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The West Wing Thing

Jun 10, 2019

We end our West Wing Thing podcast season 1 with a wrap up.  We've struggled through 11 episodes of The West Wing and are joined by activist Susan Saxe to discuss neoliberalism and how the West Wing infected the politics of the Democratic Party.


Jun 3, 2019

Episode 11. "Lord John Marbury"/"He Shall, From Time To Timeā€¦" The West Wing tackles the complex issue of Pakistan and India in the most simplistic way possible. 

To discuss the situation, we are joined by our first guest ever - Writer, journalist, and producer of Four Lions, Faisal-Azam Qureshi.


May 27, 2019

Dave Anthony and Josh Olson discuss Ep 10, "In Excelsis Deo," in which the show tackles the serious problem of veteran homelessness in the most shallow fashion possible. 


May 20, 2019

Dave and Josh discuss Ep 9, "The Short List." A Supreme Court justice is picked! He's a Federalist! And in West Wing style, the pick seems to have little to do with issues that the left in America would actually care about. 

 

 


May 13, 2019

In episode 8, "Enemies," we experience the joy of the White House trying to pass a banking bill through a Congress that can attach amendments.  It is griping.