About Bart

Bart Campolo is a secular minister, speaker, and writer who volunteers as the Humanist Chaplain at the University of Southern California. Listen to his podcast HERE!

Humanize Me 222: Catching Up, The Cincinnati Edition

Bart checks in from Cincinnati, his old neighborhood made new again. Catch up on current happenings, future plans and more. Bart can be contacted HERE. Join the 'secret' Facebook group HERE. Add your name to the mailing list for the soon-to-be-released-we-promise documentary HERE.

By | October 16th, 2017|Podcast|

Humanize Me 221: On Meditation, with Jennifer Howd

Jennifer Howd is an author, a developmental editor, and a UCLA-certified mindfulness facilitator. In this episode, Bart and Jennifer talk about her book, her work and how the principles she's developed can help people live a better and more fulfilling life. Jennifer's website is jenniferhowd.com. Her book can be found HERE. Brand new: [...]

By | October 5th, 2017|Podcast|

Humanize Me 220: Death Salon with Megan Rosenbloom

Megan begins by telling Bart about Death Salon, a knowledge and art project she directs and curates in an attempt to open up conversations and engagement with the subject of death. What is death denial? How has death been sanitized and hidden in popular culture? What do Megan and Bart both see as [...]

By | September 11th, 2017|Podcast|

Humanize Me 219: “Theology” after faith? with Kester Brewin

Kester Brewin is no longer a believer in a God, but holds some "theology" and "Christianity" even so. Bart and Kester have a transatlantic chat about life after belief and how they've both ended up in different places.

By | August 30th, 2017|Podcast|

Me at Chautauqua

Chautauqua Institution is a really cool, interfaith, historic retreat center in southwestern New York state, and it's a hive of activity each summer as over 100,000 people converge on the place to listen to lectures, enjoy music, eat incredible food, play sports and enjoy beaches and parkland. My dad has spoken there many times, and [...]

By | August 21st, 2017|Blog|

Humanize Me 218: True secular care with Jason Callahan

How can secular people care for each other when the chips are down? Jason Callahan is the chaplain for the Thomas Palliative Care Unit at VCU Massey Cancer Center in Virginia and instructor for the Departments of Patient Counseling and Pastoral Care at VCU. Jason is a seminary-educated secular chaplain, endorsed by the [...]

By | August 10th, 2017|Podcast|

Humanize Me 217: Mea culpa

Bart eats some humble pie with an apology he felt compelled to make after the realization that he hasn't always come across the way he intended.

By | July 24th, 2017|Podcast|

Humanize Me 216: Ask Bart Anything!

Listener questions abound on this episode, posed in real time by Humanize Me producer John Wright, featuring topics raised on the podcast's top-secret Facebook group (which is totally easy to find HERE). On this episode: When to come out as an unbeliever to your pastor, what Bart's been reading lately, whether atheists can [...]

By | July 19th, 2017|Podcast|

Humanize Me 215: The Pro-Truth Pledge, with Gleb Tsipursky

Gleb was involved in starting it. Bart signed up to it. Now, they're both committed to it. What is the Pro-Truth Pledge? How do we separate fact from fiction? And why did a group of scientists come together at this moment in history to do this? Gleb joins Bart for this episode of [...]

By | July 11th, 2017|Podcast|

Humanize Me 214: Harry Potter as a sacred text, with Vanessa Zoltan

Bart chats with Vanessa Zoltan, a research assistant at Harvard Divinity School where she graduated who has been involved with the Humanist Hub at Harvard University and is well-known for her approach to reading books like Harry Potter as a sacred text. Among the topics covered in this episode: Being an atheist for solidarity [...]

By | July 6th, 2017|Podcast|