20 episodes

Brent Thornburg and Lila Nordstrom take you through the political news of the week...in between comedic digressions. A millennial focused weekly chat with a special focus on election tomfoolery, Washingtonian shenanigans, and anything that proves that nature is hilarious/terrifying.

Brain Trust Live Lila Nordstrom/Brent Thornburg

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    • 4.6 • 20 Ratings

Brent Thornburg and Lila Nordstrom take you through the political news of the week...in between comedic digressions. A millennial focused weekly chat with a special focus on election tomfoolery, Washingtonian shenanigans, and anything that proves that nature is hilarious/terrifying.

    BTL #368 - Worst Case Scenario - 9/21/20

    BTL #368 - Worst Case Scenario - 9/21/20

    In Which We Discuss:
    1. Early voting has begun in four states and is coming to you too!
    2. RBG passed away, ushering in a worst case scenario for democracy
    3. Mitch McConnell is a hypocrite. Stop being shocked by that
    4. Joe Biden takes credit for inventing what drag queens have been doing for months to get people to events mid-pandemic
    5. We’re voting #no on the California ballot even containing these two props
    6. New updates on the deer Chuck Grassley hit eight years ago
    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in electoral and political news. Join the millions of quarantiners, helicopters, barking dogs, and computer beeps who love our podcast and tell your friends about BTL!  Then rate us on iTunes or find us Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Stitcher, or Instagram!

    • 1 hr 12 min
    BTL #367 - The Noble Prize for Orange Air - 9/14/20

    BTL #367 - The Noble Prize for Orange Air - 9/14/20

    In Which We Discuss:
    1. Trump to visit fire-ravaged West Coast, in danger of being camouflaged by the color of the air
    2. The Rhode Island primary becomes the sleeper hit of the season!
    3. Bernie suggests a proven winning strategy for Biden, will now most certainly be blamed for his loss.
    4. Mitch McConnell’s coronavirus relief bill is the definition of insanity
    5. Woodward gives us the proof we didn’t need that Trump is gaslighting us on Covid
    6. Trump looks to be a lock for the Noble prize for misspellings
    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in electoral and political news. Join the millions of quarantiners, helicopters, barking dogs, and computer beeps who love our podcast and tell your friends about BTL!  Then rate us on iTunes or find us Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Stitcher, or Instagram!

    • 1 hr 5 min
    BTL #366 - The Remarkable Joe Kennedy - 9/8/20

    BTL #366 - The Remarkable Joe Kennedy - 9/8/20

    In Which We Discuss:
    1. Joe Kennedy has finally become a remarkable Kennedy, but only because he destroyed the dynasty
    2. Joe Biden’s gamble in running as a Republican pays off in money, whether it pays off in votes remains to be seen
    3. Biden campaign visits Kenosha, which is exactly one more visit to Wisconsin than the entire Clinton campaign
    4. You’re not really telling us we need video proof of Trump calling the troops losers. The proof is in our hearts.
    5. The month’s jobs numbers are notable but still fake
    6. The sinking Trumptilla perfectly embodies the Trumpian philosophy of doing whatever the hell you want, other people be damned
    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in electoral and political news. Join the millions of quarantiners, helicopters, barking dogs, and computer beeps who love our podcast and tell your friends about BTL!  Then rate us on iTunes or find us Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Stitcher, or Instagram!

    • 1 hr 21 min
    BTL #354 - Operation Block Ivanka - 8/31/20

    BTL #354 - Operation Block Ivanka - 8/31/20

    In Which We Discuss:
    1. Trump’s affinity for bottle blondes and the apocalypse was on full display at the RNC.
    2. Kenosha police are eager to earn the approval of a 17 year old vigilante murderer
    3. The season premiere of Biden Unbunkered is coming September 8th.  Time and location TBD. Airing: Probably nowhere because he doesn’t know how to grab a headline. Check your local listings.
    4. If you live in Massachusetts, cast your ballot now!
    5. Election Security: We don’t have that anymore.
    6. And is Melania Trumps’ “Operation Block Ivanka” the only successful scheme currently being carried out inside the White House?
    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in electoral and political news. Join the millions of quarantiners, helicopters, and computer beeps who love our podcast and tell your friends about BTL!  Then rate us on iTunes or find us Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Stitcher, or Instagram!

    • 1 hr 26 min
    BTL #364 - 2004 RNC - 8/24/20

    BTL #364 - 2004 RNC - 8/24/20

    In Which We Discuss:
    1. Reflections on the 2004 RNC, as seen in last week’s network primetime
    2. Expectations for the 2020 RNC, to be seen in this week’s primetime
    3. Important Post Office Questions: Do we still have one? And why do they have a secret police force?
    4. The Russia “Witch Hunt” found the witch, the witch was real, the witch was guilty, and the witch was Donald Trump
    5. In other conspiracy theories that turned out to be true, the Massachusetts State Democrats did in fact conspire to take down Alex Morse
    6. Kanye West campaign update: He doesn’t appear to have one
    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in electoral and political news. Join the millions of quarantiners, helicopters, and computer beeps who love our podcast and tell your friends about BTL!  Then rate us on iTunes or find us Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Stitcher, or Instagram!

    • 1 hr 30 min
    BTL #363 - Massachusetts: Who Knew? - 8/17/20

    BTL #363 - Massachusetts: Who Knew? - 8/17/20

    In Which We Discuss:
    1. Become a Vote Captain, sign up to be a poll worker, and offer ballot pick-ups in your community.
    2. All that suspense was for nothing in Joe Biden’s veepstakes saga
    3. The DNC lineup leaves us wondering how you protest at a virtual convention
    4. Another squad member “survives” a 20 point victory
    5. Massachusetts: Who knew?
    6. QAnon is headed to Congress!
    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in electoral and political news. Join the millions of quarantiners, helicopters, and computer beeps who love our podcast and tell your friends about BTL!  Then rate us on iTunes or find us Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Stitcher, or Instagram!

    • 1 hr 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

MusicFanPFLB ,

The best (hilarious)political podcast!

Lila and Brent are my sole source of political news besides the times where I read headlines, scream and put my phone down. Frankly, they are the only reason I sound halfway intelligent at all. Also - and I don't think this gets enough notice - they are hilarious! Listen for the jokes AND the news coverage, you won't be disappointed and people will finally like you.

Carlanord ,

Brain Trust Live

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