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Under The Skin with Russell Brand

Publisher: Luminary

Critic Rating: 4.8/5

User Rating: 3.8/5


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

Critic Reviews

Score: 4.8

Alice Florence Orr - - Apr 7, 2020

"Russell Brand’s development from promiscuous addict to spiritual guru is almost too bizarre to believe. His experiences inform his discussions on the show, which feel intuitive and provoking in a way that appeals even to those who aren’t a fan of his political ventures."

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User Reviews

Score: 3.5

Cara L. - Jul 11, 2021

"Russell and Derren are good friends and this makes for an interesting interview. They discuss stoicism, psychology and faith healing, amongst other topics. Russell Brand is always an entertaining listen and Derren Brown, famous for his hypnosis/illusions is well able to keep up with him!"

Score: 4

Sebastian G - Jun 15, 2020

"I'm a fan of both of these comedians and given that I typically would rate this a 9 out of 10 but this specific episode I give an 8. Gervais and Brand have some insightful discussions about class and growing up poor and religion so the topics covered in this episode are pretty wide and they do it in a very funny way, as one would expect. There's just something I can't put my finger on about Gervais and his explanations of religion- they don't have the immediacy of insight from what I expected from his previous comedy. They seemed a little constructed. And that is probably the case since he's been thinking about these topics for a number of years but I might hope for a more impromptu (or at least seemingly impromptu) discussion between these two comedy greats."

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