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SPEAKING HUMAN THE ORIGINAL PODCAST SERIES

Episode 121: The Peacock Effect

Episode 121: The Peacock Effect

We fan out our thoughts on the name of NBC Universal’s new streaming platform and strut out our official ranking of streaming service names.

Episode 117: Brands Branching Out

Episode 117: Brands Branching Out

We expand our horizons by talking about brands branching out from their core business or philosophy by launching unexpected products, services or media efforts—and discuss if that’s ever a good idea.

Episode 114: Great Brand Song Selections

Episode 114: Great Brand Song Selections

We sing the praises of a band of brands whose powerful use of popular songs in their marketing and advertising plays like sweet music to our collective ears.

Episode 113: ABCs of Super Bowl Ads

Episode 113: ABCs of Super Bowl Ads

We boil this year’s crop of Super Bowl commercials down to the ABCs—animals, bevs, and celebs—and tell you which brands won the big game in each of these key categories.

Episode 112: Flashback to 2009

Episode 112: Flashback to 2009

We leap back in time to the age of Obama, netbooks, and The Black Eyed Peas to revisit some of the most notable brands, marketing, and pop culture of 2009.

Episode 110: Best Toys Ever

Episode 110: Best Toys Ever

We come to play… with suggestions on the hottest gifts for kids this holiday season and share our picks for the greatest toys of all time.

Episode 109: Fall Maple Mania

Episode 109: Fall Maple Mania

We tap into the seasonal flavor that could be the next pumpkin spice and answer three burning questions about the past, present, and future of fall marketing.

Episode 108: Best Candy Wrappers

Episode 108: Best Candy Wrappers

We creep into the deadly deliciousness of the Halloween season by sharing our killer picks for favorite candy packaging design.

Episode 107: Advertising Trivia Challenge

Episode 107: Advertising Trivia Challenge

We test our knowledge of classic advertising campaigns by answering trivia questions about memorable commercials, slogans and brands that have permeated pop culture over the past several decades.

Episode 102: Brands of Summer

Episode 102: Brands of Summer

We sweat out the dog days of summer by shouting out a few key brands we strongly associate with the hot and sunny season.

Episode 98: Google Duplex

Episode 98: Google Duplex

We make you wonder whether you’re listening to real people or artificial intelligence as we discuss Google’s latest innovation.

Episode 95: Best Brand Slogans

Episode 95: Best Brand Slogans

We snap, crackle and pop through decades of brand slogans from “Got milk?” to “Taste the rainbow” to determine which ones are the best of the best.

Episode 94: New Diet Coke

Episode 94: New Diet Coke

We guzzle down four new flavors of Diet Coke to tell you if they can beat the real thing and share our picks for favorite Coke can designs.

Episode 89: Top 3 Fall Movie Trailers

Episode 89: Top 3 Fall Movie Trailers

We gaze in wonder at the winner of our game of summer box office predictions, and share our picks for favorite fall movie trailers. This episode is like a great trailer—all of the best parts with none of the crap in between!

Episode 60: Chewbacca Mom

Episode 60: Chewbacca Mom

We howl like Wookiees as we watch a woman in a Chewbacca mask go viral and give Kohl’s enough free marketing to fill a Star Destroyer.

Episode 59: Squatty Potty

Episode 59: Squatty Potty

We squat with a mystical unicorn who teaches us about proper pooping technique as well as a few lessons for marketing around taboo topics.

Episode 58: Box Office Predictions

Episode 58: Box Office Predictions

From Bourne and Bad Moms to Star Trek and Suicide Squad, we predict the five movies that will bank the most money at the box office this summer.

Human Interview: Jacob Farrar

Human Interview: Jacob Farrar

We talk with Jacob Farrar, Director of the Taylor Institute for Direct Marketing at the University of Akron, about the education, interests and influence of the next generation of marketers.

Human Interview: Kelley Buttrick

Human Interview: Kelley Buttrick

We talk with voiceover artist Kelley Buttrick about the diverse work she does and the unique approach she has taken to market her services.

Episode 51: Periscope Marketing

Episode 51: Periscope Marketing

We peer into Periscope to give you a glimpse of the popular new social platform and explore the value of live streaming as a marketing tool.

Episode 50½: The Year in Cool

Episode 50½: The Year in Cool

SPEAKING HUMAN THE ORIGINAL PODCAST SERIES What's in Episode 50½? We freeze, chill and serve our thoughts on the coolest things to come out of 2015. In the iconic words of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Mr. Freeze from Batman & Robin… "Let’s kick some ice!" Need some...

Episode 50: 2015 Awesome Awards

Episode 50: 2015 Awesome Awards

We recap the amazing, astonishing and awe-inspiring marketing feats of 2015 by presenting the winners of our second annual Awesome Awards.

Episode 49: Cutting the Cable Cord

Episode 49: Cutting the Cable Cord

SPEAKING HUMAN THE ORIGINAL PODCAST SERIES What's in Episode 49? We sharpen our scissors, grab our cable boxes, cut off all the cords, and stare at our screens to get a picture of the future outlook for cable companies and TV advertising. Don’t touch that dial because...

Episode 48: Star Wars Overload?

Episode 48: Star Wars Overload?

We use the force to force our bodies to sit through an endless array of new marketing efforts incorporating a Star Wars theme while pondering the epic question: Is it ever a good idea to jump on the marketing bandwagon?

Episode 45½: Cannes Lions Winners

Episode 45½: Cannes Lions Winners

On this special bonus episode, we share our scattered thoughts on this year’s Cannes Lions award winners. Get ready to hear our roar because this podcast cannot be tamed!

Episode 44: Cornetto Two Sides

Episode 44: Cornetto Two Sides

We experience young love from two different points of view via an interactive video from a frozen dessert maker. Get ready for a sweet podcast treat that may leave you with brain freeze!

Episode 43: Brand Mascot Reboots

Episode 43: Brand Mascot Reboots

We drop our drumsticks in disbelief as Colonel Sanders and The Hamburglar return from the marketing graveyard to win back our brand loyalty.

Episode 42: #LowesFixInSix

Episode 42: #LowesFixInSix

We consume clever home improvement tips in easily digestible six-second chunks and then regurgitate our thoughts on choosing the right social networks for your brand.

Episode 41: Greatest YouTube Ad

Episode 41: Greatest YouTube Ad

SPEAKING HUMAN THE ORIGINAL PODCAST SERIES What's in Episode 41? We YouTube twenty of the greatest brand moments from the past decade to tell you what video earns the title of YouTube’s all-time best ad. Crank up your bandwidth and get ready for some serious...

Episode 40: Talking Podcasting

Episode 40: Talking Podcasting

We podcast our thoughts on the trials, travails, and triumphs of a topic very near and dear to our hearts: podcasting.

Episode 36: SNL Anniversary App

Episode 36: SNL Anniversary App

We swipe, tap and laugh through four decades of Saturday nights spanning from Belushi to Murphy to Carvey to Sandler to Ferrell to Fey to Samberg to Wiig.

Episode 35: Dreaming With Jeff

Episode 35: Dreaming With Jeff

We nod off to the intriguing sounds, noises and grumblings of Jeff Bridges as he shows us how to bring our wildest dreams to life on the World Wide Web.

Episode 33: Super Bowl Special

Episode 33: Super Bowl Special

We blitz the big game to find out which brands got the most out of their million-dollar investment on Super Bowl Sunday.

Episode 32: The 2014 Awesome Awards

Episode 32: The 2014 Awesome Awards

We rewind through the labyrinth of 2014, dodging soccer balls, ice buckets and Ebola to uncover all that was awesome in marketing this year.

Episode 28: Halloween Horror from Bloodthirsty Brands

Episode 28: Halloween Horror from Bloodthirsty Brands

We terrify our listeners with blood-curdling reactions to the latest gruesome collection of horrifying Halloween commercials from ravenous brands who want to rip out your eyeballs, hold your beating heart in their hands and devour the dollars in your wallet.

Episode 27: Endless Fun With Fiat GIFS

Episode 27: Endless Fun With Fiat GIFS

We ride in a Fiat through a magical and twitchy world of crazy beats, horse heads and angry robots, all in hot pursuit of endless fun. My brain is melting!!!

Episode 26: iHeart Brand Name Changes?

Episode 26: iHeart Brand Name Changes?

We behold the amazing transformation that takes place when a caterpillar called Clear Channel creates a cocoon and emerges as the butterfly known as iHeartMedia.

Episode 22: Marvel-ous Marketing and the Female Thor

Episode 22: Marvel-ous Marketing and the Female Thor

We marvel at the magnificent Marvel marketing machine by thoroughly examining Thor’s new anatomy, gauging audience expectations for Guardians of the Galaxy, and getting amped up early for the ultimate superhero sequel.

Episode 21: The Dukes of AutoTrader

Episode 21: The Dukes of AutoTrader

We toast our 21st episode by taking 21 shots, jumping in a Dodge Charger with the Duke boys, and watching them outrun the law while surfing Autotrader.com. Yee-haw!!!

Episode 19: Want S’more Summer Marketing?

Episode 19: Want S’more Summer Marketing?

On this episode of the Speaking Human marketing podcast, we celebrate the arrival of summer by sitting around the campfire, singing along to the S’more Song, and discussing DQ’s new marketing campaign.

Episode 9: Holiday Marketing with the Griswolds

Episode 9: Holiday Marketing with the Griswolds

We flashback to the decade of alt rock, Topanga and Jumanji; exchange LOLs and OMGs with the Pope on Twitter; and celebrate the holidays with Clark Griswold and a pair of Old Navy pop pants.

Episode 8: Online Marketing Gangnam Style

Episode 8: Online Marketing Gangnam Style

We crown social media king of the porcelain palace, celebrate twenty years of finger-tapping talk, and get brand-brainwashed by the rhythm and motion of the most-watched YouTube video of all time.

Episode 3: Terrifying Tales from the Tablet Boom

Episode 3: Terrifying Tales from the Tablet Boom

We catch a buzz from all the extra bucks handed out by Starbucks, diagnose some common mistakes companies should avoid like the plague on their websites, and take a shot at the latest contributions from Amazon and Toys R Us to the tablet BOOM.

Episode 2: AMC Wages Zombie War with Dish Network

Episode 2: AMC Wages Zombie War with Dish Network

We talk about the one-billion-dollar bite Apple just took out of Samsung, discuss the infectious Internet virus that is “Call Me Maybe”, and review the zombie marketing war AMC has waged against Dish Network.

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