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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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    • Kids & Family
    • 4.9, 43 Ratings

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.

    183: Motherhood, drugs, Buddhism and Star Wars with Tanya Moodie

    183: Motherhood, drugs, Buddhism and Star Wars with Tanya Moodie

    Our guest for this episode is the amazing actor Tanya Moodie! She tells us about her starring role in the hit sitcom Motherland, and that time she was in Star Wars. 


    We discuss Tanya's experience of being a black mum, and why it's important to find your tribe. She gives us some tips on surviving the transition to secondary school, and Helen tells the worst celebrity anecdote of all time. 


    Things get pretty deep as we talk about everything from Buddhism and the Black Lives Matter movement to seeing the potential in Donald Trump. But as always, we wind up with some brilliantly daft Scummy Mummy Confessions. 


    **WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, signature Wine Mugs, and Mum Island beach towels! FREE UK DELIVERY! 


    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!


    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. 


    Thank you for listening!


    Do follow Tanya on Twitter @tanyamoodie, and Instagram @tanyagracemoodie. Her dog's Insta is @bellaminibully.
     
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    • 56 min
    182: Jess Fostekew on food, comedy, and hairy tuppences

    182: Jess Fostekew on food, comedy, and hairy tuppences

    She's a comedian, a writer, an actor, and mother to a sexist baby - it's the hilarious Jess Fostekew! 


    Jess tells us what it was like to be nominated for the Edinbugh comedy award, and we pretend to be happy for her. We discuss her excellent show, Hench, and the issues it raises around gender and body image. 


    Then it's time for some food chat. We talk about intuitive eating, and why there's nothing wrong with being an emotional eater. As always, we round off with some Scummy Mummy Confessions, this time involving outdoor urination and body hair. 


    You can follow Jess on Twitter @jessicafostekew. Her brilliant podcast, Hoovering, is available from her website plus all the usual places.


    The books we mention are Just Eat It by Laura Thomas, and Eat Up by Ruby Tandoh.


    Photo credit: Idil Sukan


    **WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, signature Wine Mugs, and Mum Island beach towels! FREE UK DELIVERY! 


    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!


    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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    • 51 min
    Episode 128: How to Drink Less with Rosamund Dean

    Episode 128: How to Drink Less with Rosamund Dean

    OLD GOLD! During lockdown some of us have had just a few more drinks than usual. If you are feeling like you need to cut back on the Chardonnay or have a few less gins, here's a handy little podcast to help you. Cheers!


    What's the best way to cut down on your drinking? Why do mums like wine so much, anyway? And what is the collective noun for members of All Saints? Answering all these questions and more is Rosamund Dean, author of Mindful Drinking!


    She tells her how her own experiences as a mum on the sauce led her to write the book, and Ellie and Helen discuss how it's changed their lives. We find out whether we're Abstainers or Moderators, and why it matters when you're trying to drink less. There are also some practical tips for choosing a signature soft drink, thinking about booze as if it's cake, and following the free champagne rule.
     
    Then we enjoy some frankly astonishing insights into what it must be like to be Helen Thorn with brand new game, Pissed or Stupid? We discover what a Gibson Measure is, and have a whinge about World Book Day.
     
    Rosamund's brilliant book is out now and you can follow her on Twitter @rosamunddean and Instagram @rosamunddean.
     
    This episode was sponsored by the wonderful people at iheartwines.co.uk. Yep, the irony is crushing.
     
    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, rate, review and subscribe!
     
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    • 42 min
    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.
     
    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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    • 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

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4.9 out of 5
43 Ratings

43 Ratings

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I love them!

I’m sooo grateful for this podcast. I’ve laughed, I’ve cried, it feels like hanging out with hilarious friends. Every mom should listen.

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Thank Heavens

Thank heavens these amazing women are on air talking about life in the purest, funniest and most delightful of ways. They have saved me from the toddlerhood years and reminded me to LAUGH. Best podcast. So happy it’s in my life

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Laugh out loud funny

I get so excited every time there's a new episode! These ladies are so talented and so funny and just honest and real. Thanks ladies, keep it up!!

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