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Under The Skin with Russell Brand

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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. This show is now on Luminary! For more, go to LuminaryPodcasts.com.

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. This show is now on Luminary! For more, go to LuminaryPodcasts.com.

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United Kingdom

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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. This show is now on Luminary! For more, go to LuminaryPodcasts.com.

Language:

English


Episodes

#181 The Martyr of The Culture Wars (with Jordan Peterson)

4/16/2021
Jordan Peterson returns for a third time on Under the Skin, but this one is much different than the others. For those who are new to Jordan, he is a professor of psychology and clinical psychologist. He is author of 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos and his latest book Beyond Order: 12 More Rules for Life is out now. In this we discuss Jordan’s personal circumstances and the powerful effect community, friends and family had in his recovery. We cover everything from politics,...

Duration:01:08:33

#180 Oneness Vs The 1% (with Vandana Shiva)

4/9/2021
This week’s guest on Under The Skin is Vandana Shiva. Vandana is an Indian scholar, food sovereignty advocate and environmental activist. Her latest book is called: Oneness VS the 1%: Shattering Illusions, Seeding Freedom. This is an incredible podcast, with a very powerful, intelligent and wise human being. Vandana speaks about the dangers of big tech, corporate monopolies and their mission to colonise our lives and the earth. She explains to us how their perspective on land ownership, food...

Duration:00:19:15

#179 The Neuroscience Behind Our Emotional Lives (with Lisa Feldman Barrett)

4/2/2021
This week’s guest is Lisa Feldman Barret. Lisa is author of Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain and How Emotions are Made. She is a Professor of psychology at Northeastern University where she focuses on affective science. Her focus is on understanding the nature of emotion in the brain. In this podcast Lisa explains the psychology and neuroscience behind how emotions are created in the brain, what affects our understanding of our emotions and how we try and often fail and “read”...

Duration:00:24:13

#178 Breathe! (with James Nestor)

3/26/2021
This week I spoke with James Nestor! James is author of Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art and DEEP: Freediving, Renegade Science, and What The Ocean Tells Us about Ourselves. James, inspired by the art of freediving, has explored the vital role breath and breathing correctly plays in our evolution as human beings and our health right now. Are we breathing wrong and what can we do to change it? How powerful is our breath really? James reveals the incredible feats and control people have...

Duration:00:37:35

#177 Interconnection (with Merlin Sheldrake)

3/19/2021
This week I spoke with Merlin Sheldrake! Merlin is a biologist and author of Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds and Shape Our Futures. He has a background in plant sciences, microbiology, ecology, and the history and philosophy of science. In this podcast we discuss the incredible world fungi. Merlin helps us understand how much of of world around us is due to the power of change these organisms can affect and the fundamental role they play in creation and...

Duration:01:17:11

#176 How To Help The Addict You Love (with Elizabeth Burton-Phillips)

3/12/2021
This week I spoke Elizabeth Burton-Phillips, a friend of mine. Liz is founder of the charity DrugFAM - DrugFAM work with families, friends and partners affected by someone else’s addiction including those bereaved by addiction. Go to www.drugfam.co.uk more information on their work. Liz is also author of Mum, Can You Lend Me Twenty Quid?: What drugs did to my family. She was Awarded an MBE in The 2017 Queen’s Birthday Honours List for ‘services to people who experience drug addiction and...

Duration:00:26:25

#175 Death, Grief & Finding MEANING (with David Kessler)

3/5/2021
David Kessler is a death and grieving expert and author of many books including - The Needs of the Dying: A Guide for Bringing Hope, Comfort, and Love to Life’s Final Chapter and Finding Meaning: The Sixth Stage of Grief. For more information on David’s work or if you would like some support around grief or bereavement go to grief.com In this podcast we discuss our inability to accept death and the struggles we encounter when faced with grief. Has society whitewashed death and hidden it from...

Duration:00:25:51

#174 The Horror of Brand Power (with Joel Bakan)

2/26/2021
Joel Bakan is an American-Canadian writer, filmmaker, and professor at the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia. Joel has recently published a book, The New Corporation: How “Good” Corporations are Bad for Democracy, and released a documentary film based upon it. You can find out more about both at joelbakan.com. In Joel’s early documentary film “The Corporation” he famously said that corporations are psychopaths. In this podcast we extrapolate from that...

Duration:00:21:46

#173 Can’t Get Him Out Of My Head Part #2 (with Adam Curtis)

2/19/2021
Welcome to Part #2 of Under The Skin with Adam Curtis. Adam is a documentary filmmaker and a previous beloved guest on Under The Skin! In his films he explores areas of sociology, psychology, philosophy and political history. His latest documentary, Can't Get You Out Of My Head: An Emotional History of the Modern World, is a 6-part series that you can now watch on the BBC. In Part #2 of this conversation we discuss US politics, how we’re trying to navigate living through catastrophe after...

Duration:00:25:33

#172 Can’t Get Him Out Of My Head Part #1 (with Adam Curtis)

2/12/2021
Welcome to Part #1 of Under The Skin with the incredible Adam Curtis. Adam is a documentary filmmaker and a previous beloved guest on Under The Skin! In his films he explores areas of sociology, psychology, philosophy and political history. His latest documentary, Can't Get You Out Of My Head: An Emotional History of the Modern World, is a 6-part series that you can now watch on the BBC. In Part #1 of this conversation we discuss Adam’s new documentary where he explores how as individuals we...

Duration:00:20:22

#171 Understanding Our Divided Realities (with Jonathan Haidt)

2/5/2021
This week on Under The Skin is the long awaited guest Jonathan Haidt. Jonathan is an American social psychologist and professor. He is author of The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion, and The Coddling of the American Mind. His main areas of study are the psychology of morality and moral emotions. This is a longer than usual podcast as it delves deep into the root of the division that proliferates every aspect of our political and cultural life right now. We...

Duration:00:14:54

#170 Self-Awareness & Parenting (with Philippa Perry)

1/29/2021
This week’s guest on Under The Skin Philippa Perry! Philippa is a psychotherapist & author, she is also married to the artist Grayson Perry. Her latest book The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read (And Your Parents Will Be Glad That You Did) has just been released in Paperback with a new chapter on Siblings. This is a fantastic conversation about self-awareness, projection and parenting. How do we stop ourselves passing on our own trauma and bad habits onto our kids? What is the best way to...

Duration:00:12:28

#169 Tapping & Anxiety Hacks (with Nick Ortner)

1/22/2021
This week’s guest on Under The Skin is founder of the Tapping Solution, Nick Ortner. Tapping is a natural healing method also known as Emotional Freedom Techniques (EMF). It is a healing modality that combines ancient Chinese acupressure and modern psychology. Nick tells us the science behind Tapping and how it effects the brain and the body. He has been developing and practicing this technique for a long time and has helped people from high functioning athletes, people with chronic pain to...

Duration:00:17:34

#168 Holocaust Survivor: ‘Is History Repeating Itself?’ (with Dr. Edith Eger)

1/15/2021
This week’s guest on Under The Skin is Dr. Edith Eger. Edith is a Holocaust survivor and a specialist in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder. Her latest book The Gift - 12 Lessons To Save Your Life, shows us how to stop destructive patterns and imprisoning thoughts in order to find freedom and enjoy life. It is available now. I think it is important at this time of crisis, chaos and conflict to hear a voice from someone who survived the most extreme situation in recent history,...

Duration:01:07:06

#167 Crossing boundaries and Reclaiming land (with Nick Hayes)

1/8/2021
This week’s guest is Nick Hayes! Nick is an author, illustrator, print-maker and political cartoonist. He has published four highly acclaimed graphic novels, each one in separate ways focuses on mankind’s relationship with the environment. I’ve just read his latest book The Book of Trespass: Crossing the Lines That Divide Us, that came out last year. It my favourite Christmas present! We discuss the nature of trespassing and the social, political and cultural impacts it has on us. We only...

Duration:00:12:27

#165 The War For Your Consciousness (with Tristan Harris)

12/25/2020
This week’s guest on Under The Skin is the incredibly insightful and innovative Tristan Harris. You may recognise him from the The Social Dilemma documentary on Netflix. If you haven’t watched it yet, it’s a must see. Tristan is Co-Founder & President of the Center for Humane Technology and Co-Host of the Your Undivided Attention podcast. Rolling Stone magazine named Tristan one of “25 People Shaping the World” and was named in Fortune’s 40 under 40 of 2018 for his work on reforming...

Duration:00:12:29

#164 Genetic Revolution (with Bruce Lipton)

12/18/2020
Today’s guest on Under The Skin is Bruce Lipton! Bruce is a developmental biologist, stem cell biologist, notable for his views on epigenetics. He is the bestselling author of The Biology of Belief. This is a fascinating conversation about how our environment effects our biology. How do our cells operate and how do they make us who we are? Bruce explains how we are programmed from a young age through behaviour and culture. He explains how we can reprogram ourselves to live more fulfilling...

Duration:00:18:06

#163 Music Is A Crucible (with Annie Lennox)

12/11/2020
This week’s guest on Under The Skin is the world famous singer and incredible activist and philanthropist Annie Lennox. Annie is most well known as the front woman of The Eurythmics! She has won X4 Grammy’s and has sold over 83 million albums worldwide! Annie has just released THE 10th ANNIVERSARY RE-ISSUE of her album A CHRISTMAS CORNUCOPIA, that includes the single “Dido’s Lament”. This is a beautiful, warm and creative podcast in which we speak about gift and purpose and Annie’s life as a...

Duration:00:14:40

#160 Theology & Rhyming (with Tim Minchin)

11/20/2020
This week’s podcast is an energetic, wordy and occasionally heated (in a good way!) with the incredible musician and artist Tim Minchin. Tim is an Australian comedian, actor, writer, musician, and songwriter. He is best known for his musical comedy! His new album ‘Apart Together’ will be released on Friday 20 November. We discuss everything from creativity and politics to whether or not your view on the origin of consciousness can determine whether we can change the world for the better. Tim...

Duration:00:26:36

#159 From Pain to Awakening (with Gabrielle Bernstein)

11/13/2020
This week’s guest is Gabrielle Bernstein! Gabrielle is an American motivational speaker, life coach and New York Times best-selling author of The Universe Has Your Back: Transform Fear to Faith and Super Attractor: Methods for Manifesting a Life Beyond Your Wildest Dreams. She teaches primarily from the text “A Course In Miracles” on the practical application of self-love, forgiveness and how to have a holistic approach to spirituality. We had a great conversation about how we are looking...

Duration:00:17:57