Hosts Andrew and Vieves talk TV commercials with their listeners, the Ad Council, in this weekly podcast. As the slogan says, they've got "hot takes on commercial breaks." Find them at firstname.lastname@example.org
#352 Carbonated Leverage
OG digital pitchman Max Headroom sends Andrew on a trip through the cola wars of 1985. Plus, an insurance company borrows a premise from a stand-up great.
#351 We Pass the Cravings on to You
Vieves takes over today's episode to highlight a collection of ads that appeal to people's basest needs: for food, for sex, for home insurance. Plus, an amazingly dumb product sends Andrew and Vieves down a late-90s rabbit hole involving an almost-dancing robot.
#350 Ever Meta Celebrity?
Andrew and Vieves look at commercials that wink and nod at the careers of their famous spokespeople. Plus, Andrew declares that he is funnier than Seth McFarland, and an erstwhile toy seems like a recipe for disaster.
#349 Summer Better Than Others
Andrew falls down a nostalgia hole of ads from the summers of his youth. Plus, Baker Mayfield may have a new quarterback gig, but he's down one insurance campaign. And a listener's ears are deceiving her when it comes to ATM.
#348 Jif I Could Turn Back Time
The Ad Council takes over this week with a new stunt from Arby's, a storied Portland pitchman, and a whole lot of peanut butter. Plus, an Arby's competitor tried to market what may be the worst sandwich ever invented.
#347 Mixed Promotions
A Top Gun product tie-in that threatens Vieves' safe space inspires a show about incongruous movie licensing deals. Plus, a vintage air freshener commercial ignites a debate, and a cookie commercial finds common ground with a pest control outfit.
I get jazzed every week when they come up in the feed. Wonderful podcast.
Fun and interesting
Love your take on advertising. Thank you
Years off but I’m back!
So glad they are still doing this. I’m the guy that went back and forth withGenevieve in these reviews and changing my star level weekly. The tension between us was palpable… My podcast crush is as strong as ever after just one week back!
Good luck and keep it up.Brian