About the Show
Every week on Spilled Milk, writers/comedians Molly Wizenberg and Matthew Amster-Burton start with a food-related topic, from apples to winter squash, and run with it as far as they can go—and, regrettably, sometimes further.
Episode 315: Breath Mints
January 11th, 2018 | 31 mins 24 secs
Within these four mouth walls, we break dance and break resolutions as we torture our tongues with breath mints. With Mouth Ghosts and Eye Goblins right behind the door, is this the episode where Matthew and Molly finally make out!?
Episode 314: Mussels
January 4th, 2018 | 34 mins 30 secs
We continue to exude class today as we lunch on mussels. Adorned in mother of pearl and beards, we learn what it means to adult and what treasures can lie behind dumpsters. Along the way we uncover Matthew's room temperature fears and the best way to chowder.
Episode 313: Scallops
December 28th, 2017 | 30 mins 36 secs
Today, we quickly become full of existential angst as we learn way too much about Scallops. Discover how delicate an ecosystem this episode is with all of its biology degrees and cosmopolitan free living. We wonder how to quantify conscious thought while marveling at the long lasting legacy of Daniel Day-Lewis.
Episode 312: Gingerbread Cookies
December 21st, 2017 | 25 mins 55 secs
Ready for 26 minutes in heaven? Listen as we discuss nameless humanoid baked goods both snappy and biting. We also play Guess the Cookie Cutter Shape and Are We Cool? before we are all gone.
Episode 311: Canned Cold Brew
December 14th, 2017 | 30 mins 10 secs
Look at us drinking the trendiest thing in caffeinated beverages! Coffee, steeped long, hard, and cold. We wonder how many sips are too many sips, and what happened to the flavor compounds—all the while hoping Cookie Monster shows up.
Episode 310: French Fry Shapes
December 7th, 2017 | 25 mins 13 secs
Today Matthew and Molly encounter Curly, Shoestring, Steak and Crinkle all from the comfort of home! Fibonacci and the Golden ratio make cameo appearances and we wonder if there are laws dictating seasoning norms. Recommended reading: The History of Curly Frying.
Episode 309: Vietnamese Junk Food
November 30th, 2017 | 27 mins 6 secs
Thanks to Listener Doctor Helena, we embark on a flavor journey that starts in joy and ends in tears. We keep it tight while encountering pleasing packaging and the taste of teacups. Finally, we attempt to answer the age old question: Swedish or savory?
Episode 308: Pop Tarts
November 23rd, 2017 | 27 mins 43 secs
We may get off to a rocky start, but as Molly presents her treatise on Pop Tarts, things start to fire up. We learn about the origins of breakfast pastries, anthropomorphic marketing strategies and introduce a new segment: "Kelloggs or not?". Stick around for the special epilogue.
Episode 307: Bagels
November 16th, 2017 | 30 mins 28 secs
Coming at you hot today to discuss yeasty dough rings. We learn about Matthew's hero complex and the merits of boiling, and encounter some very frightening dolls.
Episode 306: Tokyo
November 9th, 2017 | 35 mins 19 secs
Today Matthew and Molly take Tokyo! We are turning strangers into friends as we discuss creamy heads, extravagant delis, and squid legs. Not to mention learning more than we ever bargained for about each other's personal habits.
Episode 305: Roast Chicken
November 2nd, 2017 | 42 mins 54 secs
Roast Chicken, it's not us, it's you. We're only in love with the idea of you. Today we realize our alien tendencies as we broach our feelings of inadequacy regarding these deeply burnished birds. Do you truss us?
Episode 304: Lentils
October 26th, 2017 | 33 mins 2 secs
Welcome to The Laird of the Lentils: Super Tender Potential Edition. Today we reminisce about insufferable grandfathers and lovely advisors while discussing teenage pulse obsessions. We also give you a dumpster full of recipes.
Episode 303: Molasses Cookies
October 19th, 2017 | 23 mins 10 secs
Get out those index cards and red string to prep for the holidays. Today we dive into the ol' holiday cookie tin for a taxonomy lesson and find out a curious teenage obsession of Matthew's. Do you think Blackstrap Twinkles is a DJ, stripper, or grade school principal's name?
Episode 302: Stinky Cheese
October 12th, 2017 | 38 mins 25 secs
Professor Molly teaches Student Matthew all about washed rind cheeses through cheese guns, rind bravery, and cautionary tales. Blooming and ripe, we step out of the cheese cave and into the light before washing and smearing. We are so cultured.