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b&b61 Traditions Created by Advertisers

Think getting down on one knee and shoving a diamond ring in someone’s face is romantic? Do you remember when your mom started buying you deodorant or told you it was time to start shaving your legs? Do you think a breakfast without bacon shouldn’t even count as breakfast? Are you afraid of getting herpes?

On this week’s show, we talk about some of the things we take for granted that were actually just really successful advertising campaigns. So successful that even after knowing the truth about their origins, it feels impossible to unlearn or unfeel our feelings. Join us for a fascinating trip down the advertising rabbit hole.

Shoutout to Cracked.com for a lot of the source material we researched!