogs share the couch with humans. Plus, Kendall Jenner’s Pepsi ad created a foreseeable backlash online. Luke and Andrew debate whether the backlash was appropriate.


Episode #2351: Speaking Of Speaking Of Beans

April 4, 2017 · Duration: 1:27:47 · Play

Luke spent hours today trying to make a low-carb hot dog bun. Andrew thinks Luke might have mice inside his computer. They discuss these issues and a report claiming it’s best to stand still on escalators.


Episode #2350: Speaking Of Beans

April 3, 2017 · Duration: 1:58:32 · Play

Luke and Andrew were both looking forward to Mariner’s opening day…until Andrew made a big mistake. Plus, two reporters have two very different takes on some Tyrannosaurus Rex news. And we get a behind-the-scenes perspective from a Starbucks barista who loves her job, but hates making Frappuccinos.


Episode #2349: Any Pork In A Storm

March 31, 2017 · Duration: 1:14:26 · Play

Luke and Andrew learn that they got out of Arizona just in time before a plague of biblical proportions descended on Peoria. Also, Luke disagrees with McDonald’s decision to start using fresh beef, and Bob Dylan says he’ll accept his Nobel Prize. Plus, Music For Your Weekend!