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Eat Your Way to Power: Food and Politics on the Campaign Trail: Sheila Dillon investigates the tricky world of eating on the campaign trail.

Eat Your Way to Power: Food and Politics on the Campaign Trail: Sheila Dillon investigates the tricky world of eating on the campaign trail.

FromThe Food Programme


Eat Your Way to Power: Food and Politics on the Campaign Trail: Sheila Dillon investigates the tricky world of eating on the campaign trail.

FromThe Food Programme

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Length:
28 minutes
Released:
Oct 25, 2020
Format:
Podcast Episode

Description

Food can tell us a lot about our politicians, at least that seems to be what we think. We love to see them eat and we obsess about what goes in their mouths. It can be a high-wire act. Do it right to prove that you are just like your voters but do it wrong and you are a slob, a phoney or a weirdo.

In this week’s food programme Sheila Dillon investigates the power of public eating in political campaigning. We talk to Trump’s former communications Director Anthony 'The Mooch' Scaramucci about the president’s love of fast food and why he communicates so well through what he eats. Ed Miliband’s former advisor Ayesha Hazarika tells us why photos of him eating a bacon sandwich had measurable effect on the 2015 General Election. We also talk to James Beard winning photo journalist Gary He about his time with some of the Democratic Candidates taking photos of every single thing they ate.

Presented by Sheila Dillon
Produced by Sam Grist for BBC Audio in Bristol
Released:
Oct 25, 2020
Format:
Podcast Episode