Listen to ‘Smoke Gets in Your Ears: A Mad Men Podcast’ Episode 26

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Smoke Gets in Your Ears: A Mad Men Podcast episode 26 is available for listening or download right here, and on iTunes here.

Mad Men season 6: the jumping-off point. AJ, Kenn, and Joe begin their discussion of the show’s sixth season by discussing the two-part premiere “The Doorway,” in which, yes, there is a metric shit-ton of doorway symbolism; and “Collaborators,” wherein Beans and Ketchup are emphatically not two tastes that taste great together. There’s much talk of Don’s new fatalistic bent, the Dawn Summers-like introduction of Bob Benson, and the addition of Linda Cardellini as another (but quite different) Draper mistress. Plus, don’t miss another exciting installment of Hamm Watch!

(Show notes for Smoke Gets in Your Ears episode 26.)

Listen to ‘Smoke Gets in Your Ears: A Mad Men Podcast’ Episode 25

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Smoke Gets in Your Ears: A Mad Men Podcast episode 25 is available for listening or download right here, and on iTunes here.

With “The Phantom,” Mad Men season 5 draws to a close in surprisingly bleak fashion for what at first seemed like an optimistic, enlightened year for the gang at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce. AJ, Kenn, and Joe discuss the bitterly ironic endings for each character, what doesn’t exactly work about the finale, whether or not subtlety is overrated, and what the future may hold for our favorite ad men and women. Plus, don’t miss another exciting installment of Hamm Watch!

(Show notes for Smoke Gets in Your Ears episode 25.)

Listen to ‘Smoke Gets in Your Ears: A Mad Men Podcast’ Episode 24

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Smoke Gets in Your Ears: A Mad Men Podcast episode 24 is available for listening or download right here, and on iTunes here.

AJ, Kenn, and Joe ring in the new year by chronicling the most devastating string of episodes season 5, and perhaps the entirety of Mad Men, has to offer. Those under discussion are “Christmas Waltz,” in which the Negrons pick cotton for the Caucasons; “The Other Woman,” wherein Joan rides a Jaguar; and “Commissions and Fees,” in which the agency is forced to raise (then lower) its Pryces.

(Show notes for Smoke Gets in Your Ears episode 24.)

Listen to ‘Smoke Gets in Your Ears: A Mad Men Podcast’ Episode 23

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Smoke Gets in Your Ears: A Mad Men Podcast episode 23 is available for listening or download right here, and on iTunes here.

For their final episode of 2014, AJ, Kenn, and Joe continue their discussion of Mad Men season 5 with looks at “At the Codfish Ball,” in which someone’s cod is getting fished, if you know what I mean; “Lady Lazarus,” wherein Don lets the needle drop; and “Dark Shadows,” in which smog invades Thanksgiving. Plus, don’t miss another exciting installment of Hamm Watch!

(Show notes for Smoke Gets in Your Ears episode 23.)

Listen to ‘Smoke Gets in Your Ears: A Mad Men Podcast’ Episode 22

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Smoke Gets in Your Ears: A Mad Men Podcast episode 22 is available for listening or download right here, and on iTunes here.

Things get a little trippy this week, as AJ, Kenn, and Joe continue their look at Mad Men season 5 with a discussion of “Mystery Date,” in which Grandma Pauline gives Sally drugs; “Signal 30,” wherein the Pryce is wrong for one Pete Campbell; and “Far Away Places,” in which Roger discovers he just wasn’t made for these times. Plus, don’t miss another exciting installment of Hamm Watch!

(Show notes for Smoke Gets in Your Ears episode 22.)

Listen to ‘Smoke Gets in Your Ears: A Mad Men Podcast’ Episode 21

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Smoke Gets in Your Ears: A Mad Men Podcast episode 21 is available for listening or download right here, and on iTunes here.

Zou bisou bisou, here’s to another season of Mad Men. Seasons 5 gets off to a start with awkward burlesques, hot cleaning action, a trademark Peach Pussy Power Play, and much more. The episodes under discussion are the two-part premiere “A Little Kiss,” in which it’s Don’s party and he’ll grump if he wants to; and “Tea Leaves,” wherein Betty’s, uh, put on a few pounds. Plus, don’t miss another exciting installment of Hamm Watch!

(Show notes for Smoke Gets in Your Ears episode 21.)

Listen to ‘Smoke Gets in Your Ears: A Mad Men Podcast’ Episode 20

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Smoke Gets in Your Ears: A Mad Men Podcast episode 20 is available for listening or download right here, and on iTunes here.

Don makes another pilgrimage to California in the Mad Men season 4 finale “Tomorrowland,” while AJ, Kenn, and Joe engage in some exquisite girl talk about the man’s complicated love life. What makes this trip different? What do Don’s decisions say about him? Who is Don Draper? The boys try and get to the bottom of things. Plus, don’t miss another exciting installment of Hamm Watch!

(Show notes for Smoke Gets in Your Ears episode 20.)