Grounded With Louis Theroux

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.

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01Jon Ronson2020042720200506 (R4)
20200509 (R4)
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 New York.

Louis is using the lockdown to track down some of the people he's been longing to talk to.

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

02Boy George2020050420200513 (R4)
20200516 (R4)
Louis speaks to singer and musician Boy George, who is spending his lockdown in London.

Louis is using the lockdown to track down some of the people he's been longing to talk to.

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

03Helena Bonham Carter2020051120200520 (R4)
20200523 (R4)
Louis is using the lockdown to track down some of the people he's been longing to talk to.

Louis speaks to actor Helena Bonham Carter about her life and career.

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.

04Lenny Henry2020051820200527 (R4)
20200530 (R4)
Louis speaks to comedian, campaigner and actor Lenny Henry.

Louis is using the lockdown to track down some of the people he's been longing to talk to.

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'.

05Rose Mcgowan2020052520200603 (R4)
20200606 (R4)
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

Louis is using the lockdown to track down some of the people he's been longing to talk to.

Louis speaks to actor, musician and activist Rose McGowan, who is in lockdown in Mexico.

06Ksi2020060120200812 (R4)
20200815 (R4)
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

Louis is using the lockdown to track down some of the people he's been longing to talk to.

07Miriam Margolyes2020060820200819 (R4)
20200822 (R4)
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

Louis is using the lockdown to track down some of the people he's been longing to talk to.

08Troy Deeney2020061520200826 (R4)
20200829 (R4)
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

Louis speaks to footballer and captain of Watford FC, Troy Deeney.

Louis is using the lockdown to track down some of the people he's been longing to talk to.

09Gail Porter2020062220200902 (R4)
20200905 (R4)
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

Louis is using the lockdown to track down some of the people he's been longing to talk to.

Produced by Paul Kobrak
A Mindhouse production for BBC Radio 4

10Chris O'dowd2020062920200909 (R4)
20200912 (R4)
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

11Michaela Coel2020113020201209 (R4)
20201212 (R4)
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

Louis speaks to actor and writer Michaela Coel.

Louis is using the lockdown to track down some of the people he's been longing to talk to.

12Sia2020120720201216 (R4)
20201219 (R4)
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

Louis speaks to singer-songwriter Sia.

Louis is using the lockdown to track down some of the people he's been longing to talk to.

Produced by Sara Jane Hall and Catherine Murnane
A Mindhouse production for BBC Radio 4

13Rylan Clark-neal2020121420201223 (R4)
20201226 (R4)
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

Louis speaks to TV and radio presenter Rylan Clark-Neal.

Louis is using the lockdown to track down some of the people he's been longing to talk to.

Produced by Sara Jane Hall
Assistant Producer: Catherine Murnane
A Mindhouse production for BBC Radio 4

14Ruby Wax2020122120201230 (R4)
20210102 (R4)
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

Louis speaks to comedian, writer and mental-health campaigner Ruby Wax.

Louis is using the lockdown to track down some of the people he's been longing to talk to.

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.

Louis speaks to comedian, writer and mental-health campaigner 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.

15Frankie Boyle2020122820210106 (R4)
20210109 (R4)
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

Louis speaks to comedian and writer Frankie Boyle.

Louis is using the lockdown to track down some of the people he's been longing to talk to.

16Oliver Stone2021010420210116 (R4)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

Louis speaks to film director Oliver Stone.

Louis is using the lockdown to track down some of the people he's been longing to talk to.

17Riz Ahmed2021011120210123 (R4)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

Louis speaks to actor Riz Ahmed.

Louis is using the lockdown to track down some of the people he's been longing to talk to.

18Leah Remini2021011820210130 (R4)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

Louis speaks to actor and ex-Scientologist Leah Remini.

Louis is using the lockdown to track down some of the people he's been longing to talk to.

19Fka Twigs2021012520210206 (R4)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

Louis Theroux speaks to musician and actor FKA twigs.

Louis is using the lockdown to track down some of the people he's been longing to talk to.

20Justin Theroux2021020120210213 (R4)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

Louis Theroux catches up with actor - and cousin - Justin Theroux.

Louis is using the lockdown to track down some of the people he's been longing to talk to.