Funny Mummies
Ep 13: Sleep Joy

Ep 13: Sleep Joy

February 10, 2020

Hatty is joined by regular Gemma Beagly (Comedy Virgins) and first time panel guest Beattie Edmundson (BBC Josh, Disney's Patrick, Birthday Girls) and her baby Mabel. Hatty asks could she use her now redundant breast pump on a goat to express milk? They all decide nipple confusion is a myth. How our goal posts for sleep are moved, the shock of the first couple of months sleep, Mable lets one go!  baby names that old women hate. falling asleep in strange places. Sweaty auditions when your a new mum  and feature MUM'S THE WORD is back, find out what the ladies throw in! and with banging tunes.

 

Broadcast on The Other Woman Radio Show, Soho Radio 24/01/2020

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

 

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Ep 12: A Bit of a Christmas Do!

Ep 12: A Bit of a Christmas Do!

December 19, 2019

It's our crimbo party... and we'll laugh if we want to! Rocking around the Christmas tree with Hatty Ashdown this month is playwright Vickie Donoghue (The Gift, Radio 4) and poddy regular Gemma Beagley (Comedy Virgins). Jingling on about organising family get togethers, picking the perfect present and who hosts who these days? Hatty. Vickie and Gemma discuss shifting roles compared to their own childhood, over-ambitious Christmas dinners and the family politics of serving it up. A bit of festive joy to get you through the next couple of weeks!

Broadcast on The Other Woman Show, Soho Radio 18/12/19.

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

Ep 11: Creative Partnerships

Ep 11: Creative Partnerships

December 4, 2019

Hatty's guest funny mummies today are podcast hero and author, Catie Wilkins (Drunk Women Solving Crime), and Edinburgh Best Newcomer 2018, comedian Sarah Barron (BBC Live at the Apollo). They discuss the ins and outs of families with parents that both work in the comedy world and freelance creative industries. Uncertainty or freedom? Who is carrying the daily workload? Hatty, Catie and Sara cover potty-training, emetophobia and being home alone with the kids with no back-up. They also ask if the grass always greener out there on the road? What are respective parents missing out on? How do we work all this with our incessantly erratic schedules? Our panel talk through lots of these questions - including the big one: tea or coffee? (microwaved, obviously)

Broadcast on The Other Woman Show, Soho Radio 21/11/19.

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

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/