I loved him when he was a manic, reformed-druggie, anarchist, stand-up comedian who always went in to bat for the little guy and was unafraid to challenge the big guys! I love him even more now. Russell has been consistently real and transparent about his own journey and shortcomings – and he’s brilliant! Quick-witted, funny, sharp-minded with an impressive vocabulary and robust grasp of the socio-political world, an overarching philosophical ethos and daily spiritual practice. All delivered with a rough London cockney accent…what’s not to like? Here he speaks with Merlin Sheldrake (gotta love that name!) on his Under The Skin podcast. Merlin is a biologist and author of Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds and Shape Our Futures.