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    November 12, 2017 @ 11:03 pm

    BTL #268 - YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU DO KNOW - 11/13/17

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. You know shit is bad when local election results in Virginia can make California progressives this happy

    2. Roy Moore is a pederast. Because, of course.

    3. Trump and Putin don’t know what they know about what they don’t know about Russia’s election hacking

    4. McConnell to America: I can’t promise this tax cut is for you

    5. Shocking update: there are issues with our background check system for guns

    6. Carla Nordstrom joins us on the podcast to report on upstate New York's electoral scene

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of barking dogs and sirens 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 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!

    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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    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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    April 2, 2017 @ 11:10 pm

    BTL #239 - NEW-NESS [W/ Special Guest Helen Hong] - 4/3/17

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. We’re joined in the studio by the hilarious Helen Hong!

    Follow Helen on the Twitters at @funnyHelenHong and check out her live show with Feraz Ozel, Party on the Left, coming to the Belly Room at the Comedy Store on 4/13! Click here for tickets!

    2. Trump’s America has done something unthinkable: pitted the Koch’s and Grover Norquist against each other

    3. Enough treason has finally occurred for us to figure out how to pronounce Devin Nunes’ name correctly.

    4. Ivanka Trump now repaying the government for all that free advertising she got with bad advice

    5. North Carolina refuses to give up on the impossible dream of having the final four, passes fake repeal of transgender bathroom bill.

    6. Maxine Waters Folk Hero-ness lives on

    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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    March 12, 2017 @ 10:24 pm

    BTL #236 - SAY TRUMPCARE - 3/13/17

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Enjoy your Trumpcare America, assuming you don’t die swiftly and in debt

    2. Heartless Republicans declare: “Let them eat iPhones!”

    3. GOP seems to think they’ve released the first accurate jobs report in eight years.  If true, it would also be the first accurate jobs report in the history of America.

    4. Donald Trump’s Twitter dreams are answered: He will get to see the court in court!

    5. The Terminator claims he’s not running for a California senate seat, so we’ll probably just see him on the ballot then

    6. Couldn’t find a White House tour that fits your schedule?  Getting in is apparently as simple as jumping over a fence and walking directly into the White House.

     

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of screaming sirens 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 8, 2017 @ 7:40 pm

    BTL #227 - UN-LOSABLE - 1/9/17

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Party line Dems hoping to add NYC Mayor’s race to list of un-losable races they manage to bungle

    2. Vladimir Putin is the most prescient member of the GOP, he went all-in for Trump before even the American people

    3. We’ve now confirmed that the American people will pay for Trump’s wall.  Didn’t we already give him a gift?

    4. Domestic, non-Islamic terrorism continues to be the worst fear of Americans who believe in gun death statistics

    5. GOP finally has their big chance to repeal Obamacare, so let the defections begin

    6. Michelle Obama wins the internet

    7. Trump hates children and fun, now officially confirmed

    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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    December 12, 2016 @ 9:25 pm

    BTL #224 - LOSING THE COLD WAR - 12/13/16

     In Which We Discuss:

    1. Russian hackers could have warned us they were fixing the election before we waited 90 minutes to vote.  Selfish.

    2. Donald Trump leaves no stone unturned in search for least competent cabinet in history

    3. Pop Quiz!  Which of the following is a human invention and completely imaginary: a. Climate change b. The value of a dollar

    4. Every minute that passes on earth is a minute in which Donald Trump’s Carrier deal gets less impressive

    5. Labor endorses in the DNC dogfight that decides whether or not we have a party anymore

    6. Move over guacamole!  There is, apparently, one Texan food that Ted Cruz enjoys, and now you’ll never be able to again.

    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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    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 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 23, 2016 @ 9:57 pm

    BTL #218 - BAD HOMBRE - 10/24/16

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Bad Hombres, Nasty Women, and other updates from the final presidential debate.  (Thank god these are over.)


    2. Recent polls prove that Trump really doesn’t have much to worry about in the way of rigged elections

    3. Trump TV...finally a news agency fit for Il Duce

    4. Continuing the noble history of Gettysburg, Trump delivers inspiring speech threatening lawsuits against his assault victims

    5. Facing reality means facing the fact one of our presidential candidates got booed at a CHARITY DINNER

    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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