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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Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 1h2m. Bisher sind 143 Folge(n) erschienen. Jede Woche gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts
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6.11: Opposition Research (with Mayor Pete Buttigieg)


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.


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6.10: Faith Based Initiative (with Bradley Whitford)


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.


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   55m
 
 

0.10: In the Writer’s Room (with Paul Redford)


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.


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   45m
 
 

6.09: Impact Winter (with Ben Murray)


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.


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   48m
 
 

6.08: In the Room (with Penn & Teller)


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.)


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 2019-02-13  50m
 
 

6.07: A Change Is Gonna Come (Live with Mary McCormack and Roman Mars)


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.


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 2019-02-06  1h6m
 
 

0.09: Casting Special (with Tony Sepulveda)


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.


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 2019-01-30  17m
 
 

6.06: The Dover Test


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.


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 2019-01-23  55m
 
 

6.05: The Hubbert Peak


In this episode, a little chess, to test cognitive ability. First move: SUV to Prius. What's the opposite of checkmate?


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 2019-01-16  56m
 
 

episode 4: 6.04: Liftoff (with Allison Janney)


Allison Janney joins us to talk about CJ’s new job as the new chief of staff.


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 2019-01-09  1h1m