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    July 1, 2019 @ 10:33 pm

    BTL #319 - Who is John Delaney? - 7/1/19

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Lila was in the thick of the biggest news of two weeks ago

    2. #DemDebate Real Talk: 

    3. Partisan gerrymandering is no big deal if you have a lifetime appointment

    4. SCOTUS is super confusing these days, but ultimately still as horrible as you’d expect

    5. We’ve been gone a month, so here are all the times we almost went to war

    6. Trump is celebrating the 4th of July by scheduling counterprogramming to PBS’s celebration because what better way to celebrate America than by getting better ratings than Carole King?

    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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    May 19, 2019 @ 10:32 pm

    BTL #317 - BODILY AUTONOMY - 5/20/19

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. GOP impeachment domino watch: 1 down, 198 to go

    2. Joe Biden will protect the nation from Trump using a strategy of incremental soul-saving and forgetting what he just said

    3. If an announcement is made and nobody hears it...is DeBlasio actually running for president?

    4. Missouri is the latest state to grant greater bodily autonomy to clumps of cells than to full grown living breathing women

    5. Are we going to war with Iran? Anybody know why?

    6. Arnold Schwarzenegger gets drop kicked for a Lamborghini. And yes, we also wonder what the connection is.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    March 24, 2019 @ 10:59 pm

    BTL #311 - WHAT, IF ANYTHING IS OBSTRUCTION - 3/25/19

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. So...what does it mean to actually have the Mueller report?

    2. Jared Kushner is talking to Saudi criminals on Whatsapp.  But, you know, what about her emails?!?!

    3. Beto O’Rourke proves yet again that he knows a lot of rich people. (By the way, If anyone knows of any, we are also looking for rich friends.)

    4. Joe Biden requires someone other than Joe Biden to make him seem like an attractive candidate.

    5. Turns out countries that decide to have gun control can just...have gun control.

    6. Safety is now a luxury commodity, just like car elevators.

    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 4, 2019 @ 11:22 pm

    BTL #309 - A PEN-PAL ROMANCE - 3/5/19

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Bernie is really running for president, not just favorite activist hero

    2. All the most boring Congressional committees have all the best hearings these days

    3. Jerry Nadler is going after every document owned by every person in America. Consider yourself on notice.

    4. Trump and Kim Jong-Un’s pen-pal romance has hit a rough patch

    5. Donald Trump won the TV arms race by creating the most defining and fascinating two hours of television known to the modern era

    6. Our latest national emergency is Luke Perry’s death

    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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    February 22, 2019 @ 1:07 am

    BTL #308 - NATIONAL EMERGENCY WEEK - 2/22/19

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. How is your national emergency week going? Ours is pretty uneventful.

    2. Bernie will fundraise you under the table, then casually shrug about it.

    3. Tax reform is a success, because Netflix paid nothing and our taxes went up!

    4. Amazon just doesn’t understand the value of a good slice of pizza.

    5. Jussie Smollett and how fake news took the left.

    6. From faking the news to making the news: The Sean Spicer story.

    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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    January 27, 2019 @ 11:15 pm

    BTL #306 - FAVORITE BACK TATTOO - 1/28/19

     In Which We Discuss:

    1. Don’t worry, we didn’t need a border wall anyway. Trump just wanted us to think really hard about one as an exercise.

    2. Roger Stone and his favorite back tattoo subject now have even more in common.

    3. Michael Cohen is in the mob. Really.

    4. Puerto Rico is still a place that exists to everybody that isn’t Donald Trump.

    5. 2020 Updates: Don’t forget (or do) that Howard Schultz is a nobody.

    6. No matter who the president is, we’re always up to the same tricks in Latin America.

    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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    January 14, 2019 @ 12:29 am

    BTL #304 - PEACHES THE FRIENDLY WALL - 1/14/19

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Anybody you’ve ever heard of (and some that you haven’t) is running for president.

    2. Shutdown update, day 6000: No news. Shutdown continues. Send park janitors...or something.

    3. GOP finally draws soft line in the sand with Steve King, so they do eventually semi-censure white nationalism. Just takes 16 years to get their story straight.

    4. Trump is a foreign agent. Deal with it.

    5. If anybody’s selling Iran-bombing excuses or plans, John Bolton is in the market.

    6. You could be picketing right now.

    7. We’re calling Trump’s wall Peaches from now on so now it’s friendly.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    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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    December 2, 2018 @ 8:27 pm

    #303 - DOUBLE DOUBLE TOIL AND TROUBLE - 12/3/18

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. George HW Bush Died. We all pretended to forget what he was up to as president.

    2. Michael Cohen can’t stop telling the truth when he thinks it’ll help him avoid jail time.

    3. Paul Manafort is, not surprisingly, not just a double agent for Ukraine but also for Trump.

    4. Trump is making vague trade deals in an effort to promote ending trade deals.

    5. Those tariffs must really be working because GM announced it’s closing plants firing thousands of workers.

    6. Alaska is more terrifying than usual during an earthquake. 

    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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    July 15, 2018 @ 9:33 pm

    BTL #293 - BALLOON BABY [w/ guest host Grant Sloss] - 7/16/18

    In Which We Discuss:

     

    1. We tuned in for “Bachelorette: The SCOTUS Edition’s” finale

    2. Note to head-in-hands, NATO-meeting-era John Kelly: you are literally the problem here.

    3. Trump gets a taste of his own medicine from royals and regular people alike

    4. Dianne Feinstein can’t even take a hint and now it’s kind of like...sad

    5. Paul Ryan apparently knows more about the destructive nature of woodchucks than his constitutional powers

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of summer breezes and thunderstorms 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 18, 2018 @ 12:23 am

    BTL #291 - 1950s TODDLER - 6/18/18

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Trump administration finds new depths of cruelty. Blames notable cruel person, Jesus.

    2. Brain Trust Live won the California primaries

    3. Donald Trump at the G7 is a cartoon toddler from the 50s

    4. White House tries their hand at North Korea-style propaganda films. Does a passable job at authoritarian propaganda art.

    5. Want to visit Paul Manafort in VIP jail? We’ve got the deets!

    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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