Under The Skin with Russell Brand

Under The Skin with Russell Brand

Under The Skin with Russell Brand

CATEGORY: Society & Culture
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
  1. January 15, 2022
    9 min
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    #221 How Do We Invent a New Future? (with Daniel Pinchbeck)
    This week I spoke with American author Daniel Pinchbeck (Breaking Open the Head: A Psychedelic Journey into the Heart of Contemporary Shamanism and Notes from the Edge Time). Through his research Daniel has dev…
  2. January 08, 2022
    12 min
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    #220 Can We Heal Ourselves Through Consciousness Alone?! (with Dr. Joe Dispenza)
    This week I spoke with Dr. Joe Dispenza, a Doctor of Chiropractic, who holds a BA in Science. His training and research covers the fields of neuroscience, neuroplasticity, epigenetics, mind-body medicine, and b…
  3. January 01, 2022
    11 min
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    #219 Compromise and the Power of Free Speech (with Dr. Jordan Peterson)
    This week I am joined once again by Dr. Jordan Peterson! I imagine most of you are aware of Dr. Jordan by now, he has been on Under the Skin three times, and each time we’ve had a fantastic conversation about p…
  4. December 25, 2021
    13 min
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    #218 Position vs. Disposition (with Jimmy Carr)
    This week I spoke with friend and fellow comedian Jimmy Carr! Jimmy Carr is a British stand-up comedian, TV show host, and author. His latest book is Before & Laughter: The Funniest Man in the UK’s Genuinely Us…
  5. December 18, 2021
    14 min
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    #217 What’s Really Going on with Privilege and Class? (with John Barnes)
    This week I spoke with a very interesting guest with a very interesting perspective on a topic that can be difficult to discuss. John Barnes is a former footballer and author of The Uncomfortable Truth About Ra…
  6. December 11, 2021
    12 min
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    #216 The Myth of Normal (with Dr. Gabor Maté)
    This week one of our favourite guests, Dr. Gabor Maté, joins us again. Gabor is a physician who specializes in addiction, stress, trauma, and childhood development. Gabor’s new book, The Myth of Normal: Trauma,…
  7. December 04, 2021
    12 min
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    #215 The Power Of Meditation and the Science Behind It (with Dr. Amishi Jha)
    This week I’m joined by Dr. Amishi Jha! Dr. Amishi is a professor of psychology at the University of Miami and Director of Contemplative Neuroscience for the Mindfulness Research and Practice Initiative. She st…
  8. November 27, 2021
    10 min
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    #214 Are We in a Totalitarian Regime and Don’t Even Know It?! (With Dr. Brad Evans)
    This week I’m joined again by Dr. Brad Evans. Brad is a professor of Political Violence at the department of Politics, Languages & International Studies at the University of Bath. His latest book is called Ecce…
  9. November 20, 2021
    13 min
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    #213 Fearlessness and Fighting Power (with Dr. Vandana Shiva)
    This week I was fortunate to have Vandana Shiva return as a guest on the podcast. Her first interview on Under the Skin was one of my favourites, and as many of you noticed, moved me very much. Vandana is an In…
  10. November 13, 2021
    14 min
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    #211 Fighting Corruption Using a Spiritual Perspective (with Sarah Chayes)
    This week’s episode is fantastic! I am joined by Sarah Chayes, who was recommended to me during my episode with Sebastian Junger. Sarah Chayes is an author and a journalist, and has worked as a political adviso…
  11. November 06, 2021
    15 min
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    #210 Is There a Point to Left Wing Politics? (with Jeremy Gilbert)
    This week I spoke with Jeremy Gilbert. Jeremy is a Professor of Cultural and Political Theory at the University of East London. He is author of Twenty-First Century Socialism, and his latest book Hegemony Now:…
  12. October 30, 2021
    13 min
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    #209 Our Individuality vs. Our Need for One Another (with Sebastian Junger)
    This week I spoke to the author of one of my favourite books, Tribe. Sebastian Junger is an American journalist, author and filmmaker. He is also is known for books such as The Perfect Storm, War, and his lates…
  13. October 23, 2021
    11 min
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    #208 Emergency Power (with Dr. Luke Kemp)
    This week I spoke with a brilliant researcher, Dr. Luke Kemp. Luke is a research associate at the Centre for The Study of Existential Risk at Cambridge University. He is an incredible source of information rega…
  14. October 16, 2021
    13 min
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    #207 Dopamine Culture (with Dr. Anna Lembke)
    Author of Dopamine Nation: Finding Balance in the Age of Indulgence, psychiatrist Dr. Anna Lembke joins me this week to talk about pleasure, pain, dopamine, and the brain! This is a fantastic episode. Dr. Anna…
  15. October 09, 2021
    15 min
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    #206 Evolution and Ideology (with Heather Heying and Bret Weinstein)
    This week I’m joined by evolutionary biologist Heather Heying, and biologist Bret Weinstein to discuss their new book A Hunter-Gatherer's Guide to the 21st Century: Evolution and the Challenges of Modern Life.…
  16. October 02, 2021
    17 min
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    #205 What Does Capitalism Mean? (With Anwar Shaikh)
    This week we get deep into capitalism. Anwar Shaikh is a heterodox economist, founding member of the Union of Radical Political Economists, and Professor of Economics at The New School for Social Research in N…
  17. September 25, 2021
    14 min
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    #204 A Global Health Con and How To Stop It (with Dr. Bob Gill)
    This week’s episode is very important. Today I spoke with Dr. Bob Gill a British-based GP who is fighting against the privatisation of The NHS (In Britain, that is the National Health Service.) Dr. Gill explain…
  18. September 18, 2021
    16 min
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    #203 Should We Hijack Political Parties or Start A Revolution?
    This week I spoke with Krystal Ball. Krystal is a progressive American commentator who, along with right-wing commentator Saagar Enjeti, co-hosts the podcast/video show Breaking Points. (The duo previously host…
  19. September 11, 2021
    18 min
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    #202 The Moral Conundrums of Politics
    This week I spoke with Tim Pool. Tim is a journalist, activist, and one of the biggest political YouTubers of the moment. He initially became known for livestreaming the 2011 Occupy Wall Street protests.Tim is…
  20. September 04, 2021
    12 min
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    #201 Finding Light (with John Higgs)
    This week I spoke with John Higgs! John is a writer, journalist and cultural historian. He writes extensively about William Blake and counter-cultural figures like Alan Moore and Timothy Leary. "William Blake v…

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