FAME Podcast

Ricky Gervais and Steve Merchant returned to XFM, the alternative London-based radio station in September 2001 after the first series of The Office had been broadcast. Due to the phenomenal success of the show, Ricky was important enough to now be given his own producer, one Karl Pilkington. Although Karl was hired to just "press the buttons", Ricky and Steve got him involved more and more with the show over the subsequent weeks and soon became fascinated with his personal life, unconventional childhood and ridiculous stories. By the end of the first season Karl had become a crucial part of the show's success.


In late 2007, Ricky, Steve and Karl recorded a podcast that was given out free to people who attended Ricky's stand up show, Fame. It was recorded on a CD, which was placed on every seat in the theatre where Ricky was playing. It was originally given as a gift to those who attended the show. The show was the first podcast the trio had worked on in almost 8 months. It was released publicly via Ricky's official podcast on iTunes on 10th October 2007.

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