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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 #255 - Politicon 2017: Too Many Thoughts - 7/31/17

BTL #255 - Politicon 2017: Too Many Thoughts - 7/31/17

We're flying rundown-free because we snuck this recording in after a packed weekend at Politicon, but we've got our reactions to the comic-con for wonks, plus of course the healthcare vote, Priebus exit, Scaramucci living up to his operatic name, Trump's VERY on-brand boy scouts speech, and more!

BTL #242 - The European Margin of Error - 4/24/17

BTL #242 - The European Margin of Error - 4/24/17

This week on BTL, we do a deep dive into the French presidential elections because they're somehow even more entertaining than our own.  Then we review Trump's first 100 days; he doesn't have much to show for it, and let's hope this week doesn't change that. Plus, there's Georgia's 6th, Chaffez's last, and the Tom Perez/Bernie Sanders sideshow that perfectly sums up why "unity" is eluding the Dems. All that, plus an in-depth analysis of Bill O'Reilly's hopefully not-prophetic work of fiction in which an angry, disgraced newsman who's out of a job murders all of his enemies. Eek! Watch out, women everywhere.

BTL #238 - Things Nobody Wants - 3/27/17

BTL #238 - Things Nobody Wants - 3/27/17

This week on BTL, we clicked our heels and the wicked AHCA is gone! The wicked AHCA is gone! What an adventure of a week, what a ride. What began with strong arm tactics on Monday devolved into bizarre pleas by Thursday and outright failure by Friday and we take you through the whole thing, step by step! BUT WAIT THERE'S MORE! We've got updates on the stories that didn't get the headlines this week - the odd Nunes revelations about Trump's dealings abroad, the Gorsuch hearing, and some terrible things that are happening to your privacy.  Relive the glory of Paul Ryan's massive defeat (long time coming) with us!

BTL #236 - Say Trumpcare - 3/13/17

BTL #236 - Say Trumpcare - 3/13/17

This week on BTL, everybody hates Trumpcare including all of the non-asshole community, most of the GOP, more of the white supremacist community than you'd guess, and most mammals and sea creatures. Jury is still out on reptiles - after all, Paul Ryan supports it.  Then, let us remind you of the many ways in which the monthly Jobs Report is never to be trusted, something that's especially true when the president tells you to only start trusting it now that he's in office.   And finally, ever dream of seeing the White House?  Apparently it's as easy as hopping a fence and...walking right in?  All this and more chaos awaits!

BTL #235 - Oh, THOSE Russians! - 3/6/17

BTL #235 - Oh, THOSE Russians! - 3/6/17

This week on BTL, friend-of-the-podcast Carla Nordstrom joins us in the studio to talk through the week in Trump and tell us about her project at seedsofdemocracy.org!  We analyze Trump's joint session speech and brief window of glory, Jeff Sessions' ensuing scandal less then 12 hours later, Saturday's wire-tapping Twitter tour de force, and lots more.  We've also got updates on how Democrats are faring in local elections, how voting in general is faring in America, and how Oprah Winfrey is faring now that rich celebrities can be the president.  Another week of pure political insanity - don't miss a moment of it!  It'll (hopefully) never happen again!

BTL #229 - Pussy Hats and Alternative Facts - 1/24/17

BTL #229 - Pussy Hats and Alternative Facts - 1/24/17

This week on a bicoastal BTL, it's tales of the largest march in US history!  We got crowd counts as well as stories of attending on both coasts!  (Well done LA!  750,000?!)  And guess what wasn't the largest gathering in US history?  Duh, the inauguration, despite what Trump and Sean Spicer's "Alternative Facts" may claim.  Plus, we've got a rundown of the week's insano cabinet confirmation hearings, the already mounting tragedy that is Trump's first days in office, and, most importantly, the real deal with Sean Spicer's five-year feud with Dippin' Dots.  

BTL #221 - Multiple Choice Exams - 11/15/16

BTL #221 - Multiple Choice Exams - 11/15/16

This week on BTL, it's everything we didn't cover in our mid-week special election edition!  We've got the latest on President-Elect Trump's (ick it hurt to say that!) first week as a legitimate person, and he's already appointed a white nationalist to his cabinet so things are going predictably.  We do have a little good news too, though!  Come for the horrifying Trump update, stay for the local election results!  Keep on keepin' on, guys!  There's nothing else we can do.