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Food as Pop Culture with a Side of Politics

Food as Pop Culture with a Side of Politics

PHOTO CREDIT:  Brian K. Pritchard, Fetch Your News.

Original air date: March 12, 2016

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BY: Robin Koerner, Host
PUBLISHED: March 12, 2016


Robin Turns the Table on Meagan Nelson and Interviews Her.

Alienated by her experience of the lack of ethics she encountered when working inside DC politics, Meagan decided to take a different approach to improving her society – setting up her blog “Dinner and Democracy” which uses food and pop culture as a “way-in” to discuss cultural and political issues of the day. She is motivated by the truth, which Robin often espouses, that you have to speak to people “where they are” – i.e. about things they are really interested in. She contrasts her approach to discussing trends in popular culture with that of politicians who try to use logic and emotion to communicate their ideas – but do so in a way that seems irrelevant to the everyday lives of We the People.

We discuss the relationships between food and cultural identity, body image issues and eating disorders, and food and politics.



About Meagan Nelson

Meagan Nelson PhotographMeagan Designed and author WordPress blog with an international fan base about the intersection of food, history, politics, and pop culture. She manages blog Facebook page to update readers about new articles and events; gained 1500+ followers, a 47% engagement rate, and a reach of 33,000 people. Advertise blog on personal Twitter page to increase blog engagement; profile followed by celebrity chefs, former executive food editors, musicians, television personalities, actors, high-profile restaurants and established food bloggers. Asked by blog readers to host personal appearances and discuss the history, politics, and pop culture behind different foods

[Dinner & Democracy – Website] •  [Follow Meagan on – Twitter] • [Join Meagan on – LikedIn]


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Robin Koerner is British-born, and recently became a citizen of the USA. A decade ago, he founded WatchingAmerica.com, an organization of over 200 volunteers that translates and posts in English views about the USA from all over the world. Robin may be best known for having coined the term “Blue Republican” to refer to liberals and independents who joined the GOP to support Ron Paul’s bid for the presidency in 2012/12
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