March/April 2014 cover of The Saturday Evening Post. © SEPS 2014

March/April 2014

In this issue: Find out why America loves–and hates!–AMC’s hit show Mad Men in our exclusive cast interview. Get inspiration for your mid-life career change. Savor real Italian recipes from Mary Ann Esposito, and follow the American whiskey trail to some of the country’s best distilleries. Discover a secret obsession in fiction, explore the quirks of Daylight Saving Time, and more.

Cover illustration by Sharif Tarabay.


Cast of AMC's Mad Men, season seven. Frank Ockenfels/AMC

Exclusive Interview with the Cast of AMC’s Mad Men

By: Jeanne Wolf

As season seven was about to get under way, we asked the cast how they’ve grown and why fans projected so much–often misplaced–love and hate on their characters.  More

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On the Whiskey Trail

By: Todd Pitock

A congenial tour of the birthplaces of an American native spirit.  More

Illustration by Perrin


By: Nathan Poole

A young farm boy harbors a secret obsession in this short story by writer Nathan Poole.  More

Entrepreneur Juliana Lutzi tapped into her passion to empower women by creating products that boost self-image and confidence. Photo courtesy Juliana Lutzi

The Midlife Career Change

By: Doug Donaldson

More and more Americans are switching jobs to pursue lifelong passions, better their economic future, or simply to find their true calling.  More


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Fiddling With Time

By: Philip Gulley

In the March/April issue, humorist Phil Gulley writes: “Daylight savings is a fine thing, but how about adding more hours to the day?”  More

Valerie Butler with her husband Jeffrey. Photo courtesy: Katy Butler
Dying Naturally, Without Extreme Measures and Prolonged Suffering

By: Katy Butler

Why don’t we die the way we say we want to die?  More

Photos by John W. Hession
A Real Italian Meal: Recipes from Ciao Italia host Mary Ann Esposito

By: Mary Ann Esposito

Savor the flavors and aromas of treasured family recipes from the popular host of Ciao Italia—America’s longest-running cooking show.  More