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BTL #324 - How To Start a Campaign [W/ Guest State Senate Candidate Kipp Mueller] - 9/2/19

BTL #324 - How To Start a Campaign [W/ Guest State Senate Candidate Kipp Mueller] - 9/2/19

This week CA State Senate Candidate Kipp Mueller joins us on the podcast to discuss starting a campaign! Find out more about his campaign and/or donate at: https://www.kippforsenate.com.

Meet The Candidates 2020: Tim Ryan

Meet The Candidates 2020: Tim Ryan

You might remember Tim Ryan as the red-faced football player to the far side of your debate stage who seemed confused about who caused 9/11 and argued vociferously that Ohio, a state that receives roughly 800% of each candidate’s attention during the presidential cycle and has picked the winner of nearly every presidential race since the late 1800s, doesn’t get enough of a voice in politics. But what you might not remember him from is the author page of his meditation guide, "A Mindful Nation,” in which he presumably teaches us not to engage in the same rage-induced debate tactics as he does. 

BTL Special Edition - The Iowa Extravaganza - 8/22/19

BTL Special Edition - The Iowa Extravaganza - 8/22/19

Last weekend we went to Iowa to visit the nation's most famous state fair and as many campaign offices as we could get to in the home of 2020 first primary-mania! Here's our take on who's campaigns were a mess, who's poised to surprise us, which conspiracy theories we developed along the way.

BTL #321 - I Wrote The Bill - 7/5/19

BTL #321 - I Wrote The Bill - 7/5/19

This week BTL is back with an IN DEPTH discussion of the Democratic Debates, Puerto Rico’s amazing activism, and all the horrible news you missed while we were gone. Brent says some confusing things about Marianne Williamson (NOT ENDORSEMENT THINGS, CALM DOWN) but it gives us a chance to discuss our favorite topic - our prescience when it comes to presidential election cycles and how they work. Also, it’s summer recess in Congress which means…it’s townhall season! Go bug your reps!

BTL #320 - Some Loveless Thinking About Marianne Williamson - 7/8/19

BTL #320 - Some Loveless Thinking About Marianne Williamson - 7/8/19

Listen, there’s a lot of great stuff in here, but the most important thing is that WE’LL FINALLY EXPLAIN WHO MARIANNE WILLIAMSON IS. It’s a better story than you or I or anybody would ever have guessed. But also we’ll talk primaries, #RevolutionaryWarAirports, EARTHQUAKES, and more!

BTL #319 - Who is John Delaney - 7/1/19

BTL #319 - Who is John Delaney - 7/1/19

THE DEBATES ARE HERE! We dive into Dem Debates 1 and 2 and we are loving every moment of it.

BTL Newsletter #1 - 5/27/19 - We've Started a Newsletter!

BTL Newsletter #1 - 5/27/19 - We've Started a Newsletter!

There's no new podcast this week, but…we’ve started a newsletter!

Our goal is to make you sound smart to your friends (and more importantly, for us to sound smart to you). From now on, whenever we don't get the chance to record a podcast, we'll be providing a news summary right here in your inbox! That way, everybody's smarts get their moment in the sun.  Here's what happened this week:

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BTL #315 - She Has A Plan For That - 5/6/19

BTL #315 - She Has A Plan For That - 5/6/19

This week on the podcast, William Barr doesn’t like Mueller’s attitude when it comes to…William Barr’s lying. (How very dare he write a strongly worded letter suggesting the truth is the truth! Honestly!) And remember the days when we were finally announcing who WASN’T going to run for president?  Those days were nice… Plus Elizabeth Warren has a plans for that. And a t-shirt for that. And we want that t-shirt. Come for the jokes, stay for the rants about how we have no Senate candidates anymore because everybody is running for president!