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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 Episode9/28/2022

239: Raastawala's Rinku Dutt on her new cookbook, divorce, and starting again.

239: Raastawala's Rinku Dutt on her new cookbook, divorce, and starting again. She's a fabulous cook, an amazing entrepreneur, and an awesome author - meet our guest for this episode, Rinku Dutt! She tells us how she came out of a divorce in her twenties to start a whole new career in India - before moving back to the UK to launch her hugely successful street food business, Raastawala.We also hear about her brilliant new cookbook, Kolkata: Recipes from the Heart of Bengal, and how she managed to write it while being eight months pregnant. Ellie reminisces about one of the best things she ever put in her mouth, and Helen shares a curry recipe from her own culture. Do follow Rinku on Instagram @raastawala and @rinku.dutt1 for recipes, news and details of where you can try out her fabulous food. Tickets for our 2022 shows are now on sale! We are coming to Portsmouth, Southampton, Worthing, Bath, Dorking, Leamington Spa, Trowbridge, Nottingham, Stroud, Farnham - and new dates are being added all the time, with a big northern tour in the works for 2023! Keep an eye on scummymummies.com for announcements and tickets.**WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels. FREE UK DELIVERY!  We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe. Thanks for listening!
9/28/2022

239: Raastawala's Rinku Dutt on her new cookbook, divorce, and starting again.

239: Raastawala's Rinku Dutt on her new cookbook, divorce, and starting again. She's a fabulous cook, an amazing entrepreneur, and an awesome author - meet our guest for this episode, Rinku Dutt! She tells us how she came out of a divorce in her twenties to start a whole new career in India - before moving back to the UK to launch her hugely successful street food business, Raastawala.We also hear about her brilliant new cookbook, Kolkata: Recipes from the Heart of Bengal, and how she managed to write it while being eight months pregnant. Ellie reminisces about one of the best things she ever put in her mouth, and Helen shares a curry recipe from her own culture. Do follow Rinku on Instagram @raastawala and @rinku.dutt1 for recipes, news and details of where you can try out her fabulous food. Tickets for our 2022 shows are now on sale! We are coming to Portsmouth, Southampton, Worthing, Bath, Dorking, Leamington Spa, Trowbridge, Nottingham, Stroud, Farnham - and new dates are being added all the time, with a big northern tour in the works for 2023! Keep an eye on scummymummies.com for announcements and tickets.**WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels. FREE UK DELIVERY!  We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe. Thanks for listening!
7/31/2022

235: Harriet Kemsley on comedy, compromise, and condoms

How do you cope with the anxiety of parenthood? Is wearing make-up anti-feminist? And what's the most fun way to dispose of a prophylactic after sex? Helping us answer all these questions is the hilarious Harriet Kemsley!She tells us all about her new Edinburgh show, and what it was like to get back on stage just one month after having a baby. We hear how having dyspraxia has affected her experience of motherhood, and why she believes marrying another stand-up comedian was a terrible mistake. Then it's time for some Unsolicited Advice, where we share our ultimate life hack, involving a cardboard box. And things get heated as talk turns to the bedroom - specifically Helen's, and what's underneath the bed. Harriet's show, Honeysuckle, is on from 2 - 25 August at Monkey Barrel in Edinburgh, and then she's touring all around the UK. Tickets are available from harrietkemsley.com.**EDINBURGH KLAXON** Tickets for our Fringe show are available NOW! Get yours from Underbellyedinburgh.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 Portsmouth, Southampton, Worthing, Bath, Dorking, Chipping Campden, Leamington Spa, Trowbridge, Nottingham, Stroud - and new dates are being added all the time, with a big northern tour in the works for 2023! 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!
7/18/2022

234: Dr Angharad on helping your kids cope with anger, anxiety, and divorce

Our guest for this episode is the awesome Dr Angharad Rudkin, a child psychologist for over 20 years. She has lots of advice about helping kids with their emotions, and explains why we shouldn't feel guilty if we let parenting standards slip during the pandemic. Phew. We talk about Anghard's brilliant new book, Split Survival Kit: 10 Steps for Coping With Your Parents' Separation. She co-wrote it with children's author Ruth Fitzgerald and it's out now. Angharad answers lots of important questions like how honest you should be with your kids about the reasons behind your divorce, and how long you should wait to introduce them to a new partner. She shares a practical technique to help children cope with their anger, and Helen reveals her top tip for telling your kids about your separation. Spoiler: it involves Skittles. Do follow Angharad on Instagram @dr_rudkin, and check out her other books, What's My Child Thinking?, What's My Teenager Thinking?, and Find Your Girl Squad.**EDINBURGH KLAXON** Tickets for our Fringe show are available NOW! Get yours from Underbellyedinburgh.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 Portsmouth, Southampton, Worthing, Bath, Dorking, Chipping Campden, Leamington Spa, Trowbridge, Nottingham, Stroud - and new dates are being added all the time, with a big northern tour in the works for 2023! 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!
7/5/2022

233: Sexuality, ADHD and jogging bottoms with Style Me Sunday

What's sex like after separation? Is it OK to look at porn? Should Helen have it off with a lady? Helping us to answer all these questions is the awesome Natalie Lee, aka Style Me Sunday! She tells us about her brilliant new book, Feeling Myself: How I Shed My Shame to Find Sexual Freedom and You Can Too, which is out now. We touch on everything from masturbation and ageing pubes to whether leisure wear is sexy. Natalie tells us about her experience of being diagnosed with ADHD, and why she's a big fan of medication. Plus there's some chat about leaving long term partners, and life after divorce. As always, we have some filthy Scummy Mummy Confessions for you - this time involving Ellie's kitchen, indecent exposure, and a wee-related life hack. Do have a read of Natalie's fantastic book, and follow her on Instagram @stylemesunday.**EDINBURGH KLAXON** Tickets for our Fringe show are available NOW! Get yours from Underbellyedinburgh.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 Portsmouth, Southampton, Worthing, Bath, Dorking, Chipping Campden, Leamington Spa, Trowbridge, Nottingham, Stroud - and new dates are being added all the time, with a big northern tour in the works for 2023! 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!