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 #2317: WWW Dot This, WWW Dot That

February 15, 2017 · Duration: 1:14:13 · Play

Luke and Andrew find joy in an old viral video, then they discuss whether or not someone should take away Harrison Ford’s pilots license. Also, why Stephen Colbert is finally finding success on CBS, and whether Meatloaf really knows what he wouldn’t do for love.

Episode #2316: Bandages For More!

February 14, 2017 · Duration: 1:23:03 · Play

Luke tries to help Andrew “Heart of Stone” Walsh get through Valentines Day. They also discuss the retro cell phone craze and why Luke is getting a second phone. Also, the milk industry wants you to remind you that their product is “lacteal secretion” – accept no substitutes.

Episode #2315: Hot Take Time Machine

February 13, 2017 · Duration: 1:14:40 · Play

Andrew is back from Costa Rica, where he did his best not to fight with a racist in a hot tub. He and Luke discuss that, and whether or not Andrew’s driving teacher was trying to seduce him when he was 17. Plus, Adele stops mid-song at the Grammys, and Broadway has a toilet problem.

Episode #2314: Sh*t-Gibbons and Scientology

February 10, 2017 · Duration: 1:10:50 · Play

Camaro Kev from “Stack of Dimes” stops by to chat about Luke’s new favorite insult (which started out on a “Tragically Hip” newsgroup in the early 2000’s), Scientology, and what he would do if he was “Hunted”. Special Thanks today to Heather Schwampe of Seattle and Kevin Shafer of Florence CO for helping make today’s […]

Episode #2313: Don’t Fit “In”, Fit “Out” w/ Sean DeTore

February 9, 2017 · Duration: 1:01:35 · Play

TBTL Engineer Emeritus Sean DeTore swings by to talk auto repair, male dancing, and the use of flute in rap music backing tracks. Special Thanks to Travis and Chelsea Pemberton of Arlington TX, and Heather Ruud of Bothell WA. for making today’s show possible!  

Episode #2312: Questionable Errands

February 8, 2017 · Duration: 1:00:06 · Play

Luke takes to the very very frozen streets of Bellingham and almost crashes multiple times while sneaking into a Gym and visiting an IRS office right out of a movie. Special thanks to Elizabeth Voigt of Nashville TN, and Mel Woodard of Seattle WA. for making today’s show possible!  

Episode #2311: Non-Newtonian Podcarting

February 7, 2017 · Duration: 1:23:15 · Play

Alex Falcone stops by to talk about his new book “Unwrap My Heart” (the story of a girl who falls in love with a mummy) and also the Amazing World of Frogs, plus, why Sean Spicer’s “Venmo” account is troubling. Special thanks to John Stedman of San Diego CA & Elizabeth VanStee of Clawson MI for […]

Episode #2310: Snowbound For Glory

February 6, 2017 · Duration: 1:29:23 · Play

Andrew heads to Costa Rica just ahead of an arctic storm, leaving Luke, Carey, Poddog and The Bay Kitty trapped in the snow. Cabin Fever sets in and talk turns to Luke’s Biological Father, why Carey doesn’t like being on the show, and if there are any more Little Burbanks in the future. Thanks to […]

Episode #2309: Costa Rica Will See You Now

February 3, 2017 · Duration: 1:11:13 · Play

Luke and Andrew say goodbye before Andrew heads off to a vacation resort that he’s 99% sure isn’t a swingers’ club. They also discuss why they don’t like action scenes in movies, unless the movies are Die Hard, Star Wars or Mad Max. Plus, why some hotel thermostats purposely don’t work. And, Music For Your Weekend!

Episode #2308: Party In The Front, Party In The Back

February 2, 2017 · Duration: 1:27:14 · Play

Luke joins the show from Chicago, after jumping through hoops to make his first-class flight out of Seattle. He and Andrew talk about that adventure. They also talk about Super Bowl commercials, criminal exploits in movie theaters, and whether they should change the name of the show.

Episode #2307: A Burbankster Sometimes Pays His Debts

February 1, 2017 · Duration: 1:11:07 · Play

Luke joins Andrew in Wallingford to discuss convenience stores, Yelp reviews, and why Luke almost had to save a man’s life at a Shoreline casino last night. Also, a man is arrested for running around the Microsoft campus naked.

Episode #2306: Simmer Down, Stu

January 31, 2017 · Duration: 1:10:07 · Play

Stu “The StuBot” Neuman joins the show on his final day at American Public Media. He has only one request as a parting gift, but can Luke and Andrew deliver? Plus, why kids don’t ride bikes anymore and why Luke’s not afraid of bobcats anymore. Oh, and there’s egg talk. Lots of egg talk.

Episode #2305: Frankenstein’s Zucchini

January 30, 2017 · Duration: 1:22:37 · Play

Luke joins the show from just outside a hot tub in Florida. He and Andrew address Tweets from listeners. Topics include power zoodling, stolen sports teams, and why Friday’s episode made people squirm.

Episode #2304: Ira Glass: Friend or Acquaintance?

January 27, 2017 · Duration: 1:07:25 · Play

Ira Glass joins the show to answer the age old question: Does he remember who we are? He also talks about producing This American Life during the Trump era and what he’s feeding his dog these days.

Episode #2303: Vaper Of The Woods

January 26, 2017 · Duration: 1:00:48 · Play

Luke joins Andrew at the offices of Walsh, Walsh and Doormat to discuss his evening of blasting Binaca and how it’s like vaping. They also obsess over Michael Dukakis’ obsession with turkey carcasses.

Episode #2301: He Who Smelt It Melted It

January 24, 2017 · Duration: 1:14:14 · Play

Luke and Andrew discuss their complicated relationships with soda pop. Plus, Andrew has a new, surprising hobby. And they try to solve a listener’s “A-Ha” problem.

Episode #2300: Hashtag Squad Bowls

January 23, 2017 · Duration: 1:30:54 · Play

Luke and Andrew discuss cooking shows, Netflix’s mysterious new TV series, and the White House press secretary’s war on Dippin’ Dots.

Episode #2299: Throwing Quaid

January 20, 2017 · Duration: 1:10:54 · Play

Luke and Carey hop in the car and head north to Canada to escape today’s inauguration news. Andrew joins them from Wallingford, where he tries to talk them through border security.

Episode #2298: Probably, Dude

January 19, 2017 · Duration: 1:03:09 · Play

Luke and Andrew discuss their plans for inauguration day. One plan involves border security. The other involves eggnog. Plus, “fix-it cafes” are popping-up around the country. And Japanese bidet manufacturers have decided to create a universal bidet language.

Episode #2297: A Little On Luke’s Nose

January 18, 2017 · Duration: 1:17:27 · Play

Luke has two very different experiences with two different laser doctors. Andrew is in love with the rain in Seattle. And John from Arkansas has an interesting encounter in a gas station parking lot.

Episode #2296: More Names, Mo Problems

January 17, 2017 · Duration: 1:28:20 · Play

Luke and Andrew discuss everything from a “robot” lawyer helping people get out of parking tickets, why Rob Schneider is more complicated than you think, and why Andrew is reliving the French Revolution.

Episode #2295: Billion Dollar Podcast

January 16, 2017 · Duration: 1:37:28 · Play

Luke wonders why so many babies have glasses these days. Andrew reaches office-supply nirvana. They discuss these important issues, as well as a comedy night for the history books that took place in NYC last week. And they say goodbye to the Seahawks with the final No Point Conversion of the season.

Episode #2293: The Norwegian Wack Pack

January 12, 2017 · Duration: 1:20:31 · Play

Luke is in Chicago, where his plan to take a photo with David S. Pumpkins has hit a snag. Andrew’s attempts to make Google+ a thing are going south. And we learn that Norway has celebrity radio listeners.