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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

Commusings: The Perils of What About-ism

1/25/2022
Where is the line between healthy skepticism and bad faith questioning? But what about ... ? This monologue muses on the root causes of our sociopolitical division and how each of us can be a force for cooperation and moderation. Commusings is our format where we take a moment to think deeply on the topics of spirituality, philosophy, and culture. For more musings and quotes, connect with us on Instagram at @onecommune or @jeffkrasno or sign up for the Commusings newsletter at onecommune.com.

Duration:00:39:42

The Happy Pear: Secrets to Joyful Health

1/20/2022
The Happy Pear started in 2004 when identical twins Steve and Dave opened a small produce shop in their Irish hometown with the dream of helping people to eat more vegetables. Their many plant-based businesses have come a long way since then, but they still focus on simple delights: eating great vegan food, swimming in the ocean at sunrise, and staying deeply involved in their families and local community. If you want to know what makes for joyful health and longevity, this happy pair is a...

Duration:01:38:46

Commusings: Everything in Moderation

1/18/2022
In this time of political rancor and binary opposition, the only way out of fanaticism is for each of us to make a herculean effort toward finding common ground. This often involves the uncomfortable process of honestly assessing where our own positions have become more extreme. Commusings is our Sunday morning newsletter where we take a moment to think deeply on the topics of spirituality, philosophy, and culture. To sign up, visit onecommune.com. And for more musings and quotes, connect...

Duration:00:13:20

Dr. David Perlmutter: Dropping Acid

1/13/2022
Unless you had so much uric acid in your body that you developed gout, doctors have largely ignored this common biomarker. But according to Dr. Perlmutter, new research is showing a strong link between elevated uric acid and chronic diseases such as diabetes, Alzheimer's, and cardiovascular disease. Today’s show goes into depth about the evolutionary origins of our obesity epidemic, the importance of a low-sugar diet, and how tracking your own uric acids levels can be an important metric for...

Duration:01:33:46

Yoga Class #3: Core Like Never Before with Schuyler Grant (20 Minutes, All Levels)

1/11/2022
If you like this podcast-exclusive, audio-only yoga class, join us for Schuyler's new 10-Day Commune Yoga Challenge: Grounding Into Grace. Sign up at onecommune.com/grace to receive a free, 30-minute video class per day from January 12-21. Let's practice together as a community to open the new year with strength and fluidity in our bodies. This FREE 10-day yoga challenge is made possible by Liforme Yoga Mats. For 15% off your Liforme mat, go to liforme.com and enter COMMUNE15 at checkout.

Duration:00:24:17

Scarlett Lewis: Choosing Love and Forgiveness

1/7/2022
On December 14, 2012, Scarlett Lewis’ 6-year-old son Jesse was killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School. In her grief, she stumbled on a note he had written in chalk shortly before his death: “nurturing, healing, and love.” These three words left behind by her son became fuel for her life’s work, the Choose Love Movement. In today’s show, Jeff and Scarlett discuss how grief transforms us, and how healing is possible through practicing forgiveness. Scarlett also shares how we can teach...

Duration:01:42:29

Yoga Class #2: Satisfying Shoulders & Straddles with Schuyler Grant (20 Minutes, All Levels)

1/4/2022
If you like this podcast-exclusive, audio-only yoga class, join us for Schuyler's new 10-Day Commune Yoga Challenge: Grounding Into Grace. Sign up at onecommune.com/grace to receive a free, 30-minute video class per day from January 12-21. Let's practice together as a community to open the new year with strength and fluidity in our bodies. This FREE 10-day yoga challenge is made possible by Liforme Yoga Mats. For 15% off your Liforme mat, go to liforme.com and enter COMMUNE15 at checkout.

Duration:00:23:27

Scott Schwenk: Why We Breathe

12/30/2021
If you don't like how you are feeling, change the rhythm and depth of your breath. Because how you are breathing is how you are living. In this episode, Jeff and Scott discuss the science of the breath as well as delve into the more subtle spiritual and psychological aspects of this mysterious, powerful process we undertake more than 20,000 times a day. To take Scott’s Commune course, Ecstatic Breathwork, for free, go to onecommune.com/breathwork. Learn how to use breathwork to clear blocks...

Duration:02:00:56

Yoga Class #1: Strong, Mobile Hips with Schuyler Grant (20 Minutes, All Levels)

12/28/2021
If you like this podcast-exclusive, audio-only yoga class, join us for Schuyler's new 10-Day Commune Yoga Challenge: Grounding Into Grace. Sign up at onecommune.com/grace to receive a free, 30-minute video class per day from January 12-21. Let's practice together as a community to open the new year with strength and fluidity in our bodies. This FREE 10-day yoga challenge is made possible by Liforme Yoga Mats. For 15% off your Liforme mat, go to liforme.com and enter COMMUNE15 at checkout.

Duration:00:22:57

Kimberly Snyder: Happiness Isn't Out There

12/23/2021
If you see a gap between what you have and what you think you need to be happy, then listen up: You could keep running to close the gap, or you could find abundance, right here and now, by loving what you already have. In today's podcast, Jeff and Kim discuss Kim's new book, You Are More Than You Think You Are, the teachings of Yogananda, and the joy of discovering the true self. Learn more about Kim's book at mysolluna.com/youaremore Learn more about Commune at onecommune.com and connect...

Duration:01:41:22

Commusings: The Mosquito Bites an Iron Bull by Jake Laub

12/21/2021
Yoga and ballet are so far apart on the movement spectrum that they curve around and settle next to each other in our minds. Kind of like how the political far left and far right can act in surprisingly similar ways even as they hold diametrically opposing values. The spectrum is U shaped, but you can’t simply hop over the gap. This is a story about going the long way around. Commusings is our Sunday morning newsletter where we take a moment to think deeply on the topics of spirituality,...

Duration:00:13:26

They Are Trying to Kill Us with Keegan Kuhn and John Lewis

12/16/2021
They’re Trying To Kill Us is a new documentary on food (in)justice told through the lens of Hip Hop and urban culture. In this podcast the documentary's producers – Keegan Kuhn (Cowspiracy, What The Health) and John Lewis (Badass Vegan, Vegan Smart) – talk with Jeff about food deserts, nutritional and environmental racism, government subsidization of disease, and the powerful influence of Hip Hop artists. Learn more about the documentary at https://www.theyretryingtokillus.com. And for more...

Duration:01:25:18

Commusings: Eat Dirt

12/14/2021
Just as exposure to the natural environment builds a strong immune system, exposure to insult and ridicule can help you build mental resilience. The ancient Greeks dubbed this quality of character “euthymia,” a state of unflappable positivity that emerges from living calmly and steadily and being undisturbed by fear or offense. Commusings is our Sunday morning newsletter where we take a moment to think deeply on the topics of spirituality, philosophy, and culture. To sign up, visit...

Duration:00:09:56

Simon Hill: The Proof Is in the Plants

12/11/2021
Why are we so confused about what to eat? If I eat a plant-based diet will I miss out on any vital nutrients? Should I prioritize protein or carbs? How do I optimize my microbiome? In this episode, nutritionist Simon Hill shares what the scientific research is telling us about eating more plants — and how you can use this information to improve your energy levels, digestion, mental clarity, and post-workout recovery. You can learn more about Commune at onecommune.com. And connect with us on...

Duration:02:07:38

David Kessler: Navigating the River of Grief

12/7/2021
If you think of grief as a river, you can better understand your experience with it. Maybe you tiptoe slowly into the river, or wade in it for a long time as a loved one is dying or your marriage is ending. Others are thrown into the river of grief with just one phone call, with the news that someone has died suddenly. No matter how you go about getting into the river, this hour-long excerpt from David's Commune course will help you understand: The river of grief will take you to your...

Duration:01:04:29

Dr. Zach Bush: Nature’s Quest for Coherence

12/2/2021
From the carbon cycle to our feminine and masculine forms, the universe naturally organizes itself into incredibly complex yet beautifully harmonious systems. What does the innate intelligence of nature tell us about our purpose as humans here on Earth? In answering that question, Zach and Jeff follow light energy from the sun to human cells — and even into black holes. To try Zach’s new Commune course, The Vital Roots of Human Health, for free, visit onecommune.com/zachbush. You can learn...

Duration:01:39:57

Byron Katie: He's Trying to Control Me

11/30/2021
Today's episode is an excerpt from the Commune course, The Work of Byron Katie. In this session, Laurie is recalling a situation in which she felt her partner was trying to control her. Katie then walks Laurie through the essential process of The Work: Is it true? Can you absolutely know that it's true? How do you react, what happens, when you believe that thought? And, who would you be without the thought? These four questions are followed by turning around the thought to experience the...

Duration:00:13:09

Thanksgiving Special: Schuyler Puts Jeff in the Hot Seat

11/25/2021
The tables have turned as Commune Podcast host Jeff Krasno responds to questions from his wife Schuyler. The scope of guests here on the Commune Podcast is quite broad, and in the process of researching and hosting this podcast Jeff has gradually woven many of those threads into a unique philosophical worldview. This informal interview goes on a rambling journey through disparate domains — from neuroscience and the carbon cycle to Stoicism and Taoism. You can learn more about Commune at...

Duration:01:15:10

Dr. Jolene Brighten: What Your Hormones Are Trying to Tell You

11/22/2021
Think about your hormones like a symphony. When every instrument is in tune, they play a lovely song. If just one instrument is out of tune or one hormone is out of balance, you hear it — and you feel it. This hour-long excerpt from Dr. Jolene Brighten's Commune course, Balance Your Hormones will give you an overview of your primary hormones and how they interact with your mood, weight, skin, and overall health and vitality. Resources: Take the Hormone Balancing Quiz at...

Duration:01:14:12

Rabbi Mordecai Finley: Living a Life of Goodness

11/19/2021
Rabbi Mordecai Finley is a philosopher and religious leader renowned for articulating truths about the human condition through the Old Testament and Kabbalah as well as ancient Greek and Eastern wisdom. Today’s episode merges the spiritual and rational in service of living with purpose, love, morality, and healthy communication. Learn more about Commune at onecommune.com. Connect with us on Instagram at @onecommune and @jeffkrasno.

Duration:01:41:01