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

Prior to joining the mainstream maker movement, Tamara spent a decade in corporate engineering during which she was pivotal in creating Women in Leadership mentorship programs. During this time she noted a lack of women walking through the doors so in 2015, she transitioned full time to outreach in hopes of inspiring more young women to pursue STEM careers. It was during this time that she was given the opportunity to battle it out for a chance to join the Mythbusters legacy where her lifetime as a tinkerer and collector of skills landed her as the only female finalist and 2-time MVP winner. Since then has become one of the leading female science hosts and engineers on the Science Channel lending her talents to Scijinks with Johnny Galecki, Mythbusters 2.0 with Brian Louden and Jon Lung, and most recently on Mythbusters Jr. with Adam Savage. In her spare time she travels the nation teaching "Superhero Science" and is the co-founder of the STEM outreach comic Seekers of Science.

   
   
Chelsea Snell

Science Advisor Chelsea Snell, Ph.D

Dr. Snell researches 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. She is the Digital Communications Officer for Science at Royal Botanic Gardens.

   
   
Brian Dunning

Writer Brian Dunning

Science writer Brian Dunning is the host and producer of the podcast Skeptoid: Critical Analysis of Pop Phenomena (skeptoid.com), 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 (infactvideo.com). 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. http://sandersmusic.net