Today's Guests: Joshua Malina, actor, “Scandal,” “The West Wing,” “Sports Night,” podcast host, “The West Wing Weekly”; Rob Kutner, creator, “Runaway Brains,” monologue writer, “Conan”
JOSHUA MALINA podcast excerpt: “I want to push Shonda (creator and showrunner of ’Scandal’) toward shorter hair for my character. The less hair I have, the less obvious it will be that I’m losing my hair… I think the shorter haircut will work for the attorney general, but I might be out of a job.”
Listen to the “Runaway Brains” comedy podcast: http://Howl.FM
Listen to “The West Wing Weekly podcast: http://www.TheWestWingWeekly.com
Key interview moments:
• 4:25 “Runaway Brains" creator Rob Kutner explains that he sought to introduce more “narrative scripted fiction into the podcast world" by writing a buddy comedy radio sitcom that features “Jeopardy” champion Ken Jennings (played by Ken Jennings) and the IBM supercomputer Watson (played by Weird Al Yankovic);
• 16:25 Kutner explains his choice of Yankovic for the role;
• 27:27 “Scandal” star Joshua Malina — who guests in the third episode of “Runaway Brains” — talks about what might be ahead for his attorney general character in the show’s sixth season — or does he?;
• 31:10 Malina talks about what drew him to co-host a podcast about one of his earlier series, “The West Wing,” and whether that show’s creator, Aaron Sorkin, might soon be a guest.
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