The Madeleine Brand Show

The Madeleine Brand Show is a daily, two-hour program that looks at news and culture through the lens of Southern California. Hosted by Madeleine Brand

Awesome/Not Awesome with Luke Burbank

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Kent Couch prepares his balloon chair for an appearance on the Tonight Show in 2007. On Tuesday, November 15, 2011 Couch will launch his chair over Iraq to raise money for Iraqi children. Flickr/Mark Knowles

Luke Burbank, host of the podcast "Too Beautiful to Live," joins Madeleine in his new time slot. This week in awesome-ness: "Cluster balloonist" Kent Couch will attach a lawn chair to dozens of balloons and ascend 25,000 feet over the Green Zone in Iraq. He'll be setting a record in ballooning while raising money for Iraqi children. What could possibly go wrong? Luke updates us on beard cutting in an Ohio Amish community and the unusual centerpieces at the MOCA gala this weekend.


Luke Burbank, host of the podcast "Too Beautiful to Live"; weekly guest on The Madeleine Brand Show for "Awesome/Not Awesome."

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