Louis Theroux makes his living by asking probing questions of characters on the fringes. Typically operating in a mode of disarming, gentle puzzlement, he is able to build rapport with Neo-Nazis, Scientologists, and porn stars alike. In this episode of podcast mogul Jesse Thorn's "interviews about interviewing" show, Thorn attempts to peel back Theroux's non-threatening exterior (akin to, as he puts it, "Harry Potter meets Jon Ronson") to reveal the curious, analytical personality within. Theroux, in turn, shares tricks of the trade, including when and how to be silent.
From: Maximum Fun
Released: 28 Jul 2017