The West Wing Weekly
Hrishikesh Hirway’s touched-by-an-angel radio voice already comes to us bi-weekly via the excellent Song Exploder podcast, but now you can hear him more often, in this new offering for lovers of the Aaron Sorkin classic. Hirway and his co-host, actual West Wing star Joshua Malina (he played Will Bailey), are revisiting every episode in chronological order, unpicking its complex web of storylines and examining its fast-talking, fast-walking characters. Their commentary is passionate and engaging, and Malina’s behind-the-scenes insights give this a unique edge over other podcasts in the completist television genre.
If you haven’t yet indulged in a West Wing binge, it might be time. You’ll find this an excellent companion in the pursuit.
Gateway episodes: 1.01: Pilot / 1.03: A Proportional Response (with Dule Hill)