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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
April 6 2015
This episode features Helen Neale, the woman behind the popular blog and free reward charts website Kiddycharts.com.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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?
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?
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.)
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!
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.
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.
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!
October 21 2014
This episode features Dawn Isaac, award-winning gardener, author and perhaps most excitingly, FRIEND OF MR BLOOM.
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!
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 Roadshow, Miranda and most recently on Kevin Bridges: Live at the Referendum.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
June 17 2014
WARNING: This episode is for adults only. That's probably true of all of them, to be honest, but definitely don't listen to this while in the vicinity of small children, unless you fancy an afternoon trying to explain what lube is.
June 2 2014
Stay-at-home dad Steve Hill returns as our "special" guest this episode. With father's day coming up we talk about what it means to be a dad, but of course it's not long before the whole thing descends into nonsense.