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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
    • 4.9, 7.9K 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
7.9K Ratings

7.9K Ratings

mrshback ,

WW Forever!!!

I love every freaking thing about this podcast. I've been a fan for years, and this is giving me an excuse to re-watch the episodes once again. I love Josh and everything he says. I'm so happy to be introduced to Hrishi and his intellect as well. I love hearing them talk, they make me laugh out loud, and mostly I love hearing all these inside stories about a show I've loved for decades. Please, please, please continue through the duration of the show. We're in it together now.

Get2DaChoppa ,

Needs More Analysis, Less Politics

On the whole the podcast is great when it stays in the lane it’s supposed to be in, mainly to provide thoughtful analysis and commentary on one of the great political dramatizations of all time. But part of what made The West Wing such a great show were its complex characters and ground-breaking writing that managed to overshadow its clearly left-sided politics. Conservative views, when they were on display, were thoughtful and insightful often portrayed by intelligent and thoughtful characters. Balance was never the objective of the show, but never was unbalance either.

The podcast, however, is letting its political leanings instead of its analysis rule its content. It’s off-putting and disappointing considering that the commentary and analysis of the show itself is excellent. The deeper discussions into who the characters are, analysis of the writing, guests that delve into the show’s creative processes is content that is fascinating and interesting. But the podcast has turned into yet another tired mouthpiece for bashing Trump and shilling for Democratic politicians and ideals. And honestly, I, and I suspect quite a few others, don’t come here for that. Much like the show, I’m finding that I’m less and less devoted to the podcast’s final season, as it has similarly lost its way heading into its twilight.

tlobner ,

Love this podcast

I've been listening for a long time, and I can't believe I'm just now providing a review. A must listen for anyone that loves The West Wing. Love both the hosts and their deep dive (well, maybe Hrishi's deep dive) into each show, and of course, their insight. I really enjoy it when a guest appears on the episode that is from the show or consulted on the show or wrote the episode! I really enjoy the behind the scenes look the guests provide.

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