150 episodes

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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    • TV & Film
    • 4.9, 7.7K 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.

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
7.7K Ratings
7.7K Ratings
kindlarry ,

Kindlarry

Yes!

Surviving to Thriving ,

This Pod Rules!

I have watched WW through at least 5-6 times and had just finished a complete viewing when I discovered this podcast so I started over again. Of all the pods I subscribe to, this is the one I look forward to the most, and always listen to as soon as it’s available. The access to cast members, Aaron Sorkin and other writers and special guests from the world of government make it extra special. Even when it is just the hosts they balance each other beautifully. I can’t recommend this highly enough!

IMJaybo ,

Fantastic, until....

I loved The West Wing when it was on TV, and I love the show still. When I found out about this podcast years ago, I was ecstatic. I loved listening in to the nerdy WW conversations that I couldn’t have with anyone else. To hear from the actors, directors, producers, AARON SORKIN, and actual people who have worked on Presidential campaigns and The White House was amazing.

Then...

Then the 2016 election happened and Josh and Hrishikesh turned the show into something like “How did this episode of The West Wing from years ago reveal to us how dumb and stupid (whilst at the same time cruel and heartless) every Republican is, and how President Trump is the devil incarnate”. The show has stopped being a synopsis and commentary on episodes with some modern applications, and now has become a commentary on today with the occasional reference to a WW episode (not to mention a forum for Democratic politicians).

I understand that the WW universe was one of a Democratic administration. But even Sorkin and Wells didn’t demonize Republicans in the show’s episodes the way J & H and their guests seem to do now.

I love The West Wing, and I’d love to listen to the podcast episodes, and now I just can’t, knowing how much of 2017, -18, and -19 anger is now present in EVERY. SINGLE. PODCAST.

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