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The Third Foot: Around The World In 80 Fails (Bonus Episode) Wednesday, March 31st, 2021

For this month's bonus episode we bring you the audio from our recent live stream 'Around The World In 80 Fails' as we visit the eight major cities from Jules Verne's novel and dispense ten facts for each as well as setting a treasure hunt for you to crack! The clues are below, followed by the answers and explanations if you want to have a go at it yourself with the prize being mere pride and smugness and not, as in Phileas Fogg's case, £20,000 To solve them, use a mix of what we say in the podcast, some judicious internet research and a bit of Google Maps! Each clue’s answer is found in the city in which it is given in and each answer is a 1 or 2 digit number which help solve the final clue CLUES: 1 - LONDON: Inside a triangle between Fogg’s home, Doyle’s detective’s domicile, and the bronze memorial to Verne’s translation topper, find a circular quadrilateral and the blue plaque at the residence of a premier liberal 2 - SUEZ: From the octagonal beacon, move towards Nemo’s sub’s nuclear namesake’s pole Running east to west above the Friends-y café you’ll find a Fat Fucker’s revolutionary street Add the digits 3 - MUMBAI: Across the Back from the formerly cardboard arch lies a Babylonian Wonder Walk its southern path to the stone shelter and find the blue Zone opposite  4 - KOLKATA: Just over halfway between the Bollywood Godfather’s place of worship and the Vidyasagar Setu, get out of this world then look just south for a holy seat and count...


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

The Third Foot: Around The World In 80 Fails (Bonus Episode)

Ep 205: Moxie Labouche – World’s Worst Coincidence Monday, March 29th, 2021

This week's episode is brimful of rickety oddness as we explore some of the most haphazard, dangerous and eerie coincidences in history Joined by one-woman encyclopedia of the delightfully arcane, Moxie Labouche (host of the Your Brain On Facts podcast), we talk under aligned planets of curses, assassination attempts, unfortunate deaths and savant entrepreneurs Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @BrainOnFactsPod 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, especially as we work on our book: https://wwwpatreoncom/WorstFootForward Worst Foot Forward is part of Podnose: wwwpodnosecom...


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

Ep 205: Moxie Labouche – World’s Worst Coincidence

Ep 204: World’s Worst Comic – Paul Savage Monday, March 22nd, 2021

We're perusing the pages of the World's Worst Comic books and strips this week in the company of comedian and illustrator Paul Savage - who took the title of this episode in very good part! He tells us about Larry Flynt's less salubrious side, Ben discovers a passion for primates and Barry is riding bareback with the Rawhide Kid Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @comedysavage 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… especially as we work on our first book! https://wwwpatreoncom/WorstFootForward Worst Foot Forward is part of Podnose:...


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

Ep 204: World’s Worst Comic – Paul Savage

Ep 203: Courtney Taylor – World’s Worst Theatre Monday, March 15th, 2021

This is your 5 minute call ladies and gentlemen Whether you're in the stalls or up in the gods, you'll enjoy the spectacle we produce for the next hour In the company of Patreon supporter and self-confessed theatre nerd Courtney Taylor, we've got tales of ghosts, fires, blood, thieves, motorbikes and absolutely the worst staging of Midsummer Night's Dream Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @StorybookColors 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, especially as we work on our book: https://wwwpatreoncom/WorstFootForward Worst Foot Forward is part of...


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

Ep 203: Courtney Taylor – World’s Worst Theatre

Ep 202: Sam Watson – World’s Worst Horse Monday, March 8th, 2021

It's time for the mane event as Irish international equestrian Sam Watson joins us for a gallop through history in search of the World's Worst Horse Barry tells us about a horse celebrated for his inadequacy, Sam explores the high-stakes world of over-priced and under-performing nags, and Ben goes off-piste with some horrifying folk traditions and fairground attractions Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @watsoneventing 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! https://wwwpatreoncom/WorstFootForward Worst Foot Forward is part of Podnose:...


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

Ep 202: Sam Watson – World’s Worst Horse

Ep 201: Carl Donnelly – World’s Worst Coffee Monday, March 1st, 2021

This week's episode is going to gently percolate into your ears over several hours, but only after passing through the digestive system of both Ben and Barry Joined by one of the finest stand-ups on the British circuit and self-confessed coffee snob Carl Donnelly (as well as fastidious father and son Patreon judging team David and Tyler), we enjoy tales of furious Ottoman emperors, how the CIA enjoy their coffee and the hollow depths of Melbourne hipster coffee culture Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @CarlDonnelly @wearetvi 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, especially as we work on our book: https://wwwpatreoncom/WorstFootForward Worst Foot Forward is part of...


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

Ep 201: Carl Donnelly – World’s Worst Coffee

The Third Foot: SV Tasmania Berlin (Bonus Episode) Friday, February 26th, 2021

Listeners with an interest in football may well have heard the brilliant story of SV Tasmania Berlin as their unique record in German football was under threat last month For non-football fans / regular Worst Foot Forward nerds, stay with us: they're the worst football team in the German Premier League's history, they know it and they LOVE it If that's not what this podcast is about, we don't know what is! And so, in this special bonus episode, we are joined by Tasmania's fan coordinator HCL and their Englishman-turned-local fan Jamie to hear about how they came to rack up 31 consecutive games without a win, how their record was saved at the last second and how they love to be such losers Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @SV_Tasmania_Bln 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 write our new book! 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: SV Tasmania Berlin (Bonus Episode)

Ep 200: Birthday Special! with Johnny Chiodini & Paul Duncan McGarrity Monday, February 22nd, 2021

For we're the jolly worst fellow, and so say all of you! Blimey, 200 episodes of this nonsense, who'd have thought it And to celebrate this milestone we have brought back two stellar former guests in the shape of Paul Duncan McGarrity and Johnny Chiodini Not only that, but - rather like the last day of term - we've brought in games to play! Johnny takes on the role of Games Master to guide Ben, Barry and Paul through his role-playing game Glaze of Blory, all about being inept knights and trying to kill each other as often as possible It's a suitably silly way to see in our 200th episode, celebrating our truly heroic failures as we try to induce toad-licking, lead-poisoning and griffin-mauling Thanks to all of you for listening, and here's to the next 200 To buy Glaze of Blory, visit: https://johnnychiodiniitchio/glaze-of-blory  Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @Johnneh @PaulDuncanMcG 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 write our first book: https://wwwpatreoncom/WorstFootForward Worst Foot Forward is part of Podnose:...


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

Ep 200: Birthday Special! with Johnny Chiodini & Paul Duncan McGarrity

Ep 199: Hannah George – World’s Worst Competition Monday, February 15th, 2021

In this week's episode Ben and Barry are joined by 1/3 of the Drunk Women Solving Crime podcast - writer, comedian and first-class soused sleuth Hannah George Together the three of them prepare for friendly, not-so friendly and completely unhinged competition  We find out why Sumo wrestlers like yelling at babies, discover astounding new depths of misogyny from the 1950s and reality TV and get hot under the bathrobe in Finland Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @HannahMGeorge 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, especially as we work on our book: https://wwwpatreoncom/WorstFootForward Worst Foot Forward is part of...


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

Ep 199: Hannah George – World’s Worst Competition

Ep 198: Sukh Ojla – World’s Worst Sausage Monday, February 8th, 2021

This week's show is an absolute banger Joined by comedian and actor Sukh Ojla we head to darkest corners of the Worst Foot Forward abattoir to uncover the ludicrous history of terrible sausages On our way we meet Kaiser Wilhelm's vicious dachshunds, the wurst Botox outbreak and how sausages have inspired bets, duels and wars Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @sukhojla 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, especially as we work on our book: https://wwwpatreoncom/WorstFootForward Worst Foot Forward is part of...


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

Ep 198: Sukh Ojla – World’s Worst Sausage

Ep 197: Mark Cooper-Jones – World’s Worst Country Monday, February 1st, 2021

We realise many of our listeners might want to volunteer their own countries for this week's accolade of World's Worst Country, but in the capable company of one half of the Map Men, Mark Cooper-Jones, we think we might be able to outdo you We bring you to micronations ruled by animals, the very affordable pricing of Liechtenstein and the nation that encompasses all of outer space itself Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @markcooperjones 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, especially as we work on our book: https://wwwpatreoncom/WorstFootForward Worst Foot Forward is part of Podnose:...


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

Ep 197: Mark Cooper-Jones – World’s Worst Country

The Third Foot: Inaugurations (Bonus Episode) Friday, January 29th, 2021

It our first bonus episode of 2021 - bye 2020, out with the old, in with the new This new year brings a new US president, and to mark the occasion, Barry takes us on a walk down memory lane to past US presidential inaugurations We hear tales of dead pigeons, frozen champagne, faltering poets and absent wives Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde  Visit wwwworstfootforwardpodcastcom for all previous episodes and you can now donate to us on Patreon if you’d like to support us as we write our first book and work on bringing even bigger guests to the show: 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: Inaugurations (Bonus Episode)

Ep 196: Mo Omar – World’s Worst Artist Monday, January 25th, 2021

This week we open the doors to the Worst Foot Gallery to uncover the world's worst artist The collection is full of bodily fluids, fascists, murderers, self-proclaimed unjustified geniuses and one man who took performance art far to far indeed We're joined by Mo Omar: a man who is stand-up comedy's gain to art school's loss Enjoy this show whilst scratching your chin and considering the question: is this episode art Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @mokultra Visit wwwworstfootforwardpodcastcom for all previous episodes and you can donate to us on Patreon if you’d like to support the show in 2021, as we work on our first ever book! https://wwwpatreoncom/WorstFootForward Worst Foot Forward is part of...


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

Ep 196: Mo Omar – World’s Worst Artist

Worst Lung Forward – Pirates (Redux) Monday, January 18th, 2021

Yaaaaar me hearties We come to you peg-legged, one-eyed, half-lunged and rotten-toothed for a special dig into our vaults For the first time in Worst Foot Forward history both Ben and Barry are suffering under the weather (a brutal so'esterly) and so we're giving you the opportunity to listen again to one of our favourite ever episodes, all about the world's worst pirates  We'll be back next week, ship-shape and ready to sail with more daft tales of humanity's terrible mistakes 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 in 2021, as we work on our first ever book! https://wwwpatreoncom/WorstFootForward Worst Foot Forward is part of...


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

Worst Lung Forward – Pirates (Redux)

Ep 195: Kat Arney – World’s Worst Nobel Laureate Monday, January 11th, 2021

This episode feels like it has been a long time coming, frankly Nobel Laureates include some of the best of us - and, as we discover today, some of the worst of us too Science storyteller Kat Arney joins us to help guide us through a ceremony full of failure, with misogynistic self-publicists, war-mongering peace prize winners and the worst category of all: Economics Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @Kat_Arney Visit wwwworstfootforwardpodcastcom for all previous episodes and you can donate to us on Patreon if you’d like to support the show in 2021, as we work on our first ever book! 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, Worst Foot Forward

Ep 195: Kat Arney – World’s Worst Nobel Laureate