7.09: The Wedding (with Nina Siemaszko)

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Today, we’re talking about "The Wedding" (or The Marriage, or The Espousal, or The Nuptials, or The Union). We’re joined by Nina Siemaszko, who tells us about the twist in this subplot that she didn’t see coming.

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Chicago Tribune - Matthew V. Santos for president
Whiz on a cheesesteak: Hit or myth?
Germans waving to each other as the wall goes up, in 1961



7.07: The Debate (Part II, with Ronald Klain and Beth Myers)

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How did Santos and Vinick do in the debate? To help us judge the candidates on both substance and style, we’ve enlisted the people in charge of debate prep on either side of the 2012 Presidential election. Ronald Klain led President Obama’s debate prep, and Beth Myers was in charge of Senator Mitt Romney’s prep. It was fascinating to speak to both of them together for this bipartisan episode of our podcast.

7.06: The Al Smith Dinner

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At long last, everyone is ready to unleash their negative ad campaigns. Here's one Hrishi came up with. JOSH MALINA—he's not nearly as mean as he makes himself out to be! He says he "ruined The West Wing," but even Richard Schiff says 'Arctic Radar' is one of the best episodes of the series. What else is Josh hiding? JOSH MALINA—actually pretty nice. (My name is Hrishikesh Hirway, and I approve this message.)

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Chiller Intro

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Josh’s inexplicable neck markings

Josh’s inexplicable neck markings