When two great friends... good friends... great-good friends... get together to pick a snack, eat a snack, and rate a snack, you end up with the P.E.R. SYSTEM. For us, the loyal viewers (and I know we're not viewers), it has been an incredibly long five years since episode 100 was released but the wait is finally over – MATES has returned on Starburns Audio! It appears that Mike has ventured out from the Wilds of Connecticut and Tom has stopped Flashing on The Flash. So, Mateys, why not sit back with some Wacko Snacko treats, raw dog some tea, and enjoy this amazing podcast! #RespectForWomen
Mike and Tom tackle a traveling classic... Dunkin' MUNCHKINS Donut Holes!
Mike and Tom are surprised this week about a snack you would have thought they had done sooner... Wheat Thins!
Mike and Tom take on a seasonal snack this week...Cherries!
This week, Mike and Tom go after a snack that some might say is "conceptual"... Peanut Butter and Toast!
This week Mike and Tom check out a spin on a classic... Golden Oreos!
This week Mike and Tom try out Angie's BOOMCHICKAPOP popcorn!
Mike and Tom tackle another snack GREAT... Frosted Flakes!
This week Mike and Tom continue along the natural snack route with... Pineapple!
Mike and Tom are back this week to tackle a simple snack... cucumber with salt!
Mike and Tom revisit an old classic but with a little HEAT... Cheez-It Hot & Spicy!
Mike and Tom receive a Snack Crate, Hong Kong edition, to try out a variety of new snacks!
This week Mike and Tom have a BOWL of Raisin Bran Cereal!
Mike and Tom are throwing milk into the mix... today they have Cap'n Crunch!
Mike and Tom tackle the Ol' Hollow Tree to try... Keebler Fudge Stripes Cookies!
Mike and Tom prepare to scale K2 and what better snack could prep them better than... Sun-Made Vanilla Raisins!
Mike and Tom are taking on one of the HOTTEST new comers to the snack game... TAKIS!
This week Mike and Tom revise a classic with a twist!
Mike and Tom are back this week to move away from Skinny and onto Orville Redenbacher Popcorn!
Mike and Tom are back, Tom fresh out of surgery, to deliver another episode all about... Honey Maid Graham Crackers.
Mike and Tom ring in the new year with a classic made new... SkinnyPop Popcorn!
Mike and Tom dig into some CLIF Kid Zbars!
A great go-to snack for kids AND adults, Mike and Tom rate Nature's Bakery Fig Bars!
You've seen them at the airport, now its time for... RATINGS! Mike and Tom try some Sahale snacks.
Mike and Tom finally get to an absolute classic snack... apple!
The first, and hopefully last, emergency episode to rectify an INJUSTICE.
You know the bag, the know the flavor, but do you know the ingredients? This week Mike and Tom eat Funyuns!
Tom and Mike, coming in hot from Aleppo, discuss a party snack staple... Tostitos Hint of Lime!
Mike and Tom are back this week with another NEW snack, Walker's Shortbread!!
After last week's episode, Mike and Tom knew what had to be done... we present to you a snack staple.
This week Mike and Tom try a new but dominant player in the snack game... Stacy's Pita Chip, a humble chip with a humble beginning.
Today Mike and Tom snack on a true classic... swish fish! Just need Rudy to get his head back in the game...
The most recognizable tube/can in the snack game. Thats right, Mike and Tom pick, eat, rate Pringles with week.
MATES! This week Mike and Tom tackle a snack with a high rub-off rate... sKITTLES!
After an extended hiatus... the boys are back. Mike and Tom return for more snackage and are starting with a classic...pistachios!
It’s the big 100th episode! Mike and Tom are back with a new snack!
Another week and another snack with your favorite snackers, Mike and Tom!
It’s a new episode with a new snack!
What will Mike and Tom eat this week?!
The one and only Mike and Tom are back with a new snack!
A new episode with a new snack from Mike and Tom!
The one and only Mike and Tom get together for a special snack!
Mike and Tom have gotten together again to bring you, the viewer, a snack!
Mike and Tom are back this week with a new snack!
A new snack for a new episode!
Mike and Tom share their thoughts on a new snack with, you, the viewers!
What snack will Mike and Tom love (or hate) this week?!
Mike and Tom are back with a new snack! And at a new time...
Mike and Tom decide to give a certain company another chance with a new snack...
Mike and Tom get sent a special snack. Will they like it?!
Tom sings the theme song for MATES and then Mike and Tom eat a brand new snack!
Will Mike and Tom like this week's snack? Guess you will have to find out!
Get ready for another snack, viewers! Mike and Tom have a new treat this week. Will it top last week's? Will it get a good rating? You'll find out!
Mike and Tom are finally back! And they eat a special treat just for your viewing pleasure!
Find out what this week's snack tastes (and smells) like!
A viewer sends a special snack; listen to find out what it is!
A special snack sent to MATES, listen to find out what it is!
Just in time for the holidays, it's the candy cane and chocolate bobka!
This week's snack...the Hershey Kiss!
Evans Famous Creole Pralines.
A viewer comes to MATES HQ to prepare "el rey de los esnacks" - Guacamole
Munchkins are subjected to the rigorous P.E.R. system.
Edamame enters the ring at MATES Worldwide HQ
Mike and Tom discuss Clif Bars, rock climbing, and the importance of putting safety first
Homemade chocolate chip cookies and a glass of whole milk
Popchips put their product to the MATES test.
Joe’s Pizza, West Village, NYC (Plain) and Dominoes (Pepperoni)
Tato Skins (Baked Potato and Cheddar & Bacon flavors)
Starburst original flavor
Take 5 Candy Bars
Häagen-Dazs Vanilla Ice Cream (Single Serve Size)
Lorna Doone Shortbread Cookies
Milk Chocolate Toblerone
Fritos with Marshmallows, plus Bugles with Peanut M&M's
Mike and Tom remind themselves why America is so great by trying a Chinese snack
Letterman producer Rob Burnett gets invited back, and he brings a staple in the snack arsenal: Fig Newtons
First ever MATES guest Rob Burnett stops by with Snyder's of Hanover Sourdough Hard Pretzels. Friendships are tested.
Cinnamon and Chocolate flavored Teddy Grahams stop by MATES Worldwide Headquarters
Frosted Strawberry and Brown Sugar Cinnamon Pop-Tarts, plus Peanut Butter Cheetos from Israel
Mike and Tom get the sensation
Classic, Barbecue, Sour Cream and Onion, Baked, and Baked Sour Cream and Onion flavored Lay's potato chips. Extended play episode!
Viewer Mail: Tastykake Krimpets and Meanies Corn Snacks
Dannon, Yoplait and Chobani Yogurt
Original, Nacho Cheese, Hot Buffalo, and Sweet and Salty Caramel flavored Bugles
Wacko Snacko! Keebler Cheese and Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers, with Swiss Miss Hot Cocoa or Pepsi
Newman's Own and Pop Secret
The Rolls-Royce of candy bars?
Original flavor Cheez-its
Carrots, Celery, and Wakim's Foods Hummus for Garlic Lovers
Wacko Snacko! Cocktail Peanuts, Honey Roasted Peanuts, Mixed Nuts, and Cashews
Original, Zesty Salsa Tortilla, Pepperoni Pizza, and Cheddar Cheese Pretzel flavors
The Banana: God's perfect creation?
Pure Chocolate Mallomars Cookies
Original and Tabasco flavored Slim Jims
Keebler Fudge Stripes
Cheetos enter the ring in the inaugural episode from hosts Michael Ian Black and Tom Cavanagh
Michael, Mike or "Magic" as he's known to his partner Tom, has a predilection for Slim Jims and bananas. He is not a lover of yogurt and determined that Lemon Flavored Starbursts share an acute similarity with Lemon Pledge. Oh, and one shocking revelation from this stud-of-snacks were his thoughts on Carmel Flavored Bugles.
Thomas, Tom to his friend and closest pal Mike, has always loved Cheetos and Snicker Bars. He certainly does not have an affinity for Combos, Tastykake Krimpets, nor Fudge Stripes. And no one could ever question this culinary-snack-king on his tremendous knowledge of Lay's Potato Chips.
As Mateys, we don't have the pleasure of watching Mike and Tom eat their snacks (since, you know, we’re not viewers... which may or may not be debatable), so it's fun to see a few candid photos of MATES. Each of these images were taken from various sources scattered throughout the internet; the MATEScast website does not have the rights to these images, they are simply here for everyone’s enjoyment.
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