AJ, Kenn, and Joe have reached the end of Mad Men season 1, and in a way, the end of the first “season” of Smoke Gets in Your Ears. To round things out, the gang discusses the season finale “The Wheel,” including Don’s vulnerabilities and epiphanies, Peggy’s ascension in the office (not to mention the shocking thing that happens to her after the fact), and how Betty is oh so very sad. Plus, don’t miss a super-sized installment of Hamm Watch!
A new day has dawned, one which doesn’t shine too favorably upon humanity. In Matt Reeves’ Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the apes have taken over…well, mostly. As Caesar and company learn, a small faction of humans still resides in San Francisco, and they believe the key to their continued existence lies in the apes’ territory. It’s not a swell situation, as Paul and AJ discover in their discussion of the second film in this new Apes franchise. They chat about the complexity of Caesar and Koba’s relationship, the likable (if simplistic) human characters, and the palpable sadness at the film’s core. Plus, the boys hop aboard the Snowpiercer train.
Next: the gang (including Nowheresville director and Smoke Gets in Your Ears co-host Joseph Lewis) straps on their musty old half-shells to revisit the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie AKA OGTMNT.
We here at Gobbledygeek are avowed fans of big-budget epics, be they superheroic or Tolkienesque. But independent film is an important part of any moviegoer’s diet, one many don’t have access to. Which is why Paul and AJ are thrilled to speak with Kurtiss Hare of the Nightlight Cinema, the new arthouse theater bringing indie film to Akron, OH. Kurtiss talks about the Nightlight’s origin, the incredible response to the project’s Kickstarter, and how he hopes the theater will grow. Plus, Paul gets an education from some Masters of Sex and AJ revisits the classics.
Next: in two days–that’s right, two days!–we stop picking fleas off each other long enough to discuss the latest in the modern reboot of the classic Apes franchise, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.
Men acting as if they are cowboys and riding women as if they are horses, rejuvenating undergarments, promiscuous household appliances…all this and more on the new episode of Smoke Gets in Your Ears: A Mad Men Podcast! AJ, Kenn, and Joe near the end of season 1, as they discuss “Long Weekend,” wherein Roger has a semi-eclipse of the heart; “Indian Summer,” in which Pete receives a package; and “Nixon vs. Kennedy,” wherein the scumbag and the prettyboy (but which ones?) are after your vote. Plus, don’t miss another exciting installment of Hamm Watch!
Don’t you just love Pete Campbell, that petulant scamp? No but sort of also yes? Well, that’s exactly the reaction AJ, Kenn, and Joe have on the new episode of Smoke Gets in Your Ears. In addition to admiring/despising Pete’s many admirable/despicable actions (and giving him the best nickname he could ever be given), they discuss “Red in the Face,” in which a slap is heard round the supermarket; “The Hobo Code,” wherein little Dick Whitman learns an important lesson from a hobo; and “Shoot,” in which it is decided that no pigeons are safe from Betty Draper’s wrath. Plus, don’t miss another exciting installment of Hamm Watch!
Just taking a guess here, but you probably don’t want to go to Hell. Probably don’t want to rule it, either. And neither does Lucifer, the original fallen angel himself, which sets in motion the events of The Sandman: Vol IV – Season of Mists. Pop culture academics (and Wanna Cook? authors) K. Dale Koontz and Ensley F. Guffey join Paul and AJ for another installment of their Four-Color Flashback series exploring Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman. The gang finds much to discuss, whether it be the assortment of mythological envoys sent to The Dreaming, Dream’s reunion with one-time lover Nada, or even, uh, the Merkin. Plus, Dale and Ensley went to Slayage, which was the opposite of Hell. Though the squirrels might beg to differ.
Next: we’ll be chatting about independent film and local business with Kurtiss Hare of Akron, Ohio’s brand new Nightlight Cinema.
Dramatic revelations! Petty revenge fantasies! Talking bears! All this and more can be found on the new episode of Smoke Gets in Your Ears, as AJ, Kenn, and Joe discuss “New Amsterdam,” wherein Pete wants an apartment; “5G,” in which we learn all (?) about Don Draper’s past; and “Babylon,” which finds frightening new ways to look at the two-way mirror. Plus, don’t miss another exciting installment of Hamm Watch!