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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.

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    • TV & Film

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.

    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
    7.18: Requiem (with memories of John Spencer from the cast and crew)

    7.18: Requiem (with memories of John Spencer from the cast and crew)

    In this episode, some thoughts on John Spencer, shared by Richard Schiff, Bradley Whitford, Janel Moloney, Rob Lowe, Jimmy Smits, Kristin Chenoweth, Matthew Del Negro, Emily Procter, Eli Attie, Michael Hissrich, and Josh Malina. For more, visit thewestwingweekly.com/718

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    • 1 hr 13 min

Customer Reviews

Dkidd87 ,

Wake Up & Press Play

There are a number of pods that I look forward to each week. This one cuts above them all. I find myself waking on Wednesday mornings and immediately digesting the content and analysis of the best show of all time. If you're considering a WW re-watch, this is the way to do it. Great job, guys.

Post-Finale Edit: Thank you, Josh and Hrishi. This was a true joy that I hope many will find long after “Tomorrow.” Hrishi, I can only imagine the surreal feeling of being on stage with West Wing royalty. Thanks for helping us to feel some of that same thrill.

cheerio35 ,

Miss you guys already

The greatest podcast about the greatest show!

sassellery ,

There’s no fuzzy end of this lollipop

This podcast, like the show that inspired it, is incomparably wonderful. What a gift Rishi and Josh gave us by walking us through all the West Wingy magic! I’ll listen to this one again and will always be profoundly grateful to these two for bringing so much love to my favorite show.

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