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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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    February 19, 2018 @ 1:36 pm

    BTL #279 - THE TYRANNY OF FLORIDA ADULTS - 2/19/18

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Puerto Rico is being held hostage by...a public utility?

    2. Florida teens are sick of living under the tyranny of Florida adults, which is fair

    3. Trump refuses to shake his groove thang in honor of Parkland victims

    4. After a new round of Russia indictments, Trump is angry at everybody, including Oprah

    5. Mitt Romney is running to be the Democratic undersecretary of the Republican Party

    6. We are now invested in cross-country skiing. Deal with that.

    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 22, 2018 @ 12:18 am

    BTL #275 - SCHUMER SNACKS™ - 1/22/18

     In Which We Discuss:

    1. The Women’s March was on again, almost as if one year of Trump has had no positive impact on our lives at all

    2. The government shutdown is a reality and that means Congress had to work over the weekend, so it’s not surprising that..

    3. Lindsey Graham really needs some sustenance. Even Democratic sustenance. Even Schumer Snacks (™) if necessary.

    4. A rare BTL showdown over whether we’re ascribing blame or credit for the shutdown this time around

    5. Aziz Ansari: The moment men were like, “Wait, could #metoo involve me...too?”

    6. Chris Christie is a nobody. Officially.

    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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    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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    September 10, 2017 @ 9:57 pm

    BTL #295 - A PERSON THAT IS STILL HERE. TALKING. - 9/11/17

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. The weather endtimes cause an excess of stupid newsmen in raincoats standing in 150 mph winds.

    2. Has anybody ever wondered if Donald Trump is just the last remaining Dixiecrat?

    3. Trump finally hails first legislative victory and great press, and it’s all thanks to Chuck and Nancy

    4. Trump was, for the first time, afraid to see the court in court when it came to DACA

    5. Betsy DeVos is hanging with the sexual predator set and loving it

    6. Hillary Clinton: A person that is still here. Talking.

    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 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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