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Cereal is a podcast. About cereal. It’s also a pun. On Cereal, food writers, chefs, comedians, and other lovers of complex carbohydrates take breakfast cereal ridiculously seriously. They share on air exactly the right amount of ridiculous recollections of their favorite cereals, while breaking down the nuances, quirks, and free toys that propelled great joy and then got thrown away in 15 seconds. Join the only podcast to celebrate cereal's obviously beloved place in basically everyone's life.Ben Robinson is Editorial Director of Thrillist, writes words for Deadspin, the Huffington Post, Cigar World Magazine, and other various stuff, and once was inches away from getting a cat out of a tree before those fame-whore firemen showed up. If you haven’t read his dangerously obsessive Bachelor/Bachelorette recaps at BatchSlap.com, you’re clearly more normal than him.

Latest Episodes

Episode 12: Cookie Crisp: Andrew Zimmer

Episode Twelve. The cereal: Cookie Crisp. The guest: Andrew Zimmer. Andrew is Thrillists current New York editor and potentially most well fed man in NYC. While traveling through New Zealands Outback Andrew once ate a possum pie and thought it was delicious. Hes very tall, people are always asking him hey man how tall are you? Hes 66. Some of his favorite things include breakfast, steaks, costumed events, and hoodies with wolves on them. He currently resides in Brooklyn. This program was brought to you by The Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board. My cereal exploits in college were rather elementary. I ate whatever was in the dining hall which was usually Lucky Charms. [06:00] --Andrew Zimmer on Cereal

119 min2015 APR 23
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Episode 12: Cookie Crisp: Andrew Zimmer

Episode 11: Honey Nut Cheerios: Karen Palmer

Episode Eleven. The cereal: Honey Nut Cheerios. The guest: Karen Palmer. Karen is the Executive Editor at Tasting Table, a website and newsletter for culinary enthusiasts. Sharing her personal history with the epicurean delight known as cereal, it turns out that Karen lived in Italy for a time growing up and took great offense at the lack of traditional cereal options and cold milk available across the pond. Ben and Karen bond over childhood bans on sweet breakfast items and universally agree that Honey Nut Cheerios is the gateway cereal, before delving into an array of Cheerios factoids. After the break, tune in as Ben and guest dissect a tiny, foreign, knock-off box of Honey Nut Cheerios to see which cereal reigns supreme. This program was brought to you by The Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board. I feel like Honey Nut Cheerios is the pot of cereals! I usually go 2% - skim milk is way too watery, I want a little bit of body, and I feel whole is, for me, too much. --Karen Palmer on Cereal

44 min2015 APR 16
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Episode 11: Honey Nut Cheerios: Karen Palmer

Episode 10: Rice Krispies: Jessica Siskin/Misterkrisp

Episode Ten. The cereal: Rice Krispies. The guest: Jessica Siskin/Misterkrisp. Misterkrisp is actually not a mister at all. NYC-based food artist Jessica Siskin began making edible Rice Krispie Treat sculptures in December 2012 when she discovered that food coloring could be added to the recipe on the side of the cereal box. After making her first Rice Krispie Treat cheeseburger late one Sunday night instead of watching Homeland she continued to experiment with recipes, techniques, and designs, and Misterkrisp was born in October 2013. Jessica is inspired by her previous career in fashion, her love of food, everything pop culture, and the curiously curated library of emojis on her iPhone. When she isnt in the kitchen shes pursuing her masters degree in Creative Writing and systematically sampling every novelty ice cream flavor available in the tri-state area. This program was brought to you by The Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board. Photo used with permission from Jessica Siskin

119 min2015 APR 9
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Episode 10: Rice Krispies: Jessica Siskin/Misterkrisp

Episode 9: Great Grains Protein Blends Honey, Oats & Seeds: Mark Izzo

Episode Nine. The cereal: Great Grains Protein Blends Honey, Oats andamp; Seeds. The guest: Mark Izzo. Mark is a real professional Cereal Man. Hes the Vice President of Research, Development and Innovations at Post Foods. Hear about the history of cereal, the process of inventing new products and the stuff is actually made. This program was brought to you by The Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board. You can make cereal in your kitchen at home. Our most beloved cereal, honey bunches of oats, you can make at home. [04:00] --Mark Izzo on Cereal

119 min2015 APR 2
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Episode 9: Great Grains Protein Blends Honey, Oats & Seeds: Mark Izzo

Episode 8: Wheatena: Mimi Sheraton

Episode Eight. The cereal: Wheatena. The guest: Mimi Sheraton. Mimi Sheraton is a journalist, restaurant critic, lecturer, IACP and James Beard Award-winning cookbook author, and the woman about whom famed chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten declared: Her knowledge knows no bounds, her glossary of flavors is ultimate. Her opinion is like gold. The former restaurant critic of The New York Times, shes also written for The New Yorker, Vogue, Vanity Fair, Food andamp; Wine, Smithsonian, and more. Ms. Sheraton lives in New York City. This program was brought to you by The Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board. I dont remember sugared cereals growing up. [08:00] --Mimi Sheraton on Cereal

119 min2015 MAR 26
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Episode 8: Wheatena: Mimi Sheraton

Episode 7: Cinnamon Toast Crunch: Dale Talde

Episode Seven. The cereal: Cinnamon Toast Crunch. The guest: Dale Talde. Dale is the chef and owner of Talde Brooklyn, Talder Jersey City, Thistle Hill Tavern, Pork Slope and Carrino Provisions. In addition to his work in the kitchen, Dale was also a two-time cheftestant on Bravos Emmy Award-winning culinary show, Top Chef. He competed in season 4, as well as, on the shows All Star season, and became one of the shows most popular cast members. Tune in as Ben and Dale chat about squid ink milk, cereal memories and stoner cereal songs. This program was brought to you by The Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board. The purity of opening a box and during it in a bowl and covering it milk is what its all about. [20:00] --Dale Talde on Cereal

119 min2015 MAR 19
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Episode 7: Cinnamon Toast Crunch: Dale Talde

Episode 6: Fruity Pebbles: Oliver and Leo Kremer

Episode Six. The cereal: Fruity Pebbles. The guests: Oliver and Leo Kremer, the brothers behind Dos Toros Taqueria. Oliver is a stickler for quality. He has the special ability to make himself laugh almost nonstop, and thinks he may yet be a professional soccer player. His conviviality is only matched by his legendary Scramble skillz - his username is borgonzola, feel free to challenge him. Leo is a burrito lover from way back. He likes playing bass, eating burritos, and holding his daughter upside down. One of his favorite games is seeing how much stuff he can carry on his bike. Tune in and hear the brothers wax poetic on their favorite cereals and wonder why there are 17 suggested servingsin a box of cereal. This program was brought to you by The Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board.

119 min2015 MAR 12
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Episode 6: Fruity Pebbles: Oliver and Leo Kremer

Episode 5: Honey Bunches of Oats, Honey Smacks & Product 19: The Fat Jew

Episode Five. The cereal(s): Honey Bunches of Oats, Honey Smacks andamp; Product 19. The guest: The Fat Jew. Josh The Fat Jew Ostrovsky is an American actor, television personality, writer, plus-sized model, pregnant womans wet T-shirt contest judge, rapper, brand architect, spinning class instructor for the homeless and entrepreneur. You might know him from his world famous instagram feed or publicity stunts. Without giving too much away - this episode involves a pigs head, champagne and over 20 boxes of cereal. Listen at your own discretion. This program was brought to you by Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board. I walked out of the womb, and there was a bowl of Product 19 waiting for me. [18:00] --The Fat Jew on Cereal

--2015 MAR 5
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Episode 5: Honey Bunches of Oats, Honey Smacks & Product 19: The Fat Jew

Episode 4: Cap’n Crunch: Eric “Badlands” Booker

Episode Four. The cereal: Capn Crunch. The guest: Eric Badlands Booker. A competitive eater known as The Peoples Champ, Eric Badlands Booker maintained a position at the top of the Major League Eatings rankings for over 15 years. He has excited fans at recent events by performing selections from his rap albums, Hungry andamp; Focused 1-4, Extended Play, Surf andamp; Stillwell andamp; Big Man Mentality. Hes currently ranked #13 in the world by MLE and remains among the most popular competitive eaters in America. Tune in as he eats an entire box of Capn Crunch on air in less than 6 minutes AND freestyle raps about cereal over the theme song. Incredible. This program was brought to you by The Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board. They call me the original gangster of competitive eating. [05:00] My cereal cabinet is like the episode of Seinfeld -- 9-10 boxes on display. [06:00] --Eric Badlands Booker on Cereal

119 min2015 FEB 26
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Episode 4: Cap’n Crunch: Eric “Badlands” Booker

Episode 3: Lucky Charms: Dave Hill

Episode three. The cereal: Lucky Charms. The guest: Dave Hill. Dave Hill is a writer, performer, musician, actor, comedy-type person, artist, and thinking man. Hes an internationally recognized entertainer and renaissance man and hes here to talk about one thing - cereal. Tune in as he and host Ben Robinson try to distinguish the many subtle differences between the marshmallow shapes in a box of Lucky Charms and eat a bowl on-air. This program is proudly brought to you by The Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board. Ive been a cereal fan for as far back as I can remember. [4:30] --Dave Hill on Cereal

119 min2015 FEB 19
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Episode 3: Lucky Charms: Dave Hill

Latest Episodes

Episode 12: Cookie Crisp: Andrew Zimmer

Episode Twelve. The cereal: Cookie Crisp. The guest: Andrew Zimmer. Andrew is Thrillists current New York editor and potentially most well fed man in NYC. While traveling through New Zealands Outback Andrew once ate a possum pie and thought it was delicious. Hes very tall, people are always asking him hey man how tall are you? Hes 66. Some of his favorite things include breakfast, steaks, costumed events, and hoodies with wolves on them. He currently resides in Brooklyn. This program was brought to you by The Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board. My cereal exploits in college were rather elementary. I ate whatever was in the dining hall which was usually Lucky Charms. [06:00] --Andrew Zimmer on Cereal

119 min2015 APR 23
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Episode 12: Cookie Crisp: Andrew Zimmer

Episode 11: Honey Nut Cheerios: Karen Palmer

Episode Eleven. The cereal: Honey Nut Cheerios. The guest: Karen Palmer. Karen is the Executive Editor at Tasting Table, a website and newsletter for culinary enthusiasts. Sharing her personal history with the epicurean delight known as cereal, it turns out that Karen lived in Italy for a time growing up and took great offense at the lack of traditional cereal options and cold milk available across the pond. Ben and Karen bond over childhood bans on sweet breakfast items and universally agree that Honey Nut Cheerios is the gateway cereal, before delving into an array of Cheerios factoids. After the break, tune in as Ben and guest dissect a tiny, foreign, knock-off box of Honey Nut Cheerios to see which cereal reigns supreme. This program was brought to you by The Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board. I feel like Honey Nut Cheerios is the pot of cereals! I usually go 2% - skim milk is way too watery, I want a little bit of body, and I feel whole is, for me, too much. --Karen Palmer on Cereal

44 min2015 APR 16
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Episode 11: Honey Nut Cheerios: Karen Palmer

Episode 10: Rice Krispies: Jessica Siskin/Misterkrisp

Episode Ten. The cereal: Rice Krispies. The guest: Jessica Siskin/Misterkrisp. Misterkrisp is actually not a mister at all. NYC-based food artist Jessica Siskin began making edible Rice Krispie Treat sculptures in December 2012 when she discovered that food coloring could be added to the recipe on the side of the cereal box. After making her first Rice Krispie Treat cheeseburger late one Sunday night instead of watching Homeland she continued to experiment with recipes, techniques, and designs, and Misterkrisp was born in October 2013. Jessica is inspired by her previous career in fashion, her love of food, everything pop culture, and the curiously curated library of emojis on her iPhone. When she isnt in the kitchen shes pursuing her masters degree in Creative Writing and systematically sampling every novelty ice cream flavor available in the tri-state area. This program was brought to you by The Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board. Photo used with permission from Jessica Siskin

119 min2015 APR 9
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Episode 10: Rice Krispies: Jessica Siskin/Misterkrisp

Episode 9: Great Grains Protein Blends Honey, Oats & Seeds: Mark Izzo

Episode Nine. The cereal: Great Grains Protein Blends Honey, Oats andamp; Seeds. The guest: Mark Izzo. Mark is a real professional Cereal Man. Hes the Vice President of Research, Development and Innovations at Post Foods. Hear about the history of cereal, the process of inventing new products and the stuff is actually made. This program was brought to you by The Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board. You can make cereal in your kitchen at home. Our most beloved cereal, honey bunches of oats, you can make at home. [04:00] --Mark Izzo on Cereal

119 min2015 APR 2
Comments
Episode 9: Great Grains Protein Blends Honey, Oats & Seeds: Mark Izzo

Episode 8: Wheatena: Mimi Sheraton

Episode Eight. The cereal: Wheatena. The guest: Mimi Sheraton. Mimi Sheraton is a journalist, restaurant critic, lecturer, IACP and James Beard Award-winning cookbook author, and the woman about whom famed chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten declared: Her knowledge knows no bounds, her glossary of flavors is ultimate. Her opinion is like gold. The former restaurant critic of The New York Times, shes also written for The New Yorker, Vogue, Vanity Fair, Food andamp; Wine, Smithsonian, and more. Ms. Sheraton lives in New York City. This program was brought to you by The Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board. I dont remember sugared cereals growing up. [08:00] --Mimi Sheraton on Cereal

119 min2015 MAR 26
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Episode 8: Wheatena: Mimi Sheraton

Episode 7: Cinnamon Toast Crunch: Dale Talde

Episode Seven. The cereal: Cinnamon Toast Crunch. The guest: Dale Talde. Dale is the chef and owner of Talde Brooklyn, Talder Jersey City, Thistle Hill Tavern, Pork Slope and Carrino Provisions. In addition to his work in the kitchen, Dale was also a two-time cheftestant on Bravos Emmy Award-winning culinary show, Top Chef. He competed in season 4, as well as, on the shows All Star season, and became one of the shows most popular cast members. Tune in as Ben and Dale chat about squid ink milk, cereal memories and stoner cereal songs. This program was brought to you by The Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board. The purity of opening a box and during it in a bowl and covering it milk is what its all about. [20:00] --Dale Talde on Cereal

119 min2015 MAR 19
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Episode 7: Cinnamon Toast Crunch: Dale Talde

Episode 6: Fruity Pebbles: Oliver and Leo Kremer

Episode Six. The cereal: Fruity Pebbles. The guests: Oliver and Leo Kremer, the brothers behind Dos Toros Taqueria. Oliver is a stickler for quality. He has the special ability to make himself laugh almost nonstop, and thinks he may yet be a professional soccer player. His conviviality is only matched by his legendary Scramble skillz - his username is borgonzola, feel free to challenge him. Leo is a burrito lover from way back. He likes playing bass, eating burritos, and holding his daughter upside down. One of his favorite games is seeing how much stuff he can carry on his bike. Tune in and hear the brothers wax poetic on their favorite cereals and wonder why there are 17 suggested servingsin a box of cereal. This program was brought to you by The Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board.

119 min2015 MAR 12
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Episode 6: Fruity Pebbles: Oliver and Leo Kremer

Episode 5: Honey Bunches of Oats, Honey Smacks & Product 19: The Fat Jew

Episode Five. The cereal(s): Honey Bunches of Oats, Honey Smacks andamp; Product 19. The guest: The Fat Jew. Josh The Fat Jew Ostrovsky is an American actor, television personality, writer, plus-sized model, pregnant womans wet T-shirt contest judge, rapper, brand architect, spinning class instructor for the homeless and entrepreneur. You might know him from his world famous instagram feed or publicity stunts. Without giving too much away - this episode involves a pigs head, champagne and over 20 boxes of cereal. Listen at your own discretion. This program was brought to you by Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board. I walked out of the womb, and there was a bowl of Product 19 waiting for me. [18:00] --The Fat Jew on Cereal

--2015 MAR 5
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Episode 5: Honey Bunches of Oats, Honey Smacks & Product 19: The Fat Jew

Episode 4: Cap’n Crunch: Eric “Badlands” Booker

Episode Four. The cereal: Capn Crunch. The guest: Eric Badlands Booker. A competitive eater known as The Peoples Champ, Eric Badlands Booker maintained a position at the top of the Major League Eatings rankings for over 15 years. He has excited fans at recent events by performing selections from his rap albums, Hungry andamp; Focused 1-4, Extended Play, Surf andamp; Stillwell andamp; Big Man Mentality. Hes currently ranked #13 in the world by MLE and remains among the most popular competitive eaters in America. Tune in as he eats an entire box of Capn Crunch on air in less than 6 minutes AND freestyle raps about cereal over the theme song. Incredible. This program was brought to you by The Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board. They call me the original gangster of competitive eating. [05:00] My cereal cabinet is like the episode of Seinfeld -- 9-10 boxes on display. [06:00] --Eric Badlands Booker on Cereal

119 min2015 FEB 26
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Episode 4: Cap’n Crunch: Eric “Badlands” Booker

Episode 3: Lucky Charms: Dave Hill

Episode three. The cereal: Lucky Charms. The guest: Dave Hill. Dave Hill is a writer, performer, musician, actor, comedy-type person, artist, and thinking man. Hes an internationally recognized entertainer and renaissance man and hes here to talk about one thing - cereal. Tune in as he and host Ben Robinson try to distinguish the many subtle differences between the marshmallow shapes in a box of Lucky Charms and eat a bowl on-air. This program is proudly brought to you by The Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board. Ive been a cereal fan for as far back as I can remember. [4:30] --Dave Hill on Cereal

119 min2015 FEB 19
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Episode 3: Lucky Charms: Dave Hill
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