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October 4, 2020 @ 9:41 pm

BTL #370 - VIP Superspreader Event [w/ Special Guest Grant Sloss] - 10/5/20

In Which We Discuss [w/ special guest Grant Sloss]:

1. White House host nation’s first VIP-only, black-tie superspreader event. 

2. Trump now attempting to die of COVID in a last-ditch attempt to get out of a massive IRS bill and crushing debt.

3. The first presidential debate (and likely the last) was, in the words of Jake Tapper, “a hot mess inside a dumpster fire, inside a train wreck.”

4. Cal Cunningham is part of the exact kind of lame sexting scandal you’d expect from a DNC-backed moderate. But don’t worry, Thom Tillis has COVID.

5. Another year, another set of Prop 13 battles hit the California ballot.

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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September 13, 2020 @ 8:58 pm

BTL #367 - The Noble Prize for Orange Air - 9/14/20

In Which We Discuss:

1. Trump to visit fire-ravaged West Coast, in danger of being camouflaged by the color of the air

2. The Rhode Island primary becomes the sleeper hit of the season!

3. Bernie suggests a proven winning strategy for Biden, will now most certainly be blamed for his loss.

4. Mitch McConnell’s coronavirus relief bill is the definition of insanity

5. Woodward gives us the proof we didn’t need that Trump is gaslighting us on Covid

6. Trump looks to be a lock for the Noble prize for misspellings

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 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 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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August 16, 2020 @ 8:14 pm

BTL #363 - Massachusetts: Who Knew? - 8/17/20

In Which We Discuss:

1. Become a Vote Captain, sign up to be a poll worker, and offer ballot pick-ups in your community.

2. All that suspense was for nothing in Joe Biden’s veepstakes saga

3. The DNC lineup leaves us wondering how you protest at a virtual convention

4. Another squad member “survives” a 20 point victory

5. Massachusetts: Who knew?

6. QAnon is headed to Congress!

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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August 2, 2020 @ 4:44 pm

BTL #361 - Trump State Media - 8/2/20

In Which We Discuss:

1. Donald Trump doesn’t feel like having the election anymore so let’s just pack it in and head home

2. In a twist that only Angelenos should have anticipated, Scientology enters the Veepstakes battle!

3. There is no modern parallel to how terrible the economy is so Republicans are floating ways to make it worse

4. Herman Cain dies of COVID-19 only 11 days after patriotically attending Trump’s Tulsa rally

5. GOP is furious Mark Zuckerberg can’t explain Twitter’s user policies

6. "Demon Semen" is wreaking havoc all over America

 

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 15, 2020 @ 10:59 pm

BTL Biden Task Force Mid-Week Special - 7/16/20

Join us on this very special mid-week episode as we discuss the Biden campaign task forces!

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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June 21, 2020 @ 9:56 pm

BTL #355 - The Emptysburg Address - 6/22/20

 

In Which We Discuss:

1. Hillary Clinton bravely comes off the sidelines to endorse a 16 term incumbent

2. Trump reveals himself to be an expert ramp physicist at his sparsely attended Tulsa rally

3. Neil Gorsuch borrows Dick Cheney’a hunting rifle for this week’s SCOTUS decisions

4. John Bolton’s Moustache finally reveals its secrets! 

5. “Law and Order” president signs entirely predictable policing executive order amidst nationwide protest

6. Klobuchar withdraws from VP race, seemingly unaware that the rest of us had proactively withdrawn her weeks ago

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June 14, 2020 @ 10:14 pm

BTL #354 - Kill The Compromise - 6/15/20

In Which We Discuss:

1. Black lives still don’t seem to matter enough to police departments in California and Georgia

2. But don’t worry, the Democrats have seen the protests and boy do they have a compromise for you!

3. The threat of COVID is even worse than that time you stayed in your house for three months

4. Trump’s new campaign strategy: Kill his own supporters so he doesn’t have to be president for four more years

5. Biden’s VP shortlist is shorter in number and short on excitement

6. You can take Bernie Sanders out of the presidential race, but you can’t take his supporters out of the electorate

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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