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A Restaurant Guy

“I’ve told so many people that [Restaurant Guys Radio] is basically Car Talk for Food, and I mean that in the most positive way. I don’t know how often you guys listen to Car Talk but that’s quite a compliment.” >> Listen: hi | lo

--Charlie Trotter

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Susan Linn

The Guys discuss marketing to children with Susan Linn, an instructor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Associate Director of the Media Center at Judge Baker Children's Center and is also co-founder of the coalition Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood which is a co-plaintiff in a lawsuit against Viacom (parent company of Nickelodeon) and Kellogg.

The problem is, according to Susan Linn, is that the advertisers are undermining parents in their attempts to teach their children the right things. Susan talks to the Guys about how child psychologists, advertisers and marketers study the developmental weaknesses of children so that they can manipulate children into wanting things. For example: if you want to sell food to children tell them it will make them powerful (the superhero identity). She also talks about the famous study by Western Media International known as "the nag" study where they teach children how to more effectively nag their parents. Nice people.

Podcast Date: 7/17/2006

The Restaurant Guys

Who Are The Restaurant Guys? Every week, Francis Schott and Mark Pascal host the Restaurant Guys, a show that's as informative as it is fun. Francis and Mark own Stage Left Restaurant in the heart of New Brunswick's theatre district, and, along with their expertise in a wide range of fine dining and wine matters, they bring to the table humor and intelligent conversation, perfect for the midday listener. The show includes discussions and interviews with famous chefs, restaurateurs, wine and food writers, critics; and the Guys even give stuff away occasionally.