Joshua Malina

Joshua Malina was Jeremy on Sports Night and that’s all you need to know! Well, okay, I’ll tell you more. Josh was also Will on The West Wing (but let’s not forget how great he was as Jeremy on Sports Night). For those more into comedy and less into dramas (although Sports Night is part comedy) you should know that Josh is the creator of the web series Backwash and co-creator of the Youtube sensation Sad Sad Conversation. Have you guys seen Sports Night? I just started watching it. It’s great, huh?

Guest Appearances

September 25, 2020

In a VERY special episode of Bitch Sesh and a fundraiser for Vote Mama, Casey and Danielle are joined by Scandal’s Katie Lowes, Scott Foley and Josh Malina (who are huge Bachelor stans), to finally settle the battle once and for all of which is better garbage TV, “Real Housewives” or “The Bachelor”?  It’s a fight to the finish, insults are hurled, legs are thrown, and attractions are formed. 

Plus Casey and Danielle discuss Ashley’s eerie calm at the wine barn gathering, Robin’s texting faux-pas and why Sonja’s townhouse should be turned into an historical landmark. 

Thank you so much to everyone who attended and contributed, we raised $28K for Vote Mama, an organization that supports democratic moms with young children running for office up and down the ballot. If you want to donate or get involved or find out more info visit 

September 14, 2015

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes all creatures great and small back to SPONTANEANATION! This week, Paul’s special guest is Joshua Malina from The Thrilling Adventure Hour and hit TV show Scandal! They chat about meeting celebrities in steam rooms, the Malina family’s obsession with seasonal ice cream, and why Josh is now scared of plays. Paul is then joined by Jessica Chaffin, Chris Tallman, and Hal Lublin to improvise a story set in the little known Tenth Circle of Hell. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores it all on piano!

Don’t forget! SPONTANEANATION will be live at The Los Angeles Podcast Festival! With improvisers CRAIG CACKOWSKI, MATT GOURLEY and JANET VARNEY, accompanist EBAN SCHLETTER, and special guest ANDY DALY! See it in person or STREAM IT LIVE! Go to for tickets & use the code PFT for a discount on the live stream!

July 22, 2015

On a special episode of I Was There Too, Matt shares a compilation of some of the best stories from the last year’s guests. From the ups and downs of improvised lines with Paul F. Tompkins in There Will Be Blood, to whether Jenette Goldstein from Aliens thought her role was an immigrant alien or an extra-terrestrial alien, to tales of the infamous Schwab’s Pharmacy with Matt’s grandmother Eleanor. It’s worth revisiting if you’re a regular listener and a perfect starting place for all the newbies. Plus, movie buffs Jeremy Smith, Devin Faraci, and Amy Nicholson put their film knowledge to the test in a game that incorporates the curious endings to the show’s theme song, in the debut of I Quiz There Too.

May 27, 2015

You can’t handle truth. That actor Joshua Malina speaks this week as he joins Matt to chat about his role as Tom in A Few Good Men. Joshua talks about being in the original Broadway production of the same name before appearing in the film, saving Aaron Sorkin’s life, Clint Eastwood defending his manhood on the set of In the Line of Fire, and pranking his West Wing and Scandal castmates. Plus, Matt pits Bad News Bears against Dr. Strangelove in a battle for the best character names during I Was There Who?



August 5, 2011

We are in a brand new studio this week on Sklarbro Country and we are christening it with a great show full of awesome guests. Our favorite furry friend Randy Moss’ dog stops by and talks a bit about Randy’s potential move. We get a call from perhaps the biggest celebrity in Sklarbro history: Bryant Gumbel! And we round it out with Josh Malina of Sports Night (and the wildly popular Family Album) who talks about his brief stint as a wrestler and his long-standing relationship with Aaron Sorkin. It’s not a true Sklarbro Country unless there is talk of mullets, taxpayer delinquency, prostitution rings, secret babies and more. The weather is reaching record highs all across the land so cool down and relax on the calming shores of Sklarbro Country.

May 24, 2009

Kevin chats with Josh Malina.