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    May 7, 2017 @ 10:13 pm

    BTL #243 - PRESS-PALOOZA [w/ Dmitry Zotman] - 5/8/17

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. The AHCA (aka Achoo) passage in the house

    2. The RELIEF of a boring moderate winning the French presidential elections (how far we've fallen)

    3. Chaos in Venezuela

    4. Trump’s Monday press-palooza

    5. Priorities USA's 2016 postmortem

    6. Some Berniecrat candidates to look out for

    *Plus, BIG thanks to Dmitry Zotman, who sat in for a very sick Brent this week!

    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 23, 2017 @ 8:15 pm

    BTL #242 - THE EUROPEAN MARGIN OF ERROR - 4/24/17

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. French presidential elections are three parts funny farm, two parts nonsense, one part unpredictable margin of error

    2. Trump’s first 100 days were so annoying we might be willing to settle for a wall-related government shutdown

    3. DNC “Unity Tour” kicks off with protests and pro-lifers

    4. Joel Osteen doppleganger Jon Ossoff might have more fun being “radically boring” on the pulpit than the soap box

    5. Hollywood Friends: Exciting opportunty! Jason Chaffetz is on the hunt for a better paying job. Willing to leave office and betray the people of Utah for talk show contract.

    6. If Bill O’Reilly’s fiction is any indication, women everywhere better watch their backs

    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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    February 6, 2017 @ 11:12 pm

    BTL #231 - #NEVERFORGET TO #NEVERREMEMBER - 2/7/17

     

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. America re-lives the horrors of election 2016 in football form

    2. Trump’s SCOTUS pick doesn’t care about your uterus

    3. The Muslim Ban is a great example of why you have a lawyer look at a contract before you sign it

    4. A filibuster-genre Senate talk-a-thon is underway because not enough Senators had performed their school grizzly bear attack material

    5. Trump has no idea wtf he’s doing or signing.  His staff has no idea where the light switches are.

    6. The White House congratulates rising star Frederick Douglass on finally getting his 15 minutes of fame

    7. Let’s #NeverForget to #NeverRemember the Bowling Green Massacre

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of screaming 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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    January 29, 2017 @ 10:57 pm

    BTL #230 - THE GOSSIPY SIDE OF A CONSTITUTIONAL CRISIS [SPECIAL GUEST: WILLIAM FLOYD, LA COUNTY DEMS] - 1/30/17

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. It’s week one of the Trump presidency and we already have a constitutional crisis on our hands

    2. Steve Bannon must be on some sort of writing retreat, having a very prolific week ruining America by edict

    3. Trump will bravely investigate only the kind of voter fraud that doesn’t exist but makes him lose popular votes

    4. Apparently Trump’s idea of diplomacy is holding hands with the ladies

    5. Something we can get behind: Trump’s White House staff is the gossipy-ist in history

    6. We interview with William Floyd from the LA County Dems and talk about the local stuff you should know [Begins: 1:18:20...yup it's that kind of week]

    7. Trump’s butt takes the mantle as most unfortunate meme of the week/history

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    January 8, 2017 @ 7:40 pm

    BTL #227 - UN-LOSABLE - 1/9/17

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Party line Dems hoping to add NYC Mayor’s race to list of un-losable races they manage to bungle

    2. Vladimir Putin is the most prescient member of the GOP, he went all-in for Trump before even the American people

    3. We’ve now confirmed that the American people will pay for Trump’s wall.  Didn’t we already give him a gift?

    4. Domestic, non-Islamic terrorism continues to be the worst fear of Americans who believe in gun death statistics

    5. GOP finally has their big chance to repeal Obamacare, so let the defections begin

    6. Michelle Obama wins the internet

    7. Trump hates children and fun, now officially confirmed

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    January 4, 2017 @ 12:22 am

    BTL #226 - NEW YEAR, NEW CONGRESS - 1/4/16

     In Which We Discuss:

    1. A not nearly embarrassed enough new Congress was sworn in today, so add those new reps to your speed dial. 

    2. Congress’s plan to erase their own oversight is praised by The Donald, then thwarted by The Donald, then mocked by the American people, then...praised by the Donald.  A day in Trump’s news cycle.

    3. A Trump cabinet update: it only gets worse

    4. Media continuing to give president-elect credit for business deals he’s not involved in

    5. Schumer’s Trump resistance plan: work with your captors

    6. Donald Trump rings in the New Year with mobster and convicted felon “Joey No Socks,” which is just so perfect

     

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    December 18, 2016 @ 8:36 pm

    BTL #225 - RANT DAY - 12/19/16

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Mark your calendars: Tomorrow is the day that hell freezes over and, in a very hell-like move, makes Donald Trump the president

    2. The only unity in post-Trump America is the unlikely coming together of the of FBI and CIA

    3. Obama holds press conference in which he is either tough on Putin or...not.  Doesn’t matter which because facts don’t exist anymore.

    4. Hillary Clinton willing to blame literally anybody but herself for her loss

    5. We have the debut of BTL’s newest segment: Defend the Internet

    6. It’s the morally adrift leading the morally blind, New York edition

    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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    December 12, 2016 @ 9:25 pm

    BTL #224 - LOSING THE COLD WAR - 12/13/16

     In Which We Discuss:

    1. Russian hackers could have warned us they were fixing the election before we waited 90 minutes to vote.  Selfish.

    2. Donald Trump leaves no stone unturned in search for least competent cabinet in history

    3. Pop Quiz!  Which of the following is a human invention and completely imaginary: a. Climate change b. The value of a dollar

    4. Every minute that passes on earth is a minute in which Donald Trump’s Carrier deal gets less impressive

    5. Labor endorses in the DNC dogfight that decides whether or not we have a party anymore

    6. Move over guacamole!  There is, apparently, one Texan food that Ted Cruz enjoys, and now you’ll never be able to again.

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    December 3, 2016 @ 9:14 pm

    BTL #223 - A BAD DEALS - 12/4/16

     In Which We Discuss:

    1. What happens when even Sarah Palin thinks your Carrier deal is bad for America?  Can you solve it by making her poet laureate?

    2. If you’re a world leader who hasn’t spoke to the US in decades, consider calling Trump.  He’ll definitely take your call.

    3. Speaking of world leaders, let’s talk about Fidel Castro’s legacy

    4. Mitt Romney, Kellyanne Conway, and The Donald are stuck in a sad reverse love triangle

    5. Donald Trump blames both his victory and defeat on fraud, but let’s not look into it guys.  That won’t help.

    6. America found new and exciting ways to be terrible to Native Americans this Thanksgiving

    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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