Ballers, Insecure and more
Journalist Louis Theroux probes the fringes of American culture.
July 13, 2002
Louis Theroux visits South Africa, where he meets a group of locals determined to build predominantly white communities.
July 6, 2002
Louis Theroux chats with a group of hypnotists who claim to be evangelists encouraging personal growth and self-fulfillment.
June 29, 2002
Louis Theroux visits New Orleans, where he tries to become the first white gangster rapper with a middle-class upbringing.
March 30, 2001
Theroux goes on a spiritual quest to find enlightenment in India, where he searches for a real Indian guru.
March 23, 2001
Louis examines the American subculture of bodybuilding by meeting a muscle man and his agent. Included: Louis visits a Connecticut farm owned by a man who's passionate about bodybuilding.
March 16, 2001
Louis infiltrates New Orleans and meets two rap artists, who help him write a signature rap song about his middle-class life in London.
March 9, 2001
Louis journeys to Thailand to partake of a dating service that helps Western men meet Thai women to marry.
March 2, 2001
Louis meets a hypnotist who's master of “speed seduction,” a form of hypnotism that allegedly enables men to be more successful with women.
November 27, 1999
Theroux investigates the world of demolition derbies by becoming a driver in Michigan.
November 13, 1999
Theroux visits Dallas, Texas, where he tries to get to know the inside workings of televangelists and become a born-again Christian.
November 6, 1999
Theroux ventures to Idaho and Montana, where he locates people living on the outside of society, including survivalists and an “anti-government” commune.
October 30, 1999
Theroux explores the phenomenon of unidentified flying objects in the Southwest, and the people who investigate them.
October 23, 1999
An exploration into the world of infomercials finds Theroux interviewing sellers, inventors and others who hawk their wares on shopping networks.
October 16, 1999
Theroux investigates the porno film industry. He discovers what it takes to be an adult movie star after a producer offers him a role in a film.
October 9, 1999
Theroux interviews a group of struggling actors and auditions for a Norwegian cruise liner himself.
June 2, 1999
Theroux visits with civil-rights activists Al Sharpton and Khallid Muhammad.
May 26, 1999
In southern California, Louis investigates a subculture of promiscuity.
January 15, 1998
A look at evangelists.
Theroux travels to South Carolina, where he encounters a group of wrestlers with an unusually aggressive approach to the sport.
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