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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

Ep 172: Jessica Law – World’s Worst Horror Story Monday, July 20th, 2020

Listener beware, you’re in for a scare Gather round the campfire and join Barry, Ben and guest Jessica Law as we tell the World’s Worst Horror Story Ben takes on one of Bram Stoker’s lesser-known works, Jess holds forth at length on the dreadfulness of Penny Dreadfuls, and Barry goes back to the Noughties and opens a can of creepypasta Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @JessicaTheLaw 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 172: Jessica Law – World’s Worst Horror Story

Ep 171: Ryan Dalton – World’s Worst Pet Monday, July 13th, 2020

Pop on your collar and leash and join us for some walkies as we talk to stand-up comic, professional dog walker and former zookeeper Ryan Dalton about the world's worst pets We discover that the White House has also been quite the menagerie over the years, which are the most impractical animals to keep and why parrots are inarguable dickheads Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde  @MrRyanJDalton @Pingosaurus 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 171: Ryan Dalton – World’s Worst Pet

Ep 170: Susan E. Connolly – World’s Worst Ghost Monday, July 6th, 2020

Listener beware, you're in for a scare as this week's podcast is crammed full of ghouls and ghastly apparitions And that's just the hosts Alongside Irish writer Susan E Connolly, Barry and Ben attempt to bust the World's Worst Ghost Their journey takes them to Asia to find eyeballs in arseholes, to Ireland to find daughters in bricked-up rooms, and to Theatre-Land to find butterflies in a pantomime dame's skirts! Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @susanconnolly 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 170: Susan E. Connolly – World’s Worst Ghost

Ep 169: Ashraf Ejjbair – World’s Worst Vacation Monday, June 29th, 2020

Pack your bags, pop on a gaudy Hawaiian shirt and don't forget your toothbrush: we're off on holiday  Joined by glamorous guest Ashraf Ejjbeir, star of Ru Paul's Drag Race UK, we head off on a whistlestop tour of the globe with stops in Peru, Japan, diseased cruise ships and the ends of the earth in search of the world's worst vacation Follow us on Twitter: @mufseen @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...


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

Ep 169: Ashraf Ejjbair – World’s Worst Vacation

The Third Foot: Pliny The Elder (Bonus Episode) Sunday, June 28th, 2020

It's about bloody time! Old friend of the podcast Pliny The Elder goes solo! We devote our bonus monthly episode to the man who gave us the myth about mice fearing elephants, who mastered the art of simultaneously reading and writing (clue: use two servants) and who died while getting a little too close to Mt Vesuvius  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:...


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

The Third Foot: Pliny The Elder (Bonus Episode)

Ep 168: Mufseen Miah – World’s Worst Pride Monday, June 22nd, 2020

During Pride Month, join the podcast in supporting Black Pride UK by clicking the link and donating This week is Pride Week in the UK! So on the show we are going to rain(bow) on your parade in the company of LGBT rights activist and podcaster Mufseen Miah, as we take part in the World's Worst Pride We learn about the hanky code and the Gay and Lesbian Kingdom from Barry, Mufseen teaches us about the history of the Pride Movement and the story of the Stonewall Uprising, and Ben takes us to the bottom of the planet to the most remote Pride celebration Follow us on Twitter: @mufseen @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:...


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

Ep 168: Mufseen Miah – World’s Worst Pride

Ep 167: Marc Burrows – World’s Worst Invasion Monday, June 15th, 2020

CHAAAAAAAARGE! Very much in keeping with the spirit of the times, this week we're charging headlong into battle with very little strategy or plan, joined by musician, comedian, journalist and official biographer of Terry Pratchett, Marc Burrows There's pretty much every variety of military misadventure including drunken penal battalions, invading deserted islands, attacking your own troops from behind and one very angry pine martin Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @20thcenturymarc 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 167: Marc Burrows – World’s Worst Invasion

Ep 166: Sif Boynton – World’s Worst Law Monday, June 8th, 2020

Please join the podcast in supporting organisations working for justice and equality for black people Spurred by the death of George Floyd and too many others, and in solidarity with the waves of protest around the world, we have donated this month's Patreon income to the following three, but there are many others which need your help: The Community Justice Exchange - National Bail Fund Network (USA), The NAACP Legal Defence Fund (USA), and Black Pride UK This week we are joined by Sif Boynton, our friendly neighbourhood Dane and long-time Patreon donor to the show With her incipient law degree, Sif helps Ben and Barry investigate the World's Worst Law, with serious discussions on Burqas and racism, and sillier chats about salmon and suing God 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:...


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

Ep 166: Sif Boynton – World’s Worst Law

Ep 165: Bethany Black – World’s Worst Race Monday, June 1st, 2020

On your marksget setGO! We're off to the races this week, along with brilliantly funny stand-up comedian, actor and writer Bethany Black as we discover new heights of human incompetence and brazen cheating   It turns out that the turn of the 20th century was a highpoint for incredibly stupid motor car races, terribly organised Olympic marathons and cheating of the most audacious scope  This is a proper vintage episode full of misadventure, injury, wrong-headed endeavour and excellent stories Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @BeffernieBlack 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, Sport, Worst Foot Forward

Ep 165: Bethany Black – World’s Worst Race