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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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June 19, 2022 @ 10:08 pm

6/20/22 - Diet Pepsi Drunk

In Which We Discuss:

1. The June corporate appropriation holiday bonanza continues!

2. Biden will try literally anything to make America think he’s President Bartlett.

3. Rudy Giuliani didn’t knowingly break the law, he was just drunk on Diet Pepsi.

4. Can we please put a news embargo on reporting CA election results until we actually have California election results?

5. When will Democrats learn: Part 435 of our ongoing series.

6. Have you ever wondered if the current inflation was caused by something other than that one time the government sent you a measly check? We have.

 

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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May 22, 2022 @ 10:07 pm

5/23/22 - Let Them Eat Formula!

In Which We Discuss:

1. Free ballot guides! Free ballot guides! DM us on Twitter if you want our free LA ballot guide!

2. There’s nothing like the sweet taste of learning that PA hates Connor Lamb as much as non-PA does.

3. Big primaries are coming up on Tuesday, including Cuellar/Cisneros.

4. NY’s new maps have led to Manhattan chaos!

5. Eric Adams claims he’s not thinking of running for president, but he’s also lying about living in NJ so do with that what you will.

6. Let them eat formula! But, like, really. Let them. Babies need food.

 

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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May 9, 2022 @ 10:07 pm

5/9/22 - Governing With Imagination

In Which We Discuss:

1. It’s time to try to dream as big as Republicans.

2. Also, If you’re in line to protest at the homes of the SCOTUS judges, stay in line!

3. When Jen Psaki and Bill Kristol give you life advice, do the opposite.

4. If you’re going to pursue student loan forgiveness, try actually forgiving some loans.

BUT most importantly, you can do more than vote. Burn it down! Become ungovernable!

 

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 14, 2021 @ 6:46 pm

11/15/21 - Mayo Pete

In Which We Discuss:

1. We watched Mayor Pete so you wouldn’t have to!

2. But don’t worry, we still took bets on how many collared shirts Steve Bannon will wear when he turns himself in on Monday.

3. Also, Britney is Free...

4. But your groceries sure aren’t, and they’re only getting more expensive. 

 

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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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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 31, 2021 @ 10:52 pm

11/1/21 - When Dad Bods Take Europe

In Which We Discuss:

1. Your kids can finally get microchipped

2. Biden’s plan to brag to Europeans about his fifth rate social safety net proposals are dashed

3. What’s left in BBB? We’ll go over the very short list

4. Terry McAuliffe is not using his prodigious fundraising skills to buy good ideas in Virginia

5. Redistricting is upon us, so expect a bunch of Congresspeople to suddenly leave office for “principled” reasons

6. In the year of our lord 2021, “dad bod” has finally made it into the dictionary

 

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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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August 15, 2021 @ 9:24 pm

#8/16/21 - Scream Into The California Void

In Which We Discuss:

1. Definitely vote no on the Newsom recall but it’s okay to scream into the void while you do it

2. Democrats actively looking to lose the Senate with new slate of candidates

3. Turns out Democrats did understand the spirit of Trump’s infrastructure week after all.   

4. Andrew Cuomo becomes the latest victim of Andrew Cuomo

5. The world is completely falling apart, but at least white people are on the decline

6. Things not working out for 20 years in Afghanistan have surprisingly turned into a continuation of things not working out in Afghanistan

 

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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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August 1, 2021 @ 8:41 pm

8/2/21 - A Time for Disagreement with Krysten Sinema

In Which We Discuss:

1. The Olympics: A time for TikTok videos of athletes jumping on cardboard beds

2. Infrastructure: A time for...disagreement with Krysten Sinema

3. Joe Biden sides with Brett Kavanaugh on whether you should have a roof over your head

4. The CA recall election is so close they had to call Liz Warren in to do commercials

5. The Nina Turner / Shontel Brown election is so close they had to call everybody else to do commercials

6. Sarah Palin and God are threatening a run for senate in Alaska

 

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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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June 21, 2021 @ 10:45 pm

6/22/21 - The Dem Consensus on Consensus [w/ guest Kat Calvin (@KatCalvinLA)]

In Which We Discuss:

1. Kat Calvin (@KatCalvinLA) is in the studio to tell you why we can’t have a Dem consensus on Voter ID that involves...having Voter ID. [Go share her twitter thread about it!]

2. Democrats are bad at power: an exposé

3. The latest on infrastructure season is that it is now infrastructure year. We will never have an infrastructure deal. Get a new hobby.

4. The NYC Mayor’s race is ending in the same chaotic fashion it started: with headlines about Andrew Yang

5. Rhode Island: A non-surprising place to find an all-white country club

6. Happy Father’s day to all, including the sad men crashing weddings and funerals just for the attention while they work as unpaid hotel concierges at tacky resorts in Florida!

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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