#198 The Matter with Things (with Iain McGilchrist)

This week I spoke to one of my favourite guests on Under the Skin - Iain McGilchrist. Iain is an author, psychiatrist and former Oxford literary scholar. He came to prominence with his publication "The Master and His Emissary - The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World”. His latest book is called “The Matter With Things.” This is a fantastic podcast that discusses Iain’s work, the differences between the left and the right hemispheres, but also much more than that. We delve into some deep philosophical discussions about how we perceive and understand reality, God and the mystical; how being a spiritual person really is “no picnic;” and we speak about therapy, psychiatry, and the challenges we face when trying to help one another. It’s a wonderful conversation, and we will definitely be having Iain back again! If you have questions or comments email us at hello@russellbrand.com More Info: The Matter With Things is coming out on 9th November and is available to pre-order here: https://channelmcgilchrist.com/the-matter-with-things/ Channel McGilchrist membership which is via the website. https://channelmcgilchrist.com/join/ I'm doing live dates in the UK this autumn with my new stand up show, '33'. Tickets and info available at http://www.russellbrand.com/live-dates/  My new meditation podcast Above the Noise is out now only on Luminary, I will be releasing guided meditations every Wednesday, please check out it: http://luminary.link/meditate  Elites are taking over! Our only hope is to form our own. To learn more join my cartel here https://www.russellbrand.com/join and get weekly bulletins too incendiary for anything but your private inbox. *not a euphemism Subscribe to my YouTube channel, I post four videos a week including video clips from these episodes! https://www.youtube.com/russellbrand Subscribe to my YouTube side-channel for more wellness and spirituality. https://www.youtube.com/c/AwakeningWithRussell Instagram:  http://instagram.com/russellbrand/ Twitter:  http://twitter.com/rustyrockets Produced by Jenny May Finn

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A weekly interview series from Russell Brand that examines what's beneath the surface—of the people we admire, the ideas that define our time, and the history we’re told. Speaking with guests from the worlds of academia, popular culture, and the arts, Russell seeks to uncover the ulterior truth behind our constructed reality. And have a laugh. On his new podcast ‘Above the Noise’ Russell guides us all—curious beginners, spiritual skeptics, and experienced practitioners—in brief, 10-minute meditations. Listen to Above the Noise on Luminary