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No Excuses

A podcast where Mike Shutt and Jenny Nulf force each other to watch the movies and television shows they love which the other has not seen.
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Oct 19, 2017

Mike and Jenny are halfway through the final season of "Mad Men." They discuss Don and Megan finally calling it quits, Peggy making her pitch for Burger Chef, Roger setting up SC&P for acquisition by McCann, Cutler trying to force Don out of the agency, and the death an musical sendoff of Bert Cooper. Leave us iTunes reviews!

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Oct 19, 2017

It is season transition time for Mike and Jenny, which means it's Jenny's turn to force Mike to watch a film. She has chosen the 2008 French extremist horror film Martyrs. They debate what a filmmaker needs to do in order for you to empathize with a character, the effectiveness of shifting protagonists, and why Jenny wrote a paper on the film in college. Leave us iTunes reviews!

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Oct 10, 2017

Mike and Jenny both attended this year's Fantastic Fest, an Austin-based genre film festival. They discuss the great, good, and terrible films they saw at the festival, as well as the controversy of sexual assault allegations by people involved in the festival that loomed over the eight days. Though the mood of this year's festival was more somber, there was still a lot of fun to be had in the theater. Leave us reviews on iTunes!

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Oct 10, 2017

Mike and Jenny move further along in the final season of "Mad Men." They discuss Ginsberg going off the deep end, Peggy being forced to incorporate Don more in her Burger Chef work, Megan and Don's relationship falling apart on both coasts, Pete's personal life dissolving even more, and the return of Bob Benson. Leave us reviews on iTunes!

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Oct 2, 2017

Mike and Jenny make their way further into the final season of "Mad Men." They discuss Don's return to SC&P, some bad parenting from Betty, the office getting a new computer, Burger Chef, and Don being forced to work under Peggy. Leave us reviews on iTunes!

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Sep 29, 2017

Mike and Jenny have reached the final season of "Mad Men!" They discuss Don and Megan's bicoastal relationship, the return of Freddy Rumsen, Peggy's frustrations with just about everything, Pete's new California style, and Sally beginning a new step forward in her relationship with her father. Leave us reviews on iTunes!

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Sep 20, 2017

Mike and Jenny only have one more season of "Mad Men" remaining. They discuss Don getting fired, the infamous Hershey pitch, the many people who want to go to California, and whether or not Ted is a terrible person or just weak. Leave us iTunes reviews!

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Sep 11, 2017

Mike and Jenny have hit a show altering moment this week. They discuss the implications of Sally catching Don with Sylvia, how noble Don's intentions were when it came to helping the Rosens' kid, Peggy and Ted's budding affair, and, of course, the true mysteries of Bob Benson. Leave us reviews on iTunes!

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Sep 5, 2017

Mike and Jenny are really in the home stretch of "Mad Men" now. They discuss Betty and Don sleeping together, Joan trying to get an account, Pete getting some help from Bob Benson to find a nurse for his mom, and whether or not Roger taking his grandson to see "Planet of the Apes" rightfully causes the boy's mother to be angry. Leave us reviews on iTunes!

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Aug 30, 2017

Mike and Jenny are joined by Josh Kurp, who has been covering the HBO show "Game of Thrones" for UPROXX, to discuss the latest season. They debate what storylines were given their due in the shortened season, their issues with narrative shortcuts, their favorite episodes, and what they hope the show delivers on in its final season. Leave us reviews on iTunes!

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Aug 30, 2017

Mike and Jenny have reached the midpoint of season six of "Mad Men," and the second episode this week is quite the doozy. They discuss an office where everyone is high out of their minds, Sylvia's final straw with Dom Draper, whether or not their is legitimate sexual chemistry between Peggy and Stan, and a couple of not very interesting subplots. Leave us reviews on iTunes!

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Aug 21, 2017

Mike and Jenny have reached critical points both in plot of "Mad Men" and the real history of 1968. They discuss the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Don finding a new love for his son, Peggy searching for a new apartment, Megan desperately trying to rekindle the flame with Don, and the merger between SCDP and CGC. Leave us reviews on iTunes!

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Aug 14, 2017

Mike and Jenny continue with season six of "Mad Men." They discuss Trudy finally putting the foot down on Pete, Peggy being disrespected by her employees, Megan dealing with a recent miscarriage, Don's continuing complicated relationships with women, and competing Heinz Ketchup campaigns. Leave us reviews on iTunes!

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Aug 10, 2017

It is "Mad Men" season transition time, which means Jenny gets to force Mike to watch another film. This is the podcast where they force each other to watch the things they love after all. Jenny forces Mike to watch Ang Lee's family drama/food porn film Eat Drink Man Woman. They discuss whether plot lines need resolutions, the unfortunate universality of the patriarchy, and how delicious all of the food in the film looks. Leave us reviews on iTunes!

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Aug 7, 2017

Mike and Jenny are approaching New Years Day 1968 and begin the penultimate season of "Mad Men." They discuss Don's new neighbor friends, the death of Roger's mother, Megan's steady acting gig, ear jokes, and everyone seeing Don's ad being about suicide. Leave us reviews on iTunes!

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Aug 2, 2017

Mike and Jenny wrap up season five of AMC's "Mad Men." They discuss Megan trying to use Don to get a job, Roger and Marie hooking up again, Peggy's new gig over at CGC, Pete falling deeper into a pit of muck and depression, and Don having the most symbolic tooth pain ever. Leave us reviews on iTunes!

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Jul 24, 2017

Mike and Jenny have finally arrived at Mike's favorite episode of the show, "The Other Woman," as well as another one of his favorites. They discuss the awfulness of Pete Campbell for pimping out Joan, the escalating snottiness of Sally, Peggy deciding to leave SCDP, and the sad end to Lane Pryce. Leave us reviews on iTunes!

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Jul 21, 2017

The 2010s have been a wonderful time for independent and international cinema (and Hollywood has some gems to). With the crossing of the 75% complete threshold, Mike and Jenny look back at their favorite films of the decade so far to commemorate this benchmark. They discuss everything from films by Leos Carax to Park Chan-wook to the Coen Brothers. Leave us reviews on iTunes!

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Jul 17, 2017

Mike and Jenny continue on with their watch of season five of "Mad Men" with two pretty great episodes. They discuss Roger once again doling out cash to an employee for extra work, Lane dealing with even more financial strife, Betty trying to sabotage Don and Megan's marriage through Sally, Ginsberg having to compete with Don for a campaign, and Joan and Don having afternoon drinks. Leave us reviews on iTunes!

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Jul 11, 2017

Mike and Jenny may have recorded a shorter episode, but that does discount how much they enjoyed these two particular episodes. They discuss Megan quitting SCDP, Roger and Megan's mom hooking up, Pete's continuing downward spiral, and continue delving into Mike's fascination with what cab drivers are thinking as sexual stuff is happening in the backseat. Leave us reviews on iTunes!

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Jul 4, 2017

Mike and Jenny may have been down on last week's episodes, but this week is all positivity as they watch two of the finest episodes of the series. They discuss the Campbell house party, Roger's first time using LSD, Don and Megan's fight at a Howard Johnson's, and Pete and Lane's office fist fight. Leave us reviews on iTunes!

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Jun 27, 2017

Mike and Jenny may be in Mike's favorite season, but even he admits this pairing of episodes is not the strongest "Mad Men" has to offer. They discuss Betty's weight gain, the introduction of Michael Ginsberg, Don's murder fever dream, and Joan finally putting her husband in his place. Leave us reviews on iTunes!

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Jun 19, 2017

Mike and Jenny begin another season of "Mad Men," which happens to be Mike's favorite season of the show. They discuss Don's surprise party, Lane's possible money issues, Roger trying to mooch client meetings off of Pete, and, of course, "Zou Bisou Bisou." Leave us iTunes reviews!

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Jun 15, 2017

Mike has been forcing Jenny to watch "Mad Men" for months now, and they felt it was time Jenny had a chance to force Mike to watch something before their "Mad Men" adventure ends. She has chosen Na Hong-jin's 2008 crime thriller The Chaser. They discuss the film's juggling of tones, how the film treats its primary female character, and why this was the first thing Jenny wanted Mike to watch. Leave us iTunes reviews!

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Jun 12, 2017

Mike and Jenny have reached the end of another season of "Mad Men," and what a finale it was! They discuss Don's engagement, Joan's pregnancy, Betty impulsively firing her kids' nanny, and the missed opportunity of the end credits song. Leave us iTunes reviews!

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