Studio: Doug Mand
What It Is
Comedian Doug Mand, with co-host Jack Dolgen, brings on a guest to tell embarrassing, bathroom related stories.
Episodes are sporadic, so a subscription is recommended. Episodes run half an hour to 45 minutes or so. Explicit tag is . . . you know, it’s a show about poop. Entire archive is available on iTunes.
What About It
Yes, it’s an entire podcast, at over a hundred episodes now, dedicated entirely to people telling embarrassing stories about poop. Mand rationalizes it quite compellingly. He talks about how this is one of our last societal taboos and the idea of “having an accident” regarding poop is surrounded by a lot of shame. When, he says, we’ve all had those experiences, at one time or another. He brings these comedians on to tell their stories and it’s freeing; it frees them of their shame and it frees us, the listening audience, of our shame. Okay, that’s compelling, but let’s get to where the rubber meets the road: this show is ******* hilarious. Okay, I said it. Yes, I’m well-educated, well-read, a devotee of high culture, a devoted Christian. But, come on, a story about ******** your pants while babysitting three kids at a movie is just ******* hilarious. These people, both the hosts and the guests, are clever and funny. Some stories are better than others, of course, so some episodes are just going to be better than others. But the show is just a real winner. It’s made me laugh until I cried in the past. It’s a masterwork, a thrillingly bizarre high-concept that lands perfectly. A show undeniably juvenile, but charmingly so, hilariously so. May I never be so cultured that the image of a college student in a bunny costume pooping in a stranger’s back yard at midnight fails to move me deeply.
So many disgusting puns, so little time.
Avoid Like the Plague If
You dry heave every time you try to eat a chocolate M&M.