Deborah Pardes runs a loose ship. At her Get Smart live podcast recordings, the talk-show style is the exact opposite of uptight, instead leaning towards informed, curious, jokey, and slightly self-deprecating. At this session, called "Food Fight! The Challenge of Making Food Taste Good While it Saves Your Life" her guests are Dr. Daphne Miller, a doctor whose recently published book (The Jungle Effect: A Doctor Discovers the Healthiest Diets From Around the World - Why They Work and How to Bring Them Home) charts her food-observing globetrots -- and then also some chick named Traci Des Jardins. A chef or something? Maybe you've heard of her? The show is recorded before a live audience, and usually features one "thinker" and one "do-er," so that when the one mentions something interesting, the other demonstrates it. This particular episode seems like it may work out really nutritiously for the audience.
Wed., June 17, 8 p.m., 2009

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