Red Smoke Podcast Episode #14 – Ranking Mad Men Characters

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Every episode is packed with comic and dramatic moments; period-accurate clothes and hairstyles and music; imaginative, hilarious, often deeply moving performances; and screenwriting that depicts the complexities and contradictions of the human personality with more insight and empathy than any American series to date. Exciting, sexy and a lot of cigarettes. Here comes your definitive guide to channeling your inner ‘Mad Men’…

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Show Highlights

  • 0:00​ – Jazz, Japanese 80’s Pop & How to Start Smoking
  • 9:10​ – Hot Take #1 – Mad Men is a “Woke” Show
  • 14:27​ – Hot Take #2 – Don Draper & Jay Gatsby: Are They Unhappy Frauds?
  • 23:02​ – Hot Take #3 – Accepting the Past vs. Denying the Past. What Heals You?
  • 31:31​ – DON DRAPER – An In-Depth Character Analysis
  • 54:40​ – MEGAN DRAPER – The Cosmopolitan Girl
  • 1:01:57​ – BETTY DRAPER – A Realistic Housewife?
  • 1:11:27​ – PEGGY OLSON – The Feminist Archetype
  • 1:18:48​ – JOAN HOLLOWAY – The Female Don Draper
  • 1:29:17​ – ROGER STERLING – The Overpriviledged Man
  • 1:40:01​ – PETE CAMPBELL – The Mix Between Don & Roger
  • 1:44:50​ – Aftermath, Conclusion, Praising Matthew Weiner & More

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