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Ep 211: Shalaka Kurup – World’s Worst Door Monday, May 10th, 2021

Knock knock! Who's there Why it's the Worst Foot Forward guys with their guest Shalaka Kurup and they're poking their heads around various portals in search of the World's Worst Door Inside you can find gates to hell, the crooked numbers on Number 10 Downing Street and Shalaka's superstitious fear of revolving doors Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @DrShalakaKurup 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 211: Shalaka Kurup – World’s Worst Door

Ep 210: Sikisa Bostwick-Barnes – World’s Worst Exam Sunday, May 2nd, 2021

Turn your papers over, roll up your sleeves and hope that the cunning revision notes you'd tattooed onto your forearms in biro haven't smeared themselves into illegibility This week we're joined by stand-up comedian, burlesque performer, lawyer and infuriated dancer Sikisa to talk about the world's worst examinations We travel from the dreaming spires of Oxford to the elite butlering colleges of Amsterdam, via the Japanese underworld and performing arts schools everywhere Tea trays on your head, white gloves on and 5, 6, 7, 8 Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde  @sikisacomedy 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 210: Sikisa Bostwick-Barnes – World’s Worst Exam

The Third Foot: Money and Sport (Bonus Episode) Friday, April 30th, 2021

Standing among the wreckage of the European Super League and the shattered dreams of the wealthy owners of Europe's richest football clubs, Barry takes Ben on a cash-fuelled binge through some of sport's worst moneymaking efforts and innovations There are the wild ambitions of Sepp Blatter, the misguided advertising efforts of Reebok and the night baseball tried to destroy disco 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 write our first 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: Money and Sport (Bonus Episode)

Ep 209: Vix Leyton – World’s Worst Branding Monday, April 26th, 2021

We're covered in logos, humming jingles and spouting catchy slogans this week as we present the World's Worst Branding We are joined by PR guru and stand-up comedian Vix Leyton to examine the pain side of advertising campaigns Barry offers up a brief history of apples, Ben explores the literal branding of animals and Vix has a thing or two to say, on behalf of all women, to the makers of the Yorkie chocolate bar Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @PRVix 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 209: Vix Leyton – World’s Worst Branding

Ep 208: Anna Ploszajski – World’s Worst Craft Monday, April 19th, 2021

This week we dive into a box overflowing with pipe cleaners, pasta shapes and PVA glue as we discover which craft, honed by humanity over the millenia, is the worst of them all We're joined by our first three-time guest, the mighty and resourceful Dr Anna Ploszajski, who helps us answer these questions: can you polish a turd, is it ever appropriate to brandish a spoon in a graveyard and how many sheep does it take to make a bible Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @annaploszajski 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 Pre-order Anna's new book 'Handmade' HERE Worst Foot Forward is part of...


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

Ep 208: Anna Ploszajski – World’s Worst Craft

Ep 207: Stuart Laws – World’s Worst Movie Adaptation Monday, April 12th, 2021

We're making cuts and elisions all over the place this week as we try turn this mish-mash of facts into a coherent podcast about the World's Worst Movie Adaptation Alongside Patreon supporter and guest judge Kyle Bova is comedian and director Stuart Laws who has a good old bitch about The Beach Meanwhile, Ben has a few choice images for The Emoji Movie and Barry takes on the Scientologists for the second episode in a row Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @thisstuartlaws @kyle_be_back 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 ever book! https://wwwpatreoncom/WorstFootForward Worst Foot Forward is part of Podnose:...


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

Ep 207: Stuart Laws – World’s Worst Movie Adaptation

Ep 206: Neil Delamere – World’s Worst Explorer Monday, April 5th, 2021

This week we don our pith helmets, saddle up the camels and strike out into the wilderness in search of fame, fortune, lost cities and days upon days of bewildering, mozzie-bitten, sunstroked infamy Joined by comedian Neil Delamere we meet the worst wielders of the map and compass this side of the International Blind Orienteering Championships The show includes tales of adventuring pimps, post-war mystics, Irish policemen lost in the Outback and L Ron Hubbard Come get lost with us Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @neildelamere 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 206: Neil Delamere – World’s Worst Explorer

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...


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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