The Scummy Mummies Podcast

The Scummy Mummies Podcast

By Ellie Gibson and Helen Thorn

A comedy chat show for less-than-perfect parents. Hosted by comedians Ellie Gibson and Helen Thorn and featuring guest parenting experts, comedians and authors. The podcast covers the big issues affecting modern parents - from fish fingers to farting, to play-dates and pelvic floors. Expect frank and funny chat as well as wine, laughter and sophisticated boob jokes. Check out our Scummy Mummies Blog and dates for our Live Comedy Shows - www.scummymummies.com

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Episodes

287: Grief, sex and Ronan Keating with Stacey Heale

What's the best thing to say to someone who's in mourning? Is the second year of grief really the hardest? And who was the lead singer of Westlife? Helping us answer all these questions is the amazing Stacey Heale! She tells us what it was like to lose her husband, Greg, who was diagnosed with Stage 4 bowel cancer on their daughter's first birthday. Stacey explains what life is like now, nearly three years after his death. We discuss Widow's Fire - the phenomenon of bereaved people who turn to sex for comfort. Plus, the best and worst ways to help someone you love through the grieving process. It all sounds a bit dark, doesn't it? But honestly, we have loads of laughs along the way. We also take a deep dive into the live advice of Ireland's greatest philosopher-king, Ronan Keating, and discover Helen knows nothing about boy bands. We finish with some Scummy Mummy Confessions involving wee and a close encounter with a member of Bros. Stacey's brilliant book, Now is Not the Time for Flowers, is out now. Follow her on insta @stacey_heale.*WE ARE ON TOUR!* We have one more show this summer, in Sevenoaks on 19 July. Then in the autumn we're coming to Barnard Castle, Darlington, Sturminster Newton, Portsmouth, Guildford, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Glasgow, Dundee, Hertford, Canterbury, Blackburn, Tenbury Wells, Newport, Norwich, East Grinstead, Harrogate, Newcastle... And then it's our Christmas tour! Go to scummymummies.com for dates and tickets. *WE HAVE A SHOP!* Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels. FREE UK DELIVERY!   We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe. Thank you for listening!  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/07/2454m 34s

286: Post-election special with Jess Phillips MP

This special bonus episode was recorded on Saturday 6 July, just two days after the general election. We got to interview Jess Phillips MP in front of a live audience at the Birmingham MAC, and she was brilliant. We covered loads of topics including Jess's work in the areas of women's rights and domestic violence, what she wants the new Labour government to prioritise, and what she thinks of Starmer's cabinet appointments. We also talk about the abuse suffered by Jess and her staff in the run-up to the election, and why she thinks it was the worst campaign she's ever been involved in. Plus: fancying Stanley Tucci, why becoming an MP is like joining the NCT, and parliamentary hairdressers - do Tories have better hair? After all that we had some questions from the audience that were so brilliant we ran out of time (forgot) to do the Scummy Mummy Confessions. But if that's your favourite bit of the show, have no fear - we have something special coming soon. Make sure you're subscribed to the podcast so you don't miss out. Huge thanks to Jess Phillips, and a massive thank you to the Birmingham MAC for having us. If you're round that way do check out their Motherhood Season - there are loads of amazing talks, exhibitions, workshops and more running right through September. *WE ARE ON TOUR!* We have one more show this summer, in Sevenoaks on 19 July. Then in the autumn we're coming to Barnard Castle, Darlington, Sturminster Newton, Portsmouth, Guildford, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Glasgow, Dundee, Hertford, Canterbury, Blackburn, Tenbury Wells, Newport, Norwich, East Grinstead, Harrogate, Newcastle... And then it's our Christmas tour! Go to scummymummies.com for dates and tickets. *WE HAVE A SHOP!* Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels. FREE UK DELIVERY!   We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe. Thank you for listening!  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/07/241h 18m

285: Wine and writing with Saturday Kitchen's Helen McGinn

Our guest for this episode is best-selling author, dear friend and Saturday Kitchen wine expert Helen McGinn! She tells us what wine we should be looking for in the shops this summer. We discuss whether Whispering Angel is worth the money, and McGinn gives us some suggestions for budget rosés, cheap fizz, picnic wines, and what to stick in the fridge if you fancy a nice chilled red. We find out what goes on behind the scenes at Saturday Kitchen, who McGinn's favourite celeb guests have been, and which one she got told off for staring at.There's also some book chat as McGinn tells us how she's managed to write four bestsellers and counting. She explains how her creative process has changed, and reveals the biggest lesson she's learned about writing fiction. We round off with some Scummy Mummy Confessions involving a hamster, lying to children, and al fresco rumpy pumpy.This episode was recorded at the Park Lane Hilton - huge thanks to them for having us.Here are McGinn's wine recommendations.Majestic Agapi roséM&S Asti SeccoSainsbury's rosé cavaWaitrose SusumanielloMcGinn's brilliant new book, Island of Dreams, is out now. Do check out the Knackered Mother's Wine Club, Homemade Cocktails and Helen's other novels, too. Thanks for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/07/2445m 43s

284: Beth Morrey on writing novels, loving Christmas, and Billie Piper bumsex

How do you get a book deal? Is Michael Buble's music for life, or just for Christmas? What's it like to watch your husband simulate anal sex with one of Britain's leading actors? Answering all these questions is the brilliant Beth Morrey! She tells us how her first novel ended up in a bidding war after facing loads of rejections, and how her writing process works now. We hear her top tip for avoiding procrastination, and learn why she doesn't read her own reviews. Then yes, it's a bit early, but we discuss Ellie and Beth's shared love of all things Christmas. Are they insane, or just organised? You decide! (NB There is a bit of Santa chat here, so maybe skip ahead if there are little ones around...)Beth talks about the hilarious back to school photos she does every year with her husband, Magic Radio's Tom Price. We brainstorm some new ideas for her. And if you remember Tom's Billie Piper story from previous episodes, get ready to enjoy a whole new layer of hilarity. We end with Scummy Mummy Confessions - you may never eat cherries again. Beth's fantastic new book, Lucky Day, is out now. Find her on Insta and X @bethmorrey.*WE ARE ON TOUR!* Come and see our live comedy show in Exeter, Redruth, Newbury, Watford, Sevenoaks... Big Scottish tour in October... And new dates are being added all the time! Keep an eye on scummymummies.com for announcements and tickets. *WE HAVE A SHOP!* Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels. FREE UK DELIVERY!   We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe. Thank you for listening!  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/06/2445m 15s

283: Premature birth, neurodiversity, and meeting Oprah, with Caro Tasker

Our guest for this episode is the amazing Caro Tasker. We cover a huge range of topics, including baby loss, raising autistic kids, and how trauma can help you discover who you are. There's also some much less serious nonsense. Why doesn't anyone use the word git any more? Is being married to a famous rugby player like being in Footballers Wives, only with different shaped balls? What was it like to be a guest at Harry and Meghan's wedding, and what's the one sentence George Clooney said to Caro? Ellie and Caro are co-hosting the new Borne Podcast, so we chat about that, and the amazing research the charity is doing into preventing premature birth. We sing the praises of Professor Mark Johnson and his Justice League of Fannies (not his terminology.) Caro discusses the amazing gift the prof gave her, and Ellie talks about the weight he took off her shoulders. You can follow Caro on Insta @spikey, and find The Borne Podcast wherever you found this one. This episode is dedicated to Freddie, with love. *WE ARE ON TOUR!* Come and see our live comedy show in Liverpool, Nottingham, Exeter, Redruth, Newbury, Watford, York, Sevenoaks... And new dates are being added all the time! Keep an eye on scummymummies.com for announcements and tickets. *WE HAVE A SHOP!* Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels. FREE UK DELIVERY!   We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe. Thank you for listening!  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/06/2446m 10s

282: Rom coms, politics and peeing with comedians KK and Kerry

It's a transatlantic party in this episode as we meet KK and Kerry, the world's second best female comedy double act! We hear about their fab show, Six Chick Flicks, and they tell us the best meet cute stories they've heard from audience members. We discuss how they're enjoying their UK tour, including what they think of Scunthorpe and why they love M&S. Kerry tells us about the time she auditioned to be a theme park princess, and Ellie reveals the reason she got turned down for a job at the Disney Store. There's a bit of political chat - we touch on Trump, Sunak, and the terrifying recent changes to US abortion law. Then it's business as usual as we round up with some incredibly low brow confessions involving broken toilets and peeing yourself on stage. Six Chick Flicks - aka A Legally Blonde Pretty Woman Dirty Danced on the Beaches while writing a Notebook on the Titanic - is going all around the UK right now! Grab your tickets from sixchickflicks.com.*WE ARE ON TOUR TOO!* Come and see our live comedy show in Mansfield, Leicester, Liverpool, Nottingham, Exeter, Redruth, Newbury, Watford, York, Sevenoaks... And new dates are being added all the time! Keep an eye on scummymummies.com for announcements and tickets. *WE HAVE A SHOP!* Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels. FREE UK DELIVERY!   We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe. Thank you for listening!  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/05/2447m 49s

281: Is Ozempic really a magic pill for weight loss? With Johann Hari

This episode is all about the new weight loss drug Ozempic - what are the risks? What are the benefits? How does it actually work? Joining us is author Johann Hari, who has written a book all about it. Just to be clear: this is a full and frank discussion about the issues around weight loss, the body positivity movement, and the health risks of obesity. We hear some tough stats about the dangers of being overweight, and some graphic descriptions of fat shaming. There's also some strong language. Johann tells us about his personal experience of taking Ozempic, and whether he'd recommend it to his friends. We find out why one scientist has predicted 30 per cent of us will be on the drug in a few years, and why its invention could be as significant for society as the arrival of the smartphone. Speaking of which - we ask Johann if he's successfully cured himself of his phone addiction since we last had him on the podcast to discuss his previous book, Stolen Focus. We end of course with Scummy Mummy Confessions, and a discussion of whether Princess Diana used the C word. Johann's book, Magic Pill: The Extraordinary Benefits and Disturbing Risks of the New Weight Loss Drugs, is out now. You can find all his gubbins over at johannhari.com.*WE ARE ON TOUR!* Come and see our live comedy show in 2024! We are on our way to Oxford, Swansea, Cardiff, Mansfield, Leicester, Liverpool, Nottingham, Exeter, Redruth, Newbury, Watford, York, Sevenoaks... And new dates are being added all the time! Keep an eye on scummymummies.com for announcements and tickets. *WE HAVE A SHOP!* Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels. FREE UK DELIVERY!   We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe. Thank you for listening! Correction: ‘In episode 281 interview with Johann Hari, discussing the new weight-loss drugs, Johann said the British food critic Jay Rayner took Ozempic and lost his pleasure in food. It was, in fact, a different writer.’ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/05/2457m 55s

280: Lisa Jewell on writing books, watching MAFS, and raising teens

Yes, it really has been 25 years since Ralph's Party was released! You are that old! Here to talk about that book, and all the brilliant ones she's written since, is best-selling author Lisa Jewell. She tells us about her writing process, and how she cured herself of imposter syndrome. Lisa shares her top tips for budding authors, and introduces us to our new favourite website, doesthedogdie.com. We talk discuss true crime, and why so many of us women like it so much. Then there's some chat about raising adolescents - Lisa reveals why her parenting style differs from her partner's, and offers some advice on getting through the teenage years. We finish with a Scummy Mummy Confession from Helen that leaves Lisa more horrified than any of the terrible things she's written about in her books. The sexy new anniversary edition of Ralph's Party is out on 23 May. The paperback of Lisa's latest thriller, None of This is True, is out now. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter @lisajewelluk. *WE ARE ON TOUR!* Come and see our live comedy show in 2024! We are on our way to Cockfosters THIS SATURDAY, then Kent, Oxford, Swansea, Cardiff, Mansfield, Leicester, Liverpool, Nottingham, Exeter, Redruth, Newbury, Watford, York, Sevenoaks... And new dates are being added all the time! Keep an eye on scummymummies.com for announcements and tickets. *WE HAVE A SHOP!* Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels. FREE UK DELIVERY!   We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe. Thank you for listening!  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/04/2450m 36s

Just the Two of Us - Remembering Lee Thorn

We sit down for a serious chat in this episode as we celebrate the life of Lee, Helen's Mum, who passed away recently. And of course, we manage to have a few laughs along the way. We talk about the kind of person Lee was, and how lucky Helen was to have her as a parent. We discuss what it's like to prepare for the death of someone you love, and strategies for managing grief. Plus, find out the roles ABBA and East 17 played in Lee's passing. This episode is dedicated to Lee, with love. Thank you for listening.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/04/2442m 5s

278: Monogamy, bonobos and breakups with Rosie Wilby

Why do lesbians have the highest divorce rate? How do you navigate an open relationship? What goes on in a sex lab? Answering all these questions is the amazing Rosie Wilby! The comedian and author tells us all about her brilliant books, Is Monogamy Dead? and The Breakup Monologues. We discuss some of the fascinating things she's discovered through her research, and learn a superb fact about bonobos. Rosie explains why she and her wife are considering opening up their marriage, and reveals what it's like to perform stand-up at a sex party.You can follow Rosie on X @rosiewilby and on Instagram @breakupmonologues. And you can find the Breakup Monologues podcast in all the usual places. *WE ARE ON TOUR!* Come and see our live comedy show in 2024! We are on our way to Stockport, North London, Kent, Oxford, Swansea, Cardiff, Mansfield, Leicester, Liverpool, Nottingham, Exeter, Redruth, Newbury, Watford, York, Sevenoaks... And new dates are being added all the time! Keep an eye on scummymummies.com for announcements and tickets. *WE HAVE A SHOP!* Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels. FREE UK DELIVERY!   We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe. Thank you for listening!  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/03/2458m 49s

277: How to raise a viking with Helen Russell

What makes the Danish some of the happiest people on earth? How can we steal their ideas, and what's stopping us? Why are Norwegian women like oil rigs? Answering all these questions is the amazing Helen Russell! We talk about her brilliant new book,How to Raise a Viking. Join us as we go on a wonderful journey to a land where the streets are paved with trampolines, children are given knives to play with, and men are having VR sex in enormous spunk factories. We talk about dating in Denmark, and the dark side of living Danishly - is it really all hygge, all the time? And to finish, we have some super Scummy Mummy Confessions involving cat pee and Easter treats. Helen's book is out now! You can follow her on Instagram and X @mshelenrussell. *WE ARE ON TOUR!* Come and see our live comedy show in 2024! We are on our way to Northampton, Sutton Coldfield, Stockport, North London, Kent, Oxford, Swansea, Cardiff, Mansfield, Leicester, Liverpool, Nottingham, Exeter, Redruth, Newbury, Watford, York, Sevenoaks... And new dates are being added all the time! Keep an eye on scummymummies.com for announcements and tickets. *WE HAVE A SHOP!* Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels. FREE UK DELIVERY!   We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe. Thank you for listening!  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/03/2448m 47s

276: Sikisa on law, comedy, dyslexia, and nachos vs dicks

Comedian, immigration lawyer, burlesque dancer, trainee wrestler, and absolute legend - it's Sikisa!She tells us how she went from being a barmaid to being on stage, and some of the weirder things she's seen while MCing one of London's most famous open mic comedy nights. We learn what it's like to go on Live at the Apollo with a concussion. There's a bit of serious chat as Sikisa discusses her work as an immigration lawyer, helping refugees and asylum seekers to stay in Britain. We hear what she thinks about the idea of sending people to Rwanda. (Spoiler: she has some choice words for the Government.) Plus, Sikisa talks about what it's like to be diagnosed with dyslexia in your thirties. Then it's back to the usual old filth and nonsense as we chat about wrestling, nachos, and dick pics. Sikisa shares a very strong Scummy Mummy Confession (NSFW, but are they ever) and reveals how she knows if a man is good in bed. Sikisa is on tour right now - go and see her in Glasgow, London, Leeds, Edinburgh, Brighton, Southampton, Manchester, Bristol and Machynlleth. Tickets via sikisacomedy.com. Follow her on Instagram @sikisacomedy.Sikisa's wrestling podcast, Wrestle Club UK, is available now on Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. Please enjoy this full length version of the Venga Boys / Lil Jon mashup. Thank you to Pac-Hole Rickelton for bringing this joy into our lives. *WE ARE ON TOUR!* Come and see our live comedy show in 2024! We are on our way to Worcester, Northampton, Sutton Coldfield, Stockport... And new dates are being added all the time! Keep an eye on scummymummies.com for announcements and tickets. *WE HAVE A SHOP!* Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels. FREE UK DELIVERY!   We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe. Thank you for listening!  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/02/2443m 36s

275: Man vs Baby aka Matt Coyne on writing, fighting, and farting

What's the best way to write a bestselling book? Who would win in a fight between a shark and a gorilla? And what's it like to be bitten on the penis by a piranha? Answering all these questions is Matt Coyne, aka Man vs Baby! He tells us all about his brilliant new novel, Frank and Red, which is out now. We discuss our different writing processes, and the best way to deal with procrastination. Matt explains why one of his favourite facts about himself involves Ellie's Dad, and gives us a window into the general appearance of his pubic area. There's also some chat about farting, hypochondria, and Mussolini. For more from Matt, follow Man vs Baby on all the things, or check out man-vs-baby.co.uk.*WE ARE ON TOUR!* Come and see our live comedy show in 2024! We are on our way to Chipping Norton, Tewkesbury, Worcester, Northampton, Sutton Coldfield, Stockport... And new dates are being added all the time! Keep an eye on scummymummies.com for announcements and tickets. *WE HAVE A SHOP!* Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels. FREE UK DELIVERY!   We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe. Thank you for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/02/2454m 5s

274: Antarctica Special with Ellie's Dad

HELLO READERS! What's it like to go to Antarctica with your 76 year-old Dad? What is Ellie's problem with penguins? Why did she get taken away by Buenos Aires airport security, and why was it Jim's fault?  Answering all these questions are Ellie and Ellie's Dad! Helen quizzes them to find out all about the fortnight they've just spent on the frozen Continent. We hear all about the whales, the weather, and what it's like to go for a dip in 0.3 degree water. Ellie and her father share some of their seafaring family history as we hear the tale of James Gibson: sailor, ship's carpenter, and thwarted lover. Plus, find out why Jim never carries water on hikes, and what Helen has in store for 2024. *WE ARE ON TOUR!* Come and see our live comedy show in 2023! We are on our way to Chipping Norton, Tewkesbury, Worcester, Northampton, Sutton Coldfield, Stockport... And new dates are being added all the time! Keep an eye on scummymummies.com for announcements and tickets. *WE HAVE A SHOP!* Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels. FREE UK DELIVERY!   We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe. Thank you for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/01/2448m 10s

273: Quiz special with Lucy Porter and Jenny Ryan

Why are PTA quizzes the worst? Is Croydon really the Manhattan of London? And which star of The Chase has the most erotic fan fiction written about them? Here to play for a four-berth caravan and a fortnight in Tenerife are Lucy Porter and Jenny Ryan! Lucy tells us how she went from comedian to quizzing legend, and Jenny reveals the origin story behind her Chase nickname, The Vixen. We discuss our favourite gameshows of yore, and our experts share their top tips for hosting your own quiz at home. Stay tuned for the Scummy Mummy Confessions to find out which one of us is actually a filthy cheater. IMPORTANT CORRECTION: Helen is right and Ellie is wrong; echidnae have four penis heads, not three. However, only two can become erect at one time. You are welcome. The brilliant Fingers on Buzzers podcast is available from all the usual places. And the fantastic book of the same name is out now. *WE ARE ON TOUR!* Come and see our live comedy show in 2023! We are on our way to Barking, Chipping Norton, Tewkesbury, Worcester, Northampton, Sutton Coldfield, Stockport... And new dates are being added all the time! Keep an eye on scummymummies.com for announcements and tickets. *WE HAVE A SHOP!* Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels. FREE UK DELIVERY!   We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe. Thank you for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/01/2446m 6s

272: Teens, toasters and Kiefer Sutherland's driving school with Tom Price

What's it like to embrace Hugh Jackman? Which celebrity does Tom Price still dream of interviewing? And why does he want us to eat prawns off his wife's back? Answering all these questions is the actual Tom Price! The Magic FM drive time DJ takes a break from his busy three hours of work a day schedule to spend some quality time with us. We have a good old moan about what it's like to live with teenagers, and share the nice bits too. Then it's time for some hilarious star-studded anecdotes - tune in to find out what it's like to nearly have sex with Billie Piper, and learn which celebrity Tom ran out of things to say to. Plus: why does Ellie want him to set her up with the Weasley twins? We talk about Tom's brilliant podcast, My Mate Bought a Toaster. And we share some cautionary tales about why you should never go on the waltzer at Winter Wonderland. You can hear Tom on Magic FM every weekday from 4pm - 7pm. Follow him on Insta @thepricetom.*WE ARE ON TOUR!* Come and see our live comedy show in 2023! We are on our way to Barking, Chipping Norton, Tewkesbury, Worcester, Northampton, Sutton Coldfield, Stockport... And new dates are being added all the time! Keep an eye on scummymummies.com for announcements and tickets. *WE HAVE A SHOP!* Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels. FREE UK DELIVERY!   We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe. Thank you for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/01/2455m 43s

271: Dick the halls: it's the 2023 Christmas Special!

What is the collective noun for a group of Lindas? How is anal sex like relationship bitcoin? And which Hollywood action star would Sam Pamphilon pleasure orally for £50,000? Yes, it's the Scummy Mummies Christmas Special!As usual, we get too drunk and talk absolute nonsense for too long. The same old Christmas podcast traditions are back, but Ham Review gets a new twist this year, and Nurse Jessie shares some news that leaves our jaws on the floor.Steve Hill literally phones it in, while Sam tells a story that will ensure you never enjoy using chopsticks again. Plus, it's the return of popular filth-themed game Anything for Money! Thank you so much to everyone who has listened to the podcast this year, and indeed for the last ten years. We love doing it, and we are so grateful for your support. Reviews and shares are always appreciated, but most of all, thank you for listening. *WE ARE ON TOUR!* Come and see our live comedy show in 2023! We are on our way to Barking, Chipping Norton, Tewkesbury, Worcester, Northampton, Sutton Coldfield, Stockport... And new dates are being added all the time! Keep an eye on scummymummies.com for announcements and tickets. *WE HAVE A SHOP!* Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels. FREE UK DELIVERY!   We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe. Wishing you a very merry Christmas and a happy new year! Ellie and Helen x Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/12/231h 2m

270: Christmas food special with Sarah Rossi (aka Taming Twins)

Christmas eating is great, but Christmas cooking can be stressful. Joining us with her top tips for creating calm in the kitchen is Sarah Rossi, aka @TamingTwins! She shares easy make-ahead recipes for starters and desserts, and a great idea for what to feed picky eaters on the big day. We talk about how we should all be getting into dump bags, which are nicer than they sound. Ellie reveals how Sarah's 15 minute Baileys cheesecake saved her Christmas last year, along with her theory that organised people are secretly the laziest bastards of all. Helen learns what a Snowball is, and her mind is blown. You can find Sarah's recipes for easy roast potatoes and slow cooker chocolate orange pudding on her blog, along with loads of other fantastic Christmas recipes. Her books, What's for Dinner? and What's for Dinner in One Pot? are out now, and they're bloody brilliant. Many thanks and an extra roast potato to White Stuff for teaming up with us for this episode. If you're looking for a Christmas outfit, check out their fantastic partywear - lots of glamorous velvet, gorgeous glitter, and pockets to stuff mince pies in. Also, do have a look at their adorable Christmas decorations - we love the little Christmas jumpers, and £5 from each sale goes to the excellent charity Home-Start UK. AND we have a discount for you - use the code SCUMMIES15 to get 15 per cent off all full-priced items on the White Stuff website! But get in quick - offer ends 12th December. *WE ARE ON TOUR!* Come and see our live comedy show in 2023! We are on our way to Trowbridge, Henley-on-Thames, Barking, Chipping Norton, Tewkesbury, Worcester, Northampton, Sutton Coldfield, Stockport... And new dates are being added all the time! Keep an eye on scummymummies.com for announcements and tickets. *WE HAVE A SHOP!* Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels. FREE UK DELIVERY!   We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe.Thank you for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/12/2345m 13s

269: Philippa Perry on how to have better relationships

Is there a way to argue constructively? What is the best way to help someone in crisis? Should we aim for happiness, or be content with contentment? Answering all these questions is the amazing psychotherapist, author, agony aunt and artist, Philippa Perry! She tells us all about her brilliant new book, The Book You Want Everyone You Love to Read. We learn about the various styles of arguing, and discuss what our spice racks say about our personalities. We also talk about Philippa's work as an advice columnist, and how she deals with difficult topics like suicidal thoughts. For more from Philippa, check out our previous episodes with her - How to Be a Better Parent and Agony Aunt Special. You can follow her on Twitter @philippa_perry.*WE ARE ON TOUR!* Come and see our live comedy show in 2023! We are on our way to Bath, Barnsley, Stroud, Trowbridge, Henley-on-Thames, Barking, Chipping Norton, Tewkesbury, Worcester, Northampton, Sutton Coldfield, Stockport... And new dates are being added all the time! Keep an eye on scummymummies.com for announcements and tickets. *WE HAVE A SHOP!* Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels. FREE UK DELIVERY!   We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe. Thank you for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/11/2351m 53s

268: Just the Two of Us - Christmas Confessions

We know it's only November, but we can't help it - we bloody love Christmas! So in our latest podcast episode, we are sharing some of our favourite festive confessions from previous shows - along with some personal stories of Christmas chaos. We discuss our favourite things about Xmas, the worst gifts we've ever received, and what we're planning to wear on the big day. Ellie comes clean about her Elf on the Shelf spreadsheet, and shares her top tips for quick and easy elf pranks for lazy people. Plus we answer big, important questions like whether cranberry sauce is acceptable in the Boxing Day sandwich. Big thanks to White Stuff for teaming up with us for this episode, and for our amazing Christmas competition! You could win a gig from us at your Christmas party, or more excitingly, some vouchers to spend on their fabulous clothes. Just send us YOUR festive confessions - either DM us on Instagram, or email info@scummymummies.com. Make sure you get them in by 22 November. Terms and conditions apply. AND we have a discount for you - use the code SCUMMIES15 to get 15 per cent off all full-priced items on the White Stuff website! Offer ends 12th December. Here are some of our favourite picks, as mentioned in the podcast: Elyse coatBorg slippersAyra velvet dressWren jacquard dressEvelyn velvet suitPoppy fairisle jumper And of course the awesome Christmas decorations - we love the little Christmas jumpers, and £5 from each sale goes to the excellent charity Home-Start UK. *WE ARE ON TOUR!* Come and see our live comedy show in 2023! We are on our way to Banbury, Poole, Worthing, Barnsley, Stroud, Trowbridge, Henley-on-Thames, Brighton, Bath... And new dates are being added all the time! Keep an eye on scummymummies.com for announcements and tickets. *WE HAVE A SHOP!* Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels. FREE UK DELIVERY!   We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe. Thank you for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/11/2334m 6s

267: From Morrisons to Drag Race with Ella Vaday

267: From Morrisons to Drag Race with Ella VadayOur guest for this episode is Nick Collier, aka drag superstar Ella Vaday! He tells us how he went from working in Morrisons to wowing us with his Nigella impression on season three of RuPaul's Drag Race UK. We hear about his time performing in the West End, and why he was banned from selling perfume in Harrods. We find out how scripted Drag Race really is, and how Nick feels about the way he was represented in the edit.Then there's some general drag chat - just how bitchy is it backstage? What's Nick's view on the transition of drag into mainstream culture? And what's really behind the complaints about drag queen storytime? We end with Scummy Mummy Confessions, and a cautionary tale about why you should never work with wigs and dogs. For more from the fantastic Nick/Ella, follow @ellavaday on Instagram. **WE ARE ON TOUR!** Come and see our live comedy show in 2023! We are on our way to Cambridge, Banbury, Poole, Worthing, Barnsley, Stroud, Trowbridge, Henley-on-Thames, Bristol, Brighton, Bath... We have two HUGE nights in Catford on 1 & 2 December... And new dates are being added all the time! Keep an eye on scummymummies.com for announcements and tickets. **WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels. FREE UK DELIVERY!   We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe.  Thank you for listening!  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/10/2345m 41s

266: Modelling, monogamy and making sh*t happen with Shareefa J

Our guest for this episode is the amazing Shareefa J - model, diversity activist, fitness champion, and all round bloody brilliant woman. She tells us what it's like to watch a photographer lighten your skin tone, and to be told you're too fat when you're a size 10. We discuss how far the modelling industry still has to go when it comes to encouraging inclusivity and stamping out racism. We get a bit personal as Shareefa and Helen discuss their experiences of being cheated on. If you're the victim of multiple infidelities, is it helpful or hurtful to know how many other people are involved? And how has Shareefa's experience changed how she feels about monogamy? Then of course it's time to lighten the mood with the Scummy Mummy Confessions. Tune in to find out which one of us once shat on our sister's back.For more from the fantastic Shareefa, follow her on all the things via her linktree. **WE ARE ON TOUR!** Come and see our live comedy show in 2023! We are on our way to Middlesborough, Chelmsford, Cambridge, Banbury, Poole, Worthing, Barnsley, Stroud, Trowbridge, Henley-on-Thames, Leatherhead, Bristol, Brighton, Bath... And new dates are being added all the time! Keep an eye on scummymummies.com for announcements and tickets. **WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels. FREE UK DELIVERY!   We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe.  Thank you for listening!  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/10/2353m 33s

265: Surviving breast cancer with Rosamund Dean

What should you say to a friend who has cancer? If you're the one with the diagnosis, how do you tell your kids? And is it really possible to futureproof your body against illness? Answering all these questions is the brilliant Rosamund Dean. She tells us about her journey from finding a lump in her boob to being cancer free, and what she wishes she'd known at the beginning. We discuss clipboard people versus duvet people, and whether early menopause is more like pick'n'mix or a Glastonbury toilet. Rosamund explains how having cancer has affected her perspective, and reveals the biggest change she's made to her lifestyle. Yes, it's a serious subject, but we still manage to have some laughs along the way. And of course we finish with some Scummy Mummy Confessions - this time involving Baileys, sweat, glitter, and lying to children. Rosamund's book is a great read whether you have cancer, you're supporting someone through treatment, or you're interested in looking after your health. Reconstruction is out now. We are also huge fans of her book about reducing your alcohol intake, Mindful Drinking. And do check out her substack, Well Well Well. Rosamund is on Instagram @rosamunddean.**WE ARE ON TOUR!** Come and see our live comedy show in 2023! We are on our way to Leamington Spa, Corby, Harrogate, Middlesborough, Chelmsford, Cambridge, Banbury, Poole, Worthing, Barnsley, Stroud, Trowbridge, Henley-on-Thames, Leatherhead, Bristol, Brighton, Bath... And new dates are being added all the time! Keep an eye on scummymummies.com for announcements and tickets. **WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels. FREE UK DELIVERY!   We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe.  Thank you for listening!  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/09/2355m 20s

264: Ayo Akinwolere on swimming, racism, and being a world record holder

Our guest for this episode is the awesome Ayo Akinwolere - Blue Peter presenter, documentary maker, fitness champion, and all-round bloody good bloke. He tells us how he went from not being able to swim to crossing the deepest trench of the ocean in just ten weeks. We talk about the cultural divide that separates swimmers and non-swimmers in Britain, and how Ayo is trying to change things. Will he turn Ellie into an open water wanker?There's some serious chat about Ayo's experience of moving to the UK from Nigeria as a child, and the racism his family faced. We discuss the British class system, and whether meritocracy is a myth. Then it's back to the usual old nonsense as we share confessions involving a language barrier, an email sent to the wrong person, and a child licking a cake. You can follow Ayo and his adventures on Instagram - @ayoakinwolere.**WE ARE ON TOUR!** Come and see our live comedy show in 2023! We are on our way to Southampton, Leamington Spa, Corby, Harrogate, Middlesborough, Chelmsford, Cambridge, Banbury, Poole, Worthing, Barnsley, Stroud, Trowbridge, Henley-on-Thames, Leatherhead, Bristol, Brighton, Bath... And new dates are being added all the time! Keep an eye on scummymummies.com for announcements and tickets. **WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels. FREE UK DELIVERY!   We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe.  Thanks for listening!  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/09/2342m 14s

263: Therapy special: burnout, anxiety, and the mental load with Karen Hartley

Do we all need therapy? How do you talk to a partner about sharing the mental load? And what's the first thing you need to do if you feel you're approaching burnout? Answering tricky questions like these is the awesome psychotherapist Karen Hartley! Along with her brilliant wisdom, she shares some practical tips for things like coping with anxiety. We discuss whether there's a generational divide when it comes to therapy and mental health, and how to help teenagers cope with their feelings. Helen talks about the advice she gives to people who are starting the divorce process, and Ellie reveals the most annoying thing her husband and comedy partner have in common. Plus: we discuss when and where we're happiest, the downside of to do lists, and whether Karen ever gets bored listening to people bang on about their feelings. You can find out more about Karen and the workshops she runs over at karenhartley.co.uk. Follow her on Instagram @karen_hartley_.**WE ARE ON TOUR!** Come and see our live comedy show! We are on our way to Southampton, Leamington Spa, Corby, Harrogate, Middlesborough, Chelmsford, Cambridge, Banbury, Poole, Worthing, Barnsley, Stroud, Trowbridge, Henley-on-Thames, Leatherhead, Brighton, Bath... And new dates are being added all the time! Keep an eye on scummymummies.com for announcements and tickets. **WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels. FREE UK DELIVERY!   We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe.  Thanks for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/08/2347m 5s

262: Summer Holiday Hacks with Susie Lodge

What's the best way to avoid family days out turning into disasters? How do you stop kids asking for snacks all day? And what do mums have in common with combine harvesters? Helping us to survive the last few weeks of the summer holidays is Susie Lodge!She tells us all about the website she founded, wikiplacesforkids.com, which is an excellent resource for anyone looking for ways to entertain the kids. We get some great tips for pleasing children with different ages and interests, saving money at the cinema, and generally making outings more bearable. We discuss the virtues of the pack mentality versus the divide and conquer strategy, and share war stories of our worst days out ever. And Susie tells us about her brilliant network for mums in business, wikimama. The game Ellie bangs on about is called Heads Up! and it's free to download via the Apple and Google Play stores. **WE ARE ON TOUR!** Come and see our live comedy show in 2023! We are on our way to Southampton, Leamington Spa, Corby, Harrogate, Middlesborough, Chelmsford, Cambridge, Banbury, Poole, Worthing, Barnsley, Stroud, Trowbridge, Henley-on-Thames, Leatherhead, Bristol, Brighton, Bath... And new dates are being added all the time! Keep an eye on scummymummies.com for announcements and tickets. **WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels. FREE UK DELIVERY!   We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe.  Thanks for listening!  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/08/2350m 9s

BONUS: Hello Readers with Ellie's Dad

TRIGGER WARNING: This episode contains two of Ellie's Dad's jokes. He joins us to share some tall tales about a magical dog, the funeral of King George VI, and the time he was at a party with Elton John (or not.)We discuss the tall tales (lies) our parents told us, and come clean about the myths, legends, and big fat whoppers we've told our own children. (NB: There's a bit of Santa chat you might not want to listen to with little ones around.) And we share some brilliantly hilarious tall tale confessions from listeners.This is a special episode of the podcast, because we’ve partnered with Audible to celebrate the release of their brand new original audiobook, The World According to Grandpa.The World According to Grandpa is available to listen to now, only on Audible and you can even sign up to a 30 day free trial to listen now. Subscription required. See Audible.co.uk for terms.**WE ARE ON TOUR!** Come and see our live comedy show in 2023! We are on our way to Southampton, Leamington Spa, Corby, Harrogate, Middlesbrough, Chelmsford, Cambridge, Banbury, Poole, Worthing, Barnsley, Stroud, Trowbridge, Henley-on-Thames, Leatherhead, Bristol, Brighton, Bath... And new dates are being added all the time! Keep an eye on scummymummies.com for announcements and tickets. **WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels. FREE UK DELIVERY!   We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe.  Thanks for listening!  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/08/2337m 32s

261: 10 Years of Scum! Anniversary Special

It's hard to believe it's been a whole decade since we sat down on Ellie's sofa to record the first episode of the Scummy Mummies Podcast. But here we are, having survived premature childbirth, a shitty divorce and a global pandemic, still on the sofa, and better friends than ever. In this special anniversary episode, we reminisce about the good old days, and reflect on whether we should be grateful for the bad times too. We tackle some tricky questions - how bad do the catsuits REALLY smell? What's better to make with lemons than lemonade? And how much longer do we actually think we can get away with this bullshit? Tune in to find out. We play two games - an old favourite returns, and Helen introduces Guess the Guest, which makes Ellie get something in her eye. We finish with Scummy Mummy Confessions, for the 261st time. We have TWO fabulous sponsors for this special podcast! Thank you to Their Nibs and HotSquash - two London based fashion brands we LOVE. "Their Nibs" creates gorgeous pyjamas for special occasions such as Christmas and birthday mornings or just a rainy Tuesday evening when you want to feel cherished. Started 20 years ago by the marvellous Fiona Barber, this fabulous London based brand makes women feels amazing! We have a discount code: SCUMMYMUMMIES10 which gives you 10% off everything on the website, including sale items. Go to theirnibs.com to see their gorgeous collection. See our Instagram page for a fabulous giveaway. "HotSquash" is a women’s fashion brand that designs and makes everything in London! They use premium quality recycled fabrics when possible. This makes your outfit choices not only stylish, but also sustainable. Use code SCUMMYMUMMIES10 for £10 OFF any purchase over £75. Visit hotsquash.com to see all their amazing dresses and jumpsuits WITH POCKETS. **WE ARE ON TOUR!** Come and see our live comedy show in 2023! We are on our way to Southampton, Leamington Spa, Corby, Harrogate, Middlesborough, Chelmsford, Cambridge, Banbury, Poole, Worthing, Barnsley, Stroud, Trowbridge, Henley-on-Thames, Leatherhead, Bristol, Brighton, Bath... And new dates are being added all the time! Keep an eye on scummymummies.com for announcements and tickets. **WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels. FREE UK DELIVERY!   We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe.  Thanks for listening!  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/07/2345m 33s

260: Comedian Esther Manito on mum guilt and the mental load

What's hardest part of parenting - the baby bit, toddler tantrums, or teenage rage? What's it like to live with your dad at the age of 40? And what's the best way to cope with an emergency nipple hair situation? Helping us answer all this questions is the hilarious Esther Manito! She tells us all about her experience of starting comedy after having two kids. We discuss sharing domestic chores and balancing out the mental load, and generally have a good old moan. Esther discusses living with her dad, and the influence her Lebanese heritage has had on her own parenting. We round off with some tip top confessions involving theme park rides and hairy nipples, and describe our breasts for the listener. Esther's tour of her new show, Hell Hath No Fury, kicks off at the Soho Theatre on 17 August. Then she's off to Southend, Birmingham, Bristol, Oxford, Newcastle, Brighton, Edinburgh, Glasgow... Follow her on instagram @esthermanito or visit esthermanito.co.uk for dates and tickets! **WE ARE ON TOUR!** Come and see our live comedy show in 2023! We are on our way to Southampton, Leamington Spa, Corby, Harrogate, Middlesborough, Chelmsford, Cambridge, Banbury, Poole, Worthing, Barnsley, Stroud, Trowbridge, Henley-on-Thames, Leatherhead, Bristol, Brighton, Bath... And new dates are being added all the time! Keep an eye on scummymummies.com for announcements and tickets. **WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels. FREE UK DELIVERY!   We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe.  Thanks for listening!  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/07/2351m 3s

259: Top Mum - planes and parenting with fighter pilot Mandy Hickson

How do fighter pilots get their callsigns? What's it like to risk your life every time you go to work? And why should you never eat out-of-date fudge? Answering all these questions is the amazing Mandy Hickson! She tells us how she became one of the UK's first female fighter pilots, despite the best efforts of the Bloody Patriarchy. We talk about her 17 years in the RAF, her time in Iraq, and why she thinks motherhood is much harder than flying planes. Then Mandy discusses her new career as a motivational speaker, and the number one nugget of wisdom she likes to pass on. We round off with some excellent Scummy Mummy Confessions involving an obscene tattoo, a fart in a lift, and a poo in a bush. Sorry, Leeds. Mandy's brilliant book, An Officer, Not a Gentleman, is out now. For more from marvellous Mandy go to mandyhickson.com.**WE ARE ON TOUR!** Come and see our live comedy show in 2023! We are on our way to Horsham, Southampton, Tunbridge Wells, Leamington Spa, Corby, Harrogate, Middlesborough, Chelmsford, Cambridge, Banbury, Poole, Worthing, Barnsley, Stroud, Trowbridge, Henley-on-Thames, Leatherhead, Bristol, Brighton, Bath... And new dates are being added all the time! Keep an eye on scummymummies.com for announcements and tickets. **WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels. FREE UK DELIVERY!   We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe.  Thanks for listening!  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/07/2350m 52s

258: How to be a better parent with Marie Gentles

What's the best way to deal with an angry child? Why should we be saying "thank you" to our kids instead of "please"? And how do you get them to put their bloody shoes away? Answering all these questions is the awesome Marie Gentles! Marie has loads of practical parenting tips, from managing screen use to carving out quality time - and what to do if your children don't want to spend it with you. She tells us why it's not always a good idea to ask kids what's wrong, and where to start with a child who doesn't want to hear what adults have to say. We hear about Marie's time working in schools and pupil referral units with kids who are upset, unresponsive, and even violent. She reveals how her own experience of emotional abuse motivated her to do the work she does today, and why she developed her "No blame, no shame" philosophy. And of course, we finish with some Scummy Mummy Confessions - this time involving socks, shouting, and bannisters. Marie's marvellous book, Gentle Guidance, is out on 22 June. For more from Marie, visit magicbehaviourmanagement.com.**WE ARE ON TOUR!** Come and see our live comedy show in 2023! We are on our way to Finsbury, Horsham, Tunbridge Wells, Leamington Spa, Corby, Harrogate, Middlesborough, Chelmsford, Lowestoft, Bristol, Brighton, Bath... And new dates are being added all the time! Keep an eye on scummymummies.com for announcements and tickets. **WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels. FREE UK DELIVERY!   We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe.  Thanks for listening!  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/06/2348m 59s

257: TV's Dr Zoe Williams on teenage girls, healthy farts and being a Gladiator!

257: TV's Dr Zoe Williams on teenage girls, healthy farts and being a Gladiator!Our guest for the episode is the fabulous Dr Zoe Williams off of the This Morning and Gladiators. She tells us about how she became a doctor via an epiphany in Ayia Napa, what it's like to be an actual Gladiator, why it's important to get your teens into sports, and she attempts to solve Helen's farting problems.Then we have some brilliant chat about Dr Zoe's new book You Grow Girl: The Complete No Worries Guide to Growing Up. Dr Zoe gives us some tips about how to talk openly to your daughters and sons about their bodies, how to have an effective argument, and the impact of social media. The book is aimed at girls aged 9 - 15, but we will be reading it to our sons, too! It is a brilliantly honest and approachable guide to all the big questions and issues young people face.We finish the episode with some sophisticated confessions involving too much lube, too many balls and why "vulva" was our strangest heckle at a recent gig. We finish the episode will some sophisticated confessions involving too much lube, too many balls and why "vulva" was our strangest heckle at a recent gig. Dr Zoe's book You Grow Girl is out on June 8th and you can follow Dr Zoe on Instagram @drzoewilliams or on Twitter @Dr ZoeWilliams. **WE ARE ON TOUR!** Come and see our live comedy show in 2023! We are on our way to Colchester, Wimborne, Wells, Taunton, Basingstoke, Horsham, Tunbridge Wells, Leamington Spa, Corby, Harrogate, Middlesborough, Chelmsford, Lowestoft, Bristol, Brighton, Bath... And new dates are being added all the time! Keep an eye on scummymummies.com for announcements and tickets. **WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels. FREE UK DELIVERY!   We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe.  Thanks for listening!  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/06/2346m 1s

256: Kate Ferdinand on blended families, pregnancy, and queefing

Our guest for this episode is the awesome Kate Ferdinand! She tells us about her experience of becoming a stepmum to three kids at the age of 26, and shares what she wishes she'd known at the start of her parenting journey. Kate is brilliantly honest about how she really feels about pregnancy, and the expectations around forming a blended family versus the reality. We discuss some hot topics like when you should introduce a new partner to your kids, whether you should kiss in front of them, and how to deal with discipline. Kate reveals the one thing that's been key for her family, and we hear some wise words from a kid who's been through it themselves. To finish up, Kate shares a superb Scummy Mummy Confession. Helen tells us about the time her vagina turned into a trumpet, and Kate's response leaves our jaws on the floor. Kate's new book, How to Build a Family, is packed with more fantastic advice, and it's out now. Do also check out her lovely children's book, The Family Tree, and you can find @blended on Instagram. **WE ARE ON TOUR!** Come and see our live comedy show in 2023! We are on our way to Leeds, Birmingham, Crewe, Colchester, Wimborne, Wells, Taunton, Basingstoke, Horsham, Tunbridge Wells, Leamington Spa, Corby, Harrogate, Middlesborough, Chelmsford, Lowestoft, Bristol, Brighton, Bath... And new dates are being added all the time! Keep an eye on scummymummies.com for announcements and tickets. **WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels. FREE UK DELIVERY!  We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe. Thanks for listening!  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/05/2343m 15s

255: Cooking for lazy people with Sarah Rossi

What's the best food to make for date night? How long should you really cook a fish finger for? And is grapefruit ever acceptable? Answering all these questions is the brilliant Sarah Rossi, aka @tamingtwins! We talk about her fab new book, What's for Dinner?, and how she saved Ellie's Christmas. We share our filthy food secrets including our laziest comfort recipes, and our favourite kitchen gadgets. Ellie has a confession to share about a romantic gesture she made for Pete, and Helen reveals what she likes to do with a pyrex bowl and a cheese slice. There's also some personal chat as Sarah tells us how she went from food blog to cookery book. We talk about how going through IVF affected her parenting in the early years, and she shares the one thing you should never say to a new mum who's having a tough time. The awesome What's for Dinner? is one of the best cookery books we've ever read, and it's out now. The sequel, What's for Dinner in One Pot?, will be released on 28 September. You can check out the recipe for Helen's lovely lemon slice here.**WE ARE ON TOUR!** Come and see our live comedy show in 2023! We are on our way to Twickenham, Leeds, Birmingham, Crewe, Colchester, Wimborne, Wells, Taunton, Basingstoke, Horsham, Tunbridge Wells, Leamington Spa, Corby, Harrogate, Middlesborough, Chelmsford, Lowestoft, Bristol, Brighton, Bath... And new dates are being added all the time! Keep an eye on scummymummies.com for announcements and tickets. **WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels. FREE UK DELIVERY!  We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe. Thanks for listening!  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/05/2342m 6s

254: How to make your house look less sh*t with Nicki and Wayne

In this episode we're joined by Nicki Bamford-Bowes, aka @andthentheywentwild, and Wayne Perrey, the TV carpenter! They're here with loads of tips for improving your interiors, whatever your budget. Nicki tells us the number one thing you should do before you start any design or diy project, and Wayne has a great idea for giving kids their own space in a shared room. We talk about whether interior design skills can be learned, and dealing with clients who have their own ideas about what looks good. Nicki has some suggestions for how to let teens express themselves without messing up your whole house, and we reveal what our own teenage bedrooms were like. Ellie launches a furious attack on Wayne for reasons that involve the monarchy, flowers, and Alan Titchmarsh. And we finish with some excellent Scummy Mummy Confessions! You can follow Nicki on Instagram @andthentheywentwild. For more from Wayne, including details of his awesome new House Proud members group, visit thetvcarpenter.com. **WE ARE ON TOUR!** Come and see our live comedy show in 2023! We are on our way to Winchester, Newcastle, Lichfield, Rotherham, Twickenham, Leeds, Birmingham, Crewe, Lowestoft, Bristol, Brighton, Bath... And new dates are being added all the time! Keep an eye on scummymummies.com for announcements and tickets. **WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels. FREE UK DELIVERY!  We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe. Thanks for listening!  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/04/231h 1m

253: Just the Two of Us - Everest Base Camp Special

This month marks TEN YEARS together as the Scummy Mummies! So we decided to celebrate in the traditional way - by walking to the foot of Everest to break the world record for the highest ever stand-up comedy gig! Listen in to find out how it all went, and why we decided to go on this nonsensical adventure in the first place. We discuss the joy of hot water bottles, the misery of sleeping in -25 conditions, and the consistency of Helen's farts. We explain what it's really like to spend a fortnight trekking to the world's highest mountain and back, and share our top tips for anyone thinking of giving it a go. You can still sponsor us if you like, via GoFundMe - all donations go direct to the awesome Borne charity, who do lifesaving research into premature birth. Huge thanks to everyone who has given money so far, it means such a lot. Come and see our live show in 2023! We are on our way to Milton Keynes, Winchester, Newcastle, Lichfield, Rotherham, Twickenham, Leeds, Birmingham, Crewe, Lowestoft, Bristol, Brighton, Bath... And new dates are being added all the time! Keep an eye on scummymummies.com for announcements and tickets. **WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels. FREE UK DELIVERY!  We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe. Thanks for listening!  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/04/231h

252: God, Fatherhood and Captain Birdseye with Olly Mann

What a Mann, what a Mann, what a Mann, what a mighty fine Mann - it's Olly Mann! The podcasting legend from Answer Me This, Today in History with the Retrospectors, The Modern Mann and many more joins us for a chinwag. We cover everything from the invention of home pregnancy testing kits to the shock of fatherhood, and who we'd rather have it off with out of Colonel Sanders and Captain Birdseye.There's a bit of serious chat as Olly discusses the sudden loss of his Dad, just six days after his son was born. He reveals the advice he gives to anyone grieving a parent about how to ensure they have a presence in their own children's lives. Then it's back to the usual nonsense as we share our Scummy Mummy Confessions and show off about our trip to Everest Base Camp. You can sponsor us via GoFundMe. And assuming everything goes to plan regarding the weather and the broadband connection, we'll be streaming our record breaking gig live via Twitch.tv/elliegibsongames - tune in at 9.45am on Wednesday 29 March, UK time (9.45am) *subject to change.For more from Olly and links to all his brilliant podcasts, go to ollymann.co.uk. Come and see our live show in 2023! We are on our way to Milton Keynes, Winchester, Newcastle, Lichfield, Rotherham, Twickenham, Leeds, Birmingham, Crewe, Lowestoft, Bristol, Brighton, Bath... And new dates are being added all the time! Keep an eye on scummymummies.com for announcements and tickets.**WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels. FREE UK DELIVERY!  We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe. Thanks for listening!  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/03/2355m 16s

251: Mother's Day Special with Abigail Burdess

One of our favourite guests returns to the podcast to tell us about her fabulous new book! And along the way we cover everything from family secrets and maternal relationships to pubic hair shame and Beowulf. There's some chat about how we feel about our kids getting older, and Helen shares her experience of Teensplaining. Ellie explains why she's never taking advice on days out from Instagram again, and Abigail reveals a surprising fact about Marmite.Abigail's brilliantly dark and hilarious novel, Mother's Day, is out now! You can follow her on Instagram @abbie_burdess.Come and see our live show in 2023! We are on our way to Milton Keynes, Winchester, Newcastle, Lichfield, Rotherham, Twickenham, Leeds, Birmingham, Crewe, Lowestoft, Bristol, Brighton, Bath... And new dates are being added all the time! Keep an eye on scummymummies.com for announcements and tickets. **WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels. FREE UK DELIVERY!  We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe. Thanks for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/03/2342m 12s

250: Dr Sarah Berry on food, fasting and gut health

Why do we always want to eat rubbish when we're tired? Are low carb diets really a good idea? And is it OK to clap your own crap? Answering all these questions is Dr Sarah Berry! Sarah is an associate professor at King's College and also the chief scientist at Zoe, which helps people to work out which foods suit them best. Ellie talks about her experience of the program, and how her favourite bit was probably the thing with the poo hammock.We quiz Sarah on the best way to talk to kids about what they're eating. There's also some chat about gut health, intermittent fasting, and how the way we process food can change as we enter the menopause. Basically it's loads of really interesting, science-based stuff about health and nutrition from a woman who likes a pain au chocolat and a glass of red wine. Result. Dr Sarah is on instagram @@drsarahberry. Do check out the Zoe podcast, it's great. Come and see our live show in 2023! We are on our way to Cheltenham, Lancaster, Caernafon, Burnley, Milton Keynes, Winchester, Newcastle, Lichfield, Rotherham, Twickenham, Leeds, Birmingham, Crewe, Lowestoft... And new dates are being added all the time! Keep an eye on scummymummies.com for announcements and tickets.**WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels. FREE UK DELIVERY!  We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe. Thanks for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/02/2355m 0s

249: Adrian Chiles on drinking, teenagers, and racing Meatloaf on a mobility scooter

Our guest for this episode is TV's Adrian Chiles! We talk about everything from booze and Bette Midler to coping when your kids go off to uni. Adrian tells us why he decided to cut down on the booze, and Ellie apologises for copying him by doing a podcast about the same thing, titled Sort Your Shit Out and available now wherever you get your podcasts or https://pod.link/1663245629.We hear how Adrian's regional accent was an advantage when he started working at the BBC. He shares his advice for parents of younger children, and we discuss what to tell your kids before they leave home. Ellie and Adrian bond over their shared farting styles and hatred of skiing, and Helen reveals the terrible thing she did in the M&M's World. Adrian's excellent book, The Good Drinker, is out now. Come and see our live show in 2023! We are on our way to Catford, Cheltenham, Lancaster, Caernafon, Burnley, Milton Keynes, Winchester, Newcastle, Lichfield, Rotherham, Twickenham, Leeds, Birmingham, Crewe, Lowestoft... And new dates are being added all the time! Keep an eye on scummymummies.com for announcements and tickets. **WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels. FREE UK DELIVERY!  We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/02/2355m 46s

248: Comedy, kids' books and a quiz with Alasdair Beckett-King

Our guest for this episode is the hilarious comedian Alasdair Beckett-King. He tells us why he decided to write a children's murder mystery book, even though he has no kids and has never killed anyone. We talk about how Alasdair went from doing shit gigs in terrible pubs with us to starring on Mock the Week. He explains how a failure at film school kicked off his comedy career, and why he believes a bad first gig is better than a good one. Helen excels herself with the running order for this episode, managing to spell our guest's name wrong, reveal a weird fixation with his age, and insult his appearance. Alasdair tells us what it's like to be a person of hair colour, and we unfairly test his knowledge of parenting with a stupid quiz. ABK's brilliant book, Montgomery Bonbon: Murder at the Museum, is out on 2 February. Word count update: 34,892. Follow him on Twitter for supremely funny videos @MisterABK, listen to the Loremen podcast, and buy tickets to his tour via abeckettking.com.Come and see our live show in 2023! We are on our way to Lincoln, Kettering, Redhill, Catford, Camberley, Cheltenham, Lancaster, Caernafon, Burnley, Milton Keynes, Winchester, Newcastle, Lichfield, Rotherham, Twickenham, Leeds, Birmingham, Crewe, Lowestoft... And new dates are being added all the time! Keep an eye on scummymummies.com for announcements and tickets. **WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels. FREE UK DELIVERY!  We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe. Thanks for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/01/2359m 48s

247: How to leave your phone alone with Johann Hari

What makes social media so addictive? How do we get our kids off their phones? Why is multitasking a myth? And what's it like to be mates with Oprah and fat-shamed by the Dalai Lama? Answering all these questions is best-selling author Johann Hari! He tells us how a trip to Graceland with a phone-obsessed teenager kicked off his investigation into how our brains are being changed by technology. We discuss the rise in ADHD being diagnosed in kids, and the 12 factors affecting our ability to stay focused. Johann offers some practical tips for reclaiming our attention, and reveals the one thing he reckons we should all buy for our homes. So yes, some serious chat, but we also talk about online dating and dick pics. Johann reveals how an experience at KFC made him reevaluate his whole life, and Helen shares what he describes as "The most redundant piece of advice ever." Johann's brilliant book, Stolen Focus: Why You Can't Pay Attention, is out now in paperback. For more about his work, and to read what Oprah thinks of him, visit johannhari.com. Come and see our live show in 2023! We are on our way to Lincoln, Kettering, Redhill, Catford, Camberley, Cheltenham, Lancaster, Caernafon, Burnley, Milton Keynes, Winchester, Newcastle, Lichfield, Rotherham, Twickenham, Leeds, Birmingham, Crewe, Lowestoft... And new dates are being added all the time! Keep an eye on scummymummies.com for announcements and tickets. **WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels. FREE UK DELIVERY!  We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe. Thanks for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/01/2357m 59s

246: Laura Bates on everyday sexism

We are smashing the patriarchy in this episode with the help of Laura Bates - campaigner, writer, speaker, and all-round excellent woman. She explains why she started the Everyday Sexism project, and we discuss how the landscape has changed in the decade since. Laura tells us what she'd change tomorrow if she had a magic wand, and we ask her advice on how to raise our kids so they don't turn out to be terrible sexists. There's some real talk about pornography, and the effect it's having on men's behaviour during sex. As usual we round off with some ludicrous Scummy Mummy Confessions, this time involving a date fail, ladder theft, and ham. Laura's brilliant book, Fix the System Not the Women, is out now. Check out everydaysexism.com and follow her on instagram @laura_bates__.@laura_bates__.Come and see our live show in 2023! We are on our way to Lincoln, Kettering, Redhill, Catford, Camberley, Cheltenham, Lancaster, Caernarfon, Burnley, Milton Keynes, Winchester, Newcastle, Lichfield, Rotherham, Twickenham, Leeds, Birmingham, Crewe, Lowestoft... And new dates are being added all the time! Keep an eye on scummymummies.com for announcements and tickets. **WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels. FREE UK DELIVERY!  We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe. Thanks for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/01/2354m 31s

245: Mika Simmons on sex, grief, and happy vaginas

She's a campaigner, an author, a podcaster, and an all-round legend - it's the awesome Mika Simmons! We talk about why she set up her brilliant foundation, Ladygarden, and what it was like to lose her mother to cancer. There are some very moving moments as Mika describes their last moments together, and what it's like to have to tell your mum she's going to die. Plus, she shares her number one piece of advice for coping with grief. Then it's back to the usual old filth. We hear about Mika's book, The Happy Vagina, and talk about all sorts of sordid nonsense from overcoming sexual shyness to fiddling with yourself. What is a blended orgasm? Do we all have a g-spot, and if not, can we get one? Why isn't calling someone a pussy such a sexist insult after all? Mika answers all our questions, and reveals a fact about conception that blows Ellie's mind. For more from Mika, visit ladygardenfoundation.com, read her book, listen to her podcast and follow her on Instagram @missmikasimmons.Tickets for our 2023 shows are now on sale! We are coming to Lincoln, Kettering, Redhill, Camberley, Cheltenham, Lancaster, Caernafon, Burnley, Milton Keynes, Winchester, Newcastle, Lichfield, Rotherham, Twickenham, Leeds, Birmingham, Crewe, Lowestoft... And new dates are being added all the time! Keep an eye on scummymummies.com for announcements and tickets. **WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels. FREE UK DELIVERY!  We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe. Thanks for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/12/221h 6m

244: Christmas isn't Christmas without Curried Eggs

It's the stupidest podcast episode of the year! Sam Pamphilon and Nurse Jessie join us once again to get drunk in Ellie's lounge and forget their conversation is going on the internet. As is tradition, we discuss Jessie's new job, and try to get to the bottom of what the fuck she actually does for a living. Sam tells us whether he's divorced yet, and it's the return of Linda Chat - which Linda would Sam do in a pinch? Plus: where the fuck is Steve?  Then it's time for Ham Review, followed by a bumper Christmas edition of Scummy Mummy Confessions, where we share some absolute crackers from one of our recent shows. Shoutout to The Phoenix comic, which our kids have read and loved for years. A subscription makes a brilliant Christmas gift that keeps giving - you can get the first six issues for only £1 at thephoenixcomic.co.ukTickets for our 2023 shows are now on sale! We are coming to Lincoln, Kettering, Redhill, Camberley, Cheltenham, Lancaster, Caernafon, Burnley, Milton Keynes, Winchester, Newcastle, Lichfield, Rotherham, Twickenham, Leeds, Birmingham, Crewe, Lowestoft... And new dates are being added all the time! Keep an eye on scummymummies.com for announcements and tickets. **WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels. FREE UK DELIVERY!  We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe. Thanks for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/12/221h 3m

243: Gareth Howells from Hunsnet on life, love, and Kerry Katona's prawn ring

YES DALLYN! Our guest for this episode is the hilarious Gareth Howells - Hunsnet founder, brunch hoster, Victoria Beckham fan and all around legend. He tells us about why he started Hunsnet, and how it's grown into an amazing social media phenomenon that makes us laugh every day. We hear about Gareth's brilliant book, The Hundamental Guide to Life, and his tips for shitting your pants and doing it anyway. Plus: which of us is the hunniest hun? Which font makes Gareth physically ill? What are our favourite high street celebrity bed linen collections? Listen in to find out! Tickets for our 2022 AND 2023 shows are now on sale! We are coming to Stroud, Farnham and Ware before Christmas, then next year we're off to Lincoln, Kettering, Redhill, Camberley, Cheltenham, Lancaster, Caernafon, Burnley, Milton Keynes, Winchester, Newcastle, Lichfield, Rotherham, Twickenham, Leeds, Birmingham, Crewe, Lowestoft... And new dates are being added all the time! Keep an eye on scummymummies.com for announcements and tickets. **WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels. FREE UK DELIVERY!  We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe. Thanks for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/11/2242m 54s

242: Cat Sims on alcoholism, mental health, and big balls

Our guest for this episode is author, podcaster and Instagram sensation Cat Sims, aka notsosmugnow!We tackle some tricky topics such as Cat's struggle with drink and drugs, getting clean, and what to do if you think you have a problem. We also talk about her experience of post-natal depression - what's the one sentence that sent her on a downward spiral, and how did she manage to climb back up? There's some jollier chat as Helen sets a new date for giving up smoking, and Ellie shares her top tip for cleaning your toilet. It's more fun than it sounds. And of course we have some hilarious Scummy Mummy Confessions involving face paint and cat sick. Cat's brilliant baby book, The First Time You Smiled (Or Was It Just Wind?), is out now. And do check out her ace podcast, You're Not the Only One.This episode is brought to you by the All-New Dacia Jogger – the award-winning 7-seater with plenty of space for family and friends. It's made for adventure, just like us really, and it can handle almost anything life throws at it. Visit dacia.co.uk to find out more. Tickets for our 2022 AND 2023 shows are now on sale! We are coming to Dorking, Nottingham, Stroud, Farnham and Ware before Christmas, then next year we're off to Lincoln, Kettering, Redhill, Camberley, Cheltenham, Lancaster, Caernafon, Burnley, Milton Keynes, Winchester, Newcastle, Lichfield, Rotherham, Twickenham, Leeds, Birmingham, Crewe, Lowestoft... And new dates are being added all the time! Keep an eye on scummymummies.com for announcements and tickets. **WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels. FREE UK DELIVERY!  We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe. Thanks for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/11/2254m 0s

241: Sali Hughes on how to handle life, teenagers and trolls

What's the best place to start if you want to declutter your house? How do you get teenagers to talk to you? And what's it like to meet one of your online trolls? Answering all these questions and more is the amazing Sali Hughes!She tells us about her brilliant new book, Everything is Washable and Other Life Lessons. We discuss our favourite bits, and Ellie reveals which of Sali's superb tips has already changed her life (spoiler: it involves gravy.) There's some chat about getting through the teenage years, and why Sali believes adolescents deserve more credit than they're receiving. Then it's time for some serious talk as Sali discusses her experience of being harassed online. We round off with some general chat about everything from boob reductions and airport etiquette to Helen embarrassing herself at parents' evening. For more from Sali, check out her books, her Guardian column, and her instagram @salihughes.Tickets for our 2022 AND 2023 shows are now on sale! We are coming to Bath, Dorking, Nottingham, Stroud, Farnham, Ware - and new dates are being added all the time, with a big northern tour in the works for next year! Keep an eye on scummymummies.com for announcements and tickets. **WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels. FREE UK DELIVERY!  We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe. Thanks for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/10/221h 8m

240: Book chat with Jenny Colgan

Our guest for this episode is the awesome author Jenny Colgan! She tells us about how she got her book deal, and what it's like to write 36 best-selling novels. Plus: is she the Kylie of women's fiction, or the Madonna? We also hear about Jenny's own love story, and why it's like a romantic comedy come to life. Plus, we find out which nationality of man she'd date first if her husband was dead.For more from Jenny, follow her on Instagram @jennycolganbooks and twitter @jennycolgan.Tickets for our 2022 shows are now on sale! We are coming to Portsmouth, Worthing, Bath, Dorking, Trowbridge, Nottingham, Stroud, Farnham, Ware - and new dates are being added all the time, with a big northern tour in the works for 2023! Keep an eye on scummymummies.com for announcements and tickets. **WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels. FREE UK DELIVERY!  We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe. Thanks for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/10/2237m 50s

239: Raastawala's Rinku Dutt on her new cookbook, divorce, and starting again.

239: Raastawala's Rinku Dutt on her new cookbook, divorce, and starting again. She's a fabulous cook, an amazing entrepreneur, and an awesome author - meet our guest for this episode, Rinku Dutt! She tells us how she came out of a divorce in her twenties to start a whole new career in India - before moving back to the UK to launch her hugely successful street food business, Raastawala.We also hear about her brilliant new cookbook, Kolkata: Recipes from the Heart of Bengal, and how she managed to write it while being eight months pregnant. Ellie reminisces about one of the best things she ever put in her mouth, and Helen shares a curry recipe from her own culture. Do follow Rinku on Instagram @raastawala and @rinku.dutt1 for recipes, news and details of where you can try out her fabulous food. Tickets for our 2022 shows are now on sale! We are coming to Portsmouth, Southampton, Worthing, Bath, Dorking, Leamington Spa, Trowbridge, Nottingham, Stroud, Farnham - and new dates are being added all the time, with a big northern tour in the works for 2023! Keep an eye on scummymummies.com for announcements and tickets.**WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels. FREE UK DELIVERY!  We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe. Thanks for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/09/2246m 32s

238: Camille O'Sullivan on singing, falling in love, and falling apart

Our guest for this episode is Camille O'Sullivan - amazing singer, fabulous performer, and all-round extraordinary woman! She tells us what it's like to break up with your partner three weeks after the birth of your baby, then go on stage to sing with Yoko Ono. We talk about her dual heritage, and what being Irish means to her. There's also some chat about getting older, and being unhappy with your appearance. We discuss whether being a performer is a compulsion or a career, and why we probably all need a therapist like Metallica's. For more from the wonderful Camille, including tickets to her shows, visit camilleosullivan.com.Tickets for our 2022 shows are now on sale! We are coming to Portsmouth, Southampton, Worthing, Bath, Dorking, Leamington Spa, Trowbridge, Nottingham, Stroud, Stockport - and new dates are being added all the time, with a big northern tour in the works for 2023! Keep an eye on scummymummies.com for announcements and tickets. **WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels. FREE UK DELIVERY!  We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe. Thanks for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/09/2238m 39s

237: Lucy Porter on mid-life crisis, Christian Slater, and Center Parcs

Our guest for this episode is the hilarious Lucy Porter! She tells us all about her latest comedy show, and how it was inspired by hitting middle age. We chat about everything from hanging out with Christian Slater to breast cancer scares, sports cars, and why baby swimming is a total waste of time. Plus, Ellie and Lucy have a heated debate over the big question that's on everyone's lips: is Center Parcs good or rubbish? For more from Lucy, including tickets to her 22/23 UK tour, visit linktr.ee/lucyportercomic.**WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels. FREE UK DELIVERY!Tickets for our 2022 shows are now on sale - we are coming to Portsmouth, Southampton, Worthing, Bath, Dorking, Chipping Campden, Leamington Spa, Trowbridge, Nottingham, Stroud - and new dates are being added all the time, with a big northern tour in the works for 2023! Keep an eye on scummymummies.com for announcements and tickets. We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe. Thanks for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/08/2244m 13s

236: Simon London on fatherhood, being funny and why Boris can f*** off

It's SIMON LONDON! One of our favourite guests of all time returns for some hilarious chat about everything from parenting to politics. Simon discusses the practical things he's been doing to deal with empty nest syndrome, and the best piece of advice he's ever given his teenage son. We also talk about the tweet he wrote in response to partygate that went viral. Do check out Simon's brilliant website kidrated.com, and follow him on Twitter and Instagram @slondonuk. **EDINBURGH KLAXON** Tickets for our Fringe show are available NOW! Get yours from Underbellyedinburgh.co.uk. We are there from 18 - 27 August. **WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels. FREE UK DELIVERY!Tickets for our 2022 shows are now on sale - we are coming to Portsmouth, Southampton, Worthing, Bath, Dorking, Chipping Campden, Leamington Spa, Trowbridge, Nottingham, Stroud - and new dates are being added all the time, with a big northern tour in the works for 2023! Keep an eye on scummymummies.com for announcements and tickets. We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe. Thanks for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/08/2255m 11s

235: Harriet Kemsley on comedy, compromise, and condoms

How do you cope with the anxiety of parenthood? Is wearing make-up anti-feminist? And what's the most fun way to dispose of a prophylactic after sex? Helping us answer all these questions is the hilarious Harriet Kemsley!She tells us all about her new Edinburgh show, and what it was like to get back on stage just one month after having a baby. We hear how having dyspraxia has affected her experience of motherhood, and why she believes marrying another stand-up comedian was a terrible mistake. Then it's time for some Unsolicited Advice, where we share our ultimate life hack, involving a cardboard box. And things get heated as talk turns to the bedroom - specifically Helen's, and what's underneath the bed. Harriet's show, Honeysuckle, is on from 2 - 25 August at Monkey Barrel in Edinburgh, and then she's touring all around the UK. Tickets are available from harrietkemsley.com.**EDINBURGH KLAXON** Tickets for our Fringe show are available NOW! Get yours from Underbellyedinburgh.co.uk. We are there from 18 - 27 August. **WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels. FREE UK DELIVERY!Tickets for our 2022 shows are now on sale - we are coming to Portsmouth, Southampton, Worthing, Bath, Dorking, Chipping Campden, Leamington Spa, Trowbridge, Nottingham, Stroud - and new dates are being added all the time, with a big northern tour in the works for 2023! Keep an eye on scummymummies.com for announcements and tickets. We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe. Thanks for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/07/2249m 42s

234: Dr Angharad on helping your kids cope with anger, anxiety, and divorce

Our guest for this episode is the awesome Dr Angharad Rudkin, a child psychologist for over 20 years. She has lots of advice about helping kids with their emotions, and explains why we shouldn't feel guilty if we let parenting standards slip during the pandemic. Phew. We talk about Anghard's brilliant new book, Split Survival Kit: 10 Steps for Coping With Your Parents' Separation. She co-wrote it with children's author Ruth Fitzgerald and it's out now. Angharad answers lots of important questions like how honest you should be with your kids about the reasons behind your divorce, and how long you should wait to introduce them to a new partner. She shares a practical technique to help children cope with their anger, and Helen reveals her top tip for telling your kids about your separation. Spoiler: it involves Skittles. Do follow Angharad on Instagram @dr_rudkin, and check out her other books, What's My Child Thinking?, What's My Teenager Thinking?, and Find Your Girl Squad.**EDINBURGH KLAXON** Tickets for our Fringe show are available NOW! Get yours from Underbellyedinburgh.co.uk. We are there from 18 - 27 August. **WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels. FREE UK DELIVERY!Tickets for our 2022 shows are now on sale - we are coming to Portsmouth, Southampton, Worthing, Bath, Dorking, Chipping Campden, Leamington Spa, Trowbridge, Nottingham, Stroud - and new dates are being added all the time, with a big northern tour in the works for 2023! Keep an eye on scummymummies.com for announcements and tickets. We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe. Thanks for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/07/2252m 13s

233: Sexuality, ADHD and jogging bottoms with Style Me Sunday

What's sex like after separation? Is it OK to look at porn? Should Helen have it off with a lady? Helping us to answer all these questions is the awesome Natalie Lee, aka Style Me Sunday! She tells us about her brilliant new book, Feeling Myself: How I Shed My Shame to Find Sexual Freedom and You Can Too, which is out now. We touch on everything from masturbation and ageing pubes to whether leisure wear is sexy. Natalie tells us about her experience of being diagnosed with ADHD, and why she's a big fan of medication. Plus there's some chat about leaving long term partners, and life after divorce. As always, we have some filthy Scummy Mummy Confessions for you - this time involving Ellie's kitchen, indecent exposure, and a wee-related life hack. Do have a read of Natalie's fantastic book, and follow her on Instagram @stylemesunday.**EDINBURGH KLAXON** Tickets for our Fringe show are available NOW! Get yours from Underbellyedinburgh.co.uk. We are there from 18 - 27 August. **WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels. FREE UK DELIVERY!Tickets for our 2022 shows are now on sale - we are coming to Portsmouth, Southampton, Worthing, Bath, Dorking, Chipping Campden, Leamington Spa, Trowbridge, Nottingham, Stroud - and new dates are being added all the time, with a big northern tour in the works for 2023! Keep an eye on scummymummies.com for announcements and tickets. We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe. Thanks for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/07/221h 1m

232: Dr Ranj on body image, bowel problems, and foot fetishes

HE'S BACK! One of our favourite guests of all time returns to talk about his favourite body parts, falling over at festivals, and pubic topiary. Yes, it's Dr Ranj! We talk about his brilliant new kids' book, Superpower Like Mine, which is out now. There's some chat about helping children to manage feelings around body image, and why it's just as much an issue for boys. Plus, tune in to find out which one of us offers Ranj a faecal transplant, and why. To finish, there's a Scummy Confession that will blow your mind - let's just say Ranj has been to Iceland. We are giving away signed copies of ALL of Ranj's fantastic books - check our Instagram main feed for details! You can currently see him in Cooking With the Stars on ITV, **EDINBURGH KLAXON** Tickets for our Fringe show are available NOW! Get yours from Underbellyedinburgh.co.uk. We are there from 18 - 27 August. **WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels. FREE UK DELIVERY!Tickets for our 2022 shows are now on sale - we are coming to Henley, Portsmouth, Cambridge, Devizes, Southampton, Leamington Spa, Trowbridge, Nottingham - and new dates are being added all the time! Keep an eye on scummymummies.com for announcements and tickets. We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe. Thanks for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/06/2252m 16s

231: Cat Bateman on singing, swimming, and coping with diabetes

Our guest for this episode is the awesome Cat Bateman from Little Folk Nursery Rhymes! She tells us what it's like being the least annoying baby music group singer of all time, and what she secretly thinks of some of the parents. Cat also shares her experience of having a son with type 1 diabetes. She reveals how she coped with the initial diagnosis, why things are easier now, and the surprising thing her son has to say regarding how he feels about his condition. We chat about Cat's other son, who was recently hospitalised with post-covid inflammatory syndrome. As we say in the episode, it's extremely rare, but still worth knowing about. You can find out more info via the NHS. Then things get a bit more lighthearted as Cat tries to convince Ellie that cold water swimming is a good idea, and we discuss the difference between an apron and a gunt. There are some top Scummy Mummy Confessions involving chickpeas and injections, and in a podcast first, our guest plays us a song she wrote just for us. You can find Cat on YouTube, Instagram, iTunes, and Spotify. Have a look at littlefolknurseryrhymes.com for more on her live classes - and you can sign up for both the IRL and Zoom sessions via happity. **EDINBURGH KLAXON** Tickets for our Fringe show are available NOW! Get yours from Underbellyedinburgh.co.uk. We are there from 18 - 27 August. **WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels. FREE UK DELIVERY!Tickets for our 2022 shows are now on sale - we are coming to Henley, Portsmouth, Cambridge, Devizes, Southampton, Leamington Spa, Trowbridge, Nottingham - and new dates are being added all the time! Keep an eye on scummymummies.com for announcements and tickets. We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe. Thanks for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/06/2259m 51s

230: 100 Mile Walk Special with Jim and John

This episode is all about our amazing nine day, 100 mile hike across Yorkshire and Cumbria! We are joined by our travelling companions, Jim, aka Ellie's Dad, and John, aka Helen's brother / the silver fox. Tune in as we discuss the highs and the lows. You'll find out who farted the most, who cried the most, and who wore the same pair of trousers for nine days. Plus: Ellie's Dad reveals the essential item he takes on every walk, his technique for dealing with cows, and how many penises he's seen. (Sorry about the sound quality for the first ten minutes - it was a bit windy - but stick with it, as the rest of the ep was recorded in a pub!)We would like to dedicate this episode to the awesome Sheila Gordon, author of the Lady Anne's Way guidebook. We literally couldn't have done it without her. What a legend. You can find out more about the walk at ladyannesway.co.uk.And if you fancy getting out there, why not take on the Borne 60 Miles in June Challenge? Borne is a brilliant charity that funds life-saving research into preventing premature birth. Around 15 million babies are born too soon every year, so there is lots of work to be done. It's dead easy to sign up - just head to the Borne Facebook page, then register for your free t-shirt and activate your fundraiser. Get fit and feel like a great humanitarian at the same time - what's not to like? By the way - tickets for our Edinburgh show are in fact available NOW! Get yours from Underbellyedinburgh.co.uk. We are there from 18 - 27 August. **WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels. FREE UK DELIVERY!Tickets for our 2022 shows are now on sale - we are coming to Henley, Portsmouth, Cambridge, Devizes, Southampton, Leamington Spa, Trowbridge, Nottingham - and new dates are being added all the time! Keep an eye on scummymummies.com for announcements and tickets. We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe. Thanks for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/05/2238m 37s

229: It's Claire Richards from Steps!

Are you ready for the most erotic anecdote about Peter Andre you've ever heard? Well, get ready, because we have Claire Richards on the podcast! She tells us all about her life in Steps, and what it's like to become a pop star at the age of 19, earning a whopping £50 a week. We ask if there are any Steps songs she secretly hates singing, and whether their costumes smell as bad as ours. Plus, Claire tells us about the moment when H came out to her, and what crisps she was eating at the time. There's a bit of serious chat about what it's like to have your weight discussed so publicly, and what Claire thinks of the body positivity movement. Then it's back to silliness as we play Snog, Marry, Avoid - Smash Hits Poll Winners' Party Edition! Claire is on tour with Steps this summer - follow @clairerichardsofficial and @officialsteps for info. **WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels. FREE UK DELIVERY!Tickets for our 2022 shows are now on sale - we are coming to Henley, Wellingborough, Portsmouth, Cambridge, Devizes, Southampton, Leamington Spa, Trowbridge, Nottingham - and new dates are being added all the time! Keep an eye on scummymummies.com for announcements and tickets. We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe. Thanks for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/05/221h 1m

228: Mid-life Crisis Special with Steve Hill

It's time for some real talk as we sit down with our old friend Steve Hill to discuss our own personal mid-life crises. We dig deep into the big stuff, from death and divorce to weight loss and cock rot. Tune in to find out why Helen's divorce has been good for Ellie's marriage, and what Steve Hill does for the only two hours a month when he smiles. Helen talks about losing weight and the complicated feelings around compliments. We discuss why Helen's running the marathon again, and why Ellie isn't, and reveal where Steve buys his jeans. You can follow Hill on Instagram @dad_of_lad, and Twitter @hillythefish.**WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels. FREE UK DELIVERY!Tickets for our 2022 shows are now on sale - we are coming to Newbury, Horsham, Henley, Wellingborough, Portsmouth, Cambridge, Devizes, Southampton, Leamington Spa, Trowbridge, Nottingham - and new dates are being added all the time! Keep an eye on scummymummies.com for announcements and tickets. We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe. Thanks for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/04/2246m 15s

#AD BONUS EPISODE: Money Special - A Grand Day Out

What would happen if you put your kids in TOTAL charge of the family budget for a whole day? What would they learn? What would you learn? Will the entire budget be blown on LEGO?  @starlingbank set us this very challenge in this week’s special bonus episode. We gave our lads a budget for a family day out, and a Starling Kite card so they could spend and keep track of the money independently. Tune in to find out whether they wasted it all on V-bucks and sweets, and whose son spent the most on their Mother's Day present. True story: we've been with Starling for years, and we're big fans of their work. It's super easy to apply for an account with them and their app is so simple to use. With Starling Kite, kids get a snazzy contactless debit card and their own version of the app, and you’re able to keep an eye on things and set limits all from your own Starling account. It’s a great way to get kids thinking about money for only £2 a month. We had a right laugh testing it out with our boys, so why not give the #StarlingKidsTakeover challenge a go yourself?  You can sign up for a Kite Card here https://www.starlingbank.com/current-account/kite-debit-card-for-kids/?utm_source=acast&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=smAnd check out their worksheet here https://www.starlingbank.com/docs/KidsTakeover.pdfMany thanks to Starling for sponsoring this episode. And thanks for listening! As always, you can find links to our other podcast episodes, show dates and tickets, and merch at scummymummies.com. #AD Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/04/2233m 6s

227: From Grief to Greggs with George Egg

Our guest for this episode is the hilarious comedian and cook George Egg, aka the Snack Hacker! What this man has to say about pimping Pot Noodles, Greggs pasties and Fray Bentos pies will blow your mind. We hear about how he got started in performing, and ended up making scrambled eggs in a cement mixer. George shares his most popular Snack Hacker recipe - you'll never look at a naan bread in the same way.Then it's time for some serious chat, as George talks about losing his parents very close to each other. He tells us what he wishes he'd done differently before they died, and what has helped him to deal with the grief. It's funnier than it sounds. And of course, we end with some hilarious Scummy Mummies Confessions, involving baby excrement, STI tests, and pass the parcel. For more from George, go to georgeegg.com, and follow him on Instagram @georgeegg.**WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels. FREE UK DELIVERY!Tickets for our 2022 shows are now on sale - we are coming to Swindon, Newbury, Horsham, Henley, Wellingborough, Portsmouth, Cambridge, Devizes, Southampton, Leamington Spa, Trowbridge, Nottingham - and new dates are being added all the time! Keep an eye on scummymummies.com for announcements and tickets. We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe. Thanks for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/04/221h

225: Family Therapy Special with Julia Samuel

What can we do to prepare ourselves for grief? Is there a right and wrong way to fight? And should we force our children to say sorry? Answering all these questions and many more is the brilliant psychotherapist, Julia Samuel. She tells us about her experience of helping people through child bereavement, and we discuss the conversations we need to have with our own parents before it's too late. We talk about sharing the mental load, and living losses, including the ones we're dealing with right now. So there's some deep stuff in here - but as always, we manage to have some laughs along the way. Julia's excellent book, Every Family Has a Story, is out on 17 March. Visit juliasamuel.co.uk for more info, and follow her on Instagram @juliasamuelmbe.**WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels. FREE UK DELIVERY!Tickets for our 2022 shows are now on sale - we are coming to Leeds, Chesterfield, Taunton, Swindon, Newbury, Horsham, Wellingborough, Portsmouth, Cambridge, Devizes, Southampton, Leamington Spa, Trowbridge, Nottingham - and new dates are being added all the time! Keep an eye on scummymummies.com for announcements and tickets. We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe. Thanks for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/03/2259m 50s

224: Teaching, triplets and butt plugs with the Mr Ps

What do teachers really think about the kids they teach? What's the number one piece of advice they have for parents? And what's the best thing about having a vasectomy? Answering all these questions are the amazing Mr Ps! They tell us all about their book, Put a Wet Paper Towel On It, and their awesome stage tour. We chat about everything from how they coped in the pandemic to the weirdest things kids bring in for show and tell. Along the way, we have a right old laugh and hear some stories that are so funny you might want to put a paper towel in your knickers... For more from the Mr Ps, and tickets to their show, go to 2mrpspodcast.com. **WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels. FREE UK DELIVERY!Tickets for our 2022 shows are now on sale - we are coming to Leeds, Chesterfield, Barnsely, Tamworth, Norwich, Taunton, Swindon, Newbury, Horsham, Wellingborough, Portsmouth, Cambridge, Devizes, Southampton, Leamington Spa, Trowbridge, Nottingham - and new dates are being added all the time! Keep an eye on scummymummies.com for announcements and tickets. We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe. Thanks for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/03/2246m 22s

223: Dr Rangan Chatterjee on health and happiness

Our guest for this episode is the awesome Dr Rangan Chatterjee - GP, author, podcaster, and all-round bloody legend!We chat about everything from how to increase our sex drive to managing our phone addictions and improving our gut health. Rangan shares what he believes is the most important thing doctors need to know, and tells us all about his latest book, Happy Mind, Happy Life: 10 Simple Ways to Feel Great Every Single Day. Tune in to find out whether he manages to convince Ellie to talk to strangers, and to hear a surprising and moving Scummy Mummy Confession. Many thanks to Bimuno for sponsoring this podcast. Bimuno is a prebiotic that acts like fertiliser for the good bacteria in your gut, which is great for wellbeing - not just digestion but also immune function, cognition, mental health and sleep. Prebiotics are very stable, so they're easy to store and safe to add to almost any food or drink without compromising efficacy. We're big fans of Bimuno, and you can find the best offers over on Bimuno.com - where you can also subscribe to save 25 per cent off your first order. **WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels. FREE UK DELIVERY!Tickets for our 2022 shows are now on sale - we are coming to Leeds, Chesterfield, Barnsely, Tamworth, Norwich, Taunton, Swindon, Newbury, Horsham, Wellingborough, Portsmouth, Cambridge, Devizes, Southampton, Leamington Spa, Trowbridge, Nottingham - and new dates are being added all the time! Keep an eye on scummymummies.com for announcements and tickets. We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe. Thanks for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/02/221h 13m

222: Just the Two of Us - Holidays, Nudity and Corona!

A change to our scheduled programming this week as one of us has caught that virus that's been going around! Tune in to find out who...We chat about what we've been up to lately, including our recent skiing holiday (spoiler: it involved nudity, a loss of bladder control, and absolutely no skiing.) We share our Valentine's Day plans, and reveal some of the exciting things we've got planned for this year. They include the Big Retreat festival and the Derbyshire Sausage and Cider Festival, both happening this June! Come on down! And THIS FRIDAY - we are doing a massive show in Newcastle! Get your tickets now!NB This podcast was recorded remotely for safety, don't write in. **WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels. FREE UK DELIVERY!Tickets for our 2022 shows are now on sale - we are coming to Newcastle, Leeds, Chesterfield, Milton Keynes, Barnsely, Tamworth, Norwich, Taunton, Swindon, Newbury, Horsham, Wellingborough, Portsmouth, Cambridge, Devizes, Southampton, Leamington Spa, Trowbridge, Nottingham - and new dates are being added all the time! Keep an eye on scummymummies.com for announcements and tickets. We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe. Thanks for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/02/2244m 24s

221: Fashion, sex and turning sixty with Karen Arthur

Our guest for this episode is the amazing Karen Arthur - educator, fashion creative, dancer, mum, grandmother, founder of Wear Your Happy and host of the brilliant podcast Menopause Whilst Black. She's a multimedia node! We talk about why she's encouraging everyone to wear clothes that lift their mood, and why it all starts with our knicker drawer. There's a bit of serious chat about how the Black Lives Matter movement inspired Karen to start her podcast, and we get to ask her what she wishes she'd known before she went through the menopause. Plus we hear about Karen's experience of going through therapy, why she thinks it's good to cull your insta feed, and what she looks for in a sex toy.You can find out more about all Karen's awesome work, including her podcasts, styling sessions and sewing lessons, via her linktree. She is @therealkarenarthur on instagram. **WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels. FREE UK DELIVERY!Tickets for our 2022 shows are now on sale - we are coming to Newcastle, Leeds, Chesterfield, Milton Keynes, Barnsely, Tamworth, Norwich, Taunton, Swindon, Newbury, Horsham, Wellingborough, Portsmouth, Cambridge, Devizes, Southampton, Leamington Spa, Trowbridge, Nottingham - and new dates are being added all the time! Keep an eye on scummymummies.com for announcements and tickets. We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe. Thanks for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/01/221h 12m

220: How to be a Good Enough Parent with Tracey Fox

Why are perfect parents bad for kids? How can finding your child in tears be a good sign? And what can parents of teens can learn from hostage negotiators? Answering all these questions is the awesome Tracey Fox! She tells us about her work with Alain de Botton and the School of Life, and the excellent book The Good Enough Parent. We find out why Tracey gets excited when she hears someone is going through tough times. She gives us some advice on managing screen time, coping with conflict, and saying no, and mediates a long-running argument about the correct amount of milk in tea. The Good Enough Parent: How to Raise Contented, Interesting and Resilient Children is out now. For more from Tracey, check out traceyfox.co.uk.**WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels. FREE UK DELIVERY!Tickets for our 2022 shows are now on sale - we are coming to Newcastle, Leeds, Chesterfield, Milton Keynes, Barnsely, Tamworth, Norwich, Taunton, Swindon, Newbury, Horsham, Wellingborough, Portsmouth, Cambridge, Devizes, Southampton, Leamington Spa, Trowbridge, Nottingham - and new dates are being added all the time! Keep an eye on scummymummies.com for announcements and tickets. We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe. Thanks for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/01/2259m 0s

219: Kids' books, co-parenting and cats with Nadia Shireen

What's it like being a cat person when you have big dog energy? Which term should we use - co-parenting, single parenting, or double parenting? And what does Philip Larkin have in common with the lead singer of T'Pau? Answering all these questions is the marvellous Nadia Shireen! She tells us how she went from Smash Hits sub editor to successful children's author. We discuss the issue of diversity in kids' books, and whether things are getting any better. Then we round off with some chat about sleep deprivation and the role Mark Owen might play in the impending apocalypse. It's jollier than it sounds. Buy Nadia's books! The excellent Barbara Throws a Wobbler and Grimwood are out now, and they are brilliant - our kids love them and so do we. Follow Nadia on Twitter @nadiashireen, and on Instagram @nadiashireendraws. And do check out the awesome bookshop we mention at littleboxofbooks.co.uk.**WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels. FREE UK DELIVERY!Tickets for our 2022 shows are now on sale - we are coming to Newcastle, Leeds, Chesterfield, Milton Keynes, Barnsely, Tamworth, Norwich, Taunton, Swindon, Newbury, Horsham, Wellingborough, Portsmouth, Cambridge, Devizes, Southampton, Leamington Spa, Trowbridge, Nottingham - and new dates are being added all the time! Keep an eye on scummymummies.com for announcements and tickets. We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe. Thanks for listening. Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! XXX Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/12/2142m 59s

Christmas Special: A Tale of Two Bumholes

Ho ho ho! The gang's all here for this year's festive episode as we are joined by Nurse Jessie, Sam Pamphilon and Steve Hill! Is Sam divorced yet? Has Nurse Jessie got a new job? Why are Ellie and James Bond responsible for Steve getting corona? And is it true that we all have two sphincters? Tune in to find out! We cover a host of highbrow topics from how men go to the toilet to when it's OK to fart in front of a new lover. Ham Review almost ends in a fistfight, and Sam tells a lovely Christmassy story about a Coke Zero bottle full of piss. Finally, as a special treat, The Accent Game returns. NB: Unfortunately there were some technical issues with this recording - some gremlins got in and made parts of the podcast sound all roboty. So we had to delete some bits, such as Sam's chat about what he's been up to (a new baby and a new telly show!), Jessie's gift swap (we got her some feminine hygiene wash!), and the boys' turn at the Accent Game (probably for the best.) But there's arguably more than enough to listen to here anyway...Thank you so much to Laylo Wines for fuelling this podcast with their delicious box wines. For £5 off, go to drinklaylo.com and enter the code SCUMMY at checkout. Look out for Sam on CITV very soon in the brand new show Ted's Top Ten. And congratulations to him and Dorothea on the birth of their son! It's not too late to book tickets for our Christmas show! We're coming to Clapham, Kent, Winchester, and more... Go to scummymummies.com for dates and tickets. **WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels. FREE UK DELIVERY!We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe. Thanks for listening. Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! XXX Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/12/2146m 26s

217: Food, flying and false teeth with Daniel Varani

Is booze really stronger when you're on a flight? What did Diana Ross allegedly try to smuggle on Concorde? And is it ever OK to put cheddar in a spaghetti carbonara? Answering all these questions is one of our favourite people - it's Daniel Varani! He tells us all about his 15 years working as an air steward, from the weird things passengers leave on their food trays to dealing with people trying to join the mile-high club. Then we chat about Daniel's experience of growing up in London with Italian parents, and how food helped keep him connected to his mum in lockdown. He reveals his authentic bolognese recipe, and blows our minds by sharing the proper way to put parmesan on pasta. We finish off with some Scummy Mummy Confessions, including one from our very own Godfather. Daniel's brilliant book, Danny's Kitchen, is available now. You can follow him on Instagram @dannyskitchen_hove.And it's not too late to book tickets for our Christmas show! We're coming to Clapham, Brighton, Kent, Winchester, Stroud, Worcester, and more... Go to scummymummies.com for dates and tickets. It's not too late to book tickets for our Christmas show! We're coming to Clapham, Kent, Winchester, Stroud, Worcester, and more... Go to scummymummies.com for dates and tickets. **WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels. FREE UK DELIVERY!We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe. Thanks for listening!  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/11/211h 4m

216: Lols with Louise Boyce, aka Mama Still Got It

She's a model, a mum, and an internet comedy sensation - it's Louise Boyce, otherwise known as Mama Still Got It! She tells us about how her career began, dealing with an eating disorder, and whether she'd let her own daughter go into modelling now. We discuss getting your mojo back after becoming a mum, and the importance of having a good laugh. Helen explains why the strange phenomenon of bunchyarm drives her insane, and Louise shares a confession she's never told anyone before. Do follow the awesome Louise @mamastillgotit_ on Instagram and TikTok - she is hilarious. A huge thank you to our sponsors for this episode - Hyde Park Winter Wonderland. We've been loads of times and we love it, so we can't wait to visit again. As we mention on the podcast, you need to book in advance this year - go to hydeparkwinterwonderland.com. Winter Wonderland is on from 19 November until 3 January. Merry Christmas innit! And it's not too late to book tickets for our Christmas show! We're coming to Clapham, Brighton, Kent, Winchester, Stroud, Worcester, and more... Go to scummymummies.com for dates and tickets. **WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels. FREE UK DELIVERY!We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe. Thanks for listening!  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/11/2141m 24s

216: Lols with Louise Boyce, aka Mama Still Got It

She's a model, a mum, and an internet comedy sensation - it's Louise Boyce, otherwise known as Mama Still Got It! She tells us about how her career began, dealing with an eating disorder, and whether she'd let her own daughter go into modelling now. We discuss getting your mojo back after becoming a mum, and the importance of having a good laugh. Helen explains why the strange phenomenon of bunchyarm drives her insane, and Louise shares a confession she's never told anyone before. Do follow the awesome Louise @mamastillgotit_ on Instagram and TikTok - she is hilarious. A huge thank you to our sponsors for this episode - Hyde Park Winter Wonderland. We've been loads of times and we love it, so we can't wait to visit again. As we mention on the podcast, you need to book in advance this year - go to hydeparkwinterwonderland.com. Winter Wonderland is on from 19 November until 3 January. Merry Christmas innit! And it's not too late to book tickets for our Christmas show! We're coming to Clapham, Brighton, Kent, Winchester, Stroud, Worcester, and more... Go to scummymummies.com for dates and tickets. **WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels. FREE UK DELIVERY!We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe. Thanks for listening!  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/11/210s

215: Kevin Mathurin on fatherhood, Emmerdale, and the humility of Boyzone

Our guest for this episode is actor Kevin Mathurin! He tells us all about his first year as the resident vicar in Emmerdale. We discuss his former career as a dancer, and the time he was insulted by Kelis and the woman who is now his wife. Kev shares how being raised by a single mum got him where he is today, and the important lessons in humility he learned from Boyzone. We finish with some Scummy Mummy Confessions involving death and nudity. **WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels. FREE UK DELIVERY! **SEE US LIVE!** We are back on tour! Coming soon to Clapham, Winchester, Bath, Brighton, Hunstanton, Stroud, and more... Book now! Visit scummymummies.com for dates and tickets.  We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe. Thanks for listening!  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/10/2139m 6s

214: Just the Two of Us - Marathon Special

We did it! Don't know if we've mentioned it, but we ran the London Marathon! So we thought we'd sit down and have a chat about it. Who was responsible for Ellie vomiting? Which one of us crossed the finish line with a greasy ringpiece? And would we ever do it again? Tune in to find out! This episode is for all those who want to hear more about our big day out jogging round the capital. And for those who don't - we got all our marathon chat out of our systems here, so if you want you can just skip it, and we promise not to bore on about it in future...Thank you so much to the lovely people at the London Marathon for having us. Shoutout to Helen's superb trainers, Suzanne and Amber at Fitology Hub. Bigup the awesome Skip, who trained Ellie - check out his unique brand of fitness SE London style at Getfitwithskip.co.uk. And a huge thank you to our running coach, Elkie Mace. She does everything from online strength classes to personalised training plans, and we highly recommend checking her out if you're thinking of doing anything like this... Go to runwithelkie.co.uk.Most of all, thank you SO much for all your wonderful messages of support, and generous donations. They mean a huge amount to us, and to our charities, Borne and Women's Aid. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU XXX​You can still sponsor us. We would love your support. Just go to our sponsorship page! **WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels. FREE UK DELIVERY! **SEE US LIVE!** We are back on tour! Book now - tickets are refundable or transferable, so no worries if it all goes tits up. Visit scummymummies.com for dates and tickets.  We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe. Thanks for listening!  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/10/2141m 3s

213: Aicha McKenzie on overcoming overwhelm

She's a Commonwealth medal winner, an award-winning CEO, and a former backing dancer for Take That - no, we're not making any of this up - it's Aicha McKenzie! We hear all about how an early setback put Aicha on an amazing career path. She shares her experience of dealing with panic attacks, along with some practical tips for coping when you feel overwhelmed. We finish with a very moving Scummy Mummy Confession from Aicha, plus some typical nonsense from the two of us about weeing in the bath and paper knickers. Do check out breathebyamck.com to learn more about Aicha's new BREATHE programme. You can follow her on Instagram @breathebyamck and @aichamckenzie.**WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels. FREE UK DELIVERY! **SEE US LIVE!** We are back on tour this summer! Book now - tickets are refundable or transferable, so no worries if it all goes tits up. Visit scummymummies.com for dates and tickets.  We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe. Thanks for listening!  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/09/2159m 25s

212: Jarred Christmas on budgies, beatboxing, Hugh Jackman and hating golf

How do budgies have it off? Is it OK to fancy your father in-law? And what one thing should you always do when pooing at someone else's house? Answering all these questions is the hilarious comedian Jarred Christmas! Yes, that is his real name, and if you think that's funny wait till you hear what the rest of his family is called. He tells us about growing up on a military base, being buddies with Hugh Jackman, and embarrassing himself in front of Tom Cruise. We discuss why Jarred is disappointed in his kids for not swearing, and his hatred of golf. Plus: are cats c***s? NB: Sorry about the budgie noises, especially at the beginning - they do settle down a bit, honest. Do go and see Jarred and Hobbit's brilliant show, The Might Kids Beatbox Comedy Show - "It's the best kids' show I've ever seen," says Ellie, and she's seen a lot of that shit. Dates and tickets are over at mightykidsbeatboxcomedy.com.For more from Jarred go to jarredchristmas.com and follow him on Instagram @jarredchristmascomedian. **WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels. FREE UK DELIVERY! **SEE US LIVE!** We are back on tour this summer! Book now - tickets are refundable or transferable, so no worries if it all goes tits up. Visit scummymummies.com for dates and tickets.  We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe. Thanks for listening!  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/09/2158m 45s

211: Tova Leigh on mum-life crises, monogamy, and hairy bumholes

Our guest for this episode is the excellent Tova Leigh! We have a good old chat about everything from feminism and sexuality to ageing, coping with criticism, and having your anus waxed. We hear about Tova's brilliant book, Fucked at 40, and how she survived her mum-life crisis. Plus we discuss her latest collection of hilarious confessions, You Did What? It's out on 14 September so pre-order now! For more from Tova check out tovaleigh.com, or follow her on Instagram @tova_leigh. **WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels that no one buys because foreign holidays are currently illegal. FREE UK DELIVERY! **SEE US LIVE!** We are back on tour this summer! Book now - tickets are refundable or transferable, so no worries if it all goes tits up. Visit scummymummies.com for dates and tickets.  We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe. Thanks for listening!  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/08/2151m 51s

210: Tim Bain on kids' TV, surrogacy, and sexy kangaroos

Is it time to call bullsh*t on the gender split in kids' TV? What's it like to have babies with the help of a surrogate? And how do you get fired by Bluey? Answering all these questions is the awesome Tim Bain! He tells us about his career writing children's telly shows, and what it's like to come up with jokes for everyone from the Go Jetters to MC Hammer. Plus, find out what's really going on in Pontypandy, as Tim gives us an exclusive Fireman Sam reveal that will blow your mind. We also hear what it was like to be one of the first gay couples to get married in the UK, and Tim's experience of having kids. Do check out Tim's latest show on Nick Jr. or visit kangaroobeach.tv. You can find his website at timbain.com. **WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels that no one buys because foreign holidays are currently impossible. FREE UK DELIVERY! **SEE US LIVE!** We are back on tour this summer! Book now - tickets are refundable or transferable, so no worries if it all goes tits up. Visit scummymummies.com for dates and tickets.  We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe. Thanks for listening!   Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/08/2148m 7s

209: Clemmie Telford on strength, sobriety, and nipple twiddling

Our guest for this episode is the awesome Clemmie Telford, curator of the Mother of All Lists blog! She's also written a book called But Why? How to answer tricky questions from kids and have an honest conversation with yourself, and she tells us all about it. We discuss Clemmie's experience of going sober, why she thinks alcohol is like control pants, and how we might be responsible for driving her away from drink. There's some chat about the benefits of strength training, and why having goals isn't always a good thing. Plus, if Ellie's an onion, how come Helen is a banana? Tune in to find out. Thank you to our sponsors for this episode - Eneloop rechargeable batteries. You can recharge these bad boys up to 2100 times, so they save you money, and they're better for the planet, too. They're great for kids' toys, remote controls, and all the other things we always seem to be running out of batteries for. And we have five packs to give away! Here’s how to enter: Like this postFollow us and @eneloop_europeDeadline for entries is this Friday 6 August. We will pick a winner at random on Sunday. UK entries only, please. Entrants must be over 18. This competition is not affiliated with Instagram. Good luck! #eneloop #ad **WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels that no one buys because foreign holidays are currently illegal. FREE UK DELIVERY! **SEE US LIVE!** We are back on tour this summer! Book now - tickets are refundable or transferable, so no worries if it all goes tits up. Visit scummymummies.com for dates and tickets.  We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe. Thanks for listening!  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/08/2146m 7s

208: Just the Two of Us: Helen's Book Special!

Oh hi there! Don't know if she's mentioned it, but Helen's done a book! It's called Get Divorced, Be Happy and it's out on 29 July. We thought we'd sit down, just us chickens, and have a good old chat about it. Tune in for some exclusive behind-the-scenes info! Find out how writing the book helped Helen to heal, and how she couldn't have done it without the aid of good friends, supportive kids, and Deliveroo. Plus, Ellie discusses how she generously contributed a whole chapter to the book, and why it's the best bit. Thank you to our sponsors for this episode - Eneloop rechargeable batteries. You can recharge these bad boys up to 2100 times, so they save you money, and they're better for the planet, too. They're great for kids' toys, remote controls, and all the other things we always seem to be running out of batteries for. And we have five packs to give away! Here’s how to enter: Like this postFollow us and @eneloop_europeDeadline for entries is this Friday 23 July. We will pick a winner at random on Saturday. UK entries only, please. Entrants must be over 18. This competition is not affiliated with Instagram. Good luck! #eneloop #ad **WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels that no one buys because foreign holidays are currently illegal. FREE UK DELIVERY! **SEE US LIVE!** We are back on tour this summer! Book now - tickets are refundable or transferable, so no worries if it all goes tits up. Visit scummymummies.com for dates and tickets.  We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe. Thanks for listening!  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/07/2140m 41s

207: Summer Special with Vogue Williams

She's a TV star, a DJ, a model, a podcaster, and a mum - it's the lovely and hilarious Vogue Williams! She tells us all about her life as a multimedia node, from modelling Magnums to doing unspeakable things to please Bear Grylls. We ask her what's harder - winning Mission Survive or being a mum - and find out what she wishes she'd known before she had kids. Then it's time for some seasonal chat as we discuss our plans for the summer. We round off with some Scummy Mummy Confessions. This episode is sponsored by Nick Jr. To celebrate new episodes of Blue's Clues & You, they've created a list of 30 things to do before you're five - great for keeping the kids occupied this summer! You can download it from their website - nickjrfanclub.uk. Watch Blue's Clues and You now on Nick Jr. (Sky HD 606, Sky 645.)Do follow Vogue on Instagram @voguewilliams, and check out her excellent podcast - My Therapist Ghosted Me.**WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels that no one buys because foreign holidays are currently illegal. FREE UK DELIVERY!**SEE US LIVE!** We are back on tour this summer! Coming to Brighton, Chipping Norton, and more... Book now - tickets are refundable or transferable, so no worries if it all goes tits up. Visit scummymummies.com for dates and tickets. We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe.Thanks for listening!  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/07/2130m 23s

206: Anna Whitehouse AKA Mother Pukka

What would it be like to shag Shaggy and Craig David at the same time? What if your sister gave birth to your husband's baby? And is fingering still a thing? Joining us to answer these important questions of the day is Anna Whitehouse, AKA Mother Pukka! We hear about how the pandemic has affected her campaign for flexible working, and her new job playing records on Heart FM. We also discuss her new novel, Underbelly. There's some serious chat about the impact of gossip websites on people in the public eye, and what Anna thinks is the solution. Then it's back to the usual daftness with some superb Scummy Mummy Confessions. Anna's book is out on 5th August, and it's fab - Ellie couldn't put it down! You can preorder Underbelly now. While you're at it, why not preorder Helen's book, too? Don't know if she's mentioned it, but she's single now, and Get Divorced, Be Happy is all about how that's one of the best things that's ever happened to her. It's a great read, especially Ellie's chapter. This episode is sponsored by Babease, who make food for babies - not baby food. Delicious pouches of proper veggie purees, with loads of flavour, and great recipes to choose from like cottage pie, keralan curry, and sweet potato and spinach masala. We're big fans of the lentil puffs. Go to babease.co/shop and enter the code SCUMMYMUMMIES20 to get 20 per cent off. **WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels that no one buys because foreign holidays are currently illegal. FREE UK DELIVERY!**SEE US LIVE!** We are back on tour this summer! Book now - tickets are refundable or transferable, so no worries if it all goes tits up. Visit scummymummies.com for dates and tickets. We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe.Thanks for listening!  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/06/2152m 40s

205: Alison Perry on having twins, social anxiety, and body confidence

The need for affordable childcare, managing social anxiety, how to tell if your kid's watched too much Peppa Pig... We deal with all the hot topics in this episode! Joining us is the excellent blogger and author Alison Perry. She tells us about her experience of having two babies at once, and her brilliant new book, OMG It's Twins!We discuss Alison's husband being a stay-at-home dad, and wonder why it's still a novelty for women to be the breadwinners. There's also some chat about how our attitudes to our bodies have changed as we age, and how we're finding socialising again after lockdown. Then it's time for some Scummy Mummy Confessions, plus a parenting tip from Alison which is almost certainly illegal. You can find Alison on Instagram @iamalisonperry. Her blog is at notanothermummyblog.com, and she also hosts the excellent Not Another Mummy Podcast. This episode is sponsored by Wild - a refillable, natural deodorant that actually works. WE KNOW RIGHT! Wild is aluminium, paraben and single-use plastic free. Plus it smells lovely, it's super convenient, and you can even personalise the case with your name, which Ellie is stupidly excited about. Get 20 per cent off your first purchase with the code SCUMMY at wearewild.com. Free UK shipping, too! **WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels that no one buys because foreign holidays are currently illegal. FREE UK DELIVERY!**SEE US LIVE!** We are back on tour this summer! Book now - tickets are refundable or transferable, so no worries if it all goes tits up. Visit scummymummies.com for dates and tickets. We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe.Thanks for listening!  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/06/2142m 1s

204: Zeena Moolla on being raised by her Dad

Oh hey everyone - it's Zeena Moolla! She's here to tell us all about her fab book, Everything I’ve Learned About Motherhood: From My Single-Parent Dad.Zeena shares what it was like to be raised by her father, an Indian Muslim man, and why she thinks single parenthood can bring families closer together. We hear how she coped with racist jokes as a child, and what it was like to tell her Dad about the experience as an adult. We discuss the time Nigel Farage made her son cry, and what we think of him. Yep, expect some very strong language.There's also a bit of chat about how and why Zeena became a mum blogger, and her advice for managing the negative aspects of Instagram. Plus, she shares her number one tip for new mums. Zeena's ace book is out now. For more from her go to wordtothemothers.com.SAFETY NOTICE: This podcast was recorded remotely, which is why it sounds a bit different - sorry about that. We'll be back to sitting in Ellie's garden with our guests very soon.**WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels that no one buys because foreign holidays are currently illegal. FREE UK DELIVERY!**SEE US LIVE!** We are back on tour this summer! Book now - tickets are refundable or transferable, so no worries if it all goes tits up. Visit scummymummies.com for dates and tickets. We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe.Thanks for listening!  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/05/2134m 59s

203: Elle Wright's IVF journey

Our guest for this episode is the wonderful Elle Wright! She tells us all about her brilliant new book, A Bump in the Road: A Story of Fertility, Hope and Trying Again. We talk about Elle's experience of IVF after baby loss. She tells us about dealing with well-meaning but painful comments, and how the online community of women living with infertility helped her through. Plus, of course, we cover some serious subjects, like being obsessed with your baby's ear wax, and whether it's OK to feed animals with your mouth. Elle's ace book is out now. You can find her on Instagram @feathering_the_empty_nest.Thank you so much to Meg and Bee for sponsoring this episode. We properly love their bags - they are beautifully made, gorgeous to look at, and hold all of our junk. Do check out their website to see the awesome range of colours, straps and tassles available: megandbee.co.uk. AND we have a discount code for you - save 15% off everything (except Liberty and deckchair straps) until the end of May! Just use the code SCUMMYMUMS15.SAFETY NOTICE: This podcast was recorded remotely, which is why it sounds a bit different - sorry about that. We're doing our best, and we'll be back to sitting in Ellie's garden with our guests very soon.**WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels that no one buys because foreign holidays are currently illegal. FREE UK DELIVERY!**SEE US LIVE!** We are planning to be back on tour this summer! Book now - tickets are refundable or transferable, so no worries if it all goes tits up. Visit scummymummies.com for dates and tickets. We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe.Thanks for listening!  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/05/2142m 25s

202: Clare Balding's Guide to Life

This episode features writer, rambler, TV legend and national treasure Clare Balding! We cover all sorts of topics, from nearly messing up Prince Philip's funeral and mentally fat-shaming labradors to feeding horses with your mouth.Clare tells us all about her brilliant new book, Fall Off, Get Back On, Keep Going, which is out now. We discuss what being kind really means, why she doesn't like selfies, and why she thinks you have to fail 100 times to be good at anything. We ask big questions like how to give kids honest feedback, and help them cope with the pressure to achieve perfection. Plus, Ellie encourages Clare Balding to take drugs, and Helen tells a fart story. The Scummy Mummy Confessions in this podcast are sponsored by Wild - a refillable, natural deodorant that actually works. WE KNOW RIGHT! Wild is aluminium, paraben and single-use plastic free. Plus it smells lovely, it's super convenient, and you can even personalise the case with your name, which Ellie is stupidly excited about. Get 20 per cent off your first purchase with the code SCUMMY at wearewild.com. Free UK shipping, too! SAFETY NOTICE: This podcast was recorded remotely, which is why it sounds a bit different - sorry about that. We're doing our best, and we'll be back to sitting in Ellie's garden with our guests very soon.**WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels that no one buys because foreign holidays are currently illegal. FREE UK DELIVERY!**SEE US LIVE!** We are planning to be back on tour this summer! Book now - tickets are refundable or transferable, so no worries if it all goes tits up. Visit scummymummies.com for dates and tickets. We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe.Thanks for listening!  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/04/2143m 29s

201: The Return of Hurrah for Gin, aka Katie Kirby!

She's back! Everyone's favourite purveyor of filthy stick figure cartoons is here to talk about playdate shame, managing teens, and what is better: dogs or children? Meanwhile, we get an update on Helen's love life - let's talk about socks, baby. Honestly, there's no point trying to summarise it here, you're just going to have to listen in...And of course we discuss Katie's brilliant new book, The Extremely Embarrassing Life of Lottie Books. It's out now and it's a fantastic read for 9-12 year-olds, or indeed 40-plus year-olds like us who just want something funny to read in the bath. SAFETY NOTICE: This podcast was recorded remotely, which is why it sounds a bit different - sorry about that. We're doing our best, and we'll be back to sitting on Ellie's sofa with our guests as soon as it's safe to do so. **WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts, TOWELS and more! FREE UK DELIVERY**SEE US LIVE!** We are working hard to reschedule our 2021 shows, and make tickets refundable or transferable. Keep an eye on scummymummies.com for updates!We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe!Thanks for listening!  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/04/2134m 54s

200: The 200th Episode! Live from hospital

This year, we're celebrating eight years and 200 episodes of The Scummy Mummies Podcast. We had big plans for this ep: fizzy wine! A lovely guest! Lots of lols! A lucrative advertising deal! But then, because premature babies, surprise divorces and global pandemics just aren't enough curve balls, life decided to kick us another one. So we've ended up recording this episode with Helen dialling in from hospital, where she's looking after her poorly daughter. Thank you for all the kind words of support. We decided to go ahead and record something because so many people have been messaging us, and we wanted to share what's going on. And because we did want to mark 200 episodes in some way, even if we had to swap the fizzy wine and birthday cake for IV drips and M&S salads. Most of all, we want to say thank you to everyone who has listened and subscribed to the podcast, who has written us lovely reviews, who has sent us funny confessions, and shared messages of encouragement. We had no idea what response we would get when we started this nonsense back in 2013. We certainly didn't dream we'd still be doing this eight years on. You have kept us going, so thank you. Lots of love, Ellie and Helen x Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/03/2127m 10s

199: Music special with YolanDa Brown

What's the best way to teach kids about music? Should we force them to keep having instrument lessons, even if they hate it? And what's it like when Billy Ocean is your children's fake uncle? Answering all these questions is the amazing YolanDa Brown! She tells us about her life as an award-winning saxophonist, broadcaster, CBeebies star and mum. We share stories about going on tour with your parents, and the most embarrassing things we've done in the park in the name of content creation. YolanDa gives Helen some dating advice, and we hear how Careless Whisper shaped her destiny. You can follow YolanDa on Twitter and Instagram @yolandabrown. Do check out her Band Jam concert, live from 25 March - just go to yolandabrown.com/jointhejam. And you can listen to YolanDa's album via streaming services right now. SAFETY NOTICE: This podcast was recorded remotely, which is why it sounds a bit different - sorry about that. We're doing our best, and we'll be back to sitting on Ellie's sofa with our guests as soon as it's safe to do so. **WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and more! FREE UK DELIVERY**SEE US LIVE!** We are working hard to reschedule our 2021 shows, and make tickets refundable or transferable. Keep an eye on scummymummies.com for updates, and with a bit of luck, we'll see you at some point in 2021! We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe!Thanks for listening!  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/03/2144m 39s

198: Steve Hill on homeschool, holes, and Tupperware parties

How can Countdown help with homeschooling? What exactly is going on at Tupperware parties these days? And is every hole REALLY a goal? Answering all these questions is our old friend Steve Hill! He tells us how he's been coping with the corona situation, and we find out the best thing he bought during lockdown. There's also some chat about Steve's capsule wardrobe, and we congratulate him on completing the Couch to 5K, just seven years after downloading the app. Then it's time for Book Chat, where we discuss Steve's excellent new tome, Wall of Sport: My Descent into Multiscreen Madness. His previous football-focused book, The Card, is still in print. We are mentioned in both of them, is the main point. You can find Steve on Twitter @hillythefish, or follow him on Instagram @dad_of_lad.SAFETY NOTICE: This podcast was recorded remotely, which is why it sounds a bit different - sorry about that. We're doing our best, and we'll be back to sitting on Ellie's sofa with our guests as soon as it's safe to do so. **WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and more! FREE UK DELIVERY**MAYBE SEE US LIVE!** We are working hard to reschedule our 2021 shows, and make tickets refundable or transferrable. Keep an eye on scummymummies.com for updates, and with a bit of luck, we'll see you at some point in 2021! We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe!Thanks for listening!  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/03/2135m 12s

197: Dr Ranj Returns

Yes, he's back - one of our favourite ever podcast guests returns for a new episode! Download now before it gets banned like the last one.This time we cover everything from Ranj's views on the Corona vaccine to the naughtiest things we've ordered from Deliveroo. We also hear how he and Helen are coping with the current mandemic. That's not a spelling mistake. Ranj has a new book out, How to Grow Up and Feel Amazing! The No-Worries Guide for Boys. We talk about why he chose to write for lads specifically, how to talk to kids about puberty, and how we can help our sons not to become dickheads when they're older. Obviously, it all descends into filth. Ranj's book is brilliant and it's out on 18th February. SAFETY NOTICE: This podcast was recorded remotely, which is why it sounds a bit different - sorry about that. We're doing our best, and we'll be back to sitting on Ellie's sofa with our guests as soon as it's safe to do so. **WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and more! FREE UK DELIVERY**MAYBE SEE US LIVE!** With the situation changing all the time, we can't be sure when we'll be back on the road again. We are working hard to reschedule shows, and make tickets refundable or transferrable. Keep an eye on scummymummies.com for updates, and with a bit of luck, we'll see you at some point in 2021! We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe!Thanks for listening!  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/02/2127m 29s

196: Millie Mackintosh on having a lockdown baby

Our guest for this episode is Made in Chelsea star and Instagram sensation Millie Mackintosh! We chat about her nine month-old baby, Sienna, and what it's like to give birth to your first little one during a lockdown. Millie tells us how she handles the pressures of social media. We discuss our favourite Quality Street, and find out which one of us has succeeded in doing Dry January (no spoilers, but you can probably guess.)You can follow Millie on Instagram @milliemackintosh. This podcast is brought to you in partnership with WaterWipes. Their wipes are now 100% biodegradable and compostable. And they're still made of just two ingredients - 99.9% water and a dash of fruit extract. You could win a YEAR'S SUPPLY of WaterWipes! Check out our Instagram @scummymummies to find out how to enter. We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe!  SAFETY NOTICE: This podcast was remotely, which is why is sounds a bit different to our usual nonsense. We're doing our best, and we'll be back to doing podcasts in person as soon as we can. In the meantime, thank you for your support! **WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and more! FREE UK DELIVERY**MAYBE SEE US LIVE!** With the situation changing all the time, we can't be sure when we'll be back on the road again. We are working hard to reschedule shows, and make tickets refundable or transferrable. Keep an eye on scummymummies.com for updates, and with a bit of luck, we'll see you at some point in 2021! Thanks for listening!  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/02/2133m 25s

195: VV Brown on music, motherhood, and racism

She's a musician, an artist, an author, and a mother - it's the amazing VV Brown! She tells us about her singing career, including what it's like to hang out with Amy Winehouse, perform with Grace Jones, and turn down P Diddy.We also discuss how it feels London and move to the countryside as a black woman. VV shares her experience of post-natal depression, and offers some advice for mums who feel like they've lost their hustle. There's some chat about VV's fantastic new children's book, Lily and the Magic Comb. We talk about what it's like to be told your book is too niche because it features a black lead character. And finally, we end with a fabulous Scummy Mummy Confession, involving a wardrobe fail at Camp Bestival. VV's new project is out this Mother's Day, 14 March. Lily and the Magic Comb, written by VV and illustrated by Kate Hazell, is available now from wokekidzshop.co.uk, plus the usual online bookstores. You can follow VV on Twitter @vvbrown, Instagram @vvbrownofficial, and catch up with her doings at vvbrown.com. SAFETY NOTICE: This podcast was recorded last year, before lockdown, with social distancing in accordance with the rules, no worries lads. **WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and more! FREE UK DELIVERY**MAYBE SEE US LIVE!** With the situation changing all the time, we can't be sure when we'll be back on the road again. We are working hard to reschedule shows, and make tickets refundable or transferrable. Keep an eye on scummymummies.com for updates, and with a bit of luck, we'll see you at some point in 2021! We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe!Thanks for listening!  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/01/2149m 58s

193: Fitness, mental health, and IVF with Suzanne Keatley

What's the best way to get fit when we're stuck at home? How do you motivate teenagers to exercise? And what's it like to start IVF and a new business at the same time? Answering all these questions and more is awesome fitness coach Suzanne Keatley!We hear all about the fab gym she runs, Fitology Hub. We discuss the need for a female-only fitness space, and why Suzanne finds it easier to train women than men. There's some chat about body image, and the shift in mindset from working out for weight loss versus mental health. Suzanne tells us about her experience of going through IVF, dealing with the physical changes of motherhood, and why she thinks we could all benefit from strength training. As always, we round off with some Scummy Mummy Confessions. Do check out the excellent Fitology Hub website and Instagram for more from Suzanne. SAFETY NOTICE: This podcast was recorded before the Tier 4 nonsense with social distancing in accordance with the rules, no worries lads. **WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and more! FREE UK DELIVERY**MAYBE SEE US LIVE!** With the situation changing all the time, we can't be sure when we'll be back on the road again. We are working hard to reschedule shows, and make tickets refundable or transferrable. Keep an eye on scummymummies.com for updates, and with a bit of luck, we'll see you at some point in 2021! We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe!Thanks for listening!  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/01/2147m 36s

193: Merry Syphilis with Sam Pamphilon and Nurse Jessie

Yes, it's the Christmas episode! As usual it's an absolute shambles, but tonight, the part of Steve Hill will be played by hilarious comedian Sam Pamphilon! Also the lovely Nurse Jessie is back.It's A Tale of Two Lindas as we enjoy a twist on our regular festive traditions. We catch up on Jessie's job situation, how our divorces are going, and the results of our STD tests. As he's worked with both the Scummy Mummies and AntandDec this year, we ask Sam who is funnier. We share our highlights of 2020, including the time a team of firemen drilled right through Helen's ring. This year's Ham Review almost ends in fisticuffs as we have a row about gammon, while Jessie and Sam bring some extra gourmet treats to the party. Do listen right to the end for some Scummy Mummy Confessions and what might be the funniest, filthiest outtake ever. Here's the website for Olivia the organiser - heyworthgordon.com. Thank you Melissa @fowlmouthsfood for inspiring Ellie to go off piste with her ham recipe, even though she'll never do that again. And here's the mental health support service Sam mentions - industryminds.co.uk.SAFETY NOTICE: This podcast was recorded before the Tier 4 nonsense with social distancing in accordance with the rules, no worries lads. **WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and more! FREE UK DELIVERY**MAYBE SEE US LIVE!** With the situation changing all the time, we can't be sure when we'll be back on the road again. We are working hard to reschedule shows, and make tickets refundable or transferrable. Keep an eye on scummymummies.com for updates, and with a bit of luck, we'll see you at some point in 2021! We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe!Thank you for listening, and thank you so much to everyone who has messaged us and supported us this year. We really appreciate it. Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas, and here's to a happier 2021.Love Helen and Ellie xxx Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/12/201h 5m

192: DJ Nikki Beatnik on long Covid, tour life, and Tom Jones

What's it like having dinner with Beyoncé? How many tour buses do the Backstreet Boys need? And how do you win a staring competition with Prince? DJ Nikki Beatnik actually has the answers to all these questions, and more! We talk about her life on the road with the likes of Kelis and All Saints. We find out what it's like to meet Grace Jones and your future husband on the same day, while massively hungover. There's a bit of chat about Nikki's experience of having corona twice, and how she's coping with long Covid. We talk about her interiors business, Hip Hop Homes London, and the amazing Mums That Rave movement. Plus, we learn about the only alcoholic drink Nikki will ever consume, and why she's never had a cup of tea. You can follow Nikki @djnikkibeatnik, and see her interiors stuff @hiphomehomeslondon. And do check out the awesome @mumsthatrave. Listen to Nikki's music on Mixcloud.The place Helen went for her birthday weekend is @the_old_dairy_sussex. Thanks again to the lovely Lucy for letting her stay.SAFETY NOTICE: This podcast was recorded with social distancing in accordance with the rules, no worries lads. **SEE US LIVE!** We are coming to Cirencester this Tuesday, Clapham on Thursday, and then Winchester, Finchley, Leatherhead and many more next year. Obvs the situation is changing all the time, but no worries - all tickets are refundable or transferrable. Visit scummymummies.com to get yours. **WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, aprons, washbags, sweatshirts and more!FREE UK DELIVERY! We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. Please send your confessions to scummymummiespodcast@gmail.com and visit us at ScummyMummies.com. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe!Thank you for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/12/2049m 57s

191: Thanyia Moore on bullying, comedy, and Cabbage Patch Dolls

Our guest for this episode is the hilarious comedian, actor, and writer, Thanyia Moore! We reminisce about the bad old days, when we were all on the open mic comedy circuit together. There's some chat about how different audiences can be, and the issues around race and gender that still exist in comedy today. Thanyia shares her experience of being a school bully, and tells us what happened when she apologised to the people she was mean to in adulthood. We discuss what causes bullying, what she wishes the adults around her had done differently, and why she thinks it's time for a shift in focus in the way we deal with bullies. And finally, we nearly come to blows over the subject of Cabbage Patch Dolls, before Thanyia entertains us with some brilliant Scummy Auntie Confessions. For more from Moore, including gig dates, go to thanyiamoore.co.uk. Her episode of Mock the Week is now on iPlayer. SAFETY NOTICE: This podcast was recorded with social distancing before the new lockdown rules were announced, no worries lads. **SEE US LIVE!** We are bringing our Christmas show to Milton Keynes, Cirencester, and Clapham this December. Obvs the situation is changing all the time, but no worries - all tickets are refundable or transferrable. Visit scummymummies.com to get yours. **WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, signature Wine Mugs, and Mum Island beach towels! Plus new products coming soon! FREE UK DELIVERY! We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. Please send your confessions to scummymummiespodcast@gmail.com and visit us at ScummyMummies.com. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe! The Scummy Mummies book is OUT NOW! We hope you like it, and if you do, we'd love an Amazon review.Thank you for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/11/2045m 35s

Episode 190: Interiors, trapezes, and turning 40 with Emily Murray

From stuntwoman to interiors expert to writing More! magazine's Positions of the Fortnight, Emily Murray has lived a life! She tells us all about it.We hear how she started her popular Insta account, @pinkhouseliving, and Emily gives us her number one tip for making your house look nice - or at least less shit. We also discuss turning 40, and how we're all coping with the second wave. Emily's blog is at pinkhouse.co.uk. Her book, Pink House Living, is out now. Her new podcast, Play with Emily Murray, is coming soon. SAFETY NOTICE: This podcast was recorded with social distancing before the new lockdown rules were announced, no worries lads. **SEE US LIVE!** We are bringing our Christmas show to Milton Keynes, Cirencester, and Clapham this December. Obvs the situation is changing all the time, but no worries - all tickets are refundable or transferrable. Visit scummymummies.com to get yours. **WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, signature Wine Mugs, and Mum Island beach towels! FREE UK DELIVERY! We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. Please send your confessions to scummymummiespodcast@gmail.com and visit us at ScummyMummies.com. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe! The Scummy Mummies book is OUT NOW! We hope you like it, and if you do, we'd love an Amazon review.Thank you for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/11/2048m 19s

189: How Not to Get Divorced with Sam Pamphilon

What's the best way to announce your separation? Is it possible to stay civil if you're still living together? And how do you cope when your ex's new partner is literally wearing your trousers? Comedian Sam Pamphilon knows the answer to none of these questions, but we have a good laugh anyway! The actor and former chef tells us how he's handling the pandemic, and what his signature lockdown dish is. We discuss Sam's sexual preferences, donkeys versus racehorses, chicken vaginas, and Val Kilmer's elbow. It's one of the most honest and hilarious chats we've ever had, so do have a listen. As mentioned on the podcast, Sam isn't on social media at the moment. If you want to follow him, best loiter around Sydenham Lidl. **SEE US LIVE!** Our tip top comedy show is BACK with new socially distanced seating, and maybe even some new jokes. Visit scummymummies.com for tickets.**WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, signature Wine Mugs, and Mum Island beach towels! FREE UK DELIVERY! We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. Please send your confessions to scummymummiespodcast@gmail.com and visit us at ScummyMummies.com. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe! The Scummy Mummies book is OUT NOW! We hope you like it, and if you do, we'd love an Amazon review.Thank you for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/10/2054m 30s

Episode 188: Anxiety, mum guilt, and saying no with Anna Mathur

Is there an upside to mum guilt? What's the best way to handle lockdown? And how can you teach your kids a valuable lesson just by sitting on the sofa? Answering all these questions and more is Anna Mathur, psychotherapist and author of the best-selling book Mind Over Mother!She tells us about her own experiences of post-natal depression and anxiety, and why perfectionism and motherhood don't mix. We learn some useful, practical tips for managing anxiety and setting boundaries. And we share some Scummy Mummy Confessions about Instagram mishaps, incontinence and Alton Towers. You can follow Anna on Instagram @annamathur, and find out more at annamathur.com. Mind Over Mother is out now. **SEE US LIVE!** Our tip top comedy show is BACK with new socially distanced seating, and maybe even some new jokes. We'll be in Cirencester on 21 October, then Cheltenham on 20th November and more... Visit scummymummies.com for tickets.**WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, signature Wine Mugs, and Mum Island beach towels! FREE UK DELIVERY! We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. Please send your confessions to scummymummiespodcast@gmail.com and visit us at ScummyMummies.com. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe! The Scummy Mummies book is OUT NOW! We hope you like it, and if you do, we'd love an Amazon review!Thank you for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/10/201h 7m

Episode 145: Sex, relationships, and having a third child with Steph Douglas

CLASSIC EPISODE! Due to popular demand we re-releasing this classic Scummy Mummies Podcast with the very funny and talented Steph Douglas. We tackle a range of topics including sex and relationships and why it is important to send WhatsApp messages to get your partner's juices flowing. This was recorded back in early 2019 when we could all still touch each other, good times. ENJOY! Original podcast description: How important is sex to a good relationship? Why do we sometimes need to pull up the drawbridge? And what are the best and worst bits of having a third child? Answering all these questions is Steph Douglas, Instagram sensation and founder of Don't Buy Her Flowers! She tells us what effect becoming outnumbered has had on her marriage, and why her husband described her third pregnancy as being a bit like Brexit. We talk about the biggest shock that comes with having a new baby, and how counselling can help with the rough patches. Then it's time for some filthy shagging chat. Helen explains how she likes it "good style", and Steph reveals the perils of erotic WhatsApp chat. If you don't want to buy someone flowers, go to dontbuyherflowers.com. You can follow Steph on Instagram @steph_dontbuyherflowers. The Scummy Mummies book is OUT NOW! We hope you like it, and if you do, we'd love an Amazon review! **SEE US LIVE** Come to our live comedy show! We are on our way to Selby, Sheffield, Barnsley, Kettering, Hackney, Chipping Norton, and more... To buy tickets, and for more dates, visit ScummyMummies.com. We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. Please send your confessions to scummymummiespodcast@gmail.com and visit us at ScummyMummies.com. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe! Thank you for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/10/2051m 52s

Episode 187: Being a carer with Penny Wincer

Our guest for this episode is the brilliant Penny Wincer - writer, photographer, and carer. She tells us about looking after her mum when she was a teenager, and what life is like now she is caring for her autistic son.We learn about how it feels to be the child of a person with mental health issues, and how Penny coped after her mum's suicide. She also shares the biggest lesson she learned from her mum's experience We discuss the stigma that still exists around special education, and the difficulties and benefits of having a child who's on a different path. Penny gives us some useful advice for carers, and some ideas for how those around them can offer support. We hear about Penny's own self-care strategies, and why she thinks mum guilt is bullshit. Plus: find out why Helen's coffee machine is like a vagina. Penny's superb book, Tender: The Imperfect Art of Caring, is out now. You can find her website at pennywincer.com, or follow her on Instagram @pennywincer.**SEE US LIVE!** Our tip top comedy show is BACK with new socially distanced seating, and maybe even some new jokes. We'll be in Sevenoaks on 1 October, and Cirencester on 21 October. Visit scummymummies.com for tickets.**WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, signature Wine Mugs, and Mum Island beach towels! FREE UK DELIVERY! We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. Please send your confessions to scummymummiespodcast@gmail.com and visit us at ScummyMummies.com. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe! The Scummy Mummies book is OUT NOW! We hope you like it, and if you do, we'd love an Amazon review!Thank you for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/09/2047m 42s

Episode 186: Food Special with Melissa @fowlmouthsfood

Is it better to follow recipes or your instincts? What's going on with the food industry's diversity problem? And what would you eat for your last supper? Answering all these questions and more is the amazing Melissa, aka @fowlmouthsfood! She tells us how she created her hugely popular pop-ups and Insta account, and even landed a column in BBC Good Food magazine. We discuss how to write a recipe, and the issues around cooking food from other cultures. Ellie reveals her secret lentil shame, and Helen tells us her golden rule of cooking, for what it's worth. We also discuss Melissa's experience of motherhood, and learn what not to say to a lesbian couple having a baby. Plus, we find out what it's like when your partner is a doctor on the frontline. If you've ever eaten food, do follow Melissa @fowlmouthsfood, and look out for her BBC Good Food column coming soon. **SEE US LIVE!** Our tip top comedy show is BACK with new socially distanced seating, and maybe even some new jokes. We'll be in Frome on 17 September, Clapham on 23 & 24, Sevenoaks on 1 October, and Cirencester on 21 October. Visit scummymummies.com for tickets.**WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, signature Wine Mugs, and Mum Island beach towels! FREE UK DELIVERY! We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. Please send your confessions to scummymummiespodcast@gmail.com and visit us at ScummyMummies.com. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe! The Scummy Mummies book is OUT NOW! We hope you like it, and if you do, we'd love an Amazon review!If you've got a ticket for an upcoming show at a theatre, chances are the date has been changed - please contact the venue for more info. Thank you for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/09/2044m 31s

185: Improv, God and Brazilians with Pippa Evans

She's a comedian, a singer, a writer, and an improv legend - it's the amazing Pippa Evans! We cover a wide range of topics, from Pippa's work on the 9 to 5 musical to why she thinks we should all learn to improvise. We talk about Pippa's role as the co-founder of the Sunday Assembly, and what it's like to have a teenage crush on Jesus. We round off with some tip top confessions involving waxing, shagging, and throwing up Quorn. You can find out more about Pippa's work over at pippaevans.com. Visit https://showstopperthemusical.com/the-kids-show/ for info on The Showstoppers' Kids Shows and more improv comedy shows. She is on Twitter and Instagram as @iampippaevans. **WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, signature Wine Mugs, and Mum Island beach towels! FREE UK DELIVERY! COME AND SEE US LIVE! We're in Frome on 17 September, and Clapham on the 23rd and 24th. Tickets are selling fast - get yours now from scummymummies.com.We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. Please send your confessions to scummymummiespodcast@gmail.com and visit us at ScummyMummies.com. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe! The Scummy Mummies book is OUT NOW! We hope you like it, and if you do, we'd love an Amazon review!Thank you for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/09/2057m 5s

184: Sindy and Vanel Special

Our guests for this episode are amazing podcasters, parents and all-round legends, Sindy and Vanel! They tell us about their experience of having a baby six months into their relationship, and how they've been getting on in lockdown. Sindy talks about making the transition from being a single parent to having a partner, and Vanel explains how it was a random selfie that got them together in the first place. There are loads of laughs along the way, and we round off with one of the funniest Scummy Mummy Confessions we've ever heard. Sindy and Vanel's brilliant podcast, Go Ask Your Mother, is out now on BBC Sounds. They're on Instagram @goaskyourmother_podcast, and Twitter @GAYMPodcast. You can follow Vanel @VMaan_Music, and Sindy @sindysl17. Sindy is also on Instagram @sindy_chikadaya.**WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, signature Wine Mugs, and Mum Island beach towels! FREE UK DELIVERY! We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. Please send your confessions to scummymummiespodcast@gmail.com and visit us at ScummyMummies.com. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe! The Scummy Mummies book is OUT NOW! We hope you like it, and if you do, we'd love an Amazon review!If you've got a ticket for an upcoming show at a theatre, chances are the date has been changed - please contact the venue for more info. Thank you for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/08/2048m 58s

183: Motherhood, drugs, Buddhism and Star Wars with Tanya Moodie

Our guest for this episode is the amazing actor Tanya Moodie! She tells us about her starring role in the hit sitcom Motherland, and that time she was in Star Wars. We discuss Tanya's experience of being a black mum, and why it's important to find your tribe. She gives us some tips on surviving the transition to secondary school, and Helen tells the worst celebrity anecdote of all time. Things get pretty deep as we talk about everything from Buddhism and the Black Lives Matter movement to seeing the potential in Donald Trump. But as always, we wind up with some brilliantly daft Scummy Mummy Confessions. **WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, signature Wine Mugs, and Mum Island beach towels! FREE UK DELIVERY! We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. Please send your confessions to scummymummiespodcast@gmail.com and visit us at ScummyMummies.com. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe! The Scummy Mummies book is OUT NOW! We hope you like it, and if you do, we'd love an Amazon review!If you've got a ticket for an upcoming show at a theatre, chances are the date has been changed - please contact the venue for more info. Thank you for listening!Do follow Tanya on Twitter @tanyamoodie, and Instagram @tanyagracemoodie. Her dog's Insta is @bellaminibully. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/08/2056m 1s

182: Jess Fostekew on food, comedy, and hairy tuppences

She's a comedian, a writer, an actor, and mother to a sexist baby - it's the hilarious Jess Fostekew! Jess tells us what it was like to be nominated for the Edinbugh comedy award, and we pretend to be happy for her. We discuss her excellent show, Hench, and the issues it raises around gender and body image. Then it's time for some food chat. We talk about intuitive eating, and why there's nothing wrong with being an emotional eater. As always, we round off with some Scummy Mummy Confessions, this time involving outdoor urination and body hair. You can follow Jess on Twitter @jessicafostekew. Her brilliant podcast, Hoovering, is available from her website plus all the usual places.The books we mention are Just Eat It by Laura Thomas, and Eat Up by Ruby Tandoh.Photo credit: Idil Sukan**WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, signature Wine Mugs, and Mum Island beach towels! FREE UK DELIVERY! We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. Please send your confessions to scummymummiespodcast@gmail.com and visit us at ScummyMummies.com. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe! The Scummy Mummies book is OUT NOW! We hope you like it, and if you do, we'd love an Amazon review!If you've got a ticket for an upcoming show at a theatre, chances are the date has been changed - please contact the venue for more info. Thank you for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/07/2051m 3s

Episode 128: How to Drink Less with Rosamund Dean

OLD GOLD! During lockdown some of us have had just a few more drinks than usual. If you are feeling like you need to cut back on the Chardonnay or have a few less gins, here's a handy little podcast to help you. Cheers!What's the best way to cut down on your drinking? Why do mums like wine so much, anyway? And what is the collective noun for members of All Saints? Answering all these questions and more is Rosamund Dean, author of Mindful Drinking!She tells her how her own experiences as a mum on the sauce led her to write the book, and Ellie and Helen discuss how it's changed their lives. We find out whether we're Abstainers or Moderators, and why it matters when you're trying to drink less. There are also some practical tips for choosing a signature soft drink, thinking about booze as if it's cake, and following the free champagne rule. Then we enjoy some frankly astonishing insights into what it must be like to be Helen Thorn with brand new game, Pissed or Stupid? We discover what a Gibson Measure is, and have a whinge about World Book Day. Rosamund's brilliant book is out now and you can follow her on Twitter @rosamunddean and Instagram @rosamunddean. This episode was sponsored by the wonderful people at iheartwines.co.uk. Yep, the irony is crushing. The Scummy Mummies book is OUT NOW! We hope you like it, and if you do, we'd love an Amazon review! We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. Please send your confessions to scummymummiespodcast@gmail.com and visit us at ScummyMummies.com. If you like the podcast, rate, review and subscribe! Thank you for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/07/2042m 25s

181: Black Lives Matter Special with Jade Sullivan

Our guest for this episode is creative entrepreneur, activist, writer and all-round queen, Jade Sullivan! We talk about Jade's role in the Black Lives Matter movement, and the brilliant piece she wrote about why we must speak up. You can read the full article at motherpukka.co.uk. Jade talks about why she wants to own the title of Angry Black Woman, and why it's important to have uncomfortable conversations. We also talk about her personal experience of the UK's maternity and mental health services. You can follow Jade on Instagram @thesullivanslondon. Find out more about her events business, @yellowcroftevents, at yellowcroft.com, and her CBD company @calibrecanna at calibrecanna.com. For the lockdown diaries she mentions, follow @isolation_ships. Some resources Jade recommends: Nuakai Aru: Uncovering Self Adventures into the Unknown  Jane Elliott on the world mapAkala Deconstructs Race Class & Britain @theblackcurriculum Black Pound Day - @bpdofficial Bozoma Saint John - @badassboz - on being an Angry Black WomanThe photo of Jade and family is by @ronanksmSorry there's a bit of wind on this episode. We are still working out how to record while safely socially distancing! We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. Please send your confessions to scummymummiespodcast@gmail.com and visit us at ScummyMummies.com. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe! The Scummy Mummies book is OUT NOW! We hope you like it, and if you do, we'd love an Amazon review!We are doing a drive-in show this month, in Brent Cross on 25 July. For tickets visit the Drive In Club website. If you've got a ticket for an upcoming show at a theatre, chances are the date has been changed - please contact the venue for more info. Thank you for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/07/2047m 38s

Episode 180: Lockdown Special: Helen's news, homeschooling, and hanging on in there

JUST THE TWO OF US! For only the fourth time in Scummy Mummies history, there is no guest for this episode - it’s just us dickheads. We’re meeting up in our cosy bubble to share some personal news, and to talk about how we’ve found lockdown. We share our coping strategies, and what we do on the days we’re really not coping very well at all, actually. Find out how we’re getting on with homeschooling, hear about the newest member of Helen’s family, and learn what Ellie's been doing beside her parents' bins.The podcast Helen recommends is the excellent Divorce Club. The terms Ellie can't remember that Brené Brown uses are over- and under-functioning, and you can hear her explain them in a much more articulate way on the Unlocking Us podcast. This podcast is brought to you in partnership with @PayPalUK. These are tricky times, with lots to juggle, but PayPal makes life a bit easier - whether you're shopping online or sending someone you appreciate a little treat. Thanks, PayPal! #PayPalItForward We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. Please send your confessions to scummymummiespodcast@gmail.com and visit us at ScummyMummies.com. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe! The Scummy Mummies book is OUT NOW! We hope you like it, and if you do, we'd love an Amazon review!We are doing two drive-in shows next month - Brent Cross on 25 July, and Dagenham on 26 July. For tickets visit the Drive In Club website. If you've got a ticket for an upcoming show at a theatre, chances are the date has been changed - please contact the venue for more info. Thank you for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/06/2050m 34s

Episode 141: Ortis Deley talks gadgets and vadgets

CLASSIC EPISODE! We are re-releasing this fabulous episode from 2018 with the brilliant Ortis Deley. This episode is full of laughs and nonsense, plus some excellent tech chat and talk about the charity Practical Action, an organisation which we support. Enjoy. Episode Details: Our guest for this episode is Ortis Deley, off of CBBC and The Gadget Show! He tells us about how he manages tech time in his house, the best and stupidest gadgets he's ever seen, and whether we really need a wet wipe warmer. We go behind the scenes on the Smash Hits Roadshow, and find out what happened the night Kerry met Brian. Ortis discusses how he feels about having a second child, and reveals his top mobile phone picks. There's also some charity chat as we talk about Practical Action. Follow Practical Action @practical_action. We round off with a ludicrous new game, Techno or Tech Faux?, and of course our Scummy Mummy Confessions. The Scummy Mummies book is OUT NOW! We hope you like it, and if you do, we'd love an Amazon review! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/06/2047m 59s

Episode 179: Helping kids with anxiety with Dr Angharad

How can we help our children handle their worries? What's the best way to deal with bullying? Is it realistic to want kids to be happy all the time? Answering all these questions and more is the brilliant Dr Angharad Rudkin! She tells us about her work as a child psychologist, and how having kids herself changed the way she deals with parents. We find out why it's important to think about our core values, and how to help children manage their friendships. Plus, we discover what to do if your child's the one doing the bullying, and are relieved to learn not even child psychologists' kids eat their vegetables.  Find Your Girl Squad, the book Dr Angharad co-wrote with Ruth Fitzgerald, is out now. Her other books, What's My Child Thinking? and What's My Teenager Thinking? are also available now.  We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. Please send your confessions to scummymummiespodcast@gmail.com and visit us at ScummyMummies.com. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe! The Scummy Mummies book is OUT NOW! We hope you like it, and if you do, we'd love an Amazon review! When we're not confined to our homes because of a global pandemic, we sometimes do live comedy shows! Visit scummymummies.com for dates and tickets. If you've got a ticket for an upcoming show, chances are the date has been changed - please contact the venue for more info. Thank you for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/06/2037m 9s

Episode 112: Fashion Chat with Style Me Sunday

OLD GOLD! We are bringing this classic episode back for you because it is one of our favourites and we love the work of Natalie Lee aka Style Me Sunday. This was recorded back in 2017 and Natalie has now gone onto to be a mega-star on Instagram. On her account @stylemesunday she speaks openly about body positivity, female pleasure, race and diversity in fashion. If you are not following her, do so immediately! Enjoy.Episode details:She's a stylist, a mother, an ex-midwife, and a woman with strong opinions about jogging bottoms - it's Instagram sensation Natalie Lee, otherwise known as Style Me Sunday!She tells us how she got where she is today, and why she thinks it's important to have a creative output after you have a baby. We go on to cover a wide range of topics including diversity, tomboys, worst fashion disasters, and whether you should shave your front bottom before you give birth.Helen chats about her own new fashion project, Helen Wears a Size 18. There's an attempt at serious charity work as we discuss the latest Stand Up to Cancer campaign. To find out more, visit standuptocancer.org.uk.Many thanks to Onjenu for supplying the lovely clothes Natalie gave us.You can find out more about Natalie via stylemesunday.com, and follow her on social media @stylemesunday.The Scummy Mummies book is OUT NOW! We hope you like it, and if you do, we'd love an Amazon review!We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. Please send your confessions to scummymummiespodcast@gmail.com and visit us at ScummyMummies.com. If you like the podcast, please tell your friends!Thank you for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/06/2039m 31s

178: Rob da Bank on festivals, fatherhood, and Mr Tumble

How do you parent your kids when you were raised strictly, but you're a hippy at heart? How does it feel to be the second most famous person on the Isle of Wight? And what's Mr Tumble REALLY like? Answering all these questions is the amazing DJ Rob Da Bank! We talk about how music was his escape when growing up in a rural backwater, and why, as an adult, he decided to make his kids live in a rural backwater. We learn how Rob ended up with four kids under 10, and why Fred Siriex is in charge of his family planning. As always we round off with some Scummy Mummy Confessions, including a special one just for Rob. SAFETY NOTICE: This episode was recorded before lockdown, no worries lads. And we're sad to say Camp Bestival has been called off this year, but with a bit of luck it'll be back in 2021. We'll be there with bells (and catsuits) on. You can follow Rob on Twitter @RobDaBank, or on Instagram @robdabank1973.We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. Please send your confessions to scummymummiespodcast@gmail.com and visit us at ScummyMummies.com. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe! The Scummy Mummies book is OUT NOW! We hope you like it, and if you do, we'd love an Amazon review! When we're not confined to our homes because of a global pandemic, we sometimes do live comedy shows! Visit scummymummies.com for dates and tickets. If you've got a ticket for an upcoming show, chances are the date has been changed - please contact the venue for more info. Thank you for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/05/2038m 52s

Episode 147: How to be a Better Parent with Philippa Perry

OLD GOLD! As we are all in a new era of parenting in a pandemic, we thought that we would re-release this episode with the fabulous psychotherapist Philippa Perry. This was recorded back in early 2019, when we could all hug each other, but listening to this will be like having an audible hug. Enjoy! Podcast Details:Is your child a Dandelion or an Orchid? What's the one piece of advice every new parent needs to hear? And how do you get kids to put their bloody shoes on? Answering these questions is brilliant psychotherapist Philippa Perry! She tells us all about her fantastic new book, The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read (And Your Children Will Be Glad That You Did). We talk about why our childhood experiences are so important when it comes to bringing up our own kids, and the best way to cope when they're driving you loopy. There's some chat about sleep, Philippa's opinion of the "crying it out" method, and what she suggests as an alternative. We get some advice on managing screentime, giving praise, dealing with lying and helping kids when parents separate. Philippa's new book is properly one of our favourite parenting guides ever, and it's out now. She's on Twitter @philippa_perry. You can hear her Radio 4 programme about lying on iPlayer. And do check out our previous podcast with Philippa, where we talk relationship advice, managing the arrival of a new sibling, and much more. The Scummy Mummies book is OUT NOW! We hope you like it, and if you do, we'd love an Amazon review! We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. Please send your confessions to scummymummiespodcast@gmail.com and visit us at ScummyMummies.com. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe! Thank you for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/05/2055m 13s

177: Dr Ranj - The Lost Episode

In 2017, we put out a podcast with the legendary Dr Ranj. It was funny, fabulous, and filthy - just like him. However, for reasons lost in the mists of time, we were forced to take it down. But now, by popular demand... It's BACK. Listen now to find out what Ranj is really thinking when he watches a woman give birth. He tells us the funniest thing that ever happened to him in A&E, and even gives us some actual medical advice - including what every parent should have in their bathroom cabinet, and the best way to get rid of nits. For more from the amazing Dr Ranj, do check out his new podcast - Steths, Drugs & Rock 'n' Roll. It's out now and you can listen in via iTunes, Audioboom, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram @DrRanj.We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. Please send your confessions to scummymummiespodcast@gmail.com and visit us at ScummyMummies.com. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe! The Scummy Mummies book is OUT NOW! We hope you like it, and if you do, we'd love an Amazon review! When we're not confined to our homes because of a rapidly escalating global pandemic, we sometimes do live comedy shows! Visit scummymummies.com for dates and tickets. If you've got a ticket for an upcoming show, chances are the date has been changed - please contact the venue for more info. Thank you for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/05/2040m 29s

Episode 28: Wine Special with Knackered Mother Helen McGinn

WINE TIME! As we all drinking a few more glasses of wine than usual, we thought we would re-release this classic podcast with wine expert Helen McGinn. Helen now features regularly on the BBC's Saturday Kitchen and her book The Knackered Mother's Wine Guide: Because Life's too Short to Drink Bad Wine is now available.Ever wondered what wine goes with fish fingers? Is it really worth spending a tenner instead of a fiver? And what's the best way to avoid hangovers? We answer all these questions and more with the help of wine expert Helen McGinn. She tells us all about her award-winning blog and best-selling book, The Knackered Mother's Wine Club. We find out why Ribena is technically more expensive than booze, and discuss Nigella's recipe for wine soup. Plus Helen M reveals what goes on behind the scenes at The Alan Titchmarsh Show (spoiler: Atomic Kitten like a drink.)We explain why Prosecco is the Helen Thorn of wines and she tells us about her goon bag. Ellie outlines her idea for a breastmilk-themed drinking game and we test Helen M on her wine label knowledge with an inevitably stupid quiz.Visit Helen McGinn's blog to sign up for her regular emails. Her book comes highly recommended and you can also followed her on Twitter: @knackeredmutha.We're on Twitter too: @scummymummies. We love getting reviews on iTunes and reading your Scummy Mummy Confessions - please send in via Facebook or email scummymummiespodcast@gmail.com. Keep an eye on scummymummies.com for live show details. Thanks for listening!  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/05/2047m 41s

Episode 176: Colonialism, comedy, and raising teenagers with Njambi McGrath

Our guest for this episode is the amazing Njambi McGrath - comedian, author, childbirth expert, and mum. We cover everything from dirty underpants and bringing up mixed race kids to culturally problematic wallpaper and nits. Njambi tells us about her fantastic book, Through the Leopard's Gaze, which is all about her experience of growing up in Kenya and surviving family abuse. We discuss the trials of dealing with teenagers, and Njambi shares her ultimate parenting tip. Through the Leopard's Gaze is out now. You can catch Njambi's comedy specials via nextup.com.SAFETY NOTICE: This podcast was recorded pre-lockdown, no worries lads. We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. Please send your confessions to scummymummiespodcast@gmail.com and visit us at ScummyMummies.com. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe! The Scummy Mummies book is OUT NOW! We hope you like it, and if you do, we'd love an Amazon review! When we're not confined to our homes because of a rapidly escalating global pandemic, we sometimes do live comedy shows! Visit scummymummies.com for dates and tickets. If you've got a ticket for an upcoming show, chances are the date has been changed - please contact the venue for more info. Thank you for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/04/201h 1m

Episode 116: The Supermum Myth with Dr Rachel and Anya

OLD GOLD! In these tricky times of homeschooling and isolation, we thought we would re-release this special podcast on The Supermum Myth. Psychologist Dr Rachel Andrew and Anya Hayes provide reassuring advice to overcome anxiety and celebrate imperfection. There's no such thing as a perfect mum, so why do so many of us keep trying to be one? This episode is all about learning to overcome anxiety, ditch the guilt, and embrace imperfection. Helping us out are psychologist Dr Rachel Andrew and writer Anya Hayes, author of The Supermum Myth. They give us loads of practical tips for becoming a happier mum, and we cover all sorts of topics from childbirth and post-natal depression to nits and brass bands. We round off with a bumper set of Scummy Mummy Confessions. The Supermum Myth is out now. You can follow Dr Rachel on Twitter at @timepsychology. Anya is on Twitter @anyapilates, and Instagram @mothers.wellness.toolkit. We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. Please send your confessions to scummymummiespodcast@gmail.com and visit us at ScummyMummies.com. If you like the podcast, rate, review and subscribe! Thank you for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/04/2041m 32s

175: Sex, strippers and LOLs with Cat and Nat

Full disclosure: this may be the loudest, fastest, funniest, filthiest podcast we've ever done. We were thrilled to meet the amazing Cat and Nat, and none of us could stop talking the whole time. Definitely not one to listen to with the kids around - pour yourself a wine, lock the toilet door, and strap in...This episode starts with a very strong chat about whether we've looked at our own downstairses, and doesn't get any more highbrow from there. We talk about everything from friendship, being in a double act and performing live shows to how often we have sex. How important is it to have a partner who's funny? What do you do if your kids start swearing? And how do you give a hand job that's better than a blow job? We chat about all this and more... #brexspitFor more from these bloody legends, visit catandnat.ca. You can follow them @catandnat, and watch their fantastic videos on YouTube. They also have a podcast and a book, both called Mom Truths. SAFETY NOTICE: This podcast was recorded pre-lockdown, no worries lads. We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. Please send your confessions to scummymummiespodcast@gmail.com and visit us at ScummyMummies.com. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe! The Scummy Mummies book is OUT NOW! We hope you like it, and if you do, we'd love an Amazon review! When we're not confined to our homes because of a rapidly escalating global pandemic, we sometimes do live comedy shows! Visit scummymummies.com for dates and tickets. If you've got a ticket for an upcoming show, chances are the date has been changed - please contact the venue for more info. Thank you for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/04/2043m 54s

Greatest Hits VOL 3 - Steph Douglas, Simon London, Elle Wright

OLD GOLD! Time to revisit some of our favourite bits from the last seven years of scumminess. If you're new to the podcast: welcome! This will give you an idea of what we're all about. If you're an old friend: welcome back! Let's have a laugh all over again.Greatest Hits VOL 3 features Simon London, who talks about his experience of being adopted as a black child by a white family. Steph Douglas, otherwise known as the boss of Don't Buy Her Flowers, talks about how having a third child has affected her relationship and sex life. And finally, author and influencer Elle Wright discusses love and laughter after the loss of her baby, Teddy. Since recording this episode, Elle has announced she is now pregnant, and Teddy will become a big brother in Summer 2020. We are thrilled for Elle and Nico and send our love.We're @scummymummies on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe! The Scummy Mummies book is OUT NOW! We hope you like it, and if you do, we'd love an Amazon review!When we're not confined to our homes because of a rapidly escalating global pandemic, we sometimes do live comedy shows! Visit scummymummies.com for dates and tickets. If you already have a ticket for an upcoming show, chances are the date has changed - please contact the venue for details, ta.Thank you for listening! Stay safe! X Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/04/2016m 0s

Episode 113: Anxiety Special with Clemmie Telford and Anna Williamson

Episode 113: Anxiety Special with Clemmie Telford and Anna Williamson (Re-release)Hello there, as we are facing such strange times, we thought we would re-release this special podcast from 2017, as it has great tips about dealing with anxiety and how we can help our mental health. Clemmie and Anna provide fantastic advice and there are plenty of laughs, too. Cheers Ellie and Helen xxPodcast Details:How do you know if you suffer from anxiety? What does a panic attack feel like? Is Instagram affecting our mental health? How long should you wait before sleeping with your personal trainer? Answering these questions are the amazing Clemmie Telford and Anna Williamson!They share their experiences of anxiety - how it all began for them, how it changed with motherhood, and how they've learned to cope. There are some practical tips for what you can do and what you should avoid if you want to look after your mental health. And, of course, there's a bit of filth and some jokes about pooing.Anna's book, Breaking Mad: The Insider's Guide to Conquering Anxiety, is out now. The follow-up, Breaking Mum and Dad, will be released in March, but is already available for pre-order. She has also written a children's book, Flo and the Funny Feelings, which is free to download. Follow her on Twitter @awilliamsontv, Instagram @annawilliamsonoffical, or search for Anna Williamson on Facebook.Clemmie Telford is on Instagram @clemmie_telford and her blog can be found at motherofalllists.com.The Scummy Mummies book is OUT NOW! We hope you like it, and if you do, we'd love an Amazon review!We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. Please send your confessions to scummymummiespodcast@gmail.com and visit us at ScummyMummies.com. If you like the podcast, rate, review and subscribe!Thank you for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/04/2043m 54s

Greatest Hits VOL 2 - Mother Pukka, Afrosa Ahmed, Alice Evans, Dara O Briain

OLD GOLD! Let's take a trip back in time and enjoy some of our favourite bits from the archive. This selection of highlights is designed to give new listeners a taste of the Scummy Mummies Podcast, and old friends a good laugh all over again.Greatest Hits VOL 2 features Anna Whitehouse, aka top influencer and flexible working campaigner Mother Pukka. We've got Afrosa Ahmed, who talks about being a Muslim in modern Britain, and wonders how she's supposed to stop terrorism when she can't even make her kids put their shoes on. Alice Evans talks about her experience of surviving cancer and having a mastectomy - honestly, it's funnier than it sounds. And there's some comedian called Dara O Briain, you might have seen him on the telly, he was in Have I Got News for You or something.We're @scummymummies on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe! The Scummy Mummies book is OUT NOW! We hope you like it, and if you do, we'd love an Amazon review!When we're not confined to our homes because of a rapidly escalating global pandemic, we sometimes do live comedy shows! Visit scummymummies.com for dates and tickets. If you already have a ticket for an upcoming show, chances are the date has changed - please contact the venue for details, ta.Thank you for listening! Stay safe! X Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/04/2020m 33s

Episode 138: Sex, self-love and being a boss with Kemi Telford

OLD GOLD! We love this episode so much, we thought we would release it again! For newcomers to the podcast - we know you will love it, and for those who are longtime fans, we are sure you will enjoy listening to one of our most favourite guests! Hope you're all well, sending lots of scummy love, Helen and Ellie xxx. How do you raise strong girls? What's the best way to avoid Mum Guilt? What term would Nigerians use to describe teabagging? Answering all these questions is the amazing Kemi Telford! We talk about how she started her own business and why she moved to the UK. There's some chat about discussing sex with kids, and why we should all stand in front of the mirror naked. We play a new game, Every Hole's a Goal, and Ellie discovers her children may be Nigerian. You can buy Kemi's amazing wares at kemitelford.com. She's on instagram @kemitelford. Her husband's Christmas advert is out shortly. The Scummy Mummies book is OUT NOW! We hope you like it, and if you do, we'd love an Amazon review! **SEE US LIVE** Come to our live comedy show! We are on our way to Brighton, Winchester, Twickenham, Leatherhead, Cambridge, Bath, Milton Keynes, Hertford, and more... To buy tickets, and for more dates, visit ScummyMummies.com. We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. Please send your confessions to scummymummiespodcast@gmail.com and visit us at ScummyMummies.com. If you like the podcast, rate, review and subscribe! Thank you for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/04/2054m 36s

174: Legal eagle special with Sarah Langford

In this episode, we talk to ace barrister and author Sarah Langford. She gives us some tips for getting divorced, tells us what it's like to defend really bad people, and answers our stupid questions about her wig. We play a new game, Grime and Punishment, and discuss our favourite Monopoly pieces.Sarah's superb book, In Your Defence, is out now. She is on Twitter @wigsandwords and Instagram @sarahlangfordwrites.SAFETY NOTICE: This podcast was recorded pre-lockdown, no worries lads. We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. Please send your confessions to scummymummiespodcast@gmail.com and visit us at ScummyMummies.com. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe! The Scummy Mummies book is OUT NOW! We hope you like it, and if you do, we'd love an Amazon review! When we're not confined to our homes because of a rapidly escalating global pandemic, we sometimes do live comedy shows! Visit scummymummies.com for dates and tickets. If you've got a ticket for an upcoming show, chances are the date has been changed - please contact the venue for more info. Thank you for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/03/2045m 9s

Greatest Hits VOL 1 - Jane Garvey, Shaun Dooley, Miles Jupp, Ellie's baby

OLD GOLD! This special taster episode features highlights from some of our favourite podcasts of yesteryear. If you're a new listener, this should give you an idea of what we're all about. If you're an old friend, you've probably forgotten these bits anyway, so why not have a laugh all over again?  Greatest Hits VOL 1 features Jane Garvey, off of Radio 4's Woman's Hour, and Ellie exposing herself. The hilarious actor Shaun Dooley reveals that although he was great in Broadchurch, he can't do accents for shit. Top comedian Miles Jupp joins us for a stupid quiz, and shares his Craig McLachan impression. And finally, Ellie talks about her experience of having a premature baby. It's funnier than it sounds.We're @scummymummies on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe! The Scummy Mummies book is OUT NOW! We hope you like it, and if you do, we'd love an Amazon review!When we're not confined to our homes because of a rapidly escalating global pandemic, we sometimes do live comedy shows! Visit scummymummies.com for dates and tickets. If you already have a ticket for an upcoming show, chances are the date has changed - please contact the venue for details, ta. Thank you for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/03/2017m 57s

Episode 31: Grandads Special - the Vicar and the Comedian

As a special treat, we are re-releasing this episode with the two Scummy Grandads. Here's one for fans of Ellie's Dad and a chance to meet Helen's Dad, the Vicar - Rev. Tim Thorn. Enjoy x Helen and EllieWhat do you get if you cross an Australian vicar, a comedian from south-east London and several bottles of Sainsbury's cheapest Merlot? That's right, it's the latest episode of The Scummy Mummies Podcast!Joining Helen and Ellie this time are their dads, Tim and Jim. They talk grandfatherhood, politics, dogs and the secret to having a long and happy marriage. Well, a long marriage.We test Jim's enclycopedic knowledge of London pubs and Tim discusses getting heckled by his congregation. Plus, we quiz the grandads on modern life - tune in to find out whether Jim knows what a Kardashian is and what Tim makes of Grindr.And finally there's just time for some Scummy Mummy Confessions. Do send yours in via email - scummymummiespodcast@gmail.com - or Facebook. We're on Twitter too: @scummymummiesThanks for listening! Grandads, we love you.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/03/2036m 10s

Bonus episode: Corona Special with Dr Angharad Rudkin

What times we live in! Seeing as everything's all bollocksed up anyway, we thought we might as well break with our usual publishing schedule, and put out a little bonus episode. It features the brilliant Dr Angharad Rudkin, who is an awesome child psychologist. We quizzed her about how to talk to our kids about the corona virus, how to handle their worries, and dealing with our own anxieties. We also chat about how we're managing the whole thing, and share our favourite straws for clutching at. We are having a Scummy Night in this Friday 20 March - join us on Instagram live at 8.30pm for wine, chat, catsuits, silliness and probably some fart jokes. Our live shows in March and April have now been rescheduled - please contact the venues for new dates. In the meantime, please feel free to enjoy and share our back catalogue of podcasts, and remember, our book is Still In Print! Angharad's amazing book, Find Your Girl Squad, is out now - look out for a full episode with her coming soon.Thank you for listening. WE CAN DO THIS, PEOPLE. Love you xxx Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/03/2019m 14s

Episode 173: Sofie Hagen on fat activism and being funny

Episode 173: Sofie Hagen on fat activism and being funnyShe's a multi-award winning comedian, an author, podcaster, activist and fashion designer - it's the amazing Sofie Hagen! She tells us all about how a need for revenge initially inspired her move from Denmark to the UK. We hear how she feels about Brexit, and learn some mindblowing things about a feet-themed website and the world's best mayor. Then it's time for some chat about Sofie's role in the fat liberation movement, and why she's not a big fan of body positivity. Sofie's brilliant book, Happy Fat, is out now. You can buy tickets for her tour, which is happening now, and listen to her excellent podcasts via sofiehagen.com. And don't forget to sign up for her newsletter. **SEE US LIVE** Come to our live comedy show! We are on our way to Sutton Coldfield, Barnsley, Manchester, Twickenham, Milton Keynes, Chipping Norton, Chipping Norton again, Bath, Kettering, Worcester, Southampton, Exeter, and more... To buy tickets, and for more dates, visit ScummyMummies.com. WE ARE RUNNING THE MARATHON! For two excellent charities - Borne, which funds life-saving research to prevent premature births, and Women’s Aid, which helps women and children affected by domestic abuse. Please sponsor us!  We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. Please send your confessions to scummymummiespodcast@gmail.com and visit us at ScummyMummies.com. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe! The Scummy Mummies book is OUT NOW! We hope you like it, and if you do, we'd love an Amazon review! Thank you for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/03/2058m 57s

Episode 172: Getting Outdoors with Julia Bradbury

Our guest for this episode is TV presenter, rambler and all round legend Julia Bradbury! We talk about her love of walking and her favourite places to visit in England, and try to persuade her to come to Catford. There's some parenting chat - Julia discusses her experience of going through IVF, along with the pros and cons of being an older mum. We find out about her biggest parenting challenge, and hear some very scummy confessions. Plus, we play a stupid game, and Ellie offends an entire nation. You can watch Julia's new show Bradbury right now on the ITV Hub. Julia's website can be found at theoutdoorguide.co.uk.This episode of the podcast is brought to you in partnership with Visit England. Their website is a great place to visit when you're planning your next family break. And if your kids are Peppa Pig fans, do check out their Peppa Hub - you can watch clips from the show of Peppa on her travels, download an activity sheet and find lots of great places to go through an interactive Peppa map. **SEE US LIVE** Come to our live comedy show! We are on our way to Sutton Coldfield, Barnsley, Manchester, Twickenham, Milton Keynes, Chipping Norton, Chipping Norton again, Bath, Kettering, Worcester, Southampton, Exeter, and more... To buy tickets, and for more dates, visit ScummyMummies.com. WE ARE RUNNING THE MARATHON! For two excellent charities - Borne, which funds life-saving research to prevent premature births, and Women’s Aid, which helps women and children affected by domestic abuse. Please sponsor us!  We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. Please send your confessions to scummymummiespodcast@gmail.com and visit us at ScummyMummies.com. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe! The Scummy Mummies book is OUT NOW! We hope you like it, and if you do, we'd love an Amazon review! Thank you for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/03/2039m 18s

Episode 171: Fashion Special with Does My Bum Look 40 and Style Mum

What is a buffet dress, and why do we all need one? How can the Power of Three rule transform our wardrobe? Is leopard print over? Answering all these questions are Instagram superstars Kat Farmer and Pascale Banks, aka @doesmybumlook40 and @style_mum! We talk all things fashion, from predictions for what this year’s Zara spotty dress will be to our favourite jogging bottoms. Plus we find out which essential items it’s worth investing in. Then it’s time for mum chat. Pascale talks about parenting twin boys, and Kat shares her experience of dealing with autism and Asperger’s syndrome. We get some tips on coping with the teenage years, and there’s a Heated Debate about how to manage homework. This episode is brought to you in partnership with AE Publications, who give parents the know-how to support their children’s education. Their books are a one-stop shop for kids doing Key Stage 2 English and maths, and 11+ preparation. It’s not about making them sit their for hours - just 20 minutes a day, four times a week can make a massive difference to a child’s confidence. The books start from £8.99, and you can get 10 per cent off until 22 March 2020 - just go to aepublications.co.uk and use the promo code “ScummyMummies”. Thanks, AE Publications! **SEE US LIVE** Come to our live comedy show! We are on our way to Finchley, Sutton Coldfield, Barnsley, Manchester, Twickenham, Milton Keynes, Chipping Norton, Bath, Kettering, Worcester, Southampton, Exeter, and more... To buy tickets, and for more dates, visit ScummyMummies.com. WE ARE RUNNING THE MARATHON! For two excellent charities - Borne, which funds life-saving research to prevent premature births, and Women’s Aid, which helps women and children affected by domestic abuse. Please sponsor us!  We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. Please send your confessions to scummymummiespodcast@gmail.com and visit us at ScummyMummies.com. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe! The Scummy Mummies book is OUT NOW! We hope you like it, and if you do, we'd love an Amazon review! Thank you for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/02/2041m 49s

Episode 170: Comedy, Gay Parenting and IVF with Jen Brister

It's an eventful episode this week as we chat to hilarious comedian Jen Brister, and accidentally lock her in Ellie's lounge. Listen to Jen chat about being a gay parent and mum of twins, while becoming increasingly desperate for a piss. Will we be rescued in time, or will Jen be forced to wee in Ellie's son's fireman's bucket? Tune in to find out and enjoy some exciting cameos. Do listen right to the end for a surprising twist.Jen tells us what it's like to have babies with another lady, and how you decide who gets to be (has to be?) the pregnant one. We also find out why choosing sperm with your partner is even harder than deciding what to watch on Netflix. Later on, Jen shares the most honest advice about kids and sleep we've ever heard. Ellie and Helen try to explain what Match Attax is, and to guide Jen through her kids starting school. Predictably they fail on both counts. Jen's brilliant book, The Other Mother, is out now. Follow her @jenbrister and visit her website jenbrister.co.uk.**SEE US LIVE** Come to our live comedy show! We are on our way to Potters Bar, Bishops Stortford, Stroud, Finchley, Sutton Coldfield, Barnsley, Manchester, Twickenham, Milton Keynes, Chipping Norton, Bath, Kettering, Worcester, Southampton, Exeter, and more... To buy tickets, and for more dates, visit ScummyMummies.com. We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. Please send your confessions to scummymummiespodcast@gmail.com and visit us at ScummyMummies.com. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe! The Scummy Mummies book is OUT NOW! We hope you like it, and if you do, we'd love an Amazon review!Thank you for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/02/201h 7m

Episode 169: Kate Thornton Special

Our guest for this episode is the legendary Kate Thornton! She tells us all about her amazing career - from editing Smash Hits at the age of 21 and hosting the X-Factor to producing her fantastic podcast, White Wine Question Time. We also cover some tricky topics, such as: how much pressure should we put on our kids to work hard at school? What's the best way to cope when you're a neat freak and your partner is messy? And how do you deal with a blister on your nubbin? Kate Thornton has the answer to all these burning questions and more. There's also a bit of serious chat, as Helen discusses her recent trip to Australia, and we talk about the work of the brilliant charity Practical Action. They are working to turn the tables on climate change in North Darfur. Donate before 9 March and your gift will be matched by the UK government - so it will go twice as far. Find out more at practicalaction.org.As usual, it quickly descends back into filth and nonsense, and we finish with some Scummy Mummy Confessions. The excellent White Wine Question Time is available now, wherever you get your podcasts. Follow Kate on Instagram @thekatethornton, or on Twitter @k8_thornton.**SEE US LIVE** Come to our live comedy show! We are on our way to Potters Bar, Bishops Stortford, Stroud, Finchley, Sutton Coldfield, Barnsley, Manchester, Twickenham, Milton Keynes, Chipping Norton, Bath, Kettering, Worcester, Southampton, Exeter, and more... To buy tickets, and for more dates, visit ScummyMummies.com. We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. Please send your confessions to scummymummiespodcast@gmail.com and visit us at ScummyMummies.com. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe! The Scummy Mummies book is OUT NOW! We hope you like it, and if you do, we'd love an Amazon review!Thank you for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/01/2045m 3s

Episode 168: Jane Garvey and Fi Glover - Fortunately Special

We are honoured to have two absolute legends as our guests for this episode - Jane Garvey and Fi Glover, off of Radio 4! They tell us about their award-winning podcast, Fortunately. We get some advice on raising teenagers, including how honest we should be with kids about our own teenage years, and how to handle them going off to university. Then there's a whole load of chat about everything from the anti-vaccination movement and Bergerac, to interviewing Rolf Harris and whether you can get pregnant standing up. Helen reveals the unlikely song she had played at her wedding, and Ellie teaches Fi and Jane a new word for pornography. You can download the brilliant Fortunately podcast from the BBC, or wherever you get your podcasts. Follow Jane on Twitter @janegarvey1; Fi is @fifiglover.**SEE US LIVE** Come to our live comedy show! We are on our way to Potters Bar, Bishops Stortford, Stroud, Finchley, Sutton Coldfield, Barnsley, Manchester, Twickenham, Milton Keynes, Chipping Norton, Bath, Kettering, Worcester, Southampton, Exeter, and more... To buy tickets, and for more dates, visit ScummyMummies.com. We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. Please send your confessions to scummymummiespodcast@gmail.com and visit us at ScummyMummies.com. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe! The Scummy Mummies book is OUT NOW! We hope you like it, and if you do, we'd love an Amazon review!Thank you for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/01/201h 1m

Episode 167: Sareta Fontaine on blogging, screentime and online safety

Our guest for this episode is the legendary award-winning blogger Sareta Fontaine! We discuss a range of topics from what it means to be an influencer to keeping your kids safer online, and how to manage screentime. Sareta is also an ex-make-up artist, so we squeeze in some chat about that. She discusses her favourite high street make-up brands, tells us what's wrong with the beauty scene today, and reveals her top tip for looking good in five minutes.  For more from Sareta, visit her website and follow her @heysareta.This episode was made in partnership with Google. Visit the Be Internet Legends website to find out more about their resources for helping children to stay safer online. For more ways to help your family create healthier digital habits, search for or download, the Google Family Link App. The Family Link app is available to use on your children's Android devices. **SEE US LIVE** Come to our live comedy show! We are on our way to Potters Bar, Bishops Stortford, Stroud, Finchley, Sutton Coldfield, Barnsley, Manchester, Twickenham, Milton Keynes, Chipping Norton, Bath, Kettering, Worcester, Southampton, Exeter, and more... To buy tickets, and for more dates, visit ScummyMummies.com. We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. Please send your confessions to scummymummiespodcast@gmail.com and visit us at ScummyMummies.com. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe! The Scummy Mummies book is OUT NOW! We hope you like it, and if you do, we'd love an Amazon review!Thank you for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/12/1937m 25s

Episode 166: Christmas 2019 with the usual idiots

It's Chriiiiiiist Mas! And that means it's time for Nurse Jessie and Steve Hill to join us once again for some daft old festive nonsense. As is tradition, we discuss whether the snowman actually does bring the snow, wish Linda a happy birthday, and review some ham. We talk about our highlights of the year, including getting breathalysed and pissing in a pub car park. There is a Christmas message from Ellie's Dad, Jessie does a festive joke, and Steve Hill reveals his patented technique for farting in a van. Why they won't let us on Radio 4 we just don't know. We have a new game, It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Crispmas, plus - by popular demand - there's a special Christmas edition of The Accent Game. Many thanks to our sponsor for this episode - Michael Buble Perfume! Splash some of this on and if you ever meet Michael Buble in real life, he will instantly fall in love with you, potentially. Buy his fragrant wares from theperfumeshop.com. #MBFrangrances #theperfumeshop @michaelbubleperfume @theperfumeshopThank you also to Asda and Hello Cheese for providing us with some festive food. Bigup The Phoenix comic - to get four issues of their excellent publication for just a one pound, visit their website.You can follow Steve Hill on Twitter @hillythefish. Nurse Jessie just wants people to respect her family's right to live a normal life. **SEE US LIVE** Come to our live comedy show! We are on our way to Bath, Norwich, Winchester, Potters Bar, Bishops Stortford, Stroud, Finchley, Sutton Coldfield, Barnsley, Manchester, Twickenham, Milton Keynes, Chipping Norton, Bath, Kettering, Worcester, Southampton, Exeter, and more... To buy tickets, and for more dates, visit ScummyMummies.com. We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. Please send your confessions to scummymummiespodcast@gmail.com and visit us at ScummyMummies.com. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe! The Scummy Mummies book is OUT NOW! We hope you like it, and if you do, we'd love an Amazon review!Thank you for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/12/1944m 45s

Episode 165: Louise Pentland and Brummy Mummy - LIVE in Birmingham

We have two social media legends as our guests today - the amazing Louise Pentland and Emma Conway, otherwise known as Brummy Mummy of 2! This episode was recorded LIVE at the Birmingham Podcast Festival in front of an actual audience. We cover everything from Brazilians and body image to managing the work-life balance. Louise and Emma give us some advice on how to build your profile if you're just starting out in social media. We find out why they are Scummy Mummies, and Louise reveals what her child did to Zoella's lovely white walls. For more from our brilliant guests check out Louise's YouTube channel and visit Emma's website, and follow them on all the things. **SEE US LIVE** Come to our live comedy show! We are on our way to Brighton, Corby, Catford, Leicester, Liverpool, Sevenoaks, Bath, Norwich, Winchester, Potters Bar, Bishops Stortford, Stroud, Finchley, Sutton Coldfield, Barnsley, Manchester, Twickenham, Milton Keynes, Chipping Norton, Bath, Kettering, Worcester, Southampton, Exeter, and more... To buy tickets, and for more dates, visit ScummyMummies.com. We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. Please send your confessions to scummymummiespodcast@gmail.com and visit us at ScummyMummies.com. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe! The Scummy Mummies book is OUT NOW! We hope you like it, and if you do, we'd love an Amazon review!Thank you for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/11/1941m 8s

Episode 164: How to Have More Orgasms with The Hotbed Collective

How do you get over a sex drought? How many women can orgasm from penetrative sex? And does wearing socks in bed really make it easier to come? Answering all these questions are the amazing Anniki and Lisa from The Hotbed Collective! We cover an enormously wide range of topics, from getting back into sex after you've had a baby to how often we should be fiddling with ourselves. Along with some practical tips, there's some chat about sex toys for men, perving over Tom Selleck, and what happened when Anniki watched porn every day for a week. The brilliant book More Orgasms Please is out now. Follow these legends @thehotbedcollective on all the things. **SEE US LIVE** Come to our live comedy show! We are on our way to Brighton, Farnham, Corby, Catford, Leicester, Liverpool, Sevenoaks, Bath, Norwich, Winchester, and more... To buy tickets, and for more dates, visit ScummyMummies.com. We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. Please send your confessions to scummymummiespodcast@gmail.com and visit us at ScummyMummies.com. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe! The Scummy Mummies book is OUT NOW! We hope you like it, and if you do, we'd love an Amazon review!Thank you for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/11/191h 1m

Episode 163: Rosie Ramsey on relationships, Strictly and Instagram

Our guest for this episode is the legend that is Rosie Ramsey! We cover a wide range of topics including how having kids can change your relationship, Coleen vs. Rebecca, and why Rosie used to dress up as a monkey for money. There's some chat about Rosie's husband, the comedian Chris Ramsey, and how he's enjoying his time on Strictly. We talk about how Rosie has become an Instagram sensation and the challenges of managing a career when you have kids. The Accent Game returns, and we make a Dane Bowers-related prediction for the future. Follow Rosie on Instagram @rosemarinoramsey. Her brilliant podcast is called Shagged, Married, Annoyed - it's on all the things, or go to chrisramseycomedy.com for links. **SEE US LIVE** Come to our live comedy show! We are on our way to Brighton, Maidenhead, Farnham, Corby, Cambridge, Frome, Barnstaple, Weston-super-Mare, Catford, Leicester, Liverpool, Sevenoaks, Bath, Norwich, Winchester, and more... To buy tickets, and for more dates, visit ScummyMummies.com. We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. Please send your confessions to scummymummiespodcast@gmail.com and visit us at ScummyMummies.com. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe! The Scummy Mummies book is OUT NOW! We hope you like it, and if you do, we'd love an Amazon review!Thank you for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/10/1947m 7s

Episode 162: Feminism and Climate Change Special with Clementine Ford

Our guest for this episode is the leading feminist campaigner and best-selling author Clementine Ford! We talk about everything from toxic masculinity and dealing with trolls to teaching our kids about consent. There's some chat about motherhood, and Clementine explains how the experience of giving birth strengthened her commitment to fighting for abortion rights. We get some practical advice about raising our children to be feminists and the best baby shower gift you can give, plus we discover an unexpected link between Brussesl sprouts and anal sex. We also talk about climate change and what we can do to be part of the solution. We finish up with a Scummy Mummies podcast first - a Confession that unravels live during the recording. Clementine's books, Boys Will Be Boys and Fight Like a Girl, are out now. You can follow her on Facebook and Twitter @clementine_ford.Thanks to our sponsors for this episode, Co-op Food. For more on how they're trying to make a difference, visit coop.co.uk/packagingrecycling.**SEE US LIVE** Come to our live comedy show! We are on our way to Brighton, Maidenhead, Farnham, Corby, Coventry, Cambridge, Frome, Barnstaple, Weston-super-Mare, Catford, Leicester, Liverpool, Sevenoaks, Bath, Norwich, Winchester, and more... To buy tickets, and for more dates, visit ScummyMummies.com. We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. Please send your confessions to scummymummiespodcast@gmail.com and visit us at ScummyMummies.com. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe! The Scummy Mummies book is OUT NOW! We hope you like it, and if you do, we'd love an Amazon review!Thank you for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/10/1955m 5s

Episode 161: Tess Daly Special

Our guest for this episode is TV legend Tess Daly! She tells us how she went from getting spotted outside McDonald's to hosting Strictly Come Dancing. We talk about her strategies for raising two kids, from teaching babies to sleep to dealing with teenagers, and how she tries to balance work and family. There's also some chat about internet safety, and Tess's work with the NSPCC and O2. For more on that topic, go to net-aware.org.uk.  Finally, we finish with a couple of Scummy Mummy Confessions from Tess that will make your eyes water, and possibly your boobs too. **SEE US LIVE** Come to our live comedy show! We are on our way to Brighton, Maidenhead, Bristol, Glasgow, Leeds, Farnham, Corby,Lancaster, Norwich, Lincoln, and more... To buy tickets, and for more dates, visit ScummyMummies.com. We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. Please send your confessions to scummymummiespodcast@gmail.com and visit us at ScummyMummies.com. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe! The Scummy Mummies book is OUT NOW! We hope you like it, and if you do, we'd love an Amazon review!Thank you for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/10/1941m 45s

Episode 160: Money Special with Davinia from rainchq

What are the top five things you should be doing with your money RIGHT NOW? How should you ask for a pay rise? And do you really need to set up a pension for your kids? Answering all these questions is the brilliant Davinia Tomlinson!She tells us all about rainchq, the company she set up to close the gender investing gap. We find out what women need to know about investing, and how Davinia's entire career was inspired by Working Girl. Then we quiz her on everything from bonds and Bitcoin to breaking bad shopping habits. We learn the best way to invest for children, and how the 50/30/20 rule can help us save without sacrifice.For more ace advice from Davinia, visit rainchq.com, or follow her on social media @rainchq. **SEE US LIVE** Come to our live comedy show! We are on our way to Brighton, Didcot, Nottingham, Leatherhead, Maidenhead, Bristol, Glasgow, Leeds, Farnham, Corby, Hertford, Lancaster, Norwich, Lincoln, and more... To buy tickets, and for more dates, visit ScummyMummies.com. We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. Please send your confessions to scummymummiespodcast@gmail.com and visit us at ScummyMummies.com. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe! The Scummy Mummies book is OUT NOW! We hope you like it, and if you do, we'd love an Amazon review!Thank you for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/09/1943m 36s

Episode 159: Konnie Huq on life hacks, books and Blockbusters

Our guest on this episode is TV legend Konnie Huq! She tells us how she got her big break, and whether they were really all shagging behind the scenes on Blue Peter.Then it's time for Huq's life hacks, including an innovative way of hiding grey hairs. She share some showbiz stories about being attacked by East 17's dog, and going on Blockbusters with a member of Boyzone. (As promised, we can reveal the member in question was Keith Duffy.)We chat about Konnie's fab new kids' book, Cookie and the Most Annoying Boy in the World. Of course there are some Scummy Mummy Confessions, plus a couple of surprise cameos. You can follow Konnie on Twitter @konnie_huq. Her book is out now.**SEE US LIVE** Come to our live comedy show! We are on our way to Brighton, Didcot, Nottingham, Leatherhead, Maidenhead, Bristol, Glasgow, Leeds, Farnham, Corby, Hertford, Lancaster, Norwich, Lincoln, and more... To buy tickets, and for more dates, visit ScummyMummies.com. We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. Please send your confessions to scummymummiespodcast@gmail.com and visit us at ScummyMummies.com. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe! The Scummy Mummies book is OUT NOW! We hope you like it, and if you do, we'd love an Amazon review!Thank you for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/09/1941m 33s

Episode 158: Arabella Weir on feminism, friendship, and f***ing teenagers

Our guest for this episode is comedy legend Arabella Weir! She tells us about being a single mum, dealing with teenagers, and how to survive being in the PTA.There's some general chat about her career and the challenges of being a comedian who happens to own a vagina. We manage not to ask her if our bums look big in this, but we do find out about her time in The Fast Show, and how she feels about that catchphrase now. You can follow Arabella on social media @arabellaweir. Her Edinburgh show, Does My Mum Loom Big In This? sold out, but an extra show has been added this Sunday - get your tickets now. **SEE US LIVE** Our Edinburgh show is also SOLD OUT! But a few tickets are released each day at 6pm... Buy your tickets now!   We are also on our way to Didcot, Nottingham, Leatherhead, Hertford, Lancaster, Norwich, Lincoln, and more... To buy tickets, and for more dates, visit ScummyMummies.com. We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. Please send your confessions to scummymummiespodcast@gmail.com and visit us at ScummyMummies.com. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe! The Scummy Mummies book is OUT NOW! We hope you like it, and if you do, we'd love an Amazon review!Thank you for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/08/1932m 19s

Episode 157: Craft Special with Emma Scott-Child

If you hate doing craft, this episode is for you! Emma Scott-Child has written a brilliant book for people who are short on time, don't like mess, and don't have £500 to spend in Hobbycraft. She tells us all about it. We also discuss her career, which has spanned everything from working for Damien Hirst to designing erotic magazines and dog poo bags. Other topics include what it's like to run a business with your husband, and how to cope when your youngest child starts school.  Emma's amazing book, Quick Crafts for Parents Who Think They Hate Craft, is out now. Visit her website at thisisladyland.co.uk and follow her on Instagram @emma_scottchild.We are in Edinburgh RIGHT NOW! Our comedy show is on every night until 25 August (except 12th.) We are in the Blue Room, Assembly Rooms George Square, 7.50pm. Some nights are already SOLD OUT so... Buy your tickets now!   We are also on our way to Harlow, Sevenoaks, Stamford, Nunhead, Brighton, Bristol (extra date added), Didcot, Nottingham, Leatherhead, Hertford, Lancaster, Norwich, Lincoln, and more... To buy tickets, and for more dates, visit ScummyMummies.com. We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. Please send your confessions to scummymummiespodcast@gmail.com and visit us at ScummyMummies.com. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe! The Scummy Mummies book is OUT NOW! We hope you like it, and if you do, we'd love an Amazon review!Thank you for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/08/1938m 36s

Episode 156: Nadiya Hussain off of the Bake-Off

It's just another day in the life of the Scummy Mummies as we try to describe our vagina catsuits to Bake-Off winner Nadiya Hussain! She tells us what her kids think of celebrity lifestyle, and what it was like to bake a birthday cake for the Queen. We find out how many fish fingers she can eat in a row, and Nadiya shares some great life hacks for batch cooking, using up potato peelings and making mushy peas more exciting. We find out a way to hack pickled eggs that will change your life. There's a bit of serious chat as we talk about how Nadiya copes with panic attacks. She shares what went on behind the scenes on the Bake-Off, and we hear all about her ace new recipe book, Time to Eat. It's out now! **SEE US LIVE** Come to our live comedy show! We will be in Edinburgh for THE WHOLE FESTIVAL! 1-25 August at the Blue Room, Assembly Rooms, 7.50pm. Buy your tickets now!   We are also on our way to Harlow, Sevenoaks, Stamford, Nunhead, Brighton, Didcot, Nottingham, Leatherhead, Hertford, Lancaster, Norwich, Lincoln, and more... To buy tickets, and for more dates, visit ScummyMummies.com. We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. Please send your confessions to scummymummiespodcast@gmail.com and visit us at ScummyMummies.com. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe! The Scummy Mummies book is OUT NOW! We hope you like it, and if you do, we'd love an Amazon review!Thank you to Ladybird Books for sponsoring this podcast. For your chance to win their new audiobooks plus a Sonos One, go to www.penguin.co.uk/audioadventuresThank you for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/07/1944m 22s

Episode 155: Simon London on adoption, racism, and Twiggy

We tackle some controversial topics in this episode with the help of the brilliant journalist, presenter and telly producer, Simon London! He tells us about being adopted at the age of eight, and what it was like to go from a children's home to boarding school. We hear about some of the racism he's faced over the course of his life, and the advice he's giving his son about growing up as a mixed race child. The conversation covers everything from knife crime and Raoul Moat to Fanta-based cocktails and photocopying your own tits. We also hear about Simon's time on telly shows like So Graham Norton, and he reveals the best and worst celebrities he's worked with. You can follow Simon on Instagram and Twitter @slondonuk. And do check out his brilliant website about family days out in London, kidrated.com. WE ARE COMING TO EDINBURGH! Come and see us, 7.50pm at the Assembly Rooms, 1-25 August (not 12th). Tickets are selling fast so get yours now from assemblyfestival.com. We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. Please send your confessions to scummymummiespodcast@gmail.com and visit us at ScummyMummies.com. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe! The Scummy Mummies book is OUT NOW! We hope you like it, and if you do, we'd love an Amazon review! Thank you for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/07/1949m 58s

Episode 154: Food Special with Hungermama

Our guest for this episode is the brilliant Bethie Hungerford, otherwise known as Hungermama! She tells us how she went from being raised in the States on pizzas and burgers to living in London and writing a cookbook. And guess what - her kids ACTUALLY EAT VEGETABLES. We find out her secret. Bethie tells us all about her hungerpot recipes - "the laziest possible way you can make a homemade meal." We also learn her favourite way to cook Christmas turkey, and chat about everything from calamari to pigs anuses, and whether they're the same thing. Then it's time for a game, Would You Put That In Your Mouth?, followed by some food-related Scummy Mummy Confessions. For more from Bethie, visit hungermama.com or follow her on Instagram @hungermama. Her podcast, Friends With Recipes, is available in all the usual places, and there's also a @friendswithrecipes Instagram account. Bethie's hungerpots book is out in spring 2020. This episode of the podcast is sponsored by Honest Organic Kids. Their 100% organic juice drinks are certified by the Soil Association, and contain no added sugar or sweeteners - just fruit juice and water. You can find out more by following them on Instagram @honestorganic. **SEE US LIVE** Come to our live comedy show! We will be in Edinburgh for THE WHOLE FESTIVAL! 1-25 August at the Blue Room, Assembly Rooms, 7.50pm. Buy your tickets now!   We are also on our way to Sevenoaks, Stamford, Nunhead, Brighton, Didcot, Nottingham, Leatherhead, Hertford, Lancaster, Norwich, Lincoln, and more... To buy tickets, and for more dates, visit ScummyMummies.com. We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. Please send your confessions to scummymummiespodcast@gmail.com and visit us at ScummyMummies.com. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe! The Scummy Mummies book is OUT NOW! We hope you like it, and if you do, we'd love an Amazon review!Thank you for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/06/1945m 32s

Episode 153: Outdoors Special with Dress Like A Mum

She's fun, she's fashionable, and she's a one-woman festival - it's Dress Like A Mum, also known as Zoe de Pass! Zoe joins us in the gardens of the Horniman Museum for a special outdoor recording. We talk about why we love a good park, and in Ellie's case, hate the beach. There's some chat about our favourite summer festivals, and giving mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to a dog. Plus we get to know Ellie and Helen a little better with our brand new game, Who Did That Outside? This episode of the podcast is sponsored by Honest Organic Kids. Their 100% organic juice drinks are certified by the Soil Association, and contain no added sugar or sweeteners - just fruit juice and water. You can find out more by following them on Instagram @honestorganic. **SEE US LIVE** Come to our live comedy show! We will be in Edinburgh for THE WHOLE FESTIVAL! 1-25 August at the Blue Room, Assembly Rooms, 7.50pm. Buy your tickets now!   We are also on our way to Sevenoaks, Stamford, Nunhead, Brighton, Didcot, Nottingham, Leatherhead, Hertford, Lancaster, Norwich, Lincoln, and more... To buy tickets, and for more dates, visit ScummyMummies.com. We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. Please send your confessions to scummymummiespodcast@gmail.com and visit us at ScummyMummies.com. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe! The Scummy Mummies book is OUT NOW! We hope you like it, and if you do, we'd love an Amazon review!Thank you for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/06/1929m 36s

Episode 152: Rebecca Humphries on cats, clits, and life after the Strictly scandal

What's the best bargain make-up brand? How much fun is living with drag queens? And what's it like when your stand-up comedian boyfriend is papped snogging his Strictly partner outside a pub? Answering all these questions is the amazing Rebecca Humphries! She tells us all about her relationship with Seann Walsh, and why that famous photo only told half the story. We hear her advice for getting out of bad relationships, and find out how she's doing now. There's also some chat about beauty, cats, retirement plans, and Barbra Streisand's underground shopping mall. Following the Scummy Mummy Confessions, Helen shares a fact that may actually blow your mind. This is definitely one to listen to till the end.You can find Rebecca's beauty writing over at thetrowel.co.uk and follow her on social media @beckshumps. **SEE US LIVE** Come to our live comedy show! We will be in Edinburgh for THE WHOLE FESTIVAL! 1-25 August at the Blue Room, Assembly Rooms, 7.50pm. Buy your tickets now!   The Scummy Mummies book is OUT NOW! We hope you like it, and if you do, we'd love an Amazon review!We are also on our way to Exeter, Falmouth, Newbury, Harlow, Sevenoaks, Stamford, and more... To buy tickets, and for more dates, visit ScummyMummies.com. We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. Please send your confessions to scummymummiespodcast@gmail.com and visit us at ScummyMummies.com. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe! Thank you for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/05/1954m 54s

Episode 151: Sindhu Vee Special

Our guest for this episode is the hilariously brilliant comedian Sindhu Vee! She tells us about her experience of growing up in India, and how parenting styles can differ between east and west. We also learn about a unique discipline technique involving a tea tray. Sindhu tells us what possessed her to try stand-up without ever having seen it before. And she explains how, annoyingly, she went on to become amazingly good at it, and get nominated for loads of awards.We find out Sindhu's mum's mottos for living, and she shares her tips for surviving the Edinburgh Festival. We round off with not one, but TWO of the best Scummy Mummy Confessions we've ever heard. Sindhu is currently touring her show Sandhog - for dates and tickets, visit sindhuvee.com. You can follow her on Twitter @sindhuvfunny. The Scummy Mummies book is OUT NOW! We hope you like it, and if you do, we'd love an Amazon review! **SEE US LIVE** Come to our live comedy show! We will be in Edinburgh for THE WHOLE FESTIVAL! 1-25 August at the Blue Room, Assembly Rooms, 7.50pm. Buy your tickets now! We are also on our way to Leamington, Cardiff, Cambridge, Exeter, Falmouth, Newbury, Harlow, Sevenoaks, Stamford, and more... To buy tickets, and for more dates, visit ScummyMummies.com. We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. Please send your confessions to scummymummiespodcast@gmail.com and visit us at ScummyMummies.com. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe! Thank you for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/05/1943m 54s

Episode 150: Step-families, screen time and gaming with Keza

Our special guest for this episode is Keza MacDonald! We discuss her experience of being a step-mum, and why she changed her mind about having her own kids. There's some chat about dealing with the teenage years, and we find out Keza's number one piece of advice for new step-parents. Then it's time for video games chat! Keza is the games editor for The Guardian, so we pick her brains about screentime, age ratings, and what to do if your child decides they want to become a pro gamer. We also talk about YouTube, our favourite games for playing with kids, and how Eurovision destroys families. This episode was sponsored by Must Play May, an initiative designed to celebrate the positive things about gaming and how it can bring people together. For more, please visit askaboutgames.com. Keza is on Twitter @kezamacdonald, and you can read her writing on the Guardian. The Scummy Mummies book is OUT NOW! We hope you like it, and if you do, we'd love an Amazon review! **SEE US LIVE** Come to our live comedy show! We are on our way to Edinburgh, Leamington, Cardiff, Cambridge, Exeter, Falmouth, Newbury, Harlow, Sevenoaks, Stamford, and more... To buy tickets, and for more dates, visit ScummyMummies.com. We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. Please send your confessions to scummymummiespodcast@gmail.com and visit us at ScummyMummies.com. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe! Thank you for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/04/1940m 19s

Episode 149: It's Briony off of the Bake-Off!

How do you get on The Great British Bake-Off? What's it like to be kissed by Noel Fielding and sworn at by Paul Hollywood? And where does Helen think her cakehole is? Helping us answer all these questions is Briony May Williams! She reveals what it's really like inside the Bake-Off tent, and where to find the best chocolate cake recipe EVER. There's some chat about running, and we play a new game, Through the Cakehole. Plus we find out who's the best baker out of someone who came fourth in a famous televised national baking competition, and a pissed-up Australian who thinks self-raising flour is a plant that doesn't need watering. You can follow Briony @brionymaybakes on Instagram, or visit her website at brionybakes.co.uk. For more on This Mum Runs, go to thismumruns.co.uk The Scummy Mummies book is OUT NOW! We hope you like it, and if you do, we'd love an Amazon review! **SEE US LIVE** Come to our live comedy show! We are on our way to Cardiff, Cambridge, Brighton, Falmouth, Exeter and more... To buy tickets, and for more dates, visit ScummyMummies.com. We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. Please send your confessions to scummymummiespodcast@gmail.com and visit us at ScummyMummies.com. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe! Thank you for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/04/1946m 44s

Episode 148: Sophie Ellis-Bextor on pop music and premature babies

How did Sophie Ellis-Bextor offend an arena full of Take That fans? What's the worst lyric she's ever written? And why is she the Craig David of pregnancy? Answering all these questions is ACTUAL SOPHIE ELLIS-BEXTOR! We are also joined by her brand new baby, the lovely Micky! She tells us what it's like to be mum to five sons, while still managing to record a new album with a full orchestra. It all gets momentarily serious as Sophie and Ellie share their experiences of having premature babies. We talk about Borne, a medical research charity working to identify the causes of premature birth and improve outcomes. Every year 15 million babies are born preterm around the world, and over 1 million die due to complications from being born to soon. In the UK, 60,000 families are affected every year - that's 8 per cent of births. And like Sophie and Ellie, 85 per cent of women who go into early labour had no idea they were at risk. Borne is trialling the first new treatment for the prevention of preterm labour in over 50 years, and you can find out more about their work at borne.org.uk or follow them @BorneCharity. Of course, things then return to normal as we chat about Sophie's new record, George Michael, and weeing in swimming pools. Sophie Ellis-Bextor's brilliant new album, The Song Diaries, is out now. For tour dates go to sophieellisbextor.net, or follow her @sophieellisbextor. The Scummy Mummies book is STILL IN PRINT! We hope you like it, and if you do, we'd love an Amazon review! **SEE US LIVE** Come to our live comedy show! We are on our way to Leamington, Cardiff, Cambridge, Exeter, Falmouth, Newbury, Harlow, Sevenoaks, Stamford, and more... To buy tickets, and for more dates, visit ScummyMummies.com. We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. Please send your confessions to scummymummiespodcast@gmail.com and visit us at ScummyMummies.com. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/04/1950m 49s

Episode 146: Mel Giedroyc on comedy, motherhood, and Bake-Off

For this episode, we are joined by the amazing Mel Giedroyc - comedy hero, TV star and all-round absolute legend!She doles out sage advice on everything from handling teenagers to performing at Edinburgh. We talk about the time she sang with Limahl in an airport, and cover othr highbrow topics like weeing in the bath. Then it's time for the return of the segment no one asked or expected to hear again: Bin Chat.Like us, Mel is a great humanitarian, so she is appearing on our stupid podcast in aid of Comic Relief. Please give them some money - to donate £5 text the word DONATE to 70205.T&Cs: Texts will cost your donation plus your standard network message charge and 100% of your donation will go to Comic Relief. We won't let Helen spend any of it on earrings. You must be 16 or over, just like with driving mopeds and doing sex. Please do ask the bill payer’s permission. For full terms and conditions, more information or to donate any amount you like online please go to comicrelief.com. Your home may be at risk if you drink too much white wine and give all your money to Comic Relief in the hope Lenny Henry will come round and tell you you're a great humanitarian.Red Nose Day is back on Friday 15 March - so why not do a bake sale or get someone to sponsor you for sitting in a bath of baked beans? Or just give them some money, as above, and enjoy the smuggery without the hassle. Mel is appearing in Company at the Gielgud Theatre until the end of March - tickets are on sale now.  The Scummy Mummies book is OUT NOW! We hope you like it, and if you do, we'd love an Amazon review!**SEE US LIVE** Come to our live comedy show! We are on our way to Sheffield, Barnsley, Kettering, Hackney, Chipping Norton, and more... To buy tickets, and for more dates, visit ScummyMummies.com.We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. Please send your confessions to scummymummiespodcast@gmail.com and visit us at ScummyMummies.com. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe!Thank you for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/03/1942m 7s

Episode 144: Love, Loss and Laughter with Elle Wright

In this episode we chat to the lovely Elle about her son, Teddy, who died a few days after he was born. We talk grief, love, loss, and amazingly, manage to have a few laughs along the way. Elle discusses her book, Ask Me His Name, and her blog, Feathering the Empty Nest. She tells us why she is sharing Teddy's story and what she wants other grieving parents to know. Ellie talks about her own memories of having a baby in intensive care, while Helen shares her equally important experience of being temporarily vegan. We round off with a Scummy Mummy Confession starring a very special guest. Ask Me His Name is out now in hardback, and the paperback edition will launch on 7 March. You can follow Elle on Instagram @feathering_the_empty_nest and read her blog at featheringtheemptynest.co.uk. The Scummy Mummies book is OUT NOW! We hope you like it, and if you do, we'd love an Amazon review! **SEE US LIVE** Come to our live comedy show! We are on our way to Cirencester, Sheffield, Barnsley, Kettering, Hackney, Chipping Norton, and more... To buy tickets, and for more dates, visit ScummyMummies.com. We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. Please send your confessions to scummymummiespodcast@gmail.comand visit us at ScummyMummies.com. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe! Thank you for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/02/1950m 58s

Episode 143: Richard Herring talks parenting, comedy, and bins

What's been Richard Herring's favourite moment on stage? Why did he break up with Stewart Lee? And why is he looking forward to his own death? Answering all these questions is actual Richard Herring!He talks about being an older dad and whether he wishes he'd had kids earlier. We ask his advice about being in a double act, and he tells us why he thinks women comedians are better at it. We mull over controversial topics like mowing the lawn and loading the dishwasher, and introduce a fascinating new section, Bin Chat. There's just time for a new game, Did Our Husbands Really Do This?, before Richard shares his Scummy Mummy Confession and tries to remember the name of his own book. It's called Emergency Questions - 1001 Conversation Savers for Every Occasion, by the way, and it's out now. For more Richard Herrings info visit richardherring.com or follow him @herring1967 on Twitter. The Scummy Mummies book is OUT NOW! We hope you like it, and if you do, we'd love an Amazon review! **SEE US LIVE** Come to our live comedy show! We are on our way to Colchester, Sheffield, Barnsley, Kettering, Hackney, Chipping Norton, and more... To buy tickets, and for more dates, visit ScummyMummies.com. We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. Please send your confessions to scummymummiespodcast@gmail.com and visit us at ScummyMummies.com. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/01/1939m 54s

Episode 142: Andrea McLean is On Fire

It's TV's Andrea McLean! She tells us how she went from weather girl to Loose Woman, what it's like meeting Oprah, and the best Michael Bublé story ever.We get some advice on dealing with teenagers and getting through tough times. Andrea tells us the two things she wishes she'd known before she started the menopause, and we find out Alexa's views on Brexit.You can find out more about Andrea's brilliant new project over at thisgirlisonfire.co.uk. She's on Facebook and Instagram @officialtgiof. Her book, Confessions of a Menopausal Woman, is out now.  **SEE US LIVE** Come to our live Scummy Mummies comedy show! We are on our way to Colchester, Cirencester,Sheffield, Barnsley, Selby, Kettering, Hackney, Chipping Norton, and more... To buy tickets, and for more dates, visit ScummyMummies.com.The Scummy Mummies book is OUT NOW! We hope you like it, and if you do, we'd love an Amazon review!We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. Please send your confessions to scummymummiespodcast@gmail.com and visit us at ScummyMummies.com. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe!Thank you for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/01/1952m 9s

Episode 140: Christmas 2018 with Jessie and Steve, again

What have been the highlights of 2018? What was Helen's most embarrassing moment? How do you use anal sex to get out of cooking the turkey? We answer all these questions and more in our bumper Christmas podcast! Joining us on the couch are Nurse Jessie and Steve Hill, as is the custom. They can get very lonely at this time of year. We hear all about Steve's book, The Card, which is out now and makes a great gift for anyone who likes football and/or laughing. Then it's time for a new feature - the inaugural Scummy Mummy Awards. We discuss our favourite movies, podcasts, TV shows and snacks of the year. Things take an unexpected turn as we learn more than anyone ever wanted to know about how Helen and Hill enjoy their special alone time. Ham Review returns, of course, and we have some Scummy Mummy Confessions too. We have lots of thank yous! Cheers to hellocheese.co.uk for sending us the cheese that was so delicious we couldn't be arsed to share it with Jessie and Steve. Thank you iheartwines.co.uk for the champagne, and for giving away loads of fizz to the winning Queens of Scum at our live shows. Merry Christmas to stateofdisarray.co.uk, who make the world's best catsuits. And finally to thephoenixcomic.co.uk, who are currently offering four issues of their brilliant comic for £1. We love you guys. Thank you most of all to everyone who's listened to the podcast this year, and to everyone who's emailed to tell us how they feel about it. We can't tell you how much it means to us. We have a few more shows this year - catch us in Brighton, Cambridge, Winchester, Bath, Milton Keynes and Hertford. Then in 2019 we are on our way to Colchester, Sheffield, Barnsley, Kettering, Hackney, Chipping Norton, and more... To buy tickets, and for more dates, visit ScummyMummies.com. The Scummy Mummies book is OUT NOW! We hope you like it, and if you do, we'd love an Amazon review! We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. Please send your confessions to scummymummiespodcast@gmail.com and visit us at ScummyMummies.com. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe! Thank you for listening! We wish you a Merry Christmas and a wonderful 2019! XXX Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/12/1843m 4s

Episode 139: Multiple Sclerosis, parenting and Primark proposals

On the day his daughter took her first steps, Christian Donlan was told he has with Multiple Sclerosis.In this episode, he and his wife Sarah Lea discuss the issues around trying to parent while coming to terms with the diagnosis. Honestly, it's more fun than it sounds. Christian tells us about his book, The Unmapped Mind, and how being told you have MS is a bit like being William Shatner in an episode of Columbo. We discuss whether the diagnosis affected their decision not to have a second child, and why Christian proposed in Primark after only a month. His brilliant book is out now. You can follow Christian on Twitter @DonlanWords, and read his writing about video games on eurogamer.net. The Scummy Mummies book is OUT NOW! We hope you like it, and if you do, we'd love an Amazon review! **SEE US LIVE** Come to our live comedy show! We are on our way to Brighton, Twickenham, Leatherhead, Bath, Sheffield, Barnsley, and more... To buy tickets, and for more dates, visit ScummyMummies.com. We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. Please send your confessions to scummymummiespodcast@gmail.com and visit us at ScummyMummies.com. If you like the podcast, rate, review and subscribe! Thank you for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/11/1851m 3s

Episode 137: Bricking it with Lego Masters' Matthew Ashton

He's the star of hit TV show Lego Masters, the exec producer of the Lego movies, and he INVENTED UNIKITTY - it's the amazing Matthew Ashton! He tells us who Unikitty is modelled on and how to correctly pronounce Ninjago. We get all the gossip on the new series of Lego Masters and the second film, plus a gift that makes us cry. There's also some chat about Ben Fogle's four dishwashers. The new series of Lego Masters starts on Channel 4 this Tuesday 6 November, at 8pm. Many thanks to Lego for letting us borrow Matthew and record this podcast at their London HQ. You can follow him @matthew__ashton on Twitter and Instagram. **SEE US LIVE** Come to our live comedy show! We are on our way to Catford, Nunhead, Brighton, Winchester, Sutton Coldfield, Twickenham, Leatherhead, Cambridge, Bath, Milton Keynes, Hertford, and more... To buy tickets, and for more dates, visit ScummyMummies.com. We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. Please send your confessions to scummymummiespodcast@gmail.com and visit us at ScummyMummies.com. If you like the podcast, rate, review and subscribe! Thank you for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/10/1833m 4s

Episode 136: Midult Special - books, beauty, solo parenting and shardigans

How many times a day do you find yourself saying "I'm absolutely fine," when the truth is you're absolutely f***ed? What's wrong with the term "middle-aged"? Are we really all winging it? Or just whinging it? Answering all these questions are the fabulous Annabel Rivkin and Emilie McMeekan, otherwise known as The Midult! They tell us all about their brilliant new book and multimedia empire. Annabel tells us about her experience of being a solo parent. As the beauty correspondent for the Evening Standard, she also reveals what she puts on her face. We find out how Emilie managed a big career change, and how many times Helen was sick at their book launch. I'm Absolutely Fine: A Manual for Imperfect Women is out now. You can read more from Emilie and Annabel at TheMidult.com, and they're on Instagram and Twitter @themidult. They've also just launched an ace podcast, also called I'm Absolutely Fine. Look out for a guest appearance by the Scummy Mummies coming soon... The beauty products we discuss are Dr Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Cleanser, Votary oils, Drunk Elephant moisturisers, Bobbi Brown moisturising balm, M&S Ultimate Sleep Cream, Aldi Day and Night Cream, Ultrasun, and P20.  The Scummy Mummies book is OUT NOW! We hope you like it, and if you do, we'd love an Amazon review! **SEE US LIVE** Come to our live comedy show! We are on our way to Catford, Stratford, Derry, Belfast, Brighton, Winchester, Twickenham (NEW DATE ADDED!!), Leatherhead, Cambridge, Bath, Milton Keynes, Hertford, and more... To buy tickets, and for more dates, visit ScummyMummies.com. We're on Twitter ( Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/10/1841m 21s

Episode 135: Celebs and silliness with Magic FM's Tom Price

Our guest for this episode is the hilarious Tom Price - Magic FM DJ, father of two, and former voice of numerous hot beverage brands! He tells us which song he secretly hates playing on Magic, and what he really thinks of Africa's Toto. We find out what it's like to work with Dawn French, Mariah Carey and Billie Piper, and to lose your job selling Nescafe to Terry Wogan. There is of course a stupid game, and we round off with some bumper Scummy Mummy Confessions. You can follow Tom on Twitter @pricetom, and hear him on Magic FM Weekend Breakfast. The Scummy Mummies book is OUT NOW! We hope you like it, and if you do, we'd love an Amazon review! **SEE US LIVE** Come to our live comedy show! We are on our way to Catford, Stratford, Derry, Belfast, Sevenoaks, Brighton, Winchester, Sutton Coldfield, Twickenham, Leatherhead, Cambridge, Bath, Milton Keynes, Hertford, and more... To buy tickets, and for more dates, visit ScummyMummies.com. We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. Please send your confessions to scummymummiespodcast@gmail.com and visit us at ScummyMummies.com. If you like the podcast, rate, review and subscribe! Thank you for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/10/1853m 10s

Episode 134: Beer, France and Burt Reynolds with Tommy Barnes

Our guest for this episode is the brilliant Tommy Barnes, author of the hilarious new book A Beer in the Loire! He tells us all about how he and his wife decided to pack in the rat race, move to France, have a baby, and set up a brewery, all within a ludicrously short space of time. We find out what it's like living with a dog who wants to murder you, and Tommy recalls the time Derek Acorah tried to communicate with his dead pet frog, Burt Reynolds. There's also a live beer tasting and a stupid game. A Beer in the Loire is out now, and it's one of the funniest books we've ever read. You can follow Barnes on Instagram @brasloubiere and Twitter @tommybarnes1977. Thank you to iheartwines.co.uk for supplying the wine we guzzled our way through in this episode. The Scummy Mummies book is OUT NOW! We hope you like it, and if you do, we'd love an Amazon review! **SEE US LIVE** Come to our live comedy show! We are on our way to Catford, Stratford, Derry, Belfast, Sevenoaks, Brighton, Winchester, Sutton Coldfield, Twickenham, Leatherhead, Cambridge, Bath, Milton Keynes, Hertford, and more... To buy tickets, and for more dates, visit ScummyMummies.com. We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. Please send your confessions to scummymummiespodcast@gmail.com and visit us at ScummyMummies.com. If you like the podcast, rate, review and subscribe! Thank you for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/09/1836m 24s

Episode 133: Swearing is Good For You with Dr Emma F***ing Byrne

Did you know that swearing can ease labour pains, make you exercise more efficiently, and improve your sex life? It's true - so says Dr Emma Byrne in this very sweary episode! We get some advice on how to cope when your kids start learning naughty words, and find out that even monkeys do swears sometimes. Emma explains why swearing is a feminist issue, and why she can't wait for her own daughter to tell her to go f*** herself. Then it's the return of The Swearing Game, and we finish with some sweary Scummy Mummy Confessions. Emma's brilliant book, Swearing is Good For You: The Amazing Science of Bad Language, is out now. She is on Twitter @SciWriBy. The Scummy Mummies book is OUT NOW! We hope you like it, and if you do, we'd love an Amazon review! **SEE US LIVE** Come to our live comedy show! We are on our way to Sutton Coldfield, Bromsgrove, Stroud, Stratford, Derry, Belfast, Sevenoaks, Manchester, and more... To buy tickets, and for more dates, visit ScummyMummies.com. We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. Please send your confessions to scummymummiespodcast@gmail.com and visit us at ScummyMummies.com. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/09/1834m 3s

Episode 132: Isy Suttie on motherhood, comedy, and Take That

Our guest for this episode is the fabulous Isy Suttie - comedian, author, actor, and Dobby off Peep Show! She tells us all about her brilliant comedy career, how becoming a mum affected her creativity, and the time she threw a pound coin at Mark Owen. We hear about Isy's experience of giving birth, and she tells us what NOT to pack in your hospital bag. There's some chat about Ellie's damp problem, judging other people, and why street food is bunkum. You can follow Isy on Twitter @isysuttie. Her first book, The Actual One, is out now. And the film she mentions, Pincushion, is now showing. The Scummy Mummies book is OUT NOW! We hope you like it, and if you do, we'd love an Amazon review! **SEE US LIVE** Come to our live comedy show! We are on our way to Sutton Coldfield, Bromsgrove, Stroud, Stratford, Derry, Belfast, Sevenoaks, Manchester, and more... To buy tickets, and for more dates, visit ScummyMummies.com. We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. Please send your confessions to scummymummiespodcast@gmail.com and visit us at ScummyMummies.com. If you like the podcast, rate, review and subscribe! Thank you for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/08/1841m 42s

Episode 131: 5th Anniversary with Ed Miliband and Geoff Lloyd

The Scummy Mummies Podcast is five years old! And to celebrate we have two very special guests - Ed Miliband and Geoff Lloyd! We find out how losing the 2015 general election changed Ed's family life for the better. He shares his number one piece of parenting advice, while Geoff tells us how to cheat McDonald's out of extra chicken nuggets. There's a game, a song, and some Scummy Mummy Confessions from Ed and Geoff. They host the brilliant Reasons to be Cheerful Podcast, and you can follow them on Twitter @CheerfulPodcast and Ed Miliband @Ed_Miliband and Geoff Lloyd @GeoffLLoyd.  Then it's time for us to waffle on about what a fab five years it's been, and to share all the gossip from our anniversary party. Special thanks to our sponsor @nowtv, the streaming service that lets you pay for what you want to watch - whether that's movies, sport, box sets or kids' stuff. Their new Smart Stick goes straight in the back of your telly, or you can run the app through your games console, if you can ever get the kids off bloody Fortnite. For a free 14 day trial, visit NOWTV.com. Many thanks also to @birdseyeuk for the fab cake and providing the guest of honour. The wine was provided by the brilliant @iheartwines, while @bearsmyth gave us cocktails, and @dontbuyherflowers sorted out crisps and nuts from @brownbagcrisps and @mrfilberts. And finally, huge thank you to @mumstheword.online, who organised the whole thing and made it super good and are just lovely. The Scummy Mummies book is OUT NOW! We hope you like it, and if you do, we'd love an Amazon review! **SEE US LIVE** Come to our live comedy show! We are on our way to Sutton Coldfield, Bromsgrove, Stroud, Stratford, Derry, Belfast, Sevenoaks, Manchester, and more... To buy tickets, and for more dates, visit ScummyMummies.com. We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. Please send your confessions to scummymummiespodcast@gmail.com and visit us at ScummyMummies.com. If you like the podcast, rate, review and subscribe! Thank you for listening for the last five years. Thank you for all the emails, shares, likes, and kind words at our live shows. We feel so lucky and grateful to be where we are, and we couldn't even imagine being here five years ago. It's been an amazing adventure so far, and the plan is to keep going... Many... Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/08/1835m 34s

Episode 130: Stuart Goldsmith on fatherhood, funniness and Julia f***ing Donaldson

HE'S BACK! Last time we had comedian Stuart Goldsmith on the podcast, he couldn't wait to become a dad. Now that dream is a reality, he talks honestly and hilariously about just how hard fatherhood can be. We talk about the mental load, the challenges of going from one to two kids, and how Stuart's wife is basically right about everything. There's also a bit of chat about overcoming anxiety, and staying focused and creative when negative thoughts creep in. Then we discuss Stuart's ace podcast, The Comedian's Comedian. What has he learned in 250 episodes? Which are the best ones to listen to? What kind of robot is Jimmy Carr? We find out. Plus we list our current favourite podcasts - specifically, Doesn't Sound Like Anything to Me, NPR Politics, Bores, Gore and Swords, Brian Gittins and Friends, Decoding Westworld, Griefcast, Happier, Getting Curious, The Tuck Shop, and the utterly brilliant Dear Joan and Jericha. To finish up we share some Scummy Mummy Confessions, before Stuart has a go at Julia Donaldson and reveals why Moana makes him cry. Stuart's 2018 Edinburgh show, End Of, is on at 2.50pm at the Liquid Room from 4-26 August (not 16th), and it's FREE to get in. You can follow him @comcompod and download his podcast via comedianscomedian.com. If you're already a listener to Stuart's podcast, remember you can join the thriving facebook community of like-minded fans who get together online to bully him about past and future guests, and post pictures of bees. **SEE US LIVE** Come to our live comedy show! We are on our way to St Ives, Sutton Coldfield, Sevenoaks, Stratford, Manchester, and more... To buy tickets, and for more dates, visit ScummyMummies.com. We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. Please send your confessions to scummymummiespodcast@gmail.com and visit us at ScummyMummies.com. If you like the podcast, rate, review and subscribe! Thank you for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/07/1841m 59s

Episode 129: Living Danishly with Helen Russell

Why are the Danes so happy? How can Van Halen get you through tough times with small children? And what would it be like to have sex with Craig David? We answer all these questions with the help of our brilliant guest, Helen Russell! She talks about why she moved from the UK to Denmark and her ace book on the subject, The Year of Living Danishly.We discuss why the Danes are so hot, and why their divorce rate is so high (surprisingly these things are unrelated.) There's also some chat about how Helen wrote her new novel, Gone Viking, which is out now. Thorn introduces an exciting new game, Great Dane or Great Dean?, and as always we finish with some Scummy Mummy Confessions. You can follow our guest @mshelenrussell on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. The Scummy Mummies book is OUT NOW! We hope you like it, and if you do, we'd love an Amazon review! **SEE US LIVE** Come to our live comedy show! We are on our way to Bristol, Whitstable, Port Eliot Festival, St Ives, Wilderness, Sutton Coldfield, Sevenoaks, Manchester, Bromsgrove, Stroud, Stratford, and more... To buy tickets, and for more dates, visit ScummyMummies.com. We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. Please send your confessions to scummymummiespodcast@gmail.com and visit us at ScummyMummies.com. If you like the podcast, rate, review and subscribe! Thank you for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/07/1834m 51s

Episode 127: Fiction writing, Fortnite and Fannies with Keith Stuart

HE'S BACK! Last time we had Keith Stuart on the podcast, he was just some guy who'd written a book. Now he is a best-selling novelist, famous all over the globe, and a close personal friend of Richard Madeley!OK that's a bit of an exaggeration, but he did get to meet Richard and Judy, and we get to hear all about that. There's also some chat about Days of Wonder, Keith's brilliant new book, which is out now.In a bid to be topical we talk about Fortnite, the video game that all the kids are into these days. We also discuss our brand new, custom designed, totally awesome catsuits, which were made by the amazing State of Disarray.You can follow Keith on Twitter @keefstuart, and Instagram @keef.stuart. The website we mention in the Fortnite chat is askaboutgames.com, and Keith's ace article on the subject was for the Guardian.The Scummy Mummies book is OUT NOW! We hope you like it, and if you do, we'd love an Amazon review!**SEE US LIVE** Come to our live comedy show! We are on our way to Cornwall, Sutton Coldfield, Norwich, Hertford, Cambridge, Brighton, Leatherhead, Milton Keynes, Manchester, Whitstable, and more... To buy tickets, and for more dates, visit ScummyMummies.com.We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. Please send your confessions to scummymummiespodcast@gmail.com and visit us at ScummyMummies.com. If you like the podcast, rate, review and subscribe!Thank you for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/06/1845m 28s

Episode 126: Grease Special with Frenchy aka Didi Conn

Attention Grease fans! This episode features the amazing Didi Conn, who played Frenchy in the movie! She tells us what went on behind the scenes - why was Rizzo hacked off with Kenickie in real life? Who gave who an actual hickie? Which scene did the entire cast fart their way through? We find out all this and more! We also talk about the challenges Didi faced while raising a son on the autism spectrum, and what advice she has for parents going through the same thing. Plus we discover Didi's rules to live by. Grease is now showing on Now TV - visit nowtv.com for more info, right now. You can find the website Didi mentions at autismspeaks.org. **SEE US LIVE** Come to our live comedy show! CAMBRIDGE - BRIGHTON - LEATHERHEAD - MILTON KEYNES - MANCHESTER - BRISTOL - BATH - HAY FESTIVAL - LINCOLNSHIRE - WILTSHIRE - SURREY - and more! To buy tickets, and for more dates, visit ScummyMummies.com. We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. Please send your confessions to scummymummiespodcast@gmail.com and visit us at ScummyMummies.com. If you like the podcast, please do us a favour and rate, review and subscribe! Thank you for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/05/1837m 19s

Episode 125: Live from Nepal!

The Scummy Mummies Podcast has taken us to some exotic places - North London, Cardiff, Stacey Solomon's house. But this episode is extra special, because it was recorded in NEPAL! We spent a week there with the amazing charity Practical Action, who are working hard to improve the lives of people living in poverty. For the first part of this ep, we sat down with some mums from a remote mountain village to find out what their lives are like. We won't fanny about, so to speak - these women are telling real stories of incredibly tough things that have happened to them. There are discussions about miscarriage and baby loss, and some graphic descriptions of prolapse. We also talk about motherhood in general and find some things we have in common, and have a few laughs along the way. Then we talk to Archana and Abbie, who work for Practical Action, to find out what they're up to and how we can help. There's some chat about irrigation - not the colonic kind - and gravity ropeway pulley systems. More fun than it sounds. This is our fifth year of producing the podcast, which has always been free, and always will be. In all those 125 episodes, we have never asked you, our lovely listeners, for money, but we are asking now. Please give Practical Action some dosh. Maybe because, like us, you are immensely moved by hearing these women's stories. Or perhaps because you're a fan of the podcast, and fancy saying thanks. Think of it as buying us a drink, except you're giving the fiver you'd spend to people who need it more than we need Chardonnay. Having seen what this charity does firsthand, we are so keen to give them all our support. Massive thanks and love to anyone who wants to help us do that. So please, visit PracticalAction.org to donate. Follow them on Instagram @practical_action, on Twitter @practicalaction, and find them on Facebook. You'd be making us really, really happy. Thank you! Love Ellie and Helen xxxSmall print: we are very grateful to the wonderful Archana for acting as our translator. For brevity, we have cut down the sections of the audio that are in Nepali, as most of our listeners don't speak the language. But if you'd like to hear the full uncut version, just drop us a line. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/05/1842m 51s

Episode 124: Mumsnet Founder Justine Roberts

In this episode we chat to Mumsnet founder Justine Roberts. We find out what it was like to start a business with one year-old twins, when she knew it would be a success, and what she really thought of the penis beaker thing. We discuss how Justine got the whole idea in the first place, and what she does to keep herself sane when things get too hectic. Plus there's some biscuit chat. The Scummy Mummies book is OUT NOW! We hope you like it, and if you do, we'd love an Amazon review! **SEE US LIVE** Come to our live comedy show! We are on our way to London's Underbelly festival, Leamington Spa, Twickenham, Cardiff, Norwich, Hertford, Cambridge, Brighton, Leatherhead, Milton Keynes, and more... To buy tickets, and for more dates, visit ScummyMummies.com. We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. Please send your confessions to scummymummiespodcast@gmail.com and visit us at ScummyMummies.com. If you like the podcast, rate, review and subscribe! Thank you for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/05/1827m 4s

Episode 123: Grief Special with Cariad Lloyd

Our guest for this ep is the fab Cariad Lloyd - comedian, mum, and host of the brilliant Griefcast podcast.We talk about her experience of losing her Dad when she was 15, and why she started Griefcast. We get some practical tips about what to say to someone who's grieving, and suggestions for things you can do to help them through. It's all funnier than it sounds, honest.There's also some chat about Cariad's comedy career, which has included appearances in QI and Peep Show, plus what it's like to be the first in your group of friends to have kids. We play a new game, Dead or Alive, and round off with some Scummy Mummy Confessions.You can follow Cariad on Twitter @ladycariad,on Instagram @cariadlloyd, or visit her website at cariadlloyd.com. Cariad's podcast, Griefcast is free to listen to from http://acast.com/griefcast following on Twitter and Instagram @thegriefcast. Cariad stars in Austentatious which is currently performing once a month at the Savoy Theatre till July, in Edinburgh during the festival and touring the whole UK in autumn - tickets here:http://www.austentatiousimpro.com/shows/The Scummy Mummies book is OUT NOW! We hope you like it, and if you do, we'd love an Amazon review!**SEE US LIVE** Come to our live comedy show! We are on our way to London's Underbelly festival, Leamington Spa, Twickenham, Cardiff, Norwich, Hertford, Cambridge, Brighton, Leatherhead, Milton Keynes, and more... To buy tickets, and for more dates, visit ScummyMummies.com.We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. Please send your confessions to scummymummiespodcast@gmail.com and visit us at ScummyMummies.com. If you like the podcast, rate, review and subscribe!Thank you for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/04/1840m 56s

Episode 122: Sex Special with Dr Pam

How often should we have sex? What's the best way to get stuck in if you haven't done it for a while? And what on earth is a projob? Answering all these questions is amazing sex therapist Dr Pam Spurr!There's chat about everything from fake orgasms and roleplay to remote control vibrators. Dr Pam presents us with an array of sex toys to play with, Ellie gets lubed up, and we find out what Helen's S&M name would be.Dr Pam is also a childcare expert, so she reveals the two biggest problems parents come to her with, and how to solve them. Plus we discuss her experience of having a baby while still at university. We round off with some sexy Scummy Mummy Confessions.You can follow Dr Pam on Twitter @drpamspurr, or visit drpam.co.uk.The Scummy Mummies book is OUT NOW! We hope you like it, and if you do, we'd love an Amazon review!**SEE US LIVE** Come to our live comedy show! We are on our way to London's Underbelly festival, Leamington Spa, Twickenham, Cardiff, Norwich, Hertford, Cambridge, Brighton, Leatherhead, Milton Keynes, and more... To buy tickets, and for more dates, visit ScummyMummies.com.We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. Please send your confessions to scummymummiespodcast@gmail.com and visit us at ScummyMummies.com. If you like the podcast, rate, review and subscribe!Thank you for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/04/1846m 35s

Episode 121: Jeremy Vine Special

Jeremy Vine. Man. Father. Radio star. Strictly contestant. Absolute legend. And now... Guest on the Scummy Mummies Podcast! In this frankly momentous episode, Jeremy gives us some nuggets of parenting wisdom and reveals why he's not allowed to tell his brother Tim's jokes. There's a serious bit as he talks about his time as a war correspondent, and plays us some actual audio of someone trying to kill him. But then it's daft old business as usual as we chat about winding up vegans and switching from Apple to Android. And Jeremy tells what has to be literally the best Strictly anecdote ever, followed by a classic Scummy Mummy Confession. Jeremy Vine is @thejeremyvine on Twitter. His latest book, What I Learnt, is out now. The Scummy Mummies book is also OUT NOW! We hope you like it, and if you do, we'd love an Amazon review. **SEE US LIVE** Come to our live comedy show! We are on our way to Stockport, Leamington Spa, Twickenham, Cardiff, Norwich, Hertford, Cambridge, Brighton, Leatherhead, Milton Keynes, and more... To buy tickets, and for more dates, visit ScummyMummies.com. We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. Please send your confessions to scummymummiespodcast@gmail.com and visit us at ScummyMummies.com. If you like the podcast, rate, review and subscribe! Thank you for listening! WE HAD THE VINE OF OUR LIVES. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/03/1839m 56s

Episode 120: Officially Amazing's Haruka Kuroda

In this episode we meet TV presenter, black belt, and Guinness World Record holder Haruka Kuroda! She tells us all about her adventures as the star of CBBC's Officially Amazing, and playing Noodle in The Gorillaz. We discuss the challenges of trying to raise a bilingual child, and the differences in parenting culture between the UK and Japan. Then it's back to the usual silliness as Ellie and Helen try to break a world record which involves stuffing wine gums into an orifice. We chat about the difficulties of trying to breastfeed in Lakeside Thurrock car park, and finish with a fantastic Scummy Mummies Confession.You can follow Haruka on Twitter and Instagram @kurodaharuka. She is currently touring the UK in fab kids' theatre show The Little Mochi Man - visit athousandcranes.org.uk for dates and tickets. The Scummy Mummies book is OUT NOW! We hope you like it, and if you do, we'd love an Amazon review! **SEE US LIVE** Come to our live comedy show! We are on our way to Stockport, Leamington Spa, Twickenham, Cardiff, Norwich, Hertford, Cambridge, Brighton, Leatherhead, Milton Keynes, and more... To buy tickets, and for more dates, visit ScummyMummies.com. We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. Please send your confessions to scummymummiespodcast@gmail.com and visit us at ScummyMummies.com. If you like the podcast, rate, review and subscribe! Thank you for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/03/1833m 14s

Episode 119: Go 8 Bit Special with Sam and Steve

For this episode we're joined by comedy duo Steve McNeil and Sam Pamphilon. They're the creators of hit TV show Dara O Briain's Go 8 Bit, which also stars our very own Ellie Gibson! We discover how they became a double act, how the show came into being, and which celebrity guests have been their favourite. Ellie tells a hilarious showbiz anecdote about the time she had a row with Gregg Wallace about crisps. Then it's time for some Dad Chat. Sam explains why children are like Macbooks, and Steve reveals the advice he'd give to his pre-kids self. We find out how well McNeil and Pamphilon know each other with a game of Mr and Mr, and finish up with some Scummy Mummy Confessions. You can follow M&P on Twitter at @stevemcneil and @sampamphilon. If you want to watch Steve play games, he's @stevefromgo8bit on Twitch, YouTube, and Instagram. Visit stevemcneil.co.uk for details of live shows, including The Video Game Game Show - Steve, Sam and Ellie will be appearing in this together on 17 April in London. Tickets are on sale now. The Scummy Mummies book is OUT NOW! We hope you like it, and if you do, we'd love an Amazon review! **SEE US LIVE** Come to our live comedy show! There are now two to choose from - GREATEST HITS, which includes favourites like Sexybeebies and I Need a Vino, plus the ALL-NEW SCUMMY MUMMIES SHOW, with brand new jokes! In the coming months we're visiting Bath, Stockport, Cambridge, Milton Keynes, Leamington Spa, Cardiff, and many more... To buy tickets, and for more dates, visit ScummyMummies.com. We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. Please send your confessions to scummymummiespodcast@gmail.com and visit us at ScummyMummies.com. If you like the podcast, rate, review and subscribe! Thank you for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/02/1841m 58s

Episode 118: Meshel Laurie on Buddhism, brothels, and Harold Bishop

She's a world famous comedian, a best-selling author, and a good mate of the Dalai Lama - it's Meshel Laurie! She tells us all about her latest book, Buddhism for the Unbelievably Busy, and offers some tips for coping with the chaos of everyday life. We find out how Buddhism helped Meshel through her divorce, and what goes on at a Buddhist board meeting. There's some chat about her career, which has included everything from performing at the Sydney opera house and working in a brothel to chatting to Pink about cheese. Then it's time for a round of our favourite game, Anything for Money, and of course some Scummy Mummy Confessions. Do check out Meshel's new book and her previous effort, Buddhism for Breakups - they're both out now. And have a listen to her podcasts, Nitty Gritty Committee and Australian True Crime Podcast. The Scummy Mummies book is OUT NOW! We hope you like it, and if you do, we'd love an Amazon review! **SEE US LIVE** Come to our live comedy show! We are coming to Cambridge, Bath, Belfast, Winchester, Masham, Cardiff, and many more... To buy tickets visit ScummyMummies.com. We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. Please send your confessions to scummymummiespodcast@gmail.com and visit us at ScummyMummies.com. If you like the podcast, rate, review and subscribe! Thank you for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/02/1843m 48s

Episode 117: Cancer Special with Bowel Babe

In this episode we meet Deborah James, aka Bowel Babe, who is currently going through intensive chemotherapy after being diagnosed with late stage cancer. And we have a right old laugh! Deborah tells us what it was like to receive her diagnosis, and how she's sharing the news with her kids. We find out that chemo isn't like in the movies, and discover that like most things, it's more bearable with wine. There's some serious chat about Deborah's views on mortality and how she looks to the future. Then we play a game about swearing!  Do check out Deborah's column, Facebook page, and follow her on Instagram @bowelbabe. Her book is Coming Soon. The Scummy Mummies book is OUT NOW! We hope you like it, and if you do, we'd love an Amazon review! **SEE US LIVE** Come to our live comedy show! Our Norwich show is SOLD OUT, but be are coming back to Cambridge this February. Then we're previewing our new show in London and coming to Bath, Masham, Cardiff, and more... To buy tickets, and for more dates, visit ScummyMummies.com. We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. Please send your confessions to scummymummiespodcast@gmail.com and visit us at ScummyMummies.com. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe! Thank you for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/01/1844m 4s

Episode 115: Classical Music Special with Clemency Burton-Hill

What's the best age to start learning an instrument? Can you make kids musical? And what kind of vajazzle would the host of the BBC Proms go for? Answering all these questions is Clemency Burton-Hill! She tells us all about her love of music, which covers everything from Back and Mendelssohn to Take That and UK garage. We talk about her brilliant book, Year of Wonder, which recommends a piece of classical music to listen to every day. Year of Wonder is out now, and comes highly recommended - we love it. You can follow Clemency on Twitter @clemencybh. The Scummy Mummies book is also OUT NOW! We hope you like it, and if you do, we'd love an Amazon review! **SEE US LIVE** Come to our live comedy show! Our Cambridge show is now SOLD OUT, but in January we're performing our Greatest Hits show in Shepherd's Bush, Nunhead and Norwich. Then we're previewing our new show and coming to Bath, Masham, Cardiff, and more... To buy tickets, and for more dates, visit ScummyMummies.com. We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. Please send your confessions to scummymummiespodcast@gmail.com and visit us at ScummyMummies.com. If you like the podcast, rate, review and subscribe! Thank you for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/12/1743m 3s

Episode 114: Christmas 2017 with Steve Hill and Nurse Jessie

Ho ho ho! It's time to welcome back two of our most available friends, good old Nurse Jessie and Steve "bah humbug" Hill! In this Christmas special we reveal our highlights of 2017, including our favourite events, songs, food, and sex. Helen has a brand new game for us to play, and of course we enjoy the traditional Ham Review. Then it's time to round off with some festive Scummy Mummy Confessions. As discussed in this episode, we're supporting the #freeperiods campaign to make menstruation products free for girls already on school meals. The demo kicks off on Wednesday 20 December at 4pm - meet at Parliament Square. Other gubbins we talk about in the podcast, if you're interested, include Nomad by Alan Partridge, The Roasting Tin by Rukmini Iyer, I Believe in You by Dolly Parton, and Wahaca, which just opened a new branch in Shoreditch. Our book, Scummy Mummies, is out now. We hope you like it, and if you do, we'd love an Amazon review! Look out for Steve's book, The Card, in spring 2018, when you'll also be able to catch Ellie in the new series of Dara O Briain's Go 8 Bit on Dave. **SEE US LIVE** Come to our live comedy show! Over the next few months we're visiting Cambridge, Norwich, Cardiff, Belfast, Masham, and more... To buy tickets, and for more dates, visit Scummymummies.com. We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. Please send your confessions to scummymummiespodcast@gmail.com and visit us at ScummyMummies.com. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe! Thank you for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/12/1738m 32s

Episode 111: Every Muslim needs a muslin with Dr Afrosa

Do kids need vitamin pills? Are smartphones really as addictive as heroin? And how are Muslim parents supposed to stop terrorism when they can't even get children to put their shoes on? Answering all these questions and more is Dr Afrosa Ahmed!She tells us about her work as a GP and her life as a mum to three boys. We get her top doctor's tips for raising kids, and discover why Instagram Wrist is the new Tennis Elbow.There's also some serious chat about religion, terrorism, and what it's like to raise a Muslim family in Britain today. Then normal service is resumed as Helen shares a Scummy Mummy Confession about farting in a lift.Do check out Afrosa's blog at mum2sons.com. She's on Facebook too.The Scummy Mummies book is OUT NOW! We hope you like it, and if you do, we'd love an Amazon review!**SEE US LIVE** Come to our live comedy show! Over the next few months we're visiting Cambridge, Tunbridge Wells, Chester, Manchester, Hillingdon, and more... To buy tickets, and for more dates, visit ScummyMummies.com.We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. Please send your confessions to scummymummiespodcast@gmail.com and visit us at ScummyMummies.com. If you like the podcast, please tell your friends!Thank you for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/10/1736m 19s

Episode 110: Meet the Hoopers - it's MOD and FOD, Clemmie and Simon!

This episode features two amazing guests - Clemmie and Simon Hooper, otherwise known as Mother and Father of Daughters! They tell us how they became Instagram sensations, and what it's like to be famous while still holding down your job as a midwife or whatever it is Simon does. There's some hosiery chat, in which Simon explains why he hates socks. We also discuss why most of his followers are women, and whether he can actually tell his twins apart. Then it's time for a bit of seriousness as we talk about the Hoopers' recent trip to Madagascar. We find out about WaterAid's plan to get everyone in the world access to clean water by 2030, and why handwashmongers Soaper Duper are donating £150k to help the cause. To get involved, visit wateraid.org. And to win a handwashing kit for your family, go to soaperduper.com. There's a bit more silliness as we play a special version of Handbag Surprise, and find out what's in Simon's manbag. We round off with a Scummy Mummy Confession from MOD and FOD. You can follow Clemmie and Simon on Instagram at mother_of_daughters and father_of_daughters. Clemmie's book, How to Grow a Baby and Push it Out, is out now. The Scummy Mummies book is OUT NOW! We hope you like it, and if you do, we'd love an Amazon review! **SEE US LIVE** Come to our live comedy show! Over the next few months we're visiting Cambridge, Tunbridge Wells, Chester, Manchester, Hillingdon, and more... To buy tickets, and for more dates, visit ScummyMummies.com. We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. Please send your confessions to scummymummiespodcast@gmail.com and visit us at ScummyMummies.com. If you like the podcast, please tell your friends! Thank you for listening! @soaperduper@WaterAidUK@wateraid#soapcanchangeverything#globalhandwashingday   Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/10/1740m 58s

Episode 109: Beauty and books with Lindsey Kelk

Are expensive face creams worth the money? What are the best beauty products on the high street? Is botox b****cks? Answering all these questions is the fantastic novelist and beauty expert, Lindsey Kelk! Although she's originally from Doncaster, Lindsey now lives in LA, so we chat about life under Trump. We discover how she began her literary career (writing the Girls Aloud annual), and how she went on to become a best-selling novelist. Then it's time to discover the beauty products Lindsey can't live without. We tackle the question of whether you really do have to wash your face every night, and find out what it's like to have a colonic irrigation to the sound of Ed Sheeran. For more from our lovely guest visit lindseykelk.com, or follow her on all the social medias @lindseykelk. Herlatest book, I Heart Forever, is out now. And her ace podcast is titled Full Coverage. The Scummy Mummies book is OUT NOW! We hope you like it, and if you do, we'd love an Amazon review! **SEE US LIVE** Come and see us in Sutton Coldfield on 7 October, then in Chester, Hillingdon, Manchester, Tunbridge Wells, Cambridge, Cheltenham, and many more... To buy tickets, and for more dates, visit ScummyMummies.com. We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. Please send your confessions to scummymummiespodcast@gmail.com and visit us at ScummyMummies.com. If you like the podcast, please tell your friends! Thank you for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/10/1742m 27s

Episode 108: Comedy and Pregnancy with Croft and Pearce

They're comedians, they're mums, and they're a hilarious double act - that's right, it's Croft and Pearce! They tell us how they met, how they got their Radio 4 series, and how they ended up pregnant at exactly the same time. We also play a brand new game, Mrs & Mrs. Find out whether Croft knows Pearce's middle name, who Gibson thinks should play Thorn in a movie of her life, and everyone's favourite sexual position. You can follow our guests on Twitter @croftandpearce, and their website is croftandpearce.com. Listen to their June and Jean podcast is on Soundcloud. The Scummy Mummies book is OUT NOW! We hope you like it, and if you do, we'd love an Amazon review! **SEE US LIVE** Our Nunhead show is now SOLD OUT but we are trying to add another date - we'll keep you posted. Or you can come and see us in Sutton Coldfield on 7 October, Hillingdon and Manchester in November, and Tunbridge Wells, Chester, and Brighton in December. To buy tickets, and for more dates, visit ScummyMummies.com. We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. Please send your confessions to scummymummiespodcast@gmail.com and visit us at ScummyMummies.com. If you like the podcast, please tell your friends! Thank you for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/09/1728m 41s

Episode 75: China Special with Mei Fong

A Pulitzer prize-winning author joins us for this episode! Mei Fong tells us all about her book, One Child: The Story of China's Most Radical Experiment, and why China is full of horny young men these days. The chat gets a bit serious as we discuss the realities of the One Child policy, and one of us has a little cry. We also talk about Mei's experiences of miscarriage and IVF. But then it's back to the usual old nonsense as Mei tells us about the time she met the queen sporting the world's dodgiest perm, and why suburban America is the strangest place she's ever lived. We finish up with Scummy Mummy Confessions, and Ellie almost throws Mei off the podcast for slagging off Marie Kondo. Mei's brilliant book is out now. You can read more about her at meifong.org, and follow her on Twitter @meifongwriter.We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. Please send your confessions to scummymummiespodcast@gmail.com and visit us at ScummyMummies.com. If you like the podcast, do tell your friends!Thank you for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/09/1739m 23s

Episode 107: Food Chat with Thomasina Miers

How do you eat well on a budget? Why are diets so rubbish? What is wrong with people who think it's acceptable to put pineapple on a pizza? Answering these questions is the amazing Thomasina Miers! The Masterchef winner and best-selling author shares her fabulous foodie knowledge and top time-saving tips. We discuss everything from getting kids to eat their greens to the best recipe for guacamole. There's some chat about eating sustainably, the importance of teaching cookery in schools, and how you know when there's enough butter on your Marmite toast. Thomasina's latest book, Home Cook, is out now. You can find her on Twitter and Instagram @thomasinamiers. And you can find us down one of her fabulous Wahaca restaurants on a regular basis. Pork pibil and margheritas ftw.The Scummy Mummies book is OUT NOW! We hope you like it, and if you do, we'd love an Amazon review!**SEE US LIVE** Come and see us in Bromsgrove on 16 September, Sutton Coldfield on 7 October, and at various other venues right through to next year. To buy tickets, and for more dates, visit ScummyMummies.com.We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. Please send your confessions to scummymummiespodcast@gmail.com and visit us at ScummyMummies.com. If you like the podcast, please tell your friends!Thank you for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/09/1736m 50s

Episode 106: Family Days Out with Jimi Famurewa

How do you have a great family day out? Where are the best places to go? And how do you survive the whole thing without going absolutely bonkers? To answer all these questions we have the hilarious Jimi Famurewa! He tells us all about his book, Family London, and reveals his favourite places to visit in the capital and beyond. We also talk about why the Swedes are so good at parenting, and discuss Jimi's career as an entertainment journalist. Find out what it's like to hang out with Leonardo DiCaprio and John Boyega, and why Harrison Ford can't hold his yams. Jimi's book is out now, and you can find him on Twitter @jimfam. Read his prizewinning short story, Teddybird, at 4thestate.co.uk.This episode was recorded at MEATliquor, who supplied all the food and lovely cocktails. We went to the East Dulwich branch because we're lazy, but their new opening in Queensway features bowling and ice skating, so it's a great family day out. Or great for making someone else take the kids ice skating while you eat your own weight in deep fried gherkins. THEY ARE SO GOOD. The Scummy Mummies book is OUT NOW! We hope you like it, and if you do, we'd love an Amazon review!**SEE US LIVE** Come and see us in Bromsgrove on 16 September, Sutton Coldfield on 7 October, and at various venues throughout the autumn. To buy tickets, and for more dates, visit ScummyMummies.com.We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. Please send your confessions to scummymummiespodcast@gmail.com and visit us at ScummyMummies.com. If you like the podcast, please tell your friends!Thank you for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/08/1727m 42s

Episode 105: Running Special with Ruth Field

How do you get motivated to do exercise? Is running better than sex? And what did Kriss Akabusi say to Ellie that almost made her glasses fall off? We answer all these questions and more!Our guest is Ruth Field, author of the brilliant Run, Fat Bitch, Run, which is out now. She tells us what gets her off the couch, why running can have mental health benefits, and why she doesn't think exercise has to be fun. We find out how Ruth helped Helen run her first 5K, and Helen reveals her top running songs. There's also some chat about Ruth's career as a criminal barrister, which mainly involves a lot of reminiscing about This Life. This episode's Scummy Mummy Confessions are sponsored by Acamar, creators of CBeebies favourite Bing. We are running a fabulous competition with them to celebrate the launch of the new Fisher Price Toilet Train Bing toy. The winner (as judged by us) will receive a special visit to their nursery or preschool, along with some ace Bing goodies. You have until 15 August to enter - just share a photo of your latest parenting "challenge" with us on Instagram, tagging @scummymummies, @bingbunny, #WhatWouldFlopDo, and also tagging two friends who might want to join in. If your account is private, you'll need to make it public until the closing date or send it to us a DM. Visit @bingbunny for full terms and conditions. You can follow Ruth on Twitter @gritdoctor. And do buy her book, it's great. The Scummy Mummies book is OUT NOW! We hope you like it, and if you do, we'd love an Amazon review!**SEE US LIVE** Come and see us in Bromsgrove on 16 September, Sutton Coldfield on 7 October, and at various venues this autumn. To buy tickets, and for more dates, visit ScummyMummies.com.We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. Please send your confessions to scummymummiespodcast@gmail.com and visit us at ScummyMummies.com. If you like the podcast, please tell your friends!Thank you for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/08/1740m 58s

Episode 104: Jenny Eclair Special

Our guest for this episode is the wonderful comedian, writer and mum, Jenny Eclair! She tells us what she's learned in 28 years of parenting, and why she thinks all unruly London children should be sent up north for a bit. We hear about how Jenny got her start in comedy, what it's like to win a Perrier award, and why cheese conventions are less fun than you might think. We find out about her latest show, How to be a Middle-Aged Woman (Without Going Insane). Then it's time for Book Chat as we discuss Jenny's brilliant collection of short stories, Listening In. There's a silly quiz about South East London, which includes Jenny's best meat buying tips, and she shares her Scummy Mummy Confession. Listening In is out now. You can follow Jenny on Twitter @jennyeclair and see all her latest show dates at jennyeclair.com. The Scummy Mummies book is OUT NOW! We hope you like it, and if you do, we'd love an Amazon review! **SEE US LIVE** Come and see us in Bromsgrove on 16 September, Sutton Coldfield on 7 October, and at various festivals throughout the summer. To buy tickets, and for more dates, visit ScummyMummies.com. We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. Please send your confessions to scummymummiespodcast@gmail.com and visit us at ScummyMummies.com. If you like the podcast, please tell your friends! Thank you for listening!Photo: Clara Molden Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/07/1736m 46s

Episode 103: Mindful Parenting with Dr Genevieve Von Lob

Mindfulness: actual science, or hippy dippy nonsense? How do you stay in the moment if the moment's sh**? And what's the best way to increase your sex drive? Answering all these questions is the brilliant Dr Genevieve Von Lob! She's the author of the ace 5 Deep Breaths: The Power of Mindful Parenting, which is out now. We talk about some of the issues she covers in the book including how to be a more confident parent, and the importance of being kind to yourself. Genevieve shows us how to do proper deep breathing, and explains how it can help in tricky situations, from dealing with toddler tantrums to talking to grumpy teens. Then there's some sex chat, because goodness knows we can't get through a whole podcast without a bit of filth. Do check out Genevieve's book, it's great. And you can follow her on Twitter @drvonLob. Her instagram is @drgenevievevonlob. The Scummy Mummies book is OUT NOW! We hope you like it, and if you do, we'd love an Amazon review! **SEE US LIVE** Come and see us in Rugby on 12 July, Bromsgrove on 16 September, Sutton Coldfield on 7 October, and at various festivals throughout the summer. To buy tickets, and for more dates, visit ScummyMummies.com. We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. Please send your confessions to scummymummiespodcast@gmail.com and visit us at ScummyMummies.com. If you like the podcast, please tell your friends! Thank you for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/07/1741m 19s

Episode 101: Marriage, mastectomy and menopause with Alice Evans

You might not think that having your boobs removed and your ovaries taken out are the funniest subjects for a podcast - but this episode will prove you wrong! Our guest is Alice Evans, who explains how her family history of breast cancer led her to have a double mastectomy. She also reveals what it's like to go through the menopause at a young age, and why she doesn't let her husband call her his wife. Honestly, it's more LOLs than it sounds. Alice reveals that she's basically an X-Man, and she and Helen discover they share the same party trick. Ellie squeezes another woman's breasts for the first time ever on the podcast. Also ever. There's some graphic but surprisingly hilarious chat about what Alice has been through, and she offers her advice for anyone in the same situation - including her top tips for surviving menopause.We round off with some exclusive Scummy Mummies "On Tour" Confessions, direct from the Hay Festival. Thank you very much to iheartwines.co.uk for supplying the wines that fuelled this episode. We really do heart you. The Scummy Mummies book is OUT NOW! We hope you like it, and if you do, we'd love an Amazon review! **SEE US LIVE** We're performing at The Scoop in London Bridge this Wednesday 14 June, at 7pm. Then we're at the Clevedon Curzon on 17 June, and at Brighton Komedia on 28 June. To buy tickets, and for more dates, visit ScummyMummies.com. We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. Please send your confessions to scummymummiespodcast@gmail.com and visit us at ScummyMummies.com. If you like the podcast, please tell your friends! Thank you for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/06/1747m 50s

Episode 100: Dara O Briain Special

WE ARE ONE HUNDRED! And to celebrate we have a very special guest - it's hilarious comedian DARA O BRIAIN! He reveals his favourite thing about being a parent, and shares his number one nugget of parenting wisdom. There's some chat about how raising kids is like driving a boat, and trying not to get shipwrecked on Notadick Island. Helen and Ellie discuss their parenting goals, and Dara recounts the time he enraged Idina Menzel. As this is our hundredth episode, we've brought back a couple of games - the classic What's On Our Clothes This Week?, plus the ever-popular Accent Game. We round off with a special edition of Scummy Mummy Confessions, and then Helen has a surprise for Ellie. We're as shocked as anyone that this podcast has made it to 100 episodes. Thank you so much to everyone who has subscribed, emailed us, left us lovely iTunes reviews, and shared the podcast with their friends. But most of all, thank you for listening. The Scummy Mummies book is OUT NOW! We hope you like it, and if you do, we'd love an Amazon review! **SEE US LIVE** We're performing outdoors at The Scoop in London Bridge on Wednesday 14 June, at 7pm - come along and see us, it's FREE! We're also at the Hay Festival on 2 June, Clevedon on 17th, and Brighton Komedia on 28th. To buy tickets, and for more dates, visit ScummyMummies.com. We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. Please send your confessions to scummymummiespodcast@gmail.com and visit us at ScummyMummies.com. If you like the podcast, please tell your friends! Thank you for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/05/1733m 30s

Episode 99: Lists, Instagram and Oxfam with Clemmie Telford

Making lists, managing screen time, coping with debt, deciding which animals look like which biscuits - we cover all these topics and more with the brilliant Clemmie Telford! We talk about her blog, Mother of all Lists, and her career in advertising. There's some advice on making money from Instagram, and how to boost your creativity. Clemmie discusses what she loves about living in Peckham, and Ellie bangs on about how she remembers when it was all just fields. We also chat about our support for new Oxfam campaign Dressed By The Kids. Sign up via oxfam.org.uk/silly, and get sponsored to wear whatever the kids choose for you on 16 June. Oxfam believes everyone should have access to clean water, that grown-ups should be able to earn a fair wage to feed their families, and that children should have the right to education. Which sounds pretty good to us, so come 16 June, we'll be wearing ridiculous outfits, just for a change. As usual we round off with Scummy Mummy Confessions, plus a bit of admin - you can come and see us live this June at the Hay Festival, in Clevedon and in Brighton, with many more dates planned for July and beyond. To buy tickets, visit ScummyMummies.com. This podcast was fuelled by wine from iheartwines.co.uk. We love those guys, and we're not just saying that because we're drunk on their wines. Which we heart. You can find Clemmie's blog at motherofalllists.com, and she's on Instagram @clemmie_telford. The Scummy Mummies book is OUT NOW! We hope you like it, and if you do, we'd love an Amazon review! We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. Please send your confessions to scummymummiespodcast@gmail.com and visit us at ScummyMummies.com. If you like the podcast, please tell your friends! Thank you for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/05/1737m 1s

Episode 98: Giovanna Fletcher Special

Our guest for this episode is the fabulous Giovanna Fletcher, author of the ace Happy Mum, Happy Baby. We discuss her book, find out how she got started, and discuss the tricky but important issues surrounding hotpants and flip flops. Giovanna shares the best vlogging tip ever, as invented by her husband, Tom McFly, and Helen reveals her favourite thing to do after the school run. There's also a bit of sleep chat, where we give our advice for coping without it, and play a stupid game. This podcast is sponsored by Leesa mattresses - visit leesa.co.uk and enter the code "MUMMIES80" for £80 off. Thank you also to iheartwines.co.uk for supplying the lovely booze. Happy Mum, Happy Baby is out now. You can follow Giovanna on Instagram and Twitter -@mrsgifletcher. The Scummy Mummies book is also OUT NOW! We hope you like it, and if you do, we'd love an Amazon review! **SEE US LIVE** We're performing at Brighton Komedia on 28 June. To buy tickets, and for more dates, visit ScummyMummies.com. We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. Please send your confessions to scummymummiespodcast@gmail.com and visit us at ScummyMummies.com. If you like the podcast, please tell your friends! Thank you for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/05/1736m 54s

Episode 97: Birth Rights Special with Rebecca Schiller

What is a doula? Why do birth rights matter? And how would Ellie guide someone through a difficult labour with the help of a Pepperami?All these questions are answered in this episode, with special guest Rebecca Schiller. She's the author of the excellent book Why Human Rights in Childbirth Matter, which is out now. We discuss the issue of birth rights around the world, including why it's so hard to have a home birth in Australia, and the difficulties facing migrant women in the UK. Ellie and Helen share their experiences of labour, and make Rebecca pretend she's on Dragons' Den while doing terrible impressions of Duncan Bannatyne and Peter Jones. To find out more about Rebecca's charity, visit birthrights.org.uk. She's on Twitter @hackneydoula and Instagram as @rebecca.schiller.The Scummy Mummies book is OUT NOW! We hope you like it, and if you do, we'd love an Amazon review!**SEE US LIVE** We're performing at Brighton Komedia on 28 June, with plenty of other dates planned around the country. To buy tickets, and for more dates, visit ScummyMummies.com.We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. Please send your confessions to scummymummiespodcast@gmail.com and visit us at ScummyMummies.com. If you like the podcast, please tell your friends!Thank you for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/04/1736m 38s

Episode 96: DJ Special with Nikki Beatnik

She's been a DJ for nearly three decades, she's Kelis's best mate, and she was once pushed out of G-A-Y in a wheelchair while eight months pregnant - it's the amazing Nikki Beatnik! We discover the surprising truth about where Kelis likes to hang out on Saturday afternoons, and whether Madonna prefers M&S or M&Co. Nikki discusses the challenges facing women in her industry, and how she manages changing nappies one minute and DJing at Puffy's birthday bash the next. We also find out whether they serve cheese and pineapple on sticks at the Grammys. We round off with some ace Scummy Mummy Confessions, and do keep listening to the end for one more amazing showbiz story. You can find out more about Nikki via her website, beatniktv.com. She's on YouTube and she's @djnikkibeatnik on Instagram, Twitter, and Mixcloud. The Scummy Mummies book is OUT NOW! We hope you like it, and if you do, we'd love an Amazon review!**SEE US LIVE** We're performing Brighton Komedia on 28 June. To buy tickets, and for more dates, visit ScummyMummies.com.We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. Please send your confessions to scummymummiespodcast@gmail.com and visit us at ScummyMummies.com. If you like the podcast, please tell your friends!Thank you for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/04/1741m 13s

Episode 95: Mother Pukka Special

She's a social media sensation, a champion for flexible working, and close personal friends with Gloria Hunniford - it's megavlogger Mother Pukka! We compare Caesarean scars, make jokes about bacterial vaginosis, and explain why everyone needs a c***ometer. There's also some serious talk about miscarriage, and Pukka tells us an amazing fact about herself. We learn about what inspired her to start the Flex Appeal campaign, and how to get involved. There's some practical advice on the best way to ask your boss for flexible working. We round off with a fantastic listener confession, plus a very special one from Mother Pukka herself. You can find out more about the Flex Appeal campaign over at motherpukka.co.uk, and by following her on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. The next flash mob is on 31 March in Trafalgar Square. The Scummy Mummies book is OUT NOW! We hope you like it, and if you do, we'd love an Amazon review! **SEE US LIVE** We're performing at Bush Hall in Shepherd's Bush on 22 March, and at Brighton Komedia on 28 June. To buy tickets, and for more dates, visit ScummyMummies.com. We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. Please send your confessions to scummymummiespodcast@gmail.com and visit us at ScummyMummies.com. If you like the podcast, please tell your friends! Thank you for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/03/1731m 57s

Episode 94: Scummy Mummies Book Special with Jo Elvin

It's shameless plug time, as Ellie and Helen discuss their new Scummy Mummies book! And keeping them in check is fabulous Glamour editor Jo Elvin! The Scummies reveal how they met, how they got their book deal, and how much wine they consumed during the writing process. Plus, find out why they have to keep their famous catsuits in a hermetically sealed bag. It's not all book talk - Helen explains why she hates athleisure wear, and Ellie reminisces about the time she took a pee in the middle of Clapham Common. There's an insightful analysis of the British and Australian education systems, and some chat about shagging. Jo finds out if her Scummy Mummy Confession made it into the book, and Helen and Ellie read out their favourites. We also find out what Jo's own book is going to be about. The Scummy Mummies Book is out this Thursday 9 March, priced at barely a fiver. The Glamour podcast, Hey It's OK, is published every week. This episode was brought to you by NOW TV, who are also sponsoring our book launch - thanks, NOW TV! Their online streaming service lets you watch the latest movies and telly shows, on all sorts of devices, with no contract required. The NOW TV Kids Pass is £2.99 a month and features loads of great stuff for kids, with no ads. You can get a free 14 day trial via nowtv.com.We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. Please send your confessions to scummymummiespodcast@gmail.com and visit us at ScummyMummies.com. If you like the podcast, do tell your friends!Thank you for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/03/1728m 38s

Episode 93: Mother of Daughters Special with Clemmie Hooper

Our guest for this ep is midwife, author, and instagram sensation Clemmie Hooper, otherwise known as Mother of Daughters! She tells us how she managed to write her book, How to Grow a Baby and Push it Out, while looking after twin babies. We find out what it's like to have four small children, and what it is Clemmie has finally forgiven Keira Knightley for. There's some chat about how Clemmie became the social media star she is today, and Helen's pleather trousers. We play a new game, and there's even a new theme song. This episode was fuelled by wine from the wonderful Kevin O'Rourke, otherwise known as the wineman. He sends out lovely booze direct to your door - find out more at wineman.co.uk. Clemmie's book is out now, published by Penguin Vermilion. You can follow her on instagram @mother_of_daughters, while her husband Simon is @father_of_daughters. She's on Twitter @Modaughters and Facebook. We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. Please send your confessions to scummymummiespodcast@gmail.com and visit us at ScummyMummies.com. If you like the podcast, do tell your friends! **BUY OUR BOOK!** The Scummy Mummies book is out on 9 March, but you can order yours now via Amazon! **SEE US LIVE!** We have gigs coming up in Bath, Saffron Walden and Shepherds Bush! Visit scummymummies.com for dates and tickets! Thank you for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/02/1736m 9s

Episode 92: Bryony Gordon talks Mental Health, Marathons and Mammaries.

Time to welcome back one of our favourite guests - it's writer, mental health campaigner and absolute hoot Bryony Gordon! She tells us all about her new book, Mad Girl, which is out now. There's some Fitness Chat - Bryony tells us how she got into running, and how she deals with temptation. We discuss the importance of talking about mental health, and the struggles new parents often face. Then we move onto the really serious issues like Take That and what Kate Middleton smells like. This podcast was sponsored by the brilliant boobydoo.co.uk. "Providing holders for all types of boulders."They stock the UK's biggest range of sports bras, and even Serena Williams is a fan! Thanks, Boobydoo! You can find them on Twitter @BoobydooBras, Instagram @boobydoobras and Facebook: www.facebook.com/boobydoo.sports.bras Bryony is running the marathon this year and you can sponsor her. She's on Twitter @bryony_gordon, and Instagram @bryonygordon. Follow Mental Health Mates @findyourwe or visit mentalhealthmates.co.uk. We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. Please send your confessions to scummymummiespodcast@gmail.com and visit us at ScummyMummies.com. If you like the podcast, do tell your friends! **BUY OUR BOOK!** The Scummy Mummies book is out on 9 March, but you can order yours now via Amazon! Thank you for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/02/1741m 10s

Episode 91: Bridget Jones's Podcast with Sharon Maguire

In this episode we meet Sharon Maguire, the real life Shazzer from Bridget Jones's Diary! She also directed the Bridget movies, so there's some chat about that. We find out what it's like to be actual best mates with Helen Fielding, and discuss Sharon's experience of being an older mum. Then she shares a Scummy Mummy Confession that will make her husband wince. After that it's time for some film chat, as Helen and Ellie reveal what they thought of the Bridget Jones's Baby movie. There's lots of searing analysis of the narrative arc and mis en scene, and most importantly, we discuss who we'd "do" out of Dempsey or Darcy. This episode is sponsored by the digital release of Bridget Jones's Baby. The Blu-ray and DVD aren't out till 30 January, but you can buy the download right now via iTunes, Amazon Video, Sky Store and Google Play. We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. Please send your confessions to scummymummiespodcast@gmail.com and visit us at ScummyMummies.com. If you like the podcast, do tell your friends! **BUY OUR BOOK!** The Scummy Mummies book is out on 9 March, but you can order yours now via Amazon! Thank you for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/01/1720m 42s