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.
Luke and Andrew make plans to open up their own coffee shop…with a twist. Plus, listeners (many of them!) explain why it’s better to back a pickup truck into a parking space instead of driving straight in, making Andrew rethink his own parking practices. (Today’s intro tape via friday.beers.tv on TikTok.)
Luke and Andrew discuss The Flaming Lips while listening to Bush, because no one else will. They also discuss JAGs, LAX, Rob Gonkrowski’s acting career, Spotify’s year-end wraps, and their own bravery as podcast hosts.
Luke needs Andrew’s advice on how to deal with two neighbor-related dilemmas, and Andrew’s the exact wrong guy to ask. Plus, TBTL’s #1 Brit-TEN weighs in on the story about a group of travelers who got stuck in a pub for three days with an Oasis cover band.
Luke and Andrew bemoan a couple of highly predictable and highly avoidable losses by their favorite football teams :(
Luke goes to very great lengths to watch the new Kenny G. documentary...and it’s worth it. Plus, listeners weigh-in on Luke’s family vaccine dilemma and the security camera outside his apartment door.
Luke receives a text message during the show that places him smack-dab in a modern moral dilemma. Meanwhile, basketball star Giannis Antetenkupo loves Oreo cookies, but he JUST learned the proper way to eat them.
Luke realizes he is being surveilled in a way that seems innocent enough, but is pretty upsetting in reality. Plus, Andrew decides to scratch off 3 lotto tickets that he found in his desk drawer. Will he be a thousandaire by the end of the show?! Tune in to find out.
On this special Thanksgiving episode of TBTL, Luke defends lumpy mashed potatoes and celebrates stuffing balls, while Andrew tries desperately to pass a holiday-related pop quiz.
Andrew and Luke get ready for Thanksgiving by remembering the smell of their grandma’s cupboards and taking a COVID test, respectively. They also learn a fascinating detail about Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure as they say farewell to the man who played Crazy Larry.
Luke and Andrew discuss their Thanksgiving plans while they also ponder the difference between pizza and cheesy bread with marinara sauce. Plus, an armored truck accidentally spilled money all over the freeway in San Diego, and now police say all the people who grabbed dollar bills have to give them back.
Luke and Andrew try to make sense of the bewildering 3-7 Seahawks after another painful loss. They also discuss the state of Baker Mayfield, who looked terrible yesterday in an ugly Browns win over Detroit.
Andrew is preparing for his first phase of Jury Duty later today, Luke is making plans to crash Andrew’s upcoming Hawaiian Vacation, and an Australian journalist finds himself in hot water for not listening to Adele’s latest release.
The original Philly Phanatic is back, and the Phill-In Phanatic isn’t too pleased about it. Plus, Luke and Andrew receive a very moving message from a listener who’s found an incredible use for the TBTL Sound Machine.
Andrew has a VERY EXCITING update about the new TBTL SpaceHey community. Meanwhile, Luke is bracing himself for an upcoming movie about a radio journalist, which he knows is going to make him sob.
A new report suggests that people should stop sucking-in their guts, because it’s not good for your health. This is really hitting Luke where it hurts. Plus, Andrew’s been chopping it up with listeners on the new MySpace site, and he’s lovin’ it.
MySpace is back, baby! Sort of! And Andrew is looking for friends. Plus, an interview with a 105 year old woman who just broke a record gets real honest real fast.
Luke and Andrew remember their friend and TBTL Legend Mike Frizzell, with some help from Jen “Flash” Andrews and Bill Radke, who knew him well. Click here to donate to help Mike’s family or to bid on some classic TBTL merch to support the cause.
Luke goes knocking on doors in his new apartment building on a quest to find a spice. But are his new neighbors ready to meet him like this? He and Andrew also celebrate the 51st anniversary of Oregon’s famous whale explosion...and they find out it wasn’t the only one.
Luke and Andrew explore their differing personality types through a conversation about ranch dressing. They also discuss a couple of head-scratchy art projects that popped-up in the news this week, including the apparent destruction of an original Banksy work.
Luke has a terrifying encounter just outside Pleasanton, California, which doesn’t sound like a place where you should have a terrifying encounter. Oh, and Paul Rudd is the Sexiest Man Alive according to People Magazine and Stephen Colbert.
Luke and Andrew are saddened by the death of actor Dean Stockwell, who apparently tried to leave show business behind more than once. They also hear about a man who says he paid off his student loans by eating exclusively at Six Flags for 7 years.
David From The Basement joins Luke and Andrew to discuss yesterday’s big Cleveland Browns win and what to expect when Russell Wilson returns to face Aaron “I’m Immunized” Rodgers next week.
Andrew is confused by a mask he saw someone wearing in public this weekend, and he wants to get to the bottom of it. Plus, Luke’s home renovation project is stirring up some complicated emotions.
Luke swings by Andrew’s studio, where they throw open the phone lines and hear from listeners, including one caller who used frontier justice to teach an unruly kid a lesson in a movie theater. Plus, Andrew ordered some soup at a diner yesterday! And it was okay!
Listeners help Luke and Andrew with some details about Emoji vs Emoticons. Plus, Merriam-Webster’s embrace of the word “Fluffernutter” inspires a very important conversation about peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwiches.
A campaign to create a donkey emoji prompts Luke and Andrew to reminisce about their very earliest internet experiences. Plus, a journey through Luke’s new neighborhood puts him on the scene of a live TV news report.
Luke is settling into his new apartment, but also maybe slightly electrocuting himself in the process. Plus, a controversial “mega dorm” project replaces windows with virtual windows, while Mark Zuckerberg promises to make everything virtual, eventually. Oh, hi, Mark!
Luke and Andrew are happy that the Seahawks absolutely dominated a game that they were supposed to dominate, but Andrew is still VERY sour about yesterday’s Browns loss and a Fantasy Football bad beat that he can’t fully believe.
Luke learned some important lessons while moving apartments this weekend, the main one being “never move apartments.” Plus, a very young listener offers a new inspirational theme song for TBTL and the Tens of Listeners.
Luke will be spending his Halloween weekend moving apartments, and he’s already wondering if he made a Terrible Mistake. Plus, Andrew recaps the top three horror films of all time with ten words or less. And PETA wants us to start referring to baseball bullpens as “Arm Barns.”
Luke has now seen the new Wes Anderson film, which puts he and Andrew on the cutting edge of pop culture criticism. Plus, BJ Novak uses Instagram to reveal why his face is used on weird products around the world.
Forget “Bones or No Bones”, Luke and Andrew realize they’re playing a game called “Brains or No Brains” every time they turn on their mics. And today they have No Brains. They also get around to discussing the fascinating “Bad Art Friend” story that riled everyone up recently.
Luke and Andrew find their beloved Seahawks at 2-5 with another painful loss last night. They also try to remember way back to last Thursday’s Browns win over Denver.
Andrew receives a gift from a listener in an unusual way. Luke regrets buying chowder coffee at the airport. And listener Harper calls back to give some context to her recent misdemeanor.
Luke and his friends ended up accidentally hacking the mainframe this weekend, raising a moral conundrum. Plus, it turns out we’re all just waiting to find out if we’re going to have a Bones Day or a No Bones Day.
Luke has an absolute NIGHTMARE of a morning in New York City with a story that has Andrew’s blood running cold. Plus, a plan to save a bunch of dogs using drones goes sideways when “The A-Team” shows up. (Today’s intro tape via Chris Fleming)
Luke is in New York City, where he is recruiting new TBTL listeners one at a time. Plus, some research shows that ambulance sirens may cause more harm than good.
Luke and Andrew realize at the last minute that they can open the phone lines and take calls from listeners. So they do! Plus, Luke is shocked to hear that Andrew had a college radio show.
Luke swings by the studios of Walsh, Walsh And Doormat, which Andrew hopes smells okay for him. Plus, the highest-paid state employee in Washington just lost his job over a vaccination mandate. And a listener calls in with a fascinating story about breaking the law and getting caught.
Luke and Andrew lick their wounds after a couple of devastating losses for their beloved football teams this weekend.
Luke and Andrew discuss the rules of self-checkout kiosks at the grocery store and why Andrew is now on the wrong side of the law. Plus, a pack of zebra are on the loose in Maryland, and one zealous TV reporter thinks this is the story that will make him famous.
Andrew confesses to some embarrassing Twitter-related action this morning. Luke can relate. Plus, why you should never ask to see the chef at a restaurant, and other TBTL advice.
Luke and Andrew discover “the worst video game ever created,” which leads Andrew to a new obsession. Plus, is Stephen King out here just making up words like “orlesque”?
Luke’s interview with a film director suffers some technical setbacks. Meanwhile, Andrew accidentally put on his Good Socks today, even though he didn’t need to. And “Power Out Linda” sets the record straight regarding her role on TBTL.
Luke and Andrew are surprised to learn that a sixth iteration of Home Alone is coming to theaters, and that it features some of their favorite comedians. Plus, Paul McCartney continues to make headlines, this time by negging the Rolling Stones.
Luke and Andrew brace for the future after the Seahawks lost their game...and their quarterback. And the Browns suffer a painful, high-scoring loss to Justin Herbert’s L.A. Chargers.
Luke stumbled on one of the weirdest, most fascinating stories about a rock band that he’s ever heard. It involves “Fake Zombies.” Plus, Paul McCartney says he didn’t break up The Beatles.
A San Francisco sandwich shop is eliciting a lot of confusion with its latest commercial. Plus, Luke blew out his voice again last night, and Andrew’s excited to see 4 Non-Blondes back in the headlines.
Andrew has jumped head-first into the surveillance game, and it’s paying off. Sort of. Plus, Luke’s awkward exchange in an elevator forces him to adopt a British accent from this day forward.
William Shatner is going to space, but he’s still a jerk. And the results of this year’s Fat Bear contest creates an uproar. And listener Dave mark’s this year’s Trucktober festivities with a special poem.
Andrew’s adventures in plumbing go predictably sideways. Plus, Facebook, Instagram, and all their related products shut down for most of yesterday. Maybe that’s a good thing?
Luke and Andrew say goodbye to a magical Mariner’s season, and they recap this weekend’s wins by the Seahawks and Browns (Sorry, Stu.)
Luke destroyed his voice this weekend rooting for his Seattle Mariners. But that doesn’t stop a podcaster! Also, farewell Ozy Media, we hardly knew thee.
Luke’s travelling up to Seattle this weekend to drink in that sweet Mariners playoff race energy. Plus, Netflix’s new, wildly popular offering “Squid Game” is creating issues for a fellow who’s phone number is used in the show.
Andrew receives a surprise email at the beginning of today’s show. Plus, Mick Jagger chills at a little bar in North Carolina, and it’s kind of charming as hell.
Luke and Andrew realize that they’ve been missing a BIG DETAIL in their ongoing Duck Painting Coverage. Plus, a Danish artist pockets a bunch of government cash and calls it art. And Eminem is opening a restaurant called “Mom’s Spaghetti.”
Luke and Andrew try to make sense of the Seahawks’ 1-2 start after a loss to the Vikings. Meanwhile, the Cleveland defense almost murdered Chicago’s rookie QB. And the Mariners continue to keep it interesting, with only 5 games left to play.
Luke and Andrew get an update on a mysterious duck painting, as well as a 40 million dollar conference call gone awry. Plus, a listener calls in with a story about getting a too-good-to-be-true deal on a kitchen appliance.
Luke is giving up coffee, at least for a week. Also, Alabama’s leading boudoir photographer and barrel racer is upset that the state has confiscated his opossum named Donovan.
Luke stepped on a meatball, and then had a weird experience at the doctor’s office. These are unrelated events.
Luke and Andrew go through the audio archives and play some long-forgotten TBTL intro tape. Plus, a YA author admits to compulsively sending made-up stories to Slate's advice columnist.
Andrew realizes he may need to see a men’s health specialist before he can perform his duties at an upcoming wedding. Plus, Demi Adejuyigbe released his final (?) “September” video yesterday. And listeners share tales of dog poop vengeance gone wrong and chefs taking ostentatiously long bathroom breaks.
Luke spent the morning wearing a cowboy hat and yelling at the top of his lungs for a TV story. Meanwhile, MSNBC’s Chris Hayes becomes TBTL’s promotions department.
Luke and Andrew discuss the Seahawks’ somewhat baffling loss to Tennessee yesterday and the Browns’ ugly win over Houston.
Luke joins the show from Texas, where he endured a boat tour guide whose sense of humor was...confusing at best. Plus, Gillian Anderson is asked an awkward question after her big Emmy win last night, but she handled it with aplomb.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Luke and Andrew listen to the Top Ten Happiest Songs Of All Time...as determined by neuroscientists.
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.
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).
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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!
Luke and Andrew geek out over “Nestflix,” a website showcasing the fake movies and TV shows nested inside real movies and TV shows.
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.
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.”
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.
Luke discovers that a Los Angeles landmark very close to his heart disappeared, seemingly overnight.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Luke and Andrew close out the 2021 TBTL Summer Games with more of the Movie Trailer Challenge!
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.
Marissa in Maryland is back with another Michael McDonald challenge for Luke!
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.
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?
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
David From The Basement swings by to reveal the first round winners of the TBTL Song Of The Summer contest!
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.
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.
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!
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.
Luke realizes he has sleep apnea, so he and Andrew practice snoring exercises. Plus, an oral history of food expiration dates and an oral history of Ringo Starr being kind of annoying.
Luke discovers some vintage audio from the 1990s that is very specific to his interests. Plus, some Rowdy Boston Teens prevent a flight from taking off and ruin people’s vacations. And a new study says people (like Luke) are spending an astonishing amount of time on TikTok.
Luke is worried about the welders working on the construction project outside his window, while Andrew’s worried he’ll never get around to buying a new water bottle. Meanwhile, the CDC is taking Twitter heat for creating a somewhat graphic graphic aimed at keeping poo out of pools.
Luke is VERY EXCITED about the return of the show I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson...so excited that he accidentally threw one of his most beloved possessions out of his 2-story window. Plus, a woman in Maine has a license plate that is irritating the Powers That Be.
Luke and Andrew report back after their holiday weekend at an establishment known as “Boom City.”
David from the Basement swings by the Nest Broadcast center to announce the 16 finalists for the 2021 TBTL Song of the Summer! (And to talk a little bit about Lord of the Rings, of course.)
Jeremy Piven has a new podcast coming out. Luke and Andrew sample the trailer he released. They also talk a lot about sex education for some reason, and they discuss a fascinating story about people trying to recycle bowling balls.
Luke gets a new kitchen appliance that is exciting and mildly terrifying, while Andrew considers a trip to the Minnesota State Fair to eat various styles of fried dough.
Luke is back, babyyyyy! But his weekend plans didn’t go exactly as expected. He checks-in with Andrew on surviving the PNW heat dome, and they discuss the nude Australian sunbathers who were scared by a deer and are now in trouble for violating COVID rules or something?
Genevieve (aka “The Longest Running Co-Bro Of Andrew’s Life”) swings by the sweltering studio to talk about how she is surviving the PNW heatwave and about Andrew’s not-so-subtle plan to move into his doctor’s waiting room to beat the heat.
Luke is bracing for this weekend’s intense heat wave while Andrew is not taking it seriously enough. Plus, a mysterious elephant migration is fascinating China, people are getting worse at The Price Is Right, and why ketchup bottles are biased against hot dogs.
Turns out, Luke’s mispronunciation of a reporter’s name might have been the best thing to happen to TBTL in weeks. Plus, a British man breaks the record for M&M stacking (but there’s a twist!), and Luke was very, very right about something, according to the Tens of listeners.
The New York TImes uses DNA tests to try to determine if Subway tuna sandwiches actually contain tuna...but the headlines don’t tell the full story. Plus, Paul Rudd takes one last shot at fooling Conan O’Brien with his Mac and Me gag.
Andrew is officially a White Claw guy now. So, watch out, world. Plus, it turns out that people really, really, really dislike Jeff Bezos. And defensive lineman Carl Nassib becomes the first NFL player to come out as gay.
Andrew comes into the show with some “hot slime energy”, while Luke grapples with some travel regrets. Plus, a national chicken wing shortage has restaurants scrambling, and a mistake by an HBO intern gets everyone talking about their most embarrassing workplace moments.
Luke has some intense experiences trying to eat sushi in Portland. Plus, a guy has to spend 24 hours in a Waffle House after losing a bet, but it seems like he’s being a little extra about it. And turns out, Peter Falk had to help quell a Columbo-related uprising in Romania.
Andrew comes in hot with a story about the law making process in Washington State, forever changing the editorial direction of TBTL 🔥🔥🔥. Plus, Luke encounters his nemesis on his jog again. And today is the 75th anniversary of the very first mobile phone call.
Andrew has a question about strip clubs that he doesn’t really want answered. Plus, he and Luke recall the awful times in their lives when they slept through their alarms and found themselves late for work. And crayfish are doing stupid things after getting high off the antidepressants that humans are peeing out.
An 84 year old farmer finds himself an unlikely ASMR YouTube star, even though he doesn’t really know what YouTube is. Plus, science can explain why you probably hate the sound of your own voice.
NBC shuts down its “Ultimate Slip & Slide” show due to an “explosive diarrhea outbreak” that sounds like an “absolute nightmare.” Plus, Jeff Bezos’ plan to “travel to space” leaves Luke “wanting more.”
Luke and Andrew continue to burn-up the podcast charts with a lengthy conversation about toothpicks and dental floss. Plus, an important update on Luke’s formerly favorite tweet, and Jeffrey Toobin takes to the airwaves again, for better or worse.
Luke has scribbled down so many things he wants to talk about today, his show sheet “looks like Post Malone’s face.” First on the docket? The best tweet ever tweeted by a truck stop.
Luke and Andrew keep TBTL young and hip today with some fresh conversations about Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley, and Mama’s Family. Plus, the FBI’s scheme to take down an international cartel is the stuff of movies.
A fascinating article in the New Yorker has Luke contemplating getting a robot cat as a pet. Plus, the reviews are in: TBTL apparently has a Yelp page?
Andrew is gearing up for a big scary day at the finger doctor’s office, and Luke is sorting out his feelings about Bo Burnham’s groundbreaking Netflix special. Plus, Luke stumbles on an astounding story from 2018 that Andrew thinks they’ve talked about before.
Airlines may have to stop serving booze on flights since passengers are getting so rowdy. And Luke and Andrew are surprisingly okay with that.
Luke and Andrew dive deep into their feelings after Andrew returns to his gym for the first time since the pandemic and Luke meets some Buff Dads. Plus, a heroic Spanish teenager digs his own hangout cave after getting into an argument with his parents.
Andrew purchased an item yesterday that no reasonable person has purchased since 2002, and he’s excited for it to arrive. Plus, the coolest teen in California fights a bear to protect her dogs.
Luke is a little worried that he was too rude to his apartment property managers online, and Andrew has to visit “the bowels of hell” to retrieve a mysterious package. Plus, it would appear that movie-going audiences are ready to hit theaters again, possibly without masks.
Luke and Andrew make it back home after their TBTL-a-Thon adventures, but their travels did not go exactly as planned.
Luke, Andrew and Kiki Lolo’s TBTL-a-Thon adventure hits a snag when their ‘93 Mitsubishi Delica breaks down in the desert at a place called “The Middle of Nowhere”. BUT, they do eventually make it to Phoenix to record today’s episode in front of Mary The TBTL Virgin.
Luke, Andrew and Kiki Lolo arrive in Oceanside, CA, to record today’s show outside Listener Lisa’s condo. Kiki celebrates her first visit to a restaurant in 14 months at a place called “The Junkyard.” Meanwhile, Luke and Andrew try to figure out what the heck the fourth dimension is.
Luke and Andrew arrive at listener Meghan’s front lawn in Sacramento after a night of speed walking many miles through her neighborhood. Plus, never let a cicada pee on your head and tell you it’s raining.
Luke and Andrew make it to Humboldt County, where Luke goes on an emotional jog through the streets of his early childhood. Then they crash listener Adam’s house and record a podcast in his driveway.
Luke and Andrew have a critical piece of equipment stolen moments after hitting the road for the big TBTL-a-Thon. But that doesn’t stop them from kicking things off the right way...from a driveway in Corvallis, OR!
Luke and Andrew are VERY excited about this year’s TBTL-a-Thon gifts and can’t stop playing with them on the air. Plus, the CDC takes time out of its busy day to tell people to stop kissing chickens.
Andrew is very anxious as he awaits a VERY IMPORTANT PACKAGE related to next week’s live stream of TBTL. Plus, William Shatner gets an infuriating puff-piece in The Guardian. And another stranger reaches out to Andrew via Instagram looking for a different Andrew Walsh.
Luke and Andrew learn that some of the 17-year cicadas are high on drugs and literally partying their butts off.
Luke and Andrew check their anxiety levels as they prepare for next week’s big road trip. Plus, Luke has another epic adventure involving a cup of coffee and a less-than-ideal sugar substitute.
Luke and Andrew announce their big, weird plans for this year’s TBTL-a-Thon adventure, which kicks-off next week! Plus, everything you thought you knew about the unlikely inventor of Flamin’ Hot Cheetos turns out to be a big, fat lie! *insert unicorn brain explode emoji*
Luke and Andrew try to wrap their minds around the new guidelines around wearing (or not wearing) facemasks in public. They also try to wrap their minds around a lot of other things.
Luke and Andrew stumble on tape of Vin Scully talking about the history of beards during a Dodger’s broadcast, and it is...special. Plus, a woman is in trouble for pulling a Steve Buschemi and pretending to be a high school student, complete with baseball hat and skateboard.
An old scientific theory that humans can only have up to 150 friends is coming under fire, and the original theorist is NOT HAVING IT!
Luke almost wet his pants in the elevator yesterday. But aside from that, his all-water diet seems to be going great. Plus, it turns out holograms really are the future, and the future is now.
Andrew stumbles on a strange coincidence when he decides to dig deep into some random NPR archives. And Luke has a new project that is making him pee constantly. Also, congrats to all of us for not getting hit by space debris this weekend!
One of Luke’s most famous NPR stories is celebrated by the network during their 50th anniversary celebration...only the folks at NPR left one important detail out. Andrew wants to sue. Oh, and a Japanese town spends its COVID relief money on a giant squid statue, and a little kid accidentally orders $2700 worth of Spongebob popsicles from Amazon.
Luke is forced to celebrate “Cinco de Luko”, whether he wants to or not. Plus, a trend piece about forgoing showers during the pandemic gives Andrew a lot to think -- and gripe -- about.
Luke and Andrew are charmed by a Will Smith Instagram post, until Andrew ruins it with more information. Plus, they FINALLY celebrate the 50 year and 2 day anniversary of NPR.
Andrew is secretly googling Luke’s dinner reservations in rural Oregon, which comes as a surprise to Luke and the listeners, who tuned in to hear the guys’ thoughts on NPR turning 50 years and one day.
Andrew discovered who he really is after the doctors sedated him for his hand surgery on Friday. And a fascinating explainer about the science of candles leads Luke to realize he’s got some minor beef with an Elton John song.
Andrew comes up with an experiment to see if Instagram is listening in on his conversations. Meanwhile Luke debuts a new character, "Rodney Dangerfield Talking About His Roomba."
Luke and Andrew celebrate some of their favorite weirdos on Twitter and some of their favorite TV teachers (Otis Drexell, we’re looking at you.) Plus, a researcher discovered some of the oldest water in the world, and it doesn’t smell very good.
Luke realizes he might have paid over a thousand dollars for some Costco scallops. And he learned that on Ed Balls Day, of all days.
Andrew gets some not-so-great news about his broken finger, but he and Luke get some good news about the “chihuahua from hell” who was looking for a home. Plus, Luke responds to fans who insist he release “The Burbank Cut” of his decade-old documentary film.
Luke offers a long-awaited apology to David Blaine. Also, Glenn Close’s Oscar Night moment was great...but the media should probably acknowledge that it was scripted, right?
Luke and Andrew pay tribute to Shock G of the Digital Underground, and Luke realizes that the sequel to Goodfellas has been hiding in plain sight.
Luke and Andrew ponder the future of paying for goods and services with their palm prints, and they bid a fond farewell to humor...which they just killed many times over.
Luke and Andrew grow one step closer to merging into one single person after Luke sends out a confusing tweet. And the Washington Football Team floats some new possible names, most of which sound like John Travolta films.
Andrew spent yesterday trying not to pass out on the bus with a broken finger. Meanwhile, Luke is frustrated that his recent haircut took only 2 minutes.
Luke and Andrew discuss the bobcat video that went viral last week and Bobcat Goldthwait’s suspicious silence on the matter. Plus, scientists unveil the whitest paint ever created, and Luke relives one of the worst days in personal watercraft history.
Luke and Andrew play a game intended to put people to sleep.
A mysterious tweet has some Game of Thrones fans hoping that a Season 8 “redo” is on the way. Plus, today’s Drops of St2pider flashbacks send Luke and Andrew on a nostalgic journey. And some Tens with very good memories create a very special installment of TBTL Blursdays!
Andrew offers a public apology for some less-than-flattering things he said about a cool young man on yesterday’s show. Plus, Luke is tempted to adopt a Chihuahua from hell that is looking for a new home. And they pay tribute to the erstwhile ArcLight Cinema in Hollywood, which was a special place for them both.
Luke is disappointed to learn that TBTL has once again been overlooked by a prestigious podcast award, but Andrew offers a silver lining. Also, will we all be wearing robotic exoskeletons in 5 years? Let’s hope so.
Luke and Andrew say goodbye to a good friend who IS NOT DYING but taking an exciting new path in life. Plus, today’s installment of Drops of St2pider will leave you petrified and hungry.
Luke and Andrew discover that Lil Nas X’s satanic sneakers may be losing value while Nike tries to recall them? They suspect J.G. Wentworth might have something to do with it. DROPS OF ST2PIDER: MATCHUP #3 Blue Angels vs Looking for Pokémon VOTE FOR YOUR PICK HERE
Andrew fills-in Luke about his big Vaccination Day activities, and Luke is in love with a special moment during a Met’s broadcast. Plus, there’s a ketchup emergency in the U.S., and the TBTL Drops of Stupider contest continues with matchup #2 (vote below!) DROPS OF ST2PIDER: MATCHUP #2 TBTL Prince tribute vs Sploooch The Diarrhea Turtle VOTE FOR YOUR PICK HERE!
Luke is reeaaally leaning into his inner 11 year-old, and it’s not a problem at all, thank you very much. Plus, he and Andrew kick off this year’s Drops of St2pider contest for listeners to vote on their favorite TBTL moments of all time. (Link for voting is below!) DROPS OF ST2PIDER: ROUND ONE Today’s matchup pits the TBTL Cereal show up against the live Minnesota State Fair episode. VOTE FOR YOUR PICK HERE!
Chet Haze’s attempts to create a “White Boy Summer” are...problematic. Plus, a weird SNL skit gives Andrew the giggles, and listeners call-in with stories of people cutting in front of them in line (and how they handled it.)
Luke and Andrew finally address an awkward moment in their friendship that they’d never discussed before. They also take a moment to remember how funny It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia is while discussing their body image issues.
Luke and Andrew try to recover after losing their minds over a baseball game last night. Plus, Nike is trying to recall Lil Nas X’s “satan shoes” from the 665 people who alright bought them.
Andrew finds his old PDA from 2004 and powers it up to find some old notes he wrote for himself. He and Luke and are also happy to hear that Volkswagen is now being investigated by the SEC for lying about changing its name to “Voltswagen.”
Luke and Andrew learn that Volkswagen was, indeed, lying about changing its name, and now they are going back to never believing anything ever again. Also, Luke’s trip to the Apple store gave him some real Red Dawn vibes.
Luke and Andrew test out a new recording device that either allows them or forces them to look at each other during the show, depending on whom you ask. Plus, Volkswagen finally admits that Luke was right all along and agrees to change its name to “Voltswagen.”
Luke discovers a British betting site where people were wagering on the Suez Canal situation...and a lot of other fascinating stuff. Plus, according to some recent TikToks, Papa John is not doing super great?
Luke spent yesterday in an abandoned mining town and has come back with a bunch of stories that make Andrew have to use the restroom. They also pay tribute to the absolute comic genius of Jessica Walter.
Longtime TBTL Friendo Dan Pashman of The Sporkful swings by to talk about what it’s like to invent a brand-new pasta from the ground-up (and to answer the most important question of our time: Is Thousand Island really a condiment?)
Luke and Andrew find out some truly Dazzling Deets about polar bears, penguin pee, and diamonds raining down on Jupiter. Plus, the General Mills PR department could really learn something from the folks over at Post cereals.
Luke wonders if he and Andrew are beginning to spend too much (virtual) time together, and notable not-nice person Bill Shatner tries to buy immortality through an A.I.-type technology.
Luke takes extreme measures to get out of a Coffee Emergency, while Andrew reminisces about the ubiquitous “Free Coffee” of the olden days. Plus, more details emerge about the different versions of Mrs. Doubtfire that exist somewhere.
In the most 2021 news ever, the Fleetwood Mac Longboarding Guy is selling his viral video as an NFT...with some caveats. Plus, Luke explores a rumor that an NC-17 version of Mrs. Doubtfire exists, Sean Hannity vapes on air, and cattle rustling is, apparently, still a thing.
A listener sets Luke straight on the topic of “gabagool”, which somehow makes Andrew very, very hungry for goulash? Anyway, they also talk about a new docu-series which literally has Luke acting like a 15-year-old again. And Andrew ruins the Blursdays.
It’s St. Patrick’s day, which marks the anniversary of the day Andrew tried to fight a Minneapolis Uber driver and Luke almost lost his cool at a beloved Polish bar. They also commemorate the 1-year-and-1-day anniversary of the Family Ties movie. And Joe Biden “slaps back” at those criticizing his dog, who nipped a White House employee.
Luke got cyberbullied over a sandwich last night, and a chef in Miami is selling gold-encrusted steaks that his customers do not want.
Luke’s Lyft driver taught him some pretty interesting things about Henry Kissinger’s role in a global plot to reduce the earth’s population. Plus, Yo-Yo Ma gave an impromptu performance at his vaccination clinic, and it turns out Subway is the food of choice on Korean TV.
Journalist and TBTL Friendo Andrea Seabrook joins the show after she got cyberbullied by William Shatner yesterday. Also, Luke explains why several large police officers dragged him out of a Flaming Lips rehearsal last night.
Luke and Andrew remember the day, exactly one year ago, when they finally realized that the world had really changed (and that their burps would never be as fun.) Plus, Captain Kirk just picked a very strange fight with Luke’s friend at NPR.
Luke is excited to meet his musical hero, Wayne Coyne, this afternoon...especially after Andrew tells him a spicy detail about the Flaming Lips frontman. Plus, the return of This Day In TBTL History takes us back 5 years and puts Luke and Andrew on some shaky ground.
Luke and Andrew find out who they REALLY are with the help of an enneagram test and their friend Lauren Masterson. Plus, Luke talks about his beautiful feet a lot and it’s very upsetting.
Luke has a big DISHWASHER UPDATE. He and Andrew are also ready to talk WandaVision, Mandelorian, and last night’s Meghan Markle interview with Oprah.
Luke brings the HEAT today with a Friday Motivation via the fine Clump Dogs at Defector. Plus, what do you get when you combine music and crypto-currency? A lot of money and a very confused Andrew.
Luke has either discovered something special in the Willamette River, or he’s going off the deep end. Your call. Plus, Dan Harmon introduces a compelling new system for the Zodiac calendar. And Andrew’s getting very nervous about fantasy baseball.
Luke and Andrew finally get their big break in sports media, and Luke discovers something mind blowing about the cinnamon toast he ate as a kid. Plus, a company is animating old photos of departed loved ones, and it turns out there’s a reason why ketchup is sometimes called “fancy”.
Luke and Andrew celebrate a very special TBTL-a-versary, even though someone forgot. Plus, listeners chime in with their stories of butter love.
Luke and Andrew finally address the imaginary scandal surrounding their imaginary tanning salon in Portland. Plus, last night’s Golden Globes broadcast was pretty cool until it wasn’t, and a surgeon goes to traffic court while surgeoning.
TBTL Friendo Davy Rothbart jumps on the show to talk about his amazing new documentary, 17 Blocks. Plus, Andrew’s acting career takes another step forward with the role he’s been waiting for his entire life.
Luke and Andrew watch a bunch of Amy Grant videos and fall in love all over again. Plus, one of Andrew’s favorite electronic stores is closing and taking its spaceships with it.
Luke introduces Andrew to one the hottest viral songs banging around the internet, and it is delightful. Plus, a young man fakes his own kidnapping to get out of work for a day.
A story about scary robot dogs leads Andrew to admit to one of his weirder internet proclivities. He and Luke also discuss Jim Nabors at great length for some reason.
Luke finally gets a breakthrough on his appliance-repair conundrum, but the news comes with more than a bit of irony. Plus, Daft Punk says goodbye in a very Daft Punky way, an old joke from The Simpsons comes back to haunt Ted Cruz, and the results of the Great Condiment Debate are in!
Luke and Andrew find themselves on opposite sides of a debate over Thousand Island dressing and how it should be categorized. Plus, the internet delights in catching Ted Cruz doing very Ted Cruzy things, and a heroic mattress salesman in Texas throws his doors open to those who need shelter.
Andrew’s failed attempts to buy a pack of baseball cards may have just changed his life forever, or so he says. Plus, a couple of employees hit the wrong button and accidentally wire $900 million dollars and can’t get it back. How’s your day going?
Luke and Andrew welcome a new, possibly non-existent group of listeners into the TBTL family. They also learn that blowing on Nintendo cartridges never really worked, and that Luke’s favorite emoji is branding him as an Old.
Luke discovers a new global radio project and it’s blowing his dang mind. Plus, a new film documents the last days of a dying shopping mall, and it’s brilliant.
Andrew does something very surprising on a snowy Monday in Seattle (hint: it’s garbage day) and Luke is full of Fun Presidential Facts™️, including which President was criticized for not drinking enough booze.
Luke convinces Andrew to join him in a new venture, despite Andrew’s misgivings. Plus, the snow is falling in Portland, so Luke provides the traffic and weather reports that you need to go about your day.
Andrew realizes that he’s too old for modern light bulbs, and Luke has a new hero: A 90-year old man who took out a newspaper ad complaining about his internet service.
Luke and Andrew share the internet’s glee when a lawyer has to explain to a judge that he is not, indeed, a cat. Plus, Andrew uncovers a disturbing photo from his youth, and Alex Trebek’s family is putting his wardrobe to good use.
Luke is in a one-sided relationship with a fancy store, and the Canadian government angered China with a Wu-Tang t-shirt. What a world.
Luke watched all of the Super Bowl commercials and he has some opinions! (But please nobody tell Genevieve.)
This week’s installment of Friday Inspiration! leads Luke and Andrew to their new favorite Australian Death Metal Band. Plus, Amazon’s new CEO loves him some hot wings. What’s so wrong with that?
Luke hears back from his building managers after sending his Strongly Worded Email. Plus, an exploration of Lil Uzi Vert’s new forehead diamond, which is very big and a little off-center
Luke sent a Strongly Worded Email to his building’s management company and is starting to regret it. Meanwhile, Andrew is floundering around trying to remember a very specific Robert’s Rule Of Order.
Luke and Andrew call-up their Fact Checkin’ Cuz in Minnesota to find out what’s going on with another mysterious monolith that just popped-up there. Plus, listener Chris witnessed something that nobody should ever have to witnes
Luke’s family is getting into some pretty exciting emoji action on their text chain. Speaking of phones, Luke is playing a very dangerous game with his this week.
Luke is mortified by something he just learned about his new apartment, but -- thanks to some motivational advice from an unlikely source -- he is pushing through. Plus, a listener shares his own experience with GameStop stock.
Luke and Andrew discuss what they would do if they were approached by a stranger offering them a free COVID vaccination while stuck in traffic. Because that happened in Oregon recently. Plus, Luke’s nieces write-in with some pretty solid knock-knock jokes.
Yesterday’s GameStop Wall Street story has blown-up, and now it also involves AMC Theaters and Bed Bath & Beyond. Luke and Andrew credit their early reporting on the matter. Plus, science has an evolutionary answer to why we always feel like we’re in a hurry.
Luke and Andrew delve into the fascinating (and somewhat confusing) story of how a bunch of Redditors are trying to protect the video game store GameStop from greedy investors. Plus, you ever wonder how that old Nintendo Duck Hunt gun worked?
Luke and Andrew say goodbye to Larry King, who’s provided TBTL with so much content over the years. They also dig deep into Pacific Northwest Taco Chain Culture.
Andrew’s quixotic quest to find his favorite Dick Clark radio show takes him on an audio adventure while Luke discovers his new favorite public radio show of all time. Plus, Dakota Johnson was just kidding when she said she loves limes. But shouldn’t we already have known that?
Luke and Andrew stumble on an honest-to-gosh TBTL Mystery involving a Donor of the Day. Plus, Luke is embarrassed about something he said on yesterday’s show, and a Weird Al Yankovich song from 1983 teaches him something about the world of music.
Luke and Andrew harness all the power of the podcasting medium to bring you live, breaking coverage of today’s presidential inauguration after the fact. Plus, we learn why a bunch of pigeons died during Nixon’s big day and how John Adams and Thomas Jefferson saved their bromance.
Alec Baldwin says he’s leaving Twitter after his American-born wife was outed for adopting a dubious Spanish persona. Luke and Andrew are joined by a guest who is ready to defend Hilaria Baldwin against her hordes of Twitter haters. Plus, Joe Biden might not be allowed to bring his Peloton bike into the White House. Maybe.
Andrew and Luke celebrate the best Cleveland Browns season in a generation, which came to a disappointing end yesterday. And they look ahead at the future of the Browns and Seahawks.
Luke and Andrew discuss the national Hot Pocket recall, Little House on the Prairie secrets, and why you shouldn’t throw your apple core out of a moving car.
There’s a BIG update to the story about the supposedly American bird on the lam in Australia. And Luke wrestles with a personal vaccine-related conundrum.
An American pigeon named Joe travelled all the way to Australia...and now it’s being hunted down by authorities there. Plus, Luke has a run-in with a weirdo at a grocery store.
Andrew asks Luke for some important advice before heading out to meet a stranger in a mall parking lot. Plus, Luke is not psyched to hear that Aaron Rogers is reportedly going to host an episode of Jeopardy! And a San Francisco man can’t access his quarter million dollars because he lost his bitcoin password.
Andrew is sad to learn that one of his favorite games has disappeared off the internet forever, and now he has nothing to play during TBTL. Plus, Ken Jennings makes his debut as interim Jeopardy! host, and Luke says he did a dang good job!
Luke and Andrew (who still might be a little drunk) try to wrap their heads around the fact that the Browns are advancing in the playoffs while the Seahawks are not.
Luke and Andrew have lots to catch up on from the last two weeks, including Andrew’s newfound love of helicopters, Luke’s sudden loss of twitter followers, and of course, the inexplicable popularity of the 1986 song Keep Your Hands To Yourself by The Georgia Satellites.
Luke and Andrew discover a very curious thing about Australian radio in this final edition of this year’s TBTL Winter Games!
Oh, Luke loves the music of Michael “White Lightning” McDonald. But can he be a good doobie and pass the ultimate Michael McDonald quiz? That’s what listener Marissa in Maryland aims to find out.
Everyone knows Luke and Andrew are hot dogs, but what kind of hot dogs are they? That’s what listener Emily wants to know, so she made a personality quiz just for the boys.
Since Luke is the official Monster Truck Pilot of TBTL, listener Heidi decides to test him on his Monster Jam knowledge.
Luke and Andrew figure out -- once and for all -- how old they really are, with the help of a dubious online personality test.
Luke and Andrew kick off the new year with one of the best TBTL quizzes of all time, created by Andrew’s former neighbor in New Hampshire?!
Luke considers moving to Hawaii while Andrew berates him about Winter In Ohio. Plus, listener Matt challenges them to a Winter Game that tests their knowledge of TBTL and other, less famous podcasts, like The Gist and some sports show out of Miami.
Day 3 of the TBTL Winter Games has Luke and Andrew trying to outsmart a computer with the help of some indie rock and steamed hams.
The TBTL Winter Games kick into high gear when The Perfect Ten convinces Luke and Andrew to figure out -- once and for all -- which dang Harry Potter houses they belong to.
Quizmaster Bill In Toronto has a new Winter Game for Luke and Andrew to conquer: Can they tell the difference between a real gadget from the Hammacher Schlemmer catalogue versus a made-up one? (In other words, is there really such a thing as a “Gotham City Golf Cart”?)
Let the TBTL Winter Games….BEGIN! Luke and Andrew spend Christmas trying to guess holiday music based on lyrics that have been all poofed-up by listener Aryn.
A prominent Fox News host is fooled on-air by a animal rights activist, and a new Spotify trend is taking the internet by storm! Plus, Luke and Andrew head into the Christmas Holiday in the traditional way: By discussing Ryan Leaf’s 1998 draft position.
Andrew takes issue with the journalistic standards in Brainerd, MN, while Luke is ready to fight the ghost of one time NBA commissioner David Stern.
Luke accidentally fires off a Fire Tweet during the show and has to deal the consequences, and Andrew plots his cinematic return to the Seattle airwaves, complete with a 1980s montage scene.
A boring Sunday night win has Andrew more hyped-up than he’s ever been about the Browns, who are now 10-4, just like the Seahawks!
Luke’s apartment trash chute has him feeling garbage anxiety, while Andrew tries his hand at some impromptu ASMR.
Luke and Andrew surprise themselves by spending most of today’s show dissecting a list of 2016 Hollywood Power Players. Luke also learns that Andrew cuts apples like a sociopath.
Tom Cruise was caught on tape screaming at Mission Impossible staffers about the importance of Covid-19 protocols. But could the whole thing have been staged?! (No. But Andrew likes to start baseless conspiracies.)
Luke, Andrew and Genevieve combine forces for a TBTL / After These Messages crossover episode that ranks all the good and bad Santas crowding your television these days.
Luke and Andrew record a late-night No Point Conversion to discuss the Browns’ heartbreaking (but respectable!) loss to the Ravens on Monday Night Football. Also, the Seahawks won their game too.
Phyllis “P-Fletch” Fletcher swings by to explain why she sent Luke and Andrew a very creepy video.
Luke and Andrew finally run the Spotify algorithm experiment that the world has not been waiting for! They also discuss the regrettable posters that hung in their childhood bedrooms.
Luke has fully embraced bachelor life by drinking sauerkraut juice right from the jar and going to the bathroom with the door open, something Andrew says he’d never do, even if he were the last man on earth. Plus, the man behind Peloton is getting dragged online, but Luke likes the cut of his jib.
A mystery bot volunteers to help Luke with a very important part of his TBTL duties. Plus, a pop-up restaurant takes it upon itself to serve discontinued Taco Bell menu items. Don’t forget: It’s not too late to late to grab a last-minute TBTL thank you gift with a small year-end donation or to request a free gift in our Acts of TENerosity program!
Luke is preparing to do some home surgery, Mario Lopez is playing Colonel Sanders in a Lifetime movie, and Andrew explains why he clocked some time in a stinky shack after college.
Luke is both fascinated and frustrated by a futuristic room in his apartment building. And a lawsuit reveals the name of the person who found $2 million in hidden treasure in the Rocky Mountains.
The Seahawks suffer a disappointing loss, the Browns play their best half of football in a lifetime, and Luke disapproves of the way Andrew experiences football.
Luke’s dreams of becoming a multiple fob owner are about to come true, while Andrew has finally found the kind of film he’s willing to sit through: a 1980’s Christmas movie uploaded to Youtube starring either Mickey Rourke or Mickey Rooney, he’s not sure.
Andrew has some regrets after taking his Thanksgiving restaurant horror story to the press. Meanwhile, Luke struggles with the realization that he may be more Beta than Alpha these days. And TBTL announces the “Acts of TENerosity” campaign!
TBTL Friendo Mike Pesca and his fiancé, Michelle, join the show to talk about the giant human rat that helped them get engaged.
Celebrity chef David Chang made a huge gamble on national television last night…a gamble even Luke would have blanched at. Plus, Luke had to stay up all night to complete some company-mandated homework. And Andrew revives an old project involving American history.
The Seahawks and the Browns are both 8-and-3 after beating bad teams this week, and Luke and Andrew are here to appreciate it.
Luke’s new robot vacuum (and closest friend) is causing some real problems. Also, a mystery deepens when a photographer says he witnessed the destruction and removal of Utah’s inexplicable desert monolith.
Andrew got flimflammed over the holiday break, and -- as if that weren’t bad enough -- Utah’s mysterious monolith is missing! (I know that’s a lot of Ms, dude.)
Luke, Andrew and Genevieve are ready to deep fry and taste-test the veggie-hotdog-and-sauerkraut monstrosities that they brought into this world for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Luke, Andrew and Genevieve gather in the kitchen to celebrate Thanksgiving the only way they know how: By cooking a very sketchy hotdog recipe they found in a very sketchy hotdog cookbook.
Luke is excited about the new garbage chute at his apartment, and Andrew is jealous since he can’t get the city to pick his trash up yet again. Plus, a mysterious monolith in the Utah desert has Luke reaching out to his (first) ex-wife to see if she was behind it.
Luke and Andrew dig into a vintage hot dog cookbook to find the least-disgusting recipe to make on their Thanksgiving podcast. Plus, TBTL pal Ken Jennings will be the first interim host to take the reins on Jeopardy!
Luke and Andrew reach way back in their memory to recap last Thursday’s Seahawks win over the Arizona Cardinals and the Browns wet, ugly win over the Eagles yesterday.
Andrew is relieved that his cat survived a scary night at the vet, and Luke is wondering if a certain business is using the pandemic to short shrift its customers. Plus, a young woman’s surprising laugh goes viral on TikTok.
Andrew is worried about his cat, Theo, after a very sleepless night with the old guy. But Luke is on hand with a lot of Donovan songs to help calm everyone’s nerves.
Andrew’s dreams of having his own Wikipedia entry are dashed upon the shores of Wiki reality. Meanwhile, Luke’s new neighbor accidentally says the *exact* thing Luke doesn’t want to hear about his new apartment. And a tiny owl is miraculously rescued from the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree.
Luke almost sliced his finger off with a new knife, and the only thing that can save him are some old Radio Shack supplies. Plus, the internet discovers one of the best celebrity interviewers who’s heyday was 40 years ago.
Luke’s new favorite radio station has him working on his own Radio Voice. Andrew is cranky over his lack of a Wikipedia page. And a bunch of Orcas named Gladys are attacking boats off the coast of Portugal.
Luke and Andrew dissect the Seahawks’ disappointing loss, the Browns’ strange victory, and the pigeon that wouldn’t leave the 40 yard line.
Luke checks in from Portland with some news while John Tesh checks out from Twitter. Meanwhile, Andrew moves heaven and earth to try and log into a right wing social media site without success.
Luke and Andrew discuss the times they’ve cried on-air and why Luke’s friend’s Dad said something weird in 1987. Plus, more murder hornets, damn it.
Andrew tracks down the song his 6th grade class sang at graduation, and is very surprised by its origins. And today is the 50th anniversary of the best local TV news story of all time.
Luke is pretty much done with trying to read the news without going bonkers this week, so he and Andrew instead celebrate celebrity birthdays and stumble on some shocking Alex Trebek tape.
An online group of Furries have recreated a virtual reality version of Four Seasons Total Landscaping, and we are here for it.
Luke and Andrew look back at the Seahawks’ messy loss to the Bills yesterday and they wonder how many dancy/singy shows Ken Jeong is allowed to host at once.
Luke and Andrew celebrate this weekend’s election results and dig deep on the mystery of the Four Seasons Total Landscaping press conference. They also pay tribute to Alex Trebek, who sadly passed away.
Luke and Andrew try to process the ongoing vote count, while Luke’s liver braces for some more good news (hopefully.) Plus, Luke apologizes for slandering the good name of the New Yorker subscription department.
As the country waits to see who will be their next president, Luke and Andrew try to get to the bottom of a mystery surrounding the Muppet Babies.
Chris Hayes from MSNBC stops by to give Luke & Andrew some context and clarity as to what is really going on with the country and the election.
Luke and Andrew get serious about how they’re feeling as the election count continues, then Luke gets serious about some whisky as a twitter joke goes awry.
Luke makes a commitment to do something very brave and life-changing if tonight’s election results end in a certain candidate’s concession speech. He also spent yesterday hanging out with honest-to-god ligers at an animal sanctuary.
Luke watched the Seattle Seahawks beat the 49ers over the saddest plate of mozzarella sticks in Colorado while Andrew watched the Browns get slowly dismantled by a team from Las Vegas?
Luke checks in from Colorado before visiting some of the “Tiger King” tigers. Andrew is relieved his plumbing is fixed but worried about the implications for his garbage duties. Plus, a sculpture in The Netherlands is exactly the right shape for saving a commuter train that plunged off the tracks.
Andrew’s struggles with the broken plumbing in his apartment begin to approach a breaking point. Meanwhile, Luke continues to explore the culture and curiosities of Butte, Montana. And McDonald’s is bringing back the McRib, and the social media roll-out is less annoying than you might think!
Luke doesn’t want to talk about the coffee he just spilled all over his pants, but Andrew sure does. Also, the Tens of Listeners get to the bottom of the Dominos Pizza App Conspiracy Theory once and for all.
Luke’s ongoing Montana adventures take him to an abandoned, underground, illegal casino with secret passageways! Plus, a player for the Dodgers was diagnosed with coronavirus during the game yesterday, but that didn’t stop him from pulling down his mask to celebrate his World Series win with his teammates. Great job.
Plumbing issues in Andrew’s apartment give him a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to use a bathroom that he’s often dreamt of using. Luke, meanwhile, has a pizza adventure in a Butte, Montana, parking lot.
Luke and Andrew break down a pretty devastating Seahawks overtime loss to the Cardinals and a pretty dang impressive comeback win by the Cleveland Browns!
Luke is in Montana, which is good, but he accidentally flew into the wrong city, which is...less good. Plus, a listener offers an interesting suggestion on how to describe TBTL to the uninitiated.
A TBTL listener tries to convince her friend to check out the podcast. Luke and Andrew review her efforts. They also review season one of HBO’s The Vow.
Luke and Andrew try to determine if it’s immoral to use a gift certificate at an independent restaurant during these tough economic times. Plus, Quibi has announced that it is, indeed, folding, leading Andrew to make the most obvious joke you can already imagine.
Andrew is offended by a pretty inoffensive voicemail he just received, and Luke is dealing with a toe injury that neither Buddhism nor mashed potatoes seem to help. Plus, all of Chris Pratt’s famous friends are rushing to his defense on Twitter...for some reason.
Luke has a theory that Andrew is running for Whatcom County Judge under an assumed name. They also discuss the leaked tape of NFL announcers deriding military flyovers at football games...and another story of someone accidentally broadcasting something that should not have been broadcast.
The Pittsburgh Steelers clobbered the Cleveland Browns in a bad way yesterday. But no need to panic yet, says famously sanguine Browns fan Andrew Walsh.
Luke is about to return a rental car covered in fake blood, and he’s starting to worry that this might be a bit of a problem. Andrew is not helping calm his nerves. Plus, you can now rent an entire movie theater for $100...but if you want to rent a microphone, it’ll cost you another cool hundo.
Luke and Andrew start off weird and get weirder as they mangle the origins of 90s pop songs and try to channel their inner Petey USA. Plus, a kid becomes a hero after finding a lemur that was stolen (?) from the San Francisco zoo.
Luke learns that his facemask isn’t just protecting him from the coronavirus, but also from shame and embarrassment. Plus, a town in Massachusetts is ALL-CAPS YELLING at residents to stop calling 911 about a fish.
Luke gets mad at Andrew for throwing away a shirt. Andrew accidentally agrees to ride a bucking bronco at a sexy bar. And a very promising HBO documentary about a radio host who went to prison ends up being quite the disappointment.
Luke almost flooded his entire house yesterday, but he was saved by Swedish design. He and Andrew also take great umbrage over an SNL skit that is being mischaracterized by the media.
The StuBot -- always a trooper -- joins Luke and Andrew to dissect the jaw-dropping SNF matchup between his beloved Vikings and the undefeated Seattle Seahawks last night. Oh, also, the Browns are 4-1 for the first time since 1994.
Luke and Andrew discuss the rise and fall and rise again of Crocs footwear. Plus, looks like nobody is interested in buying the ill-fated entertainment app Quibi. And turkey farmers are bracing for low sales this Thanksgiving.
Andrew is dealing with some stuff after his cat mistook his studio for a litter box. Meanwhile, companies are looking to cash-in on human pee, which apparently makes great fertilizer.
Andrew has a terrible, just terrible idea for a Silicon Valley startup. Luke is having stress dreams involving inflatable innertubes. And the guy who went viral drinking Cran-Raspberry juice on his longboard is getting some love from Ocean Spray.
TBTL Friendo and rock ‘n’ roll aficionado Camero Kev joins the show to pay tribute to Eddie Van Halen, who passed away yesterday. Plus, Luke and Andrew prepare for the imminent “super pig uprising.”
Luke and Andrew discuss whether Led Zeppelin stole the music for Stairway to Heaven, even though Andrew swears they already covered it on a different show. (They didn’t.) Also, what’s up with spam? Trip Advisor / G&R Tavern Famous thick-cut fried bologna sandwich from G&R Tavern in Waldo, Ohio.
Luke and Andrew worry about the future of their friendship since it looks like their two teams are Super Bowl bound. (No, YOU’RE getting ahead of yourself!)
Luke and Andrew are confused and dismayed by a commercial starring Mark Hamill and Patrick Stewart. They are equally confused (but not dismayed) by the history of Alice Cooper. And they are impressed with Jim Carrey’s impersonation of Joe Biden on SNL.
Luke tests Andrew’s likability with a list of “Ten Things Likable People Never Do.” Oh, also the President has COVID.
Luke and Andrew receive some very surprising news about their “likability” during an APM meeting. They also learn about the issue of “fake honey” that is flooding the market and why Subway’s bread isn’t technically bread in some places. Today's show is sponsored by Back Country. Visit BackCountry.com/TBTL to get 15% off your first full-priced purchase.
Luke and Andrew try to make a little sense of last night’s disastrous presidential debate, but Andrew would rather talk about his favorite fake Wings song. Plus, a wildlife park has a problem with foul-mouthed parrots. Today's show is sponsored by Babbel. Visit Babbel.com and use promo code TBTL on your three month subscription.
Luke and Andrew came into today’s show with the SAME EXACT question about their morning coffee. How’s that for kismet? Plus, candy makers are really, really trying to make Halloween happen this year. Today's show is sponsored by FuboTV. Visit FuboTV.com/tbtl to get 15% off your first month and a free trial.
The Cleveland Browns have a winning record for the first time in 6 years, and the Seattle Seahaks are 3-0 for the first time since their Super Bowl season. Luke and Andrew recap a happy couple of wins for their teams.
Andrew was bullied within an inch of his life at the grocery store this weekend, while Luke had a frightening encounter on a hiking trail. Plus, MTA workers are in trouble for creating a rumpus room below the streets of New York City. Today's show is sponsored by Babbel. Visit Babbel.com and use promo code TBTL on your three month subscription.
Luke and Andrew discuss the important issues of the day, such as Vince Vaughn’s best joke, why red licorice isn’t really licorice, and the fragile future of our American democracy. Today's show is sponsored by Calm. Visit Calm.com/tbtl to get 40% off a Premium subscription.
Luke witnesses a personal miracle that almost forces Andrew to host the show solo. Plus, journalists at the Chicago Tribune are FURIOUS over a fake phishing email sent to them by their own company. Today's show is sponsored by Calm. Visit Calm.com/tbtl to get 40% off a Premium subscription.
Luke bonded with fellow Albanian-American Jim Belushi yesterday. Plus, he and Andrew are delighted to learn that clowns trademark their characters by having their faces painted onto eggs! (Today’s intro tape via Rachel Wenitsky on Twitter) Today's show is sponsored by Sun Basket. Visit SunBasket.com/TBTL and use promo code TBTL to get $35 off.
Luke faces his fears and listens back to his infamous 2009 presentation at an Oregon banker’s conference. Today's show is sponsored by Calm. Visit Calm.com/tbtl to get 40% off a Premium subscription.
The Browns won! The Seahawks won! Their quarterbacks both looked good (one looked very, very good!) And most importantly, the score was the same in both games.
Luke joins the show from the Hotel District of Medford, Oregon, on his way to meet up with Jim Belushi. He went to the airport yesterday for the first time in 7 months, and it was scary. Plus, he and Andrew discuss last night’s Emmy Awards through the lens of their favorite Southern Florida TV critic. And Luke’s love of octopodes grows after watching My Octopus Teacher.
Luke and Andrew fulfill a special request to record a long show to help a listener’s commute. They discuss a new technology that is supposed to be like Google...for your brain? And Chuck E. Cheese is going to burn 7 billion old prize tickets. Today's show is sponsored by Quip. Visit GetQuip.com/tbtl to get your first refill pack free with a Quip electric toothbrush.
Luke and Andrew discuss the Big Dad Energy involved in sending photos of newspaper articles to friends and family. Plus, the Notorious B.I.G.’s famous crown goes up for sale, and Uber is looking at ways to minimize wait-times for their drivers. Luke is already annoyed by this.
Luke navigates a touchy situation with his former therapist while Andrew apologizes to a listener for claiming that she’s not a real person. They also compare and contrast the new documentary The Vow with the 2012 romantic drama The Vow starring Rachel McAdams. Today's show is sponsored by Purple. Visit Purple.com/TBTL10 and use promo code TBTL10 for 10% off any order of $200 or more
Jeopardy! is back, baby! And Luke is here for it. Plus, Andrew regrets the time he refused to be a pallbearer, along with almost everything else he’s ever done.
For better or worse, the NFL is back, and Luke and Andrew are here for it. They recap the Seahawks’ decisive victory over the Falcons, and the Cleveland Brown’s very Brownsy loss to the hated Ravens.
Luke and Andrew discuss EGOTS, PEGOTS, and strategies for getting a humpback whale out of an Australian river teeming with crocodiles. Today's show is sponsored by Doordash. Download the app and use the promo code TBTL to get $5 off your first order of $15 or more.
Japan is now letting fans attend sporting events again...so long as they don’t cheer. Speaking of sports, Luke and Andrew can’t believe the NFL is actually back in action. Also, Luke apologizes to Andrew for a radio transgression. Today's show is sponsored by Babbel. Visit Babbel.com and use promo code TBTL on your three month subscription.
The much anticipated follow-up to Deadspin is finally here! (And it’s already stealing Luke’s jokes, smh.) Plus, Andrew is following Rita Wilson into the celebrity texting game. Today's show is sponsored by Theragun. Visit Theragun.com/TBTL for a risk-free, 30 day trial.
Luke and Andrew discuss a misguided man’s misguided plans to become a real-life Willy Wonka, and a city in Japan unveils public restrooms with see-through walls. Also, a close call with trash collectors sends Luke’s garbage anxiety into his dreamscapes. Today's show is sponsored by Theragun. Visit Theragun.com/TBTL for a risk-free, 30 day trial.
Luke is back from vacation with a harrowing tale from his time at sea. It involves a knife, freezing cold water, and an underwear-hug to remember. Plus, David Blaine did something with balloons, and Andrew is convinced that the future of podcasting lies in the capable hands of Reader’s Digest. Today's show is sponsored by Theragun. Visit Theragun.com/TBTL for a risk-free, 30 day trial.
The 2020 TBTL Summer Games come to a close with a custom quiz about minor league baseball teams. Plus, Andrew come *this close* to impressing Luke by almost remembering the story of a feral child. And Mike Pesca confirms that he was once on a treadmill between Charles Barkley and John Mellancamp. Today's show is sponsored by Babbel. Visit Babbel.com and use promo code TBTL on your three month subscription.
Once-disgraced Quiz Master Bill in Toronto returns with a new challenge for Luke and Andrew: Can they guess the true origins of English words? And if not, who will get fired this time?
On day nine of the TBTL Summer Games, Luke and Andrew try to answer the age-old question: Do people like the TBTL Summer Games? Plus, listener Tony challenges the boys on their knowledge of dinosaurs. Today's show is sponsored by Theragun. Visit Theragun.com/TBTL for a risk-free, 30 day trial.
Day 8 of the TBTL Summer Games keeps Luke guessing poorly performed pop songs. And Andrew (AKA “Iceman”) falls for a bean-related spoof. Today's show is sponsored by FuboTV. Visit FuboTV.com/tbtl to get 15% off your first month and a free trial.
The TBTL Summer Games continue with a Name That Tune game involving a badly-played recorder (or “flutophone” if you prefer.) Plus, Andrew gets a new, unfortunate nickname. Today's show is sponsored by Coastal. Visit Coastal.com/tbtl to get 50% off your first pair of glasses.
Luke and Andrew continue the TBTL Summer Games and admit to some of their highest crimes and misdemeanors. Today's show is sponsored by Calm. Visit Calm.com/tbtl to get 40% off a Premium subscription.
On day 5 of the TBTL Summer Games, British listener Paul challenges the lads on English geography, and Luke impresses Andrew with his ear for Oasis. Today's show is sponsored by Purple. Visit Purple.com/TBTL10 and use promo code TBTL10 for 10% off any order of $200 or more
It’s Day 4 of the TBTL Summer Games! Andrew digs up one of his favorite quizzes of all time to see if Luke can tell the difference between a football coach and a serial killer — with a little help from the Ultimate Halloween Playlist. Today's show is sponsored by Sun Basket. Visit SunBasket.com/TBTL and use promo code TBTL to get $35 off.
Day 3 of the TBTL Summer Games has Andrew staring into the maw of Mount Doom as Luke tests him on his very minimal Lord of the Rings knowledge. Today's show is sponsored by Doordash. Download the app and use the promo code TBTL to get $5 off your first order of $15 or more.
Day 2 of the TBTL Summer Games has Luke trying to tell the difference between Donovan songs and vegetarian restaurants. There’s also some talk of the Minnesota Twins’ Joe Mauer. Today's show is sponsored by Calm. Visit Calm.com/tbtl to get 40% off a Premium subscription.
Luke and Andrew kick-off the 2020 TBTL Summer Games with a quiz about -- wait for it -- summertime! They also revisit the 1989 classic Back to the Beach starring Annette Funicello, Pee-Wee Herman, and maybe Wolfman Jack? That can’t be right. Today's show is sponsored by Purple. Visit Purple.com/TBTL10 and use promo code TBTL10 for 10% off any order of $200 or more
Luke and Andrew argue about a TBTL editorial decision, but all ends well when they discover a 2012 write-up about them in a radio trade publication. Plus, a break-in at a ninja museum reminds Luke why he wanted to be a ninja when he was a kid. Today's show is sponsored by Quip. Visit GetQuip.com/tbtl to get your first refill pack free with a Quip electric toothbrush.
Luke is fascinated by the story of a man who sailed around the world without any modern instruments…not even a watch! And Andrew recalls the time he was pulled over for menacing neighbors from a white, windowless van. Today's show is sponsored by Theragun. Visit Theragun.com/TBTL for a risk-free, 30 day trial.
Luke and Andrew have a LOT of opinions on pickles! Also, scientists shoot a laser at the moon to prove that it’s moving away from the earth. Come on, Moon! And a state rep from Rhode Island uses the Democratic Convention to brag about the state’s calamari.
Luke and Andrew enjoy an oral history of a scene from The Simpsons’ that has reached icon status. They also discuss some of the highlights and weird-lights of last night’s Democratic convention. Today's show is sponsored by Theragun. Visit Theragun.com/TBTL for a risk-free, 30 day trial.
Luke and Andrew offer an appreciation of the NPR commentators of old (Bailey White, we’re looking at you!) Plus, yesterday was the hottest day on record. Ever. At least in a place called “Furnace Creek, Death Valley.” Today's show is sponsored by Quip. Visit GetQuip.com/tbtl to get your first refill pack free with a Quip electric toothbrush.
Luke and Andrew learn more about Lawnchair Larry’s ill-fated flight in a balloon chair. And a football player’s attempt to sneak a woman into training camp goes awry. Today's show is sponsored by Calm. Visit Calm.com/tbtl to get 40% off a Premium subscription.
A listener comment sends Luke and Andrew on an audio journey of discovery. Plus, David Blaine is up to his old tricks, this time involving balloons. And Andrew is still freaking out about this whole “pandemic” thing. Today's show is sponsored by Babbel. Visit Babbel.com and use promo code TBTL on your three month subscription.
Luke feels guilty for watching Hoarders after cleaning and organizing his own house. Andrew tries to stand up for himself during a tense moment at Goodwill. Plus, should Netflix and other streaming services stop skipping the credits at the end of movies and TV shows? Today's show is sponsored by Coastal. Visit Coastal.com/tbtl to get 50% off your first pair of glasses.
A 39 year old Phil Collins song is now topping the charts thanks to a viral video. Also, Andrew might sue Google for reasons he doesn’t completely understand. Today's show is sponsored by Calm. Visit Calm.com/tbtl to get 40% off a Premium subscription.
TBTL Friendo and Energy Drink Consultant Camaro Kev joins the show to discuss the worst Disney ride of all time. And boy, is it bad. Plus, a listener tells a harrowing story of dog poop etiquette. Today's show is sponsored by Babbel. Visit Babbel.com and use promo code TBTL on your three month subscription.
Andrew had a somewhat embarrassing run-in with a West Wing actor yesterday. And Luke finally digs into the pile of Lotto tickets he got for Christmas. Plus, is TikTok really doomed in the US? And how much does it matter? Today's show is sponsored by Tushy. Visit HelloTushy.com/tbtl to get 10% off.
Andrew is about to betray one of his favorite personal possessions, but he doesn't want to hurt its feelings. Or does he? Plus, writer Drew Magary's attempts to improve his own scrawled handwriting inspires Luke to do the same. Today's show is sponsored by Doordash. Download the app and use the promo code TBTL to get $5 off your first order of $15 or more.
Luke has a dream about Rita Wilson, which reveals something about his relationship with Tom Hanks. Meanwhile, Andrew stumbles on an old audio artifact from his youth, and they discuss the fascinating life of Pat O'Day, a Seattle broadcasting legend who became an unwitting foe to the hippies of the Pacific Northwest. Today's show is sponsored by Sun Basket. Visit SunBasket.com/TBTL and use promo code TBTL to get $35 off.
Andrew is now *cooking* his laundry, and Luke is adjusting the parameters of his 60 Day Challenge. They also debate the plate garnishes at Denny’s restaurants. (Luke is a parsley man. Andrew prefers the orange slice.) Today's show is sponsored by Tushy. Visit HelloTushy.com/tbtl to get 10% off.
Luke launches a new personal improvement project he calls The Sixty-Day Challenge. Andrew eats a big sandwich in the car. Plus, it’s looking more and more like Microsoft will buy Tiky-Toky. Today's show is sponsored by Doordash. Download the app and use the promo code TBTL to get $5 off your first order of $15 or more.
Tig Notaro swings by to talk about her new podcast Don't Ask Tig. She also talks to Luke and Andrew about her plans to become a nutritionist, how she dealt with chronic pain for years, and why she has zero anxiety on trash pickup day. Today's show is sponsored by Babbel. Visit Babbel.com and use promo code TBTL on your three month subscription.
A Red Lobster employee in Ohio makes a once-in-a-lifetime discovery, and Luke and Andrew reminisce about their childhood watches. Today's show is sponsored by Miro. Visit Visit Miro.com/tbtl to start collaborating for free.
Steve “The StuBot” Neuman joins the show to discuss the MN State Fair’s plans to hold a “drive-through” event and the unfortunate face-mask politics of Yakov Smirnoff. Today's show is sponsored by Babbel. Visit Babbel.com and use promo code TBTL on your three month subscription.
Luke and Andrew find themselves engrossed in a Taco Bell fansite. Also, the original Deadspin is coming back! (But it won’t be called “Deadspin”.) And animals say the darnedest things. Today's show is sponsored by Miro. Visit Visit Miro.com/tbtl to start collaborating for free.
Luke and Andrew had a wonderful weekend enjoying the return of baseball, but now Andrew’s feeling guilty. Andrew also tries to reprise some of his famous voice characters, much to Luke’s chagrin. Today's show is sponsored by Babbel. Visit Babbel.com and use promo code TBTL on your three month subscription.
Luke and Andrew debate whether or not Summertime is the best song by Will Smith. Plus, Andrew spills the beans on a pot-smoking mascot, and Luke figures out why green screens are green. Today's show is sponsored by Calm. Visit Calm.com/tbtl to get 40% off a Calm Premium subscription.
Seattle’s hockey team finally has a name, the New York Times just bought the podcast Serial, and the world continues to burn around us. Oh, and we have some Blursdays! Today's show is sponsored by Quip. Visit GetQuip.com/tbtl to get your first refill pack free with a Quip electric toothbrush.
Mary “The TBTL Virgin” checks in from Arizona, where she is writing poems about bras and still not listening to TBTL. Plus, Listener Tracy tries to help Luke and Andrew memorize the state capitals with a song. Tour The States Song (from Marbles The Brain Store)
Taco Bell is betraying Luke, just like Chewbacca betrayed Grimli in the Last Star Fighter. Plus, listeners take over the show with a V-Mail Frenzy, and Andrew realizes he’s basically becoming the “Meme War Dad”. Today's show is sponsored by Notion. Visit Notion.com/tbtl for 10% off a team plan.
Susan Orlean may be the one person on earth who can blast-out a drunken tweet storm and still be delightful. Plus, Luke was impressed by the new 30 Rock special, and Andrew wants to be a Hobbit? Today's show is sponsored by Calm. Visit Calm.com/tbtl to get 40% off a Calm Premium subscription.
Luke and Andrew are back on Andrew’s roof, talking shark attacks, twitter hacks, and the airplanes that keep flying overhead. Plus, Andrew has a marketing idea for the local AM news station. Today's show is sponsored by Theragun. Visit Theragun.com/TBTL for a risk-free, 30 day trial.
Luke is in town, so Andrew set up a special, socially-distant outdoor recording studio for today’s show! They discuss Power Points and things that are cake. Plus, Airbnb wants customers to send free money to would-be hosts who are losing money during the pandemic. Today's show is sponsored by Doordash. Download the app and use the promo code TBTL to get $5 off your first order of $15 or more.
Andrew tries (and fails) to add a little flair to the show with the help of some celebrity trivia, and Luke considers dropping TikTok — not just because of security concerns, but also because of a new trend that he does not like. Also, Luke insists he’s not a “Dirty Bird.” Today's show is sponsored by Tushy. Visit HelloTushy.com/tbtl to get 10% off.
Luke and Andrew have a lot of Top Stories that they completely ignore so they can instead take the APM listener survey. Also, Luke is very into the TV show Alone, and Andrew considers working for a local radio station that’s “as cool now as it was then!” Today's show is sponsored by Theragun. Visit Theragun.com/TBTL for a risk-free, 30 day trial.
Luke spent the weekend happily enjoying middle age and watering his lawn, while Andrew was out there literally busting his butt on Rollerblades. Plus, Atlas Obscura offers the dazzling history of people slipping on banana peels. And soap opera directors learn how to film love scenes in the age of coronavirus. Today's show is sponsored by Doordash. Download the app and use the promo code TBTL to get $5 off your first order of $15 or more.
The Merriam-Webster dictionary just declared “irregardless” a word, even though it’s not really a word. Luke and Andrew also discuss Unsolved Mysteries, how to get ahead in podcasting, and Russell Wilson’s “unique” hands. Today's show is sponsored by Babbel. Visit Babbel.com and use promo code TBTL on your three month subscription.
Gary Larson is back with new Far Side cartoons, and a Japanese theme park encourages roller coaster riders to “scream inside their hearts.” Today's show is sponsored by Babbel. Visit Babbel.com and use promo code TBTL on your three month subscription.
Andrew finally gets his hands on some of them goofy flavored potato chips, only to find himself betrayed by them. Also, Vermont outlaws throwing away food in non-compostable bins, and Luke learns that Dixie Cups were sort of the “Zoom” of the 1918 Flu pandemic. Today's show is sponsored by Babbel. Visit Babbel.com and use promo code TBTL on your three month subscription.
Luke and Andrew both played around in the sandwich space yesterday and were happy with their respective results. Plus, Luke forgot what year it is, and a listener shares a horrifying story of a 1990s house party gone wrong. Today's show is sponsored by Babbel. Visit Babbel.com and use promo code TBTL on your three month subscription.
Luke is trying to attract humming birds to his window, and Andrew is confused about hashtags. Plus, we’ve maybe been measuring dogs ages the wrong way!