7.01: The Ticket

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It’s the Season 7 premiere! Which begins, naturally, with a scene from the Season 10 premiere! Suspense hovers over this episode, like a space station in need of maintenance—or a baker about to be sent home from the tent—as Josh and Hrishi sort through both the wise and foolish acts of our heroes.

CORRECTION: I got a thing wrong in this episode: I forgot that Leo didn't know about the MS during the campaign. I was thinking about how when Leo was told, he didn’t push to disclose the information immediately. Anyway, getting rusty. My bad. — Hrishi

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Too Close for Comfort: An Insider’s View of Presidents and Their Attorneys General

0.14: Veep (with Gary Cole and David Mandel)

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We wanted to honor the end of Vice President Bob Russell's storyline in The West Wing with Gary Cole, who played Bingo Bob. Gary also plays Kent Davison in the brilliant, vicious, hilarious Veep, so we decided to celebrate two great(?) Vice Presidents in one episode. It's a Veep special! We're also joined by Veep showrunner David Mandel, a huge West Wing fan, to talk about where these two very different, political, Emmy-winning shows intersect.

6.21: Things Fall Apart (with Jennifer Palmieri)

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Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the DNC,
The delegate tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of democracy is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity. 
With special guest, Jennifer Palmieri.

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The Other Glass Ceiling: Kamala, Warren, and The Trouble With “Tough” Women by Jennifer Palmieri
Lin Miranda on stage with Crazy Ex Girlfriend: Live at Radio City Music Hall
Tom Lehrer - Wernher von Braun
Hillary Clinton is Nominated - Aided by Bernie Sanders