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June 12, 2022 @ 10:16 pm

6/13/22 - It’s On You Right Now

In Which We Discuss:

1. The fact that it was a Cheney that argued the Jan 6 opening case is an absolutely bananas story point.

2. The gun violence issue has been left to Matthew McConaughey to solve, so we really are out of ideas.

3. We completed Step 1 of stopping Rick Caruso from being the mayor! (No thanks to the celebrity class.)

4. The anti-Biden 2024 whisper campaign is becoming a speaking-volume campaign.

5. COVID. It’s on you right now.

6. If things aren’t enough like a horror movie yet, THE MACHINES ARE COMING ALIVE.

 

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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June 5, 2022 @ 9:34 pm

6/6/22 - Try Literally Anything

In Which We Discuss:

1. Does Pride Month belong to straight people now? A research-free exposé!

2. It’s shooting city out there, so naturally our representatives are back to begging us for help.

3. Alaska is looking to one-up CA’s chaotic primary process…and succeeding!

4. We’re pretty sure we attended the last Iowa Caucus.

5. Biden White House baffled by sad polling numbers as Americans face numerous predictable and solvable crises.

6. Democrats find unity on student debt cancellation: Everybody hates the White House plan.

 

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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May 22, 2022 @ 10:07 pm

5/23/22 - Let Them Eat Formula!

In Which We Discuss:

1. Free ballot guides! Free ballot guides! DM us on Twitter if you want our free LA ballot guide!

2. There’s nothing like the sweet taste of learning that PA hates Connor Lamb as much as non-PA does.

3. Big primaries are coming up on Tuesday, including Cuellar/Cisneros.

4. NY’s new maps have led to Manhattan chaos!

5. Eric Adams claims he’s not thinking of running for president, but he’s also lying about living in NJ so do with that what you will.

6. Let them eat formula! But, like, really. Let them. Babies need food.

 

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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May 9, 2022 @ 10:07 pm

5/9/22 - Governing With Imagination

In Which We Discuss:

1. It’s time to try to dream as big as Republicans.

2. Also, If you’re in line to protest at the homes of the SCOTUS judges, stay in line!

3. When Jen Psaki and Bill Kristol give you life advice, do the opposite.

4. If you’re going to pursue student loan forgiveness, try actually forgiving some loans.

BUT most importantly, you can do more than vote. Burn it down! Become ungovernable!

 

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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March 13, 2022 @ 10:33 pm

3/14/22 - ”Yes We Can!”…Still Get COVID [w/ Kristin Urquiza of Marked By COVID]

In Which We Discuss:

1. Kristin Urquiza from Marked by COVID joins us to talk about advocacy, public health policy, and the pandemic.

2. Florida is very committed to its brand

3. Obama shows us that, “Yes We Can!”...still get COVID

4. We joked about it before, but we might actually have attended the nation’s last caucus

5. If Chuck Grassley hates Eric Garcetti so much he should understand why Angelenos are trying to get him to India so fast

6. Mar-a-lago is the hottest gay club in Florida

 

Find the Kristin Urquiza and Marked by COVID Online:

Twitter: @kdurquiza / @MarkedByCovid

Instagram: @markedbycovid

Facebook: @markedbycovid

 

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 7, 2021 @ 9:41 pm

11/8/21 - The Congressional MLM Caucus [w/ guest Laura Packard]

In Which We Discuss:

1. Laura Packard is here to talk healthcare and Build Back Better!

2. To the surprise of zero hosts of this podcast, Terry McAuliffe was not the best candidate for Virginia governor

3. The BIF passed, the BBB needs the CBO. Is it DOA?

4. Nobody saw Australia emerging as the supervillan of this week’s climate summit

5. Last month's jobs numbers are great or terrible, depending on whether you’re Brent or Lila

6. Nothing has ever made more sense than Krysten Sinema’s ties to MLM

 

Learn More About Laura:

Follow Laura on Twitter: @lpackard

Follow Laura on Instagram: @laurapackardactivist

Follow Healthcare Voter on Twitter: @HealthCareVoter

Check Out Laura's Recent Op-Ed in Business Insider

 

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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September 19, 2021 @ 8:02 pm

9.21.21- No Takeaways

In Which We Discuss:

1. 9/11 is over, but you can still buy Lila’s book, Some Kids Left Behind.

2. The main correct takeaway from the CA Recall is that money was wasted and there’s nothing to learn from it.

3. Everybody is trying to leave the Senate

4. Losing statewide office once is one of the ways to get yourself onto a ballot for statewide office in Texas.

5. Infrastructure season update: lol.

6. Joe Biden, just like last time he was in the Executive Branch, is not afraid to deport you.

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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August 15, 2021 @ 9:24 pm

#8/16/21 - Scream Into The California Void

In Which We Discuss:

1. Definitely vote no on the Newsom recall but it’s okay to scream into the void while you do it

2. Democrats actively looking to lose the Senate with new slate of candidates

3. Turns out Democrats did understand the spirit of Trump’s infrastructure week after all.   

4. Andrew Cuomo becomes the latest victim of Andrew Cuomo

5. The world is completely falling apart, but at least white people are on the decline

6. Things not working out for 20 years in Afghanistan have surprisingly turned into a continuation of things not working out in Afghanistan

 

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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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August 1, 2021 @ 8:41 pm

8/2/21 - A Time for Disagreement with Krysten Sinema

In Which We Discuss:

1. The Olympics: A time for TikTok videos of athletes jumping on cardboard beds

2. Infrastructure: A time for...disagreement with Krysten Sinema

3. Joe Biden sides with Brett Kavanaugh on whether you should have a roof over your head

4. The CA recall election is so close they had to call Liz Warren in to do commercials

5. The Nina Turner / Shontel Brown election is so close they had to call everybody else to do commercials

6. Sarah Palin and God are threatening a run for senate in Alaska

 

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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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June 27, 2021 @ 9:16 pm

6/28/21 - Ennui on the Funeral Crashing Circuit

In Which We Discuss:

1. We’re starting with Britney. For the clicks.

2. The votes are in in the New York City mayor’s race. So we’ll tell you who won in one to two months!

3. Infrastructure. We’ve got nothing left on this one.

4. SCOTUS went so far to the dark side that Clarence Thomas had to speak up.

5. Don’t worry, you can still go to prison for longer than Derek Chauvin if you put your mind to it. Or if you just happen to be Black.

6. Apparently the funeral crashing circuit got boring.

 

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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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