10 episodes

Takeline is a weekly podcast hosted by Jason Concepcion and Renee Montgomery that’s a fast-paced exploration of the NBA and world of sports and culture. Each week Jason and Renee talk about the games, players, controversies and issues that run both on and off the court. The show will be a place for lively debates, guests (experts and super fans), and contributors who will provide game analysis, get deep into the storylines and will give the audience a chance to learn everything they didn’t even know about the games. New episodes every Tuesday!

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    • 4.7 • 870 Ratings

Takeline is a weekly podcast hosted by Jason Concepcion and Renee Montgomery that’s a fast-paced exploration of the NBA and world of sports and culture. Each week Jason and Renee talk about the games, players, controversies and issues that run both on and off the court. The show will be a place for lively debates, guests (experts and super fans), and contributors who will provide game analysis, get deep into the storylines and will give the audience a chance to learn everything they didn’t even know about the games. New episodes every Tuesday!

    NBA Play in Tournament + Alan Yang talks Master of None Season 3

    NBA Play in Tournament + Alan Yang talks Master of None Season 3

    This week on Takeline, Alan Yang joins to talk about his career, the brand new season of Master of None (30:10) and sticks around to play Take Survivor (50:27). Jason and Renee give their thoughts on what the worst case scenario for the NBA play-in tournament would be (01:14), David Griffin’s comments on the officiating of Zion Williamson (19:09), and Renee gives an inside look into the start of the WNBA season (25:42).

    Don’t forget to smash the subscribe button at http://youtube.com/takelineshow for exclusive video clips and to watch ALL CAPS NBA. New episodes every Friday!

    For a transcript of this show, please visit crooked.com/takeline.
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    Adam McKay on NBA Basketball & Reaganomics

    Adam McKay on NBA Basketball & Reaganomics

    Writer, director and avid hoops fan Adam McKay joins the show (35:05) to explain how Reagan-era social policies intertwine with an unfortunate series of basketball tragedies & the exciting game we see today. But first, Jason and Renee unpack LeBron’s recent criticism of the NBA Play-In Tournament (2:19), Aaron Rodgers’ looming departure from Green Bay (9:35), Floyd Mayweather’s exhibition (cash grab) vs. Logan Paul (20:08) and a violent protest staged by Manchester United fans in backlash of the foiled Super League (30:37). All that and more on the latest episode of Takeline.

    Don't forget to smash the subscribe button at http://youtube.com/takelineshow for exclusive video clips and to watch ALL CAPS NBA. New episodes every Friday!

    Check out Adam McKay's Death at the Wing podcast
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/death-at-the-wing/id1558869948

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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Lisa Borders pulled a power play on Adam Silver

    Lisa Borders pulled a power play on Adam Silver

    This week on Takeline, Jason and Renee discuss the quick rise and even quicker fall of the European Super League, ESPN’s announcement that it will broadcast a Marvel themed NBA game, and they breakdown the top 5 teams in the NBA Eastern Conference. Plus, they are joined by former president of the WNBA Lisa Borders to talk about her career and the responsibility of sports leagues when it comes to social justice.

    Don’t forget to smash the subscribe button at http://youtube.com/takelineshow for exclusive video clips and to watch ALL CAPS NBA. New episodes every Friday!

    Check out Lisa Borders podcast “Enlightened”
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/enlightened/id1553861681

    To support Jonathan Tjarks please visit
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    For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/takeline. 
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    • 1 hr 25 min
    Zion Hearts New York, Super Leagues, NBA Injury Problems, WNBA Draft + The Kid Mero

    Zion Hearts New York, Super Leagues, NBA Injury Problems, WNBA Draft + The Kid Mero

    This week on Takeline, The Kid Mero joins to talk his Knicks and play Take Survivor! Jason and Renee discuss the decision from Europe’s top soccer clubs to form their own super league, Renee gives Jason a first hand account from inside the WNBA war room during draft day, and they debate whether the recent string of NBA injuries is due to the condensed season.    

    Don’t forget to smash the subscribe button at http://youtube.com/takelineshow for exclusive video clips and to watch ALL CAPS NBA. New episodes every Friday!

    For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/takeline. 
    For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.

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    • 1 hr 19 min
    ARod the Owner, The Masters, NBA Western Conference, Deshaun Watson + Diana Moskovitz & Jason’s Mom

    ARod the Owner, The Masters, NBA Western Conference, Deshaun Watson + Diana Moskovitz & Jason’s Mom

    This week on Takeline, Jason Concepcion and Renee Montgomery discuss Alex Rodriguez finalizing a deal with billionaire Marc Lore to purchase the Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx, their feelings on the state of the NBA’s Western Conference, and the recent postponements of several professional sports games in response to protests after an unarmed black man was shot and killed during a traffic stop in Brooklyn Center. Plus, Diana Moskovitz joins to talk about the current Deshaun Watson civil case and Jason and Renee react to Hideki Matsuyama winning The Masters with Takeline’s new golf correspondent, Jason’s mom.

    SHOW NOTES:

    Don’t forget to smash the subscribe button at http://youtube.com/takelineshow for exclusive video clips and to watch ALL CAPS NBA. New episodes every Friday!

    You can read Diana’s work for Defector Media here https://defector.com/author/diana-moskovitz/ Or follow her on Twitter @DianaMoskovitz
    Donate to the Minnesota Freedom Fund, which is just one organization that fights police and racial injustice in Minnesota on the local level. You can find out more at https://minnesotafreedomfund.org 

    For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/takeline. 
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    • 1 hr 17 min
    MLB Pulls The All Star Game, NCAA Viewership, JJ Redick’s Comments + Travon Free

    MLB Pulls The All Star Game, NCAA Viewership, JJ Redick’s Comments + Travon Free

    This week on Takeline Jason Concepcion and Renee Montgomery discuss the impact of the MLB pulling the All-Star game and MLB draft out of Atlanta in response to the restrictive voting law SB202. They also react to JJ Redick’s comments on being traded, and the viewership milestones made by women’s college basketball. Plus, Travon Free talks about his Oscar nominated short film and plays Take Survivor.
    Don’t forget to smash the subscribe button at http://youtube.com/takelineshow for exclusive video clips and to watch ALL CAPS NBA. New episodes every Friday!

    For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/takeline. 
    For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.
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    • 1 hr 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
870 Ratings

870 Ratings

Jal3237 ,

So funny and smart

Love the whole thing. Never would have thought a sports podcast could be truly different and a way to learn. Really well done.

Carvago ,

Awesome show

Brilliant - funny - entertaining - thank u

mikey dastano ,

Love the pod.

It kills me slightly when Renee doesn’t say “Let’s go!” in a high pitch at the start.. Other than that, big fan!

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