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    October 15, 2017 @ 10:14 pm

    BTL #264 - AGENT ORANGE [w/ ESTEBAN GAST] - 10/15/17

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Trump is furious that his gifted roll of paper towels wasn’t enough to clean up all of Puerto Rico

    2. You can now thank Trump directly for your rising healthcare costs. Thanks, Agent Orange!

    3. Trump’s Iran policy mostly dictated by a fictitious palate of cash.

    4. The whole world is just all sexual predators

    5. Steve Bannon promotes Shakespearean murder platform at Value Voters Summit. Adorable thinks the reference will land.

    6. Mike Pence hates America. We have proof.

    *If you'd like to contribute to the PR recovery efforts, here are two reputable places to donate, care of this week's wonderful guest, Esteban Gast:Maria:

    Puerto Rico Real-Time Recovery Fund - https://www.generosity.com/emergencies-fundraising/maria-puerto-rico-real-time-recovery-fund

    Friends of Puerto Rico - http://www.friendsofpuertorico.org

    *Follow Esteban on Twitter at @realestebangast or find him online at www.estebangast.com!*

     

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of barking dogs and 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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    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 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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    July 10, 2017 @ 11:32 pm

    BTL #252 - LESSON UNLEARNED - 7/11/17

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Some breaking Russia news that's so breaking we don’t have a quip yet!

    2. Trump decides Putin is the perfect person to help us solve our cybersecurity problems since, you know, he’s been ordering all the hacking

    3. Jerry Brown attends the G20 as the president of California and the rest of non-Trump America

    4. For the first time in history, hosting the Celebrity Apprentice may be the key to solving our North Korea quagmire. That’s right, it’s time to call up former contestant Dennis Rodman.

    5. Healthcare is Either Dead or it’s Not: An Opera

    6. Democrats are desperate to unlearn the lessons of 2016 in any way they can. Free trade anybody?

    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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    May 14, 2017 @ 10:19 pm

    BTL #244 - TO STATE THE OBVIOUS - 5/15/17

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Comey firing was not, as it turns out, an elaborate prank on him, but it was certainly an elaborate prank on America

    2. Sally Yates “states the obvious’ in her Senate hearings because she’s the only one who will admit the obvious

    3. After seeing how much America loved having their healthcare taken away, GOP is moving to cut even more programs Americans depend on

    4. Trump plans first trip as president to the only vacation destination tackier than Mar-A Lago, Saudi Arabia’s royal palace

    5. It’s 2017 and white nationalists still bring torches to their rallies

    6. If there’s one person America needs in 2020 after this administration, it’s someone nicknamed “The Rock”

    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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    April 10, 2017 @ 11:46 pm

    BTL #240 - PASSOVER PURGE - 4/11/17

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Senate Gorsuch showdown leads us to wonder: To what degree has civilization always been just hanging on by a tiny thread?

    2. Even experts don’t seem to know if we’re at war with Syria.

    3. Trailer for White House Purge: Part 1 is finally released

    4. It’s round 2 and Republicans are still not eager to replace Obamacare with their now-revised shamy plan.

    5. Very little intelligence is available on the House Intelligence Committee, even in Nunes’ absence.

    6. Bernie sanders is taking a national tour like a literal rock star

    7. Michele Bachmann, an irrelevant person who is no longer serving in office, still can’t stop explaining it all

    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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    April 2, 2017 @ 11:10 pm

    BTL #239 - NEW-NESS [W/ Special Guest Helen Hong] - 4/3/17

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. We’re joined in the studio by the hilarious Helen Hong!

    Follow Helen on the Twitters at @funnyHelenHong and check out her live show with Feraz Ozel, Party on the Left, coming to the Belly Room at the Comedy Store on 4/13! Click here for tickets!

    2. Trump’s America has done something unthinkable: pitted the Koch’s and Grover Norquist against each other

    3. Enough treason has finally occurred for us to figure out how to pronounce Devin Nunes’ name correctly.

    4. Ivanka Trump now repaying the government for all that free advertising she got with bad advice

    5. North Carolina refuses to give up on the impossible dream of having the final four, passes fake repeal of transgender bathroom bill.

    6. Maxine Waters Folk Hero-ness lives on

    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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    March 26, 2017 @ 8:26 pm

    BTL #238 - THINGS NOBODY WANTS - 3/27/17

     

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. AHCA is revised to address the real problems: obscure upstate New York tax issues

    2. Trump surrogates decry that “Washington Won” in the AHCA battle. Still don’t seem to understand they’re in it.

    3. Sanders and friends hope that if we can say “Single Payer,” we can dream it

    4. Next up in “things nobody wants the Republicans to do”: large corporate tax cuts

    5. Congressman Nunes is the most confusing person in Washington this week

    6. Internet privacy: A thing we don’t have

     

    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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    March 20, 2017 @ 12:31 am

    BTL #237 - WORLD WITHOUT BUSINESS (CARDS) - 3/20/17

     

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Everyone suffers under Trump’s first budget proposal, even Budget Director John Mulvaney, who is now living in a horrifying world without business cards

    2. As they say in Trump’s favorite Irish proverb, freedom’s just another word for tragically dying of a preventable disease

    3. Germany is no longer fascist enough for a handshake from Donald Trump

    4. We might be going to war with North Korea, but Rex Tillerson isn’t losing sleep over it

    5. Even Fox News discovers that the only thing more popular than Planned Parenthood is Bernie Sanders

    6. Confirmed: It’s fine to pull a gun on your co worker at Fox news. Still seeking comment on whether policy allows actual shots to be fired.

     

    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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