West Wing Wednesday: Pilot w/ Alan Sepinwall & Emily VanDerWerff

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In the inaugural episode of West Wing Wednesdays, writers Alan Sepinwall (Rolling Stone) and Emily VanDerWerff (Vox) join Phil in discussing the pilot episode of Aaron Sorkin's television classic.


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Find Emily at: vox.com/authors/emily-vanderwerff

Find Alan at: rollingstone.com/author/alan-sepinwall

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