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Louis Theroux

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E198: Louis Theroux: "The Thing That Makes Me Great At Work, Makes Me Bad At Life!"

The Diary Of A CEO with Steven Bartlett

From his recent global TikTok fame to his BAFTA award-winning documentaries Louis Theroux has delighted audiences and grown a cult following with his distinctive brand of personality. Best know for his documentary series ‘Weird Weekends’, and ‘When Louis Met……’ Louis has explored the most controversial subjects with wide eyed curiosity and openness. In this conversation Louis discusses how his childhood and upbringing affected his career, channeling his anxiety and social awkwardness into his work of exploring the darker aspects of human psychology and behaviour. He also talks about how his work has evolved and grown, from his initial big break in America to his new series of celebrity interviews, and how he has had to balance this with his family life. Just like with his documentaries, in this episode Louis brings his trademark honesty and openness  Topics:  Early context  Your early relationship with work  Affection  What is your dark-side  Struggling to connect with people  Feeling anxious doing new things  Your new series  Conforming vs being disruptive  Feeling like an imposter  Are you now aware of what people saw in you?  How do you remain happy?  How do you connect with all these people?  You must be good at connecting with your partner….?  Being insincere  Neglecting your personal life for work  Your experience with anxiety  Your mental health  The last guest's question  Louis:   Instagram - bit.ly/3AIepJg Twitter - http://bit.ly/3EXtCsF Louis Theroux latest series 'Louis Theroux Interviews': https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m001fhfl/louis-theroux-interviews-series-1 the  Diary: https://bit.ly/3fUcF8q Watch the episodes on Youtube: https://g2ul0.app.link/3kxINCANKsb   Follow us on Telegram: https://g2ul0.app.link/E5re0ADNKsb  Sponsors:   Mercedes-Benz - https://bit.ly/3yXTQI1  Intel - https://intel.ly/3UIYxxT Craftd - https://g2ul0.app.link/gZ8in6Dsvsb   Huel - https://g2ul0.app.link/G4RjcdKNKsb

1hr 44mins

24 Nov 2022

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The Louis Theroux Interview

The Coming Storm

Louis Theroux interviews Gabriel Gatehouse about the aftermath of the 2021 Capitol riots, QAnon, and the latest twists in the plot to break reality.Producer: Lucy Proctor


17 Nov 2022

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View From My Sofa with Louis Theroux

Radio Times Podcast

This week’s guest is Louis Theroux – the godfather of the immersive documentary. Over 24 years of programme making, Louis’ trademark style has remained the same – charming, bookish and, always, direct. In this episode, he talks to Kelly-Anne Taylor about how he wanted to be a sit-com writer, his guilty-secret of watching his own documentaries and why lockdown, and spending more time with his family, has changed his outlook on life. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


25 Oct 2022

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Bryony and Nicola - Belly Buttons, Stalking Louis Theroux and Beauty Favs

Outspoken Beauty

Bryony is back and this time we're talking belly buttons (it turns out Bryony is slightly scared of them), vegan cheese (I had an experience of it recently and was slightly disturbed) and creepy men.I also tell Bryony about my slightly stalkerish moment with Louis Theroux and Bryony explains why a turkey might be the ultimate pet.We of course end up chatting through our beauty picks of the week which include a product that I like to call my "weighty matey", an eye cream that does it all and a royal fragrance that uses technology that will blow your mind.Enjoy xx


27 Sep 2022

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Adam talks with journalist and documentary presenter Louis Theroux about the challenges of writing honestly about family relationships with reference to his account of domestic life during lockdown and his mother Anne's book about the disintegration of her marriage to Paul Theroux.We also talk ice baths with Joe Wicks, confrontations with far right 'irony bros', and I do my best to make things uncomfortable when it comes to our podcast rivalry.This episode was recorded face to face in London on 16th March 2022Thanks to Séamus Murphy-Mitchell for production support.Podcast artwork by Helen Green See Adam and Rosie welcome you to Adam's YouTube channelADAM'S WEBSITERELATED LINKSSUPPORT CHILDREN'S HOSPICES - (CHAT UK)LOUIS THEROUX'S FORBIDDEN AMERICA - EXTREME AND ONLINE - 2022 (BBC)LOUIS TAKES AN ICE BATH AT JOE WICKS' HOUSE - 2022 (METRO)ICE BATH BENEFITS by Sarah Lindberg - 2019 (HEALTHLINE)HOW LOUIS BECAME A TIK TOK SENSATION - 2022 (NEW YORK TIMES)THEROUX THE KEYHOLE by Louis Theroux (AUDIOBOOK) - 2021 (AUDIBLE)THE YEAR OF THE END: A MEMOIR OF MARRIAGE, TRUTH AND FICTION by Anne Theroux (AUDIOBOOK) - 2021 (AUDIBLE)90 MINUTE FILM FEST PODCASTADAM'S DAUGHTER ON 8 OUT OF 10 CATS DOES COUNTDOWN (YOUTUBE)ADAM'S DAUGHTER (AGED 5) DISCUSS PRINCESS LEIA'S SLAVE OUTFIT - 2014 (YOUTUBE) Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

1hr 23mins

17 Jul 2022

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Louis Theroux 😬

Life is Short with Justin Long

Louis Theroux (Forbidden America, BBC) joins Justin for a wide-ranging conversation about documentary filmmaking, working with Michael Moore as a 23-year-old journalist, and how he’s been able to ingratiate himself into various subcultures.Listen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/lifeisshortPlease support us by supporting our sponsors!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

1hr 36mins

12 Apr 2022

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How Things Fell Apart, with Jon Ronson and Louis Theroux

Things Fell Apart

In this bonus episode of Things Fell Apart, Jon Ronson's friend and fellow documentary maker Louis Theroux asks him all about how he made the series. They take a deep dive into Culture Wars battles and explore Jon's storytelling methods, all while chatting about Jon's broken arm, putting old rivalries to bed, and how they deal with difficult interviewees when they both hate conflict. Produced by Sarah Shebbeare


30 Mar 2022

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261: Comedian Josh Berry talks impressions and Louis Theroux - Part 1

Private Parts

Josh Berry, comedian, Instagram star and impressionist extraordinaire (just listen to his James Acaster), is in the studio to discuss what makes a good comedian, what meeting Louis Theroux might be like, and why it's okay to be a little bit anxious! Enjoy the episode Private Parters.You can find Josh on tour at joshberryofficial.comJoin our Patreon for AD FREE episodes and three-monthly bonus episodes https://www.patreon.com/privateparts Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


25 Mar 2022

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Louis Theroux: Forbidden America, Starstruck, The Millionairess and Me and The Teacher

Radio Times Podcast

The Radio Times Podcast, hosted by Jane Garvey with TV expert Rhianna Dhillon, is the place for your trusted TV recommendations each week.This episode: Jane interviews Louis Theroux. Rhianna also reviews Starstruck, The Millionairess and Me, The Teacher and Forbidden America.  You can find the programmes mentioned as follows: StarstruckAvailable as a boxset on BBC iPlayerThe Millionairess and MeMonday 14 Feb at 10pm on C4The TeacherAll 4 episodes available on My5Forbidden AmericaSunday 13 Feb at 9pm on BBC2David Butcher’s Choice Cuts: Louis Theroux (all in BBC iPlayer)Dark States: 1. Heroin Townhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0991fsb/louis-theroux-dark-states-1-heroin-townDark States: 3. Murder in Milwaukeehttps://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b09c4ppc/louis-theroux-dark-states-3-murder-in-milwaukeeAltered States: 1. Love Without Limitshttps://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0br9vrx/louis-theroux-altered-states-1-love-without-limitsWhen Louis Met...: The Hamiltonshttps://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p06jng0z/louis-theroux-when-louis-met-the-hamiltonsLouis Theroux - Savilehttps://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b07yc9zh/louis-theroux-savileWe’d love to hear from you. You can send us an email anytime to podcast@radiotimes.com or find us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @RadiotimesThe Radio Times Podcast is produced by Somethin' Else for Immediate Media.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


9 Feb 2022

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Louis Theroux (Classic Blank Ep 15)

Blank Podcast with Giles Paley-Phillips & Jim Daly

In celebration of reaching 150 episodes, today we're bringing you a classic Blank episode from the archive Louis Theroux is an American-British documentary filmmaker, journalist and broadcaster. Theroux is best known for his documentary series, including Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends, When Louis Met..., and many BBC specials, including most recently his series Altered States. His career started in journalism and it bears the influences of notable writers in his family, such as his father Paul and his brother Marcel. The BBC has produced all of his documentaries and television series. He has received two British Academy Television Awards and a Royal Television Society Television Award for his work. 2017 saw the release of Louis' first feature film 'My Scientology Movie'  Giles and Jim met up with Louis down at Nordic Bar just after Christmas while Louis was taking a break from writing his new autobiography. We discussed many aspects of Louis' early career and how a mundane job in a glass blowing workshop led to him focussing his attention to other creative endeavours. Jim tells Louis about the time he nearly got sued for libel and we find out why Blankness is ever-present in Louis' life.

1hr 1min

20 Jan 2022