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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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F*ck sliced bread & the internet; air conditioning is humanity's greatest invention

6/2/2019
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Maggie (@MaggieM012) and Elie crew Salty Jason's Revenge alone this week, as Frank (@frankspring) continues to prepare his new offspring to battle against the seas. After discussing the clusterf*ck the upcoming Democratic primary debates promise to be, they go proceed to praise air conditioning and make suggestions for best things to do in said cooled air. Enjoy. Please be sure to subscribe and rate us and follow us on Twitter @takingship. Couple resources for...

Duration:00:31:21

The incomparable Rose Jackson joins the crew of Salty Jason's Revenge to save the country and planet

5/21/2019
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Elie Jacobs and Maggie Moore (Frank Spring is holding down the New Mexico office with a new addition) are joined by the irreverent Rose Jackson, co-founder and CEO of Beacon: your one-stop-shop for action and impact. Rose served as chief of staff to the State Department's Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Bureau under the Obama Administration, and previously worked in senior roles on U.S. Senate and statewide political campaigns. A long time, self-proclaimed democracy nerd, Rose spent the...

Duration:00:51:11

Taking Ship & The Drive with Steve Jaxon CROSS OVER Part Deux

5/17/2019
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Two thirds* of the crew of Salty Jason's Revenge (Maggie Moore and Elie Jacobs) joined Steve Jaxon of KRSO to talk Biden, Trade Wars and more. No animals were harmed in recording this episode. *Frank Spring is on indefinite shore leave, taking advantage of the generous paternity policy offered to all members of the crew of Salty Jason's Revenge.

Duration:00:17:23

David Roth dunks on De Blasio and then leads us into a very in the weeds NBA basketball conversation

5/7/2019
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Frank Spring and Elie Jacobs take on the challenge of containing the wit and wisdom of Deadspin's David Roth to one podcast and fail miserably as they begin by appropriately tearing apart the very idea of NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio running for president before horrifically turning to a very technical conversation attempting to talk about today's NBA in terms of the 1990s. Thankfully no grunge was involved, although Roth was wearing plaid. THIS. This is what happens when Maggie Moore leaves...

Duration:00:53:47

SOS Episode: Whither Impeachment and has Seth Moulton scared Joe Biden from running for president?

4/23/2019
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We're retooling our format a bit and introducing these mini "emergency" episodes, which you can expect to see relatively - for us - frequently. The impetus for this episode WAS the expected launch announcement of Joe Biden presidential campaign. That has apparently been pushed off yet again. So since we already had this on our schedules, we decided to yammer about some other stuff too. Please be sure to subscribe and rate us, and follow us on Twitter at @TakingShip. We mention this article...

Duration:00:18:47

RERUN: Our calendars hate us, so we offer you Chris Frates in our stead

4/15/2019
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Between schedules and Mayor Pete's launch announcement (and we guess Eric Swalwell's announcement too?) the mighty crew of Salty Jason's Revenge couldn't record a new episode, so we're reposting an episode with one of our all-time favorite guests: Chris Frates. Chris Frates has spent his life telling stories. One of Washington’s top journalists, he has been on the front lines of the country’s biggest political and policy battles. A veteran journalist with 20 years of experience, Frates has...

Duration:01:01:40

Dumpster fires all around: Brexit, Beto, Biden and other things that start with B

4/7/2019
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The entire crew is back aboard Salty Jason's Revenge. Maggie, Frank and Elie talk Brexit, and an update on the 2020 Democratic field of dreams. You wanna listen. You know you want to and get several of your friends to listen to.

Duration:00:47:34

Unpopular pop culture opinions and no politics

3/31/2019
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Sans Frank, who's positioning himself to be the next PM of the UK and finally straighten out Brexit, Maggie and Elie do the impossible and go a full 30+ minutes without talking politics. It's a refreshing change for all of us aboard the Salty Jason's Revenge cruising through Dumbest Timeline America. Take a listen. Leave a review! Follow us on the Twitters: @takingship Maggie: @MaggieM012 Frank: @frankspring Elie: @eliejacobs

Duration:00:32:25

Show Me The Money

3/17/2019
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Frank Spring and Maggie Moore are joined by the incredible Julie Zebrak, who served in the U.S. Department of Justice from 1997-2015, including as Deputy Chief of Staff to the Deputy Attorney General and agency counsel for the Criminal Division. From 2015-2016, she served as Senior Advisor to the Deputy Director of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network at the U.S. Department of the Treasury. We dig into how to get away with financial crimes, organizing for a candidate you love, and the...

Duration:00:57:27

The Parable of the Three White Men

3/9/2019
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Maggie and Frank discuss the latest in 2020 candidates coming and going, as well as digging into the reality TV level drama happening in UK Labour Party politics.

Duration:00:28:00

RERUN: Schedules are a mess so we're reposting our episode with David Roth of Deadspin

2/27/2019
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Colin Kaepernick settled, Bob Kraft got in deep doodoo and this week may set the record for most dumb things in DumbestTimelineAmerica, so for all you sports ball fans out there, we're reposting our episode from March 2018 with David Roth. Also we go hella deep on politics. It's a good one. You should listen.

Duration:00:45:39

Chris Lu climbs aboard Salty Jason's Revenge to talk DNC, 2020, and Trump's "Nat'l Emergency"

2/19/2019
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For Presidents (or President's or Presidents' or Washington's Birth)Day, former Deputy Secretary of Labor, Cabinet Secretary and assistant to President Obama (and a whole bunch of other cool things), Chris Lu becomes one of the few Taking Ship repeat guests and we couldn't be more excited about it. We talk DNC (he's a member at large), we talk about #GoodBrainBestWords' "National Emergency" and wrap it up with the smartest conversation you'll hear anywhere about the 2020 field. You...

Duration:00:50:10

CROSS OVER! Steve Jaxon takes the helm of Salty Jason’s Revenge

2/7/2019
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Much like an "unprecedented economic boom" is really just "a boom that has rarely been seen before", in an unprecedented move, the crew of Salty Jason's Revenge - Maggie Moore, Elie Jacobs & Frank Spring - go LIVE on The Drive with Steve Jaxon show on KSRO. The Taking Ship crew are huge fans of Steve's and have been thrilled to join Steve and Mike DeWald as individual crew members, but this time, all of the crew joins at the same time. TECHNOLOGY!! Take a listen.

Duration:00:30:05

The Bolsheviks are kinda like hipster haters, Roger Stone, Shut Down, Bernie and more!

1/27/2019
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Reunited, the crew of Salty Jason's Revenge delves into one of the dumber weeks in America. From President Good Brain Best Words having to call Speaker Pelosi "mommy" to Roger Stone's half naked body and Starbucks coffee just being the worst. This is a quick episode to start your week of off right. articles briefly...

Duration:00:29:57

On National "Good Day" Day the crew wildly speculates about the shutdown and plays an SNL game

1/20/2019
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With Frank Spring possibly trying to fashion an axle out of guano, an iPhone charging cord and the wrapper from a rest stop microwavable burrito, Maggie Moore and Elie Jacobs celebrate National "Good Day" Day by speculating wildly (some may say irresponsibly) about the shutdown and then play everyone's favorite parlor game: "Who should play the democratic presidential candidates on SNL". Articles mentioned: Buzzfeed:...

Duration:00:28:36

We've entered reruns! Give a listen to this great interview w/ Chris Lu from Dec 2017

1/16/2019
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Taking the week off the high seas, the crew of Salty Jason's Revenge decided to repost an old interview with one of our incredible guests: Chris Lu. Chris is currently a Practitioner Senior Fellow at the Miller Center and has been:

Duration:00:57:52

Big Wheels Keep on Turning - The Crew is joined by Bobby Big Wheels

1/6/2019
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With one crew member off this week, Frank and Elie are joined by Aaron ____ (aka: @BobbyBigWheel) for a lengthy conversation about what lessoned can be learned from the 2018 race, how donors should be thinking about making donations and general states of play. This is a good one for all you political nerds out there.

Duration:00:54:02

Nominations for dumbest stuff in 2018 Dumbest Timeline America

12/30/2018
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Together for the last voyage of 2018, Frank, Maggie and Elie put forth their nominations for dumbest thing, dumbest person and dumbest enterprise in the year of our lord 2018. This year lasted so long, we've all aged multiples of what was though to be physically possible. Remember the torture device in The Princess Bride? Yea... kinda like that. Anywho, tweet back at us @takingship to give us your nominees. The only prize is the end of 2018 and the start of what is surely going to be an...

Duration:00:26:37

Taking Ship LIVE - deciding who the Dem '20 nominee will be with a live audience

12/18/2018
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The podcast you didn't know you needed, brings you the LIVE audience episode you don't want to miss. Frank, Maggie & Elie - together in the same location for only the 2nd time since the full crew was aboard - decided to invite all their friends to go "tourney-style" on the 2020 Democratic primary field. If this is already Dumbest Timeline America, the 2020 primaries will prove there's still a ways to go towards peak dumb... If you'd like to download your own bracket and play along:...

Duration:01:20:13

Pesky WASPs, scalding hot takes and tickets to our live show

12/9/2018
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In a super brief episode, Frank, Maggie and Elie spend about as much time as any of them could stomach discussing His Eminence Ross Doutat's takes (links below). More importantly, they announce more details about their live show on Monday December 17th at 7p in Union Square, NYC (Eventbrite link below). LIVE EVENT:...

Duration:00:20:02