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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 19, 2020 @ 10:35 pm

    BTL #359 - Manhattan, Texas - 7/20/20

     

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Nation mourns the loss of John Lewis while Marco Rubio learns he can’t tell any of his black colleagues apart

    2. Texas, of all places, is trying to become the next New York City

    3. We live in a Southern Cone dictatorship, so maybe don’t worry about election results anyway

    4. If you’re shocked you haven’t yet had to go hungry, just wait until August!

    5. Kanye West and all his demons hold their first campaign rally

    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 5, 2020 @ 10:09 pm

    BTL #357 - The Frontier Spirit of Las Vegas - 7/6/20

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. The next Michele Bachmann has entered our lives!

    2. New Jersey wins the prize for the most creative voter suppression method you’ve never heard about

    3. Everyone has coronavirus. Stay home.

    4. Donald Trump wowed by the indomitable frontier spirit that brought us Las Vegas

    5. Joe Biden wishes you’d tear down those statues more peacefully

    6. Kanye West isn’t going to let a web of national crises disrupt his long-time plan to run for president in 2020

    NEWS: Make sure to check out Lila's appearance on The Guilty Feminist!

    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!

    *There's a slight technical difficulty that starts at minute 42. We know about it, but what could we do, you know? Thanks for your patience!*

     

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    June 28, 2020 @ 10:26 pm

    BTL #356 - Long-Term Plans - 6/28/20

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. If you run progressives, you sometimes can elect them, and that is the definition of being electable

    2. Eating out is nice and all, but what about staying at home and drinking alone...forever?

    3. Donald Trump: Where white nationalism and Russian nationalism find their Grand Wizard

    4. Progressives can defeat mainline Democrats by thinking long-term

    5. DC gets one step closer to statehood. Puerto Rico...still batting zero.

    6. California Democrats try a crazy experiment...moving the party forward in a unified way.

    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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    May 24, 2020 @ 10:42 pm

    BTL #352 - Dream Tiny Fight Weak [w/ Guest Erica Bardin] - 5/25/20

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. 2020 proves that if you’re a Democrat who wants to be re-elected...progressives are your friends!

    2. Biden continues his tireless search to find America’s lady Tim Kaine

    3. Liz Warren tests out new slogans “Dream Tiny Fight Weak” and “Small Incremental Change.”

    4. Instead of killing others in the name of Christ, Christians now experimenting with killing their own!

    5. We may never see Trump’s taxes, but at least we’ve got his bank account info! 

    6. Returning guest Erica Bardin joins us.

    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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    May 17, 2020 @ 8:26 pm

    BTL #351 - Super Duper Missile - 5/18/20

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. House Dems Heroes Act finally honors the heroes among us.  Lobbyists and rich people.

    2. The Nordstrom/Thornburg task force to study the validity of the Biden/Sanders task forces is now in session.

    3. Dems will not let Coronavirus trample their record of losing winnable elections.

    4. Everyone looking for a good reason to not vote for Biden got one...directly from Joe Biden.

    5. We’re struggling about how to make a super duper missile joke when the president has already made it for us.

    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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    May 10, 2020 @ 9:45 pm

    BTL #350 - A Tampa DJ [w/ Special Guest Grant Sloss] - 5/11/20

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. White House, having finally caught Coronavirus, devoted to becoming #1 disease vector in America

    2. NY could singlehandedly save the USPS with their byzantine primary ballot strategy, if they even have it at all

    3. Your favorite and least favorite Tara Reades/Reids are back in the news this week!

    4. How’s that employer-sponsored healthcare going for you now?

    5. We know Americans have a lot of time on their hands, but 30 minutes of “Plandemic” is definitely a bridge too far

    6. Friend of the podcast Grant Sloss is back!

    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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    May 3, 2020 @ 10:12 pm

    BTL #349 - The Joe Biden Experience - 5/4/20

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. If 2019 was the year of believing women, then 2020 is the year we decided to stop.

    2. If we can read anything into the Biden VP selection committee, it’s that Biden likes to stick to a theme.

    3. If Kansas is lapping you in primary ideas, you might be New York State.

    4. States are re-opening, so looks like we may have to die to save capitalism.

    5. He may be the king of ratings, but his polling is the one stat Donald Trump can’t rescue through sheer force of personality.

    6. If Kim Jong-Un really is back, then he’s wasted an opportunity to peddle a brilliant rebirth story. Amateur.

    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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    March 29, 2020 @ 8:56 pm

    BTL #344 - We’re Number One! - 3/30/19

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Joe Biden was accused of a Trump-worthy sexual assault, but you probably didn’t hear about it.

    2. Are we going to end up with Andrew Cuomo as president?

    3. America smashed records all week! We’re number one in coronavirus cases, and in unemployment. Beat that, China!

    4. Apparently we had $2 trillion the whole time?!

    5. Latest on coronavirus: Trump’s getting great ratings. That makes all the death and fear worth it, right?

    6. Trump finally invokes P on Twitter. Whatever "P" is…

    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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