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BTL #295 - Watergate Pt. II - 8/20/18

BTL #295 - Watergate Pt. II - 8/20/18

This week on BTL, it’s election results galore! We’ll tell you why what you’ve been reading about what they mean isn’t totally true. Also, indictments/legal entanglements/lies galore! But don’t worry, according to Giuliani, the truth is not the truth anyway so what does it matter? It was a big two weeks and we’ve got it all right here!

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 #272 - Can't Stop, Won't Stop - 12/17/17

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 years

6. Omarosa can’t stop, wont stop being fired

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BTL #269 - Just As Predicted - 11/20/17

BTL #269 - Just As Predicted - 11/20/17

This week on the podcast, it's tax reform time! (Or it would be if the GOP didn't keep shooting themselves in the foot.) Also, now that the GOP is dying to have a pederast in the Senate, harassment accusations and hypocritical Twitter lectures are flying! Let's see what Trump what kind of trouble Trump can get into with those extra 140 letters! Plus, a real life hobby ghost hunter is coming to a court near you...if you live in Alabama. Of course.

BTL #263 - An Education [w/ West Hollywood Mayor John Heilman] - 10/9/17

BTL #263 - An Education [w/ West Hollywood Mayor John Heilman] - 10/9/17

This week on the podcast, West Hollywood Mayor John Heilman stops by amidst the chaos to talk about resistance at the local level. Plus we've got updates on the gun control discussion (or lack thereof) post-Vegas, some weird new story elements in the reality show that is life with Donald Trump, a look at the chaos in Catalonia, and more! 

BTL #262 - North Korea to Kevin Bacon [w/ Ritza Bloom] - 10/2/17

BTL #262 - North Korea to Kevin Bacon [w/ Ritza Bloom] - 10/2/17

This week on BTL, the lovely Ritza Bloom joins us in the studio to talk about Trump's tax proposal, Puerto Rico's giant huge horrible terrible no good very bad humanitarian crisis, the plane-chartering habits of Trump's top swamp-drainers, Alabama's secret fury, and so much more! Most importantly, we do some in depth thinking about two of America's most important icons: Dennis Rodman and Cowboy Jesus.

BTL #257 - In Id We Trust - 8/28/17

BTL #257 - In Id We Trust - 8/28/17

This week on BTL, we're back in the same room and ready to retrace the full saga of last week from Obama-pilfered Monday to insanity-laced Tuesday to Hurricane Friday. It was an exhausting beginning to a terrifying weekend filled with flooding, off-topic tweets, and resignations. Help us help you help everybody understand what on earth happened!

BTL #256 - When Even The "Best Words" Fail - 8/21/17

BTL #256 - When Even The "Best Words" Fail - 8/21/17

This week.  We can't even.

COME ON, EVERYBODY.  This is ridiculous.  We had to invent a "Nazi" tag for this week. That's what's going on this week.  (But don't worry, we have theories!  Also, we have the few minorly-funny-but-actually-kind-of-scary things that happened.  We tried.)