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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,

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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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    October 4, 2020 @ 9:41 pm

    BTL #370 - VIP Superspreader Event [w/ Special Guest Grant Sloss] - 10/5/20

    In Which We Discuss [w/ special guest Grant Sloss]:

    1. White House host nation’s first VIP-only, black-tie superspreader event. 

    2. Trump now attempting to die of COVID in a last-ditch attempt to get out of a massive IRS bill and crushing debt.

    3. The first presidential debate (and likely the last) was, in the words of Jake Tapper, “a hot mess inside a dumpster fire, inside a train wreck.”

    4. Cal Cunningham is part of the exact kind of lame sexting scandal you’d expect from a DNC-backed moderate. But don’t worry, Thom Tillis has COVID.

    5. Another year, another set of Prop 13 battles hit the California ballot.

    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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    September 27, 2020 @ 9:07 pm

    BTL #369 - Read the Room - 9/28/20

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. RBG is the first woman to lie in state. Ever. 

    2. Trump makes his SCOTUS selection. Dems already prepared with excuses for why they can’t do anything about it.

    3. Goodbye healthcare, it was nice not ever really knowing you.

    4. It turns out #justiceforBreonnaTaylor will remain a hashtag and not a reality.

    5. In another failure to read the room, Nancy Pelosi is now offering even less COVID relief.

    6. The beginning of Joe Biden’s campaign day is usually a statement telling us it’s over.

    In Which we Don't Discuss:

    Trump's taxes. The news didn't break in time to make it into this week's episode. We'll cover it next week!

     

    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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    August 9, 2020 @ 9:27 pm

    BTL #362 - Rabid Bats - 8/10/20

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Progressives are on such a winning streak that you only have to raise $25k to win a statewide primary these days.

    2. If the widespread confusion is any guide, Joe Biden REALLY doesn’t want to choose Kamala Harris as a running mate.

    3. No matter who you are and where you sit on the political spectrum, you will be pissed off by the Democratic National Convention.

    4. Practicing his dictator skills, Trump has started work on an Executive Order bonanza

    5. What’s happening with TikTok? Also, what is TikTok. Also, we’re too old to be discussing TikTok and that means Donald Trump is too.

    6. Rabid bats...is the subject of a story about the Libertarian party so...that tracks.

    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, 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 27, 2020 @ 10:41 pm

    BTL #360 - 100 Days - 7/28/20

    In Which We Discuss:

     

    1. Elections are coming in under 100 days and you’ll have to vote in those elections!

     

    2. Next week we’ll get to stop using the #veepstakes hashtag 

     

    3. The Democrats planning the convention are so desperate for unity that they’re willing to become Republicans to get it

     

    4. Fascism update: We have it.

     

    5. Republicans so incensed by the idea of helping the unemployed, they’d rather stop helping their corporate overlords than give the poors $600 a week to buy 

    food

     

    6. AOC is the only person in Congress who is living up to this moment in history

     

    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, 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 16, 2020 @ 10:28 pm

    BTL #342 - Pandemic - 3/16/20

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. We’re in a real-life pandemic! STAY AT HOME!

    2. Maybe you need help remembering that tomorrow is Tuesday and an Election Day because the last week has felt like 12 years.

    3. Sunday Night’s debate was the most torturous yet, mostly because we were all stuck at home watching 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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    March 8, 2020 @ 11:25 pm

    BTL #341 - Super Tuesday (w/ Guest Carla Nordstrom) - 3/9/20

    In Which We Discuss (W/ Special Guest Carla Nordstrom):

    1. The empire consolidated just in time to dash the hopes of anybody dreaming of a future more promising than “not Trump.” We compare these developments to the chaos that led to 1968's infamous Democratic convention.

    2. We moved up our primary but California’s Super Tuesday somehow still didn’t count.

    3. With last week’s carnage, the Senate races are our new raison d’etre. Senate Project 2020 is a go!

    4. Luckily, Tuesday March 10th brings new possibilities...

    5. But we’ll have to make it through Coronavirus to get there.

    6. One thing that’s keeping our emotional health in check: We beat MSNBC. Chris Matthews is no more.

    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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