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June 12, 2022 @ 10:16 pm

6/13/22 - It’s On You Right Now

In Which We Discuss:

1. The fact that it was a Cheney that argued the Jan 6 opening case is an absolutely bananas story point.

2. The gun violence issue has been left to Matthew McConaughey to solve, so we really are out of ideas.

3. We completed Step 1 of stopping Rick Caruso from being the mayor! (No thanks to the celebrity class.)

4. The anti-Biden 2024 whisper campaign is becoming a speaking-volume campaign.

5. COVID. It’s on you right now.

6. If things aren’t enough like a horror movie yet, THE MACHINES ARE COMING ALIVE.

 

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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October 24, 2021 @ 10:14 pm

10/25/21 - Zebras on the Loose [w/ guest Tatenda Musapatike]

In Which We Discuss:

1. Tatenda Musapatike talks voting, Real Housewives, and Dem strategy

2. Infrastructure Update: Just…what?

3. Voting rights is filibuster reform. Everything is filibuster reform.

4. Joe Biden wants you to want to pay your student loans

5. A sentence we never thought would be necessary to say: India Walton is not David Duke

6. Apparently the solution to zebras on the loose is…more zebras on the loose

 

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Follow Voter Formation Project: @VoterFormation

 

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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June 27, 2021 @ 9:16 pm

6/28/21 - Ennui on the Funeral Crashing Circuit

In Which We Discuss:

1. We’re starting with Britney. For the clicks.

2. The votes are in in the New York City mayor’s race. So we’ll tell you who won in one to two months!

3. Infrastructure. We’ve got nothing left on this one.

4. SCOTUS went so far to the dark side that Clarence Thomas had to speak up.

5. Don’t worry, you can still go to prison for longer than Derek Chauvin if you put your mind to it. Or if you just happen to be Black.

6. Apparently the funeral crashing circuit got boring.

 

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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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November 16, 2020 @ 8:17 pm

BTL #375 - The Bad Concession - 11/17/19

In Which We Discuss:

1. Stay away from your grandmother, because COVID is surging everywhere, even in the mythical “real” America that thinks New Yorkers are expendable.

2. Who knows how vaccine science works, but apparently we’re close to having one 

3. The “Million MAGA March” a.k.a. the “Desperate White Supremacist March” was not arrest or violence-free, but it was notably rubber-bullet tear-gas free. Imagine that.

4. Trump won’t concede, but he’s as bad at that as he is at everything else

5. Biden is gearing up to be the shadow president by December because currently we don’t appear to have one

6. Arizonans want higher taxes more than they even want Joe Biden

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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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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October 14, 2018 @ 11:20 pm

BTL #299 - White House Cosplay - 10/15/18

In Which We Discuss:

1. Donald Trump is one of the many Americans who doesn’t really understand what Medicare is

2. Apparently Democrats are taking literally anybody these days

3. If Georgia’s governor can’t win by getting more votes, he’ll win by purging his opponent’s voters. Democracy!

4. Kanye armed only with a MAGA hat and a dream, discusses the infinite universe with Donald Trump

5. Jared Kushner paid less in taxes than you did last year

6. Melania cosplays her way around Africa as a Nazi villain

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 6, 2018 @ 5:54 pm

BTL #287 - ONE LAST DISS BEFORE I LEAVE YOU - 5/7/18

 

In Which We Discuss:

1. Puerto Rico is the Greece of America, and not because they both have beaches

2. Yes, America, Rudy Giuliani is an actual idiot. We weren’t lying about that.

3. McCain intends to survive just long enough to get one final Trump diss in, even if that means meticulously planning his own funeral.

4. Trump’s unending love for contentious confirmation hearings has led him to beg and plead with torture-lover Gina Haspel not to withdraw as CIA nominee.

5. Melania’s finally announcing that her official platform is...to have a platform

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 1, 2018 @ 8:19 pm

BTL #284 - CASTING THE WHITE HOUSE - 4/2/18

In Which We Discuss:

1. Easter: Miracle or confusing pagan tradition? We investigate.

2. Trump’s personal doctor now leads the government’s biggest bureaucracy. In other news, I’m now qualified to teach you to scuba dive.

3. The Census: now with new opportunities to #resist.

4. To police, being young, black, and holding a cellphone makes you more dangerous than being young, white, bonkerstown insane, and holding an AR-15. America!

5. Trump is angry Amazon uses the USPS to deliver mail instead of inflate his ego.

6. Because we knew it would eventually come to this, Trump just cast a Disney Channel star in the roll of “White House Communications Staff.”

 

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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