Sorkin' In It

Hosted by Lex Friedman and Brian Warren

Brian and Lex may not have Sorkin’s characters’ quick wit and complicated sentence structure, but they do have an appreciation for most things Sorkin. In season one of the podcast, they review every movie Sorkin ever wrote. Season two goes episode by episode through The Newsroom. Season three takes on Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip.

Latest Episode: July 19, 2024

3.16 4 A.M. Miracle (Studio 60 Episode 16)

Matt battles writer’s block, and he needs a miracle. (Spoiler: It’s Harriet.) Speaking of Harriet, she and Luke aren’t getting along. (Spoiler: He dumps her. It’s a miracle.) Meanwhile, Danny and Jordan work together to take care of a robot baby, and Cal’s got a guillotine. Can you stick your neck out and guess what happens next? We can. That’s why we’re Sorkin’ In It.

Previous Episodes

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    July 12, 2024
    3.15 The Friday Night Slaughter (Studio 60 Episode 15)

    “The Friday Night Slaughter” refers to the moment when all the sketches for the night’s show are on the chopping block. Matt has flashbacks to when he first met Harriet. And he remembers a writer who used to work at Studio 60 who no one else remembers. It reminds us of our old cohost, Wrian Barren, a troubled young fella with great hair that he always kept covered with a backwards baseball cap. We might not like fictional, anagram-named characters. We might not love this episode of the TV show. But we still love Sorkin’ In It with you.

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    June 28, 2024
    3.14 The Harriet Dinner: Part II (Studio 60 Episode 14)

    It’s the Harriet Dinner Part II! The sequel nobody asked for. With good reason. Danny and Jordan escape the roof. Tom’s stuck at dinner with Kim, who’s too drunk to function. And the Harriet/Matt romance is quickly becoming more of a no-mance. Luckily, Lex and Brian are here, and we’re Sorkin’ it all up.

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    June 14, 2024
    3.13 The Harriet Dinner (Studio 60 Episode 13)

    The Harriet Dinner is the thirteenth episode of Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. It’s an episode. It’s not a great one.

    Danny and Jordan are locked on a roof. Cal is locked in a battle with animals. Harriet and Matt are locking horns. And it’s an absolute lock that this episode isn’t going to be our favorite. (Even though we love Cal. He’s great.)

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    June 7, 2024
    3.12 Monday (Studio 60 Episode 12)

    When the going gets tough, the tough name their episodes after days of the week. In “Monday”, Jordan’s dealing with multiple difficult humans — among them Danny and a newly-hired mean girl who heads up reality programming. Jack goes to a concert to enlist the help of our pal Zhang. Darius and Sim start a fight. And Tom pursues Lucy, because this show sometimes has more drama than the reality shows it pans.

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    May 30, 2024
    3.11 The Christmas Show (Studio 60 Episode 11)

    No one has more Christmas spirit than Matt and - and he’s Jewish. Danny is joining Jordan at the obstetrician, and it only gets weirder. Harriet gets a movie… And also maybe love interest? Oh, and Simon and Tom are there, but not for any good reason. From that description you make think we didn’t like this episode, but you’d be surprised! Find out in this brand new episode of Sorkin’ In It.

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    May 24, 2024
    3.10 B-12 (Studio 60 Episode 10)

    Too many butts. Not enough funny jokes. Still pretty good?

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    May 17, 2024
    3.9 The Option Period (Studio 60 Episode 9)

    Ricky and Ron are closing a deal with Fox for “Peripheral Vision Man”; and ironically, Matt gives them some side-eye about it. Meanwhile, Harriet’s contemplating posing for pictures in her underwear, which we suppose beats posing for pictures in someone ELSE’s underwear. Jordan needs Danny to make some cuts, Danny warns Jordan her job is in danger, and boy, we’re hungry for a Snickers. No reason. Except that we’re Sorkin’ In It.

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    May 3, 2024
    3.8 Nevada Day, Part 2 (Studio 60 Episode 8)

    Nevada Day Part 1 defied our expectations… which meant we got our hopes up for Nevada Day Part 2. Will the light mix of casual homophobia, causal racism, and heavy belief beggaring win us over this time around? Or will we find more joy in discussing the correct pronunciation of Nevada? At least Lex has Brian, and Brian has Lex. And you’ve got both of us. Join us: We’re Sorkin’ In It together.

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    April 26, 2024
    3.7 Nevada Day, Part 1 (Studio 60 Episode 7)

    Uh oh. It’s the Nevada episode. This is the one Lex was worried about before he and Brian started rewatching Studio 60. And it’s the first half of a two parter.

    But… maybe it wasn’t as bad as Lex remembered? It has John Goodman. It has time travel storytelling. How bad could it be?

    Only way to find out? Start Sorkin’ in it.

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    April 19, 2024
    3.6 The Wrap Party (Studio 60 Episode 6)

    In this episode, we discuss “The Wrap Party,” a Studio 60 episode that certainly exists in our timeline. Things happen! For example, an old guy wanders into the studio. Matt and Sim go clubbing, sort of. Jordan tries to make friends. Listen, we’re still absolutely enjoying Studio 60, and we’re having plenty of fun chatting about it, but this episode doesn’t make our top 10 list so far. That’s ok! You’re in good hands with your ol’ pals Lex and Brian. Let’s do what we do best, and that’s go Sorkin’ In It.

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