Scummy Mummies - Podcast

Scummy Mummies - Podcast

United Kingdom

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

Episodes

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!

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!

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!

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!

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!

Episode 90: Food and Italy Special  

What's the best way to cook with kids? How do you make the best Bolognese? And do Italian mamas ever just give their children chicken nuggets? To answer all these questions we have actual Italians Caterina, Laura and Francesca! They are the authors of My Little Sous-Chef, a tandem cookbook that makes it easy for kids and parents to prepare food together. We chat about the differences between Italian and British parents, and find out what they REALLY think of our food. We discover whether it's actually worth making your own pasta, and where to find the best pizza in the world. Then, as a thank you to our Italian friends, we present a cultural exchange by making them eat pizza we cooked in a microwave. You can follow My Little Sous-Chef on Twitter and Facebook, and buy the eBook on Amazon. **BUY OUR BOOK!** The Scummy Mummies book is out on 9 March, but you can order yours now via Amazon! 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! Special thanks to iheartwines.co.uk who supplied the wine that fuelled this podcast. The Italians liked it, so it must be alright. Thank you for listening!

Episode 89: Agony Aunt Special with Philippa Perry  

What's the secret to a happy, healthy relationship? How often should we have sex? What's the number one behaviour we should model for our children? To answer these questions, we welcome ace psychotherapist Philippa Perry. She tells us why it's important to let go of being right, and why we should be open to being changed by our kids. There's some chat about Philippa's recent Radio 4 show, and why children telling lies is something to be celebrated. There's also practical advice about how to help older siblings handle a new baby, what to do if you lose your temper, and how to cope with those days where everything gets too much. We discuss whether it's OK to row, and finally solve the issue of whether Helen's husband should leave his shoes in the lounge. Philippa's book, How to Stay Sane, is out now. You can follow her on Twitter @philippa_perry. 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!

Episode 88: Mistletoe and Whine: Christmas Special with Jessie and Steve  

It's Christmas! Time to welcome back two of our most available guests, Nurse Jessie and Steve Hill. We chat about our favourite Christmas songs, and share our highlights and lowlights of 2016. There's a bumper festive edition of our popular filth-based game, Anything For Money. As always, Ham Review is back, and we round off with some Christmassy confessions. This podcast was fuelled by some delicious pinot grigio from iheartwines.co.uk. Do buy some wine off them, it's lovely! We would like to wish all our listeners a very Merry Christmas. Thank you so much for your support. We read every message we get sent and they mean so much to us - they're what gives us the motivation to keep going. Please keep listening, and do write and tell us what you'd like more or less of on the podcast in 2017: scummymummiespodcast@gmail.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! Merry Christmas!

Episode 87: Hurrah for Gin Special  

Our guest for this episode is megablogger author Katie Kirby, otherwise known as Hurrah For Gin! We discuss how she turned her hilarious stick figure cartoons into a best-selling book. She reveals the one post her husband wasn't happy with, and shows us the tattoo on her bum. There's some chat about writing, making money from blogging, and which Thomas the Tank Engine character we'd "do". As always, we round off with Scummy Mummy Confessions. Hurrah for Gin: A Book for Perfectly Imperfect Parents is out now. Katie's blog is at hurrahforgin.com, and she's on Twitter @hurrahforgin. The Scummy Mummies book isn't out till 9 March, but you can pre-order it right 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, do tell your friends! Thank you for listening!

Episode 86: Don't Buy Her Flowers Special with Steph Douglas  

What's the best gift to get a new mum? Why shouldn't you buy her flowers? And what's the worst present our husbands ever gave us? We answer all these questions and more in this episode, with special guest Steph Douglas. She tells us all about how she set up her own business, and why it makes women cry. We discuss the phenomenon of being hangry, what it's like to have a vicar for a dad, and where to buy the best fried chicken in London. Then we play a new game - Did Our Husbands Really Give Us That? - before rounding off with Scummy Mummy Confessions. You can not buy someone flowers via dontbuyherflowers.com, and follow Steph on Facebook and Instagram. 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!

Episode 85: Step-Parenting Special with Sarah Powell  

How long should you wait to introduce your kids to a new partner? What's Lady Gaga really like? And what's the best way to cut up cherry tomatoes? Answering all these questions is Heat Radio's Sarah Powell! She shares her favourite life hacks and tells us about the time she raided Take That's mini bar. We chat about her appearances on This Morning, and discover who is filthiest out of Holly and Phil or Eamonn and Ruth. Then it's time for FAMILY CHAT. Sarah talks about life with her boyfriend, his two daughters, and why she doesn't like the term "step-mother". She gives us her tips on meeting your partner's children for the first time, and how to establish a relationship. As always we round off with Scummy Mummy Confessions, this time involving a head torch and some screaming. You can catch the brilliant Jules and Sarah podcast on iTunes and YouTube. Sarah's on Twitter - @thissarahpowell - and her website is sarahpowell.co.uk. Thank you to Most Wanted Wines, who supplied us with a lovely Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc to aid the recording of this podcast. Did the trick. 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!

Episode 84: Girls & Sex Special with Peggy Orenstein  

This episode is especially not suitable for children, as we discuss a wide range of filth - everything from sexting and porn to front bottoms and Top Gun. Our guest is the wonderful Peggy Orenstein, author of new book Girls & Sex. She tells us what kids are really up to these days, and why we should all copy lesbians and the Dutch. Then it's time for PRACTICAL CHAT - Peggy reveals when we should start talking to our children about sex, how to start that conversation, and what we should call their bits. Ellie is thrilled to learn she is a "demisexual", and to discover she is one degree of separation closer to Kelly McGillis. Peggy's ace book is out now. You can follow her on Twitter - @peggyorenstein. 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!

Episode 83: The Unmumsy Mum Special  

She's one of the UK's biggest bloggers, she's a best-selling author, and now she's on our podcast - it's Sarah Turner, otherwise known as The Unmumsy Mum! We chat about why she started her blog, and the challenges we all faced as new mums. There are various tangents about tiredness, judging each other, and rum balls. Then it's time for some fun as we play our new favourite game, Anything For Money! Find out what unspeakable thing Ellie would do to Daddy Pig for a million pounds. In Book Chat, Sarah tells us about how she got to the top of the Sunday Times bestseller list, and how she's getting on with the sequel - The Unmumsy Mum's Diary, out in February. We finish off with the Unmumsy Mum's Scummy Mummy Confession. You can read Sarah's brilliant blog at theunmumsymum.blogspot.co.uk. Her first book, The Unmumsy Mum, is out now, and she's on Twitter @theunmumsymum. 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!

Episode 82: Sally Phillips Special  

IT'S SALLY PHILLIPS! She tells us all about her new documentary, the new Bridget Jones film, and why sperm is one of Denmark's biggest exports. There's some serious talk about Sally's experience of having a child with Down's Syndrome, and why she wants to start a conversation about screening. Then we move on to Career Chat - Sally discusses Smack the Pony, Veep, and reveals what Colin Firth is really like. The Scummy Mummies workshop their new gameshow idea, Anything For Money, and we discover how much you'd have to pay Ellie to snog Nigel Farage. Sorry about the drilling early on - it does stop after a minute or two, promise! Here are the websites Sally mentions: Future of Down's Downside Up Lose the Label Her documentary is on BBC2 on Wednesday 5 October. 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!

Episode 81: TV's Cherry Healey Returns!  

One minute she's feeding Greg Wallace chips on Celebrity Masterchef, the next she's riding her mum bike round the Olympic velodrome, and trying to lick David James. Yes, it's TV's Cherry Healey! She tells us how she got her start in television, and we discuss what we wanted to be when we grow up. We also cover the tricky topic of baby names, and share some super Scummy Mummy Confessions. By the way, did you know our Ellie is on the telly too? She's co-starring in new video games show Dara O'Briain's Go 8 Bit. It's currently showing at 10pm Monday nights on Dave, or you can watch it online. Cherry's fabulous book, Letters to my Fanny, is out now. You can follow her on Twitter @cherryhealey. The booze for this podcast was supplied by Most Wanted Wines, and very nice it was too. Thanks, Most Wanted! If anyone else would like to send us free wine, or free anything really, please email scummymummiespodcast@gmail.com. You can catch Cherry and us talk about motherhood at the fabulous Stylist Live event on Thursday 13 October, 4pm. Grab tickets from live.stylist.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! Thank you for listening!

Episode 80: Expat Special with Patrick Garratt  

How honest should we be with our kids about drugs? How do you get a novel published? What's it like to live in the most underpopulated part of France with three children under five? Answering these seemingly unrelated questions is the brilliant Patrick Garratt! We kick off with Expat Pat Chat, where he tells us why his decision to move abroad was "incredibly stupid, in retrospect." Helen does something inappropriate, again, and tells us about her own European dream. (This episode was recorded before the Brexit vote, so it's in ruins now obviously.) Then it's time for Expat Pat Tat Chat, as our guest reveals how becoming a dad inspired him to colour in his arm. And in Book Chat, we discuss Pat's new novel, Deg, which is out this autumn. Ellie presents her new game, To Brie Or Not To Brie, and we finish off with Scummy Mummy Confessions. You can follow Pat on Twitter @patlike, and if you like video games you should check out his website - vg247.com. Deg is now available for pre-order. 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!

Episode 79: Reggie and Bollie at Camp Bestival  

In this short but very special episode, we talk to X-Factor stars Reggie and Bollie! They reveal why they got told off for being too happy, and where Cheryl takes people for posh nosh. Plus there's some exclusive celebrity chat about taking the bins out. This podcast was recorded live at Camp Bestival, where we did a Scummy Mummies show at the same time Reggie and Bollie were on the main stage. Listen in to find out who got the biggest audience. Reggie and Bollie are on Twitter, and tour dates can be found at reggie-n-bollie.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!

Episode 78: Quiz Special with Miles Jupp  

Our guest for this episode is Miles Jupp, host of Radio 4's The News Quiz and star of Balamory! He tells us what it's like having five kids, discusses his bitter rivalry with Mister Maker, and does the sexiest impression of Craig McLachlan anyone will ever hear. We find out what's REALLY going on in Balamory, and Helen reveals how she's using a Fitbit to spice up her sex life. We also do a bit of Bible Dipping to ask the Lord if Bananarama will ever come on the podcast. Then it's time to turn the tables as we present Miles with our special Scummy Mummies Quiz. Miles' new stand-up tour starts this autumn - visit milesjupp.co.uk for dates and tickets. He is not on Twitter. We are, though! @scummymummies. We're also on Instagram and Facebook. Please send your confessions to scummymummiespodcast@gmail.com and visit us at ScummyMummies.com. And if you're going to Camp Bestival this weekend - come and say hello! We're performing our show at 2pm on Friday 29 July, then co-hosting a comedy workshop at 11am on the Saturday, followed by the Secret Mummies' Wine Club at 8.30pm. (The last one is a ticketed event.) All in the Literary Institute tent. Thank you for listening!

Episode 77: Stacey Solomon Special  

Episode 77: Stacey Solomon Special She's an X-Factor star, an I'm a Celebrity jungle queen, and now she's a Scummy Mummies podcast guest - it's Stacey Solomon! Stacey tells us what it's like to have a baby at 18, and how she manages being a single mum. We chat about being judged on the school run, and whether she'd let her own kids audition for The X-Factor. Then it's time for Judges' Houses as Stacey judges the Scummy Mummies' singing, in her actual house! Find out which one of us gets through to the live show. There's a surprise celebrity cameo, and we round off with an amazing confession involving the Hollywood sign and a rogue poo. Find out what Stacey's up to by visiting staceyxsolomon.com. Her latest book, Walk on By, is out now. She's on Twitter @staceysolomon. We're also 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!

Episode 76: Mid-Life Crisis Special with Miranda Sawyer  

The amazing Miranda Sawyer is our guest for this episode! She tells us all about having kids later in life, dealing with mid-life panic, and getting off with Grace Jones. We discuss Miranda's time working on Smash Hits, when she interviewed everyone from Madonna to Bros, and she tells us what's wrong with music today. Then there's some chat about her brilliant new book, Out of Time, which is all about surviving a mid-life crisis: "'You wake one day and everything is wrong. It's as though you went out one warm evening - an evening fizzing with delicious potential, so ripe and sticky-sweet you can taste it on the air - for just one drink ...And woke up two days later in a skip. Except you're not in a skip, you're in an estate car, on the way to an out-of-town shopping mall to buy a balance bike, a roof rack and some stackable storage boxes." To finish off, we discuss why spiralisers are like drugs, and Helen reveals how a recent trip to the hospital has left her without an appendix but with a morphine addiction. Miranda's ace book is available to buy from 30th June. She is on Twitter @msmirandasawyer. 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!

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