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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.

The West Wing Weekly Radiotopia

    • TV & Film
    • 4.9, 9.3K Ratings

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.

    Introducing: Home Cooking

    Introducing: Home Cooking

    We want to introduce you to a brand new emergency quarantine podcast mini-series called Home Cooking. It’s from Hrishi and chef Samin Nosrat, author of the award-winning cookbook Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat, and host of the Netflix show by the same name. The first episode just came out, and features Josh as the special guest. If you’ve missed hearing Josh and Hrishi in conversation, we thought you’d appreciate this excerpt. The rest of the episode centers around giving people advice about what to cook with whatever they’ve got in the house, and we think you’ll really enjoy it! Listen and subscribe to Home Cooking on your favorite podcast app, or at homecooking.show.

    • 17 min
    7.22: Tomorrow (Live with cast and crew of The West Wing)

    7.22: Tomorrow (Live with cast and crew of The West Wing)

    As the Bartlet administration ends, so does our podcast. We recorded our finale live in Los Angeles, at the Theatre at the Ace Hotel. This episode has two parts: first, we discuss "Tomorrow," with several guests joining us. Then, we take a fond look back at the entire series, along with thirty (30!) guests from the cast and crew, including Aaron Sorkin and Thomas Schlamme. Here’s everyone who was with us on stage:

    Aaron Sorkin, Thomas Schlamme, Martin Sheen, Bradley Whitford, Richard Schiff, Marlee Matlin, Jack Jason, Kathleen York, Allison Smith, Melissa Fitzgerald, Ramon de Ocampo, Evan Arnold, Karis Campbell, Teri Polo, Christopher Misiano, Dylan K. Massin, Matthew Del Negro, Eli Attie, Jimmy Smits, Josh Singer, Mary McCormack, Kevin Falls, Lawrence O'Donnell, Paul Redford, Ron Ostrow, Kim Webster, Peter James Smith, William Duffy, Tim Davis-Reed

    Thanks for listening to the podcast. We're very grateful for the experience we’ve had making this over the past four years.

    Okay. What's next?

    For more, including photos from the event, visit thewestwingweekly.com/722

    • 2 hr 12 min
    7.21: Institutional Memory (with Janet Ashikaga)

    7.21: Institutional Memory (with Janet Ashikaga)

    CJ & Danny and Will & Kate all ponder what's next, and Josh & Hrishi do, too, as we discuss "Institutional Memory." We're joined by someone who also posseses institutional memory: the fantastic Janet Ashikaga, editor on The West Wing (including this episode), as well as Sports Night and Seinfeld.

    Plus: listen to the trailer for Hrishi’s new podcast, Partners, and subscribe to it here.

    For more, visit thewestwingweekly.com/721

    • 1 hr 12 min
    7.20: The Last Hurrah (with Mary-Louise Parker and Teri Polo)

    7.20: The Last Hurrah (with Mary-Louise Parker and Teri Polo)

    We discuss "The Last Hurrah" in this, our antepenultimate hurrah. And what a hurrah it is, with not one, but two great guests: Mary-Louise Parker and Teri Polo. Hurrah!

    For more, visit thewestwingweekly.com/720

    • 1 hr 19 min
    7.19: Transition (Live with Bradley Whitford)

    7.19: Transition (Live with Bradley Whitford)

    We traveled all the way to London to make a lot of references to "Fiddler on the Roof." Bradley Whitford joined us to record this episode in front of a sold-out crowd at the Hammersmith Apollo.

    For more, visit thewestwingweekly.com/719

    • 1 hr 17 min
    0.19: John Wells

    0.19: John Wells

    For our last episode of the year, we've got a special one with television legend John Wells. We've been talking about him for seven seasons, and now we finally got him to talk to us directly. Our conversation spans the entire history of The West Wing, since John Wells served as Executive Producer for every single episode.

    For more, visit thewestwingweekly.com/019

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    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
9.3K Ratings

9.3K Ratings

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His story about his Vietnam Vet brother John - made me weep. Our politics are far apart, but I respect his creative talents and his life story and his eyewitness to history are compelling.

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Indispensable companion to iconic show

Hrishi and Josh take is on an illuminating, informative, and ultimately very moving revisit of The West Wing from episode 1 through to the very end. Not only do their guests include beloved series regulars, but also real life political pros, beltway insiders and Hollywood heavyweights. Come for the chance to nerd out on the West Wing. Stay for the hosts’ warm friendship, sharp wits (sharps wit?), and insightful commentary. This podcast is a must for any fan of The West Wing, and anyone who has not yet seen the show...

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