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    October 3, 2021 @ 10:10 pm

    10/3/21 - Almost a Real Infrastructure Week

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. For the first time in 5 years we almost had a real infrastructure week.  Almost.

    2. A review of all the dumb ways moderates waste money.

    3. Are we talking about the fucking debt ceiling??? Again???

    4. I do not have enough closet space for a repeat of the toilet paper shortages.

    5. Who fixes an oil pipeline when nobody knows who owns it? 

    6. We freed Britney! But who’s in charge of worrying about her now?

     

    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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    March 7, 2021 @ 7:24 pm

    BTL #390 - Problem Causers Caucus - 3/8/21

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Less than $2000 could be coming to a checking account near you very soon!

    2. Joe Manchin formed the problem causers caucus, whose political ideology seems vaguely similar to the problem solvers caucus.

    3. Marie Antoinette voted no on increasing the minimum wage

    4. Neera Tandan. Goodbye forever. We wish you nothing but the worst.

    5. For second week in a row: Do not run for a third term in NY state.

    6. March 4th has come and gone and Donald Trump has no risen from the swamp.

     

    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 17, 2021 @ 7:51 pm

    BTL #383 - After Wednesday - 1/18/21

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Happy MLK day! Please enjoy our yearly reminder that MLK was a socialist. Be like MLK.

    2. Donald Trump did succeed at one aim - making DC into a military state. Unfortunately they’re doing it to keep his people out.

    3. Biden won’t get to take the train ride he’s been waiting for 40 years for.

    4. Trump earns a place in history as the most impeached president ever!

    5. Our Vaccine stockpile didn’t exist, which, when you think about it, tracks perfectly.

    6. Trump has been the best accidental cheerleader for his arch nemesis CNN.

    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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    January 7, 2021 @ 10:27 pm

    The Coup-Cast

    Our first, and hopefully last, Special Mid-Week Coup-Cast! Come for the boring grandstanding, stay for the insurrection,

    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 4, 2020 @ 9:41 pm

    BTL #370 - VIP Superspreader Event [w/ Special Guest Grant Sloss] - 10/5/20

    In Which We Discuss [w/ special guest Grant Sloss]:

    1. White House host nation’s first VIP-only, black-tie superspreader event. 

    2. Trump now attempting to die of COVID in a last-ditch attempt to get out of a massive IRS bill and crushing debt.

    3. The first presidential debate (and likely the last) was, in the words of Jake Tapper, “a hot mess inside a dumpster fire, inside a train wreck.”

    4. Cal Cunningham is part of the exact kind of lame sexting scandal you’d expect from a DNC-backed moderate. But don’t worry, Thom Tillis has COVID.

    5. Another year, another set of Prop 13 battles hit the California ballot.

    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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    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 5, 2020 @ 10:09 pm

    BTL #357 - The Frontier Spirit of Las Vegas - 7/6/20

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. The next Michele Bachmann has entered our lives!

    2. New Jersey wins the prize for the most creative voter suppression method you’ve never heard about

    3. Everyone has coronavirus. Stay home.

    4. Donald Trump wowed by the indomitable frontier spirit that brought us Las Vegas

    5. Joe Biden wishes you’d tear down those statues more peacefully

    6. Kanye West isn’t going to let a web of national crises disrupt his long-time plan to run for president in 2020

    NEWS: Make sure to check out Lila's appearance on The Guilty Feminist!

    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!

    *There's a slight technical difficulty that starts at minute 42. We know about it, but what could we do, you know? Thanks for your patience!*

     

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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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    April 26, 2020 @ 9:20 pm

    BTL #348 - Get Some New Tattoos - 4/27/20

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Trump to blue states and all human beings who aren’t smart enough not to drink bleach: Drop Dead

    2. Biden has some...ahem...skeletons. Should we have taken them seriously before? 

    3. Get rid of Larry Summers. Forever.

    4. Congress further rushes to the aid of struggling large corporations. The rest of you can wait your turn. 

    5. Georgia, Oklahoma, and other states are opening up so a population in crisis can finally get some new tattoos. 

    6. Kim Jong-Un’s heart surgeon is in a bit of a situation, whether or not he actually operated.  

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    April 5, 2020 @ 9:17 pm

    BTL #345 - Pearl Harbor Week - 4/6/20

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Get ready for a week in which everything will be constantly compared to Pearl Harbor

    2. We smashed the record for unemployment claims. Just slaughtered it.

    3. Turns out when 10M people are suddenly unemployed, medicare-for-all sounds like a great plan.

    4. The Democratic convention is being pushed, but no stupid deadly virus is going to stop the Wisconsin primary, whether or not they have polling place, poll workers, or voters.

    5. The Republican Governors are proving they’re actually as science-challenged as the character they play on TV.

    6. California is either doing a bang-up job, or it isn’t. The numbers tell many stories.

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in electoral and 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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