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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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    November 11, 2016 @ 1:48 am

    BTL 2016 POST-ELECTION SPECIAL EDITION - 11/11/16

    Some quick mid-week reactions to the shocking results of the 2016 presidential election, complete with a range of thoughtful pauses, inappropriate laughter, wistful sighs, and topical rants.

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of loud 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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    November 6, 2016 @ 10:28 pm

    BTL #220 - FREE STICKERS - 11/07/16

    In Which We Discuss:

     1. James Comey, recent letter-writing aficionado, is desperate to be penpals with Congress

    2. Media shocked by tightening polls despite decades-long long history of this very change happening right before election day

    3. Despite what you’ve heard, there’s lots of things to vote on this week.  We’ll tell you all about them!

    4. Trump’s would-be Attorney Generals had a very bad week with the law.  A window into Trump’s America?  

    5. Trump aides take away his Twitter privileges only years too late.

    6. Some legal advice on taking ballot selfies from two non-lawyers

    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 23, 2016 @ 9:57 pm

    BTL #218 - BAD HOMBRE - 10/24/16

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Bad Hombres, Nasty Women, and other updates from the final presidential debate.  (Thank god these are over.)


    2. Recent polls prove that Trump really doesn’t have much to worry about in the way of rigged elections

    3. Trump TV...finally a news agency fit for Il Duce

    4. Continuing the noble history of Gettysburg, Trump delivers inspiring speech threatening lawsuits against his assault victims

    5. Facing reality means facing the fact one of our presidential candidates got booed at a CHARITY DINNER

    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 16, 2016 @ 8:22 pm

    BTL #217 - THE BAD NEWS BRAIN TRUST [SPECIAL GUESTS: CHUCK LUDWIG/JULIANNE SIMITZ] - 10/17/16

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Chuck Ludwig and Julianne Simitz from Bad News Live join us in the studio!  Check them out online and get tickets to their October 22nd show over at their website: http://www.badnews.tv


    2. We now know what a week of shackle-free Donald Trump looks like.  Answer: the same.

    3. Utah makes a surprise appearance as the most exciting state in the union

    4. Glenn Beck doesn’t not endorse Hillary Clinton.  Does endorse putting your face in a bowl of cheetos to look like Donald Trump.

    5. Trump’s “millennial strategy” is perfect for millennials over age 70

    6. America was ready for Ken Bone, but Ken Bone wasn’t ready for America

    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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    October 2, 2016 @ 9:39 pm

    BTL #215 - WE’RE BACK! - 10/3/14

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Donald Trump would like you to believe he was not on cocaine during the first presidential debate.  We would like you to believe that no one goes on a 3am tweetstorm without at least a bump


    2. Dedicated to his reality show craft, the Donald is now toiling in melodramatic tax, porn and beauty pageant drama


    3. 2016: The year of the anti-endorsement

    4. Based on the length of the 233 page California Voter Information Guide, the plastic bag industry may be pissed, but the paper industry is probably celebrating

    5. Californians might not have to live to see the outcome of this horrible presidential race due to apocalyptic earthquakes 

    6. Senators furious Obama doesn’t control the laws of time and space, mad he can’t make it two days ago so they can go back and listen to him

    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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    September 5, 2016 @ 10:08 pm

    BTL #214 - OUR LOCAL TACO TRUCK - 9/6/14

    In Which We Discuss:

    1.  If the worst thing that will happen under a Clinton regime is taco trucks appearing on every corner, sign us up!

    2. Hillary Clinton doesn’t remember whether she has email problems or not as well as 38 other things that may or may not be important

    3. Clinton kidnapped by rich donors, forced to make pleasant small talk with people just like her

    4. Polls indicate that hatred for Clinton is still high enough that Donald Trump could be the president.

    5. You know the fracking science is bad if even Oklahoma is taking it seriously

    6. Michelle Bachmann.  Still insane.  Still amazing.  Still suffering from crazy-eye syndrome.

    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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