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June 19, 2022 @ 10:08 pm

6/20/22 - Diet Pepsi Drunk

In Which We Discuss:

1. The June corporate appropriation holiday bonanza continues!

2. Biden will try literally anything to make America think he’s President Bartlett.

3. Rudy Giuliani didn’t knowingly break the law, he was just drunk on Diet Pepsi.

4. Can we please put a news embargo on reporting CA election results until we actually have California election results?

5. When will Democrats learn: Part 435 of our ongoing series.

6. Have you ever wondered if the current inflation was caused by something other than that one time the government sent you a measly check? We have.

 

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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November 7, 2021 @ 9:41 pm

11/8/21 - The Congressional MLM Caucus [w/ guest Laura Packard]

In Which We Discuss:

1. Laura Packard is here to talk healthcare and Build Back Better!

2. To the surprise of zero hosts of this podcast, Terry McAuliffe was not the best candidate for Virginia governor

3. The BIF passed, the BBB needs the CBO. Is it DOA?

4. Nobody saw Australia emerging as the supervillan of this week’s climate summit

5. Last month's jobs numbers are great or terrible, depending on whether you’re Brent or Lila

6. Nothing has ever made more sense than Krysten Sinema’s ties to MLM

 

Learn More About Laura:

Follow Laura on Twitter: @lpackard

Follow Laura on Instagram: @laurapackardactivist

Follow Healthcare Voter on Twitter: @HealthCareVoter

Check Out Laura's Recent Op-Ed in Business Insider

 

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 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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May 31, 2021 @ 9:49 pm

6/1/21 - The News From A Single Room

In Which We Discuss:

1. Biden administration hellbent on up to one year of big structural change, which is actually the opposite of structural change

2. Biden debuts infrastructure month, which is exactly like infrastructure week in that nothing gets accomplished, it’s just longer.

3. Someone is about to have to take four months off work to to decide a question with a simple answer: Is Donald Trump a criminal? Yes.

4. The battle of the working class origin stories is coming to a Florida Senate primary near you.

5. There’s no one who wants Donald Trump to die more than Matt Gaetz.  Pass it on.

6. Tom Perez is joining Jay Carney in union-busting hell.

Also:

Get a vaccine so you too can record a podcast in the same room as your co-host!

 

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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April 25, 2021 @ 5:49 pm

4/26/21 - Warm Fuzzy Feelings

In Which We Discuss:

1. Derek Chauvin is a man who will be going to jail and that’s a nice thing. We could have this warm fuzzy feeling about the justice system anytime if we tried.

2. Joe Biden allows John Kerry to ride a Lime scooter on camera even though, as his boss, he probably could have put a stop to that.  

3. Andrew Yang loves lesbian bars but apparently not the lesbians who congregate at them.

4. Nancy Pelosi vs. Squad: A battle with no winners

5. Please commit to hating the Caitlyn Jenner candidacy for the right reasons

6. New American Psycho: The Josh Hawley Story

 

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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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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December 20, 2020 @ 8:02 pm

BTL #380 - Saving America’s Leading Science Deniers - 12/21/20

In Which We Discuss:

1. Latest stimulus bill has insulting checks that will arrive just after your kid’s Christmas is ruined

2. The Vaccines are coming for doctors...and America’s leading science-deniers

3. Mayor Mouseface for transpo and other questionable cabinet picks

4. Bill Barr should never be allowed back on the DC dinner party circuit

5. Could it be that asking voters to vote for you is the best way to get voters to vote for you? An experiment moderate Democrats waited until after the election to try!

6. Guardians of the Galaxy joins Star Trek in the Trump Space Force fictional universe

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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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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May 10, 2020 @ 9:45 pm

BTL #350 - A Tampa DJ [w/ Special Guest Grant Sloss] - 5/11/20

In Which We Discuss:

1. White House, having finally caught Coronavirus, devoted to becoming #1 disease vector in America

2. NY could singlehandedly save the USPS with their byzantine primary ballot strategy, if they even have it at all

3. Your favorite and least favorite Tara Reades/Reids are back in the news this week!

4. How’s that employer-sponsored healthcare going for you now?

5. We know Americans have a lot of time on their hands, but 30 minutes of “Plandemic” is definitely a bridge too far

6. Friend of the podcast Grant Sloss is back!

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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