FTP #25: Anthony Warner – Viral misinformation and pseudoscience: Beyond the COVID-19

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FTP #25: Anthony Warner – Viral misinformation and pseudoscience: Beyond the COVID-19

Anthony Warner – Author of the blog The Angry Chef

Twitter profile
@One_Angry_Chef

Guest Bio

Anthony Warner is a professional chef with a background in biochemistry who got increasingly irate at claims linking food and health, made by people without qualifications. This irritation led to him creating The Angry Chef blog– an alter ego that gets riled up about many things from fad diets and detoxing to superfoods and veganism.

Anthony is the author of The Truth About Fat and The Angry Chef, a Guardian Best Food Book of the Year and winner in the Health and Lifestyle category at the inaugural Hearst Big Book Awards. He writes regularly for publications including New Scientist, Men’s Health, The Sunday Times and the Daily Telegraph.

The Angry Chef Books

The Angry Chef: Bad Science and the Truth about Healthy Eating

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The Truth About Fat: Why Obesity is Not that Simple

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On this episode:

  • Democratization of information
  • The undermining of expertise
  • The motivation to create pseudoscience
  • Profiling influencers
  • Oversimplification of health and nutrition science
  • The clean eating movement
  • Reducing food down to its nutrients
  • How to better communicate science
  • How to better filter information

Articles mentioned during the episode:

Going Viral

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