40 episodes

The Black Mums Upfront Podcast is a weekly podcast fronted by Carina White, Natalie Duvall, Nana-Adwoa Mbeutcha and Endy Mckay, Lauren Thomas-Johnson and Vanessa Haye. They rarely agree on anything but always keep it real… sometimes too real. Getting upfront about their experience of modern-day motherhood - with top tips, inspirational guests, insightful topics, eye-opening honesty, and lots of laughter. Welcome to the Sisterhood.

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    • 4.6 • 126 Ratings

The Black Mums Upfront Podcast is a weekly podcast fronted by Carina White, Natalie Duvall, Nana-Adwoa Mbeutcha and Endy Mckay, Lauren Thomas-Johnson and Vanessa Haye. They rarely agree on anything but always keep it real… sometimes too real. Getting upfront about their experience of modern-day motherhood - with top tips, inspirational guests, insightful topics, eye-opening honesty, and lots of laughter. Welcome to the Sisterhood.

    40. Twenty Twenty Too

    40. Twenty Twenty Too

    The mums are back from an extended break and feel no shame about the extra "me" time. They're entering into 2022 with the same witty banter, the same witty kids and the same Chris Whitty advising us on you-know-what! 

    Grab a cupper...or a bottle, as announcements are made and resolutions are laid.

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    https://instagram.com/_carinawh
    https://instagram.com/natsduv
    https://instagram.com/nanaadwoambeutcha

    • 1 hr 5 min
    39. Introducing The Other Woman At Christmas 🎄

    39. Introducing The Other Woman At Christmas 🎄

    Welcome to Black Mums Upfront Christmas Office Party.

    Yes, you are invited to our festive frolics of fun! This episode ALL SIX of us get together for gossip, games and sexually explicit Ginuwine “Pony” singing. Standard.

    In true office party style it gets messy... truths are uncovered, tea is spilled and we all get to know each other a whole lot more. Did one mum really meet R Kelly (eek)? Did another sleep with their partner on the first date? And did another say no to a marriage proposal from bae?

    Join us if you dare... but remember, what goes on at the party, stays at the party. Mince pie, anyone?🎄

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    https://instagram.com/natsduv
    https://instagram.com/nanaadwoambeutcha
    https://instagram.com/from_the_endz
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    https://instagram.com/laurenthomasjohnson

    • 1 hr 5 min
    38. Mums Know Best

    38. Mums Know Best

    Ask and you shall receive! We gave you the control this week - You asked us questions about 'special' massages, losing non-mummy friends, raising allies and more. We gave you our answers, we didn't always agree, but we do believe that mums know best!

    • 1 hr 2 min
    37. Dying to Breathe

    37. Dying to Breathe

    “Black people are disproportionately affected by climate change" - Some may say we're 'playing the race card', but could it actually be possible that racism means that the air our children breath is worst and the harvest back home in the Motherland is dying? 

    With the help of Afua Adom, journalist and climate change 'geek', the BMU ladies learn a valuable lesson in white history, what it has done to our people in the global south and why, as a community, we need to wake up.

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    36. My Son Drowned In a Pond

    36. My Son Drowned In a Pond

    Would you know how to save your child's life, should the unthinkable happen? We would be outraged if teachers and staff didn't know basic First Aid, but many of us parents don't either. Thankfully, in the story you'll hear today, Auntie and Uncle rushed to the rescue with CPR, literally saving the life of Sade Palmer's young son. Listen, learn and repeat as you compress "ah ah ah ah staying alive, staying alive".

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    35. Black Table Talk: The Overshare

    35. Black Table Talk: The Overshare

    Breastfeeding your husband, publically pulling up your mother-in-law,  and sharing your man's 'ding-a-ling'...Have we shared too much already?! 

    In this world of click baits and over sharing, the BMU ladies have a right old laugh and gossip,  ploughing through the stories that have also had you talking.

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    Hosts:⁣
    https://instagram.com/_carinawh
    https://instagram.com/natsduv
    https://instagram.com/nanaadwoambeutcha
    https://instagram.com/laurenthomasjohnson

    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
126 Ratings

126 Ratings

kam5star ,

Full enjoyment 🖤🖤🖤🖤

Ladies I just love your discussions, your honesty, humour and ability to share. I appreciate you. Great podcast.

Thisisdevine ,

Take a Listen

I like the podcast as it shed light on various topics that affect the community. When Natalie speaks it feels like she’s auditioning for play rather than having a conversation with the others. Sounds a bit shouty maybe it’s a sound issue? Who knows. It’s not unbearable just very noticeable at points.

The episode regarding can everyone be racist was slightly disappointing as while I understand that you to have a mix of views to keep it interesting. The fact remains that racism is about power. So whilst we can discriminate Black people can not be racist. Regardless if the country is predominately Black, Whiteness is always upheld even if it’s not explicitly said. Jamaica is a prime example. As well as other islands and countries that have been colonised. This discussion would of benefited from someone who has studied the subject. As lived experience isn't always enough to explain the nuances around racism.

That being said I don’t want to take away from all of the hard work that is put into the show. It’s a great to see and hear. Take a listen and see for yourself. :)

MelFM ,

Keeping it real and relevant

I’m am loving this podcast, it’s like sitting in a room with my girlfriends. I laugh, cry, agree and disagree but it’s all love. A must have listen during my long runs

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