Luke, Camero Kev, and their friend Newman join the show from a moving Kia Optima on their way to the lake for a boys weekend. Andrew is back in Wallingford, pretending it’s okay that he wasn’t invited. They discuss the haircut Luke gave himself last night and the gross truth about chlorinated swimming pools.
Things get a little gross on this episode as Luke discusses his unpleasant physical reaction to cotton balls, Andrew imagines jumping into a vat of mustard, and a listener shares a kombucha story that you won’t soon forget.
Luke and Andrew discuss the cool new film “The Disaster Artist”, which is based on the terrible old film “The Room”. Plus, the votes are in for the next round of Song of The Summer. And! The return of A Song of Ice and Spoilers, in which the guys forget character names and try to figure out the best way to get The Mountain to synergistically lean-in to really nail his latest Thrive Report.
Luke is overjoyed to be back in Bellingham, but Andrew has some serious questions about their puppet-related text exchange over the weekend. Speaking of puppets, the voice of Kermit The Frog has been fired, and he is not taking it well.
Andrew explains why he got kicked out of the kids section at the library. Luke has a new Game of Thrones fan theory involving a college basketball coach. And the NFL isn’t buying the “kombucha defense”.
Luke is in Chicago, where he’s eating other peoples’ octopus dinners, running into baseball MVPs, and starting a war on children. He and Andrew also discuss a man who was reportedly trapped inside an ATM. And, of course, Music For Your Weekend!
Luke and Andrew finally discuss the story of a woman’s controversial interaction with a naked child in a vegan restaurant. The story has a name, but I refuse to type it here.
Luke joins Andrew at Walsh, Walsh and Doormat to discuss a man’s narrow escape from angry bears, why Michael Phelps probably won’t *really* race a shark, and a correction to the exciting (but false) news we reported about Amelia Earhart.
Luke and Andrew listen to your Song of the Summer nominations and pick the top 16 songs that will compete for TOP HONORS (and no actual prizes.)
Luke and Andrew announce plans for the 2017 TBTL Summer Picnic! Plus, Andrew has an identity crisis as he says goodbye to his old car, and Luke deals with the fact that his dog tried to drown him.
Luke tells a story he is extremely embarrassed about, but Andrew refuses to edit it out of the show. Plus, Andrew gets a new catch phrase, a criminal defies all odds with a prison break, only to get caught ordering a pizza, and we hear another Song of the Summer nominee in Music For Your Weekend!
Luke had an opportunity to help a neighbor this morning, but he passed it up. He’s not feeling super great about that, and Andrew isn’t helping. Plus, an old photo from 1937 might prove that Amelia Earhart survived her plane crash. And we learn about about our nation’s great capitals – from the Frog Jump Capital of Ohio to the Barbed Wire Capital of the World.
Luke is not ready for the holiday weekend to end, so he broadcasts today’s show from the pool at Burbank Springs. Andrew, meanwhile, is dry and indoors at his Wallingford studio, where he’s upset over the way he treated a listener recently.
Luke and Andrew try to retroactively fix yesterday’s show with their patented Post-Spoof Technology. They also get trapped in a complicated web of time and space in which baseball games get very randy, apparently.
Luke finally meets his long lost relatives in Philadelphia and learns something new about himself. Andrew has a hot dog story to end all hot dog stories (we hope). And a photographer explains how he was able to capture a lovely photo of Governor Chris Christie and his family enjoying a holiday at the beach.
Luke witnesses some Skyjinx first hand and almost Skyjinxes himself. Andrew may be ready for the Shark Tank stage. And people SERIOUSLY need to stop bungee jumping. Plus, another Song of the Summer nominee is debuted in Music For Your Weekend!
Luke checks in from Philadelphia, the land of cheese-steaks, community pools, and sometimes-depressing shoe stores. Fortunately, his mom, Susie, is an expert on all of those things, so the guys call her up. Plus, was Andrew at the center of a major conspiracy involving unicorns, waterfalls, and The Children of Ohio as a kid?
Luke needs help being a “fictional dude.” Andrew remembers the time someone tried to force him to quit TBTL. An IKEA bowl accidentally sets grapes on fire. And TBTL offers an examination of “rheumy” vs “rummy.”
Luke and Andrew get a visit from a large talking bunny, and for once, it’s not an alcohol-induced hallucination. Plus, Luke is anxious about an upcoming BBQ with relatives he’s never met, and Andrew has some Hot Takes on Sensible Toy Crossbow Ownership.
Luke spends the weekend eating honeycombs and sleep medication. Andrew tries to grill his anxieties away at a BBQ. An airline pilot tells his passengers to start praying when they run into trouble. And a listener has a run-in with a ghost, maybe.
A severed toe is returned in the Yukon. A rich guy is creating a dangerous game. Luke’s got bad allergies. And Andrew has a list of local pollen counts.
A Yale administrator is fired over things she wrote on Yelp, which makes Andrew take another look at his submissions to the site. Plus, a documentary has Luke looking back on his family’s Amway-selling days. And a listener sends in an email that…you know what? Let’s just not talk about that.
Luke and Carey head over to the law offices of Walsh, Walsh and Doormat to share ghost stories and discuss a terrifying bug that makes people allergic to red meat. Also, Luke has a new audio drop that he insists on using, no matter how many times Andrew threatens to quit the show.
Luke dazzles us with some details about the creation of Spinal Tap and why the brilliant people behind the film only earned tens of dollars. Plus, what exactly does the TBTL Handbook say about swearing and music on this podcast? And a listener has a pest problem that’s really more of a relationship issue.
This show has it all: A TBTL Summer announcement, breaking news about our Senior Bidet Correspondent, a mystery solved by a listener, one of Luke’s predictions coming true, and a Cleveland Browns-related tangent. (Sorry about that last one.)