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July 17, 2022 @ 8:55 pm

7/18/22 - Master of the Self-Own

In Which We Discuss:

1. The West Wing fight, brought to you by Overstock.com

2. The next January 6th hearings are PRIMETIME, which means speculation, drama, and the most primetime of gossiping!

3. John Bolton, the mustache, the weasel, the man, is the master of the self-own

4. Joe Biden checks in with his fraternity bros in Saudi Arabia

5. We’re going to lose Congress for literally no reason whatsoever

6. Joe Manchin and the truth: A Trumpian tale

 

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 12, 2022 @ 10:16 pm

6/13/22 - It’s On You Right Now

In Which We Discuss:

1. The fact that it was a Cheney that argued the Jan 6 opening case is an absolutely bananas story point.

2. The gun violence issue has been left to Matthew McConaughey to solve, so we really are out of ideas.

3. We completed Step 1 of stopping Rick Caruso from being the mayor! (No thanks to the celebrity class.)

4. The anti-Biden 2024 whisper campaign is becoming a speaking-volume campaign.

5. COVID. It’s on you right now.

6. If things aren’t enough like a horror movie yet, THE MACHINES ARE COMING ALIVE.

 

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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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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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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February 7, 2021 @ 5:46 pm

BTL #386 - Bad Puns Gone Too Far - 2/8/21

In Which We Discuss:

1. The Iowa Caucus was one year ago this week in real time and this week last millennium in thought time.

2. How can we tell Donald Trump that testifying himself at his impeachment trial would be so good for his ratings?

3. Looking to compromise with someone, Democrats choose themselves in COVID stimulus reconciliation process. 

4. Marjorie Taylor Green makes desperate attempt to cling to respectability by admitting 9-11 was real.

5. Alert: The Newsom recall is actually happening.

6. Pillows are now political: A treatise on bad puns gone too far.

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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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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