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Soap and Mirrors

Steve and Shivani used to talk about mundane, everyday things like cats, the weather, or quantum mechanics. But now, they've turned their attention to far more interesting and cultured affairs: Publicly accessible restrooms. They used to visit a different toilet every week and discuss their experiences, but that got boring, so now they're just talking about whatever weird and wonderful toilet stuff they can come up with.

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S2E10 - Toilets and Bodies

For their final episode (for now?), Steve talks about how poop can come in all the colours of the rainbow, and Shivani gives us a brief history of sexism in public toilets. The whole thing ends with birds, and it's just a great time all around.


24 Sep 2020

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S2E9 - Toilets and Libraries

Steve and Shivani talk about books in toilets, toilets in books, and the vast swathe of children's books relating to poo. Very scholarly.


16 Sep 2020

Rank #2

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S2E8 - Toilets and Execution

Steve and Shivani discuss all the ways executions and toilets have ever coincided throughout history - from murder most foul to exploding toilets.


3 Sep 2020

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S2E7 - Opinions About Toilets

Steve and Shivani discuss their opinions about toilets. They also discuss other people's opinions about toilets. They probably discuss your opinion about toilets at some point too.


13 Aug 2020

Rank #4

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S2E6 - Toilet Records

Steve and Shivani talk about toilet-related Guiness World Records, and Steve serenades the world with his best Brad Paisley impression.


7 Aug 2020

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S2E5 - Toilets and Indecency

Shivani and Steve talk about all the indecent incidents that involve - or maybe should have involved - toilets. And also how Mozart had a thing for poop. Seriously, there's a whole Wikipedia page about it. Enjoy


30 Jul 2020

Rank #6

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S2E4 - Toilets in Performance

Steve and Shivani set the stage with tales of modern toilet art, and learn why the first toilet ever shown on television involved both an alligator and a beaver.


24 Jul 2020

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S2E3 - Toilets in Schools

Steve and Shivani discuss the intersection between schools and toilets. They find out about electronic hall passes, learn some toilet vocab, and even find out where to sign up for a university course all about toilets!


15 Jul 2020

Rank #8

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S2E2 - Toilets in Transport

Steve and Shivani discuss the intersection between toilets and transport, where Shivani contemplates flying poo and Steve takes on the role of a talking toilet.


9 Jul 2020

Rank #9

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S2E1 - Toilets in Space

To kick off season 2, Shivani and Steve discuss how astronauts pee in space (and sometimes on earth). They also chat about the difficulties that arise when selling used toilets to aliens and take a look at the world's biggest public toilet.


1 Jul 2020

Rank #10