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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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Ep 288: World’s Worst Best Of 2023 Episode Monday, December 25th, 2023

Christmas Day is here, and it’s not just under your tree that you’ll find delightful gifts Here too, at Worst Foot Forward, we come laden with treats in the form of our annual round-up of our favourite moments from the past 12 months Join us for a jaunt through highlights such as our two live shows which featured sibling rivalry and Adventure Bombs, Ben’s wife teaching us about taxes, Caimh O’Donnell barely scratching the surface of Florida Man’s insanity, Rosie Holt’s fear of dancing, Ivan “from The Traitors” critiquing actual traitors from history, and Ed Byrne wishing to say farewell to “an Irish Goodbye” Merry Christmas to all our listeners, and here’s to a wonderful 2024 This episode features: Ed Byrne, Sam See, Carrie Quinlan, Silvana Van der Velde, Matt Kirshen, Rosie Holt, Caimh O’Donnell, Lexx Education, Jon Gracey, Matt Green, Joshua Tonks, Daisy Earl, Rob Manuel, Chris Grace, Ivan Brett, Johnny Chiodini and Ellie Gibson 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 - especially at this time of year, if you can help us out, it makes all the difference as we look forward to another 12 months of...


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Ep 287: Tom Toal – World’s Worst Messenger Monday, December 11th, 2023

This podcast always rings twice, then knocks three times, then peers through the window, then climbs over a gate to check around the back before just shoving the parcel through the cat-flap It's an episode with comedian and postal worker Tom Toal all about the World's Worst Messenger, in which Tom charges into the Valley of Death with the Light Brigade after a miscommunication Meanwhile, Barry explains how shooting the messenger can have global ramifications and Ben enlightens us as to why his package seems to be crying Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @VanderLaugh @tomtoalcomedy 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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The Third Foot: Doctor Who Wednesday, November 29th, 2023

Allons-y, companions! This week we are jumping into our TARDIS and exploring the Whoniverse, as Barry takes Ben on an adventure through space and time to talk all things Doctor Who With the iconic BBC show's 60th anniversary being marked, we whizz through everything from Hartnell to Gatwa There are the show's humble beginnings and how it was nearly ruined by Lee Harvey Oswald There are mishaps galore, from flooded studios to visible tattoos, lost episodes to bootleg erotica And there are the tales of the weird and wonderful design choices, from the Daleks' near-miss with Hollywood royalty to K9's near-miss with a cheap dog costume All this and more in this bonus episode which is definitely bigger on the inside 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 286b: Best of the Worst of the Best 22 Tuesday, November 28th, 2023

We're drinking from the half full part of the podcast this week as we revisit episodes 106-110 - and look for the positive stories on show Ben and Barry sooth you with the finest lullabies, bamboozle you with puzzles, salute the finest military tactics (and, with less enthusiasm evil geniuses) and end with the finest experiments ever concocted In between there's the usual mix of Beatles chat, oddball trivia and, for a change, very little harm to dogs 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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Ep 286: LIVE SHOW – World’s Worst Sibling Monday, November 13th, 2023

We love a live show here at Worst Foot Forward and this one was no different! We were joined by the team from Lexx Education - Laura Lexx and her brother Ron - for an episode about the World's Worst Sibling as part of the Cheerful Earful Podcast Festival in London Brothers-in-arms Ben and Barry presented a combination of Hollywood and Washington high-flyers, while Laura went back to Ancient Egypt and Rob discovered a third, less-good Attenborough brother down the back of the genealogical sofa Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @VanderLaugh @LexxEducation 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 more live shows! https://wwwpatreoncom/WorstFootForward Worst Foot Forward is part of Podnose:...


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Ep 285: Jon Gracey – World’s Worst Werewolf Monday, October 30th, 2023

BUY TICKETS FOR OUR NEXT LIVE SHOW!   WHAT: Worst Foot Forward Live - World's Worst Sibling with guests Laura Lexx & Ron WHEN: 5th November 2023 @ 1200pm WHERE: Bedford Pub, London SW12 9HD TIX: https://wwwcheerfulearfulcouk/ We're howling at the moon, growing our hair and nails, and gaining American citizenship before travelling to London and then Paris as we transform into the World's Worst Werewolf We are joined by comedian, gamer and master of Werewolf Live, Jon Gracey, for this monstrous Hallowe'en special, where Barry journeys through the south of France, Jon shares his favourite Thai film with us and Ben teaches us why tomatoes are not to be trusted Oh, and to enjoy the scary werewolf transformation Jon references in the episode, watch it here https://wwwyoutubecom/watchv=6H3PRSg8ReM To join Jon and a bunch of other nerds (including past WFF guests like Ivan Brett and Grubby Little Mitts) playing social deduction game BLOOD ON THE CLOCKTOWER in a country house this November, check out this link!  Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @JonGracey 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… https://wwwpatreoncom/WorstFootForward Worst Foot Forward is part of Podnose:...


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The Third Fooot: Tea time! Monday, October 23rd, 2023

BUY TICKETS FOR OUR NEXT LIVE SHOW!  WHAT: Worst Foot Forward Live - World's Worst Sibling with guests Laura Lexx & Ron WHEN: 5th November 2023 @ 1200pm WHERE: Bedford Pub, London SW12 9HD TIX: https://wwwcheerfulearfulcouk/ To celebrate our returning guest Laura Lexx we're going back to the topic she talked about when she first appeared on the show: tea! We uncover a colonial hero/villain from the Twining dynasty, why teapots are an essential component in computing and one of the stupdiest scientific experiments ever carried out Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @VanderLaugh @LauraLexx Follow us on Instagram: @worstfoot @Vanderlaugh @LexxLaura @LexxEducation 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 more live...


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Ep 284: Joshua Tonks – World’s Worst Candy Monday, October 16th, 2023

BUY TICKETS FOR OUR NEXT LIVE SHOW!  WHAT: Worst Foot Forward Live - World's Worst Sibling with guests Laura Lexx & Ron WHEN: 5th November 2023 @ 1200pm WHERE: Bedford Pub, London SW12 9HD TIX: https://wwwcheerfulearfulcouk/ Hallowe'en is coming fast and, for that one night, trick-or-treating will be everyone's nocturnal activity of choice So we are joined by actor and writer Josh Tonks to talk about what's going in those bags and pumpkin-head buckets as we chew through the World's Worst Candy There is WW2 military chocolate which was designed NOT to be too tasty, there are origin stories for names from Milk Duds to lollipops, and Josh has even created a candy-themed playlist for you all to enjoy - check it out! JOSH'S CANDY PLAYLIST ON YOUTUBE: https://myoutubecom/playlistlist=PLD_CqeUh0-5jie6Vn8b-AhF_fYiWa8ID1 JOSH'S CANDY PLAYLIST ON SPOTIFY: https://spotifylink/Nt2EA7dfRDb Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @VanderLaugh @JoshuaTonks 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 more live shows! https://wwwpatreoncom/WorstFootForward Worst Foot Forward is part of Podnose:...


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LIVE SHOW KLAXON! Worst Foot Forward meets Lexx Education! Friday, October 13th, 2023

TICKETS HERE: https://wwwdesignmynightcom/london/pubs/balham/the-bedford/cheerful-earful-podcast-festival-day-6t=tickets WHAT: Worst Foot Forward Live - World's Worst Sibling with guests Laura Lexx & Ron WHEN: 5th November 2023 @ 1200pm WHERE: Bedford Pub, London SW12 9HD We love a live show here at Worst Foot Forward and, with winter drawing on, we have one coming along to brighten these chilly days! On November 5th at midday, as part of the Cheerful Earful Podcast Festival in London, you can join us for a show about the World's Worst Siblings! Our guests will be real-life siblings and hosts of the Lexx Education podcast, comedian Laura Lexx and her cleverer brother Ron Relationships will be challenged, scores will be settled So whether you're a middle-child, an only-child or a problem-child, all are welcome Tickets are available at the link above, or through the festival website: https://wwwcheerfulearfulcouk/ Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @VanderLaugh @LexxEducation 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 more live shows! https://wwwpatreoncom/WorstFootForward Worst Foot Forward is part of Podnose:...


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Ep 283: James Dowdeswell – World’s Worst Beer Sunday, October 1st, 2023

BUY TICKETS TO OUR LIVE SHOW ON NOVEMBER 5TH HERE: https://wwwdesignmynightcom/london/pubs/balham/the-bedford/cheerful-earful-podcast-festival-day-6t=tickets Join us as we pump out a pint of the worst brews on the planet in the company of comic, author and beer impresario James Dowdeswell We discover the rickety secret of Churchill's wartime grog, Roald Dahl's most disgusting secret and what makes Carlsberg Special Brew not that special after all Buy James' Lazy EyePA: https://wwwlazyeyepacouk/ Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @jamesdowdeswell Follow us on Instagram: @worstfoot @dowdeswell_drinks_well 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...


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