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

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Join 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. The Splendid Table's Francis Lam 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 dip into the heated debate over proper (and improper) hot dog condiments.

Perfect for Independence Day, Labor Day and the entire summer grilling season, this popular, encore special offers a light and mouthwatering take on hot dogs and more.

About Too Beautiful to Live

Too Beautiful to Live is a daily podcast from Luke Burbank and Andrew Walsh. 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 from 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 24, 2019
Promo spot available: June 24, 2019
Program and rundown available: June 28, 2019

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July 1–September 30, 2019, with multiple airings permitted.

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