Join Sign Salad’s Emily and Isobel as they get beneath the surface of cultural phenomena, trends and brands. Covering a new topic in each episode, we’ll be revealing meanings and connections hidden in plain sight.

Barbie has been discussed at length, but the fact that we can’t stop talking about her (or the Barbie film) reveals so much about culture and brands. Following Barbie’s 65th birthday, Emily and Isobel chart the changing cultural meanings of Barbie over time – from her original side-eye, to her increasingly diverse incarnations over time, and through multiple moral panics – arriving at what Barbie says about culture and brands now, and perhaps most importantly: what she reflects back at us about ourselves.

Listen to the podcast here.

Well Examined World: Barbie: A Sign Salad Podcast