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Ep 245: Tom Phillips – World’s Worst Medicine Monday, March 7th, 2022

Open wide and get ready to swallow the most eccentric concoctions as we explore the pipettes and poisons of the world's worst medicine Joined by author, journalist and world heavyweight fact-checking champion Tom Phillips we discover how many rattlesnakes you have to behead to make genuine snake oil, which is the very worst bit of a corpse to be treated with and welcome back an old friend to the show Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @flashboy 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, Science & Nature

Ep 245: Tom Phillips – World’s Worst Medicine

Ep 244: Guy Kelly – World’s Worst Novelty Song Monday, February 28th, 2022

It's the disco from Hell this week as we are spinning the records that comprise the World's Worst Novelty Songs We have the excellent performer Guy Kelly alongside us to take us back to childhood drives listening to children's songs Meanwhile Barry uncovers exactly how much is the doggie in the window and Ben reveals the tragedy that befell one Dutch rabbit at Christmas With guest appearances from The Beatles, the 1986 Chicago Bears and Sophia Loren's cooking Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @brainmage 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 244: Guy Kelly – World’s Worst Novelty Song

The Third Foot: The Making of “The Conqueror” (Bonus Episode) Friday, February 25th, 2022

For this month's bonus episode we have a guest! Having recently covered the World's Worst Historical Movie, one listener got in touch to bring a major omission to our attention: The Conqueror, starring John Wayne as Genghis Khan That was enough of an elevator pitch to catch our attention Even better, Ryan Uytdewilligen has also written a book about that ill-fated project We have brought him onto this Third Foot to tell us all about Howard Hughes's love of epics, John Wayne's dumpster diving and how literally toxic this entire production was Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @R_Uytdewilligen 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, TV & Film

The Third Foot: The Making of “The Conqueror” (Bonus Episode)

Ep 243: Chris Purchase – World’s Worst Fantasy Movie Monday, February 21st, 2022

Saddle up on your finest seven-legged steed and join us for some dragon-slaying Joined by top Twitch streamer PapaGlitch aka Chris Purchase we head into the thickets of Russian cinema, the crumbling coda of Marlon Brando's career and a lot of stuff that looks like softcore pornography but isn't softcore pornography to find the absolute pits of the fantast genre Read about the background to mysterious Russian anti-Semitic vegetable here: https://wwwredditcom/r/AskHistorians/comments/rv9tew/does_anyone_have_any_info_about_the_mythical/ Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @_PapaGlitch_ 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 a 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 243: Chris Purchase – World’s Worst Fantasy Movie

Ep 242: Andrea Hubert – World’s Worst Pain Monday, February 14th, 2022

This week you find us moaning and groaning in agony as we lie broken and scarred after our search for the World's Worst Pain We are joined by the fantastic comedian Andrea Hubert to investigate emotional and physical hurt with cameos by insects which hunt tarantulas, the worst case of tonsilitis one doctor has ever seen and the pastry wars of Gascony Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @ShutUpAndrea 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 a 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 242: Andrea Hubert – World’s Worst Pain

Ep 241b: Best of the Worst of the Best 16 Monday, February 7th, 2022

Half of us are still recovering from Omicron here at WFF Towers, so rather than make ourselves feel even worse,we've opened up the vaults and picked five of the best examples of topics from previous episodes Ben and Barry give their suggestions for the best therapist, housemate, hangover, band name and dance There's some classic choices, some dubious arguments and about as much Beatles, Muppets and Irish history as you'd expect 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 more live shows! 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

Ep 241b: Best of the Worst of the Best 16

Ep 241: John Meagher – World’s Worst Boxer Monday, January 31st, 2022

Seconds out, round 241 in our ongoing battle with trivia itself This week we're on the ropes with former MMA fighter and current excellent comedian John Meagher as we take on all-comers for the title of World's Worst Boxer There's an arrogant YouTuber - not that one - a journeyman who wins at losing, and the marquess whose reputation for fair play is very much misplaced 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, Sport

Ep 241: John Meagher – World’s Worst Boxer

The Third Foot: Parties (Bonus Episode) Friday, January 28th, 2022

It's our party and we'll share trivia if we want to! In light of recent political parties to hit the headlines in the UK, Ben takes Barry on a wild ride through some of history's most orgiastic celebrations We cavort with the Emperor Nero, watch too much ballet with Louis XIV and dress up as cars with the hoi polloi of 1920s Paris 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, Food & Drink, History & Politics, Miscellaneous, Podcast, Third Foot

The Third Foot: Parties (Bonus Episode)

Ep 240: Leah Broad – World’s Worst Composer Monday, January 24th, 2022

5, 6, 7, 8! We are scribbling on staves and causing chaos with crotchets this week as we are joined by music historian Dr Leah Broad to discuss the World's Worst Composer We wade through the lovelife and dressing-up habits of Hector Berlioz, the pigeon-painting of a barmy English aristocrat and the one-hit wonder who died in wild and historic circumstances Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @LeahBroad 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 and especially as we work on our first book and plan our live shows! https://wwwpatreoncom/WorstFootForward Worst Foot Forward is part of Podnose:...


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

Ep 240: Leah Broad – World’s Worst Composer

Ep 239: Matt Hoss – World’s Worst Festival Monday, January 17th, 2022

It's great to be here with this week's episode of check A4 sheet on the back of guitar Worst Foot Forward to talk about the worst festivals in history Joined by the host of the Castival podcast, Matt Hoss, we talk about the disastrous iterations of Woodstock, the plague-ridden Chicago World's Fair and why you should be very careful promoting a Charles Dickens Festival Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @matthosscomedy 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...


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

Ep 239: Matt Hoss – World’s Worst Festival

Ep 238: Peter Brush – World’s Worst Prediction Monday, January 10th, 2022

We're gazing into our crystal balls this week in search of answers to the question "what is the World's Worst Prediction" We see a handsome stranger entering our lives in the form of comedian Peter Brush who will lead us on a journey of self-discovery alongside Brazilian football legend Pele Along the way, Ben flings some fish at a Belfast wall in search of love and Barry grinds his axe against one of the most shameful charlatans of modern times Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @peter_brush 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, Podcast

Ep 238: Peter Brush – World’s Worst Prediction

Ep 237: Robyn Perkins – World’s Worst Vegetable Monday, January 3rd, 2022

BOOK TICKETS TO OUR NEXT LIVE SHOW - Sunday 20th February 2022, 230pm at VAULT Festival, London with special guests Johnny Chiodini and Ellie Gibson: https://vaultfestivalcom/events/worst-foot-forward-live-recording/ Join us down at the WFF allotment along with our guest Robyn Perkins as we uncover the dangerous history of Mr Potatohead, battle turnips, deadly carrots and a mystery hairy vegetable 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...


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

Ep 237: Robyn Perkins – World’s Worst Vegetable

Ep 236: The World’s Worst Best of 2021 Episode Monday, December 27th, 2021

BOOK TICKETS TO OUR NEXT LIVE SHOW - Sunday 20th February 2022, 230pm at VAULT Festival, London with special guests Johnny Chiodini and Ellie Gibson: https://vaultfestivalcom/events/worst-foot-forward-live-recording/ Happy Christmas, Merry New Year, Joyful Holidays and whatever you're having yourself It's been a wild 12 months at Worst Foot Forward towers in a year that saw a lot of lockdowns, another live recording and some brilliant guests, episodes and trivia In the grandest of traditions, we've compiled our favourite clips from the past year into a bumper festive episode With standout moments including Barry & Ben fan fiction, the horrors of Action Park and the spooky history of Robert Todd Lincoln, this episode features (in order of appearance): Jay Foreman, Ria Lina, Bec Hill, Dr Kit Chapman, Pete Donaldson, Sukh Ojla, Neil Delamere, Tom Scott, Moxie Labouche, Mark Cooper-Jones, Kat Arney, Daniel Quirke, Runi Talwar, Mat Ricardo, Sacha Coward, Emma Gleeson, Tatty Hennessy, Simon O’Rourke, Tasha Dhanraj and Paul Duncan McGarrity Thanks to them, to all our guests this year and to you lot for listening and laughing Here's to more of the same in 2022 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,...


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

Ep 236: The World’s Worst Best of 2021 Episode

The Third Foot: Christmas Crackers (Bonus Episode) Friday, December 24th, 2021

BOOK TICKETS TO OUR NEXT LIVE SHOW - Sunday 20th February 2022, 230pm at VAULT Festival, London with special guests Johnny Chiodini and Ellie Gibson: https://vaultfestivalcom/events/worst-foot-forward-live-recording/ Merry Crimbletide everyone! To celebrate the festive rest we all goddamn need, Ben and Barry head down a wormhole of the history of crackers and festive jokes 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...


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

The Third Foot: Christmas Crackers (Bonus Episode)

Ep 235: Alan Flanagan – World’s Worst Misunderstanding Monday, December 20th, 2021

BOOK TICKETS TO OUR NEXT LIVE SHOW - Sunday 20th February 2022, 230pm at VAULT Festival, London with special guests Johnny Chiodini and Ellie Gibson: https://vaultfestivalcom/events/worst-foot-forward-live-recording/ Oh Sorry We didn't expect to see you here today of all places and times Our mistake Well, never mind, now you're here we may as well try and explain ourselves in this episode about the World's Worst Misunderstanding in the company of writer Alan Flanagan We explore mistranslations, mistaken identity and missed opportunities as well as one very intrepid and nearly very devastating bear Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @alanflanagan 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...


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

Ep 235: Alan Flanagan – World’s Worst Misunderstanding