Bob Garfield isn’t exactly a media whore, but he’s extremely promiscuous. Now a columnist for MediaPost, Bob has been advertising’s most prominent critic and commentator for nearly three decades. For the past 13 years, he has co-hosted NPR’s radio program on the media, cleverly titled On the Media. He also writes a bi-weekly column for The Guardian. A heroic multimediocrity, Bob has been a contributing editor for the Washington Post Magazine, Civilization and the op-ed page of USA Today. He has also written for The New York Times, Playboy, Atlantic, Sports Illustrated, Wired and the Mainichi Shimbun and been employed variously by ABC, CBS, CNBC and the defunct FNN as an on-air analyst. As a lecturer and panelist, he has appeared in 37 countries on six continents. He co-hosts an insanely popular podcast on Slate.com called Lexicon Valley. His latest book, Can’t Buy Me Like, co-authored with Doug Levy, was published in 2013 by Penguin Portfolio. His previous non-fiction book, The Chaos Scenario, scared the shit out of people throughout the galaxy.
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