279 episodes

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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The Scummy Mummies Podcast Ellie Gibson and Helen Thorn

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.7 • 1.3K Ratings

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

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

    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! 
    He tells us all about his brilliant new novel, Frank and Red, which is out now. We discuss our different writing processes, and the best way to deal with procrastination. 
    Matt explains why one of his favourite facts about himself involves Ellie's Dad, and gives us a window into the general appearance of his pubic area. There's also some chat about farting, hypochondria, and Mussolini. 
    For more from Matt, follow Man vs Baby on all the things, or check out man-vs-baby.co.uk.
    *WE ARE ON TOUR!* Come and see our live comedy show in 2024! We are on our way to Chipping Norton, Tewkesbury, Worcester, Northampton, Sutton Coldfield, Stockport... And new dates are being added all the time! Keep an eye on scummymummies.com for announcements and tickets.
     
    *WE HAVE A SHOP!* Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels. FREE UK DELIVERY!  
     
    We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe.
     
    Thank you for listening!

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    • 54 min
    274: Antarctica Special with Ellie's Dad

    274: Antarctica Special with Ellie's Dad

    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?  
    Answering all these questions are Ellie and Ellie's Dad! Helen quizzes them to find out all about the fortnight they've just spent on the frozen Continent. We hear all about the whales, the weather, and what it's like to go for a dip in 0.3 degree water. 
    Ellie and her father share some of their seafaring family history as we hear the tale of James Gibson: sailor, ship's carpenter, and thwarted lover. Plus, find out why Jim never carries water on hikes, and what Helen has in store for 2024. 
    *WE ARE ON TOUR!* Come and see our live comedy show in 2023! We are on our way to Chipping Norton, Tewkesbury, Worcester, Northampton, Sutton Coldfield, Stockport... And new dates are being added all the time! Keep an eye on scummymummies.com for announcements and tickets.
     
    *WE HAVE A SHOP!* Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels. FREE UK DELIVERY!  
     
    We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe.
     
    Thank you for listening!


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    • 48 min
    273: Quiz special with Lucy Porter and Jenny Ryan

    273: Quiz special with Lucy Porter and Jenny Ryan

    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! 
    Lucy tells us how she went from comedian to quizzing legend, and Jenny reveals the origin story behind her Chase nickname, The Vixen. We discuss our favourite gameshows of yore, and our experts share their top tips for hosting your own quiz at home. Stay tuned for the Scummy Mummy Confessions to find out which one of us is actually a filthy cheater. 
    IMPORTANT CORRECTION: Helen is right and Ellie is wrong; echidnae have four penis heads, not three. However, only two can become erect at one time. You are welcome. 
    The brilliant Fingers on Buzzers podcast is available from all the usual places. And the fantastic book of the same name is out now. 
    *WE ARE ON TOUR!* Come and see our live comedy show in 2023! We are on our way to Barking, Chipping Norton, Tewkesbury, Worcester, Northampton, Sutton Coldfield, Stockport... And new dates are being added all the time! Keep an eye on scummymummies.com for announcements and tickets.
     
    *WE HAVE A SHOP!* Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels. FREE UK DELIVERY!  
     
    We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe.
     
    Thank you for listening!


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

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

    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! 
    The Magic FM drive time DJ takes a break from his busy three hours of work a day schedule to spend some quality time with us. We have a good old moan about what it's like to live with teenagers, and share the nice bits too. 
    Then it's time for some hilarious star-studded anecdotes - tune in to find out what it's like to nearly have sex with Billie Piper, and learn which celebrity Tom ran out of things to say to. Plus: why does Ellie want him to set her up with the Weasley twins? 
    We talk about Tom's brilliant podcast, My Mate Bought a Toaster. And we share some cautionary tales about why you should never go on the waltzer at Winter Wonderland. 
    You can hear Tom on Magic FM every weekday from 4pm - 7pm. Follow him on Insta @thepricetom.
    *WE ARE ON TOUR!* Come and see our live comedy show in 2023! We are on our way to Barking, Chipping Norton, Tewkesbury, Worcester, Northampton, Sutton Coldfield, Stockport... And new dates are being added all the time! Keep an eye on scummymummies.com for announcements and tickets.
     
    *WE HAVE A SHOP!* Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels. FREE UK DELIVERY!  
     
    We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe.
     
    Thank you for listening!

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

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

    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!
    As usual, we get too drunk and talk absolute nonsense for too long. The same old Christmas podcast traditions are back, but Ham Review gets a new twist this year, and Nurse Jessie shares some news that leaves our jaws on the floor.
    Steve Hill literally phones it in, while Sam tells a story that will ensure you never enjoy using chopsticks again. Plus, it's the return of popular filth-themed game Anything for Money! 
    Thank you so much to everyone who has listened to the podcast this year, and indeed for the last ten years. We love doing it, and we are so grateful for your support. Reviews and shares are always appreciated, but most of all, thank you for listening. 
    *WE ARE ON TOUR!* Come and see our live comedy show in 2023! We are on our way to Barking, Chipping Norton, Tewkesbury, Worcester, Northampton, Sutton Coldfield, Stockport... And new dates are being added all the time! Keep an eye on scummymummies.com for announcements and tickets.
     
    *WE HAVE A SHOP!* Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels. FREE UK DELIVERY!  
     
    We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe.
     
    Wishing you a very merry Christmas and a happy new year! 
    Ellie and Helen x


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    • 1 hr 2 min
    270: Christmas food special with Sarah Rossi (aka Taming Twins)

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

    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! 
    She shares easy make-ahead recipes for starters and desserts, and a great idea for what to feed picky eaters on the big day. We talk about how we should all be getting into dump bags, which are nicer than they sound. Ellie reveals how Sarah's 15 minute Baileys cheesecake saved her Christmas last year, along with her theory that organised people are secretly the laziest bastards of all. Helen learns what a Snowball is, and her mind is blown. 
    You can find Sarah's recipes for easy roast potatoes and slow cooker chocolate orange pudding on her blog, along with loads of other fantastic Christmas recipes. Her books, What's for Dinner? and What's for Dinner in One Pot? are out now, and they're bloody brilliant. 
    Many thanks and an extra roast potato to White Stuff for teaming up with us for this episode. If you're looking for a Christmas outfit, check out their fantastic partywear - lots of glamorous velvet, gorgeous glitter, and pockets to stuff mince pies in. Also, do have a look at their adorable Christmas decorations - we love the little Christmas jumpers, and £5 from each sale goes to the excellent charity Home-Start UK. AND we have a discount for you - use the code SCUMMIES15 to get 15 per cent off all full-priced items on the White Stuff website! But get in quick - offer ends 12th December.
     
    *WE ARE ON TOUR!* Come and see our live comedy show in 2023! We are on our way to Trowbridge, Henley-on-Thames, Barking, Chipping Norton, Tewkesbury, Worcester, Northampton, Sutton Coldfield, Stockport... And new dates are being added all the time! Keep an eye on scummymummies.com for announcements and tickets.
     
    *WE HAVE A SHOP!* Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels. FREE UK DELIVERY!  
     
    We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe.
    Thank you for listening!

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    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.3K Ratings

1.3K Ratings

Stresshead2306 ,

Absolute filth, essential for good mental health.

Needs to be on prescription for anyone who has children, is expecting or knows children or is in a family. It is so good to hear normal eff ups who are wonderful and funny and kind and clever so when you reflect on what an eff up you are, you feel seen and appreciated. Love these women!!

Jradon ,

Great!

Listened to the Philippa Perry episode while at a low parenting ebb and it not only made me laugh but made me think about some really useful stuff, and actually made me feel 100% better. Thank you! Looking forward to listening to more episodes.

loulou___ ,

So refreshing

Just heard the Lucy porter episode- I’ve never found a podcast that talks about middle age that doesn’t make me feel worse than I did to begin with, these guys are amazing and much more my kind of role models as I enter this period of my life :)

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