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The booze-filled, Technicolor roller coaster that was Mad Men ended its epic seven-year run in May 2015. Relive the highs and lows, the affairs and the sudden deaths, the lies and the cold hard truths, in this short-run podcast series. Host Ellen Horne talks to writers, historians, psychoanalysts and her fellow show fanatics about what it has all meant. WNYC Studios is the producer of other leading podcasts including Radiolab, Death, Sex & Money, Freakonomics Radio and many others. Find these and more great shows at wnyc.org © WNYC

The booze-filled, Technicolor roller coaster that was Mad Men ended its epic seven-year run in May 2015. Relive the highs and lows, the affairs and the sudden deaths, the lies and the cold hard truths, in this short-run podcast series. Host Ellen Horne talks to writers, historians, psychoanalysts and her fellow show fanatics about what it has all meant. WNYC Studios is the producer of other leading podcasts including Radiolab, Death, Sex & Money, Freakonomics Radio and many others. Find these and more great shows at wnyc.org © WNYC
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The booze-filled, Technicolor roller coaster that was Mad Men ended its epic seven-year run in May 2015. Relive the highs and lows, the affairs and the sudden deaths, the lies and the cold hard truths, in this short-run podcast series. Host Ellen Horne talks to writers, historians, psychoanalysts and her fellow show fanatics about what it has all meant. WNYC Studios is the producer of other leading podcasts including Radiolab, Death, Sex & Money, Freakonomics Radio and many others. Find these and more great shows at wnyc.org © WNYC

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Episodes

#7 The Art of the Finale - With Ronald D. Moore & Carly Mensch

5/14/2015
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Don confronts his life deceptions in Kansas, Pete is wooed by the prospect of a simpler life—maybe including Trudy—and Betty gets a devastating diagnosis. Then, Ellen calls up Battlestar Galactica showrunner Ronald D. Moore—who's in Scotland filming season two of Outlander—to hear how a finale gets conceived, and how to stick the landing. She also talks to Carly Mensch, a TV writer who worked on the final seasons of Weeds and Nurse Jackie, and is now a writer at Orange Is The New Black....

Duration: 00:18:44


#6 Nostalgia and Meow Men - With Amy Pearl

5/7/2015
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Don goes on the run, Joan battles egregious sexism at McCann and Roger and Peggy send off the SC+P offices in proper fashion. Then, Ellen talks with video producer Amy Pearl. She makes videos about New York for New York Public Radio which are strange, funny, touching short films. But we’re talking to her because she’s the creator and director of our favorite Mad Men inspired video: “Meow Men.” They talk Don, nostalgia, and of course, cats.

Duration: 00:15:54


#5 Mad Men and Race - With Ericka Blount Danois and Gilbert Cruz

4/30/2015
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Peggy finally talks about the baby she gave up for adoption, and the team gets back together for one last pitch to save their agency. It was an episode people have been waiting for a long time, so what else do we expect? Mad Men has taken a lot of knocks for being - perhaps unrealistically - lily white in its depiction of the 1960s.Host Ellen Horne talks about the show's blind spots when it comes to race with Ericka Blount Danois, a writer who's tackled the topic for Ebony, and Gilbert...

Duration: 00:14:55


#4 Ad Men Talk 'Badvertising'- With Brian Horne, Colin Mitchell, and Matt Creamer

4/24/2015
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Don hits on a 17 year old!Agrown-up Glen propositionsBetty!And Sallysells herself on the idea ofa one-way bus ticket. There's a whole lot of persuading going on. This is a show about advertising, after all. But how realistic is its portrayal of that topic? Host Ellen Horne talks to her brother about particularly egregious "badvertising." And Colin Mitchelland Matt Creamer—two real-life ad men—dissecta few of the show's standout product pitches.

Duration: 00:16:32


#2 Mad Men Goes to Therapy - With Linda Holmes, Lulu Miller & Stephanie Newman

4/9/2015
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As we learned on last week's episode, the partners at the agency are now filthy, stinking rich. So why are they all still so unhappy?While we saw some glimmers of hope for Don, Peggy and Ken in the first episode of this second half of the season, you know it's a matter of time before self-sabotage comes into play. We'll talk with Invisibilia's Lulu Miller and Alix Spiegel, as well asLinda Holmes, host of Pop Culture Happy Hour, about how the characters on this show are "OK," but they're...

Duration: 00:13:10


#1 Lady Computers & a Lunar Landing – with Laura Walker and Audra Wolfe

4/3/2015
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At its best, Mad Men brilliantly deconstructs things like family dynamics, corporate influence, and the gigantic cultural shift that took us from Eisenhower's '50sto the louche'70s. Itpaints a vivid portrait of America in the 1960s and - at the same time - showsus just how little has changed since then. As we dive back into Season 7 for the show's final few episodes, we'll bring everyone up to speed on where we left off -the agency up for sale to McCann, Peggy leaping out from Don's...

Duration: 00:12:21