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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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    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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    March 12, 2017 @ 10:24 pm

    BTL #236 - SAY TRUMPCARE - 3/13/17

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Enjoy your Trumpcare America, assuming you don’t die swiftly and in debt

    2. Heartless Republicans declare: “Let them eat iPhones!”

    3. GOP seems to think they’ve released the first accurate jobs report in eight years.  If true, it would also be the first accurate jobs report in the history of America.

    4. Donald Trump’s Twitter dreams are answered: He will get to see the court in court!

    5. The Terminator claims he’s not running for a California senate seat, so we’ll probably just see him on the ballot then

    6. Couldn’t find a White House tour that fits your schedule?  Getting in is apparently as simple as jumping over a fence and walking directly into the White House.

     

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of screaming 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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    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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    October 30, 2016 @ 10:56 pm

    BTL #219 - BOO! - 10/31/16

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Anthony Weiner now dreaming bigger than only screwing up only his own election bids.

    2. Self-proclaimed brilliant negotiator Trump got easily tricked into picking Pence by a fellow idiot

    3. Insurance companies continue long march to screwed over us all even under Obamacare

    4. Thousands of wild buffalo literally appear at the Standing Rock protest as if we’re in a fucking movie.  Turns out they want clean water too.

    5. The election IS rigged...by Trump voters committing voter fraud to fight the “rigged election.”

    6. Arrrrggg, the Pirates are coming!

    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 26, 2016 @ 11:28 pm

    BTL #207 - POITICON 2016 - 6/27/16

    In Which We Discuss:


    Well...this week on the podcast, we’re starting a little differently.  Yes, we’ll cover Brexit, the House sit-in, the latest polls, Veepstakes, and Rubio, but first join us on the other side of the theme music for highlights from the most important news story in this very packed week: Our two days at Politicon!

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    May 17, 2016 @ 12:04 am

    BTL #201 - QUIT YOUR BICKERING - 5/17/16

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Like most college parties, a Nevada State Democratic Convention ends with police turning off the lights and shouting “go home!”

    2. Nebraska devotes 2016 to trying all the different electoral systems in hopes that we can find one that works
    3. Donald Trump is not considering any of the VPs that his campaign is considering

    4. Trump and Paul Ryan finally meet, and, in a classic US diplomacy move, use this meeting to plan another meeting

    5. SCOTUS is sick of this nonsense, would rather you quit your bickering and just work it out yourselves

    6. Grayson/Reid is the Ali/Frazier of petty US political showdowns

    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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    May 8, 2016 @ 11:57 pm

    BTL #200 - WE’VE MADE 200 OF THESE!! - 5/9/16

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. It’s our 200th episode.  Celebrate us!

    2. Ted Cruz is unable to get the ball through the "basketball ring' in Indiana...or get people to vote for him

    3. Donald Trump currently feuding with an estimated 56% of Republican party.  Now using “to Cantor” as a verb.

    4. Conventional wisdom says 2016 is Clinton in a landslide, but when has she ever let conventional wisdom determine her fate?

    5. Delegate allocation on both sides of the aisle forces us to wonder: Will there ever be final results to this crazy primary?

    6. Donald Trump enacts part one of his genius one-part Latino outreach strategy: Eat a tostada bowl on Cinco de Mayo  

    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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