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    November 20, 2016 @ 9:05 pm

    BTL #222 - THE CASE OF THE MISSING COMP SEATS - 11/21/16

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. So far the only thing Trump has accomplished in his transition is firing the few people who knew what was going on

    2. Trump’s cabinet picks begin with a man too racist to get approved under Reagan and end with an list of every nightmare human being in America

    3. Update: Trump’s first 100 days infrastructure plan may just be bills that have already passed and proposals he campaigned against

    4. Settling a lawsuit for $25 million dollars is not what you do just because "don’t have time," it's what you do because you don't have a case

    5. Guys, Mike Pence deserved to be booed, because seriously, how long does a man have to run for VP before he decides to get comp seats to Hamilton?

    6. Democrats, in making attempt to be more inclusive, expand their leadership team to include...everyone

    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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    November 14, 2016 @ 11:46 pm

    BTL #221 - MULTIPLE CHOICE EXAMS - 11/15/16

    In Which We Discuss:

    *For our reactions to the presidential election, please check out last week's special midweek edition of BTL, available HERE**

    1. Somehow Trump is bigoted enough to invite Breitbart into the White House but okay with a man named Reince?

    2. Trump promises to keep none of his campaign promises in first major interview as President Elect

    3. A few medium okay things happened last week and that’s all we have to cling to

    4. Democrats, not swayed by subtler hints, finally get the point by losing an easy election to a madman and rally behind less centrist DNC chair

    5. California’s election is a multiple choice exam that only about 70% of us passed.

    6. If Donald Trump and Howard Dean had a baby, it’d be the electorally baffling state of Maine

    7. 2016 continues to fall apart further with the passing of Gwen Ifill.  Is life even real? Are we real?  

    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 9, 2016 @ 11:52 pm

    BTL #216 - INTERVIEW: JILL STEIN - 10/10/14

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. We interviewed Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein!  (The real one!) [Starts: 33:52]

    2. Nation is shocked shocked SHOCKED by completely in character, wildly misogynistic Trump conversation from 2005

    3. Clinton wins presidential debate using a daring mix of showing up and standing next to Donald Trump

    4. In worst-timed bombshell ever, Wikileaks releases the Clinton speeches just in time for them to suddenly seem comparatively non-controversial and tame

    5. Tim Kaine and Mike Pence have the most cliched white man debate in history, collectively spend 90 minutes aggressively interrupting a woman


    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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    July 31, 2016 @ 11:36 pm

    BTL #210 - DEMOCRATIC DANCING - 8/1/16

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Michelle Obama: One Democrat who couldn’t get booed if she tried.

    2. The state that invented Gore-Tex and other important facts from the DNC Roll Call.

    3. Hey guys, sometimes democracy means allowing the California delegation into the hall, protesters and all.

    4. Tim Kaine is still boring and, oops, still not as pro-choice as actual pro-choice people are!

    5. Trump has a violent physical reaction to hearing real policy discussions

    6. How to contribute to the fight against Il Duce if you still aren’t enthused by Hillary Clinton


    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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    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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    July 11, 2016 @ 10:30 pm

    BTL #208 - TRUMP/ZOOTOPIA 2016 - 7/12/16

    In Which We Discuss:


    1. Now is the time for us to come together as Americans and ask Twitter where the nearest BLM protest is


    2. Given every opportunity to step in it following the zillions of shootings and protests this week, Trump failed to even generate a sub-headline.  What kind of media master is he?


    3. Rep. Jason Chaffetz believes his crack team of PIs at the Congressional Oversight Committee will find a Clinton indictment where the FBI couldn’t.


    4. Fingers crossed that the GOP veepstakes result in Zootopia 2016: Newt Gingrich and Donald Trump’s national tour of America’s zoos.  The zoo animal vote is in the bag!


    5. 2016 is the kind of year where neither party’s platform includes a position on one of our most influential trade policies but both include multiple positions on many others


    6. Following in the footsteps of GM and Yahoo, the UK will fix the Brexit mess by allowing a woman to go down for it.


    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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    June 26, 2016 @ 11:28 pm

    BTL #207 - POITICON 2016 - 6/27/16

    In Which We Discuss:


    Well...this week on the podcast, we’re starting a little differently.  Yes, we’ll cover Brexit, the House sit-in, the latest polls, Veepstakes, and Rubio, but first join us on the other side of the theme music for highlights from the most important news story in this very packed week: Our two days at Politicon!

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    June 19, 2016 @ 9:52 pm

    BTL #206 - RUN FOR OFFICE - 6/20/16

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Question to the California Secretary of State: Is there more than one person helping count ballots?  Can we help?  What can we do?  Looking for actual results sometime soon...


    2. Chris Murphy and a bunch of other indistinguishable senators are newly minted American heroes after joining a 15 hour real-life, talking, standing, and non-bathroom-using filibuster!

    3. Much to the presidential contenders’ chagrin, Orlando shooter turns out to be just another American-issued wack-job

    4. Bernie Sanders is still running for president, and he thinks you should too

    5. Sen. Marco Rubio suddenly hesitant to give up cush job he never goes to anyway 

    6. Brexit is not a kind of adorable British biscuit.  It’s deadly.

    7. Guys, what if Newt Gingrich becomes Trump’s VP?  Then what?

    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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    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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