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September 4, 2022 @ 7:29 pm

9/05/22 - Biden’s Spooky Season

In Which We Discuss:

1. We never thought we’d be so excited about this many needles!

2. Labor Day is the most exciting it’s been in 60 years.

3. Alaskans unite in opposition to mixed metaphors and slam poetry.

4. Trump lives PSA alerting Americans about the danger of not paying your lawyers.

5. Joe Biden prepares American for spooky season.

 

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.

Plus, subscribe to Lila's new podcast, What Can I Do, wherever you get your podcasts!

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July 17, 2022 @ 8:55 pm

7/18/22 - Master of the Self-Own

In Which We Discuss:

1. The West Wing fight, brought to you by Overstock.com

2. The next January 6th hearings are PRIMETIME, which means speculation, drama, and the most primetime of gossiping!

3. John Bolton, the mustache, the weasel, the man, is the master of the self-own

4. Joe Biden checks in with his fraternity bros in Saudi Arabia

5. We’re going to lose Congress for literally no reason whatsoever

6. Joe Manchin and the truth: A Trumpian tale

 

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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July 10, 2022 @ 10:08 pm

7/11/22 - Permission To Have An Idea [w/ Carla Nordstrom]

In Which We Discuss:

1. Feeling helpless post Dobbs? Carla Nordstrom joins us with a list of action items that will help you sow the seeds of chaos!

2. Sri Lankans hold the pool party of the summer during their palace coup extravaganza! This is why you shouldn’t hold coups in January.

3. My baloney has a first name, it’s P-A-T-S-Y

4. Everything is the left’s fault. [End of Quote. Repeat the line.]

5. Democrats spend their primary season doing what they do best: Electing Republicans.

6. COVID. It’s on you.

Plus, find Carla's Girl Power playlist at the bottom of the post!

 

More from Carla Nordstrom: CBS News / Over 50 years ago this woman had an illegal abortion. Now, she's telling her story.

 

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

 

Carla Nordstrom's Girl Power Playlist:

I’m Just a Girl No Doubt

The Pill Loretta Lynn

You Don’t Own Me Lesley Gore

Girls Just Want to Have Fun Cindy Lauper

Harper Valley PTA Jeannie C. Riley

Respect Aretha Franklin

Not Ready to Make Nice The Dixie Chicks

9 to 5 Dolly Parton

Talking About a Revolution Tracy Chapman

Sisters are Doing it for Themselves Eurythmics 

Independent Women Destiny’s Child

I am Woman Helen Reddy

Can’t Hold Us Down Christine Aguilera

Our Problem Amada Shires

I Will Survive Gloria Gaynor

 

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February 28, 2022 @ 11:56 pm

3/1/22 - LA Needs A Mayor [w/ guest Chris Melody Fields Figueredo of BISC]

In Which We Discuss:

1. Our guest Chris Melody Fields Figueredo of Ballot Initiative Strategy Center joins us to talk props and progressive policy!

2. The LA Mayor’s race update you forgot you needed!

3. And the Love is Blind recap that you knew you needed

4. Joe Biden finally delivers on a campaign promise in appointing Ketanji Brown Jackson to SCOTUS

5. In all this week’s excitement, you probably forgot about the SOTU. It’s today!

6. What a dick move to start a war right now, two years into a pandemic. People haven’t even gone to their first party yet!

 

Find the Ballot Initiative Strategy Center (BISC) Online:

Twitter: @BallotStrategy

Instagram: @BallotStrategy

Web: www.ballot.org

 

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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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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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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February 7, 2021 @ 5:46 pm

BTL #386 - Bad Puns Gone Too Far - 2/8/21

In Which We Discuss:

1. The Iowa Caucus was one year ago this week in real time and this week last millennium in thought time.

2. How can we tell Donald Trump that testifying himself at his impeachment trial would be so good for his ratings?

3. Looking to compromise with someone, Democrats choose themselves in COVID stimulus reconciliation process. 

4. Marjorie Taylor Green makes desperate attempt to cling to respectability by admitting 9-11 was real.

5. Alert: The Newsom recall is actually happening.

6. Pillows are now political: A treatise on bad puns gone too far.

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 31, 2021 @ 7:46 pm

BTL #385 - Unity - 2/1/21

In Which We Discuss:

1. It’s Occupy Wall Street, but instead of sleeping on a park bench, you get to make millions of dollars!

2. Democrats continue to compromise with themselves over direct payments

3. “Unity” with the GOP is not the same thing as unity with the American people

4. Every day we’re a step closer to Donald Trump potentially representing himself in his second Impeachment trial

5. Jewish Space Lasers: Where do you buy them and how do you use them?

6. Schumer is a man who really, really, really doesn’t want to get primaried in 2022. Let’s dash that hope.

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 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! 

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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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