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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.

    Food, Racism and Coming Out with Melissa Thompson aka (@fowlmouthsfood)

    Food, Racism and Coming Out with Melissa Thompson aka (@fowlmouthsfood)

    Joining me on the podcast this week is the brilliant Melissa Thompson. Melissa talks openly about racism and growing up in Dorset and Suffolk and how much we have still to do. We then go onto chat about her coming out and being a lesbian mother and how gay women are represented by the media. And then it is time for food chat and how we think about eating and our relationship with our bodies.
    Melissa has the most delicious food account on Instagram, follow her @fowlmouthsfood.
    We recorded this back before lockdown in her magnificent kitchen and she cooked me an amazing breakfast.
     
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    • 35 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
    Episode 147: How to be a Better Parent with Philippa Perry

    Episode 147: How to be a Better Parent with Philippa Perry

    OLD GOLD! As we are all in a new era of parenting in a pandemic, we thought that we would re-release this episode with the fabulous psychotherapist Philippa Perry. This was recorded back in early 2019, when we could all hug each other, but listening to this will be like having an audible hug. Enjoy!


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    Is your child a Dandelion or an Orchid? What's the one piece of advice every new parent needs to hear? And how do you get kids to put their bloody shoes on? Answering these questions is brilliant psychotherapist Philippa Perry!
     
    She tells us all about her fantastic new book, The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read (And Your Children Will Be Glad That You Did). We talk about why our childhood experiences are so important when it comes to bringing up our own kids, and the best way to cope when they're driving you loopy.
     
    There's some chat about sleep, Philippa's opinion of the "crying it out" method, and what she suggests as an alternative. We get some advice on managing screentime, giving praise, dealing with lying and helping kids when parents separate.
     
    Philippa's new book is properly one of our favourite parenting guides ever, and it's out now. She's on Twitter @philippa_perry. You can hear her Radio 4 programme about lying on iPlayer. And do check out our previous podcast with Philippa, where we talk relationship advice, managing the arrival of a new sibling, and much more.
     
    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 rate, review and subscribe!
     
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    • 55 min
    177: Dr Ranj - The Lost Episode

    177: Dr Ranj - The Lost Episode

    In 2017, we put out a podcast with the legendary Dr Ranj. It was funny, fabulous, and filthy - just like him. However, for reasons lost in the mists of time, we were forced to take it down. But now, by popular demand... It's BACK. 


    Listen now to find out what Ranj is really thinking when he watches a woman give birth. He tells us the funniest thing that ever happened to him in A&E, and even gives us some actual medical advice - including what every parent should have in their bathroom cabinet, and the best way to get rid of nits. 


    For more from the amazing Dr Ranj, do check out his new podcast - Steths, Drugs & Rock 'n' Roll. It's out now and you can listen in via iTunes, Audioboom, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram @DrRanj.


    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 rapidly escalating 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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    • 40 min
    Episode 28: Wine Special with Knackered Mother Helen McGinn

    Episode 28: Wine Special with Knackered Mother Helen McGinn

    WINE TIME! As we all drinking a few more glasses of wine than usual, we thought we would re-release this classic podcast with wine expert Helen McGinn. Helen now features regularly on the BBC's Saturday Kitchen and her book The Knackered Mother's Wine Guide: Because Life's too Short to Drink Bad Wine is now available.


    Ever wondered what wine goes with fish fingers? Is it really worth spending a tenner instead of a fiver? And what's the best way to avoid hangovers? We answer all these questions and more with the help of wine expert Helen McGinn. 
    She tells us all about her award-winning blog and best-selling book, The Knackered Mother's Wine Club. We find out why Ribena is technically more expensive than booze, and discuss Nigella's recipe for wine soup. Plus Helen M reveals what goes on behind the scenes at The Alan Titchmarsh Show (spoiler: Atomic Kitten like a drink.)
    We explain why Prosecco is the Helen Thorn of wines and she tells us about her goon bag. Ellie outlines her idea for a breastmilk-themed drinking game and we test Helen M on her wine label knowledge with an inevitably stupid quiz.
    Visit Helen McGinn's blog to sign up for her regular emails. Her book comes highly recommended and you can also followed her on Twitter: @knackeredmutha.
    We're on Twitter too: @scummymummies. We love getting reviews on iTunes and reading your Scummy Mummy Confessions - please send in via Facebook or email scummymummiespodcast@gmail.com. 
    Keep an eye on scummymummies.com for live show details. Thanks for listening! 
     
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    • 47 min
    Episode 176: Colonialism, comedy, and raising teenagers with Njambi McGrath

    Episode 176: Colonialism, comedy, and raising teenagers with Njambi McGrath

    Our guest for this episode is the amazing Njambi McGrath - comedian, author, childbirth expert, and mum. We cover everything from dirty underpants and bringing up mixed race kids to culturally problematic wallpaper and nits. 


    Njambi tells us about her fantastic book, Through the Leopard's Gaze, which is all about her experience of growing up in Kenya and surviving family abuse. We discuss the trials of dealing with teenagers, and Njambi shares her ultimate parenting tip. 


    Through the Leopard's Gaze is out now. You can catch Njambi's comedy specials via nextup.com.


    SAFETY NOTICE: This podcast was recorded pre-lockdown, no worries lads. 


    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 rapidly escalating 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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