Nothing to do with music: Karl Pilkington is the unlikeliest of heroes.

How this man — this mank — with a head like a fucking orange — ended up a best-selling author, TV celebrity, and international superstar is one of the great stories of our age. I am so not kidding.

If you haven’t heard the radio shows and podcasts Pilkington did with Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, do yourself a favor and pick them up. The podcasts became famous — but it’s really the old XFM shows that are the true revelations.