I’m completely behind Fred’s view on the Ricky Gervais podcast. I love love love the podcast. I haven’t been a huge adopter of podcasts, having lost my iPod on a trip last year, but we often listen to Ricky Gervais (and pals) on the computer or on our stereo via TiVo’s functionality. “Monkey News” has become a catchphrase around our household. (Could it be the first podcast-spawned media meme?) But still, I’m not willing to pay. Put advertising on it and make it free, will you? Or at least make that an option. They’ve already been doing house ads for Gervais-related content properties, and that doesn’t detract from the experience at all.
P.S. Should I get a video iPod? (It’s like I need the blogosphere’s blessing before I take the plunge.) Or maybe just a Nano or Shuffle? Too many iPod choices.
UPDATE: I’ve noticed this blog entry is one of my more popular content items, probably because people are searching for the actual Gervais Podcast. And so, by popular demand, here is a link to where you can access both seasons. The page where you used to be able to access season 1, for free, is apparently no longer making it available. That’s lame. Not only do you have to pay for season 2, but they’re also making you pay for season 1, previously available for free. Yuck.