Listen to Gobbledygeek Episode 372 – “Avengers: Endgame – It’s Been a Long, Long Time (feat. Eric Sipple)”

Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Karen Gillan, Rocket Raccoon, Paul Rudd, and Scarlett Johansson in ‘Avengers: Endgame.’

Gobbledygeek episode 372, “Avengers: Endgame – It’s Been a Long, Long Time (feat. Eric Sipple),” is available for listening or download right here and on iTunes here.

All good things must come to an end. And while the Marvel Cinematic Universe is not one of those things–there’s another one of these bad boys coming out in a few months–Avengers: Endgame does represent the culmination of this first wave/cycle/saga of the MCU. Paul and Arlo are joined by their The Deli Counter of Justice co-creator Eric Sipple to discuss just how in the hell directors Anthony and Joe Russo, screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, and many many other talented filmmakers pulled off this marvelous feat. Because somehow, some way, Endgame is just about the most satisfying conclusion you could hope for.

Next: enter the void.

(Show notes for “Avengers: Endgame – It’s Been a Long, Long Time.”)

Listen to ‘Smoke Gets in Your Ears: A Mad Men Podcast’ Episode 40

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Smoke Gets in Your Ears: A Mad Men Podcast episode 40 is available for listening or download right here, and on iTunes here.

In the pre-penultimate (?) episode of Mad Men, “Lost Horizon,” Don takes a ride, Peggy rollerskates to Roger’s organ accompaniment, and Joan attempts to burn it all down. AJ, Kenn, and Joe discuss the SC&P gang’s anonymity at McCann, whether or not we’ve seen certain of our characters take their curtain calls, and just where the hell Don thinks he’s going. Plus, don’t miss another exciting installment of Hamm Watch!

(Show notes for Smoke Gets in Your Ears episode 40.)

Listen to ‘Smoke Gets in Your Ears: A Mad Men Podcast’ Episode 39

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

Like “Shut the Door. Have a Seat” and “For Immediate Release” before it, “Time & Life” signals a time of great change in the lives of the Sterling Cooper gang. Can Don and the others pull off yet another gambit to save the agency? Why does this feel so familiar and yet so different? AJ, Kenn, and Joe explore these questions and what they mean at this point in the show’s life. Meanwhile, Peggy and Stan have a heart-to-heart, and Pete deals with a weird old money blood feud. Plus, don’t miss another exciting installment of Hamm Watch!

(Show notes for Smoke Gets in Your Ears episode 39.)

Listen to ‘Smoke Gets in Your Ears: A Mad Men Podcast’ Episode 36

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Smoke Gets in Your Ears: A Mad Men Podcast episode 36 is available for listening or download right here, and on iTunes here.

Mad Men is back on the air for its final seven episodes! AJ, Kenn, and Joe are here to guide you into the homestretch, finding yet new facets of Don’s existential quandaries to plumb. On “Severance,” the season 7B/season 8 premiere, Don is visited by a familiar face, Peggy loves veal, and Ken is gonna kill Pete. The gang also discusses viewers’ (and our hosts’) expectations for this final run of episodes, and whether or not Don’s end will live up to them. Plus, don’t miss another exciting installment of Hamm Watch!

(Show notes for Smoke Gets in Your Ears episode 36.)

Listen to ‘Smoke Gets in Your Ears: A Mad Men Podcast’ Episode 29

Roger Sterling (John Slattery), Don Draper (Jon Hamm) and Harry Crane (Rich Sommer) check things out

Smoke Gets in Your Ears: A Mad Men Podcast episode 29 is available for listening or download right here, and on iTunes here.

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!

(Show notes for Smoke Gets in Your Ears episode 29.)

Listen to ‘Smoke Gets in Your Ears: A Mad Men Podcast’ Episode 27

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Smoke Gets in Your Ears: A Mad Men Podcast episode 27 is available for listening or download right here, and on iTunes here.

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!

(Show notes for Smoke Gets in Your Ears episode 27.)

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

Vincent Kartheiser, Jon Hamm, Christina Hendricks, Robert Morse, and John Slattery in 'Mad Men'

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.)