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Under The Skin with Russell Brand podcast

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

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

 

#175

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! ... Read more

11 Jul 2022

1 HR 11 MINS

1:11:35

11 Jul 2022


#174

#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/] (https://www.encounterbooks.com/books/bad-news/)   Join me for a meditation over on my other podcast [Above the Noise’] (https://luminary.link/sO28f7Twvfb) .   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] (https://www.russellbrand.com/join) ... Read more

25 Jun 2022

12 MINS

12:58

25 Jun 2022


#173

#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] (http://www.rickygervais.com/) and Bishop Stephen Cottrell, here [https://www.archbishopofyork.org] (https://www.archbishopofyork.org/archbishop-york/stephen-cottrells-biography)   Join me for a meditation over on my other podcast [Above the Noise] (https://luminary.link/sO28f7Twvfb) .   Join my mailing list and find out more about a one-off special with Wim Hof on July 10th [https://www.russellbrand.com/join] (https://www.russellbrand.com/join) ... Read more

18 Jun 2022

11 MINS

11:12

18 Jun 2022


#172

#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] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/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] (https://luminary.link/sO28f7Twvfb) "   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] (https://www.russellbrand.com/join) ... Read more

11 Jun 2022

16 MINS

16:14

11 Jun 2022


#171

#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] (https://twitter.com/matthewstoller)   Join me for a meditation over on my other podcast " [Above the Noise] (https://luminary.link/sO28f7Twvfb) " only on Luminary: [ http://luminary.link/meditate] (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] (https://www.russellbrand.com/join) ... Read more

04 Jun 2022

17 MINS

17:17

04 Jun 2022


#170

#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] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFnCwXPjSCk) Join me for a 10-minute meditation over on my other podcast [Above the Noise] (https://luminary.link/sO28f7Twvfb) . Join my mailing list and find out more about a one-off special with Wim Hof on July 10th [ ] (https://www.russellbrand.com/join) and other exclusive news from my weekly bulletins too. [https://www.russellbrand.com/join] (https://www.russellbrand.com/join) ... Read more

28 May 2022

10 MINS

10:32

28 May 2022


#169

#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/] (https://labs.la.utexas.edu/buss/david-buss/)   Join me for a 10-minute meditation over on my other podcast ‘ [Above the Noise’] (https://luminary.link/sO28f7Twvfb) ,   Join my mailing list and find out more about a one-off special with Wim Hof on July 10th [ ] (https://www.russellbrand.com/join) and other exclusive news from my weekly bulletins too. [https://www.russellbrand.com/join] (https://www.russellbrand.com/join) ... Read more

21 May 2022

11 MINS

11:40

21 May 2022


#168

#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 ... Read more

14 May 2022

10 MINS

10:56

14 May 2022


#167

#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/] (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] (%22http)   Elites are taking over! Our only hope is to form our own. To learn more join my cartel here [https://www.russellbrand.com/join] (https://www.russellbrand.com/join) and get weekly bulletins too incendiary for anything but your private inbox. (*not a euphemism) ... Read more

07 May 2022

11 MINS

11:10

07 May 2022


#166

#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/] (https://meditationbob.com/) Hear a Bob Roth bonus episode of my meditation podcast, Above the Noise on [Luminary] (https://luminary.link/e/meditate) . SEE ME LIVE! [https://www.russellbrand.com/live-dates/] (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] (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] (https://www.youtube.com/russellbrand) Subscribe to my YouTube side-channel for more wellness and spirituality:  [https://www.youtube.com/c/AwakeningWithRussell] (https://www.youtube.com/c/AwakeningWithRussell) Instagram: [http://instagram.com/russellbrand/] (http://instagram.com/russellbrand/) Twitter:  [http://twitter.com/rustyrockets] (http://twitter.com/rustyrockets) ... Read more

30 Apr 2022

10 MINS

10:45

30 Apr 2022


#165

#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/] (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] (http://www.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] (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] (https://www.youtube.com/russellbrand) Subscribe to my YouTube side-channel for more wellness and spirituality:  [https://www.youtube.com/c/AwakeningWithRussell] (https://www.youtube.com/c/AwakeningWithRussell) Instagram: [http://instagram.com/russellbrand/] (http://instagram.com/russellbrand/) Twitter:  [http://twitter.com/rustyrockets] (http://twitter.com/rustyrockets) ... Read more

23 Apr 2022

11 MINS

11:02

23 Apr 2022


#164

#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/] (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] (http://www.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] (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] (https://www.youtube.com/russellbrand) Subscribe to my YouTube side-channel for more wellness and spirituality:  [https://www.youtube.com/c/AwakeningWithRussell] (https://www.youtube.com/c/AwakeningWithRussell) Instagram: [http://instagram.com/russellbrand/] (http://instagram.com/russellbrand/) Twitter:  [http://twitter.com/rustyrockets] (http://twitter.com/rustyrockets) ... Read more

16 Apr 2022

10 MINS

10:47

16 Apr 2022


#163

#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] (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] (http://www.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] (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] (https://www.youtube.com/russellbrand) Subscribe to my YouTube side-channel for more wellness and spirituality:  [https://www.youtube.com/c/AwakeningWithRussell] (https://www.youtube.com/c/AwakeningWithRussell) Instagram: [http://instagram.com/russellbrand/] (http://instagram.com/russellbrand/) Twitter:  [http://twitter.com/rustyrockets] (http://twitter.com/rustyrockets) ... Read more

09 Apr 2022

1 HR 10 MINS

1:10:43

09 Apr 2022


#162

#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] (http://www.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] (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] (https://www.youtube.com/russellbrand) Subscribe to my YouTube side-channel for more wellness and spirituality:  [https://www.youtube.com/c/AwakeningWithRussell] (https://www.youtube.com/c/AwakeningWithRussell) Instagram: [http://instagram.com/russellbrand/] (http://instagram.com/russellbrand/) Twitter:  [http://twitter.com/rustyrockets] (http://twitter.com/rustyrockets) ... Read more

02 Apr 2022

11 MINS

11:09

02 Apr 2022


#161

#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://cms.megaphone.fm/organizations/02a9d5c0-ed04-11e8-a486-cff8856d7e80/podcasts/6d775572-518a-11e9-bfe7-275e901419d0/episodes/8aecbd14-ac6c-11ec-873e-4f69af208cb5/%20https://tcfrank.com) [https://tcfrank.com] (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] (http://www.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] (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] (https://www.youtube.com/russellbrand) Subscribe to my YouTube side-channel for more wellness and spirituality:  [https://www.youtube.com/c/AwakeningWithRussell] (https://www.youtube.com/c/AwakeningWithRussell) Instagram: [http://instagram.com/russellbrand/] (http://instagram.com/russellbrand/) Twitter:  [http://twitter.com/rustyrockets] (http://twitter.com/rustyrockets) ... Read more

26 Mar 2022

15 MINS

15:47

26 Mar 2022