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KCRW’s Life Examined Presents The Art of Breath with James Nestor and Dr. Belisa Vranich | KCRW’s 24 Hours of Serenity


April 18, 2021 • 2:30 pm PDT


Join KCRW’s Jonathan Bastian in conversation with breathing expert James Nestor and clinical psychologist Dr. Belisa Vranich to discuss the importance of breath. James Nestor is a journalist and author of “Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art.” In 2014, he wrote “DEEP: Freediving, Renegade Science, and What the Ocean Tells Us about Ourselves.” Dr. Belisa Vranich is the author of “Breathe: The Simple, Revolutionary 14-Day Program to Improve your Mental and Physical Health”. She is the founder of www.thebreathingclass.com. This conversation will be followed by a 15-minute breathing exercise with Dr. Belisa Vranich.

Life Examined, hosted by Jonathan Bastian, is a one-hour weekly show exploring science, philosophy, faith — and finding meaning in the modern world. Tune in on air or on KCRW.com on Saturdays at 9am, or find it wherever you get your podcasts.

More about KCRW’s 24 Hours of Serenity

Listen  — we’re not saying you’re stressed out and need some relaxation… but we’re not not telling you that either ; )

So, just in case, look what KCRW has in store for you! It’s 24 hours dedicated to wellness and relaxation. Join us on Sunday, April 18th for an all-day virtual festival of calm. Everything from guided meditation with Valerie June to kitten cams, art classes with Self Help Graphics to baguette shaping with Bub and Grandma’s, soothing sounds of dublab artists to comforting home haircuts with ProjectQ… along with many of the KCRW voices you love and so much more. Seriously, it’s 24 hours — check out the schedule and details at kcrw.com/serenity.

The Zoom link will stay the same for 24 hours, so you can jump in and out of what interests you most throughout the day like you would at a festival. Drop by for one segment or stay for the whole 24 hours! We guarantee, this will be the chillest party you’ve ever been to. So breathe deep, hold it, and breathe out.

24 Hours of Serenity is free and open to the public starting on Wednesday, March 31st at 12pm noon, you only need to RSVP to attend.