Funny Mummies
Ep 24 - Angry Tit - Victoria Emes

Ep 24 - Angry Tit - Victoria Emes

August 3, 2020

This week Hatty is excited to be back in the Soho Radio studio with funny mummy Victoria Emes (Instagram @victoriaemes). They talk boobs, bottles and being sucked dry, as well as Instagram and selecting their favourite Northern Soul tracks for the show.

 

 

This episode was recorded on 23/07/2020 (full episode broadcast on Soho Radio 20/08/2020) in association with Screaming With Laughter comedy club.

Ep 23 - Sports - Margaret Cabourne-Smith

Ep 23 - Sports - Margaret Cabourne-Smith

July 20, 2020

Series Two- Chapter 2 as we come kicking out of the lock in ! 

 

Join Hatty and Gemma as they catch up with FM favourite Margret Cabourne-Smith (Miranda,Catastrophe, The Hustle , DTRT podcast). We chatted about clip on fringes , School swimming lessons , not being picked for net ball , the pain of watching your kid struggle at sports and does not being able to throw a shot put or run really matter?  nah couse not,

but it has  brought us some funny stories.   

 

 

 

Ep22– Pressure and Process :Sindhu Vee

Ep22– Pressure and Process :Sindhu Vee

June 29, 2020

Welcome to Series 2- our check in on the lock in special , where we catch up with Funny mummies in the pandemic . 

 

Its taken a pandemic for Host Hatty Ashdown and Gemma Beagly to finally secure   the very hard working  stand up , writer and mum of three Sindhu Vee(Live at the Apollo, Sky Arts,BBC Radio 4 ) to the Funny Mummies table. Sindhu talks about  corona virus, taking pain relief in birth  and getting into  stand up as a mum of three. We discuss  finding 'what is my worth ' with raising kids and needing balance. We've never covered so many topics on this show, this episode is both therapy and lots of yes yes moments ! We are brought to actual tears of joy and warmth as Sindhu  shares her late mothers wise, and straight talking advice. And Gemma asks the all important question have you ever been in a helicopter ? 

This show was recorded remotely over zoom on ......

Edited by Alex Holland 

please follow Sindhu Vee 

This podcast is in association with Screaming with laughter the lunch time comedy club where babies can come too . 

Ep 21- Happiness and those  grounding moments  - with Athena Kugblenu

Ep 21- Happiness and those grounding moments - with Athena Kugblenu

June 22, 2020

Weekly series special  as we check in on our funny mummies in the lock in!

This week Hatty and her comedy partner Gemma Beagly manage to get hold of stand-up, writer, improviser and mum of one  Athena Kugblenu (BBC new comedy award finalist, BBC Radio 4 news quiz, ,loose ends, guilty feminist co-host and Keeping Athena Company Podcast ) We go through Athena's birth story and how waiting two weeks till after her due date meant she didn't have a chihuahua baby. On happiness she concludes she's a happy person in spite of herself and takes us through what her parents laid down as the vital ingredients for happiness. The chat turns to a mothers love and Athena ends up counselling Hatty! They have a very valuable chat about stand-up, competitions and Athena parts some advice on how your material will dictate where your success can lead - 'be purposefull'. A shorter then normal episode as Athena is in demand and sadly we only brush the surface of the recent  anti-racism  movement after the killing of George Floyd in America and her reaction. We chat about the need for the writers room to be diversified and how she would love to be a mentor for bringing more black women into comedy. 

Recorded remotely on 12/6/2020 for the Other Woman Show on Soho Radio . 

Edited by Alex Holland 

Ep 20: Sisterhood and Lifting in Lockdown with Viv Groskop

Ep 20: Sisterhood and Lifting in Lockdown with Viv Groskop

June 15, 2020

Series 2 - Check in on the lock in series special 

Hatty and funny mummy Gemma call up journalist, author and fellow podcaster Viv Groskop (How to Own the Room) to speak about her latest book Lift as You Climb: Women and the Art of Ambition.

In this week's episode, Viv talks about her inspiration for the book, what it means to push yourself forward and how to do it without stepping on other women's toes; we discuss how lockdown has sent us back to our dearest friends, that anxiety is likely the cause of so much of our unusual behaviour and whether the lack of distraction brings out what's important in our lives; the podcast is interrupted when Gemma has a slight emergency with a bin lid; Viv gives Hatty a bit of a tough-love coaching session and some  valuable social media advice; Gemma reveals the real reasons you should do a podcast; and lastly we take Viv on her dream child-free night out (it involves lots of Celine Dion).

This was recorded remotely on 3/6/2020 

Edited by Alex Holland 

In Association with Screaming with Laughter the lunch time comedy club where babies can come too (see Instagram for live shows to watch online).

Ep 19 Eating - Jessica Fostekew

Ep 19 Eating - Jessica Fostekew

June 8, 2020

Hatty and Gemma check in with comedian, writer and actor (Edinburgh Award nominee, Live at the Apollo, Motherland and her podcast Hoovering) Jessica Fostekew. They discuss lock down eating; take aways; Jess' shares her sons magical moment; the frustration when kids wont even try stuff; what Jess has learnt from her podcast about peoples eating habits; The exhaustion of bad eating habits and how to find peace; and Jess gets stuck into out new feature 'Have you ever been in a helicopter' as she takes us on her dream child-free night out.

Recorded remotely 29th May 2020 for the Other Woman Show on Soho Radio.

In association with Screaming with laughter - lunch time comedy club for parents and babies come too - www.screamingwithlaughter.com/

Ep 18: Patience - Jenny Laville

Ep 18: Patience - Jenny Laville

May 31, 2020

Welcome to this new weekly series of the Funny Mummies Podcast, where hosts Hatty and Gemma check-in on the lock in with a different Funny Mummy each week . 

This week Hatty Ashdown and comedy chum Gemma Beagly are joined by the very articulate, down to earth writer, and stand up Jenny Laville. All this time with the same people could definitely be testing our patience, but will it make us more patient in the long run. We talk about lock down with three boys; learning difficulties, how actually its not all bad; swearing in front of the kids, words are powerful so maybe sometimes is acceptable; Lock down separation; does professional mediation work?; Jenny promises to test out a zoom date; and Gemma is gonna think about it for next time ...

Ep 17: Holding your sh*t  in as a Step Mum

Ep 17: Holding your sh*t in as a Step Mum

May 25, 2020

Series 2 

The Funny Mummies Special Check in on the lock in . 

In this new series we check in with some of our past Funny mummies to see how they are In this pandemic and meet some new ones  : May 2020 

 

Episode 17 

Lucy Frederick - Holding your sh*t  in as a Step Mum 

 

Hatty Ashdown is joined by regular panellist Gemma Beagley and guest  Lucy Frederick ( Edinburgh show ‘Famtastic ‘, Funny Women finalist ,Resident MC at the poodle club ) . Lucy talks to us about the unexpected joys and trials of becoming part of a modern blended family after a date at South Bromley station . Our first step mum on the show, you'll be hooked and drawn into Lucy’s very honest and hilarious account. She and her partner share the kids 50-50, so two sets of everything, and being the organised one , one challenge is knowing when to step back . So is being a Step mum = step back ? . 

Follow Lucy on Facebook IG and Twitter . You can also read her guardian article about her friendship with her step kids mum.

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2019/aug/24/first-time-met-gut-wrenchingly-awkward-be-friends-with-your-partners-ex

 

This episode was recorded remotely for Soho Radio / The other woman show & the Funny Mummies podcasts 12/5/20. 

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

Ep 16: Single Mum Power with Kerry Howard

Ep 16: Single Mum Power with Kerry Howard

May 17, 2020

THE FUNNY MUMMIES SPECIAL - CHECK IN ON THE LOCK-IN

To kick off our weekly lock in specials, host Hatty Ashdown and her favourite Funny Mummy, Gemma Beagly, caught up over video call with Bafta nominated actor Kerry Howard (Him and her, Witless, Give out Girls) about being a single mum. From moving into a new home just weeks before lock down, home schooling (what the hell is a split diagrah?), the positives of the lock down, dating again, single parenting holidays, hot young widowers, reaching out for help from Dawn French, and  how to just swear at a tap to get it working.

You can follow Kerry on twitter (@THEKERRYHOWARD) and IG (@thekerryhoward) 

This Episode was recorded remotely for Soho Radio/The Other Woman show (Thursdays 3pm) & the Funny Mummies podcasts 5/5/2020.

In association with Screaming with Laughter - the daytime comedy club where babies can come too - now with live shows on IG Wednesdays. The show is edited by Scott Kingsnorth.

Ep 15: Advice

Ep 15: Advice

March 22, 2020

Episode 15 ADVICE

Join host, Hatty, and Gemma Beagly with guest panellist Margret Cabourn-Smith (Miranda, Motherland, Do The Right Thing Podcast) in a fantastic show which was recorded live at the Bedford in Balham .

We dispel old wife’s tales true or false.

The best advice is how to take advice!

Margaret stuns us to silence with two stories, one about a huge baby and the other about some of the worst advice she was given by and old lady on a bus!

Gemma gets the “best advice “ on dog walks.

Also discussed; the advice we get from our mothers , Is it all is mind over matter? Should you tell your horror stories to pregnant women ? Should you follow help manuals ? Is Gina Ford any good? What have we learnt ? and are we looking forward to being the old lady on a bus .

Live producer Richard Hunt

Edited by Scott Kingsnorth

Recorded live at Bedford Pub Balham 1/3/2020 for The Other Woman Show & Soho Radio -

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