The Ricky Gervais Guide to… MEDICINE – Ricky Gervais, Steve Merchant & Karl Pilkington


The Ricky Gervais Guide to… MEDICINE Here’s the first in a series of in-depth discussions on a variety of subjects relating to humanity’s greatest endeavors. Around the table, Ricky Gervais, Steve Merchant, and the glabrous luminary Karl Pilkington. In this episode, MEDICINE, we explore the treatment of human ailments through history – from trepanation (or ‘oles in the ‘ed) in early tribal societies right through to the possible, if improbable, future of medical technology. Ricky Steve and Karl offer a uniquely ill-informed appraisal, from medicine’s superstitious roots in shamanism, the beginnings of empiricism, and on to today’s holistic ideal. Areas of discussion include the dangers of leaving yoghurt pots in fridges; how over-enthusiastic janitors can stifle scientific progress; how hygiene impacts on immunity; Karl’s ideas on empathic diagnosis; fruit-based contraception; the risks of eye surgery; the politics of treating obesity; conjugal care-workers; geriatric clinical trials; Karl’s take on palliative care; and the inevitable anal-probing….

Customer Reviews

Buffon or Comic Genious?????

guys trust me its well worth a couple of quid……………………very very funny………….. i still cant decide if Karl is an idiot or a comic genious


Funniest trio in the world. They never fail to make me laugh and this audiobook is just as good as all their other stuff. Keep the drivel coming guys!

Karls Head is Just Too Round!!

Astonishingly Karls head is so round, plants have been mistaking it for the sun and have been trying to photosynthesis to no avail, killing many rare species and vital crops along the way. Consequently Botanists, eager gardeners and farmers all over England are starting a petition to ban Karl from going anywhere near their plants. Early signs are indicating Karls big round head is costing the British Plant Industry millions of pounds in damages. Alan Titshmarsh declined to comment, but is believed to be livid. In the longer run, the decrease in Oxygen production could be catastrophic, Scientists are extrememly worried.

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