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Spilled Milk

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Rank #7 in Food category

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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.

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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.

iTunes Ratings

1081 Ratings
Average Ratings
811
187
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Love you guys!

By ELIZHART - Jan 08 2020
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I have a long Boston commute which tends to be the WORST on Thursday afternoons but I actually enjoy it because it’s my time with you guys! Love the laughs and sometimes I learn something new! Thanks for a great show!

Amusing podcast

By courtney 511111 - Jan 05 2020
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Have been listening for years. Amusing banter. I only have issues when they sing... and sometimes the use of the word anyway... as a transition.

iTunes Ratings

1081 Ratings
Average Ratings
811
187
29
27
27

Love you guys!

By ELIZHART - Jan 08 2020
Read more
I have a long Boston commute which tends to be the WORST on Thursday afternoons but I actually enjoy it because it’s my time with you guys! Love the laughs and sometimes I learn something new! Thanks for a great show!

Amusing podcast

By courtney 511111 - Jan 05 2020
Read more
Have been listening for years. Amusing banter. I only have issues when they sing... and sometimes the use of the word anyway... as a transition.
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Spilled Milk

Latest release on Jan 23, 2020

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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.

Rank #1: Episode 111: Fast Food Frozen Treats

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Road trip! Why is our sound quality so lousy this week? It’s because we took the show to our local fast food emporium to enjoy some frozen treats. We talk Frostys, Blizzards, and other fast-food classics. Plus, a sneak preview of Molly’s forthcoming hard-hitting investigative book. spilledmilkpodcast.com

Feb 06 2014

18mins

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Rank #3: Episode 228: Oreos

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Our love for perfectly engineered food products is known far and wide. Today we indulge in yet another feat of edible engineering, stacks and stacks of Oreos. Through double stuff and thin we decide if we are hookers or unscrewers while battling defective packages. EXPLICIT. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com

May 19 2016

21mins

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Rank #4: Episode 242: Pesto

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Live Show September 3, 2016 in Seattle 

We Pesto boyz are traveling back to the 80s yet again, this time to taste an herby, garlicky topping. Matthew's fashion is critiqued and duets abound as we talk garlic skepticism and basil blanching. Spoiler alert for the "All My Children" finale. EXPLICIT. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com

Molly's Pesto

Aug 18 2016

44mins

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Rank #5: Episode 119: Prunes

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Keeping you regular with our weekly episodes, this time we probe everybody's favorite laxative, prunes. This versatile fruit delights whether dried, stewed, juiced, roasted, savory or sweet. "Moist" haters beware. spilledmilkpodcast.com

Recipes

The Wet Plum Mocktail - Prune juice, splash of club soda and a squeeze of lemon.

Paula Wolfert's Stewed Pork with Prunes and Onions via Fine Cooking

Stewed Prunes with Citrus and Cinnamon via Orangette

David Lebovitz's Prunes Stewed with Port Wine

Wine-Stewed Prunes and Mascarpone via Frankie’s 457 Spuntino
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Pruneaux d’Agen

Molly's Food52 Cocktail column


Molly's book Delancey, released on May 6th. 
 

Apr 17 2014

18mins

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Rank #6: Episode 83: Shrimp

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Any episode that includes the question “do you prefer head-on or headless?” has got to be pretty good, right? We dive into the undersea world of shrimp and surface with a briny hangover and a couple of pretty awesome recipes. Recipes: Rick Bayless’s Shrimp with Mojo de Ajo, Kasma Loha-unchit’s Hot and Sour Shrimp Salad. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com

Rick Bayless’s Shrimp with Mojo de Ajohttp://www.food.com/recipe/shrimp-with-sweet-toasty-garlic-camarones-al-mojo-de-ajo-135089Kasma Loha-unchit’s Hot and Sour Shrimp Salad:http://www.thaifoodandtravel.com/recipes/shrmpsal.html

Jan 24 2013

16mins

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Rank #7: Episode 109: Bacon

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Finally, Matthew’s superpower is revealed. Trust us, you didn’t want to know. In the meantime, however, we eat bacon and talk thickness, crispiness, smokiness, and finding bacon in unexpected places. spilledmilkpodcast.com

Bacony cornbread recipehttp://www.spilledmilkpodcast.com/2012/12/27/cornbread-recipes-from-episode-81/

Jan 16 2014

25mins

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Rank #8: Episode 344: Cinnamon Rolls

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Welcome to The Nordic Connection, where we bed and incubate bressert with the help of Molly's tour guide "skills". While discussing Cinnamon Roll anatomy, sugar lumps and student waiters, we come to some surprising conclusions in order to crown the Master of the Yeasted Dough.

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Aug 02 2018

42mins

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Rank #9: Episode 233: Deep South Convenience Store Staples

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We were given our most luxurious box of junk food yet! This time the packaged snacks come from the convenience stores of the Deep South. Join us as we discuss swamp dreams, peat bog burials and the benefits of a good funnel. Best enjoyed while enjoying peanuts in a bottle of Coke, but beware the backwash. EXPLICIT. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com

Kevin Spacey Impressions

Jun 23 2016

28mins

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Rank #10: Episode 241: Cream Cheese

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September 3rd Live Show in Seattle at Pocket Theater

Can you believe Matthew has never eaten a bagel with cream cheese? Well, today we remedy that with heaping spoonfuls of of the stuff. Molly shows off her Russian accent during discussions of geological eras, visiting tongues and cream cakes. We may have found another addition to our list of Perfectly Engineered Food Products. EXPLICIT. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com

Aug 11 2016

35mins

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Rank #11: Episode 169: Dumplings

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Live show tickets here! 

Join Professors Molly and Matthew as they teach Encased Dough Balls 101. We tackle existential questions such as the exact definition of a dumpling, where ravioli falls and a technique known as "Side Swayze". Be sure to take notes and use the technical definition of dumpling in your future edible exploits. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com 

The Search for General Tso

Matthew's dumplings

Adapted from Eileen Yin-Fei Lo, The Dim Sum Dumpling Book

1/2 teaspoon baking soda1 teaspoon kosher salt

For the filling:12 ounces bok choy, separated into stalks and leaves, cut into 1/2-inch pieces12 ounces ground pork1/3 cup sliced scallions1 teaspoon kosher salt2 teaspoons sugar1.5 teaspoons minced ginger1.5 teaspoons rice wine1 teaspoon soy sauce2 teaspoons sesame oil1 egg1 tablespoon oyster sauce1.5 tablespoons cornstarchpinch black pepper

1 package (about 44) gyoza skins (we like Twin Dragon brand)

1. Bring a pot of the water to a boil and add the baking soda and 1 teaspoon salt. Add the bok choy stems. After 1 minute, add the bok choy leaves. Drain, rinse with cold water, and squeeze out well with a towel.

2. Transfer the greens to a medium bowl and add the remaining filling ingredients. Stir until thoroughly combined (hands are good for this) and refrigerate uncovered, 4 hours.

3. Fill the gyoza skins with about 2 teaspoons filling per skin. Here’s a video that shows how to fold them.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOqgGieImME .

4. In a large nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon peanut oil over medium-high. Add dumplings to fit. When they’re sizzling, add 1/2 cup water and cover. Steam 6 minutes, adding additional water if necessary. (You want the water to be just about boiled off at the 6-minute mark.) Uncover and cook until well-browned. Serve immediately.

Apr 02 2015

21mins

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Rank #12: Episode 110: Popcorn

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Dear Dennis Quaid: We’re really sorry about all the things we did to you on this episode. But really, would you rather Martin Short in there, or us? Love, your two grannies, Molly and Matthew. spilledmilkpodcast.com

Jan 23 2014

18mins

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Rank #13: Episode 67: Hard Tacos

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Hoo boy, we've cranked the juvenile up to 11 (years old). We're talking about American-style hard tacos, and if the phrase "American-style hard tacos" is already making you snicker, you're our kind of people. EXPLICIT. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com

Jun 14 2012

16mins

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Rank #14: Episode 70: Honey

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Greetings from Spilled Milk University. First, the zoology department weighs in on how bees make honey (we have no idea). Next, to the law school, where the judge weighs in on whether honey is theft. Finally, the school of culinary arts, where fingers get sticky. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com

Jul 25 2012

17mins

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Rank #15: Episode 180: Nachos

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The listeners spoke and... we didn't really listen. Today we address the best and worst of crispy, cheese soaked Nachos. Toppings, cheese ratios, high school reunions and balding are all up for discussion and we also find out what cheese and underwear have in common. EXPLICIT. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com

Jun 18 2015

24mins

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Rank #16: Episode 356: Meal Planning

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Have your plow and Google calendar ready, because today we are discussing Meal Planning. This is one of those episodes that may be low on comedy but high on usefulness, or so we are telling ourselves. Matthew gets put into the hot seat as we find out about The Meat List and call his mom. We pass strings of mongers as we learn to stride ahead and try to alleviate meal guilt.

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Oct 25 2018

48mins

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Rank #17: Episode 136: Non-Tomato Pasta Sauces Pt. 1

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Today, we plate up some pasta and discuss sauces sans tomatoes. Molly fixates on spelunking while Matthew's cookbook collection comes under fire. It's Loren vs. Bastianich so cast your votes, boil some water and sauce it up.

Recipes:

Pasta Aglio e olio
Pasta Carbonara
Rigatoni with 5 Lilies
Pasta with Parsnips and Pancetta 
Francis Lam's Pasta with Eggplant Puree
Molly's Pesto 
James Beard's Braised Onion Sauce 

Pasta Bible Pasta (aka Mezze Maniche Rigate with Scallions)

Adapted from The Pasta Bible, Silvio Rizzi
Serves 4

Rich and buttery without being heavy, this fresh-tasting dish is good any time of year.

  • 3/4 lb mezze maniche rigate or rigatoni
  • 1 bunch scallions (6 thick or 12 thin), white and light green parts only, thinly sliced
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 bunch Italian parsley, minced
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
  • salt
  1. Melt 4 tbsp butter in a skillet over medium-low heat.
  2. Add the scallions and cook gently 15 minutes, turning the heat down if the scallions threaten to brown. Let cool until merely warm (5-10 minutes; the exact temperature isn't critical as long as it won't fry the eggs) and stir in the egg yolks, parsley, and cheese.
  3. Meanwhile, boil the pasta in a large pot of salted water. When al dente, reserve some cooking water, drain, and add the pasta to the scallion mixture. Toss well to mix, add some reserved cooking water if it seems too dry, season with salt, and transfer to 4 heated bowls

Aug 14 2014

25mins

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Rank #18: Episode 220: Frozen Pizza

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Today Molly and Matthew meet Celeste, the champion of solo, intimate nights who has been heating up your grocer’s freezer case. We learn that some abominations aren’t what they seen as we strive to always bring you an exceptional listening experience. EXPLICIT. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com

Mar 24 2016

26mins

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Rank #19: Episode 247: Espresso Drinks

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11/6 Live Show

We are high on caffeine and feeling foyne. But only before 1 pm as we can't drink elongated java joe after that. Matthew tries a Sparkle Pony while mapping Oklahoma City and eventually they both end up down the rabbit hole of nonsense. EXPLICIT. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com

Molly's Coffee Article

Elm Coffee Roasters Espresso Vivace Slate Analog Coffee Anchored Ship The Fat Hen Herkimer Coyle's Bakeshop

Sep 22 2016

33mins

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Rank #20: Episode 183: Banana Bread

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With more straddling and mashing than necessary, we present you with Banana Bread. Sure what the freezer does to a banana is unspeakable, but we go there. For the listeners. Through speckles, mush, chunks and MILFs, today's conversation will make you wish you could turn back time. EXPLICIT. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com 

Bakesale Betty's Banana Bread

Chocolate Cinnamon Sugar Banana Bread

Banana-Coconut Bread

Banana Bread with Chocolate and Ginger

Cher - If I Could Turn Back Time  Video

Jul 09 2015

23mins

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Episode 421: Lightning Round LIVE!

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Listen as we learn about erotic textures, driftwood beds and the human tenderloin during our first Lightning Round episode. We discover the differences between splotchy and pocked, and that the best childhood punishments combine banana and rum. Thank you for all your topic suggestions!

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Jan 23 2020

44mins

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Episode 420: The Cheese Plate

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Today we go from mild to strong, with lots of France talk and interruptions. We learn about cutting the cheese, organ grinders and jangle bangles. Eventually, things get ridonkulous as we determine the range of pungency and if this is our worst episode yet.

Jan 16 2020

50mins

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Episode 419: Fried Eggs Revisited

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To celebrate our 10th anniversary, we invite you to listen with us and laugh at us. This episode gets meta as we go down the show's Memory Lane and provide Host Commentary to our very first episode and encounter snowy white bottoms, time loops and lots of lies. This episode is rated NSFJ and NSFMM

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Jan 09 2020

48mins

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Episode 418: Tofu

Jan 02 2020

45mins

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Episode 417: BBQ Sauce

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Today we discuss Barbies and Arby's as we discover what the mafia has to do with BBQ sauce and why pork is like an iceberg. Matthew dispenses some dubious fatherly advice on mopping, basting and dipping this signature reserve select artisanal sauce.

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Dec 26 2019

32mins

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Episode 416: Alternative Chips

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Today we wonder where do we even get these ideas and are these even chips? We also lay bare our music choices, discuss the virtues of beans and coconut bras and officially christen WOTSL and SOTSA.

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Dec 19 2019

26mins

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Episode 414: Farro

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Today we are getting grooves back, eating, praying and loving all under a Tuscan sun. Listen as we attempt to learn something useful about this Italian heirloom grain while avoiding data mining and attempting to thresh all night long.

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Dec 05 2019

30mins

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Episode 412: Digestive Biscuits

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Today our oaten biscuits are sweet, tinny and ready to go. We discuss classic literature, beach sand and British masterpieces as we taste test various biscuits that aid digestion and other things.

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Nov 21 2019

31mins

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Episode 411: Hazelnuts

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Today we meet Filbert and Kent Cobnut as we discuss the nut of the hazel. Molly invents diseases and tells us a story as we bet on the winner between shrub vs tree vs bush.

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Nov 14 2019

35mins

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Episode 410: Spouseless Eating 2

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Spouseless Eating is back and its bigger and better than ever. We follow our corporate bylaws as we discuss breeding plumage, throngs, droves and how many peas are necessary. Any comments, email lormath@blarg.

SAVORY LIMAS IN CREAM

by Lynn Beaumont

1 pkg. frozen lima beans or frozen shelled edamame
1-1/3rd c. cream
6 thin slices of onion or 1 T. dried onion flakes
3 cloves
2 bay leaves
Dash of nutmeg
Fresh ground pepper and salt to taste
¼ c. butter

Cook limas or edamame according to package. Combine rest of ingredients except butter in a saucepan and bring to a simmer. Let simmer for 5 minutes. Drain beans and add butter to beans. Strain cream mixture over beans and taste for salt. Pour all into a big bowl and enjoy!

Bon appetit!

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Nov 07 2019

42mins

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Episode 409: Hard Seltzer

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Today we embrace our inner bro and drink from The Slender Can. We confront kids in trench coats, sexy water, oval shaped circles and hard truths. Bet you didn't think we'd be talking lobbying and tax rates on this show, but we are full of surprises.

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Oct 31 2019

39mins

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Episode 408: Tahini

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Today we visit the most fertile of crescents and confront conspiracy theories to discuss Tahini. We are all over the place, from the renaming of Tammy to salt ponds to skimming hulls. All in all, we decide that we belong together and have way too many episodes.

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Oct 24 2019

30mins

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Episode 407: Snickerdoodles

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Today we breathe life into whimsy, and note that Producer Abby will leave when she is good and ready. There are lots of notches on our bedposts and not a speck of chocolate anywhere as we slam poets and grate cinnamon sticks all in the hopes of discovering if we are Snickerdoodle people or not.

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Oct 17 2019

28mins

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Episode 406: Kimchi

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We open with a flashback to episode one, and the return of Keanut as we try to follow The Molly Way. While munching on Kimchi, we discover sophisticated pickles, the miracle of digestion and how hard it is to hold a pancake in the night.

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Oct 10 2019

34mins

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Episode 405: Pocky Sticks

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Today we battle stickbiscuits, fake maple flavoring and the patriarchy to taste Pocky Sticks. After a DTR, we learn about Adult Milk and pick our favorite Pantone colors before deciding against harmonica lessons. It's for the best.

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Oct 03 2019

22mins

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Episode 404: Pancetta

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For once in our lives we confront the annoyance of bacon and thundering hooves to discuss the wonder that is pancetta. We chat with Special Guest Dan Ahdoot about blanching bacon and our favorite pasta dishes as we are touched with the meat wave.

Special Guest: Dan Ahdoot.

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Sep 26 2019

42mins

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Episode 403: Ice Cream Sandwiches

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Rated: NFJ (Not For June) Today we discuss feeding different needs, cookie texture and whether we've ever been to a baseball game. Volume quirks and numerical settings may seem boring at first but just wait until the end when we finish simultaneously.

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Sep 19 2019

28mins

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Episode 402: Camping

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Finally the episode you've all been waiting for, Matthew and Molly go Camping. Join us in the wilderness where we discuss spin-off series, down slope urination, and The Devil's Club as we sing songs around the campfire and wonder how cold can it really get. Listen as we encounter wild ponies, vermin and mail merge all before discovering the magic of fire. http://www.spilledmilkpodcast.com/donate

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Sep 12 2019

55mins

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iTunes Ratings

1081 Ratings
Average Ratings
811
187
29
27
27

Love you guys!

By ELIZHART - Jan 08 2020
Read more
I have a long Boston commute which tends to be the WORST on Thursday afternoons but I actually enjoy it because it’s my time with you guys! Love the laughs and sometimes I learn something new! Thanks for a great show!

Amusing podcast

By courtney 511111 - Jan 05 2020
Read more
Have been listening for years. Amusing banter. I only have issues when they sing... and sometimes the use of the word anyway... as a transition.