102 episodes

A podcast by dumb women, for dumb women, where we investigate the subjects you're too proud to admit you know nothing about. Written by and starring @HannVarr, @MissAHaddow & @Czaroline. Contact: dumbwomenpod@gmail.com

The School for Dumb Women Justice for Dumb Women

    • Comedy
    • 4.8 • 116 Ratings

A podcast by dumb women, for dumb women, where we investigate the subjects you're too proud to admit you know nothing about. Written by and starring @HannVarr, @MissAHaddow & @Czaroline. Contact: dumbwomenpod@gmail.com

    74. Have You Got The Rug Bug?

    74. Have You Got The Rug Bug?

    Hannah uncovers the real pandemic silently infecting our homes - The Rug that everybody has and nobody can get rid of. Elsewhere in the house, Caroline examines the rise of conservatories in the late '90s and what it told us about the sex lives of the O'Callaghans down the road. Lastly Alex presents a Smart Lesson on skincare and how to ensure the clearness of your pores remains your healthcare priority right now.


    Contact: dumbwomenpod@gmail.com


    Produced by Hannah Varrall, music by Harry Harris, artwork by Gavin Day.
     
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    • 45 min
    73. Why Do We Hate Space?

    73. Why Do We Hate Space?

    Alex goes retro this week to investigate the wild successes of teletext (aka Ceefax), the text information service that haunted her youth. Meanwhile Caroline goes to space (again!) to think about how much she doesn't like it, and why many Americans were actually not that interested in it either. Finally Hannah leads a Smart Lesson session on how to have a new feminist icon, when the old one is not dead or cancelled yet.


    Contact: dumbwomenpod@gmail.com


    Produced by Hannah Varrall, music by Harry Harris, artwork by Gavin Day.
     
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    • 50 min
    72. Are Beavers Cancelled?

    72. Are Beavers Cancelled?

    Alex enters the bull ring this week to investigate the whys and wherefores of professional bull riding, while Caroline takes her beaver to visit its namesakes and find out what they're actually doing in those dams. Finally Hannah stokes up some generational divides with a smart lesson on why millennials have it hard and why Gen Z will probably show us all up.


    Contact: dumbwomenpod@gmail.com


    Produced by Hannah Varrall, music by Harry Harris, artwork by Gavin Day.
     
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    • 57 min
    71. What Is A Pokey Browser?

    71. What Is A Pokey Browser?

    Saddle up your mule, folks, because this week we're going to North-West Canada to look at the Klondike gold rush of the late 1800s, and Hannah's sickly ancestors are coming with us. Meanwhile Alex is transported to a small metal box in Mumbai to go undercover with the dabbawalas and their lunch delivery system, and Caroline delivers a Smart Lesson on how to shop now that some stores are open again.


    In other news, Caroline's new novel Scenes of a Graphic Nature is out now on e-book and audiobook! Get it on the link below, or pre-order the hardback (out in August) from your local independent book shop.


    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07WN4QNYN/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i1


    Contact: dumbwomenpod@gmail.com


    Produced by Hannah Varrall, music by Harry Harris, artwork by Gavin Day. Recorded remotely by Soho Radio Studios.
     
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    • 59 min
    70. Am I Ritzy Enough?

    70. Am I Ritzy Enough?

    Caroline gets down and dirty with 'Typhoid Mary' this week, looking at how and why she became a disease super-spreader. Hannah takes a trip to the Swiss mountains to find out the origin story of hotelier César Ritz, and Alex leads a Smart Lesson on how to best spend your time in the park during lockdown.


    Contact: dumbwomenpod@gmail.com


    Produced by Hannah Varrall, music by Harry Harris, artwork by Gavin Day. Recorded remotely by Soho Radio Studios.
     
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    • 53 min
    69. Do I need a water feature?

    69. Do I need a water feature?

    Hannah gets Mr Plow's phone number this week and goes deep into 555- numbers in American films and TV shows, discovering some bizarre connections to a Canadian gold rush and Gilmore Girls. Meanwhile Alex's TV nostalgia is more garden-based, focusing on Ground Force, our new hero Charlie Dimmock's brilliant norks, and the water features she couldn't live without. Finally Caroline has two pints of Guinness and crowns herself Birthday Queen, declaring what the dos and don'ts of lockdown birthdays should be.


    Contact: dumbwomenpod@gmail.com


    Produced by Hannah Varrall, music by Harry Harris, artwork by Gavin Day. Recorded remotely by Soho Radio Studios.
     
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    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
116 Ratings

116 Ratings

Fletchek ,

It’s back!!

I loved this show the first time around and was sad when it ended without explanation. Now it’s mysteriously reappeared, same format and just as much fun as before. Thank you ladies for cheering up my brutal lockdown.

dd.90 ,

This dumb woman loves it

I love this podcast and am so glad it’s back! (I was obsessively checking for months). The gals are so funny and warm and riff off one another so well. The goofy humour they use GETS me and makes me feel like I’m hanging out with my own pals. Its one of the few podcasts that regularly makes me laugh out loud.

The content is quirky and engaging and full of fun facts you can casually drop into pub chat to make yourself seem like an well-educated and fascinating woman of the world. Also shout-out to the excellent music they use. My absolute fave podcast.

lar_1962 ,

Funny and charming

I listen to it while working from home alone and pretend I have funny charming colleagues

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