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November 27, 2022 @ 10:43 pm

11/28/22 - Unsubstantiated Rumors

In Which We Discuss:

1. When Twitter finally shutters, where are we going to find all of the unsubstantiated rumors that will make up most of this episode?

2. If the Georgia runoff has been a scientific experiment in whether one can truly unsubscribe from all of Warnock’s lists, we now have our results.

3. If we learned anything about Donald Trump this week, it’s that he absolutely, unequivocally, DOES know who Nick Fuentes is.

4. What if, and hear us out here folks, Joe Biden just actually canceled student loans?

5. Reminder as we run into the 2024 presidential season: Anyone who has had to deny they are running for president is most assuredly going to be running for president.

 

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 26, 2022 @ 10:28 pm

6/27/22 - The End of Roe/World Roundtable

In Which We Discuss:

We’re doing a roundtable about the end of Roe and…that’s basically it.

 

About Our Guests:

BEN SOFTNESS is an old friend of Lila’s who spent years as partner at a DC law firm, where he briefed half a dozen cases in the Supreme Court on issues of statutory and constitutional law. He’s the author of an article on how the Supreme Court is usually incrementalist and avoids seismic shifts in the law to protect its legitimacy —an article who's premise was recently disproven! He is also the reformed Republican from Lila’s book, Some Kids Left Behind, available wherever books are sold.

SASCHA MEISEL is a lawyer and friend of the pod who’s experience in campaign work and the law seemed relevant here. And also she’s Lila's personal lawyer b/c sometimes Lila gets into her car and cries until she gives her legal advice.

 

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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May 22, 2022 @ 10:07 pm

5/23/22 - Let Them Eat Formula!

In Which We Discuss:

1. Free ballot guides! Free ballot guides! DM us on Twitter if you want our free LA ballot guide!

2. There’s nothing like the sweet taste of learning that PA hates Connor Lamb as much as non-PA does.

3. Big primaries are coming up on Tuesday, including Cuellar/Cisneros.

4. NY’s new maps have led to Manhattan chaos!

5. Eric Adams claims he’s not thinking of running for president, but he’s also lying about living in NJ so do with that what you will.

6. Let them eat formula! But, like, really. Let them. Babies need food.

 

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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May 15, 2022 @ 9:28 pm

5/16/22 - Stupidity Week

In Which We Discuss:

1. Protests should feel more like protests and less like guitar circles: A graduate thesis from Brain Trust Live.

2. Somehow Donald Trump missed the opportunity to endorse a pro-rape candidate in the PA primaries, and that seems like an oversight.

3. There’s nobody to vote FOR on the LA mayoral ballot, just people to vote against.

4. Biden had a prime stupidity week, but at least the deficit is going down.

5. Baby formula: Let’s find some.

6. Student Loans: Let’s cancel some.

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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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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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 1, 2021 @ 8:41 pm

8/2/21 - A Time for Disagreement with Krysten Sinema

In Which We Discuss:

1. The Olympics: A time for TikTok videos of athletes jumping on cardboard beds

2. Infrastructure: A time for...disagreement with Krysten Sinema

3. Joe Biden sides with Brett Kavanaugh on whether you should have a roof over your head

4. The CA recall election is so close they had to call Liz Warren in to do commercials

5. The Nina Turner / Shontel Brown election is so close they had to call everybody else to do commercials

6. Sarah Palin and God are threatening a run for senate in Alaska

 

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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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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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February 14, 2021 @ 4:33 pm

BTL #387 - No Defense - 2/15/21

In Which We Discuss:

1. We joked Donald Trump would not need an impeachment defense to get off scott free and he didn’t have one.

2. Blowback for GOP convictors. Not yet enough blowback for Mitch McConnell’s open hypocrisy.

3. Trump’s COVID was more serious than we were told. And yet, it was also less serious than it should have been.

4. I guess local GOP officials would be the ones to know if Antifa caused the Capitol riots because tons of them were active participants.

5. In the Biden administration, threatening the press gets you suspended, not promoted.

6. Weather. It’s everywhere. We’ll tell you what to do.

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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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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