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Top Scallops

Merlin Mann, Alex Cox, and Max Temkin

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Merlin Mann, Alex Cox, and Max Temkin watch season 13 of Top Chef.

Latest Episodes

Mildly 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.

97 MIN2016 APR 1
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Mildly Preferable to Hunger

Episode 15: Inadequate on Every Level

Merlin, Max, and Alex respond to some constructive listener feedback before recapping the finale of Top Chef.

92 MIN2016 MAR 24
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Episode 15: Inadequate on Every Level

Episode 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.

95 MIN2016 MAR 17
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Episode 14: Don't Put a Hat on a Hat

Episode 13: It Sogged Out

Max and Merlin talk about politics and do some soul searching. And then what happens?

99 MIN2016 MAR 8
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Episode 13: It Sogged Out

Episode 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.

96 MIN2016 MAR 3
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Episode 12: Make the Lobster Sit in a Cell and Watch TV

Episode 11: Seduction Community College

Merlin and Max bravely take on the tough issues, and Alex doesn't cut anything out.

104 MIN2016 FEB 24
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Episode 11: Seduction Community College

Episode 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.

66 MIN2016 FEB 17
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Episode 10: There's An Old Guy Going Crazy On This Hotdog

Episodd 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.

76 MIN2016 FEB 11
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Episodd 9: We’re Not an Old Sicilian Woman

Episode 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.

63 MIN2016 FEB 4
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Episode 8: A Potato Sack of Lobster Tails

Episode 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.

90 MIN2016 JAN 28
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Episode 7: Oatmeal and Blood Broccoli

Latest Episodes

Mildly 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.

97 MIN2016 APR 1
Comments
Mildly Preferable to Hunger

Episode 15: Inadequate on Every Level

Merlin, Max, and Alex respond to some constructive listener feedback before recapping the finale of Top Chef.

92 MIN2016 MAR 24
Comments
Episode 15: Inadequate on Every Level

Episode 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.

95 MIN2016 MAR 17
Comments
Episode 14: Don't Put a Hat on a Hat

Episode 13: It Sogged Out

Max and Merlin talk about politics and do some soul searching. And then what happens?

99 MIN2016 MAR 8
Comments
Episode 13: It Sogged Out

Episode 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.

96 MIN2016 MAR 3
Comments
Episode 12: Make the Lobster Sit in a Cell and Watch TV

Episode 11: Seduction Community College

Merlin and Max bravely take on the tough issues, and Alex doesn't cut anything out.

104 MIN2016 FEB 24
Comments
Episode 11: Seduction Community College

Episode 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.

66 MIN2016 FEB 17
Comments
Episode 10: There's An Old Guy Going Crazy On This Hotdog

Episodd 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.

76 MIN2016 FEB 11
Comments
Episodd 9: We’re Not an Old Sicilian Woman

Episode 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.

63 MIN2016 FEB 4
Comments
Episode 8: A Potato Sack of Lobster Tails

Episode 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.

90 MIN2016 JAN 28
Comments
Episode 7: Oatmeal and Blood Broccoli