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The Ricky Gervais Podcast, Series 1

Episode 7 Released 16 January 2006

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Ricky, Steve and Karl move swiftly along to their seventh online podcast.


#1. Hello! I'm Already Writing My Speech, Baby! - [00:00:00]

Ricky kicks off the show in trademark style. Is there an award for podcasting? If so, he is confident. Steve reminds the fans to register on to get updates on the future shows. More and more correspondents pour in. People have put a lot of effort into various art projects inspired by the trio, including a flattering drawing of them in a studio, which inspires Ricky to spout a now-famous soundbite, relating to Karl's head. An emailer has an intriguing question for Karl: "What body parts could you live without?" - other than, obviously, the brain. Karl remembers an occasion when he struggled with the washing up as he was attempting to do it without his thumbs. Ricky explains the necessity of thumbs from an evolutionary standpoint, but this is, of course, lost on Karl. This also reminds Karl of the time he saw a naked woman while washing up and decided to show her a bit of arse cheek back, to even it out. Karl also remembers the other weirdos who live across from him.



#2. Your Little Round-Headstone - [00:08:06]

Karl has a new mantra: "Never has a Manc said so much, to so many, that means so little". More animal facts for Karl. Octopus have testicles in their head, which isn't surprising as all they are is a head. The next question for Karl is "What person would Karl most like to be?" Karl, as always, has many questions about the specifics of the query. He would be Bruce Willis. Although, being rich has its own disadvantages. Karl has recently ended a ten year job, and finds he has a lot of free time. He feels like an old man, because he is pottering about and all of a sudden, going to the cobblers is a day out. This reminds Karl of his Uncle Alf who was a cobbler. Alf slept in a rubber dinghy and had two broken TVs. Karl likens the shoes Uncle Alf cobbles to the cars on Pimp My Ride. Karl is considering walking dogs and doing a paper rounds as a career to make ends meet and still be happy.


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#3. I Think That Was Newton - "Knowledge is Hassle" - [00:15:56]

People are emailing brainy stuff. Lots of philosophy, including info about Descartes. Ricky summarises Descartes' ideas. He said "I think, therefore I am". This annoys Karl. Karl mentions Plato, who he thinks was killed by an egg dropped by a bird who thought his bald head was a rock. Ricky and Steve are understandably stunned. Karl thinks this attests to the fact that knowledge is hassle. If Plato was just working in a factory, he wouldn't have had money to go on holiday and wouldn't have died.



#4. Is It To Do With Sewing? - [00:19:54]

More discussions on well known mantras. Steve mentions "a stitch in time saves nine" and asks for Karl's interpretation. Ricky explains the analogy. Karl has his own theory in relation to the mantra. Ricky dismisses Karl's idea, and Karl mentions his lack of desire to go to the doctor. As always, it boils down to his concern they're going to try the old finger trick. Ricky and Steve explain its simplicity and necessity once again, but Karl is still unwilling to change his opposition. He would like to be taught how to do it himself.


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#5. They Go From Building to Building Just Building - [00:25:05]

It's that time - Monkey News. Similar to last week, this week's is about tall buildings. While working on a building site, a man is surprised to see a little fella working on the top bit. He is curious why this bloke stays working high up and never comes down, after more investigation, the bloke makes a startling revelation...


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#6. Thank You for Listening - [00:30:07]

Ricky thanks the listeners, Positive Internet and Guardian Unlimited.




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Released:16 January 2006
Runtime:30 minutes, 42 seconds
Added to Podrot:17/07/2016
Best of: No
Artist:Ricky Gervais
Album:The Ricky Gervais Podcast, Series 1
Published by:Ricky Gervais
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