🎧 1.06: Mr. Willis of Ohio (with Janel Moloney) | The West Wing Weekly

Listened 1.06: Mr. Willis of Ohio (with Janel Moloney) by Josh Malina and Hrishi Hirway from The West Wing Weekly
Janel Moloney joins Josh and Hrishi to talk about playing Donna, and Ben Casselman gives us an update on the state of the census. Bonus photos: - Hrishi, when he was a Dungeons & Dragons loving teenager. - Josh, at his Bar Mitzvah.

Ms. Moloney wasn’t as interesting in the interview as I would have hoped, but she does have an interesting take on how she responds to the fame and adulation of the show these many years later. I highly recommend this portion of the episode for actors who are just starting out.

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🎧 1.05: The Crackpots and These Women (with Eli Attie) | The West Wing Weekly

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For Big Block of Cheese Day, Josh and Hrishi are joined by Eli Attie, who was Vice President Al Gore's chief speechwriter before leaving politics and joining The West Wing as a writer and producer. Plus, the truth about David Rosen. President Ronald Reagan's Challenger Disaster address...

Elie Attie’s appearance on the show made it infinitely much stronger. There was a nice richness to the additional background he brings here in comparisson to Hill’s recent performance. Notes about Gore using the same campaign idea that appeared behind Bartlett in the episode were great to hear.

I’m trying to catch up on episodes of the podcast to match my recent push at rewatching episodes.

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🎧 1.04: Five Votes Down | The West Wing Weekly

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The limits of practical idealism. Plus, Hrishi sets Leo's dialogue to music, and Josh unwittingly reveals a secret.

It’s all about the small tidbits one can discover or rediscover upon watching episodes. This episode had a particularly interesting walk & talk in the opening.

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🎧 1.03: A Proportional Response (with Dulé Hill) | The West Wing Weekly

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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.

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🎧 1.02: “Post Hoc, Ergo Propter Hoc” | The West Wing Weekly

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In this episode: Latin, the Vice President, Morris Tolliver, and more.

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🎧 Cold Open | The West Wing Weekly

Listened 0.00: Cold Open by Josh Malina and Hrishi Hirway from The West Wing Weekly
Introducing the West Wing Weekly.

A tad on the cheesy sounding side, but I’m addicted to the series, so what the heck, I’ll give it a spin.

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An episode-by-episode discussion of one of television’s most beloved shows, co-hosted by one of its stars, Joshua Malina, along with Hrishikesh Hirway of Song Exploder. We're a proud member of the Radiotopia podcast network, from PRX.

Subscribing at the recommendation of Kim Hansen as I’m starting into another round of re-watching episodes on Netflix.