The Feeding Tube  

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About The Feeding Tube

The Feeding Tube is the web video series that brings you the real facts behind popular food myths. "Food woo" is the most pervasive pop-pseudoscience out there right now, and it desperately needs debunking. Each 3-minute episode is suitable for general audiences and is produced by scientists for everyone.

It is a production of Skeptoid Media, a nonprofit that produces free science materials for educators and the general public. The Feeding Tube is funded 100% by tax-deductible viewer donations.


Tamara Robertson

Host Tamara Robertson

Tamara Robertson was born and raised in a military family. After graduating North Carolina State University with her Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering degree, she began her career designing and building vaccine facilities. She then worked in the viral field for the avian and swine flu, then transitioned to plastic additives technology. She worked as a director for a chemical company focused on fluorination of consumer products packaging. While attending engineering school at North Carolina State University, Tamara began utilizing her past experience in acting, improv, and drama through commercial print modeling and acting. She continued to work on her craft throughout her engineering career, filming for national and global commercials, web series, network series and movies. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and dog.

Chelsea Snell

Science Advisor Chelsea Snell

Chelsea Snell is a PhD student researching within the field of plant science with a degree in applied biology. She is based in the Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences at the University of Reading in the UK, spent a year at AgroParisTech, and hence has a keen interest in debunking the popular food science myths.

Brian Dunning

Writer Brian Dunning

Science writer Brian Dunning is the host and producer of the podcast Skeptoid: Critical Analysis of Pop Phenomena (, applying critical thinking to urban legends and popular pseudoscientific subjects promoted by the mass media. Brian is also the author of five books based on the podcast. A computer scientist by trade, Brian uses new media to showcase the rewards of science and critical thinking. He has appeared on numerous radio shows and television documentaries, and also hosts the science video series inFact with Brian Dunning ( He is a member of the National Association of Science Writers, and lives in southern California with his family.

Lee Sanders

Music Lee Sanders

Lee Sanders is a composer for television, film, video games and online media whose credits include multiple Emmy-winner The Amazing Race (CBS), Top Chef, American Idol and dozens of other network and cable shows. Other web-based projects Lee has scored include Cordkillers, Night Attack, and the Screen Actors Guild Foundation's Storyline Online series. As a conductor, orchestrator and additional-music composer, Lee has contributed to shows such as Family Guy, Charmed, Fairly Oddparents, and Disney’s House of Mouse. Lee is a member of the Television Academy and the Society of Composers and Lyricists. He lives and works in Los Angeles.


For Skeptoid Media:
Jeff Wagg, Chairman
Dr. Rachael Dunlop, board member
Jairus Durnett, Treasurer, board member
Mindy Magee, board member
Dr. Rich Sagall, board member
Lisa Dunning, Executive Director