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    June 21, 2021 @ 10:45 pm

    6/22/21 - The Dem Consensus on Consensus [w/ guest Kat Calvin (@KatCalvinLA)]

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Kat Calvin (@KatCalvinLA) is in the studio to tell you why we can’t have a Dem consensus on Voter ID that involves...having Voter ID. [Go share her twitter thread about it!]

    2. Democrats are bad at power: an exposé

    3. The latest on infrastructure season is that it is now infrastructure year. We will never have an infrastructure deal. Get a new hobby.

    4. The NYC Mayor’s race is ending in the same chaotic fashion it started: with headlines about Andrew Yang

    5. Rhode Island: A non-surprising place to find an all-white country club

    6. Happy Father’s day to all, including the sad men crashing weddings and funerals just for the attention while they work as unpaid hotel concierges at tacky resorts in Florida!

    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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    April 25, 2021 @ 5:49 pm

    4/26/21 - Warm Fuzzy Feelings

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Derek Chauvin is a man who will be going to jail and that’s a nice thing. We could have this warm fuzzy feeling about the justice system anytime if we tried.

    2. Joe Biden allows John Kerry to ride a Lime scooter on camera even though, as his boss, he probably could have put a stop to that.  

    3. Andrew Yang loves lesbian bars but apparently not the lesbians who congregate at them.

    4. Nancy Pelosi vs. Squad: A battle with no winners

    5. Please commit to hating the Caitlyn Jenner candidacy for the right reasons

    6. New American Psycho: The Josh Hawley Story

     

    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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    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 15, 2020 @ 9:38 pm

    The 2020 California Prop Guide: Audio Edition - 10/15/20

    Looking for more insight and discussion on the uber-confusing CA props? We'll take you through all twelve of the CA props, confusion and all, and make sure you at least understand why you don't understand what you're voting on. Plus, we'll look to other states to see what voters there are being asked to parse!

     

    Looking for a cheat sheet to take to the polls? Check out our PDF prop guide here: http://www.braintrustlive.com/blog/2020/9/29/the-btl-california-proposition-guide-nov-2020-general-election-is-out

     

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    October 11, 2020 @ 9:25 pm

    BTL #371 - The Senate Rundown [w/ guest Carla Nordstrom] - 10/12/20

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Carla Nordstrom returns to tell you everything you need to know about the state of the Senate races!

    2. Is Ranked Choice Voting coming for you?

    3. The VP Debate was won by fracking and flies

    4. Trump is feeling healthy and ready to get out there and start superspreading COVID again

    5. Lindsey Graham insists black people are safe in SC as long as they’re conservative, but offers no further comments on how to project conservatism for your safety.

    And hello to our friends at Trillbilly Worker's Party, a fellow progressive podcast that got a couple of shout-outs this 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 30, 2020 @ 9:54 pm

    BTL #354 - Operation Block Ivanka - 8/31/20

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Trump’s affinity for bottle blondes and the apocalypse was on full display at the RNC.

    2. Kenosha police are eager to earn the approval of a 17 year old vigilante murderer

    3. The season premiere of Biden Unbunkered is coming September 8th.  Time and location TBD. Airing: Probably nowhere because he doesn’t know how to grab a headline. Check your local listings.

    4. If you live in Massachusetts, cast your ballot now!

    5. Election Security: We don’t have that anymore.

    6. And is Melania Trumps’ “Operation Block Ivanka” the only successful scheme currently being carried out inside the White House?

    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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    August 23, 2020 @ 9:46 pm

    BTL #364 - 2004 RNC - 8/24/20

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Reflections on the 2004 RNC, as seen in last week’s network primetime

    2. Expectations for the 2020 RNC, to be seen in this week’s primetime

    3. Important Post Office Questions: Do we still have one? And why do they have a secret police force?

    4. The Russia “Witch Hunt” found the witch, the witch was real, the witch was guilty, and the witch was Donald Trump

    5. In other conspiracy theories that turned out to be true, the Massachusetts State Democrats did in fact conspire to take down Alex Morse

    6. Kanye West campaign update: He doesn’t appear to have one

    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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    August 16, 2020 @ 8:14 pm

    BTL #363 - Massachusetts: Who Knew? - 8/17/20

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Become a Vote Captain, sign up to be a poll worker, and offer ballot pick-ups in your community.

    2. All that suspense was for nothing in Joe Biden’s veepstakes saga

    3. The DNC lineup leaves us wondering how you protest at a virtual convention

    4. Another squad member “survives” a 20 point victory

    5. Massachusetts: Who knew?

    6. QAnon is headed to Congress!

    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 19, 2020 @ 10:35 pm

    BTL #359 - Manhattan, Texas - 7/20/20

     

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Nation mourns the loss of John Lewis while Marco Rubio learns he can’t tell any of his black colleagues apart

    2. Texas, of all places, is trying to become the next New York City

    3. We live in a Southern Cone dictatorship, so maybe don’t worry about election results anyway

    4. If you’re shocked you haven’t yet had to go hungry, just wait until August!

    5. Kanye West and all his demons hold their first campaign rally

    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 15, 2020 @ 10:59 pm

    BTL Biden Task Force Mid-Week Special - 7/16/20

    Join us on this very special mid-week episode as we discuss the Biden campaign task forces!

    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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