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    March 14, 2021 @ 5:12 pm

    3/15/21 - The Accidental Leftist

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. We had to pass the American Rescue Plan to find out what was in it.

    2. Joe Biden discovers that a regular speech can also get you good ratings.

    3. Cuomo may get a crash course in NY’s exploitive rental laws.

    4. Nevada now a place for socialists instead of Harry Reid.

    5. The cancel culture debate confusingly gives Ted Cruz an opening to promote reading.

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    February 14, 2021 @ 4:33 pm

    BTL #387 - No Defense - 2/15/21

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. We joked Donald Trump would not need an impeachment defense to get off scott free and he didn’t have one.

    2. Blowback for GOP convictors. Not yet enough blowback for Mitch McConnell’s open hypocrisy.

    3. Trump’s COVID was more serious than we were told. And yet, it was also less serious than it should have been.

    4. I guess local GOP officials would be the ones to know if Antifa caused the Capitol riots because tons of them were active participants.

    5. In the Biden administration, threatening the press gets you suspended, not promoted.

    6. Weather. It’s everywhere. We’ll tell you what to do.

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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.

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    January 31, 2021 @ 7:46 pm

    BTL #385 - Unity - 2/1/21

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. It’s Occupy Wall Street, but instead of sleeping on a park bench, you get to make millions of dollars!

    2. Democrats continue to compromise with themselves over direct payments

    3. “Unity” with the GOP is not the same thing as unity with the American people

    4. Every day we’re a step closer to Donald Trump potentially representing himself in his second Impeachment trial

    5. Jewish Space Lasers: Where do you buy them and how do you use them?

    6. Schumer is a man who really, really, really doesn’t want to get primaried in 2022. Let’s dash that hope.

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    January 24, 2021 @ 10:17 pm

    BTL #384 - A Place of Chaos - 1/26/21

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. We finally found a competent Trump official! His airplane choreography guy was top notch. Goodbye to a legend.

    2. The Inauguration was just one stop on a list of errands Bernie Sanders had to run on Wednesday

    3. Joe Biden’s version of "Infrastructure Week" might include actual policy

    4. Introducing the 117th Senate: A place of chaos!

    5. Nobody wants to hear a peep out of any of these fools until we have $2000 burning a hole in our pockets

    6. The Trump era’s collateral damage: conspiracy theorists were left sad and confused

    Also:

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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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    January 17, 2021 @ 7:51 pm

    BTL #383 - After Wednesday - 1/18/21

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Happy MLK day! Please enjoy our yearly reminder that MLK was a socialist. Be like MLK.

    2. Donald Trump did succeed at one aim - making DC into a military state. Unfortunately they’re doing it to keep his people out.

    3. Biden won’t get to take the train ride he’s been waiting for 40 years for.

    4. Trump earns a place in history as the most impeached president ever!

    5. Our Vaccine stockpile didn’t exist, which, when you think about it, tracks perfectly.

    6. Trump has been the best accidental cheerleader for his arch nemesis CNN.

    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 10, 2021 @ 5:59 pm

    BTL #382 -Tyranny and the Muesli Caucus [w/ guest Kat Calvin] - 1/11/20

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Trump interfered so badly in the Georgia runoffs that even the muesli caucus was able to win

    2. Speaking of muesli caucus, they were awarded three cabinet positions this week

    3. You know the president is dangerous when even Pinterest has a Trump ban 

    4. The vaccine rollout is chaos. See you guys in December.

    5. It’s women that are losing all of the jobs.

    6. We’re joined by Spread the Vote founder and guest extraordinaire Kat Calvin!

    Donate or volunteer for Kat's fantastic organizations, which help get IDs to the people who need them to work, get healthcare, get services, and more! 

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    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 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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    April 5, 2020 @ 9:17 pm

    BTL #345 - Pearl Harbor Week - 4/6/20

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Get ready for a week in which everything will be constantly compared to Pearl Harbor

    2. We smashed the record for unemployment claims. Just slaughtered it.

    3. Turns out when 10M people are suddenly unemployed, medicare-for-all sounds like a great plan.

    4. The Democratic convention is being pushed, but no stupid deadly virus is going to stop the Wisconsin primary, whether or not they have polling place, poll workers, or voters.

    5. The Republican Governors are proving they’re actually as science-challenged as the character they play on TV.

    6. California is either doing a bang-up job, or it isn’t. The numbers tell many stories.

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in electoral and 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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    February 9, 2020 @ 5:58 pm

    BTL #337 - The Last Iowa Caucus - 2/10/20

    [*UPDATED: Audio Issue Fixed*] In Which We Discuss:

    1. We traveled halfway across the country to witness the last Iowa Caucus!

    2. Unfortunately, no one has witnessed any actual results from said Iowa Caucus. 

    3. Taxpayers donate facilities for extensive Trump campaign rally.  Unfortunately for him, Nancy Pelosi’s meme game was strong.

    4. Mitt Romney attempts to save his obituary from the ravages of the Trump era during Senate impeachment vote.

    5. We now grant ABC all future Dem Debates.  That’s enough flying graphics and Wolf Blitzer for this cycle. 

    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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