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Website/Description (Credited 1,714 times over 263 shows)

Started in late 2005, Pilkipedia has grown to become an incredible encyclopaedia of all thing Karl Pilkington, Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant. Pilkipedia details every show the trio have ever done, in amazing detail. It's also home to a very active and popular forum. The descriptions, chapter text and timestamps for all our Ricky Gervais and Steve Merchant content was sourced from Pilkipedia. If you're a fan of the K-man, you're probably already familiar with Pilkipedia, if not, you should be. Read more here.

BBC 6 Music (Credited on 399 shows)

BBC Radio 6 Music has been the birthplace of many a memorable show (The Russell Howard & Jon Richardson Show, The Jon Richardson Show, The Steve Show), but most notably for podrot it's the birthplace of The Russell Brand Show. Russell first appeared on 6 Music in December 2005, alongside podrot regular Karl Pilkington to fill in for Nemone over a period of three consecutive days. In April 2006 Russell was given his own show on 6 Music, taking over from Liz Kershaw. The show was broadcast on Sunday mornings between 10am and 1pm. Karl Pilkington joined Russell as co-host but was soon replaced by Matt "Every Man" Morgan and Trevor "Eat Your Fudge" Lock. The early Russell Brand Shows on 6 Music were often themed, such classics and fan favourites being "Irrational Hatred", "Likes", "What Have I Done to Deserve This?", "This Means Nothing to Me", "Feeling Free", "Shame" and “Worldcup Memories” to name but a few. The 6 Music shows had a slightly less hectic feel compared to the later Radio 2 shows, which some fans perferred.

The Russell Brand Show on BBC 6 Music is available here. (Credited on 203 shows) (Credited on 203 shows)

XFM (Credited on 179 shows)

The birthplace of The Ricky Gervais show. Ricky and Steve actually started the show back in 1998, three years before meeting Karl Pilkington. The original show (often referred to as series 0) ran from January through August of 1998, once a week on Sunday afternoons. Following the takeover of XFM by Capital Radio group that same year, Ricky and Steve took voluntary redundancy. However, they were invited back in 2001 following the success of The Office. XFM had given them their own show yet again, and it's here where the duo became a trio, with the introduction of Karl Pilkington, the then "producer" of the new show. Cassette tape recordings of series 0 were provided by Pilkipedia forum member, Jezoc in 2008, and are available here. More information about Series 0 can be found here, as can information and history relating to series 1-4, here.

The Ricky Gervais Show on XFM is available here, here, here and here.

XFM was also home to Russell Brand for a brief time in 2002, during his "drugbrella" phase (can't do him for it). Russell was sacked that same year for reading pornographic material live on air during his weekly Sunday afternoon show. Recordings of these shows are rumoured to exist by some, but have yet to make their way online. If you have any recordings of these shows, please get in touch. We'd love to hear from you :) (Credited on 143 shows) (Credited on 129 shows)

Not a huge amount is known about this archive, but it's been floating around the Matt Morgan Appreciation Society since 2009 and features full radio rip recordings of all 129 Russell Brand shows. Prior to this archive being uploaded, only the podcast versions of each show were available. These full versions contain an average of 20 minutes extra material per show and are what we stream by default.

The archive was created by someone calling themselves "kfa". If this is you and you'd like a name check, please get in touch :)

The MMAS (Credited on 120 shows)

Ahhh, the good ol' Matt Morgan Appreciation Society. Seen by Russell Brand as "a dangerous splinter group", this Facebook group was setup in mid 2007, and is now home to almost 3,500 "Morganites". For those who don't know, Matt Morgan was Russell Brands co-host on his BBC 6 Music and Radio 2 shows. He was also Russell’s co-writer for much of his TV work and stand up. Matt is somewhat of an enigma, as he prefers to dwell in the shadows, away from the limelight. However, he is much beloved by fans of the Russell Brand show. The MMAS is more popular than ever, having recently arranged a very successful meet-up/orgy in London to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the radio show. The phrase "podrot" was coined by the MMAS, meaning "podcast related brainrot". The MMAS is also home to "Pinipedia". This is where we sourced the descriptions for all of our Russell Brand show pages. (Credited on 113 shows)

Started in October 2008, "The Russell Brand Podcast Archive" hosted all the original podcast MP3s released by the BBC for the Russell Brand show, and became extremely popular following the infamous "sachsgate" scandal and subsequent cancelation of the radio show. Sadly this domain expired at the end of 2015, and the archive is no longer active. All the podcast versions of the Russell Brand show we host are credited as being downloaded from this once great archive.

BBC Radio 2 (Credited on 98 shows)

After gaining popularity, the Russell Brand Show was moved from Sunday mornings on BBC 6 Music to BBC Radio 2, where it was given a primetime slot of 9pm til 11pm every Saturday. This allowed for Russell to secure interviews with various a-list celebrities, including Zippy from Rainbow, Big Bird and Mr. Snuffleupagus from Sesame Street, Geoff Capes, C3P0, Grotbags, the creator of Bagpuss, the creator of Superted, Trigger from Only Fools and Horses and Mike from Neighbours to name but a few. As well as fuelling his own nostalgia for 80s TV, Russell also used the show to interview a whole host of beloved and iconic musicians, actors, public figures and celebrities, too many to list here. The move to Radio 2 was very much the start of a new era for The Russell Brand Show. The station gave the show a platform to truly spread its wings and establish itself as (in my opinion) one of the greatest radio shows of all time. This website wouldn’t exist if it wasn’t for the Russell Brand Show on BBC Radio 2.

The Russell Brand show on BBC Radio 2 is available here.

Man Moth (Credited on 94 shows)

This is a fan made YouTube channel archiving the Ricky Gervais XFM shows in full. This channels YouTube videos are available as mirrored links on all our Ricky Gervais XFM show pages. (Credited on 43 shows)

The official website of Ricky "The Pasty" Gervais. Back in the day Ricky would announce new podcasts and post links on his website. He would also occasionally post exclusive behind the scenes content. All of which is still available as well as plenty of old news and posts about the podcasts.

audioBoom (Credited on 24 shows)

Russell Brand and Matt Morgan teamed up with audioBoom to release a series of 24 free podcasts (funded by very professional yet subtle on-air advertisements) exclusively on the audioBoom platform. The podcasts were released twice weekly between February and May 2015. This marked the first time in nearly 7 years the duo were creating regular content outside of one-off specials or promotional work.

The Russell Brand Podcast on Audioboom is available here.

Shepard Fairey (Credited on 9 shows)

Credited for the artwork on the front of "Russell Brand's Booky Wook 2", which was also used by us in the podrot artwork for the talkSPORT shows.

The Russell Brand Podcast on talkSPORT is available here.

talkSPORT (Credited on 9 shows)

Between October and December 2010, Russell Brand toured the UK with his former radio show co-host Matt Morgan to promote his second book "Booky Wook 2: This Time it's Personal" in association with talkSPORT, who released weekly podcasts of the performances, both on-stage and backstage recordings.

The Russell Brand Podcast on talkSPORT is available here.

Absolute Radio (Credited on 1 show)

In February 2016, Absolute Radio aired a one off show hosted by Noel Gallagher and Matt Morgan.

You can listen to a recording of the show here.


A YouTube channel featuring full episodes of The Ricky Gervais Podcast as well as other comedy series and specials.

We embed this channels YouTube videos for the Ricky Gervais podcast and Guide To series.

The Russell Brand Show Archive

This is a fan run YouTube channel dedicated to archiving EVERY episode and related content of The Russell Brand Show on 6 Music, Radio 2, talkSPORT & audioBoom. With all shows, items, behind the scenes clips, viddycasts, celeb interview clips, items, best bits & more a subscription here will satisfy all your pin pinning needs. This channels YouTube videos are available as mirrored links on almost all our Russell Brand show pages. We have also mirrored this channels numbering system, as to avoid any confusion and hopefully establish an episode numbering standard amongst fans.

Oddly, this is a price comparison site, but it looks like the person running it also used the domain to upload recordings of the Ricky Gervais XFM radio shows (2001 - 2005). I could be wrong, but I believe this guy was the first person to upload the shows?

If so, thank you very much, check out his site :)

World Of KP

Another YouTube channel featuring full episodes of The Ricky Gervais Podcast as well as XFM shows and other miscellaneous uploads.

We embed this channels YouTube videos for some of the Ricky Gervais podcast series as well as for mirrored links on other Ricky Gervais content.


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