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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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Forty-Six

Forty-Six

2021-02-1234:052

This is the forty-sixth episode of The Empty Bowl, in which an obscure Pop-Tart resurfaces, Dunkaroos flunks out, and we investigate the mystery of a certain lasagna-loving cat's long-lost '80s cereal.
Forty-Five

Forty-Five

2021-01-2730:422

This is the forty-fifth episode of The Empty Bowl, in which we are, all of us, made of stardust and Fruity Pebbles.
Forty-Four

Forty-Four

2021-01-0237:183

This is the forty-fourth episode of The Empty Bowl, in which we toast 2020's best cereals—and roast its worst.
Forty-Three

Forty-Three

2020-12-1536:462

This is the forty-third episode of The Empty Bowl, in which we anticipate a quintuple monster creature feature, reunite with Waffle Crisp, and kick off a divisive new segment.
Forty-Two

Forty-Two

2020-11-2726:212

This is the forty-second episode of The Empty Bowl, in which we celebrate Pebbles-giving, explore two cereal trinities, and share what we're thankful for in the breakfast aisle.
Forty-One

Forty-One

2020-11-0739:261

This is the forty-first episode of The Empty Bowl, in which endmilk gets bottled, beignets get dusted, and Cap'n Crunch's sweater gets ugly.
Forty

Forty

2020-10-1630:573

This is the fortieth episode of The Empty Bowl, in which elves are shelved & syruped, Cocoa Puffs deflate, and Monster Cereals get scary. Real scary.
Thirty-Nine

Thirty-Nine

2020-09-3034:416

This is the thirty-ninth episode of The Empty Bowl, in which we air our OCP OMGs, go back in time with Golden Grahams, and challenge you to further document a cereal cryptid that still haunts Dan and Dan alone.
Thirty-Eight

Thirty-Eight

2020-09-0332:104

This is the thirty-eighth episode of The Empty Bowl, in which we put cinnamon on cinnamon, dig into two surprisingly good new releases, and give you a heads up on autumn's reigning cereal champs.
Thirty-Seven

Thirty-Seven

2020-08-1837:234

This is the thirty-seventh episode of The Empty Bowl, in which we run a granulated gauntlet of chocolate, coffee, and cheese.
Thirty-Six

Thirty-Six

2020-07-2936:435

This is the thirty-sixth episode of The Empty Bowl, in which we mind our kindness, unseal Chaka's menacing magic, and entertain your least-hinged cereal imaginings. 
Thirty-Five

Thirty-Five

2020-07-0831:082

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

2020-06-1829:063

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

2020-04-3036:524

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

2020-03-2032:105

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.
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Comments (32)

Taako_Lover

This is so so realixing and helps me sleep :)

Oct 28th
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Taako_Lover

These epsiodes are so pleasing and relaxing. They help me sleep

Oct 20th
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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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