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Ep 194: Simon O’Rourke – World’s Worst Tree Monday, January 4th, 2021

A very merry new year to you all! After the stress of 2020, we thought it was best to get back to nature for our first episode of 2021 Joined by award-winning tree sculptor Simon O’Rourke we strolled through the blood-stained woodland glades of myth, history and surgery to find the world’s worst tree Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @treecarving 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 ever book! https://wwwpatreoncom/WorstFootForward Watch Ben's new special, 'Fablemaker' on Next Up Comedy by following this link HERE Don't forget to enter the code FABLEMAKER for 30% off Worst Foot Forward is part of...


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Ep 194: Simon O’Rourke – World’s Worst Tree

The Third Foot – Predictions for 2021 (Bonus Episode) Thursday, December 31st, 2020

We can all agree that 2020 has been an absolute Mrs Brown's Boys compilation show of a year, topped off with a Michael Bolton and Kenny G duet finale Still, could be worse Could be 2021 For our bonus episode - paid for by our kind Patreon supporters - we decided to look into our buffed and scratched crystal ball to see what the next 12 months have in store 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, and especially as we work on our first ever book! https://wwwpatreoncom/WorstFootForward Watch Ben's new special, 'Fablemaker' on Next Up Comedy by following this link HERE Don't forget to enter the code FABLEMAKER for 30% off Worst Foot Forward is part of...


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The Third Foot – Predictions for 2021 (Bonus Episode)

The World’s Worst ‘Best of 2020’ Episode Monday, December 28th, 2020

Let's be honest folks: The words 'best' and '2020' are unlikely to appear in many sentences together What a weird 12 months it's been But hope springs eternal, and we're hoping for better things in the new year Meanwhile, there were some bright points in 2020 for us at Worst Foot Forward, including our first live show, our first live stream and Ben's second baby! Along the way we were haunted by the ghost of Francis Bacon's frozen chicken, went on a round-the-world cruise with the Flat Earth Society, binge-watched Nollywood movies and adopted two geese called Norbert and Beep-Beep Thanks to you all for listening, thanks to our many guests, and especially thanks to those who appear on this bumper compilation episode: Joseph Cullen, Terry Victor, Vicki Pipe, David Atherton, Bethany Black, Dr Lucy Rogers, Jack Blackburn, James Shakeshaft, Delea Shand, Ola The Comedian, Ashraf Ejjbair, Lucy Jane Atkinson, Dom Nicholls, Seb Falk, Eleanor Morton, Mufseen Miah, Katy Schutte, Steve Cross, Nick Pettigrew, Juliet Meyers, Lee Kyle, Susan E Connolly, Dr Anna Ploszajski, Roann McCloskey and Joel Morris Here's to 2021! Oh, and 2020 Go fuck yourself! 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, and especially now we've started to write our first book! https://wwwpatreoncom/WorstFootForward Worst Foot...


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The World’s Worst ‘Best of 2020’ Episode

Ep 193: The Worst Twelve Days of Christmas Monday, December 21st, 2020

Merry Crimblemas everyone! To send you into the festive period brimming with good cheer and premium eggnog, we've put together an episode inspired by the The Old Lady Who Swallowed A Christmas There's an odd bit of catastrophic behaviour, some pirates and a lot of dead birds 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, and especially as we work on our first ever book! https://wwwpatreoncom/WorstFootForward Watch Ben's new special, 'Fablemaker' on Next Up Comedy by following this link HERE Don't forget to enter the code FABLEMAKER for 30% off Worst Foot Forward is part of...


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Ep 193: The Worst Twelve Days of Christmas

Ep 192: Elf Lyons – World’s Worst Fungus Monday, December 14th, 2020

Join us truffling in the undergrowth this week as we dance among the death caps to find the world's worst fungus In the company of the completely unique and utterly charming Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Elf Lyons, we get personal, poisonous, psychadelic and phallic Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @elf_lyons 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 ever book! https://wwwpatreoncom/WorstFootForward Watch Ben's new special, 'Fablemaker' on Next Up Comedy by following this link HERE Don't forget to enter the code FABLEMAKER for 30% off Worst Foot Forward is part of...


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Ep 192: Elf Lyons – World’s Worst Fungus

Ep 191: Neil Connolly – World’s Worst Spy Monday, December 7th, 2020

Pop on your tuxedo and join us undercover as we bumble across enemy lines for an episode all about the worst spies in history With our special guest (and former employer) Neil Connolly, who is a self-confessed Le Carre obsessive, we enjoy tales of triple agents, cross-dressing opera singers and the most uncomfortable gadget ever concocted by Q Branch Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @chaos_neil 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 ever book! https://wwwpatreoncom/WorstFootForward Watch Ben's new special, 'Fablemaker' on Next Up Comedy by following this link HERE Don't forget to enter the code FABLEMAKER for 30% off Worst Foot Forward is part of...


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Ep 191: Neil Connolly – World’s Worst Spy

Ep 190: Jack Blackburn – World’s Worst Parliamentarian Monday, November 30th, 2020

This week we call on the Honourable Member for Blackburn - that is, Times newspaper political diarist Jack Blackburn, who helps guide Barry and Ben through the hallowed halls of the the House of Commons in search of the World's Worst Parliamentarian He brings tales of philanderers, hitmen and faked deaths, while Barry serves up some deadly turnips and Ben introduces us to the German politician who never existed Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @HackBlackburn 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 ever book! https://wwwpatreoncom/WorstFootForward Worst Foot Forward is part of Podnose:...


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Ep 190: Jack Blackburn – World’s Worst Parliamentarian

The Third Foot: Turkeys (Bonus Episode) Friday, November 27th, 2020

Gobble gobble, folks! In this month's seasonal bonus episode we are having a very close look at our feathered friend: The turkey Thanksgiving has just passed in the US, Christmas is coming, and so we decided to try get to know them a bit more intimately We learn about the origin of their names, what they do with their snood and what exactly Benjamin Franklin thought of them 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, and especially as we work on our first ever book! https://wwwpatreoncom/WorstFootForward Worst Foot Forward is part of Podnose:...


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The Third Foot: Turkeys (Bonus Episode)

Ep 189: Pierre Novellie – World’s Worst Norse Leader Monday, November 23rd, 2020

Join us as we go beserk with hugely talented comedian and former Norse scholar Pierre Novellie This week we journey back 1100 years to the time when coastal towns lived in fear of magic mushroom-guzzling Scandinavians and encounter the king of Viking slapstick, terrifying Russian pirates, decapitated polar bears and the goddess of skiing Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @pierrenovellie Watch Ben's new special, 'Fablemaker' on Next Up Comedy by following this link HERE Don't forget to enter the code FABLEMAKER for 30% off 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 Podnose: wwwpodnosecom...


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Ep 189: Pierre Novellie – World’s Worst Norse Leader

Ep 188b: Best of the Worst of the Best 10 Monday, November 16th, 2020

It's been a good couple of weeks if you're a fan of vaccines and anyone-other-than-Donald-Trump, so Ben and Barry are electing to inject some positivity into proceedings with a look back at past worsts and finding their opposites We find the bests in the categories from episodes 46-50: Cocktail, Space Invention, Blaxploitation Movie, Greatest Hits Album and Messiah Along the way we sup with movie stars, bounce across the Alps, sing with Jimmy Cliff, celebrate the coming of the Jewish Messianic Age and - finally - agree on something, and that something is the majesty of Queen 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, and especially as we've started work on our first book: https://wwwpatreoncom/WorstFootForward Worst Foot Forward is part of Podnose:...


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Ep 188b: Best of the Worst of the Best 10

Ep 188: Juliet Meyers – World’s Worst Old Wive’s Tale Monday, November 9th, 2020

If you don't listen to this podcast immediately then you're sure to get 7 years bad luck We're joined by acclaimed writer and comedian Juliet Meyers to explore the folkloric world of Old Wive's Tales We discover why vegetables were part of a battle for hearts and minds during World War 2, why you should never cross a woman selling fish in the 19th century and that you should be extremely wary of owls in the Dominican Republic Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @julietmeyers Watch Ben's new special, 'Fablemaker' on Next Up Comedy by following this link HERE Don't forget to enter the code FABLEMAKER for 30% off 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...


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Ep 188: Juliet Meyers – World’s Worst Old  Wive’s Tale

Ep 187: Eric – World’s Worst Admiral Monday, November 2nd, 2020

All aboard! Join us along with former submariner Eric (of Eric's Tales of the Sea fame) for a deep dive as we plumb the salty depths in search of the World's Worst Admiral There's trips to Nebraska and Hungary, tales of Nelson and a polar bear, and Eric gives us maybe the most well-researched argument we've ever had in dissecting the career of World War One's Admiral David Beatty 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 Podnose:...


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Ep 187: Eric – World’s Worst Admiral

The Third Foot: Bram Stoker (Bonus Episode) Friday, October 30th, 2020

Spooking time is upon us, with Hallowe'en looming over us, and it's   also time for our regular monthly bonus episode For this time of year, Ben delves into the back catalogue of one of the most famous spooky authors of all time - Bram Stoker But, being Worst Foot Forward, we wander off the beaten path away from Dracula and examine Stoker's lesser known works We learn about his penchant for romance novels, his failed PR efforts, and the governess Miss Gimp 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…and help us write our first book! https://wwwpatreoncom/WorstFootForward Worst Foot Forward is part of Podnose:...


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The Third Foot: Bram Stoker (Bonus Episode)

Ep 186: Eleanor Morton – World’s Worst Witch Hunt Monday, October 26th, 2020

Boo! What's that hiding under the bed Why, it's a Hallowe'eny episode from Worst Foot Forward as comedian, actor and writer Eleanor Morton joins us to go on the World's Worst Witch Hunt Eleanor takes us through some of the darker times in her own native Scotland, Ben talks about witch's marks and third nipples, and Barry journeys to Salem for not one but two witch trials! Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @EleanorMorton 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 continue working on our very first book! https://wwwpatreoncom/WorstFootForward Worst Foot Forward is part of Podnose:...


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Ep 186: Eleanor Morton – World’s Worst Witch Hunt

Ep 185: Lee Kyle – World’s Worst Offspring Monday, October 19th, 2020

This week's episode is a chip off the old block as, inspired by a Patreon supporter, we look for the worst offspring in the world Joined by comedian, ex-pro wrestler and glorious idiot Lee Kyle, we encounter papal bastards, Soviet disappointments and the gruesomeness of Mother Nature Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @ImLeeKyle 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 ever book! https://wwwpatreoncom/WorstFootForward Worst Foot Forward is part of...


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Ep 185: Lee Kyle – World’s Worst Offspring