Southbank Centre’s Book Podcast: Louis Theroux in conversation

In a very special episode of Southbank Centre’s Book Podcast, documentary-maker and broadcaster Louis Theroux discusses his new book, Gotta Get Theroux This, and his two decades of documentaries with comedian and podcaster, Adam Buxton.

In this discussion, recorded in our Royal Festival Hall in late September 2019, the long-term friends discuss Theroux’s distinctive interview style and techniques, some of his most notable documentaries – those on the subjects of Michael Jackson, and eating disorders – and how odd it is that someone who had a tattoo of Louis, might deem turning up to see him in person a stretch too far.

Louis Theroux in conversation by Southbank Centre's Book Podcast


It’s easy to overstate the importance of the silences. A silence is like a hole; it’s meaningless without the earth around it. A silence is defined by the thing that is not the silence.
Louis Theroux, discussing his distinctive interview style


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