The Netmums Podcast

The Netmums Podcast

The award-nominated podcast with an unvarnished take on parenting, featuring well-known guests. Wendy Golledge and Alison Perry chat with celebrities, authors and public figures about birth stories, parenting fails, teen troubles and everything in between.


February 20, 2024 30 mins
"I almost think that when you become a single mum, you become part of this club."

This week on The Netmums Podcast, Wendy and Alison are joined by the effervescent (and very chatty!) Lydia Bright, who has journeyed from reality TV fame on 'The Only Way Is Essex' to the challenges and triumphs of solo motherhood. Lydia opens up about the unexpected support she found in the single mum community and how it empowered her...
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This week on the Netmums Podcast Alison & Wendy are seeking wisdom from husband and wife team Andrea McLean and Nick Feeney. The dynamic duo who have recently launched their own podcast, ‘Mastering Midlife’, share their blended family's approach to navigating the complexities of teenage tech temptations and the importance of setting boundaries without becoming the enemy.

Andrea, a familiar face from GMTV and Loose...
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This week on The Netmums Podcast, Wendy and Alison sit down with Dani Dyer. Known for her Love Island triumph, sparkling TV personality and 'Sorted with the Dyers' podcast alongside her famous father, Dani is also a hands-on mum to three, including a set of twins. Dani shares her experiences on parenting solo, the unique bond with her firstborn, the rollercoaster of raising twins, and how her family legacy impacts her parentin...
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Wendy and Alison get cosy with George Clarke, the architectural aficionado who's captured the nation's heart with his Channel 4 shows. George opens up about the unique challenges and joys of parenting through the lens of a TV personality

George reflects on his journey from architect to TV presenter and the personal regrets of time spent away from home. He also gives us an insider's look at the world of architecture fo...
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This week on the Netmums Podcast Weny & Alison are joined by Dr. Emily MacDonagh – NHS doctor, columnist, author, and soon-to-be mum of three alongside her husband, Peter Andre. Covering everything from the trials of parenting through winter lurgies to the importance of dental health in children, Dr Emily shares her personal journey through motherhood, and how she navigates the complexities of a blended family.
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Join Wendy and Alison for an enlightening conversation with Paul McKenna, who challenges the notion of January blues and offers a new perspective on achieving success. His latest book, Success for Life, is packed with NLP techniques and self-help tools designed to propel you towards a brighter future. Listen now and redefine what January means to you!
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Martin Kemp, founding member of 80s pop group Spandau Ballet and TV and film actor, talks about his experiences with Christmas, parenting, and his career. Martin emphasises the importance of listening as a parent and shares how he and his wife have created a close relationship with their children. He also discusses his debut novel, The Game, and his writing process. 

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Izzy, a talented violinist and part of the electric string quartet Escala, graced the Britain's Got Talent stage in 2008. Izzy is married to McFly's Harry Judd and here she shares her candid journey through IVF struggles, highlighted in her Sunday Times bestselling memoir. We delve into Izzy's story, from meeting Harry to mental health advocacy, handling sleep regressions and busy work schedules, plus the essential topic of fa...
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The reality TV stars and new dads reveal the ups and devastating downs of trying to get pregnant via a surrogate, how they aren't allowed to even 'see the face' of an egg donor and how they divide up their dad roles with their new twins.
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Dr. Ellie Cannon is everyone's favorite doctor-next-door, known for her candid advice in the Mail on Sunday's health pages.

This episode of the Netmums podcast is sponsored by NHS England.

Prescribing knowledge with a dose of humour, she's the go-to GP for all things health and NHS-related. She talks to co-hosts Wendy and Alison about how to stay healthy, how to spot when your kids are REALLY ill, how to get...
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Energetic TV presenter Nigel Clarke has brought endless smiles to CBeebies and The Baby Club audiences. But he's also the founder of the Dadvengers Community & Podcast. Nigel shares parenting wisdom, his passion for supporting dads through parenthood and what’s lined up for the CBeebies panto.

Check out the new Dadvengers series 4 podcast, out now.

This series of...
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Steve Backshall, the charismatic UK children's TV naturalist, has captured the hearts of young nature enthusiasts across the globe with programmes like Deadly 60. With his infectious enthusiasm, adventurous spirit and boundless knowledge of wildlife, Steve encourages all ages to explore and protect our planet's incredible biodiversity. But is his greatest adventure solo-parenting three young children?

CBBC’s Deadly Mi...
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In this episode, hosts Wendy and Alison are joined by Sarah Beeny.

Sarah Beeny, the UK's property guru extraordinaire is well known for her insightful advice and captivating television appearances. Most recently transforming her own life from city slicker to Somerset sweetheart in "Sarah Beeny's New Life in the Country," she's now ready to spill the beans on parenting four lively boys, her ambitious future career drea...
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Kelsey Parker sadly lost her husband, The Wanted’s Tom Parker, to glioblastoma, a type of brain cancer, in 2022. She has inspired many with her resilience and positive attitude in dealing with the loss of her soul mate. She shares her thoughts on death and spirituality, raising awareness and managing grief. Her book, With And Without You is out on the 28th of September.

This series of the Netmums podcast is produced b...
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In this episode, hosts Wendy and Alison are joined by influencer and social media star Gemma Bird, aka @MoneyMumOfficial.

With her expertise in all things finance, Gemma shares money-saving insights for navigating parenting during a cost-of-living crisis. Having paid off her mortgage by the time she was 38, Gemma is full of real-world advice on how to save money NOW. Don't miss her fantastic tips on saving, shopping, ...
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Welcome back to a brand new series of The Netmums Podcast. In this episode, hosts Wendy and Alison are joined by the creator of the much-loved characters Tracey Beaker and Hetty Feather.

Jacqueline Wilson is one of the nation’s favourite authors, selling over 40 million books across the UK. Jacqueline has now released The Best Sleepover in the World, a follow-up to her popular book Sleepovers published 22 years ago! ...
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Season 10 ends with the fantastic Joe Swash, joining us to talk about life at Pickle Cottage with wife Stacey Solomon and their large gang of children!

Joe also talks to hosts Wendy and Alison about the new BBC documentary that he's presenting entitled 'Teens In Care'. The documentary follows Joe as he explores the stories of teens in care over the age of 16, who are the largest growing cohort in both child protection...
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Star of Dragon's Den, Deborah Meaden, joins Wendy and Alison this week. As well as being an investor on the hit BBC show, Deborah has written a book for children all about money. 
"Why Money Matters" is a Little Experts Book for 6-9 year olds and it teaches kids the basics from the history of money, through to how interest works and the difference between needs and wants.
Deborah chats about the importance of teaching ...
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Jemma Solomon aka 'The Label Lady' joins Wendy this week, to talk about how she swapped her stress filled life working as full time nurse with 3 young children, to setting up her own business that helps people find order in their lives. Jemma's book "Love, Lists and Labels" is released on the 22nd of June.
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Growing up, GP and telly doctor Zoe Williams knew what it was like to feel like the odd one out. So, she's written "You Grow Girl", the ultimate growing-up guide for girls aged 9+ who want to feel empowered, informed and positive about becoming the very best version of themselves. We chat to Dr Zoe about how to talk to tweens about their bodies and puberty, and have a little reminisce about More magazine's 'Position of the For...
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