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    January 29, 2017 @ 10:57 pm

    BTL #230 - THE GOSSIPY SIDE OF A CONSTITUTIONAL CRISIS [SPECIAL GUEST: WILLIAM FLOYD, LA COUNTY DEMS] - 1/30/17

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. It’s week one of the Trump presidency and we already have a constitutional crisis on our hands

    2. Steve Bannon must be on some sort of writing retreat, having a very prolific week ruining America by edict

    3. Trump will bravely investigate only the kind of voter fraud that doesn’t exist but makes him lose popular votes

    4. Apparently Trump’s idea of diplomacy is holding hands with the ladies

    5. Something we can get behind: Trump’s White House staff is the gossipy-ist in history

    6. We interview with William Floyd from the LA County Dems and talk about the local stuff you should know [Begins: 1:18:20...yup it's that kind of week]

    7. Trump’s butt takes the mantle as most unfortunate meme of the week/history

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of screaming 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 29, 2016 @ 1:28 am

    BTL #213 - QUESTIONABLE MEDICINE - 8/29/16

    In Which We Discuss:

    1.  John McCain battles for his political life - and his actual life - in upcoming his Arizona primary

    2. Doctor’s for both presidential candidates assert they’ll live forever.  Unfortunately. 

    3. First rule of joining the alt right movement: Don’t talk about the alt right movement

    4. Trump now isn’t so sure about the only thing he’s ever been sure about - deporting Mexicans

    5. Revolutions are happening at every level in the new Sanders organization Our Revolution

    6. Corporations continue to conspire with lawmakers to keep life-saving drugs from life-endangered Americans

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of circling 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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    August 21, 2016 @ 11:09 pm

    BTL #212 - LIFE’S GOLD MEDAL - 8/22/16

    In Which We Discuss:


    1. Media treatment of Ryan Lochte proves that being born a white man is life’s Olympic gold medal


    2. Lest we start to believe her words, Clinton’s actions lay bare her love of the TPP and fracking

    3. Trump campaign now fully devoid of legitimate people, places, and things

    4. Trump African-American outreach strategy: actively poll at 0% instead of passively polling at 1%

    5. Screw FEMA, Trump play-doh outreach is the Louisiana flood solution we’ve all been waiting for

    6. CNN finally admits they’ve heard of Jill Stein

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of barking dogs 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 31, 2016 @ 11:36 pm

    BTL #210 - DEMOCRATIC DANCING - 8/1/16

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Michelle Obama: One Democrat who couldn’t get booed if she tried.

    2. The state that invented Gore-Tex and other important facts from the DNC Roll Call.

    3. Hey guys, sometimes democracy means allowing the California delegation into the hall, protesters and all.

    4. Tim Kaine is still boring and, oops, still not as pro-choice as actual pro-choice people are!

    5. Trump has a violent physical reaction to hearing real policy discussions

    6. How to contribute to the fight against Il Duce if you still aren’t enthused by Hillary Clinton


    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of circling 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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    July 11, 2016 @ 10:30 pm

    BTL #208 - TRUMP/ZOOTOPIA 2016 - 7/12/16

    In Which We Discuss:


    1. Now is the time for us to come together as Americans and ask Twitter where the nearest BLM protest is


    2. Given every opportunity to step in it following the zillions of shootings and protests this week, Trump failed to even generate a sub-headline.  What kind of media master is he?


    3. Rep. Jason Chaffetz believes his crack team of PIs at the Congressional Oversight Committee will find a Clinton indictment where the FBI couldn’t.


    4. Fingers crossed that the GOP veepstakes result in Zootopia 2016: Newt Gingrich and Donald Trump’s national tour of America’s zoos.  The zoo animal vote is in the bag!


    5. 2016 is the kind of year where neither party’s platform includes a position on one of our most influential trade policies but both include multiple positions on many others


    6. Following in the footsteps of GM and Yahoo, the UK will fix the Brexit mess by allowing a woman to go down for it.


    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of circling 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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    March 27, 2016 @ 11:32 pm

    BTL #194 - SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPIALIDOCIOUS SATURDAY - 3/28/16

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. The story of Easter

    2. The story of what we’re calling #LooneyTuesday

    3. The story of what we’re calling #SupercalifragilisticexpialidociousSaturday

    4. The story of how 5 women allegedly agreed to have sex with Ted Cruz

    5. The story of Obama’s groundbreaking diplomacy and ground-ruining high-fiving in Cuba

    6. The story of how we should all calm the fuck down despite recent terror attacks.  Terrorism is scary, but fascism is scarier.

    7. The story of how 13 nobodies are still running in the Democratic primary for president

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of loud 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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    November 16, 2015 @ 11:49 pm

    BTL #177 - FRIDAY THE 13TH - 11/17/15

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Terrorists are out to ruin Lila’s birthday, which is just like terrorists to do

    2. Terrible attacks in Western Europe lead many to the discovery that terrorist attacks are happening constantly and all over the world. It’s a dangerous place!

    3. GOP Debate #4 ends with a sad plea by moderators promising that economic issues can totally be interesting sometimes

    4. Knee-Jerk Hillary Clinton turns out to sound a lot like Rudolph Giuliani at Saturday’s super secret Democratic debate

    5. College protests start up in Missouri, end with Yale students hating John Calhoun and Chris Christie hating Obama

    6. SCOTUS will now determine whether they meant to give us any abortion rights at all

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    September 8, 2015 @ 12:14 am

    BTL #169 - LABOR DAY - 9/8/15

    In Which We Discuss:


    1. The latest polls prove that America is ready to accept almost anyone other than another Bush or Clinton

    2.  Europe is Shocked, Shocked, SHOCKED that over 3 million Syrians don’t really want to stay in war-torn Syria

    3. Hillary Clinton is outed as America’s unsung gefilte fish hero

    4. Some enticing offers from the GOP front: Jeb Bush will speak Spanish wherever he damn well pleases, and Donald trump will be “good at the military”

    5. Democrats finally rustle up enough Democrats to back Obama’s Democratic Iran deal

    6. Thrice married and unwed mother Kim Davis becomes hero for Christians everywhere

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    June 29, 2015 @ 12:24 am

    BTL #160 - PURE APPLESAUCE - 6/29/15

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. SCOTUS continues it’s move to the left as Scalia continues his slow descent into jiggery-pokery

    2. Alabama and Bree Newsome show SC and America that taking an offensive flag down is as easy as...removing a flag

    3. Bernie Sanders proves he’s a contender by facing his first slate of attacks...ever.

    4. Bobby Jindal announces presidential run in homemade horror film

    5. It only takes two words to explain why abstinence-only education doesn’t work: Bristol Palin

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    June 8, 2015 @ 11:29 pm

    BTL #157 - SNAKES AND SINKHOLES - 6/9/15

    In Which We Discuss:


    1. Sadly, Hastert’s attempt to rid the nation of corrupt legislators in the Clinton years was always destined to be incomplete.  Turns out he was one of them.

    2. Not even a clown car can contain the current GOP field.  And evidently the Democratic party can’t contain their candidates since none of them are actually members.

    3. Will the Biden’s ever catch a break?  For God’s sake!

    4. Jobs.  We have more of them than we used to.

    5. Patriot Act.  We have less of it than we used to.

    6. Duggars go on television to further explain their terrible choices, further embarrass their daughters 

    7. A rare supercombo of Snakes AND Sinkholes strike this week’s news!

    8. Huckabee.  This guy.

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