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    October 18, 2020 @ 9:57 pm

    BTL #372 - Who Needs The News - 10/19/20

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Americans everywhere vote early, wish they could now just sleep for weeks and wake up on November 4th. 

    2. Amy Coney Barrett is awful, but is there anyone worse than Dianne Feinstein?

    3. Biden hits Trump where it hurts the most: TV ratings.

    4. Trump now banking all his election hopes on locking up all Democrats.

    5. The NY Post posts the postiest election conspiracy theory yet. 

    6. In a shocking departure from Trump, Chris Christie has mostly the right takeaways after his week in the ICU.

    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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    March 8, 2020 @ 11:25 pm

    BTL #341 - Super Tuesday (w/ Guest Carla Nordstrom) - 3/9/20

    In Which We Discuss (W/ Special Guest Carla Nordstrom):

    1. The empire consolidated just in time to dash the hopes of anybody dreaming of a future more promising than “not Trump.” We compare these developments to the chaos that led to 1968's infamous Democratic convention.

    2. We moved up our primary but California’s Super Tuesday somehow still didn’t count.

    3. With last week’s carnage, the Senate races are our new raison d’etre. Senate Project 2020 is a go!

    4. Luckily, Tuesday March 10th brings new possibilities...

    5. But we’ll have to make it through Coronavirus to get there.

    6. One thing that’s keeping our emotional health in check: We beat MSNBC. Chris Matthews is no more.

    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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    November 24, 2019 @ 8:07 pm

    BTL #332 - Our Eyeballs - 11/25/19

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Biggest winner of impeachment hearings so far: Pete Buttigeig at Dem Debate 5. Biggest losers: Our eyeballs.

    2. Candidates do their best Liz Warren plan impersonation. Fail miserably.

    3. Bloomberg, like many rich kids before, thinks he can pay you to like him

    4. Carla Nordstrom lifehack: impeachment hearings are a great time to get some sewing done

    5. Is Trump Sick in more than just the head?

    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 20, 2019 @ 8:44 pm

    BTL #328 - Is Giuliani-ness contagious? - 10/20/19

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Mean Pete Buttigeig is that guy you were always avoiding in your Intro to Political Science seminar.

    2. Hillary Clinton accidentally sides with Russian by reminding us that Tulsi Gabbard is running for president.

    3. Mick Mulvaney shows a Giuliani-like penchant for incriminating himself. Is Giuliani-ness contagious?

    4. U.S. Brokered cease-fire in Syria benefits nobody but the dictators, those being Erdogan and Trump.

    5. Brexit: the scariest thing coming this Halloween.

    6. World leaders spared from a tacky vacation filled with overcooked beef and gold trim by emoluments clause.

    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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    November 11, 2018 @ 11:00 pm

    BTL #302 - ELECTION REFLECTION [w/ Grant Sloss] - 11/12/18

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. The election results were great, and don’t let MSNBC tell you otherwise

    2. One more item’s been ticked off the ‘ole dictatorship checklist...freedom of the press is gone

    3. Jeff Sessions is, unbelievably, not the most evil attorney general we’ll have this year

    4. California is once again a blockbuster movie about the endtimes

    5. Do not let the former senator from Missouri tell you who should be our next presidential candidate

    6. And friend of the podcast Grant Sloss is here to talk election results

    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 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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    April 29, 2018 @ 10:39 pm

    BTL 286 - THE LONGEST HANDSHAKE [w/ Carla Nordstrom] - 4/30/18

    In Which We Discuss (w/ Special Guest Carla Nordstrom):

    1. North and South Korea met in the middle to stare into each other’s eyes and hold hands

    2. The downside of approaching your female staffers about being a surrogate is that your district might lose a 16 point margin so…you know...think twice

    3. Rand Paul always has 8 filibuster hours worth of convictions until he decides he doesn’t have convictions anyway

    4. Ronny Jackson: Don’t be that guy

    5. Teachers in six states now demanding basic dignity. What will they think of next?

    6. Nothing gets correspondents fired up like a woman telling jokes. Not even the actual news.

    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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    March 26, 2018 @ 10:22 pm

    BTL #283 - MUSTACHE UNKNOWNS - 3/27/18

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Daring teenagers to do anything is your funeral, a PSA from Brain Trust Live

    2. "60 Minutes" gets its ratings money shot with Stormy Daniels interview

    3. Your info isn’t safe online. We knew it, and now we know it again.

    4. H.R. McMaster is out, and the question on everyone’s mind is: Will we soon be seeing a new, mustache free John Bolton?

    5. Trump’s new Russia investigation plan is apparently to just not worry about legal advice full stop

    6. We may finally see a Biden vs. Trump matchup! No, not for a presidential election, for a no-holds-barred high school locker room brawl.

     

    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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    March 18, 2018 @ 9:28 pm

    BTL #282 - A SINGULARLY EVIL WOMAN - 3/19/18

     

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Puerto Rico still has no power. But don’t worry, nobody died...right? Guys? Right?

    2. Turns out Democrats can win when they bother running and talking about stuff

    3. Republicans remain adept at finding the most singularly evil woman to be the token first to run an organization

    4. Our reality TV star president gets the economic advisor he wants and deserves

    5. Donald Trump’s mantra: Keep your enemies close, and your friends pissed off at you

    6. An important BTL PSA: It should cost you more than 7 figures to cover up your affair with a porn star

     

    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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    January 10, 2018 @ 12:23 am

    BTL 273 - LIZARD BLIZZARD - 1/10/18

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Fire and Fury paints Donald Trump as exactly the kind of lazy, incompetent federal employee he most fears

    2. 45 definitely isn’t a "stable genius," but he sure tried to play one on TV today

    3. Fire up your iPod and blast some “Gangnam Style” because the 2012 presidential candidates are BACK and coming to a senate race near you!

    4. Why do so many men brag about having destructive buttons on their desks?

    5. There is something called a lizard blizzard happening in Florida, which sounds right.

    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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