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September 4, 2022 @ 7:29 pm

9/05/22 - Biden’s Spooky Season

In Which We Discuss:

1. We never thought we’d be so excited about this many needles!

2. Labor Day is the most exciting it’s been in 60 years.

3. Alaskans unite in opposition to mixed metaphors and slam poetry.

4. Trump lives PSA alerting Americans about the danger of not paying your lawyers.

5. Joe Biden prepares American for spooky season.

 

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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June 5, 2022 @ 9:34 pm

6/6/22 - Try Literally Anything

In Which We Discuss:

1. Does Pride Month belong to straight people now? A research-free exposé!

2. It’s shooting city out there, so naturally our representatives are back to begging us for help.

3. Alaska is looking to one-up CA’s chaotic primary process…and succeeding!

4. We’re pretty sure we attended the last Iowa Caucus.

5. Biden White House baffled by sad polling numbers as Americans face numerous predictable and solvable crises.

6. Democrats find unity on student debt cancellation: Everybody hates the White House plan.

 

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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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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March 13, 2018 @ 9:04 pm

BTL #281 - GOT A TWEET - 3/14/18

In Which We Discuss:

1. Today in weird Trumpisms, Rex Tillerson “got a Tweet” and now the Kochs control the entire world

2. It’s better to just go ahead and double down on your random non-sequitur rant, right?

3. After a brutal two week stretch, nobody is left in the White House except the second tier idiots

4. The GOP has solved the Russia crisis by denying its existence so...more exciting elections to come?

5. Betsy Devos cannot remember if she knows what a school is, but she has heard of choice and she’s for it

6. Is Jeff Flake going to be our next president?

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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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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March 12, 2017 @ 10:24 pm

BTL #236 - SAY TRUMPCARE - 3/13/17

In Which We Discuss:

1. Enjoy your Trumpcare America, assuming you don’t die swiftly and in debt

2. Heartless Republicans declare: “Let them eat iPhones!”

3. GOP seems to think they’ve released the first accurate jobs report in eight years.  If true, it would also be the first accurate jobs report in the history of America.

4. Donald Trump’s Twitter dreams are answered: He will get to see the court in court!

5. The Terminator claims he’s not running for a California senate seat, so we’ll probably just see him on the ballot then

6. Couldn’t find a White House tour that fits your schedule?  Getting in is apparently as simple as jumping over a fence and walking directly into the White House.

 

Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of screaming sirens 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 4, 2017 @ 12:22 am

BTL #226 - NEW YEAR, NEW CONGRESS - 1/4/16

 In Which We Discuss:

1. A not nearly embarrassed enough new Congress was sworn in today, so add those new reps to your speed dial. 

2. Congress’s plan to erase their own oversight is praised by The Donald, then thwarted by The Donald, then mocked by the American people, then...praised by the Donald.  A day in Trump’s news cycle.

3. A Trump cabinet update: it only gets worse

4. Media continuing to give president-elect credit for business deals he’s not involved in

5. Schumer’s Trump resistance plan: work with your captors

6. Donald Trump rings in the New Year with mobster and convicted felon “Joey No Socks,” which is just so perfect

 

Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of manic revelers 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 3, 2016 @ 9:14 pm

BTL #223 - A BAD DEALS - 12/4/16

 In Which We Discuss:

1. What happens when even Sarah Palin thinks your Carrier deal is bad for America?  Can you solve it by making her poet laureate?

2. If you’re a world leader who hasn’t spoke to the US in decades, consider calling Trump.  He’ll definitely take your call.

3. Speaking of world leaders, let’s talk about Fidel Castro’s legacy

4. Mitt Romney, Kellyanne Conway, and The Donald are stuck in a sad reverse love triangle

5. Donald Trump blames both his victory and defeat on fraud, but let’s not look into it guys.  That won’t help.

6. America found new and exciting ways to be terrible to Native Americans this Thanksgiving

Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of circling 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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November 20, 2016 @ 9:05 pm

BTL #222 - THE CASE OF THE MISSING COMP SEATS - 11/21/16

In Which We Discuss:

1. So far the only thing Trump has accomplished in his transition is firing the few people who knew what was going on

2. Trump’s cabinet picks begin with a man too racist to get approved under Reagan and end with an list of every nightmare human being in America

3. Update: Trump’s first 100 days infrastructure plan may just be bills that have already passed and proposals he campaigned against

4. Settling a lawsuit for $25 million dollars is not what you do just because "don’t have time," it's what you do because you don't have a case

5. Guys, Mike Pence deserved to be booed, because seriously, how long does a man have to run for VP before he decides to get comp seats to Hamilton?

6. Democrats, in making attempt to be more inclusive, expand their leadership team to include...everyone

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