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    June 27, 2021 @ 9:16 pm

    6/28/21 - Ennui on the Funeral Crashing Circuit

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. We’re starting with Britney. For the clicks.

    2. The votes are in in the New York City mayor’s race. So we’ll tell you who won in one to two months!

    3. Infrastructure. We’ve got nothing left on this one.

    4. SCOTUS went so far to the dark side that Clarence Thomas had to speak up.

    5. Don’t worry, you can still go to prison for longer than Derek Chauvin if you put your mind to it. Or if you just happen to be Black.

    6. Apparently the funeral crashing circuit got boring.

     

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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:

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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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    May 24, 2021 @ 8:50 pm

    5/24/21 - 400th Episode Extravaganza

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Having proved himself a terrible senator, we’re now seeing why Rand Paul didn’t hack it in the medical field either.

    2. Joe Biden loves to compromise so much, he’s decided to do it with himself

    3. The squad is finally coordinating with each other! Just maybe not in the way you’d hope

    4. Turns out one way to end a war is for everybody to declare victory at once and avoid specifics.

    5. Abortions: Men and Amy Coney Barrett don’t want you to have them. 

    6. In further proof that the space/time continuum is busted, it’s time to start talking about elections again!

     

    Congrats to the winners of our anniversary trivia game, The Buttons!

     

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    May 9, 2021 @ 4:43 pm

    5/9/21 - What’s in Giuliani’s drag bag?

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Biden speech to the Joint Session of Congress puts both Mitt Romney and Lila Nordstrom into a coma level sleep state

    2. This week’s burning question: What’s in Rudy Giuliani’s drag bag? Will the feds tell us?

    3. Arizona Republicans train fire on their newest enemy: Bamboo

    4. India and the rest of the world thwart Biden’s plan to thwart his own plan to release the COVID vaccine patents.

    5. Fearing the end of Florida's warring golf cart elder parades, Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene take to The Villages to spread election lies.

     

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    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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    March 22, 2021 @ 12:18 pm

    3/22/21 - Mild Competence

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. We once again found out what happens when a 21 year-old white guy with a gun has a “bad day.”

    2. Ted Cruz could finally get his chance to share recipes and re-read his beloved Dr. Seuss from the Senate floor.

    3. Mild competence was, as it turned out, all we needed to get vaccines into arms.

    4. If smoking pot gets you kicked out of the Biden admin, Lila Nordstrom will be only person in American qualified to serve. Medicare-for-all, coming soon!

    5. The CA recall is shaping up to be a...huge waste of money.

    6. Mar a Lago has just as many germs as you’d expect.

     

    Also:

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    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 7, 2021 @ 5:46 pm

    BTL #386 - Bad Puns Gone Too Far - 2/8/21

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. The Iowa Caucus was one year ago this week in real time and this week last millennium in thought time.

    2. How can we tell Donald Trump that testifying himself at his impeachment trial would be so good for his ratings?

    3. Looking to compromise with someone, Democrats choose themselves in COVID stimulus reconciliation process. 

    4. Marjorie Taylor Green makes desperate attempt to cling to respectability by admitting 9-11 was real.

    5. Alert: The Newsom recall is actually happening.

    6. Pillows are now political: A treatise on bad puns gone too far.

    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 17, 2021 @ 7:51 pm

    BTL #383 - After Wednesday - 1/18/21

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Happy MLK day! Please enjoy our yearly reminder that MLK was a socialist. Be like MLK.

    2. Donald Trump did succeed at one aim - making DC into a military state. Unfortunately they’re doing it to keep his people out.

    3. Biden won’t get to take the train ride he’s been waiting for 40 years for.

    4. Trump earns a place in history as the most impeached president ever!

    5. Our Vaccine stockpile didn’t exist, which, when you think about it, tracks perfectly.

    6. Trump has been the best accidental cheerleader for his arch nemesis CNN.

    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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    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

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    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 27, 2020 @ 8:48 pm

    BTL #381 - End of Year Extravaganza - 12/28/20

    No structure. No rules. No doc. But plenty of updates on the COVID, the stimulus, CA's new senator, and how to be a pain in the ass for Congress from day one!

    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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