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November 21, 2021 @ 11:28 pm

11/22/21 - You Should Run For Office [w/ guest Amanda Litman]

In Which We Discuss:

1. Amanda Litman from Run For Something tells us why YOU should run for office!

2. Call in the brass band: We signed a bill! Turns out it is still physically possible to sign those. 

3. A sprawling bill that will help all americans is now headed to the senate where it will die because of…the price of milk?

4. World War II swim meets, Jimmy Carter’s sweaters, and other missives from Kevin McCarthy’s 9 hour speech.

5. The legal system is broken beyond repair. That’s it. That’s what we have to say about that. 

6. Kamala Harris becomes the first female president due to a colonoscopy...in her defense, that’s just as legitimate as the electoral college.

 

Follow Amanda on Twitter: @amandalitman

Learn more about Run for Something: runforsomething.net

Run for Office: runforwhat.org

 

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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October 24, 2021 @ 10:14 pm

10/25/21 - Zebras on the Loose [w/ guest Tatenda Musapatike]

In Which We Discuss:

1. Tatenda Musapatike talks voting, Real Housewives, and Dem strategy

2. Infrastructure Update: Just…what?

3. Voting rights is filibuster reform. Everything is filibuster reform.

4. Joe Biden wants you to want to pay your student loans

5. A sentence we never thought would be necessary to say: India Walton is not David Duke

6. Apparently the solution to zebras on the loose is…more zebras on the loose

 

Follow Tatenda on Twitter and Instagram: @TatendaCheryl

Follow Voter Formation Project: @VoterFormation

 

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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June 7, 2020 @ 10:11 pm

BTL #353 - Black Lives Matter, Protest Works - 6/8/20

In Which We Discuss:

1. The whole world’s in the streets to protest police brutality

2. But Trump’s in a bunker declaring martial law

3. Police are rioting

4. Mayors are failing

5. But...might we finally see some policy change?

6. And hey, for the people in the back, Black Lives Matter!

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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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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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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September 24, 2017 @ 7:02 pm

BTL #261 - A DOTARD IN NAMBIA [w/ THOMAS DALE] - 9/25/17

In Which We Discuss:

1. Trump uses the UN gathering to threaten nuclear war and thank the great nation of Nambia for making his friends so rich! Isn’t diplomacy grand?

2. Kim Jong-Un brought back the word “dotard” and now we all sound Shakespearian

3. OMG did John and Lindsey just break up over Lindsey’s secret affair with healthcare reform?  What a bitch!

4. First Amendment expert Donald Trump describe specific administration-approved maneuvers for football protesting. Kneeling = disrespectful to our heritage. Linking arms = a celebration of unity!

5. Trump redefines the word loyalty while extolling on his distaste for Luther Strange at a Luther Strange rally

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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September 4, 2017 @ 12:58 pm

BTL #258 - WHAT. A. MESS. - 9/4/17

 

In Which We Discuss:

1. Having failed at ramming healthcare reform down our throats, Trump sets his eyes on an equally unpopular and cruel repeal - DACA

2. Trump now using the famous divide and piss off our allies strategy in Korea showdown

3. Hurricane Harvey. What. A. Mess.

4. Congress and the Budget. What. A. Mess.

5. Have you heard the one about the enormous floods in Asia that have killed thousands? No?

6. Kamala Harris announces candidacy for president in 2020 via single-payer endorsement

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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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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July 30, 2017 @ 9:03 pm

BTL #255 - POLITICON 2017: TOO MANY THOUGHTS - 7/31/17

In Which We Discuss:

We're flying rundown-free because we snuck this recording in after a packed weekend at Politicon, but tune in for our reactions to the comic-con for wonks, plus of course the healthcare vote, Priebus exit, Scaramucci living up to his operatic name, Trump's VERY on-brand boy scouts speech, and more!

Also look out later in this week for a SUPERCUT (woooooo!) of our time at this year's Politicon!

Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of sirens and helecopters 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 23, 2017 @ 10:50 pm

BTL #254 - BRANDING MEDIOCRITY - 7/24/17

In Which We Discuss:

1. The new Sean Spicer is a Nickelodeon villain who donated to Barack Obama

2. Russia actually called us thugs this week, which is cute

3. Zombie healthcare will kick a new and exciting figure of 32 million off their healthcare. Way to keep playing, guys!

4. Al Gore is the latest borderline Republican to come out in favor of single payer

5. Democrats new motto urges us not to lose faith. Our most mediocre times are still ahead of us!

6. A "spicey" goodbye to America’s most exciting and irreverent character in the nation’s first reality presidency

PLUS, don't forget to follow us next weekend on social media as we follow all the fun at Politicon!  We'll be galavanting AND asking the hard-hitting questions all weekend! 

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