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    October 11, 2020 @ 9:25 pm

    BTL #371 - The Senate Rundown [w/ guest Carla Nordstrom] - 10/12/20

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Carla Nordstrom returns to tell you everything you need to know about the state of the Senate races!

    2. Is Ranked Choice Voting coming for you?

    3. The VP Debate was won by fracking and flies

    4. Trump is feeling healthy and ready to get out there and start superspreading COVID again

    5. Lindsey Graham insists black people are safe in SC as long as they’re conservative, but offers no further comments on how to project conservatism for your safety.

    And hello to our friends at Trillbilly Worker's Party, a fellow progressive podcast that got a couple of shout-outs this 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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    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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    August 23, 2020 @ 9:46 pm

    BTL #364 - 2004 RNC - 8/24/20

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Reflections on the 2004 RNC, as seen in last week’s network primetime

    2. Expectations for the 2020 RNC, to be seen in this week’s primetime

    3. Important Post Office Questions: Do we still have one? And why do they have a secret police force?

    4. The Russia “Witch Hunt” found the witch, the witch was real, the witch was guilty, and the witch was Donald Trump

    5. In other conspiracy theories that turned out to be true, the Massachusetts State Democrats did in fact conspire to take down Alex Morse

    6. Kanye West campaign update: He doesn’t appear to have 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, 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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    January 19, 2020 @ 11:48 pm

    BTL #335 - The Ken Starr Comeback Tour - 1/20/20

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. We’ll share important self-care tips for the next #DemDebate 

    2. Next week’s TV schedule is: CSPAN, 25 hours a day, 8 days a week. Impeachment Trial-Palooza starts Tuesday morning at an ungodly hour.

    3. If you’re too young to remember the 90s, Ken Starr is doing a comeback tour and playing all his greatest sex-obsessed hits!

    4. Lev Parnas confirms everything we knew via common sense from the last six months

    5. Joe Kennedy III is a conspiracy theory waiting to happen in the race for the MA Senate

    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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    November 17, 2019 @ 10:57 pm

    BTL #331 - The Birthday Gift That Keeps On Giving - 11/18/19

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. If Louisiana votes on Saturday, couldn’t we all do it?

    2. Impeachment hearings are the birthday gift that keep on giving. And taking.

    3. Roger Stone proves that getting a Nixon tattoo on your back will eventually land you in jail

    4. If you’re looking for a book deal, there’s still time announce that you’re running for president

    5. Pete Buttigeig: Loved by Midwestern white people and fake black people everywhere!

    6. Elizabeth Warren over-plans on healthcare and, in the process, accidentally under-plans

    7. Fringe political celebrities are desperate to represent Simi Valley: An update

    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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    May 19, 2019 @ 10:32 pm

    BTL #317 - BODILY AUTONOMY - 5/20/19

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. GOP impeachment domino watch: 1 down, 198 to go

    2. Joe Biden will protect the nation from Trump using a strategy of incremental soul-saving and forgetting what he just said

    3. If an announcement is made and nobody hears it...is DeBlasio actually running for president?

    4. Missouri is the latest state to grant greater bodily autonomy to clumps of cells than to full grown living breathing women

    5. Are we going to war with Iran? Anybody know why?

    6. Arnold Schwarzenegger gets drop kicked for a Lamborghini. And yes, we also wonder what the connection is.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    January 21, 2019 @ 4:24 pm

    BTL #305 - SHOW UP ANYWAY - 1/21/19

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. The first rule of marching is you show up to the march anyway.

    2. Buzzfeed publishes second widely disputed bombshell that we’ll find out is completely credible in two years.

    3. Trump “deal” to end shutdown is just a worse version of a deal he’s already reneged on once.

    4. Everybody is running for president pt. 2

    5. The only person who can use military aircraft this week is Melania Trump.

    6. Steve King has had it up to here with Steve King

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of sirens and helicopters 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 5, 2018 @ 9:03 pm

    BTL #294 - BRENT’S RETURN - 8/6/18

     

    In Which We Discuss:

    *Brent is back! Yay!*

    1. The Trump White House is the only place in government where quitting means staying put

    2. Rev up your car elevator and head to your nearest stockbroker! More tax breaks are on the way.

    3. Don Jr. is definitely innocent of not having a meeting about adoptions with Russian officials. That much we know.

    4. Donald Trump doesn’t need an invite to your stupid GOP rally. Also he doesn’t know who you are or what district he’s currently standing in.

    5. Jeff Sessions is stopping injustice in its tracks, one secularist at a time

    6. The judge in the Manafort trial is hungry for justice...and Baked Alaska

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of sirens and helicopters 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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