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    June 5, 2017 @ 10:54 pm

    BTL #247 - BILATERAL TALKS - 6/6/17

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Say Goodbye to breathing air! We’re divorcing the Paris Accords to pursue a more meaningful relationship with oil and gas.

    2. When it comes to the Paris Accords, Michael Bloomberg is now the government, which is concerning it its own way.

    3. Anthem is the most evil insurance company for yet another year. Congratulations, guys! The hard work at being absolutely awful is paying off.

    4. California’s state senate passes a single payer bill and the LA Times is none too happy about it. In related news, the LA Times spent this week is wondering why they aren’t that relevant.

    5. London: Terrorized. World: Twitterized. Trump: The same.

    6. Trump’s search for better press covfefe continues

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of Canadian onlookers who love our podcast and tell your friends about BTL!  Then rate us on iTunes or find us FacebookTwitterTumblrStitcher, or Instagram!

     

     

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    May 7, 2017 @ 10:13 pm

    BTL #243 - PRESS-PALOOZA [w/ Dmitry Zotman] - 5/8/17

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. The AHCA (aka Achoo) passage in the house

    2. The RELIEF of a boring moderate winning the French presidential elections (how far we've fallen)

    3. Chaos in Venezuela

    4. Trump’s Monday press-palooza

    5. Priorities USA's 2016 postmortem

    6. Some Berniecrat candidates to look out for

    *Plus, BIG thanks to Dmitry Zotman, who sat in for a very sick Brent this week!

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of sirens and helecopters who love our podcast and tell your friends about BTL!  Then rate us on iTunes or find us FacebookTwitterTumblrStitcher, or Instagram!

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    January 24, 2017 @ 8:29 am

    BTL #229 - PUSSY HATS AND ALTERNATIVE FACTS - 1/24/17

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Pussy Hats took over America on Saturday, showing what a large, enthusiastic crowd actually looks like.

    2. Meanwhile, Trump’s Inauguration crowd.  Sad.

    3. Chelsea Manning.  Happy.

    4. Trump’s Education cabinet pick will focus her energy on protecting students from grizzly bears instead of school shootings

    5. Dippin Dots IS the ice cream of the future and don’t let the Trump administration’s “alternative facts” convince you otherwise

    6. Trump spends first day in office taking things away from us and killing people

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of screaming sirens who love our podcast and tell your friends about BTL!  Then rate us on iTunes or find us FacebookTwitterTumblrStitcher, or Instagram!

     

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    December 18, 2016 @ 8:36 pm

    BTL #225 - RANT DAY - 12/19/16

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Mark your calendars: Tomorrow is the day that hell freezes over and, in a very hell-like move, makes Donald Trump the president

    2. The only unity in post-Trump America is the unlikely coming together of the of FBI and CIA

    3. Obama holds press conference in which he is either tough on Putin or...not.  Doesn’t matter which because facts don’t exist anymore.

    4. Hillary Clinton willing to blame literally anybody but herself for her loss

    5. We have the debut of BTL’s newest segment: Defend the Internet

    6. It’s the morally adrift leading the morally blind, New York edition

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of circling helicopters who love our podcast and tell your friends about BTL!  Then rate us on iTunes or find us FacebookTwitterTumblrStitcher, or Instagram!

     

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    October 2, 2016 @ 9:39 pm

    BTL #215 - WE’RE BACK! - 10/3/14

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Donald Trump would like you to believe he was not on cocaine during the first presidential debate.  We would like you to believe that no one goes on a 3am tweetstorm without at least a bump


    2. Dedicated to his reality show craft, the Donald is now toiling in melodramatic tax, porn and beauty pageant drama


    3. 2016: The year of the anti-endorsement

    4. Based on the length of the 233 page California Voter Information Guide, the plastic bag industry may be pissed, but the paper industry is probably celebrating

    5. Californians might not have to live to see the outcome of this horrible presidential race due to apocalyptic earthquakes 

    6. Senators furious Obama doesn’t control the laws of time and space, mad he can’t make it two days ago so they can go back and listen to him

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of circling helicopters who love our podcast and tell your friends about BTL!  Then rate us on iTunes or find us FacebookTwitterTumblrStitcher, or Instagram!
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    September 5, 2016 @ 10:08 pm

    BTL #214 - OUR LOCAL TACO TRUCK - 9/6/14

    In Which We Discuss:

    1.  If the worst thing that will happen under a Clinton regime is taco trucks appearing on every corner, sign us up!

    2. Hillary Clinton doesn’t remember whether she has email problems or not as well as 38 other things that may or may not be important

    3. Clinton kidnapped by rich donors, forced to make pleasant small talk with people just like her

    4. Polls indicate that hatred for Clinton is still high enough that Donald Trump could be the president.

    5. You know the fracking science is bad if even Oklahoma is taking it seriously

    6. Michelle Bachmann.  Still insane.  Still amazing.  Still suffering from crazy-eye syndrome.

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of circling helicopters who love our podcast and tell your friends about BTL!  Then rate us on iTunes or find us FacebookTwitterTumblrStitcher, or Instagram!
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    August 21, 2016 @ 11:09 pm

    BTL #212 - LIFE’S GOLD MEDAL - 8/22/16

    In Which We Discuss:


    1. Media treatment of Ryan Lochte proves that being born a white man is life’s Olympic gold medal


    2. Lest we start to believe her words, Clinton’s actions lay bare her love of the TPP and fracking

    3. Trump campaign now fully devoid of legitimate people, places, and things

    4. Trump African-American outreach strategy: actively poll at 0% instead of passively polling at 1%

    5. Screw FEMA, Trump play-doh outreach is the Louisiana flood solution we’ve all been waiting for

    6. CNN finally admits they’ve heard of Jill Stein

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of barking dogs who love our podcast and tell your friends about BTL!  Then rate us on iTunes or find us FacebookTwitterTumblrStitcher, or Instagram!
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    June 6, 2016 @ 12:54 am

    BTL #204 - DRAG QUEEN BINGO - 6/6/16

    In Which We Discuss:


    1. Whether Bernie wins California or not, at least he got to call numbers at drag queen bingo this weekend.

    2. The most progressive event in the history of the world happened in Oakland this week

    3. The details of Hillary Clinton’s foreign policy address are as follows: Donald Trump is a nincompoop

    4. Donald Trump angry that we’re letting qualified American-born US Citizens to levy judgments in the court system.  Apparently that’s not one of the steps to making America great again.

    5. Trump declares that he has a personal African-American.  “Proves it” with a stock photo of an unsuspecting african american family that are definitely not Trump supporters.

    6. Paul Ryan: 2016 Panic Endorser

    7. We’re very excited to see the music video event generated by Obama’s rumored Beyonce army


    Oh, and thanks for coming to see us at the Electric Youth Show at the Clubhouse Theater yesterday!  We had so much fun!

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of circling helicopters who love our podcast and tell your friends about BTL!  Then rate us on iTunes or find us FacebookTwitterTumblrStitcher, or Instagram!
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    May 29, 2016 @ 11:16 pm

    BTL #203 - VERMIN’S RETURN - 5/30/16

    In Which We Discuss:


    1. We'll be making our first ever live appearance next Sunday!  Come see us and some great performers at:

    Sunday, June 5th

    8pm @ The Clubhouse Theater (Vermont and Hollywood)

    Info and links to tickets here: https://www.facebook.com/theelectricyouthshow/


    2. Dispatches from the Santa Monica Bernie Sanders rally, a meeting-ground for political aficionados and bored high school students

    3. Breaking News: Hillary Clinton still has her damn email problems

    4. California race tightens as Chris Matthews declares network-wide plan to ignore its results

    5. Sanders will debate literally anybody at any moment on any network.  He’s available whenever you are.

    6. Libertarian Party Convention-goers angered by their candidate’s plan to actually compete in the presidential race


    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of circling helicopters who love our podcast and tell your friends about BTL!  Then rate us on iTunes or find us FacebookTwitterTumblrStitcher, or Instagram!
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    April 10, 2016 @ 10:48 pm

    BTL #196 - FIVE-SWIPE AND TOKEN-MAN V. THAT TURNSTYLE LIFE - 4/11/16

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Sanders’ secret Wisconsin weapon…there are literally no young Republicans left. 

    2. The Daily News joins the ranks of the millions of Americans who aren’t quite sure what the difference between the Fed and the Treasury is

    3. Five-swipe Hillary takes on token-man Sanders in the most important showdown of the New York primary season

    4. Panama Papers are further proof that rich and powerful people are literally psychopaths.  (Even in Iceland.)

    5. This week in things that are cute: Ted Cruz thinks he can go to the Bronx and lecture New Yorkers on their sinful #NewYorkValues

    6. We agree with Trump on one thing.  “Tour de Trump” is a much better name for a shitty bike ride than “Tour de Jersey.”

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of loud sirens who love our podcast and tell your friends about BTL!  Then rate us on iTunes or find us FacebookTwitterTumblrStitcher, or Instagram!
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