Humanize Me Podcast 2019-04-10T07:29:47+00:00

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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.

1004, 2019

413: Help! My daughter is interested in a boy!

April 10th, 2019|

A listener question prompts Bart Campolo to give some advice about how to open up good conversations with your children about sex and relationships.

Our listener is the mother of a 12 year-old girl, who, it is discovered, is interested in a boy at school. The girl’s father is panicking and concerned while the mother simply wants to ask how to keep her daughter out of trouble.

Takeaways: Rather than trying to shut their sexuality down, ask good questions about the kinds of relationships they would like to have, what they want and how you can play a role in shaping it.

On Patreon this week: The second of 8 sessions of long-form conversation between Bart and his famous evangelical father, Tony Campolo, recorded for the film Leaving My Father’s Faith (available on Amazon). Get the new session HERE.

Mentioned in this episode: Dr. Heather Berg, whose work you can check out here.

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

504, 2019

412: Don’t panic about porn! with Dr. Marty Klein

April 5th, 2019|

Sex expert and therapist Dr. Marty Klein has a lot to say about pornography. In this conversation with Bart Campolo, Marty talks about porn and relationships, how people are ultimately responsible for the narrative they’re telling themselves, the importance of novelty in human sexuality, the ‘contracts’ people have in relationships, how people respond to the aging process, and how to take the first step in addressing conflict over pornography.

Marty has been a certified sex therapist for over 35 years and is a popular media figure and speaker. His book on the subject, His Porn, Her Pain, is so good that Bart has read it twice. Get it here. This is the first in a series of episodes about building better relationships.

Starting this week, for the next 8 weeks, we’ll be posting a new audio conversation between Bart and his father Tony Campolo over on Patreon! The long-form dialogues were recorded during production for the film Leaving My Father’s Faith and this is the first time they’re being released publicly. The dialogues cover topics like the nature of belief, the bible, the basis of morality, miracles, homosexuality, humanism, the afterlife, science, abortion, religious experiences, and much more. Go here to listen to the first one!

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

2703, 2019

411: Why don’t you become a Unitarian Universalist?

March 27th, 2019|

A listener named Benjamin calls to ask why Bart feels the need to ‘reinvent the wheel’ with secular community-building, rather than simply join a Unitarian Universalist congregation. Benjamin says that he himself has found what he’s looking for at a UU church.

Bart responds to Ben’s question, saying that he loves the UU movement but it didn’t feel like a fit for him personally. Bart goes on to talk about some of the potential differences between communities.

Bart will be speaking at the Freethought Festival in Madison, Wisconsin this Saturday. Tickets and info here!

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

1903, 2019

410: Insights of an openly atheist minister, with Gretta Vosper

March 19th, 2019|

Gretta Vosper is an ordained minister of the United Church of Canada who, as a self-professed atheist, has survived an official review from her denomination and continues to serve as the pastor of her congregation.

In this conversation, Bart Campolo talks with Gretta about the story of the last few years, why she stays in her church, what her congregation believes about a supernatural God (Gretta doesn’t think it matters), whether the foundational narrative underlying the good morality Gretta is teaching is important or not, the differences between the United States and Canada and whether the social safety net has an effect on the amount of religiosity, and their shared mission.

Gretta Vosper’s website can be found at GrettaVosper.ca.

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1203, 2019

409: Climate change – a redo!

March 12th, 2019|

In episode 407, Bart and John attempted to answer the question of a 15 year-old listener who wondered aloud why people aren’t freaking out more, and doing more, about climate change.

In the wake of that episode, Bart heard from many other listeners who didn’t think we nailed it. So, this is our attempt at a redo! Let us know what you think.

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

703, 2019

408: Is the paranormal proof of transcendent consciousness? with Mark Gober

March 7th, 2019|

 

Bart Campolo is a materialist, which means that he thinks that the physical universe and its movements are the basis of all reality, and that human consciousness, morality, meaning and everything else comes from physical nature.

So you may consider it odd that Bart would have Mark Gober on his podcast, whose book argues that science has proven the existence of consciousness beyond the human body. Gober says that there is evidence for the existence of phenomena like telepathy, precognition, remote viewing and psychokinesis, and that this evidence has convinced him that consciousness transcends the human brain.

Needless to say, Bart disagrees with this, but these kinds of views are common in our society, especially among people who are not part of ‘organized religion’. So, while this conversation is not a debate, it’s a lively discussion of why Mark thinks these claims are valid, particularly as someone who was once a materialist like Bart.

They hit on: What scientific evidence Marks thinks show that consciousness can happen outside the brain, that it predates matter and energy; Is creating your own meaning just rationalizing?; Is consciousness fundamental to the universe, expressing itself in different forms?

Here’s the article Mark cites in the American Psychologist journal by Etzel Cardeña:
https://psycnet.apa.org/doiLanding?doi=10.1037%2Famp0000236

A summary of CIA experiments (noting ‘methodological problems’) on remote viewing:
https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/docs/CIA-RDP96-00787R000500250015-6.pdf

More on ‘cellular memory’, the idea that some aspects of consciousness can be influenced by cells in the rest of the body:
https://www.medicaldaily.com/can-organ-transplant-change-recipients-personality-cell-memory-theory-affirms-yes-247498

The coincidences between Lincoln and Kennedy’s assassinations:
https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/linkin-kennedy/

Bonus episode!

I had a very interesting conversation with my friend Ryan Meeks recently, who is the founder of Eastlake Church near Seattle. We talked about humanist content ideas, the music we should use, consciousness and more. It’s available at our Patreon page HERE for as little as a buck a month! Please support the show; it’s the only way we make it happen. Enjoy!

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Got a question for Bart to answer in a future show? Call the ‘Q Line’ at (424) 291-2092.

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

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