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Ep 39: Ben Mepsted – World’s Worst Striker Monday, October 2nd, 2017

Goooooooaaaaaalllllllll! For those of you expecting a podcast about the world’s worst takers of industrial action - sorry, this one is about football strikers Joining us is the host of The Football Question podcast, Ben Mepsted, to help us find some of the most backwards forwards ever (and indeed, never) to find the net As always there are some fun facts - what man has played international football in four decades, why Fabrizio Ravanelli makes an excellent masturbation aid, and what IS the best anagram of David Ginola And there are some genuinely crazy stories including the tale of George Weah’s "cousin", the best Brazilian never to play football and one man’s mission to destroy Micronesia Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde...


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

Ep 39: Ben Mepsted – World’s Worst Striker

Ep 38: Richard Soames – World’s Worst Word Sunday, September 24th, 2017

Get some ice cool ear muffs ready for this episode as your ears are going to be burning by the end of it! Barry and Ben interview sketch comedy's MrNice Guy Richard Soames about the worst word human beings have ever spoken It should go without saying that we really give the explicit rating a good working over on this one as we explore all the best curse words in English, Russian, German, Icelandic and Italian Don't worry though, it's not all profanity - we also take up arms against the worst neologisms of the 21st century, suggest a future for Conor McGregor in the theatre and uncover a shocking truth about the end of World War 2 Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde...


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

Ep 38: Richard Soames – World’s Worst Word

Ep 37b: World’s Worst Holding Episode Monday, September 18th, 2017

We're taking a week off to enjoy a cheeky autumnal holiday In the meantime, fill your ears with some of the best clips that didn't quite make the final edits of some of our favourite show Feat Bec Hill, Tiernan Douieb, Lynn Ruth Miller, Jim Smallman and Sarah Bennetto Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @bechillcomedian @tiernandouieb @lynnruthmiller @jimsmallman...


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

Ep 37b: World’s Worst Holding Episode

Ep 37: John Henry Falle – World’s Worst Mythical Beast Monday, September 11th, 2017

Grab your net, trident and extra-thick gloves and join us on a monster hunt! Ben and Barry are joined by Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee John Henry Falle aka The Storybeast as they delve deep into the cryptozoological annals of the past in search of the world's worst mythical beast This episode spans the globe, from grubby little Japanese goblins to the US Air Force, via Greek mythology's biggest jock and the seventh circle of hell Enjoy listening but be careful dear listener, for inside: Here Be Monsters Really, really shit monsters Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde...


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

Ep 37: John Henry Falle – World’s Worst Mythical Beast

Ep 36: Simon Feilder – World’s Worst Gadget Monday, September 4th, 2017

Go go gadget! X-Ray Spex on, hoverboards charged up and telescopic body-parts at full mast as we construct some of the world’s worst gadgets! Comedian, improviser and former Big Breakfast weatherman Simon Feilder is here to rummage through our garages and attics to find some of the most useless inventions ever Amidst our tinkering, we create vicious self-defence devices, unprotectable patents and Edwardian Spotify, with appearances from The Prodigal Son, fake leeches and - of course - the fidget spinner Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde...


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

Ep 36: Simon Feilder – World’s Worst Gadget

Ep 35: Tom Crowley – World’s Worst Remake Monday, August 28th, 2017

What, this old guff again Yes but not as you know it, because Worst Foot Forward gets a reboot as we talk about the World’s Worst Remakes Writer, performer, producer and director Tom Crowley helps us trawl through the sludge and slush in the sewer of humanity’s knock-offs and rip-offs Barry - in a slightly feverish state - takes us sightseeing around terrible replicas of landmarks, Tom gives an in-depth analysis of a horror movie that undoes all the good work of its originator, and Ben trains both barrels on backstory-heavy computer games This episode features ‘bridge Viagra’, Owen Wilson accents, and a stupidly lengthy discussion on the sex appeal of Pac-Man Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde...


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

Ep 35: Tom Crowley – World’s Worst Remake

Ep 34: Edd Kimber – World’s Worst Baker Monday, August 21st, 2017

Roll us out, cover us in flour and watch us rise, it’s a very tasty episode this week all about the World’s Worst Baker And who better than AN ACTUAL GREAT BRITISH BAKE-OFF WINNER to help us decide on the soggiest bottoms in history Yes, GBBO series 1 winner Edd Kimber aka The Boy Who Bakes is on hand to knead, prove and knock out as we discuss tacky wedding cakes, psychedelic bread, poisoning Nazis and the man who started the Great Fire of London but blamed anyone else he could find Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde...


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

Ep 34: Edd Kimber – World’s Worst Baker

Ep 33: Keir Shiels – World’s Worst Doctor Monday, August 14th, 2017

The doctor will see you now, but say ‘AAAAAAAHHHHH’ because he’s accompanied by two idiots Yes, actual real-life NHS registrar Doctor Keir Shiels is on call with Ben and Barry scrubbing up beside him as we discuss the World’s Worst Doctors There are quacks and charlatans, cure-alls and elixirs, and tales of blowjobs on prescription, why the Hippocratic Oath is mostly bollocks and why goat balls may be just what you need to spice up your love life Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde...


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

Ep 33: Keir Shiels – World’s Worst Doctor

Ep 32: Tobi Wilson – World’s Worst TV Cartoon Sunday, August 6th, 2017

Well knock us down with a steamroller, drop an anvil on us and throw us off a cliff because this week we're getting very animated in the company of Tobi Wilson As a writer on the BAFTA-winning series 'The Amazing World of Gumball', Tobi talks us through some lesser lights of his chosen field as we peruse the World's Worst TV Cartoons We reminisce about the Golden Age of Animation when such shows as Animaniacs, Freakazoid andumStreet Sharks ruled the airwaves Along the way, there are cartoon real-life boxers, money-trapping cash-ins and a whole Bible-load of superheroes That's all folks! Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde...


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

Ep 32: Tobi Wilson – World’s Worst TV Cartoon

Ep 31: Sindhu Vee – World’s Worst Wife Monday, July 31st, 2017

This week we're joined by tremendous rising star of the comedy circuit Sindhu Vee Together we delve into the world of ancient history, hillbilly America, Hollywood and the deepest depths of the ocean to find the world's worst wife There are tales of record-breaking matrimony, cannibalism, 12 hours near-fatal sex sessions and skiing mishaps Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde...


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

Ep 31: Sindhu Vee – World’s Worst Wife

Ep 30: Bisha K Ali – World’s Worst Horror Movie Monday, July 24th, 2017

Woooooooo! WOOOOOOOOO! Look out behind you, because creeping up slowly in ghostly and macabre form is this week's episode about the worst horror movies ever projected on the silver screen We're joined by writer and comedian Bisha K Ali for a blood/treacle-with-food-colouring-soaked journey through the world of F-movies, possessed lawnmowers and a former Star Trek officer dressed as a crow Be afraid, be very afraid Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde...


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

Ep 30: Bisha K Ali – World’s Worst Horror Movie

Ep 29: Eric Lampaert – World’s Worst Alien Sunday, July 16th, 2017

The truth is out there… Playing Mulder to Worst Foot Forward’s Scully is comedian, actor and improviser Eric Lampaert Eric is shortly appearing in Luc Besson’s new sci-fi epic ‘Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets’ - making him the ideal person to chase down UFOs with Ben and Barry as they seek out the World’s Worst Aliens We visit famous UFO sites like Roswell and Phoenix, abduct chess-loving oligarchs in Russia, cull camels from helicopters in Australia and try to figure out exactly how many billions of advanced civilisations there are in the universe Spoiler alert: there’s lots Probably Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde...


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

Ep 29: Eric Lampaert – World’s Worst Alien

Ep 28: Jonny and the Baptists – World’s Worst Musical Duo Monday, July 10th, 2017

This week we hit the high note harmonies that crack glass and friendship as we uncover the very worst musical duos of all time We're joined by one of the very best comedy musical duos - the charming, brilliant and award-winning political comics Jonny Donahue and Paddy Gervers aka Jonny and the Baptists It's one hell of a journey as we discover sad tales of fraud, scatological Mexican metal bands and the imaginary bands that live in Paddy's head Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @Jonny_Baptists...


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

Ep 28: Jonny and the Baptists – World’s Worst Musical Duo

Ep 27: Dana Alexander – Worlds Worst Driver Tuesday, July 4th, 2017

Rev your engine, pop the clutch and do your very best not to stall on the start line as you help us uncover the worst drivers of all time with ace Canadian comic Dana Alexander On the journey we meet hapless Formula 1 drivers, ancient Roman charioteers, racist bus drivers and uncover the secret tricks of Jamaican slave rebellions Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde...


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

Ep 27: Dana Alexander – Worlds Worst Driver

Ep 26: Kiri Pritchard-McLean – World’s Worst Serial Killer Sunday, June 25th, 2017

Blood! Guts! Carnage! Trivia! Worst Foot Forward is a veritable crime scene this week as we investigate the World’s Worst Serial Killer We’ve got a crack team on the case led by our guest, comedian Kiri Pritchard-McLean of gory sketch group Gein’s Family Gift Shop, and host of her own serial killer podcast ’All Killa No Filla’ Among our prime suspects this week are a man who designed his ideal murder palace, a murderer whose secret weapon is a canal system and a serial killer that wasn’t a serial killer at all Plus there's the Yorkshire Ripper's bollocks, the world's most narcissistic murderer and the mysterious murder of West End star Elaine Paige Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @kiripritchardmc...


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

Ep 26: Kiri Pritchard-McLean – World’s Worst Serial Killer