Absolutely Mental podcast

Absolutely Mental

5 star

Ricky calls Sam to ask why we dream. They discuss why puns are terrible and explore some of the mechanics of comedy. Get access to the other 10 episodes at https://absolutelymental.com

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Hell WorldThese 2 are the worst...the end.Score: 1/5

Like chatting with a couple of very funny smart palsI’m a huge fan of Sam’s Making Sense podcast and really enjoyed Ricky’s Netflix series Afterlife which covers some of these themes. So as friends already, it feels natural that they’d be discussing this stuff anyway. It’s just great that we get to listen in. I’m on episode 5 already and it’s thought-provoking and funny and like all the best podcasts feels like sitting down chatting with a couple of your friends - albeit ones who are much funnier and clever than you are. Let’s hope for a second series!.Score: 5/5

HahaRick now knows how Karl felt !.Score: 5/5

Funny, poignant & relevantWhat more could you ask for..Score: 5/5

From Karl to SamThere is some wisdom here in amongst the Inanity, and a few through provoking discussions, however I would recommend Sam’s Waking Up App and His podcast Making Sense if you’re interested in more in depth discussions that don’t devolve into Sam having the head of a dog. I agree that perhaps Ricky goes on a bit in this podcast as others have mentioned, he also tends to lose the thread of Sam’s argument which defeats the thread of the point they’re trying to make and often makes the exact opposite point. But hey ho… it’s Ricky, you’re entertained or you’re not. And there is entertainment here. What’s most interesting is that Ricky has decided that Sam is his latest “Karl Pilkington” endlessly playing “would you rather” games. I guess Ricky was bored and decided that a leading intellectual was his best bet to ask stupid questions to. I don’t imagine we’ll see signs that say Sam Harris has the head of a F**k**ng Orange..Score: 3/5

Two of the most important peopleIn a world that seems to be going increasingly bonkers, the voice of reason gets drowned out. I can’t think of two better people to listen to in order to help stay sane..Score: 5/5

Great and fresh contentFantastic idea to connect comedian with intellectual. It’s kind of bold move to charge for new content straight away, but I can’t be arsed to complain, since I’ve paid more for Godzilla vs King Kong movie and found it as less entertaining.Score: 5/5

It's OK , but there are better conversationsMildly amusing , but to ask for payment for this series of chats is a joke in itself. Too much other stuff more worthy of your time..Score: 2/5

It’s not what we want and we probably never will get that.I like a lot of Rickys work but I feel like this podcasts since The Ricky Gervais show have all been a little bland. Without other comedians / funny friends with him, Ricky can come across rather annoying and less entertaining than we would like. Despite him not wanting to, a reunion with Merchant and Pilkington would be eaten up a lot happier than things like this. Even if it’s just for a one off fan celebration show. That’s all we really want, right? For thoes interested, Karl has appeared on The Two Shots Podcast and he’s fantastic on that..Score: 2/5

Sadly DisappointedI found it really slow and it was a white noise after a while ........Score: 1/5

A Gervais monologueThis made me realise how egotistical Ricky Gervais is. He doesn’t let Sam Harris speak, instead we get his constant interruptions and his graceless, brainless and uninformed speculation. An absolute bell end..Score: 1/5

DisappointingIn which one of the world's foremost thinkers talks incessantly while Sam Harris struggles to get a word in edgeways..Score: 2/5

It is absolutely mental and no puns!Nurture your ears with jovial banter..Score: 4/5

The pay system annoys meI thought the first episode was good but the pay for the rest is annoying I’m not paying my money for some pretty good comedy podcast when I can listen to others arguably better for free. Not worth the pay, one star..Score: 1/5

QualityBest podcast I’ve listened too , worth the money 👍🏼.Score: 4/5

Great stuff... but.Podcast is amazing, really funny. Only issue is that both hosts seem to have a ‘noise gate’ being applied to them which makes the audio abruptly ‘cut off’ the moment they stop talking. It’s quite annoying to listen to as it sounds like ‘dead space’ between breaths almost like someone is pausing the show for a split second between breaths..Score: 5/5

*****Who even cares what they’re going to talk about? This will be great!.Score: 5/5

These two men are brilliant.Insight and clarity of thinking is guaranteed!!.Score: 5/5

Interesting but not worth paying for.Just listened to the first episode which was really interesting, only to find out you have to pay for the other episodes. Don’t get me wrong, I like to support content creators, but this is way overpriced and it’s not like Ricky needs the money..Score: 4/5

An absolutely brilliant meeting of minds!A light-hearted and humorous look at some of the deepest philosophical questions we might all ponder from time to time… and some we might not! 2 guys, different paths, same inquisitive minds. Do yourself a favour and listen to this - it’s informative and side splittingly funny. What more do you need?!.Score: 5/5

Damp SquibNo real chemistry or brain food, feels a bit chucked together and didn’t make me want to hear more.Score: 1/5

UGH..A racist and a transphobe, with no chemistry, having a wee chat. It's even worse than you'd think..Score: 1/5

Sam has a lot of patienceI love Ricky, he’s hilarious, insanely clever, but when people don’t let other people talk or answer the question, it’s disappointing. Would love to hear more of Sam in future episodes..Score: 3/5

Missing DilkingtonIt’s like Ricky has abandoned his mates and gone all ‘la-de-da’ - 5 stars if this had Karl dilkington, $15 is steep for a set of podcasts, monkey news. I didn’t laugh out loud once like the old audio stuff but that probably isn’t the point..Score: 1/5

This could’ve been very informativeThe guest is there to share information but he is not able to even get a word out! So disappointing how this interesting topic turned into a mishmash of comedy non sense 2 minutes into the podcast..Score: 1/5

HilariousListen to this if you want to hear the funniest joke ever told 😂 Coming from Sam’s Making Sense podcast, I’ve found this show to be just as insightful. It’s a breath of fresh air listening to these two..Score: 5/5

First one!I wanted to be the first to rate this. Haven’t even heard it yet but I already know I’m going to love it. Ricky is the KING of podcasts 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼.Score: 5/5

PayCome on, you have to pay. Forget it..Score: 1/5

Could have been goodRicky, let the expert be the expert. I think there’s only so long you can have this level of ego, in this ‘new world’. And I’m a fan! Just be a bit softer. A bit warmer, a bit less of a know it all, and be a bit more ready to listen to your guest. On the strength of this I won’t pay, but will keep checking in to see if it gets better..Score: 2/5

It's just Ricky waffling onRicky asks a pretty interesting question, but never gets a good answer since the other guy can't get a word in. Some interesting points but only worth subscribing to if you love Ricky talking for half an hour. And not very coherently at that..Score: 2/5

Ricky’s Ego Strikes AgainThis is isn’t a conversation about dreaming. It’s not even a conversation. It’s an echo chamber for Ricky to tell anecdotes. Would love to hear more from Sam if he got the chance..Score: 1/5

Another RG triumphI’m probably biased because I love everything Ricky Gervais in involved in. He’s like the McDonald’s franchisee of comedy… “Guaranteed success” 👍.Score: 5/5

Good concept spoiltIt’s a shame, because the first minute or so led me to think that Gervais and Harris had hit upon a winning formula. That is, Gervais embraces his inner-child to ask of a neuroscientist those almost impossible questions that come so easily to the child’s mind, whilst also keeping the show lively, offsetting the dulcet tones of Harris’ interesting explanations of what is currently known about dreams. Unfortunately, Gervais cannot keep his inner-child reigned in. We barely get to hear Harris’ response to the first question, and titular topic of the episode. Instead of making use of Harris’ expertise to learn about something, his responses are swamped by Gervais’ stumbling interruptions down random tangents into off the cuff speculations, leading us further and further away from the original subject. Ricky seems only to be interested in his own answers, and to get a word in Harris’ has to resort to asking the questions. Some of this has its place in the podcast, but as it stands it’s far, far too dominant and I’m actually surprised they released this episode, especially as the series debut. Perhaps in the later episodes Gervais can contain himself. Maybe one day we’ll try the podcast again to find out, but I think that my wife and I found this debut too frustrating to find out any time soon..Score: 2/5

Let Sam speakNot sure why you’d get an expert onto the podcast only to monologue over him the entire time..Score: 3/5

Ricky goes to farI love a lot of rickys work but this is just him talking trash... if you want him to exsplain jokes and pontificate again then sure..Score: 2/5

AmazingWas looking for a new podcast for my runs and found this. Anything in which Ricky gervais laughs is worth a listen but here he gets a scientific slant on the questions we all don’t know we want to know. You know?.Score: 5/5

DisappointingPromises a lot but fails to deliver. Shame since I absolutely love Ricky’s TV shows..Score: 1/5

RubbishI understand that jokes can be perhaps objectively good and it’s hard work, involving logic, to construct them. But an experienced comedian and actor, who deserves all the plaudits, who worked so hard on personas and timing, makes no mention of delivery, the way they tell’em? Fab podcast. Thank you..Score: 4/5

Interesting, funny and thought provokingThe sort of conversations I have with my mates played out by two guys that are funnier and more intelligent! Well worth a listen if you want a break from the world for just a moment and you might learn something. Or maybe not, who cares I like it..Score: 5/5

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Completely Racist and SexistRicki Gervais tries to rescue himself from the whole that he also dug for himself. In this podcast he does it the same way as he always has; by making fun of issues and gaslighting people who call him out..Score: 1/5

Everything I have been waiting for!!!I’ve been following these two for ages. Finally, we get the best of both worlds!.Score: 5/5

Why not make it free?So many podcasters do great work for free or accept sponsorships to help cover costs or align themselves with publicly-funded broadcasters. And yet, here we have two very wealthy people putting out what is a wonderful approach to education, science and the arts and charging for it ensuring those who may benefit the most won’t have access. Have to say, it’s pretty disappointing. Except for the one freebie, I’d rather donate my $15 to someone who needs it more..Score: 2/5

Incredibly smart and philosophicalI love listening to Ricky Gervais’ take on everyday situations. moon milkcast is a great find..Score: 5/5

The best combination since chocolate and peanut butterSometimes you don’t know what you’ve needed your whole life until it hits you right in the face. Or in this case, via a Facebook ad..Score: 5/5

Absolutely MentalI loved these podcasts. I learned a great deal and I laughed a great deal. Ricky Gervais has the best laugh I’ve ever heard. Grand idea for this series. Please please do another one. Both Sam and Ricky brighten my day and that means a lot to me. Cheers..Score: 5/5

I’m so happy this happenedWish granted: Ricky and Sam discuss things that need discussing..Score: 5/5

This podcast isn’t even released yet and it’s 10/10This is such a seemingly odd combination that would actually be such a great listen! Cant wait to hear it..Score: 5/5

No ThanksHot takes from a pair of donkeys..Score: 1/5

DisappointingI love Ricky Gervais and I love Sam Harris. However, in this podcast series RG overpowers SM who has to constantly battle to get a word in. It’s a pity because what Sam knows and has to say about these topics is much more interesting than what Ricky could ever talk about. In the end, i found the whole show almost annoying. So, i have stopped listening to it after the second episode. I will keep following Sam Harris and his Making Sense - amazing podcast series! And I will keep following Ricky Gervais and his comedy genius on another platform. But these two together...thanks, but no thanks..Score: 2/5

So enjoyableLovely listening on a sunny spring evening listening together xo.Score: 5/5

Ricky Gervais makes me belly laugh!!I love to hear Ricky Gervais laugh at something really funny because I am then sharing the moment and he’s got me laughing out load and honestly, we need to laugh and have fun and be a kid ourselves once again!! It releases our stress! Life has sucked so far this year, here in Canada it’s the same.... a small light of hope in the corner yet it’s still not over. I would rather still wear a mask! Time will tell how this virus will mutate, I pray it’s over soon. Ricky Gervais calms my nerves, helps me relax and his guests are interesting and funny! Love ya man!!.Score: 5/5

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Two People I’d Love To Dine WithThe fe2 I’ve heard we straight fire..Score: 5/5

K. DilkingtonI haven’t even listened yet but I love both these guys and I’m already convinced this will be one of my new favorite podcasts. I have one suggestion though... please convince Karl Pilkington to make a guest appearance!!! Please?.Score: 5/5

If you like listening to Ricky Gervais interrupt and talk over an expert, this podcast is for you.I like Ricky Gervais just fine, but I was under the impression this podcast was going to be Ricky asking funny/interesting questions, then Sam answering them meaningfully while Ricky provides color. Sadly, that is not the case. Ricky asks his question, Sam gets about 6 words in, then Ricky interrupts and spends the next 45 minutes poorly interpreting and answering his own questions while a doctor in neuroscience sits silently and occasionally says “yeah.” I’m not unhappy I purchased, however I probably wouldn’t do so again..Score: 4/5

MisinformationHarris is a pseudo-intellectual racist.Score: 1/5

Love Ricky - my favoriteIts almost impossible to make Ricky boring but Sam Harris did it! This is a SNOOOZZZZEEE FEAST...too bad. Ricky is the best.Score: 1/5

I’ve already subscribed❤️Anything with Ricky Gervais. This was a really good first episode. Great conversation. They make a good team. And I absolutely loved the way it ended. I’m looking forward to more..Score: 5/5

Great Minds…..5 Stars2 of my favorite public personas on the same podcast and both needing out about their prospective fields and giving the listener aVenn diagram of comedy, philosophy, neurology and more!!.Score: 5/5

Great combo!!Long time Sam Harris fan and also love Ricky Gervais. The combination of Ricky’s humor and down to earth questions with Sam’s gift for language make this a fantastic podcast. Love the content and the people making it..Score: 5/5

1000% YESWhat a collaboration.. this is epic..Score: 5/5

Absolutely Mental in a Good WayWhat happens when a PhD Neuroscientist and an Award Winning Comedian/Writer/Producer have a chat? Every topic is up for grabs, including theriocephaly and murdering little old ladies. If you like to learn and laugh, this podcast series is worth more than the less than the price of a cup of coffee per episode you’ll pay..Score: 5/5

Two great minds!The pilot episodes were brilliant. Ricky keeps Sam light, makes for wonderful conversation..Score: 5/5

Outrageously enticingSam, Ricky ... can two people be more witty? I salute you for coming together in such a crazy, intelligent partnership🙏👏👏👏.Score: 5/5

BRILLIANT!!!I absolutely adore Ricky Gervais and I’m “chuffed” to listen to this Podcast!! 😆 Episode One, had me engaged the entire time and wishing I could be part of the conversation. I’m so looking forward to the rest of the series ❤️.Score: 5/5

More, Please.Yeah, two of some of my favorites discussing ideas in a way that is built to amuse as well as attempt to delve into a concepts that people are often curious about. Adding the aspect of comedy just balances out what people need to understand, and they can absorb ideas in a different way. I can't wait to indulge in more, regarding these topics as it could be fun hearing it through the lens of these two. Although, I think it will be more helpful to new comers, as some of us are already there, and just want to have a laugh at the insights..Score: 5/5

DisappointingI love Ricky Gervais most of the time. And I like hearing about science. But this was not funny, and not very interesting. I didn’t learn anything. It didn’t seem as if they planned the episode very much. Just a conversation without much point..Score: 2/5

Absolutely AmazingWhat more can be said about these two? Sam is the voice of reason of our time, and Ricky is... Ricky. Two geniuses in their own lanes, two greats of our era. Never would have imagined these two would or could possibly partner up and produce something together, but the mad men have done it. Do yourself a favor and listen in on these fun-loving and insightful conversations. Ricky’s happy-go-lucky nature combines with Sam’s intellect to create one of the most entertaining and interesting sets of conversations of all time..Score: 5/5

On PointThese guys are on point.Score: 5/5

Sam laughs really hard ep 10Worth the money for that alone.Score: 5/5

AmazingBut honestly I could listen to Ricky Gervais read me the phone book and be entertained. So excited for more episodes!.Score: 5/5

The officeUse an episode to talk about the office. I know you had a lot to do with the US version. I love the British version. I love Ricky but babe this is 😴.Score: 4/5

Educational and funnyAnything Ricky does is 10/10, love that it’s also educational instead of ramblings..Score: 5/5

Absolutely mental, Yet therapeuticLove you guys, Love your style, love it!.Score: 5/5

WowSam Harris wrote an article in 2006 called “In Defense of Torture” so you should discuss that because it's absolutely mental lol.Score: 1/5

ToPlease make more episodes cause if u would I guarantee that I would love u guys even more so keep doing you thank you.Score: 4/5

An Unlikely PairLove how well these two compliment each other, two brilliant minds coming together to give some more laughs and knowledge to their audiences..Score: 5/5

But what about the dreams?Super interesting topic but there was precious little Content on the matter. Most of this was Ricky riffing on the nature of comedy. Still entertaining but I wanted to hear more about dreams..Score: 2/5

AnnoyingThe host keeps interrupting with stupid jokes when the guest is speaking. It is so annoying..Score: 1/5

Oh godDo people really enjoy listening to Ricky Gervais spout his nonsensical opinions while Sam Harris oversimplifies science to clickbait headlines? And they think people are going to pay for this? They can’t even stop talking over each other..Score: 1/5

Does anyone actually think...that content providers on the list actually ever read these? Who are these people?.Score: 5/5

Yay!Bravo!.Score: 5/5

GreatAmazing podcast – impossible to find after you buy it… Subscription is a disaster..Score: 4/5

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Ricky J just doesn’t let the other person speakLoves the sound of his own voice and doesn’t let the other guy speak..quite discordant .Disappointing..Score: 1/5

Big fan bit disappointedI love Ricky I think he’s very funny and creates great entertainment but I just think he’s at a point where he wants to show how smart he is and in this pursuit no one else gets a word in. I was genuinely excited to hear the chat and hear what a neuroscientist had to say on dreams and some funny chat but it was pretty much 30mins of Ricky with Sam saying ‘yeah’ ‘uh ha’..Score: 2/5

??Let the expert talk, Ricky..Score: 1/5

No. 1 for a reason!Absolutely brilliant- two of the world’s brightest minds makes one of the world’s best podcasts..Score: 5/5

MissIndieLove. Can’t wait for more.Score: 5/5

Solo ShowFirsy episode on dreams. Why have the “expert”(who all h says is “We dont kniw.’) why hv him on when Ricky does most of the the talking ..Score: 2/5

Can’t believe I’m giving Ricky only one starWhat is this? Pure advertising to get people to go to a website and purchase the rest. Haven’t you got enough money Ricky? You’re always bragging about how much money you’ve got. I’m a fan but ….Score: 1/5

Boring!So boring. Love Ricky but I listened to 2 minutes while driving and nearly fell asleep on the wheel..Score: 1/5

Could have been good but...I have heard and seen everything Ricky has done and this is the first time I have been disappointed. Ricky is interesting but he never lets anyone get more than a few words out. I won't bother with the other episodes...but I am sure Ricky won't care..Score: 1/5

Amazing.With the help of Ricky this series is amazing. Can’t wait for more.Score: 5/5

More please!!!Please make more of these. The two of you doing a podcast should be a permanent gig !!.Score: 5/5

Are eps still being uploaded?I’ve been waiting for nearly a month now for more episodes and there’s been no sign of certainty from Ricky and Sam on social media. Cmon mates, Podcast Progressives (if that’s a thing) like me wanna hear more!! Absolutely died with laughter from the first ep when Ricky broke down the concept of comedy couldn’t agree more..Score: 5/5

Two of the best humans talking sh#!Ohhh how I love this series of conversations between two funny, smart humans. It’s simple and feels like food for the soul - thanks!.Score: 5/5

No thanks punter.Does Ricky ever stop talking/thinking about himself to give time to consider the answer to the questions he asks!! Me me me!.Score: 1/5

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Absolutely Mental Podcast Episodes

EP 1: Why do we dream?

Ricky calls Sam to ask why we dream. They discuss why puns are terrible and explore some of the mechanics of comedy. Get access to the other 10 episodes at https://absolutelymental.com

Introducing Absolutely Mental

All 11 episodes available at AbsolutelyMental.com beginning Monday May 10th. In this new podcast series, the Golden Globe- and Emmy-winning actor, director, and writer Ricky Gervais phones his favorite smart friend, the neuroscientist and philosopher Sam Harris, to ask some very important questions...and some not-so-important ones. Gervais and Harris contemplate the wonders of science and the chaos of modern life while having many good laughs.

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