Grounded with Louis Theroux

Grounded with Louis Theroux

By BBC Radio 4

Stuck at home, Louis is using the lockdown to track down some high-profile people he's been longing to talk to - from all walks of life and on both sides of the Atlantic.

Episodes

20. Justin Theroux

Covid-19 hasn’t gone away and, due to travel restrictions, neither has Louis Theroux. In the second outing of his podcast series, he tracks down more high-profile guests he’s been longing to talk to - a fascinating mix of the celebrated, the controversial and the mysterious. In the last episode of the series, Louis catches up with actor, writer and director Justin Theroux - who also happens to be Louis's cousin. With Justin in Mexico and Louis in Texas, they discuss family holidays in Cape Cod, ADHD and the perils of fighting with rocks. . Producer: Sara Jane Hall Assistant Producer: Molly Schneider A Mindhouse production for BBC Radio 4
01/02/211h 10m

19. FKA twigs

Covid-19 hasn’t gone away and, due to travel restrictions, neither has Louis Theroux. In the second outing of his podcast series, he tracks down more high-profile guests he’s been longing to talk to - a fascinating mix of the celebrated, the controversial and the mysterious. In the latest episode, Louis has a remote conversation with musician and actor Tahliah Debrett Barnett, better know as FKA twigs. They discuss being trolled online and her love for Adam Ant and Shakespears Sister. Twigs also speaks out about her relationship with Shia LaBeouf. Producer: Paul Kobrak Assistant Producers: Catherine Murnane and Molly Schneider A Mindhouse production for BBC Radio 4
25/01/211h 7m

18. Leah Remini

Covid-19 hasn’t gone away and, due to travel restrictions, neither has Louis Theroux. In the second outing of his podcast series, he tracks down more high-profile guests he’s been longing to talk to - a fascinating mix of the celebrated, the controversial and the mysterious. Emmy Award winning actor and TV presenter Leah Remini talks to Louis Theroux about life in the Church of Scientology and her reasons for leaving. Producer: Paul Kobrak Assistant Producers: Catherine Murnane and Molly Schneider
18/01/2158m 24s

17. Riz Ahmed

Covid-19 hasn’t gone away and, due to travel restrictions, neither has Louis Theroux. In the second outing of his podcast series, he tracks down more high-profile guests he’s been longing to talk to - a fascinating mix of the celebrated, the controversial and the mysterious. Calling in from Oakland, California as the UK enters another lockdown, actor and director Riz Ahmed chats with Louis about rap battles, his relationship with the UK and the joy of daytime raves. Producer: Sara Jane Hall Assistant Producer: Molly Schneider A Mindhouse production for BBC Radio 4
11/01/211h 4m

16. Oliver Stone

Covid-19 hasn’t gone away and, due to travel restrictions, neither has Louis Theroux. In the second outing of his podcast series, he tracks down more high-profile guests he’s been longing to talk to - a fascinating mix of the celebrated, the controversial and the mysterious. In this episode, multi award-winning film director Oliver Stone talks to Louis about surviving Vietnam, using Scarface to kick his drug addiction and who he thinks has been the worst US President. Producer: Paul Kobrak Assistant Producer: Catherine Murnane A Mindhouse production for BBC Radio 4
04/01/211h 0m

15. Frankie Boyle

Covid-19 hasn’t gone away and, due to travel restrictions, neither has Louis Theroux. In the second outing of his podcast series, Louis tracks down more high-profile guests he’s been longing to talk to - a fascinating mix of the celebrated, the controversial and the mysterious. In the latest episode, comedian and writer Frankie Boyle chats with Louis about growing up in Glasgow and discovering alcohol as a teenager. They also discuss whether cancel culture exists and the role that tabloid newspapers play in public outrage. Produced by Sara Jane Hall Assistant Producer: Catherine Murnane A Mindhouse production for BBC Radio 4
28/12/2058m 59s

14. Ruby Wax

Covid-19 hasn’t gone away and, due to travel restrictions, neither has Louis Theroux. In the second outing of his podcast series, he tracks down more high-profile guests he’s been longing to talk to - a fascinating mix of the celebrated, the controversial and the mysterious. Calling in from an eco-village in Scotland, comedian, writer and mental-health campaigner Ruby Wax speaks to Louis about spending time with Donald Trump, turning her back on television and how the sight of Louis's face put Ruby off her food. Producer: Paul Kobrak Assistant Producer: Catherine Murnane A Mindhouse production for BBC Radio 4
21/12/201h 14m

13. Rylan Clark-Neal

Covid-19 hasn’t gone away and, due to travel restrictions, neither has Louis Theroux. In the second outing of his podcast series, he tracks down more high-profile guests he’s been longing to talk to - a fascinating mix of the celebrated, the controversial and the mysterious. In this episode, television and radio presenter Rylan Clark-Neal settles down in his personal Big Brother diary room to talk to Louis about modelling his own home on the Big Brother house, crying onstage in front of millions and how one of Louis’s documentaries ignited his teenage sexuality. Produced by Sara Jane Hall Assistant Producer: Catherine Murnane A Mindhouse production for BBC Radio 4
14/12/201h 3m

12. Sia

Covid-19 hasn’t gone away and, due to travel restrictions, neither has Louis Theroux. In the second outing of his podcast series, he tracks down more high-profile guests he’s been longing to talk to - a fascinating mix of the celebrated, the controversial and the mysterious. In the second episode of the new series, singer-songwriter Sia talks to Louis Theroux about being catapulted to superstardom, the Aussie drinking holes of West London and her lockdown addiction to reality TV. Plus Louis gets the chance to sing Sia some of her most famous songs… Produced by Sara Jane Hall and Catherine Murnane A Mindhouse production for BBC Radio 4
07/12/201h 6m

11. Michaela Coel

Covid-19 hasn’t gone away and, due to travel restrictions, neither has Louis Theroux. In the second outing of his podcast series, he tracks down more high-profile guests he’s been longing to talk to - a fascinating mix of the celebrated, the controversial and the mysterious. They include Oscar-winning Hollywood director Oliver Stone… singer, songwriter and superstar collaborator Sia… outspoken and occasionally cancelled comedian Frankie Boyle… dancer and singer FKA Twigs… mental health campaigner and comedian Ruby Wax… ubiquitous TV presenter Rylan Clark-Neal… and more. In the first episode of the new series, actor, writer and producer Michaela Coel talks to Louis about speaking in tongues, sexual consent and suffering from 'post-writum depression' after the success of I May Destroy You. Produced by Paul Kobrak Assistant Producer - Catherine Murnane A Mindhouse production for BBC Radio 4
30/11/201h 7m

Grounded with Louis Theroux - Series 2 Preview

Covid-19 hasn’t gone away and, due to travel restrictions, neither has Louis Theroux. In this second outing of his podcast series, he tracks down more high-profile guests he’s been longing to talk to - a fascinating mix of the celebrated, the controversial and the mysterious. They include Oscar-winning Hollywood director Oliver Stone, singer, songwriter and superstar collaborator, Sia, outspoken stand-up comedian Frankie Boyle, dancer and singer FKA Twigs, mental health campaigner and comedian, Ruby Wax, ubiquitous TV presenter Rylan Clark-Neal… and more. In this preview episode, Louis introduces some of the guests he's meeting in the new series. The second series begins on Monday 30 November, 2020. Produced by Paul Kobrak and Sara Jane Hall A Mindhouse production for BBC Radio 4
16/11/203m 41s

The Joe Wicks Podcast: Teaser Episode

Joe Wicks wants to know: What’s the one thing that makes life better? Joe loves finding ways to boost his mental and physical health, so he’s asking some of his inspiring mates about their secret to physical and mental happiness. Whether it’s a high-intensity cycle, a freezing cold shower or a cheeky power nap, every guest will share the one thing that works for them. This is sunshine in a podcast. Joe Wicks is here for you, and he won’t stop until you’re fit and happy. Subscribe to The Joe Wicks Podcast now on BBC Sounds.
28/09/2010m 54s

10. Chris O'Dowd

In Grounded with Louis Theroux, Louis’s using the lockdown to track down some high-profile people he’s been longing to talk to – a fascinating mix of the celebrated, the controversial and the mysterious. In this episode, Louis speaks to actor, comedian and good friend, Chris O’Dowd, who is locked down in LA. Chris talks about singing Imagine in a viral video, getting into fights and pretending to be bitten by a dog. Produced by Paul Kobrak A Mindhouse production for BBC Radio 4
29/06/201h 0m

9. Gail Porter

In Grounded with Louis Theroux, Louis’s using the lockdown to track down some high-profile people he’s been longing to talk to – a fascinating mix of the celebrated, the controversial and the mysterious. In this episode, Louis speaks to television presenter and mental health campaigner Gail Porter. Gail discusses 90s lad culture, having her naked image projected onto the Houses of Parliament, and trying to contact the dead. Produced by Paul Kobrak A Mindhouse production for BBC Radio 4
22/06/201h 1m

8. Troy Deeney

In Grounded with Louis Theroux, Louis’s using the lockdown to track down some high-profile people he’s been longing to talk to – a fascinating mix of the celebrated, the controversial and the mysterious. In this episode, the guest is footballer and Watford FC captain, Troy Deeney. Troy tells Louis about growing up on one of the biggest council estates in Europe, his time in prison and the reason he won’t fix his teeth. Produced by Paul Kobrak A Mindhouse production for BBC Radio 4
15/06/201h 4m

7. Miriam Margolyes

In Grounded with Louis Theroux, Louis’s using the lockdown to track down some high-profile people he’s been longing to talk to – a fascinating mix of the celebrated, the controversial and the mysterious. in this episode, Louis speaks to actor and documentary-maker, Miriam Margolyes. In a wide-ranging and provocative conversation, they discuss sexuality, anti-Semitism in the UK and her hatred of housework. Produced by Paul Kobrak A Mindhouse production for BBC Radio 4
08/06/2058m 50s

6. KSI

In Grounded with Louis Theroux, Louis is using the lockdown to track down some high-profile people he’s been longing to talk to – a fascinating mix of the celebrated, the controversial and the mysterious. In this episode, Louis speaks to YouTube star, rapper and boxer, KSI. They discuss being an outsider at school, his fear of losing and internet beef. Produced by Paul Kobrak A Mindhouse production for BBC Radio 4
01/06/201h 1m

5. Rose McGowan

In Grounded with Louis Theroux, Louis’s using the lockdown to track down some high-profile people he’s been longing to talk to – a fascinating mix of the celebrated, the controversial and the mysterious. This week, Louis speaks to actor, musician and activist Rose McGowan, who is spending lockdown in Mexico. They discuss the mysterious powers of dogs, growing up in a cult and taking on Harvey Weinstein. Produced by Paul Kobrak A Mindhouse production for BBC Radio 4
25/05/201h 3m

4. Lenny Henry

Louis is using the lockdown to track down some high-profile people he’s been longing to talk to – a fascinating mix of the celebrated, the controversial and the mysterious. Louis speaks to Sir Lenworth George Henry, better known as comedian, campaigner and actor Lenny Henry. Lenny discusses racism in the UK, his relationship with his mother and disco ‘snog tracks’.
18/05/201h 2m

3. Helena Bonham Carter

Louis is using the lockdown to track down some high-profile people he’s been longing to talk to – a fascinating mix of the celebrated, the controversial and the mysterious. In this episode, he speaks to actor Helena Bonham Carter, who is in lockdown in London. They discuss going to the same school, handling criticism and working with your significant other.
11/05/2055m 42s

2. Boy George

Louis is using the lockdown to track down some high-profile people he’s been longing to talk to – a fascinating mix of the celebrated, the controversial and the mysterious. In this episode, he speaks to singer and musician, George O’Dowd aka Boy George, who has chosen to lockdown in London rather than Australia. They discuss growing up in the 70s, losing his virginity and a surprise appearance in the A-Team. A Mindhouse production for BBC Radio 4
04/05/201h 0m

1. Jon Ronson

In Grounded with Louis Theroux, Louis’s using the lockdown to track down some high-profile people he’s been longing to talk to – a fascinating mix of the celebrated, the controversial and the mysterious. Louis speaks to writer and documentary-maker Jon Ronson, who is grounded in upstate New York. They discuss their professional rivalry, inhabiting similar worlds and how Jon is handling the lockdown. Produced by Paul Kobrak A Mindhouse production for BBC Radio 4
27/04/2058m 4s

Welcome to Grounded with Louis Theroux

Like everyone else, Louis is at home but he’s using the lockdown to track down some high-profile people he’s been longing to talk to – they’re from all walks of life and on both sides of the Atlantic. Twenty years since his acclaimed When Louis Met... series began, this is Louis’s long-awaited return to the world of celebrity. In true Louis style, he will speak to a fascinating mix of the celebrated, the controversial and the mysterious – digging into the psyches of some of the biggest names in the US and the UK... now they’ve got a lot of time on their hands. The podcast will bring you up close to these characters and their wildly different life experiences – you’ll understand them just a little bit better. We might be far apart but maybe we're more connected than we think? Grounded with Louis Theroux is a Mindhouse production for BBC Radio 4
20/04/202m 25s
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