Ricky Gervais podcasts moving to a subscription model

Bit-Tech says that forthcoming Ricky Gervais podcasts will be released on a subscription basis, with four episodes per month costing ~£4.50. The Ricky Gervais website appears to back this up, as it’s now displaying the Audible logo and offering a ‘free preview’.

I admit I happily pay £0.79 for three-minute iTunes tracks. I occasionally rent DVDs at £3.85 for one night. Dancing costs me £4 / week. I very much enjoy the Ricky Gervais podcast, but I can’t see myself paying £4.50 a month for four half-hour shows. It may be hypocritical of me…but I just can’t see it happening. It wouldn’t need to be much lower, I don’t think. I’d pay 79p a show without a problem. I’m not really making sense, am I. It just seems…too much.