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Stool Pigeons

Mike and Tiffany

Welcome to Stool Pigeons, the show where we talk about poop both literal and figurative. Featuring reviews of pooping accessories, the latest poop research and what's poop in the news, the Stool Pigeons will get your mind out of gutter and into the t...Show More

39:04 | Aug 30th

Louis XIV of France is known by some as the Sun King. He is most famous for centralizing governmental authority in France and building the Palace of Versailles. However, to us he's known as the first person in history to have an anal fistula surgical...Show More

50:14 | Jul 12th

Special guest Adam joins us again for our second quiz episode: How Much Do You Know About Where You Go?
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37:44 | May 10th

Are you planning any backpacking trips in Denali National Park? Well just remember to make a plan for how to do your business. This episode we talk about pooping outdoors, and the principles of the Leave No Trace movement.   Theme music I Feel Fantas...Show More

40:40 | May 3rd

This episode is another Hoodge Poodge, including updates from space, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and of course Tiffany's butt. Sorry about releasing Endgame theories after Endgame was released.

47:45 | Apr 26th

This episode we met with Adam Lukach, author of the seminal 2013 article "A Comprehensive Guide to Lil Wayne's Poop References". We discuss some of Lil Wayne's best butt stuff lyrics, and wonder how we can get him to sponsor bidets. https://noisey.v...Show More

34:25 | Jan 31st

In our PodCon episode, the Stool Pigeons take a tour through Seattle's underground tunnel system. It was created partially as a response to the poop problems of Seattle's early days, so there's a lot of good nuggets.

48:01 | Dec 31st, 2018

Today the pidgeys take a dive into the history of one of humanity's oldest and most deadly diseases: cholera. We also learn about wombats and why they poop cubes.

37:00 | Oct 29th, 2018

This week on Stool Pigeons: Pooping (and peeing) in space. How did astronauts do it, and where did it all go? What does a fine pee mist do to your electronics? Also, we hear another example of why flushable wipes are not flushable, and find another d...Show More

51:22 | Apr 4th, 2018

Tiffany, Mike, and Adam visit the waste treatment plant of the Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District. Learn what happens to poop after it gets flushed, where the poop goes after it's removed from your water, and most importantly, what things do you ...Show More

37:35 | Jan 30th, 2018

Our illustrious Treasury Secretary received a very special Christmas gift this year, and the Stool Pigeons are here to help in celebrate. Join us, and our returning guest Adam, as we explore the media's expert coverage of this historical poop event.

31:24 | Jan 17th, 2018

In this episode, we hear from friend in the next stall Clare Dickerson, who has had some exciting adventures in Southern California. Perhaps TOO exciting. Theme music: I Feel Fantastic by Jonathan Coulton,

33:29 | Jan 1st, 2018

You've heard of Mr. Hankey, but did you know that other places have actual poop-themed Christmas Traditions? On this episode, we explore the Catalan traditions of the Caganer and Caga Tio, the poop heroes of the Iberian.

37:33 | Dec 18th, 2017

This week, just in time for the holidays, we bring you a list of the perfect gifts for the Pidgey who has everything. From Squatty Potty to Poo-Pourri, and everything in between, we have you covered for the best gifts for that person in your life who...Show More

29:28 | Dec 4th, 2017

What were bathrooms like in olden times? Where did the poo go? The answers may make you appreciate plumbing just a bit more. Also the final word on who wiped king's butt. Hint: It wasn't the king.

28:40 | Nov 27th, 2017

Yikes, another few month hiatus, another update on the latest medical treatments for butt issues, from the unfortunate vantage point of our own lives. Also, some poo updates from Jolly Old England, where apparently they have a more healthy relationsh...Show More

50:26 | Mar 29th, 2017

After a long hiatus, the Stool Pigeons are back. Life may have gotten in the way of making a podcast, but it didn't stop poop from happening to Mike and Tiffany. In this episode, we break our #1 rule of not making this podcast about us talking about ...Show More

46:12 | Mar 25th, 2017

Hey all! Sorry we sort of disappeared off the face of the earth for a while. As we prepare to get Stool Pigeons back on your inter-waves, we thought we'd give you this special episode, one that we recorded back in October and never released. In it, w...Show More

47:54 | Jun 13th, 2016

Today we have our second guest for The Friend in the Next Stall. Becky has been a Madison taxicab driver for 13 years, and no one can deal with drunk people on a daily basis for that much time and not have collected a few good poop stories! Hear abou...Show More

46:32 | Jun 6th, 2016

There are a lot of butts on TV these days, but one show goes above and beyond to portray butt stuff in a positive (pottytive) light. Bob's Burgers is a shining light in the field of poo normalization and butt-punnery, so in this week's Stool Pigeons ...Show More

42:08 | May 23rd, 2016

Today we discuss one of earth's most important natural resources: Bird dung. In the second half of the 1800s, bird guano was one of the world's most used plant fertilizers. It was harvested off tiny islands in the Pacific and Caribbean and shipped wo...Show More

42:33 | May 18th, 2016

This week Tiffany takes us on a journey to the world's most interesting toilets as she reviews Lonely Planet's Toilets: A Spotter's Guide. Have you ever wanted to poop off a cliff, or on some of your most cherished moral principles? Now you can! At l...Show More

41:13 | May 13th, 2016

Today we learn the answer to the eternal question: What does fiber and protein do to your poop? Also, what the heck is poop anyway? We finally go back to basics and follow your food from its delicious beginnings in your mouth to its tragic end in you...Show More

46:38 | May 2nd, 2016

We did it, Stool Pigeons! We're into double digits. Welcome to the Dirty Dozenth episode where Tiffany runs down 12 of our filthy animal friends and their preposterous poop habits. Plus, updates on Mike's ongoing home bidet adventure!

47:03 | Apr 25th, 2016

Do colonies of alligators really live in New York's sewers? How did New York's sewer system get started? And how would one go about bribing city officials in the 1890s? This week we discuss a ton of very useful information about how to get your poop ...Show More

45:53 | Apr 19th, 2016

Have you pooped at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello privies? Well we have, and believe us it's everything you would have hoped. This week we cover a variety of topics including Tiffany's trip to Monticello, a new poo museum on the Isle of Wight, and Apr...Show More

29:24 | Mar 29th, 2016

What is life? What is art? And what is the most beautiful type of animal dung? All important questions to be answered in this week's episode, where we talk about some of the most famous works of art featuring everyone's favorite waste product. Or in ...Show More

35:21 | Mar 24th, 2016

In the last few years scientists have developed some amazing new tools for learning about how our ancient ancestors lived: What they ate, what got them sick, how many Pauly Shore movies they watched. What is this incredible new technique you might as...Show More

39:54 | Mar 16th, 2016

Mike's bidet adventure last week was amazing, but was he in danger? Today, we bring on our first guest - a cyber security expert who discusses the likelihood and consequences of your toilet getting hacked. We also find out what happens when you get f...Show More

35:28 | Mar 7th, 2016

Are you pooping often enough? When you poop, do you take enough time? This week, we discuss the things we believe about poop that may not actually be true. Did you know that John Wayne died with 40 pounds of impacted poop in his colon? Good because t...Show More

51:22 | Feb 29th, 2016

Why do we wear underwear anyway? Should we all be going commando? We ask famous TV personalities Mr. Whipple, the Charmin Bears, Zach Braff's TP Puppy, and more! Join us while we embark on a journey through some of television's greatest toilet paper ...Show More

30:19 | Feb 22nd, 2016

This week we learn about one of the first Stool Pigeons. Santorio Santorio, one of the first men to document everything about his poop and share the results with the world, in his very own Renaissance version of a poopcast. In other news, while we're...Show More

33:05 | Feb 15th, 2016

Are we just hapless beings controlled by the microbial colonies in our gut? Does Helen Mirren drink Budweiser? Is Pauly Shores's best movie Son in Law? We also end up talking about poop eventually. Join us while we stick a camera up and explore these...Show More

32:35 | Feb 5th, 2016

Does the greatest artist in the history of music pay someone to wipe his butt? We are asking the probing questions this week on Stool Pigeons, where we consider the pooping habits of celebrities. Do they do it? When? And why do they smell that way? ...Show More

46:07 | Jan 28th, 2016

In our inaugural episode, we discuss our new favorite pooping accessory - the Squatty Potty. How it works, how we discovered it, and why you too should be using this magical mound of plastic to turn your pooping into a serene glide down poop mountain...Show More