4.00: President Bartlet Special (with Martin Sheen)

Martin Sheen joined Josh and Hrishi for a conversation about The West Wing, The American President, Aaron Sorkin, and more.

above: Martin Sheen watches “What's Next?” – the West Wing Weekly song and video with Lin-Manuel Miranda.

0.04: Big Block of Cheese III (with 99% Invisible)

Before we dive into Season 4, we're answering some pressing listener questions like: why hasn't Martin Sheen been on the podcast yet? Plus questions about music, musicals, and underwear. (Don't be scared.) And to go along with our new Bartlet's Army challenge coin, we present an episode of 99% Invisible that explains what challenge coins are, where they come from, and what to do with them.

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footnotes —
Character Theme Songs - playlist on Spotify

3.22: Posse Comitatus (Live with Aaron Sorkin, Allison Janney, and Melissa Fitzgerald)

To discuss the Season 3 finale, we traveled to San Francisco to record a live episode at the Castro Theatre. We'd announced the show would be with a special guest: Aaron Sorkin. But what we didn't tell anyone was that we'd also be joined by a couple of surprise guests: Allison Janney (@AllisonBJanney) and Melissa Fitzgerald (@MaffyFitz). You can hear the audience go crazy when they come out; you wouldn't believe how thunderously loud it was in the actual theater. This one was so much fun to record. Thanks to our guests for joining us, thanks to Sketchfest for hosting us, and thanks to you for continuing to watch The West Wing along with us. Okay, what's next?

The Swingles have made their version of the West Wing theme song available for anyone to download for free. They ask that in return, please make a donation to Justice for Vets. Download here. Donate here.

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footnotes —
Justice for Vets
Hallelujah” by Jeff Buckley
Patriotic Song” from Nicholas Nickelby, performed by the RSC featuring Roger Rees

Melissa Fitzgerald, Allison Janney, Aaron Sorkin, Hrishi, and Josh, backstage at the Castro before our taping began.

Melissa Fitzgerald, Allison Janney, Aaron Sorkin, Hrishi, and Josh, backstage at the Castro before our taping began.