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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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    April 7, 2019 @ 11:37 pm

    BTL #313 - THE ORIGINS OF ORANGES - 4/8/19

     

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Pete Buttigeig is the nobody kid that’s outraising Cory Booker

    2. Democrats are going to win the culture war against themselves if it’s the last thing they do

    3. The dark side of experience: The longer the political career, the greater chance you’ve taken a slew of photos you regret.

    4. Who cares if your neighbors are citizens? Only Trump.

    5. British voters looking for a way to Brexit without leaving the EU. Unfortunately they can’t find one.

    6. Trump can’t say words

    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 24, 2019 @ 10:59 pm

    BTL #311 - WHAT, IF ANYTHING IS OBSTRUCTION - 3/25/19

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. So...what does it mean to actually have the Mueller report?

    2. Jared Kushner is talking to Saudi criminals on Whatsapp.  But, you know, what about her emails?!?!

    3. Beto O’Rourke proves yet again that he knows a lot of rich people. (By the way, If anyone knows of any, we are also looking for rich friends.)

    4. Joe Biden requires someone other than Joe Biden to make him seem like an attractive candidate.

    5. Turns out countries that decide to have gun control can just...have gun control.

    6. Safety is now a luxury commodity, just like car elevators.

    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 2, 2018 @ 8:27 pm

    #303 - DOUBLE DOUBLE TOIL AND TROUBLE - 12/3/18

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. George HW Bush Died. We all pretended to forget what he was up to as president.

    2. Michael Cohen can’t stop telling the truth when he thinks it’ll help him avoid jail time.

    3. Paul Manafort is, not surprisingly, not just a double agent for Ukraine but also for Trump.

    4. Trump is making vague trade deals in an effort to promote ending trade deals.

    5. Those tariffs must really be working because GM announced it’s closing plants firing thousands of workers.

    6. Alaska is more terrifying than usual during an earthquake. 

    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

    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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    September 23, 2018 @ 9:26 pm

    BTL #296 - RANTS - 9/24/18

    In Which We Discuss:

    Well...we've been away for a month so it’s mostly rants!  We’ll be ranting Kavanaugh, primaries, hurricanes and everything you need to know before next week, when we go back to our covering one week of news at a time.

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    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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    January 22, 2018 @ 12:18 am

    BTL #275 - SCHUMER SNACKS™ - 1/22/18

     In Which We Discuss:

    1. The Women’s March was on again, almost as if one year of Trump has had no positive impact on our lives at all

    2. The government shutdown is a reality and that means Congress had to work over the weekend, so it’s not surprising that..

    3. Lindsey Graham really needs some sustenance. Even Democratic sustenance. Even Schumer Snacks (™) if necessary.

    4. A rare BTL showdown over whether we’re ascribing blame or credit for the shutdown this time around

    5. Aziz Ansari: The moment men were like, “Wait, could #metoo involve me...too?”

    6. Chris Christie is a nobody. Officially.

    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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    January 10, 2018 @ 12:23 am

    BTL 273 - LIZARD BLIZZARD - 1/10/18

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Fire and Fury paints Donald Trump as exactly the kind of lazy, incompetent federal employee he most fears

    2. 45 definitely isn’t a "stable genius," but he sure tried to play one on TV today

    3. Fire up your iPod and blast some “Gangnam Style” because the 2012 presidential candidates are BACK and coming to a senate race near you!

    4. Why do so many men brag about having destructive buttons on their desks?

    5. There is something called a lizard blizzard happening in Florida, which sounds right.

    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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