Here’s hoping you love Mad Men Men as much as you love popsicles. That’s right, we’re back this week to discuss the California dreamin’ of one Dick Whitman. This week we’re recapping Episode 12 of Season 2 of Mad Men, titled “The Mountain King,” which is scary and we know. This is the penultimate episode of what some people consider the show’s bumpiest season, but where do the Mad Men men stand? Well first we have to sit down for a meeting of the partners. Hopefully you can hear us over the Xerox machine. And look, someone brought tarot cards to the podcast!
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 13, titled “Meditations in an Emergency.” Subscribe to Mad Men Men on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, or wherever else podcasts are, ahem, advertised.