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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 24, 2017 @ 7:02 pm

    BTL #261 - A DOTARD IN NAMBIA [w/ THOMAS DALE] - 9/25/17

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Trump uses the UN gathering to threaten nuclear war and thank the great nation of Nambia for making his friends so rich! Isn’t diplomacy grand?

    2. Kim Jong-Un brought back the word “dotard” and now we all sound Shakespearian

    3. OMG did John and Lindsey just break up over Lindsey’s secret affair with healthcare reform?  What a bitch!

    4. First Amendment expert Donald Trump describe specific administration-approved maneuvers for football protesting. Kneeling = disrespectful to our heritage. Linking arms = a celebration of unity!

    5. Trump redefines the word loyalty while extolling on his distaste for Luther Strange at a Luther Strange rally

    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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    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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    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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    June 5, 2017 @ 10:54 pm

    BTL #247 - BILATERAL TALKS - 6/6/17

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Say Goodbye to breathing air! We’re divorcing the Paris Accords to pursue a more meaningful relationship with oil and gas.

    2. When it comes to the Paris Accords, Michael Bloomberg is now the government, which is concerning it its own way.

    3. Anthem is the most evil insurance company for yet another year. Congratulations, guys! The hard work at being absolutely awful is paying off.

    4. California’s state senate passes a single payer bill and the LA Times is none too happy about it. In related news, the LA Times spent this week is wondering why they aren’t that relevant.

    5. London: Terrorized. World: Twitterized. Trump: The same.

    6. Trump’s search for better press covfefe continues

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of Canadian onlookers 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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    April 17, 2017 @ 12:16 am

    BTL #241 - CHOCOLATE CAKE AND CHEMISTRY - 4/17/17

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. First, we welcome the adorable baby giraffe of pregnant-giraffe-gate fame! Cute tiny animals! Fuzzy things!

    2. Then, try to forget that we’re going to die in a nuclear war with lunatic North Korea (unless, perhaps, they like chocolate cake and “great chemistry” as much as Donald Trump?)

    3. The White House has a mouse and presidential aide infestation

    4. Democrats are seeing a surge in local successes, leading some to ponder a bold new strategy of HAVING A MESSAGE.

    5. Lila was paid $100,000,000 to march in the Tax March on Saturday, give or take…hundreds of millions of dollars because she actually just paid $22 in uber fares to be there

    6. United Airlines is just as bad as you remember from before the last time you vowed never to fly them again

    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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