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.
January 5 2021
What's the best way to get fit when we're stuck at home? How do you motivate teenagers to exercise? And what's it like to start IVF and a new business at the same time? Answering all these questions and more is awesome fitness coach Suzanne Keatley!
December 22 2020
Yes, it's the Christmas episode! As usual it's an absolute shambles, but tonight, the part of Steve Hill will be played by hilarious comedian Sam Pamphilon! Also the lovely Nurse Jessie is back.
December 8 2020
What's it like having dinner with Beyoncé? How many tour buses do the Backstreet Boys need? And how do you win a staring competition with Prince? DJ Nikki Beatnik actually has the answers to all these questions, and more!
November 24 2020
Our guest for this episode is the hilarious comedian, actor, and writer, Thanyia Moore!
We reminisce about the bad old days, when we were all on the open mic comedy circuit together. There's some chat about how different audiences can be, and the issues around race and gender that still exist in comedy today.
November 10 2020
From stuntwoman to interiors expert to writing More! magazine's Positions of the Fortnight, Emily Murray has lived a life! She tells us all about it.We hear how she started her popular Insta account, @pinkhouseliving, and Emily gives us her number one tip for making your house look nice - or at least less shit. We also discuss turning 40, and how we're all coping with the second wave. Emily's blog is at pinkhouse.co.uk. Her book, Pink House Living, is out now. Her new podcast, Play with Emily Murray, is coming soon.
October 26 2020
What's the best way to announce your separation? Is it possible to stay civil if you're still living together? And how do you cope when your ex's new partner is literally wearing your trousers? Comedian Sam Pamphilon knows the answer to none of these questions, but we have a good laugh anyway!
October 13 2020
Is there an upside to mum guilt? What's the best way to handle lockdown? And how can you teach your kids a valuable lesson just by sitting on the sofa? Answering all these questions and more is Anna Mathur, psychotherapist and author of the best-selling book Mind Over Mother!
September 29 2020
Our guest for this episode is the brilliant Penny Wincer - writer, photographer, and carer. She tells us about looking after her mum when she was a teenager, and what life is like now she is caring for her autistic son.
We learn about how it feels to be the child of a person with mental health issues, and how Penny coped after her mum's suicide. She also shares the biggest lesson she learned from her mum's experience
September 15 2020
Is it better to follow recipes or your instincts? What's going on with the food industry's diversity problem? And what would you eat for your last supper? Answering all these questions and more is the amazing Melissa, aka @fowlmouthsfood!
September 1 2020
She's a comedian, a singer, a writer, and an improv legend - it's the amazing Pippa Evans!
We cover a wide range of topics, from Pippa's work on the 9 to 5 musical to why she thinks we should all learn to improvise. We talk about Pippa's role as the co-founder of the Sunday Assembly, and what it's like to have a teenage crush on Jesus. We round off with some tip top confessions involving waxing, shagging, and throwing up Quorn.
August 18 2020
Our guests for this episode are amazing podcasters, parents and all-round legends, Sindy and Vanel!
They tell us about their experience of having a baby six months into their relationship, and how they've been getting on in lockdown. Sindy talks about making the transition from being a single parent to having a partner, and Vanel explains how it was a random selfie that got them together in the first place. There are loads of laughs along the way, and we round off with one of the funniest Scummy Mummy Confessions we've ever heard.
August 4 2020
Our guest for this episode is the amazing actor Tanya Moodie! She tells us about her starring role in the hit sitcom Motherland, and that time she was in Star Wars.
July 21 2020
She's a comedian, a writer, an actor, and mother to a sexist baby - it's the hilarious Jess Fostekew!
Jess tells us what it was like to be nominated for the Edinburgh comedy award, and we pretend to be happy for her. We discuss her excellent show, Hench, and the issues it raises around gender and body image.
July 7 2020
Our guest for this episode is creative entrepreneur, activist, writer and all-round queen, Jade Sullivan! We talk about Jade's role in the Black Lives Matter movement, and the brilliant piece she wrote about why we must speak up. You can read the full article at motherpukka.co.uk.
June 23 2020
JUST THE TWO OF US! For only the fourth time in Scummy Mummies history, there is no guest for this episode - it’s just us dickheads. We’re meeting up in our cosy bubble to share some personal news, and to talk about how we’ve found lockdown. We share our coping strategies, and what we do on the days we’re really not coping very well at all, actually. Find out how we’re getting on with homeschooling, hear about the newest member of Helen’s family, and learn what Ellie's been doing beside her parents' bins.
June 9 2020
How can we help our children handle their worries? What's the best way to deal with bullying? Is it realistic to want kids to be happy all the time? Answering all these questions and more is the brilliant Dr Angharad Rudkin!
May 26 2020
How do you parent your kids when you were raised strictly, but you're a hippy at heart? How does it feel to be the second most famous person on the Isle of Wight? And what's Mr Tumble REALLY like? Answering all these questions is the amazing DJ Rob Da Bank!