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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 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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    July 16, 2017 @ 11:25 pm

    BTL #253 - THE HANDSHAKE - 7/17/17

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Trump and McConnell have hurt John McCain’s brain so badly at this point that it literally clogged

    2. Not even the health insurance industry is as giddy about returning us to pre-ACA days of bankruptcy and death as our government’s own Tom Price

    3. Either Donald Trump is lying to us, or he’s hired clairvoyant lawyers. One of those seems more likely though...

    4. You haven’t seen a handshake until you’ve seen Emmanuel Marcon and Donald Trumps’ three-way knuckle-buster

    5. Donald Trump is winning at Chris Christie’s game of losing. Bigly.

    6. A completely unremarkable, totally average day in Florida

    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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    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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    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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    April 10, 2017 @ 11:46 pm

    BTL #240 - PASSOVER PURGE - 4/11/17

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Senate Gorsuch showdown leads us to wonder: To what degree has civilization always been just hanging on by a tiny thread?

    2. Even experts don’t seem to know if we’re at war with Syria.

    3. Trailer for White House Purge: Part 1 is finally released

    4. It’s round 2 and Republicans are still not eager to replace Obamacare with their now-revised shamy plan.

    5. Very little intelligence is available on the House Intelligence Committee, even in Nunes’ absence.

    6. Bernie sanders is taking a national tour like a literal rock star

    7. Michele Bachmann, an irrelevant person who is no longer serving in office, still can’t stop explaining it all

    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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    April 2, 2017 @ 11:10 pm

    BTL #239 - NEW-NESS [W/ Special Guest Helen Hong] - 4/3/17

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. We’re joined in the studio by the hilarious Helen Hong!

    Follow Helen on the Twitters at @funnyHelenHong and check out her live show with Feraz Ozel, Party on the Left, coming to the Belly Room at the Comedy Store on 4/13! Click here for tickets!

    2. Trump’s America has done something unthinkable: pitted the Koch’s and Grover Norquist against each other

    3. Enough treason has finally occurred for us to figure out how to pronounce Devin Nunes’ name correctly.

    4. Ivanka Trump now repaying the government for all that free advertising she got with bad advice

    5. North Carolina refuses to give up on the impossible dream of having the final four, passes fake repeal of transgender bathroom bill.

    6. Maxine Waters Folk Hero-ness lives on

    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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    October 16, 2016 @ 8:22 pm

    BTL #217 - THE BAD NEWS BRAIN TRUST [SPECIAL GUESTS: CHUCK LUDWIG/JULIANNE SIMITZ] - 10/17/16

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Chuck Ludwig and Julianne Simitz from Bad News Live join us in the studio!  Check them out online and get tickets to their October 22nd show over at their website: http://www.badnews.tv


    2. We now know what a week of shackle-free Donald Trump looks like.  Answer: the same.

    3. Utah makes a surprise appearance as the most exciting state in the union

    4. Glenn Beck doesn’t not endorse Hillary Clinton.  Does endorse putting your face in a bowl of cheetos to look like Donald Trump.

    5. Trump’s “millennial strategy” is perfect for millennials over age 70

    6. America was ready for Ken Bone, but Ken Bone wasn’t ready for America

    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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    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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