Louis Theroux is to launch his own podcast next week 3 months ago

Louis Theroux is to launch his own podcast next week

Episode 1 of Grounded With Louis Theroux is kicking off next week.

While it may seem like everyone you've ever known has started or appeared on a podcast at this point, there are some people who we would happily listen to for hours.

One of those people is Louis Theroux.

Like the majority of people, Louis is stuck at home, but he’s using his time in lockdown to track down some high-profile people he’s been longing to talk to and will be interviewing them in a new podcast, the BBC has confirmed.

In each episode, around an hour long, Louis will have a conversation with one guest, digging into the psyches of some of the biggest names across the world.

The first episode will be a conversation with writer and documentary-maker Jon Ronson, who is currently grounded in New York. They discuss their professional rivalry, inhabiting similar worlds and how Jon is handling the lockdown.

In other episodes, Louis will speak with Lenny Henry, Boy George and Miriam Margolyes, with more guests still to be announced.

Speaking about the launch of the podcast, Theroux said: "I've really loved doing these interviews. It's been a chance to speak to people I admire and have in depth conversations with them, about their lives, their careers, and their most intimate feelings.

"Making a podcast and radio series is very different to my usual way of working. And for that reason, I've found it very fun and refreshing."

Episode 1 of Grounded With Louis Theroux launches on 27 April, while an introduction to the podcast will air on Monday 20 April.

It will be available to listen to on BBC Sounds.