206: Anna Whitehouse AKA Mother Pukka

206: Anna Whitehouse AKA Mother Pukka

June 22 2021
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. 
205: Alison Perry on having twins, social anxiety, and body confidence

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

June 8 2021
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!
204: Zeena Moolla on being raised by her Dad

204: Zeena Moolla on being raised by her Dad

May 31 2021
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.
203: Elle Wright's IVF journey

203: Elle Wright's IVF journey

May 11 2021
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. 
202: Clare Balding's Guide to Life

202: Clare Balding's Guide to Life

April 27 2021
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.
201: The Return of Hurrah for Gin, aka Katie Kirby!

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

April 13 2021
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...
200: The 200th Episode! Live from hospital

200: The 200th Episode! Live from hospital

March 30 2021

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! 

199: Music special with YolanDa Brown

199: Music special with YolanDa Brown

March 16 2021
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! 

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

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

March 8 2021
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! 
197: Dr Ranj Returns

197: Dr Ranj Returns

March 6 2021
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. 
196: Millie Mackintosh on having a lockdown baby

196: Millie Mackintosh on having a lockdown baby

February 2 2021
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. 

Episode 195: VV Brown on music, motherhood, and racism

Episode 195: VV Brown on music, motherhood, and racism

January 18 2021
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.

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

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

January 5 2021
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!

Episode 193: Merry Syphilis with Sam Pamphilon and Nurse Jessie

Episode 193: Merry Syphilis with Sam Pamphilon and Nurse Jessie

December 22 2020
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.
192: DJ Nikki Beatnik on long Covid, tour life, and Tom Jones

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

December 8 2020
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! 

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

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

November 24 2020
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. 
Episode 190: Interiors, trapezes, and turning 40 with Emily Murray

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

November 10 2020
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. 
189: How Not to Get Divorced with Sam Pamphilon

189: How Not to Get Divorced with Sam Pamphilon

October 26 2020
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! 
Episode 188: Anxiety, mum guilt, and saying no with Anna Mathur

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

October 13 2020
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!

Episode 187: Being a carer with Penny Wincer

Episode 187: Being a carer with Penny Wincer

September 29 2020

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 

Episode 186: Food Special with Melissa @fowlmouthsfood

Episode 186: Food Special with Melissa @fowlmouthsfood

September 15 2020
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! 
185: Improv, God and Brazilians with Pippa Evans

185: Improv, God and Brazilians with Pippa Evans

September 1 2020
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. 
184: Sindy and Vanel Special

184: Sindy and Vanel Special

August 18 2020
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. 
183: Motherhood, drugs, Buddhism and Star Wars with Tanya Moodie

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

August 4 2020
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. 
 
182: Jess Fostekew on food, comedy, and hairy tuppences

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

July 21 2020
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 Edinburgh 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. 
181: Black Lives Matter Special with Jade Sullivan

181: Black Lives Matter Special with Jade Sullivan

July 7 2020
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
Lockdown Special: Helen's news, homeschooling, and hanging on in there

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

June 23 2020
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.
179: Helping kids with anxiety with Dr Angharad

179: Helping kids with anxiety with Dr Angharad

June 9 2020
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! 
178: Rob da Bank on festivals, fatherhood, and Mr Tumble

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

May 26 2020
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!
177: Dr Ranj - The Lost Episode

177: Dr Ranj - The Lost Episode

May 12 2020
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. 
Episode 176: Colonialism, comedy, and raising teenagers with Njambi McGrath

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

April 28 2020
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. 
175: Sex, strippers and LOLs with Cat and Nat

175: Sex, strippers and LOLs with Cat and Nat

April 14 2020
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...

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

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

April 12 2020
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
Greatest Hits VOL 2 - Mother Pukka, Afrosa Ahmed, Alice Evans, Dara O Briain

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

April 5 2020

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.

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

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

March 29 2020
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?  
174: Legal eagle special with Sarah Langford

174: Legal eagle special with Sarah Langford

March 28 2020
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.