Adam talks to journalist, documentarian and old friend Louis Theroux about writing, grim celebrity rumours, polyamory, death, and the daily routines of Mark Wahlberg and Oprah Winfrey.
The first of Louis’ 3 Altered States films goes out on BBC2 on Sunday, November 4th, 2018
Thanks to Séamus Murphy-Mitchell for production support and Matt Lamont for additional editing.
Music and jingles by Adam Buxton
LOUIS & ADAM’S AUTOBIOGRAPHY RECOMMENDATIONS
BOB DYLAN - CHRONICLES, VOLUME 1
MARC MARON - ATTEMPTING NORMAL
STEVE MARTIN - BORN STANDING UP
WALTER KIRN - BLOOD WILL OUT
AL KOOPER - BACKSTAGE PASSES AND BACKSTABBING BASTARDS
TRACEY THORN - BEDSIT DISCO QUEEN
LUKE HAINES - BAD VIBES
WHEN LOUIS MET JIMMY (Louis’ original Jimmy Savile programme)
BEST OF ENEMIES (Gore Vidal vs William F Buckley documentary) TRAILER
BURN THE PLACE YOU HIDE (St Thomas documentary)
It's really great that you list all the refs and recommends from the podcast on this page, thanks! However listening again to pick them up would have been more of a pleasure than a chore.
I have to say of all the podcasts i subscribe to yours is the best for simultaneously stimulating thought and funny bones. The cerebral / belly-laugh balance is spot on. I always feel better for listening to your ramblings and you never disappoint.
I'm sure you're not short of recommendations for autobiographies, but one of my favourites is '45' by Bill Drummond (KLF). The story of his plan to build a cube of Tennant’s Super and distribute it to the audience of a screening of the £1 million burning film, which was to be projected onto the side of a multi-storey car park, is alone worth the entry price. A genius.
These top-level ramble-chats keep on coming! Going to check out that Al Kooper book and St Thomas documentary now, thanks for the recommendations.
The jingle about backing your car into another car and getting angry is so funny. I love all of the podcast stuff though to be honest! But that one seriously made me chuckle. Thanks for all the laughs!
THANK YOU FOR INCLUDING ALL THIS INFORMATION. I DON'T LIKE MAKING NOTES WHILE LISTENING, IT PREVENTS GIGGLING.
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