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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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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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October 20, 2019 @ 8:44 pm

BTL #328 - Is Giuliani-ness contagious? - 10/20/19

In Which We Discuss:

1. Mean Pete Buttigeig is that guy you were always avoiding in your Intro to Political Science seminar.

2. Hillary Clinton accidentally sides with Russian by reminding us that Tulsi Gabbard is running for president.

3. Mick Mulvaney shows a Giuliani-like penchant for incriminating himself. Is Giuliani-ness contagious?

4. U.S. Brokered cease-fire in Syria benefits nobody but the dictators, those being Erdogan and Trump.

5. Brexit: the scariest thing coming this Halloween.

6. World leaders spared from a tacky vacation filled with overcooked beef and gold trim by emoluments clause.

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 5, 2019 @ 9:58 pm

BTL #315 - SHE HAS A PLAN FOR THAT - 5/6/19

In Which We Discuss:

1. William Barr doesn’t like Mueller’s attitude when it comes to William Barr’s lying

2. Remember the days when we were finally announcing who WASN’T going to run for president?  Those days were nice.

3. Elizabeth Warren has a plans for that, and a t-shirt for that

4. No one is running for Senate because everyone is running for president and, frankly, that math isn’t promising

5. Cory Booker is committed to halting the change he’s already been a cosponsor for

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 13, 2018 @ 9:25 pm

BTL #288 - HOW TO KILL AT DYING - 5/14/18

In Which We Discuss:

1. Apparently in this reality, a porn star’s lawyer can outsmart the presidential legal team without breaking much of a sweat. America!

2. Still waiting with baited breath for that Big Beautiful shiny new Iran Deal.

3. Eric Schneiderman aimed to ruin Trump’s life, but ruined ours instead

4. John McCain is giving us all a lesson in how to really kill at dying

5. In a surprise turn, “china people” is not a prefered term in West Virginia.  Progress?

6. Trump’s least favorite thing: presidenting.  Trump’s favorite thing: toys and soda.

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 22, 2018 @ 10:14 pm

BTL #285 - GUARD YOUR SECRETS - 4/23/18

 

In Which We Discuss:

1. Puerto Rico seeks to answer the age old question: if a tree falls in the forest, does an entire country lose electricity?

2. Unsurprisingly, Kim Jong-Un and Mike Pompeo get along famously

3. Michael Cohen will guard your secrets until it no longer serves him

4. Not content to screw over America with just one tax bill, Paul Ryan looks to pass another before going to spend more time with his kids.  Right…

5. Don’t worry Missouri Governor Eric Greitens.  Just because you blackmailed and violently coerced your mistress doesn’t mean you can’t just ask for forgiveness and someday end up in Congress.  Republicans!

6. California voter guide proves that anyone truly can run for office if you just have a dream...and 0-1 insane ideas.

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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February 5, 2018 @ 12:37 am

BTL #277 - SMOKELESS GUN - 2/5/18

In Which We Discuss:

1. Trump’s first SOTU address is the most watched 6th most watched SOTU ever!

2. Nunes Memo contains one major smoking gun: that Devin Nunes is a real life idiot.

3. Paul Ryan celebrates buying you a Costco membership and the Koch brothers an actual Costco

4. Trump’s infrastructure plan is to ask other people to pay for infrastructure but still cut stuff

5. In a confusing turn, now maybe Democrats don’t want moderate pro-life assholes running for Congress?

6. Sometimes you just need a dead goose falling from the heavens to teach you that hunting is really freaking stupid

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, 2018 @ 10:59 pm

BTL #274 - SENATE FELONS - 1/15/18

In Which We Discuss:

1. Is it better to be a shithole or an asshole or is it, in fact, the same? An in depth discussion.

2. Hawaii experienced WWIII alone this week thanks to men with buttons

3. Kentucky’s newest money-saving endeavor is literally just to kill poor people

4. Two convicted felons announced runs for US senate this week!

5. Even with his cool sunglasses, Joe Biden still wants you to get off his lawn

6. Some legal advice for the next Stormy Daniels. Because there will be one.

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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