Partners in grime: Toni and Ryan host a garbage truck collection for charity

The event was supported by Spotify

Comedy duo, Toni Lodge and Ryan Jon joined Spotify to bring their ‘hot, fun garbage’ mission to life in Melbourne over the weekend.

To promote the exclusive Toni and Ryan podcast, local TARPers were invited down to St Kilda Beach to drop off last year’s baggage and start 2023 with a meet and greet with their very own hot, fun garbage truck.

Guests were invited to ceremoniously ‘throw’ their boyfriend’s holey undies and garish Christmas sweaters in the garbage truck, grab a free coffee or gelato, and meet the partners in grime themselves.

Hot, Fun Garbage in Melbourne

Toni Lodge said, “We all have that bag of clothes in the back of the car to be donated, or something our partner wears that we can’t stand, so when we got the chance to take that off people’s hands with our very own ‘Hot, Fun Garbage’ truck, it was a no brainer!

“I am blown away by the number of our loyal TARPers who came down to give their clothes a second life and give us a cuddle. I can’t believe just how good having a ‘garbage’ podcast feels.”

Ryan John said, “It’s only starting to sink in for me just how much the show and the TARPer community means to people.

“It’s one thing to see the listener numbers on a computer screen, but seeing people lining up for hours and hearing stories of how far they travelled just to say hi, get a photo and be part of this idea is unreal.”

All clothes from the activation are being recycled or donated to a charity program for a chance at a hotter and funner life.

The pair have built a global following for their podcast since launching in August 2021, with listeners tuning in to hear everything from naughty jokes, to dating horror stories, coupled with questionable advice on movies, food and relationships.

Having launched via crowdfunding platform Patreon, the success of the podcast began early on as the pair created video content for social media that went viral. The Toni and Ryan podcast became exclusive to Spotify in August last year.

See also: Toni and Ryan sign exclusive podcast deal with Spotify

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