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.

612, 2019

Thanksgiving has been and gone, and now we’re into a whole month of Christmas in America. How does one navigate a time that can be very tricky for those who have deconverted from faith? As one listener put it in our Facebook Group: “Am I the only one who feels like Jesus is my ex and all the decorations just remind me of our ****ed up relationship?” It turns out there’s a lot of that kind of painfulness at this time of year!

In this Q&A episode of our podcast, Bart Campolo tries to answer the following questions:

“My wife still believes. She is very bothered that I no longer believe. Advice on how to handle the tension? How much should I go along, for example, going to Christmas Eve service to keep her happy while still being true to myself?”

“My siblings and mom don’t do presents anymore, which is awesome. My biggest Christmas budget item is charity. My wife though, thinks presents are important and for the most part she handles her big family and that’s fine with me. But, as you can guess, it gets a little dicey between the two of us. So far, I’m just cutting back a little and seeing how it goes. Any suggestions?”

“I’ve recently de-converted, but I am still influenced by spiritual holiday trappings. What do you recommend?”

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

1311, 2019

John Tucker used to be a literalist Christian, but says he has now rejected the ‘belief paradigm’ to move beyond either accepting or rejecting the claims of religion.

In this conversation with Bart Campolo, John lays out how he sees truth now, and says that he thinks religious claims should be expressed only as catch-22s. An example of a catch-22: “The only acceptable evidence for religious belief is evidence that is unacceptable.” Confused by this, Bart explores what John means by it.

Along the way, John and Bart talk about how works of fiction can be ‘mined’ for profound insight, and that Christianity can be too, how there are differences between pre- and post-Enlightenment thinking, how we are stuck in the ‘correspondence theory of truth’, how virulent forms of religion can be ‘tamed’ and used beneficially, how John was devastated when he first realized that Adam and Eve were not historical figures, the future of Christianity and how following generations will come to relate to it, why John refutes the context of a question like, ‘Did Jesus rise from the dead?’, the philosophy of how words are used, how Bart can’t figure out why John doesn’t just become a straight-up humanist like him, and an analogy about stained glass windows.

John’s book on these topics, Zero Theology, can be found on Amazon.

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.)

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.

511, 2019

It’s a Q&A episode! And this week, the question is:

“Hey Bart, you humanists seem to really love science, so I’m wondering… do you love science fiction too? If so, what do you love and why?” – Marianne

Bart Campolo talks with producer John Wright about sci-fi and the thoughts it can provoke. In the process, he strongly recommends a book that is controversial, poorly-written and probably wrong, and which made him consider the benefits of fascism.

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.)

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

Join the email list HERE.

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

2510, 2019

Yasmine Mohammed wore the hijab from the age of 9, but never felt comfortable as a Muslim. Now, having been out of the faith for many years, she’s able to reflect on her remarkable life, on the Islamic world and on religious indoctrination in general.

In this conversation with Bart Campolo, Yasmine talks about the differences between Islam and Christianity, the powerful, debilitating effect she felt of being covered from head to toe, how easy it is to indoctrinate children, how western governments protect subjugation out of cultural sensitivity, how western liberals protect abusive behavior, how corporations are demonetizing her and others like her, and how humanist values should pertain to Islam.

Yasmine’s book, Unveiled, can be found on Amazon.

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.)

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.

1710, 2019

The question being asked this week:

“Hey Bart, I listened to a speech by Attorney General William Barr at Notre Dame University, in which he denounced ‘militant secularists’ and said they were trying to destroy the ‘traditional moral order’. Does this worry you as much as it does me?”

Bart Campolo sits down with John Wright to answer this question, and – spoiler – it’s a resounding ‘Yes.’ Not only did Barr set out to make the ludicrous claims about secularists that he did, but Secretary of State Mike Pompeo promoted his own speech on the United States State Department website with the headline, “Being a Christian Leader.” Bart sees this as a direct response to the fire under which Trump finds himself, a rallying of the base, and shares some thoughts about how secular people can articulate their own positive values in a powerful refutation of this demonization.

Mentioned at the end: The Happiness Lab with Dr. Laurie Santos.

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.)

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

Join the email list HERE.

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

810, 2019

Josh “Phantom” Strider is an Australian YouTuber known for his commentary on cartoons. He’s also an avid listener of the Humanize Me podcast and one of our supporters on Patreon!

In this conversation with Bart Campolo, Josh talks about the secularism of Disney, the messages of VeggieTales, the importance of cartoons for those like him on the autism spectrum, the business model of YouTube, Hank Green and the online content ecosystem.

Check out Josh’s YouTube channel HERE. One place to start might be HERE. Fermi’s Paradox info HERE.

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.)

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

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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