Under The Skin with Russell Brand

Under The Skin with Russell Brand

Russell Brand
Comedy
153 episodes
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. For meditation guidance and more, listen to my other Luminary Original podcast called Above the Noise.
  • This week I am joined by Andrei Jikh! Andrei is a successful YouTube creator with nearly 1.5 million subscribers. His channel focuses on personal finance, investing and cryptocurrency. As some of you may be aware, I know very little about Bitcoin or how it works - so I’ve brought in Andrei to help b...
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  • This week the incredible Dr. Gabor Maté joins me again on the podcast.  Gabor is a Hungarian-Canadian physician - he specialises in childhood development and trauma, and their potential lifelong impacts on physical and mental health - including addiction. He is a Jewish survivor of the Holocaust bo...
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  • This week’s guest is Nick Estes! Nick is an indigenous scholar, activist and Assistant Professor in the American Studies Department at the University of New Mexico. His research engages: colonialism and global Indigenous histories, decolonization, oral history, U.S. imperialism. His nation is the Oc...
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  • This week’s guest is Adriene Mishlar aka Yoga with Adriene! Adriene is an actor, yoga teacher and entrepreneur. She is best known for her incredibly popular YouTube Channel Yoga with Adriene that has nearly 10 million subscribers. She is also co-founder of the yoga video subscription service Find Wh...
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  • This week’s guest is Marianne Williamson! Marianne is an author, non-profit and political activist, and spiritual thought leader. For over three decades Marianne has been a leader in spiritual and religiously progressive circles. She is the author of 14 books, four of which have been #1 New York Tim...
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  • This week is an incredible episode with Edward Snowden! Edward Snowden is a renowned US whistleblower and former computer intelligence consultant who worked for CIA & NSA. He copied and leaked highly classified information from the NSA in 2013 when he was a CIA employee. His disclosures revealed num...
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  • 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 Ru...
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  • 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 hum...
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  • 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...
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  • 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 evolut...
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  • 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 inc...
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  • 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 auth...
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  • 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...
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  • 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 c...
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  • 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 Histor...
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  • 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 E...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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 Tappin...
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  • 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 freed...
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  • 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: Crossin...
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  • 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...
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  • 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 op...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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 fr...
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  • This week is the return of survivalist Ed Stafford! Ed is a survivor in every sense. This is great podcast on how to cope in an extreme world! We discussed everything from the effect the pandemic has had on us mentally, some solutions Ed has found it terms of honing our bushcraft skills and interact...
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  • This week’s podcast is with theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli. Carlo works mainly in the field of quantum gravity and is a founder of loop quantum gravity theory. Carlo’s books ‘Seven Brief Lessons on Physics’, ‘Reality Is Not What It Seems’, and ‘The Order of Time’ are international bestsellers w...
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  • This week’s guest on Under The Skin is the rather incredible meta modern journalist and political analyst Seth Ambramson! Seth is an American professor, attorney, author, and political columnist. His teaching areas include digital journalism, post-internet cultural theory, post-internet writing, and...
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  • This week’s guest on Under The Skin is Prof. Tom Oliver! Tom is a Professor in Ecology at the University of Reading, a socio-ecological systems expert and senior fellow with the UK government informing environmental policy. He is the author of The Self Delusion which explores how people, animals, pl...
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  • This week I spoke with Kate Nelson (AKA Plastic Free Mermaid)! Kate is an avid waterwoman, science communicator, plastics consultant, and author of “I Quit Plastics: And You Can Too”.  We discuss how imminent the need to change the way we consume is, whether we have any power to change production...
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  • This week’s guest on Under The Skin is my friend Biet Simkin! Biet is a very popular meditation and breath work teacher. She has new book out called, “Don’t Just Sit There: 44 Insights to Get Your Meditation Practice Off the Cushion and Into the Real World” (https://amzn.to/2HD7UgY ). In this podca...
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  • Hello! This week’s guest on Under The Skin is the incredible activist Satish Kumar! Satish been a Jain monk, a nuclear disarmament advocate, pacifist and he is the current editor of Resurgence & Ecologist magazine of which he is very proud! Satish is next level. He is an advanced elder and he speaks...
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  • This week’s guest on Under The Skin is Adam Alter! Adam is an Associate Professor of Marketing at New York University’s Stern School of Business and author of Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked - which considers why so many people today are addicted...
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  • This week we have a returning guest to Under The Skin, and one of our favourites, Yanis Varoufakis! Yanis is a Greek economist, academic, philosopher and politician. A former member of Syriza, he served as Minister of Finance from January to July 2015. He is co-founder of the international grassroo...
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  • Jay and Kestrel Oakwood are specialists in Shamanism.  They run The Bridget Healing Centre which is a centre for shamanic studies and spiritual empowerment and Glastonbury's most established healing centre. They are a non-profit company that has been a pillar of the local community for over 25 years...
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  • This week I spoke to one of most iconic sing-songwriters Yusuf Cat Stevens! In this podcast we delve into what it’s like striving for fame and affirmation to then denounce it all in favour of living a spiritual life.  Info Yusuf / Cat Stevens is a British singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalis...
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  • This is an incredible podcast with the fantastic comedian Bill Burr. We discuss the role and skill of the comedian, what it’s like becoming famous and the best advice Bill was given by Seinfeld. It also got a little deep, touching on grief and why God created psychopaths! This podcast will make you...
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  • This week’s guest on Under The Skin is the incredible spiritual teacher Mooji. I practice a lot of Mooji’s meditations, which you can find on YouTube for free, and I’ve found them a really valuable asset to my daily spiritual practices. In this podcast Mooji answers a lot of my questions about me...
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  • This week I spoke with Dr. John Hagelin! John is a quantum physicist, public policy expert, President of the David Lynch Foundation and Chair of the Center for Leadership Performance. For the past 25 years he has been leading a scientific investigation into the foundations of human consciousness and...
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  • This week’s guest is the incredible storyteller Michael Meade! Michael is an American storyteller, author, and scholar of mythology, anthropology, and psychology.  This is an enthralling podcast as Michael shares some the most fascinating mythological tales that help us in understanding what is goi...
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  • This week’s guest on Under The Skin is Brittany Kaiser. Brittany is the former business development director of Cambridge Analytica and you may recognise her from the Netflix Original documentary The Great Hack. She has incredible insight into the world of big data, political campaign management and...
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  • This week I spoke with theoretical astro-physicist and cosmologist Dr. Katie Mack!  Katie has studied dark matter, the early universe, galaxy formation, black holes, cosmic strings, and the ultimate fate of the cosmos. We discuss all things known, unknown and speculative in this week’s podcast. We q...
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  • This week’s guest is one my own close spiritual teachers - is Holiness Radhanath Swami. Radhanath Swami is one of today’s most beloved and respected spiritual teachers. He spent his youth wandering through disparate countries and cultures yearning for an experience of truth; after finally meetin...
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  • This week’s podcast is all about Panpsychism! I spoke with philosopher Dr. Philip Goff, who teaches at Durham University who specialises in this area of research. Philip the author of Consciousness and Fundamental Reality and Galileo’s Error and has published more than forty academic papers. His wri...
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  • This week’s guest on the podcast is Jahnavi Harrison. Jahnavi is a British musician known for her mantra meditation music (kirtan). She was raised in a family of Bhakti-yoga practitioners at Bhaktivedanta Manor, one of England’s most important spiritual landmarks. For over 12 years she has travelled...
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  • This week, the incredible teacher Eckhart Tolle is my guest on this 2 hour long mammoth episode of Under The Skin!  Eckhart is a spiritual teacher and author. He has introduced millions to the freedom of living life in the present moment. The New York Times has described him as “the most popular sp...
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  • This week’s guest is Judd Apatow, director, producer and writer of many of the biggest comedy films and hit TV shows of the last two decades including The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up and This Is 40. He also helped propel me into the world of Hollywood acting, casting me in Forgetting Sarah Marsha...
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  • This week we have returning guest Prof. Kehinde Andrews. Kehinde is an academic, activist and author. He is the Professor of Black Studies at Birmingham City University; the Director of the Centre for Critical Social Research; founder of the Organisation of Black Unity; and co-chair of the Black...
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  • This week’s guest is Kasia Urbaniak! Kasia is the founder and CEO of The Academy, a school that teaches women the foundations of power and influence.  She has worked as professional Dominatrix, practiced Taoist alchemy in one of the oldest female-led monasteries in China and obtained certification...
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  • This week I spoke with Conan O’Brien! Conan is a comedian, writer, podcaster, and producer and the longest-working of all the current US late-night talk show hosts with 26 years on our screens. We spoke about friendship, when and how we discovered comedy, what it’s like to encounter fame and the des...
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