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Worst Foot Forward

An encyclopaedia of heroic failure Join Ben Van der Velde, Barry McStay and their guests as they brandish their wooden spoons of destiny and celebrate the losers, heroic failures and spectacular mis-steps that pockmark human endeavour. If you ever want to feel better about your progress in life, take a listen and enjoy a lovely schadenfreude bubble bath. Music by Max Perryment (www.maxperryment.co.uk) Donate to us via Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/WorstFootForward

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The Third Foot: Leap Days & Calendars
We're jumping for joy as it's a leap year, and no better time to examine all things calendrical and February 29th-ical. Ben dips into a grab-bag of facts including famous people born on that most uncommon of days, the difficulty of switching from the Julian to the Gregorian calendar, and why a positivist calendar from post-Revolutionary France could really be more trouble than it's worth. Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @VanderLaugh Follow us on Instagram: @worstfoot  Join us on our Discord server! https://discord.gg/9buWKthgfx Visit www.worstfootforwardpodcast.com for all previous episodes and you can donate to us on Patreon if you’d like to support the show! https://www.patreon.com/WorstFootForward Worst Foot Forward is part of Podnose: www.podnose.com
25:08 2/26/24
Ep 292: Shelf - World's Worst Mistaken Identity
This week we do a double take at doppelgangers everywhere as we reveal the worst cases of mistaken identity in history. Joined by award-winning comedy double act Shelf, we reveal the stories of the wrongfully imprisoned, the wrongfully buried and the wrongfully genderpigeon-holed. Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @VanderLaugh @shelfcomedy Follow us on Instagram: @worstfoot  Join us on our Discord server! https://discord.gg/9buWKthgfx Visit www.worstfootforwardpodcast.com for all previous episodes and you can donate to us on Patreon if you’d like to support the show! https://www.patreon.com/WorstFootForward  
67:31 2/19/24
Ep 290: Steven Healer - World's Worst Industry
We're heading to factories full of gross ingredients and heavy munitions this week as we talk to Steven Healer, an old school friend of Ben's, with experience in the MoD about the world's worst industries. Ben reveals the repellent world of beauty, the horrific world of the military-industrial complex and the claustrophobic world of mining. Find out more about Steven's NPO supporting artists in conflict zones here: https://conflictcomics.org/ Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @VanderLaugh  Follow us on Instagram: @worstfoot  Join us on our Discord server! https://discord.gg/9buWKthgfx Visit www.worstfootforwardpodcast.com 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 some live shows! https://www.patreon.com/WorstFootForward
85:32 1/22/24
Ep 289: Ken Cheng - World's Worst Bet
Happy new year folks, and we're starting it off with our eyes on the prize hoping for big money at long odds - it's the World's Worst Bet. Comedian and professional poker player Ken Cheng is with us to cast his eye over the runners and riders as he brings stories of the bets professional gamblers place when away from the cosy environs of a casino. Barry has stories of Russian authors, English rakes and tasers, while Ben walks around Blackheath, dodging geese and brothels every step of the way. What a normal, Worst Foot Forward way to start 2024! Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @VanderLaugh @kenchengcomedy Follow us on Instagram: @worstfoot  Join us on our Discord server! https://discord.gg/9buWKthgfx Visit www.worstfootforwardpodcast.com 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 some live shows! https://www.patreon.com/WorstFootForward Worst Foot Forward is part of Podnose: www.podnose.com
73:11 1/8/24
The Third Foot: Mulling
Merry Crimbletide folks. To celebrate this festive time of year we're diving into a cauldron of piping hot mulled wine to discuss all things Mull. The little island that could off the coast of Scotland is a surprising nexus for a few favourite characters from the show's vaults, plus a few other bits of entertaining historical daftness. Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @VanderLaugh Follow us on Instagram: @worstfoot  Join us on our Discord server! https://discord.gg/9buWKthgfx Visit www.worstfootforwardpodcast.com 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://www.patreon.com/WorstFootForward Worst Foot Forward is part of Podnose: www.podnose.com
19:38 12/29/23
Ep 288: World's Worst Best Of 2023 Episode
Christmas Day is here, and it’s not just under your tree that you’ll find delightful gifts. Here too, at Worst Foot Forward, we come laden with treats in the form of our annual round-up of our favourite moments from the past 12 months. Join us for a jaunt through highlights such as our two live shows which featured sibling rivalry and Adventure Bombs, Ben’s wife teaching us about taxes, Caimh O’Donnell barely scratching the surface of Florida Man’s insanity, Rosie Holt’s fear of dancing, Ivan “from The Traitors” critiquing actual traitors from history, and Ed Byrne wishing to say farewell to “an Irish Goodbye”. Merry Christmas to all our listeners, and here’s to a wonderful 2024. This episode features: Ed Byrne, Sam See, Carrie Quinlan, Silvana Van der Velde, Matt Kirshen, Rosie Holt, Caimh O’Donnell, Lexx Education, Jon Gracey, Matt Green, Joshua Tonks, Daisy Earl, Rob Manuel, Chris Grace, Ivan Brett, Johnny Chiodini and Ellie Gibson. Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @VanderLaugh Follow us on Instagram: @worstfoot  Join us on our Discord server! https://discord.gg/9buWKthgfx Visit www.worstfootforwardpodcast.com for all previous episodes and you can donate to us on Patreon if you’d like to support the show - especially at this time of year, if you can help us out, it makes all the difference as we look forward to another 12 months of podcasting! https://www.patreon.com/WorstFootForward
85:34 12/25/23
Ep 287: Tom Toal - World's Worst Messenger
This podcast always rings twice, then knocks three times, then peers through the window, then climbs over a gate to check around the back before just shoving the parcel through the cat-flap. It's an episode with comedian and postal worker Tom Toal all about the World's Worst Messenger, in which Tom charges into the Valley of Death with the Light Brigade after a miscommunication. Meanwhile, Barry explains how shooting the messenger can have global ramifications and Ben enlightens us as to why his package seems to be crying. Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @VanderLaugh @tomtoalcomedy Follow us on Instagram: @worstfoot  Join us on our Discord server! https://discord.gg/9buWKthgfx Visit www.worstfootforwardpodcast.com 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://www.patreon.com/WorstFootForward Worst Foot Forward is part of Podnose: www.podnose.com
65:50 12/11/23
The Third Foot: Doctor Who
Allons-y, companions! This week we are jumping into our TARDIS and exploring the Whoniverse, as Barry takes Ben on an adventure through space and time to talk all things Doctor Who. With the iconic BBC show's 60th anniversary being marked, we whizz through everything from Hartnell to Gatwa. There are the show's humble beginnings and how it was nearly ruined by Lee Harvey Oswald. There are mishaps galore, from flooded studios to visible tattoos, lost episodes to bootleg erotica. And there are the tales of the weird and wonderful design choices, from the Daleks' near-miss with Hollywood royalty to K9's near-miss with a cheap dog costume. All this and more in this bonus episode which is definitely bigger on the inside. Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @VanderLaugh Follow us on Instagram: @worstfoot  Join us on our Discord server! https://discord.gg/9buWKthgfx Visit www.worstfootforwardpodcast.com 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://www.patreon.com/WorstFootForward Worst Foot Forward is part of Podnose: www.podnose.com
46:16 11/29/23
Ep 286b: Best of the Worst of the Best 22
We're drinking from the half full part of the podcast this week as we revisit episodes 106-110 - and look for the positive stories on show. Ben and Barry sooth you with the finest lullabies, bamboozle you with puzzles, salute the finest military tactics (and, with less enthusiasm evil geniuses) and end with the finest experiments ever concocted. In between there's the usual mix of Beatles chat, oddball trivia and, for a change, very little harm to dogs. Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @VanderLaugh Follow us on Instagram: @worstfoot  Join us on our Discord server! https://discord.gg/9buWKthgfx Visit www.worstfootforwardpodcast.com 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://www.patreon.com/WorstFootForward Worst Foot Forward is part of Podnose: www.podnose.com
67:38 11/28/23
Ep 286: LIVE SHOW - World's Worst Sibling
We love a live show here at Worst Foot Forward and this one was no different! We were joined by the team from Lexx Education - Laura Lexx and her brother Ron - for an episode about the World's Worst Sibling as part of the Cheerful Earful Podcast Festival in London. Brothers-in-arms Ben and Barry presented a combination of Hollywood and Washington high-flyers, while Laura went back to Ancient Egypt and Rob discovered a third, less-good Attenborough brother down the back of the genealogical sofa. Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @VanderLaugh @LexxEducation Follow us on Instagram: @worstfoot  Join us on our Discord server! https://discord.gg/9buWKthgfx Visit www.worstfootforwardpodcast.com 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 more live shows! https://www.patreon.com/WorstFootForward Worst Foot Forward is part of Podnose: www.podnose.com
52:54 11/13/23
Ep 285: Jon Gracey - World's Worst Werewolf
* BUY TICKETS FOR OUR NEXT LIVE SHOW!   WHAT: Worst Foot Forward Live - World's Worst Sibling with guests Laura Lexx & Ron WHEN: 5th November 2023 @ 12.00pm WHERE: Bedford Pub, London SW12 9HD TIX: https://www.cheerfulearful.co.uk/ We're howling at the moon, growing our hair and nails, and gaining American citizenship before travelling to London and then Paris as we transform into the World's Worst Werewolf. We are joined by comedian, gamer and master of Werewolf Live, Jon Gracey, for this monstrous Hallowe'en special, where Barry journeys through the south of France, Jon shares his favourite Thai film with us and Ben teaches us why tomatoes are not to be trusted. Oh, and to enjoy the scary werewolf transformation Jon references in the episode, watch it here... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6H3PRSg8ReM To join Jon and a bunch of other nerds (including past WFF guests like Ivan Brett and Grubby Little Mitts) playing social deduction game BLOOD ON THE CLOCKTOWER in a country house this November, check out this link!  Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @JonGracey Visit www.worstfootforwardpodcast.com 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://www.patreon.com/WorstFootForward Worst Foot Forward is part of Podnose: www.podnose.com
72:01 10/30/23
The Third Fooot: Tea time!
* BUY TICKETS FOR OUR NEXT LIVE SHOW!  WHAT: Worst Foot Forward Live - World's Worst Sibling with guests Laura Lexx & Ron WHEN: 5th November 2023 @ 12.00pm WHERE: Bedford Pub, London SW12 9HD TIX: https://www.cheerfulearful.co.uk/ To celebrate our returning guest Laura Lexx we're going back to the topic she talked about when she first appeared on the show: tea! We uncover a colonial hero/villain from the Twining dynasty, why teapots are an essential component in computing and one of the stupdiest scientific experiments ever carried out. Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @VanderLaugh @LauraLexx Follow us on Instagram: @worstfoot @Vanderlaugh @LexxLaura @LexxEducation Join us on our Discord server! https://discord.gg/9buWKthgfx Visit www.worstfootforwardpodcast.com 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 more live shows! https://www.patreon.com/WorstFootForward
37:52 10/23/23
Ep 284: Joshua Tonks - World's Worst Candy
* BUY TICKETS FOR OUR NEXT LIVE SHOW!  WHAT: Worst Foot Forward Live - World's Worst Sibling with guests Laura Lexx & Ron WHEN: 5th November 2023 @ 12.00pm WHERE: Bedford Pub, London SW12 9HD TIX: https://www.cheerfulearful.co.uk/ Hallowe'en is coming fast and, for that one night, trick-or-treating will be everyone's nocturnal activity of choice. So we are joined by actor and writer Josh Tonks to talk about what's going in those bags and pumpkin-head buckets as we chew through the World's Worst Candy. There is WW2 military chocolate which was designed NOT to be too tasty, there are origin stories for names from Milk Duds to lollipops, and Josh has even created a candy-themed playlist for you all to enjoy - check it out! JOSH'S CANDY PLAYLIST ON YOUTUBE: https://m.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLD_CqeUh0-5jie6Vn8b-AhF_fYiWa8ID1 JOSH'S CANDY PLAYLIST ON SPOTIFY: https://spotify.link/Nt2EA7dfRDb Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @VanderLaugh @JoshuaTonks Follow us on Instagram: @worstfoot  Join us on our Discord server! https://discord.gg/9buWKthgfx Visit www.worstfootforwardpodcast.com 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 more live shows! https://www.patreon.com/WorstFootForward Worst Foot Forward is part of Podnose: www.podnose.com
75:03 10/16/23
LIVE SHOW KLAXON! Worst Foot Forward meets Lexx Education!
* TICKETS HERE: https://www.designmynight.com/london/pubs/balham/the-bedford/cheerful-earful-podcast-festival-day-6?t=tickets * WHAT: Worst Foot Forward Live - World's Worst Sibling with guests Laura Lexx & Ron WHEN: 5th November 2023 @ 12.00pm WHERE: Bedford Pub, London SW12 9HD We love a live show here at Worst Foot Forward and, with winter drawing on, we have one coming along to brighten these chilly days! On November 5th at midday, as part of the Cheerful Earful Podcast Festival in London, you can join us for a show about the World's Worst Siblings! Our guests will be real-life siblings and hosts of the Lexx Education podcast, comedian Laura Lexx and her cleverer brother Ron. Relationships will be challenged, scores will be settled. So whether you're a middle-child, an only-child or a problem-child, all are welcome. Tickets are available at the link above, or through the festival website: https://www.cheerfulearful.co.uk/ Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @VanderLaugh @LexxEducation Follow us on Instagram: @worstfoot  Join us on our Discord server! https://discord.gg/9buWKthgfx Visit www.worstfootforwardpodcast.com 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 more live shows! https://www.patreon.com/WorstFootForward Worst Foot Forward is part of Podnose: www.podnose.com  
03:12 10/13/23
Ep 283: James Dowdeswell - World's Worst Beer
BUY TICKETS TO OUR LIVE SHOW ON NOVEMBER 5TH HERE: https://www.designmynight.com/london/pubs/balham/the-bedford/cheerful-earful-podcast-festival-day-6?t=tickets Join us as we pump out a pint of the worst brews on the planet in the company of comic, author and beer impresario James Dowdeswell. We discover the rickety secret of Churchill's wartime grog, Roald Dahl's most disgusting secret and what makes Carlsberg Special Brew not that special after all. Buy James' Lazy EyePA: https://www.lazyeyepa.co.uk/ Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @jamesdowdeswell Follow us on Instagram: @worstfoot @dowdeswell_drinks_well Join us on our Discord server! https://discord.gg/9buWKthgfx Visit www.worstfootforwardpodcast.com 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://www.patreon.com/WorstFootForward
74:02 10/1/23
Ep 282b: Best Of The Worst Of The Best 21
It's time for some sunshine, even as the year moves into its autumn - at least nominally, in the Northern Hemisphere anyway. So Ben and Barry revisit old episodes - episodes 101-105 - and revisit those topics but with a positive attitude. They debate the World's Best Diva, Advert, Escape, Guest and Voiceover, with appearances from the likes of Freddie Mercury, the Honda Accord and the Voice Of God. Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @VanderLaugh Follow us on Instagram: @worstfoot  Join us on our Discord server! https://discord.gg/9buWKthgfx Visit www.worstfootforwardpodcast.com 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://www.patreon.com/WorstFootForward Worst Foot Forward is part of Podnose: www.podnose.com
60:51 9/18/23
Ep 282: Matt Green - World's Worst Political Broadcast
We now go to Worst Foot Forward for a broadcast finding the dumbest political broadcasts on Earth. In the company of sharp-shooting satirical comic Matt Green we globetrot from New Zealand to Brazil to China, with a short break to tip our hats a Josef Goebbels messing up royally as we discover the dregs of political communication. Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @mattgreencomedy Follow us on Instagram: @worstfoot @mattgreencomedy Join us on our Discord server! https://discord.gg/9buWKthgfx Visit www.worstfootforwardpodcast.com 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://www.patreon.com/WorstFootForward Worst Foot Forward is part of Podnose: www.podnose.com
75:39 9/4/23
The Third Foot: Moon Landings
With India landing its Chandrayaan-3 on the moon's south pole, the sun's understudy is back in the public eye after far too long. Ben and Barry welcome the little rock's return with an exploration of past moon landings. Tales include Diogenes' ideas of an early moon mission, what songs harmonise with the moon and what to find in "The Toss Zone". Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @VanderLaugh Follow us on Instagram: @worstfoot  Join us on our Discord server! https://discord.gg/9buWKthgfx Visit www.worstfootforwardpodcast.com 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://www.patreon.com/WorstFootForward Worst Foot Forward is part of Podnose: www.podnose.com
38:06 8/28/23
Ep 281: Chris Grace - World's Worst Anthem
Eyes forward, shoulders back, respectful tear in your eye and bellowing basso profundo at the ready. In the company of American comedian and actor Chris Grace we head on a whistlestop tour of the daftest, most blood-thirsty and incongruous anthems on Earth.  Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @VanderLaugh  Follow us on Instagram: @worstfoot @chrisgracecomedy Join us on our Discord server! https://discord.gg/9buWKthgfx Visit www.worstfootforwardpodcast.com 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://www.patreon.com/WorstFootForward Worst Foot Forward is part of Podnose: www.podnose.com
65:08 8/20/23
Ep 280: Anu Vaidyanathan - World's Worst Director
It's a blockbuster episode this week with Indian comedian, triathlete, director, writer and all-round talent Anu Vaidyanathan joining us on set to call cut on the World's Worst Director. Anu shares her secrets for running an efficient set while not angering the powerful men of Bollywood, Ben looks at the death rate of famous auteurs and Barry goes toe-to-toe with Norman Mailer. Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @VanderLaugh @anuvaidyanathan Follow us on Instagram: @worstfoot  Join us on our Discord server! https://discord.gg/9buWKthgfx Visit www.worstfootforwardpodcast.com 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://www.patreon.com/WorstFootForward Worst Foot Forward is part of Podnose: www.podnose.com
84:25 8/7/23
The 3rd Foot: Maurice Flitcroft
With the Open Championship golf underway, it's about time Barry led us through the biography of the so-called Phantom Of The Open, aka Maurice Flitcroft. Immortalised in the film starring Mark Rylance, Flitcroft tried to fool the powers-that-be by entering the Open in 1976, a mere two years after taking up the game. In doing so, he set a record for the worst ever score posted in the event and entered many more times under various aliases to avoid being detected. His story is funny, heartwarming and VERY Worst Foot Forward. Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @VanderLaugh Follow us on Instagram: @worstfoot  Join us on our Discord server! https://discord.gg/9buWKthgfx Visit www.worstfootforwardpodcast.com 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://www.patreon.com/WorstFootForward Worst Foot Forward is part of Podnose: www.podnose.com
27:56 7/21/23
Ep 278: Ed Byrne - World's Worst Figure of Speech
Armed with nothing but a dictionary of aphorisms and a big red cliche detector, Ben and Barry are joined this wek by Irish comedy legend Ed Byrne. Together they get to the bottom of all sorts of linguistic conundra, including what a moral compass looks like, quite how much anti-Irish prejudice is baked into the English language and why you should be careful which South American country you openly talk about passing wind in. Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @VanderLaugh @MrEdByrne Follow us on Instagram: @worstfoot @VanderLaugh @MrEdByrne Join us on our Discord server! https://discord.gg/9buWKthgfx Visit www.worstfootforwardpodcast.com for all previous episodes and you can donate to us on Patreon if you’d like to support the show! https://www.patreon.com/WorstFootForward Worst Foot Forward is part of Podnose: www.podnose.com
56:22 7/10/23
The Third Foot: The Ashes
It's summer, and one of the great summer sporting events is The Ashes, the roughly-every-two-years cricketing clash between in England and Australia. Ben decides to sit Barry down and tell him the untold story of this event, thus making it now the told story. We learn about cremation, Welsh druids and what this all has to do with Robert Downey Jr anyway. Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @VanderLaugh Follow us on Instagram: @worstfoot  Join us on our Discord server! https://discord.gg/9buWKthgfx Visit www.worstfootforwardpodcast.com 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://www.patreon.com/WorstFootForward Worst Foot Forward is part of Podnose: www.podnose.com
31:21 6/28/23
Ep 277: Matt Kirshen - World's Worst Computer
We're firing up our operating systems this week as we search for the worst computer in history. By our side we've got host of the Probably Science podcast, finalist of Last Comic Standing and award-winning writer for The Jim Jeffries Show: it's Matt Kirshen! We head back 2000 years to chat about the Antikythera, dip our toes into the art-prank world to meet the Persistence of Chaos and welcome back an old friend of the podcast, The Mechanical Turk. Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @VanderLaugh @mattkirshen Follow us on Instagram: @worstfoot @VanderLaugh @Matt_Kirshen Join us on our Discord server! https://discord.gg/9buWKthgfx Visit www.worstfootforwardpodcast.com for all previous episodes and you can donate to us on Patreon if you’d like to support the show! https://www.patreon.com/WorstFootForward Worst Foot Forward is part of Podnose: www.podnose.com
67:48 6/26/23
Ep 276: Ivan Brett - World's Worst Traitor
Alright listeners, time to confess: Are you a Faithful or a Traitor? We are hunting down the World's Worst Traitor in the company of one of the stars of the UK's first season of the hit TV show, The Traitors: Ivan Brett. A brilliant author and gamer, Ivan reveals the true identity of the mysterious John Johnson. Meanwhile Ben unveils the many faces of Lord Haw-Haw and Barry explains why the word quisling is just so damn fun to say. Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @VanderLaugh @IvanBrett Follow us on Instagram: @worstfoot  Join us on our Discord server! https://discord.gg/9buWKthgfx Visit www.worstfootforwardpodcast.com 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://www.patreon.com/WorstFootForward Worst Foot Forward is part of Podnose: www.podnose.com
67:54 6/12/23
Ep 275: Rosie Holt - World's Worst Romantic Hero
Loosen your collars and lick your lips, it's getting hot in here as we flirt with the World's Worst Romantic Hero. Making up a very saucy threesome with Barry and Ben on the show this week is comedian, actor and viral sensation Rosie Holt who bats her eyes at one of the biggest names in poetry. Meanwhile, Barry introduces the team to Mr Mills and Mr Boon, and Ben meets his alter-ego, Alexander Brannigan. Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @VanderLaugh @RosieisaHolt Follow us on Instagram: @worstfoot  Join us on our Discord server! https://discord.gg/9buWKthgfx Visit www.worstfootforwardpodcast.com 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://www.patreon.com/WorstFootForward Worst Foot Forward is part of Podnose: www.podnose.com
67:32 5/29/23
The Third Foot: Birthdays
"For we're two jolly good fellows!" Indeed, both Barry and Ben's birthday's fall in the month of May, so for this month's bonus episode, Barry presents a goody-bag full of weird and wonderful birthday facts. There is "the birthday problem", the Canadian tradition of nose-greasing and the reason why everyone in Korea is about to de-age. Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @VanderLaugh Follow us on Instagram: @worstfoot  Join us on our Discord server! https://discord.gg/9buWKthgfx Visit www.worstfootforwardpodcast.com 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://www.patreon.com/WorstFootForward Worst Foot Forward is part of Podnose: www.podnose.com
30:26 5/22/23
Ep 274b: Best of the Worst of the Best 20
It's a cosy Barry and Ben episode this week, as we host one of our intermittent "best of the worst" looks back (look-backs?) at the topics from 5 past episodes and flip our outlook from negative to positive. This week we take in episodes 96 to 100 and try to pin down the World's Best Material, God, Vending Machine, Empire and Century. There are cameos from Ronnie O'Sullivan, The Penguin, John Coltrane and a small mining town in Nevada. Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @VanderLaugh Follow us on Instagram: @worstfoot  Join us on our Discord server! https://discord.gg/9buWKthgfx Visit www.worstfootforwardpodcast.com 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://www.patreon.com/WorstFootForward Worst Foot Forward is part of Podnose: www.podnose.com
63:59 5/15/23
Ep 274: Caimh McDonnell - World's Worst Criminal
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://discord.gg/9buWKthgfx Visit www.worstfootforwardpodcast.com 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://www.patreon.com/WorstFootForward Worst Foot Forward is part of Podnose: www.podnose.com
66:26 5/1/23
The Third Foot: Passports
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://discord.gg/9buWKthgfx Visit www.worstfootforwardpodcast.com 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://www.patreon.com/WorstFootForward Worst Foot Forward is part of Podnose: www.podnose.com
36:40 4/28/23