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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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    August 20, 2017 @ 6:41 pm

    BTL #256 - WHEN EVEN THE “BEST WORDS” FAIL - 8/21/17

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Hapless White Nationalists fail to grasp the irony of carrying tiki torches while marching against people of color. The Tiki torch industry responded with fire. The police did not.

    2. Trump does not have the “best words” when it comes to racism, and that may be his biggest problem

    3. Trump tries to break up with his CEO exes, but they did it first! What a loser!

    4. Beelzebub Bannon is gone, just in time for us to discover that Trump has always been the White House’s leading white supremacist

    5. Catalonia is the latest victim of what Trump might call “real terrorism,” meaning it wasn’t committed by white guys with torches

    6. Americans grasp onto the once-in-a-lifetime eclipse as sign Trump’s days are numbered. (We are desperate out here.)

    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 30, 2017 @ 9:03 pm

    BTL #255 - POLITICON 2017: TOO MANY THOUGHTS - 7/31/17

    In Which We Discuss:

    We're flying rundown-free because we snuck this recording in after a packed weekend at Politicon, but tune in for our reactions to the comic-con for wonks, plus of course the healthcare vote, Priebus exit, Scaramucci living up to his operatic name, Trump's VERY on-brand boy scouts speech, and more!

    Also look out later in this week for a SUPERCUT (woooooo!) of our time at this year's Politicon!

    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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    July 11, 2016 @ 10:30 pm

    BTL #208 - TRUMP/ZOOTOPIA 2016 - 7/12/16

    In Which We Discuss:


    1. Now is the time for us to come together as Americans and ask Twitter where the nearest BLM protest is


    2. Given every opportunity to step in it following the zillions of shootings and protests this week, Trump failed to even generate a sub-headline.  What kind of media master is he?


    3. Rep. Jason Chaffetz believes his crack team of PIs at the Congressional Oversight Committee will find a Clinton indictment where the FBI couldn’t.


    4. Fingers crossed that the GOP veepstakes result in Zootopia 2016: Newt Gingrich and Donald Trump’s national tour of America’s zoos.  The zoo animal vote is in the bag!


    5. 2016 is the kind of year where neither party’s platform includes a position on one of our most influential trade policies but both include multiple positions on many others


    6. Following in the footsteps of GM and Yahoo, the UK will fix the Brexit mess by allowing a woman to go down for it.


    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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    March 20, 2016 @ 11:27 pm

    BTL # 193 - A HASHTAG PLAN DOESN’T MAKES YOU #BLESSED - 3/21/16

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. The oft-ignored Tuesday is waging an all-out campaign to usurp fan-favorite Saturday as Superiest day of the week

    2. Marco Rubio has delivered his final second-place “victory”speech of 2016.  And life.

    3. GOP’s plan to stop Trump now mostly comprised of hashtags and placing articles about how they have a plan to stop Trump

    4. Donald Trump upgrades rhetoric to include a threat to take America by force if necessary

    5. SCOTUS nominee-gate 2016: A case study in the art of Clintoning

    6. The paper of record is now acting more like Fox News than we are.  #Endtimes?

    7. Pope Francis joins Instagram.  [Insert #instablessed comment here.]

    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 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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    January 3, 2016 @ 10:21 pm

    BTL # 181 - LADY OF LEISURE - 1/4/16

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Pataki will no longer have to debate himself at the next kiddie table GOP debate.


    2. Bernie Sanders shatters Obama fundraising records to close out the year.

    3. Lady of Leisure Hillary Clinton wants you all to know that she approves of dodging jury duty.

    4. With the 24/7 coverage of Donald Trump, you probably forgot there are other exciting races in 2016!  We’re here to remind you.

    5. The Cliven Bundy domestic terrorist family rides again!

    6. Taking the side of 90% of the country, Obama takes gun control matters into his own hands

    7. Bill Cosby is indicted.  Hey, at least he’ll get jello at every meal in prison?

    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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    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

    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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    November 16, 2015 @ 11:49 pm

    BTL #177 - FRIDAY THE 13TH - 11/17/15

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Terrorists are out to ruin Lila’s birthday, which is just like terrorists to do

    2. Terrible attacks in Western Europe lead many to the discovery that terrorist attacks are happening constantly and all over the world. It’s a dangerous place!

    3. GOP Debate #4 ends with a sad plea by moderators promising that economic issues can totally be interesting sometimes

    4. Knee-Jerk Hillary Clinton turns out to sound a lot like Rudolph Giuliani at Saturday’s super secret Democratic debate

    5. College protests start up in Missouri, end with Yale students hating John Calhoun and Chris Christie hating Obama

    6. SCOTUS will now determine whether they meant to give us any abortion rights at all

    Join the millions of barking dogs who love our podcast and tell your friends about BTL!  Then rate us on iTunes or find us on FacebookTwitterTumblrStitcher, or Instagram!
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