Episodes
Published 08/18/22
We have a bad feeling about this as we dive into the highly colonial history of Jack Cheese. We attempt to solve The Mystery of the Monterey Process as we enter the summer of jack and witness the contradictions outside our window. Transcript The Tragic Way Monterey Jack Cheese Got Its Name from Food & Wine Molly's Now but Wow! - Pachinko, on Apple TV Listen to our spinoff show Dire Desires Join our reddit
Published 08/04/22
Listen as we take a dive down memory lane to find the Blenderman and try to avoid death by smoothie. This is a Tale of Blades and Bananas as we encounter industrialists, barons, and soda jerks while attempting brazenly erotic wand techniques. Thanks to all our LILYs out there!   Transcript Breakfast, Lunch, Tea: The Many Little Meals of Rose Bakery Please note that we have done a parsley episode Matthew's Now but Wow! - Asian Salad article from Consumer Report by Perry...
Published 07/28/22
Today we celebrate abundance and balance as we traverse paths paved with prosciutto armed with sabers, lasers and chastity. Between moans and groans, Molly discovers a hard truth about Matthew before deciding that we're gonna need a bigger platter. Transcript Molly's Now but Wow! - Essential Labor: Mothering as Social Change, by Angela Garbes Listen to our spinoff show Dire Desires Join our reddit See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 07/21/22
This episode is full of gross exaggerations, dizzying arrays and many stupifications as we chat about the eating and drinking experience of boba. We traverse the peeks and hills of the early espresso era as we discuss bathing in boba, open mic dreams and moving up to a size Small. Shaken, not sealed.   Transcript The article in the Taipei Times by Edward Jones Matthew's Now but Wow: Now but Wow! - Friend of the show(?!) Japanese Breakfast on SNL Listen to our spinoff show Dire...
Published 07/14/22
Today we break the fabric of the multiverse as we attempt true shred with one of these perfectly engineered utensils. We get raspy and up close with shower drains and dirty beds before ending up with chips of cheese. Transcript Molly's Now but Wow! - The Sentence, by Louise Erdrich  Cuisipro See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 07/07/22
Today we conquer a panoply of topics as we taste Cup Noodles: armor, lad culture, corporate jargon, blowing agents and the fearsome Mild Aroma. We discover some nice ways to die and our status as spicy lovers is cemented. Rated NSFJ Transcript Cup Noodle Museum What we tried: Nissin Cup Noodles Chicken Paldo Gomtang Beef & Vegetable Nissin Cup Noodles Curry Nongshim Shin Black Nongshim Neoguri Spicy Seafood Paldo Teumsae Stir-Fried Ramen Spicy Matthew's Now but...
Published 06/30/22
Today we learn lots about Japanese Curry, retort pouches and what sailors eat. As we brave water stew and precise measurements, Molly sets the scene before we attempt to discover how WOTSL feels about torque. Transcript S&B Curry  The article in the Japan Times by Makikoh Itoh Molly's Now but Wow! Partners Podcast Episode with Roxanne Gay and Debbie Millman Still Processing Episode "Skip Intro" Design Matters Podcast See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 06/23/22
Welcome to the Season of Steam where we are dangerous but alluring while revealing our favorite grocery store lunchables. While chatting soup cauldrons, Krusty Krumbs and the membrane industry Matthew gets more excited than ever before while Molly confesses her true feelings about Town & Country.   Transcript Matthew's Now but Wow! - Say Sue Me, The Last Thing Left See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 06/16/22
Today the beach is in our mouths as we discover the worst part of being a human and demand a mouth makeover and a suggestion box. We learn how to tell when you are a real grown up before meeting General Extreme and that guy. Not a Candy. Transcript Listen to our spinoff show Dire Desires Join our reddit Molly's Now but Wow! -Last Night at the Telegraph Club, by Malinda Lo See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 06/09/22
Another day another centrifuge. Today we wonder whether Salad Spinners are essential, where all the cranks went and why a STOP button is necessary. We perform a very scientific experiment complete with wash and dry cycles and encourage callers to help us understand What Have We Done. Transcript Listen to our spinoff show Dire Desires Join our reddit Matthew's Now but Wow! - Soul Glo, Diaspora Problems See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 06/02/22
Today we narrowly avoid falling into Dire Desires territory as we attempt to give thighs the appreciation they deserve. Then, we confess our history of marination in college while debating the merits of breast bites, bush legs and thigh domes. Words, words, words. Transcript Pressure Cooker Chipotle-Honey Chicken Tacos Conveyor Belt Chicken Butadon recipe A 2011 article from Slate about white meat vs dark meat   Molly's Now but Wow! - Ocean Vuong, Time Is a Mother See...
Published 05/26/22
Today we traverse a long and winding Memory Lane as we discover forgotten treasures inside the pages of beloved yet underrated cookbooks. Molly learns her magical legacy and we narrowly escape murder by lasagna. Non, Non et Non! Transcript Books Mentioned Pasta Presto by Norman Kolpas Still Life with Menu by Mollie Katzen Cucina Simpaticaby Johanne Killeen and George Germon (1991) The Campagna Table by Mark Strausman (1999) The Dim Sum Dumpling Book by Eileen Yin-Fei Lo...
Published 05/19/22
Today we're channeling our corporate selves and using dastardly means to invent business ideas that for some reason are all hat focused. We learn to check the neck for ripeness while wondering what our circumference is and why Matthew knows so much about the movie Sideways. Where are your sweet and sour buttons? Transcript Molly's Now but Wow- “My Mustache, My Self,” by Wesley Morris See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 05/12/22
Today we're at the corner of High Street and Memory Lane asking "What the hell is a Top Chip!?" We talk chip luring, tongue scouring and hurdle foods with Special Guest Ese Atawo before almost getting kicked off our own show. We learn how chips are like boyfriends, how Matthew is like a guinea pig and then finally reveal the results of a listener poll. LAYS! LOWER YOUR PRICES! Transcript Ese Atawo Lil Clitty (aka Ese Atawo) Matthew's Now but Wow! - The Legend of Auntie Po, by Shing Yin...
Published 05/05/22
You ask and we deliver. We're finally revealing our favorite Trader Joe's items, awakenings and research concerns. Listen as we chew constantly, mourn discontinued items and discover what is located to the right of the bacon. Transcript Trader Joe's Molly's Now but Wow! - Lucille Clifton’s “Blessing the Boats” See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 04/28/22
Join us at The Waning of The Day as we experience shivers of french press fear while sharing the infinitesimal details of our morning beverage habits. We divulge first date stories, anniversary gift ideas and reveal Matthew's alter ego before concluding that stains are the evidence of love. Transcript Producer Abby's new podcast: Everything Cookbooks Where Matthew buys his tea Molly's sweater that she knit! Matthew's Now but Wow! - Japanese Noodles Udon Soba Osaka Nara on YouTube See...
Published 04/21/22
Today we wish we were at the beach as we try to remember how to record an episode and what beer we drank as kids. Listen for the aftertaste while we get super sciencey and chat about bad dads, 25 year edging and the secret to a happy marriage. It's not what you'd think. Transcript Grüvi Molly's Now but Wow: The One Recipe podcast See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 04/14/22
Today we're popping p's and dropping h's as we curl up with a mug of morning beverage to discuss Molly's crazy college days, tea cults and death juice all in our signature interminable drone. We go a bridge too far on a long, winding Memory Lane and eventually end up in a completely different show. Transcript Café de la Mosquée de Paris Harbor Herbalist Korean toasted rice tea Episode 322: Chamomile Tea Matthew's Now but Wow! - Hrishikesh Hirway: Accept Cookies Newsletter Molly's...
Published 04/07/22
Welcome to Moron Time which is full of trickling explosions, bottled tornados and chunky stuff. Matthew's handyman skills are called into question as Special Guest J. Kenji López-Alt leads another taste testing and we learn the best part of baby showers. Transcript Extensive Eater piece from mid-2020 Lao Gan Ma Fly By Jing KariKari Chili Crisp Homemade Spicy Chili Crisp Recipe J. Kenji López-Alt Website The Wok: Recipes and Technique Youtube Sichuan Chile Crisp Sundae With...
Published 03/31/22
Listen as Matthew ostentatiously enjoys a mimosa alone in his closet as Molly watches and they recount Events that Happen in the Morning. We get the bubbles out of the way as we royally confuse our royals, learn about Matthew's adventures in tooth modeling and finally reveal our favorite ratios. Transcript Lying for Money by Dan Davies Love and Lemon's Mimosa Jenny Rosenstrach's crispy broccoli with sweet chile glaze and ginger What's the Difference?: Recreational Culinary Reference for...
Published 03/24/22
Today we're feeling deeply savory as we attempt to discover the ingredients of various sauces before Matthew forgets who Molly is. We do a blind taste test with Special Guest J. Kenji López-Alt and get things as wrong as possible. Don't waste the paste! Transcript Cooked lettuce with garlic oyster sauce Springfield Style Chicken J. Kenji López-Alt Website The Wok: Recipes and Technique Youtube Molly's Now but Wow! - The Swimmers, by Julie Otsuka   See omnystudio.com/listener...
Published 03/17/22
Welcome to Spilled Matthew where you have to go through the funk to get to the feast. We're fizzing up our nostrils and romping through the whiffs in an attempt to identify a polarity and adequately describe the bouquet of a hamburger. Oh Mackerel! Transcript Do You Have A Working Exhaust Fan in Your Kitchen? survey Season to Taste by Molly Birnbaum Molly's Now but Wow! - The Secret Lives of Church Ladies, by Deesha Philyaw See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 03/10/22
Today we wonder if storks deliver baby romaine and if we are ladies who lunch. We're tossed in a teapot as we get punk'd and go down gossip column rabbit holes before The Return of Mrs Cubbison. Finally, M & M both invoke outrage with their opinions and abysmal movie knowledge. Transcript Ina Garten’s dressing recipe Kenji Lopez Alt’s recipe on Serious Eats Matthew's Now but Wow! - Silent Parade, Keigo Higashino See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 03/03/22