Hrishikesh Hirway

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Hrishikesh Chandra Hirway
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Background information
Birth nameHrishikesh Chandra Hirway
Born (1979-02-01) February 1, 1979 (age 40)
Occupation(s)Musician, designer
Years active1999–present

Hrishikesh Chandra Hirway is an American musician, composer, and podcaster. He has made records as The One AM Radio, and scored the television show Everything Sucks!, and the films Our Nixon and Save the Date. In 2014 he created the podcast Song Exploder[1], and two years later he started The West Wing Weekly podcast, which he co-hosts with Joshua Malina, who played Will Bailey for four seasons of The West Wing.[2]


Hirway was born in Massachusetts to Kanta Hirway and Sumesh C. Hirway of Peabody, Massachusetts. He attended Phillips Exeter Academy for high school and went on to attend Yale University from 1996 to 2000 where he majored in Art and studied graphic design, photography, and film studies. He lives in Los Angeles and is married to Lindsey Mortensen[3], a fashion designer.[4]


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  2. ^ Sunday, Weekend Edition. "'The West Wing Weekly' Podcast Promises To Break Down Every Episode". Retrieved 2016-03-22.
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