97: Brand Awareness

March 31, 2022 Derek Beres, Matthew Remski, Julian Walker
97: Brand Awareness
Show Notes

This week we’re “just asking questions.” You probably recognize that quip from Joe Rogan, of course, but today’s focus is another actor and comedian turned popular podcaster, Russell Brand. As with Rogan, who he recently said he loved being compared to, Brand is amassing an increasingly large following—trust us, he’ll remind you of that number at the top of every episode—thanks to his high-energy solo rants about the conspiracy of, well, seemingly everything.

But what’s Russell really saying? We’ve listened to hours of his podcasts and watched further hours of videos and, to be honest, we can’t really tell. Pseudo-spiritual musings mesh with benign revolutionary politicizing with a healthy dose of his live performance schedule and reminders to smash the subscribe button thrown in. Russell is exceptionally good at evoking emotions and firing listeners up with his high-energy, seemingly stream-of-consciousness diatribes, yet when you break down the sentences, you find that he’s pretty content-free. Well, except when he’s marketing himself, which, at the end of the day, seems to be the only thing Russell is truly interested in.

Show Notes

Hybrid immunity offers increased protection that is longer-lasting against Covid-19 reinfection, studies show

Russell Brand: My Response

Russell Brand: How Did We Miss This?

Russell Brand & Nigel Farage clash over immigration on Question Time

Russell Brand: 'I've never voted, never will'

Johnson & Johnson Announces Real-World Evidence and Phase 3 Data Confirming Strong and Long-Lasting Protection of Single-Shot COVID-19 Vaccine in the U.S.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Vaccine Boosting in Persons Already Protected by Natural or Vaccine-Induced Immunity

Effectiveness of the BNT162b2 Vaccine after Recovery from Covid-19

Protection against SARS-CoV-2 after Covid-19 Vaccination and Previous Infection

World Economic Forum: Digital Identity

Watch Russell Brand Read From A Couple Of My Articles

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