March 8 2016
Our guest for this episode is the brilliant author and columnist Zoe Williams. We cover all the issues, from Corbyn vs Cameron to what rich people think recycling bins are for. Ellie explains why US politics is a bit like Star Wars, and Helen introduces a new game - If Politicians Were Food.
February 23 2016
Our guest for this episode is TV critic Julia Raeside. We discuss our favourite shows, how much telly our kids should be watching, and having breakfast with Simon Groom in his dressing gown.
February 9 2016
Yes, it's Tim Dowling off of The Guardian! We discuss how to stay married, Tim's tips for raising kids, and what his wife thinks of his column.
January 26 2016
What is the best album of all time? Who's more fun to interview, Kylie or Justin Timberlake? What kind of salad does Bjork prefer? All these questions and more are answered in this episode, with music journalist Jude Rogers!
January 12 2016
Our guest for this episode is Coronation Street star and columnist Charlie Condou. He talks about being a gay dad, how having kids later in life has its advantages, and the time he taught Rob Lowe a useful fact about British slang.
December 28 2015
Happy new year! In this episode, we share our Christmas Scummy Mummy Confessions and reveal our resolutions for 2016. Plus there's an interview with top columnist Polly Vernon. We discuss creativity and motherhood, why Polly's chosen not to have kids, and how to be a hot feminist.
December 15 2015
Ham, wine, whinging, and stupidity - yes, it's the Scummy Mummies Christmas Special! With our old friends stay-at-home dad Steve Hill and Nurse Jessie.
December 1 2015
Why do we need a Women's Equality Party? Are people too easily offended these days? And what's it like to be voted sexier than Hitler? Answering all these questions are two very special guests, Sandi Toksvig and David Baddiel!
November 17 2015
Educating Stephen Fry, teaching Salman Rushdie the limbo, asking Prince William if he wants tongues... It's all in a day's work for the fabulous Kathy Lette!
November 3 2015
With 40 recipe books to her name, Annabel Karmel is the Nigella of children's food. But does she give her own kids fish fingers? What's her view on eating organic? And does she ever go for a cheeky Nando's?
October 20 2015
Our guest for this episode is comedian, TV star and first-time mum Hatty Ashdown. She gives us her take on being up the duff and preparing for birth, and reveals the things you should never say to a pregnant woman.
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!