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!
Gobbledygeek episode 217, “The Martian: Part 3 – The Rise and Fall of Ensley Guffey and the Spider-Men from Mars (feat. Ensley F. Guffey),” is available for listening or download right here, and on iTunes here.
What do cannibalism, Elton John, and pirate-ninjas have in common? They all figure into chapters 13-19 of The Martian by Andy Weir, here discussed by Paul, AJ, and Wanna Cook? co-author Ensley F. Guffey. As Gobbledy-Book Club 2015 nears its end, the gang talks about the book’s stylistic and emotional weaknesses, as well as the ways in which Weir effectively builds tension. How will it all end? Ensley knows! But Paul and AJ can only make their terrible, terrible predictions. Plus, the gang gets into that whole Spider-Man business, laments Jon Stewart’s decision to leave The Daily Show, and takes a guess at what Neill Blomkamp has in store for his Alien movie.
Next: an all-star jam band reunion of our Martian readers, featuring Ensley, Kenn Edwards, and Hallie Prime.
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!
For the second week of Gobbledy-Book Club 2015, Paul and AJ are joined by longtime friend (but first-time guest) Hallie Prime to discuss chapters 7-12 of The Martian by Andy Weir. As stranded astronaut Mark Watney becomes more and more desperate for human contact, Weir begins to tap into the emotional weight of his premise. The gang debates how effective this is…and continues to have issues with a little thing called “dialogue.” Plus, AJ prepares to Better Call Saul, while the gang straps on their gravity boots for the Wachowskis’ Jupiter Ascending.
Next: Wanna Cook? author Ensley F. Guffey stops by to talk chapters 13-19 of The Martian.
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!
In what has become a Gobbledy-tradition, Wesley “Wezzo” Mead has made his third transatlantic pilgrimage to these great shores, where the mighty Bat-Turkey reigns supreme. This time around, Wezzo has on his mind new releases, from American Sniper to Inherent Vice; the surprising dearth of Sesame Street in the UK; and his favorite films of the decade so far. Plus, there’s talk of the Ghostbusters reboot and the first two weeks of The Nightly Show.
Next: the second annual Gobbledy-Book Club, discussing The Martian by Andy Weir, gets off to a start with Smoke Gets in Your Ears co-host Kenn Edwards.