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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 #305 - SHOW UP ANYWAY - 1/21/19

1/21/2019
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In Which We Discuss: 1. The first rule of marching is you show up to the march anyway. 2. Buzzfeed publishes second widely disputed bombshell that we’ll find out is completely credible in two years. 3. Trump “deal” to end shutdown is just a worse version of a deal he’s already reneged on once. 4. Everybody is running for president pt. 2 5. The only person who can use military aircraft this week is Melania Trump. 6. Steve King has had it up to here with Steve King Brain Trust Live is...

Duration:01:09:42

BTL #304 - PEACHES THE FRIENDLY WALL - 1/14/19

1/14/2019
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In Which We Discuss: 1. Anybody you’ve ever heard of (and some that you haven’t) is running for president. 2. Shutdown update, day 6000: No news. Shutdown continues. Send park janitors...or something. 3. GOP finally draws soft line in the sand with Steve King, so they do eventually semi-censure white nationalism. Just takes 16 years to get their story straight. 4. Trump is a foreign agent. Deal with it. 5. If anybody’s selling Iran-bombing excuses or plans, John Bolton is in the...

Duration:01:00:58

#303 - DOUBLE DOUBLE TOIL AND TROUBLE - 12/3/18

12/2/2018
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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 double agent for Ukraine but also for Trump. 4. Trump is making vague trade deals in an effort to promote ending trade deals. 5. Those tariffs must really be working because GM announced it’s closing plants firing thousands of workers. 6....

Duration:00:41:50

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

11/12/2018
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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...

Duration:01:17:01

BTL #301 - YOU HAVE TO VOTE - 11/1/18

11/1/2018
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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 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 Facebook, Twitter,...

Duration:00:42:30

BTL #300 - POLITICON 2018 / THE STRESS IS GETTING TO US - 10/22/18

10/22/2018
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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 midterm polls! 5. We never thought we’d say this, but Donald Trump doesn’t care enough about your genitalia. 6. Trump nicknames continue to get less clever and more off-topic, just like his administration. Guys, it's our 300th...

Duration:01:12:08

BTL #299 - White House Cosplay - 10/15/18

10/15/2018
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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 by purging his opponent’s voters. Democracy! 4. Kanye armed only with a MAGA hat and a dream, discusses the infinite universe with Donald Trump 5. Jared Kushner paid less in taxes than you did last year 6. Melania cosplays her way around Africa...

Duration:01:01:18

BTL #298 - CAPACITY FOR EVIL - 10/10/18

10/10/2018
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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 desires 3. Susan Collins proves that unassuming old slow-talkers have the same capacity for evil as the rest of us 4. California isn’t the only state that can force you to vote on too many props 5. Finally time to dig into our favorite...

Duration:01:01:23

BTL #297 - WHACK-A-MOLE - 10/1/18

10/1/2018
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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 hearings to conclusively determine whether men are shit 4. Jeff Flake’s has his Mr. Smith Goes to Washington moment 5. The internet does some boofing sleuthing Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in...

Duration:01:09:26

BTL #296 - RANTS - 9/24/18

9/24/2018
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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. * * * 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 Facebook, Twitter,...

Duration:00:48:57

BTL #295 - WATERGATE PT II - 8/20/18

8/21/2018
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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’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Don’t go to war with the deep state. 5. We found our generation’s John Dean. 6. The truth is the truth when it comes to Donald Trump, he just doesn’t know how to find it. Brain Trust Live is Lila...

Duration:01:02:39

BTL #294 - BRENT'S RETURN - 8/6/18

8/6/2018
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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 definitely innocent of not having a meeting about adoptions with Russian officials. That much we know. 4. Donald Trump doesn’t need an invite to your stupid GOP rally. Also he doesn’t know who you are or what district he’s currently standing...

Duration:01:12:37

BTL #293 - BALLOON BABY [w/ guest host Grant Sloss] - 7/16/18

7/16/2018
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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 people alike 4. Dianne Feinstein can’t even take a hint and now it’s kind of like...sad 5. Paul Ryan apparently knows more about the destructive nature of woodchucks than his constitutional powers Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent...

Duration:00:51:06

BTL #292 - NEW SOCIALIST IN TOWN [w/ guest host Carla Nordstrom] - 7/3/18

7/2/2018
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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 unemployed millionaire… 3. SCOTUS rulings were relased so…break out the Xanax! 4. If you’re wondering why Facebook said it was the end of the world this week, it had to do with somebody other than Trump this time. 5. Two options for immigrant...

Duration:00:46:50

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. Roseanne Barr will now continue her nervous breakdown without...

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