Merlin Mann, Alex Cox, and Max Temkin watch season 13 of Top Chef.
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.
Episode 15: Inadequate on Every Level
Merlin, Max, and Alex respond to some constructive listener feedback before recapping the finale of Top Chef.
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.
Episode 13: It Sogged Out
Max and Merlin talk about politics and do some soul searching. And then what happens?
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.
Episode 11: Seduction Community College
Merlin and Max bravely take on the tough issues, and Alex doesn't cut anything out.
Teaches the finer points of cooking scallops
Great banter and I can only assume much more interesting that actually watching Top Chef
Exactly the correct amount of talk about Top Chef.
Need I say more? Jeez, it's even funny.
So Much More Than Top Chef
Initially, I hesitated to listen to the show since I've never seen a single episode of Top Chef. I'm very glad I didn't let that stop me. Merlin, Max, and Alex have a great time discussing so much more than just a tv show, and when they do discuss the Top Chef, they cover it in a way even a non-viewer can appreciate. Between the delightful digressions and some very brave stances on issues of the day, this show has it all.