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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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    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 Klobuchar withdraws from VP race, seemingly unaware that the rest of us had proactively withdrawn her weeks ago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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    February 17, 2020 @ 9:53 pm

    BTL #338 - We Must NEVER Vote for Michael Bloomberg - 2/17/19

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar win New Hampshire by coming in second and third.

    2. Sanders manages only first place in both New Hampshire and most national polls. Is first place his ceiling?: An Investigation.

    3. Nevada hopes to relieve Iowa of the pressure of being the only incompetent caucus state in the country.

    4. If you don’t like putting kids in cages, Michael Bloomberg can’t be on the table. 

    5. Telemundo’s accidental quiz show proves that only annoying overachievers know who’s running Mexico right now. 

    6. Maybe you missed the Saturday Night Massacre last week because it was on Tuesday.

    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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    December 8, 2019 @ 11:58 pm

    BTL #333 - Judiciary Committee - 12/9/19

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. The impeachment hearings move to Judiciary, where more staid professionals argued that Trump’s legal shenanigans are also illegal crimes.

    2. Giuliani’s genius plan for this week was to go to Kiev because that way he can commit different crimes to avoid suspicion about the stuff he’s already done.

    3. Duncan Hunter and his pet rabbit Eggburt are leaving Congress.

    4. Somebody has actually polled California only to discover that we all love Bernie Sanders.

    5. Biden challenges Iowan man to a pushup contest because, again, he’s not sure how running for president works.

    6. AOC beat Amazon just by having the gaul to suggest that letting corporations blackmail major cities is a waste of resources.

    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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    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 31, 2019 @ 10:40 pm

    BTL #312 - INAPPROPRIATE HAIR-SMELLING - 4/1/19

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Inappropriate Hair-Smelling: The Joe Biden Story You Aren’t Surprised to Hear

    2. Brent likes Buttigieg: A Discussion

    3. A tale of 1000 Julia Brownleys

    4. Trump White House tries a new Obamacare repeal strategy: declaring the ACA never existed in the first place

    5. Chuck Schumer needs your help identifying the difference between bigots and lobbyists because he wants to make sure he’s only taking money from one of those

    6. Not sure who in the Executive Branch hates disabled people most? We’ve got your rankings!

    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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