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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...


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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...


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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:...


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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:...


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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...


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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...


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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:...


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

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)