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November 29, 2020 @ 10:20 pm

BTL #377 - Return of the Blob - 11/30/20

In Which We Discuss:

1. Can you request a reimbursement from the Biden transition fund now that they finally have the money your taxes contributed?

2. Diaper Don loses his shit

3. Biden writes The Return of the Blob: The Blob Strikes Back...with drones

4. You have to have worked at one of three specific consulting firms to work in the Biden administration

5. Our calls and deranged emails worked! DiFi is out at Judiciary, and, hopefully soon, our lives.

6. The Taiwan parliament shows some literal guts...in the form of pig guts

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November 8, 2020 @ 10:49 pm

BTL #374 - Old Democrats, New Georgia [w/ guest Kat Calvin] - 11/9/20

In Which We Discuss:

1. We’re joined by the founder of Spread The Vote and host of Vote! The Podcast, Kat Calvin! 

2. Joe Biden was declared the winner by Lila Nordstrom a full 12 hours before network news had the balls to step up and say something.

3. Alaska‘s not bothering to count at all, GA’s going to have to count forever because they’re having two Senate runoffs in January.

4. We lost all sorts of house races b/c people won’t listen to AOC.

5. Californians fucked up on the props. And after we literally did all the work for you!

6. The Biden transition talk is as infuriating as you’d expect because Pete Buttigeig is involved.

 

Donate to organizations doing critical GOTV work in Georgia:

Spread The Vote

New Georgia Project

 

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 16, 2020 @ 8:14 pm

BTL #363 - Massachusetts: Who Knew? - 8/17/20

In Which We Discuss:

1. Become a Vote Captain, sign up to be a poll worker, and offer ballot pick-ups in your community.

2. All that suspense was for nothing in Joe Biden’s veepstakes saga

3. The DNC lineup leaves us wondering how you protest at a virtual convention

4. Another squad member “survives” a 20 point victory

5. Massachusetts: Who knew?

6. QAnon is headed to Congress!

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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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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July 27, 2020 @ 10:41 pm

BTL #360 - 100 Days - 7/28/20

In Which We Discuss:

 

1. Elections are coming in under 100 days and you’ll have to vote in those elections!

 

2. Next week we’ll get to stop using the #veepstakes hashtag 

 

3. The Democrats planning the convention are so desperate for unity that they’re willing to become Republicans to get it

 

4. Fascism update: We have it.

 

5. Republicans so incensed by the idea of helping the unemployed, they’d rather stop helping their corporate overlords than give the poors $600 a week to buy 

food

 

6. AOC is the only person in Congress who is living up to this moment in history

 

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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July 12, 2020 @ 9:46 pm

BTL #358 - Stock Market Sacrifice - 7/13/20

In Which We Discuss:

1. We shouldn’t have to say this, but you don’t sacrifice the nations children to save the stock market

2. Florida man becomes 15,000th person to get coronavirus in a single day

3. SCOTUS would rather have the President have no immunity, but also no consequence

4. Senate Democratic candidates out-raise Democratic presidential candidates

5. It would have been really nice to know before the Kentucky primary that Ann Coulter would be supporting Amy McGrath

6. Perhaps Trump aced his cognitive test this week because he employed the same strategy he used to take his SATs: hiring someone to do it for him

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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June 28, 2020 @ 10:26 pm

BTL #356 - Long-Term Plans - 6/28/20

In Which We Discuss:

1. If you run progressives, you sometimes can elect them, and that is the definition of being electable

2. Eating out is nice and all, but what about staying at home and drinking alone...forever?

3. Donald Trump: Where white nationalism and Russian nationalism find their Grand Wizard

4. Progressives can defeat mainline Democrats by thinking long-term

5. DC gets one step closer to statehood. Puerto Rico...still batting zero.

6. California Democrats try a crazy experiment...moving the party forward in a unified way.

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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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

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May 24, 2020 @ 10:42 pm

BTL #352 - Dream Tiny Fight Weak [w/ Guest Erica Bardin] - 5/25/20

In Which We Discuss:

1. 2020 proves that if you’re a Democrat who wants to be re-elected...progressives are your friends!

2. Biden continues his tireless search to find America’s lady Tim Kaine

3. Liz Warren tests out new slogans “Dream Tiny Fight Weak” and “Small Incremental Change.”

4. Instead of killing others in the name of Christ, Christians now experimenting with killing their own!

5. We may never see Trump’s taxes, but at least we’ve got his bank account info! 

6. Returning guest Erica Bardin joins us.

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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