Mad Women

By Ashley Davis & Kate E. Britt

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Episodes: 38


Two women go through the Mad Men series episode by episode. One has seen the series several times, one has never seen it. Each episode of the pod includes a breakdown of the episode of the series, as well as fun, recurring bits, like predictions of what will happen next, awarding the week's "Strumpet Trumpet," and more.

Episode Date
S3E10 - The Color Blue

The Women paint the town "The Color Blue" (S3E10). Ashley and Kate pick up where they left off and discuss Miss Honey, Achilles, and road trips.

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Apr 01, 2023
S3E9 - Wee Small Hours

The Women stay up until the "Wee Small Hours" (S3E9). Ashley and Kate discuss extramarital affairs, bossy Southerners, and Don's new daddy. The Women celebrate the delayed fulfillment of Ashley's predictions.

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Oct 27, 2021
S3E8 - Souvenir
The Women bring home a “Souvenir” (S3E8). Ashley and Kate discuss a nanny mystery, the Woodward Dream Cruise, and organ donation.
Sep 12, 2021
S3E7 - Seven Twenty Three

The Women record on "Seven Twenty Three" (S3E7). Ashley and Kate recount Don's history of fleeing and consider Seattle-style hot dogs. Betty and Bert are awarded strumpet trumpets.

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Jul 27, 2021
S3E6 - Guy Walks Into An Advertising Agency

The Women take a stroll with "Guy Walks Into An Advertising Agency" (S3E6). Ashley and Kate take on a Certified Doozy as they discuss political scandals, permissible pranks, and blood spatter.

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Jul 13, 2021
It's a Gas! with Dylan Anderson

The Women do something different. Ashley and Kate welcome their friend and fellow improvisor Dylan (pka Chromatoform) to the show. They talk about his stormy relationship with Mad Men, his creations and creative projects, and the surprising path to our amazing cover image. All three improvise a series of mostly unrelated, completely improvised scenes--inspired one of Ashley's legendary predictions. (Don't worry--a guy will walk into an advertising agency very soon.)

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Jun 29, 2021
S3E5 - The Fog

The Women cut through "The Fog" (S3E5). Ashley and Kate discuss the murder of civil rights activist Medgar Evers, the pains and problems possible during each stage of childbirth, and the cinematic masterpiece Babies (2010).

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Jun 22, 2021
S3E4 - The Arrangements

The Women take care of "The Arrangements" (S3E4). Ashley and Kate speculate wildly about jai alai, 20th century wars, phone numbers, and Nordic rivalries. Tensions flare over Betty's father's occupation, and Ashley makes it rain.

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Jun 11, 2021
S3E3 - My Old Kentucky Home
The Women visit “My Old Kentucky Home” (S3E3). Ashley and Kate theorize about an interesting editing choice, dispute the spontaneity of the Campbell’s dancing, and speculate on Sal’s whereabouts off-camera. The Women award a record number of Strumpet Trumpets.
Jun 01, 2021
S3E2 - Love Among the Ruins
The Women fall in “Love Among the Ruins” (S3E2). Ashley and Kate relitigate a line from S3E1. Ashley interprets all the Bye Bye Birdie allusions and prepares Kate for motherhood. Kate posits a juicy theory.
May 25, 2021
S3E1 - Out of Town

The Women take a trip "Out of Town" (S3E1). Ashley and Kate consider Don's storytelling abilities, applaud Sal's new experiences, and celebrate the appearance and disappearance of Burt Peterson.

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May 18, 2021
S2E13 - Meditations in an Emergency
The Women practice “Meditations in an Emergency” (S2E13). Ashley and Kate wow each other with their accent and Foley skills. The Women discuss the Cuban Missile Crisis, Don and Pete’s reactions to fatherhood, and other emergencies.
May 11, 2021
S2E12 - The Mountain King
The Women hail “The Mountain King” (S2E12). Ashley and Kate consider what Betty actually wants, discuss women’s health issues, and learn the identity of the flashback woman. Please note that this episode contains discussion of sexual assault that some people may find disturbing.
May 05, 2021
S2E11 - The Jet Set

The Women fly with "The Jet Set" (S2E11). Ashley tells us about her rich imagination. Kate speaks passionately in favor of regional fruit. The Women close the door on their teal debate.

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Apr 27, 2021
S2E10 - The Inheritance

The Women bequeath "The Inheritance" (S2E10). Ashley and Kate consider the differences between jardinière and giardiniera. Ashley raises hell over a blanket, and Kate takes a deep dive into the Loretta Young shows.

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Apr 21, 2021
S2E9 - Six Month Leave

The Women take a "Six Month Leave" (S2E9). Ashley and Kate dive deep into Platelets Pod and their personal relationships with Marilyn Monroe. Ashley embraces the chaos monsters among the cast. Kate explains how to keep your icebox healthy.

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Apr 13, 2021
S2E8 - A Night to Remember

The Women have "A Night to Remember" (S2E8). Ashley and Kate review the results of our listener poll and discuss additional instances of the color blue. We learn what has made Ashley cry, Kate relates an actual criticism of Mad Men, and Betty gets her first strumpet trumpet.

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Apr 07, 2021
S2E7 - The Gold Violin

The Women play "The Gold Violin" (S2E7). Ashley and Kate discuss contentious Sterling Cooper relationships. Ashley is appalled by a certain 1960s behavior and teaches Kate about cloth diapers. The Women celebrate a correct prediction.

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Mar 30, 2021
S2E6 - Maidenform
The Women try on “Maidenform” (S2E6). For the first time ever, Ashley and Kate record in the same room. Musical references abound, Kate pretends to know facts about American history, and Ashley finds herself under surveillance.
Mar 23, 2021
S2E5 - The New Girl
The Women meet “The New Girl” (S2E5). Ashley and Kate discuss the Penthouse Wars, and Ferris makes another appearance. The Women are grateful when a riddle is resolved.
Mar 16, 2021
S2E4 - Three Sundays

The Women praise "Three Sundays" (S2E4). Kate explains Catholicism again. Ashley reads between the lines and tells the story of the Drapers' abduction.

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Mar 10, 2021
S2E3 - The Benefactor

The Women are favored by "The Benefactor" (S2E3). Ashley and Kate discuss French film and the cleansing power of water. The Women consider the possibilities of subliminal advertising and Betty's resistance to masculine charms.

Mar 02, 2021
S2E2 - Flight 1

The Women take off on "Flight 1" (S2E2). Kate shocks Ashley with some information about Pete's real life wife, and they reflect on his character's choices. Ashley keeps tabs on acting quality, and Kate poorly explains Catholicism.

Feb 17, 2021
S2E1 - For Those That Think Young

The Women speak "For Those Who Think Young" (S2E1). Ashley and Kate dispute Peggy's attitude and Don's age. They are surprised by a time jump and by Pepsi's popularity.

Feb 17, 2021
S1E14 - The Wheel

The Women reinvent "The Wheel" (S1E13). For the season finale, Ashley and Kate discuss the dynamics of Betty's relationship with Glen. Kate is surprised by Ashley's reaction to a major plot point. Ashley shares a useful tip for the ladies.

Feb 09, 2021
S1E13 - Kennedy vs. Nixon
The Women debate “Nixon v. Kennedy” (S1E12). Ashley and Kate discuss proper hydration and hangover cures. Ashley reacts to Don Draper’s origin story, and the Women admire the perfection of Bert Cooper.
Feb 03, 2021
S1E12 - Indian Summer
The Women have a splendid “Indian Summer” (S1E11). Ashley and Kate resolve an old dispute. Kate finds a new use for a failed bread recipe. The Women see connections between Mad Men and other television programs.
Jan 26, 2021
S1E11 - Long Weekend
The Women are ready for the “Long Weekend” (S1E10). Ashley and Kate discuss mnemonic devices for family members and the mysteries of the musical Grease. Tensions flare, Google searches abound, and Peyton Manning’s legacy is contemplated.
Jan 19, 2021
S1E10 - Shoot
The Women take aim at “Shoot” (S1E9). Ashley and Kate welcome the return of the dog, the therapist, and the fat suit. Each Woman takes the listener down memory lane a time or two.
Jan 12, 2021
S1E9 - The Hobo Code

The Women decipher "The Hobo Code" (S1E8). Ashley and Kate dive into different interpretations of Pete and Peggy's relationship, get some clarity on Don's parental situation, and lean about Sal's social life.

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Jan 05, 2021
S1E8 - Red In the Face
The Women get “Red in the Face” (S1E7). Ashley and Kate discuss the landing of Flamingo Joan. Kate defends the character of Betty, and we learn the history of dip.
Dec 29, 2020
S1E7 - Babylon
The Women slouch towards “Babylon” (S1E6). Ashley and Kate discuss Cujo’s origin story, all the women in Roger’s life are revealed, and Peggy is awarded a Strumpet Trumpet.
Dec 21, 2020
S1E6 - 5G

The Women upgrade to “5G” (S1E5). Ashley and Kate discuss the many types of “executive accounts” exemplified in the episode. They celebrate Joan’s rise to the top of the Strumpet Trumpets. Pete’s latest attempt to please his dad is explored.

Dec 21, 2020
S1E5 - New Amsterdam

The Women travel to “New Amsterdam” (S1E4). Ashley and Kate explore the relationships between Betty and Helen and between Betty and Glenn. We also learn more about the inner workings of Sterling Cooper

Dec 21, 2020
S1E4 - Marriage of Figaro

The Women attend “The Marriage of Figaro” (S1E3). Ashley and Kate discuss a terrifying department store and the source of sadness as adults. They also celebrate Helen Bishop, Peggy Olson, and older styles of acting. We learn about Ashley’s domain name cache, and Kate misidentifies a Roman numeral.

Dec 21, 2020
S1E3 - Ladies Room

The Women head to the “Ladies Room” (S1E2). Ashley and Kate speculate on Betty’s illness and admire her fashion. They consider the different sides of Don Draper and the quality of special effects.

Dec 21, 2020
S1E2 - Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

The Women dive into the series premiere, “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes.” Ashley and Kate compare notes on when Don would have cried if not for the patriarchy and whether Peggy’s doctor is truly classy. The Women identify the first Strumpet Trumpet recipient and discuss their feelings about Pete.

Dec 21, 2020
S1E1 - Introduction

The Women begin their journey into the world of Mad Men. Ashley and Kate discuss their respective relationships to the show, Ashley predicts what will happen in the premiere episode, and they consider the pros of smoking cigarettes.

Dec 18, 2020