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The Scummy Mummies Podcast

For less-than-perfect parents.

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
Latest Episode5/24/2022

230: 100 Mile Walk Special with Jim and John

This episode is all about our amazing nine day, 100 mile hike across Yorkshire and Cumbria! We are joined by our travelling companions, Jim, aka Ellie's Dad, and John, aka Helen's brother / the silverfox.Tune in as we discuss the highs and the lows. You'll find out who farted the most, who cried the most, and who wore the same pair of trousers for nine days. Plus: Ellie's Dad reveals the essential item he takes on every walk, his technique for dealing with cows, and how many penises he's seen.(Sorry about the sound quality for the first ten minutes - it was a bit windy - but stick with it, as the rest of the ep was recorded in a pub!)We would like to dedicate this episode to the awesome Sheila Gordon, author of theLadyAnne's Way guidebook. We literally couldn't have done it without her. What a legend. You can find out more about the walk atladyannesway.co.uk.And if you fancy getting out there, why not take on the Borne 60 Miles in June Challenge? Borne is a brilliant charity that funds life-saving research into preventing premature birth. Around 15 million babies are born too soon every year, so there is lots of work to be done. It's dead easy to sign up - just head to theBorne Facebook page, then register for your free t-shirt and activate your fundraiser. Get fit and feel like a great humanitarian at the same time - what's not to like?By the way - tickets for our Edinburgh show are in fact available NOW! Get yours fromUnderbellyedinburgh.co.uk. We are there from 18 - 27 August.**WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels. FREE UK DELIVERY!Tickets for our 2022 shows are now on sale - we are coming to Henley, Portsmouth, Cambridge, Devizes, Southampton, Leamington Spa, Trowbridge, Nottingham - and new dates are being added all the time! Keep an eye on scummymummies.com for announcements and tickets. We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe.Thanks for listening!
5/24/2022

230: 100 Mile Walk Special with Jim and John

This episode is all about our amazing nine day, 100 mile hike across Yorkshire and Cumbria! We are joined by our travelling companions, Jim, aka Ellie's Dad, and John, aka Helen's brother / the silverfox.Tune in as we discuss the highs and the lows. You'll find out who farted the most, who cried the most, and who wore the same pair of trousers for nine days. Plus: Ellie's Dad reveals the essential item he takes on every walk, his technique for dealing with cows, and how many penises he's seen.(Sorry about the sound quality for the first ten minutes - it was a bit windy - but stick with it, as the rest of the ep was recorded in a pub!)We would like to dedicate this episode to the awesome Sheila Gordon, author of theLadyAnne's Way guidebook. We literally couldn't have done it without her. What a legend. You can find out more about the walk atladyannesway.co.uk.And if you fancy getting out there, why not take on the Borne 60 Miles in June Challenge? Borne is a brilliant charity that funds life-saving research into preventing premature birth. Around 15 million babies are born too soon every year, so there is lots of work to be done. It's dead easy to sign up - just head to theBorne Facebook page, then register for your free t-shirt and activate your fundraiser. Get fit and feel like a great humanitarian at the same time - what's not to like?By the way - tickets for our Edinburgh show are in fact available NOW! Get yours fromUnderbellyedinburgh.co.uk. We are there from 18 - 27 August.**WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels. FREE UK DELIVERY!Tickets for our 2022 shows are now on sale - we are coming to Henley, Portsmouth, Cambridge, Devizes, Southampton, Leamington Spa, Trowbridge, Nottingham - and new dates are being added all the time! Keep an eye on scummymummies.com for announcements and tickets. We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe.Thanks for listening!
4/13/2022

#AD BONUS EPISODE: Money Special - A Grand Day Out

What would happen if you put your kids in TOTAL charge of the family budget for a whole day? What would they learn? What would you learn? Will the entire budget be blown on LEGO?@starlingbankset us this very challenge in this week’s special bonus episode. We gave our lads a budget for a family day out, and aStarlingKite card so they could spend and keep track of the money independently. Tune in to find out whether they wasted it all on V-bucks and sweets, and whose son spent the most on their Mother's Day present.True story: we've been withStarlingfor years, and we're big fans of their work. It's super easy to apply for an account with them and their app is so simple to use. WithStarlingKite, kids get a snazzy contactless debit card and their own version of the app, and you’re able to keep an eye on things and set limits all from your ownStarlingaccount. It’s a great way to get kids thinking about money for only £2 a month. We had a right laugh testing it out with our boys, so why not give the #StarlingKidsTakeover challenge a go yourself?You can sign up for a Kite Card herehttps://www.starlingbank.com/current-account/kite-debit-card-for-kids/?utm_source=acast&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=smAnd check out their worksheet herehttps://www.starlingbank.com/docs/KidsTakeover.pdfMany thanks to Starling for sponsoring this episode. And thanks for listening! As always, you can find links to our other podcast episodes, show dates and tickets, and merch atscummymummies.com. #AD
4/12/2022

227: From Grief to Greggs with George Egg

Our guest for this episode is the hilariouscomedian and cook George Egg, aka the Snack Hacker! What this man has to say about pimping Pot Noodles, Greggs pasties and Fray Bentos pies will blow your mind.We hear about how he got started in performing, and ended up making scrambled eggs in a cement mixer. George shares his most popular Snack Hacker recipe - you'll never look at a naan bread in the same way.Then it's time for some serious chat, as George talks about losing his parents very close to each other. He tells us what he wishes he'd done differently before they died, and what has helped him to deal with the grief. It's funnier than it sounds.And of course, we end with some hilarious Scummy Mummies Confessions, involving baby excrement, STI tests, and pass the parcel.For more from George, go togeorgeegg.com, and follow him on Instagram@georgeegg.**WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels. FREE UK DELIVERY!Tickets for our 2022 shows are now on sale - we are coming to Swindon, Newbury, Horsham, Henley, Wellingborough, Portsmouth, Cambridge, Devizes, Southampton, Leamington Spa, Trowbridge, Nottingham - and new dates are being added all the time! Keep an eye on scummymummies.com for announcements and tickets. We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe.Thanks for listening!
3/29/2022

226: Kate Lawler on motherhood, mental health and fake tan failures

Our guest for this episode is the fabulousKateLawler! She tells us all about her experience of becoming a mum, and how it's our fault she got pregnant in the first place.We discuss the biggest challengesKatefaced after Noa was born, including coping with post-natal depression. She reveals the things she wishes someone had told her before the birth, and how she's dealt with the pressures parenthood has put on her relationship. As is the custom when new mums meet old hands, we giveKatesome unsolicited advice, and we finish off with some tip top Scummy Mummy Confessions.Kate's brilliant book,Maybe Baby, is out now. Follow her on Instagram@thekatelawler.**WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels. FREE UK DELIVERY!Tickets for our 2022 shows are now on sale - we are coming to Swindon, Newbury, Horsham, Henley, Wellingborough, Portsmouth, Cambridge, Devizes, Southampton, Leamington Spa, Trowbridge, Nottingham - and new dates are being added all the time! Keep an eye on scummymummies.com for announcements and tickets.This episode is sponsored by Whirli, the UK's toy swap service. Whirli’s library gives you access to over 1000of the latest high street andwooden toys. Once they’re no longer wanted, you can swap them for something else. It’s agreat way to save money, and a much more sustainable way to get new toys for your kids -Whirli estimate they have prevented 390,000 new toys being made, saving 120 tonnes ofpackaging. You can save 30 per cent and get a six month subscription for £38 if you go towhirli.com/scummymummies. AND we have two subscriptions to give away for free! Check out our main feed for details!We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe.Thanks for listening!