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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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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 9.1K Ratings

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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

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    #239 They’re Hijacking Our Future (with David Buss)

    #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 min
    #238 Giving People a Voice (with Michael Winterbottom)

    #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 min
    #237 The Science of Life, Power, and Politics (with Prof. Brian Cox)

    #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 min
    #236 Breathing, Laughing, and Meditating (with Bob Roth)

    #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.
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    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:
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    Twitter: 
    http://twitter.com/rustyrockets

    • 10 min
    #235 Fighting for Freedom (with Chris Hedges)

    #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 min
    #234 Civilisation and Censorship (with Paul Kingsnorth)

    #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 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
9.1K Ratings

9.1K Ratings

great big burrito ,

Food for thought and contemplations

Covering a range of topics in the effort to uncover fundamental truths. The guests are given room to develop their arguments.

I wanted to head back into the back catalog, having found Russell through Facebook, then Youtube. I’ve found it to be a great companion whilst commuting on the motorway.

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Hi Can u do a gig in Liverpool please Julian clary came from sylie I gave u a dancing cat

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Calming, insightful debate

Thanks Russ, your doing a great job and I have yet to find a podcast of yours that I don’t enjoy.

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