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Jo Fidgen interviews Michael Pollan

LSE and BBC Radio 4 Analysis public conversation

Date: Wednesday 3 September 2014 
Time: 6.30-8pm 
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker: Michael Pollan
Chair: Jo Fidgen

For the past twenty-five years, Michael Pollan has been writing books and articles about the places where nature and culture intersect: on our plates, in our farms and gardens, and in the built environment. Contemporary classics like The Omnivore's Dilemma have established him as arguably the best-known and most influential writer in the US on the subject of food, farming and us. He has written sustained critiques of industrial agriculture and urged humanity to reconnect to the joys of growing, preparing and eating food. Jo Fidgen will interview Michael and take questions from the audience in a session to be recorded for an edition of Analysis on BBC Radio 4.

Michael Pollan (@michaelpollan) is professor of journalism at Berkeley and one of Time Magazine’s one hundred most influential people in the world. His latest book is Cooked: a natural history of transformation.

Jo Fidgen (@WirelessJo) is a presenter and reporter on BBC radio. Previous editions of Analysis have focused on pornography, feminism and the new Swedish model. She studied political theory at the LSE.

This public conversation will be broadcast at 8.30pm on Monday 29 September and 9.30pm on Sunday 5 October as part of the BBC Radio 4 Analysis series.

Analysis is BBC Radio 4's series about the ideas which influence policy and trends.

Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #LSEfood


An edited version of this event is available to listen to at BBC Radio 4 Analysis.

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