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    June 5, 2017 @ 10:54 pm

    BTL #247 - BILATERAL TALKS - 6/6/17

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Say Goodbye to breathing air! We’re divorcing the Paris Accords to pursue a more meaningful relationship with oil and gas.

    2. When it comes to the Paris Accords, Michael Bloomberg is now the government, which is concerning it its own way.

    3. Anthem is the most evil insurance company for yet another year. Congratulations, guys! The hard work at being absolutely awful is paying off.

    4. California’s state senate passes a single payer bill and the LA Times is none too happy about it. In related news, the LA Times spent this week is wondering why they aren’t that relevant.

    5. London: Terrorized. World: Twitterized. Trump: The same.

    6. Trump’s search for better press covfefe continues

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    January 29, 2017 @ 10:57 pm

    BTL #230 - THE GOSSIPY SIDE OF A CONSTITUTIONAL CRISIS [SPECIAL GUEST: WILLIAM FLOYD, LA COUNTY DEMS] - 1/30/17

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. It’s week one of the Trump presidency and we already have a constitutional crisis on our hands

    2. Steve Bannon must be on some sort of writing retreat, having a very prolific week ruining America by edict

    3. Trump will bravely investigate only the kind of voter fraud that doesn’t exist but makes him lose popular votes

    4. Apparently Trump’s idea of diplomacy is holding hands with the ladies

    5. Something we can get behind: Trump’s White House staff is the gossipy-ist in history

    6. We interview with William Floyd from the LA County Dems and talk about the local stuff you should know [Begins: 1:18:20...yup it's that kind of week]

    7. Trump’s butt takes the mantle as most unfortunate meme of the week/history

    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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    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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    March 13, 2016 @ 10:48 pm

    BTL #192 - RETURN OF THE GOLDWATER GAL - 3/14/16

    In Which We Discuss:

     1. MSNBC so shocked by Michigan results that they disavow their own exit polling and established mathematical facts

     2. The Goldwater Gal returns as Clinton actively misremembers her thoughts on AIDS and abortion

     3. On both sides of the aisle, it’s time to ask an important question: how many debates is too many debates?

     4. Trump delivers one-hour victory infomercial for all of his failed consumer goods, creating the most perfect hour of reality television in US history

    5. Sanders, Obama, and “Thugs on the street” all to blame for Donald Trump’s hate speech.  Notably not blamed: Donald Trump’s hate speech.

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. 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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    December 13, 2015 @ 11:28 pm

    BTL # 180 - HUNGRY HUNGRY HIPPOS - 12/14/15

    In Which We Discuss:


    1. 195 Countries are willing to take a chance on believing in climate change, which is a far better percentage than in our own Congress


    2. Ted Cruz is the new second-place frontrunner in the GOP primary because...he’s actually in first place somewhere!


    3. Trump decides we should ban all Muslims...except the rich/important kind.  So don’t worry, the bin Ladens can still visit you!


    4. Just about everybody is threatening to leave the GOP and run independently over a contested convention that hasn’t happened yet


    5. The rent is still too damn high, but Jimmy McMillan is retiring so now nobody is working on it


    6. America is losing on several fronts most notably the soda, chicken wing, and hippo-related ones


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    November 9, 2015 @ 12:10 am

    BTL #176 - THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD - 11/9/15

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Tuesday’s election results are garbage.  Election day is for voting you fools!


    2. Ben Carson goes on the defensive about his bio, promising Americans from the bottom of his heart that he definitely did stab somebody

    3. Nothing’s funny about the Keystone pipeline, so hooray!  We’ll never have to mention it ever again!

    4. Jeb can fix it.  Not his image, but “it” is all taken care of.  Whew.

    5. MSNBC’s Democratic forum is forgotten about by 99.9% of the 2% of people who even knew about it in the first place

    6. Fox News gets the facts right, the tone confusingly wrong, while reporting on this month’s jobs numbers

    7. Christians rush to the rescue of a heartbroken Baby Jesus, who in addition to taking on all of our sin now must mourn the loss of his beloved Starbucks seasonal cups

    8. Sinkhole Radio returns with warnings about the many dangers, both syrup and parking-related, of going to an IHOP

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    October 25, 2015 @ 10:55 pm

    BTL #174 - POLITICALLY SUICIDAL - 10/26/15

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Benghazi hearings prove that Hillary Clinton could have been a champion filibusterer. Oh, what could have been!


    2. The Democratic post-debate carnage was so bad that they lost candidates who weren’t even running.

    3. Sorry Jeb!, it turns out that all the money in the world can’t buy you...campaign contributors?

    4. Iowa Frontrunner Ben Carson’s biggest political weakness turns out to be his only professional qualification

    5. Paul Ryan’s diagnosis after joining the speaker race: politically suicidal.  Let’s have some fun!

    6. House needs a pick-me-up after failed Benghazi hearings, decides to repeal Obamacare again because that’s always comforting

    7. No matter where he is, what he’s doing, or which gays he’s passing judgement on, David Vitter will hire a prostitute because regular friend won’t have sex with you for money

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    June 22, 2015 @ 11:20 pm

    BTL #159 - NORTH KOREAN DERRING-DO - 6/23/15

    In Which We Discuss:


    1. Like the president and Jon Stewart, we’re sick and tired of thinking of something new to say about white domestic terrorists and their totally legal super-deadly arsenals.

    2. Proving they’re only 250 years behind the times, South Carolina may finally take down their state confederate flag.  It’s time to admit the dream is dead, guys.

    3. Speaking of dreams, 2016 is going to be the year we finally get to officially not vote for Donald Trump.

    4. Math and science finally prove that once you know Bernie Sanders, you have no choice but to love him. 

    5. The GOP’s Catholic hopefuls now must explain why their faith is guiding them to deny science even the Pope knows is true.

    6. Women continue to get 77% of what they ask for in their battle to be on the $20

    7. North Korea cures everything using a top secret combination minerals and derring-do.

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    June 8, 2015 @ 11:29 pm

    BTL #157 - SNAKES AND SINKHOLES - 6/9/15

    In Which We Discuss:


    1. Sadly, Hastert’s attempt to rid the nation of corrupt legislators in the Clinton years was always destined to be incomplete.  Turns out he was one of them.

    2. Not even a clown car can contain the current GOP field.  And evidently the Democratic party can’t contain their candidates since none of them are actually members.

    3. Will the Biden’s ever catch a break?  For God’s sake!

    4. Jobs.  We have more of them than we used to.

    5. Patriot Act.  We have less of it than we used to.

    6. Duggars go on television to further explain their terrible choices, further embarrass their daughters 

    7. A rare supercombo of Snakes AND Sinkholes strike this week’s news!

    8. Huckabee.  This guy.

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    May 3, 2015 @ 9:23 pm

    BTL #153 - FOLK HERO - 5/3/15

    In Which We Discuss:


    1.  An important review of Bernie Sanders’ long-forgotten folk career

    2.  Baltimore finally has a folk hero and, more importantly, an indictment

    3.  Ben Carson hopes to add a sequel to his hit TV biopic. Cuba Gooding-Jr is probably still available.

    4. New Bridegate developments strike at the very moment Chris Christie would have liked to have been announcing

    5. Rick Santorum cannot tolerate your gay marriage due to the fact that it caused 9/11 but is totally cool if Bruce Jenner feels he’s a woman.  Who is he to judge?

    6. Biggest boxing match in history pits domestic violence aficionado against world’s least effective politician 

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