42 episodes

Brian and Lex may not have Sorkin’s characters’ quick wit and complicated sentence structure, but they do have an appreciation for most things Sorkin. In season one of the podcast, they review every movie Sorkin ever wrote. Season two goes episode by episode through The Newsroom.

Sorkin' In It: The Films & Television of Aaron Sorkin Lex Friedman and Brian Warren

    • TV & Film
    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

Brian and Lex may not have Sorkin’s characters’ quick wit and complicated sentence structure, but they do have an appreciation for most things Sorkin. In season one of the podcast, they review every movie Sorkin ever wrote. Season two goes episode by episode through The Newsroom.

    The West Coast Delay (Studio 60 Episode 4)

    The West Coast Delay (Studio 60 Episode 4)

    Oh no! Studio 60 stole a joke, and now they have to break in LIVE to the west coast’s rebroadcast to cut that joke. Because that makes sense. Okay, okay, it doesn’t make sense. Meanwhile, Harriet gives Matt a gift that drives him batty, and we meat a new character — a reporter played by Christine Lahti, who knows how to push Matt and Danny’s buttons. (It involves buttons.)...

    • 29 min
    The Focus Group (Studio 60 Episode 3)

    The Focus Group (Studio 60 Episode 3)

    We don’t subject this podcast to a focus group, because we already know we’re doing everything perfectly. This episode of Studio 60 takes us deep backstage for writing and rehearsing an episode of the show within a show. Ricky and Ron are in maximum jerk mode. There’s pressure on Jordan and the show not to lose many viewers from last week. And there’s other Jordan drama that’s totally unnecessary. But you know what IS necessary? This episode of Sorkin’ In It....

    • 22 min
    The Cold Open (Studio 60 Episode 2)

    The Cold Open (Studio 60 Episode 2)

    If you’ve been thinking that this podcast needs more choir robes and Phil Donahue jokes, then boy oh boy are you in luck! Lex and Brian are back, covering Episode 2 of Studio 60, “The Cold Open”, which feels very much like a part 2 of the Pilot. Matt battles writer’s block until inspiration strikes him. Perhaps it should have struck him harder? Grab your local philharmonic, warm up your singing voice — it’s time for Sorkin’ In It....

    • 34 min
    Pilot (Studio 60 Episode 1)

    Pilot (Studio 60 Episode 1)

    We survived The Newsroom. Will Studio 60 be better, worse, or just… different?The only way to find out is to dive into the pilot episode, cleverly titled “Pilot.” Let’s meet new characters! Let’s meet old Sorkin friends — and names! Let’s debate Sorkin tropes! Live from Hollywood, it’s the new season of Sorkin’ In It....

    • 36 min
    Season 3: Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip

    Season 3: Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip

    It’s Studio 60 time! Now that our coverage of The Newsroom is done, you may find yourself experiencing new feelings you’ve never had before. Sadness. Grief. Elation. Relief. But we hope you also feel eager anticipation about what’s ahead. And what is that you may ask? For Season 3, Lex and Brian are covering Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. It’s a show about a show. Imagine that! Episode one comes out next week, and here’s the preview. Or trailer. Or kickoff. You know what? Here’s where we tell you everything we think about Studio 60 before we start watching!...

    • 16 min
    What Kind of Day Has It Been (The Newsroom S3E6)

    What Kind of Day Has It Been (The Newsroom S3E6)

    Today, Lex and Brian cover the series finale of The Newsroom. It’s an episode with a funeral, plenty of flashbacks, music, bowling, and Sorkin just trying to tie up a few loose ends. Did Lex and Brian find themselves satisfied? Elated? Relieved? There’s only one way to find out. Also, stay tuned to the end of the episode for the big reveal of what Sorkin show we plan to cover next!...

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Anna79 ,

Entertaining Listen

Brian and Lex have a fun dynamic that makes this podcast super enjoyable. Personally, I have fun listening to the two of them banter back and forth even if I haven’t seen the show they are chatting about - they’re just that good! I highly recommend this podcast for anyone looking for an entertaining listen.

OGStrauss ,

Excellent Entertainment Value!

Great analysis and conversation, though Brian and Lex sound very similar and it can be hard to tell who is who. Keep it up!

mr. warren ,

Rekindles my love for podcasts

I hadn’t seen many of Sorkin’s films before, and the witty banter between the hosts made it such a delight to learn more about Sorkin’s work. I plan to watch along each week, and I can already tell I’ll be so sad when it’s over.

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