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Hrishikesh Hirway

Host & Producer of Song Exploder & The West Wing Weekly & Host of City Soundtracks
Hrishikesh Chandra Hirway is an American musician, composer, and podcaster. He started The West Wing Weekly podcast, which he co-hosts with Joshua Malina.
Recent episodes featuring Hrishikesh Hirway
7.02: The Mommy Problem
Episode of
The West Wing Weekly
In this mother of an episode, Alex Graves cranks the style up to 11. We’re introduced to the character of Louise Thornton (played by Janeane Garofalo). We get real-time text answers to our quests from the unstoppable Eli Attie. So get ready cuz, as Steve Miller says, "we go down Carolina!" For more, visit
Jamila Woods - BALDWIN
Episode of
Song Exploder
Jamila Woods is a singer, songwriter, and poet from Chicago. She’s released two albums, and she’s collaborated with artists like Chance the Rapper, Noname, and Macklemore. In May 2019, she put out her second album, LEGACY! LEGACY!, to critical acclaim. NME called it one of the albums of the year, Rolling Stone called it a “revelation,” and Pitchfork named it “Best New Music.” In this episode, Jamila and her producer Slot-A break down a song from that album, called “BALDWIN,” named after the late author and civil rights activist James Baldwin.
7.01: The Ticket
Episode of
The West Wing Weekly
It’s the Season 7 premiere! Which begins, naturally, with a scene from the Season 10 premiere! Suspense hovers over this episode, like a space station in need of maintenance—or a baker about to be sent home from the tent—as Josh and Hrishi sort through both the wise and foolish acts of our heroes. For more, visit
30for30+: "The Good, The Bad, The Hungry"
Episode of
30 For 30 Podcasts
A bonus conversation about the new 30 for 30 film 'The Good, The Bad, The Hungry,' which examines the contests between Takeru Kobayashi and Joey Chestnut, a rivalry that defined the sport of competitive eating. Jody Avirgan talks with director Nicole Lucas Haimes about how Kobayashi, was transformed from hero to villain, and what the film can tell us about our present cultural moment. The film debuts Tuesday July 2 at 8pm ET on ESPN. You can find more bonus episodes about 30 for 30 in our archives:
10th Anniversary: 'Benji' Revisited
Episode of
30 For 30 Podcasts
To wrap up our first batch of 10th anniversary episodes, we revisit a film that may have had more of an impact than any other 30 for 30. In 1984, the city of Chicago plunged into sorrow when star high school basketball player Benjamin "Benji" Wilson was killed in a shooting. Director's Coodie and Chike chat with Jody Avirgan about their film on his life and death. Then, Benji's killer Billy Moore and former US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan discuss how the film opened up doors for reconciliation in the Chicago community. 'Benji' and the entire 30 for 30 collection are available exclusively on our streaming service ESPN+: All bonus conversations about 30 for 30 films are available in our archives:
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Feb 1st, 1979
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Episode Count
Podcast Count
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1 week, 6 days