5.05: Constituency of One (with Jennifer Palmieri)


What is a “Constituency of One”? You know, it’s all about that boss, ‘bout that boss, those troubles. It’s all about that boss, ‘bout that boss, those troubles. Toby and POTUS. Will and Bob Russell. Amy and the First Lady. Plus, we speak with Communications Director Jennifer Palmieri, whose list of bosses includes Secretary Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama.

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Dear Madam President by Jennifer Palmieri 
Lorem Ipsum
Bingo Bob: Incumbents Look Out For No. 

5.04: Han (with Paula Yoo)


Listener beware - like the episode we're discussing, Han, this installment of The West Wing Weekly has more sad piano music than all previous episodes combined. When they're not lost in a sadness so deep no tears will come, Josh and Hrishi interview Paula Yoo, the writer who came up with the story of a would-be North Korean defector who visits the White House.

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Frédéric Chopin - Prelude in E-Minor (op.28 no. 4)
Paula Yoo - Books / Music / Blog
Paula Yoo's Violin Version of “The West Wing” theme
Foghorn Leghorn
HITCHENS ON MOTHER TERESA – Interview By Matt Cherry
The Missionary Position: Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice