The Scummy Mummies Podcast podcast

The Scummy Mummies Podcast

Ellie Gibson and Helen Thorn

A comedy chat show for less-than-perfect parents. Hosted by comedians Ellie Gibson and Helen Thorn and featuring guest parenting experts, comedians and authors. The podcast covers the big issues affecting modern parents - from fish fingers to farting, to play-dates and pelvic floors. Expect frank and funny chat as well as wine, laughter and sophisticated boob jokes. Check out our Scummy Mummies Blog and dates for our Live Comedy Shows - www.scummymummies.com

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    214: Just the Two of Us - Marathon Special

    41:03

    We did it! Don't know if we've mentioned it, but we ran the London Marathon! So we thought we'd sit down and have a chat about it. Who was responsible for Ellie vomiting? Which one of us crossed the finish line with a greasy ringpiece? And would we ever do it again? Tune in to find out! This episode is for all those who want to hear more about our big day out jogging round the capital. And for those who don't - we got all our marathon chat out of our systems here, so if you want you can just skip it, and we promise not to bore on about it in future...Thank you so much to the lovely people at the London Marathon for having us. Shoutout to Helen's superb trainers, Suzanne and Amber at Fitology Hub. Bigup the awesome Skip, who trained Ellie - check out his unique brand of fitness SE London style at Getfitwithskip.co.uk. And a huge thank you to our running coach, Elkie Mace. She does everything from online strength classes to personalised training plans, and we highly recommend checking her out if you're thinking of doing anything like this... Go to runwithelkie.co.uk.Most of all, thank you SO much for all your wonderful messages of support, and generous donations. They mean a huge amount to us, and to our charities, Borne and Women's Aid. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU XXX​You can still sponsor us. We would love your support. Just go to our sponsorship page! **WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels. FREE UK DELIVERY! **SEE US LIVE!** We are back on tour! Book now - tickets are refundable or transferable, so no worries if it all goes tits up. Visit scummymummies.com for dates and tickets.  We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe. Thanks for listening!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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    213: Aicha McKenzie on overcoming overwhelm

    59:25

    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. We finish with a very moving Scummy Mummy Confession from Aicha, plus some typical nonsense from the two of us about weeing in the bath and paper knickers. Do check out breathebyamck.com to learn more about Aicha's new BREATHE programme. You can follow her on Instagram @breathebyamck and @aichamckenzie.**WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels. FREE UK DELIVERY! **SEE US LIVE!** We are back on tour this summer! Book now - tickets are refundable or transferable, so no worries if it all goes tits up. Visit scummymummies.com for dates and tickets.  We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe. Thanks for listening!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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    212: Jarred Christmas on budgies, beatboxing, Hugh Jackman and hating golf

    58:45

    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! Yes, that is his real name, and if you think that's funny wait till you hear what the rest of his family is called. He tells us about growing up on a military base, being buddies with Hugh Jackman, and embarrassing himself in front of Tom Cruise. We discuss why Jarred is disappointed in his kids for not swearing, and his hatred of golf. Plus: are cats c***s? NB: Sorry about the budgie noises, especially at the beginning - they do settle down a bit, honest. Do go and see Jarred and Hobbit's brilliant show, The Might Kids Beatbox Comedy Show - "It's the best kids' show I've ever seen," says Ellie, and she's seen a lot of that shit. Dates and tickets are over at mightykidsbeatboxcomedy.com.For more from Jarred go to jarredchristmas.com and follow him on Instagram @jarredchristmascomedian. **WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels. FREE UK DELIVERY! **SEE US LIVE!** We are back on tour this summer! Book now - tickets are refundable or transferable, so no worries if it all goes tits up. Visit scummymummies.com for dates and tickets.  We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe. Thanks for listening!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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    211: Tova Leigh on mum-life crises, monogamy, and hairy bumholes

    51:51

    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! For more from Tova check out tovaleigh.com, or follow her on Instagram @tova_leigh. **WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels that no one buys because foreign holidays are currently illegal. FREE UK DELIVERY! **SEE US LIVE!** We are back on tour this summer! Book now - tickets are refundable or transferable, so no worries if it all goes tits up. Visit scummymummies.com for dates and tickets.  We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe. Thanks for listening!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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    210: Tim Bain on kids' TV, surrogacy, and sexy kangaroos

    48:07

    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! He tells us about his career writing children's telly shows, and what it's like to come up with jokes for everyone from the Go Jetters to MC Hammer. Plus, find out what's really going on in Pontypandy, as Tim gives us an exclusive Fireman Sam reveal that will blow your mind. We also hear what it was like to be one of the first gay couples to get married in the UK, and Tim's experience of having kids. Do check out Tim's latest show on Nick Jr. or visit kangaroobeach.tv. You can find his website at timbain.com. **WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels that no one buys because foreign holidays are currently impossible. FREE UK DELIVERY! **SEE US LIVE!** We are back on tour this summer! Book now - tickets are refundable or transferable, so no worries if it all goes tits up. Visit scummymummies.com for dates and tickets.  We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe. Thanks for listening!   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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    209: Clemmie Telford on strength, sobriety, and nipple twiddling

    46:07

    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. We discuss Clemmie's experience of going sober, why she thinks alcohol is like control pants, and how we might be responsible for driving her away from drink. There's some chat about the benefits of strength training, and why having goals isn't always a good thing. Plus, if Ellie's an onion, how come Helen is a banana? Tune in to find out. Thank you to our sponsors for this episode - Eneloop rechargeable batteries. You can recharge these bad boys up to 2100 times, so they save you money, and they're better for the planet, too. They're great for kids' toys, remote controls, and all the other things we always seem to be running out of batteries for. And we have five packs to give away! Here’s how to enter: Like this postFollow us and @eneloop_europeDeadline for entries is this Friday 6 August. We will pick a winner at random on Sunday. UK entries only, please. Entrants must be over 18. This competition is not affiliated with Instagram. Good luck! #eneloop #ad **WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels that no one buys because foreign holidays are currently illegal. FREE UK DELIVERY! **SEE US LIVE!** We are back on tour this summer! Book now - tickets are refundable or transferable, so no worries if it all goes tits up. Visit scummymummies.com for dates and tickets.  We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe. Thanks for listening!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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    208: Just the Two of Us: Helen's Book Special!

    40:41

    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. Thank you to our sponsors for this episode - Eneloop rechargeable batteries. You can recharge these bad boys up to 2100 times, so they save you money, and they're better for the planet, too. They're great for kids' toys, remote controls, and all the other things we always seem to be running out of batteries for. And we have five packs to give away! Here’s how to enter: Like this postFollow us and @eneloop_europeDeadline for entries is this Friday 23 July. We will pick a winner at random on Saturday. UK entries only, please. Entrants must be over 18. This competition is not affiliated with Instagram. Good luck! #eneloop #ad **WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels that no one buys because foreign holidays are currently illegal. FREE UK DELIVERY! **SEE US LIVE!** We are back on tour this summer! Book now - tickets are refundable or transferable, so no worries if it all goes tits up. Visit scummymummies.com for dates and tickets.  We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe. Thanks for listening!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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    207: Summer Special with Vogue Williams

    30:23

    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. Then it's time for some seasonal chat as we discuss our plans for the summer. We round off with some Scummy Mummy Confessions. This episode is sponsored by Nick Jr. To celebrate new episodes of Blue's Clues & You, they've created a list of 30 things to do before you're five - great for keeping the kids occupied this summer! You can download it from their website - nickjrfanclub.uk. Watch Blue's Clues and You now on Nick Jr. (Sky HD 606, Sky 645.)Do follow Vogue on Instagram @voguewilliams, and check out her excellent podcast - My Therapist Ghosted Me.**WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels that no one buys because foreign holidays are currently illegal. FREE UK DELIVERY!**SEE US LIVE!** We are back on tour this summer! Coming to Brighton, Chipping Norton, and more... Book now - tickets are refundable or transferable, so no worries if it all goes tits up. Visit scummymummies.com for dates and tickets. We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe.Thanks for listening!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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    206: Anna Whitehouse AKA Mother Pukka

    52:40

    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. There's some serious chat about the impact of gossip websites on people in the public eye, and what Anna thinks is the solution. Then it's back to the usual daftness with some superb Scummy Mummy Confessions. Anna's book is out on 5th August, and it's fab - Ellie couldn't put it down! You can preorder Underbelly now. While you're at it, why not preorder Helen's book, too? Don't know if she's mentioned it, but she's single now, and Get Divorced, Be Happy is all about how that's one of the best things that's ever happened to her. It's a great read, especially Ellie's chapter. This episode is sponsored by Babease, who make food for babies - not baby food. Delicious pouches of proper veggie purees, with loads of flavour, and great recipes to choose from like cottage pie, keralan curry, and sweet potato and spinach masala. We're big fans of the lentil puffs. Go to babease.co/shop and enter the code SCUMMYMUMMIES20 to get 20 per cent off. **WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels that no one buys because foreign holidays are currently illegal. FREE UK DELIVERY!**SEE US LIVE!** We are back on tour this summer! Book now - tickets are refundable or transferable, so no worries if it all goes tits up. Visit scummymummies.com for dates and tickets. We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe.Thanks for listening!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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    205: Alison Perry on having twins, social anxiety, and body confidence

    42:01

    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!We discuss Alison's husband being a stay-at-home dad, and wonder why it's still a novelty for women to be the breadwinners. There's also some chat about how our attitudes to our bodies have changed as we age, and how we're finding socialising again after lockdown. Then it's time for some Scummy Mummy Confessions, plus a parenting tip from Alison which is almost certainly illegal. You can find Alison on Instagram @iamalisonperry. Her blog is at notanothermummyblog.com, and she also hosts the excellent Not Another Mummy Podcast. This episode is sponsored by Wild - a refillable, natural deodorant that actually works. WE KNOW RIGHT! Wild is aluminium, paraben and single-use plastic free. Plus it smells lovely, it's super convenient, and you can even personalise the case with your name, which Ellie is stupidly excited about. Get 20 per cent off your first purchase with the code SCUMMY at wearewild.com. Free UK shipping, too! **WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels that no one buys because foreign holidays are currently illegal. FREE UK DELIVERY!**SEE US LIVE!** We are back on tour this summer! Book now - tickets are refundable or transferable, so no worries if it all goes tits up. Visit scummymummies.com for dates and tickets. We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe.Thanks for listening!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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