Humanize Me 119: How to initiate conversations

Here's a 20-minute episode from Bart Campolo on how to initiate conversations with people about life after religious belief, even when you live in the Bible Belt. During the episode Bart mentions the Radiolab episode here: From Tree to Shining Tree. Here’s a sample dinner invitation: Dear Jojo, This may seem strange, but for [...]

By | August 23rd, 2016|Podcast|

Humanize Me 118: One former Christian minister to another

Once in a while, we run into people who we have so much in common with, it's an instant connection and leads to a long conversation. This is one such conversation, between two well-known progressive Christian ministers who both stopped believing in God in recent years and left Christianity in public ways. Although [...]

By | August 17th, 2016|Podcast|

Humanize Me 117: How to live when you know life is finite

Your life is going to end someday. How do you live when you know life is finite? In this clip, Bart Campolo and Hemant Mehta talk about the moments of connection, awareness and sensation that make life worth living to its fullest. It starts with a question by Hemant, recorded for his own podcast last summer: [...]

By | August 8th, 2016|Podcast|

Humanize Me 116: Help! My husband is teaching my kids about Hell

A listener writes with a problem: she's an atheist but her husband is still a strongly committed Christian who is teaching their kids that, if they don't accept Christianity, they'll go to Hell. What does she do? Bart gives a response with advice for those in a similar situation: how to communicate, what [...]

By | August 2nd, 2016|Podcast|

Humanize Me 115: A secular humanist and a Christian agree on abolishing the death penalty

Shane Claiborne is an activist, author and Christian thinker who has recently authored a book advocating the abolition of the death penalty called Executing Grace. On this episode of the Humanize Me podcast, Bart chats with Shane about capital punishment as an issue, and what they see similarly and differently as they come [...]

By | July 25th, 2016|Podcast|

Humanize Me 114: Lessons from a street canvasser

What can we learn from encounters with strangers on the street? On this week's episode of Humanize Me, Roman Campolo stops in to talk about the experience of canvassing for Greenpeace on the streets of Los Angeles. Included in this one: The code of the streets and common acknowledgement between homeless people and [...]

By | July 11th, 2016|Podcast|

Humanize Me 113: I’m not sure I can call you that

Someone has an unusual request for Bart that shines a light on how important it is, when you're really committed to showing love and support for others, to change your mind sometimes. In this short episode of Humanize Me, Bart tells the story of what happened. How would you have handled this situation? [...]

By | July 4th, 2016|Podcast|

Humanize Me 112: Learning from Improv

What can the art of improvisation teach us about how to life a good life? Holly Laurent met Bart years ago as a college student when both of them were Christians, and now they find each other both living in Los Angeles after 20 years. Holly is an actor, a writer, a teacher [...]

By | June 21st, 2016|Podcast|

Humanize Me 111: Thoughts on Orlando

Following Sunday's news of one of the deadliest mass shootings in American history at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, Bart Campolo switches on the mic just long enough to reflect on it, on why he attended the Pride parade in Los Angeles hours after hearing the news, and why people have the urge [...]

By | June 13th, 2016|Podcast|

Humanize Me 110: Into The Magic Shop

Here's Bart's interview with a renowned neuroscientist who has a fascinating personal journey and ended up caring deeply about things like the power of compassion and altruism. James Doty is the author of Into The Magic Shop: A Neurosurgeon's Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain and the Secrets of the Heart. On [...]

By | June 7th, 2016|Podcast|