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Taking Ship is a voyage through the morass of dumbest timeline America. It's the kind of podcast that believes you can take politics and culture seriously while laughing at both. It's hosted by Elie Jacobs and Frank Spring, two political hacks who've run out of f***s to give. Each week, they'll take a look at the political landscape, condone and condemn those who deserve it and be joined by a guest who is smarter and cooler than they are - writers, activists, politicos, bad hombres, nasty women, so-called judges, and aspiring Martians. Not all at the same time. Taking Ship: your guide through dumbest timeline America.

Taking Ship is a voyage through the morass of dumbest timeline America. It's the kind of podcast that believes you can take politics and culture seriously while laughing at both. It's hosted by Elie Jacobs and Frank Spring, two political hacks who've run out of f***s to give. Each week, they'll take a look at the political landscape, condone and condemn those who deserve it and be joined by a guest who is smarter and cooler than they are - writers, activists, politicos, bad hombres, nasty women, so-called judges, and aspiring Martians. Not all at the same time. Taking Ship: your guide through dumbest timeline America.
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Taking Ship is a voyage through the morass of dumbest timeline America. It's the kind of podcast that believes you can take politics and culture seriously while laughing at both. It's hosted by Elie Jacobs and Frank Spring, two political hacks who've run out of f***s to give. Each week, they'll take a look at the political landscape, condone and condemn those who deserve it and be joined by a guest who is smarter and cooler than they are - writers, activists, politicos, bad hombres, nasty women, so-called judges, and aspiring Martians. Not all at the same time. Taking Ship: your guide through dumbest timeline America.

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Episodes

Talking data, modeling & algorithms with Laila El Gohary & a threat to Krzyzewski

4/22/2018
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WE HAVE NEW INTRO MUSIC!!! Joined by data guru Laila El Gohary, Frank & Elie FINALLY learn about data and politics. Long has the crew of "Salty Jason's Revenge" spoken about data, now they actually learn about it. This is THE episode you need to listen to if you want to stop bull sh!tting and actually know what you're talking about. Follow us at @takingship on Twitter (or @frankspring or @eliejacobs) and email us at takingship(at)gmail.com to tell us about your t-shirt desires.

Duration:00:57:16

Guestless, it's all DumbestTimelineAmerica, Sweeny Todd and the Ballad of P90Pauly

4/11/2018
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Alone at sea for the first time in a few weeks, Frank and Elie dive straight into the reality that we're all just living the same Tuesday in #DumbestTimelineAmerica over and over. P90Pauly (aka Paul Ryan), takes his ball and goes home, DaveBro says new and dumb things related to AltCenterism and oh yea, impeachment. Take a listen and subscribe and rate us. We need that Casper mattress money!

Duration:00:37:54

Joined by Chris Frates, the boys get deep into analyzing Dumbest Timeline America

4/1/2018
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Multimedia superstar Chris Frates (podcast co-host, SiriusXM host, former CNN, National Journal, Politico and more reporter) joins Frank and Elie to talk politics and media and they provide an update on the war with the sea. You really don't want to miss this episode.

Duration:01:02:20

The Stormy Present, the thong of outerware, and David Roth (the other one)

3/19/2018
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David Roth (@david_j_roth) joins the crew of "Salty ____'s Revenge" to talk NFL, Trump, NCAA, coaches sartorial choices and more. This is one you want to listen to. Please subscribe and rate us on iTunes and follow us on Twitter at @TakingShip

Duration:00:50:10

Dunking on DaveBro and searching for Obama's missing millions

3/10/2018
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Revisiting the scourge of Alt-Centerism, the crew of "Salty ____'s Revenge" issue a new public awareness campaign announcement in light of DaveBro's (aka David Brooks) column about college kids. After dispensing with his tweedy impertinence, Frank and Elie dive into getting folks to vote either through motivation or other means... Be sure to subscribe and rate us and follow us on Twitter @takingship.

Duration:00:33:46

Dems are no where, an update on Israeli politics & women for the patriarchy with Maggie Moore

2/24/2018
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Before an interview scratching at the depths of the ongoing #MeToo movement and women supporting the patriarchy, Frank & Elie do a quick review of how the California democratic party demonstrates that the Democrats may be no where. They also do a lightening quick review of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's legal troubles. Please be sure to subscribe and leave us a rating and a review.

Duration:01:07:18

Bovine Robinson Crusoe, gun control, Mueller & comparing apples to pine nuts

2/17/2018
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In less and a half hour, Frank & Elie solve all the world's problems. Not really, but they do discuss the latest tragic gun massacre and come up with an enterprising idea to control guns. After that they explore the indictment Mueller just used to burn down Donald Trump's "hoax/witchhunt" argument and wrap the whole voyage up with a rant about the Olympics. Check it out and be sure to subscribe and rate us.

Duration:00:29:39

Chapstick, nothingburgers, bad high school papers & Gray Rhinos w/ Michele Wucker

2/1/2018
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That the first anniversary of Frank Spring & Elie Jacobs shoving off and taking ship coincides with Groundhog Day makes perfect sense. Dumbest Timeline America is - if nothing else - the same idiocy repeating itself day in and day out. The crew touches on the infamous Nunes memo or how a smart friend referred to it a "failed high school term paper", the State of the Union and Harold Gowdy. But far more importantly, to celebrate this august occasion, Michele Wucker, the author of The Gray...

Duration:05:42:37

NUTELLA RIOT! Why headlines these days will kill us all! And some politics.

1/26/2018
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Frank & Elie argue the toss over the government shutdown, give Ron Johnson an award and imagine his alternative timelines, introduce a new feature, and crack skulls over sweet, sweet Nutella.

Duration:00:43:32

A warning about an outbreak of altcenterism, some Cotton picking, and saying nice things about Trump

1/17/2018
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Commemorating the inauguration that George W Bush described as "some weird sh!t", Frank & Elie recount reasons to loath (and love) Donald Trump aka President GoodBrain BestWords. The crew also reissues a warning about altcenterism in light of Jeff Flake's floor speech, spends too much time talking about Tom Cotton before heading to Kentucky and then Great Britain. Come for the medicaid, stay for the mountain lion meat.

Duration:05:29:48

Frank & Elie discuss flyover country, mac n cheese, impeachment boners & Oprah!

1/11/2018
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Sailing alone, Frank and Elie do their best to suss out Oprah's intentions. They compare what sh!thole countries their families Took Ship from and then turn to a lengthy - even intelligent - conversation about what Dems need to do in rural America to win again. They end today's voyage with talk about just what it'll take for the GOP to admit they are led by a monster and try to vanquish it.

Duration:04:39:25

A new year in #DumbestTimelineAmerica the crew talk impeachment (& more) and Iran with Amir Handjani

1/6/2018
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Welcome to a new year in #DumbestTimelineAmerica! Frank & Elie kick off the new year with discussions on Michael Wolff's book, the chances of impeachment, and the (possible) end of the fraud of the Voter Fraud Commission. Then, the crew is joined by Amir Handjani to discuss what's happening in Iran and what may happen in the coming weeks, months, years.

Duration:06:16:52

Frank & Elie place their bets for 2018 in Dumbest Timeline America

12/27/2017
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In the final voyage of 2017, the "____'s Revenge" sails into prediction land. Frank and Elie try to read the entrails and divine what stupidity awaits us all in 2018.

Duration:03:46:22

The American dream, Potter Stewart's porn habits and voyaging to Novosibirsk

12/21/2017
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Hailing from opposite sides of the country, Frank and Elie review the democrat's huge generic poll lead, the American dream, getting screwed by the government and after watching Mike Pence bend the knee, prognosticate about 2020.

Duration:03:55:40

Frank & Elie discuss horse riding garden gnomes & illiterate presidents

12/14/2017
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In this week's shorter than usual episode, Frank and Elie review the loss of everyone's favorite garden gnome lawless theocrat - Roy Moore - and discuss the Washington Post's latest blockbuster story on Russia, and the IC's kid-glove treatment of Cheeto Jesus. Be sure to come back early next week for another voyage through Dumbest Timeline America, this time with Commentary Magazine's Noah Rothman on board.

Duration:03:00:08

J-town (Jerusalem), Brexit, Dentures, Hansel & Gretel & more

12/6/2017
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Taking a breather from having to be smart enough to have a guest on board, Frank and Elie discuss Jerusalem and Trump's decision to recognize it as the capital of Israel, Brexit and its discontents, and the NFL's commissioner getting a new contract. Along the way they take some really bizarre tangents. (They apologies for the background noise, but that's urban living...)

Duration:07:01:44

Fmr Dep Sec of Labor & Cabinet Sec Chris Lu comes aboard & it's awesome

11/30/2017
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Frank & Elie are beyond psyched to welcome Chris Lu to the "_____'s Revenge", Chris is a former Deputy Secretary of Labor, Cabinet Secretary and assistant to President Obama (also a law school classmate). Lu also has worked on Capitol Hill, was executive director of the Obama-Transition Project and is an all around awesome guy. Frank also rants about the NYTimes, the Federalist and provides an update on Batgirl's whereabouts.

Duration:07:54:56

Reunited & it feels so good- Frank & Elie are joined by Stephanie Kline

11/21/2017
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Back from Batgirl's arrival, Elie rejoins Frank to talk about Q Polls, Net Neutrality and a new VenalPAC candidate. Only then are they joined by the hilarious Stephanie Kline to talk comedy and vets and vets of comedy. Check it out and have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Duration:06:15:22

Taking Ship November 17, 2017 - Fair Stands the Wind for Frank!

11/16/2017
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Frank braves the high seas and raves against the perfidy of dudes, scorns the NFL, and cocks an eyebrow at FOX News anchor Shep Smith. Plus there's a sea monster, of sorts.

Duration:00:25:20

Reunited and it feels so good - Frank & Elie are back

11/8/2017
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Reunited, Frank and Elie take on the Virginia election, Constitutional Conventions, balanced budgets, the evils of ALEC, and go into a strange tangent about Rand Paul and lawn care. Plus, we have an army of listeners which trumps our legion of enemies.

Duration:04:06:40