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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
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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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    243: Gareth Howells from Hunsnet on life, love, and Kerry Katona's prawn ring

    243: Gareth Howells from Hunsnet on life, love, and Kerry Katona's prawn ring

    YES DALLYN! Our guest for this episode is the hilarious Gareth Howells - Hunsnet founder, brunch hoster, Victoria Beckham fan and all around legend. 
    He tells us about why he started Hunsnet, and how it's grown into an amazing social media phenomenon that makes us laugh every day. We hear about Gareth's brilliant book, The Hundamental Guide to Life, and his tips for shitting your pants and doing it anyway. 
    Plus: which of us is the hunniest hun? Which font makes Gareth physically ill? What are our favourite high street celebrity bed linen collections? Listen in to find out! 
    Tickets for our 2022 AND 2023 shows are now on sale! We are coming to Stroud, Farnham and Ware before Christmas, then next year we're off to Lincoln, Kettering, Redhill, Camberley, Cheltenham, Lancaster, Caernafon, Burnley, Milton Keynes, Winchester, Newcastle, Lichfield, Rotherham, Twickenham, Leeds, Birmingham, Crewe, Lowestoft... 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.
     
    Thanks for listening!

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    • 42 min
    242: Cat Sims on alcoholism, mental health, and big balls

    242: Cat Sims on alcoholism, mental health, and big balls

    Our guest for this episode is author, podcaster and Instagram sensation Cat Sims, aka notsosmugnow!
    We tackle some tricky topics such as Cat's struggle with drink and drugs, getting clean, and what to do if you think you have a problem. We also talk about 
    her experience of post-natal depression - what's the one sentence that sent her on a downward spiral, and how did she manage to climb back up? 
    There's some jollier chat as Helen sets a new date for giving up smoking, and Ellie shares her top tip for cleaning your toilet. It's more fun than it sounds. And of course we have some hilarious Scummy Mummy Confessions involving face paint and cat sick. 
    Cat's brilliant baby book, The First Time You Smiled (Or Was It Just Wind?), is out now. And do check out her ace podcast, You're Not the Only One.
    This episode is brought to you by the All-New Dacia Jogger – the award-winning 7-seater with plenty of space for family and friends. It's made for adventure, just like us really, and it can handle almost anything life throws at it. Visit dacia.co.uk to find out more. 
    Tickets for our 2022 AND 2023 shows are now on sale! We are coming to Dorking, Nottingham, Stroud, Farnham and Ware before Christmas, then next year we're off to Lincoln, Kettering, Redhill, Camberley, Cheltenham, Lancaster, Caernafon, Burnley, Milton Keynes, Winchester, Newcastle, Lichfield, Rotherham, Twickenham, Leeds, Birmingham, Crewe, Lowestoft... 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.
     
    Thanks for listening!


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    • 54 min
    241: Sali Hughes on how to handle life, teenagers and trolls

    241: Sali Hughes on how to handle life, teenagers and trolls

    What's the best place to start if you want to declutter your house? How do you get teenagers to talk to you? And what's it like to meet one of your online trolls? Answering all these questions and more is the amazing Sali Hughes!
    She tells us about her brilliant new book, Everything is Washable and Other Life Lessons. We discuss our favourite bits, and Ellie reveals which of Sali's superb tips has already changed her life (spoiler: it involves gravy.) 
    There's some chat about getting through the teenage years, and why Sali believes adolescents deserve more credit than they're receiving. Then it's time for some serious talk as Sali discusses her experience of being harassed online. 
    We round off with some general chat about everything from boob reductions and airport etiquette to Helen embarrassing herself at parents' evening. 
    For more from Sali, check out her books, her Guardian column, and her instagram @salihughes.
    Tickets for our 2022 AND 2023 shows are now on sale! We are coming to Bath, Dorking, Nottingham, Stroud, Farnham, Ware - and new dates are being added all the time, with a big northern tour in the works for next year! 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.
     
    Thanks for listening!

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    • 1 hr 8 min
    240: Book chat with Jenny Colgan

    240: Book chat with Jenny Colgan

    Our guest for this episode is the awesome author Jenny Colgan! She tells us about how she got her book deal, and what it's like to write 36 best-selling novels. Plus: is she the Kylie of women's fiction, or the Madonna? 
    We also hear about Jenny's own love story, and why it's like a romantic comedy come to life. Plus, we find out which nationality of man she'd date first if her husband was dead.
    For more from Jenny, follow her on Instagram @jennycolganbooks and twitter @jennycolgan.
    Tickets for our 2022 shows are now on sale! We are coming to Portsmouth, Worthing, Bath, Dorking, Trowbridge, Nottingham, Stroud, Farnham, Ware - and new dates are being added all the time, with a big northern tour in the works for 2023! 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.
     
    Thanks for listening!

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    • 37 min
    239: Raastawala's Rinku Dutt on her new cookbook, divorce, and starting again.

    239: Raastawala's Rinku Dutt on her new cookbook, divorce, and starting again.

    239: Raastawala's Rinku Dutt on her new cookbook, divorce, and starting again. 
    She's a fabulous cook, an amazing entrepreneur, and an awesome author - meet our guest for this episode, Rinku Dutt! 
    She tells us how she came out of a divorce in her twenties to start a whole new career in India - before moving back to the UK to launch her hugely successful street food business, Raastawala.
    We also hear about her brilliant new cookbook, Kolkata: Recipes from the Heart of Bengal, and how she managed to write it while being eight months pregnant. Ellie reminisces about one of the best things she ever put in her mouth, and Helen shares a curry recipe from her own culture. 
    Do follow Rinku on Instagram @raastawala and @rinku.dutt1 for recipes, news and details of where you can try out her fabulous food. 
    Tickets for our 2022 shows are now on sale! We are coming to Portsmouth, Southampton, Worthing, Bath, Dorking, Leamington Spa, Trowbridge, Nottingham, Stroud, Farnham - and new dates are being added all the time, with a big northern tour in the works for 2023! 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.
     
    Thanks for listening!

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    • 46 min
    238: Camille O'Sullivan on singing, falling in love, and falling apart

    238: Camille O'Sullivan on singing, falling in love, and falling apart

    Our guest for this episode is Camille O'Sullivan - amazing singer, fabulous performer, and all-round extraordinary woman! 
    She tells us what it's like to break up with your partner three weeks after the birth of your baby, then go on stage to sing with Yoko Ono. We talk about her dual heritage, and what being Irish means to her. 
    There's also some chat about getting older, and being unhappy with your appearance. We discuss whether being a performer is a compulsion or a career, and why we probably all need a therapist like Metallica's. 
    For more from the wonderful Camille, including tickets to her shows, visit camilleosullivan.com.
    Tickets for our 2022 shows are now on sale! We are coming to Portsmouth, Southampton, Worthing, Bath, Dorking, Leamington Spa, Trowbridge, Nottingham, Stroud, Stockport - and new dates are being added all the time, with a big northern tour in the works for 2023! 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.
     
    Thanks for listening!

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    • 38 min

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