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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.


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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

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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

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    October 11, 2015 @ 7:41 pm

    BTL #172 - HUMAN DNA FOUND AT POLITICON - 10/12/15

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. What is it that drives Hillary Clinton destroy everything that she loves?  What will become of her beloved TPP?

    2. With McCarthy gone and the GOP in shambles, we’re all in some danger of becoming Speaker of the House.  Is there an opt-out form somewhere?

    3. If any of the 158 families determining the next election results are listening, we have a campaign we’d like to talk chat about.  We accept checks.

    4. Ben Carson’s gun control prescription: find a human shield or raise an army of casual handgun owners.  #assuredsuccess  

    5. POLITICON.  It happened.  We were there.  We can confirm that Michele Bachmann is a real person with human DNA, FYI.  It was a weird day.

    6. Guys, there’s a Democratic debate Tuesday night on CNN.  You should watch that.

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    August 31, 2015 @ 12:46 am

    BTL #168 - #SMDWB, THE EPIDEMIC - 8/31/15

    In Which We Discuss:


    1. “Surprising” new Iowa polls show that everything we’ve always said would happen is happening now in Iowa, where we said it would happen


    2. GOP candidates are ready with plans for our next immigration war with...Canada?


    3. O’Malley and Sanders are not afraid to get all up in Debbie Wasserman-Schultz’s face


    4. Apparently stealing a single Mountain Dew while Black (#SMDWB?) in America is yet another offense police punish by death


    5. The sanitation strike in Beirut is bad enough that it’s spawned a rare multi-religious movement (as well as great PR for their new sanitation service, Uber)


    6. VMA’s are happening.  Ew.


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    August 23, 2015 @ 10:36 pm

    BTL #167 - FRIED BUTTER AT THE SOAPBOX - 8/24/15

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Brent went to the Iowa State fair for you, so you wouldn’t have to eat fried butter.

    2. Americans can rest easy knowing that Donald Trump has promised to never ride a bicycle or eat Oreos ever again.  Whew, relief!

    3. Scott Walker has an opinion on the 14th Amendment.  Actually, he has all of the opinions.

    4. Hillary Clinton email scandal has gotten so bad, even Joe Biden thinks maybe he could be president now.

    5. Greek prime minister calls news elections in effort to run against his past sel

    6. Ashley Madison leak provides most comprehensive list of evangelical Christians ever compiled

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