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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! 

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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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    November 8, 2020 @ 10:49 pm

    BTL #374 - Old Democrats, New Georgia [w/ guest Kat Calvin] - 11/9/20

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. We’re joined by the founder of Spread The Vote and host of Vote! The Podcast, Kat Calvin! 

    2. Joe Biden was declared the winner by Lila Nordstrom a full 12 hours before network news had the balls to step up and say something.

    3. Alaska‘s not bothering to count at all, GA’s going to have to count forever because they’re having two Senate runoffs in January.

    4. We lost all sorts of house races b/c people won’t listen to AOC.

    5. Californians fucked up on the props. And after we literally did all the work for you!

    6. The Biden transition talk is as infuriating as you’d expect because Pete Buttigeig is involved.

     

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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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    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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    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 5, 2020 @ 10:09 pm

    BTL #357 - The Frontier Spirit of Las Vegas - 7/6/20

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. The next Michele Bachmann has entered our lives!

    2. New Jersey wins the prize for the most creative voter suppression method you’ve never heard about

    3. Everyone has coronavirus. Stay home.

    4. Donald Trump wowed by the indomitable frontier spirit that brought us Las Vegas

    5. Joe Biden wishes you’d tear down those statues more peacefully

    6. Kanye West isn’t going to let a web of national crises disrupt his long-time plan to run for president in 2020

    NEWS: Make sure to check out Lila's appearance on The Guilty Feminist!

    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!

    *There's a slight technical difficulty that starts at minute 42. We know about it, but what could we do, you know? Thanks for your patience!*

     

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    June 28, 2020 @ 10:26 pm

    BTL #356 - Long-Term Plans - 6/28/20

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. If you run progressives, you sometimes can elect them, and that is the definition of being electable

    2. Eating out is nice and all, but what about staying at home and drinking alone...forever?

    3. Donald Trump: Where white nationalism and Russian nationalism find their Grand Wizard

    4. Progressives can defeat mainline Democrats by thinking long-term

    5. DC gets one step closer to statehood. Puerto Rico...still batting zero.

    6. California Democrats try a crazy experiment...moving the party forward in a unified way.

    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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    June 21, 2020 @ 9:56 pm

    BTL #355 - The Emptysburg Address - 6/22/20

     

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Hillary Clinton bravely comes off the sidelines to endorse a 16 term incumbent

    2. Trump reveals himself to be an expert ramp physicist at his sparsely attended Tulsa rally

    3. Neil Gorsuch borrows Dick Cheney’a hunting rifle for this week’s SCOTUS decisions

    4. John Bolton’s Moustache finally reveals its secrets! 

    5. “Law and Order” president signs entirely predictable policing executive order amidst nationwide protest

    6. Klobuchar withdraws from VP race, seemingly unaware that the rest of us had proactively withdrawn her weeks ago

    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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    June 14, 2020 @ 10:14 pm

    BTL #354 - Kill The Compromise - 6/15/20

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Black lives still don’t seem to matter enough to police departments in California and Georgia

    2. But don’t worry, the Democrats have seen the protests and boy do they have a compromise for you!

    3. The threat of COVID is even worse than that time you stayed in your house for three months

    4. Trump’s new campaign strategy: Kill his own supporters so he doesn’t have to be president for four more years

    5. Biden’s VP shortlist is shorter in number and short on excitement

    6. You can take Bernie Sanders out of the presidential race, but you can’t take his supporters out of the electorate

    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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    June 7, 2020 @ 10:11 pm

    BTL #353 - Black Lives Matter, Protest Works - 6/8/20

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. The whole world’s in the streets to protest police brutality

    2. But Trump’s in a bunker declaring martial law

    3. Police are rioting

    4. Mayors are failing

    5. But...might we finally see some policy change?

    6. And hey, for the people in the back, Black Lives Matter!

    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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    May 17, 2020 @ 8:26 pm

    BTL #351 - Super Duper Missile - 5/18/20

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. House Dems Heroes Act finally honors the heroes among us.  Lobbyists and rich people.

    2. The Nordstrom/Thornburg task force to study the validity of the Biden/Sanders task forces is now in session.

    3. Dems will not let Coronavirus trample their record of losing winnable elections.

    4. Everyone looking for a good reason to not vote for Biden got one...directly from Joe Biden.

    5. We’re struggling about how to make a super duper missile joke when the president has already made it for us.

    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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