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    June 26, 2016 @ 11:28 pm

    BTL #207 - POITICON 2016 - 6/27/16

    In Which We Discuss:


    Well...this week on the podcast, we’re starting a little differently.  Yes, we’ll cover Brexit, the House sit-in, the latest polls, Veepstakes, and Rubio, but first join us on the other side of the theme music for highlights from the most important news story in this very packed week: Our two days at Politicon!

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    April 17, 2016 @ 11:00 pm

    BTL #197 - THE VATICAN HANDSHAKE - 4/18/16

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Brooklyn Debate blockbuster moments include Hillary Clinton coming out in favor of supporting what could be a $15/hour minimum wage if and only if we play our cards right

    2. If you’re cool and in New York right now, you’re probably at a Bernie Sanders rally

    3. Bernie bends the rules of time and space to be at both the Vatican and Coachella on Saturday

    4. Hiring a new campaign director somehow left no one in charge of Trump’s campaign operation

    5. Kasich’s New York Scorecard: Italian Food - 2, Pickles 1, Kasich - 0

    6. Christians in Mississippi better hope this whole afterlife thing is legit, because they’re all about to get shot at church

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of honking cars 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 13, 2016 @ 10:48 pm

    BTL #192 - RETURN OF THE GOLDWATER GAL - 3/14/16

    In Which We Discuss:

     1. MSNBC so shocked by Michigan results that they disavow their own exit polling and established mathematical facts

     2. The Goldwater Gal returns as Clinton actively misremembers her thoughts on AIDS and abortion

     3. On both sides of the aisle, it’s time to ask an important question: how many debates is too many debates?

     4. Trump delivers one-hour victory infomercial for all of his failed consumer goods, creating the most perfect hour of reality television in US history

    5. Sanders, Obama, and “Thugs on the street” all to blame for Donald Trump’s hate speech.  Notably not blamed: Donald Trump’s hate speech.

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of honking cars 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 5, 2015 @ 10:05 pm

    BTL #161 - BERNIE-MENTUM-MONIUM-MANIA - 7/6/15

    In Which We Discuss:


    1. Get ready...we’re about to coin the term Bernie-monium!  It’s happening.

    2. Latest Hillary Clinton email dump proves she was right to ask to borrow a book on how to email better.  Next up: a book on better "Twittering."

    3. SCOTUS reminds America that while the majority of them aren’t stupid, at least 5 are pure evil

    4. California decides that one massive measles outbreak is enough, even if it means taking on Jenny McCarthy.

    5. Greece does what the world has been trying to do for millenia, tells Germany to fuck off

    6. If we’ve known anything since the first podcast, it’s that losing your mattress endorsement is the beginning of the end.  Buh bye Donald!

    Join the millions of barking dogs who love our podcast and tell your friends about BTL!  Then rate us on iTunes or find us on FacebookTwitterTumblrStitcher, or Instagram!

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    June 29, 2015 @ 12:24 am

    BTL #160 - PURE APPLESAUCE - 6/29/15

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. SCOTUS continues it’s move to the left as Scalia continues his slow descent into jiggery-pokery

    2. Alabama and Bree Newsome show SC and America that taking an offensive flag down is as easy as...removing a flag

    3. Bernie Sanders proves he’s a contender by facing his first slate of attacks...ever.

    4. Bobby Jindal announces presidential run in homemade horror film

    5. It only takes two words to explain why abstinence-only education doesn’t work: Bristol Palin

    Join the millions of barking dogs who love our podcast and tell your friends about BTL!  Then rate us on iTunes or find us on FacebookTwitterTumblrStitcher, or Instagram!

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    June 22, 2015 @ 11:20 pm

    BTL #159 - NORTH KOREAN DERRING-DO - 6/23/15

    In Which We Discuss:


    1. Like the president and Jon Stewart, we’re sick and tired of thinking of something new to say about white domestic terrorists and their totally legal super-deadly arsenals.

    2. Proving they’re only 250 years behind the times, South Carolina may finally take down their state confederate flag.  It’s time to admit the dream is dead, guys.

    3. Speaking of dreams, 2016 is going to be the year we finally get to officially not vote for Donald Trump.

    4. Math and science finally prove that once you know Bernie Sanders, you have no choice but to love him. 

    5. The GOP’s Catholic hopefuls now must explain why their faith is guiding them to deny science even the Pope knows is true.

    6. Women continue to get 77% of what they ask for in their battle to be on the $20

    7. North Korea cures everything using a top secret combination minerals and derring-do.

    Join the millions of barking dogs who love our podcast and tell your friends about BTL!  Then rate us on iTunes or find us on FacebookTwitterTumblrStitcher, or Instagram!



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    April 20, 2015 @ 11:33 pm

    BTL #151 - SINGLE IN THE SENATE - 4/21/15

    In Which We Discuss:


    1.  Marco Rubio spends his first week on the campaign trail presenting diametrically opposed ideas on numerous subjects

    2. The Ted Cruz Super PAC trilogy teases a mythical tale of blockbuster proportions

    3. Why is Lindsay Graham still single?  Fox News and Brain Trust Live discuss.

    4. Hillary, Huma, and the whole Scooby gang begin their storied road trip to rural Iowa with a burrito, a Liz Warren compliment, and a dream

    5. We’re 91% closer to having a Chick-fil-a in the White House thanks to Lindsey Graham

    6. Animals are literally falling from the sky, an in-depth analysis

    Join the millions of barking dogs who love our podcast and tell your friends about BTL!  Then rate us on iTunes or find us on FacebookTwitterTumblrStitcher, or Instagram!


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    June 30, 2014 @ 11:50 pm

    BTL #114 - BECAUSE JESUS - 7/1/14

    In Which We Discuss:


    1.  Supreme Court now in the business of telling women how to use their own bodies.  Because Jesus.


    2.  A whole bunch of stodgy white men are not happy with Obama’s attempts to accomplish things


    3. Thad Cochran finds that getting elected can lead to having voters all up in your grill


    4. Hillary Pillory: Is now a good time to casually forget about Iraq?


    5. The World Cup is apparently going to make America the Socialist Utopia we’ve always dreamed of


    6. We find proof that anti-immigration advocates wear disgusting underwear


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    June 22, 2014 @ 10:53 pm

    BTL #113 - BRATING LIKE YOU MEAN IT - 6/23/14

    In Which We Discuss:


    1.  Rand Paul continues his terrifying sense-making tour even when challenged by evil robot-man Dick Cheney on Iraq


    2.  Vladimir Putin would make a great Hollywood agent!  We explain why.


    3.  Undocumented children now getting the state fair livestock treatment in Arizona warehouse


    4.  Find who’s David Brating and where this primary season!


    5.  The Clintons and the Obamas gear up for modern political tragedy of Shakespearean proportions, all over that damn golf game


    6.  The return of Sinkhole Radio, World Cup Edition


    Tell your friends about BTL, okay?  Send them to rate us on iTunes or find us on FacebookTwitterTumblr, or Instagram and earn our unending love and devotion!

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    April 21, 2013 @ 9:04 pm

    Brain Trust Live #58 - JESUS, THIS WEEK - 4/22/13

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. A Brain Trust Live exclusive on the Boston bombings.  Just kidding!  Only our unnecessary two cents...

    2. In a move that surprised no one, our one shot at ineffective gun control was shot down by an even more ineffective Senate

    3. News flash to Texans...don’t move next to fertilizer plants

    4. Mark Sanford, searching for Super Bowl with his cell phone flashlight, finds electoral defeat instead

    5. Ricin mail suspect soon to be doing the literal "Jailhouse Rock"

    6. GOP to Rubio: Just kidding, we’re still racist!

    7. And, as if this week wasn’t bad enough, there’s more disasters...a sinkhole!

    And as always, check our Twitter @braintrustlive and Facebook pages throughout the week for links, musings and more!

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