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The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread? Podcast

Greg Foot

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The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread? Podcast
The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread? Podcast

The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread? Podcast

Greg Foot

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11
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Greg Foot and his guests look for the facts behind the fads and search for the scientific evidence behind a product’s bold claims.

Latest Episodes

Sports pain: Taping

We’ve all seen athletes sporting brightly coloured stripes on the backs of their legs – but is kinesiology tape all it’s cracked up to be? Presenter Greg Foot is joined by Olympic medallist heptathlete Kelly Sotherton, along with consultant rheumatologist Dr Benjamin Ellis and Manchester United FC’s head of physical therapies Prof Michael Callaghan, to ask whether these products can, as some claim, help athletes train for longer and finish stronger?

22 MINFEB 28
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Sports pain: Taping

Sports pain: Gels and sprays

Do topical pain products really relieve aching muscles? Presenter Greg Foot is joined by Olympic medallist heptathlete Kelly Sotherton, along with consultant rheumatologist Dr Benjamin Ellis and Manchester United FC’s head of physical therapies Prof Michael Callaghan, to test the cooling gels and warming sprays that promise to reach deep into painful joints. Presenter: Greg Foot Producer: Marijke Peters Editor: Rami Tzabar Sound Editing: Giles Aspen

34 MINFEB 28
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Sports pain: Gels and sprays

Health drinks: Turmeric

Can turmeric lattes prevent memory loss? Greg Foot is joined by Blur’s Alex James and experts to put claims about this ancient Indian spice to the test. Presenter: Greg Foot Producer: Marijke Peters Studio Manager: Sue Maillot Editor: Rami Tzabar

20 MINFEB 21
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Health drinks: Turmeric

Health drinks: Kombucha

Does kombucha boost your immune system? Greg Foot is joined by Blur’s Alex James and experts to put this fermented wonder drink to the test. Presenter: Greg Foot Producer: Marijke Peters

26 MINFEB 21
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Health drinks: Kombucha

Winter bugs: Vitamin C and zinc

Vitamin C is one of the most popular products used to combat the common cold. But does it work? Greg Foot reviews the evidence for both vitamin C and zinc to see if they are The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread. He’s joined again by podcaster, rapper and actor Scroobius Pip and virologist Wendy Barclay from Imperial College London. The team will be giving you their Top Tips, backed by real scientific evidence, for beating the winter bugs. Presenter: Greg Foot Producer: Michelle Martin Researcher: Amelia West Studio Managers: Emma Harth, John Boland Editors: Deborah Cohen, Rami Tzabar The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread is a BBC Science Radio Unit Production.

24 MINFEB 14
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Winter bugs: Vitamin C and zinc

Winter bugs: Hand sanitisers

With offices and schools set to a soundtrack of sniffles, science presenter and YouTuber Greg Foot is on mission to find 'The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread' to beat the winter bugs. Joining him for this double episode is rapper, podcaster and actor Scroobius Pip, a man for whom protecting his voice is a professional priority. Under the microscope today are those handy hand sanitisers that promise to stop bacteria and viruses in their tracks. Virologist Wendy Barclay from Imperial College London and microbiologist Lindsay Hall from the Quadram Institute in Norwich are both on hand to help separate the facts from the fads, to decide if these products really are The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread. Presenter: Greg Foot Producer: Michelle Martin Researcher: Amelia West Studio Managers: Emma Harth, John Boland Editors: Deborah Cohen, Rami Tzabar The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread is a BBC Science Radio Unit Production.

32 MINFEB 14
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Winter bugs: Hand sanitisers

Skincare: Activated charcoal

Will activated charcoal, which these days can be found in everything from face creams to smoothies, really purify your pores? Science presenter and YouTuber Greg Foot is on a mission to bust marketing BS, looking for the facts behind the fads and challenging products’ bold claims with scientific evidence. In the second episode, Greg is joined by actress and beauty blogger Rebecca Humphries, consultant dermatologist Dr Emma Wedgeworth and Cambridge Professor of Chemistry, Melinda Duer to explore the science behind activated charcoal - could it act as a 'magnet' to draw out dirt and pollution from your pores as some products claim? Presenter: Greg Foot Producer: Graihagh Jackson Studio Manager: John Boland Editor: Rami Tzabar The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread is a BBC Science Radio Unit Production

20 MINFEB 7
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Skincare: Activated charcoal

Skincare: Collagen

Can collagen face cream reduce wrinkles and make your skin more youthful? Science presenter and YouTuber Greg Foot is on a mission to bust marketing BS, looking for the facts behind the fads and challenging products’ bold claims with scientific evidence. In the first episode, Greg is joined by actress and beauty blogger Rebecca Humphries, consultant dermatologist Dr Emma Wedgeworth and Cambridge Professor of Chemistry, Melinda Duer to explore the science behind collagen face creams – can they really ‘boost’ and ‘support’ collagen production as some products claim? Presenter: Greg Foot Producer: Graihagh Jackson Studio Manager: John Boland Editor: Rami Tzabar The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread is a BBC Science Radio Unit Production

24 MINFEB 7
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Skincare: Collagen

Welcome to The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread?

From kombucha to collagen, activated charcoal to sports tape, Greg Foot is on a mission to bust the marketing BS, looking for the facts behind the fads and to challenge a product’s bold claims with scientific evidence. Joined by leading experts and friends from the world of podcasting and social media, Greg investigates the latest crazes to hit the high street to work out if these wonder products really are the best thing since sliced bread. (all subject to updates)

2 MINFEB 6
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Welcome to The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread?
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Latest Episodes

Sports pain: Taping

We’ve all seen athletes sporting brightly coloured stripes on the backs of their legs – but is kinesiology tape all it’s cracked up to be? Presenter Greg Foot is joined by Olympic medallist heptathlete Kelly Sotherton, along with consultant rheumatologist Dr Benjamin Ellis and Manchester United FC’s head of physical therapies Prof Michael Callaghan, to ask whether these products can, as some claim, help athletes train for longer and finish stronger?

22 MINFEB 28
Comments
Sports pain: Taping

Sports pain: Gels and sprays

Do topical pain products really relieve aching muscles? Presenter Greg Foot is joined by Olympic medallist heptathlete Kelly Sotherton, along with consultant rheumatologist Dr Benjamin Ellis and Manchester United FC’s head of physical therapies Prof Michael Callaghan, to test the cooling gels and warming sprays that promise to reach deep into painful joints. Presenter: Greg Foot Producer: Marijke Peters Editor: Rami Tzabar Sound Editing: Giles Aspen

34 MINFEB 28
Comments
Sports pain: Gels and sprays

Health drinks: Turmeric

Can turmeric lattes prevent memory loss? Greg Foot is joined by Blur’s Alex James and experts to put claims about this ancient Indian spice to the test. Presenter: Greg Foot Producer: Marijke Peters Studio Manager: Sue Maillot Editor: Rami Tzabar

20 MINFEB 21
Comments
Health drinks: Turmeric

Health drinks: Kombucha

Does kombucha boost your immune system? Greg Foot is joined by Blur’s Alex James and experts to put this fermented wonder drink to the test. Presenter: Greg Foot Producer: Marijke Peters

26 MINFEB 21
Comments
Health drinks: Kombucha

Winter bugs: Vitamin C and zinc

Vitamin C is one of the most popular products used to combat the common cold. But does it work? Greg Foot reviews the evidence for both vitamin C and zinc to see if they are The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread. He’s joined again by podcaster, rapper and actor Scroobius Pip and virologist Wendy Barclay from Imperial College London. The team will be giving you their Top Tips, backed by real scientific evidence, for beating the winter bugs. Presenter: Greg Foot Producer: Michelle Martin Researcher: Amelia West Studio Managers: Emma Harth, John Boland Editors: Deborah Cohen, Rami Tzabar The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread is a BBC Science Radio Unit Production.

24 MINFEB 14
Comments
Winter bugs: Vitamin C and zinc

Winter bugs: Hand sanitisers

With offices and schools set to a soundtrack of sniffles, science presenter and YouTuber Greg Foot is on mission to find 'The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread' to beat the winter bugs. Joining him for this double episode is rapper, podcaster and actor Scroobius Pip, a man for whom protecting his voice is a professional priority. Under the microscope today are those handy hand sanitisers that promise to stop bacteria and viruses in their tracks. Virologist Wendy Barclay from Imperial College London and microbiologist Lindsay Hall from the Quadram Institute in Norwich are both on hand to help separate the facts from the fads, to decide if these products really are The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread. Presenter: Greg Foot Producer: Michelle Martin Researcher: Amelia West Studio Managers: Emma Harth, John Boland Editors: Deborah Cohen, Rami Tzabar The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread is a BBC Science Radio Unit Production.

32 MINFEB 14
Comments
Winter bugs: Hand sanitisers

Skincare: Activated charcoal

Will activated charcoal, which these days can be found in everything from face creams to smoothies, really purify your pores? Science presenter and YouTuber Greg Foot is on a mission to bust marketing BS, looking for the facts behind the fads and challenging products’ bold claims with scientific evidence. In the second episode, Greg is joined by actress and beauty blogger Rebecca Humphries, consultant dermatologist Dr Emma Wedgeworth and Cambridge Professor of Chemistry, Melinda Duer to explore the science behind activated charcoal - could it act as a 'magnet' to draw out dirt and pollution from your pores as some products claim? Presenter: Greg Foot Producer: Graihagh Jackson Studio Manager: John Boland Editor: Rami Tzabar The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread is a BBC Science Radio Unit Production

20 MINFEB 7
Comments
Skincare: Activated charcoal

Skincare: Collagen

Can collagen face cream reduce wrinkles and make your skin more youthful? Science presenter and YouTuber Greg Foot is on a mission to bust marketing BS, looking for the facts behind the fads and challenging products’ bold claims with scientific evidence. In the first episode, Greg is joined by actress and beauty blogger Rebecca Humphries, consultant dermatologist Dr Emma Wedgeworth and Cambridge Professor of Chemistry, Melinda Duer to explore the science behind collagen face creams – can they really ‘boost’ and ‘support’ collagen production as some products claim? Presenter: Greg Foot Producer: Graihagh Jackson Studio Manager: John Boland Editor: Rami Tzabar The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread is a BBC Science Radio Unit Production

24 MINFEB 7
Comments
Skincare: Collagen

Welcome to The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread?

From kombucha to collagen, activated charcoal to sports tape, Greg Foot is on a mission to bust the marketing BS, looking for the facts behind the fads and to challenge a product’s bold claims with scientific evidence. Joined by leading experts and friends from the world of podcasting and social media, Greg investigates the latest crazes to hit the high street to work out if these wonder products really are the best thing since sliced bread. (all subject to updates)

2 MINFEB 6
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Welcome to The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread?
the END