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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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    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 21, 2021 @ 8:42 pm

    BTL #388 - The Weather Messed With Texas - 2/22/21

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Rush Limbaugh: A terrible person, now with deadness.

    2. The weather messed with Texas and...Texas folded immediately.

    3. Ted Cruz picked himself up by his bootstraps and flew himself to Cancun for some fun in the sun while Texas froze.

    4. “Joe Manchin saves the day” is a sentence we never thought we’d write.

    5. Famous empath Joe Biden can’t seem to find the aforementioned empathy for minimum wage workers and student borrowers.

    6. It’s so annoying that we’re going to have to boycott all the gig employers in California.

    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! 

    Spread The Vote

    Project ID

     

    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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    December 20, 2020 @ 8:02 pm

    BTL #380 - Saving America’s Leading Science Deniers - 12/21/20

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Latest stimulus bill has insulting checks that will arrive just after your kid’s Christmas is ruined

    2. The Vaccines are coming for doctors...and America’s leading science-deniers

    3. Mayor Mouseface for transpo and other questionable cabinet picks

    4. Bill Barr should never be allowed back on the DC dinner party circuit

    5. Could it be that asking voters to vote for you is the best way to get voters to vote for you? An experiment moderate Democrats waited until after the election to try!

    6. Guardians of the Galaxy joins Star Trek in the Trump Space Force fictional universe

    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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    December 6, 2020 @ 9:35 pm

    BTL #378 - Toot-liani - 12/7/20

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Rudy getting COVID is how this had to end, guys...

    2. If you loved having a boring, awkward convention, you’ll love the plans for this year’s inauguration!

    3. Democratic campaign leadership promises not to do any introspection before 2022 races

    4. “Toot-liani” and the world’s star-iest witness come together to make hearings fun again

    5. The COVID relief package may not involve any actual relief, but by golly Mitch McConnell will make sure you can’t sue your employer for killing you if it’s the last thing he does!

    6. Where do you stand in the vaccine order? (We’ll see you never!)

    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 8, 2020 @ 10:49 pm

    BTL #374 - Old Democrats, New Georgia [w/ guest Kat Calvin] - 11/9/20

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. We’re joined by the founder of Spread The Vote and host of Vote! The Podcast, Kat Calvin! 

    2. Joe Biden was declared the winner by Lila Nordstrom a full 12 hours before network news had the balls to step up and say something.

    3. Alaska‘s not bothering to count at all, GA’s going to have to count forever because they’re having two Senate runoffs in January.

    4. We lost all sorts of house races b/c people won’t listen to AOC.

    5. Californians fucked up on the props. And after we literally did all the work for you!

    6. The Biden transition talk is as infuriating as you’d expect because Pete Buttigeig is involved.

     

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    Spread The Vote

    New Georgia Project

     

    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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    September 20, 2020 @ 9:48 pm

    BTL #368 - Worst Case Scenario - 9/21/20

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Early voting has begun in four states and is coming to you too!

    2. RBG passed away, ushering in a worst case scenario for democracy

    3. Mitch McConnell is a hypocrite. Stop being shocked by that

    4. Joe Biden takes credit for inventing what drag queens have been doing for months to get people to events mid-pandemic

    5. We’re voting #no on the California ballot even containing these two props

    6. New updates on the deer Chuck Grassley hit eight years ago

    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, 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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