Dirty Mother Pukka with Anna Whitehouse

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Dirty Mother Pukka is the intelligent, gritty, humorous podcast that airs the dirty laundry of its brilliant guests. Hosted by Anna Whitehouse AKA Mother Pukka, each week I’ll be uncovering the highs and lows of the humans behind the big names. Unfiltered. Unashamed. Unapologetic. Listen and subscribe now on Global Player.

Hannah Witton on sex post baby and being a hormonal mess

How do you know where your hormones start and real feelings end? In this hormonal deep-dive Anna and Polly grill sex educator Hannah Witton on how to untangle yourself from Mother’s Nature’s headiest cocktail of hormones, exhaustion, vaginal (or abdominal) battering and how to come out the other side with relationship vaguely in tact.

Quickie: Are you a bitch?

Anna and Polly continue slagging each other off publicly in an attempt to work out what bitchiness truly is. Are you one? Have you known one? And how do you know when you are doing it? Or are you just in denial? Strap in.

Alexandra Burke on the motherhood penalty and separation anxiety

This is a biggie. The brilliant singer who has dominated the charts since her rise to fame on X Factor opens up about the painful reality of sustaining a career in music while raising a baby. This beautifully open chat digs into the primal, visceral, maternal state we find ourselves in post-baby and how that, well, works alongside work.

Quickie: Are you having enough sex?

This episode is a tale of two halves. One half is how much sex you should be having - and when our libido drops off in a long-term relationship. The other half is a deluge of Polly’s worst sexcapades. Warning: it involves a toilet cistern.

Anna Whitehouse on the privilege of divorcing and when to get out

Following an article she wrote in Grazia, Anna opens up about the practicalities and the emotions of her recent divorce. How to get out, when to get out, how to tell the kids and how to know you aren’t going to lose your mind in the process. Plus help from family lawyer Georgina Hamblin on how to do it if you are financially controlled.

Quickie: Why you need to sext

To sext or not to sext. That is the question. It can be an excruciating exchange sometimes but when you are in the throes or parenting and working, it can be a simple way to close the pleasure gap between the two of you. If that’s not for you, don’t worry Polly has a game up her sleeve to help you get, well, intimate.

Dad Still Standing on opening up, not manning up and navigating baby loss

TW: This episode contains detailed discussion around miscarriage and baby loss.Liam and Matt from the award-winning podcast Dad Still Standing on the instinctive male need to man up around grief. And how they’ve broken those barriers down. The pair open up on what they wished they’d known in that grieving period and how to support your partner fully. A beautiful conversation with two incredible humans who have navigated the unnavigable.

Quickie: Do you need help?

Why is it so hard to reach out to others and how do you even pick those you reach out to? With increasing overwhelm across the board, this is a DMP SOS call for that much-talked-about village to rally. Because it does, indeed, take a village.

Ruby Rare on sexual frustration, polyamory and ethical non-monogamy

This was a ride. From ENMs (ethical non-monogamy) to polyamory, this is a deep-dive into opening your relationship and how to do it safely and securely. If you think this isn’t for you, think again. Sex and pleasure is a huge animalistic part of our lives and if it’s working as a duo but you’ve fantasied about a ménage, then this is well worth a listen.

Quickie: When is it ok to lie?

From white lies to great whopping ones, is there ever a place for dishonesty in the name of emotional protection? Anna and Polly deep-dive into the lies they’ve told, the ramifications that have landed and question the line of dishonesty and holding back certain truths to diffuse hurt. One thing the duo can’t hear anymore is anyone saying, ‘I’m just speaking my truth’. That’s, well, the truth.