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Ep 257b – World’s Worst Edinburgh Fringe 2022 Compilation Monday, August 15th, 2022

FIND DETAILS OF ALL PAST WFF GUESTS AT THE EDINBURGH FRINGE 2022 ON OUR SPREADSHEET: https://wwwdocdroidnet/UHLaiVx/worst-foot-forward-guests-at-edfringe-2022-pdf  With a sweltering August, Ben on holiday and Barry performing his civid duty, the boys are taking a well earned hiatus However, the pod-gods demand sacrifices and here we present at their altar a compilation episode! It contains some of our favourite moments featuring guests who are performing at this year's Edinburgh Fringe Festival There are standout stories like Sindhu Vee's gold medal tantrum, Glenn Moore's unfortunate numerical newsreader and John Robertson's troubling housemates Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde  Follow us on Instagram: @worstfoot  Join us on our Discord server! https://discordgg/9buWKthgfx Visit wwwworstfootforwardpodcastcom for all previous episodes and you can donate to us on Patreon if you’d like to support the show during this whole pandemic thing, and especially as we work on our first book and plan some live shows! https://wwwpatreoncom/WorstFootForward Worst Foot Forward is part of Podnose:...


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Ep 257b – World’s Worst Edinburgh Fringe 2022 Compilation

Ep 257: Mark Thomas – World’s Worst Political Party Monday, August 1st, 2022

Vote Worst Foot! We are waving banners, sporting rosettes and handing out manifestos written on the back of cigarette packets which week as we campaign for our candidates to be the World's Worst Political Party We have Mark Thomas as our guest alongside us on the hustings, a political comedian of the highest calibre who tells us about his own experience of running for election and lots more besides Ben puts forward a Czechslovakian party from the 1910s which was as much performance art as politics, and Barry sings the praises of rhinos, gorillas and two-tailed dogs Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde  Follow us on Instagram: @worstfoot  Join us on our Discord server! https://discordgg/9buWKthgfx Visit wwwworstfootforwardpodcastcom for all previous episodes and you can donate to us on Patreon if you’d like to support the show during this whole pandemic thing, and especially as we work on our first book and plan some live shows! https://wwwpatreoncom/WorstFootForward Worst Foot Forward is part of Podnose:...


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Ep 257: Mark Thomas – World’s Worst Political Party

The Third Foot: Richard Pockrich Monday, July 25th, 2022

Our monthly bonus episode sees us dive deeper into the life of a figure who we discussed in our World's Worst Inventor episode, Captain Richard Pockrich The Irish eccentric proposed putting wings on all the adults in Ireland, blood transfusions to promote immortality and also invented the eery glass harp, that musical instrument beloved of spooky and hypnotic types He's going to be a hero in our book one day (it's being written, we promise!), so let's celebrate him now! Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde  Follow us on Instagram: @worstfoot  Join us on our Discord server! https://discordgg/9buWKthgfx Visit wwwworstfootforwardpodcastcom for all previous episodes and you can donate to us on Patreon if you’d like to support the show during this whole pandemic thing, and especially as we work on our first book and plan some live shows! https://wwwpatreoncom/WorstFootForward Worst Foot Forward is part of Podnose:...


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The Third Foot: Richard Pockrich

Ep 256: Otto English – World’s Worst National Myth Monday, July 18th, 2022

Well suckle a she-wolf, it's time for an episode all about preposterous national wolves We fly around the globe with our mind (but in the way the Kims of North Korea claim to be able to) as we encounter unlikely Celtic connections in the Americas, the horrifying domino effect of Turkey's claim to be the root of all language and some quite astonishing revelations about Her Majesty the Queen Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @otto_english  Follow us on Instagram: @worstfoot Join us on our Discord server! https://discordgg/9buWKthgfx Buy Otto's book here: https://wwwhivecouk/Product/Otto-English/Fake-History--Ten-Great-Lies-and-How-They-Shaped-the-World/25405510 Visit wwwworstfootforwardpodcastcom for all previous episodes and you can donate to us on Patreon if you’d like to support the show during this whole pandemic thing, and especially as we work on our first book and plan some live shows! https://wwwpatreoncom/WorstFootForward Worst Foot Forward is part of...


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Ep 256: Otto English – World’s Worst National Myth

Ep 255: James Cook – World’s Worst Tournament Monday, July 4th, 2022

We are halfway through Wimbledon, one of the great sporting tournaments of the year It seems appropriate to embrace our competitive spirits and discuss the World's Worst Tournament in the company of comedian, board gamer and FIFA Men's World Cup nerd James Cook James tells us all about Mussolini's hosting skills, Ben waves a knight around on the end of a lance and Barry tells the touching story of the competition to find the world's very worst golfer Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @jamesecook Follow us on Instagram: @worstfoot Join us on our Discord server! https://discordgg/9buWKthgfx Visit wwwworstfootforwardpodcastcom for all previous episodes and you can donate to us on Patreon if you’d like to support the show during this whole pandemic thing, and especially as we work on our first book and plan some live shows! https://wwwpatreoncom/WorstFootForward Worst Foot Forward is part of Podnose:...


Filed Under: Barry McStay, Ben Van Der Velde, Podcast, Sport

Ep 255: James Cook – World’s Worst Tournament

The Third Foot: Midsummer Tuesday, June 21st, 2022

It’s the longest day of the year - which just means more time to listen to podcasts! Ben and Barry are here to brighten your day with a bonus episode all about the Midsummer Festival We slide up and down the Swedish Maypole, smack ourselves in the face with Portuguese leeks and hammers, and we criticise Doctor Johnson’s bonfire Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde Follow us on Instagram: @worstfoot Join us on our Discord server! https://discordgg/9buWKthgfx Visit wwwworstfootforwardpodcastcom for all previous episodes and you can donate to us on Patreon if you’d like to support the show during this whole pandemic thing, and especially as we work on our first book and plan some live shows! https://wwwpatreoncom/WorstFootForward Worst Foot Forward is part of Podnose:...


Filed Under: Barry McStay, Ben Van Der Velde, History & Politics, Miscellaneous, Podcast

The Third Foot: Midsummer

Ep 254: Sian Davies – World’s Worst Rugby Team Monday, June 20th, 2022

Join us in a muddy ruck on the halfway line as we get down to the mucky business of finding the worst rugby XV of all time, in the company of award-winning Liverpudlian comic Sian Davies We uncover the dark, bloody (and occassionally noble) histoy of rugby, as well as the dictators who had a penchant for a scrum and why the key to success includes a skill for amateur theatre Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @morriseysquiff Follow us on Instagram: @worstfoot @sian_davies_comedy Join us on our Discord server! https://discordgg/9buWKthgfx Visit wwwworstfootforwardpodcastcom for all previous episodes and you can donate to us on Patreon if you’d like to support the show during this whole pandemic thing, and especially as we work on our first book and plan some live shows! https://wwwpatreoncom/WorstFootForward Worst Foot Forward is part of...


Filed Under: Barry McStay, Ben Van Der Velde, Podcast, Sport

Ep 254: Sian Davies – World’s Worst Rugby Team

Ep 253: Tadiwa Mahlunge – World’s Worst Wedding Ceremony Monday, June 6th, 2022

Buy tickets to see Barry's new short play at Miniaturists at the Arcola Theatre, June 12th 2022 Here come the grooms! We are getting ourselves to the podcast on time this week with comedian Tadiwa Mahlunge to help plan the World's Worst Wedding Ceremony We discover the truth behind Game of Thrones's most famous scene, how to ward of a plague with a mere bit of matrimony and how many weddings are too many weddings Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde Follow us on Instagram: @worstfoot @tadiwamahlunge Join us on our Discord server! https://discordgg/9buWKthgfx Visit wwwworstfootforwardpodcastcom for all previous episodes and you can donate to us on Patreon if you’d like to support the show during this whole pandemic thing, and especially as we work on our first book and plan some live shows! https://wwwpatreoncom/WorstFootForward Worst Foot Forward is part of Podnose:...


Filed Under: Barry McStay, Ben Van Der Velde, Miscellaneous, Podcast

Ep 253: Tadiwa Mahlunge – World’s Worst Wedding Ceremony

The Third Foot: May Monday, May 30th, 2022

It's been Ben and Barry's birthday this month and to celebrate they're digging out all the best facts about the month of May Find out why maypole are a revolutionaries best friend and which day of the month you should celebreate Pinch Bum Day Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde Join us on our Discord server! https://discordgg/9buWKthgfx Visit wwwworstfootforwardpodcastcom for all previous episodes and you can donate to us on Patreon if you’d like to support the show during this whole pandemic thing, and especially as we work on our first book and plan future live shows! https://wwwpatreoncom/WorstFootForward Worst Foot Forward is part of...


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The Third Foot: May

Ep 252: Joe Coles – World’s Worst Aircraft Monday, May 23rd, 2022

This week we take to the skies alongside aeronautical history expert and commodore of the hugely esteemed Hush Kit blog Joe Coles Together we uncover a history of marvellous men in their incredibly stupid flying machines that have too many or too few wings, propellers in places they really shouldn't be and the sort of safety record you'd expect at a nitroglycerin factory staffed by fire jugglers Up, up and away! Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @hush_kit Join us on our Discord server! https://discordgg/9buWKthgfx Visit wwwworstfootforwardpodcastcom for all previous episodes and you can donate to us on Patreon if you’d like to support the show during this whole pandemic thing, and especially as we work on our first book and plan some live shows! https://wwwpatreoncom/WorstFootForward Worst Foot Forward is part of...


Filed Under: Barry McStay, Ben Van Der Velde, History & Politics, Podcast

Ep 252: Joe Coles – World’s Worst Aircraft

Ep 251: Hana Ayoob – World’s Worst Zoo Monday, May 9th, 2022

Someone told us it's all happening at the zoo That someone is illustrator and science communicator Hana Ayoob, that zoo is the World's Worst Zoo, and what's happening there Well, there's taxidermy from Barry, renegade honey badgers from Hana and escaped animal drills gone VERY wrong from Ben! Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @Hana_SciArt Join us on our Discord server! https://discordgg/9buWKthgfx Visit wwwworstfootforwardpodcastcom for all previous episodes and you can donate to us on Patreon if you’d like to support the show during this whole pandemic thing, and especially as we work on our first book and plan some live shows! https://wwwpatreoncom/WorstFootForward Worst Foot Forward is part of Podnose:...


Filed Under: Barry McStay, Ben Van Der Velde, Podcast, Science & Nature

Ep 251: Hana Ayoob – World’s Worst Zoo

The Third Foot: The Number 250 Friday, April 29th, 2022

To celebrate us reaching an arbitrary, but also pretty impressive milestone, Ben and Barry find out absolutely everything about the number 250 The trivia tunnels take them to Chinese slang, numerology, Fermat's last theorem and a cracking rabbinical anecdote Keep listening for another 250 episodes if you're a big fan of cobbled together facts about the number 500 Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde Join us on our Discord server! https://discordgg/9buWKthgfx Visit wwwworstfootforwardpodcastcom for all previous episodes and you can donate to us on Patreon if you’d like to support the show during this whole pandemic thing, and especially as we work on our first book and plan future live shows! https://wwwpatreoncom/WorstFootForward Worst Foot Forward is part of...


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The Third Foot: The Number 250

Ep 250: The World’s Worst Bumper Birthday Episode! Wednesday, April 27th, 2022

We're now on Instagram! @worstfoot  It's the big birthday, the day of days, let the jubilation commence! Worst Foot Forward's 250th Episode arrives in all its rag-glads, dressed down to the ones and ready to party like it's 1499 Ben and Barry share all sorts of facts and stories about birthdays, celebrations, presents, ageing and cake with a little help from a whole host of past guests Joining us with their tales of terrible celebrations and baking disasters are Tiernan Douieb, Tatty Hennessy, Kit Chapman, Sacha Coward, Alasdair Beckett-King, Sadie Clark, Felix Trench, Bec Hill and Joel Morris We also have a couple bits of news which we chat about and explain in more detail in the opening 10 minutes The headlines are that the podcast is hereafter going to be released every two weeks rather than weekly to accommodate our increasingly busy schedules That schedule now includes writing the Worst Foot Forward book with the aid of our new writing agent, Emily Sweet - how exciting! We also welcome Nell Thomas on board as our social media manager / official archivist to help us reach more listeners and keep you all up-to-date on what's happening at Worst Foot Towers And for Patreon donors, there will be new treats such as the chance to pose questions to us and our guests in advance of upcoming recordings So, we may be older, not much wiser, ever changing but still the same We hope you enjoy the birthday episode, thanks for sticking by us for the past 5 years and never...


Filed Under: Barry McStay, Ben Van Der Velde, Podcast

Ep 250: The World’s Worst Bumper Birthday Episode!

The People’s Foot: Joel Morris – World’s Worst Musical Film Sunday, April 24th, 2022

We're now on Instagram! https://wwwinstagramcom/worstfoot/  It's the week of our 250th show and we've planned a bumper celebration period for you! Coming up on Wednesday you'll get the 250th episode itself with lots of special appearances by past guests, facts sent in by you lot and some party trivia from Barry and Ben On Friday there will be a 3rd Foot all about the number 250 But to start off the festivities, we asked our Twitter followers what their favourite Worst Foot episode has been and one show kept being mentioned: Episode 93 with Joel Morris about the World's Worst Musical Film So we are re-releasing that show, your fan favourite choice, with a special new intro by Joel Featuring lots of Ringo Starr, a smattering of sport and a whole lot of Liszt Thanks for supporting us through the past 5 years, see you on Wednesday for the big birthday bash! Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @gralefrit Join us on our Discord server! https://discordgg/9buWKthgfx Visit wwwworstfootforwardpodcastcom for all previous episodes and you can donate to us on Patreon if you’d like to support the show during this whole pandemic thing, and especially as we work on our first book and plan some live shows! https://wwwpatreoncom/WorstFootForward Worst Foot Forward is part of Podnose:...


Filed Under: Art & Literature, Barry McStay, Ben Van Der Velde, Music, Podcast

The People’s Foot: Joel Morris – World’s Worst Musical Film

Ep 249: Louie Stowell – World’s Worst Wizard Monday, April 18th, 2022

Roll up your sleeves, wiggle your fingers thaumaturgically and make sure your magical staff is fully charged as we uncover the worst wizards in history and fiction Joined by children's author and Norse god wrangler Louie Stowell we rate a parade of the usual suspects from Gandalf to Potter, discover wizarding celebrities from South London and New Zealand, 1500 year old men who claimed to know Christ and the most unlikely attraction in the history of Disney Land Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @louiestowell Buy Louie's new book here: https://wwwhivecouk/Product/Louie-Stowell/Loki-A-Bad-Gods-Guide-to-Being-Good/26597409 Join us on our Discord server! https://discordgg/9buWKthgfx Visit wwwworstfootforwardpodcastcom for all previous episodes and you can donate to us on Patreon if you’d like to support the show during this whole pandemic thing, and especially as we work on our first book and plan some live shows! https://wwwpatreoncom/WorstFootForward Worst Foot Forward is part of...


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Ep 249: Louie Stowell – World’s Worst Wizard