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    January 18, 2022 @ 9:54 pm

    1/19/22 - Veep is Supposed to Be a Parody

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Extremism, according to Joe Manchin, is you voting.

    2. As you bemoan Biden’s bad week last week, the one thing that should give you solace is that this is the 52nd bad week of his term.

    3. Note to Kamala Harris and all future Vice Presidents: Veep is a parody.

    4. 2024 is shaping up to have…the same primary as 2020?

    5. Eric Adams is not even good at nepotism.

     

    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 9, 2022 @ 9:54 pm

    1/10/22 - Thanks, Teachers! [w/ guest Carissa Byrne Hessick]

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Carissa Byrne Hessick joins us to talk about her book Punishment Without Trial: Why Plea Bargaining is a Bad Deal.

    2. COVID is everywhere thanks to…teachers?

    3. Jobs: You can now even do them with COVID!

    4. Voting: What if we could protect your ability to do it

    5. Chris Matthews and Hillary Clinton chime in with a message from the bunker.

    6. Madison Cawthorn ends his marriage to a Crossfit Influencer who may or may not be a Russian spy.

     

    * Follow Carissa on Twitter: @CBHessick

    * Buy Carissa's Book: Punishment Without Trial: Why Plea Bargaining is a Bad Deal

     

    * Buy Lila's Book: Some Kids Left Behind

    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 21, 2021 @ 11:28 pm

    11/22/21 - You Should Run For Office [w/ guest Amanda Litman]

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Amanda Litman from Run For Something tells us why YOU should run for office!

    2. Call in the brass band: We signed a bill! Turns out it is still physically possible to sign those. 

    3. A sprawling bill that will help all americans is now headed to the senate where it will die because of…the price of milk?

    4. World War II swim meets, Jimmy Carter’s sweaters, and other missives from Kevin McCarthy’s 9 hour speech.

    5. The legal system is broken beyond repair. That’s it. That’s what we have to say about that. 

    6. Kamala Harris becomes the first female president due to a colonoscopy...in her defense, that’s just as legitimate as the electoral college.

     

    Follow Amanda on Twitter: @amandalitman

    Learn more about Run for Something: runforsomething.net

    Run for Office: runforwhat.org

     

    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 14, 2021 @ 6:46 pm

    11/15/21 - Mayo Pete

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. We watched Mayor Pete so you wouldn’t have to!

    2. But don’t worry, we still took bets on how many collared shirts Steve Bannon will wear when he turns himself in on Monday.

    3. Also, Britney is Free...

    4. But your groceries sure aren’t, and they’re only getting more expensive. 

     

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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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    August 15, 2021 @ 9:24 pm

    #8/16/21 - Scream Into The California Void

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Definitely vote no on the Newsom recall but it’s okay to scream into the void while you do it

    2. Democrats actively looking to lose the Senate with new slate of candidates

    3. Turns out Democrats did understand the spirit of Trump’s infrastructure week after all.   

    4. Andrew Cuomo becomes the latest victim of Andrew Cuomo

    5. The world is completely falling apart, but at least white people are on the decline

    6. Things not working out for 20 years in Afghanistan have surprisingly turned into a continuation of things not working out in Afghanistan

     

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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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    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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    June 13, 2021 @ 10:09 pm

    6/14/21 - Emu Crime

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Thankfully Tiktok will live on under the Biden administration because there are emus committing crimes out there.

    2. Terry McAuliffe is still here. Why?

    3. World leaders donated money to telling developing nations about technology they can’t afford.

    4. Kamala Harris is a woman, so yes, she will only be given tasks she can fail at

    5. Infrastructure month has officially turned into infrastructure season

    6. Israel elected new impossible person to lead their impossible government

    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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    May 9, 2021 @ 4:43 pm

    5/9/21 - What’s in Giuliani’s drag bag?

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Biden speech to the Joint Session of Congress puts both Mitt Romney and Lila Nordstrom into a coma level sleep state

    2. This week’s burning question: What’s in Rudy Giuliani’s drag bag? Will the feds tell us?

    3. Arizona Republicans train fire on their newest enemy: Bamboo

    4. India and the rest of the world thwart Biden’s plan to thwart his own plan to release the COVID vaccine patents.

    5. Fearing the end of Florida's warring golf cart elder parades, Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene take to The Villages to spread election lies.

     

    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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    March 28, 2021 @ 7:00 pm

    3/29/21 - Illegal Water

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Now we all have to use all our disposable income to go to Georgia and hand out illegal water, an obligation absolutely nobody wanted.

    2. Joe Biden has a surefire plan to ruin Kamala’s career in his first 100 days.

    3. We will vaccinate 200 million people in Biden’s first 100 days, whether or not we plan for it. 

    4. Amazon workers in Alabama remind us that maybe we could unionize too.

    5. Are boats too big? An exposé.

    6. COVID is on the rise again.

     

    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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    March 7, 2021 @ 7:24 pm

    BTL #390 - Problem Causers Caucus - 3/8/21

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Less than $2000 could be coming to a checking account near you very soon!

    2. Joe Manchin formed the problem causers caucus, whose political ideology seems vaguely similar to the problem solvers caucus.

    3. Marie Antoinette voted no on increasing the minimum wage

    4. Neera Tandan. Goodbye forever. We wish you nothing but the worst.

    5. For second week in a row: Do not run for a third term in NY state.

    6. March 4th has come and gone and Donald Trump has no risen from the swamp.

     

    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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