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    July 31, 2016 @ 11:36 pm

    BTL #210 - DEMOCRATIC DANCING - 8/1/16

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Michelle Obama: One Democrat who couldn’t get booed if she tried.

    2. The state that invented Gore-Tex and other important facts from the DNC Roll Call.

    3. Hey guys, sometimes democracy means allowing the California delegation into the hall, protesters and all.

    4. Tim Kaine is still boring and, oops, still not as pro-choice as actual pro-choice people are!

    5. Trump has a violent physical reaction to hearing real policy discussions

    6. How to contribute to the fight against Il Duce if you still aren’t enthused by Hillary Clinton


    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of circling 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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    July 24, 2016 @ 8:14 pm

    BTL #209 - REPUBLICAN DANCING - 7/25/16

    In Which We Discuss:


    1. Thanks to Debbie Wasserman Schultz, we’re starting to worry that all of our conspiracy theories are true

    2. Newsflash: Physically indistinct white man to remain VP for the rest of time

    3. Billionaire corporation to endorse Clinton at DNC, and every day after

    4. Looks like Superdelegates will be losing their cape

    5. Real Talk: Nobody should dance at the RNC

    6. Trump is the magic wand presenting Grand Wizard Duke with his next victims

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of barking dogs 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 11, 2016 @ 10:30 pm

    BTL #208 - TRUMP/ZOOTOPIA 2016 - 7/12/16

    In Which We Discuss:


    1. Now is the time for us to come together as Americans and ask Twitter where the nearest BLM protest is


    2. Given every opportunity to step in it following the zillions of shootings and protests this week, Trump failed to even generate a sub-headline.  What kind of media master is he?


    3. Rep. Jason Chaffetz believes his crack team of PIs at the Congressional Oversight Committee will find a Clinton indictment where the FBI couldn’t.


    4. Fingers crossed that the GOP veepstakes result in Zootopia 2016: Newt Gingrich and Donald Trump’s national tour of America’s zoos.  The zoo animal vote is in the bag!


    5. 2016 is the kind of year where neither party’s platform includes a position on one of our most influential trade policies but both include multiple positions on many others


    6. Following in the footsteps of GM and Yahoo, the UK will fix the Brexit mess by allowing a woman to go down for it.


    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of circling 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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    June 26, 2016 @ 11:28 pm

    BTL #207 - POITICON 2016 - 6/27/16

    In Which We Discuss:


    Well...this week on the podcast, we’re starting a little differently.  Yes, we’ll cover Brexit, the House sit-in, the latest polls, Veepstakes, and Rubio, but first join us on the other side of the theme music for highlights from the most important news story in this very packed week: Our two days at Politicon!

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    June 19, 2016 @ 9:52 pm

    BTL #206 - RUN FOR OFFICE - 6/20/16

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Question to the California Secretary of State: Is there more than one person helping count ballots?  Can we help?  What can we do?  Looking for actual results sometime soon...


    2. Chris Murphy and a bunch of other indistinguishable senators are newly minted American heroes after joining a 15 hour real-life, talking, standing, and non-bathroom-using filibuster!

    3. Much to the presidential contenders’ chagrin, Orlando shooter turns out to be just another American-issued wack-job

    4. Bernie Sanders is still running for president, and he thinks you should too

    5. Sen. Marco Rubio suddenly hesitant to give up cush job he never goes to anyway 

    6. Brexit is not a kind of adorable British biscuit.  It’s deadly.

    7. Guys, what if Newt Gingrich becomes Trump’s VP?  Then what?

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of barking dogs 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 12, 2016 @ 11:26 pm

    BTL #205 - KISS THE GOLD-PLATED RING - 6/13/16

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Literally just stop shooting people, you assholes!


    2. No wonder they never give California contested primaries.  We totally fucked it up.

    3. Now is the time for politicians who enjoy having jobs to kiss the ring...

    4. ...unless that ring is gaudy and gold-plated, in which case they’ll just wink at it

    5. Conspiracy theories are legitimately coming true in Clinton email-gate 2016

    6. Donald Trump ramps up for a windfall of establishment money, hypocrisy

    7. It’s the most wonderful time of the year: Bilderberg, the get-away for the wannabe-illuminati.  [Note: Beyonce will not be in attendance.]

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of circling 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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    June 6, 2016 @ 12:54 am

    BTL #204 - DRAG QUEEN BINGO - 6/6/16

    In Which We Discuss:


    1. Whether Bernie wins California or not, at least he got to call numbers at drag queen bingo this weekend.

    2. The most progressive event in the history of the world happened in Oakland this week

    3. The details of Hillary Clinton’s foreign policy address are as follows: Donald Trump is a nincompoop

    4. Donald Trump angry that we’re letting qualified American-born US Citizens to levy judgments in the court system.  Apparently that’s not one of the steps to making America great again.

    5. Trump declares that he has a personal African-American.  “Proves it” with a stock photo of an unsuspecting african american family that are definitely not Trump supporters.

    6. Paul Ryan: 2016 Panic Endorser

    7. We’re very excited to see the music video event generated by Obama’s rumored Beyonce army


    Oh, and thanks for coming to see us at the Electric Youth Show at the Clubhouse Theater yesterday!  We had so much fun!

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of circling 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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    May 29, 2016 @ 11:16 pm

    BTL #203 - VERMIN’S RETURN - 5/30/16

    In Which We Discuss:


    1. We'll be making our first ever live appearance next Sunday!  Come see us and some great performers at:

    Sunday, June 5th

    8pm @ The Clubhouse Theater (Vermont and Hollywood)

    Info and links to tickets here: https://www.facebook.com/theelectricyouthshow/


    2. Dispatches from the Santa Monica Bernie Sanders rally, a meeting-ground for political aficionados and bored high school students

    3. Breaking News: Hillary Clinton still has her damn email problems

    4. California race tightens as Chris Matthews declares network-wide plan to ignore its results

    5. Sanders will debate literally anybody at any moment on any network.  He’s available whenever you are.

    6. Libertarian Party Convention-goers angered by their candidate’s plan to actually compete in the presidential race


    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of circling 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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    May 22, 2016 @ 10:58 pm

    BTL #202 - THE SCANDAL TO PORE RATIO - 5/23/16

    In Which We Discuss:


    1. If we’ve learned anything this election season, it’s that a public official’s level of scandal is directly proportional to how many of their pores we see in the press.

    2. Hillary wins Kentucky by a nose.  Loses Oregon by all the noses.  [That was a Kentucky Derby pun, see what we did there?]

    3. Planes are unnatural and we refute the science that says otherwise.  We are not birds.

    4. We finally have the Parliament we’ve always wanted!  (Minus any productive action.)

    5. Oklahoma GOP hoping to rid state of frustrating hordes of medical professionals and women in the most passive aggressive way possible

    6. Good news!  All Texans are now gay according to the state GOP’s platform

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of circling 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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    May 17, 2016 @ 12:04 am

    BTL #201 - QUIT YOUR BICKERING - 5/17/16

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Like most college parties, a Nevada State Democratic Convention ends with police turning off the lights and shouting “go home!”

    2. Nebraska devotes 2016 to trying all the different electoral systems in hopes that we can find one that works
    3. Donald Trump is not considering any of the VPs that his campaign is considering

    4. Trump and Paul Ryan finally meet, and, in a classic US diplomacy move, use this meeting to plan another meeting

    5. SCOTUS is sick of this nonsense, would rather you quit your bickering and just work it out yourselves

    6. Grayson/Reid is the Ali/Frazier of petty US political showdowns

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