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    March 4, 2019 @ 11:22 pm

    BTL #309 - A PEN-PAL ROMANCE - 3/5/19

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Bernie is really running for president, not just favorite activist hero

    2. All the most boring Congressional committees have all the best hearings these days

    3. Jerry Nadler is going after every document owned by every person in America. Consider yourself on notice.

    4. Trump and Kim Jong-Un’s pen-pal romance has hit a rough patch

    5. Donald Trump won the TV arms race by creating the most defining and fascinating two hours of television known to the modern era

    6. Our latest national emergency is Luke Perry’s death

    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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    February 22, 2019 @ 1:07 am

    BTL #308 - NATIONAL EMERGENCY WEEK - 2/22/19

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. How is your national emergency week going? Ours is pretty uneventful.

    2. Bernie will fundraise you under the table, then casually shrug about it.

    3. Tax reform is a success, because Netflix paid nothing and our taxes went up!

    4. Amazon just doesn’t understand the value of a good slice of pizza.

    5. Jussie Smollett and how fake news took the left.

    6. From faking the news to making the news: The Sean Spicer story.

    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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    November 11, 2018 @ 11:00 pm

    BTL #302 - ELECTION REFLECTION [w/ Grant Sloss] - 11/12/18

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. The election results were great, and don’t let MSNBC tell you otherwise

    2. One more item’s been ticked off the ‘ole dictatorship checklist...freedom of the press is gone

    3. Jeff Sessions is, unbelievably, not the most evil attorney general we’ll have this year

    4. California is once again a blockbuster movie about the endtimes

    5. Do not let the former senator from Missouri tell you who should be our next presidential candidate

    6. And friend of the podcast Grant Sloss is here to talk election results

    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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    August 5, 2018 @ 9:03 pm

    BTL #294 - BRENT’S RETURN - 8/6/18

     

    In Which We Discuss:

    *Brent is back! Yay!*

    1. The Trump White House is the only place in government where quitting means staying put

    2. Rev up your car elevator and head to your nearest stockbroker! More tax breaks are on the way.

    3. Don Jr. is definitely innocent of not having a meeting about adoptions with Russian officials. That much we know.

    4. Donald Trump doesn’t need an invite to your stupid GOP rally. Also he doesn’t know who you are or what district he’s currently standing in.

    5. Jeff Sessions is stopping injustice in its tracks, one secularist at a time

    6. The judge in the Manafort trial is hungry for justice...and Baked Alaska

    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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    July 15, 2018 @ 9:33 pm

    BTL #293 - BALLOON BABY [w/ guest host Grant Sloss] - 7/16/18

    In Which We Discuss:

     

    1. We tuned in for “Bachelorette: The SCOTUS Edition’s” finale

    2. Note to head-in-hands, NATO-meeting-era John Kelly: you are literally the problem here.

    3. Trump gets a taste of his own medicine from royals and regular people alike

    4. Dianne Feinstein can’t even take a hint and now it’s kind of like...sad

    5. Paul Ryan apparently knows more about the destructive nature of woodchucks than his constitutional powers

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of summer breezes and thunderstorms 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 20, 2018 @ 11:57 pm

    BTL #289 - HAPPINESS FROM AFAR - 5/21/18

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Americans are never more charmed than when a monarchy we fought a long deadly war against experiences joy

    2. Still fresh out of witty comments about school shootings.  Check back with us in...a hundred years

    3. Let’s just start the immigration conversation from a place of agreement that all of Donald Trump’s words are the wrong words

    4. Sheldon Adelson’s personal happiness from afar is more important that thousands of innocent lives

    5. Remember when we had net neutrality and we didn’t have to work so hard to save it?

    6. Primary updates from the progressive trenches

    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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    May 13, 2018 @ 9:25 pm

    BTL #288 - HOW TO KILL AT DYING - 5/14/18

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Apparently in this reality, a porn star’s lawyer can outsmart the presidential legal team without breaking much of a sweat. America!

    2. Still waiting with baited breath for that Big Beautiful shiny new Iran Deal.

    3. Eric Schneiderman aimed to ruin Trump’s life, but ruined ours instead

    4. John McCain is giving us all a lesson in how to really kill at dying

    5. In a surprise turn, “china people” is not a prefered term in West Virginia.  Progress?

    6. Trump’s least favorite thing: presidenting.  Trump’s favorite thing: toys and soda.

    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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    April 22, 2018 @ 10:14 pm

    BTL #285 - GUARD YOUR SECRETS - 4/23/18

     

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Puerto Rico seeks to answer the age old question: if a tree falls in the forest, does an entire country lose electricity?

    2. Unsurprisingly, Kim Jong-Un and Mike Pompeo get along famously

    3. Michael Cohen will guard your secrets until it no longer serves him

    4. Not content to screw over America with just one tax bill, Paul Ryan looks to pass another before going to spend more time with his kids.  Right…

    5. Don’t worry Missouri Governor Eric Greitens.  Just because you blackmailed and violently coerced your mistress doesn’t mean you can’t just ask for forgiveness and someday end up in Congress.  Republicans!

    6. California voter guide proves that anyone truly can run for office if you just have a dream...and 0-1 insane ideas.

    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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