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 tonight pants. Hotline: (206) 414-8285


Episode #2264: That’s Not Adroit You’re Looking For

December 2, 2016 · Duration: 1:08:31 · Play

Luke and Andrew are in Chicago, where Andrew is having disconcerting dreams involving toilets, thunderstorms, and president-elects. He and Luke discuss an impetuous thief who has won their hearts and a legendary astronaut with great biceps.

Episode #2262: Aloha, Jabroha

November 30, 2016 · Duration: 1:30:50 · Play

NASA is looking for help to make it easier to poop in space. Britain’s new currency is angering vegans. And Luke and Andrew don’t know what to do with 19 cents.

Episode #2261: Football Biscuit Dot Net

November 29, 2016 · Duration: 1:20:15 · Play

Luke and Andrew discuss the evolution of Tom Shane’s jewelry ads and why he might be everyone’s new step-dad. Then they go down a Nintendo-inspired nostalgia hole and discuss the best-named wrestlers of the 1980s.

Episode #2260: Ice Ice Maybe

November 28, 2016 · Duration: 2:12:55 · Play

A publicity stunt involving dead fish under ice backfires in Japan. Luke is surprised. Plus, Andrew’s never-ending cold is not such a mystery, when you think about it. And, in No Point Conversion, the Seahawks lose and Andrew’s going to miss the Super Bowl this year.

Episode #2259: The Leftovers

November 25, 2016 · Duration: 41:25 · Play

Luke and Andrew prepare a giant plate of TBTL leftovers — topics that they were supposed to discuss on the show this year, but never got around to. In the spirit of Black Friday, things get dark very quickly.

Episode #2257: Not All Andrews Wear Boots

November 23, 2016 · Duration: 1:08:35 · Play

Luke and Andrew get ready for the Thanksgiving holiday and end up discussing grammar, bathroom habits, and whether it’s worth going to Costco for whipping cream.

Episode #2256: Dude, You’re Getting A Smoothie

November 22, 2016 · Duration: 1:20:29 · Play

Andrew tells his epic story of computer repair gone wrong. Luke is having a chewing gum-related crisis. They also discuss a lawsuit over sausage and their complicated feelings regarding unicycles.

Episode #2255: A Podcast You Can’t Refuse

November 21, 2016 · Duration: 1:28:05 · Play

A Canadian lawmaker made international news after using the “f-word” in parliament. But not the f-word you’re thinking of. Luke and Andrew discuss that, Luke’s plans to watch The Godfather, and the Seahawks’ win in No Point Conversion.

Episode #2254: Excuse Me While I Slip Into Something More Annoying

November 18, 2016 · Duration: 1:19:11 · Play

As Luke waits for a call from his doctor’s office, he and Andrew discuss his opinions on voting, and whether they’ve changed since the presidential election. Other topics include the science of fingernail biting, Luke’s hoop dreams, and Music for Your Weekend.

Episode #2253: The Russellization of Luke Burbank

November 17, 2016 · Duration: 1:15:32 · Play

Three days of a juice diet has had an unexpected affect on Luke. He and Andrew discuss their favorite political musical parodist, Bob Dylan’s Nobel-level reticence, and a high-level Instagram copycat (who is probably not a troll, even though Andrew hopes she is.)

Episode #2252: A Physical Breakdown Of Our Physical Breakdowns

November 16, 2016 · Duration: 1:07:40 · Play

Andrew has a cold. Luke just back from the doctor, a little worse for wear. And Olive had a tough time at the vet. They discuss these developments. They also discuss a new, sobering policy at a Canadian beer company and an infuriating new policy at United Airlines.

Episode #2251: Funny Juice

November 15, 2016 · Duration: 1:10:40 · Play

Luke joins Andrew at the offices of Walsh, Walsh and Doormat for a update on his juice diet and PodCat’s health. They also discuss one man’s air-horn-centered revenge plot and Blair Walsh’s career setback.

Episode #2249: The Salad Days Of Mewter-Head

November 11, 2016 · Duration: 1:19:24 · Play

Andrew “Michael Winslow” Walsh creates a new TBTL sound effect on the fly. He and Luke discuss their plans for TBTL under a Trump presidency. They also discuss one of the most charming stories ever related to a smash-and-grab. And they pay tribute to Leonard Cohen with Music For Your Weekend.

Episode #2248: A Very Specific Set Of Insecurities

November 10, 2016 · Duration: 1:19:15 · Play

Luke and Andrew try to move on from the election with lighter topics, like prison breaks and famous Albanians. We also get to hear an actual song from the secret Wu-Tang record that was never meant for our ears.

Episode #2245: Best of Times, Blerst of Times

November 7, 2016 · Duration: 42:13 · Play

Luke and Carey come home to an unwanted surprise at Burbank Springs, and we climb into the TBTL Time Machine to remember what the guys said the day Tronald Dump announced he wanted to be President. Also, did Chris Hayes’ faustian bargain re: The Cubs World Series Win cost America its future? Thanks to David […]

Episode #2244: Flat Beer and Fixer Uppers

November 4, 2016 · Duration: 1:14:15 · Play

Jen “Flash” Andrews stops by again to discuss Historic Beer, Lucky Champagne, and what it’s *really* like to live in a tiny house. Thanks to David Kruetz and Kate Nickel for making this episode of TBTL possible!   

Episode #2242: Plebs To The Cleve

November 2, 2016 · Duration: 1:26:41 · Play

A new documentary about cats leads Luke and Andrew to break down the actual costs of pet ownership, from hamsters to horses. No, literally, from hamsters to horses. Also, Andrew prepares for his trip to Cleveland, and Luke deals with a skin thingy.

Episode #2241: Gateway Rug

November 1, 2016 · Duration: 1:07:57 · Play

Luke and Andrew compare and contrast their Halloween evenings. (Andrew got everything he could hope for. Luke, not so much.) They also discuss a recently discovered hoax in the world of mixology.