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!
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!
Because one podcast full of incoherent babbling just wasn’t enough, we here at Gobbledygeek are pleased to introduce our very first side-cast, SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EARS: A Mad Men Podcast. Our faithful old AJ Wiley is joined by our friends Kenn Edwards of So Let’s Get to the Point and Project Batman, and Joseph Lewis of the short film Nowheresville, to discuss every episode of Mad Men from the very beginning. AJ and Kenn are long-time fans; this is Joe’s first time through. Each podcast, they’ll discuss three episodes of Matthew Weiner’s acclaimed drama.
This time, they’re analyzing the first three episodes of Mad Men: “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes,” which introduces us to the world of Don Draper and Madison Avenue circa 1960; “Ladies’ Room,” which shows how women are treated in this mad man’s world; and “Marriage of Figaro,” wherein Don is very late for a birthday party.
This should be fun. We hope you enjoy it.
In the summer of 1976, 36 bombs went off in Cleveland. I’d heard this statistic somewhere before; it’s sort of hard not to when you’ve lived within driving distance of the city your whole life. But seeing that statistic placed in context is still pretty startling. As far as I know, Kill the Irishman is the first gangster movie set in Cleveland, and as such, it was pretty weird to watch tough guys from The Sopranos parading across the screen talking about places like Youngstown and Cuyahoga Falls. I kept thinking, “Don’t you mean the Bronx? Or something?”
The twenty-fifth episode of Gobbledygeek airs live tonight at 10:30 PM EST right here. Pam’s birthday is tomorrow–for real this time–so we explore a topic of her own invention: American Myths. These are things like superheroes, the Old West, and the counterculture of the 1960’s which have become ingrained in our culture. Why? What do they say about us? Hopefully we’ll get around to some of that. In the bonus hour, we’ll touch upon next week’s DVD releases, the brand new Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions video game, and some new films, including Machete.