Sorkin' In It #3 May 19, 2023
The American President
Hosts Lex Friedman and Brian Warren
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.
Listen to this episode (39 minutes)
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This clip from The West Wing frustratingly starts shortly after the “It’s not ego…” line, but it’s still worth including here.