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  • Summary

  • Join Ricky Gervais, Steve Merchant and the glabrous luminary Karl Pilkington for a series of in-depth discussions from the human body to the arts. Ponder along with the comedians as they debate the important things in life and society, from the controversial to the everyday.

    As always, in the midst of taking stances on issues as wide ranging as capital punishment and natural remedies, both Ricky and Steve take the opportunity to draw out Karl's often nonchalant and superficial take on the subjects leading to hilarious tangents. An amusing opportunity to explore fascinating topics.

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Episodes
  • Ep. 1: Medicine

    Mar 5 2018

    [Contains explicit content] Areas of discussion include the dangers of leaving yoghurt pots in fridges; how over-enthusiastic janitors can stifle scientific progress; how hygiene impacts on immunity; Karl's ideas on empathic diagnosis; fruit-based contraception; the risks of eye surgery; the politics of treating obesity; conjugal care-workers; geriatric clinical trials; Karl's take on palliative care; and the inevitable anal-probing....

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    53 mins
  • Ep. 2: Natural History

    Mar 5 2018

    [Contains explicit content] Areas of discussion include: The heuristic potential of flora and fauna; Karl is impressed by a new motoring accessory; Seashores to semiconductors; Gene genius; Monkey thumping; Karl's instinct for extinction; Self-improvement a la Frankenstein; Dodos - a dead delicacy?; Aurally challenged alligators, hedonistic rodents and horse-biting ranidae; Genital aesthetics - Karl talks bollocks.

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    46 mins
  • Ep. 3: The Arts

    Mar 5 2018

    [Contains explicit content] In this episode we ask the question, "What is art?"; Karl offers his thoughts on Hirst's oeuvre; Practical considerations regarding art in the home; Karl through the looking glass; Primeval paintings; Gratuitous graffiti; Sculptures in the Square; Karl on political works of art; Karl on film; Outsider art; Whistler's mother-in-law; Music - from Vaughan Williams to Whittaker; Shakespeare's plays on words; Harry the war poet.

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    52 mins

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Hilarious!

I’m not sure why the bad reviews. It’s a comedy podcast and it’s great. Ricky Gervais is one of the best comedians of our time. Creator of The Office. One of the best shows ever.

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Ricky, Steve, and Karl are hilarious

The podcasts were amazing. Then Ricky moved on to this series in which he and Steve tried (mostly futilely) to teach Karl about various topics. Karl is a simpleton who is nevertheless profound. His reactions to things sometimes baffle Ricky and Steve. Ricky's joyous laughter is infectious. This series is an outstanding listen.

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Hilarious! Loved it!

Brilliantly done. Have not laughed so much in months. I will be looking for more audiobooks by Ricky Gervais and his two buddies.

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Interesting

This is a great listen while I watch the NBA - not a fan of most announcers so I turn to Audible to get me through a game. I like thee voices of these guys, Merchant, Gervais and Pilkington - they are three of my favorites.

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I so love them.

They are so funny and I do love Ricky's laugh! I'm a newbie to podcasts, glad I picked this.

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Poor delivery and content, bad voice acting. Very boring, hard to stay entertained for the entire thing.

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