PODCAST EP.29 – LOUIS THEROUX

Louis and I got together one afternoon in May this year. We had tea followed by energy drink and things got a little hysterical at the end. But first there was talk of infantilism, Louis’ documentary about extreme drinking and our own booze habits, the ongoing challenges of parenting from the point of view of a flawed father and memories of a shameful effort to be cool at school.

Thanks to Seamus Murphy-Mitchell for production support and Matt Lamont for additional editing.

Cheers to you.

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30 Comments

  • Jesus Christ, that was funny. I enjoy your more serious guests, but your podcasts with your mates are just gold. My wife and I were doubled-over with laughter, especially with you two singing at the end.

    I know there’s pressure to constantly get new, interesting guests, but I’d be happy to listen to you ramble chat with yourself, your friends, or do more like your sickness diary, which was very entertaining.

    Bye for now

    Comment by Jimmy McIntyre — September 12, 2016 @ 7:31 pm

  • Well, you’ve really done it this time with your spreading of rumours, and gossip of uncertain origins, as if they were facts. I’ve looked it up on the internet, for heaven’s sake, and it’s definitely not true that tea has more caffeine than coffee. Here you are (http://www.teaclass.com/lesson_0112.html):

    “The biggest myth about the caffeine content between coffee and tea is that tea contains more caffeine than coffee. While this is true when measuring coffee and tea in their dry forms, this is false when comparing brewed coffee and tea. After all, one normally uses 2 grams of tea per 8 ounce cup, and 10 grams of coffee for the same quantity of water. A widely cited 2004 British study looked at 200 cups prepared by consumers going about their normal brewing routines. It found that the average caffeine level in the cups of tea (black English style teas) was 40mg vs 105mg in the average cup of drip coffee.”

    Right, I’m going to have another cup of tea, and I might even make it a double-bagger. That should calm me down nicely.

    Comment by Rupert — September 13, 2016 @ 8:07 am

  • I love the jingle in the 46th minute! Is there a longer version of that?

    Comment by CD — September 13, 2016 @ 12:37 pm

  • Total, total brillz.

    Ditto on the track on 46 mins; if anyone knows what it is called.

    Comment by Joey — September 13, 2016 @ 3:22 pm

  • Another fantastic podcast, I love listening to you and Louis ramblechatting, long may he be a regular guest.

    Thanks so much Adam!

    Comment by Jay — September 13, 2016 @ 9:36 pm

  • Your episodes with Louis are fantastic, I was desperately trying to hold in my laughter in the teacher’s office while listening to you two singing at the end. Just brilliant, the dynamic you have with your mates is pure podcasting gold.

    Comment by Adam — September 14, 2016 @ 1:14 am

  • ADAM under no circumstances record Louis Theroux screeching for 30+ minutes and broadcast it on this podcast ever again. WTF ADAM?

    Comment by vibribib — September 14, 2016 @ 11:16 am

  • Hi Adam, I listened to your chat with Louis whilst driving on the M6 and laughed so hard at the Monster energy drink ingredients and you both singing that it was making my eyes close – not a good thing whilst driving at 70mph :-) . As well as giving a swear warning at the beginning of each episode, maybe you should also give a “caution if you are driving” warning. Just kidding of course – love your podcast, keep going! it keeps me much amused whilst driving from Birmingham to Liverpool.

    Comment by David — September 14, 2016 @ 4:39 pm

  • Like and subscribe is 1min 34secs long – RELEASE IT!!!! Pure dancing away in my dining chair to it, yaya! Or yay rather, was happy to hear your lovely voice and chatting to your friend about nonsense,i far prefer these to the ones for example with Mr Hader. I would LOVE like a few minutes of just you and ‘Rosie’ talking :) GIES A SHOUTOUT!!!!

    Comment by Tackyfairy — September 14, 2016 @ 8:26 pm

  • That was joyous. I laughed out loud walking down the street and got some funny looks.. Oh, yes sir, I can Louis!

    Comment by Roger Hoey — September 14, 2016 @ 9:09 pm

  • Just cried with laughter. Keep Louis coming back. It’s golden chatter. That jingle in minute 46 is amazing. I tried to Shazam it…???? Keep up the good work. Hugh

    Comment by Hugh Ferguson — September 14, 2016 @ 9:19 pm

  • For someone who has made a documentary on alcoholism, I was rather surprised that Louis didn’t know that the UK alcohol guidelines are given in units, not points; or what these guidelines are; or how many units are in a pint of beer. I was also quite concerned that he felt 21 units was not enough to get ‘lashed’ in an evening (about 8-10 pints of beer); and that 14 units was ‘unrealistic’ and that ‘even 21′ units was ‘too low’.

    On this last point, the government come up with the guidelines based on the best available evidence at the time as to what is a safe limit. So in this sense, we need to consider them as fact – something that can’t be adjusted because people will find it difficult. It would be like trying to decide what sign to put over a 12-foot bridge and reasoning: “well, it’s unrealistic for ALL vehicles to be under 12 feet tall, so we’ll say it’s 14 feet.” People’s heads will come off!

    Anyway, anyway, anyway … aside from the above (which should be taken mostly in jest), I love the podcast. It is seriously the highlight of my ‘indeterminate period’. And, just to be clear, I have no issue with the period sometimes being indeterminate. I appreciate the effort you put in and it makes it even more exciting when a pod-morsel turns up. Long may it continue.

    Comment by Paul J. Newell — September 15, 2016 @ 8:47 am

  • My sleeping dog looked up and gave me a questioning, slightly anxious look during Louis’ singing! Love the podcast!

    Comment by Rachael — September 15, 2016 @ 10:49 am

  • Your recent podcast with Louis Theroux not only made me laugh until my face hurt but also inspired me to want to write here, I never write reviews but just love your podcasts!

    Comment by Libby — September 15, 2016 @ 8:18 pm

  • I’ve never been an active participator – I’m your classic silent (appreciative) recipient, but please, please, please do more with Louis – this was the funniest podcast I’ve ever heard, I was helpless with laughter – in public (embarrassing). Loved it. Love all your podcasts, but this was the best!

    Comment by Alison — September 16, 2016 @ 10:13 am

  • Yet another gem with Louis. My ears bled with the mutilated Beach Boys duet while I laughed ’til I cried. All in all itt was pitch perfect banter. Thank you. Hello to Rosie. Cheers, Ardith

    Comment by Ardith — September 17, 2016 @ 12:08 am

  • This is probably my favourite episode bar Johnny Greenwood. This rest of this comment is completely unrelated to the episode, I just didn’t know where to post it.

    I was recently listening to the BBC’s flagship film programme with Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo, and Mark was talking about the new film, Blair Witch, which incidentally didn’t sound great. As one would do, he was comparing it to the 1999 original, a film which Mark said that you and Joe found very scary at the time, great, but scary.

    This got me thinking, not about the film, but about Mark, and how I think he would be great to have on your podcast. He’s a man whose voice many people recognise, but who is rarely interviewed and has had (I know this from reading his book) a very interesting life (he was next to Werner Hertzog when Mr Hertzog got shot, for example).

    I’m sure you get many emails suggesting who to interview, and I have no idea how easy they are to organise, but I can’t imagine his schedule is that full, seeing as his main job is to watch films.

    Thanks, Xav

    Comment by Xavier Lacey — September 21, 2016 @ 8:11 pm

  • Meaning?

    So nice to listen to two friends talking.

    Comment by Ting — September 21, 2016 @ 9:41 pm

  • Oh, wow, thank you for reading out my comment. I am honoured and humbled … and slightly embarrassed – you know my friends listen to this right? Anyway, I do agree with your responses. And indeed, the podcast wouldn’t have that ramble-chat quality if all your guests came fully prepped. It would be like BBC breakfast news. I’m actually really keen to see Louis’s documentary now, and the upcoming My Scientology Movie. Good luck with the Q&A.

    Comment by Paul Newell — September 22, 2016 @ 3:46 pm

  • Hi Adam, thanks for another hilarious podcast. Here in Australia we would term Louis’ vanishing from social occasions without saying a proper goodbye ‘smoke bombing’. There is quite an art to a good smoke bomb!

    Comment by Katy McEwen — September 23, 2016 @ 4:46 am

  • Hi Buckles, I just wanted to say a big thank you for the podcasts. They really are a little ray of sunshine plopping onto my phone. I’ve been through a rough time recently, nothing too serious, just a maniacal boss and the usual adult pressures of life. But the podcasts always cheered me up and got me laughing again. Thanks mate. Keep them coming. Cheers James

    Comment by James — September 23, 2016 @ 12:57 pm

  • hello Adam I love the podcast so much! can you please please please share with us listeners what on earth that lovely snippet of music was at 46 minutes in? tried to shazam it thinking it might be radiohead (?) but no love…… thanks! Anna xx

    Comment by anna — September 26, 2016 @ 12:05 pm

  • Adam,

    I enjoy your podcasts very much, and this one was particularly funny, coming as it did, just before Louis’ Savile revisited documentary. I think you’re wrong about his singing though. I dropped his acapella vocal into a backing track I’d recorded recently and he was almost pitch perfect without the benefit of a note to pitch with.

    I took the liberty of adding him again through some pitch correction software so he could provide his own backing vocals:

    https://soundcloud.com/mooseharris/yes-sir-i-can-boogie

    Hope you like it.

    I wish you well, and please keep the pods coming, regularly or otherwise.

    Comment by Moose Harris — October 11, 2016 @ 2:57 pm

  • rinsed it..

    Comment by jason walnut — October 14, 2016 @ 1:24 pm

  • This was a wonderful thing to listen to, especially Louis singing. Like so many people, I experience depression and happen to be going through an episode at the moment. This brought some light into what currently feels like a gloomy life.

    Thank you both

    Comment by Stuart — November 11, 2016 @ 8:55 am

  • So so good love it. First work of yours I’ve listed to in years. Still use the quote ‘shafted are you ‘ tickled me back in the nineties puts a smile on my face to this day.

    Comment by Rodders — December 8, 2016 @ 2:08 pm

  • I just found myself writing ‘Meaning?’ on a pupil’s work I was marking, and it made me giggle to myself. Thanks.

    Comment by Mark Thomas — January 31, 2017 @ 8:50 pm

  • Late to the party but I enjoyed this SO much Adam and Louis. Been in stitches at my desk! So cheering – much needed in these gloomy times. x

    Comment by Jo — February 8, 2017 @ 4:02 pm

  • I have listened to this episode an unhealthy and disturbing number of times. In a good way. Thank you Adam!

    Comment by Lucy — May 10, 2017 @ 7:29 am

  • I recently started going out for daily evening walks and this podcast is the companion though this particular one with Adam & Louis had me giggling like a loon whilst going past dog walkers and the like. Really made me chuckle a lot and I’m now typing this whilst listening to the Beach Boys Pet Sounds album – not half as funny

    Comment by Mark Bickerdike — June 10, 2017 @ 9:52 pm

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