110 episodes

Taking Ship is a voyage through 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, Maggie Moore and Frank Spring, three political hacks who've run out of f***s to give. Each episode, they'll take a look at the political landscape, condone and condemn those who deserve it and often be joined by a guest who is smarter and cooler than they are.

Taking Ship: your guide through #DumbestTimelineAmerica

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    • 4.9 • 34 Ratings

Taking Ship is a voyage through 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, Maggie Moore and Frank Spring, three political hacks who've run out of f***s to give. Each episode, they'll take a look at the political landscape, condone and condemn those who deserve it and often be joined by a guest who is smarter and cooler than they are.

Taking Ship: your guide through #DumbestTimelineAmerica

    Macedonia is at it again: A conversation with Kris Goldsmith

    Macedonia is at it again: A conversation with Kris Goldsmith

    Today's crew of Frank and Maggie are joined by Kris Goldsmith (@KrisGoldsmith85), Chief Investigator and Associate Director for Policy & Government Affairs at Vietnam Veterans of America to discuss his incredible 191 page report entitled "An Investigation Into Foreign Entities Who Are Targeting Troops and Veterans Online". Researched over the course of two years, the report digs into persistent, pervasive, and coordinated online targeting of American servicemembers, veterans, and their families by foreign entities who seek to disrupt American democracy. As if we didn't need another reason to delete our Facebook page...

    Check out the full report: http://vva.org/trollreport/

    Support Kris' recommended organization of Student Veteran's of America: https://studentveterans.org/

    • 42 min
    This Age of Dumbest Timeline Globe is exhausting

    This Age of Dumbest Timeline Globe is exhausting

    Short one member of the crew, Frank and Elie cover Israeli politics, British politics, impeachment politics and Democratic primary politics all in a tight 70+ minutes. You wanna sound smart at the bar or coffee shop? Give a listen.



    Here's a transcript of Lindsey Graham's impeachment speech. We urge you to call your member of congress and ask them to read it on the House floor every day. https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politics/special/clinton/stories/grahamtext011699.htm 

    • 39 min
    The One With Saul Austerlitz

    The One With Saul Austerlitz

    Fear not, the crew of Salty Jason's Revenge has not been vanquished by the sea. Our War with the Sea continues...but not this week. 

    For overdue return episode we were joined by Saul Austerliz. Saul joined Maggie and Elie (Frank remains on shore leave) to talk about his brand new book, Generation Friends: An Inside Look at the Show that Defined a Television Era. The books has been great reviews and tons of press.

    If you are a long time fan of Friends, or one of the newbie fans streaming it on Netflix, you'll want to listen to this and get some of your millennial and Gen Z friends to listen too (you should also buy and read the book). 

    Oh yea, we also get into politics, because ya know #DumbestTimelineAmerica and all...

    Saul's other book recommendation: Lost Empress: A Novel

    You can follow Saul at his website and on Twitter @saulausterlitz

    Our sincere thanks to Stand Up NY and Stand Up NY Labs for once again letting us record in their studio.

    • 59 min
    Fictional Trump voters, Mueller, Muppet Prime Ministers and More

    Fictional Trump voters, Mueller, Muppet Prime Ministers and More

    The whole damn crew reunites to talk about how the UK elected a failed muppet as prime minister and what that means for_____ (you decide). With a swift shift, the crew calls out which fictional characters are Trump voters (you'll be surprised) and then - believe it or not - offering a take on current events, the crew of Salty Jason's Revenge offers thoughts on the five+ hours of hearings former FBI Director Mueller will be sitting through tomorrow (July 24th). PLUS at least one of the crew sounds like they're talking from a toilet stall. 

    • 39 min
    Suing Nazis with Amy Spitalnick

    Suing Nazis with Amy Spitalnick

    Do you hate Nazis? Of course you do. But what can you do about it? Do you want to sue them? Then you should listen to this episode and then go directly to: https://www.integrityfirstforamerica.org and donate some money to aid the only law suit against f-cking Nazis. Seriously, if you don't donate, you're basically saying "Hey, I support Nazis" and you don't want to be that person. There are not “very fine people on both sides”.

    Friend of the pod and fellow Truman National Security Project member, Amy Spitalnick, joins Maggie Moore and Elie Jacobs LIVE AND IN PERSON to discuss the work she's doing with Integrity First for America. The crew touches on the evils of social media, the kid-gloves the media is using in covering this story and a whole lot else. You're going to want to listen to this one and then get 7 of your friends to listen to it to.

    Be sure to go to: https://www.integrityfirstforamerica.org for more information. Follow Amy @amyspitalnick and her organization @IntegrityforUSA and send them some money. Be like Indiana Jones, Aldo Raine and Jake & Elwood Blues and fight (in a legal case - not the physical sense) some goddamn Nazis.

    • 58 min
    We're running an armadillo for senate, the clown car pile up and saving stemware

    We're running an armadillo for senate, the clown car pile up and saving stemware

    Short one member of the crew, Frank and Elie go way too deep into the democratic debates (aka clown car pile up) and because this primary season is going to end us all, they get stuck in that blackhole and discuss nothing else particularly valuable.

    Steve Bullock on CBS Late Show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SzkK1qxd8M

    Mirror Universe: https://www.nbcnews.com/mach/science/scientists-are-searching-mirror-universe-it-could-be-sitting-right-ncna1023206

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

Aidanl415 ,

Nothing to do but laugh at today's politics

Refreshingly insightful, funny, and witty political analysis. These hosts don't take themselves too seriously while diving into comfortable yet well-informed rapport. You'll look forward to the next listen.

Joel S Thompson ,

Everything you want in a Political Podcast

The crew of the Salty Jason’s Revenge spare no dignity when engaging in their two front war on The Sea or rallying forces against the War on Corruption. They are destined to one day be sponsored by Casper Mattresses. That will surely boost the ability of Venal PAC to further its goals and maintain the brightness of its spotlight.

The food, drink, and pop-culture recommendations are fantastic. Frank, Elie, and Maggie provide much needed insight into the desperate political scrambling of our time.

With scorching hot takes from the bowels of Sheol on the rankest of political offerings. P is for pugnacious. Hoist anchor and prepare for a fantastic voyage of political salve against the sores of our chaffing democracy.

miked24601 ,

Cap’n Mags

Much better now that Maggie M is onboard Salty Jason’s revenge. Still needs more British, Israeli, etc, analysis for us idiots.

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