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An episode-by-episode discussion of The West Wing, one of television’s most beloved shows, co-hosted by one of its stars, Joshua Malina, along with Hrishikesh Hirway of Song Exploder.
 
Each week hosts Dave Anthony and Josh Olson watch and then discuss an episode of The West Wing.
 
Ever wish you had a friend with whom to watch "The West Wing"? Someone to debrief each episode, share fan insights, highlight favorite quips, & revel in its general splendor? Or perhaps you're considering watching it for the first time but you'd like some company (or a geeked out guru guide). Now you have TWO such friends. Meet Andrea & Sallie, two friends who have wit, colorful commentary, and clearly too much time on their hands. Join them as they rewatch the series, episode-by-episode.
 
Ever wish you had a friend with whom to watch "The West Wing"? Someone to debrief each episode, share fan insights, highlight favorite quips, & revel in its general splendor? Or perhaps you're considering watching it for the first time but you'd like some company (or a geeked out guru guide). Now you have TWO such friends. Meet Andrea & Sallie, two friends who have wit, colorful commentary, and clearly too much time on their hands. Join them as they rewatch the series, episode-by-episode.
 
Each week hosts Dave Anthony and Josh Olson watch and then discuss an episode of The West Wing.
 
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It’s the Season 7 premiere! Which begins, naturally, with a scene from the Season 10 premiere! Suspense hovers over this episode, like a space station in need of maintenance—or a baker about to be sent home from the tent—as Josh and Hrishi sort through both the wise and foolish acts of our heroes. For more, visit thewestwingweekly.com/701…
 
We wanted to honor the end of Vice President Bob Russell's storyline in The West Wing with Gary Cole, who played Bingo Bob. Gary also plays Kent Davison in the brilliant, vicious, hilarious Veep, so we decided to celebrate two great(?) Vice Presidents in one episode. It's a Veep special! We're also joined by Veep showrunner David Mandel, a huge ...…
 
We wrap up Season 6 with a live taping from Washington, DC, joined by special guests Mary McCormack (@marycmccormack) and Lawrence O’Donnell (@lawrence). Cue the balloons! Go balloons! Uhhh, where are the balloons?! For more, visit thewestwingweekly.com/622By Joshua Malina & Hrishikesh Hirway.
 
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the DNC, The delegate tide is loosed, and everywhere The ceremony of democracy is drowned; The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity. With special guest, Jennifer Palmieri. For more, visit thewestwingweekly.com/621…
 
We end our West Wing Thing podcast season 1 with a wrap up. We've struggled through 11 episodes of The West Wing and are joined by activist Susan Saxe to discuss neoliberalism and how the West Wing infected the politics of the Democratic Party.
 
We end our West Wing Thing podcast season 1 with a wrap up. We've struggled through 11 episodes of The West Wing and are joined by activist Susan Saxe to discuss neoliberalism and how the West Wing infected the politics of the Democratic Party.
 
The legendary Alan Alda joins us this week to discuss Arnie Vinick, the Constitution, and eating ice cream. Plus, we speak to Reverend Katey Zeh, the executive director of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice. For more, visit thewestwingweekly.com/620By Joshua Malina & Hrishikesh Hirway.
 
Episode 11. "Lord John Marbury"/"He Shall, From Time To Time…" The West Wing tackles the complex issue of Pakistan and India in the most simplistic way possible. To discuss the situation, we are joined by our first guest ever - Writer, journalist, and producer of Four Lions, Faisal-Azam Qureshi.
 
Episode 11. "Lord John Marbury"/"He Shall, From Time To Time…" The West Wing tackles the complex issue of Pakistan and India in the most simplistic way possible. To discuss the situation, we are joined by our first guest ever - Writer, journalist, and producer of Four Lions, Faisal-Azam Qureshi.
 
"Ninety Miles Away" really takes us somewhere, and we're not talking about Cuba. Josh and Hrishi try to navigate their way through wigs, termites, and Hemingway. For more, visit thewestwingweekly.com/619By Joshua Malina & Hrishikesh Hirway.
 
Dave Anthony and Josh Olson discuss Ep 10, "In Excelsis Deo," in which the show tackles the serious problem of veteran homelessness in the most shallow fashion possible.
 
Dave Anthony and Josh Olson discuss Ep 10, "In Excelsis Deo," in which the show tackles the serious problem of veteran homelessness in the most shallow fashion possible.
 
When you’re running for President, how you present yourself to the public is crucial. The West Wing often underscored that it’s not just what one says, it’s how one says it. So in this special episode, we look at what goes into designing a Presidential campaign – both fictional, and non-fictional. Michael Bierut designed Hillary Clinton’s ubiqu ...…
 
Dave and Josh discuss Ep 9, "The Short List." A Supreme Court justice is picked! He's a Federalist! And in West Wing style, the pick seems to have little to do with issues that the left in America would actually care about.
 
Dave and Josh discuss Ep 9, "The Short List." A Supreme Court justice is picked! He's a Federalist! And in West Wing style, the pick seems to have little to do with issues that the left in America would actually care about.
 
Eli Attie joins us again to talk about his third episode in the trilogy of Santos campaign episodes that he wrote for Season 6. We also hear from Angelica Salas of CHIRLA (Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights) on the real story behind California’s fight over driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants. For more, visit thewestwingweekly.com/618…
 
In episode 8, "Enemies," we experience the joy of the White House trying to pass a banking bill through a Congress that can attach amendments. It is griping.
 
In episode 8, "Enemies," we experience the joy of the White House trying to pass a banking bill through a Congress that can attach amendments. It is griping.
 
Richard Schiff returns as our guest this week to tell us about his experience directing "A Good Day." For more, visit thewestwingweekly.com/617By Joshua Malina & Hrishikesh Hirway.
 
Episode 7, The State Dinner, takes a dive into American exceptionalism, Sorkin's take on unions, and the weirdest hurricane ending possible.
 
Episode 7, The State Dinner, takes a dive into American exceptionalism, Sorkin's take on unions, and the weirdest hurricane ending possible.
 
This week, we’re joined by Debora Cahn, to talk about her script for "Drought Conditions," and by Richard Schiff, to talk about his heartbreaking performance in it. For more, visit thewestwingweekly.com/616By Joshua Malina & Hrishikesh Hirway.
 
Dave and Josh discuss Episode 6, "Mr Wills of Ohio." Awkward moments dealing with race. Very awkward.
 
Dave and Josh discuss Episode 6, "Mr Wills of Ohio." Awkward moments dealing with race. Very awkward.
 
"Tell me about Barack Obama." That's what Eli Attie said to David Axelrod in 2004, while searching for inspiration to help flesh out the character of Congressman Matthew Santos. In this episode, we talk to both of them to find out what Eli learned and how it shaped the sixth season. And David Axelrod tells us about his own experiences as the gu ...…
 
In Episode 5, "The Crackpots and These Women," Josh melts down over something he shouldn't meltdown over and we experience the worst ending yet.
 
In Episode 5, "The Crackpots and These Women," Josh melts down over something he shouldn't meltdown over and we experience the worst ending yet.
 
Eli Attie joins us to discuss the Santos campaign, the return of Amy Gardner, and the Marx Brothers. For more, visit thewestwingweekly.com/615By Joshua Malina & Hrishikesh Hirway.
 
In episode 4,"Five Votes Down" we get to see the exciting mechanics behind passing a gun bill that no one seems to think is good. And Josh Olson finds the greatest visual in the history of television.
 
In episode 4,"Five Votes Down" we get to see the exciting mechanics behind passing a gun bill that no one seems to think is good. And Josh Olson finds the greatest visual in the history of television.
 
We’re joined by the real-life Professor Lawrence Lessig, who appears as a character in this episode, played by the real-life Christopher Lloyd. For more, visit thewestwingweekly.com/614By Joshua Malina & Hrishikesh Hirway.
 
In episode 3, "A Proportional Response," the president of the United States wants to kill a lot of people and the White House becomes less white.
 
In episode 3, "A Proportional Response," the president of the United States wants to kill a lot of people and the White House becomes less white.
 
We have so many great guests for our discussion of “King Corn” that you’re going to look at this podcast episode the way Will Bailey looks at an ice cream sandwich. We talk Ned & Ronna with Evan Arnold & Karis Campbell, we talk Turkey with West Wing writer Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, and Politico senior writer Michael Grunwald walks us through the ...…
 
Episode 2 - Post Hoc, Ergo Propter Hoc, in which the left wing gets screwed, the delightful friendship of Sam and the sex worker continues, and a very bad thing happens.
 
Episode 2 - Post Hoc, Ergo Propter Hoc, in which the left wing gets screwed, the delightful friendship of Sam and the sex worker continues, and a very bad thing happens.
 
You sent in your queries; you know we've got answers—it's a feta compli. In the queso one or two questions, we got a little help from Allison Janney and Bradley Whitford, who sent us some really gouda answers of their own. We're always fondue these episodes, and we hope you'll think this one's grate, too. For more, visit thewestwingweekly.com/011…
 
In the pilot of The West Wing, which is titled "Pilot", we meet the staff of the Josiah Bartlet administration. Twitter - @TheWestWingThi1
 
In the pilot of The West Wing, which is titled "Pilot", we meet the staff of the Josiah Bartlet administration. Twitter - @TheWestWingThi1
 
There’s only a year left in the Bartlet Presidency—and only 9 months left in the TWWW Podcastency!—and it feels like the last chance to make history. We’re joined by Tony Blinken who once held the same NSA position as Kate Harper, to talk about how hard it is to make long-term plans while you’re putting out little fires everywhere. For more, vi ...…
 
We’re joined by Mayor Pete Buttigieg, 2020 Presidential hopeful, for our discussion of “Opposition Research,” in which Matt Santos travels to New Hampshire to introduce himself to the electorate. For more, visit thewestwingweekly.com/611By Joshua Malina & Hrishikesh Hirway.
 
Bradley Whitford joins us this week to discuss "Faith Based Initiative," which he wrote! Incredibly, his first time writing for television was this episode of The West Wing. He tells us how it all came together, as we pick it apart. For more, visit thewestwingweekly.com/610By Joshua Malina & Hrishikesh Hirway.
 
We’re joined by Paul Redford, who wrote for West Wing Seasons 1–5, as well as Sports Night and The Newsroom. He’s responsible for some classic West Wing storylines, and we’re long overdue for a chat with him, so we’re making up for lost time with this bonus episode. For more, visit thewestwingweekly.com/010…
 
We’re joined this week by Season 6 newcomer Ben Murray, who played Curtis Carruthers, the President’s new body man. He tells us the hilarious story of auditioning to be the guy who had to pick up and carry Martin Sheen. For more, visit thewestwingweekly.com/609By Joshua Malina & Hrishikesh Hirway.
 
Join us in the room to discuss "In the Room," in which the President’s need to be 'in the room' in China is the central topic of discussion in the room—President Room—the Oval Office. We’re joined by magicians Penn & Teller, who light a flag on fire in the (East) Room in this episode. Or did they? (They didn’t.) For more, visit thewestwingweekl ...…
 
Mary McCormack joins Josh and Hrishi to discuss "A Change Is Gonna Come," recorded live in San Francisco. Plus, Roman Mars, host of 99% Invisible and noted flag expert, drops some vexillological knowledge. Special thanks to Professor Rebecca Nedostup for shedding light on Taiwan and China. For more, visit thewestwingweekly.com/607…
 
In this special bonus episode, we learn about what it’s like casting The West Wing. Our guest is Tony Sepulveda, who was the casting director for Seasons 3 and 4. For more, visit thewestwingweekly.com/009By Joshua Malina & Hrishikesh Hirway.
 
Wait a second: Is Annabeth Mandy 2.0? Plus Donna pushes Josh away, CJ pushes Toby away, and Santos pulls Josh in with his wily political moves. We need a bipartisan summit with Red Vines families and Twizzler families so we can discuss all of this and more. For more, visit thewestwingweekly.com/606By Joshua Malina & Hrishikesh Hirway.
 
In this episode, a little chess, to test cognitive ability. First move: SUV to Prius. What's the opposite of checkmate? For more, visit thewestwingweekly.com/605By Joshua Malina & Hrishikesh Hirway.
 
Everything about “Liftoff" feels like a new era is beginning, so we’re welcoming the new year by welcoming Allison Janney (@AllisonBJanney) to talk about CJ’s new job as the new chief of staff. For more, visit thewestwingweekly.com/604By Joshua Malina & Hrishikesh Hirway.
 
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