This week on the podcast, the hilarious and charming Esteban Gast joins us in the studio to talk Puerto Rico, Trumpcare, Iran, and the giant clusterfuck nonsense blob that is Harvey Weinstein. Plus we've got dispatches from the Value Voters Summit/ie a real life hate group, thoughts on the upcoming California senate primary, more natural disasters, and so much more.
This week on BTL...the Bad News Live Crew is back! Check out their next live show on Feb 18th at the Acme Theater in LA! In the meantime, however, catch them reliving the million hours of news the Trump administration so thoughtfully produced in the last week. First a foremost, let's #neverremember to #newforget a new category of fake terrorist victims - those (zero) lost in the Atlanta attacks. Plus, we've got news on the Muslim Ban's court progress, updates on the senate confirmations (DeVos, Sessions, Price, oh my!), thoughts on why and how #shepersisted, whether or not Hillary Clinton has persisted, whether or not the Senate should persist, and more! Also, anybody with leads for where a person can get some easy D should contact the White House.
This week on BTL, shit is getting real here in Trumpistan! Transition team purges already underway? Sen. Jeff Sessions (not to be confused with Rep. Pete Sessions) as Attorney General? Rumors of a shortlist for other cabinet spots that seems like it's punking us? Yes (but no!!!!!!) to all. Plus, Clinton comes out of hiding, Trump violates his own rules and settles his Trump U case, the Democrats expand leadership to include everybody on earth! The election was tough, but now, more than ever, is when to pay attention! Things are about to get a little rocky.
On this week's BTL, we talked voting, third parties, Libertarians, Ralph Nader, and more with GREEN PARTY PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE JILL STEIN! Check out our chat with her, some dispatches from her Pershing Square rally, and of course all the bafoonery around the second presidential debate, Donald Trump pussy-grabbing, Hillary Clinton wall street speeches, and everything else that happened in this absurdly packed week!
This week on BTL, we do our best to make up for our one-week absence! We try our hand at reporting breaking news, plus we've got a look ahead at the DNC and a look behind at the (terrifying, disorganized, slapstick-ridden) RNC. All that plus a discussion on the meaning of your vote and when voter outreach works and doesn't, plus an exciting (read: horrible) update on the week in racism. And jokes. We've got jokes too!
This week on BTL, a hapless plan meets it's natural end as Ted Cruz and John Kasich realize they don't actually have a desire to work together. Plus, we're all choosing our VP picks this week, so gather round! Ted Cruz inexplicably chose Carly Fiorina, Lila choose Brent, and we're just getting started! All this plus Obama's mic drop, Donald Trump's rambling foreign policy suggestions (win at stuff, make them pay, etc) delivered to a room full of his closest celebrity journalists, and the razzle-dazzle of Prince's end times prophecy!