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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

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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.

    #140 Is Panpsychism The Answer To The Mystery Of Consciousness? (with Dr. Philip Goff)

    #140 Is Panpsychism The Answer To The Mystery Of Consciousness? (with Dr. Philip Goff)

    This week’s podcast is all about Panpsychism! I spoke with philosopher Dr. Philip Goff, who teaches at Durham University who specialises in this area of research.
    Philip the author of Consciousness and Fundamental Reality and Galileo’s Error and has published more than forty academic papers. His writing has also appeared in many newspapers and magazines, including The Guardian, The Times Literary Supplement, and Philosophy Now. 
    Panpsychism argues that traditional approaches of materialism (consciousness can be explained in terms of physical processes in the brain) and dualism (consciousness is separate from the body and brain) face insuperable difficulties. 
    In this podcast we discuss this idea more in depth an the implications it might have on scientific study and the way we relate to the world as a whole! Enjoy!
    If you’d like learn more, check out Dr. Philip Goff’s book below:
    UK version: https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/111/1117019/galileo-s-error/9781846046018.html
    US version: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/599229/galileos-error-by-philip-goff/
    Twitter: @philip_goff
    Website: www.philipgoffphilosophy.com
    Blog: www.conscienceandconsciousness.com  

    • 17 min
    #139 Sing Yourself To Glory! (with Jahnavi Harrison)

    #139 Sing Yourself To Glory! (with Jahnavi Harrison)

    This week’s guest on the podcast is Jahnavi Harrison. Jahnavi is a British musician known for her mantra meditation music (kirtan). She was raised in a family of Bhakti-yoga practitioners at Bhaktivedanta Manor, one of England’s most important spiritual landmarks. For over 12 years she has travelled the world, offering her voice and violin playing in the performance of sacred music. 

    Jahnavi founded Kirtan London, a project that aims to make mantra music accessible and relevant to a wider audience through events and retreats. 

    She also recently collaborated on a new song with Willow Smith - you can listen to it on Spotify and all the regular streaming platforms.

    • 17 min
    #138 Become Awake Now! (with Eckhart Tolle)

    #138 Become Awake Now! (with Eckhart Tolle)

    This week, the incredible teacher Eckhart Tolle is my guest on this 2 hour long mammoth episode of Under The Skin! 
    Eckhart is a spiritual teacher and author. He has introduced millions to the freedom of living life in the present moment. The New York Times has described him as “the most popular spiritual author in the United States”, and Watkins Review has named him “the most spiritually influential person in the world.”
    We’ve been looking forward to Eckhart coming on the podcast for a long time, and he didn’t disappointed. This is an excellent podcast and one you will definitely get something from.

    If you’re interested in learning more from Eckhart:
    Eckhart shows us how this time of challenge and accelerated change is an opportunity to manifest from the awakened state of consciousness, and why right now, activating this creative power is so important for ourselves and for the world. Click here to check out Eckhart's Conscious Manifestation Online Course, which starts June 25:
    https://consciousmanifestation.eckharttolle.com/enroll-in-conscious-manifestation-202039077920#a_aid=5ee270d95f12c&a_bid=0df5b44d

    • 19 min
    #137 Divine Comedy (with Judd Apatow)

    #137 Divine Comedy (with Judd Apatow)

    This week’s guest is Judd Apatow, director, producer and writer of many of the biggest comedy films and hit TV shows of the last two decades including The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up and This Is 40. He also helped propel me into the world of Hollywood acting, casting me in Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Get Him To The Greek.
    We discuss everything from writing for the Larry Sanders Show, what fuels creativity, the the power of intuition and the magic of comedy!

    Judd’s new movie, The King of Staten Island, is available to Rent At Home now.

    • 13 min
    #136 Revolution Is Possible! (with Prof. Kehinde Andrews)

    #136 Revolution Is Possible! (with Prof. Kehinde Andrews)

    This week we have returning guest Prof. Kehinde Andrews.
    Kehinde is an academic, activist and author. He is the Professor of Black Studies at Birmingham City University; the Director of the Centre for Critical Social Research; founder of the Organisation of Black Unity; and co-chair of the Black Studies Association.
    This podcast digs deep into the core, historical and economical reasons behind racism not just in America but globally. Kehinde explains the route to real change and what needs to happen in order for a global revolution to take place. What do we have to sacrifice to make this happen? And are we willing to go through with it?
    His books include Back to Black: Retelling Black Radicalism for the 21st Century and Resisting Racism: Race, Inequality and the Black Supplementary School Movement.

    • 15 min
    #135 Attention & Domination (with Kasia Urbaniak)

    #135 Attention & Domination (with Kasia Urbaniak)

    This week’s guest is Kasia Urbaniak! Kasia is the founder and CEO of The Academy, a school that teaches women the foundations of power and influence. 
    She has worked as professional Dominatrix, practiced Taoist alchemy in one of the oldest female-led monasteries in China and obtained certifications in Medical Qi Gong and Systemic Constellations.
    Since founding The Academy in 2013, Kasia has taught hundreds of women practical tools to step into leadership positions in their relationships, families, workplaces, and wider communities. 
    Her new book, ‘Unbound: A Woman’s Guide to Power’ is out in August.

    • 13 min

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Always good

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If you feel dissatisfied with the ideas you get from mainstream media, both the right and the left, this podcast is for you. Russell brings a variety of academics, artists and philosophers to discuss new ways of seeing the world. All of this of course is punctuated with Russell’s humor and charm! I have started from the beginning and I’m working my way through the backlog. I’m hooked!

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