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    December 10, 2017 @ 8:25 pm

    BTL #271 - RAINS OF FIRE - 12/11/17

     

    In  Which We Discuss:

    1. The 64th and 1,052nd person have died in Puerto Rico due to the hurricane. Ask us about our math!

    2. This week’s rundown of who grabbed who and who lost their job over it

    3. This week’s rundown of who is still the president and future senator from Alabama

    4. Sheldon Adelson’s fever dream has finally come true

    5. In California, even the rain causes fires

    6. The mysterious case of the man and the firebunny

     

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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 22, 2017 @ 10:12 pm

    BTL #265 - BREAKOUT HATS - 10/23/17

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Alexander-Murray healthcare bill is the will they/wont they breakout hit of the congressional season

    2. There is a chance you understand Trump’s tax reform proposal better than he does

    3. Trump is one person who doesn’t know what Sgt. Johnson signed up since he never signed up for it himself

    4. John Kelly hates that Rep. Wilson is hiding all of her secrets under her elaborate hats

    5. DNC is either fully funded and ready for action, or broke and confused. As usual, they can’t decide on a message.

    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 8, 2017 @ 10:42 pm

    BTL #263 - AN EDUCATION (w/ WEST HOLLYWOOD MAYOR JOHN HEILMAN) - 10/9/17

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Coastal liberal elites everywhere furious about this week’s education in horrifying and bizarre gun accessories

    2. Trump, clearly studying the elements of story, now focused heavily on the art of tragic foreshadowing

    3. Donald Trump: grabber of pussies and pussy healthcare

    4. West Hollywood mayor John Heilman stops by because WeHo is just that kind of friendly and adorable small town

    5. Old timey sounding geopolitical battles are playing out in real time in Catalonia

    6. Donald Trump has the best feuds. There is nobody with better feuds than Donald Trump.

    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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    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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    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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