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    September 7, 2020 @ 10:10 pm

    BTL #366 - The Remarkable Joe Kennedy - 9/8/20

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Joe Kennedy has finally become a remarkable Kennedy, but only because he destroyed the dynasty

    2. Joe Biden’s gamble in running as a Republican pays off in money, whether it pays off in votes remains to be seen

    3. Biden campaign visits Kenosha, which is exactly one more visit to Wisconsin than the entire Clinton campaign

    4. You’re not really telling us we need video proof of Trump calling the troops losers. The proof is in our hearts.

    5. The month’s jobs numbers are notable but still fake

    6. The sinking Trumptilla perfectly embodies the Trumpian philosophy of doing whatever the hell you want, other people be damned

    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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    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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    August 25, 2019 @ 6:47 pm

    BTL #323 - Buying Greenland - 8/26/19

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. There’s cross traffic in the race for president - we’ll tell you who’s in and who’s out.

    2. Joe Biden has seemingly thought A LOT about the assasination of Barack Obama.

    3. David Koch is dead, survived by Russian authoritarian government and the MET.

    4. Trump did not successfully buy Greenland last week. Let’s depose him.

    5. The future of oxygen is up in smoke, literally.

    6. Pray for RBG because how many cancers is too many?

    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 7, 2019 @ 10:06 pm

    BTL #320 - Some Loveless Thinking About Marianne Williamson - 7/8/19

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. As the earth literally shook all around us, at least we could take comfort in the fact that the USGS was having the Best. Week. Ever.

    2. Donald Trump regaled us with tales of fourth of July glory, commemorating the forgotten Battle for LaGuardia, Terminal C.

    3. Somehow Pete Buttigeig is now the fundraiser to beat in the Democratic Primary

    4. The Census citizenship question Just. Wont. Die.  Possibly because neither will Donald Trump.

    5. Justin Amash, founding member of the Freedom Caucus, is leaving GOP BECAUSE IT’S TOO RADICAL FOR HIM.

    6. Marianne Williamson has more in common with Mormonism’s Joseph Smith than you’d want or need.

    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 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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    February 5, 2018 @ 12:37 am

    BTL #277 - SMOKELESS GUN - 2/5/18

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Trump’s first SOTU address is the most watched 6th most watched SOTU ever!

    2. Nunes Memo contains one major smoking gun: that Devin Nunes is a real life idiot.

    3. Paul Ryan celebrates buying you a Costco membership and the Koch brothers an actual Costco

    4. Trump’s infrastructure plan is to ask other people to pay for infrastructure but still cut stuff

    5. In a confusing turn, now maybe Democrats don’t want moderate pro-life assholes running for Congress?

    6. Sometimes you just need a dead goose falling from the heavens to teach you that hunting is really freaking stupid

    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 15, 2017 @ 10:14 pm

    BTL #264 - AGENT ORANGE [w/ ESTEBAN GAST] - 10/15/17

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Trump is furious that his gifted roll of paper towels wasn’t enough to clean up all of Puerto Rico

    2. You can now thank Trump directly for your rising healthcare costs. Thanks, Agent Orange!

    3. Trump’s Iran policy mostly dictated by a fictitious palate of cash.

    4. The whole world is just all sexual predators

    5. Steve Bannon promotes Shakespearean murder platform at Value Voters Summit. Adorable thinks the reference will land.

    6. Mike Pence hates America. We have proof.

    *If you'd like to contribute to the PR recovery efforts, here are two reputable places to donate, care of this week's wonderful guest, Esteban Gast:Maria:

    Puerto Rico Real-Time Recovery Fund - https://www.generosity.com/emergencies-fundraising/maria-puerto-rico-real-time-recovery-fund

    Friends of Puerto Rico - http://www.friendsofpuertorico.org

    *Follow Esteban on Twitter at @realestebangast or find him online at www.estebangast.com!*

     

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of barking dogs and sirens 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 31, 2017 @ 3:30 pm

    POLITICON 2017

    Mid-Week Special!

    When we promise you we’ll post something, you can count on us to post it…weeks later! That’s right, we’re putting up a supercut of the audio from our wild weekend at Politicon!  Check out some clips from the awesome panels and get our thoughts on Ann Coulter’s sanity, our unending love for the queen of 2017 Symone Sanders, and the bathroom habits of Trump supporters.  It’s all here, so enjoy!

     

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    August 27, 2017 @ 10:31 pm

    BTL #257 - IN ID WE TRUST - 8/28/17

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Trump plan on Monday: pilfer Obama’s Afghanistan speech, remove all the details

    2. Trump plan on Tuesday: pilfer Trump’s id, remove all coherence

    3. On Friday, Hurricane Trump hit America with plans to make people suffer before Hurricane Harvey had a chance to

    4. Latest White House exit leads to adorable Nazi reunion at Breitbart. We hope there was angel food cake.

    5. Mnuchin’s wife learns the hard way that poor people can find a Valentino hashtag too

    6. Slow your roll, media. The Kasich/Hickenlooper thing is just a friendship right now. They aren’t dating yet.

    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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