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    February 11, 2019 @ 12:04 am

    BTL #307 - ABOLISH THE STATE OF THE UNION - 2/11/19

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Breaking the shutdown record was just too fun not to try it again.

    2. The Green New Deal is fun and exciting, and if you don’t think so...well...you’re probably not running for president

    3. We’ll tell you all the detail of the Virginia abortion mess.  Oh, wait, did you think it was only about racism?

    4. Let’s abolish the State Of The Union

    5. What if we all just announced we’re running for president only once?

    6. Trump doesn’t do work. Now we’ve got the numbers.

    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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    November 11, 2018 @ 11:00 pm

    BTL #302 - ELECTION REFLECTION [w/ Grant Sloss] - 11/12/18

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. The election results were great, and don’t let MSNBC tell you otherwise

    2. One more item’s been ticked off the ‘ole dictatorship checklist...freedom of the press is gone

    3. Jeff Sessions is, unbelievably, not the most evil attorney general we’ll have this year

    4. California is once again a blockbuster movie about the endtimes

    5. Do not let the former senator from Missouri tell you who should be our next presidential candidate

    6. And friend of the podcast Grant Sloss is here to talk election results

    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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    November 20, 2016 @ 9:05 pm

    BTL #222 - THE CASE OF THE MISSING COMP SEATS - 11/21/16

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. So far the only thing Trump has accomplished in his transition is firing the few people who knew what was going on

    2. Trump’s cabinet picks begin with a man too racist to get approved under Reagan and end with an list of every nightmare human being in America

    3. Update: Trump’s first 100 days infrastructure plan may just be bills that have already passed and proposals he campaigned against

    4. Settling a lawsuit for $25 million dollars is not what you do just because "don’t have time," it's what you do because you don't have a case

    5. Guys, Mike Pence deserved to be booed, because seriously, how long does a man have to run for VP before he decides to get comp seats to Hamilton?

    6. Democrats, in making attempt to be more inclusive, expand their leadership team to include...everyone

    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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    November 14, 2016 @ 11:46 pm

    BTL #221 - MULTIPLE CHOICE EXAMS - 11/15/16

    In Which We Discuss:

    *For our reactions to the presidential election, please check out last week's special midweek edition of BTL, available HERE**

    1. Somehow Trump is bigoted enough to invite Breitbart into the White House but okay with a man named Reince?

    2. Trump promises to keep none of his campaign promises in first major interview as President Elect

    3. A few medium okay things happened last week and that’s all we have to cling to

    4. Democrats, not swayed by subtler hints, finally get the point by losing an easy election to a madman and rally behind less centrist DNC chair

    5. California’s election is a multiple choice exam that only about 70% of us passed.

    6. If Donald Trump and Howard Dean had a baby, it’d be the electorally baffling state of Maine

    7. 2016 continues to fall apart further with the passing of Gwen Ifill.  Is life even real? Are we real?  

    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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    October 30, 2016 @ 10:56 pm

    BTL #219 - BOO! - 10/31/16

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Anthony Weiner now dreaming bigger than only screwing up only his own election bids.

    2. Self-proclaimed brilliant negotiator Trump got easily tricked into picking Pence by a fellow idiot

    3. Insurance companies continue long march to screwed over us all even under Obamacare

    4. Thousands of wild buffalo literally appear at the Standing Rock protest as if we’re in a fucking movie.  Turns out they want clean water too.

    5. The election IS rigged...by Trump voters committing voter fraud to fight the “rigged election.”

    6. Arrrrggg, the Pirates are coming!

    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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    October 9, 2016 @ 11:52 pm

    BTL #216 - INTERVIEW: JILL STEIN - 10/10/14

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. We interviewed Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein!  (The real one!) [Starts: 33:52]

    2. Nation is shocked shocked SHOCKED by completely in character, wildly misogynistic Trump conversation from 2005

    3. Clinton wins presidential debate using a daring mix of showing up and standing next to Donald Trump

    4. In worst-timed bombshell ever, Wikileaks releases the Clinton speeches just in time for them to suddenly seem comparatively non-controversial and tame

    5. Tim Kaine and Mike Pence have the most cliched white man debate in history, collectively spend 90 minutes aggressively interrupting a woman


    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 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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