238: Camille O'Sullivan on singing, falling in love, and falling apart

238: Camille O'Sullivan on singing, falling in love, and falling apart

14 days ago
Our guest for this episode is Camille O'Sullivan - amazing singer, fabulous performer, and all-round extraordinary woman! 
237: Lucy Porter on mid-life crisis, Christian Slater, and Center Parcs

237: Lucy Porter on mid-life crisis, Christian Slater, and Center Parcs

August 31 2022
Our guest for this episode is the hilarious Lucy Porter! She tells us all about her latest comedy show, and how it was inspired by hitting middle age. 
236: Simon London on fatherhood, being funny and why Boris can f*** off

236: Simon London on fatherhood, being funny and why Boris can f*** off

August 17 2022
It's SIMON LONDON! One of our favourite guests of all time returns for some hilarious chat about everything from parenting to politics. 
235: Harriet Kemsley on comedy, compromise, and condoms

235: Harriet Kemsley on comedy, compromise, and condoms

August 4 2022
How do you cope with the anxiety of parenthood? Is wearing make-up anti-feminist? And what's the most fun way to dispose of a prophylactic after sex? Helping us answer all these questions is the hilarious Harriet Kemsley
234: Dr Angharad on helping your kids cope with anger, anxiety, and divorce

234: Dr Angharad on helping your kids cope with anger, anxiety, and divorce

July 19 2022
Our guest for this episode is the awesome Dr Angharad Rudkin, a child psychologist for over 20 years. She has lots of advice about helping kids with their emotions, and explains why we shouldn't feel guilty if we let parenting standards slip during the pandemic. Phew. 
233: Sexuality, ADHD and jogging bottoms with Style Me Sunday

233: Sexuality, ADHD and jogging bottoms with Style Me Sunday

July 5 2022
What's sex like after separation? Is it OK to look at porn? Should Helen have it off with a lady? Helping us to answer all these questions is the awesome Natalie Lee, aka Style Me Sunday! 
232: Dr Ranj on body image, bowel problems, and foot fetishes

232: Dr Ranj on body image, bowel problems, and foot fetishes

June 21 2022
HE'S BACK! One of our favourite guests of all time returns to talk about his favourite body parts, falling over at festivals, and pubic topiary. Yes, it's Dr Ranj
231: Cat Bateman on singing, swimming, and coping with diabetes

231: Cat Bateman on singing, swimming, and coping with diabetes

June 7 2022
Our guest for this episode is the awesome Cat Bateman from Little Folk Nursery Rhymes! She tells us what it's like being the least annoying baby music group singer of all time, and what she secretly thinks of some of the parents. 
230: 100 Mile Walk Special with Jim and John

230: 100 Mile Walk Special with Jim and John

May 24 2022
This episode is all about our amazing nine day, 100 mile hike across Yorkshire and Cumbria! We are joined by our travelling companions, Jim, aka Ellie's Dad, and John, aka Helen's brother / the silver fox.

 

229: It's Claire Richards from Steps!

229: It's Claire Richards from Steps!

May 10 2022

Are you ready for the most erotic anecdote about Peter Andre you've ever heard? Well, get ready, because we have Claire Richards on the podcast! 

She tells us all about her life in Steps, and what it's like to become a pop star at the age of 19, earning a whopping £50 a week. We ask if there are any Steps songs she secretly hates singing, and whether their costumes smell as bad as ours. Plus, Claire tells us about the moment when H came out to her, and what crisps she was eating at the time. 

228: Mid-life Crisis Special with Steve Hill

228: Mid-life Crisis Special with Steve Hill

April 26 2022

It's time for some real talk as we sit down with our old friend Steve Hill to discuss our own personal mid-life crises. We dig deep into the big stuff, from death and divorce to weight loss and cock rot. 

 

227: From Grief to Greggs with George Egg

227: From Grief to Greggs with George Egg

April 12 2022
Our guest for this episode is the hilarious comedian and cook George Egg, aka the Snack Hacker! What this man has to say about pimping Pot Noodles, Greggs pasties and Fray Bentos pies will blow your mind. 
#AD BONUS EPISODE: Money Special - A Grand Day Out

#AD BONUS EPISODE: Money Special - A Grand Day Out

April 4 2022

What would happen if you put your kids in TOTAL charge of the family budget for a whole day? What would they learn? What would you learn? Will the entire budget be blown on LEGO? 

@starlingbank set us this very challenge in this week’s special bonus episode. We gave our lads a budget for a family day out, and a Starling Kite card so they could spend and keep track of the money independently. Tune in to find out whether they wasted it all on V-bucks and sweets, and whose son spent the most on their Mother's Day present.

 

 

 

226: Kate Lawler on motherhood, mental health and fake tan failures

226: Kate Lawler on motherhood, mental health and fake tan failures

March 29 2022

Our guest for this episode is the fabulous Kate Lawler! She tells us all about her experience of becoming a mum, and how it's our fault she got pregnant in the first place. 

 

225: Family Therapy Special with Julia Samuel

225: Family Therapy Special with Julia Samuel

March 15 2022

What can we do to prepare ourselves for grief? Is there a right and wrong way to fight? And should we force our children to say sorry? Answering all these questions and many more is the brilliant psychotherapist, Julia Samuel. 

 

224: Teaching, triplets and butt plugs with the Mr Ps

224: Teaching, triplets and butt plugs with the Mr Ps

March 1 2022
What do teachers really think about the kids they teach? What's the number one piece of advice they have for parents? And what's the best thing about having a vasectomy? Answering all these questions are the amazing Mr Ps! 
223: Dr Rangan Chatterjee on health and happiness

223: Dr Rangan Chatterjee on health and happiness

February 15 2022
Our guest for this episode is the awesome Dr Rangan Chatterjee - GP, author, podcaster, and all-round bloody legend!
We chat about everything from how to increase our sex drive to managing our phone addictions and improving our gut health. Rangan shares what he believes is the most important thing doctors need to know, and tells us all about his latest book, Happy Mind, Happy Life: 10 Simple Ways to Feel Great Every Single Day. Tune in to find out whether he manages to convince Ellie to talk to strangers, and to hear a surprising and moving Scummy Mummy Confession. 
222: Just the Two of Us - Holidays, Nudity and Corona!

222: Just the Two of Us - Holidays, Nudity and Corona!

February 1 2022
A change to our scheduled programming this week as one of us has caught that virus that's been going around! Tune in to find out who...
We chat about what we've been up to lately, including our recent skiing holiday (spoiler: it involved nudity, a loss of bladder control, and absolutely no skiing.) We share our Valentine's Day plans, and reveal some of the exciting things we've got planned for this year. 
221: Fashion, sex and turning sixty with Karen Arthur

221: Fashion, sex and turning sixty with Karen Arthur

January 18 2022
Our guest for this episode is the amazing Karen Arthur - educator, fashion creative, dancer, mum, grandmother, founder of Wear Your Happy and host of the brilliant podcast Menopause Whilst Black. She's a multimedia node! 
220: How to be a Good Enough Parent with Tracey Fox

220: How to be a Good Enough Parent with Tracey Fox

January 4 2022
Why are perfect parents bad for kids? How can finding your child in tears be a good sign? And what can parents of teens can learn from hostage negotiators? Answering all these questions is the awesome Tracey Fox! 
219: Kids' books, co-parenting and cats with Nadia Shireen

219: Kids' books, co-parenting and cats with Nadia Shireen

December 21 2021
What's it like being a cat person when you have big dog energy? Which term should we use - co-parenting, single parenting, or double parenting? And what does Philip Larkin have in common with the lead singer of T'Pau? Answering all these questions is the marvellous Nadia Shireen! 
Scummy Mummies Christmas Podcast 2021

Christmas Special: A Tale of Two Bumholes

December 7 2021
Ho ho ho! The gang's all here for this year's festive episode as we are joined by Nurse Jessie, Sam Pamphilon and Steve Hill! Is Sam divorced yet? Has Nurse Jessie got a new job? Why are Ellie and James Bond responsible for Steve getting corona? And is it true that we all have two sphincters? Tune in to find out! 
217: Food, flying and false teeth with Daniel Varani

217: Food, flying and false teeth with Daniel Varani

November 23 2021
Is booze really stronger when you're on a flight? What did Diana Ross allegedly try to smuggle on Concorde? And is it ever OK to put cheddar in a spaghetti carbonara? Answering all these questions is one of our favourite people - it's Daniel Varani! 
216: Lols with Louise Boyce, aka Mama Still Got It

216: Lols with Louise Boyce, aka Mama Still Got It

November 9 2021
She's a model, a mum, and an internet comedy sensation - it's Louise Boyce, otherwise known as Mama Still Got It! 

She tells us about how her career began, dealing with an eating disorder, and whether she'd let her own daughter go into modelling now. We discuss getting your mojo back after becoming a mum, and the importance of having a good laugh. Helen explains why the strange phenomenon of bunchyarm drives her insane, and Louise shares a confession she's never told anyone before.
215: Kevin Mathurin on fatherhood, Emmerdale, and the humility of Boyzone

215: Kevin Mathurin on fatherhood, Emmerdale, and the humility of Boyzone

October 26 2021
Our guest for this episode is actor Kevin Mathurin! He tells us all about his first year as the resident vicar in Emmerdale. We discuss his former career as a dancer, and the time he was insulted by Kelis and the woman who is now his wife. 
214: Just the Two of Us - Marathon Special

214: Just the Two of Us - Marathon Special

October 11 2021
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! 
213: Aicha McKenzie on overcoming overwhelm

213: Aicha McKenzie on overcoming overwhelm

September 28 2021
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. 
212: Jarred Christmas on budgies, beatboxing, Hugh Jackman and hating golf

212: Jarred Christmas on budgies, beatboxing, Hugh Jackman and hating golf

September 14 2021
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! 
211: Tova Leigh on mum-life crises, monogamy, and hairy bumholes

211: Tova Leigh on mum-life crises, monogamy, and hairy bumholes

September 2 2021
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
210: Tim Bain on kids' TV, surrogacy, and sexy kangaroos

210: Tim Bain on kids' TV, surrogacy, and sexy kangaroos

August 17 2021
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! 
209: Clemmie Telford on strength, sobriety, and nipple twiddling

209: Clemmie Telford on strength, sobriety, and nipple twiddling

August 4 2021
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. 
208: Just the Two of Us: Helen's Book Special!

208: Just the Two of Us: Helen's Book Special!

July 20 2021
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. 
207: Summer Special with Vogue Williams

207: Summer Special with Vogue Williams

July 9 2021
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. 
206: Anna Whitehouse AKA Mother Pukka

206: Anna Whitehouse AKA Mother Pukka

June 22 2021
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. 
205: Alison Perry on having twins, social anxiety, and body confidence

205: Alison Perry on having twins, social anxiety, and body confidence

June 8 2021
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!