Dirty Mother Pukka with Anna Whitehouse

Dirty Mother Pukka with Anna Whitehouse

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Dirty Mother Pukka is the intelligent, gritty, humorous podcast that airs the dirty laundry of its brilliant guests. Hosted by Anna Whitehouse AKA Mother Pukka, each week I’ll be uncovering the highs and lows of the humans behind the big names. Unfiltered. Unashamed. Unapologetic. Listen and subscribe now on Global Player.


Becky Adlington on swimming through pain and men and miscarriage

In this episode Anna and Polly talk to four-time Olympic gold champion swimmer Rebecca Adlington on life outside of the swimming pool. She speaks about the heartbreak of miscarriage and how her partner opening up about his grief helped her heal. Losing a baby isn’t just something women go through and this episode tackles what it means to grieve the loss of a little life. Together. Original music by Matt J Brown at WeAreOK.com
01/12/22·44m 12s

Quickie: This is why you're burnt out

This is no man-bashing exercise but good GOD the mental load women carry compared to men is skewed. From meal planning, kids party-planning to school What’s App-grouping, Anna and Polly are feeling the strain. And that’s before even mentioning Christmas. Join us for a vent/ therapy session to clear away some weighty inequality cobwebs. Original music by Matt J Brown at WeAreOK.com.
29/11/22·16m 1s

Alex Light on heroin chic, fat shaming and anorexia

Who else remembers Special K suggesting you’ll get skinny by eating a couple of bowls a day? What is diet culture? And why did we so easily buy into it? Anna and Polly sit down with journalist and author Alex Light to shine a light on eating disorders and the grimness of an industry that told us ‘nothing tastes as good as skinny feels’. The trio talk body shaming, body dysmorphia and how to raise the next generation of girls to love themselves. Original music by Matt J Brown at WeAreOK.com
24/11/22·40m 35s

Quickie: Gabrielle Union on work/life imbalance

Hollywood star Gabrielle Union - who starred in Bring It On and now voices Meridian in Disney’s Strange World - talks the eternal parental juggle, trying to do it all and accepting what you can do. She also opens up about the first gay teen romance in a Disney film and how we shouldn’t need to normalise what’s already normal. Original music by Matt J Brown at WeAreOK.com
22/11/22·17m 34s

Lorraine Candy on raising teens, the menopause and female rage

There’s no stone left unturned in this frank chat about what it is to raise teenage girls while going through the menopause. Former editor of Elle, Lorraine Candy, opens up about her menopausal symptoms that went undiagnosed. The rage that lands unexpectedly. And how to steel yourself against the teenage rage when you’re left wondering where your little baby went. Honest but uplifting, this is an episode that shines a light on a parental arena barely anyone speaks about. Original music by Matt J Brown at WeAreOK.com
17/11/22·41m 27s

Quickie: Would you go on Naked Attraction?

In this quickie Anna and Polly delve into the surreal world of reality TV. With Strictly and I’m A Celeb firmly on screens, they look at the reason we need trash TV in our lives. But also the dark side… Who finds the guests on Naked Attraction? And one word: Brideoplasty. Brides getting cosmetic surgery before the big day. No more words. Original music by Matt J Brown at WeAreOK.com
15/11/22·16m 32s

Kate Lawler on marriage counselling, sex after a baby and being a ladette

This is one of the most open-hearted episodes to date. Anna and Polly talk to Big Brother winner and broadcaster Kate Lawler about how babies can blow up a relationship - and no one really tells you that before sperm hits ovum. It’s a brutally honest conversation about how hard it is to hold on to the one you love - when there’s another person to love, too. It’s a tale of light and dark, triumph over parental adversity and how marriage counselling is, perhaps, the happily ever after. Original music by Matt J Brown at WeAreOK.com
10/11/22·45m 3s

Quickie: Do you have a toxic boss?

In light of Liz Truss’s political team going against her, Anna and Polly ‘deep dive’ and ‘circle back’ on toxic workplace culture. From Anna’s editor clicking in her face to Polly questioning the militant direction of a former headteacher, the duo discuss what it takes for work to, well, work. Original music by Matt J Brown at WeAreOK.com
08/11/22·18m 25s

Anna Mathur on comparison culture, pandemic stress and not being ‘fine’

Anna and Polly chat to psychotherapist and Sunday Times Bestselling Author of ‘Mind over Mother’ Anna Mathur on the way the Internet impacts her mood. How you never feel enough when comparing yourself to an Internet’s-worth of people. This episode digs deep on the complexity of our feelings. How you can feel gratitude and pain in the same moment; the duplicity of being human. Original music by Matt J Brown at WeAreOK.com
03/11/22·39m 29s

Quickie: Have you been pregnant then screwed?

In this episode Anna speaks to ‘The Erin Brockovich of Bradford’ Donna Patterson - the woman who took on Morrison’s for maternity discrimination and WON. They talk about how charity Pregnant Then Screwed supported her fight and how she did it for all of us. And for our daughters. Original music by Matt J Brown at WeAreOK.com
01/11/22·26m 21s

Anna and Polly on Holly and Phil being booed at the NTAs

In this half-term special - a little shorter than usual because of The Kids and their unending needs - Anna and Polly chat about Phil and Holly being booed at the NTAs for allegedly queue-jumping to see the Queen lying in state. Have we gone too far? Is Holly’s ‘nation’s sweetheart’ status just making her ripe for a fall? What part do you play in online pillorying? Listen in team for our thoughts. Original music by Matt J Brown at WeAreOK.com
29/10/22·11m 45s

Quickie: Are yer boobs ok?

Anna and Polly chat tits, bangers, boobs, baps, wangers and udders to get you in the zone for checking them out for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. More than anything this is an ode to the ladies and how they now fail the pencil - and pencil case - test.
27/10/22·14m 0s

Seyi Akiwowo on Tattle, kid’s online safety and cancel culture

In this episode Anna and Polly go into the dark depths of the internet with online safety activist Seyi Akiwowo.The trio talk about Tattle, comparison culture and the abusive nature of the internet. This is not a pity party for anyone who operates online but it’s a deep dive into the inhuman way social media pits humans against each other. They talk Andrew Tate, keeping your kids safe online and how to be a good digital citizen. Two words: love bombing. Instead of picking someone apart, try throwing energy and emojis at someone you really like. More than anything this episode is a call to arms to big social media giants hiding behind a big pixelated wall. Original music by Matt J Brown at WeAreOK.com
20/10/22·42m 52s

Quickie: Do you judge women for casual sex?

Polly signs up to a new app called TapDat that promotes casual, consensual sex with strangers. She doesn’t get tapped (despite someone called ‘BigSchlong’ hovering) but we question why casual sex makes women sluts and men ‘lads’ to be championed. Oh and there’s also a chat about rampant sex in care homes and how STDs are on the rise in the silver-haired shaggers. Original music by Matt J Brown at WeAreOK.com
18/10/22·19m 30s

Poppy Jay and Rubina Pabani on arranged marriages, sexual liberation and their worst shag

From the critically-acclaimed ‘Brown Girls Do It Too’ podcast, Poppy and Rubina get under the covers with Anna and Polly. The foursome cover worst shags, their ‘number’ and how to have a ‘danger wank’. Like with every episode it’s light and shade with Poppy talking openly about her arranged marriage that ended in divorce and how Asian girls need somewhere to speak freely about pleasure; a place that removes the shame put upon young girls for not playing the arranged marriage game. Poppy and Rubina’s live show ‘Brown Girls Do It Too: Mama Told Me Not To Come’ will be at Soho Theatre from 18th October, before touring the UK from Southampton to Salford! Buy tickets at www.browngirlsdoittoo.com Original music by Matt J Brown at WeAreOK.com
13/10/22·44m 2s

Quickie: This is why you don’t need FemFresh…

Anna and Polly ask what’s the male equivalent of FemFresh. BollockBreeze was offered up by one listener. But jokes aside why are women made to feel their vagina is unclean? It’s self-cleaning. It has a perfect PH balance. Gynaecologists and doctors say stop believing the feminine hygiene product hype. Original music by Matt J Brown at WeAreOK.com
11/10/22·13m 30s

Nicola Chapman on masking pain, her MS diagnosis and learning how to live

This is one of the most open-hearted episodes to date where beauty YouTube queen Nic Chapman talks about her MS diagnosis and the light she’s found in a traumatic darkness. She’s one of the few people to speak up about not feeling attached to her baby initially and she also breaks down the stigma of reaching out for help in that maternal fug. It’s a story of love, loss and unending optimism from a woman who built an empire on papering over the cracks with make-up and is now fully laid bare. Prepare to laugh and cry in equal measure. Original music by Matt J Brown at WeAreOK.com
06/10/22·55m 31s

Quickie: Do you need a threesome?

Anna and Polly dig deep on threesomes, foursomes and swinging as they uncover that you probably know someone doing someone - consensually - alongside their partner. But is it worth the sexual excitement and how to know if your relationship can take another person in the bedroom? Original music by Matt J Brown at WeAreOK.com
04/10/22·11m 54s

Oloni on fake orgasms, bad sex and your erotic fantasies

Stop faking orgasms and get with Dami ‘Oloni’ Olonisakin’s sex programme. In this no-holds-barred chat, Anna and Polly strip down the misogynistic layers stopping them from coming. From re-educating your partner on sex toys to stopping with the whole ‘spicing things up in the bedroom’ chat – which makes them collectively cringe – it’s about owning YOUR pleasure. Whether you’ve just met someone off Bumble or you’ve been married for 25 years. Oh and the big question: Why is there only FemFresh? Why not MenFresh? Original music by Matt J Brown at WeAreOK.com
29/09/22·43m 56s

Quickie: Is it PMT or peri-menopause?

In this episode Anna and Polly talk hormones with Dr Sohere Roked from your first period to the peri-menopause your hormones could be messing with mind, body and soul. This episode is like a hug in podcast form. It’s not you, it’s your hormones. Original music by Matt J Brown at WeAreOK.com.
27/09/22·17m 17s

Bryony Gordon on hair loss, ditching the booze and finding herself in the darkness

There’s tears of laughter and tears of sadness in this episode where author and journalist Bryony Gordon opens up about her alopecia. She speaks about a world that defines women by how they look; how their hair looks. How her self worth and self loathing started at just 12 years old and how she wants to break the cycle for her own daughter. She speaks about her relationship to men, alcohol, work and friends in this uplifting but unveiling chat about what it is to navigate the world as a woman in 2022. Original music by Matt J Brown at WeAreOK.com
22/09/22·57m 17s

Quickie: When is it ok to pierce a child’s ears?

After getting their first tattoo together last week, Anna and Polly deep dive into a world of piercings and tattoos. The average age of girls getting ears pierced is 7 and there’s a current petition to get child piercings banned. What side of the fence do you sit on? And, more importantly, does having a tattoo at 41 mean you are on the verge of a midlife crisis? Original music from Matt J Brown at WeAreOK.com
20/09/22·11m 33s

Sophie Morgan on life after a car crash, ableism and otherism

Sophie Morgan speaks openly and powerfully to Anna and Polly about navigating life after a car crash - she’s clear it wasn’t an ‘accident’ - at the age of 18. Overnight her life changed and her access to the world shifted. She speaks clearly about her strength as a Disabled woman but also the weakness of a world not set up for basic access. Access to the London Underground. Access to an EasyJet flight. She wants to open the world to otherism - not patronising or Molly coddling anyone who is Disabled. To treat her as a human. She’s vehemently against shaming anyone who makes a mistake and wants to open your eyes and heart to growing, to understanding Disability and to centre her outside of her mobility aid. It’s a heartfelt - and in places heartbreaking - call to arms for humans to be, well, human. And for the world - at the very least - to be more accessible to everyone. On a personal note, this episode meant a great deal to us as Polly opens up about her experience as a mother of beautiful Disabled twins, Fox and Lili. Expect to laugh as much as you cry and - on an essential level - to learn how to raise children that aren’t ableist. Original music by Matt J Brown at WeAreOK.com
15/09/22·48m 29s

Quickie: Do you have WhatsApp Group Anxiety (WAGA)?

Do you wake up and feel overwhelmed by the little red number detailing how many unread messages you have? Like a ticker tape of expectation. The family WhatsApp groups, friends WhatsApp groups, the WhatsApp group that’s 1,456 comments deep about a vague friend’s baby shower present? The overwhelm is real and Anna and Polly deep dive into WAGA (WhatsApp Group Anxiety). Original music by Matt J Brown at WeAreOK.com
13/09/22·10m 33s

Dr Martha on back to school anxiety, bullying and dealing with school pressure

If your child - of any age - has gone back to school this week, this episode is for you. After joining us for an amazing Quickie on dealing with parental rage, psychologist Dr Martha is back for a full episode after your requests. She chats to us about how to deal with separation anxiety, how to support your child if they're being bullied and the mounting pressure the education system puts on our children. Original music by Matt J Brown at WeAreOK.com
08/09/22·47m 6s

Quickie: Do you need a marriage sabbatical?

In light of Celia Walden admitting she took 6 weeks off from being around Piers Morgan (understandable) to ‘help their marriage’, this episode looks into the marriage sabbatical. Do you need some time out? Grab a chair and listen in. Original music by Matt J Brown at WeAreOK.com
06/09/22·11m 52s

Joeli Brearley on maternity discrimination, brutal childcare costs and online hate

If you’ve ever been fooked over at work for daring to have a baby, this one’s for you. Campaigner and founder of the charity Pregnant Then Screwed (but we're a podcast, so we're using the original name Pregnant Then Fucked), joins us to discuss why childcare is on the brink of collapse, the shocking stories of maternity discrimination she's dealt with and how women are now choosing to abort wanting pregnancies because they can't afford the costs. She also talks about how campaigning for vulnerable women took a toll on her mental health and the online abuse she's faced. Original music by Matt J Brown at WeAreOK.com
01/09/22·53m 8s

Quickie: How to keep your kids safe online

Natasha Devon speaks frankly and informedly about the very real issue of online safety among kids. From Andrew Tate misogynist hate to pyramid schemes among teens, she’s breaking down - instead of trying to break - the internet for parents, teachers and the next generation. Original music by Matt J Brown at WeAreOK.com
30/08/22·17m 21s

Jacqueline Gold on on rampant rabbits, orgasm gaps and sex after trauma

The orgasm gap is real and Anna and Polly are here to bridge it with an Ann Summers dildo. Jacqueline Gold, CEO of the multi-million pound sex emporium speaks up about finding the right sex toy and centring female pleasure in a world that’s historically focused on the penis. They talk sex after trauma, wielding your sexual power in the bedroom and boardroom and the first ever dildo to land in Ann Summers stores in the 70s. It’s called ‘The Hermit’ and it’s a world away from the rampant rabbit. This episode well and truly hits the G-spot. Original music by Matt J Brown at WeAreOK.com
25/08/22·36m 37s

Quickie: Are you properly raging?

Why is it more socially acceptable for men to rage and not women? Is a rage revolution coming? This week we also chat to the director of the new film She-Hulk, Kat Coiro. Original music by Matt Brown at WeAreOK.com
23/08/22·17m 5s

Louise Broadbridge on mum shaming, PND vs ‘baby blues’ and mucus plugs

Louise Broadbridge from @thehonestmidwife joins us for an in-depth interview. Catch the previous episode for our audience Q+A with her. Original music by Matt J Brown at WeAreOK.com
18/08/22·48m 53s

Quickie: Call the midwife

Louise Broadbridge @thehonestmidwife answers your knocked-up questions. She covers babies screaming blue murder, tongue-tie, colic, leaky boobs, knackered souls and when the ‘baby blues’ crosses the line to PND. Just to preface for any soon-to-be-parents: the smell of your baby’s head is worth all the above. Original music from Matt J Brown at WeAreOK.com
16/08/22·14m 0s

Caroline Hirons on Botox, ageing and taking on Gwyneth Paltrow

What happens when a renowned skincare expert meets Polly, the woman who uses sudocrem (and once anusol) as moisturiser? Tune in to find out. Caroline Hirons chats to us about the dangers of unregulated cosmetic procedures, how she tackles misinformation online and her beef with Gwyneth Paltrow. PS: Sorry Caroline, we should have warned you about Pol. Check out Caroline's new app (the Google of skincare) here: skinrocks.app.link/download_the_skin_rocks_app Original music by Matt J Brown at WeAreOK.com
11/08/22·51m 37s

Quickie: How to not lose your sh*t at the kids

This week's episode is the not-so-quick-quickie. Have you got to that stage of the summer holidays when you're losing your shit at your kids? If yes, then this episode is for you. Anna's joined by clinical psychologist Dr Martha to talk us through how to deal with the pressure of the school holidays, be a better parent and look after ourselves. Original music by Matt J Brown at WeAreOK.com
09/08/22·27m 36s

Cilla Raie on single parenting, maternity discrimination and singing her heart out

This week's guest is the singer-songwriter Cilla Raie. She speaks about how the music industry pushes women and mothers out. (Over the past decade women make up just 12.7% of songwriters and only 2.8% of producers.) How this has to change and how all industries need to recognise this biological juncture. The leaking breasts, the postnatal depression, the separation anxiety. The reality of what your mind and body goes through when you leave your child to go back to work. This is a story about a woman singing her heart out in an industry that closes the door to women. Especially Black women. Original music by Matt J Brown at WeAreOK.com
04/08/22·32m 7s

Quickie: How to actually #bekind

It all started with a message Anna received by a woman called Jessie. It showcased the beautiful kindness from a stranger and restored our faith in the world. This week we're reading out some of the most liked messages from you. It's not the 'Be Kind' hashtags and t-shirts - but what kindness really means. Original music by Matt J Brown at WeAreOK.com
02/08/22·11m 18s

Helen Thorn on sex, finding her libido and life after divorce

You might know her as one half of the comedy duo Scummy Mummies but she's also the Sunday Times bestselling author of Get Divorced, Be Happy. This week's guest is Helen Thorn and you do not want to miss this episode. She talks to us about getting divorced after 20 years of marriage, the moment she found out her husband was having an affair and how her best friend picked her up during the heartbreak. She also chats about finding her sexuality and libido after divorce. Original music by Matt J Brown at WeAreOK.com
28/07/22·46m 43s

Quickie: Caught in the (sex) act

What's the weirdest place you've had sex? This week we're talking about getting caught in the act after a vicar has been caught performing a sex act with Henry the hoover (yes really). Original music by Matt J Brown.
26/07/22·10m 33s

Louise Boyce on plus size modelling, ageism and panic attacks

TW: This episodes contains references of eating disorders. Today we're joined by Louise Boyce, also known as Mama Still Got It on Instagram and TikTok. She's a model and founder of 'Push It Out’ which campaigns for brands to disclose the use of fake bumps for models in maternity wear. She started this amazing campaign after she was told she’d no longer be able to continue working as a model after she became pregnant. Original music by Matt J Brown.
21/07/22·37m 14s

Quickie: The hungover games

It's estimated you waste 252 hours per year being hungover. This week we're discussing alcohol and hangovers, after our interview with Cat Sims. Why do Brits love drinking so much? And does the new hangover pill work? We put it to the test. Original music by Matt J Brown.
19/07/22·15m 38s

Poorna Bell on grieving, powerlifting and racism in journalism

This week's guest is journalist, author and powerlifter Poorna Bell. We discuss the challenges of breaking into the journalism and publishing industries as a south Asian woman, why she decided to become a competitive powerlifter and navigating dating in your 40s. Original music by Matt J Brown.
14/07/22·50m 5s

Quickie: Closing the orgasm gap

Have you ever faked an orgasm? Apparently if you shudder saying the word ‘clit’ you’re likely to fake orgasms. In this week's quickie we're chatting about how we can close the orgasm gap and why SO many of us are faking it. Original music by Matt J Brown.
12/07/22·14m 55s

Natasha Devon on toxic friendships, #womensupportingwomen and bitchin’

Have you experienced a toxic friendship? This week we're joined by campaigner and LBC presenter Natasha Devon to discuss her new book 'Toxic' - which explores such friendships. We chat about how to spot a coercive friendship, how to break up with a toxic friend and how you can support your children if you suspect it's happening to them. Original music by Matt J Brown.
07/07/22·49m 57s

Quickie: Sex clubbing and Killing Kittens

Ever wondered what it's like to go to a sex club? This week we're joined by Emma Sayle, CEO of Killing Kittens, the social network where women come first - it's a shame-free community for dating, sex ed and so much more. We ask her everything you've wondered: Who goes? What's it like inside? Do you have to participate? Can you bring your own sex toys? Original music by Matt J Brown.
05/07/22·18m 52s

Ashley James on big boobs, tabloid shame and not being Made in Chelsea

Presenter Ashley James joins us this week. She chats about being bullied into ditching her Geordie accent and why she's on a mission to stop the tabloids from shaming women's bodies. Original music by Matt J Brown.
30/06/22·36m 19s

Quickie: Ageing gracefully/disgracefully

Is it true that women start to feel invisible at 45? This week we’re discussing ageing - why is there more pressure for women to look younger? And what lengths would you go to look more youthful? We’re putting viral TikTok anti-ageing hacks to the test. We try a face tape which apparently gives an ‘instant face lift’ (and we see if you can do it cheaper with gaffer tape). We also try the most terrifying anti-aging mask and a jaw sculpter. You don't want to miss this. Original music by Matt J Brown.
28/06/22·18m 53s

Cat Sims on alcoholism, AA and gin O'clock

TW: This episode contains references of sexual assault. Cat Sims - also known as Not So Smug Now - grew a huge following on TikTok for her hilarious parenting videos during the pandemic. But during that time, she also came to terms with her relationship with alcohol. Now 7 months sober, she talks to us about the moment she realised she was an alcoholic and needed help, and challenges along the way. Original music by Matt J Brown.
23/06/22·53m 10s

Quickie: Passing wind in space with Tim Peake

Did you know that during production of Toy Story 2, Pixar accidentally deleted the whole film? It was saved by a new mother who worked from home and had the movie saved on her computer. That woman was Galyn Susman and she joins us on the podcast this week. We also speak to the British astronaut Tim Peake, who answers your kids' burning questions. Original music by Matt J Brown.
21/06/22·21m 6s

Demi Rose on OnlyFans, shame and Ayahuasca

Ever wondered about how OnlyFans works? We’re joined by model Demi Rose who shares why she decided to join the platform. Plus we chat to her about her life: from caring for her disabled mother, losing both parents and being bullied at school, to becoming an Instagram star with nearly 20 million followers. We also discuss shame, unrealistic beauty standards and her experiences with Ayahuasca. Original music by Matt J brown.
16/06/22·46m 24s

Quickie: The Spiderman monkey face sex position

Have you ever heard of the Spiderman monkey face sex position? No, nor did Anna. This quickie is all about sex positions - including the ones you've never heard of (and probably don't want to try). Original music by Matt J Brown.
14/06/22·12m 3s

Anna Whitehouse and Polly Hazlewood on Love Island v Love Handle Island

Love Island is back on our screens. Would anyone watch our remake Love Handle Island? It's the same premise - but for divorced, perimenopausal women to find love (or a shag). Any takers? We also chat about the documentary 'The man with a penis on his arm', micropenises and labiaplasties. Original music by Matt J Brown
09/06/22·23m 28s

Quickie: How good is feminist porn?

Today's quickie is all about porn. While many lambast it for degrading women, is there a space for feminist porn? Anna reviews one of Erika Lust’s films - the director who creates porn for women. Plus find out what happened when Anna and Polly tried to make a porn film club. Original music by Matt J Brown at WeAreOK.com.
01/06/22·14m 5s

Polly Hazlewood on the best and worst one-night-stands

One night stands are in decline, according to researchers. So we thought we'd treat your ears to our best and worst (spoiler: guess who was accidentally pissed on). Original music by Matt J Brown at WeAreOK.com.
26/05/22·30m 46s

Anna Whitehouse on Flex Appeal and breaking down the 9-5

This week we're doing something a bit different. On top of speaking to inspirational women, this podcast is also a place for us to discuss the topics that are close to us. Anna has been campaigning for flexible working since 2015 - the goal is to make it the norm. Flexible working is not solely for parents, it’s not something only for ‘mummies that want to see more of their babies’. It’s about a fundamental shift in how we work. It’s about giving humans – all humans – the flexibility to do the job they need to in a way that works for both employer and employee. Original music by Matt J Brown at WeAreOK.com.
19/05/22·25m 22s

Quickie: Handjob tips from the pros

The news you've been waiting for! We are launching an extra weekly bonus episode: the Dirty Mother Pukka Quick & Dirty. Every week we'll be testing all the things you might be too scared to: think sessions with a divorce coach and what it's like to attend a sex party. But first we bring you the handjob workshop; Anna shares the top tips she received while attending the workshop in Amsterdam. We're finally putting the dirty in Dirty Mother Pukka. Original music by Matt J Brown at WeAreOK.com.
17/05/22·11m 41s

Sophie Walker on trolling, people pleasing and women in politics

In this episode we're joined by former leader of the Women's Equality Party, Sophie Walker. She shares the challenges of being a woman leader of a political party during such a divisive period; from online hate to why she needed to enter an interview through the backdoor to avoid potential confrontation. She also discusses the basic changes we need for make society fairer for women. Original music by Matt J Brown at WeAreOK.com.
12/05/22·36m 42s

Rachel Riley on upskirting, misogyny in the media and motherhood

Today’s guest is none other than the Countdown co-presenter and author of ‘At Sixes and Sevens’ Rachel Riley. In this episode she shares how she deals with the torrent of abuse she receives on social media and how social networks can do more to protect women. Plus we discuss the fallout from public shaming and her experiences of misogyny and objectification as a young woman in the TV industry. Original music by Matt J Brown at WeAreOK.com.
05/05/22·46m 38s

Cathy Reay on ableism, raising her voice and polyamory

In this episode we're joined by the writer and journalist Cathy Reay. She shares how she's navigating the world of motherhood, the challenges of building a platform as a person with a disability, experiences of ableism and what led her to try polyamory after a decade-long monogamous marriage. Original music by Matt J Brown at WeAreOK.com.
28/04/22·32m 49s

Alice Liveing on domestic abuse, adult acne and exercising for herself

TW: This episode discusses domestic abuse. This week’s guest is the personal trainer and fitness author Alice Liveing; she chats about her challenges with body image and diet culture and shares her experience of domestic abuse and giving evidence in court to put her abuser behind bars. If you are in immediate danger of domestic abuse please call 999. For more support you can contact the National Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0808 2000 247. Original music by Matt J Brown at WeAreOK.com.
21/04/22·36m 5s

Zoe Hardman on menopause, misogyny and losing Caroline Flack

TW: This episode discusses eating disorders. This week's guest is Heart presenter Zoe Hardman where she shares her experience with anorexia after being on the hit TV show Playing It Straight, what it's like going through the early menopause in her 30s and how the press needs to change after losing her close friend Caroline Flack. Original music by Matt J Brown at WeAreOK.com.
14/04/22·41m 28s

Natalie Lee on body confidence, calling a vulva a vulva and feeling herself

In this episode we're joined by blogger and author Natalie Lee, aka Style Me Sunday, whose debut book Feeling Myself is out in June. We discuss reframing divorce and how you come to terms with ending a 24-year relationship, her recent ADHD diagnosis and shedding the shame of self-pleasure. Original music by Matt J Brown at WeAreOK.com.
07/04/22·34m 54s

Giovanna Fletcher on postnatal depression, bullying and being queen of the castle

TW: This episode discusses post-natal depression. This week we're joined by author, podcaster and presenter Giovanna Fletcher. In this emotional episode, she opens up about maternal mental health and experiencing post-natal depression after giving birth to her third child Max. She also shares how she juggles work and family life, plus why being bullied as a child means she no longer cares what strangers think about her. Original music by Matt J Brown at WeAreOK.com.
31/03/22·35m 40s

Florence Given on orgasming, being queer and dumping boys

She's one of the youngest authors to write a Sunday Times bestseller; she's also an activist, illustrator and podcaster. This week we're joined by Florence Given and it's a juicy one. She shares her tips for better sex, tells us how her friends' experiences of sexual harassment in clubs motivated her to start her platform and chats about the moment which led her to finally dump her boyfriend. Original music by Matt J Brown at WeAreOK.com.
24/03/22·25m 36s

Mary Portas on dismantling the 9-5, green washing and single parenting

In this week's episode we're joined by brand guru and broadcaster Mary Portas. She tells us why she ditched her iconic red bob and how the pandemic was cataclysmic for her and her business; forcing her to re-assess everything she once knew. We also discuss how she navigated raising her younger brother after the death of her parents, plus what gave her the courage to share her relationship with a woman with the world. Original music by Matt J Brown.
17/03/22·34m 39s

Stella Creasey on maternity discrimination, trolls and babies in Parliament

TW: This episode discusses baby loss. This week’s guest is none other than the Labour legend who is standing up for all mums every day, voting for women’s rights in parliament and doing it in style with her baby in a sling. Stella Creasy MP joins me to talk about the highs and lows of being a politician and a mother, and to talk about the lesser-known shoe fetish requests she receives from strangers online. Yes, you read that correctly. Original music by Matt J Brown.
10/03/22·25m 47s

Quickie: How to date after divorce

Our chat with Cherry was SO good we couldn't cut it all - so here's a little bit extra for you. In this bonus episode she shares her three golden dating rules, tells us the worst date she's been on and answers that burning (quite literally) question we've been wanting to know since reading her book: does she still bleach her bum hole?
07/03/22·9m 45s

Cherry Healey on divorce, bad Tinder dates and beauty standards

This week we’re joined by TV presenter Cherry Healey. She’s presented documentaries like Ten Years Younger and written the book Letters to My Fanny. We discuss the shame around masturbation and her journey of self-pleasure, plus the importance of consent and how it feels when that line is crossed. The pain - and equal relief - of divorce is also covered as Cherry details the judgement she faced when she separated from her husband. Original music by Matt J Brown.
03/03/22·33m 53s

Myleene Klass on miscarriage, misogyny and her #metoo moment

It’s here and it’s dirty. Well, that’s a lie, it’s not as filthy as co-hosts Anna and Polly had hoped because they’re exhausted, disillusioned mothers with limited time. Congealed ketchup on plates and fruity pet names are as X-rated as the pair get in the launch episode. But their guest Myleene Klass dishes the dirt on the music industry in a post #metoo era. Directors asking her to take clothes off in an ‘audition’ and songwriters getting too close and personal by the piano. In this no holds barred chat Myleene talks about getting booed off stage, her first snog, what it's like to be kissed and have someone tell on you. And the heartbreaking experience of losing a baby - and, in turn, losing a part of yourself. There’s highs, there’s lows, there’s light and shade. Welcome to Dirty Mother Pukka: Strap in for the ride. Original music by Matt J Brown.
24/02/22·42m 23s

Dirty Mother Pukka is back!

Dirty Mother Pukka is back - and this podcast will show the full 360-degrees of women. This is where women turn up, show up and be themselves. Women who stand up in the House of Commons and love a Jilly Cooper novel. Women who are tired of being compartmentalised and boxed up. Think feminism with a side of Mills & Boon filth. Listen and subscribe now on Global Player.
16/02/22·1m 36s

Somethings Coming....

Somethings coming....
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