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    November 21, 2021 @ 11:28 pm

    11/22/21 - You Should Run For Office [w/ guest Amanda Litman]

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Amanda Litman from Run For Something tells us why YOU should run for office!

    2. Call in the brass band: We signed a bill! Turns out it is still physically possible to sign those. 

    3. A sprawling bill that will help all americans is now headed to the senate where it will die because of…the price of milk?

    4. World War II swim meets, Jimmy Carter’s sweaters, and other missives from Kevin McCarthy’s 9 hour speech.

    5. The legal system is broken beyond repair. That’s it. That’s what we have to say about that. 

    6. Kamala Harris becomes the first female president due to a colonoscopy...in her defense, that’s just as legitimate as the electoral college.

     

    Follow Amanda on Twitter: @amandalitman

    Learn more about Run for Something: runforsomething.net

    Run for Office: runforwhat.org

     

    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 31, 2021 @ 10:52 pm

    11/1/21 - When Dad Bods Take Europe

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Your kids can finally get microchipped

    2. Biden’s plan to brag to Europeans about his fifth rate social safety net proposals are dashed

    3. What’s left in BBB? We’ll go over the very short list

    4. Terry McAuliffe is not using his prodigious fundraising skills to buy good ideas in Virginia

    5. Redistricting is upon us, so expect a bunch of Congresspeople to suddenly leave office for “principled” reasons

    6. In the year of our lord 2021, “dad bod” has finally made it into the dictionary

     

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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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    June 27, 2021 @ 9:16 pm

    6/28/21 - Ennui on the Funeral Crashing Circuit

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. We’re starting with Britney. For the clicks.

    2. The votes are in in the New York City mayor’s race. So we’ll tell you who won in one to two months!

    3. Infrastructure. We’ve got nothing left on this one.

    4. SCOTUS went so far to the dark side that Clarence Thomas had to speak up.

    5. Don’t worry, you can still go to prison for longer than Derek Chauvin if you put your mind to it. Or if you just happen to be Black.

    6. Apparently the funeral crashing circuit got boring.

     

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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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    June 13, 2021 @ 10:09 pm

    6/14/21 - Emu Crime

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Thankfully Tiktok will live on under the Biden administration because there are emus committing crimes out there.

    2. Terry McAuliffe is still here. Why?

    3. World leaders donated money to telling developing nations about technology they can’t afford.

    4. Kamala Harris is a woman, so yes, she will only be given tasks she can fail at

    5. Infrastructure month has officially turned into infrastructure season

    6. Israel elected new impossible person to lead their impossible government

    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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    May 24, 2021 @ 8:50 pm

    5/24/21 - 400th Episode Extravaganza

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Having proved himself a terrible senator, we’re now seeing why Rand Paul didn’t hack it in the medical field either.

    2. Joe Biden loves to compromise so much, he’s decided to do it with himself

    3. The squad is finally coordinating with each other! Just maybe not in the way you’d hope

    4. Turns out one way to end a war is for everybody to declare victory at once and avoid specifics.

    5. Abortions: Men and Amy Coney Barrett don’t want you to have them. 

    6. In further proof that the space/time continuum is busted, it’s time to start talking about elections again!

     

    Congrats to the winners of our anniversary trivia game, The Buttons!

     

    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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    May 9, 2021 @ 4:43 pm

    5/9/21 - What’s in Giuliani’s drag bag?

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Biden speech to the Joint Session of Congress puts both Mitt Romney and Lila Nordstrom into a coma level sleep state

    2. This week’s burning question: What’s in Rudy Giuliani’s drag bag? Will the feds tell us?

    3. Arizona Republicans train fire on their newest enemy: Bamboo

    4. India and the rest of the world thwart Biden’s plan to thwart his own plan to release the COVID vaccine patents.

    5. Fearing the end of Florida's warring golf cart elder parades, Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene take to The Villages to spread election lies.

     

    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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    April 18, 2021 @ 7:46 pm

    4/19/21 - Resident Public Health Experts

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Afghanistan! We won in 2002. We’re finally leaving in 2021. Maybe…

    2. We’ll tell you about some of the mass shootings this week, but not all of them because we lost track.

    3. Rule #1 of the America First caucus is don’t talk about the America First caucus.

    4. Biden tried his own hand at America First politics. Went as well as it did for Marjorie Taylor Greene.

    5. Your resident public health experts are here with a creative list of how best to use the J&J vaccine.

    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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    April 11, 2021 @ 6:42 pm

    4/12/21 - A Predictable Outcome

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. So the giant corporation wins again in Bessemer. It doesn’t have to always be this way.

    2. A Predictable Outcome: The Matt Gaetz Story.

    3. Mar-A-Lago’s activities coordinator inexplicably has opinions on the world’s evilest man.

    4. Andrew Cuomo is now a man without an enforcer or a clue, and it’s going awesomely.

    5. John Boehner is back, and just as drunk as ever.

    6. Caitlin Jenner is not a progressive icon, but she is a Republican trashbag and she cannot be the governor of California.

    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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    March 28, 2021 @ 7:00 pm

    3/29/21 - Illegal Water

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Now we all have to use all our disposable income to go to Georgia and hand out illegal water, an obligation absolutely nobody wanted.

    2. Joe Biden has a surefire plan to ruin Kamala’s career in his first 100 days.

    3. We will vaccinate 200 million people in Biden’s first 100 days, whether or not we plan for it. 

    4. Amazon workers in Alabama remind us that maybe we could unionize too.

    5. Are boats too big? An exposé.

    6. COVID is on the rise again.

     

    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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    March 22, 2021 @ 12:18 pm

    3/22/21 - Mild Competence

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. We once again found out what happens when a 21 year-old white guy with a gun has a “bad day.”

    2. Ted Cruz could finally get his chance to share recipes and re-read his beloved Dr. Seuss from the Senate floor.

    3. Mild competence was, as it turned out, all we needed to get vaccines into arms.

    4. If smoking pot gets you kicked out of the Biden admin, Lila Nordstrom will be only person in American qualified to serve. Medicare-for-all, coming soon!

    5. The CA recall is shaping up to be a...huge waste of money.

    6. Mar a Lago has just as many germs as you’d expect.

     

    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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