Hrishikesh Hirway, Joshua Malina, Radiotopia
The West Wing Weekly
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.
Rebecca Onion • Slate • Jun 18, 2021
"Hirway is an expert at making sure that things stay on point, and they intercut their discussion with clips from the TV show—an editing move I’ve found really, really helps keep a recap on track. Both he and Malina have an ability to step back, look at the bigger-picture themes, and articulate their thoughts on those themes in a way that satisfies. …"
Michael Walsh • Yonkers Public Library • Dec 2, 2020
"The podcast is very entertaining. The dialogue between the hosts and guests of the show is often funny. You get a chance to hear about pranks that the actors played on each other and a handshake that was passed on from Laurence Fishburne. Because Josh Molina was on the show and he is familiar with most of the guests, the interviews are informal and many amusing stories are told. People with an interest in political science will enjoy hearing about working in the West Wing. As you can see, The West Wing Weekly podcast is appealing to a broad range of people. It is cleverly crafted and engagingly narrated. It is a good incentive to watch The West Wing. …"