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|

Humanize Me 109: A minister who doesn’t believe in God, and hasn’t told his wife

What do you do when you're in a Christian marriage, you're deep in church life, and secretly you don't believe in God? Is it worth blowing up your whole life to try to be authentic with people about your lack of belief? Bart has some experience with a not-entirely-unsimilar situation to this listener, [...]

By | May 23rd, 2016|Podcast|

Humanize Me 108: Please Forgive Me!

This week's episode of Humanize Me comes late after Bart was swept away over Mother's Day with a visiting mom-in-law. The episode prompts a brief lesson in forgiveness when Bart realizes the inherent value of asking for, and offering, forgiveness for wrongs. (Bonus tip: it helps us bond as humans, and derives directly [...]

By | May 10th, 2016|Podcast|

Humanize Me 107: The Good Death

It sounds like an oxymoron, right? But Ann Neumann's amazing book attempts to address the question of what a 'good' death may look like, and it stems right from her own experiences. It's an American story, and a rich one, and it's totally relevant to the mission Bart Campolo has to cultivate the [...]

By | April 26th, 2016|Podcast|

Humanize Me 106: Sitting in a car contemplating finitude

Instead of interviewing guests, talking about secular goodness or counseling people through decision-making, this short episode of the Humanize Me podcast finds Bart sitting in a rental car in Cincinnati early this morning - April 11th, 2016 - contemplating his own finitude, and feeling the pain of being a mere visitor in a [...]

By | April 11th, 2016|Podcast|

Humanize Me 105: How to disagree without being a jerk, with Hemant Mehta

Hemant Mehta is also known as the Friendly Atheist, a blogger, speaker, activist and fellow podcaster who believes in civil discourse and advocates atheism in a positive way. In this, Bart finds a kindred spirit of sorts, and a shared mission. Here's what you'll hear in this episode: Our relationship to technology and [...]

By | March 28th, 2016|Featured Episode, Podcast|

Humanize Me! 104: Riffing on life after God with Ryan Bell

Two secular community leaders chat about what they do during an average day in this fourth episode of the Humanize Me podcast. Ryan Bell and Bart Campolo exchange stories about conversations with people who have found that they don't believe in God but still want to connect with the world and others in a meaningful [...]

By | March 14th, 2016|Podcast|

Humanize Me! 103: How do you tell your parents you don’t believe in God?

So you can no longer believe in God, no matter how hard you try, and you're attempting to figure out how to - or even if you should - tell your parents. What do you do when some of your basic beliefs have shifted? How do you assure your loved ones that you [...]

By | February 29th, 2016|Podcast|

Humanize Me! 102: Guilt, Selfishness and Reason With Scott Wiltermuth

Scott Wiltermuth used to work in the airline industry as a strategy consultant, which led him to start researching cool stuff like how socio-environmental factors affect people’s reactions to unethical behavior and their likelihood of behaving unethically themselves, and how interpersonal dynamics like synchrony and dominance affect our ability to cooperate and build [...]

By | February 15th, 2016|Podcast|