Gretchen! Stop trying to make recycled IP happen!
Jan 12, 2024

Gretchen! Stop trying to make recycled IP happen!

Raise your hand if you've ever felt personally victimized by a classic movie remake. Plus, the difference between the CPI and the PPI.


Correction (Jan. 13, 2024): A previous version of this podcast description misstated the year the original “Mean Girls” movie was released.  

Segments From this episode

The Weekly Wrap

“Marketplace” host Kai Ryssdal talks with Jeanna Smialek at the New York Times and Kate Davidson at Bloomberg about what this week’s inflation data means for the Federal Reserve’s next interest rate decision, the challenges to changing interest rates during an election year, and whether Congress’s budget battle will drag on the economy.

What's the difference between the CPI and the PPI?

Jan 12, 2024
These measures of inflation track the prices consumers pay and the prices producers receive for their wares. But they don't always line up.
CPI and PPI measure different things, so the numbers don't always match up.
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

It doesn’t take a Mathlete to know a “Mean Girls” remake adds up for Hollywood

Jan 12, 2024
The latest iteration is a musical movie, and a chance to make money by presenting old material to a new audience.
More "Mean Girls": Bebe Wood, left, Avantika and Reneé Rapp star in the new musical movie.
Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures

In Taiwan's election, young voters focus on inflation, wages and war

Jan 12, 2024
The U.S. and China loom large over Taiwan's presidential and legislative elections on Jan. 13, but so do domestic bread-and-butter issues.
A man wearing a Team Taiwan jacket from the governing DPP party takes a photo of a group of supporters at a political rally in central Taipei.
Jennifer Pak/Marketplace

Fewer kids are playing tackle football. Could flag be the future for the NFL?

Jan 12, 2024
The risk of brain injury weighs on participation. Sports writer Dave Sheinin says there’s logic in an eventual move to a safer game.
With youth participation in tackle football dropping, flag football presents a new opportunity.
Patrick Smith/Getty Images

Music from the episode

Tightrope Janelle Monáe
Trick Question spring gang
Mugatu Tom's Story
Fail Safe William Tyler

The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Maria Hollenhorst Producer II
Andie Corban Producer I
Sarah Leeson Producer I
Sean McHenry Director & Associate Producer II
Richard Cunningham Associate Producer I
Sofia Terenzio Assistant Producer
Jordan Mangi Assistant Digital Producer