10 March 2010

Why I'm leaving The Age of Persuasion

This week I am announcing that I'm leaving The Age of Persuasion radio series after this season ends (in June).

It's been a privilege and a hoot working with Terry and Keith, creating more than 100 shows, and collaborating with Terry on The Age of Persuasion: How Marketing Ate Our Culture.

It's been the best kind of work- and the hardest. Being the lone full-time staffer on the show, I've logged more than 450 days researching & writing, and more than 1600 hours in production, and a a half-year of working full-time, flat-out, on the book manuscript.

Now it's time to see what the rest of the world looks like.

For now, we're still very busy on the shows that remain between now and June. Whatever comes next for AOP, I'm delighted to leave it as it should be- in its prime.

And with nothing but gratitude to Terry, Keith, our CBC friends, the great folks at Pirate- and especially our listeners- for such a great ride.



  1. A fan in TorontoMay 5, 2010 at 1:15 PM

    Given how much of your life has been devoted to the this project, I can certainly understand your decision, but your hard work, insights, and flair for writing will be missed! Best of luck in your new endeavours!

  2. A fan on Vancouver Island said...

    Many thanks for your lasting contributions to one of the modern greats in radio. May your talents continue to bear great fruit!

  3. Just saw this now Mike in August. Your work is done and you are hopefully relaxing in a state of blissful relaxation known as "a job well done."

    Big fan of your work. Congratulations on putting together the most interesting radio show on the planet. So interesting I found a way to bring it with me via podcast. (Can't wait for copyright to jump into the digital age forever now can I?)

    Anyways, good luck in the future Mike!

    A fan in Manitoba