Listen to ‘Smoke Gets in Your Ears: A Mad Men Podcast’ Episode 41

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Smoke Gets in Your Ears: A Mad Men Podcast episode 41 is available for listening or download right here, and on iTunes here.

For the penultimate installment of Smoke Gets in Your Ears, AJ, Kenn, and Joe take “The Milk and Honey Route,” on which our characters begin to find themselves. Pete takes a job interview and gets more than he expected. Betty goes to class and learns more than she bargained for. Don stops in Kansas and gets to teach a lesson. It’s as if, with only one episode left, the confused and frustrated citizens of Mad Men are inching nearer and nearer to something like self-acceptance. It’s about time. Plus, don’t miss another exciting installment of Hamm Watch!

(Show notes for Smoke Gets in Your Ears episode 41.)

 

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 34

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Smoke Gets in Your Ears: A Mad Men Podcast episode 34 is available for listening or download right here, and on iTunes here.

This week on Smoke Gets in Your Ears, AJ, Kenn, and Joe do it their way while discussing the penultimate episode of Mad Men season 7A, “The Strategy.” As the gang at Sterling Cooper & Partners dances their way to the end of the ’60s, Don and Peggy finally have it out; Pete and Trudy’s relationship (or lack thereof) comes to a head; and Bob gets closer than ever to Joan. So many subplots have a button put on them that this may as well have been a season finale…but no, there’s still one more episode before Mad Men returns to the air. Plus, don’t miss another exciting installment of Hamm Watch!

(Show notes for Smoke Gets in Your Ears episode 34.)

Listen to ‘Smoke Gets in Your Ears: A Mad Men Podcast’ Episode 31

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Smoke Gets in Your Ears: A Mad Men Podcast episode 31 is available for listening or download right here, and on iTunes here.

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!

(Show notes for Smoke Gets in Your Ears episode 31.)

Listen to ‘Smoke Gets in Your Ears: A Mad Men Podcast’ Episode 30

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Smoke Gets in Your Ears: A Mad Men Podcast episode 30 is available for listening or download right here, and on iTunes here.

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!

(Show notes for Smoke Gets in Your Ears episode 30.)

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.)