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Ep 226: Mat Ricardo – World’s Worst Cowboy Sunday, September 26th, 2021

BUY TICKETS TO OUR UPCOMING LIVE SHOW HERE: https://wwwtickettailorcom/events/goodshipcomedy/572834 - Worst Foot Forward Literary Salon, 10th October 2021 at Backyard Comedy Club with special guests Bec Hill, Jay Foreman and Ria Lina! This week Ben and Barry are joined by remarkable cabaret legend Mat Ricardo to head out West to find the most useless cowboys in the wild frontier As well as various Billies, Buffallos and kids they encounter the practice of bulldogging, the moral conundrum of the Marlboro man and some aluminium factory workers who are very far from home Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @MatRicardo 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 more live shows! https://wwwpatreoncom/WorstFootForward Worst Foot Forward is part of...


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Ep 226: Mat Ricardo – World’s Worst Cowboy

Ep 225: Sacha Coward – World’s Worst Mermaid Monday, September 20th, 2021

BUY TICKETS TO OUR UPCOMING LIVE SHOW HERE: https://wwwtickettailorcom/events/goodshipcomedy/572834 - Worst Foot Forward Literary Salon, 10th October 2021 at Backyard Comedy Club with special guests Bec Hill, Jay Foreman and Ria Lina! We are under the sea this week with folklorist, historian and cryptid-enthusiast Sacha Coward as we try and get an Arial view of the World's Worst Mermaid Sacha takes us to the depths of the Amazon to sort dolphin fact from dolphin fiction, Ben treads the boards at the Cincinnati Fringe Festival and Barry takes the most litigious statue in Denmark to court Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @sacha_coward 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 more live shows! https://wwwpatreoncom/WorstFootForward Worst Foot Forward is part of Podnose:...


Filed Under: Barry McStay, Ben Van Der Velde, Podcast, Worst Foot Forward

Ep 225: Sacha Coward – World’s Worst Mermaid

Ep 224: Kris Ball – World’s Worst Eurovision Act Monday, September 13th, 2021

It's a contest about a contest today as we bring podcaster and Eurovision Song Contest fanatic Kris Ball to help us sort out the World's Worst Eurovision Act In what may be a baffling experience for anyone not from this continent, we discuss miming playing instruments, Portugal's up-and-down history with the event and the wit and wisdom of Sir Terry Wogan We also make Worst Foot Forward history as all three of us arrive with exactly the same candidate Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @KrisWhoTweets 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, Music, Podcast

Ep 224: Kris Ball – World’s Worst Eurovision Act

Ep 223: Dan Quirke – World’s Worst Movie Special Effects Monday, September 6th, 2021

We're splicing ourselves into a model of a burning building this week as we bring shonky jeopardy into your ears Joining us to celebrate the worst that Hollywood can deliver is actor, painter and writer Daniel Quirke We reveal quite how method James Cagney was forced to go, the dreaded 'butthole' cut of Cats and the horror of Jeremy Renner's CGI arms Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @Danquirke 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 - 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, TV & Film

Ep 223: Dan Quirke – World’s Worst Movie Special Effects

Ep 222: Gary Hartley – World’s Worst Insect Monday, August 30th, 2021

We've got ants in our pants, bees in our knees and bugs in our earlugs this week as entomologist - and definitely not etymologist - Gary Hartley talks to us about the World's Worst Insect Or rather, Gary stubbornly spends much of the show defending some of humankind's tiniest and most annoying nemeses from their traditional criticisms Meanwhile, Ben has tales of Nazi insects and Barry discovers exactly why praying mantises give such amazing head Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @garyfromleeds 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 222: Gary Hartley – World’s Worst Insect

The Third Foot: 5 Years Of Worst Foot Forward (Bonus Episode) Sunday, August 29th, 2021

Join us for some A-grade navel-gazing as we look back at the conception of our own podcast 5 years ago We sprinkle in some bits of trivia along the way as we reminisce about Ben walking the London Underground, visits to nuclear bunkers and reveal some behind-the-scenes details including the discarded alternative names for the show! 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 some live shows! https://wwwpatreoncom/WorstFootForward Worst Foot Forward is part of Podnose:...


Filed Under: Barry McStay, Ben Van Der Velde, Podcast, Third Foot, Worst Foot Forward

The Third Foot: 5 Years Of Worst Foot Forward (Bonus Episode)

Ep 221: Runi Talwar – World’s Worst Cricketer Sunday, August 22nd, 2021

Pop on your pads, adjust your box and settle in for an attritional afternoon at the crease as Ben and Barry are joined by Kiwi-Indian comedian Runi Talwar to debate about the world's worst cricketer The show contains extravagant cheats, conmen, Charles Dickens laughing at legless sailors and a man being set on fire by a cricket ball Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @roonituni 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 - 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, Sport

Ep 221: Runi Talwar – World’s Worst Cricketer

Ep 220d: Best of the Worst of the Best 13 Monday, August 16th, 2021

One more episode in our mini-hiatus due to Barry's work schedule as the boys get together for a good old natter about episodes 61-65 and pick their World's Best for the topics covered in those shows We revisit our discussions with Steven Colgyn about Policemen, Tez Ilyas about Centre Backs, Jon Dryden Taylor about Opening Ceremonies, Tulip Sidiq MP about Fashion Accessories and A Gay and a Nongay about Friendship There's the usual grab-bag of trivia and tall tales with stories of giant scissors, Mr T and two adorable Jewish comedians Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde Join us on our Discord server! https://discordgg/9buWKthgfx Visit our shiny new website, 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

Ep 220d: Best of the Worst of the Best 13

Ep 220c – MORE World’s Worst Offcuts! Monday, August 9th, 2021

We continue our little hiatus from recording (largely thanks to Barry's eminently-over-employed status) with some more clips from the back catalogue We have dug out some footage that didn't quite make the edit of 5 episodes from the start of 2020 but we felt were worth hanging onto for a rainy day They feature guests Vicki Pipe, Katy Schutte, David Atherton, Lucy Jane Atkinson and Mikey Brett, and they look at topics as diverse as The Great Succulent Invasion, sinks full of ice-cream and why directing a play is very much like managing a football team Normal service should be resumed next week! Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde Join us on our Discord server! https://discordgg/9buWKthgfx 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 220c – MORE World’s Worst Offcuts!

Ep 220b – World’s Worst Offcuts Monday, August 2nd, 2021

Holding positions people! Due to Barry's enormously crammed work diary and Ben's inability to source a charismatic, trivia-loving Irish homosexual at short notice, we've had to release a podcast palette cleanser with some of our favourite snippets that didn't make the final cut Enjoy this week's sorbet full of spies, Vikings and sausages Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde  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… https://wwwpatreoncom/WorstFootForward Worst Foot Forward is part of...


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

Ep 220b – World’s Worst Offcuts

The Third Foot: The Olimpick Games Friday, July 30th, 2021

Inspired by the timeless glory of the sporting jamboree going on in Tokyo right now, Ben and Barry dive head first (with a triple twist and a confused pike) into the more leftfield history of the Olympic Games They take a short look at the international alternatives to the great games before turning their attention to the idiosyncratic, drunken and farcical antecedents of the modern Olympiad Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde  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… https://wwwpatreoncom/WorstFootForward Worst Foot Forward is part of...


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

The Third Foot: The Olimpick Games

Ep 220: Rik Carranza – World’s Worst Sci-Fi Movie Monday, July 26th, 2021

Pew pew, pew-pew-pew, laser sounds etc! It's time for Worst Foot Forward to go sub-atomic, intergalactic and beyond the realms of possibility with an episode all about the World's Worst Sci-Fi Movie We are joined by comedian, streamer and sci-fi expert Rik Carranza who directs his phasers to the stunningly bad Battlefield Earth Barry digs up an animated film that tanked a Hollywood studio while Ben goes to the shores of the Black Sea in search of Wookiees Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @RikCarranza 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 - 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, TV & Film

Ep 220: Rik Carranza – World’s Worst Sci-Fi Movie

Ep 219: Joshua Seigal – World’s Worst Ingredient Monday, July 19th, 2021

Open wide, hold your nose and steady yourself to slop this week's episode down the hatch Joined by poet Joshua Seigal we uncover the grimmest ingredients in history Inside the Worst Foot cauldron this week are anchovies, Virgin Boy Eggs, gelatine, fish guts and lots and lots of snakes With a side of fashionable potatoes JOIN OUR NEW DISCORD: https://discordgg/3QRwHw6nG6  Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @joshuaseigal 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… https://wwwpatreoncom/WorstFootForward Worst Foot Forward is part of...


Filed Under: Barry McStay, Ben Van Der Velde, Food & Drink, Podcast

Ep 219: Joshua Seigal – World’s Worst Ingredient

Ep 218: Paul Duncan McGarrity – World’s Worst Archaeologist Monday, July 12th, 2021

This episode belongs in a museum, preferably one of those that comes alive after dark with hilarious consequences Returning to the show as our second ever three-time guest is actual archaeologist Paul Duncan McGarrity and what better subject to ask him to unearth than the World's Worst Archaeologist There are tales of cheating on panel shows, dogs going digging and Nazis in search of Atlantis Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @AskAnArch 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! https://wwwpatreoncom/WorstFootForward Worst Foot Forward is part of Podnose:...


Filed Under: Barry McStay, Ben Van Der Velde, Podcast, Worst Foot Forward

Ep 218: Paul Duncan McGarrity – World’s Worst Archaeologist

Ep 217b: Best of the Worst of the Best 12 Monday, July 5th, 2021

We're back with another sweet WFF duet as Barry and Ben bring a bit of positivity into your ears They head back to Eps 56-60 and pick out their favourite examples of the best tea, punishment, day, element and family tradition in history Superstars this week include a spat between John Ruskin and James Whistler, an alchemical laxative heirloom and an infamous Italian juggler There is also a lot of righteous and justified hatred of Bryan Ferry JOIN OUR NEW DISCORD: https://discordgg/3QRwHw6nG6  Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde  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… https://wwwpatreoncom/WorstFootForward Worst Foot Forward is part of...


Filed Under: Barry McStay, Ben Van Der Velde, Best of the Worst of the Best, Podcast, Worst Foot Forward

Ep 217b: Best of the Worst of the Best 12