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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. 

Malibu Bicycle Cops (w/ David Duchovny)

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  • 210 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 01:03:05

In which Rob and actor/writer/producer David Duchovny discuss conspiracy theories, David’s albums and novels, minimalism, the danger of doing your own stunts, and their time together on Californication. David’s latest novel, Truly Like Lightning, is available now wherever books are sold. Plus: Rob answers a question about the most surprisingly beautiful place he’s ever traveled to in the 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.

Is That What You’re Calling It? (w/ Zach Galifianakis)

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  • 420 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 01:13:49

In which Rob and actor/comedian Zach Galifianakis discuss North Carolina sports rivalries, when teleprompters are legal, pitching Baskets, Zach’s two weeks on SNL, the changing tastes in comedy, interviewing President Obama, and Zach’s brand new snowboarding movie from 20 years ago. Plus: Rob answers a question about his hometown in the 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.

Let's Proceed (w/ Clive Davis)

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  • 220 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 01:05:38

Our GRAMMYs special, in which Rob and music production legend Clive Davis discuss the formula for a hit record, signing The Notorious B.I.G., passing on John Mellencamp, a new biopic about Whitney Houston, and the painting of Earth Wind & Fire hanging in the National Portrait Gallery. Plus: Rob and Clive weigh in on the greatest American songwriter. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Apex Brad (w/ Dax Shepard)

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  • 230 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 01:13:21

In which Rob and actor/podcaster Dax Shepard discuss pre-interviews, the script for Idiocracy, Punk’d, Burt Reynolds' wetsuit, whether or not Rob’s dad taught Bradley Cooper his backhand, and much more. Plus: Rob answers a call about The Lowe Files in the 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.

Good Hypnosis (w/ Charles Barkley)

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  • 250 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 01:14:15

In which Rob and broadcaster/basketball legend Charles Barkley discuss The Dream Team, learning to say no, being grateful, taking responsibility, and the best advice that Charles never listened to. Plus: Rob answers a call about his favorite books in the 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.

Who Killed The Hat? (w/ Bill Burr)

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  • 250 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 01:09:57

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.

Put Up A Pretty Light (w/ Matthew McConaughey)

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  • 220 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 01:15:24

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 featured on the show! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Hairpiece Police (w/ Joe Rogan)

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  • 240 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 01:07:49

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.

The Opposite Of Patience (w/ Chelsea Handler)

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  • 160 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 01:06:19

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.

You Should Stay On TV (w/ George Lopez)

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  • 190 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 01:08:53

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.

Walking Into Rooms (w/ Lisa Kudrow)

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  • 180 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 01:18:13

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.

Throw Me A Bone (w/ Jenny Slate)

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  • 130 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 53:08

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.

King Is Good (w/ Peter Guber)

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  • 140 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 49:04

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.

Chris Pratt (re-release)

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  • 150 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 01:00:42

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.

Everybody Wins (w/ Mike Schur)

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  • 170 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 58:43

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.

Best of 2020

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  • 150 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 59:20

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.

Exterior Night Jungle Rain (w/ Michael J. Fox)

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  • 150 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 07:41

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.

Booties & Baby Pictures (w/ Catherine O'Hara)

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  • 300 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 01:09:29

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.

Quit If You Can (w/ Eric Andre)

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  • 310 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 57:14

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.

Horatio Caine Is A Wraith (w/ Jerry Bruckheimer)

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  • 190 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 58:55

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.