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Scummy Mummies is the podcast for less-than-perfect parents. Comedians Helen Thorn and Ellie Gibson discuss a range of topics relevant to modern mums and dads, from culture and current affairs to farting and fish fingers.

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Scummy Mummies is the podcast for less-than-perfect parents. Comedians Helen Thorn and Ellie Gibson discuss a range of topics relevant to modern mums and dads, from culture and current affairs to farting and fish fingers.

    195: VV Brown on music, motherhood, and racism

    195: VV Brown on music, motherhood, and racism

    She's a musician, an artist, an author, and a mother - it's the amazing VV Brown! 


    She tells us about her singing career, including what it's like to hang out with Amy Winehouse, perform with Grace Jones, and turn down P Diddy.


    We also discuss how it feels London and move to the countryside as a black woman. VV shares her experience of post-natal depression, and offers some advice for mums who feel like they've lost their hustle. 


    There's some chat about VV's fantastic new children's book, Lily and the Magic Comb. We talk about what it's like to be told your book is too niche because it features a black lead character. 


    And finally, we end with a fabulous Scummy Mummy Confession, involving a wardrobe fail at Camp Bestival. 


    VV's new project is out this Mother's Day, 14 March. Lily and the Magic Comb, written by VV and illustrated by Kate Hazell, is available now from wokekidzshop.co.uk, plus the usual online bookstores. 


    You can follow VV on Twitter @vvbrown, Instagram @vvbrownofficial, and catch up with her doings at vvbrown.com. 


    SAFETY NOTICE: This podcast was recorded last year, before lockdown, with social distancing in accordance with the rules, no worries lads. 


    **WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and more! FREE UK DELIVERY


    **MAYBE SEE US LIVE!** With the situation changing all the time, we can't be sure when we'll be back on the road again. We are working hard to reschedule shows, and make tickets refundable or transferrable. Keep an eye on scummymummies.com for updates, and with a bit of luck, we'll see you at some point in 2021! 


    We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe!


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    • 49 min
    193: Fitness, mental health, and IVF with Suzanne Keatley

    193: Fitness, mental health, and IVF with Suzanne Keatley

    What's the best way to get fit when we're stuck at home? How do you motivate teenagers to exercise? And what's it like to start IVF and a new business at the same time? Answering all these questions and more is awesome fitness coach Suzanne Keatley!


    We hear all about the fab gym she runs, Fitology Hub. We discuss the need for a female-only fitness space, and why Suzanne finds it easier to train women than men. 


    There's some chat about body image, and the shift in mindset from working out for weight loss versus mental health. Suzanne tells us about her experience of going through IVF, dealing with the physical changes of motherhood, and why she thinks we could all benefit from strength training. As always, we round off with some Scummy Mummy Confessions. 


    Do check out the excellent Fitology Hub website and Instagram for more from Suzanne. 


    SAFETY NOTICE: This podcast was recorded before the Tier 4 nonsense with social distancing in accordance with the rules, no worries lads. 


    **WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and more! FREE UK DELIVERY


    **MAYBE SEE US LIVE!** With the situation changing all the time, we can't be sure when we'll be back on the road again. We are working hard to reschedule shows, and make tickets refundable or transferrable. Keep an eye on scummymummies.com for updates, and with a bit of luck, we'll see you at some point in 2021! 


    We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe!




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    • 47 min
    193: Merry Syphilis with Sam Pamphilon and Nurse Jessie

    193: Merry Syphilis with Sam Pamphilon and Nurse Jessie

    Yes, it's the Christmas episode! As usual it's an absolute shambles, but tonight, the part of Steve Hill will be played by hilarious comedian Sam Pamphilon! Also the lovely Nurse Jessie is back.


    It's A Tale of Two Lindas as we enjoy a twist on our regular festive traditions. We catch up on Jessie's job situation, how our divorces are going, and the results of our STD tests. 


    As he's worked with both the Scummy Mummies and AntandDec this year, we ask Sam who is funnier. We share our highlights of 2020, including the time a team of firemen drilled right through Helen's ring. 


    This year's Ham Review almost ends in fisticuffs as we have a row about gammon, while Jessie and Sam bring some extra gourmet treats to the party. Do listen right to the end for some Scummy Mummy Confessions and what might be the funniest, filthiest outtake ever. 


    Here's the website for Olivia the organiser - heyworthgordon.com. Thank you Melissa @fowlmouthsfood for inspiring Ellie to go off piste with her ham recipe, even though she'll never do that again. And here's the mental health support service Sam mentions - industryminds.co.uk.


    SAFETY NOTICE: This podcast was recorded before the Tier 4 nonsense with social distancing in accordance with the rules, no worries lads. 


    **WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and more! FREE UK DELIVERY


    **MAYBE SEE US LIVE!** With the situation changing all the time, we can't be sure when we'll be back on the road again. We are working hard to reschedule shows, and make tickets refundable or transferrable. Keep an eye on scummymummies.com for updates, and with a bit of luck, we'll see you at some point in 2021! 


    We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe!


    Thank you for listening, and thank you so much to everyone who has messaged us and supported us this year. We really appreciate it. Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas, and here's to a happier 2021.


    Love Helen and Ellie xxx
     
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    192: DJ Nikki Beatnik on long Covid, tour life, and Tom Jones

    192: DJ Nikki Beatnik on long Covid, tour life, and Tom Jones

    What's it like having dinner with Beyoncé? How many tour buses do the Backstreet Boys need? And how do you win a staring competition with Prince? DJ Nikki Beatnik actually has the answers to all these questions, and more! 


    We talk about her life on the road with the likes of Kelis and All Saints. We find out what it's like to meet Grace Jones and your future husband on the same day, while massively hungover. 


    There's a bit of chat about Nikki's experience of having corona twice, and how she's coping with long Covid. We talk about her interiors business, Hip Hop Homes London, and the amazing Mums That Rave movement. Plus, we learn about the only alcoholic drink Nikki will ever consume, and why she's never had a cup of tea. 


    You can follow Nikki @djnikkibeatnik, and see her interiors stuff @hiphomehomeslondon. And do check out the awesome @mumsthatrave. Listen to Nikki's music on Mixcloud.


    The place Helen went for her birthday weekend is @the_old_dairy_sussex. Thanks again to the lovely Lucy for letting her stay.


    SAFETY NOTICE: This podcast was recorded with social distancing in accordance with the rules, no worries lads. 


    **SEE US LIVE!** We are coming to Cirencester this Tuesday, Clapham on Thursday, and then Winchester, Finchley, Leatherhead and many more next year. Obvs the situation is changing all the time, but no worries - all tickets are refundable or transferrable. Visit scummymummies.com to get yours. 


    **WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, aprons, washbags, sweatshirts and more!FREE UK DELIVERY! 


    We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. Please send your confessions to scummymummiespodcast@gmail.com and visit us at ScummyMummies.com. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe!


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    • 49 min
    191: Thanyia Moore on bullying, comedy, and Cabbage Patch Dolls 

    191: Thanyia Moore on bullying, comedy, and Cabbage Patch Dolls 

    Our guest for this episode is the hilarious comedian, actor, and writer, Thanyia Moore! 


    We reminisce about the bad old days, when we were all on the open mic comedy circuit together. There's some chat about how different audiences can be, and the issues around race and gender that still exist in comedy today. 


    Thanyia shares her experience of being a school bully, and tells us what happened when she apologised to the people she was mean to in adulthood. We discuss what causes bullying, what she wishes the adults around her had done differently, and why she thinks it's time for a shift in focus in the way we deal with bullies. 


    And finally, we nearly come to blows over the subject of Cabbage Patch Dolls, before Thanyia entertains us with some brilliant Scummy Auntie Confessions. 


    For more from Moore, including gig dates, go to thanyiamoore.co.uk. Her episode of Mock the Week is now on iPlayer. 


    SAFETY NOTICE: This podcast was recorded with social distancing before the new lockdown rules were announced, no worries lads. 


    **SEE US LIVE!** We are bringing our Christmas show to Milton Keynes, Cirencester, and Clapham this December. Obvs the situation is changing all the time, but no worries - all tickets are refundable or transferrable. Visit scummymummies.com to get yours. 


    **WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, signature Wine Mugs, and Mum Island beach towels! Plus new products coming soon! FREE UK DELIVERY! 


    We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. Please send your confessions to scummymummiespodcast@gmail.com and visit us at ScummyMummies.com. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe!
     
    The Scummy Mummies book is OUT NOW! We hope you like it, and if you do, we'd love an Amazon review.


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    • 45 min
    Episode 190: Interiors, trapezes, and turning 40 with Emily Murray

    Episode 190: Interiors, trapezes, and turning 40 with Emily Murray

    From stuntwoman to interiors expert to writing More! magazine's Positions of the Fortnight, Emily Murray has lived a life! She tells us all about it.


    We hear how she started her popular Insta account, @pinkhouseliving, and Emily gives us her number one tip for making your house look nice - or at least less shit. We also discuss turning 40, and how we're all coping with the second wave. 


    Emily's blog is at pinkhouse.co.uk. Her book, Pink House Living, is out now. Her new podcast, Play with Emily Murray, is coming soon. 


    SAFETY NOTICE: This podcast was recorded with social distancing before the new lockdown rules were announced, no worries lads. 


    **SEE US LIVE!** We are bringing our Christmas show to Milton Keynes, Cirencester, and Clapham this December. Obvs the situation is changing all the time, but no worries - all tickets are refundable or transferrable. Visit scummymummies.com to get yours. 


    **WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, signature Wine Mugs, and Mum Island beach towels! FREE UK DELIVERY! 


    We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. Please send your confessions to scummymummiespodcast@gmail.com and visit us at ScummyMummies.com. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe!
     
    The Scummy Mummies book is OUT NOW! We hope you like it, and if you do, we'd love an Amazon review.


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    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

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1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

Jazza H ,

Merry Syphilis

OMG this episode made me laugh out loud in the supermarket doing my Christmas shop! Thank you so much for the laughs this year ladies we’ve really needed them! Happy Christmas to you both x

GwenSF82 ,

LOL

Thanks for making me laugh on the days when I need it most! I listen to you when I’m out pushing the pram and am literally chuckling to myself, so honest and makes you feel like a normal parent for the things you do which is great

zdpod ,

Bloody brilliant

These ladies have kept me laughing through having a newborn in lockdown. You guys are the best x

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