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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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    November 8, 2020 @ 10:49 pm

    BTL #374 - Old Democrats, New Georgia [w/ guest Kat Calvin] - 11/9/20

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. We’re joined by the founder of Spread The Vote and host of Vote! The Podcast, Kat Calvin! 

    2. Joe Biden was declared the winner by Lila Nordstrom a full 12 hours before network news had the balls to step up and say something.

    3. Alaska‘s not bothering to count at all, GA’s going to have to count forever because they’re having two Senate runoffs in January.

    4. We lost all sorts of house races b/c people won’t listen to AOC.

    5. Californians fucked up on the props. And after we literally did all the work for you!

    6. The Biden transition talk is as infuriating as you’d expect because Pete Buttigeig is involved.

     

    Donate to organizations doing critical GOTV work in Georgia:

    Spread The Vote

    New Georgia Project

     

    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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    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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    October 11, 2020 @ 9:25 pm

    BTL #371 - The Senate Rundown [w/ guest Carla Nordstrom] - 10/12/20

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Carla Nordstrom returns to tell you everything you need to know about the state of the Senate races!

    2. Is Ranked Choice Voting coming for you?

    3. The VP Debate was won by fracking and flies

    4. Trump is feeling healthy and ready to get out there and start superspreading COVID again

    5. Lindsey Graham insists black people are safe in SC as long as they’re conservative, but offers no further comments on how to project conservatism for your safety.

    And hello to our friends at Trillbilly Worker's Party, a fellow progressive podcast that got a couple of shout-outs this week!

    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 4, 2020 @ 9:41 pm

    BTL #370 - VIP Superspreader Event [w/ Special Guest Grant Sloss] - 10/5/20

    In Which We Discuss [w/ special guest Grant Sloss]:

    1. White House host nation’s first VIP-only, black-tie superspreader event. 

    2. Trump now attempting to die of COVID in a last-ditch attempt to get out of a massive IRS bill and crushing debt.

    3. The first presidential debate (and likely the last) was, in the words of Jake Tapper, “a hot mess inside a dumpster fire, inside a train wreck.”

    4. Cal Cunningham is part of the exact kind of lame sexting scandal you’d expect from a DNC-backed moderate. But don’t worry, Thom Tillis has COVID.

    5. Another year, another set of Prop 13 battles hit the California ballot.

    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 30, 2020 @ 9:54 pm

    BTL #354 - Operation Block Ivanka - 8/31/20

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Trump’s affinity for bottle blondes and the apocalypse was on full display at the RNC.

    2. Kenosha police are eager to earn the approval of a 17 year old vigilante murderer

    3. The season premiere of Biden Unbunkered is coming September 8th.  Time and location TBD. Airing: Probably nowhere because he doesn’t know how to grab a headline. Check your local listings.

    4. If you live in Massachusetts, cast your ballot now!

    5. Election Security: We don’t have that anymore.

    6. And is Melania Trumps’ “Operation Block Ivanka” the only successful scheme currently being carried out inside the White House?

    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 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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