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July 17, 2022 @ 8:55 pm

7/18/22 - Master of the Self-Own

In Which We Discuss:

1. The West Wing fight, brought to you by Overstock.com

2. The next January 6th hearings are PRIMETIME, which means speculation, drama, and the most primetime of gossiping!

3. John Bolton, the mustache, the weasel, the man, is the master of the self-own

4. Joe Biden checks in with his fraternity bros in Saudi Arabia

5. We’re going to lose Congress for literally no reason whatsoever

6. Joe Manchin and the truth: A Trumpian tale

 

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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February 7, 2021 @ 5:46 pm

BTL #386 - Bad Puns Gone Too Far - 2/8/21

In Which We Discuss:

1. The Iowa Caucus was one year ago this week in real time and this week last millennium in thought time.

2. How can we tell Donald Trump that testifying himself at his impeachment trial would be so good for his ratings?

3. Looking to compromise with someone, Democrats choose themselves in COVID stimulus reconciliation process. 

4. Marjorie Taylor Green makes desperate attempt to cling to respectability by admitting 9-11 was real.

5. Alert: The Newsom recall is actually happening.

6. Pillows are now political: A treatise on bad puns gone too far.

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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January 21, 2019 @ 4:24 pm

BTL #305 - SHOW UP ANYWAY - 1/21/19

In Which We Discuss:

1. The first rule of marching is you show up to the march anyway.

2. Buzzfeed publishes second widely disputed bombshell that we’ll find out is completely credible in two years.

3. Trump “deal” to end shutdown is just a worse version of a deal he’s already reneged on once.

4. Everybody is running for president pt. 2

5. The only person who can use military aircraft this week is Melania Trump.

6. Steve King has had it up to here with Steve King

Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of sirens and helicopters 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 23, 2018 @ 9:26 pm

BTL #296 - RANTS - 9/24/18

In Which We Discuss:

Well...we've been away for a month so it’s mostly rants!  We’ll be ranting Kavanaugh, primaries, hurricanes and everything you need to know before next week, when we go back to our covering one week of news at a time.

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Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of sirens and helicopters 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 20, 2018 @ 11:57 pm

BTL #289 - HAPPINESS FROM AFAR - 5/21/18

In Which We Discuss:

1. Americans are never more charmed than when a monarchy we fought a long deadly war against experiences joy

2. Still fresh out of witty comments about school shootings.  Check back with us in...a hundred years

3. Let’s just start the immigration conversation from a place of agreement that all of Donald Trump’s words are the wrong words

4. Sheldon Adelson’s personal happiness from afar is more important that thousands of innocent lives

5. Remember when we had net neutrality and we didn’t have to work so hard to save it?

6. Primary updates from the progressive trenches

Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of sirens and helicopters 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 13, 2018 @ 9:25 pm

BTL #288 - HOW TO KILL AT DYING - 5/14/18

In Which We Discuss:

1. Apparently in this reality, a porn star’s lawyer can outsmart the presidential legal team without breaking much of a sweat. America!

2. Still waiting with baited breath for that Big Beautiful shiny new Iran Deal.

3. Eric Schneiderman aimed to ruin Trump’s life, but ruined ours instead

4. John McCain is giving us all a lesson in how to really kill at dying

5. In a surprise turn, “china people” is not a prefered term in West Virginia.  Progress?

6. Trump’s least favorite thing: presidenting.  Trump’s favorite thing: toys and soda.

Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of sirens and helicopters 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 22, 2018 @ 10:14 pm

BTL #285 - GUARD YOUR SECRETS - 4/23/18

 

In Which We Discuss:

1. Puerto Rico seeks to answer the age old question: if a tree falls in the forest, does an entire country lose electricity?

2. Unsurprisingly, Kim Jong-Un and Mike Pompeo get along famously

3. Michael Cohen will guard your secrets until it no longer serves him

4. Not content to screw over America with just one tax bill, Paul Ryan looks to pass another before going to spend more time with his kids.  Right…

5. Don’t worry Missouri Governor Eric Greitens.  Just because you blackmailed and violently coerced your mistress doesn’t mean you can’t just ask for forgiveness and someday end up in Congress.  Republicans!

6. California voter guide proves that anyone truly can run for office if you just have a dream...and 0-1 insane ideas.

Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of sirens and helicopters 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 26, 2018 @ 10:22 pm

BTL #283 - MUSTACHE UNKNOWNS - 3/27/18

In Which We Discuss:

1. Daring teenagers to do anything is your funeral, a PSA from Brain Trust Live

2. "60 Minutes" gets its ratings money shot with Stormy Daniels interview

3. Your info isn’t safe online. We knew it, and now we know it again.

4. H.R. McMaster is out, and the question on everyone’s mind is: Will we soon be seeing a new, mustache free John Bolton?

5. Trump’s new Russia investigation plan is apparently to just not worry about legal advice full stop

6. We may finally see a Biden vs. Trump matchup! No, not for a presidential election, for a no-holds-barred high school locker room brawl.

 

Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of sirens and helicopters 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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