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    June 21, 2021 @ 10:45 pm

    6/22/21 - The Dem Consensus on Consensus [w/ guest Kat Calvin (@KatCalvinLA)]

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Kat Calvin (@KatCalvinLA) is in the studio to tell you why we can’t have a Dem consensus on Voter ID that involves...having Voter ID. [Go share her twitter thread about it!]

    2. Democrats are bad at power: an exposé

    3. The latest on infrastructure season is that it is now infrastructure year. We will never have an infrastructure deal. Get a new hobby.

    4. The NYC Mayor’s race is ending in the same chaotic fashion it started: with headlines about Andrew Yang

    5. Rhode Island: A non-surprising place to find an all-white country club

    6. Happy Father’s day to all, including the sad men crashing weddings and funerals just for the attention while they work as unpaid hotel concierges at tacky resorts in Florida!

    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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    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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    May 24, 2021 @ 8:50 pm

    5/24/21 - 400th Episode Extravaganza

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Having proved himself a terrible senator, we’re now seeing why Rand Paul didn’t hack it in the medical field either.

    2. Joe Biden loves to compromise so much, he’s decided to do it with himself

    3. The squad is finally coordinating with each other! Just maybe not in the way you’d hope

    4. Turns out one way to end a war is for everybody to declare victory at once and avoid specifics.

    5. Abortions: Men and Amy Coney Barrett don’t want you to have them. 

    6. In further proof that the space/time continuum is busted, it’s time to start talking about elections again!

     

    Congrats to the winners of our anniversary trivia game, The Buttons!

     

    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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    May 16, 2021 @ 8:37 pm

    5/17/21 - Embrace the Chaos

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. CDC’s new mask guidance is to just embrace the chaos. We all have to die sometime.

    2. It’s finally okay to work in DC and not want to kill Palestinians! Baby steps.

    3. NYC Mayoral Debate season is upon us! Lots of 2020 vibes.

    4. Let the one lesson we learn from the pandemic be that you can extract more from your governors if you threaten to fire them.

    5. Message to Joe Biden: Success isn’t measured by how many meetings you take with asshat Kevin McCarthy. It’s measured by whether you actually pass a bill.

    6. Horse junkies are sweeping the horse races!

    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

    Project ID

     

    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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    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

    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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    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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    October 25, 2020 @ 9:05 pm

    BTL #373 - Things Could Always Be Worse - 10/26/20

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. We’re on track to shatter our voting turnout records at a whopping...62%! Cool. One-third of you guys are still like, “nah.”

    2. Trump’s closing argument at debate #2: Things could always be worse. 

    3. White House staff loved COVID so much the first time, they decided to try it again!

    4. We comment on his zombie-like stares all the time, but is Mitch McConnell actually one of the undead?

    5. Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins never had any principles, guys.

    6. Fake Melania’s on a plane!

    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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    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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