BRAIN TRUST LIVE
By Lila Nordstrom/Brent Thornburg
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Brent Thornburg and Lila Nordstrom take you through the political news of the week...in between comedic digressions. A millennial focused weekly chat with a special focus on election tomfoolery, Washingtonian shenanigans, and anything that proves that nature is hilarious/terrifying.
||Clean#303 - DOUBLE DOUBLE TOIL AND TROUBLE - 12/3/18||In Which We Discuss: 1. George HW Bush Died. We all pretended to forget what he was up to as president. 2. Michael Cohen can’t stop telling the truth when he thinks it’ll help him avoid jail time. 3. Paul Manafort is, not surprisingly, not just a do||12/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBTL #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||11/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBTL #301 - YOU HAVE TO VOTE - 11/1/18||In Which We Discuss: 1. Everything you need to know about Election Day (remember to vote!) 2. We shouldn’t have to say this so much, but don’t commit acts of terrorism! 3. Genius Idea: Lets keep letting people be citizens when they’re born here Br||11/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBTL #300 - POLITICON 2018 / THE STRESS IS GETTING TO US - 10/22/18||In Which We Discuss: 1. We went to Politicon, and we can now officially tell you who is running for president. 2. Voter suppression: It’s not just in Georgia anymore! 3. Mitch McConnell loyally follows script that Democrats wrote for him 4. Fun with m||10/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBTL #299 - White House Cosplay - 10/15/18||In Which We Discuss: 1. Donald Trump is one of the many Americans who doesn’t really understand what Medicare is 2. Apparently Democrats are taking literally anybody these days 3. If Georgia’s governor can’t win by getting more votes, he’ll win||10/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBTL #298 - CAPACITY FOR EVIL - 10/10/18||In Which We Discuss: 1. Puerto Rico apparently held the key to the ongoing GOP dry mouth epidemic, but nobody from their party was there to look for it 2. Nikki Haley is now free to use as many private jets and basketball tickets as her little heart||10/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBTL #297 - WHACK-A-MOLE - 10/1/18||In Which We Discuss: 1. We interrupt our regularly scheduled Puerto Rico coverage to report on those immigrant children we seem to have forgotten about 2. Rod Rosenstein avoided being wacked in this week’s White House HR Whack-A-Mole 3. Senate holds h||9/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBTL #296 - RANTS - 9/24/18||In Which We Discuss: Well...we've been away for a month so it’s mostly rants! We’ll be ranting Kavanaugh, primaries, hurricanes and everything you need to know before next week, when we go back to our covering one week of news at a time. * * * Bra||9/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBTL #295 - WATERGATE PT II - 8/20/18||In Which We Discuss: 1. The truth is not the truth when it comes to Puerto Rico. 2. Your first official correct reading of the recent primary results. 3. Donald Trump gave Omarosa the power to destroy him. But lucky him, it’s good for ratings! 4. We||8/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBTL #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 defin||8/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBTL #293 - BALLOON BABY [w/ guest host Grant Sloss] - 7/16/18||In Which We Discuss: 1. We tuned in for “Bachelorette: The SCOTUS Edition’s” finale 2. Note to head-in-hands, NATO-meeting-era John Kelly: you are literally the problem here. 3. Trump gets a taste of his own medicine from royals and regular peo||7/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBTL #292 - NEW SOCIALIST IN TOWN [w/ guest host Carla Nordstrom] - 7/3/18||In Which We Discuss: *w/ Special guest Carla Nordstrom and vital help from Andy Bobrow* 1. Puerto Rico is going to be an election issue in 2020. Maybe that will finally get them some assistance? 2. There’s a new socialist in town. Also a new unemploy||7/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBTL #291 - 1950s TODDLER - 6/18/18||In Which We Discuss: 1. Trump administration finds new depths of cruelty. Blames notable cruel person, Jesus. 2. Brain Trust Live won the California primaries 3. Donald Trump at the G7 is a cartoon toddler from the 50s 4. White House tries their hand at||6/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBTL #290 - PRIMARY DAY IN CA - 6/4/18||In Which We Discuss: 1. Puerto Rico is even more f****d than we told you they were 2. Tuesday is primary day in California! Don’t get the answers wrong. 3. Tom Perez apparently has learned a lot from the Trump era, like that promises made of words don||6/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBTL #289 - HAPPINESS FROM AFAR - 5/21/18||In Which We Discuss: 1. Americans are never more charmed than when a monarchy we fought a long deadly war against experiences joy 2. Still fresh out of witty comments about school shootings. Check back with us in...a hundred years 3. Let’s just star||5/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBTL #288 - HOW TO KILL AT DYING - 5/14/18||In Which We Discuss: 1. Apparently in this reality, a porn star’s lawyer can outsmart the presidential legal team without breaking much of a sweat. America! 2. Still waiting with baited breath for that Big Beautiful shiny new Iran Deal. 3. Eric Schne||5/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBTL #287 - ONE LAST DISS BEFORE I LEAVE YOU - 5/7/18||In Which We Discuss: 1. Puerto Rico is the Greece of America, and not because they both have beaches 2. Yes, America, Rudy Giuliani is an actual idiot. We weren’t lying about that. 3. McCain intends to survive just long enough to get one final Trum||5/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBTL 286 - THE LONGEST HANDSHAKE [w/ Carla Nordstrom] - 4/30/18||In Which We Discuss (w/ Special Guest Carla Nordstrom): 1. North and South Korea met in the middle to stare into each other’s eyes and hold hands 2. The downside of approaching your female staffers about being a surrogate is that your district might l||4/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBTL #285 - GUARD YOUR SECRETS - 4/23/18||In Which We Discuss: 1. Puerto Rico seeks to answer the age old question: if a tree falls in the forest, does an entire country lose electricity? 2. Unsurprisingly, Kim Jong-Un and Mike Pompeo get along famously 3. Michael Cohen will guard your secre||4/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBTL #284 - CASTING THE WHITE HOUSE - 4/2/18||In Which We Discuss: 1. Easter: Miracle or confusing pagan tradition? We investigate. 2. Trump’s personal doctor now leads the government’s biggest bureaucracy. In other news, I’m now qualified to teach you to scuba dive. 3. The Census: now with n||4/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Funny, insightful, with plenty of snark (much like politics). As far as political discussions go, the two hosts really know their stuff, and don't talk over the listener's head.
Berniecrats will always be awesome :)
A wondeful podcast
Really it is!