Your road map to this week's entertainment-themed podcast:
00:40 Dancing with the Stars Pros: Before heading to D.C., we made a quick stop in the Ballroom to discuss the pros who will be competing in the upcoming season. (Stars will be announced September 6.)
04:42 The West Wing: "Enemies Foreign and Domestic" made Catherine tear up not once but twice.
12:58 John from Cincinnati: Episodes 4, 5, and especially 6 got dramatically weirder, but John's message is starting to seep out and lodge in our brains. Mentioned: Alan Sepinwall's recap and this behind-the-scenes video of creator David Milch.
We'll return to the Challenge Round next week: Catherine challenged Terri to watch Amélie, a movie that shares John's surrealism but is diametrically opposed in tone and vibe.
For next week, we'll also continue with two more episodes of John from Cincinnati ("His Visit: Day Six" and "His Visit: Day Seven") and The West Wing's "The Black Vera Wang."
Join parenting and education writers Terri Mauro, Catherine Holecko, and Nicole Eredics for daily chats on parenting teens and young adults (and a little TV-watching too).