- 1. Career
Brian Rose is an American-born podcaster based in London. He is the host of London Real, a podcast and former YouTube channel he founded in 2011.
In 2011, Rose founded the podcast and YouTube channel London Real. As of 2020, he was its host and CEO, with the channel having two million subscribers. Guests on the show have included Gary Vaynerchuk and Wim Hof. His most popular video was with Mantak Chia where they discuss sexual exercises for men.
Rose has also conducted interviews with conspiracy theorist David Icke, in one of which Icke falsely claimed a link between the COVID-19 pandemic and 5G mobile phone networks. The video was later removed from YouTube, Facebook, and Spotify. Rose has said about the interview: "I'm proud we broadcast it. We fought against censorship last year because I want people to have these discussions and I want to have them out in the open... By no means do I agree with everything he says." While interviewing Icke, Rose said, "I personally don't believe the Coronavirus was created by a third party. I do think it occurred naturally. I do believe in the science and I do believe in vaccines". Rose has, however, described the UK government's COVID-19 response as "disproportionate".
Along with London Real, Rose set up an academy offering courses on public speaking, business, and motivation. Vice reported that Rose's "Business Accelerator" programmes have been criticised by past customers. In 2020, the only active company registered in Rose's name was Longstem Limited.
YouTube closed the London Real channel in September 2023.