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.

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October 14, 2021 63 min

When Danny Elfman joins Rob Lowe, It’s two lively personalities at the Dead Man’s Party! On today’s episode you’ll find out why the theme from Halloween drove Danny wild, what it took to squash the beef between him and Simpsons creator Matt Groening, and which funk-rock band used to get booed while opening for Oingo Boingo! Strap in, it’s a spooky one! Got a question for Rob? Call our voicemail at (323) 570-4551. Yours could get fe...

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The heat is on and the humor is dry when David Cross joins Rob Lowe. The guys reminisce on CB radio, Midnight Movie Madness, and collecting beer cans. David also shares some great stories from his time working on Wonder Showzen and his new film The Dark Divide. Got a question for Rob? Call our voicemail at (323) 570-4551. Yours could get featured on the show!
 

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September 30, 2021 44 min

When John Stamos talks to Rob Lowe it is a who’s who? of handsome memes. On today’s episode you’ll hear about John’s new True Crime podcast Snatching Sinatra, the time Rob partied on stage with The Beach Boys, and what traits John shares with a famous serial killer! Plus the guys peruse the late Frank Sinatra’s phone book.
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September 23, 2021 49 min

When Patton Oswalt and Rob Lowe get on the mic, hilarity ensues! The guys talk about Mystery Science Theater 3000, career-ending typos, and John Tesh’s magnet store theory. Find out why acting in Young Adult was so intimidating for Patton — and what his new tour looks like — all on today’s episode!

 

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September 17, 2021 6 min

Today Rob drops in with a little taste of his new Parks and Recreation recap podcast, Parks and Recollection. If you enjoy this clip then spread your wings and fly your way over to the subscribe button today!

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September 16, 2021 41 min

When Jennifer Aniston and Rob Lowe catch up, the conversation is about way more than haircuts and headshots. In today’s episode, you’ll hear how TV creation has evolved and why Jen loves being in the editing booth! You’ll also find out which talk show bumped Jen in the ‘90s and how the Friends gang was at the recent reunion. It’s the episode that you’ll want to listen to in a fountain with a group of pals.
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September 9, 2021 45 min

When Alan Yang enters the studio with Rob Lowe, there are many hilarious topics up for discussion. Like their new podcast Parks and Recollection (the definitive Parks and Recreation recap podcast) or Alan’s baseball blog from the early 2000s. This week, you’ll hear why Alan and Rob have one of the best rapports in podcasting!
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September 2, 2021 62 min

When Molly Ringwald and Rob Lowe get behind the microphone, you better strap in because the time machine is about to take off! In today’s episode, find out what magazine reigns supreme (Bop! or Time), how a cowboy hat could have transformed The Breakfast Club, and what supervillain Molly would play in a film! It’s 80’s week at Literally and we hope you enjoy it.
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In which Rob and comedian/producer/talk show host Conan O’Brien discuss the difference between sharks and dolphins, how Elizabeth Taylor was able to cry on command, and why Conan thinks ghosts are overrated. Plus: we learn if Conan is actually Rob’s boss or not.

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Today we’re sharing a conversation Rob moderated with Oprah Winfrey and Dr. Bruce D. Perry about their book What Happened to You?: Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing. They discuss addiction, the patterns that shape us, and some of the ways that we can heal ourselves. Got a question for Rob? Call our voicemail at (323) 570-4551. Yours could get featured on the show!

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August 16, 2021 35 min

We've got something special for Literally! listeners today! Rob was recently a guest on The Happiness Lab podcast, and we want you to hear this great conversation. Hosted by Yale professor Dr. Laurie Santos, The Happiness Lab shares surprising research and inspiring stories that change the way we think about happiness.

In this episode, Rob and Dr. Santos discuss the joys and pitfalls of nostalgia. For instance, as much as Ro...

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August 12, 2021 53 min

In which Rob and musician Charlie Puth discuss music with a velvet texture, happy songs with sad lyrics, and the possibilities of a Literally theme remix! Got a question for Rob? Call our voicemail at (323) 570-4551. Yours could get featured on the show!

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In which Rob and star of ER and The Good Wife Julianna Margulies discuss meditating as a family, why she left ER, and Fraterdays! Got a question for Rob? Call our voicemail at (323) 570-4551. Yours could get featured on the show!

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In which Rob and SNL and Groundlings alum Laraine Newman discuss when you should say hello to your neighbor, how The Coneheads makeup can change you, and why it may be a good idea to copyright your character’s voice! Got a question for Rob? Call our voicemail at (323) 570-4551. Yours could get featured on the show!

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In which Rob and sportscaster Bob Costas discuss all time best calls, what makes for engaging sportscasting, the evolution of baseball, and who was the rowdiest in the booth! Plus: Rob answers a question about how to help your kids with good skincare routine in the LoweDown Line. Got a question for Rob? Call our voicemail at (323) 570-4551. Yours could get featured on the show!

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July 15, 2021 58 min

In which Rob and actress/presenter Sofía Vergara discuss the ins and outs of craft service, Sofía’s accidental Broadway career, how she got cast in Modern Family, and the one category of America’s Got Talent performer that drives her crazy. Plus: Rob answers a question about his walk-up music in the LoweDown Line. Got a question for Rob? Call our voicemail at (323) 570-4551. Yours could get featured on the show!

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In which Rob and rock legend John Fogerty discuss the formation of Creedence Clearwater Revival, seeing The Beatles’ final American concert, Rob's infamous version of "Proud Mary," and dive deep on the stories behind the writing of John’s most famous songs. Plus: Rob answers a question about the most important virtue in the LoweDown Line. Got a question for Rob? Call our voicemail at (323) 570-4551. Your question could ...

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July 1, 2021 57 min

In which Rob and comedian/writer Iliza Shlesinger discuss the true story that inspired Iliza’s new Netflix movie Good On Paper, the hottest spots in Hollywood circa 1986, take a deep dive on upspeak, and wonder "if something is popular, does that mean it’s funny?” Plus: Rob answers a question about hamburger buns vs hot dog buns in the LoweDown Line. Got a question for Rob? Call our voicemail at (323) 570-4551. Your question co...

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In which Rob and actor/comedian/director Jason Alexander discuss formative theatre experiences, convincing Martin Short to do The Producers, their biggest stage disasters, and dive deep on the creation of Seinfeld. Plus: Rob answers a question about underrated work in the LoweDown Line. Got a question for Rob? Call our voicemail at (323) 570-4551. Your question could get featured on the show!

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June 17, 2021 63 min

In which Rob and comedian/host/writer Jimmy Kimmel discuss what hats they could get away with, dive deep on yacht rock, we learn about Jimmy’s honorary mayorship of a Canadian town, and get an insider’s view on what really happened with the 2017 Best Picture results. Plus: Rob answers a question about hindsight in the LoweDown Line. Got a question for Rob? Call our voicemail at (323) 570-4551. Your question could get featured on th...

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