177: Dr Ranj - The Lost Episode

177: Dr Ranj - The Lost Episode

May 12 2020
In 2017, we put out a podcast with the legendary Dr Ranj. It was funny, fabulous, and filthy - just like him. However, for reasons lost in the mists of time, we were forced to take it down. But now, by popular demand... It's BACK. 
Episode 176: Colonialism, comedy, and raising teenagers with Njambi McGrath

Episode 176: Colonialism, comedy, and raising teenagers with Njambi McGrath

April 28 2020
Our guest for this episode is the amazing Njambi McGrath - comedian, author, childbirth expert, and mum. We cover everything from dirty underpants and bringing up mixed race kids to culturally problematic wallpaper and nits. 
175: Sex, strippers and LOLs with Cat and Nat

175: Sex, strippers and LOLs with Cat and Nat

April 14 2020
Full disclosure: this may be the loudest, fastest, funniest, filthiest podcast we've ever done. We were thrilled to meet the amazing Cat and Nat, and none of us could stop talking the whole time. Definitely not one to listen to with the kids around - pour yourself a wine, lock the toilet door, and strap in...

Greatest Hits VOL 3 - Steph Douglas, Simon London, Elle Wright

Greatest Hits VOL 3 - Steph Douglas, Simon London, Elle Wright

April 12 2020
OLD GOLD! Time to revisit some of our favourite bits from the last seven years of scumminess. If you're new to the podcast: welcome! This will give you an idea of what we're all about. If you're an old friend: welcome back! Let's have a laugh all over again.
Greatest Hits VOL 3 features Simon London, who talks about his experience of being adopted as a black child by a white family. Steph Douglas, otherwise known as the boss of Don't Buy Her Flowers, talks about how having a third child has affected her relationship and sex life. And finally, author and influencer Elle Wright discusses love and laughter after the loss of her baby, Teddy. Since recording this episode, Elle has announced she is now pregnant, and Teddy will become a big brother in Summer 2020. We are thrilled for Elle and Nico and send our love
Greatest Hits VOL 2 - Mother Pukka, Afrosa Ahmed, Alice Evans, Dara O Briain

Greatest Hits VOL 2 - Mother Pukka, Afrosa Ahmed, Alice Evans, Dara O Briain

April 5 2020

OLD GOLD! Let's take a trip back in time and enjoy some of our favourite bits from the archive. This selection of highlights is designed to give new listeners a taste of the Scummy Mummies Podcast, and old friends a good laugh all over again.

Greatest Hits VOL 2 features Anna Whitehouse, aka top influencer and flexible working campaigner Mother Pukka. We've got Afrosa Ahmed, who talks about being a Muslim in modern Britain, and wonders how she's supposed to stop terrorism when she can't even make her kids put their shoes on. Alice Evans talks about her experience of surviving cancer and having a mastectomy - honestly, it's funnier than it sounds. And there's some comedian called Dara O Briain, you might have seen him on the telly, he was in Have I Got News for You or something.

Greatest Hits VOL 1 - Jane Garvey, Shaun Dooley, Miles Jupp, Ellie's baby

Greatest Hits VOL 1 - Jane Garvey, Shaun Dooley, Miles Jupp, Ellie's baby

March 29 2020
OLD GOLD! This special taster episode features highlights from some of our favourite podcasts of yesteryear. If you're a new listener, this should give you an idea of what we're all about. If you're an old friend, you've probably forgotten these bits anyway, so why not have a laugh all over again?  
174: Legal eagle special with Sarah Langford

174: Legal eagle special with Sarah Langford

March 28 2020
In this episode, we talk to ace barrister and author Sarah Langford. She gives us some tips for getting divorced, tells us what it's like to defend really bad people, and answers our stupid questions about her wig. We play a new game, Grime and Punishment, and discuss our favourite Monopoly pieces.
Bonus episode: Corona Special with Dr Angharad Rudkin

Bonus episode: Corona Special with Dr Angharad Rudkin

March 20 2020
What times we live in! Seeing as everything's all bollocksed up anyway, we thought we might as well break with our usual publishing schedule, and put out a little bonus episode. 
Episode 173: Sofie Hagen on fat activism and being funny

Episode 173: Sofie Hagen on fat activism and being funny

March 17 2020
She's a multi-award winning comedian, an author, podcaster, activist and fashion designer - it's the amazing Sofie Hagen! 
She tells us all about how a need for revenge initially inspired her move from Denmark to the UK. We hear how she feels about Brexit, and learn some mindblowing things about a feet-themed website and the world's best mayor. Then it's time for some chat about Sofie's role in the fat liberation movement, and why she's not a big fan of body positivity. 
Episode 172: Getting Outdoors with Julia Bradbury

Episode 172: Getting Outdoors with Julia Bradbury

March 3 2020
Our guest for this episode is TV presenter, rambler and all round legend Julia Bradbury! 
We talk about her love of walking and her favourite places to visit in England, and try to persuade her to come to Catford. There's some parenting chat - Julia discusses her experience of going through IVF, along with the pros and cons of being an older mum. We find out about her biggest parenting challenge, and hear some very scummy confessions. Plus, we play a stupid game, and Ellie offends an entire nation. 
Episode 171: Fashion Special with @Doesmybumlook40 and @style_mum

Episode 171: Fashion Special with @Doesmybumlook40 and @style_mum

February 19 2020
What is a buffet dress, and why do we all need one? How can the Power of Three rule transform our wardrobe? Is leopard print over? Answering all these questions are Instagram superstars Kat Farmer and Pascale Banks, aka @doesmybumlook40 and @style_mum
We talk all things fashion, from predictions for what this year’s Zara spotty dress will be to our favourite jogging bottoms. Plus we find out which essential items it’s worth investing in. 
Episode 170: Comedy, Gay Parenting and IVF with Jen Brister

Episode 170: Comedy, Gay Parenting and IVF with Jen Brister

February 4 2020
It's an eventful episode this week as we chat to hilarious comedian Jen Brister, and accidentally lock her in Ellie's lounge. 
Listen to Jen chat about being a gay parent and mum of twins, while becoming increasingly desperate for a piss. Will we be rescued in time, or will Jen be forced to wee in Ellie's son's fireman's bucket? Tune in to find out and enjoy some exciting cameos. Do listen right to the end for a surprising twist.
Episode 169: Kate Thornton Special

Episode 169: Kate Thornton Special

January 21 2020
Our guest for this episode is the legendary Kate Thornton! She tells us all about her amazing career - from editing Smash Hits at the age of 21 and hosting the X-Factor to producing her fantastic podcast, White Wine Question Time. 
Episode 168: Jane Garvey and Fi Glover - Fortunately Special

Episode 168: Jane Garvey and Fi Glover - Fortunately Special

January 11 2020
We are honoured to have two absolute legends as our guests for this episode - Jane Garvey and Fi Glover, off of Radio 4! 
They tell us about their award-winning podcast, Fortunately. We get some advice on raising teenagers, including how honest we should be with kids about our own teenage years, and how to handle them going off to university. 
Episode 167: Sareta Fontaine on blogging, screentime and online safety

Episode 167: Sareta Fontaine on blogging, screentime and online safety

January 2 2020
Our guest for this episode is the legendary award-winning blogger Sareta Fontaine! We discuss a range of topics from what it means to be an influencer to keeping your kids safer online, and how to manage screentime. 

Episode 166: Christmas 2019 with the usual idiots

Episode 166: Christmas 2019 with the usual idiots

December 10 2019
It's Chriiiiiiist Mas! And that means it's time for Nurse Jessie and Steve Hill to join us once again for some daft old festive nonsense. 
As is tradition, we discuss whether the snowman actually does bring the snow, wish Linda a happy birthday, and review some ham. We talk about our highlights of the year, including getting breathalysed and pissing in a pub car park. 
Episode 165: Louise Pentland and Brummy Mummy  of 2 - LIVE in Birmingham

Episode 165: Louise Pentland and Brummy Mummy of 2 - LIVE in Birmingham

November 26 2019
We have two social media legends as our guests today - the amazing Louise Pentland and Emma Conway, otherwise known as Brummy Mummy of 2! 
This episode was recorded LIVE at the Birmingham Podcast Festival in front of an actual audience. We cover everything from Brazilians and body image to managing the work-life balance. 
Episode 164: How to Have More Orgasms with The Hotbed Collective

Episode 164: How to Have More Orgasms with The Hotbed Collective

November 12 2019
How do you get over a sex drought? How many women can orgasm from penetrative sex? And does wearing socks in bed really make it easier to come? Answering all these questions are the amazing Anniki and Lisa from The Hotbed Collective! 
Episode 163: Rosie Ramsey on relationships, Strictly and Instagram

Episode 163: Rosie Ramsey on relationships, Strictly and Instagram

October 29 2019
Our guest for this episode is the legend that is Rosie Ramsey! We cover a wide range of topics including how having kids can change your relationship, Coleen vs. Rebecca, and why Rosie used to dress up as a monkey for money. 

Episode 162: Feminism and Climate Change Special with Clementine Ford

Episode 162: Feminism and Climate Change Special with Clementine Ford

October 15 2019
Our guest for this episode is the leading feminist campaigner and best-selling author Clementine Ford! We talk about everything from toxic masculinity and dealing with trolls to teaching our kids about consent. 
There's some chat about motherhood, and Clementine explains how the experience of giving birth strengthened her commitment to fighting for abortion rights. We get some practical advice about raising our children to be feminists and the best baby shower gift you can give, plus we discover an unexpected link between Brussel sprouts and anal sex. 
Episode 161: Tess Daly Special

Episode 161: Tess Daly Special

October 1 2019

Our guest for this episode is TV legend Tess Daly! She tells us how she went from getting spotted outside McDonald's to hosting Strictly Come Dancing

We talk about her strategies for raising two kids, from teaching babies to sleep to dealing with teenagers, and how she tries to balance work and family. There's also some chat about internet safety, and Tess's work with the NSPCC and O2. For more on that topic, go to net-aware.org.uk.  

 

Episode 160: Money Special

Episode 160: Money Special

September 17 2019
What are the top five things you should be doing with your money RIGHT NOW? How should you ask for a pay rise? And do you really need to set up a pension for your kids? Answering all these questions is the brilliant Davinia Tomlinson!
She tells us all about rainchq, the company she set up to close the gender investing gap. We find out what women need to know about investing, and how Davinia's entire career was inspired by Working Girl
Episode 159: Konnie Huq on life hacks, books and Blockbusters

Episode 159: Konnie Huq on life hacks, books and Blockbusters

September 3 2019
Our guest on this episode is TV legend Konnie Huq! She tells us how she got her big break, and whether they were really all shagging behind the scenes on Blue Peter.
Then it's time for Huq's life hacks, including an innovative way of hiding grey hairs. She share some showbiz stories about being attacked by East 17's dog, and going on Blockbusters with a member of Boyzone. (As promised, we can reveal the member in question was Keith Duffy.)
Episode 158: Arabella Weir on feminism, friendship, and f***ing teenagers

Episode 158: Arabella Weir on feminism, friendship, and f***ing teenagers

August 20 2019

Our guest for this episode is comedy legend Arabella Weir! She tells us about being a single mum, dealing with teenagers, and how to survive being in the PTA.

There's some general chat about her career and the challenges of being a comedian who happens to own a vagina. We manage not to ask her if our bums look big in this, but we do find out about her time in The Fast Show, and how she feels about that catchphrase now. 

Episode 157: Craft Special with Emma Scott-Child

Episode 157: Craft Special with Emma Scott-Child

August 6 2019
If you hate doing craft, this episode is for you! Emma Scott-Child has written a brilliant book for people who are short on time, don't like mess, and don't have £500 to spend in Hobbycraft. She tells us all about it.
We also discuss her career, which has spanned everything from working for Damien Hirst to designing erotic magazines and dog poo bags. Other topics include what it's like to run a business with your husband, and how to cope when your youngest child starts school.  
Episode 156: Nadiya Hussain off of the Bake-Off

Episode 156: Nadiya Hussain off of the Bake-Off

July 23 2019
It's just another day in the life of the Scummy Mummies as we try to describe our vagina catsuits to Bake-Off winner Nadiya Hussain! 
She tells us what her kids think of celebrity lifestyle, and what it was like to bake a birthday cake for the Queen. We find out how many fish fingers she can eat in a row, and Nadiya shares some great life hacks for batch cooking, using up potato peelings and making mushy peas more exciting. We find out a way to hack pickled eggs that will change your life. 
Episode 155: Simon London on adoption, racism, and Twiggy

Episode 155: Simon London on adoption, racism, and Twiggy

July 9 2019
We tackle some controversial topics in this episode with the help of the brilliant journalist, presenter and telly producer, Simon London! 
He tells us about being adopted at the age of eight, and what it was like to go from a children's home to boarding school. We hear about some of the racism he's faced over the course of his life, and the advice he's giving his son about growing up as a mixed race child.

Episode 154: Food Special with Hungermama

Episode 154: Food Special with Hungermama

June 25 2019
Our guest for this episode is the brilliant Bethie Hungerford, otherwise known as Hungermama! She tells us how she went from being raised in the States on pizzas and burgers to living in London and writing a cookbook. And guess what - her kids ACTUALLY EAT VEGETABLES. We find out her secret. 
Episode 153: Outdoors Special with Dress Like A Mum

Episode 153: Outdoors Special with Dress Like A Mum

June 11 2019
She's fun, she's fashionable, and she's a one-woman festival - it's Dress Like A Mum, also known as Zoe de Pass! 
Zoe joins us in the gardens of the Horniman Museum for a special outdoor recording. We talk about why we love a good park, and in Ellie's case, hate the beach. 
Episode 152: Rebecca Humphries on cats, clits, and life after the Strictly scandal

Episode 152: Rebecca Humphries on cats, clits, and life after the Strictly scandal

May 28 2019
What's the best bargain make-up brand? How much fun is living with drag queens? And what's it like when your stand-up comedian boyfriend is papped snogging his Strictly partner outside a pub? Answering all these questions is the amazing Rebecca Humphries! 
Episode 151: Sindhu Vee Special

Episode 151: Sindhu Vee Special

May 13 2019
Our guest for this episode is the hilariously brilliant comedian Sindhu Vee! She tells us about her experience of growing up in India, and how parenting styles can differ between east and west. We also learn about a unique discipline technique involving a tea tray. 
Episode 150: Step-families, screen time and gaming with Keza

Episode 150: Step-families, screen time and gaming with Keza

April 30 2019
Our special guest for this episode is Keza MacDonald! We discuss her experience of being a step-mum, and why she changed her mind about having her own kids. There's some chat about dealing with the teenage years, and we find out Keza's number one piece of advice for new step-parents. 

Then it's time for video games chat! Keza is the games editor for The Guardian, so we pick her brains about screentime, age ratings, and what to do if your child decides they want to become a pro gamer. We also talk about YouTube, our favourite games for playing with kids, and how Eurovision destroys families. 
Episode 149: It's Briony off of the Bake Off!

Episode 149: It's Briony off of the Bake Off!

April 16 2019
How do you get on The Great British Bake-Off? What's it like to be kissed by Noel Fielding and sworn at by Paul Hollywood? And where does Helen think her cakehole is? Helping us answer all these questions is Briony May Williams!

She reveals what it's really like inside the Bake-Off tent, and where to find the best chocolate cake recipe EVER. There's some chat about running, and we play a new game, Through the Cakehole. Plus we find out who's the best baker out of someone who came fourth in a famous televised national baking competition, and a pissed-up Australian who thinks self-raising flour is a plant that doesn't need watering.
Episode 148: Sophie Ellis-Bextor on pop music and premature babies

Episode 148: Sophie Ellis-Bextor on pop music and premature babies

April 2 2019
How did Sophie Ellis-Bextor offend an arena full of Take That fans? What's the worst lyric she's ever written? And why is she the Craig David of pregnancy? Answering all these questions is ACTUAL SOPHIE ELLIS-BEXTOR!

We are also joined by her brand new baby, the lovely Micky! She tells us what it's like to be mum to five sons, while still managing to record a new album with a full orchestra.
Episode 147: How to be a Better Parent with Philippa Perry

Episode 147: How to be a Better Parent with Philippa Perry

March 19 2019
Is your child a Dandelion or an Orchid? What's the one piece of advice every new parent needs to hear? And how do you get kids to put their bloody shoes on? Answering these questions is brilliant psychotherapist Philippa Perry!

She tells us all about her fantastic new book, The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read (And Your Children Will Be Glad That You Did). We talk about why our childhood experiences are so important when it comes to bringing up our own kids, and the best way to cope when they're driving you loopy.
Episode 146: Mel Giedroyc on comedy, motherhood, and Bake-Off

Episode 146: Mel Giedroyc on comedy, motherhood, and Bake-Off

March 4 2019
For this episode, we are joined by the amazing Mel Giedroyc - comedy hero, TV star and all-round absolute legend!

She doles out sage advice on everything from handling teenagers to performing at Edinburgh. We talk about the time she sang with Limahl in an airport, and cover other highbrow topics like weeing in the bath. Then it's time for the return of the segment no one asked or expected to hear again: Bin Chat.