Southbank Centre’s Book Podcast: Louis Theroux in conversation

In a very special episode of Southbank Centre’s Book Podcast, recorded in our Royal Festival Hall in late September 2019, documentary-maker and broadcaster Louis Theroux discusses his book, Gotta Get Theroux This, and his two decades of documentaries with comedian and podcaster, Adam Buxton.

In a typically entertaining discussion 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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