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    September 17, 2017 @ 11:53 pm

    BTL #260 - WILDCARD SOCIALISM [w/ RAMY YOUSSEF] - 9/18/17

    In Which We (and special guest comedian Ramy Youssef!) Discuss:

    1. Senate enters a bonus round of healthcare warring with the wildcard addition of some socialism

    2. The only thing we know for sure about the Wednesday’s White House Chinese Takeout Bonanza is that Donald Trump is just like us: up all night after a greasy, hard-to-digest meal

    3. The Paris Climate Accords, our on again off again beau, might be back

    4. We can only assume Trump won’t release the Mar-a-Lago visitor logs because he knows you know that he knows that you know that shady business is going on there

    5. California is gunning for the chance to decide who we give our 3 million vote margin to next time.

    6. The Alabama Moore-Strange race gets moore-er and stranger-er with each passing day

    Find Ramy on Twitter at: @cdramy! You'll want to! He's funny!

    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 27, 2017 @ 10:31 pm

    BTL #257 - IN ID WE TRUST - 8/28/17

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Trump plan on Monday: pilfer Obama’s Afghanistan speech, remove all the details

    2. Trump plan on Tuesday: pilfer Trump’s id, remove all coherence

    3. On Friday, Hurricane Trump hit America with plans to make people suffer before Hurricane Harvey had a chance to

    4. Latest White House exit leads to adorable Nazi reunion at Breitbart. We hope there was angel food cake.

    5. Mnuchin’s wife learns the hard way that poor people can find a Valentino hashtag too

    6. Slow your roll, media. The Kasich/Hickenlooper thing is just a friendship right now. They aren’t dating yet.

    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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    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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    December 12, 2016 @ 9:25 pm

    BTL #224 - LOSING THE COLD WAR - 12/13/16

     In Which We Discuss:

    1. Russian hackers could have warned us they were fixing the election before we waited 90 minutes to vote.  Selfish.

    2. Donald Trump leaves no stone unturned in search for least competent cabinet in history

    3. Pop Quiz!  Which of the following is a human invention and completely imaginary: a. Climate change b. The value of a dollar

    4. Every minute that passes on earth is a minute in which Donald Trump’s Carrier deal gets less impressive

    5. Labor endorses in the DNC dogfight that decides whether or not we have a party anymore

    6. Move over guacamole!  There is, apparently, one Texan food that Ted Cruz enjoys, and now you’ll never be able to again.

    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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    December 3, 2016 @ 9:14 pm

    BTL #223 - A BAD DEALS - 12/4/16

     In Which We Discuss:

    1. What happens when even Sarah Palin thinks your Carrier deal is bad for America?  Can you solve it by making her poet laureate?

    2. If you’re a world leader who hasn’t spoke to the US in decades, consider calling Trump.  He’ll definitely take your call.

    3. Speaking of world leaders, let’s talk about Fidel Castro’s legacy

    4. Mitt Romney, Kellyanne Conway, and The Donald are stuck in a sad reverse love triangle

    5. Donald Trump blames both his victory and defeat on fraud, but let’s not look into it guys.  That won’t help.

    6. America found new and exciting ways to be terrible to Native Americans this Thanksgiving

    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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    November 20, 2016 @ 9:05 pm

    BTL #222 - THE CASE OF THE MISSING COMP SEATS - 11/21/16

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. So far the only thing Trump has accomplished in his transition is firing the few people who knew what was going on

    2. Trump’s cabinet picks begin with a man too racist to get approved under Reagan and end with an list of every nightmare human being in America

    3. Update: Trump’s first 100 days infrastructure plan may just be bills that have already passed and proposals he campaigned against

    4. Settling a lawsuit for $25 million dollars is not what you do just because "don’t have time," it's what you do because you don't have a case

    5. Guys, Mike Pence deserved to be booed, because seriously, how long does a man have to run for VP before he decides to get comp seats to Hamilton?

    6. Democrats, in making attempt to be more inclusive, expand their leadership team to include...everyone

    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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    November 6, 2016 @ 10:28 pm

    BTL #220 - FREE STICKERS - 11/07/16

    In Which We Discuss:

     1. James Comey, recent letter-writing aficionado, is desperate to be penpals with Congress

    2. Media shocked by tightening polls despite decades-long long history of this very change happening right before election day

    3. Despite what you’ve heard, there’s lots of things to vote on this week.  We’ll tell you all about them!

    4. Trump’s would-be Attorney Generals had a very bad week with the law.  A window into Trump’s America?  

    5. Trump aides take away his Twitter privileges only years too late.

    6. Some legal advice on taking ballot selfies from two non-lawyers

    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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    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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    September 5, 2016 @ 10:08 pm

    BTL #214 - OUR LOCAL TACO TRUCK - 9/6/14

    In Which We Discuss:

    1.  If the worst thing that will happen under a Clinton regime is taco trucks appearing on every corner, sign us up!

    2. Hillary Clinton doesn’t remember whether she has email problems or not as well as 38 other things that may or may not be important

    3. Clinton kidnapped by rich donors, forced to make pleasant small talk with people just like her

    4. Polls indicate that hatred for Clinton is still high enough that Donald Trump could be the president.

    5. You know the fracking science is bad if even Oklahoma is taking it seriously

    6. Michelle Bachmann.  Still insane.  Still amazing.  Still suffering from crazy-eye syndrome.

    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 12, 2016 @ 11:26 pm

    BTL #205 - KISS THE GOLD-PLATED RING - 6/13/16

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Literally just stop shooting people, you assholes!


    2. No wonder they never give California contested primaries.  We totally fucked it up.

    3. Now is the time for politicians who enjoy having jobs to kiss the ring...

    4. ...unless that ring is gaudy and gold-plated, in which case they’ll just wink at it

    5. Conspiracy theories are legitimately coming true in Clinton email-gate 2016

    6. Donald Trump ramps up for a windfall of establishment money, hypocrisy

    7. It’s the most wonderful time of the year: Bilderberg, the get-away for the wannabe-illuminati.  [Note: Beyonce will not be in attendance.]

    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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