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.


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
09/08/2227m 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
04/08/2232m 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
02/08/2211m 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
28/07/2246m 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.
26/07/2210m 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.
21/07/2237m 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.
19/07/2215m 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.
14/07/2250m 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.
12/07/2214m 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.
07/07/2249m 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.
05/07/2218m 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.
30/06/2236m 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.
28/06/2218m 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.
23/06/2253m 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.
21/06/2221m 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.
16/06/2246m 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.
14/06/2212m 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
09/06/2223m 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.
01/06/2214m 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.
26/05/2230m 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.
19/05/2225m 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.
17/05/2211m 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.
12/05/2236m 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.
05/05/2246m 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.
28/04/2232m 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.
21/04/2236m 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.
14/04/2241m 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.
07/04/2234m 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.
31/03/2235m 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.
24/03/2225m 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.
17/03/2234m 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.
10/03/2225m 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?
07/03/229m 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.
03/03/2233m 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.
24/02/2242m 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.
16/02/221m 36s

Somethings Coming....

Somethings coming....
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