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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.

    181: Black Lives Matter Special with Jade Sullivan

    181: Black Lives Matter Special with Jade Sullivan

    Our guest for this episode is creative entrepreneur, activist, writer and all-round queen, Jade Sullivan! 


    We talk about Jade's role in the Black Lives Matter movement, and the brilliant piece she wrote about why we must speak up. You can read the full article at motherpukka.co.uk. 


    Jade talks about why she wants to own the title of Angry Black Woman, and why it's important to have uncomfortable conversations. We also talk about her personal experience of the UK's maternity and mental health services. 


    You can follow Jade on Instagram @thesullivanslondon. Find out more about her events business, @yellowcroftevents, at yellowcroft.com, and her CBD company @calibrecanna at calibrecanna.com. For the lockdown diaries she mentions, follow @isolation_ships. 


    Some resources Jade recommends: 


    Nuakai Aru: Uncovering Self Adventures into the Unknown  


    Jane Elliott on the world map


    Akala Deconstructs Race Class & Britain 


    @theblackcurriculum 


    Black Pound Day - @bpdofficial 


    Bozoma Saint John - @badassboz - on being an Angry Black Woman


    The photo of Jade and family is by @ronanksm


    Sorry there's a bit of wind on this episode. We are still working out how to record while safely socially distancing! 


    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!


    We are doing a drive-in show this month, in Brent Cross on 25 July. For tickets visit the Drive In Club website.
     
    If you've got a ticket for an upcoming show at a theatre, chances are the date has been changed - please contact the venue for more info. 


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    • 47 min
    Episode 180: Lockdown Special: Helen's news, homeschooling, and hanging on in there

    Episode 180: Lockdown Special: Helen's news, homeschooling, and hanging on in there

    JUST THE TWO OF US! For only the fourth time in Scummy Mummies history, there is no guest for this episode - it’s just us dickheads. We’re meeting up in our cosy bubble to share some personal news, and to talk about how we’ve found lockdown. We share our coping strategies, and what we do on the days we’re really not coping very well at all, actually. Find out how we’re getting on with homeschooling, hear about the newest member of Helen’s family, and learn what Ellie's been doing beside her parents' bins.


    The podcast Helen recommends is the excellent Divorce Club. The terms Ellie can't remember that Brené Brown uses are over- and under-functioning, and you can hear her explain them in a much more articulate way on the Unlocking Us podcast. 


    This podcast is brought to you in partnership with @PayPalUK. These are tricky times, with lots to juggle, but PayPal makes life a bit easier - whether you're shopping online or sending someone you appreciate a little treat. Thanks, PayPal! #PayPalItForward 


    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!


    We are doing two drive-in shows next month - Brent Cross on 25 July, and Dagenham on 26 July. For tickets visit the Drive In Club website.
     
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    • 50 min
    Episode 141: Ortis Deley talks gadgets and vadgets

    Episode 141: Ortis Deley talks gadgets and vadgets

    CLASSIC EPISODE! We are re-releasing this fabulous episode from 2018 with the brilliant Ortis Deley. This episode is full of laughs and nonsense, plus some excellent tech chat and talk about the charity Practical Action, an organisation which we support. Enjoy.


    Episode Details:


    Our guest for this episode is Ortis Deley, off of CBBC and The Gadget Show! He tells us about how he manages tech time in his house, the best and stupidest gadgets he's ever seen, and whether we really need a wet wipe warmer.
     
    We go behind the scenes on the Smash Hits Roadshow, and find out what happened the night Kerry met Brian. Ortis discusses how he feels about having a second child, and reveals his top mobile phone picks.
     
    There's also some charity chat as we talk about Practical Action. Follow Practical Action @practical_action.
     
    We round off with a ludicrous new game, Techno or Tech Faux?, and of course our Scummy Mummy Confessions.
     
    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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    • 47 min
    Episode 179: Helping kids with anxiety with Dr Angharad

    Episode 179: Helping kids with anxiety with Dr Angharad

    How can we help our children handle their worries? What's the best way to deal with bullying? Is it realistic to want kids to be happy all the time? Answering all these questions and more is the brilliant Dr Angharad Rudkin! 


    She tells us about her work as a child psychologist, and how having kids herself changed the way she deals with parents. We find out why it's important to think about our core values, and how to help children manage their friendships. Plus, we discover what to do if your child's the one doing the bullying, and are relieved to learn not even child psychologists' kids eat their vegetables. 
     
    Find Your Girl Squad, the book Dr Angharad co-wrote with Ruth Fitzgerald, is out now. Her other books, What's My Child Thinking? and What's My Teenager Thinking? are also available now.  


    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!
     
    When we're not confined to our homes because of a global pandemic, we sometimes do live comedy shows! Visit scummymummies.com for dates and tickets. If you've got a ticket for an upcoming show, chances are the date has been changed - please contact the venue for more info. 


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    • 37 min
    Episode 112: Fashion Chat with Style Me Sunday

    Episode 112: Fashion Chat with Style Me Sunday

    OLD GOLD! We are bringing this classic episode back for you because it is one of our favourites and we love the work of Natalie Lee aka Style Me Sunday. This was recorded back in 2017 and Natalie has now gone onto to be a mega-star on Instagram. On her account @stylemesunday she speaks openly about body positivity, female pleasure, race and diversity in fashion. If you are not following her, do so immediately! Enjoy.


    Episode details:
    She's a stylist, a mother, an ex-midwife, and a woman with strong opinions about jogging bottoms - it's Instagram sensation Natalie Lee, otherwise known as Style Me Sunday!


    She tells us how she got where she is today, and why she thinks it's important to have a creative output after you have a baby. We go on to cover a wide range of topics including diversity, tomboys, worst fashion disasters, and whether you should shave your front bottom before you give birth.


    Helen chats about her own new fashion project, Helen Wears a Size 18. There's an attempt at serious charity work as we discuss the latest Stand Up to Cancer campaign. To find out more, visit standuptocancer.org.uk.


    Many thanks to Onjenu for supplying the lovely clothes Natalie gave us.


    You can find out more about Natalie via stylemesunday.com, and follow her on social media @stylemesunday.


    The Scummy Mummies book is OUT NOW! We hope you like it, and if you do, we'd love an Amazon review!


    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 tell your friends!


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    • 39 min
    178: Rob da Bank on festivals, fatherhood, and Mr Tumble

    178: Rob da Bank on festivals, fatherhood, and Mr Tumble

    How do you parent your kids when you were raised strictly, but you're a hippy at heart? How does it feel to be the second most famous person on the Isle of Wight? And what's Mr Tumble REALLY like? Answering all these questions is the amazing DJ Rob Da Bank!
     
    We talk about how music was his escape when growing up in a rural backwater, and why, as an adult, he decided to make his kids live in a rural backwater. We learn how Rob ended up with four kids under 10, and why Fred Siriex is in charge of his family planning. As always we round off with some Scummy Mummy Confessions, including a special one just for Rob. 


    SAFETY NOTICE: This episode was recorded before lockdown, no worries lads. And we're sad to say Camp Bestival has been called off this year, but with a bit of luck it'll be back in 2021. We'll be there with bells (and catsuits) on. 


    You can follow Rob on Twitter @RobDaBank, or on Instagram @robdabank1973.


    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!
     
    When we're not confined to our homes because of a global pandemic, we sometimes do live comedy shows! Visit scummymummies.com for dates and tickets. If you've got a ticket for an upcoming show, chances are the date has been changed - please contact the venue for more info. 


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    • 38 min

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34 Ratings

34 Ratings

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Brill episode. Love her.

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All refreshing no bull loads of laughs x Helen and Ellie what a combination! Thank you

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