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Ep 19: Simon Watt – World’s Worst Parasite Monday, May 8th, 2017

An episode for smart minds and stern stomachs as we uncover Mother Nature’s dark side We’re joined by professional science communicator, squid dissector and founder of the Ugly Animal Preservation Society, Simon Watt, to talk about the world’s worst parasites There’s an entire Hammer house of horrors on display, including flies that bewitch cockroaches, cookie cutter sharks and the worst fate ever to befall the Tasmanian Devil since Bugs Bunny got mean Strengthen your constitution, don’t eat for a while before listening and dive in where even nematode worms fear to tread… Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @SimonDWatt @LevelUpHuman...


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

Ep 19: Simon Watt – World’s Worst Parasite

Ep 18: Brydie Lee-Kennedy – World’s Worst Teen Movie Monday, May 1st, 2017

This week Worst Foot Forward sidles up to you at a school dance, drinks deeply from the red cup of awkwardness and asks you, the intriguing new kid, to dance before spilling Kool-Aid all over you and slipping over onto our arses in front of all the jocks from the football team “Tell me more, tell me more” you sing, for some reason Yes, we are looking at the World’s Worst Teen Movies in the company of performer, writer and podcaster Brydie Lee-Kennedy We examine age discrepancies in Grease, the redemptive power of porn, Elvis starting fights in strip clubs and Sisqo’s Shakespearean roots Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde...


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

Ep 18: Brydie Lee-Kennedy – World’s Worst Teen Movie

Ep 17: Paul Sweeney – World’s Worst Haircut Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

Things are getting hairy this week as comedian and barber Paul Sweeney joins us to style out some of the world’s worst haircuts No amount of dye-jobs, comb-overs and toupées will hide the shameful secrets of our candidates as we take our scissors of silliness to the mullet, learn about the correlations between drug and hair trends, and explore the racist undertones of Duck Tales - WOOHOO! And amidst all of this, there’s a lot of John Candy for some reason Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde...


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

Ep 17: Paul Sweeney – World’s Worst Haircut

Ep 16: Jim Campbell – World’s Worst Conspiracy Theory Monday, April 17th, 2017

Pop your collar up high, make sure no one's tailing you and join us in the WFF basement, huddled around our oil can fire as we share some of the darkest and stupidest secrets of history Find out who stole Shergar, why the US invasion of Iraq was so much more impressive, how rocks have been pulling the wool over our eyes for millennia and how Danny Dyer is at the centre of every web of intrigue We're joined by award-winning comedian and podcaster, 1/4 of the mighty Footbal Ramble team, Jim Campbell Or are we Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde...


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

Ep 16: Jim Campbell – World’s Worst Conspiracy Theory

Ep 15: Lynn Ruth Miller – World’s Worst First Date Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

This week Ben and Barry are charmed, beguiled, tickled and shocked by the wonderful Lynn Ruth Miller Lynn popped into the hearts of the nation when she appeared on First Dates on Channel 4, at the age of 84, so we just had to get her on and find out about her worst dating experiences On the way we find out about her life as the oldest working stand-up on the planet, why a bagel is simply never enough to impress her and a story of a date with a sailor that literally almost blew up in her face There's also the usual supporting cast of US presidents, cocksure Greek suitors and Spartacus himself Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde...


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

Ep 15: Lynn Ruth Miller – World’s Worst First Date

Ep 14: Thomas Hescott – World’s Worst TV Comedy Sunday, April 2nd, 2017

This episode is all about the funny - or not - as we settle down on the sofa, can our laughter and have our ribs tickled by the World’s Worst TV Comedies Our guest is television and theatre director Thomas Hescott who was just this week named on BBC’s New Talent Hotlist 2017 for his work directing for TV Tom brings us a real rare gem of a candidate from the archives of television purgatory We also go for a drive in a talking car, discuss Spike Milligan’s lesser work and blast a Yorkshirewoman into space Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde...


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

Ep 14: Thomas Hescott – World’s Worst TV Comedy

Ep 13: Jim Smallman – World’s Worst Wrestler Monday, March 27th, 2017

Can you smeeeeeeeell what the Foot is cooking!! Join as we jump off the top rope, only to land awkwardly and give ourselves a hernia as we chat to comedian, idiot, relentless storyteller and top hole wrestling promoter Jim Smallman about the worst wrestlers of all time As you might have noticed, this is our longest episode by far - once we opened up this Pandora's box it was impossible to stop exploring In this episode you'll find stories about T-Rexes invading hospitals, far from holy conceptions and the staggeringly broad boundaries of taste that professional wrestlers are power-slammed over in the name of sports entertainment Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @jimsmallman...


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

Ep 13: Jim Smallman – World’s Worst Wrestler

Ep 12: Sarah Bennetto – World’s Worst Fairy Tale Monday, March 20th, 2017

Are you sitting comfortably Then we'll begin Ben and Barry love a good yarn spun well and they're in excellent company this week as they're joined by chipper Aussie comedian and head honcho of the acclaimed Storyteller's Club, Sarah Bennetto Together they wonder through literary history to uncover the worst fairy tale ever told On their way they tip their hats to the Brother's Grimm, discover which company gave Goldilocks a sponsorship deal and find out the Big Bad Wolf's dark secret #NotAllWolves Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @sarahbennetto...


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

Ep 12: Sarah Bennetto – World’s Worst Fairy Tale

Ep 11: Paul Flannery – World’s Worst Board Game Monday, March 13th, 2017

Here at Worst Foot Forward we love a board game so it's about time we explored those games that are all snakes and no ladders Rolling the dice with us is Paul Flannery, actor, comedian, and creator and host of the exceptionally geeky stage shows ‘Knightmare Live’ (http://knightmarelivecom/) and ‘The MMORPG Show’ Taking turns on the World's Worst Board Games, we land on such notable squares as memorable breasts, the bathhouses of Monopoly, and the Swedish Parliament in 2012 Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde...


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

Ep 11: Paul Flannery – World’s Worst Board Game

Ep 10: James Rowland – World’s Worst General Sunday, March 5th, 2017

Charge! This week Worst Foot Forward goes to war in search of the World’s Worst General Privates Ben and Barry are led into battle by their charismatic mastermind of a guest, actor and storyteller James Rowland Having very much brought our sporks to a gunfight, we find ourselves huddled in a foxhole alongside such decorated heroes as the navy who lost to a cavalry charge, the geometric shapes of Nuremberg and history’s most hilarious and megalomaniacal sitcom pairing Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde...


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

Ep 10: James Rowland – World’s Worst General

Ep 9: Stuart Goldsmith – World’s Worst Heist Movie Monday, February 27th, 2017

Today’s guest is Stuart Goldsmith, host of the excellent Comedian’s Comedian Podcast (http://wwwcomedianscomediancom) Stuart, with henchmen Barry and Ben, is masterminding a raid on the highly pregnable vault containing the World’s Worst Heist Movies Within it, among the countless films called simply ‘The Heist’, we find the Nagasaki atom bomb, Mark Ruffalo’s smug acting and a regenerating Ice-T Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde...


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

Ep 9: Stuart Goldsmith – World’s Worst Heist Movie

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