TBTL- Too Beautiful to Live

Reviews For TBTL- Too Beautiful to Live

By far my favorite podcast, TBTL feels like hanging out and listening to your friends. The topics range from the mundane to the truly bizarre. You might not understand every reference right away but you’ll catch on before you know it! TBTL is like a comfy warm blanket that just makes you feel good.
I love to tune in everyday to Luke and cranky yandy. I highly recommend tbtl!
I've been listening to this show (every show) for about 2 years now. I was looking for something that had a lot of new content (daily! M-F!) and that I could listen to when I had my insomnia (nearly nightly). I love listening to Luke and Andrew chat - you can tell they are genuinely friends and I find it super comforting to just hear them talk daily. I don't think there's anything else like it, in all of the 10s or thousands of podcasts out there. If you give it a chance, you will love it.
This podcast serves as a comforting conversation with two guys that I probably wouldn’t hangout with IRL but live listening to each day.
This is the perfect thing for when I'm stoned and falling asleep. It's just funny and inconsequential and soothing. I literally go to sleep to this every night. It's rare to find a daily show that lets you unplug, even if you're not stoned. Totally innocuous yet endearing.
Now that’s interesting!
This show cranks out a show every single weekday, and it's pretty much always entertaining. You'll get to know Luke & Andrew, and if you're like me, you'll really enjoy them. They discuss pop culture stuff sometimes, niche news sometimes, but I mostly love their meanderings regarding their own personal lives.
Hot dog stories, wind stories and wooden boats galore. The best podcast for bar surgeries! It is more than a podcast. It is a community.
Listening to TBTL is like making a bunch of new best friends and joining an amazing family. Every TBTL episode is like a great hang - it is the ultimate free-flowing conversation between two close friends who will talk about literally anything. If you are in to inside jokes and open-ended discussions that are both personal and weirdly goofy, TBTL is the top of the mountain.
Podcasts have got to be somewhat like music…subjective right? My opinion is that TBTL is the greatest podcast ever and that you will find the cure to human loneliness arriving in your earholes each time you partake in an episode.
Still my favorite podcast after all these years! These guys told me to do this but I wanted to anyway, I swear.

5/5

By Cmirer
It’s a podcast about nothing and yet everything ( except politics). Two guys in their 40’s talking about whatever is on their minds. It takes me out of the scary time we live in, calms me down and brings me comfort. I love this podcast!
I've been listening to this show on and off since 2007 (before it was even a podcast when it was on the radio in Seattle). It is by far one of my favorite things to listen to when working out and running errands. It is literally a show about nothing and everything, and I love it so much.
I love this show. I don't always agree with them, but I always enjoy listening. I always learn something new, and I always correct something they get wrong. But only in my head. The funny audio drops enliven my day every day I listen! Which is every day.
TBTL, is Too Beautiful to Live as I learned in the final weeks of the KIRO radio version. On August 9, 2009 Luke and Jen had another edition of "TBTL Callmakers" in which listeners emailed questions that Luke and Jen would answer on air, whilst calling the questioner. I was one of the questioners and learned a very valuable radio lesson: TURN YOUR RADIO DOWN BEFORE ANSWERING (very embarrassing, but Luke and Jen where very nice about it.) My question, BTW was how they came up with the name TBTL. I've been hooked ever since. Keep up the good work!

5/5

By EmJ817
Been hooked since the first time I listened.
I started listening to TBTL a few years ago. The first episode I heard, Andrew was talking about the "right" way to tie your shoes, and how he'd been doing it wrong for years. I was hooked. These guys are witty, sometimes too honest, and no detail goes unexplored in their meandering conversations. It reminds me of college, sitting down on some nasty futons for 1-2 hours with your core friend group and having a conversation on topics of both intense and nonexistent importance. It's a perfect way to start and end each work day for me.
Indescribable. The real “show about nothing”. Even if a freewheeling concept induces an eye roll, there’s a reliable solidity to hosts Luke Burbank and Andrew Walsh. They’re funny and real, close with their listeners, and cover riveting topics like ashtrays and hotel-room coffee. If you’ve heard Luke as a panelist on Wait Wait...Don’t Tell Me and thought, “I kinda like that guy,” I highly recommend you check out this gem.
I love to be up to date on what is happening in the world but I also love to laugh and appreciate the fun of life. TBTL is a great refuge in my daily routine: I can listen while I exercise or while I work and see what is happening in the world or what is happening in Luke and Andrew’s lives. If you are a lover of Christopher Guest, Arrested Development and have a soft spot for NPR you will love this show too. No matter how backed up I am on listening to my podcast playlist, TBTL is the one I listen to first everyday and don’t miss an episode.
Love this strange and wonderful daily trip into Luke and Andrew's psyches. The post-election 'cast was so honest and wonderful. Probably I'm oldest fan at 70 yrs. Check it out.
I’ve been listening to TBTL for about 5 years now. They were my first podcast and opened a floodgate of pod life. Andrew and Luke are fantastic and I really don’t know what I was listening to before TBTL, but I’m sure it was terrible in comparison to this show.
I have been listening for at least 8 years and this show feeds my soul. I'm always lighter in my step after listening. I like to compare it to running - it's hard to get into at first, but after a month or so of listening you are hooked. The topics are unpredictable and entertaining. The music is refreshing.
Great podcast. I've listened since it was on AM radio and I used to pick it up in my car driving in Eastern Washington state. Vastly engaging and entertaining. TBTL isn't just an imaginary radio show, it's a lifestyle choice.
TBTL is a great podcast with a Ten year history in Seattle! It is loved by all who listen, do yourself a favor and TUNE IN!!!!
Love Luke and Andrew! Listening every day for over a year now - totally addicted!
... if your pals are big time Public Radio Stars. I always love listening because this podcast feels like you're having lunch with your friends.
My go-to, can’t do without podcast.
Kind of a "show about nothing"... but it's just so darn enjoyable. Luke and Andrew have an openness and endearing quality about them that makes you feel a part of something special.
I've been a Ten for years, and my day isn't complete without a little bit of Luke and Andrew. They're so good at creating that intimate audio relationship with their listeners--even when they're talking about the simplest topic, they manage to make me care about it. I feel happy of myself when I listen!
TBTL is the best conversation, commentary, comedy, almost-comedy, and cacophony that exists. Luke and Andrew are hysterically funny as well as honest and earnest about everything from the day-to-day dramas, national politics, sports, weird stories in the world, and everything else. If you listen to a few episodes you'll find yourself hooked. Do it. Become a Ten. Start with the "Holiday no regerts spech-tacular" episodes (last 10 eps of 2017). They are fantastic and will make you feel better about your own regrettable actions (while you simlutaneously want to hug the guys through the podcast).
I have listened to every episode in chronological order over the past 3 to 4 years. I rarely listen to the radio, Spotify, or anything else as TBTL consumes almost all my drive time. Luke and Andrew are a great team and, like Seinfeld, it's a show about nothing and a delight for the same reason. Keep up the good work, guys! Power out.
Make it this podcast. It's unstoppable once it enters your life. Heck, I even subscribed to the newsletter and I normally loathe that kind of thing. Hats off to Mr Walsh and Burbank for fusing the authentic with the topical, the comedic with the heartfelt, the esoteric with the relatable. POWA OUT
I don't know what it is about this show. It's actually kind of pointless, but it's just so relatable and real, it catches you and makes you want to keep listening. You will laugh, you might cry...worth a listen.
This is the best podcast ever!!
Listening to this every day gives me one of two conclusions: a great hour-plus or an easy to check out of hour-plus. But the narrative arch of their lives is worth checking in on every day, from small moments to big ones. It’s often the most enjoyable part of the workday. Ad proximum convivium!
I try to listen to this not fake news (well sometimes...) radio show as often as possible. Their honesty, kindness, humor and superior music taste keeps me entertained and coming back.
Peter Segal of Wait Wait Don't Tell Me on NPR referred to TBTL as a 'confessional' podcast. It is alternatively goofy and candid, and like Arrested Development continually builds on itself so that you are gradually taken in. I've been a daily listener since 2015 and have seen Luke and Andrew at a few live shows. They are funny and caring guys and have created a wonderful community of listeners (the Tens) who have creatively and financially contributed to keeping the show running for 10 years. Its truly a unique undertaking.
Laughter and imaginary friends, what else could you want? A+
Give this show time. You won't be sure why you listen, but you keep coming back. The show's snarky vibe is balanced by its heart. It's whimsy and silliness - reinforcing the fact we all have guilty pleasures, so just at TBTL to that list. If you feel lost, the Facebook fan pages (fans are called Tens - but the main Facebook page is called the Stens) that will embrace you and help navigate through the world. Good friends have inside jokes - make TBTL your good friends and get in on the joke.
I have listened daily since 2011! This is the best podcast if you are someone like me. How would you know? You wouldn’t! Listen to the show. Update 2017: I stand by this review.
Things are going to start happening to you now.
Each weekday, Podcast Host Luke Burbank and Andrew Walsh Co-Host are your Jerry Seinfeld and George Costanza of podcartery. It is a Monday through Friday daily podcast that talks about daily life, Sport-ball and Music for your weekend. TBTL started as terrestrial radio on January 7, 2008 on KIRO radio a year and nine months and continued as a podcast (the first of its kind) on September 14, 2009. It’s a fun podcart to listen to along with other “Tens” (TBTL fans). An awesome #1 choice for iTunes.
I usually listen in the middle of the night when I can't sleep. It does not make me to sleep, but it does make me to laugh.
I’ve been listening to TBTL since 2008. Luke and Andrew are relatable, funny, and informative. Tackling day to day life hacks, awkward real-world situations, and current events. Their followers (10’s, Tens) are dedicated, and provide support, both financially, and by providing feedback to the daily dialog. Best podcast period…
Great comedic duo, local to Seattle but apparently their humor resonates to people everywhere!

5/5

By mluetke
I’ve been a listener for two years. TBTL is as much a part of my daily life as showering is. In a world that can be dark and frustrating, TBTL brings lots of fun and joy!
This show never fails to have me in stitches! Love these guys!!
Except with less off-white carpet and two funnier people? Yet still a welcoming, agreeably loopy universe that's extremely pleasant to hang out in while you (I) commute, or garden, or maybe do the dishes? Anyway here's why you should give it a try: because you'll feel better after listening than you did before you started - and how many things can you say that about these days?
Listen to these guys - I love this podcast!!
Give it a couple of listens and you will become a "ten." Funny, sad, silly, smart, etc