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November 7, 2021 @ 9:41 pm

11/8/21 - The Congressional MLM Caucus [w/ guest Laura Packard]

In Which We Discuss:

1. Laura Packard is here to talk healthcare and Build Back Better!

2. To the surprise of zero hosts of this podcast, Terry McAuliffe was not the best candidate for Virginia governor

3. The BIF passed, the BBB needs the CBO. Is it DOA?

4. Nobody saw Australia emerging as the supervillan of this week’s climate summit

5. Last month's jobs numbers are great or terrible, depending on whether you’re Brent or Lila

6. Nothing has ever made more sense than Krysten Sinema’s ties to MLM

 

Learn More About Laura:

Follow Laura on Twitter: @lpackard

Follow Laura on Instagram: @laurapackardactivist

Follow Healthcare Voter on Twitter: @HealthCareVoter

Check Out Laura's Recent Op-Ed in Business Insider

 

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October 31, 2021 @ 10:52 pm

11/1/21 - When Dad Bods Take Europe

In Which We Discuss:

1. Your kids can finally get microchipped

2. Biden’s plan to brag to Europeans about his fifth rate social safety net proposals are dashed

3. What’s left in BBB? We’ll go over the very short list

4. Terry McAuliffe is not using his prodigious fundraising skills to buy good ideas in Virginia

5. Redistricting is upon us, so expect a bunch of Congresspeople to suddenly leave office for “principled” reasons

6. In the year of our lord 2021, “dad bod” has finally made it into the dictionary

 

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July 13, 2021 @ 9:56 pm

7/14/21 - Did We Bomb Somewhere Recently?

This week on the podcast...we’re blindly reacting to news headlines because we didn’t do our homework. Hold onto your hats!

 

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March 14, 2021 @ 5:12 pm

3/15/21 - The Accidental Leftist

In Which We Discuss:

1. We had to pass the American Rescue Plan to find out what was in it.

2. Joe Biden discovers that a regular speech can also get you good ratings.

3. Cuomo may get a crash course in NY’s exploitive rental laws.

4. Nevada now a place for socialists instead of Harry Reid.

5. The cancel culture debate confusingly gives Ted Cruz an opening to promote reading.

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

 

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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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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!

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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!

 

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August 30, 2020 @ 9:54 pm

BTL #354 - Operation Block Ivanka - 8/31/20

In Which We Discuss:

1. Trump’s affinity for bottle blondes and the apocalypse was on full display at the RNC.

2. Kenosha police are eager to earn the approval of a 17 year old vigilante murderer

3. The season premiere of Biden Unbunkered is coming September 8th.  Time and location TBD. Airing: Probably nowhere because he doesn’t know how to grab a headline. Check your local listings.

4. If you live in Massachusetts, cast your ballot now!

5. Election Security: We don’t have that anymore.

6. And is Melania Trumps’ “Operation Block Ivanka” the only successful scheme currently being carried out inside the White House?

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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