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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.

Episodes

  1. Thursday, November 24, 2022

    Trace Adkins: Hard Bark

    Music and acting unite when Trace Adkins and Rob Lowe are behind the mic. In this episode find out why Trace was nervous to work with Susan Sarandon, the difference between "country" and "western," how a hand injury helped stylize Trace's guitar playing, and the unconventional voice preparation Trace does before taking the stage! Got a question for Rob? Call our voicemail at (323) 570-4551. Yours could get featured on the show! 

  2. Thursday, November 17, 2022

    Ed Helms: Benevolent Fan of Flannel

    Ed Helms and Rob Lowe can't stop cracking each other up. On today's episode you'll find out about Ed's new podcast SNAFU, which Hangover star does the best Christopher Walken impression, and how Ace Ventura 2 helped him pass the time while filming The Office. Got a question for Rob? Call our voicemail at (323) 570-4551. Yours could get featured on the show!

  3. Thursday, November 10, 2022

    Hayley Arceneaux: The G Monster

    The conversation is out of this world when Hayley Arceneaux and Rob Lowe are podcasting together! On today's episode you'll hear how surviving Cancer helped Hayley continue to explore new opportunities in life, why she had to ask her mom before going to space, what it takes to control yourself in zero gravity, and why having hope is extremely useful tool. Got a question for Rob? Call our voicemail at (323) 570-4551. Yours could get featured on the show!

  4. Thursday, November 3, 2022

    Dana Carvey: Defunct Celebrity Restaurants

    Things are getting weird when Dana Carvey and Rob Lowe are back on mic together! On today's episode you'll hear all about Dana's new podcast "The Weird Place", what it takes to develop a hilarious character impression, why he got fired from the TV show "Blue Thunder", and how he learned that he was Gene Kelly's favorite SNL performer! Got a question for Rob? Call our voicemail at (323) 570-4551. Yours could get featured on the show!

  5. Thursday, October 27, 2022

    Diane Kruger: The Power of Names

    Creative talents unite when Diane Kruger and Rob Lowe get together. On this episode hear what inspired Diane to write her new children's book "A Name From the Sky", what it was like working on Inglourious Basterds, and what it took to break out of the box Hollywood tried to put her in after playing Helen of Troy. Got a question for Rob? Call our voicemail at (323) 570-4551. Yours could get featured on the show!

  6. Thursday, October 20, 2022

    Ralph Macchio: Cobra California

    It's a trip down memory lane when Ralph Macchio and Rob Lowe get together. On today's episode you'll hear some juicy stories from Rob and Ralph's time on The Outsiders—Like what songs were on the boombox and who was the hardest partier. You'll also get updates on Karate Kid & Cobra Kai, and hear why Ralph's new book is a story only he can tell. Got a question for Rob? Call our voicemail at (323) 570-4551. Yours could get featured on the show!

  7. Thursday, October 13, 2022

    Phil Rosenthal: We have the VHS!

    It's another delicious episode of Literally! Today Phil Rosenthal and Rob Lowe dish about everything. You'll hear the activities Phil avoids in order to stay happy, his awkward encounter meeting Bruce Springsteen, how he had to punch up President Clinton's speeches with humor, and the alternative titles for Everybody Loves Raymond! Got a question for Rob? Call our voicemail at (323) 570-4551. Yours could get featured on the show!

  8. Thursday, October 6, 2022

    Kevin Dillon: This Might Not Make It

    Kevin Dillon and Rob Lowe are talking all things acting. On today's episode we hear about Kevin and Rob's unique meeting at a New York night club, how Kevin's work during Platoon informed his approach to acting, some interesting stories about Oliver Stone, and what's in store for Kevin's future! Got a question for Rob? Call our voicemail at (323) 570-4551. Yours could get featured on the show! 

     

  9. Thursday, September 29, 2022

    Michael Cera: Have a Nightmare

    It's a goofy day when Michael Cera joins Rob Lowe for Literally! On today's episode we'll hear about Michael's early career acting opposite the Pillsbury Doughboy, the time Rob was mistaken for the real George Michael, how Arrested Development made formative comedy memories for Michael, and a few updates on the Barbie movie! Got a question for Rob? Call our voicemail at (323) 570-4551. Yours could get featured on the show!

  10. Thursday, September 22, 2022

    Ice-T: That's Biting

    Experience decades of talent when Ice-T and Rob Lowe are in the studio. On today's Literally you'll hear how writing rhymes for gang members helped Ice-T hone his craft, why Rob and Ice-T acted in the same movie but never saw one another, a short and intriguing history of hip-hop, and why Black Sabbath and Lamb of God are Ice-T's heavy metal heroes. Got a question for Rob? Call our voicemail at (323) 570-4551. Yours could get featured on the show!

  11. Thursday, September 15, 2022

    James Burrows: The Audience Roared

    There's lots of TV talk when James Burrows joins Rob Lowe. On today's episode we dive into decades of sitcom history—you'll find out why laugh tracks are used, how Mary Tyler Moore helped James' career, why David Schwimmer almost didn't do Friends, and some interesting facts about Andy Kaufman. Got a question for Rob? Call our voicemail at (323) 570-4551. Yours could get featured on the show!

  12. Thursday, September 8, 2022

    Drew Barrymore: The Dysfunctional Waltons

    Buddies are reunited when Drew Barrymore joins Rob Lowe on Literally! In today's episode you'll hear about the time Rob and Drew's parents had an entertaining time together at the club, how communicating with your children about the realities of life is beneficial, and some nostalgic looks back to the early days of their careers. Got a question for Rob? Call our voicemail at (323) 570-4551. Yours could get featured on the show!

  13. Thursday, September 1, 2022

    Jay Chandrasekhar: Movie Stars Don't Wear Hats

    Things get silly when Jay Chandrasekhar and Rob Lowe get together. Today you'll hear about the hilarious behind the scenes moments on Super Troopers 2, why filming Club Dread was the most fun Broken Lizard ever had, the secret history of fake facial hair, and Jay's new app Vouch Vault! Got a question for Rob? Call our voicemail at (323) 570-4551. Yours could get featured on the show!

  14. Thursday, August 25, 2022

    Tony Hale: Interim Banana

    We're keeping things comedy when Tony Hale and Rob Lowe are on the mic. In today's episode find out how Tony made the transition from acting for commercials to acting on television, how working with great comedy writers helps you feel comfortable on set, how Arrested Development was a much different experience than VEEP, and some great behind the scenes SNL chat!  Got a question for Rob? Call our voicemail at (323) 570-4551. Yours could get featured on the show!

  15. Thursday, August 18, 2022

    Natasha Lyonne: Just One More Thing

    Time stands still when Natasha Lyonne joins Rob Lowe. On today's pod hear why Natasha feels safe around Maya Rudolph and Amy Poehler, how her love has grown for Detectives Sipowicz and Columbo, and how when you gain fame you need to avoid the dangerous "celebrity vocal sound." Got a question for Rob? Call our voicemail at (323) 570-4551. Yours could get featured on the show!

  16. Thursday, August 11, 2022

    Rainn Wilson: This Beets Everything

    It's more than just bears and Battlestar Galactica when Rainn Wilson and Rob Lowe get to chatting! On today's episode you'll find out how The Office was almost cancelled before its third season, Rainn and Rob's approach to acting for comedy vs drama, and what updates would be added to a second edition of "The Bassoon King." Got a question for Rob? Call our voicemail at (323) 570-4551. Yours could get featured on the show!

  17. Thursday, August 4, 2022

    Malcolm Gladwell: Only in Malibu

    When Malcolm Gladwell and Rob Lowe are behind the mic, you'll love the twists and turns the conversation takes. On today's episode hear the fun connection both men have to famous runner Milan Tiff, how much test taking actually matters, an interesting talk about Paul Simon, and why things are better now than they've ever been. Got a question for Rob? Call our voicemail at (323) 570-4551. Yours could get featured on the show!

  18. Thursday, July 28, 2022

    Jennifer Grey: Funner is Funner

    Friends are reunited with Jennifer Grey and Rob Lowe! On today's episode you'll hear about the time Jennifer sang showtunes for Stephen Sondheim at Hal Prince's holiday party, how writing about her own experience has shaped her future, and both actors' odd experiences while shooting the 1990 film "If the Shoe Fits". Got a question for Rob? Call our voicemail at (323) 570-4551. Yours could get featured on the show!

  19. Thursday, July 21, 2022

    Jon Bernthal: Eternally Grateful

    It's a unique look at the acting craft when Jon Bernthal joins Rob Lowe. In today's episode you'll find out why Jon left the United States for an intense training session at Stanislavski's theater in Moscow, how grateful he is for his time with The Walking Dead, and both actors swap Oliver Stone stories that you don't want to miss! Got a question for Rob? Call our voicemail at (323) 570-4551. Yours could get featured on the show!

  20. Thursday, July 14, 2022

    Busy Philipps: The Right Time

    Today we're getting down to business! Busy Philipps joins Rob Lowe to talk all things tv, talk shows, and more. Find out the inside scoop of her experience at the infamous Academy Awards, why she feels out of place in NYC, which SNL star is her fairy godmother, as well as why she lost so many roles to Tara Reid! Got a question for Rob? Call our voicemail at (323) 570-4551. Yours could get featured on the show!

  21. Thursday, July 7, 2022

    Nathan Lane: The Stars Align

    There's lots of laughs when Nathan Lane joins Rob Lowe. On today's episode find out what shifted in The Birdcage when Nathan joined the cast, how the new Ari Aster comedy is going, if pushups are helpful for character building, and a unique tale about F. Murray Abraham's Academy Award!  Got a question for Rob? Call our voicemail at (323) 570-4551. Yours could get featured on the show!

  22. Thursday, June 30, 2022

    Paris Hilton: I'm So Happy

    Welcome to Literally Season 3! Today we welcome the multi-talented and fantastic Paris Hilton. In this episode Rob and Paris talk travel, growing up in front of the camera, retiring from clubbing, the Metaverse and her documentary "This is Paris" a stunning look at the troubled teen industry. Got a question for Rob? Call our voicemail at (323) 570-4551. Yours could get featured on the show! 

  23. Thursday, June 23, 2022

    Re-Release: Mike Myers: Yum Yum

    In which Rob and comedian/actor/writer Mike Myers discuss painting Colonel Sanders, shushing Paul McCartney, "who do you think you are" vs "who do you want to be," and the perils of getting another take from Quentin Tarantino. Plus: we learn the only two people in existence who actually have the hook-up. Got a question for Rob? Call our voicemail at (323) 570-4551. Yours could get featured on the show!

  24. Thursday, June 16, 2022

    Parks and Recollection: Flu Season (S3E2)

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    Grab your waffles and chicken soup—today Rob Lowe and Alan Yang are watching an iconic episode of Parks and Recreation. In "Flu Season" Leslie gets sick right before an important fundraising pitch for the Harvest Festival while Chris tries frantically to avoid catching the bug. In today's episode you'll hear why Rob saying "Stop Pooping" was so important, the impact of "Spa-nee" on treating one's self, and how the Harvest Festival storyline helped keep Chris and Ben as main characters. Got a question for the Pawnee Town Hall? Send us an email: ParksandRecollectionTownHall@gmail.com Or leave a 30-Second voicemail at: (310) 893-6992

  25. Thursday, June 9, 2022

    Re-Release: Demi Moore: Hair Magician

    In which Rob and actress/producer/author Demi Moore discuss recording foley sounds for her new podcast Dirty Diana, shooting the courtroom scene from A Few Good Men, and reminisce about the effect director Joel Schumacher had on their lives. Plus: Rob tells the story of the infamous "Snow White disaster." Got a question for Rob? Call our voicemail at (323) 570-4551. Yours could get featured on the show!

  26. Thursday, June 2, 2022

    Seth MacFarlane: Over My Skis

    It's Retro recaps and American standards when Rob Lowe and Seth MacFarlane get behind the mic. On today's episode find out how not writing for Family Guy in over 10 years has affected his performance on the show, what's new with The Orville, Seth's new vinyl album of great songs, and just how many drinks he had before hosting the Academy Awards! Got a question for Rob? Call our voicemail at (323) 570-4551. Yours could get featured on the show!

  27. Thursday, May 26, 2022

    Re-Release: Dana Carvey: Alan Hale’s Lobster Barrel

    In which Rob and actor/comedian Dana Carvey discuss poltergeists in Montecito, Mickey Rooney's lost projects, and sleeping in the Lincoln Bedroom. Plus: Paul McCartney provides a recap of the episode. Got a question for Rob? Call our voicemail at (323) 570-4551. Yours could get featured on the show!

  28. Thursday, May 19, 2022

    Julie Bowen: What Am I Holding Back?

    The rapport is great when Julie Bowen joins Rob Lowe. On today's episode find out how Julie has crafted her art of not caring, why she's done with dating, and info on her pivot from acting to directing. All of this and a special guest appearance from John Owen Lowe! Got a question for Rob? Call our voicemail at (323) 570-4551. Yours could get featured on the show!

  29. Thursday, May 12, 2022

    Joel McHale: Work the Jokes

    It's a meandering world of comedy when Joel McHale joins Rob Lowe. On today's episode you'll find out about the evolution of Talk Soup, the obstacles Joel has faced with his Dyslexia, how The White House correspondents dinner rewired his nerves, and the joke that hurt Robert De Niro's feelings! Got a question for Rob? Call our voicemail at (323) 570-4551. Yours could get featured on the show!

  30. Thursday, May 5, 2022

    Cesar Millan: Dogs Tell the Truth

    When Rob Lowe and Cesar Millan are behind the mic we're talking dogs dogs dogs, and some cats! In today's episode find out how connecting with nature can help keep you and your dog calm, why the eldest dog may not be the pack leader, and how every dog has the potential to gain street smarts. Got a question for Rob? Call our voicemail at (323) 570-4551. Yours could get featured on the show! 

  31. Thursday, April 28, 2022

    Michael Douglas: Taking the Makeup Off

    Welcome to episode 100! Today Rob Lowe sits down with Hollywood legend Michael Douglas to talk all things acting. In this episode you'll experience the hurdles it took to create One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, what makes a good producer and a good actor, Michael's unique interaction with Debra Winger, and the intricacies of awards ceremonies. All of this and a whole lot more—on today's celebration of an episode! Got a question for Rob? Call our voicemail at (323) 570-4551. Yours could get featured on the show!

  32. Thursday, April 21, 2022

    Fred Armisen: Drum Kit Judgement

    We're talking music and acting when Fred Armisen visits Rob Lowe! On today's episode find out what a drummer's kit says about their personality, how comedy moments can be found when breaking down a classic documentary, and Fred's great revelation about country music! Got a question for Rob? Call our voicemail at (323) 570-4551. Yours could get featured on the show!

  33. Thursday, April 14, 2022

    Henry Winkler: Holy Mackerel!

    There's a whole lot of coolness happening when Henry Winkler hops on the mic with Rob Lowe. On today's episode you will hear all about The Fonz jumping the shark, Henry's children's books, Barry, and what would happen if Rob and Henry pivoted to Improv? Call our voicemail at (323) 570-4551. Yours could get featured on the show!

  34. Thursday, April 7, 2022

    Ben Schwartz: Human Jack in the Box

    The questions and jokes fly when Ben Schwartz stops by Rob's pod. On today's episode you'll find out all about the NY vs LA hair drama, why Rob auditioned for Ace Ventura, and Ben breaks open his "Rejected Jokes" folder. All of this and some interesting bits on voice acting for Sonic! Got a question for Rob? Call our voicemail at (323) 570-4551. Yours could get featured on the show!

  35. Thursday, March 31, 2022

    Lily Collins: The Tweeds and the Wellies

    Surf's up! Today Lily Collins and Rob Lowe exchange acting and activity stories. On this episode Lily talks about being cut from a 30 Seconds to Mars video, Rob pitches the perfect Emily in Paris story-arc, Lily's incredible experience she had making Windfall, and they both bond over the love of surfing! Got a question for Rob? Call our voicemail at (323) 570-4551. Yours could get featured on the show!

  36. Thursday, March 24, 2022

    Judd Apatow: Reinventing the Comedy Wheel

    Comedy comes in all forms when Judd Apatow and Rob Lowe are behind the mic. On today's episode Judd gives some behind the scenes info on his upcoming 3 hour George Carlin doc, you'll hear about his new Netflix film The Bubble, and why television now has a "3 season" rule.  Got a question for Rob? Call our voicemail at (323) 570-4551. Yours could get featured on the show! 

  37. Thursday, March 17, 2022

    Topher Grace: Wrap it up Counselor

    New friends and fun discussions with Topher Grace and Rob Lowe! On today's episode you'll hear about Topher's awkward  That 70s' Show call, how he auditioned for Spike Lee, and his unspoken bond with Chris Nolan. All of this and a little Hollywood earwig gossip! Got a question for Rob? Call our voicemail at (323) 570-4551. Yours could get featured on the show!

  38. Thursday, March 10, 2022

    Valerie Bertinelli: Worthy of Love

    Valerie Bertinelli and Rob Lowe are living their best lives on Literally this week. The incredible conversation goes everywhere—from Malibu hangs, and roofing houses during the 80s actor's strike, to all the Van Halen DRAMA. On today's episode you'll also find out how Valerie got her role on One Day at a Time, and the unique gift MJ gave Eddie after recording a solo on Beat It! Got a question for Rob? Call our voicemail at (323) 570-4551. Yours could get featured on the show!

  39. Thursday, March 3, 2022

    Jeff Ross: Judgmental Yoga

    It's a chuckle-fest for Jeff Ross when he sits down with Rob Lowe. On today's episode you'll hear how Jeff got his start at the Friar's club, the awkward yet hilarious situation at Rob's roast, and Jeff drops a bomb on how you'll be able to roast him even after he's dead! Got a question for Rob? Call our voicemail at (323) 570-4551. Yours could get featured on the show!

  40. Thursday, February 24, 2022

    Rob Delaney: Necromancy and the Humors

    Time has no meaning when Rob Lowe and Rob Delaney are behind the microphone. On today's episode you'll hear about how different it is to do stand-up comedy in the UK compared to the US, being sober and wishing there were milkshake pubs, and how Twitter changed Delaney's career for the better. All of this and a little dash of Mission Impossible talk! Got a question for Rob? Call our voicemail at (323) 570-4551. Yours could get featured on the show! 

  41. Thursday, February 17, 2022

    Jen Psaki: The Go-To Person

    We're honored to have White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki sit down with Rob Lowe! On today's episode find out how watching The West Wing in 2012 gave Jen the extra boost she needed, what's in the presidential decor catalogue, and also hear about the inspiring good souls coming up in the political ranks. All of this and Jen and Rob play a quick game of White House Trivia! Got a question for Rob? Call our voicemail at (323) 570-4551. Yours could get featured on the show!

  42. Thursday, February 10, 2022

    Steven Soderbergh: Mike Lane's All that Jazz

    It's Showtime! When Steven Soderbergh joins Rob, the two friends get to ask the questions they've never asked one another. In today's episode find out about Steven's new film Kimi, why he hates location scouting, and how he thinks Sex, Lies, and Videotape now feels like a Jane Austen novel. Got a question for Rob? Call our voicemail at (323) 570-4551. Yours could get featured on the show! 

  43. Thursday, February 3, 2022

    Neve Campbell: Now You Know The Weeknd

    Things are getting spooky on today's episode! Neve Campbell joins Rob to talk all things acting. On today's show you'll hear about Neve's incredible run of 800 Phantom of the Opera performances, how great it has been to grow up acting in the Scream franchise, and the odd instance of Rob and Neve meeting at Stephen Dorff's birthday party. Got a question for Rob? Call our voicemail at (323) 570-4551. Yours could get featured on the show! 

  44. Thursday, January 27, 2022

    Kelsey Grammer: Vanity is Required

    It's a thespian's dream when Kelsey Grammer and Rob Lowe get behind the mic—something Kelsey is very familiar with. On today's episode you'll find out the differences between acting for the stage and screen, Kelsey's new beer, and maybe a couple of hints at the Frasier reboot! Got a question for Rob? Call our voicemail at (323) 570-4551. Yours could get featured on the show! 

  45. Thursday, January 20, 2022

    Sophia Bush: A Derpy Blazer will Fix it!

    The conversation is non-stop when Sophia Bush and Rob Lowe get together. In today's episode find out why Sophia ended up not staring in a Terminator film, how her time doing debate has helped her podcast career, and how Rob helped launch Dick Wolf's career!Got a question for Rob? Call our voicemail at (323) 570-4551. Yours could get featured on the show!

  46. Thursday, January 13, 2022

    Michael Gandolfini: Look at the two Spider-Mans!

    It's an illuminating day when Rob Lowe and Michael Gandolfini get together. In today's episode find out what would NEVER be on Tony Soprano's playlist, hear about Michael's wild encounter at the GQ Red Carpet, and see if Michael will complete the 8mm-Circle! Got a question for Rob? Call our voicemail at (323) 570-4551. Yours could get featured on the show! 

  47. Thursday, January 6, 2022

    Nancy Cartwright: Super-Freakin' all the way home!

    Don't have a cow man! Today Nancy Cartwright visits Rob—and brings a lot of familiar voices with her. On this episode find out how Nancy went from auditioning for Lisa, but getting Bart, who the stars of The Simpsons really were, and a look at how voices change over time. All of this and Rob asks Nancy a vocal question she's never been asked before, on Literally! Got a question for Rob? Call our voicemail at (323) 570-4551. Yours could get featured on the show!

  48. Thursday, December 30, 2021

    Kenny Loggins: Taking Liberties with Rainbows

    Buckle-up because you’re about to jet-set into some fantastic stories when Kenny and Rob take the mic. On today’s episode find out the origins to “Danger Zone” and “What a Fool Believes”, Why Steve Perry was coaching Cyndi Lauper at the “We are the World” recording, and if the new Top Gun movie will feature Kenny’s classic tune. 

    Got a question for Rob? Call our voicemail at (323) 570-4551. Yours could get featured on the show!

  49. Thursday, December 23, 2021

    Jim Gaffigan: Who's Your Boiler Maker?

    It's not just Spanx and stand-up when Jim Gaffigan talks with Rob Lowe. In today's episode you'll hear how the venue experience from colleges to casinos has evolved, growing and learning as a comedian, and just what the heck "Bob Evans face" is.Got a question for Rob? Call our voicemail at (323) 570-4551. Yours could get featured on the show!

  50. Thursday, December 16, 2021

    Ed O'Neill: 10-Month La Dolce Vita

    When Ed O'Neil joins Rob we get an extremely unique Hollywood tale. On today's episode find out which stand-up comedian got Ed's football autograph, why Rob wasn't in Waynes World 2, and the incredible origin story of Al Bundy. All of this as well as a couple of good Christopher Walken stories! 

    Got a question for Rob? Call our voicemail at (323) 570-4551. Yours could get featured on the show!

  51. Thursday, December 9, 2021

    David Crosby: Cosmic Hippie

    Today Rob Lowe and David Crosby sail the conversation seas. Two friends reunite in a chat that goes all over the place; you'll hear the reasoning behind why Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young will never have a reunion show, how The Byrds accidentally turned Bob Dylan into a pop star, and why David sold his publishing rights—all of this and a really great whale impression! Got a question for Rob? Call our voicemail at (323) 570-4551. Yours could get featured on the show!

  52. Thursday, December 2, 2021

    Dulé Hill: Move a Mountain

    West Wing alert! Old friends Rob Lowe and Dulé Hill sit down to talk all things West Wing, Wonder Years and more! In today's episode find out how Dulé landed his role as Charlie Young after being dropped by his agency, what's happening on the new Wonder Years, and if he still tap dances on set! 

    Got a question for Rob? Call our voicemail at (323) 570-4551. Yours could get featured on the show!

  53. Thursday, November 25, 2021

    Penn Jillette: Apple Box Path

    Oh Oh this episode is Magic! When Penn Jillette talks with Rob Lowe lookout, because you're about to get a crash course in clown college. On today's episode find out how important Penn thinks names are, his unflinching updates on his old Showtime show, and some intense Hollywood height drama between Don Johnson, Prince, and Penn's mother in law! 

    Got a question for Rob? Call our voicemail at (323) 570-4551. Yours could get featured on the show!

    Want to hear more from Rob? Check out his other podcast Parks and Recollection! 

  54. Thursday, November 18, 2021

    Lindsey Buckingham: It Keeps Evolving

    Lindsey Buckingham is in the studio and Rob Lowe is having the time of his life! In today’s episode we get the back story on some Fleetwood Mac drama, what it’s like to tour as a solo act, and how important it is to keep evolving as an artist—all of this and a secret music fact on today’s episode of Literally with Rob Lowe! 

    Got a question for Rob? Call our voicemail at (323) 570-4551. Yours could get featured on the show!

  55. Thursday, November 11, 2021

    Anthony Michael Hall: Believe it for Yourself

    Rob Lowe and Anthony Michael Hall are killing each other with kindness on today’s episode. These two 80s superstars look back on their film careers leading right up to today with Anthony Michael Hall's new film Halloween Kills! Find out what SNL with Robert Downey Jr. was like, and why Anthony ended up not working with Stanley Kubrick! It’s a good look back and a great look forward on today’s Literally with Rob Lowe. 

    Got a question for Rob? Call our voicemail at (323) 570-4551. Yours could get featured on the show!

  56. Thursday, November 4, 2021

    Cheryl Hines: The Emu

    Today, Rob talks to the hilarious Curb Your Enthusiasm actress Cheryl Hines! They discuss how she got her start at a theme park, Larry David’s competitive streak, and her time working for the great Rob Reiner. This episode’s more high-octane than a celebrity ski race!

     

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  57. Thursday, October 28, 2021

    Clint and Ron Howard: If You Love It

    It’s Brother & Brother story time when Ron Howard and Clint Howard join Rob Lowe! On today’s episode the guys talk about all things film, directing, creativity and focus, with a few detours into the time they made Rob ride a dirt bike. Find out just what it was like growing up in the Howard Household and more, all on today’s incredible episode.

    Got a question for Rob? Call our voicemail at (323) 570-4551. Yours could get featured on the show!

  58. Thursday, October 21, 2021

    Andy Richter: Hang the Moon

    When Andy Richter chats with Rob Lowe, it’s a runaway train of exciting topics. On today’s episode find out how fun it was to make Andy Richter Controls the Universe, and the bizarre show that Rob and Andy worked on. All of this and some great info on Andy’s podcast The Three Questions, in another great episode! 

    Got a question for Rob? Call our voicemail at (323) 570-4551. Yours could get featured on the show!

  59. Tuesday, October 19, 2021

    Chris Pratt on Parks and Recollection!

    Hello Literally listeners, we know you loved Chris Pratt when he guested on this podcast. Now you get to hear him talk to Rob and Alan Yang over on Parks and Recollection. Today we’re giving you a sample of that Parks and Recollection episode where Chris opens up about his audition for Parks and Rec, working with Mouse Rat song writer Mark Rivers, adapting the character of Andy to a lovable loser, and so much more! Spread your wings and fly with your favorite podcast team today! Click here to listen to the whole episode! 

  60. Thursday, October 14, 2021

    Danny Elfman: The Chili Pepper Thing

    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 featured on the show!

  61. Thursday, October 7, 2021

    David Cross: In the Middle of Nowhere

    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! 

  62. Thursday, September 30, 2021

    John Stamos: A Good Influence

    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.Speaking of phone numbers, got question for Rob? Call our voicemail at (323) 570-4551. Yours could get featured on the show!

  63. Thursday, September 23, 2021

    Patton Oswalt: For the Love of It

    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!

     

    Got a question for Rob? Call our voicemail at (323) 570-4551. Yours could get featured on the show!

  64. Friday, September 17, 2021

    Rob's got another pod

    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!

  65. Thursday, September 16, 2021

    Jennifer Aniston: The Callback Queen

    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.Got a question for Rob? Leave a 30-second voicemail at (323) 570-4551. Yours could get featured on the show!

  66. Thursday, September 9, 2021

    Alan Yang: American McDream

    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!Got a question for Rob? Call our voicemail at (323) 570-4551. Yours could get featured on the show!

    If you have any questions don't hesitate to reach out. I'll be away between 4pm-5:30pm so please reach out on slack if there's an issue.

  67. Thursday, September 2, 2021

    Molly Ringwald: Secret Marvel Gym

    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.Got a question for Rob? Call our voicemail at (323) 570-4551. Yours could get featured on the show!

  68. Thursday, August 26, 2021

    Re-Release: Conan O'Brien: Onion Wrangler

    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.

  69. Thursday, August 19, 2021

    Oprah and Dr. Bruce D. Perry: What Happened to You?

    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!

  70. Monday, August 16, 2021

    Rob Reminisces with The Happiness Lab

    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 Rob loved the 80s, he’s careful not to get too carried away - and happiness science backs him up! Sometimes our selective memories can be unreliable and give past events a rosy glow. Did you know that this can impact our decision-making and what will make us happy in the future? Listen now to learn more!

    You can hear more Happiness Lab episodes at: http://podcasts.pushkin.fm/literallyrob

  71. Thursday, August 12, 2021

    Charlie Puth: Artful Disappointment

    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!

  72. Thursday, August 5, 2021

    Julianna Margulies: That's Life in an ER

    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!

  73. Thursday, July 29, 2021

    Laraine Newman: The Shame of the Senso-Rings

    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!

  74. Thursday, July 22, 2021

    Bob Costas: A Stat that Tells a Story

    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!

  75. Thursday, July 15, 2021

    Sofía Vergara: Free Tastes Better

    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!

  76. Thursday, July 8, 2021

    John Fogerty: The Suitcase Behind The Microphone

    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 get featured on the show!

  77. Thursday, July 1, 2021

    Iliza Shlesinger: Ty Cobb Salad

    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 could get featured on the show!

  78. Thursday, June 24, 2021

    Jason Alexander: Bat Mitzvah Limousine

    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!

  79. Thursday, June 17, 2021

    Jimmy Kimmel: Mr Roboto-The Movie

    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 the show!

  80. Thursday, June 10, 2021

    Dawes: Pan to the Left and Mute

    In which Rob and musicians Taylor and Griffin Goldsmith of the band Dawes discuss the high school they all have in common, their relationship to the Laurel Canyon sound, we learn about the long-lost Rob Lowe/Toto collaboration, and Taylor plays solo acoustic versions of some of Rob’s favorite Dawes songs. Plus: Rob answers a question about potential future guests in the LoweDown Line. Got a question for Rob? Call our voicemail at (323) 570-4551. Your question could get featured on the show!

  81. Thursday, June 3, 2021

    JB Smoove: Tilt Game

    In which Rob and comedian/actor JB Smoove talk about JB’s new podcast May I Elaborate? Daily Wisdom From JB Smoove, then discuss Pop Tarts and Cheetos, New York sports, time travel, and how you can tell when Larry David is happy. Plus: Rob answers a question about centerfolds in the LoweDown Line. Got a question for Rob? Call our voicemail at (323) 570-4551. Your question could get featured on the show!

  82. Thursday, May 27, 2021

    Kate Hudson: Script Detectives

    In which Rob and actress/author Kate Hudson discuss bad scene partners, singing at Gwyneth Paltrow’s wedding, Kurt Russell’s minimal approach to acting, and Rob presses Kate for five of her own favorite movies. Plus: Rob answers a question about his collections in the LoweDown Line. Got a question for Rob? Call our voicemail at (323) 570-4551. Your question could get featured on the show!

  83. Thursday, May 20, 2021

    Andrew McCarthy: Very Good Pleasure To Meet You

    In which Rob and actor/author/director Andrew McCarthy discuss their lives in and out of the Brat Pack, Andrew’s new memoir Brat: An ‘80s Story, directing young actors, showing up prepared, sobriety, and the undying legacy of Weekend At Bernie’s. Plus: Rob answers a question about getting through high school in the LoweDown Line. Got a question for Rob? Call our voicemail at (323) 570-4551. Your question could get featured on the show!

  84. Thursday, May 13, 2021

    Oprah Winfrey: The Kojak Moment

    In which Rob and author/actress/producer Oprah Winfrey discuss what it means to live in gratitude, the pros and cons of meeting your heroes, that time Rob went to a Diana Ross concert with Andy Warhol, and much more. Plus: Rob answers a question about what makes him nervous in the LoweDown Line. Got a question for Rob? Call our voicemail at (323) 570-4551. Your question could get featured on the show!

  85. Thursday, May 6, 2021

    Mark Cuban: Supply and Demand-Undefeated

    In which Rob and entrepreneur/investor Mark Cuban discuss the modern NBA, digital currency, the future of artificial intelligence, the dawn of streaming technology, and how kids learn today. Plus: Rob answers a question from an expectant parent in the LoweDown Line. Got a question for Rob? Call our voicemail at (323) 570-4551. Your question could get featured on the show!

  86. Thursday, April 29, 2021

    Darrell Hammond: Word Salads and Distortion Fields

    In which Rob and comedian/actor Darrell Hammond dive deep on the science of impersonation, White House Correspondents' Dinners, replacing SNL’s Don Pardo, and entertaining the Westies with Popeye impressions. Plus: Rob answers a question about his dream interview in the LoweDown Line. Got a question for Rob? Call our voicemail at (323) 570-4551. Your question could get featured on the show!

  87. Monday, April 26, 2021

    Rob Lowe Can’t Wait for JB Smoove’s New Podcast!

    Rob Lowe wants you to hear Team Coco’s newest podcast! It’s called May I Elaborate: Daily Wisdom from JB Smoove. Every morning, Monday through Friday, JB will take an inspirational quote and squeeze even more meaning and motivation out of it. This show will help you laugh your way to your most enlightened self. We could all use a personal guru - make yours JB! Check out the first episode here. Wanna hear more? Subscribe!

  88. Thursday, April 22, 2021

    Gabriel Iglesias: The Merch Master

    In which Rob and comedian/actor Gabriel Iglesias discuss Tik Tok, compare notes on doing Family Guy, working with Steven Soderbergh, and Gabriel takes Rob on a virtual tour of an unusual collection. Plus: Rob answers a question about being partially deaf in show business in the LoweDown Line. Got a question for Rob? Call our voicemail at (323) 570-4551. Your question could get featured on the show!

  89. Thursday, April 15, 2021

    Chevy Chase: DERFINS

    In which Rob and actor/comedian/writer Chevy Chase discuss Chevy keeping a cow in his college dorm room, SNL’s famous Land Shark sketch, Three Amigos, Paul Simon’s You Can Call Me Al, Caddyshack, and we learn about how Chevy was the original drummer for Steely Dan. Plus: Rob answers a question about pictures of the sun in the LoweDown Line. Got a question for Rob? Call our voicemail at (323) 570-4551. Your question could get featured on the show!

  90. Thursday, April 8, 2021

    Gayle King: The Son-In-Law Shot

    In which Rob and journalist/author Gayle King discuss respect in the workplace, Prince Harry sightings, online dating, the importance of a free press, and their complicated relationship with social media. Plus: we learn about the worst celebrity Gayle ever interviewed. Got a question for Rob? Call our voicemail at (323) 570-4551. Your question could get featured on the show!

  91. Thursday, April 1, 2021

    David Duchovny: Malibu Bicycle Cops

    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!

  92. Thursday, March 25, 2021

    Zach Galifianakis: Is That What You’re Calling It?

    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!

  93. Thursday, March 18, 2021

    Vanessa Bayer: It's More Fun With Cookies

    In which Rob and actress/comedian Vanessa Bayer discuss the pace of big cities vs the suburbs, Vanessa’s summer on Sesame Street, doing Rachel Green for Jennifer Aniston, the brilliance of Encino Man, and rank their favorite QVC hosts. Plus: Rob answers an unusual sports question in the LoweDown Line. Got a question for Rob? Call our voicemail at (323) 570-4551. Your question could get featured on the show!

  94. Sunday, March 14, 2021

    Clive Davis: Let's Proceed

    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.

  95. Thursday, March 11, 2021

    Dax Shepard: Apex Brad

    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!

  96. Thursday, March 4, 2021

    Charles Barkley: Good Hypnosis

    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!

  97. Thursday, February 25, 2021

    Bill Burr: Who Killed The Hat?

    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!

  98. Thursday, February 18, 2021

    Matthew McConaughey: Put Up A Pretty Light

    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!

  99. Thursday, February 11, 2021

    Joe Rogan: Hairpiece Police

    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."

  100. Thursday, February 4, 2021

    Chelsea Handler: The Opposite Of Patience

    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.

  101. Thursday, January 28, 2021

    Kevin Nealon: That’s Where I Know You From

    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.

  102. Thursday, January 21, 2021

    George Lopez: You Should Stay On TV

    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.

  103. Thursday, January 14, 2021

    Lisa Kudrow: Walking Into Rooms

    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.

  104. Thursday, January 7, 2021

    Jenny Slate: Throw Me A Bone

    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.

  105. Thursday, December 31, 2020

    Peter Guber: King Is Good

    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.

  106. Monday, December 28, 2020

    Chris Pratt (re-release)

    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.

  107. Thursday, December 24, 2020

    Mike Schur: Everybody Wins

    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.”

  108. Monday, December 21, 2020

    Best of 2020

    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.

  109. Thursday, December 17, 2020

    Michael J. Fox: Exterior Night Jungle Rain

    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.

  110. Thursday, December 10, 2020

    Catherine O'Hara: Booties & Baby Pictures

    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.

  111. Thursday, December 3, 2020

    Jim Belushi: Character Actor Food

    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.

  112. Thursday, November 26, 2020

    Jo Koy: In The Clutch

    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.

  113. Thursday, November 19, 2020

    Eric Andre: Quit If You Can

    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.

  114. Thursday, November 12, 2020

    Jerry Bruckheimer: Horatio Caine Is A Wraith

    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.

  115. Thursday, November 5, 2020

    Jon Lovitz: Sweet Honeysuckle Love

    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.

  116. Thursday, October 29, 2020

    Maria Shriver: Not One Yip

    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.

  117. Thursday, October 22, 2020

    Jane Lynch: Stalking Tony The Tiger

    In which Rob and actress/author/comedian Jane Lynch discuss non-traditional pet names, Transcendental Meditation, working with Christopher Guest, and discover they have much more in common than they expected. Plus: we learn if Jane would rather see a UFO, a ghost, or a Bigfoot in another edition of The Lowe Down.

  118. Thursday, October 15, 2020

    Aaron Sorkin: Well There You Have It

    In which Rob and writer/director Aaron Sorkin discuss The West Wing reunion special, their favorite episodes of the show, how Rob was cast as Sam Seaborn, a disastrous moment from the opening night of A Few Good Men in London, and doing Chekov with Christopher Walken. Plus: Parks & Recreation superfan Aaron turns the tables and interviews Rob.

  119. Thursday, October 8, 2020

    Tiffany Haddish: Worst Best Listener

    In which Rob and actress/comedian/author Tiffany Haddish discuss buying a theater together in Dayton, OH, roller skating in the '80s, and Rob gives his advice for upstaging Nicolas Cage. Plus: we learn how alike Tiffany and Sharon Stone really are.

  120. Thursday, October 1, 2020

    Martin Short: No One Follows The Frog

    In which Rob and actor/comedian Martin Short discuss making jokes at their manager’s funeral, who got cut out of Three Amigos, dealing with hecklers, SCTV vs SNL, and the meanest thing Jiminy Glick ever said. Plus: Rob tries to get invited onto David Geffen’s boat.

  121. Thursday, September 24, 2020

    Michael Strahan: My Greatest Hit

    In which Rob and broadcaster/Pro Football Hall of Famer Michael Strahan discuss getting older, Michael Jordan vs Kobe, drawing strength from adversity, and the $100,000 Pyramid. Plus: Michael insists Rob explain what being "a fan of the league” actually means. Michael’s new clothing line MSX by Michael Strahan for NFL is out now on MSXbyMichaelStrahan.com

  122. Thursday, September 17, 2020

    Alec Baldwin: Out There, In Here

    In which Rob and actor/writer/producer Alec Baldwin discuss tension on the set of Glengarry Glen Ross, a voicemail from George C Scott, the projects that got away, and their political ambitions (or lack thereof). Plus: we learn what was always on page 73.

  123. Thursday, September 10, 2020

    Nikki Glaser: No Substitute Teacher Energy

    In which Rob and comedian/actress/podcaster Nikki Glaser discuss her performance at Rob’s Comedy Central Roast, filling in for Paula Abdul, getting sober, and moving back in with your parents. Plus: we learn about Rob’s “Ikea Complex."

  124. Thursday, September 3, 2020

    Caitlyn Jenner: This and That

    In which Rob and television personality/retired Olympic athlete Caitlyn Jenner discuss the history of her many iconic photos, her lifelong journey to live authentically, competitiveness, fame and family. Plus: we learn the surprising origin of Caitlyn’s name.

  125. Wednesday, September 2, 2020

    Introducing Dads: The Podcast

    There’s a new show on the block, and Rob’s here to tell you all about it! Hosted by the hilarious comedian Rory Scovel, “Dads: The Podcast” is all about fatherhood, parenting, and the myriad ways our families have made us who we are—for better and worse. Here’s a peek at the first episode featuring a conversation with America’s favorite redhead, Conan O’Brien. If you like what you hear, head on over to Dads: The Podcast and hit subscribe!

  126. Thursday, August 27, 2020

    Nick Offerman: The Ted Experience

    In which Rob and actor/writer/woodworker Nick Offerman discuss their Midwestern roots, Nick’s time coming up on the Chicago stage, the specificity of character names on Parks & Recreation, and the importance of being present. Plus: we learn what it took to achieve Ron Swanson’s iconic hairdo.

  127. Thursday, August 20, 2020

    Dana Carvey: Alan Hale’s Lobster Barrel

    In which Rob and actor/comedian Dana Carvey discuss poltergeists in Montecito, Mickey Rooney's lost projects, and sleeping in the Lincoln Bedroom. Plus: Paul McCartney provides a recap of the episode.

  128. Thursday, August 13, 2020

    Demi Moore: Hair Magician

    In which Rob and actress/producer/author Demi Moore discuss recording foley sounds for her new podcast Dirty Diana, shooting the courtroom scene from A Few Good Men, and reminisce about the effect director Joel Schumacher had on their lives. Plus: Rob tells the story of the infamous “Snow White disaster."

  129. Thursday, August 6, 2020

    David Spade: Play Monster

    In which Rob and actor/comedian David Spade discuss SNL nerves, lost watches, and the infamous Spade/Farley fight on the set of Tommy Boy. Plus: we learn about the unusual outcome of a childhood game.

  130. Thursday, July 30, 2020

    Mike Myers: Yum Yum

    In which Rob and comedian/actor/writer Mike Myers discuss painting Colonel Sanders, shushing Paul McCartney, "who do you think you are" vs "who do you want to be," and the perils of getting another take from Quentin Tarantino. Plus: we learn the only two people in existence who actually have the hook-up.

  131. Thursday, July 23, 2020

    Gwyneth Paltrow: Dangerous and Scintillating

    In which Rob and actress/author/businesswoman Gwyneth Paltrow discuss their 30 year friendship, having Steven Spielberg direct your wedding video, and how Gwyneth has never really left Rob’s guest room. Plus: we learn the tenuous truism that gave Goop its name.

  132. Thursday, July 16, 2020

    Keegan Michael-Key: Shrimpshramp Reduction

    In which Rob and actor/writer/producer Keegan-Michael Key discuss eccentric NFL names, the vocal mannerisms of Danny Glover, Keegan’s role opposite Meryl Streep in the new Ryan Murphy movie Prom and so much more. Keegan's new show Game On! airs on CBS.

  133. Thursday, July 9, 2020

    Conan O'Brien: Onion Wrangler

    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.

  134. Thursday, July 2, 2020

    Magic Johnson: Showtime

    In which Rob and philanthropist/broadcaster/basketball legend Earvin “Magic” Johnson discuss their shared history of the LA Lakers heyday, how Rob escaped by seaplane to catch the 1987 finals against the Celtics, and the origin of Earvin’s nickname. Plus: we learn the answer to the burning question, “Does Barack Obama have game?"

  135. Thursday, June 25, 2020

    Chris Pratt: Yes/No

    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.

  136. Friday, April 24, 2020

    LITERALLY! with Rob Lowe (Coming this summer)

    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. Premieres this summer!

Rob Lowe
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Rob Lowe

Rob Lowe’s iconic career spans four decades in film, television, and theater. He is also an acclaimed author and has been nominated for two Emmys, six Golden Globes and four Screen Actors Guild Awards, in which he won two. He has starred in the ‘80s classics "St. Elmo’s Fire," "About Last Night," and "The Outsiders," as well as television classics such as "The West Wing" and "Parks and Recreation." Rob’s incredibly diverse career also includes scene-stealing work in "Behind Candelabra," "Austin Powers," and "Tommy Boy." His two memoirs, "Stories I Only Tell My Friends" and "Love Life," are both New York Times Best Sellers. He has taken his first memoir and made it into a touring show called "Stories I Only Tell My Friends: Live!," which received rave reviews throughout the country and sold out in London. Rob also directed and starred in a remake of the four-time Academy Award-nominated film, "The Bad Seed," and starred alongside Kristin Davis in "Holiday in the Wild" for Netflix. Rob recently starred in and produced FOX’s highly anticipated "9-1-1" Texas-set spinoff "9-1-1: Lone Star" alongside Liv Tyler. Created and executive produced by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Tim Minear, the series was the highest rated broadcast drama debut in five years and FOX’s most-watched drama debut in 11 years. Lowe has been married to jewelry designer, Sheryl Lowe, since 1991. They have two sons, Matthew and John Owen.

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