“There’s a deficit of happiness, a deficit of community,” the “Trews” host told Amy Goodman in a recent “Democracy Now!” interview. “All of us or a lot of us feel a little adrift, like we don’t how we’re supposed to live.” The two discussed a wide range of topics as they sat together in a room overlooking Big Ben, including drug addiction, poverty, Noam Chomsky and whether or not Brand ever sees himself running for mayor of London. However, the comedian was at his most poignant when talking about how the further impoverishment of the place he grew up in forced him to wonder “where those resources had gone and why people don’t seem to think that they have any political purchase.”

—Posted by Natasha Hakimi Zapata

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