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The West Wing Weekly

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Rank #22 in TV & Film category

TV & Film
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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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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.

iTunes Ratings

8324 Ratings
Average Ratings
7748
330
116
62
68

Love love love

By jj_845 - Jul 10 2019
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Been listening since the beginning, finally getting around to a review. Love the show

Excellent Podcast

By SanSooJedi - Jul 01 2019
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If you love the show.... you will love this podcast

iTunes Ratings

8324 Ratings
Average Ratings
7748
330
116
62
68

Love love love

By jj_845 - Jul 10 2019
Read more
Been listening since the beginning, finally getting around to a review. Love the show

Excellent Podcast

By SanSooJedi - Jul 01 2019
Read more
If you love the show.... you will love this podcast
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The West Wing Weekly

Updated 6 days ago

Rank #22 in TV & Film category

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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.

Rank #1: 4.21: Life on Mars (Live with Richard Schiff, Eli Attie, and The Swingles)

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We’re live in London! Josh and Hrishi discuss Life on Mars with guests Richard Schiff (@Richard_Schiff) and Eli Attie (@EliAttie). Plus some special West Wing-themed musical performances from Debbie Fiderer’s favorite a capella group, The Swingles (@swinglesingers).

For more, visit thewestwingweekly.com/421

Apr 25 2018
1 hour 25 mins
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Rank #2: 7.04: Mr. Frost

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Joshua Malina and Hrishikesh Hirway (collectively, “The Hosts”) have been served a subpoena to appear on this episode of the podcast, to testify in regards to the above television episode. Pursuant to this agreement, you (“Listener”) are required to listen to our nonsense. Failure to do so may result in missing out on some dumb thing that gets called back later, like a reference to a 2004 movie about dance battles.

For more, visit thewestwingweekly.com/704

Aug 07 2019
54 mins
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Rank #3: 0.07: Parks and Recreation (with Rob Lowe, Adam Scott and Michael Schur)

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We literally cannot wait for you to hear how much The West Wing influenced Parks and Recreation. We spoke to the co-creator of the show, Michael Schur, and two of the stars, Rob Lowe and Adam Scott, to learn about the parallels between the Bartlet White House and the Pawnee Parks Department. Stop pooping! Just listen.

For more, visit thewestwingweekly.com/007

Nov 21 2018
1 hour 46 mins
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Rank #4: 6.02: The Birnam Wood (with Fmr. Ambassador Jacob Walles)

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Hello Mother, I'm elated

Here I am at old Camp David

I'm respectful, all due deference

But I don't really get the Macbeth reference

Plus, former ambassador Jacob Walles tells us about the years he dedicated to brokering Mideast peace, including his time at 2000 Camp David Summit, and he tells us what this episode got right about those conversations.

For more, visit thewestwingweekly.com/602

Dec 12 2018
56 mins
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Rank #5: 6.04: Liftoff (with Allison Janney)

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Everything about “Liftoff" feels like a new era is beginning, so we’re welcoming the new year by welcoming Allison Janney (@AllisonBJanney) to talk about CJ’s new job as the new chief of staff.

For more, visit thewestwingweekly.com/604

Jan 09 2019
1 hour 1 min
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Rank #6: 1.03: A Proportional Response (with Dulé Hill)

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Dulé Hill joins Josh and Hrishi to talk about shooting his first episode of The West Wing, visiting the real White House, and losing to Martin Sheen in 1-on-1.

Apr 06 2016
51 mins
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Rank #7: 4.06: Game On (with Rob Lowe, Bradley Whitford, and Joshua Malina)

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Hrishi and Josh welcome special guest Joshua Malina to talk about Joshua Malina’s first episode as Will Bailey. [fanfare] With special appearances by Bradley Whitford, Rob Lowe, and Joshua Malina.

For more, visit thewestwingweekly.com/406

Nov 15 2017
1 hour 25 mins
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Rank #8: 6.11: Opposition Research (with Mayor Pete Buttigieg)

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We’re joined by Mayor Pete Buttigieg, 2020 Presidential hopeful, for our discussion of “Opposition Research,” in which Matt Santos travels to New Hampshire to introduce himself to the electorate.

For more, visit thewestwingweekly.com/611

Mar 13 2019
1 hour 5 mins
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Rank #9: 2.10: Noël (with Bradley Whitford and Ellen Totleben)

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(sung to the melody of "Carol of the Bells")

Hark! oh my gosh

Hrishi and Josh

Discuss Noël

Puns and intel

Ellen Totleben

Tells us laymen

All that you see

Was her duty

She was the West Wing Set Decorator

And we’ll talk to Bradley Whitford later

When it’s just us

Things we discuss:

PTSD

Tommy Schlamme

I got a job?

You got a job

Bush versus Gore

Flentls and more

Merry, Merry, Merry, Merry Christmas!

Bradley Whitford won an Emmy with this

Merry, Merry, Merry, Merry Christmas!

Epic flentl; you don't want to miss this.

thewestwingweekly.com/episodes/210

Nov 30 2016
1 hour 12 mins
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Rank #10: 1.02: "Post Hoc, Ergo Propter Hoc"

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Latin, the Vice President, Morris Tolliver, and more.

Mar 30 2016
33 mins
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Rank #11: 0.06: Hamilton Special (with Lin-Manuel Miranda and Thomas Kail)

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AARON BURR: How does a podcast, web thing, 
Recap and chat on The West Wing, 
Dropped on the internet by nostalgic pals
On a fake President—it makes no sense!
How do Josh and Hrish, on balance,
Manage to land two major Broadway talents?
The two gallants, Lin-Manuel and Tommy Kail,
Got a lot farther by working a lot harder
By being a lot smarter, by being self-starters
By watching Bartlet, who's based a bit on Jimmy Carter
Well, the word got around that they’re like, "Sorkin is insane, man"
So we sent a lot of emails till we got into their brainpan:
"Do a special episode, lend us some acclaim and
Let's talk about the napkin in the frame."
Roll the name, son:
West Wing Weekly Hamilton 
This thing is West Wing Weekly Hamilton
There's a million things these guys have won 
So just hit play, just hit play…

For more, visit thewestwingweekly.com/006

Apr 04 2018
1 hour 10 mins
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Rank #12: 5.12: Slow News Day (with Eli Attie and Nancy Altman)

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Sleep in! We'll wake up the President for you to tell him about our great idea to record a podcast about the Slow News Day episode of the West Wing. Joining us in this historic endeavor is returning guest Eli Attie, who shares his memories about real and fictional West Wing attempts to build a legacy. Nancy Altman, president of Social Security Works, also drops by to tell us just how Toby's efforts compare to the real history of Social Security reform. PS: we had a data glitch while recording and lost Josh's mic audio, so his side of the conversation is not up to our usual standards. Sorry about that!

For more, visit thewestwingweekly.com/512

Aug 22 2018
1 hour 19 mins
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Rank #13: 3.09: Bartlet for America (with John Spencer)

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To accompany our discussion of "Bartlet for America," we're thrilled to present an interview with John Spencer, who won an Emmy for his performance. We talk to David Daniel (@CNNLADavid), who is a senior producer at CNN Newsource. He interviewed John Spencer in 2002, just before the Emmy awards, about The West Wing pilot, "Bartlet for America," addiction, and more. We're so lucky to have gotten David's original raw tape from that day, which we used to put this segment together. For more, visit thewestwingweekly.com/309.

Jun 07 2017
1 hour 24 mins
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Rank #14: 2.16: Somebody's Going to Emergency, Somebody's Going to Jail (with Rob Lowe)

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Sitting here in the darkness\
I’ve gotta post the show\
Somebody’s joining us this episode\
Somebody named Rob Lowe\
We found somebody to explain free trade\
Cuz there is so muuuch we don’t knowwww\
And we asked Aaron about the song…

It’s the West Wing Weekly (ooh-oo-oooh)\
Aaron wrote us baaack!\
It’s the West Wing Weekly (ooh-oo-oooh)\
How f*$%ing cool is that?\
It’s the West Wing Weekly (ooh-oo-oooh)\
All the maps are wack\
It’s the West Wing Weekly

We're joined by Rob Lowe (@RobLowe) to discuss this episode, which earned him an Emmy nomination. And we welcome back Ben Casselman (@bencasselman), chief economics writer for FiveThirtyEight, to give us some modern context for Toby's line, "Free trade stops wars." 

Ooh-oo-oooh!

thewestwingweekly.com/episodes/216

Feb 01 2017
1 hour 24 mins
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Rank #15: 3.08: The Women of Qumar (with Allison Janney, Fmr UN Ambassador Sarah Mendelson, and Tim Ballard)

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This week's episode gets a bit dark, as does our discussion of it. We're honored to have three amazing guests. We learn more about the realities of trafficking with former UN Ambassador Sarah Mendelson (@SarahMendelson) as well as with Tim Ballard (@TimBBallard), the founder and CEO of Operation Underground Railroad (@OURRescue). And the brilliant but elusive Allison Janney (@AllisonBJanney) finally — finally! — makes her West Wing Weekly debut. For more, visit thewestwingweekly.com/308.

May 31 2017
1 hour 29 mins
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Rank #16: 3.04: On The Day Before (with Janel Moloney)

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For this episode, we're joined once again by Janel Moloney (@NellyMoloney), who was nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Emmy in part for her performance in this episode. Alas, she did not help us learn to tie a proper bow tie. (At the end of the podcast episode, you want to be able to pull it open, like Tony Bennett.)

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May 03 2017
1 hour 5 mins
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Rank #17: 3.05: War Crimes (with Fmr. UN Ambassador David Pressman)

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David Pressman is the former US Ambassador to the United Nations and was the first-ever Director for War Crimes and Atrocities on the National Security Council at the White House, and we're thrilled to have him on the podcast to discuss the "War Crimes" episode with us. Plus, Josh and Hrishi get into it over Toby's "we're a team" speech. For more, visit thewestwingweekly.com/305.

May 09 2017
1 hour 23 mins
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Rank #18: 4.20: Evidence of Things Not Seen (Live with Richard Schiff and Marlee Matlin)

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We’re live in Dublin to discuss Evidence of Things Not Seen with special guests Richard Schiff, Marlee Matlin, her interpreter Jack Jason, and a pint of Guinness that is like an angel crying on Richard’s tongue.

Cilantro!

For more, visit thewestwingweekly.com/420

Apr 19 2018
1 hour 10 mins
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Rank #19: 2.02: In The Shadow of Two Gunmen, Part II (with Bradley Whitford and Michael O'Neill)

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In Part II of our double header, Bradley Whitford (@WhitfordBradley) makes his West Wing Weekly debut to talk about getting the role of Josh Lyman, and starting the season by getting shot. But first, we speak with Michael O'Neill , who played Special Agent Ron Butterfield. Plus, a few thoughts on Emily's List from its former executive director, Amy Dacey (@AmyKDacey).

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Sep 28 2016
1 hour 17 mins
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Rank #20: 6.16: Drought Conditions (with Debora Cahn and Richard Schiff)

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This week, we’re joined by Debora Cahn, to talk about her script for "Drought Conditions," and by Richard Schiff, to talk about his heartbreaking performance in it.

For more, visit thewestwingweekly.com/616

May 01 2019
1 hour 14 mins
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