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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 night pants. Hotline: (206) 414-8285.

Luke Burbank & Andrew Walsh


    • Jan 26, 2022 LATEST EPISODE
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    #3606 The Bird Is The Word

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2022 86:00

    Luke made a spontaneous gesture a few nights ago, and now he's a bit worried about the repercussions. Speaking of repercussions, Luke also stole Paris Hilton's NFT, and now he's waiting to see what happens. Meanwhile, Andrew remains a very good boy. 

    #3605 Shrimp And Save

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022 83:39

    Luke finally filled-out his 2022 calendar this morning and he is FEELING GOOD. Plus, a woman found out she actually won millions of dollars when she checked her spam folder. (Aren't we not supposed to click on those emails?) 

    #3604 Let's Go Rebrandin'

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022 98:13

    Andrew is auditioning new Tonight Pants, Luke learns The Truth about JNCO jeans, and the orange M&M guy is going to start tying his shoes already.

    #3603 Bad Tim-ing

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 99:34

    Luke and Andrew pay tribute to the late Louie Anderson and listen back to his greatest gambling story. Plus, the news anchor who showed little empathy when his colleague was hit by a car on live TV is trying to convince the world that he is a human with real feelings. Luke and Andrew travel back in TBTL history to find out if Luke displayed any empathy when Andrew was once injured on the job.

    #3602 Dick Clarks Ask The Darndest Things

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 79:16

    Luke and Andrew give Genevieve a call so she can describe the TERRIBLE movie trailer she saw this weekend (Sorry, Owen Wilson.) Plus, Luke is delighted by  a couple of pieces of audio he stumbled on recently, including sound of a reporter who got hit by a car live on TV. And Andrew comes up with a great new catch phrase…but then forgets it immediately :(

    #3601 The M Is For Micro, The S Is For Soft

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 100:53

    Luke has a big tattoo decision to make, and he's only got 3 hours to figure it out. Plus, Andrew's been watching some weird stuff with his new screen projector. And a listener has some powerful new intel on a theater promotional tool from 2003 that has loomed large in Andrew's relationship.

    #3600 You Can Say Everything Anymore!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 106:59

    Luke and Andrew have about 40 minutes worth of observations and questions about the “Comedy” section of Cameo. They also discuss the story of a couple vandals who ended up getting caught because they didn't tip a bartender. 

    #3599 Wrong Like Bull

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 92:58

    Luke and Andrew embarrass themselves by trying to answer the Jeopardy! questions that the show's current champion got wrong. They also finally find their niche in the vast world of podcasting.

    #3598 The Mundanity Of Hope

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 86:48

    Luke and Andrew discuss their aversions to sharing food, even if it's a “bass drum full of popcorn.” Plus, listener Tim shares his amazing tale of high school truancy and his road to eventual redemption. 

    #3597 A Double Negative Of Political Urinal Stickers

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 92:56

    Luke and Andrew hop on the Wordle craze that is taking the internet by storm. Plus, Andrew is getting plagued by spam phone calls and he doesn't know what to do about it.

    #3596 Don't Bring A Scalpel To A Sledgehammer Fight

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 99:42

    Luke is calling Day 3 of his at-home isolation “Home Alone 3”, a designation that Andrew has some issues with. They also discuss Steve Inskeep's NPR interview with Donald Trump, and they pay tribute to Cambodia's “Hero Rat” who recently passed away.

    #3595 Unproblematic Colonizing

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 88:49

    TBTL Friendo Chris Hayes (also known for his work on MSNBC and the Why Is This Happening podcast) joins Luke and Andrew to geek out about the new Beatles documentary, Get Back. Plus, an anonymous listener finds a odoriferous way to get people to wear their masks properly.

    #3594 Strong Brunswick Energy

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 87:55

    Luke gets some bummer news on his latest COVID test, but he's planning on making the most of his downtime this week. Plus, after Bob Saget passed away this weekend, it seems that everyone can agree on one thing: He really was a hell of a good guy. 

    #3593 If You CPAP, Say Pap

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 71:35

    Luke and Camaro Kev join the show from Las Vegas, where they plan on visiting the hottest Taco Bell nightclub in the world (once Kevin gets his CPAP working.) 

    #3592 The Woody Woodpecker Cinematic Universe

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 48:24

    Luke and Andrew overcome great technological adversity to produce today's episode of TBTL, in which they eventually discuss Luke's ill-advised homemade Neti pot and Andrew's misguided attempts to turn his studio into an Andy Warhol-like party room. 

    No Point Conversion: The Empire Strikes Back Of Football Seasons

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 60:50

    Luke and Andrew look to the future of their favorite football teams after very disappointing seasons by the Seahawks and Browns. Will either team start next year with their current quarterbacks? They hope so.

    #3591 Hug First, Ask Questions Later

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 81:38

    Luke and Andrew find themselves at opposite ends of a cultural divide in the ongoing “War On Oldies.” Plus, Luke learns about an ill-named mountain in Oregon that he thinks could, respectfully, use a rebranding.

    #3590 Mole Call

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 64:15

    Luke had to embark on an Ocean's Eleven-esque heist in order to get an audio recording into the proper hands yesterday. Plus, a concerned hockey fan may have saved a coach's life after spotting a dangerous looking mole from afar.

    #3589 Early Stage Dystopia

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 81:19

    Luke and Andrew kick-off the new year by opening up a bunch of holiday cards from the Tens of Listeners and taking a couple of phone calls from old friends. They also discuss Don't Look Up, the movie everyone seemed to be talking about over the winter break.

    #3588 Luke And Andrew And The Bottlecap Mystery!

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 39:20

    Luke and Andrew end the year as they began it…by not getting to any of the topics they promised to cover. But they DO solve a couple of mysteries, including one involving some Burbank Family Drama going back decades.

    #3588 Luke And Andrew And The Bottlecap Mystery!

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 39:20

    Luke and Andrew end the year as they began it…by not getting to any of the topics they promised to cover. But they DO solve a couple of mysteries, including one involving some Burbank Family Drama going back decades.

    #3587 We've All Made Some Mistakes In The Hat Department

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 43:36

    Some songs go “lalala”. Some songs go “nanana.” And that, my friends, is the basis of today's TBTL Winter Game!

    #3586 Have You Heard The Good News About Smeagol?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 37:21

    Can Luke and Andrew tell if a quote came from the bible, Shakespeare, or Lord of the Rings? We'll find out in today's installment of the TBTL Winter Games!

    #3585 United We Fall

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 36:16

    TBTL's most famous BriTEN, Paul, challenges Luke and Andrew with a quiz about English slang. They also discuss one of Luke's biggest crushes in pop music.

    #3584 Hoisted By Our Owen Petard

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 50:28

    Luke and Andrew debate the best (and worst) moments of vacations. They also spend a remarkable amount of time talking about sports posters from the 1980s. And they take an online quiz based on Owen Wilson's famous catch phrase: “Wow.” 

    #3583 Nobody Out-Comedy's The Luke

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 42:30

    Luke's encounter in a Chicago pizza shop sends Andrew on a Winter Games quest that he did not expect. Then they test their ability to recognize Christmas songs played backwards via a quiz created by Listener Aryn.

    #3582 Wes Is More

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 36:05

    We all know Luke loves his Wes Anderson films…but does he love them enough to pass listener Kelly's trivia quiz? Plus, Andrew reminisces about the time he was “hollered at” for bringing a drink down to a pool in Hawaii.

    #3581 Magna Cum Grody

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 41:46

    TBTL Friendo Jami in Mississippi challenges Luke and Andrew (and their poor stomachs) with a homemade quiz based on her grandma's friend's 1970s-era cookbook. 

    #3580 A Matchbox Made In Heaven

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 37:34

    Day two of the TBTL Winter Games has Luke and Andrew taking a long, hard look at their relationship as they play a version of the Newlywed Game. (Also, Andrew talks about his toy cars a lot, which is super cool.) 

    #3579 Close, But No Seagal

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 44:39

    Let the TBTL Winter Games begin! Luke and Andrew kick-off two weeks of special episodes with a quiz from listener Mike, who wants to test their knowledge of Steven Seagal film titles. They also kick around some theories about heaven.

    #3578 Dem Bits

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 81:27

    Luke and Andrew discuss the story of a huge tip at a restaurant in Arkansas that ends up causing much more trouble than it was worth. They also relive the glory days of comedian Kat Williams causing havoc up and down the West Coast.

    #3578 Dem Bits

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 81:27

    Luke and Andrew discuss the story of a huge tip at a restaurant in Arkansas that ends up causing much more trouble than it was worth. They also relive the glory days of comedian Kat Williams causing havoc up and down the West Coast.

    #3577 Blorn To Blurs

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 90:51

    Luke had a scare at the airport yesterday, while Andrew was having the time of his life in Seattle. Also, Andrew maaaayyy have accidentally bought his girlfriend drug paraphernalia for Christmas?

    #3576 Somewhere Between Humiliation And Triumph

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 86:35

    Luke survived his icy water plunge this morning…at least long enough to tell us what happened. Plus, Jen “Flash” Andrews swings by the studio to talk about her adventures in foster parenting and why reboots like Sex AND The City are irresistible…but also probably a bad idea.

    #3576 Somewhere Between Humiliation And Triumph

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 86:35

    Luke survived his icy water plunge this morning…at least long enough to tell us what happened. Plus, Jen “Flash” Andrews swings by the studio to talk about her adventures in foster parenting and why reboots like Sex AND The City are irresistible…but also probably a bad idea.

    #3575 Ain't No Laws When Your Hands Are Icy Claws

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 84:02

    Luke is one day away from his arctic swim in the San Francisco Bay, and he is petrified. Plus, can Peloton sue Sex AND The City over the use of their product in the TV show? Andrew is skeptical of the whole thing.

    #3574 Scent Of A Pacino

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 94:33

    Luke saw some amazing art in Chicago this weekend….and he also saw some very not amazing art. Plus, a New Yorker profile of Succession actor Jeremy Strong has his colleagues jumping to his defense.

    #3573 The Vax Of Life

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 86:50

    Andrew almost cried when he went to get a booster shot yesterday, but not for the reason you think. Plus, authorities are cracking down on cosmetic enhancements at the world's foremost camel beauty pageant.

    #3572 This Is Zit

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 71:00

    Andrew is excited to get his booster shot today, but isn't sure if he should believe the warnings that it will knock him out tomorrow. Plus, Luke is in Chicago, at the scene of a very favorite TBTL moment in history.

    #3572 This Is Zit

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 71:00

    Andrew is excited to get his booster shot today, but isn't sure if he should believe the warnings that it will knock him out tomorrow. Plus, Luke is in Chicago, at the scene of a very favorite TBTL moment in history.

    #3571 Fay It Ain't Go

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 90:54

    Luke, Andrew, and Genevieve join forces once again for another TBTL + After These Messages Power Podcast. They delight in some new commercials from JB Smoove and try to sort out a baffling pitch from their beloved Kristen Bell.

    #3570 Instant Gobble's Gonna Get You

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 90:40

    Luke and Andrew learn (with the help of the Washington Post) just how much havoc the Amazon Echo is wreaking for people named Alexa. Plus, Luke has some hot takes on the employer who laid off 900 workers after getting a huge influx of cash. 

    No Point Conversion: Homer Run

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 38:31

    Luke and Andrew finally get to enjoy a fun Seahawks win, and they're now confident Seattle won't lose any more games this season because just shut up and let them have this.

    #3569 Critical Splenda Theory

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 71:45

    It's time for a rare TBTL After Dark! Luke swings by Andrew's studio after a very long day to discuss an experience that may have changed who he fundamentally is as a person. Or not. Then Genevieve pops-in to help taste-test some Joe-Joe's cookies and various kinds of milk.

    Definitely Not A TBTL!

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 20:03

    Today's real episode of TBTL will be recorded and published later tonight. In the meantime, Andrew checks-in to explain what's going on and to share some emails and vmails from the Tens!

    Definitely Not A TBTL!

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 20:03

    Today's real episode of TBTL will be recorded and published later tonight. In the meantime, Andrew checks-in to explain what's going on and to share some emails and vmails from the Tens!

    #3568 My Brother-In-Law From Another Mother-In-Law

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 89:58

    Luke and Andrew make plans to open up their own coffee shop…with a twist. Plus, listeners (many of them!) explain why it's better to back a pickup truck into a parking space instead of driving straight in, making Andrew rethink his own parking practices.  (Today's intro tape via friday.beers.tv on TikTok.)

    #3568 My Brother-In-Law From Another Mother-In-Law

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 89:58

    Luke and Andrew make plans to open up their own coffee shop…with a twist. Plus, listeners (many of them!) explain why it's better to back a pickup truck into a parking space instead of driving straight in, making Andrew rethink his own parking practices.  (Today's intro tape via friday.beers.tv on TikTok.)

    #3567 Possible Power Pleats

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 76:21

    Luke and Andrew discuss The Flaming Lips while listening to Bush, because no one else will. They also discuss JAGs, LAX, Rob Gonkrowski's acting career, Spotify's year-end wraps, and their own bravery as podcast hosts.

    #3566 Silver Supoons

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 78:08

    Luke needs Andrew's advice on how to deal with two neighbor-related dilemmas, and Andrew's the exact wrong guy to ask. Plus, TBTL's #1 Brit-TEN weighs in on the story about a group of travelers who got stuck in a pub for three days with an Oasis cover band.

    No Point Conversion: The Best Offense Is Having An Offense

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 23:03

    Luke and Andrew bemoan a couple of highly predictable and highly avoidable losses by their favorite football teams :( 

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