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The Ultimate Podcast Playlist to Listen to on the Loo

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Did you know that 73% of people take their mobile to the toilet? And 95% of those people spend their time browsing social media whilst sitting on the loo! Why not try something different with those precious minutes, like listen to a podcast? We’ve put together a list of our top podcast recommendations for those precious moments in the bathroom. So, grab your toilet paper and get ready to discover some fantastic podcasts to make your time on the loo a little more valuable.


Why not take the term “sh*ts and giggles” quite literally by enjoying some comedic podcasts while you’re in the bathroom? And if you find yourself laughing so hard that you may risk an accident, well, you’re in the perfect place!

Rob Beckett and Josh Widdicombe’s Parenting Hell – For all you parents out there, this is the perfect podcast to listen to on the loo. Join comedians Rob Beckett and Josh Widdicombe whilst they share their hilarious tales of parenting escapades and enjoy some well-deserved alone time.

Newlyweds by Jamie Laing and Sophie Habboo – Whether you’re planning a wedding yourself or just fancy a good laugh while unbuckled, join Jamie Laing and Sophie Habboo as they discuss all things related to getting married and all the pre & post wedding banter that comes with it.

Help I Sexted My Boss by William Hanson and Jordan North – The bathroom can be a very thought-provoking place, so a podcast dedicated to finding solutions to everyday problems in the most uproarious ways is a perfect match!

All three of these shows have a rating above 4.7 (out of five) on Rephonic, but feel free to explore the top 40 UK comedy podcasts if these don’t tickle your ribs enough!

True Crime

Did you know that anxiety can bring on the urge to poop? We’ve all needed a nervous poo right?! So why not try a true crime podcast and if something particularly chilling sets off that urge to go, you’re good to go. Literally.

RedHanded by Hannah Maguire and Suruthi Bala – This award-winning show delves into serial killers, hauntings, disturbing mysteries, and more. With almost 300 episodes to date, you’re covered for quite a few number twos.

They Walk Among Us by Benjamin and Rosanna Fitton – This husband-and-wife duo are the real MVPs when it comes to sharing hair-raising stories that have us questioning who and what we know. Listen to the surreal and sinister on your next toilet break.

The Missing by Pandora Sykes – According to the charity Missing People, someone is reported missing every 90 seconds in the UK. While many are found quite quickly, journalist Pandora Sykes uses her podcast to explore the cases of those missing long-term. Can you help solve a real-life crime from the comfort of your porcelain throne?

10 Minutes and Under

If you prefer shorter episodes to accommodate your bathroom breaks, we’ve got you covered. Here are some popular podcasts that are only 10 minutes or less in length:

Seven Minute Explainers by The Week – Informative and entertaining, The Week’s talented writers and editors explain various topics in seven minutes or less, from the TV show Friends to survival strategies for avoiding becoming shark bait, they’ve got you covered!

50 Things That Made the Modern Economy by Tim Harford – Dive into the wild world of innovation where fifty game-changing concepts turned life as we know it on its head. And yes, that includes the awe-inspiring s-bend in your trusty toilet. Who knew the loo had such a profound impact on our daily lives?

History in Five Minutes by Michael Rank – Ready for a whirlwind tour of history? Strap in for a time-travelling adventure with Michael Rank, the historian extraordinaire. In just five minutes, you’ll be rubbing elbows with key figures, witnessing epic events, and probably laughing your way through the annals of history!

Toilet-Specific Podcasts

Where else should we engage in the fine art of toilet talk but when we’re stationed on the loo itself? It’s practically the think tank for all life’s deep questions! As of January 2023, there are more than 3.02 million podcasts out there, and believe it or not, some of them are all about toilets and the, er, activities that happen there.

SHHH: The Poopcast by Shawn Shafner – If you’ve ever pondered the profound mysteries of pooping and the peculiar habits that accompany it, then you’re in for a treat. Join Shawn Shafner, AKA ‘The Puru,’ for some lessons on all things poop, faecal matters, and those taboo topics that no one else dares to discuss.

Let’s Talk About Toilets by Gabrielle Sierra – In this special episode of Why It Matters, experts get together to examine why 55% of the global population lacks access to safe sanitation and why there is no quick-fix solution to this serious problem.

The Poo Crew by David E Thorp – Brace yourself for an out-of-this-world journey with David and Griff. They’ve got you covered on the topics you never knew you needed to know about. From constipation to stomach cramps, and from Star Wars to music, they’ve got 31 episodes ready for your listening pleasure, right from your favourite throne. May the flush be with you!

No more sitting in silence!

The average Brit spends 3.5 hours per week on the toilet, which is a staggering 182 hours per year. Instead of scrolling aimlessly through social media or reading the back of shampoo bottles, put on a podcast and make the most of this precious time to be entertained, educated, or excited. And to ensure you’re never caught unprepared during these extended toilet sessions, don’t forget to keep stocked up on toilet paper with our convenient toilet paper subscription service. It’s there for the taking, so make the most of it while you… well, you know what we mean.

Jordan Kellyjordan.kelly@accrol.com

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