TBTL - Too Beautiful To Live

TBTL - Too Beautiful To Live

United States

TBTL (Too Beautiful to Live, if you were curious) is a daily weekday podcast from Luke Burbank and co-host/producer Andrew Walsh. It is about life. It is about current events. It is about popular culture. It is about Luke’s weight on that day. Luke, who also hosts the popular Live Wire variety show, started TBTL as a radio program in 2008 before transitioning to the world of podcasts in 2009. Luke, Andrew, and their loyal fans have been going strong ever since.


#2324 A Burbank On The Wing  

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 Tuckwila. 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!

#2323 Outsider Sandwich Artist  

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.

#2322 Too Many Dads  

Luke and Andrew discuss the fine line between being friendly and being overly-friendly, especially when it comes to talking 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.

#2321 Droopy McCool  

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?

#2320 Snapchat. What Up With That?  

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. Special thanks to Chad Darnell of Portland, OR, and Nancy Cook of Burien, WA, for supporting today's show!

#2319 I Jazzied That Jeff  

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.

#2318 Low Stanking Fruit  

Luke swings by the offices of Walsh, Walsh & Doormat on his way to Portland...if he makes it to Portland. He and Andrew discuss cat wine, Monopoly, and your dreams. That's right: Dream Court is back.

#2317 WWW Dot This, WWW Dot That  

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.

#2316 Bandages For More!  

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.

#2316 Bandages For More!  

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.

#2315 Hot Take Time Machine  

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.

#2314 Sh*t-Gibbons and Scientology  

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 show possible!

#2313 Don't Fit "In", Fit "Out" w/ Sean DeTore  

TBTL Engineer Emeritus Sean DeTore swings by to talk auto repair, male dancing, and the use of flute in rap music backing tracks.

#2312 Questionable Errands  

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.

#2311 Non-Newtonian Podcarting  

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 helping make today's show possible!

#2310 Snowbound For Glory  

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.

#2309 Costa Rica Will See You Now  

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!

#2308 Party In The Front, Party In The Back  

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.

#2307 A Burbankster Sometimes Pays His Debts  

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.

#2306 Simmer Down, Stu  

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.

Video player is in betaClose