Episode 165: Louise Pentland and Brummy Mummy  of 2 - LIVE in Birmingham

Episode 165: Louise Pentland and Brummy Mummy of 2 - LIVE in Birmingham

November 26 2019
We have two social media legends as our guests today - the amazing Louise Pentland and Emma Conway, otherwise known as Brummy Mummy of 2! 
This episode was recorded LIVE at the Birmingham Podcast Festival in front of an actual audience. We cover everything from Brazilians and body image to managing the work-life balance. 
Episode 164: How to Have More Orgasms with The Hotbed Collective

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

November 12 2019
How do you get over a sex drought? How many women can orgasm from penetrative sex? And does wearing socks in bed really make it easier to come? Answering all these questions are the amazing Anniki and Lisa from The Hotbed Collective! 
Episode 163: Rosie Ramsey on relationships, Strictly and Instagram

Episode 163: Rosie Ramsey on relationships, Strictly and Instagram

October 29 2019
Our guest for this episode is the legend that is Rosie Ramsey! We cover a wide range of topics including how having kids can change your relationship, Coleen vs. Rebecca, and why Rosie used to dress up as a monkey for money. 

Episode 162: Feminism and Climate Change Special with Clementine Ford

Episode 162: Feminism and Climate Change Special with Clementine Ford

October 15 2019
Our guest for this episode is the leading feminist campaigner and best-selling author Clementine Ford! We talk about everything from toxic masculinity and dealing with trolls to teaching our kids about consent. 
There's some chat about motherhood, and Clementine explains how the experience of giving birth strengthened her commitment to fighting for abortion rights. We get some practical advice about raising our children to be feminists and the best baby shower gift you can give, plus we discover an unexpected link between Brussel sprouts and anal sex. 
Episode 161: Tess Daly Special

Episode 161: Tess Daly Special

October 1 2019

Our guest for this episode is TV legend Tess Daly! She tells us how she went from getting spotted outside McDonald's to hosting Strictly Come Dancing

We talk about her strategies for raising two kids, from teaching babies to sleep to dealing with teenagers, and how she tries to balance work and family. There's also some chat about internet safety, and Tess's work with the NSPCC and O2. For more on that topic, go to net-aware.org.uk.  

 

Episode 160: Money Special

Episode 160: Money Special

September 17 2019
What are the top five things you should be doing with your money RIGHT NOW? How should you ask for a pay rise? And do you really need to set up a pension for your kids? Answering all these questions is the brilliant Davinia Tomlinson!
She tells us all about rainchq, the company she set up to close the gender investing gap. We find out what women need to know about investing, and how Davinia's entire career was inspired by Working Girl
Episode 159: Konnie Huq on life hacks, books and Blockbusters

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

September 3 2019
Our guest on this episode is TV legend Konnie Huq! She tells us how she got her big break, and whether they were really all shagging behind the scenes on Blue Peter.
Then it's time for Huq's life hacks, including an innovative way of hiding grey hairs. She share some showbiz stories about being attacked by East 17's dog, and going on Blockbusters with a member of Boyzone. (As promised, we can reveal the member in question was Keith Duffy.)
Episode 158: Arabella Weir on feminism, friendship, and f***ing teenagers

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

August 20 2019

Our guest for this episode is comedy legend Arabella Weir! She tells us about being a single mum, dealing with teenagers, and how to survive being in the PTA.

There's some general chat about her career and the challenges of being a comedian who happens to own a vagina. We manage not to ask her if our bums look big in this, but we do find out about her time in The Fast Show, and how she feels about that catchphrase now. 

Episode 157: Craft Special with Emma Scott-Child

Episode 157: Craft Special with Emma Scott-Child

August 6 2019
If you hate doing craft, this episode is for you! Emma Scott-Child has written a brilliant book for people who are short on time, don't like mess, and don't have £500 to spend in Hobbycraft. She tells us all about it.
We also discuss her career, which has spanned everything from working for Damien Hirst to designing erotic magazines and dog poo bags. Other topics include what it's like to run a business with your husband, and how to cope when your youngest child starts school.  
Episode 156: Nadiya Hussain off of the Bake-Off

Episode 156: Nadiya Hussain off of the Bake-Off

July 23 2019
It's just another day in the life of the Scummy Mummies as we try to describe our vagina catsuits to Bake-Off winner Nadiya Hussain! 
She tells us what her kids think of celebrity lifestyle, and what it was like to bake a birthday cake for the Queen. We find out how many fish fingers she can eat in a row, and Nadiya shares some great life hacks for batch cooking, using up potato peelings and making mushy peas more exciting. We find out a way to hack pickled eggs that will change your life. 
Episode 155: Simon London on adoption, racism, and Twiggy

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

July 9 2019
We tackle some controversial topics in this episode with the help of the brilliant journalist, presenter and telly producer, Simon London! 
He tells us about being adopted at the age of eight, and what it was like to go from a children's home to boarding school. We hear about some of the racism he's faced over the course of his life, and the advice he's giving his son about growing up as a mixed race child.

Episode 154: Food Special with Hungermama

Episode 154: Food Special with Hungermama

June 25 2019
Our guest for this episode is the brilliant Bethie Hungerford, otherwise known as Hungermama! She tells us how she went from being raised in the States on pizzas and burgers to living in London and writing a cookbook. And guess what - her kids ACTUALLY EAT VEGETABLES. We find out her secret. 
Episode 153: Outdoors Special with Dress Like A Mum

Episode 153: Outdoors Special with Dress Like A Mum

June 11 2019
She's fun, she's fashionable, and she's a one-woman festival - it's Dress Like A Mum, also known as Zoe de Pass! 
Zoe joins us in the gardens of the Horniman Museum for a special outdoor recording. We talk about why we love a good park, and in Ellie's case, hate the beach. 
Episode 152: Rebecca Humphries on cats, clits, and life after the Strictly scandal

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

May 28 2019
What's the best bargain make-up brand? How much fun is living with drag queens? And what's it like when your stand-up comedian boyfriend is papped snogging his Strictly partner outside a pub? Answering all these questions is the amazing Rebecca Humphries! 
Episode 151: Sindhu Vee Special

Episode 151: Sindhu Vee Special

May 13 2019
Our guest for this episode is the hilariously brilliant comedian Sindhu Vee! She tells us about her experience of growing up in India, and how parenting styles can differ between east and west. We also learn about a unique discipline technique involving a tea tray. 
Episode 150: Step-families, screen time and gaming with Keza

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

April 30 2019
Our special guest for this episode is Keza MacDonald! We discuss her experience of being a step-mum, and why she changed her mind about having her own kids. There's some chat about dealing with the teenage years, and we find out Keza's number one piece of advice for new step-parents. 

Then it's time for video games chat! Keza is the games editor for The Guardian, so we pick her brains about screentime, age ratings, and what to do if your child decides they want to become a pro gamer. We also talk about YouTube, our favourite games for playing with kids, and how Eurovision destroys families. 
Episode 149: It's Briony off of the Bake Off!

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

April 16 2019
How do you get on The Great British Bake-Off? What's it like to be kissed by Noel Fielding and sworn at by Paul Hollywood? And where does Helen think her cakehole is? Helping us answer all these questions is Briony May Williams!

She reveals what it's really like inside the Bake-Off tent, and where to find the best chocolate cake recipe EVER. There's some chat about running, and we play a new game, Through the Cakehole. Plus we find out who's the best baker out of someone who came fourth in a famous televised national baking competition, and a pissed-up Australian who thinks self-raising flour is a plant that doesn't need watering.
Episode 148: Sophie Ellis-Bextor on pop music and premature babies

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

April 2 2019
How did Sophie Ellis-Bextor offend an arena full of Take That fans? What's the worst lyric she's ever written? And why is she the Craig David of pregnancy? Answering all these questions is ACTUAL SOPHIE ELLIS-BEXTOR!

We are also joined by her brand new baby, the lovely Micky! She tells us what it's like to be mum to five sons, while still managing to record a new album with a full orchestra.
Episode 147: How to be a Better Parent with Philippa Perry

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

March 19 2019
Is your child a Dandelion or an Orchid? What's the one piece of advice every new parent needs to hear? And how do you get kids to put their bloody shoes on? Answering these questions is brilliant psychotherapist Philippa Perry!

She tells us all about her fantastic new book, The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read (And Your Children Will Be Glad That You Did). We talk about why our childhood experiences are so important when it comes to bringing up our own kids, and the best way to cope when they're driving you loopy.
Episode 146: Mel Giedroyc on comedy, motherhood, and Bake-Off

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

March 4 2019
For this episode, we are joined by the amazing Mel Giedroyc - comedy hero, TV star and all-round absolute legend!

She doles out sage advice on everything from handling teenagers to performing at Edinburgh. We talk about the time she sang with Limahl in an airport, and cover other highbrow topics like weeing in the bath. Then it's time for the return of the segment no one asked or expected to hear again: Bin Chat.
Episode 145: Sex, relationships, and having a third child with Steph Douglas

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

February 19 2019
How important is sex to a good relationship? Why do we sometimes need to pull up the drawbridge? And what are the best and worst bits of having a third child? Answering all these questions is Steph Douglas, Instagram sensation and founder of Don't Buy Her Flowers!

She tells us what effect becoming outnumbered has had on her marriage, and why her husband described her third pregnancy as being a bit like Brexit. We talk about the biggest shock that comes with having a new baby, and how counselling can help with the rough patches.
Episode 144: Love, Loss and Laughter with Elle Wright

Episode 144: Love, Loss and Laughter with Elle Wright

February 5 2019
In this episode we chat to the lovely Elle about her son, Teddy, who died a few days after he was born. We talk grief, love, loss, and amazingly, manage to have a few laughs along the way.

Elle discusses her book, Ask Me His Name, and her blog, Feathering the Empty Nest. She tells us why she is sharing Teddy's story and what she wants other grieving parents to know.
Episode 143: Richard Herring talks parenting, comedy, and bins

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

January 22 2019
What's been Richard Herring's favourite moment on stage? Why did he break up with Stewart Lee? And why is he looking forward to his own death? Answering all these questions is actual Richard Herring!

He talks about being an older dad and whether he wishes he'd had kids earlier. We ask his advice about being in a double act, and he tells us why he thinks women comedians are better at it. We mull over controversial topics like mowing the lawn and loading the dishwasher, and introduce a fascinating new section, Bin Chat
Episode 142: Andrea McLean is On Fire

Episode 142: Andrea McLean is On Fire

January 8 2019
It's TV's Andrea McLean! She tells us how she went from weather girl to Loose Woman, what it's like meeting Oprah, and the best Michael Bublé story ever.

We get some advice on dealing with teenagers and getting through tough times. Andrea tells us the two things she wishes she'd known before she started the menopause, and we find out Alexa's views on Brexit.
Episode 141: Ortis Deley talks gadgets and vadgets

Episode 141: Ortis Deley talks gadgets and vadgets

December 25 2018
Our guest for this episode is Ortis Deley, off of CBBC and The Gadget Show! He tells us about how he manages tech time in his house, the best and stupidest gadgets he's ever seen, and whether we really need a wet wipe warmer.

We go behind the scenes on the Smash Hits Roadshow, and find out what happened the night Kerry met Brian. Ortis discusses how he feels about having a second child, and reveals his top mobile phone picks for 2019.
Episode 140: A Very Boozy Christmas

Episode 140: A Very Boozy Christmas

December 11 2018
What have been the highlights of 2018? What was Helen's most embarrassing moment? How do you use anal sex to get out of cooking the turkey? We answer all these questions and more in our bumper Christmas podcast!

Joining us on the couch are Nurse Jessie and Steve Hill, as is the custom. They can get very lonely at this time of year. We hear all about Steve's book, The Card, which is out now and makes a great gift for anyone who likes football and/or laughing.
Episode 139: Mutiple Sclerosis, parenting and Primark proposals

Episode 139: Mutiple Sclerosis, parenting and Primark proposals

November 27 2018
On the day his daughter took her first steps, Christian Donlan was told he had Multiple Sclerosis. In this episode, he and his wife Sarah Lea discuss the issues around trying to parent while coming to terms with the diagnosis. Honestly, it's more fun than it sounds.
 
Christian tells us about his book, The Unmapped Mind, and how being told you have MS is a bit like being William Shatner in an episode of Columbo. We discuss whether the diagnosis affected their decision not to have a second child, and why Christian proposed in Primark after only a month.
Episode 138: Sex, self-love and being a boss with Kemi Telford

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

November 13 2018

How do you raise strong girls? What's the best way to avoid Mum Guilt? What term would Nigerians use to describe teabagging? Answering all these questions is the amazing Kemi Telford!

We talk about how she started her own business and why she moved to the UK. There's some chat about discussing sex with kids, and why we should all stand in front of the mirror naked. We play a new game, Every Hole's a Goal, and Ellie discovers her children may be Nigerian.

Episode 137: Bricking it with Lego Masters' Matthew Ashton

Episode 137: Bricking it with Lego Masters' Matthew Ashton

October 31 2018
He's the star of hit TV show Lego Masters, the exec producer of the Lego movies, and he INVENTED UNIKITTY - it's the amazing Matthew Ashton! He tells us who Unikitty is modelled on and how to correctly pronounce Ninjago. We get all the gossip on the new series of Lego Masters and the second film, plus a gift that makes us cry. There's also some chat about Ben Fogle's four dishwashers.
Episode 136: Midult Special - books, beauty, solo parenting and shardigans

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

October 16 2018
How many times a day do you find yourself saying "I'm absolutely fine," when the truth is you're absolutely f***ed? What's wrong with the term "middle-aged"? Are we really all winging it? Or just whinging it?
 
Answering all these questions are the fabulous Annabel Rivkin and Emilie McMeekan, otherwise known as The Midult! They tell us all about their brilliant new book and multimedia empire.
Episode 135: Celebs and silliness with Magic FM's Tom Price

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

October 2 2018
Our guest for this episode is the hilarious Tom Price - Magic FM DJ, father of two, and former voice of numerous hot beverage brands!

He tells us which song he secretly hates playing on Magic, and what he really thinks of Africa's Toto. We find out what it's like to work with Dawn French, Mariah Carey and Billie Piper, and to lose your job selling Nescafe to Terry Wogan. There is of course a stupid game, and we round off with some bumper Scummy Mummy Confessions.
Episode 134: Beer, France and Burt Reynolds with Tommy Barnes

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

September 18 2018
Our guest for this episode is the brilliant Tommy Barnes, author of the hilarious new book A Beer in the Loire!

He tells us all about how he and his wife decided to pack in the rat race, move to France, have a baby, and set up a brewery, all within a ludicrously short space of time. We find out what it's like living with a dog who wants to murder you, and Tommy recalls the time Derek Acorah tried to communicate with his dead pet frog, Burt Reynolds. There's also a live beer tasting and a stupid game.
Episode 133: Swearing is Good For You with Dr Emma F***ing Byrne

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

September 3 2018
Did you know that swearing can ease labour pains, make you exercise more efficiently, and improve your sex life? It's true - so says Dr Emma Byrne in this very sweary episode!
 
We get some advice on how to cope when your kids start learning naughty words, and find out that even monkeys do swears sometimes. Emma explains why swearing is a feminist issue, and why she can't wait for her own daughter to tell her to go f*** herself. Then it's the return of The Swearing Game, and we finish with some sweary Scummy Mummy Confessions.
Episode 132: Isy Suttie on motherhood, comedy, and Take That

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

August 21 2018
Our guest for this episode is the fabulous Isy Suttie - comedian, author, actor, and Dobby off Peep Show! She tells us all about her brilliant comedy career, how becoming a mum affected her creativity, and the time she threw a pound coin at Mark Owen.

We hear about Isy's experience of giving birth, and she tells us what NOT to pack in your hospital bag. There's some chat about Ellie's damp problem, judging other people, and why street food is bunkum.
Episode 131: 5th Anniversary with Ed Miliband and Geoff Lloyd

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

August 6 2018
The Scummy Mummies Podcast is five years old! And to celebrate we have two very special guests - Ed Miliband and Geoff Lloyd!

We find out how losing the 2015 general election changed Ed's family life for the better. He shares his number one piece of parenting advice, while Geoff tells us how to cheat McDonald's out of extra chicken nuggets. There's a game, a song, and some Scummy Mummy Confessions from Ed and Geoff. They host the brilliant Reasons to be Cheerful Podcast, and you can follow them on Twitter @CheerfulPodcast and Ed Miliband @Ed_Miliband and Geoff Lloyd @GeoffLLoyd.
Episode 130: Stuart Goldsmith on fatherhood, funniness and Julia f***ing Donaldson

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

July 24 2018
HE'S BACK! Last time we had comedian Stuart Goldsmith on the podcast, he couldn't wait to become a dad. Now that dream is a reality, he talks honestly and hilariously about just how hard fatherhood can be.

We talk about the mental load, the challenges of going from one to two kids, and how Stuart's wife is basically right about everything. There's also a bit of chat about overcoming anxiety, and staying focused and creative when negative thoughts creep in.