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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!

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    September 4, 2017 @ 12:58 pm

    BTL #258 - WHAT. A. MESS. - 9/4/17

     

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Having failed at ramming healthcare reform down our throats, Trump sets his eyes on an equally unpopular and cruel repeal - DACA

    2. Trump now using the famous divide and piss off our allies strategy in Korea showdown

    3. Hurricane Harvey. What. A. Mess.

    4. Congress and the Budget. What. A. Mess.

    5. Have you heard the one about the enormous floods in Asia that have killed thousands? No?

    6. Kamala Harris announces candidacy for president in 2020 via single-payer endorsement

    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 27, 2017 @ 10:31 pm

    BTL #257 - IN ID WE TRUST - 8/28/17

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Trump plan on Monday: pilfer Obama’s Afghanistan speech, remove all the details

    2. Trump plan on Tuesday: pilfer Trump’s id, remove all coherence

    3. On Friday, Hurricane Trump hit America with plans to make people suffer before Hurricane Harvey had a chance to

    4. Latest White House exit leads to adorable Nazi reunion at Breitbart. We hope there was angel food cake.

    5. Mnuchin’s wife learns the hard way that poor people can find a Valentino hashtag too

    6. Slow your roll, media. The Kasich/Hickenlooper thing is just a friendship right now. They aren’t dating yet.

    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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    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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    March 30, 2014 @ 9:45 pm

    BTL #103 - NO NEWS IS NO NEWS - 3/31/14

    In Which We Discuss:


    1.  We’ll tell you how one random guy’s spreadsheet is saving America!


    2.  A classic Kerry diplomatic strategy prompts a meeting about a meeting with the Russians instead of an answer to a problem


    3.  Though Chris Christie has now purchased some innocence, Jeb Bush is waiting in the wings to launch pt. 3 of the Bush dynasty


    4. Hobby Lobby better hope their female employees’ hobby isn’t having sex


    5.  Northwestern football players score a touchdown in their case with the National Labor Relations Board


    6.  Signs of the end times part one!


    7.  Kim Jong Un hopes his newest reform will solve the age-old problem of not enough North Korean men looking like Chinese smugglers


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    March 3, 2014 @ 1:19 am

    BTL #99 - THE ONE BEFORE ONE HUNDRED - 3/3/14

    In Which We Discuss:


    1. #AdeleNazeem wins the Oscar for best meme.


    2. Russia’s attempts to recreate the Soviet Union run into the predictable problem of nobody wanting to be in it.  


    3. Gays are now welcome in Arizona.  Unsurprisingly, most of them still don’t want to go there.


    4. The word “Obamacare” finally has a good connotation so we’re going to start using it again.


    5. MILITARY SPENDING CUTS AND INFRASTRUCTURE SPENDING?!  Is this real?


    6. Rainy LA could really use a local version of Kentucky’s “Ark Encounter” theme park.


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    February 17, 2014 @ 8:46 pm

    BTL #97 - NATIONAL CRISIS ALERT - 2/18/14

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Sochi’s top notch commentators lead us to discover the greatest Olympic sport that never was.

    2. Obama golf vacation unexpectedly interrupted by GOP reasonableness sneak attack.

    3. President figures that since everybody is calling it “Obamacare,” he can make it up as he goes.

    4.  Instead of learning from George Zimmerman’s mistakes, Floridians are giving him money.

    5. Sinkholes not afraid to show their taste for cheesy classic cars

    6.  National Crisis Alert: clown shortage only getting worse


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