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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.

    200: The 200th Episode! Live from hospital

    200: The 200th Episode! Live from hospital

    This year, we're celebrating eight years and 200 episodes of The Scummy Mummies Podcast. We had big plans for this ep: fizzy wine! A lovely guest! Lots of lols! A lucrative advertising deal! 


    But then, because premature babies, surprise divorces and global pandemics just aren't enough curve balls, life decided to kick us another one. So we've ended up recording this episode with Helen dialling in from hospital, where she's looking after her poorly daughter. 


    Thank you for all the kind words of support. We decided to go ahead and record something because so many people have been messaging us, and we wanted to share what's going on. And because we did want to mark 200 episodes in some way, even if we had to swap the fizzy wine and birthday cake for IV drips and M&S salads. 


    Most of all, we want to say thank you to everyone who has listened and subscribed to the podcast, who has written us lovely reviews, who has sent us funny confessions, and shared messages of encouragement. We had no idea what response we would get when we started this nonsense back in 2013. We certainly didn't dream we'd still be doing this eight years on. You have kept us going, so thank you. 


    Lots of love, 


    Ellie and Helen x
     
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    • 27 min
    199: Music special with YolanDa Brown

    199: Music special with YolanDa Brown

    What's the best way to teach kids about music? Should we force them to keep having instrument lessons, even if they hate it? And what's it like when Billy Ocean is your children's fake uncle? Answering all these questions is the amazing YolanDa Brown! 


    She tells us about her life as an award-winning saxophonist, broadcaster, CBeebies star and mum. We share stories about going on tour with your parents, and the most embarrassing things we've done in the park in the name of content creation. YolanDa gives Helen some dating advice, and we hear how Careless Whisper shaped her destiny. 


    You can follow YolanDa on Twitter and Instagram @yolandabrown. Do check out her Band Jam concert, live from 25 March - just go to yolandabrown.com/jointhejam. And you can listen to YolanDa's album via streaming services right now. 


    SAFETY NOTICE: This podcast was recorded remotely, which is why it sounds a bit different - sorry about that. We're doing our best, and we'll be back to sitting on Ellie's sofa with our guests as soon as it's safe to do so. 


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


    **SEE US LIVE!** We are working hard to reschedule our 2021 shows, and make tickets refundable or transferable. 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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    • 44 min
    198: Steve Hill on homeschool, holes, and Tupperware parties

    198: Steve Hill on homeschool, holes, and Tupperware parties

    How can Countdown help with homeschooling? What exactly is going on at Tupperware parties these days? And is every hole REALLY a goal? Answering all these questions is our old friend Steve Hill! 


    He tells us how he's been coping with the corona situation, and we find out the best thing he bought during lockdown. There's also some chat about Steve's capsule wardrobe, and we congratulate him on completing the Couch to 5K, just seven years after downloading the app. 


    Then it's time for Book Chat, where we discuss Steve's excellent new tome, Wall of Sport: My Descent into Multiscreen Madness. His previous football-focused book, The Card, is still in print. We are mentioned in both of them, is the main point. 


    You can find Steve on Twitter @hillythefish, or follow him on Instagram @dad_of_lad.


    SAFETY NOTICE: This podcast was recorded remotely, which is why it sounds a bit different - sorry about that. We're doing our best, and we'll be back to sitting on Ellie's sofa with our guests as soon as it's safe to do so. 


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


    **MAYBE SEE US LIVE!** We are working hard to reschedule our 2021 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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    • 35 min
    197: Dr Ranj Returns

    197: Dr Ranj Returns

    Yes, he's back - one of our favourite ever podcast guests returns for a new episode! Download now before it gets banned like the last one.


    This time we cover everything from Ranj's views on the Corona vaccine to the naughtiest things we've ordered from Deliveroo. We also hear how he and Helen are coping with the current mandemic. That's not a spelling mistake. 


    Ranj has a new book out, How to Grow Up and Feel Amazing! The No-Worries Guide for Boys. We talk about why he chose to write for lads specifically, how to talk to kids about puberty, and how we can help our sons not to become dickheads when they're older. Obviously, it all descends into filth. Ranj's book is brilliant and it's out on 18th February. 


    SAFETY NOTICE: This podcast was recorded remotely, which is why it sounds a bit different - sorry about that. We're doing our best, and we'll be back to sitting on Ellie's sofa with our guests as soon as it's safe to do so. 


    **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!


    Thanks for listening! 
     
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    • 27 min
    196: Millie Mackintosh on having a lockdown baby

    196: Millie Mackintosh on having a lockdown baby

    Our guest for this episode is Made in Chelsea star and Instagram sensation Millie Mackintosh! 


    We chat about her nine month-old baby, Sienna, and what it's like to give birth to your first little one during a lockdown. 


    Millie tells us how she handles the pressures of social media. We discuss our favourite Quality Street, and find out which one of us has succeeded in doing Dry January (no spoilers, but you can probably guess.)


    You can follow Millie on Instagram @milliemackintosh. 


    This podcast is brought to you in partnership with WaterWipes. Their wipes are now 100% biodegradable and compostable. And they're still made of just two ingredients - 99.9% water and a dash of fruit extract. You could win a YEAR'S SUPPLY of WaterWipes! Check out our Instagram @scummymummies to find out how to enter. 


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


    SAFETY NOTICE: This podcast was remotely, which is why is sounds a bit different to our usual nonsense. We're doing our best, and we'll be back to doing podcasts in person as soon as we can. In the meantime, thank you for your support! 


    **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! 


    Thanks for listening! 
     
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    • 33 min
    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

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1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

ses_83 ,

Love you both

Just listened to the 200th episode. I know you both were disappointed to not be able to do the episode you wanted but my goodness this was lovely, so heartfelt and made me cry. Your friendship and love for each other 💕

Mavvieb ,

Not just for mum’s, get listening everybody!

I love the the scummies, I’ve been listening to this podcast for a while now and it never fails to make me laugh, cry or just generally entertain. Helen and Ellie are a classic double act, and as the title suggests not just for fellow scumsters!

Dubba Dee ,

Laugh out loud funny

Hilariously funny

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