Humanize Me Podcast 2019-06-14T00:37:57+00:00

Humanize Me
Podcast

with Bart Campolo

A weekly podcast about building great relationships, cultivating wonder, and making things better for other people. Hosted by veteran community-builder Bart Campolo, Humanize Me features friendly, thoughtful conversations with a wide array of scientists, activists, artists and oddballs.

Have a question you’d like us to answer on a future episode? Call the Humanize Me ‘Q Line’ at .

An simple index of episodes can be found here.

Humanize Me is a production of Jux Media.

2603, 2020

Bart and John are socially distancing, like most of America. What does that mean for our all-important human connections? In this episode, Bart talks about his humanist community, Caravan in Cincinnati, and how they’re handling the crisis. Bart emphasizes the importance of listening to each other, reaching out, asking how people are doing and genuinely hearing the answer, and more.

Here’s some stuff we’ve been reading lately….

On potential silver linings:

https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2020/03/19/coronavirus-effect-economy-life-society-analysis-covid-135579

On watching movies together remotely:

https://apple.news/AwpiLmYYwRC-lDtTh8hyafw

An editorial by Alain de Button:

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/19/opinion/sunday/coronavirus-camus-plague.html

A reminder for materialists to cultivate wonder:

https://blendle.com/i/time/string-theorist-brian-greene-wants-to-help-you-understand-the-cold-cruel-universe/bnl-time-20200222-f23c2127b01?sharer=eyJ2ZXJzaW9uIjoiMSIsInVpZCI6ImJhcnRjYW1wb2xvIiwiaXRlbV9pZCI6ImJubC10aW1lLTIwMjAwMjIyLWYyM2MyMTI3YjAxIn0%3D

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The reason this podcast exists, even in trying economic times, is because some people support it monthly at Patreon.com/HumanizeMe. Please consider supporting us there for the cost of a cup of coffee once a month and get extra content for it. That amount won’t likely matter much to you, even now, but it will mean everything to us! (Includes access to the monthly bonus podcast, ‘Why It Matters’, where we discuss the show and read listener feedback, and the ‘Campolo Sessions‘, long-form conversations between Bart and his dad Tony Campolo.)

Humanize Me is hosted by Bart Campolo and is produced by John Wright at JuxMedia.com.

1803, 2020

It was a bad week to be away. But while Bart Campolo was gone on a family trip, the world changed. After coming back, Bart shares his thoughts about the emerging global crisis being caused by COVID-19.

Quick note: We briefly talk about our worst fears for our modern way of life, including Bart’s long-held belief that the economy is unsustainable and could collapse into an economic depression. If you don’t want to hear negative thoughts right now, and want to go straight to the more hopeful and practical stuff, skip at 9:42 and resume at 14:35.

Some ideas: Band together. Who’s in your ‘in-person’ circle? Learn how to ‘touch’ people remotely. Identify your trusted news sources and use them to verify other information. Sync up and watch movies and shows together remotely (3-2-1-PLAY). Develop good routines. Listen to next week for some thoughts on at-a-distance friendship.

(Here’s a video on how to make a surgical mask!)

Follow this podcast to stay up-to-date:

Twitter: @HumanizeMePod
Instagram: @HumanizeMePodcast
Facebook Group: Facebook.com/Groups/1772151613053280

The reason this podcast exists, even in trying economic times, is because some people support it monthly at Patreon.com/HumanizeMe. Support us there for the cost of a cup of coffee once a month and get extra content for it. That amount won’t matter to you, but it means everything to us! (Includes access to the monthly bonus podcast, ‘Why It Matters’, where we discuss the show and read listener feedback, and the ‘Campolo Sessions‘, long-form conversations between Bart and his dad Tony Campolo.)

Humanize Me is hosted by Bart Campolo and is produced by John Wright at JuxMedia.com.

303, 2020

On this Q&A episode of the podcast, we take 3 questions in a row!

Question 1 is about why Bart decided to tell his parents he wasn’t a Christian anymore at the time he did, and how the calculation would have been different if he wasn’t a ‘professional Christian’. Questions 2 is about starting humanist communities like Caravan in Cincinnati. Bart talks about Caravan and how one may go about using it as a template for new communities. Question 3 is about the impulse to avoid hanging with old friends one doesn’t see much anymore, who you suspect may want to change your mind and get you back into your old life.

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Bonus content: a new episode of Why It Matters is available on our Patreon page now! Check it out HERE.

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Check out Patreon.com/HumanizeMe! Support the podcast there for the cost of a cup of coffee once a month and get extra content for it. That amount won’t matter to you, but it means everything to us and makes the podcast happen! (Includes access to the monthly bonus podcast, ‘Why It Matters’, where we discuss the show and read listener feedback, and the ‘Campolo Sessions‘, long-form conversations between Bart and his dad Tony Campolo.)

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Humanize Me is hosted by Bart Campolo and is produced by John Wright at JuxMedia.com.

2402, 2020

Greg Asbed is a human rights strategist developing a new model—worker-driven social responsibility (WSR) for improving conditions for low-wage workers within the twenty-first-century labor market.

In this wide-ranging conversation with Bart Campolo, Greg talks about his background, his life and how he got here. Greg became a MacArthur Fellow in 2017. For the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, visit https://www.un.org/en/universal-declaration-human-rights/.

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Check out Patreon.com/HumanizeMe! Support the podcast there for the cost of a cup of coffee once a month and get extra content for it. That amount won’t matter to you, but it means everything to us and makes the podcast happen! (Includes access to the monthly bonus podcast, ‘Why It Matters’, where we discuss the show and read listener feedback, and the ‘Campolo Sessions‘, long-form conversations between Bart and his dad Tony Campolo.)

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Humanize Me is hosted by Bart Campolo and is produced by John Wright at JuxMedia.com.

1002, 2020

Bart takes a call from a questioning Christian looking for advice on who and what to listen to. It’s a reminder that our listeners aren’t all in the same place on their religious journey, and Bart shares some thoughts on the many paths ahead.

Follow this podcast to stay up-to-date:

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Check out Patreon.com/HumanizeMe! Support the podcast there for the cost of a cup of coffee once a month and get extra content for it. That amount won’t matter to you, but it means everything to us and makes the podcast happen! (Includes access to the monthly bonus podcast, ‘Why It Matters’, where we discuss the show and read listener feedback, and the ‘Campolo Sessions‘, long-form conversations between Bart and his dad Tony Campolo.)

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Humanize Me is hosted by Bart Campolo and is produced by John Wright at JuxMedia.com.

302, 2020

In previous episodes of this podcast, we’ve established that rituals are important. But why? And how is it connected to our own nature, and the nature around us? Sasha Sagan has written a book all about the subject. It would be hard to imagine a more Humanize Me book, and by such a gifted communicator!

In this conversation, Bart Campolo talks with Sasha about the kinds of rituals we have, how they operate for secular people, encouraging deeper thinking about why we mark the occasions we do, and how to create good conversations around them.

Sasha Sagan is a writer and speaker living in Boston. She shares another feature with Bart: a famous dad. Carl Sagan, the popular cosmologist and science communicator, was a huge influence in Sasha’s life, and they talk about him near the end of their conversation. Her book, For Small Creatures Such as We, can be found on Amazon.

Follow this podcast to stay up-to-date:

Twitter: @HumanizeMePod
Instagram: @HumanizeMePodcast
Facebook Group: Facebook.com/Groups/1772151613053280

Check out Patreon.com/HumanizeMe! Support the podcast there for the cost of a cup of coffee once a month and get extra content for it. That amount won’t matter to you, but it means everything to us and makes the podcast happen! (Includes access to the monthly bonus podcast, ‘Why It Matters’, where we discuss the show and read listener feedback, and the ‘Campolo Sessions‘, long-form conversations between Bart and his dad Tony Campolo.)

Join the email list HERE.

Humanize Me is hosted by Bart Campolo and is produced by John Wright at JuxMedia.com.

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