Under the Influence

Thanks to all our listeners for our 15th season

The 2020 Under the Influence season has come to a close. And as we do every year, we're turning this week's show over to you, our listeners, and answering questions you've sent us through social media.
Terry O'Reilly leaning against his 1969 Airstream trailer turned mobile recording studio a listener dubbed the "Terstream." (Terry O'Reilly)

Today marks the final episode of the 2020 Under the Influence season. It also marks our 15th anniversary on CBC Radio - from O'Reilly on Advertising to The Age of Persuasion to Under the Influence. What a milestone. We are so grateful to all our listeners for lending us your ears every week and for your constant support.

As we do every year, we're taking the last show to answer questions sent to us through social media.

Like - why the most popular Super Bowl commercial chose to replace their lead actor, why Gatorade's famous "Be Like Mike" campaign called Michael Jordan "Mike" when no one ever called him that before. And we'll answer the age-old question - why are there so many bad ads?

Hope you'll join us this week. Have a safe and happy summer. We'll meet you back here in January.