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Programs Let's Be Frank: TBTL Salutes The Great American Hot Dog

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Join Too Beautiful to Live (TBTL) podcast hosts Luke Burbank and Andrew Walsh over a sizzling grill as they celebrate one of America's most beloved and most ridiculed foods: The Hot Dog. Francis Lam, host of The Splendid Table, joins them to explain his own personal love affair with the tubular steak, plus: Luke and Andrew head to a minor league ballpark to see if they'd make good hot dog vendors. They also try to hunt down the best veggie alternative to the hot dog, and they dip into the heated debate over proper (and improper) hot dog condiments. 
This hilarious new one-hour special is perfect for lazy summer days or grilling holidays.

Too Beautiful to Live is a daily podcast from APM. It's about life, current events, pop culture, puttering, laser baldness helmets, and tonight pants.


Luke Burbank and Andrew Walsh

Luke Burbank and Andrew Walsh co-host the long-running, daily podcast Too Beautiful To Live on American Public Media.

Luke also hosts the weekly public radio variety show Live Wire, distributed by Public Radio International. He's also a contributor to CBS Sunday Morning and a panelist on NPR's Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me.

Andrew is a veteran public radio producer, developing and launching programs at KCRW in Los Angeles and at New Hampshire Public Radio. He's also worked at KUOW public radio in Seattle, WKSU in Kent, Ohio, and he hosted The Andrew Walsh Show on KIRO radio, also in Seattle.


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Preview audio available: June 25, 2018
Promo spot available: June 22, 2018
Program rundown available: June 28, 2018
Program available: June 28, 2018

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June 29-September 30, 2018, with multiple airings permitted.

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Affiliate stations may carry this program multiple times before October 1, 2018. The program must be carried in its entirety. No excerpting is permitted. Simulcast streaming rights are available for this program. Prior to carrying this program, stations must contact their American Public Media Station Relations Representative.

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