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    April 17, 2016 @ 11:00 pm

    BTL #197 - THE VATICAN HANDSHAKE - 4/18/16

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Brooklyn Debate blockbuster moments include Hillary Clinton coming out in favor of supporting what could be a $15/hour minimum wage if and only if we play our cards right

    2. If you’re cool and in New York right now, you’re probably at a Bernie Sanders rally

    3. Bernie bends the rules of time and space to be at both the Vatican and Coachella on Saturday

    4. Hiring a new campaign director somehow left no one in charge of Trump’s campaign operation

    5. Kasich’s New York Scorecard: Italian Food - 2, Pickles 1, Kasich - 0

    6. Christians in Mississippi better hope this whole afterlife thing is legit, because they’re all about to get shot at church

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of honking cars 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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    March 13, 2016 @ 10:48 pm

    BTL #192 - RETURN OF THE GOLDWATER GAL - 3/14/16

    In Which We Discuss:

     1. MSNBC so shocked by Michigan results that they disavow their own exit polling and established mathematical facts

     2. The Goldwater Gal returns as Clinton actively misremembers her thoughts on AIDS and abortion

     3. On both sides of the aisle, it’s time to ask an important question: how many debates is too many debates?

     4. Trump delivers one-hour victory infomercial for all of his failed consumer goods, creating the most perfect hour of reality television in US history

    5. Sanders, Obama, and “Thugs on the street” all to blame for Donald Trump’s hate speech.  Notably not blamed: Donald Trump’s hate speech.

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of honking cars 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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    March 7, 2016 @ 5:59 am

    BTL #191 - THE EUPHAMISM - 3/7/16

    It's a Special Bi-Coastal Edition(!) in Which We Discuss:


    1. Sunday’s Democratic Debate reminds us of all the terrible things that snuck through in the 90s while America was transfixed by the Spice Girls

    2. “Super” moniker is now available to any day with between three and a million primaries.  Welcome to Super Sunday!  Enjoy Super Monday!

    3. A sad day for the Reagan family answers the every-present query: “Is Nancy Reagan still alive?”

    4. CPAC welcomes the failed aristocratic-rights activist Mitt Romney to deliver a highly dubious rebuke of the tacky rich

    5. Anti-Trump shadow attack PAC is finally getting some airtime

    6. Donald Trump promises worried Americans that the documented stubbiness of his fingers isn’t a euphemism

    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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    February 28, 2016 @ 11:35 pm

    BTL #190 - THE FRUIT SALAD OF LIFE - 2/29/16

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Low turnout in South Carolina led to Hillary Clinton blowout.  Sounds right.

    2. Guys, Trump is going to bring us “so much everything” when he’s president. Hopefully “everything” means pizza, but it might mean racism so keep an eye out.

    3. If the latest GOP Debate is any guide, the “fruit salad” of Marco Rubio’s life involved his lunch money being stolen every single day

    4. Anybody who’s anybody in whatever the opposite of MENSA is endorsed Donald Trump this week

    5. Super Tuesday is upon us THIS WEEK and all signs point to Texas is proving once again that it can’t be trusted

    6. Nobody is safe from schoolyard logic, not even Hillary Clinton

    7. Adult armed militias are so 2015, so trendsetter state Iowa sets their sights on forming a toddler squad

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of honking cars 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 8, 2016 @ 1:08 am

    BTL #187 - DISAPPOINTING WINS, VICTORIOUS LOSSES - 2/8/16

    In Which We Discuss:


    1. The Iowa caucus was such a beautiful mess that everybody got to deliver a victory speech

    2. Now eight debates in, Ben Carson still doesn’t recognize the sound of his name being announced

    3. Hillary Clinton is a progressive now?  Sounds like we need a new word to describe our politics.

    4. Gloria Steinem proves that even radicals can develop into crotchety old people

    5. This week was so crazy, there were even cars being eaten by sinkholes!

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of honking cars 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 31, 2016 @ 11:58 pm

    BTL #186 - HOW TO CAUCUS WISELY - 2/1/16

    In Which We Discuss:


    1.  The most reliable Iowa Caucus poll can now tell you reliably that they have no idea what’s going to happen

    2. How’s that debate plan looking now Debbie?  We suppose it was your idea all along to have both major candidates demand extra debates?

    3. Hey guys have you heard about Hillary’s private email server?  So too, finally, has the State Department.

    4. If a GOP debate is filmed in the absence of Donald Trump, did it really happen at all?

    5. Our Flint fury is growing furiouser by the moment

    6. Makers of the Planned Parenthood video had worse fake ID skills than most suburban high school students

    7. Ammon Bundy is a bigger wimp than his dad Cliven: the proof

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of honking cars 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, 2016 @ 11:58 pm

    BTL #185 - SQUIRMISHING IN HOLLYWOOD - 1/25/16

    In Which We Discuss:


    1. “Squirmish” along with us as we read excerpts from Sarah Palin’s Trump endorsement

    2. Glenn Beck is riding a snowball to hell comprised of his mixed metaphors, and that’s why he needs you to vote for Ted Cruz

    3. Woodie Guthrie posthumously trolls the Trump family for red-lining (ie before they started segregated using bad taste as the means of control)

    4. Michael Bloomberg now considering a run for president because what about him, huh?  He’s a meglomaniac billionaire too!  Trump can’t have all the glory.

    5. Simon and Garfunkel have the best week ever.  

    6. 2015 hottest year on record.  Again.  Guys, it’s too hot.

    7. #oscarssowhite, a protest movement so elite that only Will Smith and Spike Lee are qualified to participate

    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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    January 17, 2016 @ 11:58 pm

    BTL #184 - #HILLARYPILLORY, THE MOVEMENT - 1/18/16

    In Which We Discuss:


    1. Bernie Sanders: A man who got the most debate time at this week’s Democratic debate

    2. Hillary Clinton: A woman who won’t let experience stop her from misunderstanding things

    3. Iran‘s prisoner release includes a mystery man that Wolf Blitzer just learned of

    4. State of the Union reveals Paul Ryan is member of the elusive pro-cancer caucus

    5. Ted Cruz and ALL of New York City have a very different sense of what “New York values” consist of 

    6. Flint, MI’s water situation is just another kind of state violence against black people

    7. Have a happy MLK Day, America!  (Related: Have a terrible Robert E. Lee day, Arkansas!  Or better yet, just don’t have one at all...)

    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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    December 20, 2015 @ 10:54 pm

    BTL # 181 - TALK OF RETIREMENT - 12/20/15

    In Which We Discuss:


    1. Hillary Clinton and data breach go together like...tar and feathers

    2. Dem Debate reveals what Sanders does for fun - talk about taxes.  Apparently he knows something about taxes that we don’t.

    3. Tuesday’s GOP Debate penetrates deep into the internet with the sound of Ben Carson’s coughs

    4. We’ll have a government for the next year!

    5. Kasich has a “terrific” running-mate in mind for Trump

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    December 6, 2015 @ 11:32 pm

    BTL # 179 - DEADLY MONEY - 12/7/15

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. When can we start calling the NRA terrorists instead of lobbyists?  Is it now?

    2. GOP proposes several strategies to deal with the week’s multiple mass shootings including denial, misplaced blame, and voting no on common sense gun legislation

    3. Bernie Sanders is now polling higher against Hillary than Obama was in December of 2007

    4. GOP releases plan in case of Trump nomination: ask Senate candidates to wear cooler clothes and dig up tree trunks for a day

    5. Senate now only 60 Obamacare repeals behind House in the GOP war of healthcare-hating

    6. Ben Carson will the defeat the delicious chickpea-based snack food beloved by millions, fear be damned

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