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    April 29, 2018 @ 10:39 pm

    BTL 286 - THE LONGEST HANDSHAKE [w/ Carla Nordstrom] - 4/30/18

    In Which We Discuss (w/ Special Guest Carla Nordstrom):

    1. North and South Korea met in the middle to stare into each other’s eyes and hold hands

    2. The downside of approaching your female staffers about being a surrogate is that your district might lose a 16 point margin so…you know...think twice

    3. Rand Paul always has 8 filibuster hours worth of convictions until he decides he doesn’t have convictions anyway

    4. Ronny Jackson: Don’t be that guy

    5. Teachers in six states now demanding basic dignity. What will they think of next?

    6. Nothing gets correspondents fired up like a woman telling jokes. Not even the actual news.

    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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    March 26, 2018 @ 10:22 pm

    BTL #283 - MUSTACHE UNKNOWNS - 3/27/18

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Daring teenagers to do anything is your funeral, a PSA from Brain Trust Live

    2. "60 Minutes" gets its ratings money shot with Stormy Daniels interview

    3. Your info isn’t safe online. We knew it, and now we know it again.

    4. H.R. McMaster is out, and the question on everyone’s mind is: Will we soon be seeing a new, mustache free John Bolton?

    5. Trump’s new Russia investigation plan is apparently to just not worry about legal advice full stop

    6. We may finally see a Biden vs. Trump matchup! No, not for a presidential election, for a no-holds-barred high school locker room brawl.

     

    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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    March 18, 2018 @ 9:28 pm

    BTL #282 - A SINGULARLY EVIL WOMAN - 3/19/18

     

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Puerto Rico still has no power. But don’t worry, nobody died...right? Guys? Right?

    2. Turns out Democrats can win when they bother running and talking about stuff

    3. Republicans remain adept at finding the most singularly evil woman to be the token first to run an organization

    4. Our reality TV star president gets the economic advisor he wants and deserves

    5. Donald Trump’s mantra: Keep your enemies close, and your friends pissed off at you

    6. An important BTL PSA: It should cost you more than 7 figures to cover up your affair with a porn star

     

    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 10, 2018 @ 12:23 am

    BTL 273 - LIZARD BLIZZARD - 1/10/18

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Fire and Fury paints Donald Trump as exactly the kind of lazy, incompetent federal employee he most fears

    2. 45 definitely isn’t a "stable genius," but he sure tried to play one on TV today

    3. Fire up your iPod and blast some “Gangnam Style” because the 2012 presidential candidates are BACK and coming to a senate race near you!

    4. Why do so many men brag about having destructive buttons on their desks?

    5. There is something called a lizard blizzard happening in Florida, which sounds right.

    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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    August 31, 2017 @ 3:30 pm

    POLITICON 2017

    Mid-Week Special!

    When we promise you we’ll post something, you can count on us to post it…weeks later! That’s right, we’re putting up a supercut of the audio from our wild weekend at Politicon!  Check out some clips from the awesome panels and get our thoughts on Ann Coulter’s sanity, our unending love for the queen of 2017 Symone Sanders, and the bathroom habits of Trump supporters.  It’s all here, so enjoy!

     

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    August 20, 2017 @ 6:41 pm

    BTL #256 - WHEN EVEN THE “BEST WORDS” FAIL - 8/21/17

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Hapless White Nationalists fail to grasp the irony of carrying tiki torches while marching against people of color. The Tiki torch industry responded with fire. The police did not.

    2. Trump does not have the “best words” when it comes to racism, and that may be his biggest problem

    3. Trump tries to break up with his CEO exes, but they did it first! What a loser!

    4. Beelzebub Bannon is gone, just in time for us to discover that Trump has always been the White House’s leading white supremacist

    5. Catalonia is the latest victim of what Trump might call “real terrorism,” meaning it wasn’t committed by white guys with torches

    6. Americans grasp onto the once-in-a-lifetime eclipse as sign Trump’s days are numbered. (We are desperate out here.)

    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 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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    March 6, 2017 @ 12:12 am

    BTL #235 - OH, THOSE RUSSIANS! - 3/6/17

     

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Trump spends one hour speaking unhinged words in a regular tone, is celebrated near and far for just sounding human

    2. Overheard in Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III’s office: “Oh, THOSE Russians!”

    3. Donald Trump resumes his shabbat twitter meltdowns, daring America to choose between trusting Breitbart and Barack Obama

    4. Trump complains that healthcare is hard. Crybaby! (Sad.)

    5. Donald Trump’s literal tens of...well, just tens of supporters show up to the Trump version of the “biggest rally in American history”

    6. We live in a world in which Kanye and Oprah Winfrey’s presidential campaign might happen at the same time

     

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of helecopters and 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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    January 4, 2017 @ 12:22 am

    BTL #226 - NEW YEAR, NEW CONGRESS - 1/4/16

     In Which We Discuss:

    1. A not nearly embarrassed enough new Congress was sworn in today, so add those new reps to your speed dial. 

    2. Congress’s plan to erase their own oversight is praised by The Donald, then thwarted by The Donald, then mocked by the American people, then...praised by the Donald.  A day in Trump’s news cycle.

    3. A Trump cabinet update: it only gets worse

    4. Media continuing to give president-elect credit for business deals he’s not involved in

    5. Schumer’s Trump resistance plan: work with your captors

    6. Donald Trump rings in the New Year with mobster and convicted felon “Joey No Socks,” which is just so perfect

     

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of manic revelers 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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    November 14, 2016 @ 11:46 pm

    BTL #221 - MULTIPLE CHOICE EXAMS - 11/15/16

    In Which We Discuss:

    *For our reactions to the presidential election, please check out last week's special midweek edition of BTL, available HERE**

    1. Somehow Trump is bigoted enough to invite Breitbart into the White House but okay with a man named Reince?

    2. Trump promises to keep none of his campaign promises in first major interview as President Elect

    3. A few medium okay things happened last week and that’s all we have to cling to

    4. Democrats, not swayed by subtler hints, finally get the point by losing an easy election to a madman and rally behind less centrist DNC chair

    5. California’s election is a multiple choice exam that only about 70% of us passed.

    6. If Donald Trump and Howard Dean had a baby, it’d be the electorally baffling state of Maine

    7. 2016 continues to fall apart further with the passing of Gwen Ifill.  Is life even real? Are we real?  

    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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