Watch and Talk

Watch and Talk
A Podcast About The West Wing

S03E04 – Infinite Taxation
Sep 2, 2018 • 108 min
We talk ballets, Ms. Landingham’s up close magic skills, and give Doug a new nickname.
S03E03 – Country Fashions
Jul 21, 2018 • 93 min
We talk snakes, the the validity of unnamed sources, and ship Sam and Connie.
S03E02 – The Wet Timeline
Jun 9, 2018 • 90 min
We talk political apologies, presidential marriages, and mall culture.
S03E01 – Secret Peanut Butter
May 3, 2018 • 106 min
We talk representations of 9/11 in media, have a snack, and Brayden didn’t know this was a special episode.
S02E22 – Sassy Little Ghost
Jan 22, 2018 • 97 min
We talk presidential event staging, question the President’s decision making apparatus, and debate the use of that Dire Straits song.
S02E21 – Sometimes You Can’t Haggle
Dec 22, 2017 • 114 min
We talk presidential scandals, Eric gets a lesson in negotiating, and we deal with this episodes shocking ending.
S02E20 – 100 Years of Time Travel Gas
Nov 30, 2017 • 113 min
We talk fictional and real tax plans, have major issues with Sam, and Eric confesses to a crippling addiction.
S02E19 – Attention Gathering Device
Nov 11, 2017 • 98 min
We talk litigation strategy, plan a vacation in international waters, and eat some expired space food.
S02E18 – Extremely Online
Oct 18, 2017 • 87 min
We talk the ERA, presidential clapbacks, and how much of Eric’s life is informed by throwaway lines in this episode.
S02E17 – The Big Ugly
Sep 7, 2017 • 87 min
We talk the filibuster, standing desks, and shirt tucks.
S02E16 – Dead Red Redemption
Aug 15, 2017 • 109 min
We talk about anarchy, map projections, and Don Henley.
S02E15 – Gut Dominance
Jul 30, 2017 • 96 min
We talk drug policy, that Allman Brothers reference, and examine this epiosde’s erotic undertones.
S02E14 – Leather Babby
Jul 7, 2017 • 92 min
We talk the drug war, the viability of third party candidates, and breakfast.
S02E13 – A Reverse Roast
Jun 19, 2017 • 78 min
We talk ways to make the SoTU more exciting, school uniforms, and attempt to decipher a particularly inscrutable Sorkin-ism.
S02E12 – Born to Be a Regular
May 21, 2017 • 84 min
We talk comic strips, pie vs. cake, and Elise gives a few extremely accurate and true history lessons.
S02E11 – I Smell Everything
Apr 26, 2017 • 97 min
We talk pizza bites, our animal crushes, and wonder if propaganda is always bad.
S02E10 – Put the Machine in Charge
Apr 5, 2017 • 97 min
We talk acronyms, strategic reserves of all types, and are fascinated by the autopen.
S02E09 – It Means Tough Noogies
Mar 14, 2017 • 108 min
We talk green beans, accidental cousin dating, and introduce Detective Harry Covert.
S02E08 – A Disguise for the Good Meat
Mar 1, 2017 • 94 min
We talk about how much Elise spends on knives, piece together this eps extremely subtle Thanksgiving parable, and learn some new words.
S02E07 – Status Quo Forever
Feb 15, 2017 • 94 min
We talk the education system, returning things, and come up with a hip new name for Ainsley’s office.
S02E06 – What Separates Us From the Dolphins
Jan 24, 2017 • 89 min
Elise is sick, so it’s a boys-only episode. We talk about the objective value of ducks (lame, regular, or otherwise), Brayden preaches the virtues of preventative RSI health, and we discuss the merits of technocracy vs. direct democracy.
S02E05 – A Bottle Full of Lies
Dec 27, 2016 • 90 min
We talk about proper fry saucing technique, struggle with the old-timey references in this episode, and Brayden sings a lot.
S02E04 – Radical Turkey
Dec 7, 2016 • 91 min
We talk liberal smugness, medical and agricultural patents, and Elise outs herself as a Norman Borlaug fangirl.
S02E03 – All Sorts of Food Magic
Nov 23, 2016 • 95 min
We try to make sense of the new world we live in, discuss the efficacy of John Oliver style monologues, and Eric has a special treat for the gang.
S02E02 – The Butterverse
Nov 8, 2016 • 73 min
We talk questionable wrist wear, search for clues in The Great Necklace Caper, and discover the origin of President Dad.
S02E01 – Big Milk
Oct 25, 2016 • 70 min
We talk about how Nancy McNally may be responsible for the Iraq War and explain the 25th Amendment in easy to understand terms.
S01E22 – They Should’ve Killed Off Mandy
Sep 15, 2016 • 71 min
We talk how this episode’s clever plot structure, do some impressions of the cast, and tally up the “previously on“‘s for this season.
S01E21 – Statistics Validated Us
Aug 30, 2016 • 70 min
We discuss the use of ambassadorships as political chits, question the efficacy of a military tradition, and argue the finer points of raspberries and zerbits.
S01E20 – Whatever Happened to Vanilla?
Aug 17, 2016 • 86 min
We talk about drug reform policy, ponder a moral dilemma of being a sign interpreter, and implore everyone to respect the pie.
S01E19 – Ants in the Pants is Real
Aug 2, 2016
We talk about putting our faith in weather forecasts, Brayden’s breaks down his current sandwich regimen, and Eric has issues with the White House’s email problems.
S01E18 – Grifter Territory
Jul 20, 2016 • 73 min
We talk about school vouchers, take Toby to task for being bearonormative, and compare the fashions of the 90s to the early-00s.
S01E17 – My Business Hair
Jul 14, 2016 • 72 min
We talk about the cross-partisan politics of free trade, our power moves at work, and the cookies Brayden’s grandma used to make.
S01E16 – One Tall Drink of Yogurt
Jun 28, 2016 • 74 min
We talk about the law and politics of flag burning, pick our ideal activities for an afternoon with the president, and call out a case of Bob Balaban typecasting.
S01E15 – Four Piece Suit
Jun 16, 2016 • 61 min
We talk about continuity issues in this episode, ask why there isn’t an article on “root canal”, and question the nature of reality.
S01E14 – A First Class Snack
Jun 7, 2016 • 81 min
We talk the politics of the death penalty, strippers, and proper work attire.
S01E13 – An Annoying Ghost
May 31, 2016 • 81 min
We talk about the grammar error in the episode’s title, suspect a fake British accent, and criticize Josh’s hamburger order.
S01E12 – A Fish Itch
May 17, 2016 • 77 min
We talk about our places in the presidential line of succession, Elise’s first experience chatting to strangers/aliens on AOL, and everyone in the White House is super horny.
S01E11 – Eat Your Cookie
May 10, 2016 • 85 min
We talk about the finer points of subpoenas, Elise shows off her pronunciation skills, and the audience picks Jason’s Secret Service code name.
S01E10 – An Extra Layer of Arbitrariness
May 4, 2016 • 87 min
We talk about the pros and cons of thought crime, wearing clothes people died in, and notice Toby is acting suspicious.
S01E09 – Snacks to Buy Your Lady To Get Her in the Mood
Apr 26, 2016 • 80 min
We talk about the balance between politics and ideology when picking a supreme court nominees, that time a ceiling fell on Brayden, and learn a very interesting fact about William Taft.
S01E08 – Did You Ever Do a Shoeshine?
Apr 19, 2016 • 67 min
This week we lay down some ground rules for inter-office romances, Eric wonders why nobody cares about the environment, and we say hi to “real Sam”.
S01E07 – Sweet Clavicle Action
Apr 12, 2016 • 77 min
In this episode: the exciting conclusion of the tale of The Gipper, Eric asks Elise and Jason a tough question, and Jason learns a new word.
S01E06 – Louisiana Onesie-Twosies
Apr 5, 2016 • 74 min
Jason proclaims his love for forms, we research the history of “The Gipper”, and confess the embarrassing drink preferences of our youths.
S01E05 – Learning Yiddish with Eric
Mar 29, 2016 • 68 min
We struggle with the name of this episode on multiple levels, give Charlie and Zoey their couple name, and Mandy does “the bad thing”.
S01E04 - I Wanna See a Hot Dog
Mar 22, 2016 • 65 min
We debate the proper container for eating Chinese food out of, the ethics of fruit baskets, and agree that Toby _totally_ did a felony.
S01E03 - Misty LaGuardia
Mar 15, 2016 • 68 min
We struggle with certain Sorkin character names, discover the cushiest job in the military, and realize that it’s hard out here for a POTUS.
S01E02 – Chekhov’s Baby Photo
Mar 8, 2016 • 55 min
We debate the difference between a hooker and a call girl, come up with our Secret Service code names, then get creeped out by Sam.
S01E01 - Exposition Dump
Mar 1, 2016 • 58 min
We discuss the ethics of being rude to flight attendants (and crossword puzzle editors), whether it’s sexist to dislike Mandy, and come up with headlines from The West Wing.