401 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

    • Comedy
    • 4.9 • 101 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 299: Tom Price - World's Worst Golfer

    Ep 299: Tom Price - World's Worst Golfer

    Join us as we tee off across history to discover the definitive worst golfer in history. Accompanied by actor, comedian, radio host and golf obsessive Tom Price, Ben and Barry encounter Presidents, prison officers and the infamous Phantom of the Open.
    Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @VanderLaugh
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    Take a butcher's at Ben's Substack here: https://vanderlaugh.substack.com/
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    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

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Ep 298: Steve Best - World's Worst Photographer

    Ep 298: Steve Best - World's Worst Photographer

    Join us in the WFF dark room as we search through the negatives of the worst ever photographs in the company of master comedian and photographer Steve Best. We talk mundanity, plagiarism and a very talented and opportunistic ape.
    Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @VanderLaugh @SteveBestComic
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    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

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Ep 297: Radu Isac - World's Worst Chess Grandmaster

    Ep 297: Radu Isac - World's Worst Chess Grandmaster

    Check out this episode, mate! This week's gambit involves Romanian stand-up comedian and chess enthusiast Radu Isac joining us to discuss the world's worst chess grandmaster. We blitz our way through various aspects of the game's history, from its multiple weird adaptations to those players who cheated using everything from phones to sleight-of-hand, and there is even an appearance by our old friend The Mechanical Turk.
    Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @VanderLaugh @raduisac
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    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
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Ep 296: Sharon Wanjohi - World's Worst Teacher

    Ep 296: Sharon Wanjohi - World's Worst Teacher

    Read Ben's new Substack here, including articles about Obsession and The Beatles, prehistoric shananigans and a short story about a very sinister bookmakers: https://vanderlaugh.substack.com/
    Sit up straight, eyes front, pens at the ready and don't even think of aiming your peashooter at the back of our heads. It's time for your detention project: listening to us discover the world's worst teacher. This week we meet philanderers, pranksters and dictators. So no different to any other faculty...
    Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @VanderLaugh @SharonWanjohi_
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    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
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    The Third Foot: Snooker

    The Third Foot: Snooker

    With the Snooker World Championship in full swing, Ben takes us for a break around the table with a potted history of snoooker, with some billiards and pool thrown in. There are tales of deathly dull games, the day inclement weather halted a match and the story of one snooker referee's brush with musical superstardom.
    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

    • 25 min
    Ep 295: Angus Dunican - World's Worst Ventriloquist

    Ep 295: Angus Dunican - World's Worst Ventriloquist

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    Try and see our lips move on this week's episode as Angus Dunican returns to talk to us about the World's Worst Ventriloquist. From puppets on the beat to those who faced down the Nazis and lived to tell the tale, there's something for everyone in here. Assuming everyone has at least one type of creepy puppet they're kind of into...
    Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @VanderLaugh @AngusDunican
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    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
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    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
101 Ratings

101 Ratings

_rowantree_ ,

Brings joy to every Monday morning

The perfect soundtrack to getting ready for the working week. I’ve listened to the whole back catalogue now, some episodes more than once, and couldn’t recommend the podcast more

Ragnaiel ,

Hilarious, charming and fascinating!

Rapidly working my way through the back catalogue, and I’m enjoying all of them!

Papa Smee ,

Always Funny, Always Brilliant

I was put on to this Podcast by my partner and we have been devouring the back catalogue together. Ben and Barry are spectacular company and the guests and topics they cover are always fun and interesting.

There is no other podcast which produces such a high level of laughs and 'oh I didn't know that' moments.

Cannot reccomend it enough. Put it in your earholes.

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