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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


    • Sep 17, 2021 LATEST EPISODE
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    • 1h 18m AVG DURATION
    • 761 EPISODES

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    #3513 Whiffs Of Winkler

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 76:32

    A surprise attendee at the trial of the year reminds Luke and Andrew of Lucille Bluth. Or maybe George Bluth? Or is he more like Steve Buscemi in 30 Rock? We'll figure it out. Plus, plant burglars are swiping valuable bonsai trees across the Twin Cities, and it's kind of heartbreaking

    #3512 The Brown Mile

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 87:02

    The people of Trinidad are not happy with Nicki Minaj's controversial claims about “her cousin's friend” who supposedly experienced unusually personal side-effects of the COVID vaccine shot. 

    #3511 Luke's Strong Grandpa Energy

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 75:49

    Luke and Andrew remember comedian Norm MacDonald, who died much too soon. And an anonymous listener describes how they were taken-in by the same exact printer/toner scam that we talked about last week.

    #3510 You've Got Newsletter

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 64:22

    Luke and Andrew call-up Kiki Lolo, who has a big personal announcement to make (and some RomComs to recommend.) Plus, Nicki Minaj riles the internet with an anti-vax tweet that is...dubious at best.

    No Point Conversion: Some Offense

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 47:31

    The Seahawks and the Browns both looked very good in their season openers yesterday. Sadly, only one of them won. It's okay, though. It's going to be okay. 

    #3509 Divide and Concur

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 79:47

    Luke spent the morning wrestling with some cockamamie app with a terrible name in order to attend a virtual conference. Speaking of meeting software, some people are developing “Zoom Dysmorphia” after seeing themselves on their own computer screens all day. Also, Andrew drops the ball on several jokes, not unlike Nick Chubb in yesterday's Browns game, which we WILL NOT talk about.

    #3508 Jeepers Creepers, Where Did You Get Those Facebook Peepers?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 84:28

    Luke and Andrew face off in classic talk radio fashion over the new Ray-Ban sunglasses with cameras built into them. Plus, the sirens outside Luke's window may be seriously impacting his broadcasting career.

    #3507 The Buzzy End Of The Lollipop

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 80:31

    Luke and Andrew listen to the Top Ten Happiest Songs Of All Time...as determined by neuroscientists.

    #3506 Inking Outside The Box

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 76:33

    The law finally caught up with a man who'd been running an overpriced printer cartridge scam for decades. And Luke and Andrew try to unlock the mysterious pricing schemes at a mall department store.

    #3505 Braiding On A Curve

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 78:48

    Andrew has some exciting new ideas for network TV shows, including “The Piano Man” and “The Pickle Jar Guy.” He and Luke also pay homage to actor Mickael K. Williams, who died this weekend. Plus, in Top Stories: Music Edition, Guns ‘n' Roses get the power pulled on them, ABBA is reuniting digitally (?), and Lil Uzi Vert's 24 million dollar diamond got ripped out of his forehead while crowd surfing (maybe).

    #3504 Suit Yourself

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 55:49

    Luke helps Andrew prepare for an upcoming wedding with some fashion and shopping advice. Plus, a listener is forced to do something nice at a drive-through window, and she is not happy about it.

    #3503 Our Collective Uncle

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 69:05

    Andrew goes on an emotional roller coaster ride with a traffic cop in Bellevue, Washington, while Luke walks a very thin negotiating tightrope with REI. Plus, we finally know what McDonalds' Grimace character is supposed to be. Or do we?

    #3502 I'm Not A Cyclist, I Just Pedal A Lot

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 88:17

    Luke is still in Portland, instead of Philadelphia, where he was supposed to be interviewing some iconic sports mascots. He explains the lawsuit that kept him home. Plus, the tennis player who keeps taking long bathroom breaks finally gets booed after pulling his stunt again. And a woman is in jail after trying to pass a fake vaccine card with a dumb spelling error. 

    #3501 Grand Theft Go-Kart

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 78:13

    Luke survived a cinematic action scene while trying to cross a bridge this morning. Plus, someone stole a dozen go-karts from Luke and Andrew's favorite family fun spot. And a “fake” high school scams its way onto ESPN. 

    #3500 Dr. Hulkamaniac's Monster

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 72:16

    David From The Basement is here to crown this year's official TBTL Song Of The Summer! Plus, listeners weigh-in on the great Dog Poop Debate of 2021. And a competitor at the French Open is accused of using bathroom breaks to cheat. 

    #3499 Fair Shakes

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 66:50

    Luke found himself a little more nervous than expected at the Oregon State Fair this weekend, while Andrew had a pretty big scare of his own at home. Plus, Heggies Pizza just blew Luke's mind with  a tiny bit of frozen pizza advice.

    #3498 Naving At My Gazel

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 64:40

    Luke and Andrew find themselves slightly obsessed with the Milk Crate Challenge and with a new Steve Harvey project. Plus, a kind stranger saves the day for Luke and his Covid vax card.

    #3497 Krampus Must Have Come Eaaarrrly!

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 78:39

    Andrew discovers that he might have been on the same football team as a now-famous NFL coach...who might have soaped his locker. Meanwhile, Luke is in a very hidden valley, tracking down the roots of ranch dressing…

    #3496 From S.H.A.G.s To Riches

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 65:16

    Luke is on assignment in California, learning some fascinating things about search and rescue dogs! Plus, Andrew has some serious questions about a Seattle-area retirement community. 

    #3495 Top Gum

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 71:31

    Luke and Andrew discuss their afternoon snacks, bad breath, and their own bad gum-chewing etiquette. They also talk about the somewhat troubling “click-bait-ification” of Netflix tiles.

    #3494 I Fought The Law And The Dog Won

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 68:26

    Luke's day in traffic court almost hit a big snag, but then his dog Rudy saved the day. Plus, the Washington Post offers some good advice on how to remember people's names.

    #3493 Oh, The Shane

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 80:35

    Andrew bought himself a Battery Daddy, and there ain't nothing wrong with that. But the slightly bigger news is that the new, self-selected host of Jeopardy! is already stepping down in disgrace, and the world is rejoicing.  Today's opening tape comes from Cassie Workman (@GhostCassie on TikTok)

    #3492 Voight Where Prohibited

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 86:27

    Luke finds himself in traffic court, while Andrew finally beats The Oregon Trail game. Plus, a reporter for The Ringer discovers many more reasons why the new host of Jeopardy! was a bad pick...including the fact that he received almost $300K in PPP loans while he was employed as an executive producer. 

    #3491 Honey I Shrunk The Couch

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 88:07

    Luke wandered around the remains of an old dry cleaners yesterday, looking for the clothes he'd left with them when they were still in business. Meanwhile, Andrew has some new CNN documentaries to putter around with. And an expert offers advice on how to properly engage in small talk. 

    #3490 The Devil's Swab

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2021 76:31

    Luke got two Covid tests yesterday, and it was quite the afternoon! Plus, David From The Basement swings by to announce the TWO remaining finalists for this year's TBTL Song Of The Summer!

    #3489 Hey Gorgle, Take Me To Nortflorx

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 87:22

    Luke and Andrew geek out over “Nestflix,” a website showcasing the fake movies and TV shows nested inside real movies and TV shows. 

    #3488 Gallagher's Hammer

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2021 66:17

    Luke is headed off to a remote cabin in the woods (without electricity) for one of the hottest weekends of the summer. Plus, Andrew is very excited that some classic De La Soul records are about to be available via streaming services.

    #3487 You've Got MEL

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2021 83:03

    A lot happens on today's show, but the important thing to know is that Andrew stumbles on a private investigator's website that lists all the ways swingers secretly let other swingers know that they are swingers...one of which is “garden gnomes.”

    #3486 A Cymbal Plan

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2021 64:15

    Luke and Andrew react to the breaking news that Jeopardy! has officially announced its new hosts. Plural. Plus, Luke had a magical night at the Hollywood Bowl. And Seattle locals set Andrew straight about Bartell Drugs. 

    #3485 From Busk Till Yawn

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2021 74:16

    Luke discovers that a Los Angeles landmark very close to his heart disappeared, seemingly overnight.

    #3484 A Boloney Comb?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2021 71:39

    Luke almost ruined an international business deal in Los Angeles, and Andrew has some serious questions for buskers in Seattle. Plus, Andrew's ancient cat is now making trouble for other families, too. 

    #3483 Bodok Steaks

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2021 80:17

    Luke and Andrew are gearing up for their respective outdoor adventures this weekend...just in time for the first real rain of the summer. Plus, more details are emerging about the supposed new host of Jeopardy!, and they aren't great. 

    #3482 Who OSHAs the OSHA?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2021 85:14

    Luke blocks Andrew on Twitter. It's a whole thing. Plus, Jeopardy! may have chosen its new host and -- if they have -- a lot of people aren't happy with the pick. 

    #3481 Burbsketball

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2021 89:58

    Day 2 of Luke's new workout routine has him worried that he might have broken gym etiquette. Plus, Australian birds are teaching each other how to open garbage bins, and it's the end of an era for a classic Pacific NW beer.

    #3480 Ya Been Stinkin' Up My Sweaters!

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2021 85:07

    David From The Basement swings by the studio to reveal the final four contenders for this year's TBTL Song of the Summer and to discuss some VERY BIG Lord of the Rings news. 

    #3479 A Swimple Plan

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2021 85:17

    Luke is back with all kinds of stories from his summer break. Also, Andrew might have caught a very important home run ball in a parallel universe.

    #3478 Happy Trailers To You!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2021 44:31

    Luke and Andrew close out the 2021 TBTL Summer Games with more of the Movie Trailer Challenge!

    #3477 And Other Topical Things, Too!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2021 35:50

    Luke and Andrew try to stump each other with some hand-picked movie trailers for a game that Listener J-Dog (how did he get that name?) invented in a parking lot.

    #3476 Doobie Trap!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2021 37:55

    Marissa in Maryland is back with another Michael McDonald challenge for Luke!

    #3475 Bin There, Done That

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2021 36:50

    Listener Kevin takes the TBTL Summer Games in a trashy direction with a homemade quiz about garbage containers. Plus, Andrew gets to know his x-ray technician in a way he never expected.

    #3474 8-Bit Buds

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2021 35:29

    The Summer Games continue with a challenge from one of TBTL's youngest listeners, who just might be the daughter of Luke's insurance agent. Can Luke recognize the 8-bit cover versions of pop songs? 

    #3473 Homer Is Where The Heart Is

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2021 36:05

    A very special listener writes-in to challenge Luke's knowledge of The Simpsons as we close-out the first week of the TBTL Summer Games!

    #3472 Schadenfreudian Slip

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2021 53:56

    Luke talks about the time he made a motorcycle crash with his mind! All that and more is revealed on this Day 4 of the 2021 TBTL Summer Games!

    #3471 Petty In Pink

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2021 37:26

    Just how petty can Luke and Andrew get? A quiz sent-in by Jami in Mississippi should clear that up on day 3 of the 2021 TBTL Summer Games!

    #3470 Imaginary Friends Of Imaginary Friends

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2021 38:26

    Jake from Chicago (AKA “The Perfect Daddy”) tests Luke and Andrew's knowledge of their favorite podcasts in Day 2 of the TBTL Summer Games!

    #3469 Age Is Just A Cucumber

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2021 43:52

    Luke and Andrew find out how old they really are based on the foods they love and hate. Welcome to the 2021 TBTL Summer Games!

    #3468 An Embarrassment Of Ians

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 16, 2021 65:55

    David From The Basement swings by to reveal the first round winners of the TBTL Song Of The Summer contest!

    #3467 Let Me GabaGoogle That

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2021 86:33

    Luke stumbles on the best cassette tape ever produced, and Andrew has a new TBTL slogan that is...upsetting. Plus, listeners weigh-in on garbage cams, buried teeth, and disgusting encounters with gum.

    #3466 Fart Blanche

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2021 72:03

    Luke and Andrew help their famous friend, Chris, with a rhetorical dilemma. But they thrill two birds with one scone by also discussing the goldfish that are getting HUGE in Minnesota waters.

    #3465 Four On The Snore

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2021 90:32

    Luke recorded himself snoring last night. Want to hear it? Plus, a Michigan man found 160 bowling balls buried under his house, and that's not even the best part of the story!

    #3464 Draw Me Like One Of Your French Recluses

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2021 85:46


    Richard Branson sort of went to space, and we sort of don't care. But we're definitely not calling him “Sir”. Plus, a heated baseball rivalry has one team taking off jerseys and another team layering up under the Houston sun. 


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