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    January 28, 2018 @ 8:48 pm

    BTL #276 - A SIDE OF WATERGATE - 1/28/18

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. The government is now open, so it’s time to re-record the voicemail at the White House comment line!

    2. Enjoy Tuesday’s SOTU address with a side Watergate

    3. When will the world’s richest people open their arms to Trump? Apparently not at Davos.

    4. As always, the best way to insure having a sexual predator on your payroll is to employ a “faith adviser”

    5. Claire McCaskill looks to continue her run of being the luckiest Senate candidate in America

    6. The Guggenheim sends the president their piece de resistance: a golden toilet called “America”

    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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    January 22, 2018 @ 12:18 am

    BTL #275 - SCHUMER SNACKS™ - 1/22/18

     In Which We Discuss:

    1. The Women’s March was on again, almost as if one year of Trump has had no positive impact on our lives at all

    2. The government shutdown is a reality and that means Congress had to work over the weekend, so it’s not surprising that..

    3. Lindsey Graham really needs some sustenance. Even Democratic sustenance. Even Schumer Snacks (™) if necessary.

    4. A rare BTL showdown over whether we’re ascribing blame or credit for the shutdown this time around

    5. Aziz Ansari: The moment men were like, “Wait, could #metoo involve me...too?”

    6. Chris Christie is a nobody. Officially.

    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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    January 14, 2018 @ 10:59 pm

    BTL #274 - SENATE FELONS - 1/15/18

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Is it better to be a shithole or an asshole or is it, in fact, the same? An in depth discussion.

    2. Hawaii experienced WWIII alone this week thanks to men with buttons

    3. Kentucky’s newest money-saving endeavor is literally just to kill poor people

    4. Two convicted felons announced runs for US senate this week!

    5. Even with his cool sunglasses, Joe Biden still wants you to get off his lawn

    6. Some legal advice for the next Stormy Daniels. Because there will be one.

    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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    December 10, 2017 @ 8:25 pm

    BTL #271 - RAINS OF FIRE - 12/11/17

     

    In  Which We Discuss:

    1. The 64th and 1,052nd person have died in Puerto Rico due to the hurricane. Ask us about our math!

    2. This week’s rundown of who grabbed who and who lost their job over it

    3. This week’s rundown of who is still the president and future senator from Alabama

    4. Sheldon Adelson’s fever dream has finally come true

    5. In California, even the rain causes fires

    6. The mysterious case of the man and the firebunny

     

    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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    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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