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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 now on Luminary! For more, go to LuminaryPodcasts.com.

Under The Skin with Russell Brand Russell Brand

    • Comedy
    • 4.9, 443 Ratings

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 now on Luminary! For more, go to LuminaryPodcasts.com.

    #UTS134 The Role Of The Trickster (with Conan O’Brien)

    #UTS134 The Role Of The Trickster (with Conan O’Brien)

    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 destruction it can cause and when we first met! I hope you enjoy!
    This is a joint podcast release with Conan - his podcast is called Conan O'Brien Needs a Friend, so check that out after this.
    If you’d like to listen to more episodes of Under The Skin head over to luminarypodcasts.com, there are over 100 more you can listen to!

    • 1 hr 15 min
    #133 Healing The Seminal Wound (with Dr. James McLeary)

    #133 Healing The Seminal Wound (with Dr. James McLeary)

    This this week I spoke with Dr. James McLeary. James is a deeply experienced wisdom holder, expert facilitator and member of the Elder Council of Inside Circle Foundation. Inside Circle focuses on reducing prison violence, lowering recidivism, and guiding inmates through healing that allows for meaningful lives after release.
    He is the executive producer of the documentary, THE WORK, detailing Inside Circle’s program in Folsom Prison.

    I saw that documentary, you have to watch it, it’s a powerful documentary. He’s got a powerful energy and he knows the score on Jungian psychology, 12 Step Recovery and a lot of things and it’s a very interesting conversation. I think he’s talking about ways of setting up ceremonial space for us to deal with the deep truths about who we are and move from unconsciousness to consciousness, move out of the unaware habitual behaviours that condemn us to a life of bland consumerism, out of that into the fire of our potential awakened existence.

    • 18 min
    #132 Trussell and Russell Cosmic Tussle (with Duncan Trussell)

    #132 Trussell and Russell Cosmic Tussle (with Duncan Trussell)

    Duncan Trussell is a stand-up comedian, podcaster and actor.
    He wrote and performed on Fuel TV’s sketch show Stupidface, and guest starred on HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm and Comedy Central’s Drunk History and Adventure Time. He tours regularly as a stand-up and has his own podcast, The Duncan Trussell Family Hour. His new animated series, The Midnight Gospel is streaming now on Netflix.
    This is an incredible conversation that traverses topics from psychedelics and spirituality to acknowledging how absurd and embarrassing it is to be a human being. Enjoy!

    • 16 min
    #131 Transcend & Be Free! (with Bob Roth)

    #131 Transcend & Be Free! (with Bob Roth)

    This week’s guest on Under The Skin is the man who taught me how to meditate over 13 years ago, Bob Roth CEO of The David Lynch Foundation. He is one of most experienced and sought-after meditation teachers in the world. He studied with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and has taught Transcendental Meditation for over forty-five years to thousands of people. He is host of the Sirius XM show, Success Without Stress and currently has a show on iHeartRadio called Stay Calm with Bob Roth. His book, Strength in Stillness, is available now. 
    In our conversation Bob goes into detail about the different types of meditation and their role and effect on the mind. We discuss what social and cultural effects meditation can have in the world and some of the science and data surrounding this ancient practice.

    • 14 min
    #130 Create Yourself (with Elizabeth Gilbert)

    #130 Create Yourself (with Elizabeth Gilbert)

    This week’s guest is author Elizabeth Gilbert - she is perhaps best known for her memoir EAT PRAY LOVE, which chronicled her personal journey of self-discovery and inspired thousands of readers. 
    She was named as one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time Magazine. 
    We spoke about how creatives, writer and artists of all kind often suffer with the torment of their own creativity rather than being in symbiosis with it. Is is it necessary to be a victim of your art and to be that tormented artist, in order to create great work? We discuss the role our egos play in our work and how all of this can be transposed and reflected in our day to day relationships. This is a fantastic conversation and sure to inspire you. You may relate to it a lot.
    Her latest book, City of Girls, is available now in paperback.
    Enjoy!

    • 21 min
    #129 God vs Atheism with Ricky Gervais

    #129 God vs Atheism with Ricky Gervais

    This week’s guest on Under The Skin is Ricky Gervais. 

    Ricky Gervais is one of the greatest comedy stars the world has ever known. He’s the creator of ‘Extras’ and ‘The Office’, and is a genius up there with Chaplin, Cleese and Coogan.

    This is a fantastic episode, a brilliant conversation covering God, atheism, animals, love and class. It was a real privilege to speak to him.

    Season 2 of Ricky’s new show, ‘After Life’ is streaming now on Netflix.

    • 1 hr 11 min

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443 Ratings

443 Ratings

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