Commune with Jeff Krasno

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.


The Story of Separation with Charles Eisenstein (Part 1)
Feb 12 • 28 min
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…
We Need a Secretary of Yoga with Dr. Chelsea Jackson Roberts
Feb 5 • 46 min
If yoga means union, if we as practitioners aspire to see the interconnectedness of all, then how could it not be political practice? Dr. Chelsea Jackson Roberts’ most recent research explores the lived experiences of Black teen yoga practitioners and…
Sober Curious with Ruby Warrington
Jan 28 • 43 min
Would life be better without alcohol? It’s the nagging question more and more of us are finding harder to ignore, whether we have a “problem” with alcohol or not. Ruby Warrington is the author of Sober Curious and one of the leading voices of the new…
Behind the Curtain
Jan 21 • 34 min
For every hour a teacher is on camera filming a Commune course, we spend several hours with them off camera — meeting, planning, having meals together. Today, Jeff chats with Commune’s head of content Jake Laub about how our courses get made and the many…
Back Health for Life with Schuyler Grant
Jan 15 • 49 min
If you have lower back pain, you are not alone: 80 percent of adults suffer low back pain at some point in their lives. Today our guide to this topic is yoga teacher Schuyler Grant. How to sit, how to stand, how to sleep, even how stress and psychology…
Super Attractor with Gabby Bernstein
Jan 8 • 38 min
Gabrielle Bernstein is the author of more than six bestselling books, including her latest, Super Attractor: Methods for Manifesting a Life Beyond Your Wildest Dreams. That sounds pretty ambitious, but as you will hear from Gabby — pushing, controlling,…
The New Enlightenment
Dec 31, 2019 • 19 min
So often we focus our New Year’s resolutions on our deficiencies of character or habits, imagining a future with a better job, six-pack abs, or a fulfilling relationship. Today, I ask you to extend this intention practice outside yourself and ask a bigger…
The Words That Moved Me
Dec 24, 2019 • 14 min
Pull up a chair by our digital fireside as Jeff reads three pieces that influenced him this year — a letter from spiritual teacher Ram Dass, a speech by Robert Kennedy, and a short story from singer-songwriter Portia Nelson. We hope these words move you,…
Restorative Justice
Dec 17, 2019 • 49 min
Our culture typically defines justice through the lens of crime and punishment. Violate the law and you will be punished. But how does justice address the victim? Are they to be healed through revenge? Today, you will hear the courageous story of Marlee…
Healing Society’s Addictions with Russell Brand (Part 2)
Dec 10, 2019 • 40 min
This is Part 2 of a two-part series on recovery with Russell Brand. Last week we explored how 12-step recovery can be applied to the addictions in our lives, but can the same model work with our society? Can we collectively recognize a problem, commit to…
Freedom from Addiction with Russell Brand (Part 1)
Dec 3, 2019 • 27 min
This is Part 1 of a two-part series on recovery with Russell Brand. 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…
What’s in a Thought?
Nov 26, 2019 • 28 min
We spend our entire lives having thoughts, but because no one else can hear them we can fool ourselves into thinking they don’t matter unless we act on them. But the tone and word choices of our inner dialogue are incredibly important. Today’s episode…
The Off-site Perspective
Nov 19, 2019 • 23 min
We recognize the importance of self-reflection, but there is also tremendous value in stepping back as a business or a family to contemplate the bigger picture, the higher purpose, the deeper “why” behind it all. As we embark on our first company…
Advice For Advocates
Nov 13, 2019 • 29 min
Today’s show is about what it means to be an advocate: why and how and with what intention we should speak up for the causes we care about. We’ve pulled excerpts from three Commune courses: • Finian Makepeace talks about the importance of the “second…
Thoughts on Happiness
Nov 5, 2019 • 26 min
What comes after the job, the money, the power? Why do we seek these things if not, in the end, for happiness? And is happiness simply a chemical symphony in the brain that we can hack into, or does true contentment lie somewhere ineffably beyond our…
Your Health is in Your Hands with Kelly Noonan Gores
Oct 29, 2019 • 42 min
Modern allopathic medicine is brilliant at treating acute trauma, but it’s a big problem when we try to treat chronic health issues with the same approach. Today on the show Jeff speaks to Kelly Noonan Gores, writer, producer and director of the…
The Sixth Stage of Grief with David Kessler
Oct 23, 2019 • 41 min
How can we remember those who have died with more than just love and pain? David Kessler’s insights in this podcast are both professional and intensely personal. For decades he taught doctors, nurses, counselors, and first responders about end of life and…
The Hidden Meaning in Hardship with Michael B. Beckwith
Oct 15, 2019 • 34 min
Hardship, loss, loneliness. These aspects of the human experience can be doorways for finding meaning in life. According to Michael B. Beckwith, founder of the Agape International Spiritual Center, the key is asking yourself the right questions. Don’t…
Your Hormones Are a Superpower with Dr. Jolene Brighten
Oct 8, 2019 • 29 min
Dr. Jolene Brighten is a women’s health naturopathic medical doctor and author of Beyond the Pill. She believes every woman (and the men in her life) should get to know her hormones, because only by understanding how her body works can a woman make…
Unplug Your Worry with Suze Yalof Schwartz
Oct 2, 2019 • 34 min
When life starts to overwhelm us, it can feel like there’s nowhere to turn. Stress and anxiety comes in all shapes, sizes, and emotions. But what if we learned to turn inward and start to heal our minds from the inside out? Suze Yalof Schwartz founded…
Question Your Thoughts with Byron Katie
Sep 24, 2019 • 49 min
Byron Katie became severely depressed while in her thirties. Over a ten-year period, her depression deepened, and for the last two years, Katie was seldom able to leave her bedroom. Then one morning, in the depths of despair, she experienced a…
The Tools for Joy with Danielle LaPorte
Sep 19, 2019 • 37 min
Is it possible to remove all suffering from our lives? What is the difference between happiness and joy? Danielle LaPorte took this on as a research project for 10 years, and the metaphor she now uses is simple: Joy is the atmosphere, and happiness is the…
Go With Your Gut with Dr. Mary Pardee
Sep 10, 2019 • 36 min
Dr. Mary Pardee is a functional medicine and neuropathic doctor who specializes in gastroenterology. Often these days we hear the words, “gut health”. But what does it actually mean? Our bodies, and especially our guts, are all built differently and it…
Kiss the Ground with Finian Makepeace
Sep 3, 2019 • 45 min
We often consider the fight for global warming as simply the elimination of greenhouse gasses. We need more fuel efficient or electric cars, more solar, and more wind power… But that only slows the dive toward catastrophe. Regenerative agriculture…
The Beautiful State with Preethaji
Aug 27, 2019 • 38 min
What does it mean to live in “The Beautiful State?” Each of our individual lives are full of positives and negatives, of successes and failures, and of suffering. So how might we move past our suffering and enter a more beautiful state of being? Often…
What We’ve Learned
Aug 20, 2019 • 30 min
It’s our pod-iversary! We’ve been doing the Commune Podcast one whole year now, and Jeff takes a look back on some of his favorite conversations. What have we learned this past year and how can we weave these lessons into our lives and relationships? We…
Politics and Spirituality with Marianne Williamson
Aug 13, 2019 • 24 min
Marianne Williamson is a world-renowned spiritual teacher and bestselling author (Return to Love). She’s also an activist and former congressional candidate. The thread in her career is one of spiritual transformation and political activism, but when…
Birth Wisdom from an OB-GYN with Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz
Aug 6, 2019 • 41 min
What does childbirth look like from the doctor’s perspective? And how can women better work with their doctors – and the medical system as a whole – to improve the labor and delivery experience? This week Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz shares insights, stories,…
Birth Wisdom from a Midwife with Elizabeth Bachner
Jul 30, 2019 • 32 min
Why does our birth culture treat low-risk women like high-risk patients? And how does that imact birth outcomes? Schuyler Grant, host of Commune’s 21-day program, Empowered Birth, talks with midwife Elizabeth Bachner on how to navigate the pressures of…
Birth Stories: Rewriting the Narrative
Jul 23, 2019 • 50 min
“Think for a moment about the stories you tell yourself about childbirth… None of us remember our own births, and many of us don’t even know our mother’s (or father’s) story of how we were born. And the births we hear about are usually the dramatic or…
Perfectly Imperfect with Kimberly Snyder
Jul 17, 2019 • 38 min
What does it mean to live a “perfectly imperfect” life? To quote the Tao, “all can see beauty as beauty, only because there is ugliness.” Life is not an “either-or” condition, but a series of “ands.” We are beautiful AND may need lose a few pounds. We…
Clean Beauty with Joy Reese and Luke Geddie
Jul 9, 2019 • 35 min
Do you really know what’s in your beauty products? You might be putting toxic chemicals on your skin and in your body, and not even know it. Luckily, Joy Reese and Luke Geddie, mother and son founders of Skinny & Co. are on a journey to help heal the…
The Soul of America
Jul 2, 2019 • 16 min
On the one hand, the U.S. Constitution separates church and state, but on the other, our inalienable right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness is “endowed by the Creator.” In this episode, Jeff muses on the spirituality of the founding fathers…
Urban Zen with Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman Yee
Jun 25, 2019 • 25 min
Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman Yee, co-founders of Urban Zen, discuss the importance of contemplative care and how it can help fix a broken healthcare system. When focus is put on healing the patient as a human being and not just simply healing a disease,…
Kids Don’t Listen, They Imitate
Jun 18, 2019 • 14 min
Jeff and his Dad, Richard Krasno, explore the complexities and joys that define what it means to be a father. Through many of life’s, and relationships ups and downs, these things can greatly affect the role a father plays in his children’s lives. But…
Sleep Better with Dr. Michael Breus
May 28, 2019 • 31 min
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…
The Heart As Your Power Source with Danielle LaPorte
May 14, 2019 • 36 min
We know our emotions greatly effect our overall wellbeing, but we aren’t always in touch with our heart’s true desires. Enter Danielle LaPorte - a poet, speaker, author and creator of The Desire Map, a project that’s core teaching is about identifying our…
On Mothering Daughters
May 7, 2019 • 35 min
In this special Mother’s Day episode, guest host and “Commune muse” Schuyler Grant interviews her three daughters (ages 9, 11, and 14) on motherhood. Consider this your extra sassy insight into the Commune family. Learn more about Commune courses and…
Beyond Recovery with Tommy Rosen
Apr 30, 2019 • 48 min
The drug and opioid epidemic in America is no secret, with addiction hitting close to home for so many of us. In today’s episode we talk with addiction recovery expert, Tommy Rosen about a more holistic approach to long-term recovery. Learn more about…
Combating Stress with Brendon Burchard
Apr 23, 2019 • 27 min
Learning to manage stress and stop overwhelm might feel impossible, but with the right tools you can foster a dramatically healthier mindset improve your psychological and physical health. Brendon Burchard is a world-renowned high performance coach, and…
Into The Ice with Wim Hof
Apr 16, 2019 • 32 min
Get ready for an ice bath! Cold exposure is not only good training for the mind, but also has incredible health benefits on a cellular level. Meet Wim Hof, aka The Ice Man, and hear about how his ability to withstand extreme temperatures caught the…
Deepak Chopra on The Science of Reality
Apr 9, 2019 • 33 min
How does a deeper understanding of reality – from how a butterfly sees to the nature of the quantum vacuum – help us fulfill our dreams? Listen to this mind-bending lecture by the world-renowned pioneer in integrative medicine and personal transformation,…
Learn to Human Better with Lauren Handel Zander
Apr 2, 2019 • 34 min
Lauren Handel Zander has helped motivate thousands of people to drop their excuses, dream big, and live into those dreams. In today’s episode, Lauren talks about how loving, radical self-honesty might also be the secret to lifelong happiness. Learn more…
What is “Normal” Health? with Dr. Mark Hyman
Mar 26, 2019 • 22 min
Functional medicine specialist Dr. Mark Hyman is here to help us have more meaningful and productive conversations with our doctors. For today’s episode, we treat you to a sample of his Commune course “Hacking Your Healthcare,” which is all about asking…
The Solution to Meditation Hesitation? with Emily Fletcher
Mar 19, 2019 • 34 min
Meet Emily Fletcher, meditation teacher and founder of the Ziva Technique. Even though so many of us feel like we SHOULD be meditating, we’re still not making time for it. With a simple shift in perspective, Emily and Jeff break down the barriers to entry…
Marianne Williamson on Spirituality Over Ambition
Mar 12, 2019 • 22 min
Running for President of the United States might seem like one of the most ambitious things a person could do, but Marianne Williamson sees it differently. While she lives a life of great achievement, she also lives a very spiritual life, not where she is…
Redefining Leadership: Do the Work
Mar 4, 2019 • 26 min
When we use our internal journey as the basis for an active, positive, and innovative participation with others, we can lead with intention, find greater connection, and take actions that embody our love. Join Seane Corn, Suzanne Sterling, and Hala Khouri…
The Superpower of Trauma with Hala Kouri
Feb 26, 2019 • 32 min
We have the power to resolve our traumas with mindful, embodied practices; break free from our past, find happiness in our present, and become better leaders. Learn more about Commune courses and events at onecommune.com.
The Leaders Within with Seane Corn
Feb 19, 2019 • 33 min
The world is in crisis and humankind is searching for its next class of leaders. How can we develop tools for leading with humility and love? Learn more about Commune courses and events at onecommune.com.
Valentine’s Day Special
Feb 12, 2019 • 24 min
Part love-story and part practical advice, Commune co-founders Jeff Krasno and Schuyler Grant invite you into their world of shared businesses, three daughters, and 30 years of marriage. What does it take to keep a partnership healthy when the goal isn’t…
Open Your Breath, Open Your Life with Scott Schwenk
Feb 5, 2019 • 30 min
How can we access extraordinary states of consciousness without using mind-altering drugs? The answer is as simple as the air we breath. By altering our breath, we can reveal suppressed nonverbal memories and connect to the dynamic stillness behind our…
Tapping into Healing with Jennifer Partridge
Jan 29, 2019 • 27 min
After years of struggling with anxiety attacks, drug abuse, and PTSD, Jennifer Partridge discovered tapping, which draws on modern psychology, Chinese medicine and neuroscience. She witnessed a change within herself and dedicates her life to helping…
The Brain Science of Better Choices with Moran Cerf
Jan 22, 2019 • 24 min
What can we learn from modern neuroscience about achieving our highest potential? In this week’s episode, we go deep into the human psyche — literally. Meet Professor Moran Cerf, a neuroscientist and business professor who uses a truly groundbreaking…
You’re A Little Bit Racist with Evelyn Carter and Pastor Ron Buford
Jan 15, 2019 • 45 min
Is everyone a little bit racist? Meet the founder of a 12-step program called Racists Anonymous, and examine the reality of your own implicit bias with UCLA research scientist and social psychologist Evelyn Carter. Learn more about Commune courses and…
Achieving Your Highest Potential with Brendon Burchard
Jan 8, 2019 • 39 min
We asked Brendon Burchard—a high performance expert, and one of the most-watched, quoted, and followed personal development coaches of our time—a very important question: How do highly successful people achieve so much without damaging their personal…
Free Hugs with Ken Nwadike Jr.
Jan 1, 2019 • 44 min
Ken Nwadike Jr. (aka “The Free Hugs Guy”) is known for his work in de-escalating violence during protests, riots, and political rallies. His life story is one of a determined, tender heart—reminding us that we can accomplish incredible things if we remain…
Jesus Was An Activist with Pastor Ron Buford
Dec 25, 2018 • 37 min
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…
How We Gather with Angie Thurston
Dec 18, 2018 • 29 min
The fastest growing religion in America, is no religion at all! Religious disassociation is a trend being led by Millennials - the most plugged-in, racially diverse, and (apparently) least religiously affiliated generation in American history. So if they…
Our F’d Up Food System with Tim Ryan
Dec 11, 2018 • 27 min
The American food system is broken. It’s literally killing us. Equally upsetting is learning how taxpayers (that’s you!) are funding this toxic feedback loop. In this episode, we talk with Congressman Tim Ryan about the inner workings of what went wrong…
The Nature of Reality with Deepak Chopra
Dec 4, 2018 • 34 min
Is reality real? Deepak Chopra has dedicated his life to the scientific and spiritual exploration of what is. In this episode, Jeff and Deepak talk about how everything we consider real—from your next thought to the most distant star—is simply a modified…
The Modern Elder with Chip Conley
Nov 27, 2018 • 33 min
By 2020 a quarter of all working people in the US will be 55 or older, but our youth-oriented culture leaves many of them feeling invisible, undervalued, and threatened by younger folks in the workplace. Chip Conley is an American hotelier, hospitality…
Hacking Your Healthcare with Dr. Mark Hyman
Nov 20, 2018 • 36 min
Are you ready to take ownership of your own healthcare? Our current system is broken; we’re focused on treatments and pills rather than positive outcomes. Meanwhile, the rates for nearly every modern disease are increasing, even as the U.S. spends 20% of…
On Soil with Ryland Engelhart
Nov 13, 2018 • 34 min
You might be standing right on top of the answer to global warming—yes, soil! Unsustainable agricultural practices have a massive effect on the health of our planet, with land degradation now undermining the well-being of 3.2 billion people. But all is…
Healing a Warrior with Dan Nevins
Nov 6, 2018 • 38 min
Dan Nevin’s life forever changed when he lost both his legs during combat in Iraq. Dan was forced to look inward, finding a path to healing and redefining his life’s purpose through mindfulness, meditation, and helping other wounded warriors. This episode…
Nomophobia with Jess Davis
Oct 30, 2018 • 39 min
Are you addicted? Nomophobia is the fear of being without or unable to use your mobile phone, and it affects nearly 2/3rds of all adults. How does this behavior affect our personal relationships? Our mental health? In this episode we speak to Jess Davis,…
Politics and Spirituality (Part 2) with Julie Oliver and Kerri Kelly
Oct 24, 2018 • 38 min
What is the relationship between politics and spirituality? How can we harness our drive for personal wellness into civic engagement? While the separation of church and state is one of our country’s founding principles, spiritual faith has often been at…
Why We March with Emi Guereca
Oct 16, 2018 • 31 min
Despite growing up in the United States illegally, Emiliana Guereca always believed she could achieve anything she wanted, but she never dreamed she would spark one of the most meaningful gatherings in U.S. history. The Women’s March on January 21st, 2017…
Politics and Spirituality with Marianne Williamson
Oct 9, 2018 • 24 min
Marianne Williamson is a world-renowned spiritual teacher and bestselling author (Return to Love). She’s also an activist and former congressional candidate. The thread in her career is one of spiritual transformation and political activism, but when…
Good Mood Food with Jason Wrobel
Oct 2, 2018 • 37 min
How does our food affect our brains? How can we eat so we feel good, consistently? Jason Wrobel is the bestselling author of the cookbook and lifestyle guide, Eaternity, and the first plant-based chef with a primetime TV series. However, after struggling…
Who Am I? with Keith Mitchell Jennifer K Bosson
Sep 25, 2018 • 44 min
How much control do we actually have over who we are? After a freak accident Former NFL linebacker Keith Mitchell lost his ability to play football, and his whole identity. Hear his amazing story, then explore what factors into the development of human…
Why We Give with Father Frank Buckley, Rob Kaplan, and Jordan Grafman
Sep 18, 2018 • 33 min
Why do we give, and what do we really get back when we do? Join us in exploring our reasons for giving with a music agent turned charity founder, and a Hollywood pastor taking a non-traditional approach to homelessness. Learn more about Commune courses…
The Power of Community with Schuyler Grant
Sep 11, 2018 • 29 min
What does it take to build a community, and how can it help us in times of grief? Meet Kula, the little yoga studio that opened its doors in downtown Manhattan in the wake of 9/11. Learn more about Commune courses and events at onecommune.com.
Yoga for All with Adriene Mishler
Sep 4, 2018 • 30 min
While many online communities become mired in snarky comments and hurtful trolling, Adriene Mishler has curated an exception. Best known for her YouTube channel, Yoga with Adriene, she has used digital platforms to foster deep belonging. Join a heartfelt…
Save The Planet, Educate Girls with Paul Hawken and Katie Meyler
Aug 28, 2018 • 38 min
Is it too late to reverse global warming? Not according to scientist and NYT bestselling author Paul Hawken, and the hidden heroes working on some unexpected front lines. Listen and learn about the #1 option to reverse global warming. It might surprise…
You’re a Little Bit Racist with Evelyn Carter and Pastor Ron Buford
Aug 21, 2018 • 47 min
Is everyone a little bit racist? Meet the founder of a 12-step program called Racists Anonymous, and examine the reality of your own implicit bias with UCLA research scientist and social psychologist Evelyn Carter. Learn more about Commune courses and…
Why Forgive? with Dr. Robert Enright and Ashley Spence
Aug 14, 2018 • 34 min
Is forgiveness a gift you give… yourself? Dr. Robert Enright, founder of the International Forgiveness Institute, shares facts that will shift your perspective, and hear one incredible woman tell her true story of forgiving the unforgivable. Learn more…
Bonus: Old & True
Aug 7, 2018 • 10 min
In this bonus episode, you’ll learn about who we are, what we believe in, and why we do what we do. Welcome to Commune! Subscribe now, new episodes every week.
Introducing: Commune
Aug 7, 2018 • 1 min
Commune is a podcast where we explore the ideas and practices that bring us together and help us live healthy, purpose-filled lives.