Funny Mummies
Ep 10: The Other Mother

Ep 10: The Other Mother

October 30, 2019

Today, Hatty Ashdown chats with comedian Jen Brister (BBC Live at the Apollo) about her new book, The Other Mother, which charts the experience of being a mum and a non-biological gay mum of twins to boot. Not forgetting our poddy regular guest, Gemma Beagley (Comedy Virgins). Hatty, Jen and Gemma discuss comedy careers blossoming after having children, how being a parent creates a healthy level of stoicism and suddenly work doesn't seem like such a big deal. Our panel discusses the contrasts in bringing up boys and girls, the joy of co-sleeping and how babies are just helpless blobs that aren't intentionally out to destroy you. They also talk nose-picking, winkies in the wild and Hatty flashbacks to the inappropriate Ann Summers parties of her childhood.

Broadcast on The Other Woman Show, Soho Radio 17/10/19.

In association with Screaming With Laughter - the daytime comedy club where babies come along too. http://screamingwithlaughter.com/

Ep 9: Own Yourself

Ep 9: Own Yourself

October 13, 2019

Hatty welcomes journalist, author and fellow podcaster Viv Groskop (How To Own The Room) and salt to Hatty's pepper, our fave Gemma Beagley (Comedy Virgins). Today, it's all about self-confidence - as both a woman and a mum. Hatty, Viv and Gemma discuss navigating new social circles when children come along - those first day of school jitters aren't just for the kids - and the inevitable class WhatsApp group. Not forgetting a healthy dose of chat about thrash metal, gender norms and Dolly Parton.

Broadcast on The Other Woman Show, Soho Radio 15/09/19.

In association with Screaming With Laughter - the daytime comedy club where babies come along too. http://screamingwithlaughter.com/

Ep 8: I am what I am… am I?

Ep 8: I am what I am… am I?

August 16, 2019

This month, Hatty welcomes podcast and improv master Cariad Lloyd (Griefcast, Peep Show) and our fave regular Gemma Beagley (Comedy Virgins) to talk about keeping that sense of self in the bonkersness of being a parent. Everything changes from where you live, work and hang out - it's baby identity theft! They chat about the initial shock of the first year, not comparing yourself to you of the past and finding some escapism - whether it's flopping down the pool in your PJs or litter picking for fun. They also cover keeping your sanity through staying creative, still listening to the music you like (it's never too early for Blondie) and how easy it is (or isn't) to turn these experiences into comedy gold. Plus, our feature Mum's The Word when we get to offload about things that do our head in. Daddy day care - what the...?

Broadcast on The Other Woman Show, Soho Radio 15/08/19.

In association with Screaming With Laughter - the daytime comedy club where babies come along too. http://screamingwithlaughter.com/

Ep 7: Party Hard

Ep 7: Party Hard

July 11, 2019

Hatty chats hedonism and motherhood with Kelly Ford (Book of Mum) and Caroline Hardie (Thomas Hardie). Of course, it wouldn't be Funny Mummies without an extra special bonus guest - the very well-behaved Tabitha. Caroline tells us all about rethinking family spaces in her venture, Peace & Riot. Hatty and Kelly discuss doing the whole mumming thing - without your own mum around. From the sublime to the ridiculous... there's also weeing in wardrobes, teatime raving and daytime raging. Lick the lid of life!

Broadcast on The Other Woman Show, Soho Radio 18/07/19.

In association with Screaming With Laughter - the daytime comedy club where babies come along too. http://screamingwithlaughter.com/

Ep 6: Holiday! Celebrate?

Ep 6: Holiday! Celebrate?

July 3, 2019

It would be so nice… Hatty hosts playwright Sadie Hasler (Pramkicker) and writer/performer Abigail Burdess (The Tracey Ullman Show, Fresh Meat) - along with special mini guests, Huxley and Marcie! This month, the trials and tribulations of family holidays – the complex memories at Butlins of yesteryear, norovirus and inadvertent electrocutions (more than once?!). Plus Shakira, hirsute humans and unexpected encounters with the EDL.

Broadcast on The Other Women Show, Soho Radio 27/06/19.

In association with Screaming With Laughter - the daytime comedy club where babies come along too. http://screamingwithlaughter.com/

Ep 5: Childcare Mare

Ep 5: Childcare Mare

May 29, 2019

Hatty welcomes Gemma Beagley (Comedy Virgins) and Margaret Cabourn-Smith (Catastrophe, Motherland) to discuss the “constant guilty headache” of childcare. Hatty, Gemma and Margaret talk about childminders, preschool and the trickiness of getting that wraparound care. If not, just leave the baby on the bus – free babysitter all day. As well as pink jobs versus blue jobs, the ongoing joy Marie Kondo is still sparking and Hatty’s regret about selling her Sindy dolls aged 12.

Broadcast live on The Other Women Show, Soho Radio 16/05/19. 

In association with Screaming With Laughter - the daytime comedy club where babies come along too. http://screamingwithlaughter.com/

Ep 4: Work It

Ep 4: Work It

April 19, 2019

Hatty and guest Josie Long (BBC Radio 4, The Lefty Scum Tour) talk about getting back to work and still being funny whilst being a new mum. Hatty and Josie are not afraid to get into sharing birth stories ("a cross between MDMA and death"), family politics after a second baby and the unfailing beauty of maternity wear. Complete with a splash of Doris Day. 

Broadcast live on The Other Women Show, Soho Radio 18/04/19. 

In association with Screaming With Laughter - the daytime comedy club where babies come along too. http://screamingwithlaughter.com/

Ep 3: Women of a Certain Age

Ep 3: Women of a Certain Age

March 28, 2019

Hatty is joined by star guest - her baby Buster! Oh, and a few funny mums drop in too - the hilarious Cally Beaton (QI, Museum of Comedy) and Lheila Oberman (Aliens Ate My Schnitzel!). This month, Hatty and guests are talking about geriatic mothers, the menopause and single motherdom - trust us, there's plenty to laugh about! Along the way Marie Kondo gets dissed, Buster has a near-death experience and our sound engineer Will is introduced to classic Tina Turner. 

Broadcast live on The Other Women Show, Soho Radio 21/03/19. 

In association with Screaming With Laughter - the daytime comedy club where babies come along too. http://screamingwithlaughter.com/

Ep 2: Tantrums and Tequilas

Ep 2: Tantrums and Tequilas

March 1, 2019

Comedian Hatty Ashdown is joined by Taylor Glenn, Drunk Women Solving Crime podcast supremo and fellow funny mummy, to talk about the dreaded T-word - tantrums. They're joined by clinical psychologist Jen Wills (now forever known as Dr J) who knows a thing or two about child development and has an unpredictable ball of joy of her own.

Broadcast live on The Other Women Show, Soho Radio 21/02/19.

In association with Screaming With Laughter - the daytime comedy club where babies come along too. http://screamingwithlaughter.com/

Ep 1: Head Space

Ep 1: Head Space

February 1, 2019

This month, comedian Hatty Ashdown is joined by Jessica Fostekew (Guilty Feminist & Hoovering), Gemma Beagly and Jodie Carris from Head Space. We find out what accident Hatty’s had with her baby, along with regular feature SORTED. Jodie gives us all tools for coping with mum guilt, comparing to others and looking after our heads!

Broadcast live on The Other Women Show, Soho Radio 24/01/19.

In association with Screaming With Laughter - the daytime comedy club where babies come along too. http://screamingwithlaughter.com/