Mad Men


Mad Men Introduction

Friday, April 11, 2014

Are you ready to watch Mad Men? After listening to this playlist, you'll be ready.


WTF with Marc Maron

WTF with Marc Maron: Jon Hamm and Bryan Cranston

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Broadcast Times: Sunday at 7pm on 93.9FM and 11pm on AM820

 Despite Marc’s wishes to the contrary, Jon Hamm is not much like Don Draper at all. In a Cat Ranch chat, Jon reveals what it was like to grow up in St. Louis, why he hung around a lot of alternative comedy shows in the 90s, and why a role on Mad Men saved his career.

Then Bryan Cranston talks to Marc about what led him to the role of Walter White in Breaking Bad. Along the way he almost became a cop, worked alongside some carnies, and was briefly wanted for murder.


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Fishko Files

Piels Campaign

Thursday, April 04, 2013

As the new Mad Men season begins, WNYC’s Sara Fishko looks back to some “soft sell” advertising of the 1950s. Here is a new! Improved! Fishko Files…

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Mad Men and the Sound of ‘66

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Last week, Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner announced a last-minute musical change to the show’s season five premiere. Dusty Springfield’s “The Look of Love” was cut after critics pointed out that the song wasn’t released until late 1967 – more than a year after the episode was set to take place. Today, Rolling Stone editor Anthony DeCurtis tells us what was being heard in mid-1966, from Frank Sinatra’s “Strangers in the Night” to Simon and Garfunkel’s “The Sound of Silence” to the Rolling Stones’ “Paint it, Black.” 

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The Takeaway

What Would Don Draper Do?: Rebranding the Occupy Movement

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Before there were tents in Zuccotti Park, before there were demonstrations, the creative minds at the Canadian magazine Adbusters had already made the name "Occupy Wall Street" — a Twitter hash tag that was creating buzz. And then they had a slogan: We are the 99 percent. Unsurprising for a group that has specialized in activism through subversive advertising, or subvertising, as they call it.

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