Under The Skin with Russell Brand

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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Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 5 days 16 hours 42 minutes


episode 203: #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 hosted a popular show for The Hill.)  Krystal and I discuss many of the issues that divide left and right-wing politics. We explore how politicians fear the media and thus are controlled by their narratives...



episode 202: #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 also known for discussing some of the more difficult questions in relation to politics, including: the issues that divide The Left and The Right, and the issues that cause some of the biggest political fracas and conflicts in the US right now...



episode 201: #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 vs the World" and "The Future Starts Here: Adventures in the Twenty-First Century" are just two examples of his work. I am reading some of John’s books on William Blake at the moment and I’m really enjoying them...



episode 200: #200 Your Mind On Plants (with Michael Pollan)

This week’s guest is Michael Pollan! Michael is an american author and journalist. He is best known for his books that explore the socio-cultural impacts of food, such as The Botany of Desire and The Omnivore's Dilemma. His latest book is This Is Your Mind on Plants - in this book he explores in particular opium, caffeine, and mescaline. We chat about Michael’s research on various drugs, from caffeine to psychedelics...



episode 199: #199 Censorship and Consciousness (with Bret Weinstein)

This week’s guest is Bret Weinstein! Bret is a professor of biology, an evolutionary theorist, and well known political and cultural commentator. He hosts the DarkHorse podcast with his wife Heather. His new book A Hunter-Gatherer's Guide to the 21st Century: Evolution and the Challenges of Modern Life is available to pre-order now. We discuss censorship and the difficulty we have as a society at having open discourse and dialogue around controversial topics...


 2021-08-21  14m

episode 198: #198 The Matter with Things (with Iain McGilchrist)

This week I spoke to one of my favourite guests on Under the Skin - Iain McGilchrist. Iain is an author, psychiatrist and former Oxford literary scholar. He came to prominence with his publication "The Master and His Emissary - The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World”. His latest book is called “The Matter With Things.” This is a fantastic podcast that discusses Iain’s work, the differences between the left and the right hemispheres, but also much more than that...


 2021-08-14  11m

episode 197: #197 Craft, Food and Vision (with Tom Kerridge)

This week I spoke with Tom Kerridge! Tom is a Michelin-starred chef and founder Meals for Marlow a campaign set up during the pandemic to help over worked front line and key workers. They cooked and prepared over 100,000 meals sent out to who needed it most each and every day! Tom’s new book is called Outdoor Cooking. In this podcast we discuss Tom’s career and how he made it as a Chef, his dedication to locally sourced produce and also his charity work...


 2021-08-07  13m

episode 196: #196 How To Shake Off Trauma (with Dr. David Berceli)

This week I spoke with Dr. David Berceli. David is an expert in the areas of trauma intervention and conflict resolution. He is the creator of Tension & Trauma Releasing Exercises which are designed to help release the deep tension created in the body--during a traumatic experience, or through chronic stress...


 2021-07-31  10m

episode 195: #195 The Underworld and The Underworld Within (with Robert Macfarlane)

This week I spoke with Robert Macfarlane. Robert is a writer and a Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge. He is known for his books on landscape, nature, place, people and language. He is author of Underland and Mountains of the Mind: A History of a Fascination. This is a beautiful and fascinating episode. Robert is an incredible writer and investigator into the natural world. He writes beautifully about our relationship with the underworld...


 2021-07-24  14m

episode 194: #194 The Jungian Perspective (with Lisa Marchiano)

This week I spoke with Lisa Marchiano! Lisa is a Jungian analyst, author of Motherhood: Facing and Finding Yourself and co-host of This Jungian Life podcast. In this episode we speak about Lisa’s new book about parenting, and how becoming a parent or taking on those responsibilities, is an incredible opportunity for growth. We learn so much about ourselves from the struggles and hardships we endure...


 2021-07-18  11m