Ricky Gervais podcasts

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For all you Office & Extras fans out there with iPods, this may be of some interest to you. :)


Starting Monday December 5 2005: Ricky Gervais on Guardian Unlimited, an exclusive series of podcasts that will tackle, finally, the big questions.

Such as: "Jellyfish - do we need them"? And: "Why do you never see an old bloke eating a Twix"?

The brand-new series of 30-minute audio programmes will see Gervais joined by writing partner Stephen Merchant and the man Gervais calls "the funniest man alive", Karl Pilkington. "The trouble is," adds Gervais, "he doesn't know he's being funny".

"I want to do a radio show where I can say what I want, when I want, for as long as I want and that's free for anybody who can be bothered to listen, anywhere in the world," Gervais says. "We didn't want it to just be the best bits of a radio programme you'd missed so this is a show that is straight-to-podcast.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/rickygervais
 

EGT

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Hmmm, I'll defiantly give it a try. Are you going to be listening in BV?
 

Blue Velvet

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EGT said:
Hmmm, I'll defiantly give it a try. Are you going to be listening in BV?
Possibly. Haven't even updated iTunes from 4.8 and my iPod is full. Wonder if I can put them onto my Shuffle instead?

Even though I like Ricky Gervais, I posted this more as a heads-up to everybody out there in radio-land.
 

Loge

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Sounds like the excuse I needed to finally see what these podcasts are all about. Thanks. :)
 

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Blue Velvet said:
Possibly. Haven't even updated iTunes from 4.8 and my iPod is full. Wonder if I can put them onto my Shuffle instead?

Even though I like Ricky Gervais, I posted this more as a heads-up to everybody out there in radio-land.
By default, your shuffle won't put podcasts on. However, if you drag and drop it onto the shuffle, it should add it. :)

Out of interest, why havn't you upgraded your iTunes?
 

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XIII said:
...Out of interest, why havn't you upgraded your iTunes?
Because it hasn't added the functionality I'm looking for and I have some iTunes scripts that I haven't updated yet.

4.8 still does exactly what I use it for... namely, playing music.

Anyway, don't want to drag this thread too far off-topic. ;)
 

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Just listening to the first one now... it's really the Karl Pilkington show so far, much like some of the XFM shows.

S'ok.

'mixing concrete in a pelican' :D
 

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Just hit up the first episode and i found it hilarious, definatly one of my fave podcasts around....

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EGT

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He's at the top of the list of most popular podcasts in iTunes. ITV had him on the news 2 or 3 times last night talking about them so I'm not surprised.

On another note, the New Scientist podcast is a good listen. I look forward to their future podcasts. I recommend it for anyone else interested in science stuff.
 

.Andy

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The Mergui Archipelago
I finally got around to listening to it today and it is fantstic. I love them talking about the banana dispenser on the spacecraft :D. I also like how when they are talking about bodcasts that they change the album art to start to show a picture of Bod in the album art window. Very clever ;).
 

belair

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Uh…yeah…Ah. Love all that.

It's the second podcast I have downloaded and it's the only one I kept on listening till the end.
Looking forward for the next ones.
 

3rdpath

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"you know the Flinstones is only partly based on fact..."

was at the gym and damn near fell off the eliptical after hearing that...so f'n funny. had to turn on something else cause there was absolutely no way to work out while listening...ntm, the stares is was getting because of my laughter.

thanks again for the link.
 

pknz

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Lacero: Have you tried both the MP3 and MP4 file on your iPod?

Download the MP3 file here
(suitable for playing directly on your PC or copy it to your portable player)

Download the MP4 file here
(enhanced for iTunes and photo iPods)
 
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