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    July 16, 2017 @ 11:25 pm

    BTL #253 - THE HANDSHAKE - 7/17/17

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Trump and McConnell have hurt John McCain’s brain so badly at this point that it literally clogged

    2. Not even the health insurance industry is as giddy about returning us to pre-ACA days of bankruptcy and death as our government’s own Tom Price

    3. Either Donald Trump is lying to us, or he’s hired clairvoyant lawyers. One of those seems more likely though...

    4. You haven’t seen a handshake until you’ve seen Emmanuel Marcon and Donald Trumps’ three-way knuckle-buster

    5. Donald Trump is winning at Chris Christie’s game of losing. Bigly.

    6. A completely unremarkable, totally average day in Florida

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of 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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    May 23, 2017 @ 9:45 am

    BTL #245 - AMERICAN NUTJOB - 5/24/17

     In Which We Discuss:

    1. The triumphant, full-circle, irony-forward return of Sinkhole Radio

    2. Trump makes diplomatic visit to his autocratic dreamland where men can be men and women can...walk a few steps behind said men

    3. Jim Comey: American “NutJob”

    4. Does Mike Pence know anything? Or everything? In Trump’s White House, is there a difference anymore?

    5. Trump’s budget cuts everything you use so a shadowy cabal of rich people can finally get a leg up

    6. In the words of Matt Taibi, “The Christopher Columbus of hate” is dead

    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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    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 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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    October 2, 2016 @ 9:39 pm

    BTL #215 - WE’RE BACK! - 10/3/14

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Donald Trump would like you to believe he was not on cocaine during the first presidential debate.  We would like you to believe that no one goes on a 3am tweetstorm without at least a bump


    2. Dedicated to his reality show craft, the Donald is now toiling in melodramatic tax, porn and beauty pageant drama


    3. 2016: The year of the anti-endorsement

    4. Based on the length of the 233 page California Voter Information Guide, the plastic bag industry may be pissed, but the paper industry is probably celebrating

    5. Californians might not have to live to see the outcome of this horrible presidential race due to apocalyptic earthquakes 

    6. Senators furious Obama doesn’t control the laws of time and space, mad he can’t make it two days ago so they can go back and listen to him

    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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    August 29, 2016 @ 1:28 am

    BTL #213 - QUESTIONABLE MEDICINE - 8/29/16

    In Which We Discuss:

    1.  John McCain battles for his political life - and his actual life - in upcoming his Arizona primary

    2. Doctor’s for both presidential candidates assert they’ll live forever.  Unfortunately. 

    3. First rule of joining the alt right movement: Don’t talk about the alt right movement

    4. Trump now isn’t so sure about the only thing he’s ever been sure about - deporting Mexicans

    5. Revolutions are happening at every level in the new Sanders organization Our Revolution

    6. Corporations continue to conspire with lawmakers to keep life-saving drugs from life-endangered Americans

    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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    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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    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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    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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    April 24, 2016 @ 10:29 pm

    BTL # 198 - ARCANIEST OF THE ARCANE - 4/25/16

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. It’s Proxy Armenian Battle Day in LA!  Come Google Armenia with us and find out if it still exists!

    2. Dispatches from the upcoming SuperTuesday (number 2 million): Pennsylvania’s arcane voting system is the arcaniest one in America

    3. Take a break from Trump as we bring you Brain Trust Live’s guide to this year’s most important Senate Races

    4. New York always wins, even if the competition is over who is the best at voter suppression

    5. Clinton’s Veepstakes, i.e. her latest plan to lose the youth vote, begins in earnest

    6. Trump’s goal: come up with as many “definitive” stances on transgender bathrooms as he did on abortion

    7. It was a great week for 90 year-olds

    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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