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 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|

Humanize Me 213: What makes a good father? with Roman Campolo

Bart's son Roman joins him for this chat, recorded on Father's Day, in which they contemplate the nature of 'fathering' and the attributes of an ideal father figure in someone's life. What are the factors that make someone a good mentor? How can fathers establish a reality model for the person they're mentoring [...]

By | June 21st, 2017|Podcast|

Humanize Me 212: When clergy stop believing, with Drew Bekius

Like Bart, Drew Bekius is a former Christian minister who stopped believing and left the faith he held for so long. In this episode, Bart and Drew talk about their journey, the view on the other side of faith, the plight of unbelieving clergy, compassion for those in that position and what they're [...]

By | June 8th, 2017|Podcast|

Humanize Me 211: The ‘Interfaithless’ meet on the beach

Ex-Mormons. Ex-Scientologists. Ex-Jehovah Witnesses. Ex-Evangelicals. They were all there at sunset at Morris Bird's bi-annual gathering on the beach, cooking ribs and meeting each other. Some had travelled for hours to get there, desperate for community with those like them. On this episode, Bart chats with Morris about such communities for the benefit [...]

By | June 2nd, 2017|Podcast|

Humanize Me 210: American sex with Lisa Wade

What kind of sex are Americans having? Will the Americans of the future have different sexual values than Americans of the past? What should our sexual values be, anyhow? Lisa Wade is a world expert - maybe the world expert - on hookup culture among U.S. college students. Her book, American Hookup, details [...]

By | May 17th, 2017|Podcast|

Humanize Me 209: Humanizing the internet with Hank Green

Hank Green is a digital creator and content producer with popular YouTube channels such as Vlogbrothers and Crash Course. He reached out to Bart with some interesting thoughts about the digital age and humanism, leading to this podcast in which the two explore things like: Shared values and what helps people flourish Hank's [...]

By | April 28th, 2017|Podcast|