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Commune with Jeff Krasno

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Commune is a podcast where we explore the ideas and practices that bring us together and help us live healthy, purpose-filled lives. We believe personal and societal health are two sides of the same coin, and that cultivating personal wellness is the first step toward making the world well. We connect with experts, scientists, and storytellers around food, health, social impact, mindfulness and movement practices, personal growth, and environmental action. In addition to being a podcast, Commune is also an online course platform where thousands of participants take each course together, day-by-day, for free. We then provide social tools that empower participants to form local action groups and implement their new knowledge in their communities.

Commune is a podcast where we explore the ideas and practices that bring us together and help us live healthy, purpose-filled lives. We believe personal and societal health are two sides of the same coin, and that cultivating personal wellness is the first step toward making the world well. We connect with experts, scientists, and storytellers around food, health, social impact, mindfulness and movement practices, personal growth, and environmental action. In addition to being a podcast, Commune is also an online course platform where thousands of participants take each course together, day-by-day, for free. We then provide social tools that empower participants to form local action groups and implement their new knowledge in their communities.

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Commune is a podcast where we explore the ideas and practices that bring us together and help us live healthy, purpose-filled lives. We believe personal and societal health are two sides of the same coin, and that cultivating personal wellness is the first step toward making the world well. We connect with experts, scientists, and storytellers around food, health, social impact, mindfulness and movement practices, personal growth, and environmental action. In addition to being a podcast, Commune is also an online course platform where thousands of participants take each course together, day-by-day, for free. We then provide social tools that empower participants to form local action groups and implement their new knowledge in their communities.

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English


Episodes

Vaccine Science with Dr. Jonathan Berman

1/22/2021
When Dr. Jonathan Berman started the March for Science, he was surprised to see anti-vaccine advocates joining him. How could people who were advocating for science also believe in something that scientific study didn’t support? His investigations ultimately led him to write “Anti-vaxxers: How to Challenge a Misinformed Movement” — a compassionate and nuanced approach to discussing the safety and efficacy of vaccines. Today’s conversation covers the history of vaccine skepticism, case...

Duration:01:42:12

Commusings: Make America Purple (What Are We Not Hearing?)

1/19/2021
Each week Jeff writes a Sunday article titled Commusings where we take a moment to think deeply on the topics of spirituality, philosophy, and culture. Today he introduces a new project called Make America Purple, which connects people across the political divide in one-on-one conversations. Learn more and have a conversation at MakeAmericaPurple.org. To sign up for our weekly Commusings newsletter, visit onecommune.com. And for more musings and quotes, connect with us on Instagram at...

Duration:00:14:59

Commusings: A Real Awakening

1/12/2021
Each week Jeff writes a Sunday article called Commusings, where we take a moment to think deeply on the topics of spirituality, philosophy, and culture. Today he attempts to diagnose, through personal narrative, the psychologic breakdown that led to the assault on the nation’s capital and prescribe solutions that may help bring society back to a more common understanding of reality. To sign up for our weekly Commusings newsletter, visit onecommune.com. And for more musings and quotes,...

Duration:00:26:13

Don't Call Out, Call Forward with Justin Michael Williams

1/9/2021
Instead of pointing fingers and tearing each other down, what if we discovered how to create a world that is better for all of us? Justin Michael Williams is focused on how we can heal our social divides by engaging in thorny, messy, but very necessary conversations. The key lies in calling each other forward, rather than just calling out. Go to onecommune.com/healing to sign up for free access to Justin's upcoming Commune course on Healing Conversations. Connect with us on Instagram at...

Duration:00:54:46

Commusings: When Lightning Strikes

1/5/2021
Each week Jeff writes a Sunday article called Commusings where we take a moment to think deeply on the topics of spirituality, philosophy, and culture. Today he muses on the potential of storytelling to take us past ideological walls and help us connect to each other as humans — to point our dialogue away from rancor and toward solutions. To sign up for our weekly Commusings newsletter, visit onecommune.com. And for more musings and quotes, connect with us on Instagram at @onecommune and...

Duration:00:12:44

A Circular Spiritual Journey with Ryan Weiss

1/1/2021
Ryan Weiss was raised Jewish, wandered away from institutional religion, discovered an alternate personal spiritual path, and then found his way back to a new understanding of Judaism. Today’s conversation explores the interplay of spirituality and religion along with the importance of dedicated self-care. You can enroll in Ryan’s Sanctuary self-care program for free at thesanctuarychallenge.com. You can connect with Commune on Instagram at @onecommune and @jeffkrasno.

Duration:01:15:46

Commusings: Christmess

12/29/2020
Each week Jeff writes a Sunday article called Commusings where we take a moment to think deeply on the topics of spirituality, philosophy, and culture. Today he muses on the complicated emotions of the holiday season and the importance of forgiveness, compassion, and gratitude. To sign up for our weekly Commusings newsletter, visit onecommune.com. And for more musings and quotes, connect with us on Instagram at @onecommune and @jeffkrasno.

Duration:00:13:08

Jesus Was An Activist with Pastor Ron Buford

12/24/2020
What would Jesus do? Civil disobedience. Public demonstrations. Resisting authority. For this special Christmas episode, we take a look at Jesus Christ through the lens of activism… and there’s a lot to see. Listen to this soulful, biblical interview with Pastor Ron Buford, who is the founder of Racist Anonymous, and Pastor at the Congregational Church of Sunnyvale.

Duration:00:35:17

Commusings: Go to Your Room

12/19/2020
Each week Jeff has been writing a Sunday article called Commusings where we take a moment to think deeply on the topics of spirituality, philosophy, and culture. Today he muses on how difficult social isolation is for the human mind — and the importance of meditation during COVID lockdown. To sign up for our weekly Commusings newsletter, visit onecommune.com. And for more musings and quotes, connect with us on Instagram at @onecommune and @jeffkrasno.

Duration:00:12:39

Healing Our Collective Addictions with Russell Brand

12/15/2020
Very few of us are free from some form of addiction — alcohol, sugar, sleeping pills, sex, Instagram, co-dependent relationships, the list goes on. Russell points out that all our addictions stem from a common problem: spiritual disconnection. But when we admit we have a problem, believe in real change, accept help from others, and hand over our will and control to a higher power, we can begin to find freedom from our addictions. Furthermore, can the 12-step recovery model be applied to the...

Duration:01:03:24

Lesson: Lovingkindness with Sharon Salzberg

12/13/2020
Today's episode is an excerpt of Sharon Salzberg's Commune course on Compassionate Resilience. Lovingkindness is the common term for what in the Buddhist tradition is called metta. We talk about lovingkindness not in terms of liking somebody or approving of them; rather, lovingkindness is about having this bone-deep recognition that our lives are connected. Visit onecommune.com/join to access the full course and try Commune Membership free for 14 days. Connect with us on Instagram at...

Duration:00:14:10

Solving Society's "Impossible Problems" with Charles Eisenstein

12/9/2020
The myth of the separate self underlies our entire civilization, says philosopher and author Charles Eisenstein. This dualistic view of the world pits people against each other and turns nature into something we want to control. But we can choose another story — one of interdependence and connection. By doing so we become able to solve “impossible” problems, from political polarization to global warming. Visit onecommune.com/join to watch Charles' online course, Political Hope, and try...

Duration:00:57:32

Lesson: How to Have Miraculous Relationships with Marianne Williamson

12/6/2020
Today's episode is an excerpt of Marianne Williamson's Commune course on relationships. A miracle happens when you stop thinking with fear and start thinking with love. To establish stronger connections, you need to go into every situation requesting to be an instrument of love. Visit onecommune.com/join to access the full course and try Commune Membership free for 14 days. Connect with us on Instagram at @onecommune and @jeffkrasno.

Duration:00:18:52

Commusings: Enough Is a Feast

12/3/2020
Each week Jeff has been writing a Sunday article called Commusings where we take a moment to think deeply on the topics of spirituality, philosophy, and culture. Today he muses on life lessons he has learned as he turns 50. For more musinsgs and quotes, connect with us on Instagram at @onecommune and @jeffkrasno.

Duration:00:12:58

Sleep Better with Dr. Michael Breus

12/1/2020
Sleep affects every system of the body — everything we do, we do better with a good night of sleep. Enter Dr. Michael J. Breus, aka The Sleep Doctor! With a specialty in Sleep Disorders, he is one of only 168 psychologists in the world with his credentials and distinction. Listen in to learn about chronotypes, supplements, and simple hacks to improve the quality of your rest. Get a free 5-day pass to Dr. Breus' Sleep Better course on Commune at onecommune.com/sleep Connect with us on...

Duration:00:28:32

Commusings: Democracy Is Fragile

11/24/2020
As of this moment, democracy has held. In today’s episode, Jeff explores how the institutions of journalism and the judicial courts withstood an authoritarian assault. While it appears that the election results will be honored, America has a misinformation problem that is stoking extremism and exposing democracy’s fragility. To receive the Commusings newsletter, you can go to onecommune.com and sign up at the bottom of the page.

Duration:00:23:43

Vaccine Skepticism and Free Speech with Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

11/22/2020
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is best known as a distinguished environmental lawyer and advocate for environmental justice. In recent years, he has been an outspoken critic of Big Pharma, specifically as it pertains to vaccines. Many have dubbed him an “anti-vaxxer,” but he claims to be pro-safe vaccines and contends that vaccines do not undergo sufficient testing. Jeff invited Robert on the podcast to provide a platform for Robert to raise legitimate concerns about vaccination, as the lack of...

Duration:01:07:48

Healing Through Understanding with Elena Brower

11/15/2020
When we say, “The nation needs to heal,” what does that actually look like on a personal level? In today’s conversation with yoga teacher Elena Brower, we discuss how to re-grow the roots of civil conversation and connect on a level deeper than our deep-seated political identities. And she shares how she offers understanding and love while not forgoing accountability and justice. We've gone ad free! Support the Commune podcast here: https://www.onecommune.com/support

Duration:01:01:23

Commusings: Communion

11/11/2020
Each week Jeff has been writing a Sunday article called Commusings where we take a moment to think deeply on the topics of spirituality, philosophy, and culture. Today’s episode focuses on a personal tale of Communion and the need for a national one. To receive the Commusings newsletter, you can go to onecommune.com and sign up at the bottom of the page.

Duration:00:22:18

Commusings: A Solemn Pledge

11/3/2020
Each week Jeff has been writing a Sunday article called Commusings where we take a moment to think deeply on the topics of spirituality, philosophy, and culture. Today’s episode looks at the vote, from a historical, spiritual and moral perspective. How does our vote reflect our higher principles? And what are the attributes we should look for in candidates and policies? To receive the Commusings newsletter, you can go to onecommune.com and sign up at the bottom of the page.

Duration:00:20:37