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August 14, 2022 @ 7:28 pm

8/15/22 - Puppies and Rainbows and Safes

In Which We Discuss:

1. After his home’s FBI raid, Trump turned on his beloved Richard Nixon. Is there no longer such a thing as loyalty!?

2. Trump pleds the fifth 440 times in Tish James’ corruption investigation, which, according to his own 2016 words, means he’s guilty. Congrats to Tish and good game!

3. Democrats finally embrace the Puppies and Rainbows™ bill naming strategy.

4. Elections. Against all odds, they’re still happening.

5. The CDC thinks it’s fine if you want to cough on the elderly. Everybody ultimately dies anyway, right?

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!

And, as always, you can buy and review Lila's book here: Some Kids Left Behind. Plus, subscribe to Lila's new podcast, What Can I Do, wherever you get your podcasts!

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July 31, 2022 @ 10:08 pm

8/1/22 - Pulling a McConnell on McConnell

In Which We Discuss:

1. Somehow the entire executive branch is a part of the “small minority” of people who experience Paxlovid rebound. But don’t worry, we “have the tools.”

2. Former New York mayoral candidate Andrew Yang is inexplicably teaming up with New York’s Public Enemy #1

3. Fetterman is trolling his way to the top of the polls

4. The call for climate reform is literally coming from inside the house! 

5. Manchin and Schumer pull a fast one on Mitch McConnell and the political blowback is wild

6. The J6 Season Finale was viewed by all, and specifically not enjoyed by Josh Hawley

7. MedBeds: 2022’s best conspiracy theory

 

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!

And, as always, you can buy and review Lila's book here: Some Kids Left Behind

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May 15, 2022 @ 9:28 pm

5/16/22 - Stupidity Week

In Which We Discuss:

1. Protests should feel more like protests and less like guitar circles: A graduate thesis from Brain Trust Live.

2. Somehow Donald Trump missed the opportunity to endorse a pro-rape candidate in the PA primaries, and that seems like an oversight.

3. There’s nobody to vote FOR on the LA mayoral ballot, just people to vote against.

4. Biden had a prime stupidity week, but at least the deficit is going down.

5. Baby formula: Let’s find some.

6. Student Loans: Let’s cancel some.

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!

And, as always, you can buy and review Lila's book here: Some Kids Left Behind

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January 9, 2022 @ 9:54 pm

1/10/22 - Thanks, Teachers! [w/ guest Carissa Byrne Hessick]

In Which We Discuss:

1. Carissa Byrne Hessick joins us to talk about her book Punishment Without Trial: Why Plea Bargaining is a Bad Deal.

2. COVID is everywhere thanks to…teachers?

3. Jobs: You can now even do them with COVID!

4. Voting: What if we could protect your ability to do it

5. Chris Matthews and Hillary Clinton chime in with a message from the bunker.

6. Madison Cawthorn ends his marriage to a Crossfit Influencer who may or may not be a Russian spy.

 

* Follow Carissa on Twitter: @CBHessick

* Buy Carissa's Book: Punishment Without Trial: Why Plea Bargaining is a Bad Deal

 

* Buy Lila's Book: Some Kids Left Behind

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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May 9, 2021 @ 4:43 pm

5/9/21 - What’s in Giuliani’s drag bag?

In Which We Discuss:

1. Biden speech to the Joint Session of Congress puts both Mitt Romney and Lila Nordstrom into a coma level sleep state

2. This week’s burning question: What’s in Rudy Giuliani’s drag bag? Will the feds tell us?

3. Arizona Republicans train fire on their newest enemy: Bamboo

4. India and the rest of the world thwart Biden’s plan to thwart his own plan to release the COVID vaccine patents.

5. Fearing the end of Florida's warring golf cart elder parades, Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene take to The Villages to spread election lies.

 

Also:

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Brain Trust Live is (still) 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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March 28, 2021 @ 7:00 pm

3/29/21 - Illegal Water

In Which We Discuss:

1. Now we all have to use all our disposable income to go to Georgia and hand out illegal water, an obligation absolutely nobody wanted.

2. Joe Biden has a surefire plan to ruin Kamala’s career in his first 100 days.

3. We will vaccinate 200 million people in Biden’s first 100 days, whether or not we plan for it. 

4. Amazon workers in Alabama remind us that maybe we could unionize too.

5. Are boats too big? An exposé.

6. COVID is on the rise again.

 

Also:

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Capitol Hill Main Switchboard: (202) 224-3121

 

Brain Trust Live is (still) 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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March 7, 2021 @ 7:24 pm

BTL #390 - Problem Causers Caucus - 3/8/21

In Which We Discuss:

1. Less than $2000 could be coming to a checking account near you very soon!

2. Joe Manchin formed the problem causers caucus, whose political ideology seems vaguely similar to the problem solvers caucus.

3. Marie Antoinette voted no on increasing the minimum wage

4. Neera Tandan. Goodbye forever. We wish you nothing but the worst.

5. For second week in a row: Do not run for a third term in NY state.

6. March 4th has come and gone and Donald Trump has no risen from the swamp.

 

Also:

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Capitol Hill Main Switchboard: (202) 224-3121

 

Brain Trust Live is (still) 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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February 14, 2021 @ 4:33 pm

BTL #387 - No Defense - 2/15/21

In Which We Discuss:

1. We joked Donald Trump would not need an impeachment defense to get off scott free and he didn’t have one.

2. Blowback for GOP convictors. Not yet enough blowback for Mitch McConnell’s open hypocrisy.

3. Trump’s COVID was more serious than we were told. And yet, it was also less serious than it should have been.

4. I guess local GOP officials would be the ones to know if Antifa caused the Capitol riots because tons of them were active participants.

5. In the Biden administration, threatening the press gets you suspended, not promoted.

6. Weather. It’s everywhere. We’ll tell you what to do.

Also:

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Capitol Hill Main Switchboard: (202) 224-3121

 

Brain Trust Live is (still) 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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January 24, 2021 @ 10:17 pm

BTL #384 - A Place of Chaos - 1/26/21

In Which We Discuss:

1. We finally found a competent Trump official! His airplane choreography guy was top notch. Goodbye to a legend.

2. The Inauguration was just one stop on a list of errands Bernie Sanders had to run on Wednesday

3. Joe Biden’s version of "Infrastructure Week" might include actual policy

4. Introducing the 117th Senate: A place of chaos!

5. Nobody wants to hear a peep out of any of these fools until we have $2000 burning a hole in our pockets

6. The Trump era’s collateral damage: conspiracy theorists were left sad and confused

Also:

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Capitol Hill Main Switchboard: (202) 224-3121

 

Brain Trust Live is (still) 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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December 13, 2020 @ 7:24 pm

BTL #379 - Bridge To The Next Generation - 12/14/20

In Which We Discuss:

1. White House adds a second bad bill to our grand American stimulus mess. Current count is bad bills: 2, good bills: 0.

2. Even SCOTUS wants there to be a government

3. Biden promised his administration would be a “bridge to the next generation.” We didn’t realize he only meant Boomers. 

4. People of various levels of fun and not-fun are announcing runs for office

5. Let me just defend Iowa for a moment: It was the DNC that actually ruined the caucuses.

6. It’s too bad we waited for Facebook to ruin America before deciding to break it up

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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