#104 Science, Capitalism & God (with Neil deGrasse Tyson)
This week’s guest on Under The Skin is the infamous astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson! He’s pretty amazing. He was promoting his book ‘Letters From An Astrophysicist’ but he was more than that…being a focused and dedicated educator. I enjoyed talking to him. The main thrust of it was me going, “yeah, come on, there must be God!”. It was actually my ongoing argument that it’s hard to apply the tools of science to realms that may be beyond sensory experience and how can science claim to be objective as it exist within a capitalist consumer culture that has certain agendas and objectives? We also discussed the way in which science has propelled human understanding and how we interface with the unknowable, what role ancient spiritual texts have played and whether science is controlled by the rich and powerful?
I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!
#97 Art, Greatness & “Turning” (with Richard Ayoade)
This week I spoke with comic, author and film director Richard Ayoade. Richard Ayoade is amazing. I fell sort of gently in love with him. We spoke about fame and navigating the media, the art of comic performance and intention, the difference between greatness and mediocrity and lots and lots more! Richard’s new book Ayoade On Top is out now!
#85 Vulnerability and Power (with Brené Brown)
Brené Brown is the author of five #1 New York Times bestseller books, her TED talk has over 40 million views, making it one of the most viewed ever and she has new special on Netflix called “The Call To Courage”. She is an expert researcher in vulnerability, courage and shame. It’s one of my favourite conversations I think I’ve ever had. If it’s spiritual wisdom you want, listen to this episode with Brené Brown.
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#80 Meditation & Genius (with David Lynch)
This week I spoke to David Lynch. We discussed transcendental meditation, Vedic philosophy, the lessons he has learned from Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and the effect spirituality has had on his life.
#79 Creating! Growing! Accepting Fallibility with The Amazing Lena Dunham
This week’s podcast discusses everything from anxiety, addiction and the effect fame has on the human psyche to post-structuralism and the myth of the goddess. A very open and frank conversation and hopefully one that you can relate to.