Literally! With Rob Lowe

Literally! With Rob Lowe

This is literally a podcast where people I love, admire, and know well will be in a safe space to really let their hair down (assuming they have any). I will cover the thoughtful to the extremely random. So join me and my guests from the world of movies, TV, sports, music, and culture for fun, wide-ranging, free-wheeling conversations.... Show More

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February 25, 2021 69 min
In which Rob and comedian/actor/podcaster Bill Burr dive deep on the NBA, the Royal Albert Hall, and compare notes on sobriety, cigars, and Star Wars. Plus: Rob answers the very first call to our new LoweDown Line. Got a question for Rob? Call our voicemail at (323) 570-4551. Your question could get featured on the show! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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In which Rob and actor/author Matthew McConaughey discuss Matthew’s new memoir Greenlights, making Contact together, auditioning for Titanic, launchpad lines, Magic Mike, Wolf Of Wall Street, Joel Schumacher, and we finally find out who coined the term “McConaissance." Plus: Stay tuned to the end for the announcement of our new LoweDown Line! Got a question for Rob? Call our voicemail at (323) 570-4551. Your question could get ...
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February 11, 2021 67 min
In which Rob and comedian/podcaster Joe Rogan talk about sensory deprivation tanks, working with the late, great Phil Hartman, the art of happiness, sugar addiction, and National Carnivore Month. Plus: Joe tells Rob exactly how to get “Marvel jacked." See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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In which Rob and actress/comedian/author Chelsea Handler discuss dating in a pandemic, learning to look busy doing nothing, and whether or not they share the same shaman. Plus: plans are hatched for Chelsea and Rob’s new celebrity ski tournament. Chelsea’s first standup special in six years, EVOLUTION, is on HBO Max now. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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In which Rob and actor/comedian Kevin Nealon talk about impressions, meeting presidents, the people they’ve been starstruck by, drawing caricatures, and Weekend Update. Plus: we find out what Kevin finds interesting about the space between Rob’s nose and his top lip. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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January 21, 2021 68 min
In which Rob and actor/comedian George Lopez talk about breaking out in the closing days of Johnny Carson, life lessons George took from his baseball coach, timing, luck, fear, and getting back up again. Plus: we hear the story of how George ended up as a witness at the Michael Jackson trial. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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January 14, 2021 78 min
In which Rob and actress/comedian/writer Lisa Kudrow discuss the Friends reunion, parenting, Rob’s experience on Who Do You Think You Are, improv training vs dramatic acting classes, and much more. Plus: Lisa really wants to know what happened to The Grinder. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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January 7, 2021 53 min
In which Rob and actress/comedian/author Jenny Slate discuss ASMR, meeting on the set of Parks & Recreation, Jenny’s SNL audition, and being allergic to cynicism. Plus: we hear about Seinfeld dropping in during an inopportune Weekend Update rehearsal. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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December 31, 2020 49 min
In which Rob and producer/author/executive Peter Guber take a tour through Peter’s illustrious career, discussing films like Rain Man, Midnight Express, An American Werewolf In London, A River Runs Through It, and the power of narrative. Plus: Peter explains how crucial casting the right villain is. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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December 28, 2020 60 min
Revisit our first episode, in which Rob and actor/producer Chris Pratt discuss formative favorites, their time together on Parks & Recreation, and Rob’s disastrous audition for Footloose. Plus: Rob and Chris discover they both have a surprising connection to Barbra Streisand. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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December 24, 2020 58 min
In which Rob and writer/producer Mike Schur discuss quarantine cuts, virtual writers’ rooms, the vital importance of silliness, the SNL sketches that never were, and of course Parks & Recreation. Plus: we learn Mike’s response when told Chris Pratt had been offered the “racoon movie.” See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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December 21, 2020 59 min
In which Rob presents his Greatest Hits from the first year of Literally! with Rob Lowe, including appearances by Conan O’Brien, Gwyneth Paltrow, Mike Myers, David Spade, Demi Moore, Alec Baldwin, Keegan Michael-Key, Tiffany Haddish and many more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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In which Rob and actor/producer/author Michael J. Fox discuss the balance of realism and optimism, Transcendental Meditation, being in a jungle for six months with Sean Penn, and dissect some of Paul Simon’s most cryptic lyrics. Plus: we learn Michael’s favorite theme song from one of his movies. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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In which Rob and actress/comedian/writer Catherine O’Hara discuss bad auditions, following in Gilda Radner’s footsteps, Schitt’s Creek's historic Emmy wins, and the secret inspiration for Moira’s look. Plus: Catherine challenges Rob to an on-the-spot impression. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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December 3, 2020 48 min
In which Rob and actor/comedian/musician Jim Belushi discuss making About Last Night, the advice John Belushi gave to a 12-year old Rob, the birth of the Blues Brothers, and creating a sitcom marriage where nobody has to apologize. Plus: a $20 bet is on the line. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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November 26, 2020 53 min
In which Rob and comedian Jo Koy discuss Las Vegas during the pandemic, pre-show rituals, keeping up with the Black Eyed Peas, and take a deep dive on Seattle sports and the Philippines. Plus: an announcement about Jo and Rob’s new street racing show, coming soon. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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November 19, 2020 57 min
In which Rob and actor/comedian Eric Andre discuss beatniks vs hipsters, mean pranks vs funny pranks, and making the Eric Andre Show pilot in an abandoned bodega. Plus: Eric shows us his upright bass. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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In which Rob and producer Jerry Bruckheimer do a deep dive on Jerry’s illustrious career in film & television, including the initial inspiration for Top Gun, casting Flashdance, the creation of the CSI franchise, dialing in Captain Jack Sparrow, and much more. Plus: we get the inside scoop on the forthcoming Top Gun: Maverick. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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November 5, 2020 32 min
In which Rob and actor/comedian Jon Lovitz discuss the history of Jon's Saturday Night Live characters, the strange fate of his cat Mr Marc Stevenson, and roasting Arnold Schwarzenegger. Plus: we learn about the surprising original cast for Bad Boys. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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October 29, 2020 61 min
In which Rob and journalist/author Maria Shriver take a deep dive on compassion, work ethic, family, succeeding in a boys’ club environment, and the positive aspects of solitude. Plus: we learn about a surprising letter from Rose Kennedy. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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