Worst Foot Forward
Hosted by Ben Van der Velde and Barry McStay
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)
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Ep 208: Anna Ploszajski - World's Worst Craft
Monday 19 April 2021
: This week we dive into a box overflowing with pipe cleaners, pasta shapes and PVA glue as we discover which craft, honed by humanity over...
Ep 207: Stuart Laws - World's Worst Movie Adaptation
Monday 12 April 2021
: We're making cuts and elisions all over the place this week as we try turn this mish-mash of facts into a coherent podcast about the World's...
Ep 206: Neil Delamere - World's Worst Explorer
Monday 05 April 2021
: This week we don our pith helmets, saddle up the camels and strike out into the wilderness in search of fame, fortune, lost cities and days...
The Third Foot: Around The World In 80 Fails (Bonus Episode)
Wednesday 31 March 2021
: For this month's bonus episode we bring you the audio from our recent live stream 'Around The World In 80 Fails' as we visit the eight major...
Ep 205: Moxie Labouche - World's Worst Coincidence
Monday 29 March 2021
: This week's episode is brimful of rickety oddness as we explore some of the most haphazard, dangerous and eerie coincidences in history....
Ep 204: World's Worst Comic - Paul Savage
Monday 22 March 2021
: We're perusing the pages of the World's Worst Comic books and strips this week in the company of comedian and illustrator Paul Savage - who...
Ep 203: Courtney Taylor - World's Worst Theatre
Monday 15 March 2021
: This is your 5 minute call ladies and gentlemen. Whether you're in the stalls or up in the gods, you'll enjoy the spectacle we produce for...
Ep 202: Sam Watson - World's Worst Horse
Monday 08 March 2021
: It's time for the mane event as Irish international equestrian Sam Watson joins us for a gallop through history in search of the World's...
Ep 201: Carl Donnelly - World's Worst Coffee
Monday 01 March 2021
: This week's episode is going to gently percolate into your ears over several hours, but only after passing through the digestive system of...
The Third Foot: SV Tasmania Berlin (Bonus Episode)
Friday 26 February 2021
: Listeners with an interest in football may well have heard the brilliant story of SV Tasmania Berlin as their unique record in German...
Ep 200: Birthday Special! with Johnny Chiodini & Paul Duncan McGarrity
Monday 22 February 2021
: For we're the jolly worst fellow, and so say all of you! Blimey, 200 episodes of this nonsense, who'd have thought it? And to celebrate this...
Ep 199: Hannah George - World's Worst Competition
Monday 15 February 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...
Ep 198: Sukh Ojla - World's Worst Sausage
Monday 08 February 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...
Ep 197: Mark Cooper-Jones - World's Worst Country
Monday 01 February 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...
The Third Foot: Inaugurations (Bonus Episode)
Friday 29 January 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...
Ep 196: Mo Omar - World's Worst Artist
Monday 25 January 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,...
Worst Lung Forward - Pirates (Redux)
Monday 18 January 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...
Ep 195: Kat Arney - World's Worst Nobel Laureate
Monday 11 January 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,...
Ep 194: Simon O'Rourke - World's Worst Tree
Monday 04 January 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....
The Third Foot - Predictions for 2021 (Bonus Episode)
Thursday 31 December 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...
The World's Worst 'Best of 2020' Episode
Monday 28 December 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...
Ep 193: The Worst Twelve Days of Christmas
Monday 21 December 2020
: Merry Crimblemas everyone! To send you into the festive period brimming with good cheer and premium eggnog, we've put together an episode...
Ep 192: Elf Lyons - World's Worst Fungus
Monday 14 December 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...
Ep 191: Neil Connolly - World's Worst Spy
Monday 07 December 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...
Ep 190: Jack Blackburn - World's Worst Parliamentarian
Monday 30 November 2020
: This week we call on the Honourable Member for Blackburn - that is, Times newspaper political diarist Jack Blackburn, who helps guide Barry...