Episode 2 – How we learned to love influencers, laughing at death and advertising saves democracy

Episode 2 – How we learned to love influencers, laughing at death and advertising saves democracy

In which Ray and Lawrence examine how a late-night TV advertising campaign toppled the Pinochet government, why the Australian government thinks it can stop Facebook from running fake celebrity endorsement scam ads and how dancing jellybeans made death likeable. We also speak with influencer scholar (is that a contradiction in terms?) Nataly Levesque to discover why influencers have taken over the world.

Clear as Mud – Episode 2

Interview links

Nataly Levesque in the virtual studio

Nataly Levesque’s research profile

Nataly’s take on influencers via The Conversation

The Good, the Bad and the Hilarious links

The Pinochet plebiscite

ACCC takes on Meta

One of the scam ads

Dumb Ways to Die Wikipedia article

The original DWTD song – more than 200 million views and counting!

Gruen on Dumb Ways to Die

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