Episode 89: Agony Aunt Special with Philippa Perry

Episode 89: Agony Aunt Special with Philippa Perry

December 27 2016
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.
Episode 88: Mistletoe and Whine: Christmas Special with Jessie and Steve

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

December 13 2016
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.
Episode 87: Hurrah for Gin Special

Episode 87: Hurrah for Gin Special

November 29 2016
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.
Episode 86: Don't Buy Her Flowers Special with Steph Douglas

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

November 15 2016
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.
Episode 85: Step-Parenting Special with Sarah Powell

Episode 85: Step-Parenting Special with Sarah Powell

November 1 2016
How long should you wait to introduce your kids to a new partner? What's Lady Gaga really like? And what is the best way to cut up cherry tomatoes? Answering all these questions is Heat Radio's Sarah Powell!
Episode 84: Girls & Sex Special with Peggy Orenstein

Episode 84: Girls & Sex Special with Peggy Orenstein

October 18 2016
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.
Episode 83: The Unmumsy Mum Special

Episode 83: The Unmumsy Mum Special

October 3 2016
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.
Episode 82: Sally Phillips Special

Episode 82: Sally Phillips Special

September 17 2016
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.
Episode 81: TV's Cherry Healey Returns!

Episode 81: TV's Cherry Healey Returns!

September 6 2016
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!
Episode 80: Expat Special with Patrick Garratt

Episode 80: Expat Special with Patrick Garratt

August 21 2016
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! 
Episode 79: Reggie and Bollie at Camp Bestival

Episode 79: Reggie and Bollie at Camp Bestival

August 8 2016

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.

 

Episode 78: Quiz Special with Miles Jupp

Episode 78: Quiz Special with Miles Jupp

July 25 2016

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.

 

Episode 77: Stacey Solomon Special

Episode 77: Stacey Solomon Special

July 12 2016
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.
Episode 76: Mid-Life Crisis Special with Miranda Sawyer

Episode 76: Mid-Life Crisis Special with Miranda Sawyer

June 28 2016
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.
 
Episode 75: China Special with Mei Fong

Episode 75: China Special with Mei Fong

June 14 2016
A Pulitzer prize-winning author joins us for this episode! Mei Fong tells us all about her book, One Child: The Story of China's Most Radical Experiment, and why China is full of horny young men these days.
Episode 74: Dads, dicks and Ab Fab with Josh Howie

Episode 74: Dads, dicks and Ab Fab with Josh Howie

May 31 2016
Is it OK to brainwash your kids? What's it like growing up as the son of the woman who inspired Absolutely Fabulous? And why is Josh Howie such a dick? Answering all these questions is the one and only Josh Howie!
Episode 73: Gadget Special with Zoe Kleinman

Episode 73: Gadget Special with Zoe Kleinman

May 17 2016
Robot butlers! Self-cleaning toilets! Hoovers that judge you! We find out all about these gadgets and more with the help of BBC technology journalist Zoe Kleinman.
 
Episode 72: Cherry Healey's Letters to Her Fanny

Episode 72: Cherry Healey's Letters to Her Fanny

May 2 2016
We are on location for this episode, coming to you live from the launch of Cherry Healey's fabulous new book, Letters to my Fanny
Episode 71: Dress Like A Mum Special with Zoe De Pass

Episode 71: Dress Like A Mum Special with Zoe De Pass

April 19 2016

What's on trend for Spring/Summer 2016? Are designer jeans worth the money? Is it OK to wear your pyjamas for the school run? Answering all these questions is fab fashion blogger Zoe de Pass, from Dress Like a Mum

 

Episode 70: Poetry Special with Hollie McNish

Episode 70: Poetry Special with Hollie McNish

April 5 2016

We are 70! And to celebrate, here's a bumper episode with hilarious poet Hollie McNish! We discuss hot topics such as whether motherhood boosts creativity, and sexual tension in Bob the Builder.

Episode 69: Sexy Time with Wendy Wason

Episode 69: Sexy Time with Wendy Wason

March 22 2016
What's the best way to get through divorce? What's it like to date a younger man? And what does Benedict Cumberbatch smell like up close? Answering all these questions is fabulous comedian Wendy Wason
Episode 68: Politics Special with Zoe Williams

Episode 68: Politics Special with Zoe Williams

March 8 2016
Our guest for this episode is the brilliant author and columnist Zoe Williams. We cover all the issues, from Corbyn vs Cameron to what rich people think recycling bins are for. Ellie explains why US politics is a bit like Star Wars, and Helen introduces a new game - If Politicians Were Food. 
Episode 67: Telly Special with Julia Raeside

Episode 67: Telly Special with Julia Raeside

February 23 2016
Our guest for this episode is TV critic Julia Raeside. We discuss our favourite shows, how much telly our kids should be watching, and having breakfast with Simon Groom in his dressing gown.
Episode 66: Husband Special with Tim Dowling

Episode 66: Husband Special with Tim Dowling

February 9 2016
Yes, it's Tim Dowling off of The Guardian! We discuss how to stay married, Tim's tips for raising kids, and what his wife thinks of his column.

Episode 65: Music Special with Jude Rogers

Episode 65: Music Special with Jude Rogers

January 26 2016
What is the best album of all time? Who's more fun to interview, Kylie or Justin Timberlake? What kind of salad does Bjork prefer? All these questions and more are answered in this episode, with music journalist Jude Rogers! 
Episode 64: Gay Parenting Special with Charlie Condou

Episode 64: Gay Parenting Special with Charlie Condou

January 12 2016

Our guest for this episode is Coronation Street star and columnist Charlie Condou. He talks about being a gay dad, how having kids later in life has its advantages, and the time he taught Rob Lowe a useful fact about British slang. 

Episode 63: New Year Special with Polly Vernon

Episode 63: New Year Special with Polly Vernon

December 28 2015
Happy new year! In this episode, we share our Christmas Scummy Mummy Confessions and reveal our resolutions for 2016. Plus there's an interview with top columnist Polly Vernon. We discuss creativity and motherhood, why Polly's chosen not to have kids, and how to be a hot feminist. 
Episode 62: Christmas Party with Steve Hill and Nurse Jessie

Episode 62: Christmas Party with Steve Hill and Nurse Jessie

December 15 2015
Ham, wine, whinging, and stupidity - yes, it's the Scummy Mummies Christmas Special! With our old friends stay-at-home dad Steve Hill and Nurse Jessie. 
Episode 61: Sandi Toksvig and David Baddiel

Episode 61: Sandi Toksvig and David Baddiel

December 1 2015
Why do we need a Women's Equality Party? Are people too easily offended these days? And what's it like to be voted sexier than Hitler? Answering all these questions are two very special guests, Sandi Toksvig and David Baddiel!
Episode 60: Kathy Lette Special

Episode 60: Kathy Lette Special

November 17 2015
Educating Stephen Fry, teaching Salman Rushdie the limbo, asking Prince William if he wants tongues... It's all in a day's work for the fabulous Kathy Lette! 
Episode 59: Food Special with Annabel Karmel

Episode 59: Food Special with Annabel Karmel

November 3 2015
With 40 recipe books to her name, Annabel Karmel is the Nigella of children's food. But does she give her own kids fish fingers? What's her view on eating organic? And does she ever go for a cheeky Nando's?
Episode 58: Pregnancy Special with Hatty Ashdown

Episode 58: Pregnancy Special with Hatty Ashdown

October 20 2015
Our guest for this episode is comedian, TV star and first-time mum Hatty Ashdown. She gives us her take on being up the duff and preparing for birth, and reveals the things you should never say to a pregnant woman.
 
Episode 57: Video Games Special with Keith Stuart

Episode 57: Video Games Special with Keith Stuart

October 6 2015
What are the best video games to play with kids? How much screen time should they have? Which celebrity would Helen most like to have it off with in a virtual reality environment? All these questions and more are answered in our Video Games Special!
Our guest is Keith Stuart, games editor of The Guardian. He's also writing a novel about a dad who connects with his son who has autism via Minecraft, so there's some chat about that. 
Episode 56: Mr and Mrs Special with the Heritages

Episode 56: Mr and Mrs Special with the Heritages

September 22 2015
Guardian writer and former guest Stuart Heritage returns to the podcast, this time 
with his lovely wife Robyn and baby Herbie. We talk about telly, muslins, and writing 
for Buzzfeed. Plus, there's some Masterchef gossip: you won't BELIEVE what Gregg Wallace gets up to between takes.
Episode 55: Feminism Special with Suzanne Moore

Episode 55: Feminism Special with Suzanne Moore

September 8 2015

Our guest this time round is Guardian columnist Suzanne, who tells us all about how to be a good mother, what makes a feminist, and the best way to raise teenagers without going bonkers.  

Episode 54: Woman's Hour Special with Jane Garvey

Episode 54: Woman's Hour Special with Jane Garvey

August 25 2015
In this episode we talk to Jane Garvey, presenter of Woman's Hour on BBC Radio 4. She tells us what goes on behind the scenes in Broadcasting House, and reveals the guests she gets nervous about interviewing. We cover a wide range of topics including teenagers, mince, The Archers, vaginal plastic surgery, and Nando's.