Not Great, Pod! S7E10 – The Forecast

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Glen is back! And so is Not Great, Pod!, all good and ready to talk about the increased chest hair quotient of the latest Mad Men episode, The Forecast. Sarah, Mallory and Corey dive deep into Joan’s new beau (Bruce Greenwood!), Don’s cracking facade, and finding hope in Sally’s future. We also get to some listener feedback.

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Timestamps:

0:00 – Intro

1:00 – Listener Feedback

10:20 – Bruce Greenwood!

19:00 – Essays on The Future

34:15 – Don’s Cracking Facade

39:00 – Glen Returns!

42:30 – Sally Seeing Her Parents

59:45 – Outro

Not Great, Pod! S7E09 – New Business

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Season 7 Episode 9 of Mad Men brings us to some “New Business” in ways more figurative and ironic than literal. Here to work through it all are Sarah, Mallory and Corey. Plus, a special guest. Veronica Fitzpatrick is the editor and writer at The Brink, and she brings her Mad Men love and smarts to the discussion of Don, Megan, Diana, Stan, Peggy and generally what the heck is up with all these new characters showing up in the home stretch.

We also get to some listener feedback, and Mallory gives us all a lesson in late-60s/early-70s French-Canadian history.

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Timestamps:

0:00 – Intro

1:30 – Listener Feedback

6:15 – All About Megan

24:30 – Canadians on Quebec

28:40 – All the New Characters

34:15 – Diana

48:30 – The Francis Household

54:15 – Stan and Pima

1:04:20 – Outro

Not Great, Pod! S7E08 – Severance

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The end is nigh! Mad Men is finally back after many months to finish off its incredible run with seven final episodes. Sarah and Mallory are here this week to discuss the mid-season premiere episode, Severance. They make fun of Corey for getting the time jump wrong; balk at the awful 70s moustaches; sigh for Don’s slip back into meaningless sex; mourn for Rachel Menken; and get excited about Peggy’s potential new love interest, Brian Krakow.

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Timestamps:

0:00 – Intro

2:30 – It’s the 70s!

16:20 – The Dreaminess

20:15 – Rachel Menken

27:15 – The Fear of Failure

34:20 – “You Missed Your Flight”

37:00 – Di the Waitress

46:40 – Joan and Peggy

57:30 – Stevie!

1:15:15 – Outro

NGP! Bonus Ep. 9 – Mad Men Seasons 6 & 7A

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Finally, after some delay, we have come to the last episode in our epic Mad Men rewatch. In this episode, Sarah, Mallory and Corey discuss all of Seasons 6 and 7A, as well as look ahead to what we might expect from the final seven episodes beginning next week.

Remember, our new season begins on April 7th, with a discussion of the Season 7B preimiere.

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Timestamps:

0:00 – Intro

3:00 – Game of Thrones Sux!

5:00 – Season 6 Thoughts

16:30 – The Sylvia Factor

21:15 – Dive into the Whorehouse

32:50 – Our Lord Bob

47:00 – The Expectations of Family

56:20 – Don v Ted

1:04:00 – Honesty, Finally

1:08:15 – Betty’s Growth?

1:13:30 – Stan’s Beard and Ginsberg’s Crazy

1:18:30 – Lou Lou Lou

1:20:30 – The Partners

1:25:00 – Megan Draper

1:34:00 – A Jump to the 70s?

1:41:20 – Outro

NGP! Bonus Ep. 8 – Mad Men Season 5

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Welcome to the 8th Bonus Episode of Not Great, Pod! In this month’s entry, Sarah, Mallory and Corey discuss all the ins and outs of Mad Men’s glorious, dark 5th Season. All the heartbreak of “The Other Women.” All the pain of Lane’s departure. All the suffering of Don and Megan’s marriage. All the existential angst of Pete’s surban life. Oh, and Sally being the best!

Be sure to keep up with the rest of our Mad Men Re-watch. We’ll be covering Season 6 on March 17th, and Season 7a on March 31st.

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Timestamps:

0:00 – Intro

2:00 – Season 5 First Impressions

16:00 – Don & Megan Married

27:45 – Harry and Ken

33:00 – Fat Betty

39:30 – Better Call Sally

51:00 – Let’s Talk About Pete

58:00 – Lane :(

1:12:00 – The Other Woman

1:26:00 – Peggy Maturing

1:35:30 – Far Away Places

1:40:00 – Rory Gilmore!

1:44:00 – Outro

NGP! Bonus Ep. 7 – Mad Men Season 4, Part 2

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This month, in another bonus episode of Not Great, Pod!, Sarah, Mallory and Corey discuss the second half of Mad Men Season 4. We kick off with a long discussion of the incredible episode “The Suitcase” and then take it from there. Some damn fine television.

Be sure to keep an eye out during the months of February and March when we’ll be releasing our last three bonus re-watch episodes. On February 17th we’ll be covering the entirety of Season 5. On March 17th we’ll talk Season 6. And on March 31st we’ll be revisiting Season 7A, with a look ahead to Season 7B and the final episodes of the series.

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Timestamps:

0:00 – Intro

3:00 – The Suitcase

29:30 – Joey the Copywriter

38:15 – Ida Blankenship

41:45 – In Comes Megan

55:30 – Dr. Faye

57:45 – American Aviation

1:03:15 – Betty in Therapy

1:06:00 – Other Odds and Ends

1:11:00 – Outro

NGP! Bonus Ep. 6 – Mad Men Season 4, Part 1

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Not Great, Pod! is back! This month Sarah Carlson, Corey Atad, and official new co-host Mallory Andrews dig into the first half of Mad Men Season 4. We’re in the thick of the re-watch, people, so get ready for the beginnings of SCDP, Don’s off-the-wagon drunkenness, Betty’s exemplary parenting, Lane’s delightfulness, and plenty more.

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NGP! Bonus Ep. 5 – Mad Men Season 3, Part 2

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Corey is off this month, but the podcast carries on with The Great Mad Men Re-watch. In this episode Sarah welcomes back to the show Submission Editor for cléo and writer for Movie Mezzanine, Mallory Andrews. The topic? Everything related to the incredible back half of Season 3, including the dissolution of Don and Betty’s marriage, the assassination of JFK, and the exciting formation of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce. All that and more!

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Shownotes:

0:00 – Intro

1:00 – Approaching Season 3

4:00 – ‘The Grown Ups’

12:00 – The Marriage Ends

38:00 – ‘Shut the Door. Have a Seat.’

41:00 – Don Peggy

50:00 – Bringing Joan Back, but Not Sal :(

57:00 – Roger and the Women

59:30 – Peggy and Duck, Gross

1:04:00 – Outro

NGP! Bonus Ep. 4 – Mad Men Season 3, Part 1

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This month on Not Great, Pod! we cover the first six episodes of Mad Men Season 3, delving into everything from Betty and Sally’s relationship, to Sal, the show’s approach to dream sequences, and even a little marijuana.

Kevin has left the podcast as we’ve mutually decided to part ways, but joining Corey and Sarah this month to talk about the show is excellent freelance writer for Esquire, The New Yorker and Playboy, Calum Marsh.

(Also, apologies for the audio issues on Corey’s end.)

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Timestamps:

0:00 – Intro

2:35 – Getting to Know the Guest

8:00 – Flashbacks and Reality in Mad Men

26:00 – Don Catches Sal

42:00 – The Kentucky Derby Party

53:00 – Cannabis Party!

58:15 – Grandpa Gene

1:07:30 – Sally’s Teacher

1:14:00 – London

1:18:00 – Guy Walks Into an Advertising Agency

1:29:00 – Outro

NGP! Bonus Ep. 3 – Mad Men Season 2, Part 2

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Not Great, Pod! is back with another re-watch bonus episode. In this show, your hosts, Corey Atad, Kevin Ketchum and Sarah Carlson, cover the final three episodes of Mad Men Season 2. There’s the first every instance of LA Pete. We get a proper meeting with Anna Draper. Duck tries to get one over on Don. And Peggy confesses. Lots to talk about, so we hope you enjoy.

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Timestamps:

0:00 – Intro
1:30 – Betty Finds Out
7:45 – Freddy Rumsen
17:30 – Listen Email
30:00 – “The Jet Set”
44:30 – “The Mountain King”
1:01:00 – “Meditations in an Emergency”
1:30:30 – Outro