Episodes
Published 09/18/22
Published 07/23/22
Best Of Under the Skin: In this popular episode Wim Hof, aka "The Ice Man," talks about how his breathing techniques can be used to increase our immunity, our personal respiratory power, our health and our safety as well as, of course, having a huge spiritual dimension. Enjoy!
Published 07/11/22
Published 07/01/22
This week I spoke with Batya Ungar-Sargon, Deputy Opinion Editor of Newsweek (and a past contributor to multiple other major new outlets). Batya is the author of Bad News: How Woke Media Is Undermining Democracy. We talk about the focus of today’s media outlets, and how to reawaken the under-represented population. More Info: Batya Ungar-Sargon’s book Bad News: How Woke Media Is Undermining Democracy is available, here https://www.encounterbooks.com/books/bad-news/   Join me for a meditation...
Published 06/25/22
This week we’re taking a significant issue and presenting opposing views on the subject “Is there a God?” The two arguments come from two former Under the Skin episodes / guests: comedian and atheist, Ricky Gervais vs. the Archbishop of York, Stephen Cottrell.  More Info: You can find out more about Ricky Gervais, here www.rickygervais.com and Bishop Stephen Cottrell, here https://www.archbishopofyork.org   Join me for a meditation over on my other podcast Above the Noise.   Join my mailing...
Published 06/18/22
This week I spoke with Noam Chomsky, one of the most influential intellectuals in the world. He is a Professor Laureate of Linguistics at the University of Arizona, a professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the author of more than 150 books! During our conversation I asked him whether he thought a decentralization of power and anarchism are important subjects for the future. As you’d expect, there were some striking answers from the 93-year-old philosopher. Join me for a...
Published 06/11/22
This week I spoke with Matt Stoller, Director of Research at the American Economic Liberties Project. He’s a contributor on the YouTube show "Breaking Points" and author of Goliath: The Hundred Year War Between Monopoly Power and Democracy. In our conversation I asked Matt about whether it’s time for a revolution--to do something radical? He reveals something very interesting in his response! More Info: Follow Matt Stoller on Twitter https://twitter.com/matthewstoller   Join me for a...
Published 06/04/22
This week I spoke with Nicolas Glynos, who is Vice President of the Student Association for Psychedelic Studies and Co-founder of Psychedelic Neuroscience and Therapy for the University of Michigan. His latest work is focused on the compound DMT (N, N- Dimethyltryptamine), which exists within our bodies as well as throughout nature. (It's sometimes called "the spirit molecule.") Together we talk about the neurological picture of the brain when DMT has been administered--for instance, the...
Published 05/28/22
This week I spoke with David Buss, an evolutionary psychologist at the University of Texas at Austin. He is one of the founders of the field of evolutionary psychology, and his current research focuses on sex differences in mate selection, mate attraction, infidelity, and the emotions of jealousy, lust, and love. More Info: Find out more about David Buss, here https://labs.la.utexas.edu/buss/david-buss/   Join me for a 10-minute meditation over on my other podcast ‘Above the Noise’,   Join...
Published 05/21/22
This week I spoke with Michael Winterbottom, a multi-award-winning film director behind the likes of "24 Hour Party People," "Greed," and "The Emperor’s New Clothes", a film we made together in 2015. His latest film, "Eleven Days In May," focuses on the 60 children killed in the Gaza conflict last May. More Info: Find out how you can see "Eleven Days In May," here: https://www.picturehouses.com/movie-details/000/HO00011724/eleven-days-in-may   You can also see my film with Michael from...
Published 05/14/22
This week I spoke to Professor Brian Cox, live from his hotel room in Toronto, a stop on his current tour. We talked about the importance of understanding the cosmos, how science plays out in politics, and Elon Musk buying Twitter. More Info: Prof. Brian Cox is on tour across the world. Find out more here: https://briancoxlive.co.uk/  Have you heard my special breathing meditation with Bob Roth yet? Check out my other podcast ‘Above the Noise’, only on Luminary:...
Published 05/07/22
This week I spoke with the man who taught Tom Hanks, Oprah Winfrey, Hugh Jackman, and me the technique of Transcendental Meditation (TM). Bob Roth has been practicing TM for nearly 50 years; through his work he has has helped more than a million students in underserved schools in 35 countries. MORE INFO Bob Roth’s book is Strength in Stillness: The Power of Transcendental Mediation. You can find out more about Bob here: https://meditationbob.com/ Hear a Bob Roth bonus episode of my meditation...
Published 04/30/22