Gervais cashes in on podcast

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The world’s most downloaded podcast, The Ricky Gervais Show, returns for a second series – but this time you’ll have to pay for it. No longer available via The Guardian, it will be available only from and the iTunes music store, with the first episode online from February 28th.

Season 2 will consist of at least four half-hour shows, each costing 95p to download, or £3.75 for all four. Like the first series, the new shows feature Ricky Gervais with Stephen Merchant along with the butt of all jokes and opinions, Karl Pilkington. You can listen to a sample from the show now and sign-up to receive the new series at

Will it be as popular second time around? With a fee involved, you somehow doubt it.

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Dave Walker
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