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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 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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    December 6, 2020 @ 9:35 pm

    BTL #378 - Toot-liani - 12/7/20

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Rudy getting COVID is how this had to end, guys...

    2. If you loved having a boring, awkward convention, you’ll love the plans for this year’s inauguration!

    3. Democratic campaign leadership promises not to do any introspection before 2022 races

    4. “Toot-liani” and the world’s star-iest witness come together to make hearings fun again

    5. The COVID relief package may not involve any actual relief, but by golly Mitch McConnell will make sure you can’t sue your employer for killing you if it’s the last thing he does!

    6. Where do you stand in the vaccine order? (We’ll see you never!)

    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.

     

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    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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    September 20, 2020 @ 9:48 pm

    BTL #368 - Worst Case Scenario - 9/21/20

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Early voting has begun in four states and is coming to you too!

    2. RBG passed away, ushering in a worst case scenario for democracy

    3. Mitch McConnell is a hypocrite. Stop being shocked by that

    4. Joe Biden takes credit for inventing what drag queens have been doing for months to get people to events mid-pandemic

    5. We’re voting #no on the California ballot even containing these two props

    6. New updates on the deer Chuck Grassley hit eight years ago

    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 23, 2020 @ 9:46 pm

    BTL #364 - 2004 RNC - 8/24/20

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Reflections on the 2004 RNC, as seen in last week’s network primetime

    2. Expectations for the 2020 RNC, to be seen in this week’s primetime

    3. Important Post Office Questions: Do we still have one? And why do they have a secret police force?

    4. The Russia “Witch Hunt” found the witch, the witch was real, the witch was guilty, and the witch was Donald Trump

    5. In other conspiracy theories that turned out to be true, the Massachusetts State Democrats did in fact conspire to take down Alex Morse

    6. Kanye West campaign update: He doesn’t appear to have one

    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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    March 24, 2019 @ 10:59 pm

    BTL #311 - WHAT, IF ANYTHING IS OBSTRUCTION - 3/25/19

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. So...what does it mean to actually have the Mueller report?

    2. Jared Kushner is talking to Saudi criminals on Whatsapp.  But, you know, what about her emails?!?!

    3. Beto O’Rourke proves yet again that he knows a lot of rich people. (By the way, If anyone knows of any, we are also looking for rich friends.)

    4. Joe Biden requires someone other than Joe Biden to make him seem like an attractive candidate.

    5. Turns out countries that decide to have gun control can just...have gun control.

    6. Safety is now a luxury commodity, just like car elevators.

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of sirens and helicopters 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 11, 2018 @ 11:00 pm

    BTL #302 - ELECTION REFLECTION [w/ Grant Sloss] - 11/12/18

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. The election results were great, and don’t let MSNBC tell you otherwise

    2. One more item’s been ticked off the ‘ole dictatorship checklist...freedom of the press is gone

    3. Jeff Sessions is, unbelievably, not the most evil attorney general we’ll have this year

    4. California is once again a blockbuster movie about the endtimes

    5. Do not let the former senator from Missouri tell you who should be our next presidential candidate

    6. And friend of the podcast Grant Sloss is here to talk election results

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of sirens and helicopters 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 21, 2018 @ 10:36 pm

    BTL #300 - POLITICON 2018 / THE STRESS IS GETTING TO US - 10/22/18

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. We went to Politicon, and we can now officially tell you who is running for president.

    2. Voter suppression: It’s not just in Georgia anymore!

    3. Mitch McConnell loyally follows script that Democrats wrote for him

    4. Fun with midterm polls!

    5. We never thought we’d say this, but Donald Trump doesn’t care enough about your genitalia.

    6. Trump nicknames continue to get less clever and more off-topic, just like his administration.

    Guys, it's our 300th episode!!! 

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of sirens and helicopters 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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