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November 27, 2022 @ 10:43 pm

11/28/22 - Unsubstantiated Rumors

In Which We Discuss:

1. When Twitter finally shutters, where are we going to find all of the unsubstantiated rumors that will make up most of this episode?

2. If the Georgia runoff has been a scientific experiment in whether one can truly unsubscribe from all of Warnock’s lists, we now have our results.

3. If we learned anything about Donald Trump this week, it’s that he absolutely, unequivocally, DOES know who Nick Fuentes is.

4. What if, and hear us out here folks, Joe Biden just actually canceled student loans?

5. Reminder as we run into the 2024 presidential season: Anyone who has had to deny they are running for president is most assuredly going to be running for president.

 

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.

Plus, subscribe to Lila's new podcast, What Can I Do, wherever you get your podcasts!

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November 21, 2022 @ 12:00 am

11/21/22 - Return to New Jersey

In Which We Discuss:

1. Dr. Oz will not be a United States Senator from Pennsylvania OR his home state of New Jersey

2. Nancy Pelosi retires and takes up the mantle for glizzy gladiators everywhere

3. West Hollywood said no to Cory Matthews. Jury's still out on Mr. Feeny.

4. Donald Trump demoted to Florida Man meme by the New York Post

5. Senate ends COVID emergency amid exciting new COVID emergency

6. West Virginia defunds police by way of a giant sinkhole

 

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.

Plus, subscribe to Lila's new podcast, What Can I Do, wherever you get your podcasts!

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October 23, 2022 @ 10:30 pm

10/24/22 - California Voter Guide

In Which We Discuss: The California and LA ballot!

Your ballots are on the way and our prop guide is OUT! Check it out here, forward it to everybody you know, and drop us a line at braintrustapproved@gmail.com to join our election guide email list.

 

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.

Plus, subscribe to Lila's new podcast, What Can I Do, wherever you get your podcasts!

 

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October 16, 2022 @ 10:05 pm

10/17/22 - Just Not That Smart

In Which We Discuss:

1. Our prop guide will be in your inbox this week!

2. LA managed to snag the lead story in the New York Times last week which shows just how big a catastrophe the city council was having

3. Catherine Cortez-Masto, the Julia Brownley of 2022

4. In the wise words of Herschel Walker himself, he’s “just not that smart.”

5. Nancy Pelosi governs the same way she tears into a Slim Jim

6. Can somebody explain Elon Musk, Russia, and Twitter to us please? We’re not interested enough to research it.

 

Other Updates:

Ballots are on their way and our prop guide is coming soon! Drop us a line at braintrustapproved@gmail.com to join out prop guide email list.

 

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.

Plus, subscribe to Lila's new podcast, What Can I Do, wherever you get your podcasts!

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October 9, 2022 @ 1:46 pm

Interview Episode ft. Maebe A. Girl, Candidate for Congress in California’s CD-30

Our mystery guest is finally revealed! A couple of weeks ago we had the privilege of interviewing candidate for Congress Maebe A. Girl, a progressive Democrat challenging Rep. Adam Schiff in our very own CD-30. We had a great time chatting about jungle primaries, Maebe's platform, and more!

Other Updates:

Ballots are on their way and our prop guide is coming soon! Drop us a line at braintrustapproved@gmail.com to join out prop guide email list.

 

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.

Plus, subscribe to Lila's new podcast, What Can I Do, wherever you get your podcasts!

(Photo: Emily Eizen)

 

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August 29, 2022 @ 6:20 am

8/29/22 - Against All Odds, Rights Matter

In Which We Discuss:

1. According to primary voters, taking away women’s fundamental rights does, in fact, matter to people.

2. It’s clear people don’t really understand how student loans work.

3. White House twitter is looking to add some special New Jersey flavor.

4. Virginia tricks itself into banning gas cars in 2035.

5. Donald Trump announces his new memoir will contain all the nuclear codes.

 

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.

Plus, subscribe to Lila's new podcast, What Can I Do, wherever you get your podcasts!

 

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July 31, 2022 @ 10:08 pm

8/1/22 - Pulling a McConnell on McConnell

In Which We Discuss:

1. Somehow the entire executive branch is a part of the “small minority” of people who experience Paxlovid rebound. But don’t worry, we “have the tools.”

2. Former New York mayoral candidate Andrew Yang is inexplicably teaming up with New York’s Public Enemy #1

3. Fetterman is trolling his way to the top of the polls

4. The call for climate reform is literally coming from inside the house! 

5. Manchin and Schumer pull a fast one on Mitch McConnell and the political blowback is wild

6. The J6 Season Finale was viewed by all, and specifically not enjoyed by Josh Hawley

7. MedBeds: 2022’s best conspiracy theory

 

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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July 10, 2022 @ 10:08 pm

7/11/22 - Permission To Have An Idea [w/ Carla Nordstrom]

In Which We Discuss:

1. Feeling helpless post Dobbs? Carla Nordstrom joins us with a list of action items that will help you sow the seeds of chaos!

2. Sri Lankans hold the pool party of the summer during their palace coup extravaganza! This is why you shouldn’t hold coups in January.

3. My baloney has a first name, it’s P-A-T-S-Y

4. Everything is the left’s fault. [End of Quote. Repeat the line.]

5. Democrats spend their primary season doing what they do best: Electing Republicans.

6. COVID. It’s on you.

Plus, find Carla's Girl Power playlist at the bottom of the post!

 

More from Carla Nordstrom: CBS News / Over 50 years ago this woman had an illegal abortion. Now, she's telling her story.

 

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

 

Carla Nordstrom's Girl Power Playlist:

I’m Just a Girl No Doubt

The Pill Loretta Lynn

You Don’t Own Me Lesley Gore

Girls Just Want to Have Fun Cindy Lauper

Harper Valley PTA Jeannie C. Riley

Respect Aretha Franklin

Not Ready to Make Nice The Dixie Chicks

9 to 5 Dolly Parton

Talking About a Revolution Tracy Chapman

Sisters are Doing it for Themselves Eurythmics 

Independent Women Destiny’s Child

I am Woman Helen Reddy

Can’t Hold Us Down Christine Aguilera

Our Problem Amada Shires

I Will Survive Gloria Gaynor

 

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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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