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Aaron Sorkin talks writing for TV on West Wing podcast — exclusive

Aaron Sorkin may have begun his career as a playwright and garnered one of show business’ highest honors by winning an Oscar, but the medium of television will always have a unique appeal to him.

In an exclusive preview of the next episode of the West Wing Weekly podcast, Sorkin sits down with hosts Joshua Malina (who played Will Bailey on the NBC series) and Hrishikesh Hirway to discuss the allure of TV writing.

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The West Wing pilot 'didn't do great,' says Aaron Sorkin at ATX Festival

It’s been 10 years since Aaron Sorkin’s seminal political drama The West Wing aired its final episode. Throughout its 7 seasons on NBC, the beloved series amassed two Golden Globes, 26 Emmy Awards, and landed on a number of “Best Shows of All Time” lists. With a full decade behind us since the fictional Bartlet presidency, the cast and crew reconvened at this year’s ATX Festival to reminisce and reveal some behind-the-scenes secrets about the beloved series.

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Scott Foley & Joshua Malina talk 'That's My Girl' in ‘Folina: A Scandal Hangover Blog’

Consider it handled. Each week, Scandal fan favorites Joshua Malina and Scott Foley, who play David Rosen and Jake Ballard, respectively, join forces to bring you behind-the-scenes scoop. Here, they revisit the season 6 finale.

Joshua Malina: So, this is it. The final Folina. The Finalina!

Scott Foley: Yeah.

JM: I mean, of this season, anyway.

SF: Probably of all time.

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Scott Foley & Joshua Malina talk 'Buckle Up' in 'Folina: A Scandal Hangover Blog'

Joshua Malina: Great, great episode, but I’ll just come out and say it. There was a big ol’ Jake- shaped hole right in the middle of it.

Scott Foley: Oh, Josh.

JM: And in my heart as well…. Anyhoo, I think I’m just going to free-form some things I liked about last night’s episode. Seems like that would be fun and not that taxing.

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Scandal's Scott Foley, Joshua Malina tease finale in special 'Folina' blog

Not only will viewers know who nabbed the Republican and Democratic nominations, but the heated election will hit its apex in the Scandal finale as candidates choose their running mates among some surprising faces.

But it wouldn’t be a true Scandal election without some behind-the-scenes manipulation, putting someone’s life on the line in the process. Scott Foley and Joshua Malina provide the inside scoop in a special finale edition of ‘Folina: A Scandal Hangover Blog.’

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Scott Foley & Joshua Malina talk 'The Miseducation of Susan Ross' in 'Folina: A Scandal Hangover Blog'

Consider it handled. Each week, Scandal fan-favorites Joshua Malina and Scott Foley, who play David Rosen and Jake Ballard, respectively, join forces to bring you behind-the-scenes scoop. Here, they revisit episode 13 of season 5. Check back each week for more — and of course, send feedback to us at @EW and to the guys at @JoshMalina and @scottkfoley.

Scott Foley: Mr. Malina!

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Joshua Malina & Scott Foley talk 'Pencil's Down' in 'Folina: A Scandal Hangover Blog'

Consider it handled. Each week, Scandal fan-favorites Joshua Malina and Scott Foley, who play David Rosen and Jake Ballard, respectively, join forces to bring you behind-the-scenes scoop. Here, they revisit episode 15 of season 5. Check back each week for more — and of course, send feedback to us at @EW and to the guys at @JoshMalina and @scottkfoley.

Joshua Malina: What time is it?

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Joshua Malina talks 'The Fish Rots From the Head' in ‘Folina: A Scandal Hangover Blog’

Consider it handled. Each week, Scandal fan-favorites Joshua Malina and Scott Foley, who play David Rosen and Jake Ballard, respectively, join forces to bring you behind-the-scenes scoop. Here, they revisit episode 13 of season 5. Check back each week for more — and of course, send feedback to us at @EW and to the guys at @JoshMalina and @scottkfoley.

Joshua Malina: So … 513. We’re back!

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The West Wing Weekly hosts pick the three episodes they're most excited about

If Joshua Malina and Hrishikesh Hirway have it their way, the West Wing Weekly podcast will eventually recap all 154 episodes of the iconic White House drama. But which ones are they most looking forward to themselves? We asked them both to choose the top three episodes they’re most excited about covering. Check out their picks below to see if they match up with your top three, and read on for their plan to bring guests onto the podcast.

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