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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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    January 7, 2021 @ 10:27 pm

    The Coup-Cast

    Our first, and hopefully last, Special Mid-Week Coup-Cast! Come for the boring grandstanding, stay for the insurrection,

    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 27, 2020 @ 8:48 pm

    BTL #381 - End of Year Extravaganza - 12/28/20

    No structure. No rules. No doc. But plenty of updates on the COVID, the stimulus, CA's new senator, and how to be a pain in the ass for Congress from day one!

    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 25, 2020 @ 9:05 pm

    BTL #373 - Things Could Always Be Worse - 10/26/20

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. We’re on track to shatter our voting turnout records at a whopping...62%! Cool. One-third of you guys are still like, “nah.”

    2. Trump’s closing argument at debate #2: Things could always be worse. 

    3. White House staff loved COVID so much the first time, they decided to try it again!

    4. We comment on his zombie-like stares all the time, but is Mitch McConnell actually one of the undead?

    5. Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins never had any principles, guys.

    6. Fake Melania’s on a plane!

    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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    June 28, 2020 @ 10:26 pm

    BTL #356 - Long-Term Plans - 6/28/20

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. If you run progressives, you sometimes can elect them, and that is the definition of being electable

    2. Eating out is nice and all, but what about staying at home and drinking alone...forever?

    3. Donald Trump: Where white nationalism and Russian nationalism find their Grand Wizard

    4. Progressives can defeat mainline Democrats by thinking long-term

    5. DC gets one step closer to statehood. Puerto Rico...still batting zero.

    6. California Democrats try a crazy experiment...moving the party forward in a unified way.

    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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    June 21, 2020 @ 9:56 pm

    BTL #355 - The Emptysburg Address - 6/22/20

     

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Hillary Clinton bravely comes off the sidelines to endorse a 16 term incumbent

    2. Trump reveals himself to be an expert ramp physicist at his sparsely attended Tulsa rally

    3. Neil Gorsuch borrows Dick Cheney’a hunting rifle for this week’s SCOTUS decisions

    4. John Bolton’s Moustache finally reveals its secrets! 

    5. “Law and Order” president signs entirely predictable policing executive order amidst nationwide protest

    6. Klobuchar withdraws from VP race, seemingly unaware that the rest of us had proactively withdrawn her weeks 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, 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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    January 27, 2020 @ 12:18 am

    BTL #336 - Authentic and Unvarnished Views - 1/27/20

     

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Impeachment diet of milk and candy is no match for 85 year old sleepy people in senate marathon trial

    2. John Bolton’s unreleased book is already old news

    3. Is Elizabeth Warren the new establishment candidate?

    4. No Hillary Clinton, America does not want your authentic and unvarnished views 

    5. Latest polls prove that we live in a post-poll world

    6. Donald Trump has the best numbers.  So much so that they definitely prove he’s the second coming.

    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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    January 12, 2020 @ 11:27 am

    BTL #334 - Sham Trial Season - 1/12/20

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Nancy Pelosi is sending the articles of impeachment to the Senate, so get ready for sham trial season!

    2. Mar-A-Lago might have started a war with Iran. Stay tuned to Twitter for official updates and golf scores.

    3. People are dropping out, but somehow the Democratic presidential field is not contracting.

    4. Bernie Sanders is back in action after outraising Wine Cave Pete

    5. Earthquake swarms are the tree snakes of Puerto Rico

    6. Koalas are suffering, and that’s our fault.

    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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    December 8, 2019 @ 11:58 pm

    BTL #333 - Judiciary Committee - 12/9/19

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. The impeachment hearings move to Judiciary, where more staid professionals argued that Trump’s legal shenanigans are also illegal crimes.

    2. Giuliani’s genius plan for this week was to go to Kiev because that way he can commit different crimes to avoid suspicion about the stuff he’s already done.

    3. Duncan Hunter and his pet rabbit Eggburt are leaving Congress.

    4. Somebody has actually polled California only to discover that we all love Bernie Sanders.

    5. Biden challenges Iowan man to a pushup contest because, again, he’s not sure how running for president works.

    6. AOC beat Amazon just by having the gaul to suggest that letting corporations blackmail major cities is a waste of resources.

    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 20, 2019 @ 8:44 pm

    BTL #328 - Is Giuliani-ness contagious? - 10/20/19

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Mean Pete Buttigeig is that guy you were always avoiding in your Intro to Political Science seminar.

    2. Hillary Clinton accidentally sides with Russian by reminding us that Tulsi Gabbard is running for president.

    3. Mick Mulvaney shows a Giuliani-like penchant for incriminating himself. Is Giuliani-ness contagious?

    4. U.S. Brokered cease-fire in Syria benefits nobody but the dictators, those being Erdogan and Trump.

    5. Brexit: the scariest thing coming this Halloween.

    6. World leaders spared from a tacky vacation filled with overcooked beef and gold trim by emoluments clause.

    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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