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.  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.  Considering the more cleanly produced approach of their spiritual sequels, it’s clear that they really did think barely anyone was listening.  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]