There is perhaps no bigger West Wing
fan than Hrishikesh Hirway
, who has turned his longtime love of Aaron Sorkin
’s beloved political drama into the popular recap podcast, The West Wing Weekly, co-hosted by none other than Joshua Malina
, who played Will Bailey on the show.
Week to week, Hirway and Malina tap into the pop culture fandom (and nostalgia) surrounding the NBC
series as they rewatch and discuss episodes of the show. The pair is currently up to season four, episode nine (“Swiss Diplomacy”) of the show’s seven-season run, meaning they’ve recently passed the halfway mark of their ongoing experiment, which has proved to be wildly successful.
“Josh and I were both really surprised by the reaction the podcast got at first. We were really overwhelmed by how many other West Wing fans there are out there and how passionate they are,” Hirway tells Et
, adding they dread the end of the series