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June 19, 2022 @ 10:08 pm

6/20/22 - Diet Pepsi Drunk

In Which We Discuss:

1. The June corporate appropriation holiday bonanza continues!

2. Biden will try literally anything to make America think he’s President Bartlett.

3. Rudy Giuliani didn’t knowingly break the law, he was just drunk on Diet Pepsi.

4. Can we please put a news embargo on reporting CA election results until we actually have California election results?

5. When will Democrats learn: Part 435 of our ongoing series.

6. Have you ever wondered if the current inflation was caused by something other than that one time the government sent you a measly check? We have.

 

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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June 5, 2022 @ 9:34 pm

6/6/22 - Try Literally Anything

In Which We Discuss:

1. Does Pride Month belong to straight people now? A research-free exposé!

2. It’s shooting city out there, so naturally our representatives are back to begging us for help.

3. Alaska is looking to one-up CA’s chaotic primary process…and succeeding!

4. We’re pretty sure we attended the last Iowa Caucus.

5. Biden White House baffled by sad polling numbers as Americans face numerous predictable and solvable crises.

6. Democrats find unity on student debt cancellation: Everybody hates the White House plan.

 

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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May 22, 2022 @ 10:07 pm

5/23/22 - Let Them Eat Formula!

In Which We Discuss:

1. Free ballot guides! Free ballot guides! DM us on Twitter if you want our free LA ballot guide!

2. There’s nothing like the sweet taste of learning that PA hates Connor Lamb as much as non-PA does.

3. Big primaries are coming up on Tuesday, including Cuellar/Cisneros.

4. NY’s new maps have led to Manhattan chaos!

5. Eric Adams claims he’s not thinking of running for president, but he’s also lying about living in NJ so do with that what you will.

6. Let them eat formula! But, like, really. Let them. Babies need food.

 

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 6, 2022 @ 10:11 pm

3/7/22 - Don’t Say BBB [w/ Dakota Hall from Alliance for Youth Action]

In Which We Discuss:

1. Dakota Hall, ED at Alliance for Youth Action, joins us to talk about young voters, the SOTU, and more!

2. Joe Biden misread the mood of the American people as he jovially celebrated returning to the office during the SOTU. That’s right, he wants to send you to the place where your bosses are!

3. Cisneros and Cuellar head into a runoff in the Democrat’s bellwetheriest bellwether race.

4. Mask laws are ending, so get your noses ready for spring.

5. President Zelensky spoke for all of earth when he asked Rick Scott to please, finally, for the love of God, mute himself

 

Find the Alliance for Youth Action Online:

Twitter: @alliance4youth

Instagram: @allianceforyouthaction

Facebook: @AllianceforYouthAction

 

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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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 22, 2021 @ 6:44 pm

8/22/21 - Vote NO

In Which We Discuss:

1. Lila’s book comes out on TUESDAY AUGUST 24th. Get a copy.

2. If you’re in California, you already have your ballot and you only have to answer one question so voting NO on the recall couldn’t be easier.

3. Prop 22 is as illegal and ridiculous as it sounded.

4. Say it with us: Bush officials are not experts in Afghanistan, they are the opposite of that.

5. The COVID booster shots are coming.

6. Which is a good thing because there’s a post-vax Senate outbreak is in process.

 

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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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July 13, 2021 @ 9:56 pm

7/14/21 - Did We Bomb Somewhere Recently?

This week on the podcast...we’re blindly reacting to news headlines because we didn’t do our homework. Hold onto your hats!

 

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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 6, 2021 @ 10:18 pm

6/7/21 - Robert Byrd’s Hostage

In Which We Discuss:

1. Joe Manchin’s brain is being held hostage by the ghost of Robert Byrd

2. Giving people money stops them from starving: an expose

3. Dem soul searching leads to exact answers we gave them before they started soul searching

4. Surprising that Andrew Yang, after participating in the democratic presidential primary, admitted publicly to wanting to be more like Michael Bloomberg.

5. In effort to undermine the meat industry, vegans find natural ally in Vladimir Putin

6. Donald Trump will be back in August according to the pillow industry

Also:

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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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May 24, 2021 @ 8:50 pm

5/24/21 - 400th Episode Extravaganza

In Which We Discuss:

1. Having proved himself a terrible senator, we’re now seeing why Rand Paul didn’t hack it in the medical field either.

2. Joe Biden loves to compromise so much, he’s decided to do it with himself

3. The squad is finally coordinating with each other! Just maybe not in the way you’d hope

4. Turns out one way to end a war is for everybody to declare victory at once and avoid specifics.

5. Abortions: Men and Amy Coney Barrett don’t want you to have them. 

6. In further proof that the space/time continuum is busted, it’s time to start talking about elections again!

 

Congrats to the winners of our anniversary trivia game, The Buttons!

 

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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March 7, 2021 @ 7:24 pm

BTL #390 - Problem Causers Caucus - 3/8/21

In Which We Discuss:

1. Less than $2000 could be coming to a checking account near you very soon!

2. Joe Manchin formed the problem causers caucus, whose political ideology seems vaguely similar to the problem solvers caucus.

3. Marie Antoinette voted no on increasing the minimum wage

4. Neera Tandan. Goodbye forever. We wish you nothing but the worst.

5. For second week in a row: Do not run for a third term in NY state.

6. March 4th has come and gone and Donald Trump has no risen from the swamp.

 

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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