Little Atoms 354 – Ben Goldacre & Eric Schlosser

Posted on November 26, 2014 by


Ben Goldacre is a doctor, academic, broadcaster and science writer who has made his name unpicking the evidence behind dodgy claims from journalists, politicians, quacks and drug companies. His Bad Science column ran in the Guardian from 2003 to 2011. His first book, Bad Science, was a number one bestseller, selling over half a million copies, and was translated into 25 languages. His second, Bad Pharma, triggered two parliamentary committees and a global campaign to stop drug trial results being withheld from doctors and patients. His latest book is a collection of essays, I Think You’ll Find it’s a Bit More Complicated Than That.

Eric Schlosser is an award-winning journalist, and a correspondent for the Atlantic Monthly. His work has also appeared in Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, the Nation, and The New Yorker, among others. Eric Schlosser is the author of three previous best-selling books, Fast Food Nation, Reefer Madness and Chew on This, and his latest is Command and Control, which is out now in paperback. In this interview, Eric gives an update on the year since the book was published. See Little Atoms episode 303 for a longer interview.

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