April 26 2022
It's time for some real talk as we sit down with our old friend Steve Hill to discuss our own personal mid-life crises. We dig deep into the big stuff, from death and divorce to weight loss and cock rot.
April 12 2022
Our guest for this episode is the hilarious comedian and cook George Egg, aka the Snack Hacker! What this man has to say about pimping Pot Noodles, Greggs pasties and Fray Bentos pies will blow your mind.
April 4 2022
What would happen if you put your kids in TOTAL charge of the family budget for a whole day? What would they learn? What would you learn? Will the entire budget be blown on LEGO?
@starlingbank set us this very challenge in this week’s special bonus episode. We gave our lads a budget for a family day out, and a Starling Kite card so they could spend and keep track of the money independently. Tune in to find out whether they wasted it all on V-bucks and sweets, and whose son spent the most on their Mother's Day present.
March 29 2022
Our guest for this episode is the fabulous Kate Lawler! She tells us all about her experience of becoming a mum, and how it's our fault she got pregnant in the first place.
March 15 2022
What can we do to prepare ourselves for grief? Is there a right and wrong way to fight? And should we force our children to say sorry? Answering all these questions and many more is the brilliant psychotherapist, Julia Samuel.
March 1 2022
What do teachers really think about the kids they teach? What's the number one piece of advice they have for parents? And what's the best thing about having a vasectomy? Answering all these questions are the amazing Mr Ps!
February 15 2022
Our guest for this episode is the awesome Dr Rangan Chatterjee - GP, author, podcaster, and all-round bloody legend!
We chat about everything from how to increase our sex drive to managing our phone addictions and improving our gut health. Rangan shares what he believes is the most important thing doctors need to know, and tells us all about his latest book, Happy Mind, Happy Life: 10 Simple Ways to Feel Great Every Single Day
. Tune in to find out whether he manages to convince Ellie to talk to strangers, and to hear a surprising and moving Scummy Mummy Confession.
February 1 2022
A change to our scheduled programming this week as one of us has caught that virus that's been going around! Tune in to find out who...
We chat about what we've been up to lately, including our recent skiing holiday (spoiler: it involved nudity, a loss of bladder control, and absolutely no skiing.) We share our Valentine's Day plans, and reveal some of the exciting things we've got planned for this year.
January 18 2022
Our guest for this episode is the amazing Karen Arthur - educator, fashion creative, dancer, mum, grandmother, founder of Wear Your Happy and host of the brilliant podcast Menopause Whilst Black. She's a multimedia node!
January 4 2022
Why are perfect parents bad for kids? How can finding your child in tears be a good sign? And what can parents of teens can learn from hostage negotiators? Answering all these questions is the awesome Tracey Fox!
December 21 2021
What's it like being a cat person when you have big dog energy? Which term should we use - co-parenting, single parenting, or double parenting? And what does Philip Larkin have in common with the lead singer of T'Pau? Answering all these questions is the marvellous Nadia Shireen!
December 7 2021
Ho ho ho! The gang's all here for this year's festive episode as we are joined by Nurse Jessie, Sam Pamphilon and Steve Hill! Is Sam divorced yet? Has Nurse Jessie got a new job? Why are Ellie and James Bond responsible for Steve getting corona? And is it true that we all have two sphincters? Tune in to find out!
November 23 2021
Is booze really stronger when you're on a flight? What did Diana Ross allegedly try to smuggle on Concorde? And is it ever OK to put cheddar in a spaghetti carbonara? Answering all these questions is one of our favourite people - it's Daniel Varani!
November 9 2021
She's a model, a mum, and an internet comedy sensation - it's Louise Boyce, otherwise known as Mama Still Got It!
She tells us about how her career began, dealing with an eating disorder, and whether she'd let her own daughter go into modelling now. We discuss getting your mojo back after becoming a mum, and the importance of having a good laugh. Helen explains why the strange phenomenon of bunchyarm drives her insane, and Louise shares a confession she's never told anyone before.
October 26 2021
Our guest for this episode is actor Kevin Mathurin! He tells us all about his first year as the resident vicar in Emmerdale. We discuss his former career as a dancer, and the time he was insulted by Kelis and the woman who is now his wife.
October 11 2021
We did it! Don't know if we've mentioned it, but we ran the London Marathon! So we thought we'd sit down and have a chat about it. Who was responsible for Ellie vomiting? Which one of us crossed the finish line with a greasy ringpiece? And would we ever do it again? Tune in to find out!
September 28 2021
She's a Commonwealth medal winner, an award-winning CEO, and a former backing dancer for Take That - no, we're not making any of this up - it's Aicha McKenzie! We hear all about how an early setback put Aicha on an amazing career path. She shares her experience of dealing with panic attacks, along with some practical tips for coping when you feel overwhelmed.
September 14 2021
How do budgies have it off? Is it OK to fancy your father in-law? And what one thing should you always do when pooing at someone else's house? Answering all these questions is the hilarious comedian Jarred Christmas!
September 2 2021
Our guest for this episode is the excellent Tova Leigh! We have a good old chat about everything from feminism and sexuality to ageing, coping with criticism, and having your anus waxed. We hear about Tova's brilliant book, Fucked at 40, and how she survived her mum-life crisis. Plus we discuss her latest collection of hilarious confessions, You Did What? It's out on 14 September so pre-order now!
August 17 2021
Is it time to call bullsh*t on the gender split in kids' TV? What's it like to have babies with the help of a surrogate? And how do you get fired by Bluey? Answering all these questions is the awesome Tim Bain!
August 4 2021
Our guest for this episode is the awesome Clemmie Telford, curator of the Mother of All Lists blog! She's also written a book called But Why? How to answer tricky questions from kids and have an honest conversation with yourself, and she tells us all about it.
July 20 2021
Oh hi there! Don't know if she's mentioned it, but Helen's done a book! It's called Get Divorced, Be Happy and it's out on 29 July. We thought we'd sit down, just us chickens, and have a good old chat about it. Tune in for some exclusive behind-the-scenes info! Find out how writing the book helped Helen to heal, and how she couldn't have done it without the aid of good friends, supportive kids, and Deliveroo. Plus, Ellie discusses how she generously contributed a whole chapter to the book, and why it's the best bit.
July 9 2021
She's a TV star, a DJ, a model, a podcaster, and a mum - it's the lovely and hilarious Vogue Williams! She tells us all about her life as a multimedia node, from modelling Magnums to doing unspeakable things to please Bear Grylls. We ask her what's harder - winning Mission Survive or being a mum - and find out what she wishes she'd known before she had kids.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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...
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.