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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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    April 12, 2020 @ 10:24 pm

    BTL #346 - The Easter Spectacular - 4/13/20

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Bernie is out, but guys, you can still vote in your primary and you can still vote your principles!

    2. We’ve got thoughts on Biden’s binders full of women

    3. GOP to Wisconsin voters: Drop dead 

    4. Rampant inequality in life leads to rampant inequality in deaths

    5. America’s president is currently the governor of California.  Act accordingly.

    6. A slice of normalcy in trying times - our yearly easter Q&A.

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in electoral and 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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    April 5, 2020 @ 9:17 pm

    BTL #345 - Pearl Harbor Week - 4/6/20

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Get ready for a week in which everything will be constantly compared to Pearl Harbor

    2. We smashed the record for unemployment claims. Just slaughtered it.

    3. Turns out when 10M people are suddenly unemployed, medicare-for-all sounds like a great plan.

    4. The Democratic convention is being pushed, but no stupid deadly virus is going to stop the Wisconsin primary, whether or not they have polling place, poll workers, or voters.

    5. The Republican Governors are proving they’re actually as science-challenged as the character they play on TV.

    6. California is either doing a bang-up job, or it isn’t. The numbers tell many stories.

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in electoral and 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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    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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