By Merlin Mann, Alex Cox, and Max Temkin
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Merlin Mann, Alex Cox, and Max Temkin watch season 13 of Top Chef.
||CleanMildly Preferable to Hunger||Merlin, Max, and Alex conclude their run of Top Scallops by eating some gross food and breaking down why reality TV often does not meet our expectations.||3/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 15: Inadequate on Every Level||Merlin, Max, and Alex respond to some constructive listener feedback before recapping the finale of Top Chef.||3/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14: Don't Put a Hat on a Hat||Max visits Merlin in his office to talk about structure and change, the downfall of TV, and "magic" shows.||3/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13: It Sogged Out||Max and Merlin talk about politics and do some soul searching. And then what happens?||3/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12: Make the Lobster Sit in a Cell and Watch TV||Merlin, Max, and Alex argue about the Oscars and eventually get around to Top Chef.||3/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11: Seduction Community College||Merlin and Max bravely take on the tough issues, and Alex doesn't cut anything out.||2/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10: There's An Old Guy Going Crazy On This Hotdog||Merlin and Alex discuss Top Chef's mythic qualities, secrecy around rules of the show, and their cats. Max is away at Hot Dog University.||2/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisodd 9: We’re Not an Old Sicilian Woman||Special guest Nick Kokonas of three Michelin star restaurant Alinea discusses running a kitchen, the production problems behind Top Chef, and being broth blocked.||2/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8: A Potato Sack of Lobster Tails||Merlin and Max discuss misperceptions of our own creative work, bags of lobster, and why Alex is still mad at Phillip.||2/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7: Oatmeal and Blood Broccoli||Max and Merlin discuss what people mean when they think about inspiration, the finer side of fast food, and mandolin catastrophes.||1/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6: Cooking With Ra's al Ghul||Max and Merlin discuss focus in the kitchen and workplace, Cajun Sparkle Recipes, and why you might need a tin foil hat.||1/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5: Sucking as a Service||Merlin and Max discuss Apple Music, their sous vide methods, a new business venture, and possibly Star Wars.||1/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: Snot on a Rock||This week Merlin and Max discuss how to handle the stressors of being in the kitchen as well as the poor gaming of some of the show's challenges.||12/23/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: It Eats a Little Salty||This week Max and Merlin discuss time management and Hidden Valley Ranch's Food Waste Reduction program.||12/16/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisodes 1 & 2: BIG Flavors||This week Max and Merlin check in on Tom and line up the dingalings.||12/7/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 0: Project Food with Werner Herzog||This week Merlin and Max introduce Top Chef and talk about staring into the creative abyss.||11/25/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
Wow wow wow
This is simply a great podcast and you should listen to it. Max & Merlin have great chemistry. Funny, thoughtful and engaging.
The podcast hosts make a mockery of the show. They are completely unprepared and this podcast has only been around for one episode. Do not subscribe. A total waste of time.
It Doesn’t Eat Salty
Come on, it’s Max and Merlin talking about our favorite non-dress-related reality competition show! What more could anyone ask for?