6.04: Liftoff (with Allison Janney)

Everything about “Liftoff" feels like a new era is beginning, so we’re welcoming the new year by welcoming Allison Janney (@AllisonBJanney) to talk about CJ’s new job as the new chief of staff.

footnotes —
Marx Brothers - A Night At The Opera - Crowded Cabin Scene
NY Post - Gregory Crewdson’s Six Feet Under Shoot
Brooklyn 99 - Fred Armisen

Gregory Crewdson - Six Feet Under

6.02: The Birnam Wood (with Fmr. Ambassador Jacob Walles)

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Hello Mother, I'm elated

Here I am at old Camp David

I'm respectful, all due deference

But I don't really get the Macbeth reference

Plus, former ambassador Jacob Walles tells us about the years he dedicated to brokering Mideast peace, including his time at 2000 Camp David Summit, and he tells us what this episode got right about those conversations.

footnotes —
John Wells on Aaron Sorkin leaving The West Wing
Don’t Mention Macbeth - Blackadder - BBC