Pseudoscience / Science Criticism / Science Education

Interview with Dr. Joe Schwarcz on Within Reason

Readers of this blog probably know that I also have a monthly podcast entitled Within Reason, which explores contentious issues from a rational perspective. While the topics are not always science-related, our latest episode features Dr. Joe Schwarcz, director of the Office for Science and Society at McGill University, on the subject of chemophobia.

We talked about the chemical composition of apples, the Food Babe’s irrational war against azodicarbonamide, dreaded BPA, cancer cures, homeopathy, and the future of education.

I invite you to either stream the podcast on the Within Reason website or to look for it on the iTunes store (entirely free) and subscribe to it!

The podcast follows in the wake of the release of Dr. Schwarcz’s latest book, Is That a Fact?, my review of which can be found here.

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3 thoughts on “Interview with Dr. Joe Schwarcz on Within Reason

  1. Interesting that the Food Babe also doesn’t eat gluten/wheat because it’s relatively new to humans and apparently cannot be processed properly, yet champions quinoa, domesticated around the same time, and, unless she is Indigenous South American, she is likely the first person of her entire ancestral bloodline to ingest it.

    • She’s too busy being irrational and waging a war on beer companies with her “Food Babe Army”. Someone please stop me if I ever refer to a “Cracked Science Army”.

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