20 episodes

Join Louis Theroux as he embarks on a series of in-depth and freewheeling conversations with a curated collection of fascinating figures from across the globe. The Louis Theroux Podcast is a Spotify podcast from Mindhouse, now available everywhere.

The Louis Theroux Podcast Spotify Podcasts

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6 • 20 Ratings

Join Louis Theroux as he embarks on a series of in-depth and freewheeling conversations with a curated collection of fascinating figures from across the globe. The Louis Theroux Podcast is a Spotify podcast from Mindhouse, now available everywhere.

    S2 EP9: Adam Buxton on podcast rivalry, problematic musical heroes, and abandoning social media.

    S2 EP9: Adam Buxton on podcast rivalry, problematic musical heroes, and abandoning social media.

    In the final episode of the series, Louis is in the Spotify studio with lifelong friend, comedian and fellow podcaster, Adam Buxton. In a typically rambling conversation, they chat about problematic musical heroes, Adam’s ascent to podcast royalty and his anxieties about the culture wars which led to him abandoning social media. Expect salty language and an assortment of impressions.

    Warnings: Strong language and adult themes. 

    Links/Attachments:
    ‘Steve Harwell, the former lead singer of Smash Mouth, dies at 56’ - NPR 
    https://www.npr.org/2023/09/05/1197578311/steve-harwell-the-former-lead-singer-of-smash-mouth-dies-at-56
    ‘Tom Hanks’ - The Adam Buxton Podcast 
    https://www.adam-buxton.co.uk/podcasts/lpbk8k9zbhx54zt-8yl8m-mdzjc-whmf8-2lwfg-emz92-cxnlh-ghwwh-r34cb-sfwnb-kmjcj-x8cgn-gzmzx-xfpt5-x6cma-d8lbc 
    ‘Kayvan Novak’ - The Adam Buxton Podcast 
    https://www.adam-buxton.co.uk/podcasts/wmcgmfe7zj7chps-89fa4-2e48e-rwzy8-824b8-4mdjd-2hcs8-chrb2-7y8jj-5pcse-2wtsh-cz8zd-e3cdy-g68s7-3dezn-7k5mw
    ‘Sarah Silverman’ - The Adam Buxton Podcast
    https://www.adam-buxton.co.uk/podcasts/wmcgmfe7zj7chps-89fa4-2e48e-rwzy8-824b8-4mdjd
    ‘Sarah Silverman: ‘There are jokes I made 15 years ago I would absolutely not make today” - The Guardian
    https://www.theguardian.com/global/2017/nov/19/sarah-silverman-interview-jokes-i-made-15-years-ago-i-wouldnt-make-today
    ‘How the alt-right uses internet trolling to confuse you into dismiss its ideology’ - Vox 
    https://www.vox.com/2016/11/23/13659634/alt-right-trolling 
    ‘Iggy Pop isn’t about to whitewash his past’ - New York Times
    https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2023/01/02/magazine/iggy-pop-interview.html

    ‘The death of the groupie’ - New Statesman 
    https://www.newstatesman.com/culture/music/2023/05/death-groupie-music-the-beatles-rolling-stones-nick-cave
    ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’ (1976) - Trailer 
    https://youtu.be/KarWCgIw3Wk?si=j7kC5IKpizNdmq9w 
    ‘The Ricky Gervais Show’ - Podcast 
    https://youtu.be/9LtjWxmC6KY?si=pI2hH41OvhpFKd0V 
    ‘The Adam and Joe Show’ - Channel 4 
    https://www.channel4.com/programmes/the-adam-and-joe-show (UK Only)
    ‘Adam and Joe’ - XFM
    https://www.adamandjoearchive.org/XFM/
    ‘Adam and Joe’ - BBC 6 Music 
    https://www.adamandjoearchive.org/6%20Music/
    ‘Jon Ronson On’ - BBC Radio 4 
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b007mhqc
    ‘Attack The Block’ (2011) - Trailer 
    https://youtu.be/m0ntk1o4V3k?si=3fF9U6ljnkuwnW-7
    ‘Louis Theroux’ - The Adam Buxton Podcast
    https://www.adam-buxton.co.uk/podcasts/128
    ‘Tash Demetriou’ - The Adam Buxton Podcast
    https://www.adam-buxton.co.uk/podcasts/lpbk8k9zbhx54zt-8yl8m-mdzjc-whmf8-2lwfg-emz92-cxnlh-ghwwh-r34cb-sfwnb-kmjcj-x8cgn-gzmzx-xfpt5-x6cma-d8lbc-9adl4-5smea
    ‘Ad reads’ - The Adam Buxton Podcast
    https://www.adam-buxton.co.uk/sponsor-ads
    ‘Louis Theroux’ - Diary of a CEO
    https://youtu.be/cj8ojSVgU9I?si=RX8_ON5riOIZ8Zhn
    ‘Michael Barbaro: About Those Hmms’ - New York Times
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/24/podcasts/daily-newsletter-reporter-diary-summer-playlist.html
    ‘The Adrenochrome conspiracy theory – pushed by ‘Sound of Freedom’ star – explained' - Forbes
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/conormurray/2023/07/15/the-adrenochrome-conspiracy-theory-pushed-by-sound-of-freedom-star-explained/?sh=218d24645179

    Credits:
    Producer: Millie Chu 
    Assistant Producer: Maan Al-Yasiri 
    Production Manager: Francesca Bassett 
    Music: Miguel D’Oliveira 
    Executive Producer: Arron Fellows 
      
    A Mindhouse Production for Spotify 
    www.mindhouse.co.uk 
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    • 1 hr 16 min
    S2 EP8: Sharon Stone discusses facing off with Robert Mugabe, lifting weights with Arnold Schwarzenegger, and her calamitous dating app experiences.

    S2 EP8: Sharon Stone discusses facing off with Robert Mugabe, lifting weights with Arnold Schwarzenegger, and her calamitous dating app experiences.

    Louis spends an evening getting to know Sharon Stone – 90s movie icon and star of Basic Instinct, Total Recall and Casino. Dialling in from her home in Los Angeles, Sharon shares stories from her remarkable life and career, including a face-off with Robert Mugabe, lifting weights with Arnold Schwarzenegger, and her calamitous dating app experiences.

    Warnings: Strong language, adult subject matter, including descriptions of sexual violence, and is intended for adult consumption only. Listener discretion is advised. Visit spotify.com/resources for information and resources.

    Links/Attachments: 
     
    ‘The Beauty of Living Twice’ – Memoir 
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Beauty-Living-Twice-Sharon-Stone/dp/1838953868

    Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol (1987) 
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adlo9hJpemE

    Above the Law (1988)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsbYE-Q474I

    King Solomon’s Mines (1985) 
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LI4xsKHBx8c

    Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold (1986)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62PgnOM3UiI

    Total Recall (1990) (directed by Paul Verhoven) 
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=684nkWhd658

    Basic Instinct (1992) (directed by Paul Verhoven)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jh6JwQ8XPK0

    Basic Instinct Interrogation Scene
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8zk5ILRXvw

    Sliver (1993) (directed by Phillip Noyce) 
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2pcpvDFhoc

    Stardust Memories (1980) (directed by Woody Allen) 
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfqjbSwohWs

    RoboCop (1987) (directed by Paul Verhoven)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tC_5mp3udE

    Starship Troopers (1998) (directed by Paul Verhoven)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPYuV_jGk7M

    Hollow Man (2000) (directed by Paul Verhoven)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PksGHTBW1uE

    Casino (1995) (directed by Martin Scorsese) 
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-D0QiMpGKc

    Broken Flowers (2005) (directed by Jim Jarmusch)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_TB7MkrGyc

    Lovelace (2013) 
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPJY-g-WoQo

    The Muse (1999) (directed by Albert Brooks)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ly7FkGb3b-c

    What About Love (2023) 
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZze_4HI9L4

    Basic Instinct 2 (2006)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsK82mWFLZM

    Credits: 
    Producer: Millie Chu  
    Assistant Producer: Maan Al-Yasiri  
    Production Manager: Francesca Bassett  
    Music: Miguel D’Oliveira  
    Executive Producer: Arron Fellows  
       
    A Mindhouse Production for Spotify  
    www.mindhouse.co.uk

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    • 1 hr 20 min
    S2 EP7: Germaine Greer on her three-week long marriage, flirting with George Best, and her controversial views on gender and the MeToo movement.

    S2 EP7: Germaine Greer on her three-week long marriage, flirting with George Best, and her controversial views on gender and the MeToo movement.

    Louis rises at the crack of dawn to talk to Germaine Greer, the infamous writer, intellectual, and major voice of second-wave feminism. Beaming in from a studio in Castlemaine, Australia, they discuss her extraordinary life and career, including her three-week long marriage, flirting with George Best, and her controversial views on gender and the MeToo movement.

    Warnings: Strong language, adult subject matter, including descriptions of sexual violence, and is intended for adult consumption only. Listener discretion is advised. Visit spotify.com/resources for information and resources.

    Links/Attachments: 
    ‘Revisiting Suck magazine’s experiment in radical feminist pornography’ – Journal Time 
    https://www.documentjournal.com/2018/11/revisiting-suck-magazines-experiment-in-radical-feminist-pornography/
    Robert Plant & Germaine Greer picture 
    https://i.pinimg.com/736x/05/f2/88/05f288fb945d5aac7af471ef88db7a08.jpg 
    ‘Nice Time’ – BBC TV show featuring Kenny Everett and Germaine Greer
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ywl0QrK3C68&t

    Credits:
    Producer: Millie Chu 
    Assistant Producer: Maan Al-Yasiri 
    Production Manager: Francesca Bassett 
    Music: Miguel D’Oliveira 
    Photo: Neil Spence Photography
    Executive Producer: Arron Fellows 
      
    A Mindhouse Production for Spotify 
    www.mindhouse.co.uk 
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    • 1 hr 19 min
    S2 EP6: Sanjeev Bhaskar on his ground-breaking comedy show The Kumars at No. 42, 'browning up’ in 1970s comedy, and his outrageous rider demands

    S2 EP6: Sanjeev Bhaskar on his ground-breaking comedy show The Kumars at No. 42, 'browning up’ in 1970s comedy, and his outrageous rider demands

    Louis meets star of Goodness Gracious Me and Unforgotten, Sanjeev Bhaskar. They discuss the late Queen’s favourite comedy programme - The Kumars At No. 42, 'browning up’ in 1970s comedy, and outrageous rider demands. Plus, Louis plays ‘Culture Wars Bingo’.
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    • 1 hr 25 min
    S2 EP5: Belle Delphine discusses selling her bathwater, dealing with stalkers and why she’s called ‘The Queen of the Simps’

    S2 EP5: Belle Delphine discusses selling her bathwater, dealing with stalkers and why she’s called ‘The Queen of the Simps’

    Louis chats to internet sensation and adult content creator, Belle Delphine. Joining Louis in the studio, Belle discusses how she made millions from her first adult video, why she’s been labelled as “Queen of the Simps”, and a surprising ambivalence about her chosen career. Plus, Louis gets to grips with internet slang.

    Warnings: Adult content and discussions of a sexual nature.

    Links/Attachments:
    ‘Who is paying $30 for ‘gamer girl’ Belle Delphine’s bath water?’ - The Guardian 
    https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/jul/12/belle-delphine-gamer-girl-instagram-selling-bath-wate
    ‘What is kawaii? Understanding Japan cute culture’ - Art in Context 
    https://artincontext.org/what-is-kawaii/
    ‘What Harajuku girls really look like?’ - Refinery29 
    https://youtu.be/WblNctc3ys0?si=ZQfKD1aI0CFqKQXr
    ‘What is ahegao?’ - Know Your Meme 
    https://knowyourmeme.com/memes/subcultures/ahegao
    ‘Burusera’ - fetish paraphilia shops in Japan 
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burusera
    PewDiePie reacting to Belle Delphine on YouTube 
    https://youtu.be/KYyycHAxOVw?si=o5YhTPs6M1_YSLyt 
    ‘Simp: The new slang teens use to insult boys who are ‘too nice’ to girls’ – CNN
    https://edition.cnn.com/2021/02/19/health/what-is-simp-teen-slang-wellness/index.html
    ‘What guys mean when they call someone a Chad’ - Men’s Health 
    https://www.menshealth.com/sex-women/a33499682/what-is-a-chad/
    ‘A dictionary of the manosphere: five terms to understand the language of online male supremacists’ - The Conversation 
    https://theconversation.com/a-dictionary-of-the-manosphere-five-terms-to-understand-the-language-of-online-male-supremacists-200206
    ‘Louis Theroux’s Forbidden America: Extreme and Online’ - BBC (UK only) 
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0014khc/louis-therouxs-forbidden-america-series-1-1-extreme-and-online 
    ‘Footage of her daughter’s murder went viral. Now Bianca Devins’ mother wants to change the internet’ - The Independent 
    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/bianca-devins-murder-brandon-clark-kimberly-b2291549.html

    Credits:
    Producer: Millie Chu 
    Assistant Producer: Maan Al-Yasiri 
    Production Manager: Francesca Bassett 
    Music: Miguel D’Oliveira 
    Executive Producer: Arron Fellows 
      
    A Mindhouse Production for Spotify 
    www.mindhouse.co.uk 
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    S2 EP4: Tracey Ullman on finding fame in the US, her relationship with The Simpsons, and clubbing with Prince

    S2 EP4: Tracey Ullman on finding fame in the US, her relationship with The Simpsons, and clubbing with Prince

    In this episode, Louis is joined in the studio by iconic character actor and comedian, Tracey Ullman. Tracey talks about how she found fame in the US, her relationship with The Simpsons, and a surreal night spent at an East Berlin nightclub with Prince.

    Warnings: Strong language
    Links/Attachments:
    Germaine Greer sketch - ‘Tracey Ullman’s Show’ (2016-2018) on BBC
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzYi1TkIxaY
    Jeremy Corbyn sketch – ‘Tracey Ullman Breaks The News’ (2017-2018) on BBC 
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOhu9wYo-iI
    ‘Seven Up!’ (1964) – Granada Television 
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAsL8nriAOs
    ‘Tracey Ullman’s Class Act’ (1993) – ITV
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPpQWjWApWs
    ‘Three of a Kind’ (1984) – BBC Video compilation
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXIDEWicubQ
    Tracey Ullman as Renee Zellweger as JK Rowling – ‘Tracey Ullman’s State of the Union’ (2008-2010) on Showtime 
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3YWN8sXFlU
    The Simpsons on ‘The Tracey Ullman Show’ – Fox 
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nekvVuoiTyA 
    Chic, a Middle Eastern character on ‘Tracey Takes On…’ (1996-1999) – HBO
    https://youtu.be/SxVRDOf9Bwg?feature=shared&t=114 
    Mrs. Noh Nang Ning, an Asian character on ‘Tracey Takes On…’ (1996-1999) – HBO
    https://youtu.be/SxVRDOf9Bwg?feature=shared&t=418 
    Sheneesha Turner, an African-American character on ‘Tracey Takes On…’ (1996-1999) – HBO
    https://youtu.be/EyYskzH-iU8?feature=shared&t=1307 
    ‘When Louis Met…Jimmy Savile’ (2000) – BBC
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p0g3zjn9/when-louis-met-series-1-jimmy-savile (UK only) 
    ‘Louis Theroux: Savile’ (2016) – BBC
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b07yc9zh/louis-theroux-specials-savile (UK only) 
    Black pastor character in ‘Little Britain’ (2003-2006) – BBC 
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6BzBntT_w8 
    ‘A Christian’s job interview’ on ‘Tracey Ullman’s Show’ – BBC 
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_jzDGv0KKw 
    ‘Louis Theroux’s Forbidden America: Extreme and Online’ – BBC
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0014khc/louis-therouxs-forbidden-america-series-1-1-extreme-and-online (UK only)
    ‘I’ll Do Anything’ (1994) – Trailer 
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4UUAeof5Go 
    Prince – I’ll Do Anything (Demo) 
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfYj9vjNxcg

    Credits:
    Producer: Millie Chu 
    Assistant Producer: Maan Al-Yasiri 
    Production Manager: Francesca Bassett 
    Music: Miguel D’Oliveira 
    Executive Producer: Arron Fellows 
      
    A Mindhouse Production for Spotify 
    www.mindhouse.co.uk 


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    • 1 hr 16 min

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20 Ratings

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