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Ep 80: Abigail Burdess – World’s Worst Dance Sunday, July 29th, 2018

One two three, step two three, one two three, I’m so sorry, I’ve crushed your toes Swing your partners round and round this week, it’s time for us to chassis our way into the World’s Worst Dance Grabbing us round the waist and clinging on for dear life is our guest, the comedian, writer and actress Abigail Burdess, who has a few choice words for Morris dancers everywhere Meanwhile, Ben takes us to the early days of modern dance with a look at Stravinksy’s ‘Rite of Spring’ as choreographed by a horse, and Barry diagnoses dancing plagues and broken penises Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @AbigailBurdess Visit wwwworstfootforwardpodcastcom for all previous episodes and you can now donate to us on Patreon if you’d like to support Ben’s new baby and Barry’s crippling trivia addiction: https://wwwpatreoncom/WorstFootForward Worst Foot Forward is part of Podnose:...


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

Ep 80: Abigail Burdess – World’s Worst Dance

Ep 79: Dani Charlton – World’s Worst Band Name Sunday, July 22nd, 2018

Many a good band has fallen by the wayside for want of a decent name Then again, some have prospered despite really pisspoor monikers - take a bow, Coldplay Radio presenter and producer Dani Charlton is with us skim our record collections in search of the World's Worst Band Names There are endless death metal and witch house groups, some Martians who named themselves in French binary, a couple of Motts and one or two Hooples Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @Dani_Charlton Visit wwwworstfootforwardpodcastcom for all previous episodes and you can now donate to us on Patreon if you’d like to support Ben’s new baby and Barry’s crippling trivia addiction: wwwpatreoncom/WorstFootForward Worst Foot Forward is part of Podnose:...


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

Ep 79: Dani Charlton – World’s Worst Band Name

Ep 78: Georgie Morrell – World’s Worst Hangover Sunday, July 15th, 2018

Knock back a raw egg, fetch another pail of Bloody Mary and get ready to talk to Ralph on the big white telephone as we uncover the history of the worst hangovers of all time We're joined by actress, comedian and disability campaigner Georgie Morrell as we disclose our worst indignities - involving Red Setters, hiking boots and Scottish tramps - as well as PG Wodehouse's classification system for hangovers, the real man to blame for Abe Lincoln's assassination and an incredible story involving 400 mythical Aztec bunny rabbits One hell of a morning after the night before! Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @TheGMorrell Visit wwwworstfootforwardpodcastcom for all previous episodes and you can now donate to us on Patreon if you’d like to support Ben’s new baby and Barry’s crippling trivia addiction: wwwpatreoncom/WorstFootForward Worst Foot Forward is part of Podnose:...


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

Ep 78: Georgie Morrell – World’s Worst Hangover

Ep 77: John Robertson – World’s Worst Housemate Monday, July 9th, 2018

We're not saying you HAVE to listen to this week's episode all about the World's Worst Housemate with comedian John Robertson We're just leaving you a gentle reminder comprised of several Post-It notes written in Sharpie with lots of CAPITALS and underlined words Consider this a suggestion rather than a requirement But if you DO listen, you'll discover that some Byzantine kings liked to bite their servants, that part of Notting Hill declared independence back in the 70s and that John has a staggering real-life story about organic food and familial intimacy Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @Robbotron Visit wwwworstfootforwardpodcastcom for all previous episodes and you can now donate to us on Patreon if you’d like to support Ben’s new baby and Barry’s crippling trivia addiction:...


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

Ep 77: John Robertson – World’s Worst Housemate

Ep 76b – The Best of the Worst of the Best Sunday, July 1st, 2018

Holding patterns everyone! Ben and Barry are joined by no one but themselves in this special one-off episode Together they go back through the first five subjects they talked about 76 episodes ago - worst psychological treatment, superhero, Beatles song, console game and protest - and uncover the stories of some of the best examples of each As ever, they end up covering the globe and the history books: from 9th century Persia to modern day Liberia, via weaponised cows and a lot of Beatles trivia Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @podnose Visit wwwworstfootforwardpodcastcom for all previous episodes and you can now donate to us on Patreon if you’d like to support Ben’s new baby and Barry’s crippling trivia addiction: wwwpatreoncom/WorstFootForward Worst Foot Forward is part of Podnose:...


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

Ep 76b – The Best of the Worst of the Best

Ep 76: Lily Sloane – World’s Worst Therapist Monday, June 25th, 2018

This week, we invite you to tell us about your feelings Yes, it's a proper therapy session as Barry and Ben lie on the couch with Lily Sloane, therapist and host of the 'A Therapist Walks Into A Bar' podcast Lily answers all our questions with questions, Ben is on tenterhooks awaiting his new baby and Barry is ready to unload 18 months worth of feelings We indulge in some glasses of urine, discover the most toxic of men and delve into Freud's cocaine habit Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @lilyrosesloane Visit wwwworstfootforwardpodcastcom for all previous episodes and you can now donate to us on Patreon if you’d like to support Ben’s new baby and Barry’s crippling trivia addiction: https://wwwpatreoncom/WorstFootForward Worst Foot Forward is part of Podnose:...


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

Ep 76: Lily Sloane – World’s Worst Therapist

Ep 75: Tristan Bernays – World’s Worst Sex Scene Monday, June 18th, 2018

Warning guys This week's episode is SERIOUSLY SEXY Stick on some mood music, dim the lights, burn some incense and relax as we lather on the baby-oil in the company of playwright Tristan Bernays This week's orgy of awful is all about the World's Worst Sex Scene and there are some - literal - bangers in here for you There are appearances by the Marquis de Sade and Morrissey, we take a trip to the brothels of Pompeii and we discover that men will have sex with literally anything - even picnic tables Genuinely, if you are a bit squeamish, there are some very rude bits in the show However, if you like that sort of thing, then lay back and let rip! Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @tristanbernays Visit wwwworstfootforwardpodcastcom for all previous episodes and you can now donate to us on Patreon if you’d like to support Ben’s new baby and Barry’s crippling trivia addiction: https://wwwpatreoncom/WorstFootForward Worst Foot Forward is part of Podnose:...


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

Ep 75: Tristan Bernays – World’s Worst Sex Scene

Ep 74: Paul Duncan McGarrity – World’s Worst Knight Monday, June 11th, 2018

Arise, ye noble listeners of Worst Foot Forward - sorry about accidentally slicing your heads off Never mind, be of good cheer as Squires McStay and Van der Velde are joined by Sir Paul Duncan McGarrity, erstwhile archaeologist and comedian Their quest: to venture forth in search of the World’s Worst Knight Along the way they may face such dangers as Communist dictators with knighthoods, Queen Elizabeth I’s least favourite favourite, and a man armed with the most ridiculous weapon of all: a wasp gun Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @PaulDuncanMcG Visit wwwworstfootforwardpodcastcom for all previous episodes and you can now donate to us on Patreon if you’d like to join the World's Worst Family and support Ben’s new baby and Barry’s crippling trivia addiction: https://wwwpatreoncom/WorstFootForward Worst Foot Forward is part of Podnose:...


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

Ep 74: Paul Duncan McGarrity – World’s Worst Knight

Ep 73: Lydia Mizon – World’s Worst Quiz Contestant Monday, June 4th, 2018

A podcast featuring a champion of the BBC's hardest quiz talking to two idiots about the World's Worst Quiz Contestant Buzz! What is Worst Foot Forward's 73rd Episode Correct, and well done for putting your answer in the form of a question We have Lydia Mizon as our guest, captain of the Escapologists, the winners of series 13 of 'Only Connect' We interrogate loveable losers from shows as diverse as Mastermind, Pointless and The Weakest Link, we question the infamous Major Ingram and his Millionaire conspirators, and we ask just what exactly a multiple-murderer is doing on Bullseye Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @LydiaMizon @podnose Donate to us via Patreon here https://wwwpatreoncom/WorstFootForward Worst Foot Forward is part of Podnose:...


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

Ep 73: Lydia Mizon – World’s Worst Quiz Contestant

Ep 72: Camilla Whitehill – World’s Worst Tourist Attraction Sunday, May 27th, 2018

Pop on your camera, get in line and prepare your finest gawking faces as we show you around our episode about the worst tourist attractions in the world We're joined by playwright Camilla Whitehill to share stories of Japanese hemorrhoid shrines, islands full of snakes and dead bodies and the strange modern fetishisation of sugar-covered chocolate Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @camillavalerie_ @podnose Donate to us via Patreon here wwwpatreoncom/WorstFootForward Worst Foot Forward is part of Podnose:...


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

Ep 72: Camilla Whitehill – World’s Worst Tourist Attraction

Ep 71: Nat Tapley – World’s Worst Elected Head Of Government Monday, May 21st, 2018

Things are getting political at Worst Foot Forward as we all struggle to be Last Past The Post with our candidates for the World's Worst Elected Head of Government Our guest is comedian Nat Tapley whose comedic characters include the dreadful Conservative MP Sir Ian Bowler, so he'll know a thing or two about dodgy elections and questionable leadership Our worldwide tour takes us to far-flung Samoa, Turkmenistan and Switzerland We jump back in time to Ancient Athens and admire trinkets like presidential statues, albums and cars Oh, and there's an awful lot of Nixon Awful being the operative word Donate to us via Patreon here: wwwpatreoncom/WorstFootForward Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @Natt Worst Foot Forward is part of Podnose:...


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

Ep 71: Nat Tapley – World’s Worst Elected Head Of Government

Ep 70: Glenn Moore – World’s Worst Newscaster Sunday, May 13th, 2018

It's Worst Foot Forward here, on the hour, every hour, whatever the hour, with an episode all about the worst newscasters of all time We're joined by the eminently qualified Glenn Moore - a brilliant comedian and also the voice of the news on XFM Together we hold our noses and explore the word moral depths of Fox News and someone who really belongs on there - Nancy Grace We also find out more about the Moira Stewart of North Korea, the history of Town Criers and absolutely one of the funniest on-air gaffes in the history of newscasting Donate to us via Patreon here: wwwpatreoncom/WorstFootForward Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @TheNewsAtGlenn @podnose Worst Foot Forward is part of Podnose:...


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

Ep 70: Glenn Moore – World’s Worst Newscaster

Ep 69: Jonny Singer – World’s Worst Sporting Rule Monday, May 7th, 2018

We're all offside and committing fouls after a false-start to Worst Foot Forward this week, throwing every bit of dissent we possibly can at the umpires as they outline the World's Worst Sporting Rules With us we have Jonny Singer who, as an employee of the Marylebone Cricket Club or MCC, is one of the arbiters of the laws of cricket He comes to us with plenty of full on mid-off silliness about lost balls Barry talks about the Grand National that never was and when football would never end And Ben has a complicated story involving goals in extra-time counting double and teams trying to score deliberate own-goals Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @Jonny_Singer @podnose Worst Foot Forward is part of Podnose:...


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

Ep 69: Jonny Singer – World’s Worst Sporting Rule

Ep 68: Gabriel Ebulue – World’s Worst Music Video Sunday, April 29th, 2018

Video may not have killed the radio star, but it's certainly responsible for some incredibly poor creative choices since MTV was launched back in 1981 We're joined by comedian and host of the tremendous 3 Track Podcast Gabriel Ebulue as we trawl through the horrorshows of wannabe somebodies and waywards superstars adding images to their music Along the way we uncover the story of Michael Jackson's ill-fated attempt to be a director, a Star Trek-Lord of the Rings mash-up, some grim cultural appropriation and even grimmer and balls out creepy behaviour from Serge Gainsbourg Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @gabrielebulue @3TRACKPODCAST @podnose Worst Foot Forward is part of Podnose:...


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

Ep 68: Gabriel Ebulue – World’s Worst Music Video

Ep 67: Daniel Bye – World’s Worst Political Theatre Monday, April 23rd, 2018

This week we're endeavouring to look Very Serious Indeed as we grapple with thorny topic of political theatre We're joined by director, actor and theatre-maker Daniel Bye who gets stuck into an episode packed full of history, literature, one-upmanship, shouting at people in crates, Elizabethan coups and an awful lot of codfish and rhubarb spoken about Shakespeare Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @danielbye @podnose Worst Foot Forward is part of Podnose:...


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

Ep 67: Daniel Bye – World’s Worst Political Theatre