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    November 12, 2017 @ 11:03 pm

    BTL #268 - YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU DO KNOW - 11/13/17

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. You know shit is bad when local election results in Virginia can make California progressives this happy

    2. Roy Moore is a pederast. Because, of course.

    3. Trump and Putin don’t know what they know about what they don’t know about Russia’s election hacking

    4. McConnell to America: I can’t promise this tax cut is for you

    5. Shocking update: there are issues with our background check system for guns

    6. Carla Nordstrom joins us on the podcast to report on upstate New York's electoral scene

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of barking dogs and 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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    October 1, 2017 @ 8:20 pm

    BTL #262 - NORTH KOREA TO KEVIN BACON [w/ RITZA BLOOM] - 10/2/17

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Trump will save the middle class by lowering his own taxes. For America!

    2. Trump finally settles on a response strategy for the Puerto Rico crisis: Twitter warfare with a struggling local politician.

    3. Old chartering habits die hard for the rich former executives helping “drain the swamp”

    4. Alabama decides it’s finally time to go full-crazy. That’s right - they’ve got crazy they haven’t even shown us yet.

    5. Twitter has now done more to counteract Russian electoral interference than the White House

    6. A new break in the case for the age-old question: How many degrees of separation between Kevin Bacon and North Korea?

    Plus, the loverly Ritza Bloom (@ritzacalixte), joins us in the studio!

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of sirens and 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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    July 16, 2017 @ 11:25 pm

    BTL #253 - THE HANDSHAKE - 7/17/17

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Trump and McConnell have hurt John McCain’s brain so badly at this point that it literally clogged

    2. Not even the health insurance industry is as giddy about returning us to pre-ACA days of bankruptcy and death as our government’s own Tom Price

    3. Either Donald Trump is lying to us, or he’s hired clairvoyant lawyers. One of those seems more likely though...

    4. You haven’t seen a handshake until you’ve seen Emmanuel Marcon and Donald Trumps’ three-way knuckle-buster

    5. Donald Trump is winning at Chris Christie’s game of losing. Bigly.

    6. A completely unremarkable, totally average day in Florida

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of 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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    July 10, 2017 @ 11:32 pm

    BTL #252 - LESSON UNLEARNED - 7/11/17

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Some breaking Russia news that's so breaking we don’t have a quip yet!

    2. Trump decides Putin is the perfect person to help us solve our cybersecurity problems since, you know, he’s been ordering all the hacking

    3. Jerry Brown attends the G20 as the president of California and the rest of non-Trump America

    4. For the first time in history, hosting the Celebrity Apprentice may be the key to solving our North Korea quagmire. That’s right, it’s time to call up former contestant Dennis Rodman.

    5. Healthcare is Either Dead or it’s Not: An Opera

    6. Democrats are desperate to unlearn the lessons of 2016 in any way they can. Free trade anybody?

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of 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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    June 11, 2017 @ 8:41 pm

    BTL #248 - AUNTIE MAXINE - 6/12/17

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Auntie Maxine called for impeachment as Nancy Pelosi looked at her shoes today at LA Pride’s #ResistMarch

    2. As usual, Britain has started a new political trend that we hope makes it stateside - not re-electing Conservative asshats

    3. The big Comey testimony takeaway: John McCain has some questions about Hillary Clinton’s emails he still can’t clear up

    4. Senate hard at work on secret Obamacare repeal they thought you might never find out about because...isn’t Comey’s testimony distracting?

    5. But don’t worry - things are only getting better for your friendly neighborhood banker. Not, not Rob Ulster from down the road whose mom was your fourth grade teacher, the one at J.P. Morgan.

    6. Anti-Sharia Americans want only their own identical anti-women, homophobic, restrictive laws to be enforced

    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 14, 2017 @ 10:19 pm

    BTL #244 - TO STATE THE OBVIOUS - 5/15/17

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Comey firing was not, as it turns out, an elaborate prank on him, but it was certainly an elaborate prank on America

    2. Sally Yates “states the obvious’ in her Senate hearings because she’s the only one who will admit the obvious

    3. After seeing how much America loved having their healthcare taken away, GOP is moving to cut even more programs Americans depend on

    4. Trump plans first trip as president to the only vacation destination tackier than Mar-A Lago, Saudi Arabia’s royal palace

    5. It’s 2017 and white nationalists still bring torches to their rallies

    6. If there’s one person America needs in 2020 after this administration, it’s someone nicknamed “The Rock”

    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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    April 10, 2017 @ 11:46 pm

    BTL #240 - PASSOVER PURGE - 4/11/17

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Senate Gorsuch showdown leads us to wonder: To what degree has civilization always been just hanging on by a tiny thread?

    2. Even experts don’t seem to know if we’re at war with Syria.

    3. Trailer for White House Purge: Part 1 is finally released

    4. It’s round 2 and Republicans are still not eager to replace Obamacare with their now-revised shamy plan.

    5. Very little intelligence is available on the House Intelligence Committee, even in Nunes’ absence.

    6. Bernie sanders is taking a national tour like a literal rock star

    7. Michele Bachmann, an irrelevant person who is no longer serving in office, still can’t stop explaining it all

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of 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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    February 20, 2017 @ 10:44 pm

    BTL #233 - #RESISTANCERECESS - 2/21/17

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. #ResistanceRecess begins…now!

    2. Michael Flynn mercifully resigns after subjecting us all to a nonstop barrage of treason-alerts on Twitter

    3. With the Puzder hearing looming, Oprah’s finally forced to step in and save America

    4. Trump continues to be unsurpassed in the canon of genius/horrifying television press conference adventures

    5. This week we #neverremember last Friday’s horrifyingly fake Swedish terrorist attack.  Gays can only hope Robyn will come out with an commemorative single

    6. Turns out Trump is in favor of all the types of Middle East peace solutions except the ones that haven’t failed already

    7. Trump trolled Chris Christie at their White House dinner

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of 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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    December 12, 2016 @ 9:25 pm

    BTL #224 - LOSING THE COLD WAR - 12/13/16

     In Which We Discuss:

    1. Russian hackers could have warned us they were fixing the election before we waited 90 minutes to vote.  Selfish.

    2. Donald Trump leaves no stone unturned in search for least competent cabinet in history

    3. Pop Quiz!  Which of the following is a human invention and completely imaginary: a. Climate change b. The value of a dollar

    4. Every minute that passes on earth is a minute in which Donald Trump’s Carrier deal gets less impressive

    5. Labor endorses in the DNC dogfight that decides whether or not we have a party anymore

    6. Move over guacamole!  There is, apparently, one Texan food that Ted Cruz enjoys, and now you’ll never be able to again.

    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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    November 20, 2016 @ 9:05 pm

    BTL #222 - THE CASE OF THE MISSING COMP SEATS - 11/21/16

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. So far the only thing Trump has accomplished in his transition is firing the few people who knew what was going on

    2. Trump’s cabinet picks begin with a man too racist to get approved under Reagan and end with an list of every nightmare human being in America

    3. Update: Trump’s first 100 days infrastructure plan may just be bills that have already passed and proposals he campaigned against

    4. Settling a lawsuit for $25 million dollars is not what you do just because "don’t have time," it's what you do because you don't have a case

    5. Guys, Mike Pence deserved to be booed, because seriously, how long does a man have to run for VP before he decides to get comp seats to Hamilton?

    6. Democrats, in making attempt to be more inclusive, expand their leadership team to include...everyone

    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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