195 episodes

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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Worst Foot Forward Hosted by Ben Van der Velde and Barry McStay

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    • 5.0, 2 Ratings

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

    Ep 164: Davey Reilly - World's Worst Celebrity Hip-Hop Album

    Ep 164: Davey Reilly - World's Worst Celebrity Hip-Hop Album

    Boy, have we gone niche this week! Not content with already having covered hip-hop albums, this week we zoom in on that benighted land of "celebrity" in the company of Irish comedian and wrestling fanatic Davey Reilly. And sure enough, Davey drags a wrestler through the mud of his own creation. Meanwhile, Ben takes us to the Utah House of Representatives, and Barry casts an eye over misguided sports teams and 80s icon Mr T.
    Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @DaveyReilly
    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

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Ep 163: Dr Lucy Rogers - World's Worst Science Communicator

    Ep 163: Dr Lucy Rogers - World's Worst Science Communicator

    God, the episode titles really don't really treat our guests very well, do they!? Dr Lucy Rogers is an absolutely world class science communicator, an inventor with a sense of fun and a whole lot to say to us on the topic of the World's Worst Science Communicator. She shares stories of fat trains and thin stations, Barry dives down ferret-holes in search of the evolutionary tree of fairies, and Ben takes aim at a big hitter: Alexander Graham Bell, hater of sign language.
    Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @DrLucyRogers
    Visit www.worstfootforwardpodcast.com for all previous episodes and you can now donate to us on Patreon if you’d like to support Ben’s baby and Barry’s crippling trivia addiction: https://www.patreon.com/WorstFootForward
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    • 1 hr
    Ep 162: Madison Coby - World's Worst Poster

    Ep 162: Madison Coby - World's Worst Poster

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    This week we're joined by the creative whirlwind Madison Coby: actor, graphic designer and illustrator to discuss all the things that can go wrong on a simple piece of A3 paper. We dive into the worlds of fashion, film-making and wartime propaganda to discuss words and images that should never have been put together on paper.

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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Ep 161: Joseph Cullen - World's Worst Farmer

    Ep 161: Joseph Cullen - World's Worst Farmer

    We're reaping what we sow this week on WFF as actor, improviser, comedian and producer Joseph Cullen, whose family are of Cornish farming stock, is with us to talk about the World's Worst Farmer. We talk odd animals, dynamite, gong-farming and the man who taught the world about 'do nothing' farming.
    Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @joseph_cullen90
    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

    • 1 hr 6 min
    The Third Foot: Virtual Walking Tour Of London (Bonus Episode)

    The Third Foot: Virtual Walking Tour Of London (Bonus Episode)

    We’re not really meant to bring groups of tourists wandering around London in these locked-down times, so Ben and Barry lead a virtual walking tour of the capital of the UK. This was live-streamed on Sunday 26th April 2020, and made use of Google Street View. There was a scavenger hunt if you want to have some fun at home, and you can follow along with the whole thing using the tour at this link: https://tourbuilder.withgoogle.com/builder#play/ahJzfmd3ZWItdG91cmJ1aWxkZXJyEQsSBFRvdXIYgIDg6KXr9wkM/ahJzfmd3ZWItdG91cmJ1aWxkZXJyJwsSBFRvdXIYgIDg6KXr9wkMCxIJUGxhY2VtYXJrGICA4Jj94b0JDA
    Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde
    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

    • 2 hrs 55 min
    Ep 160: Sadie Clark - World's Worst Rom-Com

    Ep 160: Sadie Clark - World's Worst Rom-Com

    Is this a podcast? I hadn't noticed. It's time, folks. It's a topic we've had on the radar for a while and finally we settle down on the sofa to watch the World's Worst Rom-Com. Alongside writer and actress Sadie Clark and our special guest judge Dani Charlton, we debate your Four Weddings, your Loves Actually, your Ten Things and so much more. There are star turns from Rob Reiner's mother, Matthew Goode's bad Irish accent, a magical crab and a herd of orphans.
    Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @SadieLeylaClark @dani_charlton
    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
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    • 1 hr 12 min

Customer Reviews

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Worst Foot Forward is what I turn to when I am exhausted by grim reality and just need to laugh. Ben and Barry's repartee is less fattening than a Ben and Jerry's ice cream, funnier than a Tom and Jerry cartoon, and their selection of guests transforms every serving into a banana split.

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