The Ricky Gervais Show (XFM)

Hear the writers discuss Karl Pilkington on the Secret Cave Podcast!

I know there’s a steadfast handful who will agree with me when I say that the XFM radio shows, hosted by Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant and Karl Pilkington, are the finest work any of them has produced. ย Predating their far more well known podcasts, and any of Pilkington’s now ubiquitous solo outings, these bootlegged series have such intensity that it would be impossible to replicate. ย Considering the more cleanly produced approach of their spiritual sequels, it’s clear that theyย really did think barely anyone was listening. ย The freedom this allowed them and the controversy it would occasionally cause would both become key aspects; anarchic madness punctuating the show at every turn.…   [continue reading]