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.
Episode 53: Best of the Summer Wine with Helen McGinn

Episode 53: Best of the Summer Wine with Helen McGinn

August 11 2015

It's a Camp Bestival special! We're joined once again by the fantastic Helen McGinn, author of The Knackered Mother's Wine Club. She teaches us what to look for in a nice rosé, how to taste wine properly, and which wines to seek out this summer. 

 

Episode 52: Slummy Single Mummy Special

Episode 52: Slummy Single Mummy Special

July 28 2015
Our guest for this episode is Jo Middleton, author of the hit blog Slummy Single Mummy. She tells us how to write a great mummy blog, and we discuss the 40 things we want to do before we're 40.
Episode 51: Acting Special with Broadchurch's Shaun Dooley

Episode 51: Acting Special with Broadchurch's Shaun Dooley

July 14 2015

Acting, accents, having four kids and losing your on-screen virginity to Jane Horrocks - this episode covers all these topics and more!

 

Episode 50: Truth and Beauty Special with Sali Hughes

Episode 50: Truth and Beauty Special with Sali Hughes

June 30 2015

What's the one thing you can do that will make your skin look better in one week? Should you tell a stranger if her make-up is wonky? And what is primer, anyway? Columnist Sali Hughes answers all these questions and more in our bumper 50th episode.

Episode 49: Boys Special with Steve Hill

Episode 49: Boys Special with Steve Hill

June 16 2015

Raising sons, hating horses and self-love. 

Happy Father's Day! Celebrating with us is popular podcast regular Steve Hill. We discuss raising boys and Steve reveals the number one piece of parenting advice he plans to pass on to his son. Plus there's some general chat about horses, the analogue-digital switchover and auto-fellatio. 

Episode 48: The Little Podcast of Calm with Hollie and Suzy

Episode 48: The Little Podcast of Calm with Hollie and Suzy

June 2 2015
This episode is all about remaining calm - whether you're giving birth, dealing with toddlers or drinking so much wine during a podcast recording you start channelling Chaka Khan. 
Episode 47: Fashion Special with Glamour editor Jo Elvin

Episode 47: Fashion Special with Glamour editor Jo Elvin

May 19 2015
What does it take to run the UK's no. 1 women's magazine? What makes a good capsule wardrobe? And do we really need to bother with matching underwear? Answering these questions is Jo Elvin, editor of Glamour magazine.
Episode 46: Cervix Not Included - Cancer Awareness Special

Episode 46: Cervix Not Included - Cancer Awareness Special

May 5 2015
In this episode we talk all things downstairs, from smear tests and hysterectomies to vajazzles and designer vaginas. We cover some sensitive and serious topics, but obviously we still manage to make stupid jokes.
Episode 45: Food Special with Esther Walker

Episode 45: Food Special with Esther Walker

April 21 2015
How do you cook the perfect baked potato? What's a good midweek dinner party menu? And what do you cook for tea when you're married to TV food critic Giles Coren? Our guest Esther Walker answers all these questions and more.
Episode 44: Blogging Special with Helen Neale

Episode 44: Blogging Special with Helen Neale

April 6 2015
This episode features Helen Neale, the woman behind the popular blog and free reward charts website Kiddycharts.com.
Episode 43: The Godfather with Stuart Goldsmith

Episode 43: The Godfather with Stuart Goldsmith

March 23 2015
This episode features Stuart Goldsmith - host of hit podcast The Comedian's Comedian, CBBC star and former Loose Women warm-up man. 
Episode 42: Sex, Drugs and Mr Tumble with Bryony Gordon

Episode 42: Sex, Drugs and Mr Tumble with Bryony Gordon

March 10 2015
**ADULTS ONLY!** What's the number one thing new mums should know? How do you write a best-selling book? Who is more sweary, Annabel Karmel or Cheryl Fernandez-Versini?
Episode 41: LGBT Adoption Week Special

Episode 41: LGBT Adoption Week Special

February 22 2015

This episode is being released to mark LGBT Adoption and Fostering Week, which runs from 2 - 8 March. We're joined on the podcast by Carolyn Robertson, who tells us about life with wife Vicky and sons Biff and Buster. Plus we hear about her new book, Two Dads, and her blog, Sparkly Poo.

 

Episode 40: Mental Health, Hypnobirthing and Hip Hop

Episode 40: Mental Health, Hypnobirthing and Hip Hop

February 10 2015

Our guest for this episode is actor and writer Jessica Pidsley, who tells us about her experience of postpartum psychosis. We discuss how she came through it, what warning signs to look for, and why you should never watch Deal or No Deal if you're psychotic.

 

Episode 39: Movie Special with Dan Whitehead

Episode 39: Movie Special with Dan Whitehead

January 27 2015

Which cool films are coming out in 2015? What is the right age to take kids to the cinema? How does a middle-aged dad from Stockport end up in a hotel room with Tom Hanks? 

Episode 38: Call the Midwife - Clemmie Hooper returns!

Episode 38: Call the Midwife - Clemmie Hooper returns!

January 13 2015
**ADULTS ONLY!** This episode features swears! Including the worst one! 

How is childbirth different the second time around? What's the best way to introduce your older child to the new baby? Why would anyone knit stuff out of a placenta? 
Episode 37: New Baby Special with Helen and Ellie

Episode 37: New Baby Special with Helen and Ellie

December 30 2014
In this episode, Ellie discusses the surprise early arrival of her new baby, Joe. He's still in hospital but doing great. (And even better since this show was recorded - we're expecting him home within a few weeks.)
Episode 36: Sweary Christmas with Nurse Jessie and Steve Hill

Episode 36: Sweary Christmas with Nurse Jessie and Steve Hill

December 16 2014

Merry Christmas! It's the Scummy Mummies Podcast, with bells on (LITERALLY, thanks to amazing technical wizard Rob Sedgebeer, who made the theme tune all festive for us.)

This episode was recorded two days before Ellie went into early labour, which is why she still mentions being pregnant in it! Her little boy, Joe, is doing great. More updates soon! 

Episode 35: Fatherhood, X-Factor and Nigella's toilet

Episode 35: Fatherhood, X-Factor and Nigella's toilet

December 1 2014
What's the best advice for new dads? Who will win X-Factor? What kind of toilet paper does Nigella use? We attempt to answer all these questions and more in this episode of The Scummy Mummies Podcast
Episode 34: Book Special with columnist Lucy Mangan

Episode 34: Book Special with columnist Lucy Mangan

November 18 2014
This episode covers a wide range of topics, from Roald Dahl and chocolate to Catford and Helen's sex life. Our special guest is Guardian columnist Lucy Mangan, who tells us what her husband really thinks about being called Toryboy. 
Episode 33: Tech Special with The Guardian's Jemima Kiss

Episode 33: Tech Special with The Guardian's Jemima Kiss

November 4 2014
Which are the best apps for entertaining kids? How much screen time is too much? What exciting gadgets are coming soon? When do we get hoverboards? All these questions and more are answered in this TECH SPECIAL! 
Episode 32: Gardening Special with Dawn Isaac

Episode 32: Gardening Special with Dawn Isaac

October 21 2014
This episode features Dawn Isaac, award-winning gardener, author and perhaps most excitingly, FRIEND OF MR BLOOM. 
Episode 31: Grandads Special - the Vicar and the Comedian

Episode 31: Grandads Special - the Vicar and the Comedian

October 7 2014

What do you get if you cross an Australian vicar, a comedian from south-east London  and several bottles of Sainsbury's cheapest Merlot? That's right, it's the latest episode of The Scummy Mummies Podcast!

Episode 30: Comedy Special with Kerry Godliman

Episode 30: Comedy Special with Kerry Godliman

September 23 2014
The Scummy Mummies are 30! In their dreams. Joining us to celebrate our 30th episode is a very special guest - comedian Kerry Godliman, off the telly. 

Kerry stars in the Ricky Gervais sitcom Derek. She has also appeared in Michael McIntyre's RoadshowMiranda and most recently on Kevin Bridges: Live at the Referendum
Episode 29: Dad Special - Kent Valentine's Day

Episode 29: Dad Special - Kent Valentine's Day

September 9 2014

We celebrate all things paternal on this episode with the help of stand-up comedian Kent Valentine, plus a special cameo by Ellie's dad. 

Kent reveals his strategies for coping with three children under the age of five. There's a chat about meditation, and Helen reveals some strong opinions about Russell Brand.

Episode 28: Wine Special with Knackered Mother Helen McGinn

Episode 28: Wine Special with Knackered Mother Helen McGinn

August 26 2014
Ever wondered what wine goes with fish fingers? Is it really worth spending a tenner instead of a fiver? And what's the best way to avoid hangovers? We answer all these questions and more with the help of wine expert Helen McGinn.
Episode 27: Travel Special - Wish You Weren't Here

Episode 27: Travel Special - Wish You Weren't Here

August 12 2014
The Scummy Mummies podcast reaches new lows this episode as we insult our guest's children, spend ages talking about poo and debate whether it's OK to show your husband your "bum grapes". 
Episode 26: Live from Latitude with Viv Groskop

Episode 26: Live from Latitude with Viv Groskop

July 28 2014
It's our birthday! And we have a very special guest joining us to celebrate. One year ago, on the first ever episode of The Scummy Mummies Podcast, we reviewed Viv Groskop's brilliant book I Laughed, I Cried. Now we chat to Viv herself, live from the Latitude festival. 
Episode 25: Cheese Special - the Kerry Leigh Triangle

Episode 25: Cheese Special - the Kerry Leigh Triangle

July 14 2014
This episode covers everything from lesbianism to Leerdammer. Our special guest is Kerry Leigh, comedian, poet and cheese impressionist. She tells us all about her rainbow family and how she got her start in stand-up. Helen gets confused about the correct way to pronounce "labia", and Ellie tries her hand at misogyny.
Episode 24: Festival Special feat. DJ Ghetto Booty

Episode 24: Festival Special feat. DJ Ghetto Booty

July 1 2014
Dancing, shouting, mud baths, raw sewage - in many ways, music festivals are just large-scale children's parties. So we're celebrating the start of the season with DJ Amanda Gettrup, who'll be appearing at Camp Bestival next month.