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Ep 297: Radu Isac – World’s Worst Chess Grandmaster Tuesday, May 14th, 2024

Check out this episode, mate! This week's gambit involves Romanian stand-up comedian and chess enthusiast Radu Isac joining us to discuss the world's worst chess grandmaster We blitz our way through various aspects of the game's history, from its multiple weird adaptations to those players who cheated using everything from phones to sleight-of-hand, and there is even an appearance by our old friend The Mechanical Turk Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @VanderLaugh @raduisac Follow us on Instagram: @worstfoot  Join us on our Discord server! https://discordgg/9buWKthgfx Visit http://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 296: Sharon Wanjohi – World’s Worst Teacher Monday, April 29th, 2024

Read Ben's new Substack here, including articles about Obsession and The Beatles, prehistoric shananigans and a short story about a very sinister bookmakers: https://vanderlaughsubstackcom/ Sit up straight, eyes front, pens at the ready and don't even think of aiming your peashooter at the back of our heads It's time for your detention project: listening to us discover the world's worst teacher This week we meet philanderers, pranksters and dictators So no different to any other faculty Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @VanderLaugh @SharonWanjohi_ Follow us on Instagram: @worstfoot  Join us on our Discord server! https://discordgg/9buWKthgfx Visit http://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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The Third Foot: Snooker Saturday, April 27th, 2024

With the Snooker World Championship in full swing, Ben takes us for a break around the table with a potted history of snoooker, with some billiards and pool thrown in There are tales of deathly dull games, the day inclement weather halted a match and the story of one snooker referee's brush with musical superstardom Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @VanderLaugh Follow us on Instagram: @worstfoot  Join us on our Discord server! https://discordgg/9buWKthgfx Visit http://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 295: Angus Dunican – World’s Worst Ventriloquist Monday, April 15th, 2024

DONATE TO THE HARDEST GEEZER!  Try and see our lips move on this week's episode as Angus Dunican returns to talk to us about the World's Worst Ventriloquist From puppets on the beat to those who faced down the Nazis and lived to tell the tale, there's something for everyone in here Assuming everyone has at least one type of creepy puppet they're kind of into Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @VanderLaugh @AngusDunican Follow us on Instagram: @worstfoot  Join us on our Discord server! https://discordgg/9buWKthgfx Visit http://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 294: David Eagle – World’s Worst Folk Song Monday, April 1st, 2024

Barry's play BREEDING runs from March 21st to April 14th 2024 at the King's Head Theatre in London - get tickets here! https://kingsheadtheatrecom/whats-on/breeding With a hey nonny no, a slap of the thigh and some deeply questionable lyrics we're joined this week by accordionist, folk singer and comedian David Eagle to root out the world's worst folk song There's bizarre cover versions, flutes made of human bones, creaking extended metaphors and a roast of Henry VIII Grab your mandolin and get stuck in! Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @VanderLaugh @thedavideagle Follow us on Instagram: @worstfoot  Join us on our Discord server! https://discordgg/9buWKthgfx Visit http://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...


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The Third Foot: Theatrical Superstitions Tuesday, March 26th, 2024

Barry's play BREEDING runs from March 21st to April 14th 2024 at the King's Head Theatre in London - get tickets here! https://kingsheadtheatrecom/whats-on/breeding In no way connected to the opening of his new play, Barry leads us on a quick whip through some of the most infamous theatrical superstitions and myths, including broken legs, Scottish plays and peacock feathers Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @VanderLaugh Follow us on Instagram: @worstfoot  Join us on our Discord server! https://discordgg/9buWKthgfx Visit http://wwwworstfootforwardpodcastcom for all previous episodes and you can donate to us on Patreon if you’d like to support the...


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Ep 293b: Best of the Worst of the Best 23 Monday, March 18th, 2024

Barry's play BREEDING runs from March 21st to April 14th 2024 at the King's Head Theatre in London - get tickets here! https://kingsheadtheatrecom/whats-on/breeding It's one of our occasional trips down memory lane, and we are revisiting episodes 111 to 115 to discuss not the worst but the World's Best Smell, Algorithm, Manager, Design Flaw and Saint This episode sees Barry try to convince Ben that he is scientifically disposed to vanilla and Ben trying to convince Barry that Portuguese nonuplet renegades are better than Oscar Wilde's favourite sexy martyr So, more of the same guff then Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @VanderLaugh Follow us on Instagram: @worstfoot  Join us on our Discord server! https://discordgg/9buWKthgfx Visit http://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 293: Mara Joy – World’s Worst Improvisation Monday, March 4th, 2024

We're saying "Yes And" to everything this week as we're joined by tremendous Scottish improviser Mara Joy to discover quite how bad things can get when you start making things up John Cage goes on for centuries, B-movie mistakes get creepy and Ben finds an unlikely nadir from the jazz world Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @VanderLaugh @Marajoyloves| Follow us on Instagram: @worstfoot  Join us on our Discord server! https://discordgg/9buWKthgfx Visit http://wwwworstfootforwardpodcastcom for all previous episodes and you can donate to us on Patreon if you’d like to support the...


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The Third Foot: Leap Days & Calendars Monday, February 26th, 2024

We're jumping for joy as it's a leap year, and no better time to examine all things calendrical and February 29th-ical Ben dips into a grab-bag of facts including famous people born on that most uncommon of days, the difficulty of switching from the Julian to the Gregorian calendar, and why a positivist calendar from post-Revolutionary France could really be more trouble than it's worth Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @VanderLaugh Follow us on Instagram: @worstfoot  Join us on our Discord server! https://discordgg/9buWKthgfx Visit http://wwwworstfootforwardpodcastcom for all previous episodes and you can donate to us on Patreon if you’d like to support the show! https://wwwpatreoncom/WorstFootForward Worst Foot Forward is part of Podnose:...


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Ep 292: Shelf – World’s Worst Mistaken Identity Monday, February 19th, 2024

This week we do a double take at doppelgangers everywhere as we reveal the worst cases of mistaken identity in history Joined by award-winning comedy double act Shelf, we reveal the stories of the wrongfully imprisoned, the wrongfully buried and the wrongfully genderpigeon-holed Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @VanderLaugh @shelfcomedy Follow us on Instagram: @worstfoot  Join us on our Discord server! https://discordgg/9buWKthgfx Visit http://wwwworstfootforwardpodcastcom for all previous episodes and you can donate to us on Patreon if you’d like to support the...


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Ep 291: Andrew McMillan – World’s Worst Exercise Monday, February 5th, 2024

This week we're lifting, cleaning and jerking, squatting, pressing, pushing, sweating and gaining as we discuss the World's Worst Exercise with acclaimed queer poet and fitness fan Andrew McMillan Andrew gives us an insight into why gyms feature so much in his writing, Ben talks about the world's strongest men and their various stones, and Barry goes to yoga with a Noah's Ark-worth of animals Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @VanderLaugh @AMcMillanPoet Follow us on Instagram: @worstfoot  Join us on our Discord server! https://discordgg/9buWKthgfx Visit http://wwwworstfootforwardpodcastcom for all previous episodes and you can donate to us on Patreon if you’d like to support the show! https://wwwpatreoncom/WorstFootForward Worst Foot Forward is part of Podnose:...


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The Third Foot: Janus Monday, January 29th, 2024

We're facing the facts in this January's bonus episode which is all about Janus and double-faced things You have so many glorious bits of trivia to look forward (and backward) to as Barry turns his many eyes to things as varied as Cerberus's brother, grumpy cats, scientific studies into whether two heads are better than one and the history of two-headed coins Oh, and there's also a bit about why genes have weird names! Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @VanderLaugh Follow us on Instagram: @worstfoot  Join us on our Discord server! https://discordgg/9buWKthgfx Visit http://wwwworstfootforwardpodcastcom for all previous episodes and you can donate to us on Patreon if you’d like to support the show! https://wwwpatreoncom/WorstFootForward Worst Foot Forward is part of Podnose:...


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Ep 290: Steven Healer – World’s Worst Industry Monday, January 22nd, 2024

We're heading to factories full of gross ingredients and heavy munitions this week as we talk to Steven Healer, an old school friend of Ben's, with experience in the MoD about the world's worst industries Ben reveals the repellent world of beauty, the horrific world of the military-industrial complex and the claustrophobic world of mining Find out more about Steven's NPO supporting artists in conflict zones here: https://conflictcomiccom Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @VanderLaugh  Follow us on Instagram: @worstfoot  Join us on our Discord server! https://discordgg/9buWKthgfx Visit http://wwwworstfootforwardpodcastcom for all previous episodes and you can donate to us on Patreon if you’d like to support the show, and especially as we work on our book and plan some live...


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Ep 289: Ken Cheng – World’s Worst Bet Monday, January 8th, 2024

Happy new year folks, and we're starting it off with our eyes on the prize hoping for big money at long odds - it's the World's Worst Bet Comedian and professional poker player Ken Cheng is with us to cast his eye over the runners and riders as he brings stories of the bets professional gamblers place when away from the cosy environs of a casino Barry has stories of Russian authors, English rakes and tasers, while Ben walks around Blackheath, dodging geese and brothels every step of the way What a normal, Worst Foot Forward way to start 2024! Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @VanderLaugh @kenchengcomedy Follow us on Instagram: @worstfoot  Join us on our Discord server! https://discordgg/9buWKthgfx Visit http://wwwworstfootforwardpodcastcom for all previous episodes and you can donate to us on Patreon if you’d like to support the show, and especially as we work on our book and plan some live shows! https://wwwpatreoncom/WorstFootForward Worst Foot Forward is part of Podnose:...


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The Third Foot: Mulling Friday, December 29th, 2023

Merry Crimbletide folks To celebrate this festive time of year we're diving into a cauldron of piping hot mulled wine to discuss all things Mull The little island that could off the coast of Scotland is a surprising nexus for a few favourite characters from the show's vaults, plus a few other bits of entertaining historical daftness Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @VanderLaugh Follow us on Instagram: @worstfoot  Join us on our Discord server! https://discordgg/9buWKthgfx Visit http://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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