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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An simple index of episodes can be found here.

Humanize Me is a production of Jux Media.

2001, 2022

Bart reflects on the state of the evangelical movement he was once a part of, particularly by taking a moment to see it through his father Tony’s lens.

Mentioned in the episode: Leaving My Father’s Faith, the documentary by John Wright, now available to watch in its entirety on YouTube.

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1101, 2022

How should we deal with irrational or difficult people? And what are some good strategies for establishing healthy boundaries with such people in our lives?

As a very pro-social podcast, we realized this may be our weakness after we talked to Chrissy Stroop in Episode 618. Chrissy, a trans woman, told us she did not feel it her responsibility to keep toxic or unsupportive people in her life, and Bart pushed back because he feels building bridges across such divides is so important. Where should the healthy limits of our empathy, tolerance and relationship-building be set?

Mark Goulston is a psychiatrist, author, professor and consultant to corporations and large organizations who is known for a process called ‘surgical empathy’ among many other things. His book Talking to Crazy was the reason we wanted him on, but he has many others available everywhere books are sold.

In this conversation with Bart, Mark talks about validation therapy, the mirror neuron gap, surgical empathy, connecting with people in pain, the direct relationship between oxytocin and cortisol, awareness conversations versus advice conversations, givers, takers and receivers, assertive humility, the role of adrenaline in coping with trauma, Sharon Tate’s mom, the five ‘really’s, and more.

Mentioned in the episode:

Naomi Feil and Gladys Wilson in Russia
What made you smile today? on TED
The Nail

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2812, 2021

Let’s be honest: some people just don’t inspire our empathy! In this last episode of 2021, Bart responds to a post on the Humanize Me Facebook Group, in which a woman feels unempathetic about consequences suffered by her sister due to the sister’s own bad decisions. She feels like “a bad person”, she says, but should she? And how should we feel about our own lack of empathy in such situations?

To resurrect a previous term on Humanize Me, this episode is a bit of a ‘salmagundi’: we also talk about Christmas traditions, whether kids who do good things just to stay on Santa’s ‘nice’ list are doing it for valid reasons, and about a Pew poll showing that people with no religious beliefs outnumber evangelicals for the first time in American history.

Mentioned in the episode: Check out our friends’ podcast, MEGA, a perfect satire of a megachurch. Wherever you found us, you can find them. Oh, and: Happy New Year!

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

712, 2021

Bart with a solo episode on how we create meaning in our lives, and get access to meaning as we live in connection to the universe.

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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.

211, 2021

Chrissy Stroop is a writer and scholar who, despite being an ‘exvangelical’, remains interested in, and critical of, evangelical culture. When she recently mentioned Bart Campolo in an article, we reached out to ask her if she wanted to have a conversation about how evangelicals think and talk about those who leave the faith. But the conversation took a different turn, becoming a friendly disagreement over whether or not we should try to form friendships with people who don’t share our core values, or when there’s a big ideological divide. Chrissy, a trans woman, thinks not, because she doesn’t believe that friendships should involve attempts to change other people, while Bart thinks influencing others is a key part of relationships.

Read Chrissy’s article, Exvangelicals and the limits of evangelical empathy. And see her website HERE.

Follow this podcast to stay up-to-date:

Twitter: @HumanizeMePod
Instagram: @HumanizeMePodcast

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.

1910, 2021

Listen to “Humanize Me” on Spreaker.

Bart responds to a question from a listener who wants to know why he doesn’t talk more about his time as a Christian minister in poor urban neighborhoods, and what his experiences make him think about the possibility of future change.

Also mentioned: THIS YouTube video!

Follow this podcast to stay up-to-date:

Twitter: @HumanizeMePod
Instagram: @HumanizeMePodcast

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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