282: Rom coms, politics and peeing with comedians KK and Kerry

282: Rom coms, politics and peeing with comedians KK and Kerry

May 21 2024

It's a transatlantic party in this episode as we meet KK and Kerry, the world's second best female comedy double act! We hear about their fab show, Six Chick Flicks, and they tell us the best meet cute stories they've heard from audience members. 

 

281: Is Ozempic really a magic pill for weight loss? With Johann Hari

281: Is Ozempic really a magic pill for weight loss? With Johann Hari

May 7 2024

This episode is all about the new weight loss drug Ozempic - what are the risks? What are the benefits? How does it actually work? Joining us is author Johann Hari, who has written a book all about it. 

 

280: Lisa Jewell on writing books, watching MAFS, and raising teens

280: Lisa Jewell on writing books, watching MAFS, and raising teens

April 23 2024
Yes, it really has been 25 years since Ralph's Party was released! You are that old! Here to talk about that book, and all the brilliant ones she's written since, is best-selling author Lisa Jewell. 
279: Just the Two of Us - Remembering Lee Thorn

279: Just the Two of Us - Remembering Lee Thorn

April 9 2024
We sit down for a serious chat in this episode as we celebrate the life of Lee, Helen's Mum, who passed away recently. And of course, we manage to have a few laughs along the way. 
278: Monogamy, bonobos and breakups with Rosie Wilby

278: Monogamy, bonobos and breakups with Rosie Wilby

March 26 2024
Why do lesbians have the highest divorce rate? How do you navigate an open relationship? What goes on in a sex lab? Answering all these questions is the amazing Rosie Wilby! 
277: How to raise a viking with Helen Russell

277: How to raise a viking with Helen Russell

March 11 2024
What makes the Danish some of the happiest people on earth? How can we steal their ideas, and what's stopping us? Why are Norwegian women like oil rigs? Answering all these questions is the amazing Helen Russell! 
276: Sikisa on law, comedy, dyslexia, and nachos vs dicks

276: Sikisa on law, comedy, dyslexia, and nachos vs dicks

February 27 2024

Comedian, immigration lawyer, burlesque dancer, trainee wrestler, and absolute legend - it's Sikisa!

275: Man vs Baby aka Matt Coyne on writing, fighting, and farting

275: Man vs Baby aka Matt Coyne on writing, fighting, and farting

February 12 2024
What's the best way to write a bestselling book? Who would win in a fight between a shark and a gorilla? And what's it like to be bitten on the penis by a piranha? Answering all these questions is Matt Coyne, aka Man vs Baby! 
274: Antarctica Special with Ellie's Dad

274: Antarctica Special with Ellie's Dad

January 30 2024

HELLO READERS! What's it like to go to Antarctica with your 76 year-old Dad? What is Ellie's problem with penguins? Why did she get taken away by Buenos Aires airport security, and why was it Jim's fault?  

 

273: Quiz special with Lucy Porter and Jenny Ryan

273: Quiz special with Lucy Porter and Jenny Ryan

January 16 2024
Why are PTA quizzes the worst? Is Croydon really the Manhattan of London? And which star of The Chase has the most erotic fan fiction written about them? Here to play for a four-berth caravan and a fortnight in Tenerife are Lucy Porter and Jenny Ryan! 
272: Teens, toasters and Kiefer Sutherland's driving school with Tom Price

272: Teens, toasters and Kiefer Sutherland's driving school with Tom Price

January 2 2024
What's it like to embrace Hugh Jackman? Which celebrity does Tom Price still dream of interviewing? And why does he want us to eat prawns off his wife's back? Answering all these questions is the actual Tom Price! 
271: Dick the halls: it's the 2023 Christmas Special!

271: Dick the halls: it's the 2023 Christmas Special!

December 19 2023
What is the collective noun for a group of Lindas?  How is anal sex like relationship bitcoin? And which Hollywood action star would Sam Pamphilon pleasure orally for £50,000? Yes, it's the Scummy Mummies Christmas Special!
270: Christmas food special with Sarah Rossi (aka Taming Twins)

270: Christmas food special with Sarah Rossi (aka Taming Twins)

December 5 2023

Christmas eating is great, but Christmas cooking can be stressful. Joining us with her top tips for creating calm in the kitchen is Sarah Rossi, aka @TamingTwins

 

269: Philippa Perry on how to have better relationships

269: Philippa Perry on how to have better relationships

November 21 2023
Is there a way to argue constructively? What is the best way to help someone in crisis? Should we aim for happiness, or be content with contentment? Answering all these questions is the amazing psychotherapist, author, agony aunt and artist, Philippa Perry! 
267: From Morrisons to Drag Race with Ella Vaday

267: From Morrisons to Drag Race with Ella Vaday

October 24 2023
 Our guest for this episode is Nick Collier, aka drag superstar Ella Vaday! He tells us how he went from working in Morrisons to wowing us with his Nigella impression on season three of RuPaul's Drag Race UK. 
266: Modelling, monogamy and making sh*t happen with Shareefa J

266: Modelling, monogamy and making sh*t happen with Shareefa J

October 10 2023
Our guest for this episode is the amazing Shareefa J - model, diversity activist, fitness champion, and all round bloody brilliant woman. 
265: Surviving breast cancer with Rosamund Dean

265: Surviving breast cancer with Rosamund Dean

September 26 2023

What should you say to a friend who has cancer? If you're the one with the diagnosis, how do you tell your kids? And is it really possible to futureproof your body against illness? Answering all these questions is the brilliant Rosamund Dean. 

264: Ayo Akinwolere on swimming, racism, and being a world record holder

264: Ayo Akinwolere on swimming, racism, and being a world record holder

September 12 2023

Our guest for this episode is the awesome Ayo Akinwolere - Blue Peter presenter, documentary maker, fitness champion, and all-round bloody good bloke. 

 

263: Therapy special: burnout, anxiety, and the mental load with Karen Hartley

263: Therapy special: burnout, anxiety, and the mental load with Karen Hartley

August 29 2023

Do we all need therapy? How do you talk to a partner about sharing the mental load? And what's the first thing you need to do if you feel you're approaching burnout? Answering tricky questions like these is the awesome psychotherapist Karen Hartley! 

 

262: Summer Holiday Hacks with Susie Lodge

262: Summer Holiday Hacks with Susie Lodge

August 15 2023

What's the best way to avoid family days out turning into disasters? How do you stop kids asking for snacks all day? And what do mums have in common with combine harvesters? Helping us to survive the last few weeks of the summer holidays is Susie Lodge!

 

BONUS: Hello Readers with Ellie's Dad

BONUS: Hello Readers with Ellie's Dad

August 4 2023

TRIGGER WARNING: This episode contains two of Ellie's Dad's jokes. He joins us to share some tall tales about a magical dog, the funeral of King George VI, and the time he was at a party with Elton John (or not.)

 

261: 10 Years of Scum! Anniversary Special

261: 10 Years of Scum! Anniversary Special

July 29 2023
It's hard to believe it's been a whole decade since we sat down on Ellie's sofa to record the first episode of the Scummy Mummies Podcast. But here we are, having survived premature childbirth, a shitty divorce and a global pandemic, still on the sofa, and better friends than ever. 
260: Comedian Esther Manito on mum guilt and the mental load

260: Comedian Esther Manito on mum guilt and the mental load

July 18 2023
What's hardest part of parenting - the baby bit, toddler tantrums, or teenage rage? What's it like to live with your dad at the age of 40? And what's the best way to cope with an emergency nipple hair situation? 
259: Top Mum - planes and parenting with fighter pilot Mandy Hickson

259: Top Mum - planes and parenting with fighter pilot Mandy Hickson

July 4 2023

How do fighter pilots get their callsigns? What's it like to risk your life every time you go to work? And why should you never eat out-of-date fudge? Answering all these questions is the amazing Mandy Hickson! 

 

258: How to be a better parent with Marie Gentles

258: How to be a better parent with Marie Gentles

June 20 2023

What's the best way to deal with an angry child? Why should we be saying "thank you" to our kids instead of "please"? And how do you get them to put their bloody shoes away? Answering all these questions is the awesome Marie Gentles! 

 

257: TV's Dr Zoe Williams on teenage girls, healthy farts and being a Gladiator!

257: TV's Dr Zoe Williams on teenage girls, healthy farts and being a Gladiator!

June 6 2023
Our guest for the episode is the fabulous Dr Zoe Williams off of the This Morning and Gladiators. She tells us about how she became a doctor via an epiphany in Ayia Napa, what it's like to be an actual Gladiator, why it's important to get your teens into sports, and she attempts to solve Helen's farting problems.
256: Kate Ferdinand on blended families, pregnancy, and queefing

256: Kate Ferdinand on blended families, pregnancy, and queefing

May 23 2023

Our guest for this episode is the awesome Kate Ferdinand! She tells us about her experience of becoming a stepmum to three kids at the age of 26, and shares what she wishes she'd known at the start of her parenting journey. 

255: Cooking for lazy people with Sarah Rossi

255: Cooking for lazy people with Sarah Rossi

May 9 2023
What's the best food to make for date night? How long should you really cook a fish finger for? And is grapefruit ever acceptable? Answering all these questions is the brilliant Sarah Rossi, aka @tamingtwins
254: How to make your house look less sh*t with Nicki and Wayne

254: How to make your house look less sh*t with Nicki and Wayne

April 25 2023
In this episode we're joined by Nicki Bamford-Bowes, aka @andthentheywentwild, and Wayne Perrey, the TV carpenter! They're here with loads of tips for improving your interiors, whatever your budget. 
253: Just the Two of Us - Everest Base Camp Special

253: Just the Two of Us - Everest Base Camp Special

April 11 2023

This month marks TEN YEARS together as the Scummy Mummies! So we decided to celebrate in the traditional way - by walking to the foot of Everest to break the world record for the highest ever stand-up comedy gig! 

 

252: God, Fatherhood and Captain Birdseye with Olly Mann

252: God, Fatherhood and Captain Birdseye with Olly Mann

March 28 2023
What a Mann, what a Mann, what a Mann, what a mighty fine Mann - it's Olly Mann! The podcasting legend from Answer Me This, Today in History with the RetrospectorsThe Modern Mann and many more joins us for a chinwag. We cover everything from the invention of home pregnancy testing kits to the shock of fatherhood, and who we'd rather have it off with out of Colonel Sanders and Captain Birdseye.
251: Mother's Day Special with Abigail Burdess

251: Mother's Day Special with Abigail Burdess

March 14 2023
One of our favourite guests returns to the podcast to tell us about her fabulous new book! And along the way we cover everything from family secrets and maternal relationships to pubic hair shame and Beowulf. 
250: Dr Sarah Berry on food, fasting and gut health

250: Dr Sarah Berry on food, fasting and gut health

February 28 2023
Why do we always want to eat rubbish when we're tired? Are low carb diets really a good idea? And is it OK to clap your own crap? Answering all these questions is Dr Sarah Berry! 
249: Adrian Chiles on drinking, teenagers, and racing Meatloaf on a mobility scooter

249: Adrian Chiles on drinking, teenagers, and racing Meatloaf on a mobility scooter

February 14 2023

Our guest for this episode is TV's Adrian Chiles! We talk about everything from booze and Bette Midler to coping when your kids go off to uni.