Steven Novella announced today that Food Babe would be joining the podcast, Skeptics Guide to the Universe. This seems like an odd combination as the science based podcast has often been critical about Food Babe and her non-science approach to her blog, but it turns out to be good for both.
Vani Hari said she realized she needed someone to help her with the science part of her blog and turned to her most vociferous critic, the Yale neurologist whose podcast, Skeptics Guide to the Universe, has been critical of her lack of science. Novella offered to help Hari, and it turns out the two got along famously.
Novella noted that he will expand his blog writing to include Hari’s blog, because he needed more blogging practice, and was working on his editorial form.
In the most surprising move Novella asked Vani Hari to join Skeptics Guide as a regular host, being the first new voice since Rebecca Watson left in January. The other members of the crew were happy to have someone that they could play “Science or Fiction.” Apparently after the first episode Vani was the only one to score perfectly, having taken a new found interest in reading science journals prolifically.
“I am happy to have Steven Novella join the Food Babe Army,” Hari beamed. Novella stated, “We have been having guests on our show for a few months now and we needed a new voice, and we are happy and proud to announce Vani Hari will be joining the podcast as a regular member. We have already recorded our first episode and we had a lot of fun.”
Dr. Terry Simpson
Dr. Terry Simpson received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Chicago where he spent several years in the Kovler Viral Oncology laboratories doing genetic engineering. He found he liked people more than petri dishes, and went to medical school. Dr. Simpson, a weight loss surgeon is an advocate of culinary medicine. The first surgeon to become certified in Culinary Medicine, he believes teaching people to improve their health through their food and in their kitchen. On the other side of the world, he has been a leading advocate of changing health care to make it more "relationship based," and his efforts awarded his team the Malcolm Baldrige award for healthcare in 2011 for the NUKA system of care in Alaska and in 2013 Dr Simpson won the National Indian Health Board Area Impact Award. A frequent contributor to media outlets discussing health related topics and advances in medicine, he is also a proud dad, husband, author, cook, and surgeon “in that order.” For media inquiries, please visit www.terrysimpson.com.