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    January 10, 2021 @ 5:59 pm

    BTL #382 -Tyranny and the Muesli Caucus [w/ guest Kat Calvin] - 1/11/20

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Trump interfered so badly in the Georgia runoffs that even the muesli caucus was able to win

    2. Speaking of muesli caucus, they were awarded three cabinet positions this week

    3. You know the president is dangerous when even Pinterest has a Trump ban 

    4. The vaccine rollout is chaos. See you guys in December.

    5. It’s women that are losing all of the jobs.

    6. We’re joined by Spread the Vote founder and guest extraordinaire Kat Calvin!

    Donate or volunteer for Kat's fantastic organizations, which help get IDs to the people who need them to work, get healthcare, get services, and more! 

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    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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    December 13, 2020 @ 7:24 pm

    BTL #379 - Bridge To The Next Generation - 12/14/20

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. White House adds a second bad bill to our grand American stimulus mess. Current count is bad bills: 2, good bills: 0.

    2. Even SCOTUS wants there to be a government

    3. Biden promised his administration would be a “bridge to the next generation.” We didn’t realize he only meant Boomers. 

    4. People of various levels of fun and not-fun are announcing runs for office

    5. Let me just defend Iowa for a moment: It was the DNC that actually ruined the caucuses.

    6. It’s too bad we waited for Facebook to ruin America before deciding to break it up

    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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    November 16, 2020 @ 8:17 pm

    BTL #375 - The Bad Concession - 11/17/19

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Stay away from your grandmother, because COVID is surging everywhere, even in the mythical “real” America that thinks New Yorkers are expendable.

    2. Who knows how vaccine science works, but apparently we’re close to having one 

    3. The “Million MAGA March” a.k.a. the “Desperate White Supremacist March” was not arrest or violence-free, but it was notably rubber-bullet tear-gas free. Imagine that.

    4. Trump won’t concede, but he’s as bad at that as he is at everything else

    5. Biden is gearing up to be the shadow president by December because currently we don’t appear to have one

    6. Arizonans want higher taxes more than they even want Joe Biden

    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 4, 2020 @ 9:41 pm

    BTL #370 - VIP Superspreader Event [w/ Special Guest Grant Sloss] - 10/5/20

    In Which We Discuss [w/ special guest Grant Sloss]:

    1. White House host nation’s first VIP-only, black-tie superspreader event. 

    2. Trump now attempting to die of COVID in a last-ditch attempt to get out of a massive IRS bill and crushing debt.

    3. The first presidential debate (and likely the last) was, in the words of Jake Tapper, “a hot mess inside a dumpster fire, inside a train wreck.”

    4. Cal Cunningham is part of the exact kind of lame sexting scandal you’d expect from a DNC-backed moderate. But don’t worry, Thom Tillis has COVID.

    5. Another year, another set of Prop 13 battles hit the California ballot.

    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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    September 27, 2020 @ 9:07 pm

    BTL #369 - Read the Room - 9/28/20

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. RBG is the first woman to lie in state. Ever. 

    2. Trump makes his SCOTUS selection. Dems already prepared with excuses for why they can’t do anything about it.

    3. Goodbye healthcare, it was nice not ever really knowing you.

    4. It turns out #justiceforBreonnaTaylor will remain a hashtag and not a reality.

    5. In another failure to read the room, Nancy Pelosi is now offering even less COVID relief.

    6. The beginning of Joe Biden’s campaign day is usually a statement telling us it’s over.

    In Which we Don't Discuss:

    Trump's taxes. The news didn't break in time to make it into this week's episode. We'll cover it next week!

     

    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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    September 20, 2020 @ 9:48 pm

    BTL #368 - Worst Case Scenario - 9/21/20

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Early voting has begun in four states and is coming to you too!

    2. RBG passed away, ushering in a worst case scenario for democracy

    3. Mitch McConnell is a hypocrite. Stop being shocked by that

    4. Joe Biden takes credit for inventing what drag queens have been doing for months to get people to events mid-pandemic

    5. We’re voting #no on the California ballot even containing these two props

    6. New updates on the deer Chuck Grassley hit eight years 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, 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 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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    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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    April 26, 2020 @ 9:20 pm

    BTL #348 - Get Some New Tattoos - 4/27/20

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Trump to blue states and all human beings who aren’t smart enough not to drink bleach: Drop Dead

    2. Biden has some...ahem...skeletons. Should we have taken them seriously before? 

    3. Get rid of Larry Summers. Forever.

    4. Congress further rushes to the aid of struggling large corporations. The rest of you can wait your turn. 

    5. Georgia, Oklahoma, and other states are opening up so a population in crisis can finally get some new tattoos. 

    6. Kim Jong-Un’s heart surgeon is in a bit of a situation, whether or not he actually operated.  

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