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October 16, 2022 @ 10:05 pm

10/17/22 - Just Not That Smart

In Which We Discuss:

1. Our prop guide will be in your inbox this week!

2. LA managed to snag the lead story in the New York Times last week which shows just how big a catastrophe the city council was having

3. Catherine Cortez-Masto, the Julia Brownley of 2022

4. In the wise words of Herschel Walker himself, he’s “just not that smart.”

5. Nancy Pelosi governs the same way she tears into a Slim Jim

6. Can somebody explain Elon Musk, Russia, and Twitter to us please? We’re not interested enough to research it.

 

Other Updates:

Ballots are on their way and our prop guide is coming soon! Drop us a line at braintrustapproved@gmail.com to join out prop guide email list.

 

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!

And, as always, you can buy and review Lila's book here: Some Kids Left Behind.

Plus, subscribe to Lila's new podcast, What Can I Do, wherever you get your podcasts!

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October 9, 2022 @ 1:46 pm

Interview Episode ft. Maebe A. Girl, Candidate for Congress in California’s CD-30

Our mystery guest is finally revealed! A couple of weeks ago we had the privilege of interviewing candidate for Congress Maebe A. Girl, a progressive Democrat challenging Rep. Adam Schiff in our very own CD-30. We had a great time chatting about jungle primaries, Maebe's platform, and more!

Other Updates:

Ballots are on their way and our prop guide is coming soon! Drop us a line at braintrustapproved@gmail.com to join out prop guide email list.

 

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!

And, as always, you can buy and review Lila's book here: Some Kids Left Behind.

Plus, subscribe to Lila's new podcast, What Can I Do, wherever you get your podcasts!

(Photo: Emily Eizen)

 

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June 19, 2022 @ 10:08 pm

6/20/22 - Diet Pepsi Drunk

In Which We Discuss:

1. The June corporate appropriation holiday bonanza continues!

2. Biden will try literally anything to make America think he’s President Bartlett.

3. Rudy Giuliani didn’t knowingly break the law, he was just drunk on Diet Pepsi.

4. Can we please put a news embargo on reporting CA election results until we actually have California election results?

5. When will Democrats learn: Part 435 of our ongoing series.

6. Have you ever wondered if the current inflation was caused by something other than that one time the government sent you a measly check? We have.

 

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!

And, as always, you can buy and review Lila's book here: Some Kids Left Behind

 

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November 14, 2021 @ 6:46 pm

11/15/21 - Mayo Pete

In Which We Discuss:

1. We watched Mayor Pete so you wouldn’t have to!

2. But don’t worry, we still took bets on how many collared shirts Steve Bannon will wear when he turns himself in on Monday.

3. Also, Britney is Free...

4. But your groceries sure aren’t, and they’re only getting more expensive. 

 

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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!

 

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 16, 2021 @ 8:37 pm

5/17/21 - Embrace the Chaos

In Which We Discuss:

1. CDC’s new mask guidance is to just embrace the chaos. We all have to die sometime.

2. It’s finally okay to work in DC and not want to kill Palestinians! Baby steps.

3. NYC Mayoral Debate season is upon us! Lots of 2020 vibes.

4. Let the one lesson we learn from the pandemic be that you can extract more from your governors if you threaten to fire them.

5. Message to Joe Biden: Success isn’t measured by how many meetings you take with asshat Kevin McCarthy. It’s measured by whether you actually pass a bill.

6. Horse junkies are sweeping the horse races!

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 14, 2021 @ 4:33 pm

BTL #387 - No Defense - 2/15/21

In Which We Discuss:

1. We joked Donald Trump would not need an impeachment defense to get off scott free and he didn’t have one.

2. Blowback for GOP convictors. Not yet enough blowback for Mitch McConnell’s open hypocrisy.

3. Trump’s COVID was more serious than we were told. And yet, it was also less serious than it should have been.

4. I guess local GOP officials would be the ones to know if Antifa caused the Capitol riots because tons of them were active participants.

5. In the Biden administration, threatening the press gets you suspended, not promoted.

6. Weather. It’s everywhere. We’ll tell you what to do.

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 7, 2021 @ 10:27 pm

The Coup-Cast

Our first, and hopefully last, Special Mid-Week Coup-Cast! Come for the boring grandstanding, stay for the insurrection,

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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October 25, 2020 @ 9:05 pm

BTL #373 - Things Could Always Be Worse - 10/26/20

In Which We Discuss:

1. We’re on track to shatter our voting turnout records at a whopping...62%! Cool. One-third of you guys are still like, “nah.”

2. Trump’s closing argument at debate #2: Things could always be worse. 

3. White House staff loved COVID so much the first time, they decided to try it again!

4. We comment on his zombie-like stares all the time, but is Mitch McConnell actually one of the undead?

5. Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins never had any principles, guys.

6. Fake Melania’s on a plane!

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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October 18, 2020 @ 9:57 pm

BTL #372 - Who Needs The News - 10/19/20

In Which We Discuss:

1. Americans everywhere vote early, wish they could now just sleep for weeks and wake up on November 4th. 

2. Amy Coney Barrett is awful, but is there anyone worse than Dianne Feinstein?

3. Biden hits Trump where it hurts the most: TV ratings.

4. Trump now banking all his election hopes on locking up all Democrats.

5. The NY Post posts the postiest election conspiracy theory yet. 

6. In a shocking departure from Trump, Chris Christie has mostly the right takeaways after his week in the ICU.

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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