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 #2343: Mucho Further Northo

March 23, 2017 · Duration: 1:37:10 · Play

Luke overheard a *very* intriguing conversation yesterday involving secret, sexy goings on at a popular chain restaurant. He and Andrew discuss that, as well as one TV producer’s fight against binge watching. Also: Your rice might be killing you. Story at 11.

Episode ##2342: Everything Is Coming Up Mulaney

March 22, 2017 · Duration: 2:08:15 · Play

Andrew’s idea for a Mr. Rogers biopic almost becomes a disaster until Luke saves it. Luke gets a special package in the mail. Andrew is obsessed with a new TV show. And Cheerios makes a mistake in trying to save the bees. Plus, a special Spring edition of No Point Conversion!

Episode #2340: McLow Hanging Fruit

March 20, 2017 · Duration: 1:09:14 · Play

Luke and Andrew discover an old planning sheet from the news/talk radio show they worked on in 2011. They also discuss a creepy device used in China to prevent toilet paper theft. And they receive their first “fake” phone call from a listener.

Episode #2339: Joke Exploder

March 17, 2017 · Duration: 1:13:36 · Play

Luke has been experimenting with some ASMR recordings. Andrew has been laughing at jokes he doesn’t understand. And they’ve both been listening to the somewhat questionable podcast about Richard Simmons. They discuss these things and offer some Music For Your Weekend!

Episode #2338: Deadening Deets

March 16, 2017 · Duration: 55:31 · Play

Luke and Andrew have differing views on an anti-Trump tweet posted on McDonald’s corporate timeline. And it turns out they have something very important in common with Julian Assange.

Episode #2337: A Legal Eagle

March 15, 2017 · Duration: 1:20:35 · Play

Andrew doubles down on his latest pop culture theory, even though he’s not getting any support. He and Luke discuss Rachel Maddow’s Tweet Heard ‘Round The Liberal World and a recent follow-up interview with the “BBC Dad.”

Episode #2336: Is, That, All, For, You?

March 14, 2017 · Duration: 1:23:23 · Play

Andrew finally confronts Luke about an element of the show that’s been bothering him. Also, a headline about the Goodyear blimp leads to a conversation about Cialis commercials, and a story about wine budgets leads to a conversation about Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

Episode #2334: Reverse Big Chill Nightmare

March 10, 2017 · Duration: 1:06:53 · Play

When people have problems, they turn to TBTL. In today’s O.P.P. (“Other People’s Problems”) segment, Luke and Andrew tackle vacation divorce disasters and found-money frustrations. Plus, Music For Your Weekend!

Episode #2333: It’s Too Dangerous Not To Be Touching

March 9, 2017 · Duration: 1:29:33 · Play

Luke and Andrew break the world record for inside jokes about public radio legal IDs and mix-minus problems. They also discuss Disney’s new batch of live-action adaptions like Beauty and the Beast. And they travel back to 2009 to relive the final radio broadcast of TBTL.

Episode #2332: Skippy’s Birthday Junglereum Spectacular

March 8, 2017 · Duration: 1:16:28 · Play

Luke is dealing with a new piece of cat furniture in his home. Plus, some movie theaters are building play areas for kids — right in the auditorium where the films are shown. Also, either Andrew is going insane, or Luke is gaslighting him with audio drops.

Episode #2330: I’m Mad As Hell, And I’m Still Taking It!

March 6, 2017 · Duration: 1:35:54 · Play

Luke spent the weekend wrestling with computer passwords, while Andrew probably got scammed by his cellphone company. In other words, they are officially middle-aged grumps. They also discuss a fascinating legal case involving Snuggies and international trade law. And they pit Jimmy Buffett against Harley-Davidson, for some reason.

Episode #2329: Tiesto Drops You

March 3, 2017 · Duration: 1:14:40 · Play

Luke explains why his dog owns diapers that she never uses. Andrew is having an emotional breakdown over a broken cell phone. And, of course, there’s Music For Your Weekend!

Episode #2328: Sarlacc’s Cantina

March 2, 2017 · Duration: 1:31:08 · Play

Luke joins Andrew at the studios of Walsh, Walsh and Doormat to discuss Luke’s appearance on a local morning TV show. Plus, Andrew somehow becomes Luke’s imaginary publicist, and they discuss the science behind cat tongues. It’s fascinating stuff.

Episode #2326: Extremely Medium

February 28, 2017 · Duration: 1:09:22 · Play

Donald Trump’s preferred way of eating steak has everyone hopping mad. Luke and Andrew discuss the extremely personal world of condiment politics. Plus, Luke is obsessed with some new TV shows, podcasts, and documentaries that he wants you to watch. And Andrew’s new idea for improving the show is a bust.

Episode #2325: Pulling A Beatty

February 27, 2017 · Duration: 1:20:39 · Play

Andrew learned a dirty little secret about a regional chain restaurant on Saturday. Meanwhile, Luke and Carey spent their weekend writing, producing and performing in Trump-related comedy sketches. Plus, the biggest mistake ever to occur on an Oscar stage made for some great Academy Awards entertainment. And Andrew gets rejected by Twitter.

Episode #2324: A Burbank On The Wing

February 24, 2017 · Duration: 1:08:10 · Play

Luke and Andrew are gearing up for the weekend. Luke’s involves soup and hosting a fancy event. Andrew’s involves a chain restaurant in Tukwila. They also discuss the new, stark reality of “economy” airline flights and why it’s okay to sit by the airplane bathroom. Plus, Music For Your Weekend!

Episode #2323: Outsider Sandwich Artist

February 23, 2017 · Duration: 1:18:30 · Play

Luke joins the show from Portland, as he prepares for an evening of high-pressure live radio. Andrew is (per)fuming mad at the LAX redesign. They discuss these issues, plus an update on the bizarre Kim Jong-nam assassination and a story about a cheating marathon runner who was foiled by her own fitness tracker.

Episode #2322: Too Many Dads

February 22, 2017 · Duration: 1:24:05 · Play

Luke and Andrew discuss the fine line between being friendly and being overly-friendly, especially when it comes to dealing with cashiers and waitresses. Plus, a stolen super bowl jersey leads to a confession from Luke, and a failed experiment by Henry Ford gets Andrew riled up.

Episode #2321: Droopy McCool

February 21, 2017 · Duration: 1:12:44 · Play

Luke realizes he is addicted to internet shopping. Andrew has a belabored theory about this. Plus, a soccer betting scandal in the U.K. involves a goalie eating pie. And is it okay to brush your teeth in a public restroom?

Episode #2320: Snapchat. What Up With That?

February 20, 2017 · Duration: 1:39:49 · Play

Andrew asks Luke if his friends did the right thing after finding a bunch of money under a pool table this weekend. Plus, Snapchat glasses are going to be available online soon, and Luke introduces a new segment called “HACK ATTACK!”, which will undoubtedly improve your life in almost every way.

Episode #2319: I Jazzied That Jeff

February 17, 2017 · Duration: 1:23:49 · Play

Luke is stuck in Portland, where he bought Andrew a special gift. He lets Andrew ask 20 questions to guess what it is. They also discuss the unbelievable details of an international assassination and how Columbia University utterly destroyed the emotions of some 200 would-be students. Also, there’s a lot of Luke impersonating Michael McDonald.