7.02: The Mommy Problem

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In this mother of an episode, Alex Graves cranks the style up to 11. We’re introduced to the character of Louise Thornton (played by Janeane Garofalo). We get real-time text answers to our quests from the unstoppable Eli Attie. So get ready cuz, as Steve Miller says, "we go down Carolina!"

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Steve Miller Band - Jet Airliner
Paul Pena - Jet Airliner

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.