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The Beginning of the End of “Mad Men”

April 6th, 2015

Episode 418 of 447 episodes

On this week’s Out Loud podcast, The New Yorker’s television critic, Emily Nussbaum, joins David Haglund and Amelia Lester to discuss the first of the final seven episodes of “Mad Men,” which aired last night. (Warning: the discussion includes some spoilers.) They discuss “Mad Men” in the age of binge-watching, the evolution of Don’s masculinity, the show’s handling of sexism, and where the final half-season might be heading. Despite the perils of high expectations, Nussbaum says, “However it ends, I’ll probably be happy.”

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