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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.

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121 Episodes
There’s no stone left unturned in this episode on doing it post-40. From vaginal dryness to the right lube to use, sexpert Anna Richardson says it as it is and clears up any myths around women losing their sex drive. One hint: it’s not you and your vagina, it’s them and perhaps not fancying their penis. If attraction is still there: “just do it.”
You’ve heard of the ‘honeymoon period’, that first flush of love with your partner. But the bit after that - two years maybe - usually seals the deal. Well, there’s a lot of science and psychology on the table in this episode to indicate that you might still be lusting not loving. The question is, well, is it really love?
In this episode revered broadcaster Louise Minchin opens up about facing her fears. From swimming with sharks to simply navigating motherhood in an industry set up for mothers to fail, she speaks open-heartedly about how to raise girls - and boys - to be resilient in a world that’s, well, unequal.
From ghosting to zombie-ing (someone coming back for more only to re-ghost) Anna and Polly go on an investigative journey into Bumble, Tinder and Hinge to see if the grass really is greener on the other side. Spoiler alert: expect a lot of grammatically-concerning sexting before complete tumbleweed.
This is one of the most beautiful episodes to date. TV presenter and radio host Gaby Roslin speaks about her happiness. A feeling that, well, feels quite fleeting. From jumping in parks to racing strangers, this is about walking on sunshine even when it’s raining.
Happiness is a fairly elusive concept. Fleeting, perhaps. While contentment feels a little more accessible. In this episode, Anna and Polly question where their happiness lies - however momentary - and why we’re struggling to celebrate people’s happiness in 2023.
In this episode Anna opens up about the stress of her kids fighting constantly. How to break the sibling rivalry cycle. And how to regroup as a family when the fighting gets tough. Practical tips and emotional confessions abound in an episode that unites our brothers and sisters.
In this episode Anna and Polly celebrate the power of platonic love. Inspired by two women who chose to live as PLP’s (Platonic Life Partners) over settling down with a romantic partner, there’s a question for Team Dirty Mother Pukka: should we just move in with our best mate and be done with it?
In this open-hearted chat, the author and podcaster Kate Ferdinand opens up on life married to Rio and what it took/takes to raise another woman’s family (after Rio’s wife Rebecca sadly passed away before they met). From step parenting to blending families, this is an episode that opens up what family really means in 2023.
Far from some frantic fingering in the 90s, Anna and Polly have found the true meaning of foreplay. If you awkwardly get into bed buttoning up your PJs for fear of a sexual move from your partner, this one’s for you. From desire and sexting to erotic looks and massage, this is another world of sexual healing.
Fats has been discriminated against from the moment she was born. She describes herself as a ‘little person’ but what she has faced has been huge. At school she was thrown into an industrial bin and left - and throughout her life she’s had to question who really loves her, who really wants to be with her. This episode is on self love, self confidence and how one women rebuilt herself when everyone was trying to take her down. It’s beautiful and informative if you’ve ever been bullied and wondered how to heal those scars.
The tables have turned and after speaking about Polly’s ADHD diagnosis last week, she asks Anna about her anxiety. How to know if it’s severe, when to go to the GP and how to navigate everyday life without having as many panic attacks.
We're digging this incredible conversation out from the archives. Stella opens up about the reality of being a mother in Parliament and what needs to change across the board. In this punchy chat, she cracks open the issues surrounding motherhood and work. And, well, how to make it work.
In this open chat Polly opens up about her ADHD diagnosis and how she found out. How she has felt and if the drugs really do work. The pair then talk to chef Gizzi Erskine about her ADHD diagnosis and the trio wonder why this specific neurodiversity is only just being understood in women.
The brilliant organisation expert opens her doors, cupboards and drawers to show the beauty of living less chaotically. Far from just being a clean queen, this episode is about the mental health associations with clearing out your home, how to do it realistically when you have a family. And what it feels like to finally sort your life/ home out.
In this episode we go back to one of our most popular episodes where we talk to presenter Cherry Healey on exiting her marriage. How she did is calmly and kindly. And how to know when to get out. This episode is a deep-dive into irretrievable breakdown and, well, not breaking in the process.
You may know her as Mandy from Hollyoaks but actress Sarah Jayne Dunn was fired from the show for daring to start an OnlyFans account. She speaks up about the double standards of a TV industry that had her posing topless on every lads mag but fires her for doing it for herself. In this episode we go back to a 90s era of Nuts, Zoo and FHM, questioning what has actually changed since those magazines closed.
Why is it so hard to actually sleep? We are the most exhausted we’ve ever been and could barely string a sentence together - and yet sleep does not come. A lot of that is children hollering but also when we do have time, it’s impossible to wind down. But what does this level of sleep deprivation actually look like? And how does it impact your life?
The revered beauty writer doesn’t hold back on the grip sugar has had on her life. Having been recently diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, Ateh reflects on her binge-eating and childhood trauma to understand the magnitude of what some might minimise as a ‘sweet tooth’. She also opens up about her experience of being a Black woman in a white woman’s magazine world. She worked at Vogue House as a beauty writer and considers what it took to survive - not even thrive - in those abundantly privileged towers.
One word: oxytocin. If you aren’t getting it through shagging your partner, then you can get it by simply reaching out to others. In this episode Anna and Polly dig deep on who has made them feel the love hormone unexpectedly. From Polly’s NICU nurse to a woman called Becky in seat 32E on a Ryanair flight to Stanstead, this episode is about looking up and reaching out to the people in front of you.
Comments (9)

Emma Rodriguez

Incredible episode! So grateful for the honesty. Also so helpful in learning to navigate this area of diversity and inclusion. thank you xx

Sep 17th

leonor jarava

It only gets better and better!!!

May 29th

Midhun Noble

the show is horrible. it's basically two women chatting nothing else.

Dec 18th

Rhiannon Hatton

Love this. Good find. Will listen back to past episodes as im late to the party.

May 24th

GoTo2 Podcast Review

great episode guys #greenmonkey 🐒👍

Jul 2nd

Andrew Holmes

great show ladies 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Nov 6th

leonor jarava

Loooove it!!!!!

Oct 2nd

Andrew Holmes

excellent show ladies xx

Oct 1st

Andrew Holmes

great stuff ladies very enjoyable, a must listen ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ xxx

Sep 17th
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