When The Ricky Gervais Show free podcasts were first launched this past winter, they racked up a record-setting 4 million downloads. And when the creators started charging for the podcasts, they went straight to number 1 on bestseller lists in the US and the UK. Now, the best of these podcasts are available in this snappy hardcover, featuring full-color illustrations. But who is Karl Pilkington? He is, on the one hand, a radio producer who worked with Ricky Gervais and his long-time writing partner Stephen Merchant on their highly popular UK radio show. He is, on the other hand, a brilliant mind, locked inside a perfectly round head, and uncluttered by the unhelpful constraints of logic or common sense. In this pithy and hilarious book, Karl is in conversation with the often bewildered Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, the writers and stars of ?The Office, ? and ?Extras, ? outwitting even these comedy Goliaths with his takes on such contentious issues as monkeys in space, the lack of Chinese homeless people, reincarnation, and favorite superpowers. Read it and be educated?or horrified?and certainly amused.Pilkington, Karl is the author of 'World of Karl Pilkington ', published 2006 under ISBN 9781401303426 and ISBN 1401303420.