Humanize Me Podcast — Bart Campolo
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.

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Humanize Me is a production of Jux Media.

107, 2020

Leah Helbling is a close friend of Humanize Me and a member of the team at the humanist community Cincinnati Caravan with Bart Campolo.

In this episode, the two chat about Leah’s instinct to attempt to ‘deconvert’ those who are questioning their faith, and Bart’s belief that many people are better off staying where they are. The friendly disagreement started when Bart answered a question in Episode 504 from a listener called Craig who found himself in that position.

Along the way, the conversation addresses some of the harm done by religion, Leah’s sense of shame in her past as an evangelical woman, the kinds of Christianity available and how different they are from each other, how the length of time since deconversion can affect one’s approach, the merits or otherwise of ‘accommodating’ Christianity, the idea that there is one best way to live or to be, to meddle or not to meddle, the difference between meddling and listening, and in what circumstances someone can know what’s in somebody else’s best interests.

Listen to Leah’s own podcast, Women Beyond Faith, on Stitcher.

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

1506, 2020

In this solo episode, Bart talks about seeing the current wave of protest and uprising – the most significant moment ever for the Black Lives Matter movement – in the context of collective trauma.

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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 audio story of Bart’s recent psychedelic experience, the 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.

2305, 2020

After talking a bit about insomnia, shaking hands with a local dog owner and dating in the pandemic, we turn to a voicemail asking Bart’s opinion of anti-natalism, the philosophical position that ascribes a negative value to having babies.

In response, Bart takes an approach which doesn’t attempt to engage too much with the rational arguments of anti-natalism, saying that we should have an anti-natalist on the podcast to talk to. Instead, we talk about the values of humanity being ‘baked in’, one of them being reproduction, and the fact that we tend to value contradicting things, leading to optimal ethics and situational ethics.

Follow this podcast to stay up-to-date:

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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. 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 audio story of Bart’s recent psychedelic experience, the 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.

1305, 2020

Where did our popular ideas of heaven and hell come from? Did Jesus teach eternal torture? How did our notions of the afterlife evolve?

Bart Ehrman is the author of over 30 books, including six New York Times bestsellers explaining critical biblical scholarship to a popular audience.

In this conversation with Bart Campolo, Ehrman talks about the difference between agnosticism and atheism and why he considers himself both, why the words translated ‘hell’ don’t mean what we think they do, how Jesus talked of ‘eternal life’, the early church theology of heaven and hell, how Jews of the 1st century understood bodily resurrection, the origin of the devil, our ideas of the afterlife and cosmic justice, whether we should try to deconvert people who are wavering in their faith, and more.

Pick up his new book, Heaven and Hell, HERE. Have a look at the Bart Ehrman Blog HERE.

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. 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 audio story of Bart’s recent psychedelic experience, the 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.

405, 2020

“Hey Bart. As I grew up, prayer was touted as the answer to everything. Now with the shutdowns and loss associated with COVID-19, I still miss the feeling I had when I could ‘give it all to Jesus.’ I suppose this is part of taking back control of my own life and not depending on a higher, all-knowing power to save me all the time. But I still feel feel like I’ve lost something very powerful, if only in my own mind. Any ideas of how to move beyond this? Is it just a grieving process that I need to go through?” – Jonathan

“Hi Bart. I am concerned. During this strange and surreal time (I work in a hospital in the UK), I am finding myself more and more ‘sucked in’ to Christianity and have been attending Church services regularly. I do not want to be Christian but I am finding much support and solace within their boundaries and I can feel myself submitting to their ways!!” – Debbie

In this episode, we attempt an answer to both these (related) questions and give a little preview of the next one. Includes an update on life during the pandemic.

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. 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 story of Bart’s recent psychedelic experience, the 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.

2004, 2020

Bart reflects on two recent episodes that have generated the most mail ever for this podcast, and offers some thoughts on how to improve relationships during this extended lockdown.

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. 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 story of Bart’s recent psychedelic experience, 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.

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