Your Last Meal with Rachel Belle

Nora McInerny, A Box of Lucky Charms with Whole Milk

Nora McInerny is an author and host of one of Rachel’s favorite podcasts: Terrible, Thanks for Asking, “a funny/sad/uncomfortable podcast about talking honestly about our pain, our awkwardness, and our humanness, which is not an actual word.”

For her last meal, Nora wants a magically delicious childhood favorite, so we talk to General Mills about their iconic breakfast cereal Lucky Charms.

But what is cereal without milk? Rachel gets the bottom of why humans started drinking other mammals’ milk (and why so many of us are lactose intolerant) with Mark Kurlansky, author of Milk! A 10,000 Year Food Fracas.

And speaking of mammal milk, it turns out there’s a LOT more going on with breast milk than most people realize. So Angela Garbes, author of Like a Mother: A Feminist Journey Through the Science and Culture of Pregnancy, breaks down nature’s most perfect food.

You can buy Nora’s books and get more info about The Hot Young Widows Club at

Published: Wednesday January 30, 2019
Runtime: 00:36:52