The Empty Bowl

The Empty Bowl

By Justin McElroy
A meditative podcast about cereal from cereal eater Justin McElroy and Cerealously creator Dan Goubert.
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Thirty-Five
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.
31:08
July 8, 2020
Thirty-Four
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.
29:06
June 18, 2020
Thirty-Three
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.
36:49
May 28, 2020
Thirty-Two
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.
35:51
May 14, 2020
Thirty-One
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.
36:52
April 30, 2020
Thirty
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.
39:54
April 15, 2020
Twenty-Nine
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.
37:21
April 2, 2020
Twenty-Eight
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.
32:10
March 20, 2020
Twenty-Seven
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.
36:34
February 27, 2020
Twenty-Six
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.
35:45
February 12, 2020
Twenty-Five
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.
36:18
January 30, 2020
Twenty-Four
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.
45:40
January 8, 2020
Twenty-Three
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.
31:36
December 4, 2019
Twenty-Two
This is the twenty-second episode of The Empty Bowl, in which we cover a rapid-fire barrage of doughnutty news and flapjackular reviews.
25:50
November 20, 2019
Twenty-One
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.
31:01
October 23, 2019
Twenty
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.
34:36
October 9, 2019
Nineteen
This is the nineteenth episode of The Empty Bowl, in which we drool over Golden Grahams Bites and review a cereal that really bites.
28:59
September 11, 2019
Eighteen
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.
33:48
August 28, 2019
Seventeen
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. 
34:18
August 14, 2019
Sixteen
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.
34:32
July 24, 2019
Fifteen
This is the fifteenth episode of The Empty Bowl, in which we lambast Spider-Man's ridiculous request and see which Mermaid Cereal is the better half.
35:26
July 3, 2019
Fourteen
This is the fourteenth episode of The Empty Bowl, in which Dan gets duped by an avocado cereal and we weep for the worst thing to happen to cereal in recent memory.
36:35
June 19, 2019
Thirteen
This is the thirteenth episode of The Empty Bowl, in which we spotlight our favorite cereal media memories and discuss pillows. So. Many. Pillows.
32:16
June 5, 2019
Twelve
This is the twelfth episode of The Empty Bowl, in which we demystify Magic Spoon Cereal and compliment Pac-Man's gym shorts.
36:14
May 22, 2019
Eleven
This is the eleventh episode of The Empty Bowl, in which Bob Ross comes to breakfast and an underrated gem flies north for the summer.
23:31
April 10, 2019
Ten
This is the tenth episode of The Empty Bowl, in which we reveal the newest Cheerios flavor and conquer King Vitaman's Court of Riddles.
28:17
March 20, 2019
Nine
This is the ninth episode of The Empty Bowl, in which we discuss cereals both meaty and cryptozoological.
26:39
February 20, 2019
Eight
This is the eighth episode of The Empty Bowl, in which we announce an early cereal of the year contender and try to track down a mythical '80s cereal, too.
29:51
February 6, 2019
Seven
This is the seventh episode of The Empty Bowl, in which things quickly turn sour and we get to the bottom of the whole "bottom of the bag" issue.
22:54
January 9, 2019
Six
This is the sixth episode of The Empty Bowl, in which we tailor our Yuletide offerings to Mr. Clause and yawn over the year's potentially most boring cereal.
24:15
December 19, 2018
Five
This is the fifth episode of The Empty Bowl, in which we taste test redundant Cocoa Puffs and contemplate the ethics of caffeinated cereal.
29:24
November 21, 2018
Four
This is the fourth episode of The Empty Bowl, in which we consider Pop-Tart peripherals and try some of South Africa's strangest cereal flavors.
25:55
November 7, 2018
Three
This is the third episode of The Empty Bowl, in which Justin reveals his hottest Trix take and milk alternatives hit the main stage.
27:17
October 22, 2018
Two
This is the second episode of The Empty Bowl, in which pastries return to the breakfast bowl and Dan draws too much attention at Buffalo Wild Wings.
25:17
October 3, 2018
One
This is the first episode of The Empty Bowl, in which we introduce the world to a meditative podcast about cereal.
23:41
September 12, 2018