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11:46 am
Thu May 14, 2015

Game Show Or No Game Show?

Originally published on Thu May 14, 2015 12:32 pm

In this game, we read some real, and some made up game show descriptions from around the world. You have to yell "Game Show" if you think it's real, and "No Game Show!" if you think it's fake.

Heard in A Mad Men Endgame

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11:46 am
Thu May 14, 2015

The Ox Car Goes To

Originally published on Fri May 15, 2015 9:34 pm

The answers in this game are Oscar winners for Best Picture, except that we've changed one letter in each title. What iconic Woody Allen movie tells the story of the woman who invented the suburban shopping center? That'd be "Annie Mall."

Heard in A Mad Men Endgame

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11:46 am
Thu May 14, 2015

You Call That An Ending?

Originally published on Thu May 14, 2015 1:13 pm

In honor of the final episode of Mad Men, we consider some TV series that ended in very bizarre ways. For instance, which family matriarch sits with her typewriter in the basement, as a voiceover tells us that she never won the lottery?

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11:46 am
Thu May 14, 2015

Street Smarts

Originally published on Thu May 14, 2015 12:32 pm

In Southern California, the car is king, and traffic is queen. In this final round, every answer is a common phrase or proper name that contain a type of roadway.

Heard in A Mad Men Endgame

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11:46 am
Thu May 14, 2015

Matthew Weiner: No Longer Linda's Loser Husband

Matthew Weiner and Ask Me Another host Ophira Eisenberg.
Josh Rogosin NPR

Originally published on Sun May 17, 2015 5:22 am

When Matthew Weiner was working as a writer on the HBO series The Sopranos, a crewman walked up to him and said, "I heard you were the son of a doctor from Hancock Park. What are you doing here?" Weiner responded, "Well, I have what they call 'an imagination.' "

More than 15 years later, that imagination landed Weiner a hit series on AMC. To date, Mad Men has earned him seven Emmy Awards, three Golden Globes, a Peabody and more.

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