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    January 14, 2019 @ 12:29 am

    BTL #304 - PEACHES THE FRIENDLY WALL - 1/14/19

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Anybody you’ve ever heard of (and some that you haven’t) is running for president.

    2. Shutdown update, day 6000: No news. Shutdown continues. Send park janitors...or something.

    3. GOP finally draws soft line in the sand with Steve King, so they do eventually semi-censure white nationalism. Just takes 16 years to get their story straight.

    4. Trump is a foreign agent. Deal with it.

    5. If anybody’s selling Iran-bombing excuses or plans, John Bolton is in the market.

    6. You could be picketing right now.

    7. We’re calling Trump’s wall Peaches from now on so now it’s friendly.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    December 2, 2018 @ 8:27 pm

    #303 - DOUBLE DOUBLE TOIL AND TROUBLE - 12/3/18

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. George HW Bush Died. We all pretended to forget what he was up to as president.

    2. Michael Cohen can’t stop telling the truth when he thinks it’ll help him avoid jail time.

    3. Paul Manafort is, not surprisingly, not just a double agent for Ukraine but also for Trump.

    4. Trump is making vague trade deals in an effort to promote ending trade deals.

    5. Those tariffs must really be working because GM announced it’s closing plants firing thousands of workers.

    6. Alaska is more terrifying than usual during an earthquake. 

    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 15, 2018 @ 9:33 pm

    BTL #293 - BALLOON BABY [w/ guest host Grant Sloss] - 7/16/18

    In Which We Discuss:

     

    1. We tuned in for “Bachelorette: The SCOTUS Edition’s” finale

    2. Note to head-in-hands, NATO-meeting-era John Kelly: you are literally the problem here.

    3. Trump gets a taste of his own medicine from royals and regular people alike

    4. Dianne Feinstein can’t even take a hint and now it’s kind of like...sad

    5. Paul Ryan apparently knows more about the destructive nature of woodchucks than his constitutional powers

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of summer breezes and thunderstorms 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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    June 18, 2018 @ 12:23 am

    BTL #291 - 1950s TODDLER - 6/18/18

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Trump administration finds new depths of cruelty. Blames notable cruel person, Jesus.

    2. Brain Trust Live won the California primaries

    3. Donald Trump at the G7 is a cartoon toddler from the 50s

    4. White House tries their hand at North Korea-style propaganda films. Does a passable job at authoritarian propaganda art.

    5. Want to visit Paul Manafort in VIP jail? We’ve got the deets!

    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 20, 2018 @ 11:57 pm

    BTL #289 - HAPPINESS FROM AFAR - 5/21/18

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Americans are never more charmed than when a monarchy we fought a long deadly war against experiences joy

    2. Still fresh out of witty comments about school shootings.  Check back with us in...a hundred years

    3. Let’s just start the immigration conversation from a place of agreement that all of Donald Trump’s words are the wrong words

    4. Sheldon Adelson’s personal happiness from afar is more important that thousands of innocent lives

    5. Remember when we had net neutrality and we didn’t have to work so hard to save it?

    6. Primary updates from the progressive trenches

    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 13, 2018 @ 9:25 pm

    BTL #288 - HOW TO KILL AT DYING - 5/14/18

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Apparently in this reality, a porn star’s lawyer can outsmart the presidential legal team without breaking much of a sweat. America!

    2. Still waiting with baited breath for that Big Beautiful shiny new Iran Deal.

    3. Eric Schneiderman aimed to ruin Trump’s life, but ruined ours instead

    4. John McCain is giving us all a lesson in how to really kill at dying

    5. In a surprise turn, “china people” is not a prefered term in West Virginia.  Progress?

    6. Trump’s least favorite thing: presidenting.  Trump’s favorite thing: toys and soda.

    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 6, 2018 @ 5:54 pm

    BTL #287 - ONE LAST DISS BEFORE I LEAVE YOU - 5/7/18

     

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Puerto Rico is the Greece of America, and not because they both have beaches

    2. Yes, America, Rudy Giuliani is an actual idiot. We weren’t lying about that.

    3. McCain intends to survive just long enough to get one final Trump diss in, even if that means meticulously planning his own funeral.

    4. Trump’s unending love for contentious confirmation hearings has led him to beg and plead with torture-lover Gina Haspel not to withdraw as CIA nominee.

    5. Melania’s finally announcing that her official platform is...to have a platform

    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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    April 29, 2018 @ 10:39 pm

    BTL 286 - THE LONGEST HANDSHAKE [w/ Carla Nordstrom] - 4/30/18

    In Which We Discuss (w/ Special Guest Carla Nordstrom):

    1. North and South Korea met in the middle to stare into each other’s eyes and hold hands

    2. The downside of approaching your female staffers about being a surrogate is that your district might lose a 16 point margin so…you know...think twice

    3. Rand Paul always has 8 filibuster hours worth of convictions until he decides he doesn’t have convictions anyway

    4. Ronny Jackson: Don’t be that guy

    5. Teachers in six states now demanding basic dignity. What will they think of next?

    6. Nothing gets correspondents fired up like a woman telling jokes. Not even the actual news.

    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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    April 22, 2018 @ 10:14 pm

    BTL #285 - GUARD YOUR SECRETS - 4/23/18

     

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Puerto Rico seeks to answer the age old question: if a tree falls in the forest, does an entire country lose electricity?

    2. Unsurprisingly, Kim Jong-Un and Mike Pompeo get along famously

    3. Michael Cohen will guard your secrets until it no longer serves him

    4. Not content to screw over America with just one tax bill, Paul Ryan looks to pass another before going to spend more time with his kids.  Right…

    5. Don’t worry Missouri Governor Eric Greitens.  Just because you blackmailed and violently coerced your mistress doesn’t mean you can’t just ask for forgiveness and someday end up in Congress.  Republicans!

    6. California voter guide proves that anyone truly can run for office if you just have a dream...and 0-1 insane ideas.

    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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    April 1, 2018 @ 8:19 pm

    BTL #284 - CASTING THE WHITE HOUSE - 4/2/18

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Easter: Miracle or confusing pagan tradition? We investigate.

    2. Trump’s personal doctor now leads the government’s biggest bureaucracy. In other news, I’m now qualified to teach you to scuba dive.

    3. The Census: now with new opportunities to #resist.

    4. To police, being young, black, and holding a cellphone makes you more dangerous than being young, white, bonkerstown insane, and holding an AR-15. America!

    5. Trump is angry Amazon uses the USPS to deliver mail instead of inflate his ego.

    6. Because we knew it would eventually come to this, Trump just cast a Disney Channel star in the roll of “White House Communications Staff.”

     

    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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