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The Empty Bowl

Author: Justin McElroy

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A meditative podcast about cereal from cereal eater Justin McElroy and Cerealously creator Dan Goubert.
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Thirty-Five

Thirty-Five

2020-07-0831:083

This is the thirty-fifth episode of The Empty Bowl, in which a trilogy of great news saves us from Worse Froot Loops, brings us a Toast Crunch crusher, and regales us with a 16-year-strong tale of savory cereal democracy.
Thirty-Four

Thirty-Four

2020-06-1829:062

This is the thirty-fourth episode of The Empty Bowl, in which we lament the loss of both a cartoon kangaroo and a heap of oat flour, before following Mr. Rogers down the cereal aisle.
Thirty-Three

Thirty-Three

2020-05-2836:494

This is the thirty-third episode of The Empty Bowl, in which we learn too much about Minions cologne, drink hot cereal bean juice, and scrutinize Toucan Sam's reanimated anatomy.
Thirty-Two

Thirty-Two

2020-05-1435:473

This is the thirty-second episode of The Empty Bowl, in which we investigate inconsistent cereal ownership, elaborate on cinnamon intricacies, and strain the outer limits of a Pop-Tarts pouch.
Thirty-One

Thirty-One

2020-04-3036:523

This is the thirty-first episode of The Empty Bowl, in which Golden Grahams get toasted, Sea Berry Pop-Tarts are unmasked, and your help is sought to locate an elusive maple cereal.
Thirty

Thirty

2020-04-1539:545

This is the thirtieth episode of The Empty Bowl, in which Tony's weak point is exposed, Chex Quest baffles the world, and we host the banana cereal debate to end all banana cereal debates.
Twenty-Nine

Twenty-Nine

2020-04-0237:212

This is the twenty-ninth episode of The Empty Bowl, in which a dearly departed friend is spotted south of the border, Dan reveals what cereal has grown on him, and Kellogg's bizarrely toasted history reheats itself.
Twenty-Eight

Twenty-Eight

2020-03-2032:103

This is the twenty-eighth episode of The Empty Bowl, in which IHOP pops off, Japanese donuts go nuts, and we ideate the best cereal mixes for prolonged indoor munching.
Twenty-Seven

Twenty-Seven

2020-02-2736:343

This is the twenty-seventh episode of The Empty Bowl, in which we stockpile gummy burgers in high volume, explore the surface of Neptune, and not-so-subtly pine for Sprinkle Spangles.
Twenty-Six

Twenty-Six

2020-02-1236:053

This is the twenty-sixth episode of The Empty Bowl, in which we defuse risky cereal situations, critique Cinnamon Toast Crunch in varying viscosities, and balance the perfect breakfast.
Twenty-Five

Twenty-Five

2020-01-3036:185

This is the twenty-fifth episode of The Empty Bowl, in which Dan seizes a 1 in 100 chance, Justin "Toops" McElroy shares the scoop, and we ask you about your secret cereal.
Twenty-Four

Twenty-Four

2020-01-0845:408

This is the twenty-fourth episode of The Empty Bowl, in which we assess a smörgåsbord of 2020 releases, recap 2019's best, and perform a live smell test of the new decade's most potently aromatic cereal.
Twenty-Three

Twenty-Three

2019-12-0431:364

This is the twenty-third episode of The Empty Bowl, in which we discuss a surreally named fast food development, Dan's biggest 2019 disappointment, and the ideal Scooby-Doo cereal.
Twenty-Two

Twenty-Two

2019-11-2025:501

This is the twenty-second episode of The Empty Bowl, in which we cover a rapid-fire barrage of doughnutty news and flapjackular reviews.
Twenty-One

Twenty-One

2019-10-2331:014

This is the twenty-first episode of The Empty Bowl, in which we ocularly evaluate Twinkies Cereal and explore the potion-colored history of Spooky Froot Loops.
Twenty

Twenty

2019-10-0934:364

This is the twentieth episode of The Empty Bowl, in which we say many things about blueberries and consider eating cereal in the monastic tradition.
Nineteen

Nineteen

2019-09-1128:597

This is the nineteenth episode of The Empty Bowl, in which we drool over Golden Grahams Bites and review a cereal that really bites.
Eighteen

Eighteen

2019-08-2833:483

This is the eighteenth episode of The Empty Bowl, in which we call Eggo's bluff and make sacrifices to the strangest cereal mascot ever sculpted.
Seventeen

Seventeen

2019-08-1434:186

This is the seventeenth episode of The Empty Bowl, in which Lucky saves Rice Krispies Treats and secret cereal recipes are released from the archives. 
Sixteen

Sixteen

2019-07-2434:323

This is the sixteenth episode of The Empty Bowl, in which we eat snickerdoodles out of season and make a possible contribution to cereal history.
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Comments (28)

Julie Arnold

Except it was close to the solstice, not the equinox...

Jun 27th
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boo

this reminds me of the ending of mbmbam guided sleep experience episode where justin counts to 100. what's going to happen when we get there?

Jun 20th
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Christine Helgeton

it's so sad to listen to this podcast while not in America/Canada, I'm Norwegian and the most exotic cereal I can get is like coco puffs or cheerios. but I'll live through these lovely cereal bois

Feb 17th
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thischick25 (thischick25)

A Raisin Bran Crunch Pop Tart would remind me too much of a Fig Newton.

Oct 24th
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Ryan S

does anyone know what song they play in their episodes?

Aug 29th
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kelsey jeanette

i bought a box of golden grahams because of this

Jul 29th
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creepytwin

this podcast is one of the best things that has ever happened to me 🥣💖😴

Jul 6th
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Sev

I’m imagining a live show of this where the auditorium is just empty, no chairs and everybody brings a sleeping bag or something like that

Jun 6th
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Joanna

My only complaint is that you can't get a lot of these cereals in the UK; I have cereal envy 😭

May 8th
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Yuki Okuma

Oh my gosh I thought Justin was kidding about the interview! Look up "Justin McElroy Talks Blueberry Muffin Tops".

May 5th
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thischick25 (thischick25)

The cereal nostalgia bombs and genuine, nuanced reviews make me REALLY hungry, but also make me see my faves in a new light.

May 2nd
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Eli

This is so pure and good, I love it

Apr 18th
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Sarah Chadwick

no other podcast quite fills my need quite like this one. its so peaceful and nice.

Apr 16th
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Rosalee Britton

Excellent as always, I love relaxing in the bath to this

Jan 9th
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Inkibea

I've adored all of the McElroy podcasts, and this one seems like an awesome one for my mornings, oof

Nov 25th
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mackaiwen

eat your dry cinnamon toast crunch with chopsticks. no mess!

Nov 16th
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Drew Poinsette

oatmeal cream pie cereal ❤🐦

Oct 23rd
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Harry Morales

perfect sleep podcast

Oct 5th
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Chanel_Cannon

More please :)

Sep 29th
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Joakim Wimmerstedt

this is awesome.

Sep 23rd
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