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A weekly, millennial-focused news podcast for aspiring fact-knowers! Each week we take you through the news in politics...with plenty of comedic digressions.

A weekly, millennial-focused news podcast for aspiring fact-knowers! Each week we take you through the news in politics...with plenty of comedic digressions.
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United States

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A weekly, millennial-focused news podcast for aspiring fact-knowers! Each week we take you through the news in politics...with plenty of comedic digressions.

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English

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(323) 375-4520


Episodes

BTL #291 - 1950s TODDLER - 6/18/18

6/18/2018
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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 North Korea-style propaganda films. Does a passable job at authoritarian propaganda art. 5. Want to visit Paul Manafort in VIP jail? We’ve got the deets! Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg’s look at the week in...

Duration:00:58:34

BTL #290 - PRIMARY DAY IN CA - 6/4/18

6/4/2018
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In Which We Discuss: 1. Puerto Rico is even more fucked 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’t mean anything 4. Scientific proof that electing Democrats will lower your uninsured rate 5. Donald Trump will always forgive for the price of one giant novelty envelope 6. Rosea [...]

Duration:01:02:12

BTL #289 - HAPPINESS FROM AFAR - 5/21/18

5/21/2018
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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 start the immigration conversation from a place of agreement that all of Donald Trump’s words are the wrong words 4. Sheldon Adelson’s personal happiness from afar is more important that thousands of innocent lives 5. Remember when we had net...

Duration:00:55:25

BTL #288 - HOW TO KILL AT DYING - 5/14/18

5/14/2018
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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 Schneiderman aimed to ruin Trump’s life, but ruined ours instead 4. John McCain is giving us all a lesson in how to really kill at dying 5. In a surprise turn, “china people” is not a prefered term in West Virginia. Progress? 6. Trump’s least...

Duration:00:54:08

BTL #287 - ONE LAST DISS BEFORE I LEAVE YOU - 5/7/18

5/6/2018
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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 Trump diss in, even if that means meticulously planning his own funeral. 4. Trump’s unending love for contentious confirmation hearings has led him to beg and plead with torture-lover Gina Haspel not to withdraw as CIA nominee. 5. Melania’s...

Duration:01:10:49

BTL 286 - THE LONGEST HANDSHAKE [w/ Carla Nordstrom] - 4/30/18

4/30/2018
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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 lose a 16 point margin so…you know…think twice 3. Rand Paul always has 8 filibuster hours worth of convictions until he decides he doesn’t have convictions anyway 4. Ronny Jackson: Don’t be that guy 5. Teachers in six states now demanding...

Duration:01:05:44

BTL #285 - GUARD YOUR SECRETS - 4/23/18

4/23/2018
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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 secrets until it no longer serves him 4. Not content to screw over America with just one tax bill, Paul Ryan looks to pass another before going to spend more time with his kids. Right… 5. Don’t worry Missouri Governor Eric Greitens. Just...

Duration:01:19:42

BTL #282 - A SINGULARLY EVIL WOMAN - 3/19/18

3/19/2018
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In Which We Discuss: 1. Puerto Rico still has no power. But don’t worry, nobody died…right? Guys? Right? 2. Turns out Democrats can win when they bother running and talking about stuff 3. Republicans remain adept at finding the most singularly evil woman to be the token first to run an organization 4. Our reality TV star president gets the economic advisor he wants and deserves 5. Donald Trump’s mantra: Keep your enemies close, and your friends pissed off at you 6. An important BTL...

Duration:00:50:35

BTL #280 - JUNGLE PREDATORS - 2/26/18

2/26/2018
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In Which We Discuss: 1. Random hip hop singers claim they too could have turned the lights on in Puerto Rico faster than the US government (we believe them) 2. If there’s one thing we’ve ever agreed with Trump on, it’s that the Dem memo is, in fact, too long. 3. Can we hand Donald Trump a cheat sheet for other natural human responses to events and things 4. Democrats become their own predators in the California jungle primaries 5. CPAC just out CPACed itself and is now an existential...

Duration:01:33:36

BTL #279 - THE TYRANNY OF FLORIDA ADULTS - 2/19/18

2/19/2018
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In Which We Discuss: 1. Puerto Rico is being held hostage by…a public utility? 2. Florida teens are sick of living under the tyranny of Florida adults, which is fair 3. Trump refuses to shake his groove thang in honor of Parkland victims 4. After a new round of Russia indictments, Trump is angry at everybody, including Oprah 5. Mitt Romney is running to be the Democratic undersecretary of the Republican Party 6. We are now invested in cross-country skiing. Deal with that.

Duration:01:03:13

BTL #278 - THE ANTI-MEMO - 2/12/18

2/11/2018
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In Which We Discuss: 1. The anti-Nunes Memo has too many words and not enough illustrations for public release, says White House 2. Dems in Congress win tons of money for GOP priorities in landmark budget deal 3. Apparently only White House staff has to resign over abuse accusations. Anyone can still be president! (The American dream!) 4. GOP new plan to keep power is to just stop having elections to fill vacant seats 5. Kansas found six teenagers but only one woman to run for...

Duration:01:01:51

BTL #277 - SMOKELESS GUN - 2/5/18

2/5/2018
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In Which We Discuss: 1. Trump’s first SOTU address is the most watched 6th most watched SOTU ever! 2. Nunes Memo contains one major smoking gun: that Devin Nunes is a real life idiot. 3. Paul Ryan celebrates buying you a Costco membership and the Koch brothers an actual Costco 4. Trump’s infrastructure plan is to ask other people to pay for infrastructure but still cut stuff 5. In a confusing turn, now maybe Democrats don’t want moderate pro-life assholes running for Congress? 6....

Duration:01:02:48

BTL #276 - A SIDE OF WATERGATE - 1/28/18

1/28/2018
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In Which We Discuss: 1. The government is now open, so it’s time to re-record the voicemail at the White House comment line! 2. Enjoy Tuesday’s SOTU address with a side Watergate 3. When will the world’s richest people open their arms to Trump? Apparently not at Davos. 4. As always, the best way to insure having a sexual predator on your payroll is to employ a “faith adviser” 5. Claire McCaskill looks to continue her run of being the luckiest Senate candidate in America 6. The...

Duration:01:13:55

BTL #275 - SCHUMER SNACKS™ - 1/22/18

1/22/2018
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In Which We Discuss: 1. The Women’s March was on again, almost as if one year of Trump has had no positive impact on our lives at all 2. The government shutdown is a reality and that means Congress had to work over the weekend, so it’s not surprising that.. 3. Lindsey Graham really needs some sustenance. Even Democratic sustenance. Even Schumer Snacks (™) if necessary. 4. A rare BTL showdown over whether we’re ascribing blame or credit for the shutdown this time around 5. Aziz Ansari:...

Duration:01:08:40

BTL #274 - SENATE FELONS - 1/15/18

1/15/2018
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In Which We Discuss: 1. Is it better to be a shithole or an asshole or is it, in fact, the same? An in depth discussion. 2. Hawaii experienced WWIII alone this week thanks to men with buttons 3. Kentucky’s newest money-saving endeavor is literally just to kill poor people 4. Two convicted felons announced runs for US senate this week! 5. Even with his cool sunglasses, Joe Biden still wants you to get off his lawn 6. Some legal advice for the next Stormy Daniels. Because there will be...

Duration:00:52:17

BTL #272 - CAN’T STOP, WON’T STOP - 12/17/17

12/17/2017
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In Which We Discuss: 1. Alabamians proved they are only 50% outright monsters 2. Net Neutrality is dead, much like the free flow of information is about to be 3. The tax bill is finally solving some vital problems for the oft-ignored zillionaire set 4. In Paul Ryan’s dystopia, corporations are people and people are cattle and cattle should start having more children to feed the corporations 5. Donald Trump thinks we believe he could ever land Kirsten Gillibrand in a million...

Duration:01:05:32

BTL #271 - RAINS OF FIRE - 12/11/17

12/10/2017
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In Which We Discuss: 1. The 64th and 1,052nd person have died in Puerto Rico due to the hurricane. Ask us about our math! 2. This week’s rundown of who grabbed who and who lost their job over it 3. This week’s rundown of who is still the president and future senator from Alabama 4. Sheldon Adelson’s fever dream has finally come true 5. In California, even the rain causes fires 6. The mysterious case of the man and the firebunny Brai [...]

Duration:01:13:13

BTL #270 - THE LAND OF MENTAL VACATIONS - 12/4/17

12/3/2017
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In Which We Discuss: 1. Puerto Rico is now both without power and…a foreign nation? 2. GOP Tax Reform: It’s as narcissistic and self-absorbed as Donald Trump himself 3. Set your watches: the #TrumpRussia countdown to zero begins NOW 4. Sexual Assault allegations…ahem, sorry, dumb idiot men who can’t keep it in their pants…continue to ruin the things we once loved 5. North Korea. Yup. 6. Take a mental vacation in the alternate reality of FoxNews.com

Duration:00:48:14

BTL #268 - YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU DO KNOW - 11/13/17

11/13/2017
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In Which We Discuss: 1. You know shit is bad when local election results in Virginia can make California progressives this happy 2. Roy Moore is a pederast. Because, of course. 3. Trump and Putin don’t know what they know about what they don’t know about Russia’s election hacking 4. McConnell to America: I can’t promise this tax cut is for you 5. Shocking update: there are issues with our background check system for guns 6. Carla Nordstrom joins us on the podcast to report on upstate...

Duration:01:08:56

BTL #267 - THE REAL BOWLING GREEN MASSACRE - 11/6/17 [Election Day 2017 is Tuesday!]

11/6/2017
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In Which We Discuss: 1. TOMORROW IS ELECTION DAY. Elections! 2. Donna Brazile’s explosive new book details shocking revelations literally every Sanders supporter knew from just being alive 3. GOP tax bill proves that the only group more important to the GOP than the top 1% is the unborn 4. Climate change is real! Donald Trump says so 5. New attacks between Bush and Trump in the ongoing race to be 2nd worst president 6. Rand Paul thwarts first real Bowling Green Massacre with his ribs

Duration:00:48:40