On this week's show, Mr. Carlson goes to Washington! Ready or not, Eric's been assigned an immense challenge: to sham-write a piece based on the most prestigious of all prestige dramas, Aaron Sorkin's The West Wing! Will people walk and talk at the same time? (They'd better!) Will President Bartlet tell a folksy story of great significance? (Most likely!) Will all our nation's most pressing issues be solved? (We're counting on it!) If there's an Emmy for podcasting, this is our chance to bring it home! No pressure, right?
In this final week of Dueling ShamFiction, Marcus asks Eric and Andrew to wrap up their days as crime-fighting heroes and make some real change - in politics! Yes, indeed, we're following in Mayor Mitchell "The Great Machine" Hundred's steps, heading to New York City Hall with dreams of machines dancing like sugar plums in our heads (or something)! But only one sham-writer can call himself the hero-mayor of New York! And there's only one way to determine the victor: a head-to-head sham-writing battle royale of writer Brian K. Vaughan's comic series, Ex Machina!