213: Gary Taubes: Best Of 2008 ‘Encore Week’


In 2008, the focus of my podcast shifted from an audio version of my blog into a regular interview-focused show featuring the top voices in the diet, health, and fitness community who are advocating healthy living–mostly from a controlled-carbohydrate perspective. I’ve been honored to be able to speak with some of the most fascinating people in this industry who are making a difference in the lives of their patients, readers, and fans. This formula has turned into the trademark of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore” now which is likely the reason why it has catapulted into the Top 20 of Nutrition and Fitness podcasts on iTunes in the latter part of last year.

A couple of months ago, I decided to give my listeners a chance to share with me who they thought were the best podcast guests of 2008 and bring them back for a BRAND NEW INTERVIEW to kick off 2009. After tabulating the results of the e-mails I received from YOU, I narrowed it down to five stellar interview guests to conduct another interview to share with you this year. That’s exactly what I’m doing this week with my special “Encore Week” featuring FIVE one-hour interviews with Gary Taubes, Dr. William Davis, Dr. James E. Carlson, Dr. Mary C. Vernon, and Dr. James LaValle.

In Episode 213 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we kick off “Encore Week” with Gary Taubes, the author of Good Calories, Bad Calories. Since my original interview with Gary, so much has happened with his book, including numerous speaking opportunities at places like UC-Berkeley, at Andrew Weil’s health conference, and an upcoming visit to the NIH. New projects are on the horizon for Taubes, including the much-awaited “lite” version of Good Calories, Bad Calories that so many people have been clamoring for. You can always count on Gary Taubes to be an entertaining and educational interview and he doesn’t disappoint.

Did you like what Gary Taubes had to share in this special “Encore Week” podcast? Do you agree he was one of the best of the best interviews in 2008? If you’re one of the handful of people who HASN’T read Good Calories, Bad Calories, by all means get a copy for yourself and READ IT! You won’t be disappointed. Read Gary’s original New York Times column from 2002 entitled “What if It’s All Been a Big Fat Lie?” that basically put Atkins low-carb on the map again.