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TBTL: Too Beautiful To Live

American Public Media

TBTL is a daily show hosted by two longtime friends goofing their way through the world the best they can. Join Luke Burbank and Andrew Walsh as they cover the most important topics of the day, from 25 year-old film reviews to whether or not Andrew’s neighbors are secretly using his garbage bins.

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United States

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TBTL is a daily show hosted by two longtime friends goofing their way through the world the best they can. Join Luke Burbank and Andrew Walsh as they cover the most important topics of the day, from 25 year-old film reviews to whether or not Andrew’s neighbors are secretly using his garbage bins.

Language:

English


Episodes
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#4210 Every Kiss Begins With Sauron

5/21/2024
David From The Basement stops by to share his thoughts (and reservations) about the newly announced Lord of the Rings project. Plus, is Andrew’s mailbox the target of nicely-named hackers?

Duration:01:04:13

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#4209 You Better Czechia Yourself Before You Wreckia Yourself

5/20/2024
Luke made it to the final game of the TBTL Little Sluggers regular season this weekend and has a full report. He also met the world’s most interesting Costco sample slinger after the game.

Duration:01:11:38

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#4208 If You See Sriracha, Say Sriracha

5/17/2024
Andrew opens up about dealing with an audio addiction. Meanwhile, Farmer Luke has a new set of enemies, but unfortunately, he loves them. And they discuss the new sriracha shortage, which is coming on the heels of the last sriracha shortage.

Duration:01:13:23

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#4207 Scoogling

5/16/2024
Andrew realizes he has some verbal tics that he really needs to eliminate from his vocabulary. Meanwhile, Luke is floored by something that his parents did with their lattes this morning.

Duration:01:29:30

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#4206 Carpal Diem

5/15/2024
Andrew has been dipping into the dark arts of A.I.-generated music, and Luke is fascinated by the whole thing. They also discuss Tom Brady’s regrets about participating in his Netflix roast last week.

Duration:01:16:44

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#4205 Nature’s Blurst

5/14/2024
Luke and Andrew compare and contrast their garden hoses like only two middle-aged men can. We also get an exciting update on the TBTL’s Junior Sluggers’ latest exploits. And Andrew tries to explain an unusual experience he had checking out a neighborhood bar.

Duration:01:30:05

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#4204 Things Are Going To Start Not Happening To Me Now

5/13/2024
Luke’s plans to interview the creator of Baby Reindeer changed significantly this weekend after news about the show made international headlines. Plus, Andrew spent the weekend waiting for his Rant and Rave to appear in the Seattle Times.

Duration:01:08:45

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#4203 To Halve And Halve Not

5/10/2024
Andrew has some serious questions about radishes, and Luke has some answers. Plus, it turns out TBTL isn’t the only podcast that’s been putting people to sleep. Andrew and Luke look at a viral video from the 1990s that is now a #1 sleep aid.

Duration:01:26:31

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#4202 Andrew’s Bin Busy

5/9/2024
Andrew is hoping to leverage the power of his local newspaper in his ongoing conflict with his garbage collectors. He and Luke also discuss a new iPad commercial, which is rankling people from Hugh Grant to Luke Burbank.

Duration:01:50:36

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#4201 The Moderate Dumper

5/8/2024
Luke had a touching moment with one of his neighbors this morning, and it really moved him. Meanwhile, Andrew’s been having some interesting moments of his own on the city bus. And we have a much-needed update on the TBTL Junior Sluggers’ season.

Duration:01:06:07

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#4200 Baby Reindeer Games

5/7/2024
Andrew did something wild and unusual last night: He watched a buzzy TV show! He and Luke also discuss Jerry Seinfeld’s claim that there isn’t anything funny on television anymore. And Luke went to see The Fall Guy this weekend and has some notes on the theater-going experience.

Duration:01:53:02

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#4199 Napa No How, No Way

5/6/2024
Andrew finds himself again thrown into a war over his garbage bins. And this time, he’s ready. Meanwhile, outside Napa, Luke finds himself in a weird prison of his own making.

Duration:01:21:11

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#4198 The Website Formerly Known As Mountain Dew Code Red

5/3/2024
Luke and Andrew compare and contrast their routines when grabbing a Subway sandwich. (Andrew’s involves “going wild next door.”) Luke’s also got a new favorite style of pants, but he’s unsure what those pants say about him.

Duration:01:04:23

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#4197 Luke And Kate Plus Eight

5/2/2024
Luke changed his entire outlook on life yesterday. Then he switched it back this morning. Plus, Andrew has an update on a TBTL mystery harkening back to the earliest days of the show.

Duration:01:12:47

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#4196 A Tile A Minute

5/1/2024
Luke has a new passion, and it’s hanging tile. He and Andrew also discuss the harrowing story of a cat that was accidentally shipped to Amazon.

Duration:01:16:05

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#4195 Slay Part Of The Day

4/30/2024
Andrew had a very unusual experience at the ballpark yesterday, which leads him and Luke to discover a seemingly soulless corporation behind some of today’s hottest music.

Duration:01:23:31

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#4194 Dune It And Dune It And Dune It Well

4/29/2024
Luke finally sinks into the cinematographic splendor of Dune and Dune 2 with a little help from Pirate Walt and a long-forgotten AV cable. Meanwhile, Andrew betrayed a local company this weekend and is now paying the price.

Duration:01:32:52

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#4193 Super Friends

4/26/2024
Luke and Andrew team up with Lindy and Meagan from the Text Me Back podcast to create a podcasting supergroup of sorts. Or maybe it’s more of a “Voltron of hilarity”, or a “half-chipmunk, half-horse of digital audio content”? Whatever you call it, it’s a lot of laughs and a lot of talk about frying pans.

Duration:01:04:07

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#4192 An Insult To The Term “Riffing”

4/25/2024
Luke’s ego was gently bruised while ordering coffee at the Starbucks inside the Ralph’s that’s attached to his hotel in Los Angeles. He and Andrew also (finally) tuck into the story of Red Lobster’s $11 million dollar “Unlimited Shrimp” oopsie.

Duration:01:13:18

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#4191 The Berts And The Bees (Or “The Bert In The High Castle”)

4/24/2024
Luke met the most interesting man in the world yesterday. Not the guy you’re thinking of - someone even more interesting than that. He and Andrew also preview a very special edition of TBTL that they’re working on.

Duration:01:08:06