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Ep 184: Terry Victor – World’s Worst Dictionary Monday, October 12th, 2020

From Aardman Studios to ZZ Top, we are carousing through a wordy wonderland this week in the urbane company of actor, author and lexicographer Terry Victor With his help, we hope to thumb through some well-worn books in search of the World's Worst Dictionary Terry indulges us with a few definitions from his charming Chambers, Barry teaches us exactly how to mount a weasel and Ben brings an encyclopaedia to a dictionary fight Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @TheTerryVictor 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:...


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

Ep 184: Terry Victor – World’s Worst Dictionary

Ep 183: James Shakeshaft – World’s Worst Village Idiot Monday, October 5th, 2020

We're clowning around this week, acting the giddy goat and generally just fooling as we are joined by one half of The Loremen podcast, James Shakeshaft, to uncover the World's Worst Village Idiot James brings tales of moon-raking and church-fertilising, Ben scours the continent in search of holy fools, and Barry outlines why geese get a particularly hard deal from idiots Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @JamesShakeshaft @LoremenPod 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 continue to 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 183: James Shakeshaft – World’s Worst Village Idiot

The Third Foot: Napoleon Bonaparte (Bonus Episode) Wednesday, September 30th, 2020

Another month brings another dose of bonus Worst Foot Forward content, as paid for by our kind supporters on Patreon With Ben having taken on Columbus last month, Barry looks at the weirder side of the life of another of history's big names: Napoleon Bonaparte We learn about his Twilight fan fiction, his incredible ability to piss off popes and what exactly the price of his penis is 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, especially as we start work on our 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: Napoleon Bonaparte (Bonus Episode)

Ep 182: Rachel Creeger – World’s Worst Old Testament Character Monday, September 28th, 2020

And Lo, Barry and Ben grew long sagacious beards and set themselves to the hubristic task of marking the most doleful characters from the Good Book And there was much smiting, gnashing of teeth and light blasphemy (mostly from Barry, as Ben likes to hedge his bets) They are joined by comic, writer and much greater authority on the Torah than either of them, Rachel Creeger, as they explore human-angel hybrids, biblical soap operas and the Grim Reaper being a right old tease Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @RachCreeger 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...


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

Ep 182: Rachel Creeger – World’s Worst Old Testament Character

Ep 181: Nick Pettigrew – World’s Worst Inventor Monday, September 21st, 2020

We've been tinkering and twatting about in the lab this week, and we've come up with all sorts of weird gadgets and gizmos aplenty in our pursuit of the World's Worst Inventor Joined by comic, writer and antisocial behaviour officer Nick Pettigrew, we delve deep into the minds of the likes of Dr Sir Nakamats - the man of many patents; Richard Pockrich - someone with too many ideas; and John McAfee - the antithesis of the computer nerd Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @NickPettigrew 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:...


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

Ep 181: Nick Pettigrew – World’s Worst Inventor

Ep 180: Aaron Simmonds – World’s Worst Weightlifter Monday, September 14th, 2020

Lift, clean and jerk with us this week as we are joined by comedian and former weightlifter Aaron Simmonds to talk about the World's Worst Weightlifter There are appearances by all sorts of strongmen and strongwomen, from The Mountain to Geoff Capes's budgies, alongside mishaps with urine and performances with horses, plus a whole lot more besides Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @RollingComedian 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…after all, Ben has a new baby to feed! https://wwwpatreoncom/WorstFootForward Worst Foot Forward is part of Podnose:...


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

Ep 180: Aaron Simmonds – World’s Worst Weightlifter

Ep 179: Ignacio Lopez – World’s Worst Sports Movie Monday, September 7th, 2020

Get ready for the cinematic equivalent of a kick in the shins as we head to the cinema wearing three jockstraps, a backwards headguard and fetching lacrosse skirts as we watch all the most terrible sports movies, so that you don't have to Joined by comedian Ignacio Lopez we discuss how to ruin a cult classic, the haphazard launch of The Mighty Ducks and report on some very strange astrological goings on in Pittsburgh Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @ComedyLopez 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…Ben does have a new baby, after all! https://wwwpatreoncom/WorstFootForward Worst Foot Forward is part of...


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

Ep 179: Ignacio Lopez – World’s Worst Sports Movie

Ep 178: Rich Watkins – World’s Worst Language Monday, August 31st, 2020

Hello, bonjour and willkommen to this linguistically laden episode of Worst Foot Forward Actor and student of languages Rich Watkins brings his talented tongue to bear on the World's Worst Language, with demonstrations of back slang and a very controversial candidate Barry uncovers the secrets of the Rosetta Stone, and Ben doesn't disappoint long-time listeners with a discussion all about Klingon Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @RichWatkinsLDN 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…Ben does have a new baby, after all! https://wwwpatreoncom/WorstFootForward Worst Foot Forward is part of Podnose:...


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

Ep 178: Rich Watkins – World’s Worst Language

The Third Foot – Christopher Columbus (Bonus Episode) Friday, August 28th, 2020

As the famous rhyme doesn't go, 'In Twenty Twenty, Van der Velde and McStay / discovered Columbus was really from Norway' After we were contacted by a Norwegian listener, Petter, with news from the north that there is a local legend in the tiny village of Hyen that Christopher Columbus was actually Norwegian Not only that, there are TWO monuments in the village, to both the man himself and to 'Columbus's Egg' Well, that was all we needed to set us off on a winding route in a bonus episode where we discover the mad stories about CC's origins, how exactly to balance an egg, and where on Earth is Atlantis 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… Ben does have a new baby, after all! 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 – Christopher Columbus (Bonus Episode)

Ep 177: Ola The Comedian – World’s Worst Nollywood Moment Monday, August 24th, 2020

No, there isn't a typo in this episode title and we aren't visiting the glitz and glam world of Hollywood Instead, alongside the brilliant British-Nigerian comedian Ola, we are immersing ourselves in the brilliant, irrepressible but definitely crazy world of the Nigerian and West African film industry known as Nollywood Ola tells us tales of snakes inserting themselves into lady-parts, Ben turns his seedy eye to bad CGI and Barry tells us exactly why Blackberry phones are so damn important Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @olathecomedian 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…Ben has a new baby to feed, after all! https://wwwpatreoncom/WorstFootForward Worst Foot Forward is part of Podnose:...


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

Ep 177: Ola The Comedian – World’s Worst Nollywood Moment

Ep 176: Naomi Paxton – World’s Worst Speech Monday, August 17th, 2020

Ladies and gentlemen, pray silence for this week's episode of Worst Foot Forward - or ideally, gales of laughter as we expound on the World's Worst Speech We are joined by Dr Naomi Paxton, performer, feminist, academic, and far too brilliant to contain in one short intro Naomi is full of wonderful stories about rollerskating suffragettes and backtracking misogynists, while Barry finds a 53 hour sermon and Ben sits through the ramblings of William Henry Harrison, whose inauguration speech was nearly longer than his presidency Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @NaomiPaxton 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…after all, Ben has a new mouth to feed! https://wwwpatreoncom/WorstFootForward Worst Foot Forward is part of Podnose:...


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

Ep 176: Naomi Paxton – World’s Worst Speech

Ep 175: Seb Falk – World’s Worst Map Monday, August 10th, 2020

We are bang slap in the middle of nowhere, up a creek without a paddle and being urged violently to do a U-Turn where possible as we follow the World's Worst Map Alongside us is historian Seb Falk who talks us through the weird and wonderful places and things to be found in the Hereford Mappa Mundi Ben takes us wandering in the Mountains of Kong (spoiler: they don't exist) and Barry finds a map of a square and stationary Earth! Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @Seb_Falk Visit wwwworstfootforwardpodcastcom for all previous episodes and you can donate to us on Patreon if you’d like to support us as we start work on a Worst Foot Forward book! https://wwwpatreoncom/WorstFootForward Worst Foot Forward is part of Podnose:...


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

Ep 175: Seb Falk – World’s Worst Map

Ep 174: Athena Kugblenu – World’s Worst Monument Monday, August 3rd, 2020

This week's episode has been painstakingly carved out of the finest audio marble available, erected on to a plinth only for us to discover that the head is on backwards and the shadow it casts looks indecent Joined by comedian, writer and podcaster Athena Kugblenu we discuss monuments as diverse as a giant mouse holding some DNA, the Geordie messiah, some Georgian commandments and an enormous revelation about Croatia Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde  @athenakugblenu Get tickets for Ben's outdoor, socially distanced comedy show featuring Sindhu Vee, Suzi Ruffell and Jake Lambert on August 6th here: https://wwwseeticketscom/event/good-ship-comedy-at-the-new-normal/le-gothique/1601371 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, Podcast, Worst Foot Forward

Ep 174: Athena Kugblenu – World’s Worst Monument

The Third Foot – Eugène François Vidocq (Bonus Episode) Wednesday, July 29th, 2020

This month's bonus episode takes us back to our episode on the world's worst detective where we encountered a truly remarkable French icon: Eugène François Vidocq A classic case of a 19th century man living several lives in one he was a career criminal, spy, master of disguise, fencer, paramour, soldier, policeman, private detective, novelist, businessman and self-mythologiser Sit back, relax and enjoy the biography of a staggeringly industrious, intelligent and dangerous man Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @steve_ Get tickets for Ben's outdoor, socially distanced comedy show featuring Sindhu Vee, Suzi Ruffell and Jake Lambert on August 6th here: https://wwwseeticketscom/event/good-ship-comedy-at-the-new-normal/le-gothique/1601371 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, Podcast, Third Foot, Worst Foot Forward

The Third Foot – Eugène François Vidocq (Bonus Episode)

Ep 173: Steve Cross – World’s Worst Scientist Sunday, July 26th, 2020

In an age that is anything but rational, where pseuds, quacks and anti-vaxxers have way more voice than they should, it's time for a bit of perspective Joined by expert actual scientist and founder of Science Show-Off comedy nights Steve Cross, we discover the ridiculous and awful things people have done in the name of science, without actually doing science Brains are electrocuted, millions left dead thanks to an old friend of the show and one boy scout has a very dangerous dream indeed Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @steve_x Get tickets for Ben's outdoor, socially distanced comedy show featuring Sindhu Vee, Suzi Ruffell and Jake Lambert on August 6th here: https://wwwseeticketscom/event/good-ship-comedy-at-the-new-normal/le-gothique/1601371 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, Podcast, Worst Foot Forward

Ep 173: Steve Cross – World’s Worst Scientist