About Bart

Bart Campolo is a secular community builder, counselor and writer who currently serves as the Humanist Chaplain at the University of Cincinnati. Listen to his podcast HERE!

322: How to be alone without freaking out

This week's question comes from a listener who finds it hard to spend time alone without having a really difficult time over it: "Hey Bart. Okay, so when my girlfriend goes away on business trips, I experience a ton of anxiety. And it isn't that I'm jealous of her - I'm I'm totally glad that [...]

By | 2018-08-15T01:53:02+00:00 August 15th, 2018|Podcast|

321: Secrets with Frank Warren

Curating peoples' secrets. It's a decidedly odd vocation, but Frank Warren has been doing it for a long time now through his ever-popular online art project, PostSecret. People anonymously send Frank their most intimate, private, beautiful, scandalous, horrifying, amazing, unspoken thoughts on postcards (yes, through the mail!) and Frank posts a new batch of them [...]

By | 2018-08-07T05:46:04+00:00 August 6th, 2018|Podcast|

320: Where do you get your morality?

In this episode Bart takes a question that, he joked upon hearing it, may easily have come from his Christian father: "What is the basis for your morality? I am not asking what your morality says, such as 'Do not gossip', 'Be trustworthy' or 'Be forgiving.' I am asking the 'Why?' question about your morality [...]

By | 2018-08-02T04:12:01+00:00 August 1st, 2018|Podcast|

319: The Art of Community with Charles Vogl

Charles Vogl helps leaders transform loneliness and separation into connection and belonging. His book, The Art of Community, is the book Bart Campolo says he always wished he had to recommend to people who wanted to build their own groups and nurture them. In this conversation between Charles and Bart, they talk about life's 'inner [...]

By | 2018-07-24T20:46:56+00:00 July 24th, 2018|Podcast|

318: How to do a platonic coffee date

Bart answers a question from a listener called Erin, who called our 'Q Line' to ask how to start to make new connections with people: "How do I talk to people at the beginning of something new? Say I meet someone and I want to be friends with them or there's someone I haven't seen [...]

By | 2018-07-19T20:03:57+00:00 July 19th, 2018|Podcast|

317: Human-centered design with Kate and Ramsey

Human centered design (HCD), and its closely-related sibling, impact design, is about understanding challenges facing people or society, and working with others to design solutions to those challenges. Design thinking is an interdisciplinary thing, a collaborative process and a highly skilled area. Kate Hanisian and Ramsey Ford are the co-founders of Cincinnati-based 'Design Impact', leading [...]

By | 2018-07-13T22:02:44+00:00 July 13th, 2018|Podcast|

316: He told my 5 year-old son he’s going to Hell!

On this week's Q&A episode of Humanize Me, Bart answers a question from a listener called Matt (who called our new 'Q Line' to leave his question for Bart directly). Matt's question concerned his 5 year-old son, who was given an abrupt theology lesson from his 6 year-old cousin recently: "My son mentioned that he [...]

By | 2018-06-26T03:53:27+00:00 June 26th, 2018|Podcast|

315: Sexy, but not an object with Glenda Jordan

Glenda Jordan makes money by being sexy, and dancing on stages in a form of adult entertainment. But that doesn't mean that she is merely a sex object, or that she gives up her humanity to do it. So what's the difference between objectification and empowerment? In this conversation with Bart Campolo, Glenda talks about [...]

By | 2018-10-22T07:34:20+00:00 June 21st, 2018|Podcast|

314: Why, Anthony Bourdain?

Suicide is on the minds of the many after some prominent ones in the past week or two. So today, we get to a question close to the hearts of the rest of us: "How should we think about high profile suicides like those of fashion designer Kate Spade and TV personality chef Anthony Bourdain? [...]

By | 2018-06-12T22:29:29+00:00 June 12th, 2018|Podcast|

313: Former megachurch pastor Kent Dobson thinks differently

Like Bart Campolo, Kent Dobson had a prominent Christian father, and, like Bart, Kent finds himself a post-evangelical. But, although their journeys share some similarities, these two have not ended up in the same place. Kent thinks differently. In this wide-ranging conversation between them, Kent talks about his current work with a values-based community that [...]

By | 2018-06-04T23:47:58+00:00 June 4th, 2018|Podcast|