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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! 

    Spread The Vote

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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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    November 17, 2019 @ 10:57 pm

    BTL #331 - The Birthday Gift That Keeps On Giving - 11/18/19

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. If Louisiana votes on Saturday, couldn’t we all do it?

    2. Impeachment hearings are the birthday gift that keep on giving. And taking.

    3. Roger Stone proves that getting a Nixon tattoo on your back will eventually land you in jail

    4. If you’re looking for a book deal, there’s still time announce that you’re running for president

    5. Pete Buttigeig: Loved by Midwestern white people and fake black people everywhere!

    6. Elizabeth Warren over-plans on healthcare and, in the process, accidentally under-plans

    7. Fringe political celebrities are desperate to represent Simi Valley: An update

    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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    February 11, 2019 @ 12:04 am

    BTL #307 - ABOLISH THE STATE OF THE UNION - 2/11/19

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Breaking the shutdown record was just too fun not to try it again.

    2. The Green New Deal is fun and exciting, and if you don’t think so...well...you’re probably not running for president

    3. We’ll tell you all the detail of the Virginia abortion mess.  Oh, wait, did you think it was only about racism?

    4. Let’s abolish the State Of The Union

    5. What if we all just announced we’re running for president only once?

    6. Trump doesn’t do work. Now we’ve got the numbers.

    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 27, 2019 @ 11:15 pm

    BTL #306 - FAVORITE BACK TATTOO - 1/28/19

     In Which We Discuss:

    1. Don’t worry, we didn’t need a border wall anyway. Trump just wanted us to think really hard about one as an exercise.

    2. Roger Stone and his favorite back tattoo subject now have even more in common.

    3. Michael Cohen is in the mob. Really.

    4. Puerto Rico is still a place that exists to everybody that isn’t Donald Trump.

    5. 2020 Updates: Don’t forget (or do) that Howard Schultz is a nobody.

    6. No matter who the president is, we’re always up to the same tricks in Latin America.

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    January 21, 2019 @ 4:24 pm

    BTL #305 - SHOW UP ANYWAY - 1/21/19

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. The first rule of marching is you show up to the march anyway.

    2. Buzzfeed publishes second widely disputed bombshell that we’ll find out is completely credible in two years.

    3. Trump “deal” to end shutdown is just a worse version of a deal he’s already reneged on once.

    4. Everybody is running for president pt. 2

    5. The only person who can use military aircraft this week is Melania Trump.

    6. Steve King has had it up to here with Steve King

    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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