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March 13, 2022 @ 10:33 pm

3/14/22 - ”Yes We Can!”…Still Get COVID [w/ Kristin Urquiza of Marked By COVID]

In Which We Discuss:

1. Kristin Urquiza from Marked by COVID joins us to talk about advocacy, public health policy, and the pandemic.

2. Florida is very committed to its brand

3. Obama shows us that, “Yes We Can!”...still get COVID

4. We joked about it before, but we might actually have attended the nation’s last caucus

5. If Chuck Grassley hates Eric Garcetti so much he should understand why Angelenos are trying to get him to India so fast

6. Mar-a-lago is the hottest gay club in Florida

 

Find the Kristin Urquiza and Marked by COVID Online:

Twitter: @kdurquiza / @MarkedByCovid

Instagram: @markedbycovid

Facebook: @markedbycovid

 

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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November 7, 2021 @ 9:41 pm

11/8/21 - The Congressional MLM Caucus [w/ guest Laura Packard]

In Which We Discuss:

1. Laura Packard is here to talk healthcare and Build Back Better!

2. To the surprise of zero hosts of this podcast, Terry McAuliffe was not the best candidate for Virginia governor

3. The BIF passed, the BBB needs the CBO. Is it DOA?

4. Nobody saw Australia emerging as the supervillan of this week’s climate summit

5. Last month's jobs numbers are great or terrible, depending on whether you’re Brent or Lila

6. Nothing has ever made more sense than Krysten Sinema’s ties to MLM

 

Learn More About Laura:

Follow Laura on Twitter: @lpackard

Follow Laura on Instagram: @laurapackardactivist

Follow Healthcare Voter on Twitter: @HealthCareVoter

Check Out Laura's Recent Op-Ed in Business Insider

 

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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October 24, 2021 @ 10:14 pm

10/25/21 - Zebras on the Loose [w/ guest Tatenda Musapatike]

In Which We Discuss:

1. Tatenda Musapatike talks voting, Real Housewives, and Dem strategy

2. Infrastructure Update: Just…what?

3. Voting rights is filibuster reform. Everything is filibuster reform.

4. Joe Biden wants you to want to pay your student loans

5. A sentence we never thought would be necessary to say: India Walton is not David Duke

6. Apparently the solution to zebras on the loose is…more zebras on the loose

 

Follow Tatenda on Twitter and Instagram: @TatendaCheryl

Follow Voter Formation Project: @VoterFormation

 

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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April 25, 2021 @ 5:49 pm

4/26/21 - Warm Fuzzy Feelings

In Which We Discuss:

1. Derek Chauvin is a man who will be going to jail and that’s a nice thing. We could have this warm fuzzy feeling about the justice system anytime if we tried.

2. Joe Biden allows John Kerry to ride a Lime scooter on camera even though, as his boss, he probably could have put a stop to that.  

3. Andrew Yang loves lesbian bars but apparently not the lesbians who congregate at them.

4. Nancy Pelosi vs. Squad: A battle with no winners

5. Please commit to hating the Caitlyn Jenner candidacy for the right reasons

6. New American Psycho: The Josh Hawley Story

 

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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November 16, 2020 @ 8:17 pm

BTL #375 - The Bad Concession - 11/17/19

In Which We Discuss:

1. Stay away from your grandmother, because COVID is surging everywhere, even in the mythical “real” America that thinks New Yorkers are expendable.

2. Who knows how vaccine science works, but apparently we’re close to having one 

3. The “Million MAGA March” a.k.a. the “Desperate White Supremacist March” was not arrest or violence-free, but it was notably rubber-bullet tear-gas free. Imagine that.

4. Trump won’t concede, but he’s as bad at that as he is at everything else

5. Biden is gearing up to be the shadow president by December because currently we don’t appear to have one

6. Arizonans want higher taxes more than they even want Joe Biden

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 1, 2018 @ 12:41 am

BTL #301 - YOU HAVE TO VOTE - 11/1/18

In Which We Discuss:

1. Everything you need to know about Election Day (remember to vote!)

2. We shouldn’t have to say this so much, but don’t commit acts of terrorism!

3. Genius Idea: Lets keep letting people be citizens when they’re born here

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 9, 2018 @ 11:19 pm

BTL #298 - CAPACITY FOR EVIL - 10/10/18

 

In Which We Discuss:

1. Puerto Rico apparently held the key to the ongoing GOP dry mouth epidemic, but nobody from their party was there to look for it

2. Nikki Haley is now free to use as many private jets and basketball tickets as her little heart desires

3. Susan Collins proves that unassuming old slow-talkers have the same capacity for evil as the rest of us

4. California isn’t the only state that can force you to vote on too many props

5. Finally time to dig into our favorite thing: Suspicious election polling in random states

6. The one thing we can still do is unify around rural white people

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March 18, 2018 @ 9:28 pm

BTL #282 - A SINGULARLY EVIL WOMAN - 3/19/18

 

In Which We Discuss:

1. Puerto Rico still has no power. But don’t worry, nobody died...right? Guys? Right?

2. Turns out Democrats can win when they bother running and talking about stuff

3. Republicans remain adept at finding the most singularly evil woman to be the token first to run an organization

4. Our reality TV star president gets the economic advisor he wants and deserves

5. Donald Trump’s mantra: Keep your enemies close, and your friends pissed off at you

6. An important BTL PSA: It should cost you more than 7 figures to cover up your affair with a porn star

 

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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March 13, 2018 @ 9:04 pm

BTL #281 - GOT A TWEET - 3/14/18

In Which We Discuss:

1. Today in weird Trumpisms, Rex Tillerson “got a Tweet” and now the Kochs control the entire world

2. It’s better to just go ahead and double down on your random non-sequitur rant, right?

3. After a brutal two week stretch, nobody is left in the White House except the second tier idiots

4. The GOP has solved the Russia crisis by denying its existence so...more exciting elections to come?

5. Betsy Devos cannot remember if she knows what a school is, but she has heard of choice and she’s for it

6. Is Jeff Flake going to be our next president?

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 17, 2017 @ 12:34 am

BTL #272 - CAN’T STOP, WON’T STOP - 12/17/17

 

In Which We Discuss:

1. Alabamians proved they are only 50% outright monsters

2. Net Neutrality is dead, much like the free flow of information is about to be

3. The tax bill is finally solving some vital problems for the oft-ignored zillionaire set

4. In Paul Ryan’s dystopia, corporations are people and people are cattle and cattle should start having more children to feed the corporations

5. Donald Trump thinks we believe he could ever land Kirsten Gillibrand in a million years

6. Omorosa can’t stop, wont stop being fired

 

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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