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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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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

    Joe Wicks on Mental Health Through Fitness

    Joe Wicks on Mental Health Through Fitness

    This week I spoke with Joe Wicks. Joe is a fitness coach also known as "The Body Coach”. During the Covid-19 lockdown h began a daily morning YouTube Livestream called "P.E With Joe" to try and help children and adults stay active. His livestream has been viewed by millions.

    We chatted about the money Joe raised for the NHS from YouTube Live Streaming, the vital role the exercise plays in maintaining good mental health and what our post-pandemic world might look like. Will there be any changes to our behaviour? Or we will all go back to our lives as they were? Is this a time when the whole world will collectively wake up? Listen back to this episode from April, 2020, and grab some inspiration to keep your fitness practice nourished.

    Karamo on How to Be a Loving Man

    Karamo on How to Be a Loving Man

    I’ve been QueerEyed!!! Me and Karamo Brown did an episode together, and it was magic. Karamo is a fantastic psychotherapist, commentator, and counsellor. We spoke about Karamo’s journey and the many challenges he has faced and overcome, how he and the Fab 5 were chosen for Queer Eye, how to maintain healthy relationships with others and yourself and he did a little bit of therapy on me too! [Note: This episode was first published in 2019. ]

    Listen to Karamo’s Luminary Original podcast Karamo, here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/karamo/id1567773710

    Byron Katie on Freeing Yourself From Pain

    Byron Katie on Freeing Yourself From Pain

    Author and spiritual teacher Byron Katie is the creator of “The Work,” a program that teaches you to free yourself from suffering. If you want to learn more about your role in relationships and confrontations, how to understand your negative thought patterns, and how to train yourself to think clearly and without pain - give this a listen, Byron Katie is a fantastic teacher. We even do some of The Work during the episode (Katie helps me work through a recent resentment). This conversation originally aired in 2019. Enjoy the reprise.

    Brené Brown on Vulnerability and Power

    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”).

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Lena Dunham on Accepting Fallability

    Lena Dunham on Accepting Fallability

    Lena and Russell discuss everything from anxiety and addiction, to 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. This episode was taped long before Lena released her successful films “Sharp Stick” and “Catherine Called Birdy," (which Russell appears in, by the way); the episode's takeaways are timeless. Enjoy.

    Amishi Jha on Finding Your Focus

    Amishi Jha on Finding Your Focus

    What is happening neurologically at any given moment, and how do our environment and our internal states affect this? How does mindfulness meditation affect this? The answer to each question is…A LOT. If you had any skepticism around the power of meditation, allow this week’s guest, Dr. Amishi Jha, to quell any suspicion and to, in fact, present you with the evidence. Of course, we discuss the spiritual and transcendental aspects of meditation, too, as we both believe there is more going on than we can currently measure. The potential is of what is and what could be is inspiring!

    Dr. Amishi Jha is a professor of psychology at the University of Miami and Director of Contemplative Neuroscience for the Mindfulness Research and Practice Initiative. She studies mindfulness meditation and writes about the observable affects it has on brains and our attention, and is the author of "Peak Mind: Find Your Focus, Own Your Attention, Invest 12 Minutes a Day."

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