Joe Rogan Experience #1021 - Russell Brand

Download videos:
hd720 medium

Russell Brand is an English comedian, actor, radio host, author, and activist. His new book "Recovery: Freedom From Our Addictions" is available now, and his podcast called "Under The Skin" is available on iTunes.

"We must free ourselves from the my book." - Russel capitalist Brand
Good stuff.... except when Joe tells a recovering heroin adict, 'stop all that 12-step stuff, you're not going to fall back into addiction.' That's the sound of someone who knows nothing about addiction.
I sincerely dislike the comments section on YouTube. It’s like briefly visiting the deep dark realm of random human beings minds and the thoughts that whiz by but are never spoken out loud to another person. I try so hard not to scroll down, but I can't help it. Something draws me in to the unknown land of mindless thoughts, or is it thoughtless minds? This comment is a contribution to that.
Ikmel A.A.A.
It's easy to criticize money when you have it.
Heather Cameron
Hey! I'm a 70 year old woman and I love watching and listening to all the mind expansion stuff. Everyone needs to stretch themselves out somewhat and get into spaces they've never been before. Thanks for the mind stretch!
Roads Untraveled
How could anyone dislike this? This was an absolutely brilliant discussion with endless insight
Joe "Just do a few drugs while on the 12 step program" Rogan
I think the reason joe and Russell were arguing toward the end about money was that joe was approaching the topic from a practical viewpoint where Russell was coming from a very idealistic place. I think Russell was trying to say that as a society we consider the highest form a human can achieve is one that has lots of money and possessions and random women. In this way we value that which is quite animalistic in it’s display of dominance. I believe that he was trying to say that wouldn’t it be better to value someone not for being successful in societies standards but for their actual ability as a fighter or musician, or for their intellectual and/or emotional depth. I have to say that I agree that it would be better for humanity to strive toward evolution by valuing what is intrinsically human rather than what is attached to animalistic displays of dominance.
Tali Ramirez
"Ice cream here, blowjobs there, then off to the boneyard". -Russell Brand
RweFree2see YouRme2
God Dammit Joe...... QUIT TELLING THE ADDICT ITS OK TO DOSE DMT!!!!! He kept telling you he can't and he explained why he can't!!!!! Dick.........
My Tiny Keto Kitchen
Russell Brand is brilliant he speaks so effortlessly he is fluent in so many subjects. He does not forget his roots he is in touch with his humanity.
Dee Dubya
Poor Joe must feel so dumb talking to Russ. He's miles above most people and has lived enough to fulfill ten lifetimes. I could listen to him alll day.
Eli w
emotional intelligence in my humble opinion is lacking in our culture and if it is instilled in our education system from the start we would be a lot better off.
WOW! Russell Brand completely eclipses Rogan with his vision and awareness. Joe’s (btw i generally love his ideas) ego sure feels fragile and threatened in the last few minutes of this podcast. If anyone needs more dmt it is not Brand. Just hear/feel his words. You need more bud.
It's been fascinating watching R.B develop to the degree he has.
James Gonzales
Russel is right on point but I think Joe, who is very smart is missing the point. Things are not going well and that's not a pessimistic point of view. It is a system that is only benefiting the few. The government, that used to hide it's secrets and making the decisions for us of what knowledge we should be allowed to have, it is now throwing it in our faces that we the people aren't in control of anything and that they are in control of us. So many people live on the edge barely survive in their hectic lives. Peace to all and please lets try to work together to change our consciousness for the better for all.
Emily S
I agree with Russell. If the motivation to become 'great' is cars and bling, we live in a sick, misguided society. Greatness should be an award onto itself. Comodifying art cheapens it.
David Medina
I've been watching a podcast a day for the last month and my personal growth has already rippled into improving my families life as well. This podcast is extremely important for the community, keep reaching more.
Xavier Nogueira
This is the best of all his podcasts in my opinion, or maybe parts of the Dennis McKenna ones. It’s a shame everyone is attracted to the podcasts with glorified edge lords like Shapiro and Peterson when someone as surficially goofy like Russel Brand is much more in touch with reality and what actually is occurring.
As an Irish person you're giving Conor McGregor way too much credit, yes he's loved by many in the nation and it's great to see someone Irish perform at such a world class level, but a lot of people dislike Conor - his larger than life ego, narcissism and arrogance is a massive turn off and is not very down to earth or relatable at all, which is nottt very Irish
Wow, Joe Rogan podcasts seriously have the worst comment sections..... great podcasts though.
Jasper Backfat
wtf just occurred during the last portion of this interaction. why was JR so fuckin aggressively dismissive of everything Russ was attempting to illuminate?
Jo Po
Russell Brand is awesome. Regardless of whether you like him or not, you have to respect a man that, at the very least, has touched Katy Perry's sweater puppies.
Sergey Mazine
Joe and Russell are on different wavelengths there towards the end. The feeling of greatness is indeed intoxicating but Russell is trying really hard to show how far that spectrum can go, especially if we don't let fear and negative emotions rule our lives as is the case with most people in todays society
Ramon S.-
I really respect Brand's restraint, especially when rogan starts challenging everything he says towards the end. you can hear him control his breathing and therefore trying to not react.. amazing
Mari Schwartzwalder
I wish I could like this a million times.
Zachary Williams
Well now I understand why he dumped Katy Perry
Meech Darko
Get Jim Carey on the podcast. He just did the norm McDonald show
M Brontë
Joe you can't ask an addict if they can just a try a drug ?! yes they will spiral back into it, because Russel enjoys the experience so much he knows it will be his end. In that moment when you said it's not like other drugs, that was the dark hand working through you to get Russel.
Dee Dubya
Even cracked out of his head - Russ is more intelligent than most of us will ever be
Lol Joe just couldn't understand what Russell meant about fighting and the money behind it. Russell shouldn't have tried to make that point with a subject Joe is too confident about.
Arx Mechanica
Toward the end of the video Joe starts losing the point. Joe starts closing down and starts defending the system, that Russell is accurately describing, by using the exception in a situation as the general rule. It's sad to see Joe just miss the point of the conversation. It is 2 1/2 hours in and he might just be getting tired.
Thamus Jones
Russel Brand is an advertisement for why we need to treat drug addicts with compassion i.e. not jail them or leave them to die. Imagine if we had lost this guy to drugs 20 years ago.
Caastles Beats
Please get Tommy Wiseau on the Podcast so I can die happily
I enjoyed that immensely.
Joe “ I wish I had hair like you , Russell “ Rogan
YES Russell, you said it! STOP PAYING TAXES. If Americans are as fed up as I am with our government, we should organize & stop funding the corruption.
Colton D
Brand says some insightful things while simultaneously saying stupid things
Hungry Hearts
Joe sounds really ignorant when he was telling Russell that he wasnt going to fall back into addiction if he did DMT. You can tell he is not an addict and by saying that he is just talking about something he has no knowledge about
Devin Svendsen
Watching this now for the 3rd time. Russel Brand floored Joe Rogan with his articulation and mastery of linguistics. I agree completely with Russel’s Perennialism ideas and artistic mindset.
Ryan Peters
I was extremely impressed with this podcast because there was agreement, conversation, intelligence. Not arguing, yelling or insults. I fucking love it.
Joe Crocker
1:48:00 Joe completely takes Russell out of his element and has him reeling for a legitimate answer and continues to try and keep him wriggling and squirming to find a way out. & the podcast suffers for Joe's constant need to challenge Russell on every point throughout the rest of the podcast But Joe was wrong with his original point! Having that elitist level, the top 1-10% of the population who earn or control that amount of money ultimately will be corrupted by the fear of losing it, not just having it. The world's 1% wealthiest have controlled this planets population for A good while. Whether it was to control wealth, land or even the actual population.
Villa Pinstriping
Tiny sleeves edition
43:46 Russell breathes
Kristy Rutledge
I just recently watched this.... And Rogan said a comment that I just can't seem to let go... "We have much more knowledge now than we've ever had before"....YASSS...why yes we do, but if you think back 50 yrs... Someone I'm sure said or thought the same thing...Because at that time we in fact did have more knowledge than we have ever had at before that time.... Same with 100 yrs ago and so fourth.... So it made me realise we don't know a Fkn thing about our existence or the Universe or shit .... Nobody ever has it has all been SPEC-U-MAFKN-LATION....For centuries people who had no clue kept giving birth to humans and teaching them there clueless "Winging it" ways
Will Garrison
These guys are working hard on this conversation. Rogan exhibits different attitudes towards different guests. But he is really trying to sort some shit out with this guy.
Jack Kanov
1:07:40 russell suggests joe would be great at serving his community, joe straight says "i don't got time for that shit"
jeff beamer
Ironically President Trump and Brexit are signs of the power structure being torn down which is what Mr. Brand wants. Correct?
Around 1:47:00 Joe starts getting defensive and contradictory....
Martha Oconnor
See, we need to go back to the states holding more power than the federal Govt in the United States. Keep it closer to the people and it will keep those in charge more accountable. The US has PROGRESSED past the power of the people by shifting our power away to the very distant land called Washington DC.
Anarchism or Communism do not work because they are against human nature. People like Russel Brand think they can overcome it, but they can't. That's why communism always leads to mass murder.
I am a huge fan of both of these guys and have listened to both rogan podcasts with brand as well as brands interviews with sam harris and jordan peterson. I find myself disappointed time and again with joe rogans politics. I like his views on humanity, philosophy and the likes however is politics is an unbearable listen for me. Capitalism is just as bad as communism. They are both polar opposite extremes. The United States is not a true capitalist society. True capitalism is a nation without government and totally run by the free market. US has a government, so by default we are not a true and pure capitalist society. We are a socialist society. Everything payed for my tax money is socialist. That is why they are called social programs. Medicaid, social security, infrastructure are all paid for by society. We are however the more capitalist than europe, asia, south america, but we are a quasi socialist country because we have both a government and a free market working together. The debate is what products should be left up to the free market, and what should the government provide. Things like military/defense, unemployment money for the disabled, and roads and bridges are all payed for by the government through tax payer money. This is a good thing. Everything the government spends money on is entirely up to the people since in the US the people run their own government. We elect our senators and representatives who vote on what should be paid for with our tax money. If you disagree with your senator, then you vote against them the next election cycle. People say socialism can’t work in the US because their are too many people, more than the netherlands and sweden and venezuela. This is not true. Economics show that the more people the better a socialist country would function. And since we already are socialist, our economy works pretty well on average despite most people’s beliefs. This is a robust and efficient economy and it bounces up and down in equilibrium. The debate nowadays is should more things be paid for by the government such as healthcare, phones, and yes, a universal basic income. Does every human being in the US have a human right to these things. I argue yes
Sean Clark
Chess vs Checkers
Joe "Joe Rogan" Rogan
Jason Waterfalls
This is ~two hours of complete pseudo intellectual nonsense...
How was this guy married to Katy Perry? Did they just not talk
jeff beamer
Some interesting thoughts interspersed with the most juvenile cliched rubbish ever spoken.
jeff beamer
Marx is a great economist? Mr Brand believes in power devolved to the smallest group? The smallest group would be the individual. Yes? That system is called Capitalism. Freedom, individual rights, liberty and Capitalism. Or to put it another way: The original conception of the United States informed by the enlightenment.
joe "all people are people" rogan great pod
Raphael Lüthi
13:38 ...... If you want to live in that culture of small community units empowered by direct democracy --- look no further than Switzerland.
Artur Curyllo
Joe "Jujitstu is like [plug any word here]" Rogan
rem most
I actually hated this interview..... these 2 yammered on for 2 hrs talking about nothing...... ASK HIM HOW IT WAS BANGING K.PERRY ON A DAILY!?!?!?!?!?
Super Man
Wow, I like it when Joe feed worms to people, but he is over his head with Russell
boucif ben
39:05 Joe " how to cause relapse for an addict" Rogan.
The Brothers Blue
50:13 -- Bernie Freaking Sanders.
Nicolette Koehler
Just watched this and it has made me rethink my life...very powerful interview...thank you
We are all one tribe. We must find New Tribal Ways. Please look for my new podcast in April... New Tribal Ways...I'm not as funny as Joe and Russel but if you thought this was thought provoking then perhaps you will be kind enough to check it out. Yours in peace, John Paladin.
Mike McKelvey
I love smart people so much.. it gets lonely
Always a fan of Russell Brand interviews.
Paul Hill
If you doubt the integrity of Brand check out Under the skin podcasts withJordon Peterson .
Katlego Malete
I'm on minute 44:33 and I am enjoying this conversation. I can relate to Joe wanting Russell to use DMT because he doesn't seem like he has an addictive personality but I can also relate to Russell knowing that he could spiral back into addiction if he takes the DMT. The i appreciate both these perspectives and Joe is a great interviewer. He genuinely gets into a conversation for learning purposes and he is so open to learning but also sharing his knowledge or lack of it and perspective and I'm just discovering this podcast and loving it at the same time.... CAN YOU INVITE Jim Carrey
I love this show. Even if you don't agree with everything said there's value and excellent information within.
Brand is addicted to talking and pushing his anti-money point. He's very good in seeing only the worst in things. "That's what I'm saying" ultimately comes down to the same thing everytime, and he can only see the world through that one narrow viewpoint that discards so many other factors. He almost sounds like a teenage girl that had too much acid dismissing everything that's not airyfairy peace and love as evil. If he ever wants to be enlightened and actually help society be greater, more peacefull and more natural, he better start seeing the beauty in money and hiphop. If god is oneness, he needs to embrace and accept everything, not only spiritual gratification. To be alive means you're a spiritual being *in the world*. If you don't accept the world, you don't accept being. As long as he can't have peace with how reality is, he will never experience oneness, because he hates half of the oneness. It's good he started Jiu Jitsu, maybe rediscovering his inner male animal will make him appreciate the things he labels as bad.
"If the Ewoks had another thousand years perhaps they'd have invented little Ewok trains."
Pat Kurzynowski
One of the best JRE podcast yet...very good!!!
Zachary Williams
Joe "smokes dmt" rogan
Russell "i'm trying to understand how systems work" Brand
Clark Askam III
Brand was swimming for footing for the last hour... as intriguing & thoughtful as he can be, he can also be just as lost ... he needs to take formal education, or alone is fine but some peer reviewed educational guidance to take the next level. Rogan is in the same boat, they need to do hard learning rather than osmotic discussions & videos etc. You can only go so far with those... it's lacking foundation & true awareness. The hard way (practice of "formal" education) is actually the easy way, rather than them taking the easy way (sensing) which is ultimately harder/longer path.
Joe "i read an article" Rogan
Andrew Riggs
a lot of big words being thrown around
Luke Kelly
i think someone was lying the last time, and now they've definitely stopped drugs
Bryan D
Russel Brand is wrong about some things and has some good points.
Evan Biter
There's a sense of personal panic in this comment section
drake stroud
get jim carey on the podcast!
Alex Stratton
I personally think one thing Russell fails to realize is that a society is more or less a product of the people that make it up. Yes, it is true that our current system is flawed, but don't you think that a purely anarchist society will eventually lead to something similar? Unless everybody who makes up the society is as compassionate and intelligent as Russell, I feel as if spreading the power amongst the people will always result in a society that responds to the fears and compulsions of a person. Anyone have any thoughts on this?
Mordecai Walfish
This podcast hasn't aged so well after Nas released his last album. Besides that, stellar =)
Joe Blows
Joe gets very defensive when talking about wealth...hmmm.
Gala Darling
This episode gets better every time I watch it. I could truly listen to Russell all day.
49:33 I love this analysis
Noah Blake
Please bring Alex jones back
Griffin Lindsey
Love seeing how smart people think they are lol
Jonathan Freund
Start with the root chakra.
Yuvraj Ghimire
Bring J. Cole
"Lovely, cuddly little guys." 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
Denver Joel
No, Russell, before agriculture the "peasant folk" didn't eat anything. They would starve and die. If anyone in today's agricultural society actually bothers to place some priority on it, they can afford a wonderful diet. But smartphones and cars are way too important...smh Russell "everything modern is evil" Brand
Phil McCain
Joe "this is getting old and annoying" Rogan. FFS
Griffin Lindsey
YouTube “think they’re clever” Fans