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Under The Skin with Russell Brand

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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Brené Brown on Vulnerability and Power
Brené Brown is an expert researcher in vulnerability, courage and shame. This conversation is one of my all-time favourites. [Originally released in 2019, but still nourishing for anyone seeking spiritual wisdom from one of the best.] For more conversations like this, as well as meditations by Russell Brand, subscribe to the Luminary Channel on Apple podcasts or directly on Luminary at https://luminary.link/russell Brené Brown is the author of multiple #1 New York Times bestseller books, and her TED talk on vulnerability has over 60 million views, making it one of the most viewed ever. She also has inspiring specials on Netflix (i.e. “The Call To Courage”).
86:14 07/01/2023
Breathe! with James Nestor
[Special free episode] Inspired initially by the art of freediving, James Nestor has since explored the vital role that 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 acquired by harnessing their breath, something we carry around with us 24/7. Is there some ulterior reason why this free, accessible and innate ability is not widely proliferated? This episode may make you very aware of your breathing while you’re listening, but it might also change your life! More Info: James is the author of "Deep: Freediving, Renegade Science, and What the Ocean Tells Us about Ourselves" and "Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art" This best of Under the Skin episode was recorded in the spring of 2021. Subscribe to the Luminary Channel on Apple to hear all episodes of "Under the Skin," as well numerous meditations from Russell Brand, in his series "Above the Noise." Learn more at https://luminary.link/russell
91:12 17/12/2022
Wim Hof on Healing Yourself
Best Of Under the Skin: In this popular episode Wim Hof, aka "The Ice Man," talks about how his breathing techniques can be used to increase our immunity, our personal respiratory power, our health and our safety as well as, of course, having a huge spiritual dimension. Enjoy!
71:35 11/07/2022
#244 Is Journalism Dead? (with Batya Ungar-Sargon)
This week I spoke with Batya Ungar-Sargon, Deputy Opinion Editor of Newsweek (and a past contributor to multiple other major new outlets). Batya is the author of Bad News: How Woke Media Is Undermining Democracy. We talk about the focus of today’s media outlets, and how to reawaken the under-represented population. More Info: Batya Ungar-Sargon’s book Bad News: How Woke Media Is Undermining Democracy is available, here https://www.encounterbooks.com/books/bad-news/   Join me for a meditation over on my other podcast Above the Noise’.   Join my mailing list and find out more about a one-off special with Wim Hof and Vandana Shiva on July 10th, plus how you can be a part of special conversations with Deepak Chopra and Yoga With Adriene https://www.russellbrand.com/join
12:58 25/06/2022
#243 Is There A God? (with Ricky Gervais and Bishop Stephen Cottrell)
This week we’re taking a significant issue and presenting opposing views on the subject “Is there a God?” The two arguments come from two former Under the Skin episodes / guests: comedian and atheist, Ricky Gervais vs. the Archbishop of York, Stephen Cottrell.  More Info: You can find out more about Ricky Gervais, here www.rickygervais.com and Bishop Stephen Cottrell, here https://www.archbishopofyork.org   Join me for a meditation over on my other podcast Above the Noise.   Join my mailing list and find out more about a one-off special with Wim Hof on July 10th https://www.russellbrand.com/join
11:12 18/06/2022
#242 Anarchy and Ideas for Change (with Noam Chomsky)
This week I spoke with Noam Chomsky, one of the most influential intellectuals in the world. He is a Professor Laureate of Linguistics at the University of Arizona, a professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the author of more than 150 books! During our conversation I asked him whether he thought a decentralization of power and anarchism are important subjects for the future. As you’d expect, there were some striking answers from the 93-year-old philosopher. Join me for a meditation over on my other podcast "Above the Noise"   Join my mailing list and find out more about a one-off special with Wim Hof on July 10th and our upcoming live Zoom conversation on June 17th. https://www.russellbrand.com/join
16:14 11/06/2022
#241 Why the Economy Is Screwed (with Matt Stoller)
This week I spoke with Matt Stoller, Director of Research at the American Economic Liberties Project. He’s a contributor on the YouTube show "Breaking Points" and author of Goliath: The Hundred Year War Between Monopoly Power and Democracy. In our conversation I asked Matt about whether it’s time for a revolution--to do something radical? He reveals something very interesting in his response! More Info: Follow Matt Stoller on Twitter https://twitter.com/matthewstoller   Join me for a meditation over on my other podcast "Above the Noise" only on Luminary: http://luminary.link/meditate   Join my mailing list and find out more about a one-off special with Wim Hof on July 10th, our live Zoom conversations and more about a live recording of Gabor Mate for under The Skin https://www.russellbrand.com/join
17:17 04/06/2022
#240 Psychedelics: Is This Why They’re Investing? (With Nicolas Glynos)
This week I spoke with Nicolas Glynos, who is Vice President of the Student Association for Psychedelic Studies and Co-founder of Psychedelic Neuroscience and Therapy for the University of Michigan. His latest work is focused on the compound DMT (N, N- Dimethyltryptamine), which exists within our bodies as well as throughout nature. (It's sometimes called "the spirit molecule.") Together we talk about the neurological picture of the brain when DMT has been administered--for instance, the impact DMT has on default brain network functions such as "mental time-travel/mind wandering" and "planning"--as well as all the other ways to measure the brain under psychedelics. Plus, we find out about the plant-based psychedelic ayahuasca. More Info: See Nicolas’ TED Talk, here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFnCwXPjSCk Join me for a 10-minute meditation over on my other podcast Above the Noise. Join my mailing list and find out more about a one-off special with Wim Hof on July 10th and other exclusive news from my weekly bulletins too. https://www.russellbrand.com/join
10:32 28/05/2022
#239 They’re Hijacking Our Future (with David Buss)
This week I spoke with David Buss, an evolutionary psychologist at the University of Texas at Austin. He is one of the founders of the field of evolutionary psychology, and his current research focuses on sex differences in mate selection, mate attraction, infidelity, and the emotions of jealousy, lust, and love. More Info: Find out more about David Buss, here https://labs.la.utexas.edu/buss/david-buss/   Join me for a 10-minute meditation over on my other podcast ‘Above the Noise’,   Join my mailing list and find out more about a one-off special with Wim Hof on July 10th and other exclusive news from my weekly bulletins too. https://www.russellbrand.com/join
11:40 21/05/2022
#238 Giving People a Voice (with Michael Winterbottom)
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, "The Emperor's New Clothes," here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Emperors-New-Clothes-Russell-Brand/dp/B00W9CGEZ2  Join me for a 10-minute meditation over on my other podcast "Above the Noise," only on the Luminary channel of Apple Podcasts or directly on Luminary: http://www.luminary.link/meditate  Join my mailing list and find out more about a one-off special event with Wim Hof on July 10th and other exclusive news with weekly bulletins too.  Sign up here: https://www.russellbrand.com/join
10:56 14/05/2022
#237 The Science of Life, Power, and Politics (with Prof. Brian Cox)
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  Elites are taking over! Our only hope is to form our own. To learn more join my cartel here https://www.russellbrand.com/join and get weekly bulletins too incendiary for anything but your private inbox. (*not a euphemism)
11:10 07/05/2022
#236 Breathing, Laughing, and Meditating (with Bob Roth)
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 meditation podcast, Above the Noise on Luminary. SEE ME LIVE! https://www.russellbrand.com/live-dates/ Elites are taking over! Our only hope is to form our own. To learn more join my cartel here https://www.russellbrand.com/join and get weekly bulletins too incendiary for anything but your private inbox. (*not a euphemism) Subscribe to my YouTube channel, I post four videos a week including video clips from these episodes!  https://www.youtube.com/russellbrand Subscribe to my YouTube side-channel for more wellness and spirituality: https://www.youtube.com/c/AwakeningWithRussell Instagram: http://instagram.com/russellbrand/ Twitter:  http://twitter.com/rustyrockets
10:45 30/04/2022
#235 Fighting for Freedom (with Chris Hedges)
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 Info: Subscribe to Chris Hedges' Substack: https://chrishedges.substack.com/ My meditation podcast, Above the Noise, is out now, only on Luminary. I release guided meditations every Wednesday. Please check it out: http://luminary.link/meditate Elites are taking over! Our only hope is to form our own. To learn more join my cartel here https://www.russellbrand.com/join and get weekly bulletins too incendiary for anything but your private inbox. (*not a euphemism) Subscribe to my YouTube channel, I post four videos a week including video clips from these episodes!  https://www.youtube.com/russellbrand Subscribe to my YouTube side-channel for more wellness and spirituality: https://www.youtube.com/c/AwakeningWithRussell Instagram: http://instagram.com/russellbrand/ Twitter:  http://twitter.com/rustyrockets
11:02 23/04/2022
#234 Civilisation and Censorship (with Paul Kingsnorth)
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: https://paulkingsnorth.substack.com/ My meditation podcast, Above the Noise, is out now, only on Luminary. I release guided meditations every Wednesday. Please check it out: http://luminary.link/meditate Elites are taking over! Our only hope is to form our own. To learn more join my cartel here https://www.russellbrand.com/join and get weekly bulletins too incendiary for anything but your private inbox. (*not a euphemism) Subscribe to my YouTube channel, I post four videos a week including video clips from these episodes!  https://www.youtube.com/russellbrand Subscribe to my YouTube side-channel for more wellness and spirituality: https://www.youtube.com/c/AwakeningWithRussell Instagram: http://instagram.com/russellbrand/ Twitter:  http://twitter.com/rustyrockets
10:47 16/04/2022
#233 Living Untethered (with Michael Singer)
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 (available May 10. 2022): https://www.amazon.co.uk/Living-Untethered-Beyond-Human-Predicament-ebook/dp/B09LLTRR3Z My meditation podcast, Above the Noise, is out now, only on Luminary. I release guided meditations every Wednesday. Please check it out: http://luminary.link/meditate Elites are taking over! Our only hope is to form our own. To learn more join my cartel here https://www.russellbrand.com/join and get weekly bulletins too incendiary for anything but your private inbox. (*not a euphemism) Subscribe to my YouTube channel, I post four videos a week including video clips from these episodes!  https://www.youtube.com/russellbrand Subscribe to my YouTube side-channel for more wellness and spirituality: https://www.youtube.com/c/AwakeningWithRussell Instagram: http://instagram.com/russellbrand/ Twitter:  http://twitter.com/rustyrockets
70:43 09/04/2022
#232 The Military Industrial Complex, Explained (with Richard Hanania)
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 Hanania’s Substack: https://richardhanania.substack.com My meditation podcast, Above the Noise, is out now, only on Luminary. I release guided meditations every Wednesday. Please check it out: http://luminary.link/meditate Elites are taking over! Our only hope is to form our own. To learn more join my cartel here https://www.russellbrand.com/join and get weekly bulletins too incendiary for anything but your private inbox. (*not a euphemism) Subscribe to my YouTube channel, I post four videos a week including video clips from these episodes!  https://www.youtube.com/russellbrand Subscribe to my YouTube side-channel for more wellness and spirituality: https://www.youtube.com/c/AwakeningWithRussell Instagram: http://instagram.com/russellbrand/ Twitter:  http://twitter.com/rustyrockets
11:09 02/04/2022
#231 What You Know About Populism is Probably Wrong
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 episode Thomas gives us a history lesson in Populism. You may be surprised by what you learn. More Info: Thomas's book and website: https://tcfrank.com My meditation podcast, Above the Noise, is out now, only on Luminary. I release guided meditations every Wednesday. Please check it out: http://luminary.link/meditate Elites are taking over! Our only hope is to form our own. To learn more join my cartel here https://www.russellbrand.com/join and get weekly bulletins too incendiary for anything but your private inbox. (*not a euphemism) Subscribe to my YouTube channel, I post four videos a week including video clips from these episodes!  https://www.youtube.com/russellbrand Subscribe to my YouTube side-channel for more wellness and spirituality: https://www.youtube.com/c/AwakeningWithRussell Instagram: http://instagram.com/russellbrand/ Twitter:  http://twitter.com/rustyrockets
15:47 26/03/2022
#230 Are We Sleepwalking Into a Tech-Enabled Tyranny? (With Nick Corbishley)
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 the World Economic Forum, and the ties our global leaders have with this entity. Are we sleepwalking into a tech-enabled tyranny? Who is in control? What does this mean for the ordinary citizen? More Info: Naked Capitalism: https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/author/nick-corbishley Nick’s Book “Scanned:" https://www.chelseagreen.com/product/scanned/ My meditation podcast, Above the Noise, is out now, only on Luminary. I release guided meditations every Wednesday. Please check it out: http://luminary.link/meditate Elites are taking over! Our only hope is to form our own. To learn more join my cartel here https://www.russellbrand.com/join and get weekly bulletins too incendiary for anything but your private inbox. (*not a euphemism) Subscribe to my YouTube channel, I post four videos a week including video clips from these episodes!  https://www.youtube.com/russellbrand Subscribe to my YouTube side-channel for more wellness and spirituality: https://www.youtube.com/c/AwakeningWithRussell Instagram: http://instagram.com/russellbrand/ Twitter:  http://twitter.com/rustyrockets
10:32 19/03/2022
#229 Resolution, Russia, and Ukraine (with Yanis Varoufakis)
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 resolutions that could be proposed, his opinion on what is happening, and why it’s happening, and what we need to do going forward. It’s a very important and moving conversation and I would like to hear your thoughts on it, too. Please email us hello@russellbrand.com with "Under The Skin" in the subject heading. More Info: Yanis Varoufakis’s Work: https://www.yanisvaroufakis.eu My meditation podcast, Above the Noise, is out now, only on Luminary. I release guided meditations every Wednesday. Please check it out: http://luminary.link/meditate Elites are taking over! Our only hope is to form our own. To learn more join my cartel here https://www.russellbrand.com/join and get weekly bulletins too incendiary for anything but your private inbox. (*not a euphemism) Subscribe to my YouTube channel, I post four videos a week including video clips from these episodes!  https://www.youtube.com/russellbrand Subscribe to my YouTube side-channel for more wellness and spirituality: https://www.youtube.com/c/AwakeningWithRussell Instagram: http://instagram.com/russellbrand/ Twitter:  http://twitter.com/rustyrockets
16:55 12/03/2022
#228 The Truth About Politics Today (with Jimmy Dore)
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 candidates and political parties that don’t represent their views? What is it like being a stand-up comedian with such outspoken views? And how do we create new politics? More Info: Please check out Jimmy Dore’s YouTube Channel Here: https://www.youtube.com/c/thejimmydoreshow My meditation podcast, Above the Noise, is out now, only on Luminary. I release guided meditations every Wednesday. Please check it out: http://luminary.link/meditate Elites are taking over! Our only hope is to form our own. To learn more join my cartel here https://www.russellbrand.com/join and get weekly bulletins too incendiary for anything but your private inbox. (*not a euphemism) Subscribe to my YouTube channel, I post four videos a week including video clips from these episodes!  https://www.youtube.com/russellbrand Subscribe to my YouTube side-channel for more wellness and spirituality: https://www.youtube.com/c/AwakeningWithRussell Instagram: http://instagram.com/russellbrand/ Twitter:  http://twitter.com/rustyrockets
12:21 05/03/2022
#227 Is It Possible To Be Truly Objective? (With Dr. John Campbell)
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 talk in depth about the subjects he covers on his YouTube channel: natural immunity, double-blind testing, the power of placebo, science and consciousness, and whether it is possible to discuss a topic like Covid in a truly objective way. More Info: Please check out Dr John’s YouTube Channel Here: https://www.youtube.com/c/Campbellteaching My meditation podcast, Above the Noise, is out now, only on Luminary. I release guided meditations every Wednesday. Please check it out: http://luminary.link/meditate Elites are taking over! Our only hope is to form our own. To learn more join my cartel here https://www.russellbrand.com/join and get weekly bulletins too incendiary for anything but your private inbox. (*not a euphemism) Subscribe to my YouTube channel, I post four videos a week including video clips from these episodes!  https://www.youtube.com/russellbrand Subscribe to my YouTube side-channel for more wellness and spirituality: https://www.youtube.com/c/AwakeningWithRussell Instagram: http://instagram.com/russellbrand/ Twitter:  http://twitter.com/rustyrockets
09:03 26/02/2022
#226 Activate Your Life Force (with Tony Robbins)
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 for the myriad of emerging treatments and technologies in the world of health and wellbeing. We talk about the miraculous power of stem cells, healing the body in ways we couldn’t have possibly imagined before, the patterns and cycles of human nature, and the power of grit and determination. Enjoy! More Info: Get Tony's new book here: https://www.tonyrobbins.com/tony-robbins-books/ My meditation podcast, Above the Noise, is out now, only on Luminary. I release guided meditations every Wednesday. Please check it out: http://luminary.link/meditate Elites are taking over! Our only hope is to form our own. To learn more join my cartel here https://www.russellbrand.com/join and get weekly bulletins too incendiary for anything but your private inbox. (*not a euphemism) Subscribe to my YouTube channel, I post four videos a week including video clips from these episodes!  https://www.youtube.com/russellbrand Subscribe to my YouTube side-channel for more wellness and spirituality: https://www.youtube.com/c/AwakeningWithRussell Instagram: http://instagram.com/russellbrand/ Twitter:  http://twitter.com/rustyrockets
09:28 19/02/2022
#225 How American Democracy Became Pointless (with Matt Taibbi)
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 is being reported on. In this episode, we discuss the phenomenon of Trump vs. The Media, the question of when the Democratic Party changed its values, and The Media Class vs. The Working Class. Are there any news outlets we can trust? And how can we address the culture war that seems to be getting worse? More Info: Subscribe to Matt's Substack here: https://taibbi.substack.com/ Get a copy of Hate Inc. here: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/hate-inc-matt-taibbi/1130672017 My meditation podcast, Above the Noise, is out now, only on Luminary. I release guided meditations every Wednesday. Please check it out: http://luminary.link/meditate Elites are taking over! Our only hope is to form our own. To learn more join my cartel here https://www.russellbrand.com/join and get weekly bulletins too incendiary for anything but your private inbox. (*not a euphemism) Subscribe to my YouTube channel, I post four videos a week including video clips from these episodes!  https://www.youtube.com/russellbrand Subscribe to my YouTube side-channel for more wellness and spirituality: https://www.youtube.com/c/AwakeningWithRussell Instagram: http://instagram.com/russellbrand/ Twitter:  http://twitter.com/rustyrockets
10:23 12/02/2022
#224 Big Pharma’s Lies and Litigations (with Dr. John Abramson)
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 industry works. In this conversation he gives examples of litigations against pharma companies, the marketing plans they come up with to push certain drugs, and how the entire medical Industry—from academic peer reviewed studies to our local family doctors--is intrinsically linked to these commercial entities. What can be done? Or rather what can be undone in order to separate our health from profit? More Info: To get John’s new book go here: https://bit.ly/3rpvljA  My meditation podcast, Above the Noise, is out now, only on Luminary. I release guided meditations every Wednesday. Please check it out: http://luminary.link/meditate Elites are taking over! Our only hope is to form our own. To learn more join my cartel here https://www.russellbrand.com/join and get weekly bulletins too incendiary for anything but your private inbox. (*not a euphemism) Subscribe to my YouTube channel, I post four videos a week including video clips from these episodes!  https://www.youtube.com/russellbrand Subscribe to my YouTube side-channel for more wellness and spirituality: https://www.youtube.com/c/AwakeningWithRussell Instagram: http://instagram.com/russellbrand/ Twitter:  http://twitter.com/rustyrockets
12:59 05/02/2022
#223 You Don’t Use Google, Google Uses You! (With Prof. Shoshana Zuboff)
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 companies like Facebook and Google really are. We are now in The Age of Surveillance Capitalism, and it is worse than you think. Google, from the time of its inception, intended to mine you for your data, invade your privacy, and use you for profit. Prof. Shoshana Zuboff has the inside information, and reveals all in this episode. More Info: For more info on Prof Shoshana’s work go here: https://shoshanazuboff.com/book/ My meditation podcast, Above the Noise, is out now, only on Luminary. I release guided meditations every Wednesday. Please check it out: http://luminary.link/meditate Elites are taking over! Our only hope is to form our own. To learn more join my cartel here https://www.russellbrand.com/join and get weekly bulletins too incendiary for anything but your private inbox. (*not a euphemism) Subscribe to my YouTube channel, I post four videos a week including video clips from these episodes!  https://www.youtube.com/russellbrand Subscribe to my YouTube side-channel for more wellness and spirituality: https://www.youtube.com/c/AwakeningWithRussell Instagram: http://instagram.com/russellbrand/ Twitter:  http://twitter.com/rustyrockets
18:39 29/01/2022
#222 Finding Meaning in a Messy World (with Fearne Cotton)
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 of it! (You can email me at hello@russellbrand.com ) MORE INFO: Get Fearne’s new book here: https://bit.ly/32ic8Xj My meditation podcast, Above the Noise, is out now, only on Luminary. I release guided meditations every Wednesday. Please check it out: http://luminary.link/meditate Elites are taking over! Our only hope is to form our own. To learn more join my cartel here https://www.russellbrand.com/join and get weekly bulletins too incendiary for anything but your private inbox. (*not a euphemism) Subscribe to my YouTube channel, I post four videos a week including video clips from these episodes!  https://www.youtube.com/russellbrand Subscribe to my YouTube side-channel for more wellness and spirituality: https://www.youtube.com/c/AwakeningWithRussell Instagram: http://instagram.com/russellbrand/ Twitter:  http://twitter.com/rustyrockets
10:20 22/01/2022
#221 How Do We Invent a New Future? (with Daniel Pinchbeck)
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 better, looking at questions such as: What should and could the future look like? What have philosophers and academics hypothesised? What role does the hard problem of consciousness play in changing society? And what’s going on right now that could be inhibiting positive change—politically and culturally? How do we invent a new future? Let’s discuss. More Info: Check out Daniel’s work here and sign up to his mailing list here: http://www.pinchbeck.io My meditation podcast, Above the Noise, is out now, only on Luminary. I release guided meditations every Wednesday. Please check it out: http://luminary.link/meditate Elites are taking over! Our only hope is to form our own. To learn more join my cartel here https://www.russellbrand.com/join and get weekly bulletins too incendiary for anything but your private inbox. (*not a euphemism) Subscribe to my YouTube channel, I post four videos a week including video clips from these episodes!  https://www.youtube.com/russellbrand Subscribe to my YouTube side-channel for more wellness and spirituality: https://www.youtube.com/c/AwakeningWithRussell Instagram: http://instagram.com/russellbrand/ Twitter:  http://twitter.com/rustyrockets
09:35 15/01/2022
#220 Can We Heal Ourselves Through Consciousness Alone?! (with Dr. Joe Dispenza)
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 of our self-healing powers. We discuss how one’s attitudes can shape one’s reality, the power of meditation, how to alleviate suffering, and the fascinating power of placebo. It is an incredibly positive and uplifting conversation that we hope you enjoy! More Info: Come see me live; check out upcoming dates: https://www.russellbrand.com/live-dates/ My meditation podcast, Above the Noise, is out now, only on Luminary. I release guided meditations every Wednesday. Please check it out: http://luminary.link/meditate Elites are taking over! Our only hope is to form our own. To learn more join my cartel here https://www.russellbrand.com/join and get weekly bulletins too incendiary for anything but your private inbox. (*not a euphemism) Subscribe to my YouTube channel, I post four videos a week including video clips from these episodes!  https://www.youtube.com/russellbrand Subscribe to my YouTube side-channel for more wellness and spirituality: https://www.youtube.com/c/AwakeningWithRussell Instagram: http://instagram.com/russellbrand/ Twitter:  http://twitter.com/rustyrockets
12:50 08/01/2022
#219 Compromise and the Power of Free Speech (with Dr. Jordan Peterson)
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 value in compromise! More Info: Get Jordan’s book here: https://www.jordanbpeterson.com Come see me live; check out upcoming dates: https://www.russellbrand.com/live-dates/ My meditation podcast, Above the Noise, is out now, only on Luminary. I release guided meditations every Wednesday. Please check it out: http://luminary.link/meditate Elites are taking over! Our only hope is to form our own. To learn more join my cartel here https://www.russellbrand.com/join and get weekly bulletins too incendiary for anything but your private inbox. (*not a euphemism) Subscribe to my YouTube channel, I post four videos a week including video clips from these episodes!  https://www.youtube.com/russellbrand Subscribe to my YouTube side-channel for more wellness and spirituality: https://www.youtube.com/c/AwakeningWithRussell Instagram: http://instagram.com/russellbrand/ Twitter:  http://twitter.com/rustyrockets
11:47 01/01/2022
#218 Position vs. Disposition (with Jimmy Carr)
This week I spoke with friend and fellow comedian Jimmy Carr! Jimmy Carr is a British stand-up comedian, TV show host, and author. His latest book is Before & Laughter: The Funniest Man in the UK’s Genuinely Useful Guide to Life. Jimmy is an incredibly successful entertainer, but he didn’t start of his career that way; he made some brave choices with the help of neurolinguistic programming. He offers some excellent advise, quotes, and philosophical musings on many topics throughout this episode—from grief and flow states, to our position in the world, and our disposition in response to the world around us. It is heartwarming and humorous throughout. We hope you enjoy it. More Info: Get Jimmy’s book here: https://www.waterstones.com/book/before-and-laughter/jimmy-carr/9781529413076 Come see me live; check out upcoming dates: https://www.russellbrand.com/live-dates/ My meditation podcast, Above the Noise, is out now, only on Luminary. I release guided meditations every Wednesday. Please check it out: http://luminary.link/meditate Elites are taking over! Our only hope is to form our own. To learn more join my cartel here https://www.russellbrand.com/join and get weekly bulletins too incendiary for anything but your private inbox. (*not a euphemism) Subscribe to my YouTube channel, I post four videos a week including video clips from these episodes!  https://www.youtube.com/russellbrand Subscribe to my YouTube side-channel for more wellness and spirituality: https://www.youtube.com/c/AwakeningWithRussell Instagram: http://instagram.com/russellbrand/ Twitter:  http://twitter.com/rustyrockets
13:29 25/12/2021