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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. This show is moving to Luminary! For more, go to LuminaryPodcasts.com.

Under The Skin with Russell Brand 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. This show is moving to Luminary! For more, go to LuminaryPodcasts.com.

    #122 Wim Hof’s Corona Survival Guide

    #122 Wim Hof’s Corona Survival Guide

    This week on Under The Skin we have a returning guest, the incredible Wim Hof aka The Iceman. In this episode Wim 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. It’s a brilliant episode, you’re going to love it!

    Check out Wim’s app and courses online at https://www.wimhofmethod.com/
    Instagram: @iceman_hof
    Twitter: @Iceman_Hof

    This is the link to the Charles Eisenstein article mentioned in the podcast:
    https://charleseisenstein.org/essays/the-coronation/

    • 1 hr 12 min
    #104 Science, Capitalism & God (with Neil deGrasse Tyson)

    #104 Science, Capitalism & God (with Neil deGrasse Tyson)

    This week’s guest on Under The Skin is the infamous astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson! He’s pretty amazing. He was promoting his book ‘Letters From An Astrophysicist’ but he was more than that…being a focused and dedicated educator. I enjoyed talking to him. The main thrust of it was me going, “yeah, come on, there must be God!”. It was actually my ongoing argument that it’s hard to apply the tools of science to realms that may be beyond sensory experience and how can science claim to be objective as it exist within a capitalist consumer culture that has certain agendas and objectives? We also discussed the way in which science has propelled human understanding and how we interface with the unknowable, what role ancient spiritual texts have played and whether science is controlled by the rich and powerful?
    I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

    • 1 hr 21 min
    #97 Art, Greatness & “Turning” (with Richard Ayoade)

    #97 Art, Greatness & “Turning” (with Richard Ayoade)

    This week I spoke with comic, author and film director Richard Ayoade. Richard Ayoade is amazing. I fell sort of gently in love with him. We spoke about fame and navigating the media, the art of comic performance and intention, the difference between greatness and mediocrity and lots and lots more! Richard’s new book Ayoade On Top is out now! 

    • 1 hr 18 min
    #85 Vulnerability and Power (with Brené Brown)

    #85 Vulnerability and Power (with Brené Brown)

    Brené Brown is the author of five #1 New York Times bestseller books, her TED talk has over 40 million views, making it one of the most viewed ever and she has new special on Netflix called “The Call To Courage”. She is an expert researcher in vulnerability, courage and shame. It’s one of my favourite conversations I think I’ve ever had. If it’s spiritual wisdom you want, listen to this episode with Brené Brown.
    If you’re not on Luminary app yet, make sure to sign up to get one month free and you’ll be able to listen to all the latest Under The Skin episodes.
    Sign up here: http://luminary.link/russell 

    • 1 hr 28 min
    #80 Meditation & Genius (with David Lynch)

    #80 Meditation & Genius (with David Lynch)

    This week I spoke to David Lynch. We discussed transcendental meditation, Vedic philosophy, the lessons he has learned from Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and the effect spirituality has had on his life. 

    • 1 hr 8 min
    #79 Creating! Growing! Accepting Fallibility with The Amazing Lena Dunham

    #79 Creating! Growing! Accepting Fallibility with The Amazing Lena Dunham

    This week’s podcast discusses everything from anxiety, addiction and the effect fame has on the human psyche to post-structuralism and the myth of the goddess. A very open and frank conversation and hopefully one that you can relate to.

    • 1 hr 13 min

Customer Reviews

Miraleo ,

Pleeeeeeeease

Please invite Tom Campbell the author of My big toe to your amazing and mind blowing podcast!!
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hr2daygone2mrw ,

podcast beauty

I loved the discussion, the most fundamental issues to humanity nowadays - human dignity, love, beauty, spiritual dimension to human existence, the urgent need form collaborative social structures, etc - between two people who care, teacher and student. I enjoyed reflecting on how the student feels more free to me, not shaped by the restraining forces of academia... anyhow...
Dear Russell - are you aware of the writings of Rudolf Steiner and of this thing called Anthroposophy - the science/knowledge of man? I found most answers to the questions you've raised in Steiner's perception of man, humanity, human evolution, the defining forces of our era, the way humanity relates to the universe, the fundamental importance of education, etc. Steiner wrote so much in his very short life, and there's not one ultimative text that explains it all. I can recommend from the bottom of my heart to locate a nice and inspiring individual who lives/teaches Anthroposophy (and any one of its practical applications - Waldorf teaching, biodynamic agriculture, biography councelling, etc. and invite him/her to another podcast. All you believe in and more is in this stuff.

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