If You Listen to This, You Will Want to Buy a Power Steering Pump

About the Episode

Influencers. Those people your social media-savvy friends go on and on about. Well now it’s your turn to learn something about them and turn the tables and win those conversations. You’ll be so cool that your social media-savvy friends will be at a loss for selfies. In this episode, Abe and Ryan examine just why influencers have so much power and discuss just some of the most common types of influencers, from Oprah to that guy who blogs about deodorant. Notable quotes: “Everybody knows, if you need to change your power steering pump, in addition to murder mysteries, NBC anchor Lester Holt is good with a wrench.” “Oprah often recommends kitten whiskers as a beauty treatment.”

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Ryan Croker

Often described as having “a perfectly adequate voice” and “very dark hair,” Ryan Croker is a Senior Copywriter at Saxton Horne and co-host of “Why’d I Buy That?” Ryan Honed his banter skills as part of Brigham Young University’s famed sketch comedy group Divine Comedy. At the same time, he earned an MFA in Creative Writing, teaching persuasive writing to college freshmen, a compliment to his BA in History. Ryan has worked in the advertising industry for 8 years, at Saxton Horne for 4 of them. In his off time, he works on writing fiction and playing video games with his children.

Abraham Sloan

Nicknamed “Mudflap,” this mild-mannered video producer of no fixed hairstyle is grate with cheese and has never once been mistaken as even a lesser Baldwin brother. DJ, blacksmith, ornithologist and amateur UN delegate. Spent college summers working with basketballs for farmers. Has only ever googled his name. Interned briefly in the pogo stick aftermarket. Won an injunction against medium tobacco and big tortilla. Sagittarius. Hopscotch references upon request.