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    September 4, 2017 @ 12:58 pm

    BTL #258 - WHAT. A. MESS. - 9/4/17

     

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Having failed at ramming healthcare reform down our throats, Trump sets his eyes on an equally unpopular and cruel repeal - DACA

    2. Trump now using the famous divide and piss off our allies strategy in Korea showdown

    3. Hurricane Harvey. What. A. Mess.

    4. Congress and the Budget. What. A. Mess.

    5. Have you heard the one about the enormous floods in Asia that have killed thousands? No?

    6. Kamala Harris announces candidacy for president in 2020 via single-payer endorsement

    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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    August 9, 2015 @ 11:36 pm

    BTL #166 - REPUBLICAN DEBATE #1 (W/ GUEST KIM EATON) - 8/10/15

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. We recount every moment you wanted to relive at the first official Republican Debate.  So...basically all of them.

    2. Like women who can’t shut down pregnancies in cases of “legitimate” rape, the GOP can’t seem to shut down the compulsion to make insensitive comments about women

    3. Hillary’s Dems to their own base: Hey guys, is debating really the answer when we’ve already chosen the candidate?

    4. Schumer comes out against Iran deal because, why not be a tool?

    5. Like the rest of mainstream history, gay history is now popular enough to be whitewashed in film

    Join the millions of honking cars 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 19, 2014 @ 11:40 pm

    BTL #93 - THE ELEGANT DROUGHT - 1/20/14

    In Which We Discuss:


    1. NSA sneak attacks will now be marginally less sneaky


    2. Christie administration’s thuggish behavior is no longer just limited to causing traffic


    3. Jerry Brown seeking “elegant” solutions to California water shortage


    4. Bipartisan budget deal overwhelmingly passes in the house.  Wait, what?


    5. Wanted: Oklahoma senator to replace Tom Coburn.  Only anti-gay bigots need apply.


    6. Hillary Pillory: Robert Gates gives us a reason to start a #hawkishhillary hashtag


    7. West Virginia.  Don’t drink the water.  Also, don’t live there.


    8. ABC considers Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal to be the finest television programming in a generation.  We discuss.


    Tell your friends about BTL, okay?  Send them to rate us on iTunes or find us on FacebookTwitterTumblr, or Instagram and earn our unending love and devotion!
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    May 26, 2013 @ 10:06 pm

    Brain Trust Live #62 - ARIZONA ROUNDTABLE - 5/26/13

    In Which We Discuss (Live from Arizona!):

    1. Oklahoma tornadoes give Sen. Tom Coburn a chance to deny disaster relief funding to even his own constituents

    2. Continuing DOJ wire-tapping news confirms we are excellent scandal pickers

    3. Obama fed up with his own counterterrorism policies, outlines his plans to continue all of them

    4. Boy Scouts finally half heartedly accept gay youth, still holding strong to their homophobia towards adults

    5. Anthony Weiner accepts Brain Trust Live's nomination for the New York Mayor’s race

    6. Plus a pair of Arizona stories with our very special panel!

    And as always, check our Twitter @braintrustlive and Facebook pages throughout the week for links, musings and more!

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    January 20, 2013 @ 8:14 pm

    Brain Trust Live #45 - INAUGURATION DAY EPISODE - 1/20/13

    In Which We Discuss:

    1.  Hold onto your hats...it’s inauguration day!  So that’s happening...

    2.  Healthcare has the most exciting, underreported week ever!

    3. White House proposes a great gun control package and is immediately one upped by New York State.  (Plus a fun new weekly segment!)

    4.  The debt ceiling crises is not happening anymore.  Go home.  Come back in March.

    5.  The return of Mark Sanford, our first introduction to Stephen Colbert’s sister, and a Berman Sherman follow-up that we never saw coming.

    6.  Plus, gays, the environment, and a nefarious smoothie shop that won’t be getting any of our business.

    As always, remember to follow us on Twitter @braintrustlive and find us on facebook!

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    January 4, 2013 @ 10:15 pm

    Brain Trust Live #43 - FISCAL CLIFF DEAL SPECIAL - 1/5/12

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. New class of congresspeople sworn in and already more effective than previous class in that Liz Warren is among them

    2. Last minute deal averts 50% of fiscal cliff disaster, postpones other half to a worse time

    3. We tell you which seven democrats are getting it all wrong on filibuster reform

    4. More gridlock ahead as Boehner is re-elected speaker in a party that doesn’t seem to like him all that much

    5. Failed Sandy relief bill serves as final reminder that congress is seriously fucked

    6. Time Warner Cable is awful:  a list of reasons why

    As always, remember to follow us on Twitter @braintrustlive and find us on facebook!  Plus, even though the world didn't end, it's never a bad time to leave us a comment on iTunes.  Onward to a (hopefully)successful New Year!

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