New Podcast on Communal Societies Released

By Kristin Strohmeyer

We are pleased to announce the launch of the new podcast Communes USA. Hosted by LITS Director and Curator of Special Collections and Archives Christian Goodwillie, and Dan Greenstone and Travis Chandler of the Francis W. Parker School in Chicago, IL (see below for links to their impressive body of work in film and podcasting). Communes USA examines intentional communities from the past and present, drawing on the expertise of historians, and also the lived experiences of communitarians. The first three episodes are released today, with four more to follow shortly. We hope you enjoy the show! And, if so, please subscribe to it and rate us, and we'd appreciate you letting your friends know!

Here are the links:

Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/.../communes-usa/id1616896543

Amazon and Audible: https://music.amazon.com/.../1b2e9661-f1ef-4ea4-a1b1...

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2r4kG8ZrhlWcYwXTL8aEdy

iHeartRadio: https://iheart.com/podcast/94863707/

Deezer: https://deezer.com/show/3555337

Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=695475

ALSO! Please check out these other works by Dan and Travis:

Last Believer, a documentary film about Ron Taylor, the last member of the Mary's City of David community in Benton Harbor, MI


Far Out West, an incredible documentary film about the Kerista commune from San Francisco, California, drawing on hundreds of hours of archival footage and interviews:


American Utopia, an in-depth podcast about the Oneida Community, a mid-nineteenth century Perfectionist commune in central New York that radically restructured family life and sexuality:


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