Now that they’re in the home stretch, with Mad Men season 7B premiering on April 5, AJ, Kenn, and Joe have moved to discussing just one episode per podcast. This week, that episode is “The Runaways,” in which everyone is trying (to various degrees of success) to run from authority. There’s Don trying to rout his partners, Betty attempting to assert independence from Henry, and…Ginsberg v. computer? This episode goes to some dark, strange places, and your hosts are on hand to make sense of it all. Plus, don’t miss another exciting installment of Hamm Watch!
For the final podcast discussing multiple episodes of the show, AJ, Kenn, and Joe continue their analysis of Mad Men season 7 by discussing whether or not Don, or anyone on the show, has any hope of attaining redemption. Once you’ve bottomed out, can you climb your way back up? The gang tries to find answers by taking a look at “Field Trip,” wherein Betty drinks milk; and “The Monolith,” in which the other couch is full of farts. Plus, don’t miss another exciting installment of Hamm Watch!
At long last, AJ, Kenn, and Joe have reached the seventh (and current!) season of Mad Men. If the sixth season was about echoes of the firm’s and the series’ past reverberating in new circumstances, season 7 begins with the characters in the midst of great change. This week, the gang sets their sights on the first two episodes of the season: “Time Zones,” in which Lou is immune to Peggy’s charms; and “A Day’s Work,” wherein Bert is all for the national advancement of colored people. Plus, don’t miss another exciting installment of Hamm Watch!
During season 6 of Mad Men, the gang at Sterling Cooper & Partners found themselves with much to lose. What, then, do they stand to gain? AJ, Kenn, and Joe are on hand to discuss just that as they take a look at the sixth season finale, “In Care Of.” Pete’s absurd new highs (or lows, depending on how you look at it) are detailed at length, Don’s affection for Hershey bars is expounded upon, and the boys analyze the finale’s great final scene. Plus, don’t miss another exciting installment of Hamm Watch!
For the penultimate episode discussing Mad Men season 6 (and the final episode discussing three hours of the series), AJ, Kenn, and Joe get serious about Sunkist. Well, among other things. The episodes under discussion are “A Tale of Two Cities,” in which Don takes a dive; “Favors,” wherein Sally discovers model UN is just the worst; and “The Quality of Mercy,” in which Ken Cosgrove becomes an Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. Plus, don’t miss another exciting installment of Hamm Watch!
Things get startlingly revelatory on Smoke Gets in Your Ears this week, as AJ, Kenn, and Joe make a major discovery about a very important character. As they continue their way through Mad Men season 6, they take a look at “Man with a Plan,” in which Don and Ted are in for a bumpy ride; “The Crash,” wherein the gang gets their shots; and “The Better Half,” in which Peggy makes a kebab. Plus, don’t miss another exciting installment of Hamm Watch!
Our white, monied gang gets prepared for some major status quo changes as AJ, Kenn, and Joe continue their discussion of Mad Men season 6. The three episodes under review are “To Have and to Hold,” in which things swing; “The Flood,” wherein Paul Newman’s speech is rudely interrupted; and “For Immediate Release,” in which a whole bunch of letters get thrown together. Plus, don’t miss another exciting installment of Hamm Watch!