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July 10, 2022 @ 10:08 pm

7/11/22 - Permission To Have An Idea [w/ Carla Nordstrom]

In Which We Discuss:

1. Feeling helpless post Dobbs? Carla Nordstrom joins us with a list of action items that will help you sow the seeds of chaos!

2. Sri Lankans hold the pool party of the summer during their palace coup extravaganza! This is why you shouldn’t hold coups in January.

3. My baloney has a first name, it’s P-A-T-S-Y

4. Everything is the left’s fault. [End of Quote. Repeat the line.]

5. Democrats spend their primary season doing what they do best: Electing Republicans.

6. COVID. It’s on you.

Plus, find Carla's Girl Power playlist at the bottom of the post!

 

More from Carla Nordstrom: CBS News / Over 50 years ago this woman had an illegal abortion. Now, she's telling her story.

 

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

 

Carla Nordstrom's Girl Power Playlist:

I’m Just a Girl No Doubt

The Pill Loretta Lynn

You Don’t Own Me Lesley Gore

Girls Just Want to Have Fun Cindy Lauper

Harper Valley PTA Jeannie C. Riley

Respect Aretha Franklin

Not Ready to Make Nice The Dixie Chicks

9 to 5 Dolly Parton

Talking About a Revolution Tracy Chapman

Sisters are Doing it for Themselves Eurythmics 

Independent Women Destiny’s Child

I am Woman Helen Reddy

Can’t Hold Us Down Christine Aguilera

Our Problem Amada Shires

I Will Survive Gloria Gaynor

 

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May 9, 2022 @ 10:07 pm

5/9/22 - Governing With Imagination

In Which We Discuss:

1. It’s time to try to dream as big as Republicans.

2. Also, If you’re in line to protest at the homes of the SCOTUS judges, stay in line!

3. When Jen Psaki and Bill Kristol give you life advice, do the opposite.

4. If you’re going to pursue student loan forgiveness, try actually forgiving some loans.

BUT most importantly, you can do more than vote. Burn it down! Become ungovernable!

 

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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April 3, 2022 @ 6:41 pm

4/4/22 - GOP Obsessions

In Which We Discuss:

1. New York is the only place on earth insane enough to continually come for Amazon…and win.

2. Trump’s phone logs - or lack thereof - are the latest in his ongoing quest to one-up Richard Nixon. 

3. The White House is very concerned about the effect of inflation on the defense budget, not as concerned about it impacting your ability to eat.

4. Known liar Madison Cawthorn finally gets in trouble for telling an absolutely unbelievable story that’s…probably his first true one.

5. The KBJ SCOTUS hearings prove once again that the GOP cannot think of anything other than child pornography. 

6. America’s least-favorite slam poet is ready to bring crazy sentence syntax back to Washington.

 

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

 

Follow Tatenda on Twitter and Instagram: @TatendaCheryl

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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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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September 27, 2020 @ 9:07 pm

BTL #369 - Read the Room - 9/28/20

In Which We Discuss:

1. RBG is the first woman to lie in state. Ever. 

2. Trump makes his SCOTUS selection. Dems already prepared with excuses for why they can’t do anything about it.

3. Goodbye healthcare, it was nice not ever really knowing you.

4. It turns out #justiceforBreonnaTaylor will remain a hashtag and not a reality.

5. In another failure to read the room, Nancy Pelosi is now offering even less COVID relief.

6. The beginning of Joe Biden’s campaign day is usually a statement telling us it’s over.

In Which we Don't Discuss:

Trump's taxes. The news didn't break in time to make it into this week's episode. We'll cover it next 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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June 21, 2020 @ 9:56 pm

BTL #355 - The Emptysburg Address - 6/22/20

 

In Which We Discuss:

1. Hillary Clinton bravely comes off the sidelines to endorse a 16 term incumbent

2. Trump reveals himself to be an expert ramp physicist at his sparsely attended Tulsa rally

3. Neil Gorsuch borrows Dick Cheney’a hunting rifle for this week’s SCOTUS decisions

4. John Bolton’s Moustache finally reveals its secrets! 

5. “Law and Order” president signs entirely predictable policing executive order amidst nationwide protest

6. Klobuchar withdraws from VP race, seemingly unaware that the rest of us had proactively withdrawn her weeks ago

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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May 3, 2020 @ 10:12 pm

BTL #349 - The Joe Biden Experience - 5/4/20

In Which We Discuss:

1. If 2019 was the year of believing women, then 2020 is the year we decided to stop.

2. If we can read anything into the Biden VP selection committee, it’s that Biden likes to stick to a theme.

3. If Kansas is lapping you in primary ideas, you might be New York State.

4. States are re-opening, so looks like we may have to die to save capitalism.

5. He may be the king of ratings, but his polling is the one stat Donald Trump can’t rescue through sheer force of personality.

6. If Kim Jong-Un really is back, then he’s wasted an opportunity to peddle a brilliant rebirth story. Amateur.

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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November 3, 2019 @ 11:07 pm

BTL #329 - Tuesday is Also Election Day - 11/4/19

In Which We Discuss:

1. The presidential election is officially one year from today, but guys...you could also vote on Tuesday. Because this coming Tuesday is election day.

2. Sanders heart attack seems to have installed a third stent into his poll numbers.

3. Liz Warren has more than just a plan, she has a zinger.

4. Trump should be pleased that the House’s impeachment inquiry will definitely be good for his favorite polling metric - TV ratings.

5. The Katie Hill saga is a good to time to remember that the average member of Congress is too old to even know what revenge porn is

6. Even people who watch senseless violence of fun hate Donald Trump

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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