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    September 17, 2017 @ 11:53 pm

    BTL #260 - WILDCARD SOCIALISM [w/ RAMY YOUSSEF] - 9/18/17

    In Which We (and special guest comedian Ramy Youssef!) Discuss:

    1. Senate enters a bonus round of healthcare warring with the wildcard addition of some socialism

    2. The only thing we know for sure about the Wednesday’s White House Chinese Takeout Bonanza is that Donald Trump is just like us: up all night after a greasy, hard-to-digest meal

    3. The Paris Climate Accords, our on again off again beau, might be back

    4. We can only assume Trump won’t release the Mar-a-Lago visitor logs because he knows you know that he knows that you know that shady business is going on there

    5. California is gunning for the chance to decide who we give our 3 million vote margin to next time.

    6. The Alabama Moore-Strange race gets moore-er and stranger-er with each passing day

    Find Ramy on Twitter at: @cdramy! You'll want to! He's funny!

    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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    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 17, 2017 @ 12:16 am

    BTL #241 - CHOCOLATE CAKE AND CHEMISTRY - 4/17/17

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. First, we welcome the adorable baby giraffe of pregnant-giraffe-gate fame! Cute tiny animals! Fuzzy things!

    2. Then, try to forget that we’re going to die in a nuclear war with lunatic North Korea (unless, perhaps, they like chocolate cake and “great chemistry” as much as Donald Trump?)

    3. The White House has a mouse and presidential aide infestation

    4. Democrats are seeing a surge in local successes, leading some to ponder a bold new strategy of HAVING A MESSAGE.

    5. Lila was paid $100,000,000 to march in the Tax March on Saturday, give or take…hundreds of millions of dollars because she actually just paid $22 in uber fares to be there

    6. United Airlines is just as bad as you remember from before the last time you vowed never to fly them again

    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 26, 2017 @ 11:39 pm

    BTL #234 - WANTED: MISSING SENATOR - 2/27/17

     

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. The only possible explanation for Saturday’s DNC vote is that Democrats don’t like winning and never want to do it again

    2. Banning the paper of record is a great way to get yourself written out of the record

    3. Ted Cruz make ominous prediction at CPAC

    4. Dispatches from the #ResistanceRecess

    5. We’re one step closer to deporting second generation immigrants (ie citizens), which maybe would at least allow us to deport Donald Trump

    6. If Congress won’t act, let’s hope the witches can save us

     

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

    ACTION ALERT: Help us demand that Tom Perez, as his first act as DNC Chair, do an honest postmortem report on the 2016 election.

     

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    December 3, 2016 @ 9:14 pm

    BTL #223 - A BAD DEALS - 12/4/16

     In Which We Discuss:

    1. What happens when even Sarah Palin thinks your Carrier deal is bad for America?  Can you solve it by making her poet laureate?

    2. If you’re a world leader who hasn’t spoke to the US in decades, consider calling Trump.  He’ll definitely take your call.

    3. Speaking of world leaders, let’s talk about Fidel Castro’s legacy

    4. Mitt Romney, Kellyanne Conway, and The Donald are stuck in a sad reverse love triangle

    5. Donald Trump blames both his victory and defeat on fraud, but let’s not look into it guys.  That won’t help.

    6. America found new and exciting ways to be terrible to Native Americans this Thanksgiving

    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 14, 2016 @ 11:46 pm

    BTL #221 - MULTIPLE CHOICE EXAMS - 11/15/16

    In Which We Discuss:

    *For our reactions to the presidential election, please check out last week's special midweek edition of BTL, available HERE**

    1. Somehow Trump is bigoted enough to invite Breitbart into the White House but okay with a man named Reince?

    2. Trump promises to keep none of his campaign promises in first major interview as President Elect

    3. A few medium okay things happened last week and that’s all we have to cling to

    4. Democrats, not swayed by subtler hints, finally get the point by losing an easy election to a madman and rally behind less centrist DNC chair

    5. California’s election is a multiple choice exam that only about 70% of us passed.

    6. If Donald Trump and Howard Dean had a baby, it’d be the electorally baffling state of Maine

    7. 2016 continues to fall apart further with the passing of Gwen Ifill.  Is life even real? Are we real?  

    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 6, 2016 @ 10:28 pm

    BTL #220 - FREE STICKERS - 11/07/16

    In Which We Discuss:

     1. James Comey, recent letter-writing aficionado, is desperate to be penpals with Congress

    2. Media shocked by tightening polls despite decades-long long history of this very change happening right before election day

    3. Despite what you’ve heard, there’s lots of things to vote on this week.  We’ll tell you all about them!

    4. Trump’s would-be Attorney Generals had a very bad week with the law.  A window into Trump’s America?  

    5. Trump aides take away his Twitter privileges only years too late.

    6. Some legal advice on taking ballot selfies from two non-lawyers

    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 16, 2016 @ 8:22 pm

    BTL #217 - THE BAD NEWS BRAIN TRUST [SPECIAL GUESTS: CHUCK LUDWIG/JULIANNE SIMITZ] - 10/17/16

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Chuck Ludwig and Julianne Simitz from Bad News Live join us in the studio!  Check them out online and get tickets to their October 22nd show over at their website: http://www.badnews.tv


    2. We now know what a week of shackle-free Donald Trump looks like.  Answer: the same.

    3. Utah makes a surprise appearance as the most exciting state in the union

    4. Glenn Beck doesn’t not endorse Hillary Clinton.  Does endorse putting your face in a bowl of cheetos to look like Donald Trump.

    5. Trump’s “millennial strategy” is perfect for millennials over age 70

    6. America was ready for Ken Bone, but Ken Bone wasn’t ready for America

    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 9, 2016 @ 11:52 pm

    BTL #216 - INTERVIEW: JILL STEIN - 10/10/14

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. We interviewed Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein!  (The real one!) [Starts: 33:52]

    2. Nation is shocked shocked SHOCKED by completely in character, wildly misogynistic Trump conversation from 2005

    3. Clinton wins presidential debate using a daring mix of showing up and standing next to Donald Trump

    4. In worst-timed bombshell ever, Wikileaks releases the Clinton speeches just in time for them to suddenly seem comparatively non-controversial and tame

    5. Tim Kaine and Mike Pence have the most cliched white man debate in history, collectively spend 90 minutes aggressively interrupting a woman


    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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