Your road map to this week's entertainment-themed podcast:
00:35 So You Think You Can Dance: Just like last week, 10 dancers were whittled down to 5, and we have complaints about a lot of it. Mentioned: This "lyrical hip hop" routine from Jim and Jaja in season 12.
11:41 The West Wing: At long last, Bartlet gets his groove back (thanks to a shove from Mrs. B.) and Josh returns from the doghouse in "Shutdown." Mentioned: Glen Weldon's government shutdown tweets.
22:15 Challenge Round: My So-Called Life: Terri challenged Catherine to correct her oversight—she had never seen an episode of this beloved one-season drama. The episode "Other People's Mothers" exemplified what this show did so well. Mentioned: Extra Hot Great canon presentation.
Next week, we will put the challenge round on hold while we check out Making It, a new crafting competition show hosted by Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman. We'll also watch another episode of So You Think You Can Dance and "Abu el Banat" from season 5 of The West Wing.
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).