TBTL - Too Beautiful To Live

TBTL - Too Beautiful To Live

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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.

Episodes

#2466 Dippin' Don'ts  

A walk on his old college campus has Luke feeling almost overwhelmed with nostalgia. He and Andrew also discuss whether people should demand things ASAP, at EOB, or at OOB. Plus, an NFL sideline reporter finds himself an unlikely celebrity, and a listener shares her story of a first date and a secret bathroom.

#2465 Transformers 5: Adrenaline Road  

Luke and Andrew get real about their long-term professional insecurities, as one does when one realizes one is a professional podcarter. Plus, Jim Carey tries to lay some Real Truths on an entertainment reporter. And No Point Conversion is back! Luke and Andrew break-down yesterday's double-loss by the Seahawks and the Browns.

#2464 Well, That Tickles Our T-Bone  

Luke runs a soda-related experiment on Andrew, which results in both of them getting way too hopped-up on caffeine and sugar to finish the show. Also, Chili's has announced that it's cutting its menu IN HALF, but it's still way too long. And we're all playing right into Whole Food's organic little hands.

#2463 The Abyss Of Grossness  

Luke and Andrew get into some nasty business today with a story about a woman who found herself in a very compromising bathroom situation on a first date. A listener writes-in with another related situation. And an Irish family tries to capture a bat in their house, and it makes for some fascinating audio.

#2462 You Say Ziosk, I Say Chiosk  

Luke, Carey and Andrew gather at Walsh, Walsh and Doormat to talk about the scariest moments in a radio producer's life, whether TBTL is good or bad for Luke and Carey's relationship, and why Legos are so dang complicated these days. Then KROQ's Bean Baxter swings by to drop some doo-wop knowledge.

#2461 Less Smashing, More Slicing  

Luke and Andrew woke up to find ash literally falling from the sky here in the Pacific Northwest. Once they get over that, they manage to discuss Luke's least favorite TV commercial, why cutting onions make us cry, and whether They Might Be Giants will record a song about either of those things. Plus, things get real when someone calls in to ask a simple question about fantasy football.

#2460 A Clam Out Of The Cuyahoga  

Andrew has a LOT of opinions about the hotel he's staying at in L.A., and Luke is excited about one of his favorite filmmaker's latest projects.

#2459 Live From the TBTL Summer Picnic  

Luke, Andrew and Tens of listeners gather at Maris Farms in Buckley, Washington, for the 2017 TBTL Summer Picnic!

#2458 Functional Fun Guy  

Luke and Andrew are excited for the picnic but a bit worried about the weather. Meanwhile Prince may have not been the person we thought he was, and Pumpkin Spice has arrived; whether or not America is ready.

#2457 Burbation Nation  

Luke and Andrew learn that pizzas are soon going to be delivered by self-driving cars equipped with ovens and two disturbingly silent scientists. Meanwhile, an elderly couple in Texas is saved from their flooding home by another fast-food chain. And Nick Jarin of NW Nerd swings by for the final 2017 episode of a Song of Ice and Spoilers!

#2456 Don't Beat Up On My Good Friend Pitbull  

Andrew helps Luke work out a dog-related etiquette question, then says the word "Terri-Poo" too many times. Plus, Amazon takes over Whole Foods and lowers prices, but maybe going to a threatening-sounding butcher shop is the best bet for everyone. And a listener explains how TBTL is ruining science in a Minnesota laboratory.

#2455 Did We Say Nothing?!  

Luke's inevitable skateboard-related injury occurred over the weekend, while Andrew was out buying $2 baseballs. They discuss a study that says you should probably just order that take-out food tonight, and a very, very good reason to stop using hotel tea kettles

#2454 Medium Minus  

Luke and Andrew can barely contain themselves after Erik the Viking solves all their technical woes. They use their newfangled podcast equipment to discuss Taylor Swift's polarizing new song and how Right Said Fred got a writing credit on it. Plus, The Great Bathmat Debate of 2017 and why Andrew refuses to squeegee his shower. And, of course,  we sample some Music For Your Weekend!

#2453 Alley Oops  

Luke has finally found a way to make himself 13-years-old again, and Rudy The PodDog is LOVING IT! Meanwhile, Andrew is on a special mission to recapture someone else's youth. And an etiquette expert weighs-in on the controversial topic of airplane-seat-reclining.

#2452 Keeping Up With The Targaryens  

A state worker in New York is busted by a reporter after an unfortunate butt-dial. Luke and Andrew discuss his fate, and they announce a new project they need your help with. We also hear the VERY dramatic story of a listener's unforgettable commute to work. Then Nick Jarin swings by for this week's angst-filled episode of a Song of Ice and Spoilers!

#2451 Constellation Consternation  

Luke kind of wishes he had been in the Zone of Totality yesterday, while Andrew is still sorting through his feelings about Haley's Comet. Plus resident WOIFE Carey shares a kinship with a Fox News Anchor. And! We announce the last two finalists of the TBTL Song of the Summer!

#2450 Captain Daddy And The Rude Dog  

Luke and Andrew take a boat out into Bellingham Bay to watch the solar eclipse…after a mishap or two.

#2449 Murder, He Podcasted  

Phyllis "Fletch" Fletcher swings by to talk about Tom Selleck, 100 Rules For Driving My Congressman , and Andrew's relationship with Howard Stern. And then they call Jen "Flash" Andrews to find out how she's prepping for Monday's eclipse!

#2448 50 Percent Man, 100 Percent Party  

Luke reports in from D.C., where he survived a night of party-busing and public-radio-schmoozing. He and Andrew discuss their new favorite juror (#59, natch), Andrew's Wu-Tang name, and why you won't be able to buy your favorite chicken at football games in Atlanta.

#2447 Stepmother Of Dragons  

Luke checks in from the public radio conference he's attending in D.C., where he was caught stuffing his tote bag full of free stuff for Andrew. They discuss their plans for the upcoming eclipse and why Luke may not be able to enjoy it. Plus, a very unusual song is burning up the iTunes charts, and Nick Jarin swings by for A Song of Ice and Spoilers.

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