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TBTL- Too Beautiful to Live

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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 Tonight Pants. Hotline: (206) 414-8285.

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 Tonight Pants. Hotline: (206) 414-8285.

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United States

Description:

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 Tonight Pants. Hotline: (206) 414-8285.

Language:

English


Episodes

#3716 The Rural Brewer

6/29/2022
Andrew went to the dump yesterday, where he hoped to avoid getting “hollered at.” Results were mixed. Plus, Luke is in email hell. And a drunk man in Japan lost a thumb drive containing personal and banking information of a half a million people. Photo of Shoreline Transfer Station art by Martin Auad via Creative Commons license. The photo in the transfer station is called Terra Firma by photographer Steve McGehee.

Duration:01:25:23

#3715 Jerry Of The Jungle

6/28/2022
Andrew’s War On Blackberries leads to an encounter with a new neighbor. Luke almost struck a deal with the world’s sketchiest electrician. And a listener shares an incredibly cringy story from the workplace.

Duration:01:31:00

#3714 Bramblin’ Man

6/27/2022
Andrew went to war with blackberry bushes this weekend. Luke took his shirt off at a pool party. And a Mariners fan somehow managed to get pizza delivered to a bummed-out baseball player at Angel Stadium during a game.

Duration:01:16:49

#3713 A Supremely Bad Day

6/24/2022
Luke and Andrew try to process the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe vs Wade. Plus, Andrew got fired from a job yesterday. (Sorry, it wasn’t TBTL.)

Duration:01:30:51

#3712 Pho Fighters

6/23/2022
After hearing from many listeners, Luke has a new theory as to why some characters pronounce the word “bear” like “bar.” Andrew disagrees. Plus, a sriracha shortage may be around the corner, and a photojournalist captures a breathtaking moment as a swimming coach makes an underwater rescue.

Duration:01:09:48

#3711 Diss And Vinegar

6/22/2022
Luke taste-tests the new “Healthy Coke” alternative, which is essentially vinegar and water. Andrew does not. Plus, Luke met Russell Wilson last night and encouraged him to reprise his Mr. Unlimited character.

Duration:01:12:47

#3710 A World Of Yurt

6/21/2022
Luke and Andrew discuss foldable shovels, tents you can’t touch in the rain, and how time-lapse photography is getting Luke through his renovation projects.

Duration:01:16:17

#3709 Headbutt First, Ask Questions Later

6/20/2022
The universe tried to thwart Luke’s plans to enjoy an outdoor concert this weekend, but fun prevailed! Plus, Bubble The Cat gives Luke a scare, and a TBTL Ten teaches the boys something important about beach tar.

Duration:01:11:35

#3708 Getting Jiggle With It

6/17/2022
Andrew and Luke (with a little help from the New York Times) dig deep into the charming and fascinating story behind the “Jiggle Jiggle” rap that’s taken over TikTok and the world.

Duration:01:18:43

#3707 Cliffs Nopes

6/16/2022
Listeners go into deep sleuth mode to try to find the origins of Luke’s new favorite photo of Andre the Giant. Plus, competing op-eds in the Washington Post debate the pros-and-cons of digital QR code menus in restaurants.

Duration:01:20:22

#3706 Didn’t Know You Like To Get Sweat, Though

6/15/2022
Luke and Andrew marvel over “Fake Klay Thompson'' getting access to the court at the NBA Finals because he kind of sort of looks a little like the real Klay Thompson. Plus, Luke stumbles on the coolest photograph he’s ever seen, and he needs help tracking it down.

Duration:01:25:32

#3705 Burbank’s Hierarchy Of Worries

6/14/2022
Sweden has rolled out some sexy-talking garbage cans and Andrew is not into it. Meanwhile, the Space Needle owners are suing a coffee company over a logo that subtly uses the shape of the Space Needle, leading Luke to wonder about the legal status of tossed salad and scrambled eggs. (They’re calling again.)

Duration:01:17:46

#3704 Bearly Andrew

6/13/2022
A listener stumbles on a sketch that looks like Andrew…or does it? That’s the debate. Plus, Luke’s attempts to return a demolition tool go sideways at Home Depot.

Duration:01:35:38

#3703 Ah, That’s My Brain!

6/10/2022
Luke got a taste of the sweet new Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me digs last night. And Andrew has a new catch phrase. And scientists are checking their hypotenuses on water consumption for humans.

Duration:01:17:13

#3702 A Pyramid Of Nonsense

6/9/2022
Luke’s seatmate on his trip to Chicago has him thinking about the world at large, and how he moves through it. Meanwhile, Andrew’s trying to figure out a dang meme and his dang Ticketmaster app, each to no avail.

Duration:01:09:22

#3701 The Man In The High Russell

6/8/2022
Luke is considering a “dopamine reset”, while Andrew learns that he really got away with something on his recent trip to the King County dump.

Duration:01:34:01

#3700 Mr. Unliiiiiiivable!

6/7/2022
Luke and Andrew try to discuss their respective Britta water filters without sounding tooooo fancy. Plus, Luke destroyed part of his home with a mini-hammer yesterday…and he’s just getting started!

Duration:01:22:26

#3699 Seize The Bidet

6/6/2022
Luke ran a half-marathon that he wasn’t fully prepared for. It went both better and worse than he expected. Plus, Tens of listeners weigh-in on Septic Tank Talk, and Andrew has a new puttering project.

Duration:01:32:40

#3698 Don’t Be Careful What You Wish For

6/3/2022
Luke picked up the phone to make a difficult phone call today, taking a major step in his own personal growth. Plus, the faceless company that owns the rights to Elvis Presley’s image and likeness is cracking down on Elvis-themed weddings in Vegas.

Duration:01:27:55

#3697 Kempting Fate

6/2/2022
Luke has a very satisfying adventure with his new septic tank, and Andrew takes a trip to the Shoreline dump, where he was inevitably hollered at. Plus, Luke is puzzled by a couple of homemade bumper stickers, and his cat Bubbles has learned how to fly.

Duration:01:26:48