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April 3, 2022 @ 6:41 pm

4/4/22 - GOP Obsessions

In Which We Discuss:

1. New York is the only place on earth insane enough to continually come for Amazon…and win.

2. Trump’s phone logs - or lack thereof - are the latest in his ongoing quest to one-up Richard Nixon. 

3. The White House is very concerned about the effect of inflation on the defense budget, not as concerned about it impacting your ability to eat.

4. Known liar Madison Cawthorn finally gets in trouble for telling an absolutely unbelievable story that’s…probably his first true one.

5. The KBJ SCOTUS hearings prove once again that the GOP cannot think of anything other than child pornography. 

6. America’s least-favorite slam poet is ready to bring crazy sentence syntax back to Washington.

 

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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March 13, 2022 @ 10:33 pm

3/14/22 - ”Yes We Can!”…Still Get COVID [w/ Kristin Urquiza of Marked By COVID]

In Which We Discuss:

1. Kristin Urquiza from Marked by COVID joins us to talk about advocacy, public health policy, and the pandemic.

2. Florida is very committed to its brand

3. Obama shows us that, “Yes We Can!”...still get COVID

4. We joked about it before, but we might actually have attended the nation’s last caucus

5. If Chuck Grassley hates Eric Garcetti so much he should understand why Angelenos are trying to get him to India so fast

6. Mar-a-lago is the hottest gay club in Florida

 

Find the Kristin Urquiza and Marked by COVID Online:

Twitter: @kdurquiza / @MarkedByCovid

Instagram: @markedbycovid

Facebook: @markedbycovid

 

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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November 28, 2021 @ 9:03 pm

11/29/21 - The Thanksgiving Conspiracy Spectacular!

It’s a Thanksgiving conspiracy spectacular!! (Aaaaaaand…we were too lazy to write the rest of the rundown.) So buckle up, because we’ll have that and so much more!

 

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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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April 5, 2021 @ 6:16 am

4/5/21 - The BTL Easter Spectacular

In Which We Discuss:

1. The BTL Easter story tradition continues...with a twist!

2. Attacking the Capitol is now more regular than perhaps we’d want

3. In a surprising turn of events, infrastructure week actually yields something of an infrastructure plan

4. The Matt Gaetz revelations are somehow both the most mind boggling, and least shocking things we’ve heard in ages

5. Quick! Get more progressive legislation in front of Andrew Cuomo while he’s still scandal-ridden

6. Turns out Amazon knew about the bottle peeing all along

Other than that, Happy Easter!

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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November 3, 2019 @ 11:07 pm

BTL #329 - Tuesday is Also Election Day - 11/4/19

In Which We Discuss:

1. The presidential election is officially one year from today, but guys...you could also vote on Tuesday. Because this coming Tuesday is election day.

2. Sanders heart attack seems to have installed a third stent into his poll numbers.

3. Liz Warren has more than just a plan, she has a zinger.

4. Trump should be pleased that the House’s impeachment inquiry will definitely be good for his favorite polling metric - TV ratings.

5. The Katie Hill saga is a good to time to remember that the average member of Congress is too old to even know what revenge porn is

6. Even people who watch senseless violence of fun hate Donald Trump

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 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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September 30, 2018 @ 10:41 pm

BTL #297 - WHACK-A-MOLE - 10/1/18

In Which We Discuss:

1. We interrupt our regularly scheduled Puerto Rico coverage to report on those immigrant children we seem to have forgotten about

2. Rod Rosenstein avoided being wacked in this week’s White House HR Whack-A-Mole

3. Senate holds hearings to conclusively determine whether men are shit

4. Jeff Flake’s has his Mr. Smith Goes to Washington moment

5. The internet does some boofing sleuthing

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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August 20, 2018 @ 9:50 pm

BTL #295 - WATERGATE PT II - 8/20/18

In Which We Discuss:

1. The truth is not the truth when it comes to Puerto Rico.

2. Your first official correct reading of the recent primary results.

3. Donald Trump gave Omarosa the power to destroy him. But lucky him, it’s good for ratings!

4. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Don’t go to war with the deep state.

5. We found our generation’s John Dean.

6. The truth is the truth when it comes to Donald Trump, he just doesn’t know how to find it.

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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May 20, 2018 @ 11:57 pm

BTL #289 - HAPPINESS FROM AFAR - 5/21/18

In Which We Discuss:

1. Americans are never more charmed than when a monarchy we fought a long deadly war against experiences joy

2. Still fresh out of witty comments about school shootings.  Check back with us in...a hundred years

3. Let’s just start the immigration conversation from a place of agreement that all of Donald Trump’s words are the wrong words

4. Sheldon Adelson’s personal happiness from afar is more important that thousands of innocent lives

5. Remember when we had net neutrality and we didn’t have to work so hard to save it?

6. Primary updates from the progressive trenches

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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