2.22: Two Cathedrals (Part I, with Lawrence O'Donnell and Mary Graham)

We present the first of two episodes of our podcast discussing the Season Two finale. In this episode, we're joined by West Wing writer / producer Lawrence O'Donnell (@Lawrence), aka Jed's father, Headmaster Bartlet. Plus, Mary Graham, author of Presidents' Secrets: The Use and Abuse of Hidden Power tells us all about how presidents have hidden the truth about their health from the American people.


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2.20: The Fall's Gonna Kill You (with Marlee Matlin)

Marlee Matlin (@MarleeMatlin) joins Josh and Hrishi to discuss her role as Joey Lucas. Along with her interpreter, Jack Jason (@655Jack), she pranked us pretty badly just before we recorded her interview. Listen for the brutal details of that, plus our discussion of satellites, Sam’s "fair share" of taxes, and our favorite cute will-they-or-won’t-they couple, Ed & Larry.

And, we have new T-shirts!

For our episode on "The Fall's Gonna Kill You," we're joined by a special guest: @themarleematlin.

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footnotes —
Thank you to Ben Casselman (@BenCasselman), Chief Economics Writer for FiveThirtyEight, for enlightening us (once again).
Butch & Sundance contemplate jumping [video]
Everything Is Awesome [music video]

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2.19: Bad Moon Rising

Before we get into Oliver Babish and the Big Hammer, and Donna Moss and the Secret Pumpkin, we start with a much needed follow-up to our discussion of autism in 2.17: The Stackhouse Filibuster. Special thanks to Amy and Jill, who were two of the many listeners who sent us messages with concerns about how autism was addressed. 

Cool Sorkin Jams, a Spotify playlist by The West Wing Weekly
The Autistic Self Advocacy Network, a nonprofit organization run by and for Autistic people.

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