Comedians Helen Thorn and Ellie Gibson met on the stand-up circuit. They bonded after discovering their sons were born 11 days apart, with the help of the same midwife. Together they are The Scummy Mummies and in July 2013 launched their podcast. It was an instant hit, going straight to number one on the iTunes Kids & Family chart. Since then, the show has been downloaded nearly a million times in over 100 countries, been recommended by The Telegraph, The Sunday Times, The Guardian and Woman’s Hour and has featured celebrity parents including: Dara O Briain, Sandi Toksvig, David Baddiel, Sally Phillips, Jane Garvey, Stacey Solomon and Miles Jupp.