Sorkin' In It
Hosted by Lex Friedman and Brian Warren
You know Aaron Sorkin from his success in television, but he’s written many feature films, too. Join Lex Friedman and Brian Warren as they watch each Sorkin movie, in order, and share their analyses of his films — and his journey as a writer.
5 The Social Network
You know what’s cooler than a million podcasts? Just one podcast, all about The Social Network. Brian and Lex go deep on whether Aaron Sorkin even likes Zuck, whether Justin Timberlake can handle Sorkin dialogue like a pro, and whether this is Andrew Garfield’s best web-related role.
May 25, 2023
4 Charlie Wilson’s War
Lex and Brian watch Charlie Wilson’s War, the 2007 film starring Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, and Philip Seymour Hoffman. It’s a journey of discovery that includes bugged Scotch, truly awful accents, and watching CNN from the hot tub. And that’s just while Lex and Brian were recording this episode.
May 19, 2023
3 The American President
Watching The American President can feel like diving into an alternate reality for fans of the West Wing. Why is Jed Bartlet the chief of staff? What’s Will Bailly doing working for a lobbyist? Why do Josh & Toby look like Michael J. Fox? Well, Lex and Brian are happy to dive into such matters and many more as they watch and review Aaron Sorkin’s White House romcom somewhat awkwardly named, The American President.
Warning: Mild spoilers for “The West Wing” throughout the episode.
May 12, 2023
Brian and Lex both watch Sorkin’s second film, Malice, for the first time. The 1993 film stars Alec Baldwin, Nicole Kidman, Bill Pullman, and a cat that puts in a very convincing performance. It’s part thriller, part noir, part… something? Will Lex and Brian love the movie or question some of their life choices? Find out!
May 5, 2023
1 A Few Good Men
Lex and Brian rewatch Aaron Sorkin’s first film, A Few Good Men, based off his stage play of the same name. The 1992 film stars Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson, and Demi Moore, along with two famous Kevins. Does it hold up? Are there any future Sorkin tropes to be spotted? Here’s an analysis from what you might call A Few Good Mensches.
May 2, 2023 Lex and Brian introduce Sorkin’ In It.
0 Sorkin’ in It: Trailer
Lex and Brian introduce Sorkin’ In It, a new podcast about every film written by Aaron Sorkin. If you like snappy banter and witty insights, you’ll love most of these movies and all of these episodes. Every film needs a trailer, and so it follows that every podcast needs one too. This is that trailer.