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March 6, 2022 @ 10:11 pm

3/7/22 - Don’t Say BBB [w/ Dakota Hall from Alliance for Youth Action]

In Which We Discuss:

1. Dakota Hall, ED at Alliance for Youth Action, joins us to talk about young voters, the SOTU, and more!

2. Joe Biden misread the mood of the American people as he jovially celebrated returning to the office during the SOTU. That’s right, he wants to send you to the place where your bosses are!

3. Cisneros and Cuellar head into a runoff in the Democrat’s bellwetheriest bellwether race.

4. Mask laws are ending, so get your noses ready for spring.

5. President Zelensky spoke for all of earth when he asked Rick Scott to please, finally, for the love of God, mute himself

 

Find the Alliance for Youth Action Online:

Twitter: @alliance4youth

Instagram: @allianceforyouthaction

Facebook: @AllianceforYouthAction

 

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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February 28, 2022 @ 11:56 pm

3/1/22 - LA Needs A Mayor [w/ guest Chris Melody Fields Figueredo of BISC]

In Which We Discuss:

1. Our guest Chris Melody Fields Figueredo of Ballot Initiative Strategy Center joins us to talk props and progressive policy!

2. The LA Mayor’s race update you forgot you needed!

3. And the Love is Blind recap that you knew you needed

4. Joe Biden finally delivers on a campaign promise in appointing Ketanji Brown Jackson to SCOTUS

5. In all this week’s excitement, you probably forgot about the SOTU. It’s today!

6. What a dick move to start a war right now, two years into a pandemic. People haven’t even gone to their first party yet!

 

Find the Ballot Initiative Strategy Center (BISC) Online:

Twitter: @BallotStrategy

Instagram: @BallotStrategy

Web: www.ballot.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!

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

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June 13, 2021 @ 10:09 pm

6/14/21 - Emu Crime

In Which We Discuss:

1. Thankfully Tiktok will live on under the Biden administration because there are emus committing crimes out there.

2. Terry McAuliffe is still here. Why?

3. World leaders donated money to telling developing nations about technology they can’t afford.

4. Kamala Harris is a woman, so yes, she will only be given tasks she can fail at

5. Infrastructure month has officially turned into infrastructure season

6. Israel elected new impossible person to lead their impossible government

Also:

CALL YOUR REPS. ABOUT EVERYTHING. Make this number your profile picture. Tweet it every day. Add it to your phonebook:

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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June 6, 2021 @ 10:18 pm

6/7/21 - Robert Byrd’s Hostage

In Which We Discuss:

1. Joe Manchin’s brain is being held hostage by the ghost of Robert Byrd

2. Giving people money stops them from starving: an expose

3. Dem soul searching leads to exact answers we gave them before they started soul searching

4. Surprising that Andrew Yang, after participating in the democratic presidential primary, admitted publicly to wanting to be more like Michael Bloomberg.

5. In effort to undermine the meat industry, vegans find natural ally in Vladimir Putin

6. Donald Trump will be back in August according to the pillow industry

Also:

Get a vaccine so you too can record a podcast in the same room as your co-host!

 

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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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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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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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

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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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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October 7, 2019 @ 9:44 pm

BTL #326 - We’re All the Next Whistleblower - 10/8/19

In Which We Discuss:

1. Another whistleblower steps forward, and by now it seems like any human being with a television is qualified to step forward next.

2. In Trump’s America you can solve a mystery using common sense so, look, everybody you suspect was on the Ukraine call...was on the Ukraine call. 

3. Joe Biden is now losing the treason conversation too. Because losing on policy wasn’t fun enough.

4. Trump makes Twitter plans to impeach Mitt Romney and Nancy Pelosi right back using a little-known constitutional amendment entitled: the Alternative Facts Loophole!

5. Q3 fundraising numbers are in and poor “frontrunner” Joe Biden’s pool is already maxing out.

6. Donald Trump doesn’t need your stupid opinion on Syria. He’s got Erdogan’s. 

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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