Talking 'Ship

Talking 'Ship

Welcome to Talking ‘Ship, a non-fictional podcast about TV's best (...and worst) fictional relationships. Each season we will discuss the extended flirtations, frustrating miscommunications, banter, break-ups, red flags and red letters of television couples. Why do we love them together? How did they mess it up? And most importantly… what can these fictional romances teach us about our non-fictional lives? We’re gonna get into it. How do you get out of a Luke Danes friend-zone? Was Jim a jerk when he started dating Karen? Did Fitz deserve Olivia? Would you have told your friend to choose Aiden? Maybe even the age old question: were Ross and Rachel on a break? What do we think? Let’s talk 'Ship.

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April 15, 2021 51 min

In every generation there is a chosen one. Or at least there is a choice… #TEAMANGEL or #TEAMSPIKE. This episode is the first in our trilogy of Buffy the Vampire Episodes in which we take on one of the greatest television love triangles of all time. Today’s discussion is all about everyone’s favorite older “man”, Angel. We tackle what we stan about Bangel and what we can’t get behind (besides David Boreanaz’s terrible Irish accent)...

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We spend hours analyzing the compatibility of fictional characters, but this week we talk to a woman who analyzes compatibility professionally. We’re joined by president and CEO of LUMA Luxury Matchmaking, April Davis to talk about the myths and realities that us romantics believe in finding a match, what actually goes into compatibility, how the pandemic will affect the future of dating, and what couples from TV she thinks get it ...

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“What is love if not grief persevering?” and what is a love for TV romance if not finding it EVEN in the depths of the MCU?! In this episode we’re diving into Marvel’s Wanda Vision and talking about Wanda Maximoff and Vision … the synthezoid. While it may seem like Marvel and TV-romance don’t mix, in this episode, we break down how Wanda, much like the rest of us, uses the love and comfort she finds from TV to prop up her own reali...

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Love isn’t something that weak people do, and this episode is all you strong, loud-mouthed, big feeling, jumpsuit-wearing romantics out there because we’re talking Flea and Hot Priest from Fleabag. Join us for a discussion on soulmates, how to know when you should walk away from someone you love, and how loving vulnerably is maybe the bravest thing a person can do. Plus hear our own experiences with Hot Priests or wannabe Hot Pries...

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Who's that girl? IT'S ALL OF US. If you tell us you haven't fallen for someone in your friend group before, we're putting Julius Pepperwood on the case because we think you're lying. In this episode, we're talking about the ultimate falling-for-a-friend TV 'ship, Nick Miller and Jessica Day of New Girl.


We discuss how to know if you have real feelings for a friend (is Cece's foot theory real?) and the...

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HBO’s Euphoria made us terrified of teenagers, tempted to put glitter on our face and traumatized by the memory of how hard it is to be in love for the first time. Among other things, Rue and Jules grapple with addiction, depression, bigotry, violence, and manipulation… plus they have a shitty prom. However, at the core of their relationship, they are two teens navigating their first queer relationship and the enormity of their fir...

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If you’ve been listening to that Vitamin String Quartet cover of “Wildest Dreams” on repeat, inviting your Hinge dates to “promenade”, or convincing yourself that the guy who “doesn’t do commitment” will change for you…. this episode is for you. In this episode, we’re joined by returning contributor, Katie Buderwitz!


Talking ‘Ship is back this week with a new format and new characters to discuss. From here on out we’ll be talking ab...

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February 4, 2021 48 min

In this season finale episode instead of leaving you with a kidnapped child, shot husband, he’s-back-from-the-dead cliffhanger… we’re wrapping up loose ends. We’ll be answering your questions, covering all the topics we haven’t yet, and of course, we’re breaking down what it really says about your view on romance if you are Team Michael or if you are Team Rafael. We even reach across the aisle this episode to chat with a Team Rafae...

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It’s been years, but we’re still a little mad at The CW for putting us through the emotional turmoil we’ll be unpacking this episode. *SPOILERS AHEAD* This week on Talking Ship we’re dropping our phones, falling to our knees, and breaking out the wine to discuss Michael’s death… and Michael’s return. We’ll get into second chances and what it takes for them to work, because while exes usually don’t randomly come back from the dead… ...

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Maybe it takes accidental insemination, a kidnapped baby, and uncovering a crime lord in order to develop excellent communication with your partner… or maybe we can find another way. This episode is all about Jane and Michael’s INCREDIBLE COMMUNICATION skills as they navigate married life, co-parenting, and YES… HAVING SEX. 


We’ll discuss the four foundations of their communication that makes it SO effective, we promise they’re all ...

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Even if you’ve never felt like Jane Villanueva, juggling two men who not only want to take her to brunch, but want to raise a child with her… we guarantee you’ve been in a love triangle before. This episode we discuss the Michael-Jane-Rafael love triangle, why she falls for each of them, and what we can learn from how they handle it. 


We’ll talk about being petty, what we *think* is sexy vs what actually is, and how being told “I’m ...

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Calling all hopeless romantics and anyone who’s been accidentally artificially inseminated… this season is for you! Happy New Year, ‘shippers we are back with a brand new season of Talking ’Ship centered on Jane and Michael from Jane the Virgin. Jane and Michael are two-thirds of one of TV’s most notorious love triangles, and if you’re team Rafael we see you and we’ll be back for you, but in the meantime we have a lot to say about ...

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Before you stomp dramatically across a lawn, make sure you’ve first said exactly how you feel! This episode we break down the latter half of Normal People and discuss the lessons learned from Marianne and Connell’s relationship as they navigate their friendship, their mental health, other relationships, and coupe glasses.


For updates and quality content, follow us @talkingshippodcast on Instagram and visit our website www.talkin...

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If you have sexual organs and a Hulu account, then you’re probably one of the many people who screamed at their screens earlier this year at the communication breakdown between Marianne and Connell of “Normal People." In this two-part season we work through their tumultuous, but heart-wrenching relationship and what we can learn from it. This episode covers the first half of the series starting from their secret high school hoo...

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December 3, 2020 76 min

To me, you are perfect. But every relationship in Love Actually most certainly is NOT. Welcome back Katie Buderwtiz and Angela Giarratana as we take you door to door through the dodgy end of Wandsworth talking cue cards, devil horns, Wisconsin babes, male friendships, banoffee pie, Joni Mitchell, hot Karl, eels, crushes that are *SO* inconvenient, and if Christmas is a time where you actually tell the truth...


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After Zoom tragically deleted our first attempt at recording this episode, we are BACK with comedian and nightly viewer of The Office, Riley Westling, rolling in like Will Ferrell for the SEASON FINALE! Join us as we discuss the acceptable ways of referencing this show in your dating profile (we’d like to stop you at “beets”). Plus we'll answering some listener questions as we round-out our discussion on Jim and Pam’s relation...

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“I KEPT WANTING TO SCREAM AT PAM” … Same, Pam. Join Megan and Angela as we deep dive into the darkest moments of Jim and Pam’s marriage, including the infamous drama of season nine. We’re talking Cathy, Brian, Athleap, and ultimatums. How did they get here? Should Jim have had to give up his job? Did Brian and his biceps deserve more? Join us as we stan Darryl, support therapy, and talk some ‘ship. 


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In this very special bonus episode we're talking 'ship with a true LEGEND of television and television relationships: DAPHNE MAXWELL REID! Daphne played Aunt Viv seasons 4-6 in the Fresh Prince of Bel Air and will soon be featured in the HBO Max Fresh Prince reunion special available Thanksgiving weekend. In this interview we chat about what made the show so special and what we can all learn from Aunt Viv & Uncle Phil a...

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We’re very passionate about Italian food. By Italian food we of course mean this almost nauseatingly cute phase of Jim and Pam’s relationship. However is this “honeymoon phase” as great as it seems? This episode we’ll discuss everything from Fun Run to the flash mob, and what advice we have for those in a Jam-like “soulmates” relationship that is barreling towards Niagara Falls. 



Show Notes:

Jim's Wedding Speech

Wavin' Flag UC...

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Are you ready to coal walk?? Get brave, because this episode is all about season three of The Office which means we’re talking about the infamous Pam-Jim-Karen love triangle. We’ll talk about how Jim sets boundaries and moves on, what Pam learns from her solo time, and most importantly how to tell if you’re the Karen in a non-fictional situation. 


For updates and quality content, follow us @talkingshippodcast on Instagram and vi...

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