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    April 19, 2020 @ 9:50 pm

    BTL #347 - Endorse-Fest 2020 - 4/20/20

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Biden endorse-fest attendees wondering why the left wont come along for the ride

    2. New stimulus possible. Will it actually stimulate anybody?

    3. More people are newly unemployed than have voted in the Democratic primary so far

    4. Stay at home orders actually work!

    5. That’s why Trump hates them...

    6. A Michael Cohen tell-all coming to you from...his house. Where he currently is. Just like you.

    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 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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    March 29, 2020 @ 8:56 pm

    BTL #344 - We’re Number One! - 3/30/19

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Joe Biden was accused of a Trump-worthy sexual assault, but you probably didn’t hear about it.

    2. Are we going to end up with Andrew Cuomo as president?

    3. America smashed records all week! We’re number one in coronavirus cases, and in unemployment. Beat that, China!

    4. Apparently we had $2 trillion the whole time?!

    5. Latest on coronavirus: Trump’s getting great ratings. That makes all the death and fear worth it, right?

    6. Trump finally invokes P on Twitter. Whatever "P" is…

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in 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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    November 17, 2019 @ 10:57 pm

    BTL #331 - The Birthday Gift That Keeps On Giving - 11/18/19

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. If Louisiana votes on Saturday, couldn’t we all do it?

    2. Impeachment hearings are the birthday gift that keep on giving. And taking.

    3. Roger Stone proves that getting a Nixon tattoo on your back will eventually land you in jail

    4. If you’re looking for a book deal, there’s still time announce that you’re running for president

    5. Pete Buttigeig: Loved by Midwestern white people and fake black people everywhere!

    6. Elizabeth Warren over-plans on healthcare and, in the process, accidentally under-plans

    7. Fringe political celebrities are desperate to represent Simi Valley: An update

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in 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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    October 20, 2019 @ 8:44 pm

    BTL #328 - Is Giuliani-ness contagious? - 10/20/19

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Mean Pete Buttigeig is that guy you were always avoiding in your Intro to Political Science seminar.

    2. Hillary Clinton accidentally sides with Russian by reminding us that Tulsi Gabbard is running for president.

    3. Mick Mulvaney shows a Giuliani-like penchant for incriminating himself. Is Giuliani-ness contagious?

    4. U.S. Brokered cease-fire in Syria benefits nobody but the dictators, those being Erdogan and Trump.

    5. Brexit: the scariest thing coming this Halloween.

    6. World leaders spared from a tacky vacation filled with overcooked beef and gold trim by emoluments clause.

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in 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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    August 4, 2019 @ 11:31 pm

    BTL #321 - I Wrote The Bill - 7/5/19

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Domestic terrorism has had a big week

    2. After 12 hours of debate, we still can’t pick the generic white moderates out of a Democratic Debate lineup

    3. The people of Puerto Rico overthrew their government last week. Now if only we could overthrow ours...

    4. Trump, unsurprisingly, can’t find a National Intelligence Director. Or an intelligent person to work for him in general.

    5. Trump furious that Elijah Cummings can’t stop Trump’s own family from slumming up Baltimore

    6. Go and demand some impeachment, people!

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in 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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    July 1, 2019 @ 10:33 pm

    BTL #319 - Who is John Delaney? - 7/1/19

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Lila was in the thick of the biggest news of two weeks ago

    2. #DemDebate Real Talk: 

    3. Partisan gerrymandering is no big deal if you have a lifetime appointment

    4. SCOTUS is super confusing these days, but ultimately still as horrible as you’d expect

    5. We’ve been gone a month, so here are all the times we almost went to war

    6. Trump is celebrating the 4th of July by scheduling counterprogramming to PBS’s celebration because what better way to celebrate America than by getting better ratings than Carole King?

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in 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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    March 31, 2019 @ 10:40 pm

    BTL #312 - INAPPROPRIATE HAIR-SMELLING - 4/1/19

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Inappropriate Hair-Smelling: The Joe Biden Story You Aren’t Surprised to Hear

    2. Brent likes Buttigieg: A Discussion

    3. A tale of 1000 Julia Brownleys

    4. Trump White House tries a new Obamacare repeal strategy: declaring the ACA never existed in the first place

    5. Chuck Schumer needs your help identifying the difference between bigots and lobbyists because he wants to make sure he’s only taking money from one of those

    6. Not sure who in the Executive Branch hates disabled people most? We’ve got your rankings!

    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 14, 2018 @ 11:20 pm

    BTL #299 - White House Cosplay - 10/15/18

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Donald Trump is one of the many Americans who doesn’t really understand what Medicare is

    2. Apparently Democrats are taking literally anybody these days

    3. If Georgia’s governor can’t win by getting more votes, he’ll win by purging his opponent’s voters. Democracy!

    4. Kanye armed only with a MAGA hat and a dream, discusses the infinite universe with Donald Trump

    5. Jared Kushner paid less in taxes than you did last year

    6. Melania cosplays her way around Africa as a Nazi villain

    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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    June 3, 2018 @ 9:36 pm

    BTL #290 - PRIMARY DAY IN CA - 6/4/18

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Puerto Rico is even more fucked than we told you they were

    2. Tuesday is primary day in California! Don’t get the answers wrong.

    3. Tom Perez apparently has learned a lot from the Trump era, like that promises made of words don’t mean anything

    4. Scientific proof that electing Democrats will lower your uninsured rate

    5. Donald Trump will always forgive for the price of one giant novelty envelope

    6. Roseanne Barr will now continue her nervous breakdown without ABC’s support.

    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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