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    November 19, 2017 @ 11:12 pm

    BTL #269 - JUST AS PREDICTED - 11/20/17

     

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. For once the House passed bill moderately more tolerable than the Senate version

    2. Senate tax bill FINALLY does something for the private jet owning community

    3. Despite new entries, Roy Moore holds on to number one spot as grossest harasser in the Senate pool

    4. Kirsten Gillibrand literally thinks she’s God right now. Let’s hope she’s right.

    5. Alabama: Playing out just as predicted.

    6. Trump nominates amateur ghost hunter to protect constitution because...yeah, we don’t know.

    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 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 30, 2017 @ 9:48 pm

    BTL #266 - UN-FAT MEDIA CHILDREN - 10/31/17

     

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Puerto Rico - they still have no power

    2. Indictments are coming down in the Russia probe, so a nuclear war is probably starting this week

    3. The GOP will champion an unbalanced budget if and only if their desperate need for a win overrides their deepest help principles. So...anytime.

    4. Too many GOP lawmakers are scared of the political process right now

    5. Sexual harassment: Everybody’s doing it. Literally...it’s too many people.

    6. Trump delighted by trick-or-treating visit from un-fat children with terrible media parents

    *Happy Halloween! Tweet us your best political costume pics at @braintrustlive!*

    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 15, 2017 @ 10:14 pm

    BTL #264 - AGENT ORANGE [w/ ESTEBAN GAST] - 10/15/17

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Trump is furious that his gifted roll of paper towels wasn’t enough to clean up all of Puerto Rico

    2. You can now thank Trump directly for your rising healthcare costs. Thanks, Agent Orange!

    3. Trump’s Iran policy mostly dictated by a fictitious palate of cash.

    4. The whole world is just all sexual predators

    5. Steve Bannon promotes Shakespearean murder platform at Value Voters Summit. Adorable thinks the reference will land.

    6. Mike Pence hates America. We have proof.

    *If you'd like to contribute to the PR recovery efforts, here are two reputable places to donate, care of this week's wonderful guest, Esteban Gast:Maria:

    Puerto Rico Real-Time Recovery Fund - https://www.generosity.com/emergencies-fundraising/maria-puerto-rico-real-time-recovery-fund

    Friends of Puerto Rico - http://www.friendsofpuertorico.org

    *Follow Esteban on Twitter at @realestebangast or find him online at www.estebangast.com!*

     

    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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    August 31, 2017 @ 3:30 pm

    POLITICON 2017

    Mid-Week Special!

    When we promise you we’ll post something, you can count on us to post it…weeks later! That’s right, we’re putting up a supercut of the audio from our wild weekend at Politicon!  Check out some clips from the awesome panels and get our thoughts on Ann Coulter’s sanity, our unending love for the queen of 2017 Symone Sanders, and the bathroom habits of Trump supporters.  It’s all here, so enjoy!

     

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    June 11, 2017 @ 8:41 pm

    BTL #248 - AUNTIE MAXINE - 6/12/17

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Auntie Maxine called for impeachment as Nancy Pelosi looked at her shoes today at LA Pride’s #ResistMarch

    2. As usual, Britain has started a new political trend that we hope makes it stateside - not re-electing Conservative asshats

    3. The big Comey testimony takeaway: John McCain has some questions about Hillary Clinton’s emails he still can’t clear up

    4. Senate hard at work on secret Obamacare repeal they thought you might never find out about because...isn’t Comey’s testimony distracting?

    5. But don’t worry - things are only getting better for your friendly neighborhood banker. Not, not Rob Ulster from down the road whose mom was your fourth grade teacher, the one at J.P. Morgan.

    6. Anti-Sharia Americans want only their own identical anti-women, homophobic, restrictive laws to be enforced

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of Canadian onlookers 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 23, 2017 @ 8:15 pm

    BTL #242 - THE EUROPEAN MARGIN OF ERROR - 4/24/17

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. French presidential elections are three parts funny farm, two parts nonsense, one part unpredictable margin of error

    2. Trump’s first 100 days were so annoying we might be willing to settle for a wall-related government shutdown

    3. DNC “Unity Tour” kicks off with protests and pro-lifers

    4. Joel Osteen doppleganger Jon Ossoff might have more fun being “radically boring” on the pulpit than the soap box

    5. Hollywood Friends: Exciting opportunty! Jason Chaffetz is on the hunt for a better paying job. Willing to leave office and betray the people of Utah for talk show contract.

    6. If Bill O’Reilly’s fiction is any indication, women everywhere better watch their backs

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of sirens and 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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    February 26, 2017 @ 11:39 pm

    BTL #234 - WANTED: MISSING SENATOR - 2/27/17

     

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. The only possible explanation for Saturday’s DNC vote is that Democrats don’t like winning and never want to do it again

    2. Banning the paper of record is a great way to get yourself written out of the record

    3. Ted Cruz make ominous prediction at CPAC

    4. Dispatches from the #ResistanceRecess

    5. We’re one step closer to deporting second generation immigrants (ie citizens), which maybe would at least allow us to deport Donald Trump

    6. If Congress won’t act, let’s hope the witches can save us

     

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of Oscars helecopters who love our podcast and tell your friends about BTL!  Then rate us on iTunes or find us FacebookTwitterTumblrStitcher, or Instagram!

    ACTION ALERT: Help us demand that Tom Perez, as his first act as DNC Chair, do an honest postmortem report on the 2016 election.

     

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