Studying the Discovery of the Mediterranean Diet, or: Applying the Peter Principle to Institutions of Public Health Higher Education


Mediterranean Imaginaries art

To kick start an upcoming disturbance, Roger Malina and Oskar Olsson sit down with the host himself. Alen Agaronov is a doctoral student at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health majoring in Social & Behavioral Science with a secondary field in Critical Media Practice. In this episode Alen explains how he has grown an unhealthy obsession with the health benefits of the so-called Mediterranean Diet – particularly the scientists who were behind its discovery. Like a glass of wine, our discuss pours into tangential topics including Alen’s experience with the bureaucracies and office politics of doctoral life, Roger’s points about art and science, and the co-host’s odd development of non-human-targeted media.