Russell Brand is a comedian, actor, radio host, author, and activist.
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 Joel’s early documentary film “The Corporation” he famously said that corporations are psychopaths. In this podcast we extrapolate from that discuss how power has shifted from government to corporations as they try to take over every aspect of our lives. What does this mean for democracy? How much power are we willing to give over to these companies? And are they really trying to do “good” or is just a facade to yield more control and ultimately...profit? This is what Joel explores further in his new film and book, he talks about his trip to Davos and the people and CEOs he encountered there who endeavour to change the world, but is it for the better? 
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 can now watch on the BBC.  In Part #2 of this conversation we discuss US politics, how we’re trying to navigate living through catastrophe after catastrophe, where actual power lies and how it can be challenged. Enjoy!
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 series that you can now watch on the BBC.  In Part #1 of this conversation we discuss Adam’s new documentary where he explores how as individuals we internalise power structures and how we feel doesn’t always come from within but where we are in relation to power. We discuss and debate ideas around progressivism, psychologising, religious ideology and our visions for how we feel the world should go about change. It is, as with all Adam Curtis content, a very enlightening and thought provoking podcast. Let us know how what you thought of it! Join us next week for Part #2!
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 than usual podcast as it delves deep into the root of the division that proliferates every aspect of our political and cultural life right now. We obviously discuss US politics but not just that - we chat about how the goal of The Left to dismantle power has changed and mutated of the years - shifting from economics to identity issues. Jonathan explains some of his findings when researching the psychology of transcendence, we discuss fundamentalism and debate the idea progressivism. A lot is covered in this podcast, enjoy! JONATHAN’S PROJECTS https://openmindplatform.org/ which teaches groups how to get along better, despite political differences https://heterodoxacademy.org/  which advocates for viewpoint diversity and open inquiry at universities Nick Ortner - The Tapping Solution (mentioned in the intro) thetappingsolution.com/russell Sign up to my community here: www.russellbrand.com
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Birthdate
Jun 4th, 1975
Episode Count
232
Podcast Count
25
Total Airtime
1 week, 4 days
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Podchaser Creator ID logo 102674