The Crisis Beat

EPISODE 4: Evidence Based Practice Part 1 - Mad Cow and US Beef

Jan. 2, 2023

In this episode, Brady and Mark delve deeper into Benoit's image restoration theory through a 2012 case study on US crisis communications about food safety following incidences of Mad Cow disease in the food supply. Mark and Brady also discuss Elon Musk, FTX and Sam Bankman-Fried, the birth of evidence-based medicine at McMaster University and Dr. Gordon Guyatt, Prion / Protein Diseases and 'This Week In Virology Podcast.' They also discuss the merits of Grammarly.

The article Mark and Brady discuss in detail gives an occasion to discuss evidence-based crisis communications as a concept, where there is a rich academic literature of case-based and theory-based studies to draw on.

The article in question:

'The failure of ‘scientific' evidence in Taiwan: a case study of international image repair for American beef.' by Chun Wena, Tzu-hsiang Yub and William L. Benoit. Asian Journal of Communication. Vol. 22, No. 2, April 2012, 121139


This Week In Virology, episode 950:

Elon Musk / Tesla / Twitter articles:

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