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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 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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    July 23, 2017 @ 10:50 pm

    BTL #254 - BRANDING MEDIOCRITY - 7/24/17

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. The new Sean Spicer is a Nickelodeon villain who donated to Barack Obama

    2. Russia actually called us thugs this week, which is cute

    3. Zombie healthcare will kick a new and exciting figure of 32 million off their healthcare. Way to keep playing, guys!

    4. Al Gore is the latest borderline Republican to come out in favor of single payer

    5. Democrats new motto urges us not to lose faith. Our most mediocre times are still ahead of us!

    6. A "spicey" goodbye to America’s most exciting and irreverent character in the nation’s first reality presidency

    PLUS, don't forget to follow us next weekend on social media as we follow all the fun at Politicon!  We'll be galavanting AND asking the hard-hitting questions all weekend! 

    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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    May 23, 2017 @ 9:45 am

    BTL #245 - AMERICAN NUTJOB - 5/24/17

     In Which We Discuss:

    1. The triumphant, full-circle, irony-forward return of Sinkhole Radio

    2. Trump makes diplomatic visit to his autocratic dreamland where men can be men and women can...walk a few steps behind said men

    3. Jim Comey: American “NutJob”

    4. Does Mike Pence know anything? Or everything? In Trump’s White House, is there a difference anymore?

    5. Trump’s budget cuts everything you use so a shadowy cabal of rich people can finally get a leg up

    6. In the words of Matt Taibi, “The Christopher Columbus of hate” is dead

    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 26, 2017 @ 8:26 pm

    BTL #238 - THINGS NOBODY WANTS - 3/27/17

     

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. AHCA is revised to address the real problems: obscure upstate New York tax issues

    2. Trump surrogates decry that “Washington Won” in the AHCA battle. Still don’t seem to understand they’re in it.

    3. Sanders and friends hope that if we can say “Single Payer,” we can dream it

    4. Next up in “things nobody wants the Republicans to do”: large corporate tax cuts

    5. Congressman Nunes is the most confusing person in Washington this week

    6. Internet privacy: A thing we don’t have

     

    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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    February 12, 2017 @ 7:23 pm

    BTL #232 - SEE YOU IN COURT [w/ Special Guests: Bad News Live’s Chuck Ludwig and Julianne Simitz] - 2/13/17

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Donald Trump will SEE THE COURT SYSTEM IN COURT...which makes sense, because that’s the only place you’d ever see them

    2. Mitch McConnell accidentally writes Elizabeth Warren’s 2020 campaign slogan

    3. RIP to all zero victims of the fake Atlanta terrorist attack

    4. Trump learns that having the job as president is not exactly the same as having a completely different job.

    5. Nordstroms of all stripes are trying to get us out of this mess

    6. Donald Trump, like so many of us, is on the hunt for some easy D

    7. The Bad News Live crew returns for a post-election debrief

    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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    February 6, 2017 @ 11:12 pm

    BTL #231 - #NEVERFORGET TO #NEVERREMEMBER - 2/7/17

     

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. America re-lives the horrors of election 2016 in football form

    2. Trump’s SCOTUS pick doesn’t care about your uterus

    3. The Muslim Ban is a great example of why you have a lawyer look at a contract before you sign it

    4. A filibuster-genre Senate talk-a-thon is underway because not enough Senators had performed their school grizzly bear attack material

    5. Trump has no idea wtf he’s doing or signing.  His staff has no idea where the light switches are.

    6. The White House congratulates rising star Frederick Douglass on finally getting his 15 minutes of fame

    7. Let’s #NeverForget to #NeverRemember the Bowling Green Massacre

    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 29, 2017 @ 10:57 pm

    BTL #230 - THE GOSSIPY SIDE OF A CONSTITUTIONAL CRISIS [SPECIAL GUEST: WILLIAM FLOYD, LA COUNTY DEMS] - 1/30/17

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. It’s week one of the Trump presidency and we already have a constitutional crisis on our hands

    2. Steve Bannon must be on some sort of writing retreat, having a very prolific week ruining America by edict

    3. Trump will bravely investigate only the kind of voter fraud that doesn’t exist but makes him lose popular votes

    4. Apparently Trump’s idea of diplomacy is holding hands with the ladies

    5. Something we can get behind: Trump’s White House staff is the gossipy-ist in history

    6. We interview with William Floyd from the LA County Dems and talk about the local stuff you should know [Begins: 1:18:20...yup it's that kind of week]

    7. Trump’s butt takes the mantle as most unfortunate meme of the week/history

    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!

    And hey, go join a protest!

     

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    January 16, 2017 @ 1:00 am

    BTL #228 - EXTRA RIGHTS - 1/16/17

     

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Trump will save the ungrateful voters in John Lewis’ perfectly safe, functioning district whether or not they want him to

     

    2. Ben Carson will stop all those pesky gay people from getting their usual, totally real extra rights

     

    3. Presidential hopeful Cory Booker has a typical Democrat problem and can’t read obvious political tea leaves

     

    4. Republicans don’t let lack of plan slow them down from taking away your healthcare

     

    5. Interestingly it looks like we’ll be crying less under Trump than we were during Obama and Biden’s final buddy comedy

     

    6. Nobody does a press conference like Donald Trump and a stack of blank papers

     

    7. We did it, America!  #GoldenShowers has now officially trended on Twitter.

    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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