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    May 6, 2018 @ 5:54 pm

    BTL #287 - ONE LAST DISS BEFORE I LEAVE YOU - 5/7/18

     

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Puerto Rico is the Greece of America, and not because they both have beaches

    2. Yes, America, Rudy Giuliani is an actual idiot. We weren’t lying about that.

    3. McCain intends to survive just long enough to get one final Trump diss in, even if that means meticulously planning his own funeral.

    4. Trump’s unending love for contentious confirmation hearings has led him to beg and plead with torture-lover Gina Haspel not to withdraw as CIA nominee.

    5. Melania’s finally announcing that her official platform is...to have a platform

    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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    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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    February 11, 2018 @ 5:26 pm

    BTL #278 - THE ANTI-MEMO - 2/12/18

     

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. The anti-Nunes Memo has too many words and not enough illustrations for public release, says White House

    2. Dems in Congress win tons of money for GOP priorities in landmark budget deal

    3. Apparently only White House staff has to resign over abuse accusations. Anyone can still be president! (The American dream!)

    4. GOP new plan to keep power is to just stop having elections to fill vacant seats

    5. Kansas found six teenagers but only one woman to run for governor

    6. You know your administration’s shit when they’re losing to North Korea at diplomacy

     

    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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    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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