BTL #294 - Brent's Back - 8/6/18

BTL #294 - Brent's Back - 8/6/18

This week on BTL, Brent makes his triumphant return. (Remember him?!) We give the play-by-play of who’s claiming they know the play-by-play of Don Jr.’s meeting with Russian officials, discuss the Kirstjen Nielsen “triumphant” trip to Puerto Rico to thank everybody for definitely not bungling the recovery efforts, and go deep into the Netroots-fueled 2020 speculation-mania! Plus there are primaries Tuesday, and don’t worry, John Kelly’s given up completely so his facial expressions will be around for years to come.

BTL #293 - Balloon Baby [w/ guest host Grant Sloss] - 7/16/18

BTL #293 - Balloon Baby [w/ guest host Grant Sloss] - 7/16/18

This week on BTL, Grant Sloss, our first ever guest host, returns to the studio as this week’s special guest co-host! We talk the SCOTUS Bachelorette, Trump’s horrible behavior at the NATO meeting, the UK’s superior sense of insult-crafting, and so much more! In the midst of the world ending, some good news even sneaks it’s way in. Tune in to find out what happened and why a family of Wisconsin woodchucks are this week’s American heroes!

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

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

This week on BTL, Trump tantrums his way around the G7, dictates his way through the U.S. - North Korea summit, and rips poor desperate immigrant families apart while we obsess about the California primaries! (Whose hobby is better? We’ll let you decide.) We’ve got results from CA and the other June 5th states, as well as some ire about the poor children being torn from their parents in the name of cruelty [cough]…sorry safety (?). All that plus visiting information if you want to get some facetime with Paul Manafort while he’s in jail. We all have a few things we’d like to say to his face, right?

California Primary Election Prop Cheatsheet (June 2018)

California Primary Election Prop Cheatsheet (June 2018)

Jungle primaries are confusing enough. That's why we've put together this handy cheat sheet, along with our reasons for taking the positions we did.  Now you can sound informed at dinner parties AND avoid screwing up on Election Day.  

BTL #277 - Smokeless Gun - 2/5/18

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. Sometimes you just need a dead goose falling from the heavens to teach you that hunting is really freaking stupid

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!

BTL #278 - The Anti-Memo - 2/12/18

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 governor

6. You know your administration’s shit when they’re losing to North Korea at diplomacy

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!

BTL #276 - A Side of Watergate - 1/28/18

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 Guggenheim sends the president their piece de resistance: a golden toilet called “America”

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 usFacebookTwitterTumblrStitcher, or Instagram!

BTL #275 - Schumer Snacks™ - 1/22/18

BTL #275 - Schumer Snacks™ - 1/22/18

This week on BTL...welp, the shutdown happened. But so did the Women's March so, you know, we've been pulled in lots of directions. We have a full breakdown of both events, plus a very rare BTL disagreement! That and the GREATEST STORY TO GRACE THE NEWSWAVES SINCE BRIDGEGATE. Don't miss out.