3.11: 100,000 Airplanes (With Dr. Leo Mascarenhas)

This week, we’re joined by Dr. Leo Mascarenhas, the Deputy Director of the Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases and the Section Head of Oncology at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, to discuss the cancer crusade that President Bartlet wanted for the State of the Union. Hey, Toby, how many words are in this description? (56.)

3.09: Bartlet For America (with John Spencer)

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.

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footnotes — 
Kicking and Screaming
Being John Malkovich
She Spies
Leaf Peeping
The American President
Mitch Hedberg

3.08: The Women of Qumar (with Allison Janney, Fmr UN Ambassador Sarah Mendelson, and Tim Ballard)

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.

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Operation Underground Railroad
Master of None
Seinfeld
Amazon's Alexa
Borgen
The Jackal 
Cool Sorkin Jams
Rehearsal Pro

3.07: The Indians in the Lobby (with W.G. Snuffy Walden)

Thanksgiving! Native Americans! Turkey! Foodborne illness! Hrishi's dad! All this, plus we present the recording of our live interview with Emmy-winning West Wing composer Snuffy Walden (@snuffywalden). 

footnotes —
If you experienced a weird audio error in the episode, please delete the file and re-download it. The first version that hit the podcast feed had the issue, but we have since fixed it; it's all good now. Sorry for the issue!
Campylobacter jejuni (it's not made up!)
50504 is NOT a Fargo zip code (it IS made up!)

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The next episode of @thewestwingweekly features a very special guest: my dad!

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