Hollywood Prospectus Podcast: Yeezus and Mad Men
On this week’s pod, Andy and I kicked the tires on the beautiful, dark, twisted fantasy that is Kanye West’s new album, Yeezus. Using Jon Caramanica’s indispensable New York Times interview with the man as a jumping-off point, we tried to place the album within the Kanye canon, wondered what it says about fatherhood, sex, and hip-hop (the holy trinity!), and tried to find the light in all the darkness.
Of course, after all that heavy lifting and deep thinking, we needed to change gears a bit, so we decided to touch on that most romantic of comedies, Mad Men. With only one more episode left, we asked that age-old question: Has Don Draper gone past the point of no return? And is that exactly where show creator Matthew Weiner wants him? Assume the fetal position, people.