283: Premature birth, neurodiversity, and meeting Oprah, with Caro Tasker
The Scummy Mummies Podcast
by Ellie Gibson and Helen Thorn
1w ago
Our guest for this episode is the amazing Caro Tasker. We cover a huge range of topics, including baby loss, raising autistic kids, and how trauma can help you discover who you are.  There's also some much less serious nonsense. Why doesn't anyone use the word git any more? Is being married to a famous rugby player like being in Footballers Wives, only with different shaped balls? What was it like to be a guest at Harry and Meghan's wedding, and what's the one sentence George Clooney said to Caro?  Ellie and Caro are co-hosting the new Borne Podcast, s ..read more
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280: Lisa Jewell on writing books, watching MAFS, and raising teens
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by Ellie Gibson and Helen Thorn
2M ago
Yes, it really has been 25 years since Ralph's Party was released! You are that old! Here to talk about that book, and all the brilliant ones she's written since, is best-selling author Lisa Jewell.  She tells us about her writing process, and how she cured herself of imposter syndrome. Lisa shares her top tips for budding authors, and introduces us to our new favourite website, doesthedogdie.com.  We talk discuss true crime, and why so many of us women like it so much. Then there's some chat about raising adolescents - Lisa reveals why her parent ..read more
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Just the Two of Us - Remembering Lee Thorn
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by Ellie Gibson and Helen Thorn
2M ago
We sit down for a serious chat in this episode as we celebrate the life of Lee, Helen's Mum, who passed away recently. And of course, we manage to have a few laughs along the way.  We talk about the kind of person Lee was, and how lucky Helen was to have her as a parent. We discuss what it's like to prepare for the death of someone you love, and strategies for managing grief. Plus, find out the roles ABBA and East 17 played in Lee's passing.  This episode is dedicated to Lee, with love. Thank you for listening.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy ..read more
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278: Monogamy, bonobos and breakups with Rosie Wilby
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by Ellie Gibson and Helen Thorn
3M ago
Why do lesbians have the highest divorce rate? How do you navigate an open relationship? What goes on in a sex lab? Answering all these questions is the amazing Rosie Wilby!  The comedian and author tells us all about her brilliant books, Is Monogamy Dead? and The Breakup Monologues. We discuss some of the fascinating things she's discovered through her research, and learn a superb fact about bonobos. Rosie explains why she and her wife are considering opening up their marriage, and reveals what it's like to perform stand-up at a sex party. You can follow Rosie on X ..read more
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277: How to raise a viking with Helen Russell
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by Ellie Gibson and Helen Thorn
3M ago
What makes the Danish some of the happiest people on earth? How can we steal their ideas, and what's stopping us? Why are Norwegian women like oil rigs? Answering all these questions is the amazing Helen Russell!  We talk about her brilliant new book,How to Raise a Viking. Join us as we go on a wonderful journey to a land where the streets are paved with trampolines, children are given knives to play with, and men are having VR sex in enormous spunk factories.  We talk about dating in Denmark, and the dark side of living Danishly - is it really all hygge, all the time? And to finis ..read more
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276: Sikisa on law, comedy, dyslexia, and nachos vs dicks
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by Ellie Gibson and Helen Thorn
4M ago
Comedian, immigration lawyer, burlesque dancer, trainee wrestler, and absolute legend - it's Sikisa! She tells us how she went from being a barmaid to being on stage, and some of the weirder things she's seen while MCing one of London's most famous open mic comedy nights. We learn what it's like to go on Live at the Apollo with a concussion.  There's a bit of serious chat as Sikisa discusses her work as an immigration lawyer, helping refugees and asylum seekers to stay in Britain. We hear what she thinks about the idea of sending people to Rwanda. (Spoiler: she has some choice word ..read more
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275: Man vs Baby aka Matt Coyne on writing, fighting, and farting
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by Ellie Gibson and Helen Thorn
4M ago
What's the best way to write a bestselling book? Who would win in a fight between a shark and a gorilla? And what's it like to be bitten on the penis by a piranha? Answering all these questions is Matt Coyne, aka Man vs Baby!  He tells us all about his brilliant new novel, Frank and Red, which is out now. We discuss our different writing processes, and the best way to deal with procrastination.  Matt explains why one of his favourite facts about himself involves Ellie's Dad, and gives us a window into the general appearance of his pubic area. There's also some chat about farti ..read more
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274: Antarctica Special with Ellie's Dad
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by Ellie Gibson and Helen Thorn
5M ago
HELLO READERS! What's it like to go to Antarctica with your 76 year-old Dad? What is Ellie's problem with penguins? Why did she get taken away by Buenos Aires airport security, and why was it Jim's fault?   Answering all these questions are Ellie and Ellie's Dad! Helen quizzes them to find out all about the fortnight they've just spent on the frozen Continent. We hear all about the whales, the weather, and what it's like to go for a dip in 0.3 degree water.  Ellie and her father share some of their seafaring family history as we hear the tale of James Gibson: sailor ..read more
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273: Quiz special with Lucy Porter and Jenny Ryan
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by Ellie Gibson and Helen Thorn
5M ago
Why are PTA quizzes the worst? Is Croydon really the Manhattan of London? And which star of The Chase has the most erotic fan fiction written about them? Here to play for a four-berth caravan and a fortnight in Tenerife are Lucy Porter and Jenny Ryan!  Lucy tells us how she went from comedian to quizzing legend, and Jenny reveals the origin story behind her Chase nickname, The Vixen. We discuss our favourite gameshows of yore, and our experts share their top tips for hosting your own quiz at home. Stay tuned for the Scummy Mummy Confessions to find out which one of us is actually a filth ..read more
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272: Teens, toasters and Kiefer Sutherland's driving school with Tom Price
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by Ellie Gibson and Helen Thorn
6M ago
What's it like to embrace Hugh Jackman? Which celebrity does Tom Price still dream of interviewing? And why does he want us to eat prawns off his wife's back? Answering all these questions is the actual Tom Price!  The Magic FM drive time DJ takes a break from his busy three hours of work a day schedule to spend some quality time with us. We have a good old moan about what it's like to live with teenagers, and share the nice bits too.  Then it's time for some hilarious star-studded anecdotes - tune in to find out what it's like to nearly have sex with Billi ..read more
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