Barbie as cultural icon, Amazon antitrust

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Leo Costello, a news producer at an ABC affiliate in Wausau, stands in front of “Barbie” and “Oppenheimer” signs. He plans to watch the double feature on Saturday. ​​​​​​Photo courtesy of Leo Costello. 

A consumer science and happiness expert joins us to look at the Barbie movie success and the cultural role the famous doll plays. Then, a law professor analyzes the antitrust case building against Amazon.

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Lorin Cox Producer
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Christine Whelan Guest
  • Peter Carstensen Guest

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