We brought podcast friend-extraordinaire Grant Sloss back into the studio to discuss the results (some still forthcoming!!) of the 2018 midterms. Fun was had by all! Then…the aftermath. We told you Trump would get a little crazy, right? We were right.
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!
This week on BTL...do you want to cry tears of joy/frustration/helplessness/anger/inspiration? Good, because you'll have no choice if you try to watch Michelle Obama's final speech as FLOTUS. Other things that might make you cry include: basically anything else that's going on in America. Shootings (the domestic terror kind, stand down war hawks!), gaffes, ineptitude of the highest order by the seasoned professionals in Congress, and a few things that are so bad they're funny like the rumor Hillary Clinton is mulling over a run for the Mayor of NYC. First obstacle: she's never actually lived there. Okay, 2017, let the games begin!
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.
This week on BTL, the candidates invade New York to make subway-related gaffes, eat pizza incorrectly, and in the case of known delight Ted Cruz, lecture New Yorkers about how terrible they are. Luckily the feeling was mutual and after protests, walk-outs, and lots of general purpose heckling, it's now looking like he wont be taking the Bronx. What a surprise! Plus we've got Wisconsin and Wyoming election results, Panama Paper-mania, a Tour de Trump you wont want to miss, plus a rundown of what was and was not said at Sanders' infamous NY Daily News interview! We're back together again on the left coast and enjoying the afterglow of National Siblings Day, which, naturally, as only children we celebrate together. Say hi to Mom for us!
This week on BTL, we begin with a yearly tradition: Brent telling Lila the story of Easter only to have Lila forget the story by the time the podcast is posted. Will she ever learn? Tune in to find out. Then we have some new superlative primary days of our own invention: #LooneyTuesday and #SupercalifragilisticexpialidociousSaturday. Plus, we've got the latest on Obama's trip to Cuba, the (too) many terrorist attacks that went down this week week, and a rundown of 13 Democratic presidential candidates you may not be aware of and probably should try not to learn more about!
This week on an all-new BTL, Donald Trump's Nevada blowout saw him promising that he's going to bring us “so much everything” when he’s president. If "everything" involves more of his accidental slam poetry, then we're in. If it involves more racism, however, we're not. Will update. Plus, Thursday's GOP Debate was more bananas than ever and showed an emerging trend in the GOP field: campaigning exclusively via insult comedy. (Policy proposals are so 2015.) Also, anybody who’s anybody in whatever the opposite of MENSA is endorsed Donald Trump this week, Clinton had a BLOWOUT win in South Carolina, and Super Tuesday is upon us! (All signs point to Texas is proving once again that it can’t be trusted.) Then there's the NY Times' sudden Clinton takedown, some intelligentsia speculation that for once isn't about Beyonce, and the newest kind of militia to look out for in the post-Bundy world: toddlers. It's yet another week for the books and we have it all here!