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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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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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    214: Just the Two of Us - Marathon Special

    214: Just the Two of Us - Marathon Special

    We did it! Don't know if we've mentioned it, but we ran the London Marathon! So we thought we'd sit down and have a chat about it. Who was responsible for Ellie vomiting? Which one of us crossed the finish line with a greasy ringpiece? And would we ever do it again? Tune in to find out! 
    This episode is for all those who want to hear more about our big day out jogging round the capital. And for those who don't - we got all our marathon chat out of our systems here, so if you want you can just skip it, and we promise not to bore on about it in future...
    Thank you so much to the lovely people at the London Marathon for having us. Shoutout to Helen's superb trainers, Suzanne and Amber at Fitology Hub. Bigup the awesome Skip, who trained Ellie - check out his unique brand of fitness SE London style at Getfitwithskip.co.uk. And a huge thank you to our running coach, Elkie Mace. She does everything from online strength classes to personalised training plans, and we highly recommend checking her out if you're thinking of doing anything like this... Go to runwithelkie.co.uk.
    Most of all, thank you SO much for all your wonderful messages of support, and generous donations. They mean a huge amount to us, and to our charities, Borne and Women's Aid. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU XXX
    ​You can still sponsor us. We would love your support. Just go to our sponsorship page! 
    **WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels. FREE UK DELIVERY!
     
    **SEE US LIVE!** We are back on tour! Book now - tickets are refundable or transferable, so no worries if it all goes tits up. Visit scummymummies.com for dates and tickets. 
     
    We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe.
     
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    • 41 min
    213: Aicha McKenzie on overcoming overwhelm

    213: Aicha McKenzie on overcoming overwhelm

    She's a Commonwealth medal winner, an award-winning CEO, and a former backing dancer for Take That - no, we're not making any of this up - it's Aicha McKenzie! 
    We hear all about how an early setback put Aicha on an amazing career path. She shares her experience of dealing with panic attacks, along with some practical tips for coping when you feel overwhelmed. 
    We finish with a very moving Scummy Mummy Confession from Aicha, plus some typical nonsense from the two of us about weeing in the bath and paper knickers. 
    Do check out breathebyamck.com to learn more about Aicha's new BREATHE programme. You can follow her on Instagram @breathebyamck and @aichamckenzie.
    **WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels. FREE UK DELIVERY!
     
    **SEE US LIVE!** We are back on tour this summer! Book now - tickets are refundable or transferable, so no worries if it all goes tits up. Visit scummymummies.com for dates and tickets. 
     
    We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe.
     
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    • 59 min
    212: Jarred Christmas on budgies, beatboxing, Hugh Jackman and hating golf

    212: Jarred Christmas on budgies, beatboxing, Hugh Jackman and hating golf

    How do budgies have it off? Is it OK to fancy your father in-law? And what one thing should you always do when pooing at someone else's house? Answering all these questions is the hilarious comedian Jarred Christmas! 
    Yes, that is his real name, and if you think that's funny wait till you hear what the rest of his family is called. He tells us about growing up on a military base, being buddies with Hugh Jackman, and embarrassing himself in front of Tom Cruise. 
    We discuss why Jarred is disappointed in his kids for not swearing, and his hatred of golf. Plus: are cats c***s? 
    NB: Sorry about the budgie noises, especially at the beginning - they do settle down a bit, honest. 
    Do go and see Jarred and Hobbit's brilliant show, The Might Kids Beatbox Comedy Show - "It's the best kids' show I've ever seen," says Ellie, and she's seen a lot of that shit. Dates and tickets are over at mightykidsbeatboxcomedy.com.
    For more from Jarred go to jarredchristmas.com and follow him on Instagram @jarredchristmascomedian. 
    **WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels. FREE UK DELIVERY!
     
    **SEE US LIVE!** We are back on tour this summer! Book now - tickets are refundable or transferable, so no worries if it all goes tits up. Visit scummymummies.com for dates and tickets. 
     
    We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe.
     
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    • 58 min
    211: Tova Leigh on mum-life crises, monogamy, and hairy bumholes

    211: Tova Leigh on mum-life crises, monogamy, and hairy bumholes

    Our guest for this episode is the excellent Tova Leigh! We have a good old chat about everything from feminism and sexuality to ageing, coping with criticism, and having your anus waxed. 
    We hear about Tova's brilliant book, F****d at 40, and how she survived her mum-life crisis. Plus we discuss her latest collection of hilarious confessions, You Did What? It's out on 14 September so pre-order now! 
    For more from Tova check out tovaleigh.com, or follow her on Instagram @tova_leigh. 
    **WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels that no one buys because foreign holidays are currently illegal. FREE UK DELIVERY!
     
    **SEE US LIVE!** We are back on tour this summer! Book now - tickets are refundable or transferable, so no worries if it all goes tits up. Visit scummymummies.com for dates and tickets. 
     
    We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe.
     
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    • 51 min
    210: Tim Bain on kids' TV, surrogacy, and sexy kangaroos

    210: Tim Bain on kids' TV, surrogacy, and sexy kangaroos

    Is it time to call bullsh*t on the gender split in kids' TV? What's it like to have babies with the help of a surrogate? And how do you get fired by Bluey? Answering all these questions is the awesome Tim Bain! 
    He tells us about his career writing children's telly shows, and what it's like to come up with jokes for everyone from the Go Jetters to MC Hammer. Plus, find out what's really going on in Pontypandy, as Tim gives us an exclusive Fireman Sam reveal that will blow your mind. We also hear what it was like to be one of the first gay couples to get married in the UK, and Tim's experience of having kids. 
    Do check out Tim's latest show on Nick Jr. or visit kangaroobeach.tv. You can find his website at timbain.com. 
    **WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels that no one buys because foreign holidays are currently impossible. FREE UK DELIVERY!
     
    **SEE US LIVE!** We are back on tour this summer! Book now - tickets are refundable or transferable, so no worries if it all goes tits up. Visit scummymummies.com for dates and tickets. 
     
    We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe.
     
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    • 48 min
    209: Clemmie Telford on strength, sobriety, and nipple twiddling

    209: Clemmie Telford on strength, sobriety, and nipple twiddling

    Our guest for this episode is the awesome Clemmie Telford, curator of the Mother of All Lists blog! She's also written a book called But Why? How to answer tricky questions from kids and have an honest conversation with yourself, and she tells us all about it. 
    We discuss Clemmie's experience of going sober, why she thinks alcohol is like control pants, and how we might be responsible for driving her away from drink. There's some chat about the benefits of strength training, and why having goals isn't always a good thing. Plus, if Ellie's an onion, how come Helen is a banana? Tune in to find out. 
    Thank you to our sponsors for this episode - Eneloop rechargeable batteries. You can recharge these bad boys up to 2100 times, so they save you money, and they're better for the planet, too. They're great for kids' toys, remote controls, and all the other things we always seem to be running out of batteries for. And we have five packs to give away! Here’s how to enter: 

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    Deadline for entries is this Friday 6 August. We will pick a winner at random on Sunday. UK entries only, please. Entrants must be over 18. This competition is not affiliated with Instagram. Good luck! #eneloop #ad 
    **WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels that no one buys because foreign holidays are currently illegal. FREE UK DELIVERY!
     
    **SEE US LIVE!** We are back on tour this summer! Book now - tickets are refundable or transferable, so no worries if it all goes tits up. Visit scummymummies.com for dates and tickets. 
     
    We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe.
     
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    • 46 min

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