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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

     

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    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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    October 10, 2021 @ 10:23 pm

    10/11/21 - Invented Problems

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Having COVID has given Allen West too much free time. Let’s get that man out of the hospital ASAP.

    2. The Debt Ceiling: A problem we invented just so we could solve it.

    3. Infrastructure: It never ends. It also never starts.

    4. It’s fake panic time for the fake jobs numbers!

    5. With schools finally open, it’s time to get back to the business of studying duck and cover techniques, the only true way to prepare kids for the American workplace.

    6. It’s the return of Sinkhole Radio!

     

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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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    October 3, 2021 @ 10:10 pm

    10/3/21 - Almost a Real Infrastructure Week

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. For the first time in 5 years we almost had a real infrastructure week.  Almost.

    2. A review of all the dumb ways moderates waste money.

    3. Are we talking about the fucking debt ceiling??? Again???

    4. I do not have enough closet space for a repeat of the toilet paper shortages.

    5. Who fixes an oil pipeline when nobody knows who owns it? 

    6. We freed Britney! But who’s in charge of worrying about her now?

     

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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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    September 19, 2021 @ 8:02 pm

    9.21.21- No Takeaways

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. 9/11 is over, but you can still buy Lila’s book, Some Kids Left Behind.

    2. The main correct takeaway from the CA Recall is that money was wasted and there’s nothing to learn from it.

    3. Everybody is trying to leave the Senate

    4. Losing statewide office once is one of the ways to get yourself onto a ballot for statewide office in Texas.

    5. Infrastructure season update: lol.

    6. Joe Biden, just like last time he was in the Executive Branch, is not afraid to deport you.

    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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    August 15, 2021 @ 9:24 pm

    #8/16/21 - Scream Into The California Void

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Definitely vote no on the Newsom recall but it’s okay to scream into the void while you do it

    2. Democrats actively looking to lose the Senate with new slate of candidates

    3. Turns out Democrats did understand the spirit of Trump’s infrastructure week after all.   

    4. Andrew Cuomo becomes the latest victim of Andrew Cuomo

    5. The world is completely falling apart, but at least white people are on the decline

    6. Things not working out for 20 years in Afghanistan have surprisingly turned into a continuation of things not working out in Afghanistan

     

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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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    August 1, 2021 @ 8:41 pm

    8/2/21 - A Time for Disagreement with Krysten Sinema

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. The Olympics: A time for TikTok videos of athletes jumping on cardboard beds

    2. Infrastructure: A time for...disagreement with Krysten Sinema

    3. Joe Biden sides with Brett Kavanaugh on whether you should have a roof over your head

    4. The CA recall election is so close they had to call Liz Warren in to do commercials

    5. The Nina Turner / Shontel Brown election is so close they had to call everybody else to do commercials

    6. Sarah Palin and God are threatening a run for senate in Alaska

     

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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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    June 27, 2021 @ 9:16 pm

    6/28/21 - Ennui on the Funeral Crashing Circuit

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. We’re starting with Britney. For the clicks.

    2. The votes are in in the New York City mayor’s race. So we’ll tell you who won in one to two months!

    3. Infrastructure. We’ve got nothing left on this one.

    4. SCOTUS went so far to the dark side that Clarence Thomas had to speak up.

    5. Don’t worry, you can still go to prison for longer than Derek Chauvin if you put your mind to it. Or if you just happen to be Black.

    6. Apparently the funeral crashing circuit got boring.

     

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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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    June 21, 2021 @ 10:45 pm

    6/22/21 - The Dem Consensus on Consensus [w/ guest Kat Calvin (@KatCalvinLA)]

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Kat Calvin (@KatCalvinLA) is in the studio to tell you why we can’t have a Dem consensus on Voter ID that involves...having Voter ID. [Go share her twitter thread about it!]

    2. Democrats are bad at power: an exposé

    3. The latest on infrastructure season is that it is now infrastructure year. We will never have an infrastructure deal. Get a new hobby.

    4. The NYC Mayor’s race is ending in the same chaotic fashion it started: with headlines about Andrew Yang

    5. Rhode Island: A non-surprising place to find an all-white country club

    6. Happy Father’s day to all, including the sad men crashing weddings and funerals just for the attention while they work as unpaid hotel concierges at tacky resorts in Florida!

    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 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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    May 16, 2021 @ 8:37 pm

    5/17/21 - Embrace the Chaos

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. CDC’s new mask guidance is to just embrace the chaos. We all have to die sometime.

    2. It’s finally okay to work in DC and not want to kill Palestinians! Baby steps.

    3. NYC Mayoral Debate season is upon us! Lots of 2020 vibes.

    4. Let the one lesson we learn from the pandemic be that you can extract more from your governors if you threaten to fire them.

    5. Message to Joe Biden: Success isn’t measured by how many meetings you take with asshat Kevin McCarthy. It’s measured by whether you actually pass a bill.

    6. Horse junkies are sweeping the horse races!

    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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