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Ep 234: Jonn Elledge – World’s Worst War Monday, December 13th, 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 We're cranking up Edwin Starr up as loud as he'll go, kissing our sweethearts goodbye and marching off to the front line as we present a list of some of the stupidest, strangest and most infuriating wars in history Joined by seasoned journalist and fellow trivia nerd Jonn Elledge we work our way through an entire safari park of animal wars, conflicts with unlikely adversaries and wars that simply should never have happened at all Forward march! Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @JonnElledge 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, Podcast

Ep 234: Jonn Elledge – World’s Worst War

Ep 233c – Best Of The Worst 15 Monday, December 6th, 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 It's getting cold and dark outside but we are keeping our spirits up with some positive thinking at Worst Foot Forward HQ We've put together another episode where we return to past topics - in this case, those from episodes 71-75 - and we look for their bests rather than worsts! So listen to us navigate the fertile fields of Elected Heads of Government, Tourist Attractions, Quiz Show Contestants, Knights and Sex Scenes 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 Podnose:...


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

Ep 233c – Best Of The Worst 15

The Third Foot: John Hunter (Bonus Episode) Tuesday, November 30th, 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/ This month our bonus episode is inspired by a story several listeners nudged our way about the Georgian physician John Hunter, a man who liked grafting teeth to cockerels, keeping all manner of oddities in his house and once experimented on his own penis in the name of venereal discovery! 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, Third Foot

The Third Foot: John Hunter (Bonus Episode)

Ep 233b: Offcuts – Gods, Emperors and Horses Monday, November 29th, 2021

This week we're emptying out our recycling bin all over the Worst Foot Table as Barry is busy opening an immersive Doctor Who experience and Ben has ground himself into tiny dust being the dictionary definition of a road comic To keep you satiated with daft trivia we've strung together some previously unreleased material featuring guests Anuvab Pal tittering with us about empire, Angela Barnes telling all on a recording of Celebrity Deal or No Deal, Andrew O'Neill sharing their other-worldly revelations, plus a sliver of our recent live show which didn't make the original cut Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde  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… https://wwwpatreoncom/WorstFootForward Worst Foot Forward is part of...


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

Ep 233b: Offcuts – Gods, Emperors and Horses

Ep 233: Dr Kate Vigurs – World’s Worst Historical Movie Monday, November 22nd, 2021

This week we're donning our swords, sandals, pointy helmet, tartan fighting trousers and fascist moustaches as we head to the cinema to grimace through the world's worst historical movies Joined by historian Dr Kate Vigurs we reveal Larry Olivier's collaboration with the Moonie Church that had him laughing all the way to the bank, the staggering anachronisms upon which Braveheart was built and how Columbus' rickety legacy was ruined Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @historical_kate 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, Podcast, TV & Film

Ep 233: Dr Kate Vigurs – World’s Worst Historical Movie

Ep 232: Tatty Hennessy – World’s Worst Cleaner Monday, November 15th, 2021

We often struggle to keep it clean here on Worst Foot Forward and this week it will be extra hard as we are getting down and dirty with the World's Worst Cleaner Award-winning playwright Tatty Hennessy is with us to share grubby tales of space and Bitcoin, while Ben finds a terrorist with a yen for cleanliness and Barry tries to clean - and then paint - the tallest building in the world Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @tattyhennessy 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 our next live show! https://wwwpatreoncom/WorstFootForward Worst Foot Forward is part of Podnose:...


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

Ep 232: Tatty Hennessy – World’s Worst Cleaner

Ep 231: Pope Lonergan – World’s Worst Carer Monday, November 8th, 2021

We hope you have your ear trumpets at the ready for this week's episode as we're joined by comedian, author and care worker Pope Lonergan to talk about the world's worst carer We take another tap dance along the bleakest of tightropes and use a balancing pole weighted with stories of support peacocks, prince regents and the worst use for a pair of scales in history Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @popelonergan 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, Miscellaneous, Podcast

Ep 231: Pope Lonergan – World’s Worst Carer

Ep 230: Pete Donaldson – World’s Worst Funeral Monday, November 1st, 2021

It's spooky season with Hallowe'en upon us and so there's a funereal tone on Worst Foot Forward this week With podcaster extraordinaire Pete Donaldson as our chief mourner, we are trying not to trip up the cortege at the World's Worst Funeral There are wrong bodies, un-dead bodies, exploding bodies and lots more bodies besides Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @petedonaldson 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 Podnose:...


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

Ep 230: Pete Donaldson – World’s Worst Funeral

The Third Foot: Hallowe’en 2021 (Bonus Episode) Friday, October 29th, 2021

Ghosts and ghouls abound in our Hallowe'en special bonus episode which sees us chat about the ouija board, trick-or-treating and the history of pumpkin tossing in North America Enjoy spooky season folks and to our friends in Utah especially: watch out for any bright orange projectiles 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 Podnose:...


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

The Third Foot: Hallowe’en 2021 (Bonus Episode)

Ep 229: Dr Kit Chapman – World’s Worst Chemist Monday, October 25th, 2021

This week Ben and Barry take on one of the big three scientific disciplines: chemistry Accompanied by Dr Kit Chapman, they artfully sidestep the really dark stuff to discover stories of the German who cached gallons of his own urine in the search for phosphorus, Robert Boyle's Buzzfeed article and why you shouldn't let Dmitri Mendeleev anywhere near your wife Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @benvandervelde @bazmcstay @chemistrykit 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, Podcast, Science & Nature

Ep 229: Dr Kit Chapman – World’s Worst Chemist

Ep 228: LIVE SHOW – World’s Worst Literary Salon Monday, October 18th, 2021

Oh what a night! A full 19 months after our first live show, here's our second - our World's Worst Literary Salon with special guests Jay Foreman, Bec Hill and Ria Lina, recorded in front of a REAL ACTUAL PROPER AUDIENCE OF HUMANS on 10th October 2021 at the Backyard Comedy Club in London Featuring all manner of awfulness, from the poetry of McGonagall to the sex scenes of Morrissey, with a whole host of dead moose on Broadway, a feral mongoose courtesy of Bram Stoker and a trek across the Andes With special thanks to our sound recordist James Hingley Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @jayforeman @bechillcomedian @rialina_ 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 Podnose:...


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

Ep 228: LIVE SHOW – World’s Worst Literary Salon

Ep 227b: Best of the Worst 14 Monday, October 11th, 2021

It's time to lob some merry positivity your way as Ben and Barry reverse the polarity of the podcast and pick their World's Best for the topics covered in those shows We revisit our discussions with Jamie Stegmaier about games, Daniel Bye about political theatre, Gabriel Ebulue about music videos, Jonny Singer about sporting rules and Glenn Moore about newscasters As ever, there's great big hairy lumps of trivia, enthusiasm and the creation of an incredible new Olympic sport Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde Join us on our Discord server! https://discordgg/9buWKthgfx Visit our shiny new website, 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, Worst Foot Forward

Ep 227b: Best of the Worst 14

REMINDER: LIVE SHOW THIS SUNDAY! Friday, October 8th, 2021

Just a little shameless advert to remind you all that we have a live show this coming Sunday, October 10th at the Backyard Comedy Club in Bethnal Green Our guests are Bec Hill, Jay Foreman and Ria Lina and they'll be helping us bring to live some awful works of art in our World's Worst Literary Salon Tickets are available at this link, hope to see a bunch of you there! https://wwwtickettailorcom/events/goodshipcomedy/572834# 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 Podnose:...


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

REMINDER: LIVE SHOW THIS SUNDAY!

Ep 227: Sarah Mills – World’s Worst Celebrity Monday, October 4th, 2021

https://wwwtickettailorcom/events/goodshipcomedy/572834 - BUY TICKETS TO OUR LIVE SHOW IN LONDON ON 10th OCTOBER, with guests BEC HILL, JAY FOREMAN & RIA LINA! This week's episode is full of glamour and snapping flashbulbs as we walk the tattered red carpet in search of the World's Worst Celebrity Comedian Sarah Mills is with us to try understand one of the weirdest 90s phenomena, Ben brings us a tale of fraud and fame on New York's social scene, and Barry explains why John Wilkes Booth is famous for all the wrong reasons 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 Podnose:...


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

Ep 227: Sarah Mills – World’s Worst Celebrity

The Third Foot: Dancing (Bonus Episode) Wednesday, September 29th, 2021

BUY TICKETS TO OUR UPCOMING LIVE SHOW HERE: https://wwwtickettailorcom/events/goodshipcomedy/572834 - Worst Foot Forward Literary Salon, 730pm on 10th October 2021 at Backyard Comedy Club with special guests Bec Hill, Jay Foreman and Ria Lina! With celebrity dance competition Strictly Come Dancing back on British TV, Barry sits Ben down to look a bit more closely at the dances featured on the show We learn that the first performance of The Blue Danube waltz was considered a failure, that girl guides really know how to cha-cha and how Cab Calloway's jive talk inspired Harry Potter 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 Podnose:...


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

The Third Foot: Dancing (Bonus Episode)