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    August 21, 2016 @ 11:09 pm

    BTL #212 - LIFE’S GOLD MEDAL - 8/22/16

    In Which We Discuss:


    1. Media treatment of Ryan Lochte proves that being born a white man is life’s Olympic gold medal


    2. Lest we start to believe her words, Clinton’s actions lay bare her love of the TPP and fracking

    3. Trump campaign now fully devoid of legitimate people, places, and things

    4. Trump African-American outreach strategy: actively poll at 0% instead of passively polling at 1%

    5. Screw FEMA, Trump play-doh outreach is the Louisiana flood solution we’ve all been waiting for

    6. CNN finally admits they’ve heard of Jill Stein

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of barking dogs 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 7, 2016 @ 6:57 pm

    BTL #211 - BABIES WHO KNOW SARCASM - 8/8/16

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. The election year Olympics are upon us!  Who will win at swimming?  Who will win at vault?  Who will win at being president?  Stay tuned!

    2. Hillary experiences post-DNC bounce with voters and billionaires

    3. Donald Trump wishes babies understood sarcasm

    4. Scientists, can we find a way to make Marco Rubio pregnant so he can suffer at the hands of his own abortion beliefs?

    5. Jill Stein chooses anti-Beyonce running-mate

    6. Even Libertarians want to label GMOs

    7. Finally we have scientific proof that Trump is, in the most literal sense, a short-fingered vulgarian

    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 31, 2016 @ 11:36 pm

    BTL #210 - DEMOCRATIC DANCING - 8/1/16

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Michelle Obama: One Democrat who couldn’t get booed if she tried.

    2. The state that invented Gore-Tex and other important facts from the DNC Roll Call.

    3. Hey guys, sometimes democracy means allowing the California delegation into the hall, protesters and all.

    4. Tim Kaine is still boring and, oops, still not as pro-choice as actual pro-choice people are!

    5. Trump has a violent physical reaction to hearing real policy discussions

    6. How to contribute to the fight against Il Duce if you still aren’t enthused by Hillary Clinton


    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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    August 2, 2015 @ 10:14 pm

    BTL #165 - HITCHHIKING FOR ROBOTS - 8/3/15

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. First GOP debate just days away and there is no way to discredit Trump in time.  Lookout!

    2.  Huckabee plans to distinguish himself before the debates as the only candidate ready to call the military in to stop your abortion

    3. Obama will introduce new climate change measures, but not in time to stop this nightmarish heatwave in Iran

    4. Black lives may not matter to some Americans, but lion lives sure do.  A dead lion trumps another police murder as the week’s top story. 

    5. Send your computer friends to Canada, guys.  Turns out American streets are not safe for hitchhiking robots.  

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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.

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    July 14, 2014 @ 11:33 pm

    BTL #116 - JESUS H. REAGAN - 7/15/14

    In Which We Discuss:


    1. Israel and Hamas really commit to this whole war thing


    2. It’s Rick “Reagan” Perry versus Rand “Leave It Alone” Paul in a foreign policy op-ed deathmatch


    3. In other Rick Perry news, he’s a child-hating racist!  Surprise!


    4. Sarah Palin cooks up a tasteless impeachment word salad.  Eric Holder chews it up and spits it out.


    5. Boehner hatches plans to sue over Obama’s late implementation of the healthcare law that he voted over 50 times to scrap entirely.  


    6. We now have proof of what GOP lawmakers feared...Obamacare works, and even their wingnut constituents now enjoy quality, affordable healthcare.


    7. Speaking of healthcare, do NOT, we repeat, do NOT get your medical advice from Pat Robertson


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    March 3, 2014 @ 1:19 am

    BTL #99 - THE ONE BEFORE ONE HUNDRED - 3/3/14

    In Which We Discuss:


    1. #AdeleNazeem wins the Oscar for best meme.


    2. Russia’s attempts to recreate the Soviet Union run into the predictable problem of nobody wanting to be in it.  


    3. Gays are now welcome in Arizona.  Unsurprisingly, most of them still don’t want to go there.


    4. The word “Obamacare” finally has a good connotation so we’re going to start using it again.


    5. MILITARY SPENDING CUTS AND INFRASTRUCTURE SPENDING?!  Is this real?


    6. Rainy LA could really use a local version of Kentucky’s “Ark Encounter” theme park.


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    February 23, 2014 @ 11:50 pm

    BRAIN TRUST LIVE #98 - THE NEWLY EMINENT DOMAIN - 2/24/14

    In Which We Discuss:


    1. An Olympics grudge match leaves the US stuck with Justin Bieber for another four years


    2. Sochi, surprisingly, goes off without a hitch.  Sadly the rest of the world is falling apart.


    3. Colorado marijuana tax revenue will now go to plans to ensure they have no more marijuana tax revenue


    4. According to Tom Delay, the bestselling author of the Bible apparently also founded the most powerful nation in the world.  Busy guy.


    5. Ted Nugent doing some serious projecting with his “subhuman mongrel” criticism of Obama


    6. Birther Queen real estate dentist lawyer Orly Taitz looks to top her 3% haul of votes in 2012 in her race for Attorney General


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    February 17, 2014 @ 8:46 pm

    BTL #97 - NATIONAL CRISIS ALERT - 2/18/14

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Sochi’s top notch commentators lead us to discover the greatest Olympic sport that never was.

    2. Obama golf vacation unexpectedly interrupted by GOP reasonableness sneak attack.

    3. President figures that since everybody is calling it “Obamacare,” he can make it up as he goes.

    4.  Instead of learning from George Zimmerman’s mistakes, Floridians are giving him money.

    5. Sinkholes not afraid to show their taste for cheesy classic cars

    6.  National Crisis Alert: clown shortage only getting worse


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    February 10, 2014 @ 12:05 am

    BTL #96 - LETS TALK OLYMPICS - 2/10/14

    In Which We Discuss:


    1.  Most hated Winter Olympics in recent memory wins us over with extra figure skating events.


    2.  Republicans vow to do nothing in 2014, still think you’re lazy for wanting health insurance.


    3.  Los Angeles congressional primary to pit the vaguely “spiritual” against the fully exasperating  (#whitepeopleproblems)


    4. Charlie Crist runs in gubernatorial election on the hope that Florida will get less horrible over time.


    5. Women no longer have to worry about their libidos after hearing Mike Huckabee say “sexual drive” on national television.


    6. New evidence proves that God didn’t do much historical research before penning the Bible.


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