28 episodes

Each week hosts Dave Anthony and Josh Olson watch and then discuss an episode of The West Wing.

The West Wing Thing Dave Anthony & Josh Olson

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Each week hosts Dave Anthony and Josh Olson watch and then discuss an episode of The West Wing.

    3 - Episode 4 Season 2

    3 - Episode 4 Season 2

    "In This White House"
    Everybody's favorite Good Republican finally comes to The West Wing. It's Ainsley Hayes, folks! This is how you government!

    • 1 hr
    2 - Episode 3 Season 2

    2 - Episode 3 Season 2

    "The Midterms"
    Josh finally explodes, but then Dave blows up even more. THE most iconic scene in the history of the show

    • 1 hr 12 min
    1 Ep 1/2 Season 2

    1 Ep 1/2 Season 2

    Episodes 1&2 In the Shadow of Two Gunmen
    We're back! And we're joined by TV writer/producer John Rogers, creator of LEVERAGE, who explains - among other things - that it's possible to run a TV series withOUT screwing your writers out of money. 

    • 1 hr 27 min
    10 - Ep 22 Season 1

    10 - Ep 22 Season 1

    Episode 22 “What Kind of Day Has It Been?”
    It's the action packed finale of the first season of The West Wing, and we celebrate by talking with Luke Savage, whose Current Affairs article HOW LIBERALS FELL IN LOVE WITH THE WEST WING is the seminal work in the field. 
    We'll be taking a brief break, but we'll be back shortly with season 3 of The West Wing Thing, in which we discuss season 2 of The West Wing. Confused? Ask Dave. He'll explain. 

    • 1 hr 36 min
    10 - Ep 21 Season 1

    10 - Ep 21 Season 1

    Episode 21 "Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics"
    In which Josh and Dave hype the other West Wing podcast, attempt to bring back the word “pud,” reveal who can beat Trump in a debate, and discuss what might actually be the worst line ever uttered on The West Wing. 
    And on The West Wing, the gang sacrifices a live cow to the great god Bipartisanship, and we explain why that's dopey. 

    • 1 hr 6 min
    9 - Ep 20 Season 1

    9 - Ep 20 Season 1

    Episode 20 "Mandatory Minimums"
    Joey Lucas is back, Josh wears his special suit, and the mating habits of emotionally stunted man-boys take center stage. Plus, the dark West Wing past of a Democratic presidential hopeful is laid bare for all to see. 

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

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Practical Cynicism

I love all the Wang these two guys put in my ear every week.

Pod Save the World ,

So glad it’s back for Season 2/3?

It’s an incredible critique of the neoliberal depiction on TV and showing how the hollowness of an economic/political ideology remains just as hollow when transferred to culture. They need to do the Newshour after.

Also the audio seems a lot better this season.

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Insightful look into a show I actually like

Two depressed writers bag on the empty ideology of a good show

It’s great

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