My Favorite Podcast
On The Ricky Gervais Show (audible.com and itunes.com), Gervais (right, center) and Stephen Merchant (in glasses) - cocreators of the brilliant BBC series The Office and Extras - are joined by offbeat comedian Karl Pilkington for one of the most irreverent half hours you'll ever spend. Topics on the world's most downloaded podcast (as certified by The Guinness Book of World Records) run from the oblique (unappealing ultrasound scans!) to the sublime (visually impaired chameleons!), and Pilkington's jaw-droppingly daft observations are accented by Gervais's hyena-like guffaws. The caveat: Pilkington's voice is soft, so you may have to pump up the volume whenever he chimes in.