Worst Foot Forward

Comedy Podcasts

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

Location:

United Kingdom

Description:

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

Twitter:

@WorstFoot

Language:

English

Contact:

07764745261


Episodes

The Third Foot: James VI's Demonologie

1/29/2023
*TICKETS FOR OUR LIVE SHOW AT LONDON'S VAULT FESTIVAL, 19th FEBRUARY 2023 @ 8.40pm: https://vaultfestival.com/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...

Duration:00:37:04

Ep 267: Dr Kit Chapman - World's Worst Doll

1/22/2023
*TICKETS FOR OUR LIVE SHOW AT LONDON'S VAULT FESTIVAL, 19th FEBRUARY 2023 @ 8.40pm: https://vaultfestival.com/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...

Duration:01:15:30

Ep 266: Daman Bamrah - World's Worst Thriller

1/8/2023
*TICKETS FOR OUR LIVE SHOW AT LONDON'S VAULT FESTIVAL, 19th FEBRUARY 2023 @ 8.40pm: https://vaultfestival.com/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...

Duration:01:09:05

Ep 265: World's Worst Best Of 2022 Episode

12/25/2022
*TICKETS FOR OUR LIVE SHOW AT LONDON'S VAULT FESTIVAL, 19th FEBRUARY 2023 @ 8.40pm: https://vaultfestival.com/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,...

Duration:01:06:58

Ep 264: Grubby Little Mitts - World's Worst Christmas Tradition

12/18/2022
COME SEE OUR LIVE SHOW AT VAULT FESTIVAL NEXT YEAR! SUNDAY FEBRUARY 19TH, 8:40PM IN WATERLOO: https://vaultfestival.com/events/worst-foot-forward-live-recording/ It's time for some wayward festive cheer as we're joined by rising sketch stars Rosie and Sully of Grubby Little Mitts to nail down the absolute worst parts of Christmas Time. From matchmaking onions to tooled up Santas, Catalonian poop penyatas to exponential bell-ringing until the end of time, we've covered every single slice of...

Duration:01:10:02

Ep 263: Jane Hill - World's Worst Lighthouse

12/4/2022
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSOBLhYfaYs - join us on Monday 12th December at 8.30pm GMT for our Christmas quiz and movie watchalong of "Santa Claus Conquers The Martians"! Click the "Remind Me" button at the link, subscribe to our YouTube channel, @worstfootforward and bring your best festive cheer! Ahoy there, mateys! We are steering clear of rocks, cliffs and spooky Australian children's shows this week as comedian, lecturer and journalist Jane Hill leads us blinkingly around the...

Duration:01:02:58

The Third Foot: Alternatives to the World Cup

11/27/2022
COME SEE OUR LIVE SHOW AT VAULT FESTIVAL NEXT YEAR! SUNDAY FEBRUARY 19TH, 8:40PM IN WATERLOO: https://vaultfestival.com/events/worst-foot-forward-live-recording/ Join us as we celebrate events preceding the World Cup, Intercalcalated Olympic Games and the FIFI Wild Cup. Anything as a distraction from the repulsive Human Rights Abuse Jamboree currently taking place in Qatar. Listen in and you'll find out the link between international football and ice tea, why you should never bet against...

Duration:00:42:06

Ep 262b: Best of the Worst of the Best 19

11/20/2022
Once more it's time to put a bit of pep in your step with a sunnyside up episode about the best things in the world. This time we revisit episodes from 2018 to discover the best ever toys, tattoos, musical movies, epidemics (yes, it was tricky to find this one!) and gigs. We bring a cracking mix of prehistoric men, literate adventures, cross-dressing cannibalism and, for once, the Catholic church being the good guys. Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde Join us on...

Duration:01:10:37

Ep 262: Carly Smallman - World's Worst Fortune Teller

11/6/2022
Gazing into our crystal ball, what does the future hold for us? Well, apparently, it's an episode about the World's Worst Fortune Teller with comedian and Tarot officianado Carly Smallman. Carly takes aim at one of the biggest tv psychics in the UK, Barry throws chickens off a ship and Ben goes rogue in the green-grocers. Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @carlysmallman Follow us on Instagram: @worstfoot Join us on our Discord server!...

Duration:01:08:31

The Third Foot: October 31st

10/30/2022
Watch our Hallowe'en Movie Watchalong of "Plan 9 From Outer Space": https://youtu.be/2_FilcFKgEY?t=222 It's Hallowe'en, the most ghastly time of the year, and Ben is taking Barry through a calendar of catastrophe as he looks at the date October 31st through the ages. There are births and deaths, a German werewolf, and a British occultist - all the usual Worst Foot fare! Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde Follow us on Instagram: @worstfoot Join us on our Discord...

Duration:00:27:35

Ep 261: Tim Clare - World's Worst Novelist

10/23/2022
Nuzzle down into your cosiest reading nook, pour an extra large dram of brandy into your hot chocolate and don your favourite cardie as we leaf through the pages to find history's worst novelist. Joined by author, poet, editor and podcast Tim Clare we read the absolute pits of the literary world so you don't have to. From football manager side projects to prose's answer to William McGonnogal, with a smattering of world-class French pretension, there are no ends to huge ambition and lack of...

Duration:01:36:48

Plan 9 From Outer Space Watchalong - TRAILER

10/20/2022
It's time from a treat from your podcasting tricksters! Join Barry and Ben for a live streamed movie watchalong! We'll be curling up with popcorn and enjoy the frighteningly bad Plan 9 From Outer Space, Ed Wood's monstrously mish-mash masterpiece. Join us on Thursday 27th October at 8.30pm BST on the Worst Foot Forward YouTube Channel, where you can watch and chat along with us. To find us on YouTube, it might be quicker to go to tinyurl.com/worstfootforward, and you can set a reminder....

Duration:00:03:27

Ep 260: Chris Kehoe - World's Worst Judge

10/9/2022
All rise for the dishonourable pair of Barry and Ben, joined by the arbitrary comedian and barrister Chris Kehoe for an episode all about the World's Worst Judge. There are fuddy-duddy judges with disdain for pop culture, American judges with a flair for sentencing and the clash between a punk hero and an icon of daytime TV: Johnny Rotten v Judge Judy. Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde Follow us on Instagram: @worstfoot Join us on our Discord server!...

Duration:01:04:05

The Third Foot: Queuing

9/30/2022
With the UK gripped by Queuemania in the wake of the death of the Queen, with some people waiting over 24 hours in line to view her coffin lying in state, Barry takes Ben on a winding journey through some facts about queuing. There are formulae for calculating wait times, the rules for waiting at Wimbledon and Soviet hamburgers. Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde Follow us on Instagram: @worstfoot Join us on our Discord server! https://discord.gg/9buWKthgfx Visit...

Duration:00:32:09

Ep 259b: Best of the Worst of the Best 18

9/26/2022
This week we've raided the vaults to find the sunnyside option in our choice for fictional children, death scene, cult, president and fan fiction. It takes us a merry dance through the worlds of 1920s gangsters, the suspiciously unsinister side of Japanese neo-religions and the ever-reliable imagination of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde Join us on our Discord server! https://discord.gg/9buWKthgfx Visit www.worstfootforwardpodcast.com...

Duration:01:23:02

Ep 259: Dr. Alfredo Carpineti - World's Worst Planet

9/11/2022
Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde To trivia...and beyond! The podcast goes galactic this week with an episode about the World's Worst Planet and yes, we know, if you have a problem with the show's naming convention you're too late. We're 259 episodes in, we ain't going back now! Alongside us is astrophysicist Dr. Alfredo Carpineti who explains to us EXACTLY what a planet is, while Ben looks back in time and Barry cheats a bit by mentioning some moons. Follow us on...

Duration:01:10:38

The Third Foot: Procrastination

9/2/2022
*Note to self: Remember to insert witty explanation about this Third Foot bonus episode about Procrastination before release* Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde 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...

Duration:00:26:43

Ep 258: Matt Winning - World's Worst Apocalypse

8/28/2022
Don't panic! Well actually, do panic a little bit. For this special Patreon episode Ben and Barry have cornered real live climate scientist and comedian Matt Winning to find out how bad the climate catastrophe really is (bad) and how farcical it could otherwise have been (very). We discover the comet madness that gripped the world in 1910, the dangers of angering floating brains in space, a German count with a 3-storey ark and the real reason why climate change is so very bad, plus what we...

Duration:01:25:13

Ep 257b - World's Worst Edinburgh Fringe 2022 Compilation

8/14/2022
FIND DETAILS OF ALL PAST WFF GUESTS AT THE EDINBURGH FRINGE 2022 ON OUR SPREADSHEET: https://www.docdroid.net/UHLaiVx/worst-foot-forward-guests-at-edfringe-2022-pdf With a sweltering August, Ben on holiday and Barry performing his civid duty, the boys are taking a well earned hiatus. However, the pod-gods demand sacrifices and here we present at their altar a compilation episode! It contains some of our favourite moments featuring guests who are performing at this year's Edinburgh Fringe...

Duration:01:11:38

Ep 257: Mark Thomas - World's Worst Political Party

7/31/2022
Vote Worst Foot! We are waving banners, sporting rosettes and handing out manifestos written on the back of cigarette packets which week as we campaign for our candidates to be the World's Worst Political Party. We have Mark Thomas as our guest alongside us on the hustings, a political comedian of the highest calibre who tells us about his own experience of running for election and lots more besides. Ben puts forward a Czechslovakian party from the 1910s which was as much performance art as...

Duration:01:08:59