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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.

    Episode 169: Kate Thornton Special

    Episode 169: Kate Thornton Special

    Our guest for this episode is the legendary Kate Thornton! She tells us all about her amazing career - from editing Smash Hits at the age of 21 and hosting the X-Factor to producing her fantastic podcast, White Wine Question Time. 


    We also cover some tricky topics, such as: how much pressure should we put on our kids to work hard at school? What's the best way to cope when you're a neat freak and your partner is messy? And how do you deal with a blister on your nubbin? Kate Thornton has the answer to all these burning questions and more. 


    There's also a bit of serious chat, as Helen discusses her recent trip to Australia, and we talk about the work of the brilliant charity Practical Action. They are working to turn the tables on climate change in North Darfur. Donate before 9 March and your gift will be matched by the UK government - so it will go twice as far. Find out more at practicalaction.org.


    As usual, it quickly descends back into filth and nonsense, and we finish with some Scummy Mummy Confessions. 


    The excellent White Wine Question Time is available now, wherever you get your podcasts. Follow Kate on Instagram @thekatethornton, or on Twitter @k8_thornton.


    **SEE US LIVE** Come to our live comedy show! We are on our way to Potters Bar, Bishops Stortford, Stroud, Finchley, Sutton Coldfield, Barnsley, Manchester, Twickenham, Milton Keynes, Chipping Norton, Bath, Kettering, Worcester, Southampton, Exeter, and more... To buy tickets, and for more dates, visit ScummyMummies.com.
     
    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!


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    • 45 min
    Episode 168: Jane Garvey and Fi Glover - Fortunately Special

    Episode 168: Jane Garvey and Fi Glover - Fortunately Special

    We are honoured to have two absolute legends as our guests for this episode - Jane Garvey and Fi Glover, off of Radio 4! 


    They tell us about their award-winning podcast, Fortunately. We get some advice on raising teenagers, including how honest we should be with kids about our own teenage years, and how to handle them going off to university. 


    Then there's a whole load of chat about everything from the anti-vaccination movement and Bergerac, to interviewing Rolf Harris and whether you can get pregnant standing up. Helen reveals the unlikely song she had played at her wedding, and Ellie teaches Fi and Jane a new word for pornography. 


    You can download the brilliant Fortunately podcast from the BBC, or wherever you get your podcasts. Follow Jane on Twitter @janegarvey1; Fi is @fifiglover.


    **SEE US LIVE** Come to our live comedy show! We are on our way to Potters Bar, Bishops Stortford, Stroud, Finchley, Sutton Coldfield, Barnsley, Manchester, Twickenham, Milton Keynes, Chipping Norton, Bath, Kettering, Worcester, Southampton, Exeter, and more... To buy tickets, and for more dates, visit ScummyMummies.com.
     
    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!


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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 167: Sareta Fontaine on blogging, screentime and online safety

    Episode 167: Sareta Fontaine on blogging, screentime and online safety

    Our guest for this episode is the legendary award-winning blogger Sareta Fontaine! We discuss a range of topics from what it means to be an influencer to keeping your kids safer online, and how to manage screentime. 


    Sareta is also an ex-make-up artist, so we squeeze in some chat about that. She discusses her favourite high street make-up brands, tells us what's wrong with the beauty scene today, and reveals her top tip for looking good in five minutes.  


    For more from Sareta, visit her website and follow her @heysareta.


    This episode was made in partnership with Google. Visit the Be Internet Legends website to find out more about their resources for helping children to stay safer online. For more ways to help your family create healthier digital habits, search for or download, the Google Family Link App. The Family Link app is available to use on your children's Android devices.


    **SEE US LIVE** Come to our live comedy show! We are on our way to Potters Bar, Bishops Stortford, Stroud, Finchley, Sutton Coldfield, Barnsley, Manchester, Twickenham, Milton Keynes, Chipping Norton, Bath, Kettering, Worcester, Southampton, Exeter, and more... To buy tickets, and for more dates, visit ScummyMummies.com.
     
    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!


    Thank you for listening! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 37 min
    Episode 166: Christmas 2019 with the usual idiots

    Episode 166: Christmas 2019 with the usual idiots

    It's Chriiiiiiist Mas! And that means it's time for Nurse Jessie and Steve Hill to join us once again for some daft old festive nonsense. 


    As is tradition, we discuss whether the snowman actually does bring the snow, wish Linda a happy birthday, and review some ham. We talk about our highlights of the year, including getting breathalysed and pissing in a pub car park. 


    There is a Christmas message from Ellie's Dad, Jessie does a festive joke, and Steve Hill reveals his patented technique for farting in a van. Why they won't let us on Radio 4 we just don't know. We have a new game, It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Crispmas, plus - by popular demand - there's a special Christmas edition of The Accent Game. 


    Many thanks to our sponsor for this episode - Michael Buble Perfume! Splash some of this on and if you ever meet Michael Buble in real life, he will instantly fall in love with you, potentially. Buy his fragrant wares from theperfumeshop.com. #MBFrangrances #theperfumeshop @michaelbubleperfume @theperfumeshop


    Thank you also to Asda and Hello Cheese for providing us with some festive food. Bigup The Phoenix comic - to get four issues of their excellent publication for just a one pound, visit their website.


    You can follow Steve Hill on Twitter @hillythefish. Nurse Jessie just wants people to respect her family's right to live a normal life. 


    **SEE US LIVE** Come to our live comedy show! We are on our way to Bath, Norwich, Winchester, Potters Bar, Bishops Stortford, Stroud, Finchley, Sutton Coldfield, Barnsley, Manchester, Twickenham, Milton Keynes, Chipping Norton, Bath, Kettering, Worcester, Southampton, Exeter, and more... To buy tickets, and for more dates, visit ScummyMummies.com.
     
    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!


    Thank you for listening! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 44 min
    Episode 165: Louise Pentland and Brummy Mummy - LIVE in Birmingham

    Episode 165: Louise Pentland and Brummy Mummy - LIVE in Birmingham

    We have two social media legends as our guests today - the amazing Louise Pentland and Emma Conway, otherwise known as Brummy Mummy of 2! 


    This episode was recorded LIVE at the Birmingham Podcast Festival in front of an actual audience. We cover everything from Brazilians and body image to managing the work-life balance. 


    Louise and Emma give us some advice on how to build your profile if you're just starting out in social media. We find out why they are Scummy Mummies, and Louise reveals what her child did to Zoella's lovely white walls. 


    For more from our brilliant guests check out Louise's YouTube channel and visit Emma's website, and follow them on all the things. 


    **SEE US LIVE** Come to our live comedy show! We are on our way to Brighton, Corby, Catford, Leicester, Liverpool, Sevenoaks, Bath, Norwich, Winchester, Potters Bar, Bishops Stortford, Stroud, Finchley, Sutton Coldfield, Barnsley, Manchester, Twickenham, Milton Keynes, Chipping Norton, Bath, Kettering, Worcester, Southampton, Exeter, and more... To buy tickets, and for more dates, visit ScummyMummies.com.
     
    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!


    Thank you for listening! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 41 min
    Episode 164: How to Have More Orgasms with The Hotbed Collective

    Episode 164: How to Have More Orgasms with The Hotbed Collective

    How do you get over a sex drought? How many women can orgasm from penetrative sex? And does wearing socks in bed really make it easier to come? Answering all these questions are the amazing Anniki and Lisa from The Hotbed Collective! 


    We cover an enormously wide range of topics, from getting back into sex after you've had a baby to how often we should be fiddling with ourselves. Along with some practical tips, there's some chat about sex toys for men, perving over Tom Selleck, and what happened when Anniki watched porn every day for a week. 


    The brilliant book More Orgasms Please is out now. Follow these legends @thehotbedcollective on all the things. 


    **SEE US LIVE** Come to our live comedy show! We are on our way to Brighton, Farnham, Corby, Catford, Leicester, Liverpool, Sevenoaks, Bath, Norwich, Winchester, and more... To buy tickets, and for more dates, visit ScummyMummies.com.
     
    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!


    Thank you for listening! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

jwesoky ,

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.

jtothertothej ,

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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