The Pop Culture Show Podcast: New Way of COVID Testing is Anything BUTT Fun

Listen to America’s top podcast for pop culture, music, tv, film and more…The Pop Culture Show: The Pop Culture Show with new episodes every Monday at 10 am eastern. Listen on Apple Music, iHeart Radio App, Pandora, Amazon Music, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts.

If you thought getting a swab jammed up your nose to test for the presence of COVID was uncomfortable, there’s a new method to test for the virus that will make you rethink getting your brain tickled.

China, where the virus was first detected over a year ago, has adopted anal swabs as a new method to test for the virus. With this new procedure, a saline-soaked cotton swab about 1-2 inches long is inserted into the anus, with the sample tested for active traces of the virus. If you’re wondering, it is as invasive and awkward as you would think. Listen to this new episode for all the details at