Worst Foot Forward

A weekly Comedy and History podcast
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It's a contest about a contest today as we bring podcaster and Eurovision Song Contest fanatic Kris Ball to help us sort out the World's Worst Eurovision Act. In what may be a baffling experience for anyone not from this continent, we discuss m
We're splicing ourselves into a model of a burning building this week as we bring shonky jeopardy into your ears. Joining us to celebrate the worst that Hollywood can deliver is actor, painter and writer Daniel Quirke. We reveal quite how metho
We've got ants in our pants, bees in our knees and bugs in our earlugs this week as entomologist - and definitely not etymologist - Gary Hartley talks to us about the World's Worst Insect. Or rather, Gary stubbornly spends much of the show defe
Join us for some A-grade navel-gazing as we look back at the conception of our own podcast 5 years ago. We sprinkle in some bits of trivia along the way as we reminisce about Ben walking the London Underground, visits to nuclear bunkers and rev
Pop on your pads, adjust your box and settle in for an attritional afternoon at the crease as Ben and Barry are joined by Kiwi-Indian comedian Runi Talwar to debate about the world's worst cricketer. The show contains extravagant cheats, conmen
One more episode in our mini-hiatus due to Barry's work schedule as the boys get together for a good old natter about episodes 61-65 and pick their World's Best for the topics covered in those shows. We revisit our discussions with Steven Colgy
We continue our little hiatus from recording (largely thanks to Barry's eminently-over-employed status) with some more clips from the back catalogue. We have dug out some footage that didn't quite make the edit of 5 episodes from the start of 2
Holding positions people! Due to Barry's enormously crammed work diary and Ben's inability to source a charismatic, trivia-loving Irish homosexual at short notice, we've had to release a podcast palette cleanser with some of our favourite snipp
Inspired by the timeless glory of the sporting jamboree going on in Tokyo right now, Ben and Barry dive head first (with a triple twist and a confused pike) into the more leftfield history of the Olympic Games. They take a short look at the int
Pew pew, pew-pew-pew, laser sounds etc! It's time for Worst Foot Forward to go sub-atomic, intergalactic and beyond the realms of possibility with an episode all about the World's Worst Sci-Fi Movie. We are joined by comedian, streamer and sci-
Open wide, hold your nose and steady yourself to slop this week's episode down the hatch. Joined by poet Joshua Seigal we uncover the grimmest ingredients in history. Inside the Worst Foot cauldron this week are anchovies, Virgin Boy Eggs, gela
This episode belongs in a museum, preferably one of those that comes alive after dark with hilarious consequences. Returning to the show as our second ever three-time guest is actual archaeologist Paul Duncan McGarrity and what better subject t
We're back with another sweet WFF duet as Barry and Ben bring a bit of positivity into your ears. They head back to Eps 56-60 and pick out their favourite examples of the best tea, punishment, day, element and family tradition in history. Super
Welcome to the house of fun on Worst Foot Forward as this week we take a rollercoaster ride with YouTuber and presenter Tom Scott in the World's Worst Theme Park. Tom expands on the theoretical awfulness of a park that doesn't even exist yet -
New balls please! With a summer of sport upon us - among the heavy showers - the British summer tradition that is the Wimbledon Tennis Championship is returning after a Covid-induced hiatus. So sip your Pimms, swirl your strawberries and cream,
Pull up a chair, lay yourself a place at our wonky table and prepare to enjoy a stroll through our showroom of terrible furniture alongside our guide, multidisciplinary artist and woodworker Daniel Durnin. To your left you'll see a series of sa
We have done some blue-sky-thinking this week with an eye on disrupting markets and securing investment in our brand new episode: World's Worst Entrepreneur. Comedian Robin Morgan is with us to tell us why the owner of pub chain Wetherspoons na
We hope that you've remembered your running vest, shorts, socks and spikes, because if not you'll be listening to the whole show in your underwear! This week Ben and Barry are joined by Northern Irish sports journalist and Aussie Rules casualty
We're booting up the Worst Foot Supercomputer this week - aka our guest Tasha Dhanraj - and asking it to find the answer to the great question: What is the World's Worst PC Game? We've got a hard-drive full of all kinds of everything including
Spring has very definitely sprung and now summer is icumen in, bringing with it the usual mix of blazing sunshine and torrential rain. Given the love of the British and Irish for discussing the weather, Ben takes Barry on an appropriately whirl
This week's show is a giant Jackson Pollock splodge of a thing as we're joined by decluttering and sustainability expert Emma Gleeson to talk about the world's worst mess. We meet New York's most famous and tragic hoarders, environmentalist dra
It's looking sunnier outside and with that sunny disposition in our hearts, Ben and Barry look back with rose-tinted glasses at episodes 51 to 55 of Worst Foot Forward and seek out the best in those subjects. We've got Santa, Poet, Sequel, Pira
Knock knock! Who's there? Why it's the Worst Foot Forward guys with their guest Shalaka Kurup and they're poking their heads around various portals in search of the World's Worst Door. Inside you can find gates to hell, the crooked numbers on N
Turn your papers over, roll up your sleeves and hope that the cunning revision notes you'd tattooed onto your forearms in biro haven't smeared themselves into illegibility. This week we're joined by stand-up comedian, burlesque performer, lawye
Standing among the wreckage of the European Super League and the shattered dreams of the wealthy owners of Europe's richest football clubs, Barry takes Ben on a cash-fuelled binge through some of sport's worst moneymaking efforts and innovation
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