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    June 3, 2019 @ 12:29 am

    BTL #318 - MATH IS VINDICATED - 6/3/19

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Robert Mueller holds emergency press conference to remind us that unlike Barr, he has, in fact, read his own report.

    2. It remains to be seen whether magic will be enough to get Marianne Williamson, or even Kirsten Gillibrand, into the third Democratic debate.

    3. The word “Mueller” is in the news so Trump’s got a genius plan to create a diversion by tanking the entire economy of both the US and Mexico.

    4. Math is vindicated once again after study shows that the Trump tax cuts...SHOCK...didn’t work.

    5. It’s [name any day] in America so obviously there was another mass shooting.

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of sirens, helicopters, and computer beeps 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 12, 2019 @ 9:59 pm

    BTL #316 - FREE THE FRACK - 5/13/19

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. The earth is a huge disaster, and Joe Biden has a plan to solve it...with fracking!

    2. Harris and O’Rourke are already in the market for new reasons to run after already forgetting their original ones

    3. No one wants to be in the Senate anymore

    4. Tio Sanders and AOC are the duo of our dreams

    5. Barr is officially in our contempt, and now the Judiciary Committee’s too

    6. When you consider it a victory that your new abortion law doesn’t send women to prison over miscarriages, your bar is too low

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of sirens, helicopters, and computer beeps 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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    February 11, 2019 @ 12:04 am

    BTL #307 - ABOLISH THE STATE OF THE UNION - 2/11/19

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Breaking the shutdown record was just too fun not to try it again.

    2. The Green New Deal is fun and exciting, and if you don’t think so...well...you’re probably not running for president

    3. We’ll tell you all the detail of the Virginia abortion mess.  Oh, wait, did you think it was only about racism?

    4. Let’s abolish the State Of The Union

    5. What if we all just announced we’re running for president only once?

    6. Trump doesn’t do work. Now we’ve got the numbers.

    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 27, 2019 @ 11:15 pm

    BTL #306 - FAVORITE BACK TATTOO - 1/28/19

     In Which We Discuss:

    1. Don’t worry, we didn’t need a border wall anyway. Trump just wanted us to think really hard about one as an exercise.

    2. Roger Stone and his favorite back tattoo subject now have even more in common.

    3. Michael Cohen is in the mob. Really.

    4. Puerto Rico is still a place that exists to everybody that isn’t Donald Trump.

    5. 2020 Updates: Don’t forget (or do) that Howard Schultz is a nobody.

    6. No matter who the president is, we’re always up to the same tricks in Latin 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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    January 14, 2019 @ 12:29 am

    BTL #304 - PEACHES THE FRIENDLY WALL - 1/14/19

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Anybody you’ve ever heard of (and some that you haven’t) is running for president.

    2. Shutdown update, day 6000: No news. Shutdown continues. Send park janitors...or something.

    3. GOP finally draws soft line in the sand with Steve King, so they do eventually semi-censure white nationalism. Just takes 16 years to get their story straight.

    4. Trump is a foreign agent. Deal with it.

    5. If anybody’s selling Iran-bombing excuses or plans, John Bolton is in the market.

    6. You could be picketing right now.

    7. We’re calling Trump’s wall Peaches from now on so now it’s friendly.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    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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    October 14, 2018 @ 11:20 pm

    BTL #299 - White House Cosplay - 10/15/18

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Donald Trump is one of the many Americans who doesn’t really understand what Medicare is

    2. Apparently Democrats are taking literally anybody these days

    3. If Georgia’s governor can’t win by getting more votes, he’ll win by purging his opponent’s voters. Democracy!

    4. Kanye armed only with a MAGA hat and a dream, discusses the infinite universe with Donald Trump

    5. Jared Kushner paid less in taxes than you did last year

    6. Melania cosplays her way around Africa as a Nazi villain

    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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    October 9, 2018 @ 11:19 pm

    BTL #298 - CAPACITY FOR EVIL - 10/10/18

     

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Puerto Rico apparently held the key to the ongoing GOP dry mouth epidemic, but nobody from their party was there to look for it

    2. Nikki Haley is now free to use as many private jets and basketball tickets as her little heart desires

    3. Susan Collins proves that unassuming old slow-talkers have the same capacity for evil as the rest of us

    4. California isn’t the only state that can force you to vote on too many props

    5. Finally time to dig into our favorite thing: Suspicious election polling in random states

    6. The one thing we can still do is unify around rural white people

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    August 5, 2018 @ 9:03 pm

    BTL #294 - BRENT’S RETURN - 8/6/18

     

    In Which We Discuss:

    *Brent is back! Yay!*

    1. The Trump White House is the only place in government where quitting means staying put

    2. Rev up your car elevator and head to your nearest stockbroker! More tax breaks are on the way.

    3. Don Jr. is definitely innocent of not having a meeting about adoptions with Russian officials. That much we know.

    4. Donald Trump doesn’t need an invite to your stupid GOP rally. Also he doesn’t know who you are or what district he’s currently standing in.

    5. Jeff Sessions is stopping injustice in its tracks, one secularist at a time

    6. The judge in the Manafort trial is hungry for justice...and Baked Alaska

    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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    July 2, 2018 @ 8:28 pm

    BTL #292 - NEW SOCIALIST IN TOWN [w/ guest host Carla Nordstrom] - 7/3/18

    In Which We Discuss:

    *w/ Special guest Carla Nordstrom and vital help from Andy Bobrow*

    1. Puerto Rico is going to be an election issue in 2020. Maybe that will finally get them some assistance?

    2. There’s a new socialist in town. Also a new unemployed millionaire…

    3. SCOTUS rulings were relased so…break out the Xanax!

    4. If you’re wondering why Facebook said it was the end of the world this week, it had to do with somebody other than Trump this time.

    5. Two options for immigrant children in Trump’s America: 1. Be an orphan 2. Go to prison. Land of the free!

    6. It’s okay lefties, Bernie Sanders is going to be the President of Mexico instead.

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of summer breezes and thunderstorms 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 22, 2018 @ 10:14 pm

    BTL #285 - GUARD YOUR SECRETS - 4/23/18

     

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Puerto Rico seeks to answer the age old question: if a tree falls in the forest, does an entire country lose electricity?

    2. Unsurprisingly, Kim Jong-Un and Mike Pompeo get along famously

    3. Michael Cohen will guard your secrets until it no longer serves him

    4. Not content to screw over America with just one tax bill, Paul Ryan looks to pass another before going to spend more time with his kids.  Right…

    5. Don’t worry Missouri Governor Eric Greitens.  Just because you blackmailed and violently coerced your mistress doesn’t mean you can’t just ask for forgiveness and someday end up in Congress.  Republicans!

    6. California voter guide proves that anyone truly can run for office if you just have a dream...and 0-1 insane ideas.

    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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