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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.

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

#032 Mental Health Crisis - Is Community The Answer? (with Chirlane McCray)

10/18/2017
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First Lady of New York City Chirlane McCray joins me to discuss America's mental health crisis, why our society breeds depression, the importance of mental health reform, and her organisation ‘Thrive NYC’.

Duration: 00:47:08


#031 Gender Fluidity - Is It Time To Abandon All Labels? (with Mae Martin)

10/11/2017
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Comedian Mae Martin joins me to discuss gender fluidity, breaking down barriers and the compelling statistic that 40% of people under 25 don't identify as gay or straight. Plus, we discuss her experiences with addiction and an intriguing obsession with Bette Midler.

Duration: 01:04:39


#030 Why Won't America Put Down Its Guns? (with Gary Younge)

10/4/2017
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In the week of the devastating Las Vegas shooting, author Gary Younge discusses his most recent book “Another Day In The Death Of America” - a harrowing account of children's lives cut short by the ubiquity of gun violence in the US. This show was recorded a few days before events in Las Vegas.

Duration: 01:00:51


#029 Does Even The Establishment Know Anarchy Is The Answer? (with Carne Ross)

9/28/2017
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This week I'm joined by Carne Ross, a former high-flying diplomat and Middle East adviser who lost his faith in western democracy but put his trust in people power and is now putting forward the case for anarchism.

Duration: 01:06:49


#028 Marxism On The Rise - Can It Really Defeat Capitalism? (with David Harvey)

9/20/2017
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The world's leading Marxist thinker joins me to discuss the contradictions at the heart of capitalism, Marxism’s recent rise in popularity, and why it resonates more today than ever.

Duration: 01:23:09


#027 Can We Have More Connected Sex?

9/13/2017
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Author Isabel Losada joins me to discuss the importance of making our sex life blissful, as well as her experiences at the international conference of clitoral stroking, and learning mystical sensations with tantric masters.

Duration: 00:43:38


#026 Is The Solution To Addiction Spiritual Connection? (with Brad Evans)

9/6/2017
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Author and friend Professor Brad Evans gets under my skin regarding my new book “Recovery”. We discuss the age of addiction, the ability to be liberated from our unhealthy habits and the overwhelming need for human connection.

Duration: 00:49:39


#025 Art And Activism With Billy Bragg

8/30/2017
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Billy Bragg joins me to discuss music’s changing cultural role, as well as the charge of being a “champagne socialist”, the importance of Grime, and the challenge of inspiring people to make change.

Duration: 01:15:30


#024 Inequality Is Killing Us All. Are We Going To Stop It? (with Jason Hickel)

8/23/2017
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Author and anthropologist Jason Hickel joins me to explain how a handful of rich countries have been able to control economic policies in the rest of the world; why we’re being lied to about poverty; and the radical revolution required to stop the global inequality machine.

Duration: 01:04:42


#023 Al Gore - Can We Protect The Planet When It's Not In The Interests Of The Powerful?

8/16/2017
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Environmentalist and former Vice President Al Gore joins me to discuss his new film “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power”, his feelings about Donald Trump, the corruption of big money, and the future for renewable energy.

Duration: 00:34:36


#022 Will The Psychedelic Revolution Meaningfully Change The World?

8/9/2017
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Dr Robin Carhart-Harris (Head of Psychedelic Research at Imperial College London) discusses unlocking the unconscious, the potential therapeutic uses of psychedelic drugs, and why research into their benefits has been shut down for over 40 years.

Duration: 01:06:04


#021 Is There Any Point In God? (with Alister McGrath)

7/26/2017
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Author, professor, priest and former atheist Alister McGrath and I discuss the rationality of religious belief, the war between science and religion, and whether faith is still destined to play a central role in the 21st century.

Duration: 01:05:00


#020 Selfie-Obsession: Can Narcissism Ever Make Us Happy? (with Will Storr)

7/19/2017
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Author of “Selfie” Will Storr and I discuss where the ideal of the perfect self came from, why it is so powerful and whether there is any way to break its dangerous spell.

Duration: 01:04:54


#019 Frankie Boyle - Is It Possible To Live A Moral Life?

7/12/2017
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Frankie Boyle and I discuss media censorship, the virtues of nihilism, and the effects of fatherhood on life as a comedian.

Duration: 01:10:09


#018 Naomi Klein - Why We Must Kill Our Inner Trump

7/5/2017
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As Naomi Klein discusses her new book with me she explains how the groundwork laid by Bill Clinton and Bill Gates led to Donald Trump’s presidency; the political shock tactics being used to force through destructive policies; and how resistance and imagination can lead to radical change.

Duration: 00:57:05


#017 Will Spirituality Solve Our Global Problems? (with Sharon Salzberg)

6/28/2017
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Leading meditation teacher Sharon Salzberg explains why we find it so hard to be in our own mind, why we have a habit to always go to the negative, and how meditation can transform society.

Duration: 01:10:00


#016 Is Philosophy More Important Than Ever? (with Simon Critchley)

6/21/2017
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This week philosopher Simon Critchley enlightens us to the roots of philosophy, as well as topics including football as ‘working class ballet’, what constitutes a 'good death’, and the relevance and importance of philosophy in these times.

Duration: 01:02:52


#015 Yanis Varoufakis - How To Construct A Global Revolution

6/14/2017
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In a fascinating interview 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: 01:19:07


#014 Election Eve: Is It Stupid To Vote For Peace?

6/6/2017
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On the eve of the UK General Election I talk with Stop The War’s Lindsey German and Dr Brad Evans about how violence has been normalised to the point where as voters we’ve not only become desensitised to it, but have been taught to desire it from our leaders.

Duration: 01:02:34


#013 Why Are You Who You Are? (with Raoul & Francesca Martinez & Dr Brad Evans)

5/31/2017
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This week’s show asks: What kind of freedom do we have? Are we responsible for our actions? Do we create our own identity and if not, should we question it?

Duration: 01:06:01

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