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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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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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February 21, 2021 @ 8:42 pm

BTL #388 - The Weather Messed With Texas - 2/22/21

In Which We Discuss:

1. Rush Limbaugh: A terrible person, now with deadness.

2. The weather messed with Texas and...Texas folded immediately.

3. Ted Cruz picked himself up by his bootstraps and flew himself to Cancun for some fun in the sun while Texas froze.

4. “Joe Manchin saves the day” is a sentence we never thought we’d write.

5. Famous empath Joe Biden can’t seem to find the aforementioned empathy for minimum wage workers and student borrowers.

6. It’s so annoying that we’re going to have to boycott all the gig employers in California.

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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September 7, 2020 @ 10:10 pm

BTL #366 - The Remarkable Joe Kennedy - 9/8/20

In Which We Discuss:

1. Joe Kennedy has finally become a remarkable Kennedy, but only because he destroyed the dynasty

2. Joe Biden’s gamble in running as a Republican pays off in money, whether it pays off in votes remains to be seen

3. Biden campaign visits Kenosha, which is exactly one more visit to Wisconsin than the entire Clinton campaign

4. You’re not really telling us we need video proof of Trump calling the troops losers. The proof is in our hearts.

5. The month’s jobs numbers are notable but still fake

6. The sinking Trumptilla perfectly embodies the Trumpian philosophy of doing whatever the hell you want, other people be damned

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 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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August 9, 2020 @ 9:27 pm

BTL #362 - Rabid Bats - 8/10/20

In Which We Discuss:

1. Progressives are on such a winning streak that you only have to raise $25k to win a statewide primary these days.

2. If the widespread confusion is any guide, Joe Biden REALLY doesn’t want to choose Kamala Harris as a running mate.

3. No matter who you are and where you sit on the political spectrum, you will be pissed off by the Democratic National Convention.

4. Practicing his dictator skills, Trump has started work on an Executive Order bonanza

5. What’s happening with TikTok? Also, what is TikTok. Also, we’re too old to be discussing TikTok and that means Donald Trump is too.

6. Rabid bats...is the subject of a story about the Libertarian party so...that tracks.

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 2, 2020 @ 4:44 pm

BTL #361 - Trump State Media - 8/2/20

In Which We Discuss:

1. Donald Trump doesn’t feel like having the election anymore so let’s just pack it in and head home

2. In a twist that only Angelenos should have anticipated, Scientology enters the Veepstakes battle!

3. There is no modern parallel to how terrible the economy is so Republicans are floating ways to make it worse

4. Herman Cain dies of COVID-19 only 11 days after patriotically attending Trump’s Tulsa rally

5. GOP is furious Mark Zuckerberg can’t explain Twitter’s user policies

6. "Demon Semen" is wreaking havoc all over America

 

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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