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Ep 8: Gemma Arrowsmith – World’s Worst Astronaut Monday, February 20th, 2017

This week Worst Foot Forward goes intergalactic! Our stellar guest, comedian and writer Gemma Arrowsmith (http://gemmaarrowsmithcom), is a lover of all things space and so she helps Ben and Barry discuss the world's worst astronaut We thumb through the books of space law, eat corned beef in a rocket ship and see just how many cute, furry creatures we can launch into the stratosphere in 45 minutes Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde...


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

Ep 8: Gemma Arrowsmith – World’s Worst Astronaut

Ep 7: Nathan Caton – World’s Worst Architect Monday, February 13th, 2017

Our guest this week, Nathan Caton (http://wwwnathancatoncom) studied architecture before his diversion into comedy In his company, we are rifling through blurry blueprints, sketching wonky towers and clipping the wings from flying buttresses in search of the world’s worst architect Among the burning rubble, we discover prostitute-shaped brothels, the infamous Bond villain Goldprick and a Dutch firm which specialise in tasteless post-disaster tribute buildings Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @benvandervelde @bazmcstay...


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

Ep 7: Nathan Caton – World’s Worst Architect

Ep 6: Angela Barnes – World’s Worst British Day Out Monday, February 6th, 2017

Winter is almost gone and a refreshing spring breeze sweeps through Worst Foot Forward in the shape of Angela Barnes (host of BBC Radio 4’s Newsjack) The better weather means the return of the Great British Day Out - so here we dive into some not-so-great ones Angela reveals her deep-lying love for subterranean bunkers while our battered old tour bus takes us on a journey around Mr Blobby’s ancestral home, 10,000 teapots and 19th century temperance meetings Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @benvandervelde @bazmcstay...


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

Ep 6: Angela Barnes – World’s Worst British Day Out

Ep 5: Tiernan Douieb – World’s Worst Political Protest Monday, January 30th, 2017

Episode five lands in a week where major protests are shaking the world in support of women's rights and refugees So comedian and podcaster Tiernan Douieb joins us to look at some of the less effective and affecting protests that the world has ever witnessed - many of them from our new favourite nemesis, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals There are also bucketloads of red milky vomit, elephants being sucked into Pokéballs - and mink A whole lot of mink This podcast is essentially 85% mink Enjoy Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @benvandervelde @bazmcstay...


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

Ep 5: Tiernan Douieb – World’s Worst Political Protest

Ep 4: Ellie Gibson – World’s Worst Console Game Monday, January 23rd, 2017

It's episode four and our guest is Ellie Gibson - comedian, co-host of Dara Ó’Briain’s Go 8-Bit, one half of the Scummy Mummies (http://wwwscummymummiescom) and video games journalist With Ellie's help, we're rampaging through various levels of awfulness in search of the Big Boss of terrible console games The show features a cameo from the Swedish Mafia, Atari’s attempts to bury its demons and magicians Penn and Teller making vast swathes of your life disappear Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher etc, and do rate, comment, recommend to friends and spread the word Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @benvandervelde @bazmcstay...


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

Ep 4: Ellie Gibson – World’s Worst Console Game

Ep 3: Jay Foreman – World’s Worst Beatles Song Monday, January 16th, 2017

In episode three, we are joined by musical comedian Jay Foreman to unpick the back catalogue of the world's greatest band in the hunt for the World's Worst Beatles Song Ben and Jay’s exhaustive knowledge sees Barry trying desperately to hold his own while we explore mass murder as a subject for pop songs, Ringo’s song-writing process and John & Yoko’s tantric music - with a shout-out for Donovan’s rhyming dictionary DISCLAIMER: WE ALL REALLY LIKE THE BEATLES, HONEST! Follow us: @benvandervelde @bazmcstay...


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

Ep 3: Jay Foreman – World’s Worst Beatles Song

Ep 2: Bec Hill – World’s Worst Superhero Monday, January 9th, 2017

For our second episode we don our flapping red capes, lower masks over our eyes and pop our underpants proudly over our trousers as we delve into the heyday of comic books to uncover the most terrible, pointless and ineffective superheroes of all-time There's a huge supporting cast of superheroes who really should have been left on the shelf, whilst Bec provides her own entirely new pantheon of heroes Follow us: @benvandervelde @bazmcstay...


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

Ep 2: Bec Hill – World’s Worst Superhero

Ep 1: Sophie Scott – World’s Worst Psychological Treatment Monday, January 2nd, 2017

Kicking off our first episode we chat to Professor Sophie Scott, an expert in neuroscience and the way that laughter works in the brain Our subject matter is not as light and fluffy, as we explore the worst psychological treatments of all time, taking us on a journey from Bristol's most infamous asylum to Ancient Greece, stopping off on the way to stare at some dangerous looking Arctic shamans brandishing hacksaws Follow us: @benvandervelde @bazmcstay...


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

Ep 1: Sophie Scott – World’s Worst Psychological Treatment

WFF Teaser Trailer ft. Bec Hill Thursday, December 1st, 2016

A taste of what's to come on Worst Foot Forward, a new podcast about the world's worst things and life's biggest losers Hosted by two of them, Barry McStay and Ben Van der Velde First episodes coming January...


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

WFF Teaser Trailer ft. Bec Hill