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The Scummy Mummies Podcast
The Scummy Mummies Podcast
Ellie Gibson and Helen Thorn

A comedy chat show for less-than-perfect parents. Hosted by comedians Ellie Gibson and Helen Thorn and featuring guest parenting experts, comedians and... more

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Episodes

286: Post-election special with Jess Phillips MP

This special bonus episode was recorded on Saturday 6 July, just two days after the general election. We got to... more

08 Jul 2024 · 1 hour, 18 minutes
285: Wine and writing with Saturday Kitchen's Helen McGinn

Our guest for this episode is best-selling author, dear friend and Saturday Kitchen wine expert Helen McGinn! She tells us what... more

02 Jul 2024 · 45 minutes
284: Beth Morrey on writing novels, loving Christmas, and Billie Piper bumsex

How do you get a book deal? Is Michael Buble's music for life, or just for Christmas? What's it like... more

18 Jun 2024 · 45 minutes
283: Premature birth, neurodiversity, and meeting Oprah, with Caro Tasker

Our guest for this episode is the amazing Caro Tasker. We cover a huge range of topics, including baby loss, raising autistic... more

03 Jun 2024 · 46 minutes
282: Rom coms, politics and peeing with comedians KK and Kerry

It's a transatlantic party in this episode as we meet KK and Kerry, the world's second best female comedy double act!... more

21 May 2024 · 47 minutes
281: Is Ozempic really a magic pill for weight loss? With Johann Hari

This episode is all about the new weight loss drug Ozempic - what are the risks? What are the benefits? How... more

06 May 2024 · 57 minutes
280: Lisa Jewell on writing books, watching MAFS, and raising teens

Yes, it really has been 25 years since Ralph's Party was released! You are that old! Here to talk about... more

22 Apr 2024 · 50 minutes
Just the Two of Us - Remembering Lee Thorn

We sit down for a serious chat in this episode as we celebrate the life of Lee, Helen's Mum, who passed... more

09 Apr 2024 · 42 minutes
278: Monogamy, bonobos and breakups with Rosie Wilby

Why do lesbians have the highest divorce rate? How do you navigate an open relationship? What goes on in a... more

26 Mar 2024 · 58 minutes
277: How to raise a viking with Helen Russell

What makes the Danish some of the happiest people on earth? How can we steal their ideas, and what's stopping... more

11 Mar 2024 · 48 minutes
276: Sikisa on law, comedy, dyslexia, and nachos vs dicks

Comedian, immigration lawyer, burlesque dancer, trainee wrestler, and absolute legend - it's Sikisa!She tells us how she went from being a... more

27 Feb 2024 · 43 minutes
275: Man vs Baby aka Matt Coyne on writing, fighting, and farting

What's the best way to write a bestselling book? Who would win in a fight between a shark and a... more

12 Feb 2024 · 54 minutes
274: Antarctica Special with Ellie's Dad

HELLO READERS! What's it like to go to Antarctica with your 76 year-old Dad? What is Ellie's problem with penguins? Why... more

30 Jan 2024 · 48 minutes
273: Quiz special with Lucy Porter and Jenny Ryan

Why are PTA quizzes the worst? Is Croydon really the Manhattan of London? And which star of The Chase has... more

16 Jan 2024 · 46 minutes
272: Teens, toasters and Kiefer Sutherland's driving school with Tom Price

What's it like to embrace Hugh Jackman? Which celebrity does Tom Price still dream of interviewing? And why does he want us to... more

02 Jan 2024 · 55 minutes
271: Dick the halls: it's the 2023 Christmas Special!

What is the collective noun for a group of Lindas? How is anal sex like relationship bitcoin? And which Hollywood action... more

19 Dec 2023 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
270: Christmas food special with Sarah Rossi (aka Taming Twins)

Christmas eating is great, but Christmas cooking can be stressful. Joining us with her top tips for creating calm in the... more

05 Dec 2023 · 45 minutes
269: Philippa Perry on how to have better relationships

Is there a way to argue constructively? What is the best way to help someone in crisis? Should we aim... more

21 Nov 2023 · 51 minutes
268: Just the Two of Us - Christmas Confessions

We know it's only November, but we can't help it - we bloody love Christmas! So in our latest podcast... more

08 Nov 2023 · 34 minutes
267: From Morrisons to Drag Race with Ella Vaday

267: From Morrisons to Drag Race with Ella VadayOur guest for this episode is Nick Collier, aka drag superstar Ella Vaday! He tells us... more

24 Oct 2023 · 45 minutes
266: Modelling, monogamy and making sh*t happen with Shareefa J

Our guest for this episode is the amazing Shareefa J - model, diversity activist, fitness champion, and all round bloody... more

09 Oct 2023 · 53 minutes
265: Surviving breast cancer with Rosamund Dean

What should you say to a friend who has cancer? If you're the one with the diagnosis, how do you... more

25 Sep 2023 · 55 minutes
264: Ayo Akinwolere on swimming, racism, and being a world record holder

Our guest for this episode is the awesome Ayo Akinwolere - Blue Peter presenter, documentary maker, fitness champion, and all-round... more

12 Sep 2023 · 42 minutes
263: Therapy special: burnout, anxiety, and the mental load with Karen Hartley

Do we all need therapy? How do you talk to a partner about sharing the mental load? And what's the first... more

28 Aug 2023 · 47 minutes
262: Summer Holiday Hacks with Susie Lodge

What's the best way to avoid family days out turning into disasters? How do you stop kids asking for snacks... more

14 Aug 2023 · 50 minutes
BONUS: Hello Readers with Ellie's Dad

TRIGGER WARNING: This episode contains two of Ellie's Dad's jokes. He joins us to share some tall tales about a... more

04 Aug 2023 · 37 minutes
261: 10 Years of Scum! Anniversary Special

It's hard to believe it's been a whole decade since we sat down on Ellie's sofa to record the first... more

28 Jul 2023 · 45 minutes
260: Comedian Esther Manito on mum guilt and the mental load

What's hardest part of parenting - the baby bit, toddler tantrums, or teenage rage? What's it like to live with... more

17 Jul 2023 · 51 minutes
259: Top Mum - planes and parenting with fighter pilot Mandy Hickson

How do fighter pilots get their callsigns? What's it like to risk your life every time you go to work?... more

03 Jul 2023 · 50 minutes
258: How to be a better parent with Marie Gentles

What's the best way to deal with an angry child? Why should we be saying "thank you" to our kids instead... more

19 Jun 2023 · 48 minutes
257: TV's Dr Zoe Williams on teenage girls, healthy farts and being a Gladiator!

257: TV's Dr Zoe Williams on teenage girls, healthy farts and being a Gladiator!Our guest for the episode is the... more

05 Jun 2023 · 46 minutes
256: Kate Ferdinand on blended families, pregnancy, and queefing

Our guest for this episode is the awesome Kate Ferdinand! She tells us about her experience of becoming a stepmum... more

22 May 2023 · 43 minutes
255: Cooking for lazy people with Sarah Rossi

What's the best food to make for date night? How long should you really cook a fish finger for? And... more

08 May 2023 · 42 minutes
254: How to make your house look less sh*t with Nicki and Wayne

In this episode we're joined by Nicki Bamford-Bowes, aka @andthentheywentwild, and Wayne Perrey, the TV carpenter! They're here with loads of... more

25 Apr 2023 · 1 hour, 1 minute
253: Just the Two of Us - Everest Base Camp Special

This month marks TEN YEARS together as the Scummy Mummies! So we decided to celebrate in the traditional way -... more

11 Apr 2023 · 1 hour,
252: God, Fatherhood and Captain Birdseye with Olly Mann

What a Mann, what a Mann, what a Mann, what a mighty fine Mann - it's Olly Mann! The podcasting... more

27 Mar 2023 · 55 minutes
251: Mother's Day Special with Abigail Burdess

One of our favourite guests returns to the podcast to tell us about her fabulous new book! And along the... more

14 Mar 2023 · 42 minutes
250: Dr Sarah Berry on food, fasting and gut health

Why do we always want to eat rubbish when we're tired? Are low carb diets really a good idea? And... more

28 Feb 2023 · 55 minutes
249: Adrian Chiles on drinking, teenagers, and racing Meatloaf on a mobility scooter

Our guest for this episode is TV's Adrian Chiles! We talk about everything from booze and Bette Midler to coping when your kids... more

14 Feb 2023 · 55 minutes
248: Comedy, kids' books and a quiz with Alasdair Beckett-King

Our guest for this episode is the hilarious comedian Alasdair Beckett-King. He tells us why he decided to write a... more

31 Jan 2023 · 59 minutes
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251: Mother's Day Special with Abigail Burdess
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One of our favourite guests returns to the podcast to tell us about her fabulous new book! And along the way we... more