24. Russell Brand: A true point of light
By BBC Radio 4
The UK’s favourite fitness coach is back with series two of his podcast. This summer, Joe will be speaking to inspirational friends and some of his favourite people to ask them what they do to keep themselves feeling mentally and physically strong in the face of life’s little challenges. It might be going for a new personal best on the running machine or cosying up with a good book; every guest will share the one thing that works for them in the hope it might inspire you to try something new.
In this episode Joe speaks to podcaster, writer and comedian Russell Brand, who since scaling the heights of Hollywood, now lives a quiet family life in rural England. In his podcasts and guided meditations, he focusses on exploring spirituality and mindfulness. And he's the one who introduced Joe to meditation.
Russell tells Joe about the ongoing impact of his well-documented drug and alcohol addiction on his life since getting clean. They discuss fatherhood and going grey. And in return for some fitness tips, Russell guides Joe through an emotional meditation.
This is sunshine in a podcast. Joe Wicks is here for you, and he won’t stop until you’re fit and happy.
Producer: Clare Salisbury
Editor: Dimitri Houtart
A BBC Audio Bristol production for Radio 4