March 24 2014
Comedian, mum and Katy Perry impersonator extraordinaire Abigail Burdess is our guest on this episode. She discusses the challenges of balancing parenthood with being hilarious and writing a hit musical.
March 11 2014
Novelist Laura Kemp is our guest on this episode, which was recorded on location in lovely Cardiff. She talks discusses her popular books, Mums Like Us and Mums on Strike, and reveals how she balances writing, motherhood and a serious Lego habit.
February 24 2014
Ellie and John educate Helen about those classic British cultural touchstones, Going for Gold and Fray Bentos pies. Helen reveals her secret recipe for carbonara (spoiler: stock up on Kraft cheese slices). There's some chat about the joys of living in South East London and we round off, as always, with some Scummy Mummy Confessions.
February 11 2014
This episode's special guest is Clemmie Hooper, midwife, mum and author of the hit blog, Gas and Air. Her recent blog post on 'The Truth About Maternity Leave' went viral, so we chat about that and get some top tips for birth and beyond.
January 28 2014
This episode stars the wonderful Dr Greg Schwager. He talks about being a new dad, a gay dad, a doctor dad and a very tired dad, often all at the same time. Helen exploits the occasion of having a fellow Australian on the podcast by making Ellie eat some national delicacies, and Ellie nearly throws up.
January 14 2014
Get out the glowsticks and the disco biscuits - all right, the breadsticks and the rich tea biscuits - it's a RAVE SPECIAL! Our special guest is Hannah Saunders, founder of Big Fish, Little Fish. She runs family dance parties where parents can party like it's 1992, and kids can experience all the fun of raving. Well, most of the fun.
January 3 2014
It's the Scummy Mummies New Year Special! Featuring stay-at-home dad Steve Hill as our "special" guest. We take a look back at the year's top stories, i.e. we pretend to know anything at all about current affairs as an excuse to do horsemeat and Nigella jokes. Ellie tells an amusing anecdote about being pregnant in Greggs, Helen explains why death can be a positive thing and Steve watches the darts.
December 16 2013
Our special guest is Charlotte Forfieh, the brains behind the brilliant blog Pram On Rye. We get up to all sorts of Christmas nonsense, including mince pie tasting (Lidl vs Waitrose!), gift recommendations (nipple tassles!) and carol singing (don't worry, just the one).
December 2 2013
It's a music special this week! Our guest is the lovely Nina Swann, a musical expert and mother of three. She tells us why music is good for children, how to encourage them to enjoy it and what Miley Cyrus ought to do with that tongue.
November 18 2013
Breasts, bangers, Barbara Windsor's best friends - whatever you want to call 'em, this episode is all about 'em.
Nurse Jessie is our special guest. She doles out interesting, salient advice about everything from breastfeeding to bra fitting, while Helen and Ellie constantly interrupt with stupid jokes.
November 4 2013
It's a Grandma-themed special this week! Helen and Ellie talk to their own mums about what it's like to be a grandparent and what they really think about modern parenting. Along the way the conversation covers topics as diverse as nudism, padded coathangers, Dannii Minogue and why children are like dogs. Someone nearly walks out at least twice.
October 21 2013
Hello again! Episode 6 of The Scummy Mummies Podcast is here:With such a heavy emphasis on placentas and paninis in previous episodes, we thought it was time for some chat about Men's Things. So this episode includes a lengthy discussion of the Mumsnet penis beaker debacle.
October 8 2013
The Scummy Mummies Podcast is now fortnightly and episode 5 is live!
We have a special guest...
September 23 2013
The latest episode of The Scummy Mummies Podcast is now live!
Episode 4 features our first ever SPECIAL GUEST! It's the lovely Jessie, a nurse,
health visitor and mother who knows more about childcare than Helen, Ellie
and Supernanny put together.
September 2 2013
Hello friends! This episode sees the return of much-loved (two people liked it) feature Handbag Surprise, plus of course Scummy Mummy Confessions. We discuss our adventures in stand-up comedy, what's in our bins this week and how Helen has inadvertently started a revolution in the airline industry.
August 20 2013
Hello friends! The second episode of the Scummy Mummies podcast is now available. Just click the link below to listen.
July 29 2013
The first ever episode of the Scummy Mummies podcast is now online!