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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 Episode11/25/2021

217: Food, flying and false teeth with Daniel Varani

Ep. 217
Is booze really stronger when you're on a flight? What did Diana Ross allegedly try to smuggle on Concorde? And is it ever OK to put cheddar in a spaghetti carbonara? Answering all these questions is one of our favourite people- it's Daniel Varani!He tells us all about his 15 years working as an air steward, from the weird things passengers leave on their food trays to dealing with people trying to join the mile-high club. Then we chat about Daniel's experience of growing up in London with Italian parents, and how food helped keep him connected to his mum in lockdown. He reveals his authentic bolognese recipe, and blows our minds by sharing the proper way to put parmesan on pasta. We finish off with some Scummy Mummy Confessions, including one from our very own Godfather.Daniel's brilliant book,Danny's Kitchen, isavailable now. You can follow him on Instagram@dannyskitchen_hove.And it's not too late to book tickets for our Christmas show! We're coming to Clapham, Brighton, Kent, Winchester, Stroud, Worcester, and more... Go toscummymummies.comfor dates and tickets.It's not too late to book tickets for our Christmas show! We're coming to Clapham, Kent, Winchester, Stroud, Worcester, and more... Go toscummymummies.comfor dates 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!
11/25/2021

217: Food, flying and false teeth with Daniel Varani

Ep. 217
Is booze really stronger when you're on a flight? What did Diana Ross allegedly try to smuggle on Concorde? And is it ever OK to put cheddar in a spaghetti carbonara? Answering all these questions is one of our favourite people- it's Daniel Varani!He tells us all about his 15 years working as an air steward, from the weird things passengers leave on their food trays to dealing with people trying to join the mile-high club. Then we chat about Daniel's experience of growing up in London with Italian parents, and how food helped keep him connected to his mum in lockdown. He reveals his authentic bolognese recipe, and blows our minds by sharing the proper way to put parmesan on pasta. We finish off with some Scummy Mummy Confessions, including one from our very own Godfather.Daniel's brilliant book,Danny's Kitchen, isavailable now. You can follow him on Instagram@dannyskitchen_hove.And it's not too late to book tickets for our Christmas show! We're coming to Clapham, Brighton, Kent, Winchester, Stroud, Worcester, and more... Go toscummymummies.comfor dates and tickets.It's not too late to book tickets for our Christmas show! We're coming to Clapham, Kent, Winchester, Stroud, Worcester, and more... Go toscummymummies.comfor dates 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!
10/12/2021

214: Just the Two of Us - Marathon Special

Ep. 214
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 torunwithelkie.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 stillsponsor us.We would love your support. Just go to oursponsorship 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.Thanks for listening!
9/14/2021

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

Ep. 212
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 embarrassinghimself 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 settledown 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 atmightykidsbeatboxcomedy.com.For more from Jarred go tojarredchristmas.comand 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.Thanks for listening!