‘We own our podcast and are very precious about it, even though there’s a sense of fun and silliness, we are serious about the quality of it and the jokes.’
Episode 13 of Podcast Divas puts, not one but, two ladies in the spotlight – Ellie Gibson and Helen Thorn of The Scummy Mummies Podcast – a popular fortnightly chat show for less-than-perfect parents, which regularly tops the kids and family category on iTunes in the UK.
‘We do like a cat suit – preferably gold lame.’
This was such a fun episode to record and I think you can tell that Helen and Ellie are both also stand-up comedians, in fact that’s how they met. Listen to find out how they came to co-host the Scummy Mummies Podcast and much much more including:
‘Editing is like reading music.’
Ellie uses Audacity to edit their show.
Scummy Mummies started with a Blue Snowball microphone and recently upgraded to a Blue Yeti.
‘You feel like you’re chatting to friends and forget that the mic is on.’
‘Feel passionate about, and love what you’re doing. Don’t just think oh there’s a niche or don’t try to predict what there’s a gap in the market for. Just do what you really love and that will come across in what you say and who you interview.’ Helen
‘Edit it. It takes time and it’s a pain but as a listener, the podcasts I listen to are the ones that are nice and tight and edited. When it’s just people rambling on for two hours I can’t deal with it, I don’t have time for it – so edit. Be good’. Ellie
Suggested episodes of Scummy Mummies to start with
‘Some of the best moments of my entire life have been on the podcast.’
Helen and Ellie’s recommended Podcast Divas
Where to find Ellie and Helen
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