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    July 30, 2017 @ 9:03 pm

    BTL #255 - POLITICON 2017: TOO MANY THOUGHTS - 7/31/17

    In Which We Discuss:

    We're flying rundown-free because we snuck this recording in after a packed weekend at Politicon, but tune in for our reactions to the comic-con for wonks, plus of course the healthcare vote, Priebus exit, Scaramucci living up to his operatic name, Trump's VERY on-brand boy scouts speech, and more!

    Also look out later in this week for a SUPERCUT (woooooo!) of our time at this year's Politicon!

    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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    July 10, 2017 @ 11:32 pm

    BTL #252 - LESSON UNLEARNED - 7/11/17

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Some breaking Russia news that's so breaking we don’t have a quip yet!

    2. Trump decides Putin is the perfect person to help us solve our cybersecurity problems since, you know, he’s been ordering all the hacking

    3. Jerry Brown attends the G20 as the president of California and the rest of non-Trump America

    4. For the first time in history, hosting the Celebrity Apprentice may be the key to solving our North Korea quagmire. That’s right, it’s time to call up former contestant Dennis Rodman.

    5. Healthcare is Either Dead or it’s Not: An Opera

    6. Democrats are desperate to unlearn the lessons of 2016 in any way they can. Free trade anybody?

    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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    June 20, 2017 @ 11:20 pm

    BTL #249 - LONG-WINDED DETAILS - 6/21/17

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Breaking election news reported as it happens!

    2. Democrats proud of the work they’ve done forking tons of money into...a “radically boring” candidate.  We’ve still got it.

    3. Democrats attempting to protect America from healthcare ruin with the one skill they definitively have: making extra long-winded speeches about details

    4. The Senate GOP still too shy to tell us how their Obamacare repeal bill works out for regular Americans. (We're sure it’s not because it will take away all our healthcare, don’t worry.)

    5. Jared Kushner has an audible voice that we have now heard

    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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    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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    May 14, 2017 @ 10:19 pm

    BTL #244 - TO STATE THE OBVIOUS - 5/15/17

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Comey firing was not, as it turns out, an elaborate prank on him, but it was certainly an elaborate prank on America

    2. Sally Yates “states the obvious’ in her Senate hearings because she’s the only one who will admit the obvious

    3. After seeing how much America loved having their healthcare taken away, GOP is moving to cut even more programs Americans depend on

    4. Trump plans first trip as president to the only vacation destination tackier than Mar-A Lago, Saudi Arabia’s royal palace

    5. It’s 2017 and white nationalists still bring torches to their rallies

    6. If there’s one person America needs in 2020 after this administration, it’s someone nicknamed “The Rock”

    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 7, 2017 @ 10:13 pm

    BTL #243 - PRESS-PALOOZA [w/ Dmitry Zotman] - 5/8/17

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. The AHCA (aka Achoo) passage in the house

    2. The RELIEF of a boring moderate winning the French presidential elections (how far we've fallen)

    3. Chaos in Venezuela

    4. Trump’s Monday press-palooza

    5. Priorities USA's 2016 postmortem

    6. Some Berniecrat candidates to look out for

    *Plus, BIG thanks to Dmitry Zotman, who sat in for a very sick Brent this week!

    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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    April 23, 2017 @ 8:15 pm

    BTL #242 - THE EUROPEAN MARGIN OF ERROR - 4/24/17

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. French presidential elections are three parts funny farm, two parts nonsense, one part unpredictable margin of error

    2. Trump’s first 100 days were so annoying we might be willing to settle for a wall-related government shutdown

    3. DNC “Unity Tour” kicks off with protests and pro-lifers

    4. Joel Osteen doppleganger Jon Ossoff might have more fun being “radically boring” on the pulpit than the soap box

    5. Hollywood Friends: Exciting opportunty! Jason Chaffetz is on the hunt for a better paying job. Willing to leave office and betray the people of Utah for talk show contract.

    6. If Bill O’Reilly’s fiction is any indication, women everywhere better watch their backs

    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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    March 20, 2017 @ 12:31 am

    BTL #237 - WORLD WITHOUT BUSINESS (CARDS) - 3/20/17

     

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Everyone suffers under Trump’s first budget proposal, even Budget Director John Mulvaney, who is now living in a horrifying world without business cards

    2. As they say in Trump’s favorite Irish proverb, freedom’s just another word for tragically dying of a preventable disease

    3. Germany is no longer fascist enough for a handshake from Donald Trump

    4. We might be going to war with North Korea, but Rex Tillerson isn’t losing sleep over it

    5. Even Fox News discovers that the only thing more popular than Planned Parenthood is Bernie Sanders

    6. Confirmed: It’s fine to pull a gun on your co worker at Fox news. Still seeking comment on whether policy allows actual shots to be fired.

     

    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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    March 12, 2017 @ 10:24 pm

    BTL #236 - SAY TRUMPCARE - 3/13/17

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Enjoy your Trumpcare America, assuming you don’t die swiftly and in debt

    2. Heartless Republicans declare: “Let them eat iPhones!”

    3. GOP seems to think they’ve released the first accurate jobs report in eight years.  If true, it would also be the first accurate jobs report in the history of America.

    4. Donald Trump’s Twitter dreams are answered: He will get to see the court in court!

    5. The Terminator claims he’s not running for a California senate seat, so we’ll probably just see him on the ballot then

    6. Couldn’t find a White House tour that fits your schedule?  Getting in is apparently as simple as jumping over a fence and walking directly into the White House.

     

    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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