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Talk to Me: The Man Behind Mad Men

Monday, February 22, 2010

Mad Men Producer Matthew Weiner may have created the character of Don Draper, but he is nothing like his inscrutable leading man. 

On the TV show, Don Draper keeps his personal life under wraps, but Weiner was an open book when he joined the Jungian analyst Morgan Stebbins for a recent Red Book Dialogue.

Weiner talked about his creative process (it involves eavesdropping) and discussed overcoming writers’ block.  The cat-like figure in the Jungian image also provoked an in-depth discussion about animals.

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Comments [2]

Maude from park slope

This is a wonderful series, thank you.
I only wish the pictures could be resized larger! I can't quite see everything he is talking about at the larger (but still too small) size.
tried googling a bit and can't seem to find it.
ah well
Thank you though. I am now on a mission to find larger sized images.

Mar. 30 2010 05:45 PM
Ruth Ann from Phoenix, Arizona

Thanks so much for posting the Talk to Me series. I found the Matthew Weiner interview particularly interesting and insightful. Morgan Stebbins expertly guided the interview along. I wonder what the discussion would have been like if he had not mentioned the title - let Weiner come up with his own title.

Feb. 27 2010 01:16 PM

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Talk to Me brings you downloadable readings and conversations with writers, artists, and scholars – from author Joshua Ferris to choreographer Mark Morris to poet Sharon Olds – recorded at cultural institutions in New York City and beyond. Stream, download, or subscribe to the full-length podcasts here.

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