The West Wing Weekly

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.

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0.13: Graphic Design for President! (with Michael Bierut and Leslie Wah)


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 ubiquitous 'H' logo, and Leslie Wah designed the logos and signage for all of the West Wing candidates in Season 6...


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6.18: La Palabra (with Eli Attie and Angelica Salas of CHIRLA)


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.


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6.17: A Good Day (with Richard Schiff)


Richard Schiff returns as our guest this week to tell us about his experience directing "A Good Day."


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6.16: Drought Conditions (with Debora Cahn and Richard Schiff)


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.


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0.12: How Barack Obama Shaped Matthew Santos (with David Axelrod and Eli Attie)


"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 guy behind the guy, and what The West Wing means to him.


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6.15: Freedonia (with Eli Attie)


Eli Attie joins us to discuss the Santos campaign, the return of Amy Gardner, and the Marx Brothers.


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 2019-04-17  1h12m
 
 

6.14: The Wake Up Call (with Lawrence Lessig)


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.


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 2019-04-10  57m
 
 

6.13: King Corn (with Karis Campbell, Evan Arnold, Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, and Michael Grunwald)


6.13: King Corn (with Karis Campbell, Evan Arnold, Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, and Michael Grunwald)


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 2019-04-03  1h20m
 
 

0.11: Big Block of Cheese Special


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.


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 2019-03-26  38m
 
 

6.12: 365 Days (with Fmr. Deputy Secretary of State Tony Blinken)


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.


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 2019-03-20  56m