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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. Full episodes coming soon to Apple Podcasts.
 
Radhanath Swami is a Vaishnava sannyasin (a monk in a Krishna-bhakti lineage) and a teacher of the devotional path of Bhakti-yoga. He is author of The Journey Home, a memoir of his search for spiritual truth, and the New York Times bestseller The Journey Within. His teachings draw from the sacred texts of India such as The Bhagavad-gita, Srimad Bhagavatam, and Ramayana, and aim to reveal the practical application of the sacred traditions while focusing on the shared essence which unites appa ...
 
Radhanath Swami is a Vaishnava sanyassi (a monk in a Krishna-bhakti lineage) and teacher of the devotional path of Bhakti-yoga. He is author of The Journey Home, a memoir of his search for spiritual truth. His teachings draw from the sacred texts of India such as The Bhagavad-gita, Srimad Bhagavatam, and Ramayana, and aim to reveal the practical application of the sacred traditions, while focusing on the shared essence which unites apparently disparate religious or spiritual paths. Born Rich ...
 
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This week I am joined by Andrei Jikh! Andrei is a successful YouTube creator with nearly 1.5 million subscribers. His channel focuses on personal finance, investing and cryptocurrency. As some of you may be aware, I know very little about Bitcoin or how it works - so I’ve brought in Andrei to help break it down and answer all my questions. Andrei i…
 
This week the incredible Dr. Gabor Maté joins me again on the podcast. Gabor is a Hungarian-Canadian physician - he specialises in childhood development and trauma, and their potential lifelong impacts on physical and mental health - including addiction. He is a Jewish survivor of the Holocaust both his maternal grandparents were killed in Auschwit…
 
This week’s guest is Nick Estes! Nick is an indigenous scholar, activist and Assistant Professor in the American Studies Department at the University of New Mexico. His research engages: colonialism and global Indigenous histories, decolonization, oral history, U.S. imperialism. His nation is the Oceti Sakowin Oyate and he is s citizen of the Lower…
 
This week’s guest is Adriene Mishlar aka Yoga with Adriene! Adriene is an actor, yoga teacher and entrepreneur. She is best known for her incredibly popular YouTube Channel Yoga with Adriene that has nearly 10 million subscribers. She is also co-founder of the yoga video subscription service Find What Feels Good. This is a beautiful conversation ab…
 
This week’s guest is Marianne Williamson! Marianne is an author, non-profit and political activist, and spiritual thought leader. For over three decades Marianne has been a leader in spiritual and religiously progressive circles. She is the author of 14 books, four of which have been #1 New York Times best sellers. In 2019, she announced her campai…
 
This week is an incredible episode with Edward Snowden! Edward Snowden is a renowned US whistleblower and former computer intelligence consultant who worked for CIA & NSA. He copied and leaked highly classified information from the NSA in 2013 when he was a CIA employee. His disclosures revealed numerous global surveillance programs, many run by th…
 
Jordan Peterson returns for a third time on Under the Skin, but this one is much different than the others. For those who are new to Jordan, he is a professor of psychology and clinical psychologist. He is author of 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos and his latest book Beyond Order: 12 More Rules for Life is out now. In this we discuss Jordan…
 
This week’s guest on Under The Skin is Vandana Shiva. Vandana is an Indian scholar, food sovereignty advocate and environmental activist. Her latest book is called: Oneness VS the 1%: Shattering Illusions, Seeding Freedom. This is an incredible podcast, with a very powerful, intelligent and wise human being. Vandana speaks about the dangers of big …
 
This week’s guest is Lisa Feldman Barret. Lisa is author of Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain and How Emotions are Made. She is a Professor of psychology at Northeastern University where she focuses on affective science. Her focus is on understanding the nature of emotion in the brain. In this podcast Lisa explains the psychology and neurosc…
 
This week I spoke with James Nestor! James is author of Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art and DEEP: Freediving, Renegade Science, and What The Ocean Tells Us about Ourselves. James, inspired by the art of freediving, has explored the vital role breath and breathing correctly plays in our evolution as human beings and our health right now. Are w…
 
This week I spoke with Merlin Sheldrake! Merlin is a biologist and author of Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds and Shape Our Futures. He has a background in plant sciences, microbiology, ecology, and the history and philosophy of science. In this podcast we discuss the incredible world fungi. Merlin helps us understand how…
 
This week I spoke Elizabeth Burton-Phillips, a friend of mine. Liz is founder of the charity DrugFAM - DrugFAM work with families, friends and partners affected by someone else’s addiction including those bereaved by addiction. Go to www.drugfam.co.uk more information on their work. Liz is also author of Mum, Can You Lend Me Twenty Quid?: What drug…
 
David Kessler is a death and grieving expert and author of many books including - The Needs of the Dying: A Guide for Bringing Hope, Comfort, and Love to Life’s Final Chapter and Finding Meaning: The Sixth Stage of Grief. For more information on David’s work or if you would like some support around grief or bereavement go to grief.com In this podca…
 
Joel Bakan is an American-Canadian writer, filmmaker, and professor at the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia. Joel has recently published a book, The New Corporation: How “Good” Corporations are Bad for Democracy, and released a documentary film based upon it. You can find out more about both at joelbakan.com. In J…
 
Welcome to Part #2 of Under The Skin with Adam Curtis. Adam is a documentary filmmaker and a previous beloved guest on Under The Skin! In his films he explores areas of sociology, psychology, philosophy and political history. His latest documentary, Can't Get You Out Of My Head: An Emotional History of the Modern World, is a 6-part series that you …
 
Welcome to Part #1 of Under The Skin with the incredible Adam Curtis. Adam is a documentary filmmaker and a previous beloved guest on Under The Skin! In his films he explores areas of sociology, psychology, philosophy and political history. His latest documentary, Can't Get You Out Of My Head: An Emotional History of the Modern World, is a 6-part s…
 
This week on Under The Skin is the long awaited guest Jonathan Haidt. Jonathan is an American social psychologist and professor. He is author of The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion, and The Coddling of the American Mind. His main areas of study are the psychology of morality and moral emotions. This is a longer …
 
This week’s guest on Under The Skin Philippa Perry! Philippa is a psychotherapist & author, she is also married to the artist Grayson Perry. Her latest book The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read (And Your Parents Will Be Glad That You Did) has just been released in Paperback with a new chapter on Siblings. This is a fantastic conversation about s…
 
This week’s guest on Under The Skin is founder of the Tapping Solution, Nick Ortner. Tapping is a natural healing method also known as Emotional Freedom Techniques (EMF). It is a healing modality that combines ancient Chinese acupressure and modern psychology. Nick tells us the science behind Tapping and how it effects the brain and the body. He ha…
 
This week’s guest on Under The Skin is Dr. Edith Eger. Edith is a Holocaust survivor and a specialist in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder. Her latest book The Gift - 12 Lessons To Save Your Life, shows us how to stop destructive patterns and imprisoning thoughts in order to find freedom and enjoy life. It is available now. I think it…
 
This week’s guest is Nick Hayes! Nick is an author, illustrator, print-maker and political cartoonist. He has published four highly acclaimed graphic novels, each one in separate ways focuses on mankind’s relationship with the environment. I’ve just read his latest book The Book of Trespass: Crossing the Lines That Divide Us, that came out last yea…
 
This week’s guest on Under The Skin is the incredibly insightful and innovative Tristan Harris. You may recognise him from the The Social Dilemma documentary on Netflix. If you haven’t watched it yet, it’s a must see. Tristan is Co-Founder & President of the Center for Humane Technology and Co-Host of the Your Undivided Attention podcast. Rolling S…
 
Today’s guest on Under The Skin is Bruce Lipton! Bruce is a developmental biologist, stem cell biologist, notable for his views on epigenetics. He is the bestselling author of The Biology of Belief. This is a fascinating conversation about how our environment effects our biology. How do our cells operate and how do they make us who we are? Bruce ex…
 
This week’s guest on Under The Skin is the world famous singer and incredible activist and philanthropist Annie Lennox. Annie is most well known as the front woman of The Eurythmics! She has won X4 Grammy’s and has sold over 83 million albums worldwide! Annie has just released THE 10th ANNIVERSARY RE-ISSUE of her album A CHRISTMAS CORNUCOPIA, that …
 
This week’s podcast is an energetic, wordy and occasionally heated (in a good way!) with the incredible musician and artist Tim Minchin. Tim is an Australian comedian, actor, writer, musician, and songwriter. He is best known for his musical comedy! His new album ‘Apart Together’ will be released on Friday 20 November. We discuss everything from cr…
 
This week’s guest is Gabrielle Bernstein! Gabrielle is an American motivational speaker, life coach and New York Times best-selling author of The Universe Has Your Back: Transform Fear to Faith and Super Attractor: Methods for Manifesting a Life Beyond Your Wildest Dreams. She teaches primarily from the text “A Course In Miracles” on the practical …
 
“When we really hide our butter very well and Krishna doesn’t find it, he makes it known to us. He will pinch our little baby children and make them cry or sometimes he will go into our temple room and pass urine.” Now for some of you, you may be thinking, “this is the Absolute Truth? this is God? this is Allah? this is the Lord of Ibrahim, Isaac a…
 
But this type of happiness takes time because the real happiness that we are trying to achieve through the process of Krishna consciousness comes through purification of the heart and it takes time “cheto darpan maarjanam” for the dust and dirt accumulated for the millions of births to be cleansed. But we have faith and we preserve that faith and k…
 
But actually, Prahlad Maharaj explains, “It is like trying to relieve an itch, by scratching”. We have a very bad itching, rash and it terrible pain. And the mind says, “if you just scratch it, it will feel better.” Prahlad Maharaj explains that when you scratch, it actually feels better, while you are scratching, not really better but it is some i…
 
This week is the return of survivalist Ed Stafford! Ed is a survivor in every sense. This is great podcast on how to cope in an extreme world! We discussed everything from the effect the pandemic has had on us mentally, some solutions Ed has found it terms of honing our bushcraft skills and interacting with the natural world in order to feel connec…
 
When Murari gupta revealed his heart in this way, wanting nothing but the opportunity to serve the Lord. dukhalayam asasvatam This material world is full of challenges, full of sufferings. There is always people like Ravana, big ones and little ones. Hanuman didn’t ask that the obstacles be removed, he didn’t ask that envious people be removed from…
 
This week’s podcast is with theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli. Carlo works mainly in the field of quantum gravity and is a founder of loop quantum gravity theory. Carlo’s books ‘Seven Brief Lessons on Physics’, ‘Reality Is Not What It Seems’, and ‘The Order of Time’ are international bestsellers which have been translated into 43 languages. His n…
 
Lord Chaitanya expressed in many ways to many of his devotees his indebtedness for their service. I would like to speak very briefly about one such devotee of the Lord. Vashughosh in one beautiful song, he sings about how Lord Chaitanya, the son of Sachidevi and Jagannath Mishra is Lord Jagannath himself. He had appeared as Ram to subdue Ravana, he…
 
This week’s guest on Under The Skin is the rather incredible meta modern journalist and political analyst Seth Ambramson! Seth is an American professor, attorney, author, and political columnist. His teaching areas include digital journalism, post-internet cultural theory, post-internet writing, and legal advocacy. He has written several books incl…
 
Ravana is a son of Vishrava, who is a respectable brahmana, give him the dignity, the integrity of a proper last rite. And Vibhisana personally with his heart and soul performed the last rite for Ravana. Sita was retured to Ram, for the sake of the world, Her chastity was tested and she revealed for all times, absolute purity of Her devotion to Sri…
 
Lord Jesus Christ, what they did to him? They blasphemed him, they insulted him. They said “You call yourself the King of the Jews. Here, have a crown.” They made a crown out of sharp thorns, they pushed it on his head and pierced his skin and cause blood to flow all over his face. Then they spit on him, right in his face, they shoved him to the gr…
 
But Lord Chaitanya, He said “No. no no. Don't think like that. He's actually my friend. He's helping me become a good sanyasi. He is my guru’s God brother. So, he should be respected. If he says I eat too much, that means I eat too much. So from this day on, I will only have one handful of steamed rice, boiled rice. Nothing else.” And then even aft…
 
This week’s guest on Under The Skin is Prof. Tom Oliver! Tom is a Professor in Ecology at the University of Reading, a socio-ecological systems expert and senior fellow with the UK government informing environmental policy. He is the author of The Self Delusion which explores how people, animals, plants and the planet we live on are all intimately …
 
This week I spoke with Kate Nelson (AKA Plastic Free Mermaid)! Kate is an avid waterwoman, science communicator, plastics consultant, and author of “I Quit Plastics: And You Can Too”. We discuss how imminent the need to change the way we consume is, whether we have any power to change production and challenge big corporations, and why the culture o…
 
As Nations continue to address global challenges of environmental sustainability, the Government of Iceland and United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), along with partners in all continents are organizing the global "Faith For Nature: Multi-Faith Action" Conference in Skalholt, Iceland from 5-8 October 2020. HH Radhanath Swami spoke in this conf…
 
After seeing that, I went into the Ganga. It was so nice to get out of the heat and I was so enthusiastic, I may never come to Prayag in my life again. I want to stay in this river and get purified as long as I can and I swam all the way across to the other side. There was nobody there. When I got to the other side, I crawled out onto the bank, it …
 
When a vaishnava sees another devotee getting special mercy of the lord, when a devotee sees another vaishnava being specially empowered and specially endowed with bhakti, that is his greatest pleasure. Of course, when we have material consciousness, when we see someone else getting special favour of the lord, we become envious. We think, “Why him?…
 
This week’s guest on Under The Skin is my friend Biet Simkin! Biet is a very popular meditation and breath work teacher. She has new book out called, “Don’t Just Sit There: 44 Insights to Get Your Meditation Practice Off the Cushion and Into the Real World” (https://amzn.to/2HD7UgY ). In this podcast talk about some of the 4th Way techniques that s…
 
Then little Parasara spoke. He said “Sir, A person who has knowledge, real knowledge sees the presence of God in everyone's heart. Such a person is like a tree with good fruit. If a tree has a lot of good fruit, the tree bows down. If free has a tree has no fruits, it doesn't bow down to anyone. If you don't have respect for others, if you are not …
 
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