Friday 11 August 2023

BONUS EPISODE - Boyington's B*st*rds Episode 1

No this isn't about Mad Men, but you know what?  We don't care, what did you pay for this anyway?

We have a new project and we thought we'd force you to listen to it.  It's about the Black Sheep Squadron and it's right here.

VMAF 214 Patch today
Yes yes, you knew it was coming.

We've dropped enough hints.

Hell, on the retro TV podcast I am a part of I covered this show on my third episode.

Anyway yes, it's the Black Sheep Squadron/Baa Baa Black Sheep, the story of famed US Marine fighter squadron, the Black Sheep, and their first commander, Major Greg, 'Pappy' Boyington.  Originally they were to be called 'Boyington's Bastards', which obviously is where we got the name for our little show.

Oh and by the way, if this is in your Rockford or Mad Men feed yeah, it will happen once.  Look, what did you pay for the podcast?  Nothing, that's right.  We'd like a case of Scotch and two crates of .50 cal ammo.

You can see the squadron's unit patch today honours the originals.

There is some truth in this episode.  You know, WW2 happened for example...

We still deal with some serious WW2 stuff this week, as of course Steve and I would.

mp3 download

Friday 27 January 2023

BONUS EPISODE - 200 Dollars a Day Plus Expenses - Episode 1

We're now taking on 'The Rockford Files' which is a favourite of both of ours, from our childhoods.  That's with good reason by the way, this is one of the most important action/PI shows in the history of TV.

We're dropping this episode into your Mad Men feed to give you a taste.  This will be the last time!  Promise.

Today begin this, well, multi year, journey with Jimbo, Angel, Rocky, Beth, a ton of high profile guest stars, oh and me and Steve.  We're starting with the pilot of the series, which is often split into two on DVD sets and syndication.

The podcast will grow and change and morph as things go on.  There will be some constants.  James Garner's humanity, cool driving, the 1970s and Angel.

We're also going to give you a little bit of historical context about the time.  For example, when the pilot aired it was days after the end of the OPEC oil embargo.

mp3 download

Thursday 1 December 2022

Episode 100 - Dave, Steve, History, Endings, Etc.

Every year in the Canadian amateur podcasting realm (not sure it that's the right word and unlike Steve, I don't have a PhD in English...) has a thing called 'Canadian National Day of Podcasting' wherein podcasters put out a show on Dec 1, new or old or anything else.

So Steve and I decided to do a CNDOP episode.

We talk history.

What did Mad Men do well?

What did it do poorly?

What did they miss?

Oh and we have a cool announcement about our next project.

mp3 download

Friday 11 November 2022

Episode 99 - David to Stephen

It's here.

I'm writing this before tonight's recording.  I've read Steve's comments on the finale in our Google doc.  I know how this will go.  I'm still oddly nervous and sad.  (Steve and I have another project coming, stay tuned to this space).

Don teaches the world to sing.

Stephanie and Dick go to Big Sur.  Damn some of the therapy in there was bad bad bad therapy.  Realistic though.

The Blue Flame gets mentioned, though not by name.

(Oh I should have mentioned, Cliff Dunn from Mad Men, Out to Lunch with Roger Sterling dropped by).  I should also mention that Cliff's phone was messed up and he couldn't join us.  He'll come for Episode 100, series wrap up).

Sally has grown up.

Peggy and Stan!

Three phone calls to the women in his life, not one of the is Megan, though she probably would not have accepted the charges.

I want to take this opportunity to very publicly thank Steve.  I have always wanted to do something like this, and I know I wanted to do something with Steve.  This has been very special to me.  Thanks buddy!

mp3 download

Friday 4 November 2022

Episode 98 - The Steve and Davey Route

Welcome to our discussion of the penultimate episode of the series!

Though we will do two more on the podcast to hit 100.  Once we hit 100 that sweet syndication money starts to roll in!


We both love the old Coke machine.

We're not fond of Pete's brother, or that guy from Lear Jet.

Duck is back!  Duck's better drunk, oddly enough.

Is Pete sincere?  I think he is, but Steve doesn't give them much time.

This one is a little longer, near the end and all.

Join us next week when Cliff Dunn joins us once again for the finale of what at least Cliff and I consider the best TV show ever made.  Dunno what Steve thinks, probably that Columbo is better...

mp3 download

Friday 28 October 2022

Episode 97 - Dave Loses Steve Over the Horizon

That is, undoubtedly, the worst title I have come up with.

Is there anything better than Peggy walking into McCann with a butt and her box of stuff?

Rattling window!

Jet plane!

Don leaves!

ROBERT MORSE!  We would both watch a show where Don Draper and the ghost of Bert Cooper travel around the midwest solving crimes.  We could call it 'Highway to Objectivism' (Credit to Neil Brauer for that one).

Oh Don, don't chase Diana.

Peggy on roller skates is one of my favourite moments in the show.

mp3 download

Friday 21 October 2022

Episode 96 - Steve and Dave Have the Time of Their Lives

Not a great title, clever title wise, but not bad.

We're getting near the end, the music is getting melancholy too.

Irksome is the word of the day.

There are a few emotionally manipulating scenes in the episode, I don't mind being manipulated when it is done well.

Stan is great in this one.

Don goes searching for Diana, but finds two guys in her old place.

Lou gets a happy ending.  I hate Lou.

Have I mentioned that I hate Lou?


mp3 download

BONUS EPISODE - Boyington's B*st*rds Episode 1

No this isn't about Mad Men, but you know what?  We don't care, what did you pay for this anyway? We have a new project and we thoug...