This week:
The Most Interesting Adman in The World: The Story of Albert Lasker
(An Encore Broadcast)

This week, travel back to last season to tell the story of the most interesting adman in the world – Albert Lasker. Lasker had a hand in influencing professional baseball, Planned [...]

This week on Under The Influence
The Pompatus of Skippy:
Brand Names In Songs

This week, we look at the use of brand names in songs. Sometimes lyrical mentions lead to major brand success. Other times, to lawsuits and bans. But the stories behind each are fascinating. And [...]

This week on Under The Influence:
Monastic Merchandise:
Products Made By Monks

This week, we look at products made by monks. Monks create a myriad of merchandise that is sold to the public. Some sing and sell CDs of their chants. Others brew their own beer. A few even deal [...]

This week on Under The Influence:
Vending Machines:
Coin-Operated Marketing

This week, we explore the fascinating world of vending machines. Vending machines aren’t just soft drink dispensers, they’re marketing machines. They’re portable, branded on all sides and are [...]

This week on Under The Influence
A Matter of Time:
The History of Commercial Lengths

This week, we look at the history of commercial lengths. From the very first 10-minute radio commercial in 1922, to five-second commercials today, the length of ads has changed dramatically over [...]

This week on Under The Influence:
Wacky Ad Spaces

This week on Under The Influence, we look at unusual and unexpected advertising placements. As the world of marketing gets more and more cluttered every day, it’s forcing advertisers to [...]

Under The Influence Returns January 3rd

Our 2019 season returns to the airwaves Thursdays and Saturdays at 11:30am on CBC Radio One beginning January 3. We’ve got a fun season planned. See you in the New Year…

Thanks for another fun season

Big thank you to all our listeners for tuning into our 2018 season. Our show wouldn’t be possible without your ears. See our Events page for a list of events near you during the hiatus. [...]

This week on our Under The Influence Summer Series:
Advertising Alumni

This week, it’s the final show of our 2018 Summer Series. In this episode, we look at famous people who began their careers in advertising. Many of the people who have gone on to shape [...]

This week on our Under The Influence Summer Series:
Viral Videos

This week on our Under The Influence Summer Series, we look at the wild and crazy world of Viral Videos. Some brands spend big money on videos and nobody watches, meanwhile a cat video is viewed [...]