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Under The Skin with Russell Brand

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A weekly interview series from Russell Brand that examines what's beneath the surface—of the people we admire, the ideas that define our time, and the history we’re told. Speaking with guests from the worlds of academia, popular culture, and the arts, Russell seeks to uncover the ulterior truth behind our constructed reality. And have a laugh. On his new podcast ‘Above the Noise’ Russell guides us all—curious beginners, spiritual skeptics, and experienced practitioners—in brief, 10-minute meditations. Listen to Above the Noise on Luminary

A weekly interview series from Russell Brand that examines what's beneath the surface—of the people we admire, the ideas that define our time, and the history we’re told. Speaking with guests from the worlds of academia, popular culture, and the arts, Russell seeks to uncover the ulterior truth behind our constructed reality. And have a laugh. On his new podcast ‘Above the Noise’ Russell guides us all—curious beginners, spiritual skeptics, and experienced practitioners—in brief, 10-minute meditations. Listen to Above the Noise on Luminary

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United Kingdom

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A weekly interview series from Russell Brand that examines what's beneath the surface—of the people we admire, the ideas that define our time, and the history we’re told. Speaking with guests from the worlds of academia, popular culture, and the arts, Russell seeks to uncover the ulterior truth behind our constructed reality. And have a laugh. On his new podcast ‘Above the Noise’ Russell guides us all—curious beginners, spiritual skeptics, and experienced practitioners—in brief, 10-minute meditations. Listen to Above the Noise on Luminary

Language:

English


Episodes

#238 Giving People a Voice (with Michael Winterbottom)

5/14/2022
This week I spoke with Michael Winterbottom, a multi-award-winning film director behind the likes of "24 Hour Party People," "Greed," and "The Emperor’s New Clothes", a film we made together in 2015. His latest film, "Eleven Days In May," focuses on the 60 children killed in the Gaza conflict last May. More Info: Find out how you can see "Eleven Days In May," here: https://www.picturehouses.com/movie-details/000/HO00011724/eleven-days-in-may You can also see my film with Michael from 2015,...

Duration:00:10:11

#237 The Science of Life, Power, and Politics (with Prof. Brian Cox)

5/7/2022
This week I spoke to Professor Brian Cox, live from his hotel room in Toronto, a stop on his current tour. We talked about the importance of understanding the cosmos, how science plays out in politics, and Elon Musk buying Twitter. More Info: Prof. Brian Cox is on tour across the world. Find out more here: https://briancoxlive.co.uk/ Have you heard my special breathing meditation with Bob Roth yet? Check out my other podcast ‘Above the Noise’, only on Luminary: http://luminary.link/meditate...

Duration:00:10:25

#236 Breathing, Laughing, and Meditating (with Bob Roth)

4/30/2022
This week I spoke with the man who taught Tom Hanks, Oprah Winfrey, Hugh Jackman, and me the technique of Transcendental Meditation (TM). Bob Roth has been practicing TM for nearly 50 years; through his work he has has helped more than a million students in underserved schools in 35 countries. MORE INFO Bob Roth’s book is Strength in Stillness: The Power of Transcendental Mediation. You can find out more about Bob here: https://meditationbob.com/ Hear a Bob Roth bonus episode of my...

Duration:00:10:13

#235 Fighting for Freedom (with Chris Hedges)

4/23/2022
This week I spoke with Chris Hedges, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and best-selling author. Chris spent nearly two decades as a correspondent reporting from more than 50 countries, including fifteen years as a bureau chief at the New York Times. More recently he has been teaching in the New Jersey prison system. Chris talks about how he became a victim to the rise of censorship, and about: living by your principles, fighting for freedom, and standing up for what you believe in! More...

Duration:00:09:53

#234 Civilisation and Censorship (with Paul Kingsnorth)

4/16/2022
This week I’m joined by Paul Kingsnorth, a writer who lives in the West of Ireland. He is a former deputy editor of The Ecologist and co-founder of the Dark Mountain Project. We chat about everything from big tech companies censoring peoples’ views, being "labeled” if you go against the media trend, and how movements and communities thrive. His attitudes and opinions on complex subjects are pretty exciting. More Info: Subscribe to Paul Kingsnorth’s Substack:...

Duration:00:10:02

#233 Living Untethered (with Michael Singer)

4/9/2022
I am very happy to announce the return of Michael Singer to Under the Skin. Michael Singer is author of “Untethered Soul” and the forthcoming book “Living Untethered.” This conversation with Michael is excellent. He is an incredibly wise soul who communicates the trials and tribulations of life in a way that all us can relate to. Anyone who has ever felt any kind of pain, trauma or emotional upheaval will benefit greatly from listening to this episode. More Info: Michael Singer’s New Book...

Duration:01:09:58

#232 The Military Industrial Complex, Explained (with Richard Hanania)

4/2/2022
This week I’m joined by a fantastic writer and researcher, Richard Hanania. Richard specialises in defense, war, and the military industrial complex; he is also the president of The Center for the Study of Partisanship and Ideology. In this conversation we discuss the current conflict in Ukraine, past wars, the role of sanctions, and who benefits from American foreign policy. We also dig into what the military industrial complex is and how it really works. More Info: Subscribe to Richard...

Duration:00:10:24

#231 What You Know About Populism is Probably Wrong

3/26/2022
This week I had the pleasure of speaking with Thomas Frank. Thomas is a political analyst, historian, and journalist. I wanted him to join me on Under The Skin as I’m currently reading his book The People, No: A Brief History of Anti-Populism—in which he examines the origin of the term “populism” in the United States, and discusses historical examples of populism, its adherents, and its detractors. Populism has gotten a bad wrap, and most people think it is something it is not. In this...

Duration:00:15:02

#230 Are We Sleepwalking Into a Tech-Enabled Tyranny? (With Nick Corbishley)

3/19/2022
This week I spoke with Nick Corbishley, writer, journalist, teacher, and translator. He is author of Scanned: Why Vaccine Passports and Digital IDs Will Mean the End of Privacy and Personal Freedom; he also writes for the online blog “Naked Capitalism.” In this episode Nick enlightens us about the long-standing plans to introduce Digital IDs to every citizen in the world by 2030 (plans that pre-dated the pandemic). We discuss the push towards biometric control of populations, the power of...

Duration:00:09:47

#229 Resolution, Russia, and Ukraine (with Yanis Varoufakis)

3/12/2022
This week I’m honoured to be joined again by economist and politician Yanis Varoufakis. Yanis served as the Greek Minister of Finance for the first half of 2015, and in February of the following year launched the Democracy in Europe Movement 2025 (DiEM25). He is an incredible voice on The Left who fights with passion for a better and more fair world. I wished to speak with Yanis in light of the current conflict in Ukraine. I wanted to know what insight Yanis might have on the types of...

Duration:00:16:09

#228 The Truth About Politics Today (with Jimmy Dore)

3/5/2022
This week I’m joined by Jimmy Dore. Jimmy is a comedian, political commentator, and host of The Jimmy Dore Show! He is a popular progressive political pundit on YouTube, and he has some very important insights on how politics should be challenged and revolutionised. In this episode, we speak candidly about what is necessary in order for political change to occur: Can we do it from within the system, or do we need to revolt and create change from the outside? Why are people still voting for...

Duration:00:11:03

#227 Is It Possible To Be Truly Objective? (With Dr. John Campbell)

2/26/2022
This week I’m joined by Dr. John Campbell! Dr. John is a retired nurse educator who holds a Master of Science in health science and Ph.D. in nursing. He has come to prominence lately due to his YouTube channel that gained popularity during the pandemic. Audiences enjoy his content as he endeavours to present medical data that is often unaddressed in mainstream media in an objective and educational manner. He has an incredible insight into what has been going on over the last few years. We...

Duration:00:08:18

#226 Activate Your Life Force (with Tony Robbins)

2/19/2022
This week I’m joined once again by Tony Robbins. Tony is an entrepreneur, best-selling author, philanthropist, and business strategist. Over the past four decades, he has empowered more than 50 million people worldwide through his business and personal development coaching programs and events. His new book Life Force: How New Breakthroughs in Precision Medicine Can Transform the Quality of Your Life & Those You Love is out now. This conversation is fascinating, and will ignite your curiosity...

Duration:00:08:43

#225 How American Democracy Became Pointless (with Matt Taibbi)

2/12/2022
This week I spoke with Matt Taibbi, author of Hate Inc: Why Today's Media Makes Us Despise One Another. He is a political journalist for Rolling Stone, host of the podcast Useful Idiots, and publishes a newsletter on Substack. We use a lot of Matt’s articles as resources for our YouTube videos, and as part of our political research. He is an exceptional journalist with an admirable work ethic. He understands what has gone wrong—not only in the political landscape, but in how that landscape...

Duration:00:09:38

#224 Big Pharma’s Lies and Litigations (with Dr. John Abramson)

2/5/2022
This week I’m joined by Dr. John Abramson. John is a physician and author of Overdo$ed America. His new book, Sickening: How Big Pharma Broke American Health Care and How We Can Repair It, is out this week. John consults as an expert in litigation involving the pharmaceutical industry and has served as an unpaid consultant to the FBI and Department of Justice. He teaches health policy at Harvard University and has incredible insight and knowledge about how the medical and pharmaceutical...

Duration:00:12:14

#223 You Don’t Use Google, Google Uses You! (With Prof. Shoshana Zuboff)

1/29/2022
This week we welcome the incredible Prof. Shoshana Zuboff, writer, activist, and scholar (Professor Emeritus at Harvard Business School). She is the author of three books, each of which signaled the start of a new epoch in technological society. Her most recent book, The Age of Surveillance Capitalism, has been called “the Das Kapital of the 21st Century.” You may recognise Prof. Zuboff from the Netflix documentary The Social Dilemma, which highlighted how nefarious and powerful big tech...

Duration:00:17:54

#222 Finding Meaning in a Messy World (with Fearne Cotton)

1/22/2022
Fearne has returned to Under the Skin to discuss her new book Bigger Than Us: The power of finding meaning in a messy world. In this episode we discuss Fearne’s work as radio and television presenter and author, and the spiritual lessons she has learned throughout her career. We also discuss, in depth, the power and influence of The Beatles and other great artists, archetypal energy, and the importance of having conversations that go deep. I hope you enjoy it and let me know what you thought...

Duration:00:09:35

#221 How Do We Invent a New Future? (with Daniel Pinchbeck)

1/15/2022
This week I spoke with American author Daniel Pinchbeck (Breaking Open the Head: A Psychedelic Journey into the Heart of Contemporary Shamanism and Notes from the Edge Time). Through his research Daniel has developed the hypothesis that shamanic and mystical views of reality have validity, and the modern world has forfeited an understanding of intuitive aspects of being in its pursuit of rational materialism. In this conversation we interrogate the notion of how we can change society for the...

Duration:00:08:50

#220 Can We Heal Ourselves Through Consciousness Alone?! (with Dr. Joe Dispenza)

1/8/2022
This week I spoke with Dr. Joe Dispenza, a Doctor of Chiropractic, who holds a BA in Science. His training and research covers the fields of neuroscience, neuroplasticity, epigenetics, mind-body medicine, and brain/heart coherence. In this podcast we speak about the power we have to heal ourselves, mentally and physically. How powerful is our consciousness really? How much control does it actually have over our body’s health? Joe talks about the results that experiments have yielded in terms...

Duration:00:12:05

#219 Compromise and the Power of Free Speech (with Dr. Jordan Peterson)

1/1/2022
This week I am joined once again by Dr. Jordan Peterson! I imagine most of you are aware of Dr. Jordan by now, he has been on Under the Skin three times, and each time we’ve had a fantastic conversation about philosophy, myth, culture and power. This conversation was equally great; in it we try to understand how it’s possible to bridge the gap when it comes to those with whom we disagree and are in opposition to. The two of us talk about the importance of free speech, new ideas, and the...

Duration:00:11:02