At its best, Mad Men brilliantly deconstructs things like family dynamics, corporate influence, and the gigantic cultural shift that took us from Eisenhower's '50s to the louche '70s. It paints a vivid portrait of America in the 1960s and - at the same time - shows us just how little has changed since then.
As we dive back into Season 7 for the show's final few episodes, we'll bring everyone up to speed on where we left off - the agency up for sale to McCann, Peggy leaping out from Don's shadow, and a nation newly launched into the space age. Joining us to talk about what's real, what's not and what we should be looking for is historian and writer Audra Wolfe, whose work focuses on the role of science in “soft” diplomacy during the Cold War. We'll also hear from Laura Walker, CEO of New York Public Radio, about her own connection to the heyday of boozy Madison Avenue business.