407: How to cope with coming apocalypse

The earth is in trouble and nobody seems to care. That's the observation of Josie, 15, who called the podcast after hearing more and more about humanity's biggest challenges during science class: "Hey Bart, I'm Josie, I just turned 15 and I am a big fan of your podcast. So I have this really great [...]

By | 2019-02-19T16:11:12+00:00 February 19th, 2019|Podcast|

406: Is pro-semitism a thing?

Is it even a word? Bart Campolo’s reaction to the anti-semitic shooting in Pittsburg was to reach out to his Jewish friends and ask how they were doing. It made him wonder if there is a way to be actively pro-semitic, and to support Jews more. To answer this, Bart reached out to the hosts [...]

By | 2019-02-14T17:08:55+00:00 February 14th, 2019|Podcast|

405: Bart has a new community idea

A letter this week from a listener who says he's hungry for community with like-minded secular people is just the latest one like it. But this one couldn't have come at a better time, or landed on more fertile soil. Two Sundays ago, Bart Campolo and a team of like-minded people held their first content-driven [...]

By | 2019-02-06T17:56:53+00:00 February 6th, 2019|Podcast|

404: A deep dive into pyrotheology, with Peter Rollins

You can be forgiven for not being familiar with 'pyrotheology', the lifelong philosophy project of Peter Rollins. In this episode of Humanize Me, Bart Campolo attempts a philosophical deep dive with Pete, a friend of the podcast for years. It’s a very lively, argumentative conversation on the differences between Bart and Pete on human drive [...]

By | 2019-01-29T22:38:01+00:00 January 29th, 2019|Podcast|

403: Can insignificance be liberating?

One of our listeners read an interview with Conan O'Brien in the New York Times last week. He sent us this excerpt: NYT: Is this how you want to go out, with a show that gets smaller and smaller until it’s gone? Conan: Maybe that’s O.K. I think you have more of a problem with [...]

By | 2019-01-22T19:25:58+00:00 January 22nd, 2019|Podcast|

402: A humanist congregation, local issues

James Croft is the Outreach Director of the Ethical Society of St. Louis, a longstanding humanist congregation, and one of the largest in the world. In this conversation with Bart Campolo, James talks about what his congregation is doing to engage with the issues of St. Louis, a place which has made many headlines in [...]

By | 2019-01-17T06:18:30+00:00 January 17th, 2019|Podcast|

401: Reflections from a new grandfather

It's a new year! A time for fresh ideas and new beginnings, and so much has been happening in Bart Campolo's life that this episode serves as an update and a reflection on various themes, including: How helping a parent cross life's finish line can focus the mind and change your plans How the birth [...]

By | 2019-01-08T18:41:12+00:00 January 8th, 2019|Podcast|

338: Ho ho ho!

A quick Christmas greeting from Bart Campolo, urging secular folks like himself to embrace the holiday for what it is, and be their best humanist selves during the season. — Follow this podcast on Twitter or Instagram to stay up-to-date: Twitter: @HumanizeMePod Instagram: @HumanizeMePodcast You can also join our Facebook Group. Not a supporter on Patreon [...]

By | 2018-12-22T16:34:19+00:00 December 22nd, 2018|Podcast|

337: An old friend and a worldview challenged

Bart Campolo's oldest and closest friend, Matthew Rodreick, is this week's guest on the podcast. Matthew's life has been shaped by his son Gabe's spinal cord injury, sustained around a decade ago when Gabe was 16. The conversation in this episode begins by exploring the relationship between father and son and the multiple roles one [...]

By | 2018-12-12T13:27:37+00:00 December 12th, 2018|Podcast|

336: Is there a truly selfless act?

Today's caller was in line at a drive-through coffee place, and decided to pay for the people behind her in line. But she realized that, in the course of doing so, the rewarding feeling she got from the act may have been the reason she did it in the first place. And that led to [...]

By | 2018-12-04T07:16:59+00:00 December 4th, 2018|Podcast|