Matthew Amster-Burton has been writing about food since 1999, but let's talk about some of his other accomplishments. He was the first person ever to use the phrase "erotic pirate haiku" on the web (really!) and took home the gold in ski jump at Innsbruck, 1964 (not really). He's the author of five books, including Pretty Good Number One: An American Family Eats Tokyo and the young adult novel Our Secret Better Lives. He is big in Japan (really!).
April 11th, 2019 | 27 mins 57 secs
Today we bring you unfortunate accents, oral hygiene tips and some tales of Dorito Deficiency as we chat about pregnancy cravings. We also learn about the genetics of taste, Molly's new royal obsession and vampire lore. It is a pretty full episode.
April 4th, 2019 | 30 mins 40 secs
Get ready for the Salty Superheros! Today we get super science-ey yet again as we delve into that woefully misunderstood origin of flavor, MSG. We learn about the nocebo effect and palate concordance before starting a new religion.
March 28th, 2019 | 41 mins 3 secs
Today we sample wild brick fruit at peak ripeness and return to Celestial Smoothies. We reminisce about Handsome Older Man Tony, newspaper shagging and raspberry coulis while wondering what it takes to be a mentor.
March 21st, 2019 | 35 mins
Today we discuss that favorite of moms everywhere, Sauerkraut. We learn about hot dogs in Vegas, CRISPR and what high rollers are. Get out the turkey gravy!
March 14th, 2019 | 39 mins 16 secs
Today we are confused but power through to find out just what cheesy puffs are. Molly remembers her history of cheese ball abuse as we discuss convening panels, oozing puffs and Superman trivia. Be sure to stick around for the Beautiful People of Friday Night Lights segment.
March 7th, 2019 | 31 mins 40 secs
Today we go down rabbit holes to discover lots of fat and history as we munch on pancakes of the savory variety. Along the way we wonder where we got this idea, encounter a Japanese Patrick Swayze and find that the chance of a nap is 100%.
February 28th, 2019 | 34 mins 7 secs
Today we visit Warm Cocktail World to find out what kind of podcast this really is. We decide Matthew's bartending skills need some work as we encounter rolodex hackers, hot acid and oily sugar.
February 21st, 2019 | 32 mins 24 secs
Today we prove that we are not Car Talk by talking about sidecars, horsepower, torque and The Monkees. We find out if M & M are MFEO and learn to watch out for cherbies. Let's be real, this is all tangents.
February 14th, 2019 | 32 mins 46 secs
We are coming to you live from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma with a love letter episode to Molly's hometown. We hit up all the most iconic spots: Borg's, Nichol's Hills, the Fretwell's house, Casady Square and the various (now closed) storefronts of Molly's youth. Happy Valentine's Day! Be sure to stay away from Michael Douglas.
February 7th, 2019 | 44 mins 38 secs
Field trip! Today we make our true yet invalid opinions about Slurpees known to the world. We discover M & M's birthstones and their favorite My Little Pony characters, all while battling some serious brain freeze.
January 31st, 2019 | 35 mins 57 secs
Put on your VR helmets because it's time for Molly's annual review and to talk about confetti rice. We discuss backbone aromatics, injured fingers and studded food as we decide what was authentic for the time.
January 24th, 2019 | 44 mins 56 secs
Welcome to Matthew's nightmare. Today we wade through some Back to the Future trivia to bring you a live mayo demonstration and an attempt at exposure therapy. Spoiler alert: we just end up tired.
January 17th, 2019 | 36 mins 49 secs
Welcome to The Danger Zone! Neither wind nor downed telephone poles nor minor illnesses will prevent us from bringing you some Molly bait, aka Rotisserie Chicken. Hop on the train of discussion as we learn the real definition of vegetarianism and remind Molly that this is, indeed, a comedy show.
January 10th, 2019 | 51 mins 14 secs
Rated NFJ (Not For June)
Today we live through excessive nibbling, alien abductions and more of Molly's Willy Wonka obsession to bring you an episode all about Baking Chips. Or Baking Morsels. Whatever they are called, they are better than any Baldwin.
January 3rd, 2019 | 42 mins 34 secs
Whether you boil, stuff or braise it, cabbage is a canvas. We chew into eternity as we become Cabbage Heads and discover that this beloved of brassicas will one day save us all. Get ready to ooh and ahh.
December 27th, 2018 | 43 mins 16 secs
Today our traffic jam of voices discusses holiday train sets, and hygge over glasses of painful wine. On our journey we encounter Hadrian's Wall, time capsules, space travel and even more fiery desserts than we planned on.