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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.
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10. Chris O'Dowd

10. Chris O'Dowd

2020-06-2901:01:1568

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
9. Gail Porter

9. Gail Porter

2020-06-2201:01:4333

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
8. Troy Deeney

8. Troy Deeney

2020-06-1501:04:4031

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
7. Miriam Margolyes

7. Miriam Margolyes

2020-06-0859:1561

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
6. KSI

6. KSI

2020-06-0101:02:0535

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
5. Rose McGowan

5. Rose McGowan

2020-05-2501:03:2665

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
4. Lenny Henry

4. Lenny Henry

2020-05-1801:04:0163

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’.
3. Helena Bonham Carter

3. Helena Bonham Carter

2020-05-1156:4062

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.
2. Boy George

2. Boy George

2020-05-0401:00:1658

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
1. Jon Ronson

1. Jon Ronson

2020-04-2758:20100

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
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
Comments (75)

Lee Abrahams

Anyone who thinks their star sign influences their personality is a fucking moron.

Oct 4th
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Eamon Corry

really good listen , it has everything, wait for the "tree" piece 😂🥖🌳well done louie and Miriam

Oct 3rd
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jason coleman

Great listen.

Sep 24th
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Carly Senior

Good open interview just annoying referring to himself in the 3rd person

Aug 20th
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Rosie

Is attention seeking such a bad thing when it’s for the purpose of exposing a powerful rapist and calling out abusive behaviours? Im sure she’ll be really gutted to hear you found it difficult to listen to, as she fights for justice against rape it’ll be top of her priorities 🙄

Jul 30th
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Rosie

Such hostility in the comments just reveals that what she says regarding the systems against women is true - you’re all more worried about how palatable her manner is rather than what she had to say and the abuse she went through. Rose McGowan is a force to be reckoned with, her many struggles have led her to be a strong and fierce woman. She has no interest in maintaining the systems of oppression she’s been the victim of, and this often entails sacrificing the “comfort” of the conversation. I think it’s worth it... and Louis can handle it. I doubt she’s too worried about being a meek and more “likeable” person to the masses, she wants change and honesty. I think it’s a worthy trade, and actually it makes me like her.

Jul 30th
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podcommentbot

this podcast should of been called "Woke with Louis Theroux". How about getting diversity of opinion on this podcast?

Jul 26th
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Chris Rowe

Ksi is from an African family which no doubt makes life harder in this country, he's worked himself from a nerdy kid to a top 10 artist, huge YouTuber and boxing show to make millions, hate him if you want but for me hate is jealousy, he has earned it, I hate the social media generation but can't not respect how he's achieved what he has. What are movie stars or singers real contribution outside entertainment? This is just the new wave. The problem people have is its not done on quality of who they are or filter so they're just human, celeare scripted and controlled to avoid offence. I like and respect JJ but only issues I have is he's an immature 27 like most with so much power and money I feel his attitude and morals can be really off, he needs someone to think for him as I think he could potentially one day cause huge outrage with ignorance, the social media gen don't have proper morals they just say what they want to look good. Like JJ should've done way more for BLM but didn't. As an entertainer he is awesome, as a person in success is a roll model but as a person sadly not so much.

Jul 14th
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John Quill

gutted that's the last one

Jun 29th
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Rachel

Thank you to everyone who contributed to making these podcasts. I have thoroughly enjoyed listening to them, even the two episodes where I had no idea who the guest was! I really like this format and very much hope that there will be another series (although I do also hope that covid and lockdown goes away soon). Much love to all of you :D

Jun 29th
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Joe de Casanove

what a thoroughly lovely man!

Jun 24th
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Will Gortoa

Not sure if I had much of a preconception of Troy prior to listening but whatever may've been subtlety lurking was wholly dismissed via one of the most candid [as you said, Louis] and insightful and honest interviews given by any footballer. 👌🏼 And I particularly enjoyed his subtle interviewing of you too. 🙂

Jun 17th
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Gus Gilder

As a Watford fan, I've always rated him as a player, a captain and a club man. I don't believe that players should routinely be regarded as role models but Troy Deeney really is one.

Jun 17th
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Jason Griffiths

The world needs more like Troy Deeney, top bloke.

Jun 16th
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Nick Latham

I loved this episode. Troy was so different from my perception of him. I was fascinated by his story.

Jun 16th
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Beaudean Best

alot of old farts here apparently loved this one

Jun 16th
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Beaudean Best

this one was a snore

Jun 16th
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Chris L

good one

Jun 16th
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Leona Hepburn

lol

Jun 15th
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Ravi

Well, I am now very informed about the sex life of a 79yr old lesbian LOL Brutally honest, potentially uncomfortable listening for a lot but this lady is quite a character!

Jun 15th
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