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Ep 274: Caimh McDonnell – World’s Worst Criminal Monday, May 1st, 2023

Come cat-burglars, cutpurses and conmen, as we assess the World's Worst Criminal this week We are joined by comedian and author Caimh McDonnell who takes us on a hilarious tour of Florida Man's worst and best efforts There is also a good dose of stolen hearts, lemon juice and gentlemen thieves to be found in this line-up Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @VanderLaugh Follow us on Instagram: @worstfoot 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 book and plan more live shows! https://wwwpatreoncom/WorstFootForward Worst Foot Forward is part of Podnose:...


Filed Under: History & Politics, Miscellaneous, Podcast

Ep 274: Caimh McDonnell – World’s Worst Criminal

The Third Foot: Passports Friday, April 28th, 2023

We're getting stamped in this month's Third Foot bonus episode, as Ben takes a recent experience at Border Control and turns it into a recording all about Passports There are wandering moose, pharoahs in transit and an ingenious forger who goes straight into the Hall of Fame alongisde other, presumablty faked, old masters Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @VanderLaugh Follow us on Instagram: @worstfoot 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: History & Politics, Podcast, Third Foot

The Third Foot: Passports

Ep 272: Silvana Van der Velde – World’s Worst Tax Monday, April 17th, 2023

Buy tickets to Barry's upcoming play Breeding here: https://kingsheadtheatrecom/whats-on/breeding There's only three certainties in life: death, taxes and the irresistible trundle of the neverending stream of podcasts We bring you two of the dreaded horsemen this week, as nominated by our Patreon donor Peter Schaub and there was only ever one expert we could ask for this topic: the finest tax lawyer in the West, Ben's actual wife, Silvana She makes a compelling case for the intricacies of VAT being a Lewis Carrol-esque world of nonsense, while Ben and Barry bring their A-game chatting about all the daft things that have been taxed in history from beards to balloons through to playing cards, cowardice and homemade liquid gold Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde Follow us on Instagram: @worstfoot 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: History & Politics, Podcast

Ep 272: Silvana Van der Velde – World’s Worst Tax

Ep 272: Ben Davis – World’s Worst Library Monday, April 3rd, 2023

Buy tickets to Barry's upcoming play Breeding here: https://kingsheadtheatrecom/whats-on/breeding Shhhh! Silence please in the library, lest we set the demon librarian on you! Tiptoeing around the shelves with us is children's author Ben Davis who takes us spelunking under Paris Meanwhile Ben finds a library with no books in it and Barry takes a deep dive into the mucky literary waters of Philip Larkin's life Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @bendavis_86 Follow us on Instagram: @worstfoot 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: Art & Literature, History & Politics, Podcast

Ep 272: Ben Davis – World’s Worst Library

The Third Foot: Timothy Dexter Monday, March 27th, 2023

Buy tickets to Barry's upcoming play 'Breeding' here: https://kingsheadtheatrecom/whats-on/breeding It's Third Foot time and this one is suggested by Patreon donor Maxwell Lindsay, who found a very Worst Foot figure in the shape of American entrepreneur Timothy Dexter Learn how he became incredibly wealthy almost by accident, how he dodged his rivals various brickbats with oblivious aplomb and how he staged his own funeral early out of sheer neediness Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde Follow us on Instagram: @worstfoot 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: History & Politics, Podcast, Third Foot

The Third Foot: Timothy Dexter

Ep 271: Rob Manuel – World’s Worst Pop Star Monday, March 20th, 2023

Joined by the king of internet triviality and special Patreon guest judge John Robinson, Ben and Barry head down to the local disco in search of the world's worst pop star Amongst the one-hit wonders and chart-bottoming no-hopers we uncover sinister goings-on in 60s suburban America, a man who torpedoed his career in favour of obscure French poetry and Syria's answer to Dolly Parton Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @robmanuel @thranjax Follow us on Instagram: @worstfoot 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: Music, Podcast

Ep 271: Rob Manuel – World’s Worst Pop Star

Ep 270: LIVE SHOW – World’s Worst Games Night Monday, March 6th, 2023

Oh come all ye faithful nerds! Gather around the bespoke baize table, polish your D20s, power up the Commodore 64 and bring your finest rules lawyers, for this episode is our World's Worst Games Night Recorded in front of a live audience at London's VAULT Festival on 19th February 2023, we are joined by returning guests Ellie Gibson and Johnny Chiodini There are discussions of the best games night snacks, suggestions for improving Monopoly, debates about the Worst Dice Game and the Worst Computer Controller, Johnny runs the world's quickest RPG and the audience provide some of the dodgiest foley work you've ever heard Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @elliegibson @johnneh Follow us on Instagram: @worstfoot 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: Hobbies & Games, Live Podcast, Podcast

Ep 270: LIVE SHOW – World’s Worst Games Night

The Third Foot: The Six Nations Monday, February 27th, 2023

The Six Nations Rugby Championship is underway, Barry is in a good mood as Ireland currently top the table and so he takes us on a whirlwind tour of the titular six nations: England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, France and Italy There are facts about hedges, baked goods and St Valentine - and a bonus Georgia fact from Ben! Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde Follow us on Instagram: @worstfoot 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: Podcast, Sport, Third Foot

The Third Foot: The Six Nations

Ep 269: Carrie Quinlan – World’s Worst Obituary Monday, February 20th, 2023

Bring out your dead - and mock them mercilessly It's alright, they don't get right of reply On this week's episode we are joined by actor, writer and comedian Carrie Quinlan to discuss the witty, catty and tricky topic of the World's Worst Obituary We have vengeful hit-pieces, touching tributes and euphemistic eulogies Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde Follow us on Instagram: @worstfoot 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: History & Politics, Podcast

Ep 269: Carrie Quinlan – World’s Worst Obituary

LIVE SHOW ADVERT! Monday, February 13th, 2023

Click here to buy tickets to our show at VAULT Festival, Waterloo in London on 19th February 2023: https://vaultfestivalcom/events/worst-foot-forward-live-recording/ This is your final countdown folks, the next Worst Foot Forward live recording is coming up on Sunday 19th February 2023 at 840pm at the VAULT Festival in London Our World's Worst Games Night will feature guests Johnny Chiodini and Ellie Gibson, there'll be facts, fun, games, an audience prize and much more besides We want to pack the place out so come along, bring a friend and stick around afterwards for a nice drink in the bar! Pop in to our friends at the board game café Draughts in Waterloo on the day of the recording, mention you're seeing the show later and they'll look after you! https://wwwdraughtslondoncom/locations/waterloo/ Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde  Follow us on Instagram: @worstfoot  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 more live shows! https://wwwpatreoncom/WorstFootForward Worst Foot Forward is part of Podnose:...


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LIVE SHOW ADVERT!

Ep 268: Sam See – World’s Worst Ice Cream Monday, February 6th, 2023

TICKETS FOR OUR LIVE SHOW AT LONDON'S VAULT FESTIVAL, 19th FEBRUARY 2023 @ 840pm: https://vaultfestivalcom/events/worst-foot-forward-live-recording/ It's straight to dessert this week as we're joined by Singapore's finest comedian Sam See to delve into the sundae, the 99 flake and the whippy and find the worst among them On our way we encounter samurai, jellyfish proteins, Father's for Justice and some terrifying Glaswegian gangsters TICKETS FOR BEN'S SHOW FABLEMAKER AT LONDON'S VAULT FESTIVAL, 21st/22nd FEBRUARY 2023 @ 9:10pm: https://vaultfestivalcom/events/ben-van-der-velde-fablemaker/ TICKETS TO SEE SAM SEE AT GOOD SHIP COMEDY ON THURSDAY 9TH JULY 2023 @ 8PM: https://good-ship-comedy-clubdesignmynightcom/636e722cb54b2967e34d8af0/good-ship-comedy-thursday-february-9th-2023 Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @mrsamsee Follow us on Instagram: @worstfoot 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: Food & Drink, Podcast

Ep 268: Sam See – World’s Worst Ice Cream

The Third Foot: James VI’s Demonologie Monday, January 30th, 2023

TICKETS FOR OUR LIVE SHOW AT LONDON'S VAULT FESTIVAL, 19th FEBRUARY 2023 @ 840pm: https://vaultfestivalcom/events/worst-foot-forward-live-recording/ Inspired by some more contemporary controversy coming out of the House of Windsor, Ben and Barry examine the work of a more infamous royal whackjob In 1597 James VI of Scotland released a treatise on necromancy, witchcraft, and how best to ward of the temptation of evil We take a deep dive into it, with pit stops for unicorn snooker and depressed werewolves TICKETS FOR BEN'S SHOW FABLEMAKER AT LONDON'S VAULT FESTIVA, 21st/22nd FEBRUARY 2023 @ 9:10pm: https://vaultfestivalcom/events/ben-van-der-velde-fablemaker/ Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde Follow us on Instagram: @worstfoot 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: History & Politics, Podcast, Third Foot

The Third Foot: James VI’s Demonologie

Ep 267: Dr Kit Chapman – World’s Worst Doll Monday, January 23rd, 2023

TICKETS FOR OUR LIVE SHOW AT LONDON'S VAULT FESTIVAL, 19th FEBRUARY 2023 @ 840pm: https://vaultfestivalcom/events/worst-foot-forward-live-recording/ Got ourselves a crying, walking, sleeping, talking, living doll in the form of Dr Kit Chapman returning to the show this week with a world of creepiness to explore As we hunt down the world's worst doll, we uncover the second life of composer Alma Mahler, the failures of Thomas Edison and, of course, far too many sex dolls Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @ChemistryKit Follow us on Instagram: @worstfoot 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: Hobbies & Games, Podcast

Ep 267: Dr Kit Chapman – World’s Worst Doll

Ep 266: Daman Bamrah – World’s Worst Thriller Monday, January 9th, 2023

TICKETS FOR OUR LIVE SHOW AT LONDON'S VAULT FESTIVAL, 19th FEBRUARY 2023 @ 840pm: https://vaultfestivalcom/events/worst-foot-forward-live-recording/ Quick! Play this podcast at 50 miles per hour or your device will explode! Join us on this white-knuckle ride as we hunt down the World's Worst Thriller in the company of comedian Daman Bamrah It's an episode full of ills rather than thrills and spills, with stories of Italian sound studios, shooting down the lens and oh-so many sharks Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @dsbamrah Follow us on Instagram: @worstfoot 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, TV & Film

Ep 266: Daman Bamrah – World’s Worst Thriller

Ep 265: World’s Worst Best Of 2022 Episode Monday, December 26th, 2022

TICKETS FOR OUR LIVE SHOW AT LONDON'S VAULT FESTIVAL, 19th FEBRUARY 2023 @ 840pm: https://vaultfestivalcom/events/worst-foot-forward-live-recording/ It's the most podcasty time of the year as we do our annual roundup of our favourite, funniest and factiest moments from the past twelve months worth of episodes Thanks to all our guests who joined us in 2022, especially to those who appear in this episode: Louie Stowell, James Cook, Leah Broad, Carly Smallman, Tim Clare, David Cumming, Grubby Little Mitts (aka Rosie Nicholls and Sullivan Beau Brown), Otto English, Hana Ayoob, Mark Thomas, Robyn Perkins (and Patreon donor Jack O’Reilly) And thanks as ever to you, dear listeners, for giving meaning to our existence and support for our silly show See you in 2023! Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @Louiestowell @jamesecook @LeahBroad @carlysmallman @TimClarePoet @DaveyCumming @GrubbyComedy @Otto_English @Hana_SciArt @markthomasinfo @robynHperkins Follow us on Instagram: @worstfoot 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 more live shows! https://wwwpatreoncom/WorstFootForward Worst Foot Forward is part of Podnose:...


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

Ep 265: World’s Worst Best Of 2022 Episode