Luke is straight-up zombified after a very day travels involving many cities and a malfunctioning Johnny Cab driver. He and Andrew discuss an uncomfortable interview with Tim Allen, a new study that says people like to talk to strangers, and an explanation of why Australia has so many flies. (Here’s a hint: It has to do with dung.)
NW Nerd’s Nick Jarin and Dyer Oxley swing by the studios of Walsh, Walsh and Doormat to promote a live event that Andrew swore he wouldn’t promote on TBTL. Plus, Genevieve offers details on her latest projects involving lucid dreaming and creepin’ on birds.
Luke joins the show from downtown Cleveland, and Andrew’s pretty psyched about that. They also cover the Top Stories of the day, including a Burger King selling regular hamburgers advertised as “meatless”, the FCC cracking down on robo-calls, and the passing of Bushwick Bill, may he rest in peace, whether it’s Halloween or not.
NASA is going to start letting tourists sleep on the space station for what seems to be a reasonable amount of money, relatively speaking. Luke and Andrew discuss that, as well as a story about a woman who thought she had a brain tumor, but it turned out to be something…grosser. Plus, it’s a Friday, so we have Music For Your Weekend and a bonus debate about Oreo cookies.
New York City has decided to crack down on scofflaw ice cream trucks, and it’s creating quite the scene. Plus, Amazon is inviting Seattlites to visit it’s stinky, stinky flower, Luke turned down a TV offer, and Andrew had a dream about kangaroos.
Andrew’s sleep schedule is all off, and it may have to do with the way he’s cleaning his ears. Plus, Luke has a new favorite Australian-American-Italian singer that he wants to tell you about.
Luke and Andrew are back from their Great Australian Adventure and ready to tackle today’s Top Stories involving Jeopardy!, Leon Redbone, and the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Oh, and Andrew’s favorite radio show on KIXI Radio.
After months and months of dreaming and days and days of driving, Luke and Andrew finally make it through the Outback and find themselves at the Pink Panther Pub and Hotel in Larrimah, Australia. They’re here to find out if the town’s 12 residents are interested in watching two guys do a podcast.
Luke and Andrew are dazed, dazzled, and durpy as they roll into Tennant Creek, Australia, where they meet the Outback’s #1 Madonna fan and Andrew is gifted some free meats. They also discover a piece of turtle-related clipart that may have changed them forever.
Luke and Andrew make it to Alice Springs and hit an emotional and mental wall. They bust through it though, and come out the other side as better friends. Also, they get free jars of water from a funky coffee shop, which is fun.
Luke and Andrew check-in from Coober Pedy, Australia, “The Opal Capital of the World,” where they record the show next to a dang spaceship! They discuss the all the news that’s fit to print in the Coober Pedy Regional Times, and why Luke should stop trying to prank other hotel guests.
Luke and Andrew make it to Port Augusta, SA, and find a local newspaper column about cemeteries oddly fascinating. Plus, Luke learns that gas station Veggie Pastys are not great, but spaghetti-flavored potato chips are delicious.
Luke and Andrew kick off their Australian Adventure in the shadow of Larry the Lobster, and they end up discussing selfie-sticks, Luke’s new favorite Australian TV Host, non-alcoholic pub ordering strategies, and early morning pizza cravings.
Luke and Andrew are all packed and ready to leave on their Australian Adventure. Meanwhile their friend & colleague P-Fletch stops by to give them a ride to the airport and help kick off TBTL-a-Thon 10!
Luke and Andrew are slightly freaking out on the eve of their great Australian adventure. Plus, Luke has a mouse in his house, and it just might be one of the Wet Bandits. And speaking of bandits, there’s a super villain on the loose in New York’s subway system.
Luke tries to persuade Andrew to take part in one of Australia’s grossest traditions, but Andrew…well, he’s Andrew. They also find themselves at the intersection of two of TBTL’s most lauded topics: Dreams and bathroom talk.
Luke and Andrew discover a kink in their plan to podcast live from the very remote town of Larrimah, Australia. But they also discover a beautiful solution. Plus, Luke is caught in a real “hot mic” situation, and Patagonia takes a stand with its “power vests.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.