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    February 9, 2020 @ 5:58 pm

    BTL #337 - The Last Iowa Caucus - 2/10/20

    [*UPDATED: Audio Issue Fixed*] In Which We Discuss:

    1. We traveled halfway across the country to witness the last Iowa Caucus!

    2. Unfortunately, no one has witnessed any actual results from said Iowa Caucus. 

    3. Taxpayers donate facilities for extensive Trump campaign rally.  Unfortunately for him, Nancy Pelosi’s meme game was strong.

    4. Mitt Romney attempts to save his obituary from the ravages of the Trump era during Senate impeachment vote.

    5. We now grant ABC all future Dem Debates.  That’s enough flying graphics and Wolf Blitzer for this cycle. 

    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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    January 19, 2020 @ 11:48 pm

    BTL #335 - The Ken Starr Comeback Tour - 1/20/20

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. We’ll share important self-care tips for the next #DemDebate 

    2. Next week’s TV schedule is: CSPAN, 25 hours a day, 8 days a week. Impeachment Trial-Palooza starts Tuesday morning at an ungodly hour.

    3. If you’re too young to remember the 90s, Ken Starr is doing a comeback tour and playing all his greatest sex-obsessed hits!

    4. Lev Parnas confirms everything we knew via common sense from the last six months

    5. Joe Kennedy III is a conspiracy theory waiting to happen in the race for the MA Senate

    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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    November 24, 2019 @ 8:07 pm

    BTL #332 - Our Eyeballs - 11/25/19

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Biggest winner of impeachment hearings so far: Pete Buttigeig at Dem Debate 5. Biggest losers: Our eyeballs.

    2. Candidates do their best Liz Warren plan impersonation. Fail miserably.

    3. Bloomberg, like many rich kids before, thinks he can pay you to like him

    4. Carla Nordstrom lifehack: impeachment hearings are a great time to get some sewing done

    5. Is Trump Sick in more than just the head?

    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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    October 20, 2019 @ 8:44 pm

    BTL #328 - Is Giuliani-ness contagious? - 10/20/19

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Mean Pete Buttigeig is that guy you were always avoiding in your Intro to Political Science seminar.

    2. Hillary Clinton accidentally sides with Russian by reminding us that Tulsi Gabbard is running for president.

    3. Mick Mulvaney shows a Giuliani-like penchant for incriminating himself. Is Giuliani-ness contagious?

    4. U.S. Brokered cease-fire in Syria benefits nobody but the dictators, those being Erdogan and Trump.

    5. Brexit: the scariest thing coming this Halloween.

    6. World leaders spared from a tacky vacation filled with overcooked beef and gold trim by emoluments clause.

    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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    October 14, 2019 @ 9:42 pm

    BTL #327 - Remember the Bathhouse - 10/15/19

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Don’t worry, America! CEASE PANICKING. Tulsi Gabbard will debate after all. 

    2. Joe Biden fondly remembers the good old days of endless gay bathhouse sex

    3. Bloomberg believes he’s the only man who can save us...from people much like himself

    4. Donald Trump is a vindictive asshole: the Impeachment edition

    5. Syria. It’s not great.

    6. Donald Trump wants high voter turnout...for frenemy Sean Spicer on Dancing With The Stars. Not the election. Don’t be daft.

    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 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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    March 10, 2019 @ 10:56 pm

    BTL #310 - DECADES LONG CRIME SPREE - 3/11/19

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Breaking News: Major billionaire actually decides NOT to run for president!

    2. Now that ratings are what matter, Democrats aim to produce world’s greatest reality debate

    3. Democrats finally make controversial statement that bigotry is wrong.  Related: Puppies are cute!

    4. Judge pleads with America to remember that Paul Manafort was a great man before his decades long crime spree

    5. Donald Trump, star of presidency, screen, softcore porn, and now Bible author extraordinaire

     

    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 17, 2016 @ 11:00 pm

    BTL #197 - THE VATICAN HANDSHAKE - 4/18/16

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Brooklyn Debate blockbuster moments include Hillary Clinton coming out in favor of supporting what could be a $15/hour minimum wage if and only if we play our cards right

    2. If you’re cool and in New York right now, you’re probably at a Bernie Sanders rally

    3. Bernie bends the rules of time and space to be at both the Vatican and Coachella on Saturday

    4. Hiring a new campaign director somehow left no one in charge of Trump’s campaign operation

    5. Kasich’s New York Scorecard: Italian Food - 2, Pickles 1, Kasich - 0

    6. Christians in Mississippi better hope this whole afterlife thing is legit, because they’re all about to get shot at church

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