ITIAPTWC Episode 27 – Me

Hi there,

As it’s a holiday weekend I don’t want to put out an interview podcast that might be ignored.

Instead I’m putting out a monologue podcast that might be ignored.

And that monologue is from my own fair mouth/brain.

It concerns three slightly related topics.

  1. The ‘Kendall Jenner’ Pepsi ad. I thought I had a take on it that hadn’t really been explored. Alas, I was wrong. But by the time I discovered my mistake I’d already recorded the whole thing, and besides, I’m OK chiming with Jimmy Kimmel.
  2. Diversity in advertising. It’s the buzzword of today, but many people seem to take it only to mean ethnic diversity. I blather on about why this is, what the other types of diversity might be, and why it’s worth giving a shit.
  3. Does the political context affect the quality of art? Ian Heartfield (a former colleague) wrote an article about this for Campaign (well, it’s somewhat about this; there are other, possibly more interesting, parts of his article). Ian and Richard Curtis think it does; I disagree.

I considered writing three blog posts about the above but I wondered if a podcast might be better. You can listen to it while jogging, preparing dinner, or sticking your hand up a cow’s arse. And those are three situations where it’s easier to listen than to read.

So have a listen, let me know if you enjoyed it and let me know if you think I talk sense or not.

(here’s the Soundcloud link and the iTunes link.)

Happy Easter.

xxx