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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?

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.

BTL #273 - Lizard Blizzard - 1/10/18

BTL #273 - Lizard Blizzard - 1/10/18

This week on BTL...we're back after a long winter break, during which we had time to relax, then speed-read Fire and Fury and obsess over every last detail. We bring all that directly to your ears! Plus, 2012 is back! Bachmann, Romney, Kucinich (okay, wrong year) oh my! All that plus destructive men and their destructive buttons, Lizard Blizzards, and more!

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

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 #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.