Actor, producer, director and heartthrob of all generations Rob Lowe hosts his podcast “Literally! With Rob Lowe.” With his infectious positivity, he is sitting down with guests from the world of film, television, music, and sports just to have a chat. Whatever they want to talk about is fair game, Rob Lowe is just here to literally obsess.
“Literally! With Rob Lowe” comes recommended to us from the Podsauce web exclusive interview with the lovely hosts of “We Need 2 Talk.” Lowe has had on some huge guests, from Oprah and Sofia Vergara, to Charles Barkley and his Parks and Rec costar Nick Offerman. He lets them take the reins for the episode for wide-ranging, casual conversations about their past, present and future. Lowe is well-versed in all things, not just film and television, but books, history, pop-culture, philosophy and so much more.
He recently sat down with the other decade-defying heartthrob, John Stamos. After comparing notes about just how similarly good-looking they are, Stamos dives into his early musical career which involved The Beach Boys and freakin’ Charles Manson. Turns out, he looks really good behind a drum kit. They talk Kokomo, Brian Wilson, his eventual kidnapping, Lowe wanting to make a movie from the story and then play Brian Wilson, the whole nine yards.
After their reminiscing on the ’70s and ’80s, Lowe dives into Stamos’ new podcast “The Grand Scheme: Snatching Sinatra.” The podcast follows the story of Barry Keenan and his 1963 kidnapping of Frank Sinatra Jr. In it, Stamos sits down with the perpetrator, who takes him step by step through why and how he did it. Stamos actually came across the story from the other pioneers of the California Sound and surf music, the rock duo Jan and Dean. Dean had approached him with the story, saying that his best friend kidnapped Frank Sinatra’s son, he has the rights to story and the manuscript he wrote in prison.
Stamos describes the story as the Marx Brothers meet the Coen Brothers. Keenan was released after serving only 4.5 years of his 75 years sentence on the ground that he was legally insane at the time of the crime. Over the course of 10 episodes, Stamos said he really valued getting into the psyche of the man and tell the story properly.
“Literally! With Rob Lowe” is a great hour of listening to people talk about whatever they want. Lowe is a fantastic conversationalist, and listening to him reminisce on his past is delightful. It’s a fantastic piece of escapism and with a lineup so stacked, how could you ever get bored? Make sure to tune in weekly to “Literally! With Rob Lowe.”