Matthew Wrather, Peter Fenzel, David Shechner and Jordan Stokes overthink Super Bowl ads, the transformation in contemporary marketing, the year of the dog, hashtag, & worker, and pooping on the field.
0:00–6:59 Question of the Week.
7:00–20:00 Marketing strategy; dogs, robot factories, and The Avengers.
24:00–27:59 Puppy Bowl’s Socratic purity.
28:00–34:00 Half time show.
34:01–41:59 Epic poetry of Ahmad Bradshaw.
42:00–56:59 David Beckham’s underwear and thresholds of potential rejection.
57:00–1:09:00 Old Navy ad deconstruction.
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