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August 14, 2022 @ 7:28 pm

8/15/22 - Puppies and Rainbows and Safes

In Which We Discuss:

1. After his home’s FBI raid, Trump turned on his beloved Richard Nixon. Is there no longer such a thing as loyalty!?

2. Trump pleds the fifth 440 times in Tish James’ corruption investigation, which, according to his own 2016 words, means he’s guilty. Congrats to Tish and good game!

3. Democrats finally embrace the Puppies and Rainbows™ bill naming strategy.

4. Elections. Against all odds, they’re still happening.

5. The CDC thinks it’s fine if you want to cough on the elderly. Everybody ultimately dies anyway, right?

Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in electoral and political news. Join the millions of quarantiners, sirens, helicopters, barking dogs, and computer beeps who love our podcast and tell your friends about BTL!  Then rate us on iTunes or find us FacebookTwitterTumblrStitcher, or Instagram!

And, as always, you can buy and review Lila's book here: Some Kids Left Behind. Plus, subscribe to Lila's new podcast, What Can I Do, wherever you get your podcasts!

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February 28, 2022 @ 11:56 pm

3/1/22 - LA Needs A Mayor [w/ guest Chris Melody Fields Figueredo of BISC]

In Which We Discuss:

1. Our guest Chris Melody Fields Figueredo of Ballot Initiative Strategy Center joins us to talk props and progressive policy!

2. The LA Mayor’s race update you forgot you needed!

3. And the Love is Blind recap that you knew you needed

4. Joe Biden finally delivers on a campaign promise in appointing Ketanji Brown Jackson to SCOTUS

5. In all this week’s excitement, you probably forgot about the SOTU. It’s today!

6. What a dick move to start a war right now, two years into a pandemic. People haven’t even gone to their first party yet!

 

Find the Ballot Initiative Strategy Center (BISC) Online:

Twitter: @BallotStrategy

Instagram: @BallotStrategy

Web: www.ballot.org

 

Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in electoral and political news. Join the millions of quarantiners, sirens, helicopters, barking dogs, and computer beeps who love our podcast and tell your friends about BTL!  Then rate us on iTunes or find us FacebookTwitterTumblrStitcher, or Instagram!

And, as always, you can buy and review Lila's book here: Some Kids Left Behind

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August 29, 2021 @ 8:05 pm

8/30/21 - Pandemic of the Radio Hosts

In Which We Discuss:

1. Lila’s book is in stores now. You should buy it.

2. Hurricane Ida: Just the kind of disrespectful hurricane that chose to come in the middle of a pandemic as opposed to...literally any other time.

3. Recall update: Idiots abound. Vote no.

4. No one wants everyone to be evicted from their homes more than SCOTUS.

5. Covid is now a pandemic of the radio hosts

6. Infrastructure Season: Everybody has claimed victory and yet nobody has won anything yet.

Brain Trust Live is (still) Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in electoral and political news. Join the millions of quarantiners, sirens, helicopters, barking dogs, and computer beeps 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 6, 2021 @ 10:18 pm

6/7/21 - Robert Byrd’s Hostage

In Which We Discuss:

1. Joe Manchin’s brain is being held hostage by the ghost of Robert Byrd

2. Giving people money stops them from starving: an expose

3. Dem soul searching leads to exact answers we gave them before they started soul searching

4. Surprising that Andrew Yang, after participating in the democratic presidential primary, admitted publicly to wanting to be more like Michael Bloomberg.

5. In effort to undermine the meat industry, vegans find natural ally in Vladimir Putin

6. Donald Trump will be back in August according to the pillow industry

Also:

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Brain Trust Live is (still) Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in electoral and political news. Join the millions of quarantiners, sirens, helicopters, barking dogs, and computer beeps 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 5, 2021 @ 6:16 am

4/5/21 - The BTL Easter Spectacular

In Which We Discuss:

1. The BTL Easter story tradition continues...with a twist!

2. Attacking the Capitol is now more regular than perhaps we’d want

3. In a surprising turn of events, infrastructure week actually yields something of an infrastructure plan

4. The Matt Gaetz revelations are somehow both the most mind boggling, and least shocking things we’ve heard in ages

5. Quick! Get more progressive legislation in front of Andrew Cuomo while he’s still scandal-ridden

6. Turns out Amazon knew about the bottle peeing all along

Other than that, Happy Easter!

Also:

CALL YOUR REPS. ABOUT EVERYTHING. Make this number your profile picture. Tweet it every day. Add it to your phonebook:

Capitol Hill Main Switchboard: (202) 224-3121

 

Brain Trust Live is (still) Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in electoral and political news. Join the millions of quarantiners, sirens, helicopters, barking dogs, and computer beeps 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 14, 2021 @ 4:33 pm

BTL #387 - No Defense - 2/15/21

In Which We Discuss:

1. We joked Donald Trump would not need an impeachment defense to get off scott free and he didn’t have one.

2. Blowback for GOP convictors. Not yet enough blowback for Mitch McConnell’s open hypocrisy.

3. Trump’s COVID was more serious than we were told. And yet, it was also less serious than it should have been.

4. I guess local GOP officials would be the ones to know if Antifa caused the Capitol riots because tons of them were active participants.

5. In the Biden administration, threatening the press gets you suspended, not promoted.

6. Weather. It’s everywhere. We’ll tell you what to do.

Also:

CALL YOUR REPS. ABOUT EVERYTHING. Make this number your profile picture. Tweet it every day. Add it to your phonebook:

Capitol Hill Main Switchboard: (202) 224-3121

 

Brain Trust Live is (still) Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in electoral and political news. Join the millions of quarantiners, sirens, helicopters, barking dogs, and computer beeps 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 7, 2021 @ 5:46 pm

BTL #386 - Bad Puns Gone Too Far - 2/8/21

In Which We Discuss:

1. The Iowa Caucus was one year ago this week in real time and this week last millennium in thought time.

2. How can we tell Donald Trump that testifying himself at his impeachment trial would be so good for his ratings?

3. Looking to compromise with someone, Democrats choose themselves in COVID stimulus reconciliation process. 

4. Marjorie Taylor Green makes desperate attempt to cling to respectability by admitting 9-11 was real.

5. Alert: The Newsom recall is actually happening.

6. Pillows are now political: A treatise on bad puns gone too far.

Also:

CALL YOUR REPS. ABOUT EVERYTHING. Make this number your profile picture. Tweet it every day. Add it to your phonebook:

Capitol Hill Main Switchboard: (202) 224-3121

 

Brain Trust Live is (still) Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in electoral and political news. Join the millions of quarantiners, sirens, helicopters, barking dogs, and computer beeps 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 10, 2021 @ 5:59 pm

BTL #382 -Tyranny and the Muesli Caucus [w/ guest Kat Calvin] - 1/11/20

In Which We Discuss:

1. Trump interfered so badly in the Georgia runoffs that even the muesli caucus was able to win

2. Speaking of muesli caucus, they were awarded three cabinet positions this week

3. You know the president is dangerous when even Pinterest has a Trump ban 

4. The vaccine rollout is chaos. See you guys in December.

5. It’s women that are losing all of the jobs.

6. We’re joined by Spread the Vote founder and guest extraordinaire Kat Calvin!

Donate or volunteer for Kat's fantastic organizations, which help get IDs to the people who need them to work, get healthcare, get services, and more! 

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Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in electoral and political news. Join the millions of quarantiners, sirens, helicopters, barking dogs, and computer beeps 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 7, 2021 @ 10:27 pm

The Coup-Cast

Our first, and hopefully last, Special Mid-Week Coup-Cast! Come for the boring grandstanding, stay for the insurrection,

Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in electoral and political news. Join the millions of quarantiners, sirens, helicopters, barking dogs, and computer beeps 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 22, 2020 @ 8:34 pm

BTL #376 - More COVID Than Sense - 11/23/20

In Which We Discuss:

1. Joe Biden wants you to fund our transition to government by the chemical industry

2. Republican Senators have more COVID than they do sense

3. Rudy Giuliani’s tell isn’t a growing nose like Pinocchio, it’s a melting face

4. Losing Georgia twice wasn’t enough for Trump’s crack election fraud legal team. They want to go for a third.

5. Democrats hard at work blaming the only people that voted for them for their losses

6. IT’S OUR LAST 2 YEARS OF NANCY PELOSI!

Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in electoral and political news. Join the millions of quarantiners, sirens, helicopters, barking dogs, and computer beeps 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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