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    January 28, 2018 @ 8:48 pm

    BTL #276 - A SIDE OF WATERGATE - 1/28/18

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. The government is now open, so it’s time to re-record the voicemail at the White House comment line!

    2. Enjoy Tuesday’s SOTU address with a side Watergate

    3. When will the world’s richest people open their arms to Trump? Apparently not at Davos.

    4. As always, the best way to insure having a sexual predator on your payroll is to employ a “faith adviser”

    5. Claire McCaskill looks to continue her run of being the luckiest Senate candidate in America

    6. The Guggenheim sends the president their piece de resistance: a golden toilet called “America”

    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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    December 10, 2017 @ 8:25 pm

    BTL #271 - RAINS OF FIRE - 12/11/17

     

    In  Which We Discuss:

    1. The 64th and 1,052nd person have died in Puerto Rico due to the hurricane. Ask us about our math!

    2. This week’s rundown of who grabbed who and who lost their job over it

    3. This week’s rundown of who is still the president and future senator from Alabama

    4. Sheldon Adelson’s fever dream has finally come true

    5. In California, even the rain causes fires

    6. The mysterious case of the man and the firebunny

     

    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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    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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    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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    August 7, 2016 @ 6:57 pm

    BTL #211 - BABIES WHO KNOW SARCASM - 8/8/16

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. The election year Olympics are upon us!  Who will win at swimming?  Who will win at vault?  Who will win at being president?  Stay tuned!

    2. Hillary experiences post-DNC bounce with voters and billionaires

    3. Donald Trump wishes babies understood sarcasm

    4. Scientists, can we find a way to make Marco Rubio pregnant so he can suffer at the hands of his own abortion beliefs?

    5. Jill Stein chooses anti-Beyonce running-mate

    6. Even Libertarians want to label GMOs

    7. Finally we have scientific proof that Trump is, in the most literal sense, a short-fingered vulgarian

    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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    July 24, 2016 @ 8:14 pm

    BTL #209 - REPUBLICAN DANCING - 7/25/16

    In Which We Discuss:


    1. Thanks to Debbie Wasserman Schultz, we’re starting to worry that all of our conspiracy theories are true

    2. Newsflash: Physically indistinct white man to remain VP for the rest of time

    3. Billionaire corporation to endorse Clinton at DNC, and every day after

    4. Looks like Superdelegates will be losing their cape

    5. Real Talk: Nobody should dance at the RNC

    6. Trump is the magic wand presenting Grand Wizard Duke with his next victims

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of barking dogs 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 23, 2015 @ 1:13 am

    BTL # 178 - ONE EXORCISM IS A-OKAY - 11/23/15

    In Which We Discuss:


    1. Apparently the line in Louisiana politics is TWO prostitution scandals.  Still okay: 1 prostitution scandal, 1 exorcism.

    2. Darkhorse candidate “Wouldn’t Vote” sneaking up on Ted Cruz and the other frontrunners in latest GOP polling

    3. Julia Brownley, world’s most desperate Democrat, won’t help world’s most desperate refugees

    4. Jeb! Bush is the only GOP candidate forgetting to make coded Nazi references in discussion of our refugee policy

    5. Anonymous will defeat ISIS using the most annoying meme ever created: we’re apparently “Never Gonna Give You Up” rick-rolling

    6. Trump supporters show themselves to be, just as we suspected, a literal racist mob

    7. Sarah Palin...is planning to do something - we think - according to what we imagine she was trying to say using a collection of words

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    November 16, 2015 @ 11:49 pm

    BTL #177 - FRIDAY THE 13TH - 11/17/15

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Terrorists are out to ruin Lila’s birthday, which is just like terrorists to do

    2. Terrible attacks in Western Europe lead many to the discovery that terrorist attacks are happening constantly and all over the world. It’s a dangerous place!

    3. GOP Debate #4 ends with a sad plea by moderators promising that economic issues can totally be interesting sometimes

    4. Knee-Jerk Hillary Clinton turns out to sound a lot like Rudolph Giuliani at Saturday’s super secret Democratic debate

    5. College protests start up in Missouri, end with Yale students hating John Calhoun and Chris Christie hating Obama

    6. SCOTUS will now determine whether they meant to give us any abortion rights at all

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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

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    July 19, 2015 @ 9:55 pm

    BTL #163 - MAVERICK TWITTER WARS - 7/20/15

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Heartbreak in the war hawk community as Iran nuclear deal robs them of a reason to rumble

    2. As if just living in Tennessee isn’t its own brand of terror, their standard American-issue mass shootings are now getting complicated by non-redneck political ideologies

    3. Donald Trump picks fights with “maverick” John McCain, but luckily for everyone he also picked a fight with Mexican drug lord El Chapo so somebody may rid us of the Trump problem soon anyway

    4. Democrats first “cattle call” gives Iowa party activists a look at all 5 candidates, leaving many of them to wonder...Hey, what are most of you guys doing here?

    5. Phoenix feels the Bern with the biggest campaign rally of the season.  For anybody wondering, that does mean Sherrif Arpaio's Arizona just had the biggest rally of the season for a Socialist. 

    6. Oklahomans are residents of a state that didn’t exist at the time of the civil war and they are also people that just waved the confederate flag at Obama.  That kind of sums up what’s going on in Oklahoma.

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