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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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    June 3, 2018 @ 9:36 pm

    BTL #290 - PRIMARY DAY IN CA - 6/4/18

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Puerto Rico is even more fucked than we told you they were

    2. Tuesday is primary day in California! Don’t get the answers wrong.

    3. Tom Perez apparently has learned a lot from the Trump era, like that promises made of words don’t mean anything

    4. Scientific proof that electing Democrats will lower your uninsured rate

    5. Donald Trump will always forgive for the price of one giant novelty envelope

    6. Roseanne Barr will now continue her nervous breakdown without ABC’s support.

    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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    January 28, 2018 @ 8:48 pm

    BTL #276 - A SIDE OF WATERGATE - 1/28/18

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. The government is now open, so it’s time to re-record the voicemail at the White House comment line!

    2. Enjoy Tuesday’s SOTU address with a side Watergate

    3. When will the world’s richest people open their arms to Trump? Apparently not at Davos.

    4. As always, the best way to insure having a sexual predator on your payroll is to employ a “faith adviser”

    5. Claire McCaskill looks to continue her run of being the luckiest Senate candidate in America

    6. The Guggenheim sends the president their piece de resistance: a golden toilet called “America”

    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 14, 2018 @ 10:59 pm

    BTL #274 - SENATE FELONS - 1/15/18

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Is it better to be a shithole or an asshole or is it, in fact, the same? An in depth discussion.

    2. Hawaii experienced WWIII alone this week thanks to men with buttons

    3. Kentucky’s newest money-saving endeavor is literally just to kill poor people

    4. Two convicted felons announced runs for US senate this week!

    5. Even with his cool sunglasses, Joe Biden still wants you to get off his lawn

    6. Some legal advice for the next Stormy Daniels. Because there will be one.

    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 10, 2018 @ 12:23 am

    BTL 273 - LIZARD BLIZZARD - 1/10/18

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Fire and Fury paints Donald Trump as exactly the kind of lazy, incompetent federal employee he most fears

    2. 45 definitely isn’t a "stable genius," but he sure tried to play one on TV today

    3. Fire up your iPod and blast some “Gangnam Style” because the 2012 presidential candidates are BACK and coming to a senate race near you!

    4. Why do so many men brag about having destructive buttons on their desks?

    5. There is something called a lizard blizzard happening in Florida, which sounds right.

    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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    December 17, 2017 @ 12:34 am

    BTL #272 - CAN’T STOP, WON’T STOP - 12/17/17

     

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Alabamians proved they are only 50% outright monsters

    2. Net Neutrality is dead, much like the free flow of information is about to be

    3. The tax bill is finally solving some vital problems for the oft-ignored zillionaire set

    4. In Paul Ryan’s dystopia, corporations are people and people are cattle and cattle should start having more children to feed the corporations

    5. Donald Trump thinks we believe he could ever land Kirsten Gillibrand in a million years

    6. Omorosa can’t stop, wont stop being fired

     

    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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    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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