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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

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