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Too Beautiful to Live is a daily podcast from Luke Burbank and Andrew Walsh. It's about life, current events, pop culture, puttering, laser baldness helmets, and tonight pants.


A Song Of Ice And Spoilers: More Like Bran The Boring

May 20, 2019 · Duration: 1:23:10 · Play

Luke and Andrew bid farewell to Game of Thrones as they break down the good, the bad, and the Bran-ness of yesterday’s final episode. They also look back at the entire series and the wild journey it’s taken them on for almost a decade. 

Episode #2904: Don’t Stop Bewitching

· Duration: 1:28:54 · Play

Luke and Andrew set out to discuss the cultural significance of the Game of Thrones finale, but they mostly end up talking about Rush lead singer Geddy Lee and whether or not they intend to start watching “Ballers.” So you know, typical TBTL stuff.

Episode #2903: The Grumpy Was A Cat!

May 17, 2019 · Duration: 1:19:35 · Play

Luke and Andrew come up with a plan to meet-up with Australian listeners during their time down under. They also discuss the connection between the California Raisins and Batman, and they pay tribute to (and discuss the finances of) Grumpy Cat, who passed away this week. 

Episode #2902: There’s A Right Way To Clock

May 16, 2019 · Duration: 1:05:35 · Play

Luke and Andrew start off by tackling the big question of the day: Is “as per usual” a proper phrase or a bastardization of the English language? (Or is it just “very unique”?) Plus, a man gets kicked off an airplane for making an offhand remark about vodka. And Andrew accidentally admits to some shame eating.

Episode #2901: You Know I.T., Baby!

May 15, 2019 · Duration: 1:50:11 · Play

Luke and Andrew join the show hot off their company-mandated cyber security training, which they found to be very informative and a worthwhile use of their time. They also discuss the investigation into Navy pilots who drew a naughty doodle in the sky above Washington State. And Andrew tries to remember a song.

A Song Of Ice And Spoilers: Downtown Dany Targaryen

May 14, 2019 · Duration: 55:20 · Play

Maybe it’s all the dragon fire, or maybe it’s the 17.6 cups of coffee they both consumed this morning, but Luke and Andrew are very fired up about this penultimate – and very controversial – episode of Game of Thrones. They are also flattered that the showrunners decided to steal their idea of using more bells.

Episode #2900: All Kinds Of Quiet Trouble

· Duration: 1:08:18 · Play

Andrew is having trouble waking up in the morning, and he blames the new alarm sounds on his phone. Luke tries to help. Then this special 2900th episode goes off the rails as they discuss DIY braces, AndyMan Grills, a fascinating article about toxic masculinity, and the second-best film reviewer in Rancho Cucamonga.

Episode #2899: High Art Clowning

May 13, 2019 · Duration: 1:52:02 · Play

Luke gets into more trouble with his boat this weekend (not the boat that he crashed in the water, but the one he crashed on land last year.) But luckily, a good friend saved the day! He and Andrew take a break from discussing Australia’s most dangerous animals to reflect on one of it’s most dangerous (smelling) fruits, which caused an emergency evacuation at a University last week.

Episode #2898: Ken Jennings: The Kayfabe Is Strong

May 10, 2019 · Duration: 1:25:29 · Play

TBTL Friendo and All-Time Jeopardy! Champ Ken Jennings swings by the studio to talk about the latest challenger to his throne. He also talks to Luke and Andrew about the irreplaceable Alex Trebek and his uneasy relationship with the word “cloche”. 

Episode #2897: The Misadventures Of Carl Cruller

May 9, 2019 · Duration: 1:22:43 · Play

Digging deep into TBTL voicemails from a decade ago has Luke and Andrew feeling all kinds of ways. Plus, a fascinating Top Story from Andrew’s hometown leads to a confession about his criminal past.

Episode #2896: The Frenzy Continues! (Part 1)

May 8, 2019 · Duration: 1:01:16 · Play

Luke and Rudy find themselves in a stranger’s scary backyard while out on an evening stroll. Was it Bugs Meany’s house? MAYBE! Plus, listeners offer some Australia advice – in song!

Episode #2895: They Might Be Gigante

May 7, 2019 · Duration: 1:29:07 · Play

Luke and Andrew learn about yet another weird animal to watch out for in Australia, while also descending down a rabbit-hole of minor league baseball mascots. TRIGGER WARNING: if you like dancing, soccer or Hamilton, you might want to skip this episode. We hope the 3 of you who are left enjoy it. 

A Song Of Ice And Spoilers: Cersei Gonna Cers!

· Duration: 1:03:10 · Play

Luke and Andrew take a look at Episode Four through dragon-colored glasses. Andrew is very into the conflicting feelings about Daenerys Stormborn, and Luke is concerned with “the last mile problem” vis-a-vis castle storming.

Episode #2893: Watch Your Languid! With Hari Kondabolu

May 3, 2019 · Duration: 1:37:23 · Play

TBTL Friendo Hari Kondabolu joins the show to explain why he got yelled at by a pirate in a comedy club. Also, one of Andrew’s film heroes started following him on Twitter, and he and Luke discover a Gene Wilder sleeper hit (if “hit” means film that was roundly panned by everyone who watched it.) 

Episode #2891: Run The Cans

May 1, 2019 · Duration: 1:30:00 · Play

In a weird twist of fate, Luke is now having garbage pickup problems, so he and Andrew call the Bay City trash management company to demand some answers. Plus, we listen back to a very young Todd Barry on the phone with David Letterman, and Andrew discusses his complicated relationship with a shock-humor comedian of note. 

Episode #2890: Mine Graft

· Duration: 1:07:05 · Play

Andrew has some bad news about his weekly garbage pickup, but he says he’s going to be okay. He and Luke also talk about how the Monkees inspired one of Luke’s favorite Del The Funky Homosapien songs, and how getting fired 9 years ago might have saved Luke’s life. 

Episode #2889: Big Bite Energy

April 29, 2019 · Duration: 1:34:48 · Play

Australia is dropping poisonous sausages from airplanes to curb its feral cat problem. That checks a lot of TBTL boxes, story-wise. Plus, Luke is preparing for his dangerous jobs in the outback by getting chased by dogs in Texas. And Andrew saw Avengers: Endgame this weekend, but he’s not going to spoil ANYTHING. 

Episode #2887: Sweet Lovin’ Time For Big Flying Projectiles

April 25, 2019 · Duration: 1:24:34 · Play

Luke and Andrew share the details of their romantic date along the banks of the swollen Mississippi River last night. Plus, a local news station uses a lot of bad jokes to report on the dangerous turkey situation in St. Paul, validating Luke’s experiences and annoying Andrew with bad journalism.

Episode #2886: Tidy Little Tangents

April 24, 2019 · Duration: 1:19:40 · Play

Luke and Andrew reflect on their RAN HAM bowling party last night, the rising Mississippi River, their friend Jason Newman, and a person they wish was their friend — the singer Lizzo.