Guest Bio: Russell Brand is an English stand-up comedian, actor, radio host, author, and activist. Jim Breuer is a stand-up comedian, actor, author, singer, and host.
Topics Discussed: Ancient mythology and symbolism; shared consciousness; Joseph Campbell; Joe talks about doing DMT; Kundalini yoga; Mark Mahoney; Russell talks about doing drugs and being sober; Joe’s addictive tendencies; Joe talks about bowhunting; competitive archers; teaching someone to shoot a bow and arrow; Russell talks about doing yoga and exercising; new ways of being a man; English accents in movies and TV shows; Russell does kickboxing and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu; taking chances and learning new things; Joe talks about doing yoga; humility; doing yoga while high; Russell talks about his past drug use; enlightenment and getting high on life; more talk about consciousness; is Russell getting back the good that he’s putting out; talk about art and life; talk about social media and hate from faceless people; consciousness inequality; jealousy and envy; the constant need to evolve; we are what we eat; we are disconnected from what it means to be human; toxic celebrity; the essence of problems; overcoming our nature; celebrity isn’t real; the pull of addiction; not worrying about fame; the function of therapy; accepting reality; going zen; realizing you will die; Jim talks about learning about death; Russell talks about helping people with learning disabilities; Johnny Depp and Amber Heard situation; Hollywood Vampires; dressing like a rock star; Joe talks about the friendship of Johnny Depp and Doug Stanhope; levels of celebrity; Russell talks about doing Rock of Ages with Tom Cruise and talking about communism with him; dictatorships; religious cults; more communism talk; chimp societies; we should be living in manageable communities; becoming connected with people; tribes and polygamy/monogamy; Joe and Jim talk about their daughters; inner programming; examining your life; bringing compassion to people; Tom Cruise didn’t try to convert Russell to Scientology; Going Clear documentary; L. Ron Hubbard has written more books than anyone else; L. Ron Hubbard and Scientology talk; the cycle of life and The Big Bang; the mystery of life; consciousness is the seed of everything; culture is affecting the worst aspects of our nature; materialism; consciousness and technology; our new God is money and success; we’re not designed for this much information; reality TV show editing; imitating patterns and our surroundings; progression and innovation; forgetting powerful, important moments; we can only remember a handful of people; Dunbar’s number; spiritual evolution; being still; letting go of negative experiences; more talk about our desire for material possessions; influences on the mind; Jim talks about having Joe on his radio show; Jim talks about being on radio; Opie and Anthony‘s problems with Sirius/XM; Joe and Jim talk about Jim’s radio show; spending time with friends; absorbing different points of view; one person can change the world if they don’t care about who gets the credit; humility and humor; people are against humor because of its power; the left mocks the right; lack of compassion from people on the left; being negative is more fun than being positive; Joe talks about what he’s learned from doing a podcast and how the podcast has evolved; being inspired by the radio shows of Opie and Anthony and Howard Stern; the power of the internet and podcasts; bad experiences doing a podcast; listening to people vs. waiting for your turn to talk; Joe only holds back private, personal information on his podcast; if you have “fuck you” money and don’t say “fuck you”, you’re wasting the opportunity; Joe wants to do stuff that he enjoys rather than work more; how does someone get out of their average, mundane life; making time to change your existence; becoming a threat; Terence McKenna talk; Joe talks about Bill Hicks; Noam Chomsky; more talk about Hicks and his comedy; comedy and authenticity; Sam Kinison talk; comedy doesn’t have to punch up; Brother Sam book and Sam Kinison’s head trauma from a car accident; talk about how brain trauma can alter your personality; foreign accent syndrome.
My Thoughts: Russell talks very fast and is very verbose. I normally listen to podcasts at 2.5x speed but had to bring it down just to attempt to understand what the fuck he’s saying.
Podcast Video: Below is a video of The Joe Rogan Experience podcast episode #812 available for streaming via YouTube.
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