The plan came together at the start of my AHS Presentation.
I was lucky enough to be on the email distribution of the first emails that went out in 2009 about this great event. But when Brent and Aaron asked me to present, I asked why…what with Eaton, Cordain, Eades, Linberg, et al presenting; why a blogger like me?
“Richard, we need a blogger who’s non-controversial.”
Well, owing to the fact that most of the attendees had read enough of this blog, I got a good roar of laughter that really put the rest of the presentation at total ease for me. So thank y’all for your healthy diaphragms and sense of humor.
So, being as non-controversial as I am [cough cough, bullshit bullshit], who better to get on a podcast with Angelo Coppola, Latest in Paleo (the full collection at 5by5)? He already did a podcast last week covering #AHS11 from his podcast studio, so I emailed and asked if he might want to do another one with me, but about “The Controversies of #AHS11?” Within 5 minutes we had a deal and will record tomorrow morning. Preparations are in earnest.
It should “air” sometime Sunday or Monday and I’ll be sure to let you know.
So far and tentatively, we’ll be covering these controversies:
- Gary Taubes, author of Good Calories, Bad Calories and Why We Get Fat vs. Dr. Stephan Guyenet, PhD of Whole Health Source.
- Dr. Richard Feinman, MD vs. Dr. Robert Lustig, MD.
- Why so many low-carbers?
- Dr. Boyd Eaton’s presentation.
I was there for the Taubes/Guyenet dustup, have spoken with both of them, and there’s more, which I’m going to hold close for now, in order to shamelessly build irresistible suspense for actually listening to the podcast upon release. I also have a clear vision and opinion on “why all the low carbers?” Unfortunately, I was not on hand for Eaton’s presentation and while I’ve cobbled together some idea of it from blog posts and getting several earfuls from folks who were, insights about what went down in comments would help. And, I’m a bit lost on the Feinman/Lustig dispute. I know it’s about fructose vs. glucose, but again, any insight in comments would be greatly appreciated.
Any other controversies you’d like us to comment on and analyze? Go for it.