All right, keep your pants on. The Mad Men Men podcast has returned, and with it, a whole episode about Freddy Rumsen! We can’t be too surprised about what goes down in this episode considering “rum” is literally in Freddy’s name. This week, we’re recapping Episode 9 of Season 2 of Mad Men, titled “Six Month Leave.” Betty squares off against a frosted over freezer. Peggy’s promotion comes after a pissing contest. Sarah Beth Carson might not want to skip dessert. And oops, Don ruined a marriage by mistake again!
In case this is your first time digging into Mad Men Men, our humble little baby podcast recaps Mad Men from the perspective of someone who hasn’t really watched the show, someone who went through it once a long time ago, and a superfan who watches excessively it instead of having a functional social life. You can find our conversations about the first season on our podcast feed, as we are now on a new website.
Mad Men was created by Matthew Weiner and aired on AMC from 2007 to 2015. The show stars Jon Hamm, January Jones, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, Christina Hendricks, John Slattery, Robert Morse, and many more. The opening instrumental theme heard at the beginning of this podcast is “A Beautiful Mine” by RJD2. Podcast illustration is by Jon Negroni. The podcast is hosted by Jon Negroni (Film Editor of InBetweenDrafts), Will Ashton (cohost of the Cinemaholics podcast), and Michael Overhulse (The Original “Negroupie” and inventor of dogs interrupting podcast conversations).
We’ll be back next week to discuss Season 2 Episode 10, titled “The Inheritance.” Subscribe to Mad Men Men on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, or wherever else podcasts are, ahem, advertised.