Mad Men Men S1E12: ‘Nixon vs Kennedy’ [Podcast]

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My father had a podcast like this, and when I listened to it…that was a mistake. All right, the polls have closed, and Mad Men Men is ahead. That’s right, this week we’re digging our own graves for “Nixon vs Kennedy,” the 12th episode of Season 1. The Sterling Cooper crew is partying it up, complete with Paul Kinsey’s stage play. Peggy said all lives matter. Don and Pete are fighting over which of them metaphorically aligns with Kennedy. And Cooper asks the question most people ask when they come across our show. Who cares?

In case this is your first time digging into Mad Men Men, this podcast tackles 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 previous episodes here.

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. You can find more TYF podcasts here.


We’ll be back next week to talk about Episode 13 of Mad Men, titled “The Wheel.” Subscribe to Mad Men Men on Apple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle Podcasts, or wherever else you listen to podcasts.


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