Podcast hosts Toni & Ryan attempt to eat 721 Chicken McNuggets


Radio hosts attempt to eat 721 Chicken McNuggets in two and a half hours – and manage to raise more than $1,000 for a good cause


Two Aussie radio hosts pushed their bodies to the limit on Sunday to celebrate their show becoming one of a handful of independent podcasts to reach a million downloads.

Toni Lodge and Ryan Jon, who host the Toni and Ryan show for ARN’s iHeartPodcast Network Australia, challenged themselves to eat 721 Chicken McNuggets.

They managed to eat 200 in two and a half hours, all the while broadcasting their attempt live on YouTube, and in the process raised $1,042 for a good cause.

Time to, er, celebrate? Radio hosts Toni Lodge (left) and Ryan Jon (right) attempted to eat 721 Chicken McNuggets in two and a half hours on Sunday to celebrate their show becoming one of a handful of independent podcasts to reach a million downloads

Time to, er, celebrate? Radio hosts Toni Lodge (left) and Ryan Jon (right) attempted to eat 721 Chicken McNuggets in two and a half hours on Sunday to celebrate their show becoming one of a handful of independent podcasts to reach a million downloads

The money raised from fan donations will be going to the Sikh Foundation, which provides meals for those who can’t put food on the table.

The oddly specific number – 721 – was chosen by the pair’s Patreon subscribers. 

The livestream, which can be viewed here, makes for confronting viewing as the hosts become physically ill and beg for the challenge to be over.

For a good cause: The money raised from fan donations will be going to the Sikh Foundation, which provides meals for those who can't put food on the table

For a good cause: The money raised from fan donations will be going to the Sikh Foundation, which provides meals for those who can’t put food on the table

‘I wanna throw up. I feel so sick… why have we done this?!’ Toni said at one stage, as co-host Ryan vowed: ‘I’ll never eat a nugget again.’

Toni and Ryan has become one of Australia’s most popular independent podcasts since launching in August.

The pair were both experienced radio presenters before jumping into the podcast sphere.

Thanks, guys! The oddly specific number - 721 - was chosen by the pair's Patreon subscribers

Thanks, guys! The oddly specific number – 721 – was chosen by the pair’s Patreon subscribers

Toni was one of several staff departures at KIIS 101.1 Melbourne’s Jase and PJ breakfast show earlier this year.

That show has since rebranded as Jase and Lauren in the Morning, after host Polly ‘PJ’ Harding quit and was replaced by Lauren Phillips.

Ryan used to host KIIS 101.1’s summer breakfast show with Lauren during the non-ratings period.

Grim: The YouTube livestream makes for confronting viewing as the hosts become physically ill and beg for the challenge to be over

Grim: The YouTube livestream makes for confronting viewing as the hosts become physically ill and beg for the challenge to be over

Regrets: 'I wanna throw up. I feel so sick... why have we done this?!' Toni said at one stage, as co-host Ryan vowed: 'I'll never eat a nugget again'

Regrets: ‘I wanna throw up. I feel so sick… why have we done this?!’ Toni said at one stage, as co-host Ryan vowed: ‘I’ll never eat a nugget again’

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