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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 #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.

BTL #271 - Rains of Fire - 12/11/17

BTL #271 - Rains of Fire - 12/11/17

This week on BTL, sexual assault resignations continue, and yet the Orange Furher is still the president! Plus, Puerto Rico's Maria death count is nowhere near what the official count says, America's policy on Israel is being dictated by nothing related to what the official history of the region says, the firebunny video's truth isn't quite what one man says, and Donald Trump watches significantly more television than he himself says. Everybody is doing this saying thing wrong. Good grief.

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 #231 - #NeverForget to #NeverRemember - 2/7/17

BTL #231 - #NeverForget to #NeverRemember - 2/7/17

This week on BTL, when will the powers that be agree that America has been through enough?!  This week we did it all: re-lived the horrors of election 2016 in football form, re-lived the horrors of Antonin Scalia in Trump-SCOTUS-pick form, celebrated the alt-facts version of Black History Month (thanks white people for creating black history!), commemorated the worst imaginary terrorist attack to ever hit US soil (#NeverRemember), and accidentally thwarted a coup attempt by cleverly allowing a complete idiot to attempt a coup with any professional assistance.  Though this week felt like seven months in thought-time, we can confirm that it's only been one week in real time and the fact that we made it through is certainly something to celebrate.  Join the fun!

 

BTL #225 - Rant Day - 12/17/16

BTL #225 - Rant Day - 12/17/16

This week on a special bi-coastal BTL, we've got a few things to get off our chests.  Yes, we know all about Russia's hacking and yes we're horrified.  Yes we know all about the electoral college vote and yes we're terrified.  But no we wont accept that the Democrats lost this race solely because of James Comey and Voldermort Putin, and we'll tell you why politically it's not even worth making the claim.  Plus we're all over covering our history of fake news and future of fake morals!  Listen while you load of up on latke potatoes or Christmas ham (or a nondenominational food of your choice)!  Then give us the gift of a rating on iTunes.  

"Experience" and "Good Ideas" are not the same thing

"Experience" and "Good Ideas" are not the same thing

It’s time for us to have a chat with America about the value of Hillary’s foreign policy “experience," because “experience” and “good ideas” are not interchangeable.

Meet The Candidates #3 - Gifted Hands, Questionable Brains: The Ben Carson Story

Meet The Candidates #3 - Gifted Hands, Questionable Brains: The Ben Carson Story

Carson’s life is a fascinating and uniquely American story, one that proves that...idiot savants are a real thing.  He’s the only candidate in the race that we’d let operate on our brains, but he doesn’t seem super capable of using his own to think analytically or practically about how to not make unnecessary references to slavery or Hitler.  How Carson wound up in the middle of a political maelstrom that he seems only casually interested in riding out is a real question, but we’ll be digging for answers as we take you through his life, chapter by chapter