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    August 30, 2020 @ 9:54 pm

    BTL #354 - Operation Block Ivanka - 8/31/20

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Trump’s affinity for bottle blondes and the apocalypse was on full display at the RNC.

    2. Kenosha police are eager to earn the approval of a 17 year old vigilante murderer

    3. The season premiere of Biden Unbunkered is coming September 8th.  Time and location TBD. Airing: Probably nowhere because he doesn’t know how to grab a headline. Check your local listings.

    4. If you live in Massachusetts, cast your ballot now!

    5. Election Security: We don’t have that anymore.

    6. And is Melania Trumps’ “Operation Block Ivanka” the only successful scheme currently being carried out inside the White House?

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in electoral and political news. Join the millions of quarantiners, helicopters, 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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    July 12, 2020 @ 9:46 pm

    BTL #358 - Stock Market Sacrifice - 7/13/20

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. We shouldn’t have to say this, but you don’t sacrifice the nations children to save the stock market

    2. Florida man becomes 15,000th person to get coronavirus in a single day

    3. SCOTUS would rather have the President have no immunity, but also no consequence

    4. Senate Democratic candidates out-raise Democratic presidential candidates

    5. It would have been really nice to know before the Kentucky primary that Ann Coulter would be supporting Amy McGrath

    6. Perhaps Trump aced his cognitive test this week because he employed the same strategy he used to take his SATs: hiring someone to do it for him

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in electoral and political news. Join the millions of quarantiners, helicopters, 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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    July 5, 2020 @ 10:09 pm

    BTL #357 - The Frontier Spirit of Las Vegas - 7/6/20

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. The next Michele Bachmann has entered our lives!

    2. New Jersey wins the prize for the most creative voter suppression method you’ve never heard about

    3. Everyone has coronavirus. Stay home.

    4. Donald Trump wowed by the indomitable frontier spirit that brought us Las Vegas

    5. Joe Biden wishes you’d tear down those statues more peacefully

    6. Kanye West isn’t going to let a web of national crises disrupt his long-time plan to run for president in 2020

    NEWS: Make sure to check out Lila's appearance on The Guilty Feminist!

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

    *There's a slight technical difficulty that starts at minute 42. We know about it, but what could we do, you know? Thanks for your patience!*

     

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    November 3, 2019 @ 11:07 pm

    BTL #329 - Tuesday is Also Election Day - 11/4/19

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. The presidential election is officially one year from today, but guys...you could also vote on Tuesday. Because this coming Tuesday is election day.

    2. Sanders heart attack seems to have installed a third stent into his poll numbers.

    3. Liz Warren has more than just a plan, she has a zinger.

    4. Trump should be pleased that the House’s impeachment inquiry will definitely be good for his favorite polling metric - TV ratings.

    5. The Katie Hill saga is a good to time to remember that the average member of Congress is too old to even know what revenge porn is

    6. Even people who watch senseless violence of fun hate Donald Trump

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of sirens, helicopters, 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 22, 2019 @ 10:24 pm

    BTL Special Edition - The Iowa Extravaganza - 8/22/19

    Last weekend we went to Iowa to visit the nation's most famous state fair and as many campaign offices as we could get to in the home of 2020 first primary-mania! Here's our take on who's campaigns were a mess, who's poised to surprise us, which conspiracy theories we developed along the way.

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    August 11, 2019 @ 9:07 pm

    BTL #322 - Secret Impeachment Hearings - 8/12/19

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Jeffrey Epstein spontaneously combusted in prison this week. That was the story, right?

    2. Joe Biden doesn’t know the difference between “white” and “wealthy” and that explains so much

    3. The third #DemDebate might just be an appetizer to a bigger, badder, annoying-er fourth debate that includes the whole gang plus Tom Steyer

    4. In a surprising turn of events, Mitch McConnell supporters are assholes

    5. Donald Trump is in favor of all the positions on gun control except the one where we do something beyond talk

    6. Have we started impeachment hearings without knowing it?

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of sirens, helicopters, 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 4, 2019 @ 11:31 pm

    BTL #321 - I Wrote The Bill - 7/5/19

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Domestic terrorism has had a big week

    2. After 12 hours of debate, we still can’t pick the generic white moderates out of a Democratic Debate lineup

    3. The people of Puerto Rico overthrew their government last week. Now if only we could overthrow ours...

    4. Trump, unsurprisingly, can’t find a National Intelligence Director. Or an intelligent person to work for him in general.

    5. Trump furious that Elijah Cummings can’t stop Trump’s own family from slumming up Baltimore

    6. Go and demand some impeachment, people!

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of sirens, helicopters, 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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    July 1, 2019 @ 10:33 pm

    BTL #319 - Who is John Delaney? - 7/1/19

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Lila was in the thick of the biggest news of two weeks ago

    2. #DemDebate Real Talk: 

    3. Partisan gerrymandering is no big deal if you have a lifetime appointment

    4. SCOTUS is super confusing these days, but ultimately still as horrible as you’d expect

    5. We’ve been gone a month, so here are all the times we almost went to war

    6. Trump is celebrating the 4th of July by scheduling counterprogramming to PBS’s celebration because what better way to celebrate America than by getting better ratings than Carole King?

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of sirens, helicopters, 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 3, 2019 @ 12:29 am

    BTL #318 - MATH IS VINDICATED - 6/3/19

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Robert Mueller holds emergency press conference to remind us that unlike Barr, he has, in fact, read his own report.

    2. It remains to be seen whether magic will be enough to get Marianne Williamson, or even Kirsten Gillibrand, into the third Democratic debate.

    3. The word “Mueller” is in the news so Trump’s got a genius plan to create a diversion by tanking the entire economy of both the US and Mexico.

    4. Math is vindicated once again after study shows that the Trump tax cuts...SHOCK...didn’t work.

    5. It’s [name any day] in America so obviously there was another mass shooting.

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of sirens, helicopters, 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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    May 12, 2019 @ 9:59 pm

    BTL #316 - FREE THE FRACK - 5/13/19

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. The earth is a huge disaster, and Joe Biden has a plan to solve it...with fracking!

    2. Harris and O’Rourke are already in the market for new reasons to run after already forgetting their original ones

    3. No one wants to be in the Senate anymore

    4. Tio Sanders and AOC are the duo of our dreams

    5. Barr is officially in our contempt, and now the Judiciary Committee’s too

    6. When you consider it a victory that your new abortion law doesn’t send women to prison over miscarriages, your bar is too low

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