Gervais Claims New Podcasting Record; Most Hyped Podcast Ever?

Jun 22nd, 2006 | By | Category: Audio Podcasting, General, Strange

GervaisPodcasting comedian Ricky Gervais is claiming to have beaten his own his own record for the most downloaded podcast ever. Earlier in the year, his podcast landed him in the Guinness Book of World Records with an average of 261,670 downloads per episode.But people didn’t stop downloading the show once he got the record. So the number got bigger. According to Gervais, the total rose to 541,329 by the time the first series of The Ricky Gervais Show ended in February.

Gervais began charging for his podcast with his second series. He hasn’t released figures for downloads of later episodes.According to the BBC, Gervais’s show “largely consists of Gervais and Merchant teasing Pilkington for his idiotic ideas, including his regular Monkey News bulletin of news stories about apes.”

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