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My new podcast 'Under The Skin' asks: what's beneath the surface - of people we admire, of the ideas that define our time, of the history we are told. Speaking with guests from the world of academia, popular culture and the arts, they'll help us to see the ulterior truth behind our constructed reality. And have a laugh.

My new podcast 'Under The Skin' asks: what's beneath the surface - of people we admire, of the ideas that define our time, of the history we are told. Speaking with guests from the world of academia, popular culture and the arts, they'll help us to see the ulterior truth behind our constructed reality. And have a laugh.
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My new podcast 'Under The Skin' asks: what's beneath the surface - of people we admire, of the ideas that define our time, of the history we are told. Speaking with guests from the world of academia, popular culture and the arts, they'll help us to see the ulterior truth behind our constructed reality. And have a laugh.

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English


Episodes

#049 Yuval Noah Harari - Are Our Children AI Slaves?

10/12/2018
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Today we welcome back Yuval Noah Harari to Under The Skin where we discuss his new book 21 Lessons For The 21st Century. We tackle the idea of the rise useless class, the power of new A.I. technology and what we can do to combat this potential assault on our identity and role as human beings in world.

Duration:01:03:42

Under The Skin Season #2 - Teaser

10/6/2018
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Season #2 of Under The Skin returns next Saturday 13th October! In this teaser you'll hear clips from upcoming episodes with Yuval Noah Harari, Charles Eisenstein, Blindboy from The Rubberbandits and Loki The Rapper aka. Darren McGarvey. We've got some fantastic guests coming up over the course of this series from across the political and ideological spectrum. You'll hear from writers, actors, academics and more including Gabor Mate, Candace Owens, Marianne Williamson, Deeyah Khan, Charles...

Duration:00:14:41

#048 Freedom and Tyranny (with Jordan Peterson)

5/17/2018
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In this special edition of Under The Skin celebrating the paperback release of my book Recovery - clinical psychologist Dr. Jordan Peterson joins me again to discuss the nature of social hierarchies, where power lies and how to live in harmony. We also compare his 12 Rules for Life with the 12 Steps in my book Recovery.

Duration:01:34:02

Some Exciting News...Season #2: Under The Skin to the bone!

3/30/2018
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The first season of Under The Skin has come to an end. Thank you for listening to and supporting this podcast, it's been a fantastic year with brilliant guests. But don't worry Season #2 will be back on June 2nd with some exceptional new guests including Jim Carrey, Gabor Mate and Tony Robbins! Stay tuned...

Duration:00:04:18

Is Civilisation Crumbling? with Adam Curtis

3/23/2018
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A look back at one of the first and most memorable Under The Skin episodes with filmmaker Adam Curtis about the rise of individualism, where real power lies, and whether we really want change.

Duration:01:17:29

Yanis Varoufakis - Euro Power From A Man Who Knows

3/16/2018
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One of my favourite guests on Under The Skin and an episode you should definitely listen to is the fascinating interview where I discuss with Yanis what happens when you take on the political, financial and media elite, and how radical reform can occur. Through accounts of his confrontations with the IMF, European institutions and the German government we examine where true power lies and how it is wielded.

Duration:01:23:10

(Yuval) Noah’s Arc - What Is The Future For Sapiens?

3/9/2018
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With his ever growing popularity I take a look back at my interview with Yuval Noah Harari, author of bestseller ‘Sapiens: A Brief History Of Humankind’. We discuss how homo sapiens came to dominate the world, how our society is built on fiction, the creation of a class of useless people, and the future for our species.

Duration:01:14:37

#047 Egos and Alcohol (with Ryron & Rener Gracie)

2/25/2018
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Brothers and part of jiu jitsu’s most illustrious family, my guests today are Ryron and Rener Gracie who discuss how Brazilian jiu-jitsu has shaped the people they are today; the pressure of continuing their family’s legacy; how UFC (their father’s creation) has become one of the fastest growing sports in history; and the importance of being able to defend ourselves.

Duration:01:19:20

#046 Power vs Kindness (with Jordan Peterson)

2/14/2018
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Recently making the headlines after a combative interview about the gender pay gap with Channel 4’s Cathy Newman, my guest today is Jordan Peterson, who discusses with me some of his 12 Rules for Life.

Duration:01:36:58

#045 What’s The Biggest Threat To Freedom? Islam Or Consumerism (with Sam Harris)

2/3/2018
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In a bumper 2 hour episode neuroscientist, author and fellow podcaster Sam Harris and I discuss the effects and rationality of religious belief, the illusion of freedom, Western intervention in the Middle East and where true power lies.

Duration:02:03:59

#044 Headspace - Could Mass Meditation Change Everything? (with Andy Puddicombe)

1/20/2018
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Co-founder and voice of the Headspace app, Andy Puddicombe joins me to discuss his striving to teach meditation and mindfulness within a consumerist society via an interesting journey from the UK to becoming a Tibetan Buddhist monk and training with the Moscow State Circus.

Duration:01:17:02

#043 Professor Brian Cox - God, The Universe and Meaning

1/12/2018
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The one we’ve been waiting for - the brilliant Professor Brian Cox discusses the possibility of intelligent life other than our own; the danger of dogma within science; and Elon Musk’s space travel plans. As well as the small matters of God, the Universe and Meaning. Strap in for this one!

Duration:01:09:44

#042 Senses & Consciousness - Beyond The 5 Senses Myth (with Prof Barry Smith)

1/6/2018
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Professor Barry Smith discusses collaborative research between philosophers, psychologists and neuroscientists and their discoveries, including how we have many more than the commonly perceived 5 senses.

Duration:01:23:32

#041 Shakespeare And Power! (with Professor Tony Howard)

12/23/2017
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Is Shakespeare still at the heart of British culture? Tony Howard discusses Shakespeare’s continued relevance in reflecting the shifts in British society; the marginalisation of Black and Asian performers; and how the entertainment sector still faces urgent calls for greater diversity.

Duration:01:17:29

#040 How To Be Spiritually Healthy In Damaged Times (with Emma Kenny)

12/15/2017
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Psychological therapist Emma Kenny discusses new and forgotten ideas around personal growth, gained from 17 years working with people in crisis including some of the UK’s toughest estates.

Duration:00:55:00

#039 Putin & Trump, Global Gangsters Or Same Old Same Old? (with Luke Harding)

12/8/2017
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Author of current New York Times bestseller ‘Collusion: Secret Meetings, Dirty Money, and How Russia Helped Donald Trump Win’ Luke Harding talks me through the international espionage, off-shore banks, mobsters, money laundering and computer hacking at the heart of the web of relationships between the Kremlin, Trump and members of Trump’s circle.

Duration:00:58:55

#038 Revolution In The Age Of Anger (with Pankaj Mishra)

12/1/2017
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Historian and novelist Pankaj Mishra joins me to talk about what he calls the ‘age of anger’ - a global pandemic of rage - and how the pursuit of progress and individualism has created a demoralised world.

Duration:01:05:05

#037 Extreme Survival with Ed Stafford - Is The Toughest Terrain Your Own Mind?

11/24/2017
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Survivalist and adventurer Ed Stafford joins me to discuss his life changing expeditions and their physical and mental consequences, the lure of extreme isolation and the importance of meditation.

Duration:01:06:26

#036 Beyond Conspiracy - The Terrifying Truth Of Corporate Power (with Jacques Peretti)

11/17/2017
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Having spent years investigating some of the wealthiest people on the planet, journalist and broadcaster Jacques Peretti joins me to discuss the secret billion dollar deals that we never hear about but which are changing our world and revolutionising everything we do.

Duration:00:59:41

#035 Ruby Wax - Madness & Meditation. Can We Heal Ourselves?

11/10/2017
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The brilliant Ruby Wax joins me to discuss her transition from the world of showbiz to becoming known as a campaigner on mental-health issues and a champion of mindfulness. We discuss her own inner battles with self-esteem and her life-changing methods for getting mindfulness into a hectic everyday life.

Duration:01:08:23