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.

1507, 2019

This classic conversation with The Friendly Atheist, Hemant Mehta, is one of the most shared episodes we’ve ever done. Hemant talks with Bart Campolo about squeezing more life out of our awareness of death, and making the most of the precious opportunity we have in our moments of consciousness.

Hemant’s popular blog can be found at FriendlyAtheist.Patheos.com.

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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.

507, 2019

Want to change someone’s mind? David Fleischer, of the Los Angeles LGBT Center, has discovered more reliably than perhaps anybody else how to do it. As he puts it:

“We’re the first to reduce any form of prejudice in a measurable, long-lasting way with a relatively simple intervention: a 10 minute one-on-one conversation that we call deep canvassing.”

In this episode of Humanize Me, David joins Bart Campolo for a conversation about his background story, how he started experimenting with different ways to talk to the people who voted against them on California’s Proposition 8 banning gay marriage in 2008, his view that progressive people especially have an “irrational confidence in rationality”, how human rapport, common ground and stories are the basis of changing minds, and how listening is at the heart of it all.

Mentioned in the podcast: This American Life episodes #555 and #584. Links here:

https://www.thisamericanlife.org/555/the-incredible-rarity-of-changing-your-mind

https://www.thisamericanlife.org/584/for-your-reconsideration

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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.

2606, 2019

On Episode 420, we answered a question from a listener about gaining confidence in social situations. Bart Campolo’s advice centered around showing curiosity in others, and making the interactions about the other people.

But what if you don’t find other people interesting? What if you’re not curious at all about the people in these social settings? How should one cultivate such curiosity? In this episode, Bart has lots of thoughts in a row.

Bonus episode! The second edition of Why It Matters is now available over on Patreon. Go HERE to listen!

Missed Bart’s appearance on The Young Turks? Go HERE to watch.

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.

1806, 2019

Amber Scorah was raised as a Jehovah’s Witness. She tells the story of her ‘deconversion’ in her book, ‘Leaving the Witness: Exiting a Religion and Finding a Life’ (available HERE).

In this conversation with Bart Campolo, Amber talks about what it was like to believe fully, what it’s like to disbelieve now, how her relationships were affected, the death of her young son Karl on his first day in childcare, her views on life now, and much more.

Amber is a writer in Brooklyn. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times (like this one we loved), USA Today, Gothamist, and Believer magazine. Amber became a parental leave advocate after the loss of her son, and was named one of the 100 most influential people in Brooklyn culture by Brooklyn Magazine. She is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.

Follow this podcast to stay up-to-date:

Twitter: @HumanizeMePod
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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.

1206, 2019

This question is one about confidence:

“I love the stuff you guys are doing about friendship, but I think it assumes a level of confidence in social situations that I don’t feel. How do I generate the kind of confidence that will enable me to initiate conversations or hold my own in social settings?”

Bart has no fast-track to universal confidence to offer, but in this episode he shares a multi-point strategy that will give you a solid footing in social situations and lead to higher confidence.

Takeaways: Set a goal for the conversation that is not impressing the other person; show up with questions to ask in hand, listen to the answers; stay focused on the other person. Be genuinely curious; asking the questions puts you in control; show humility and tell someone know when they tell you things you didn’t know, or are interested in; be aware of your body language, avoid unconfident movements; as a socially generous person, you can play a connecting role for others you’ve talked to.

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.

Join the email list HERE.

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

506, 2019

When a tragedy happens, people tend to run from the pain. Dr. Kate Wiebe runs toward it. Kate is the founder and director of the Institute for Trauma and Growth, which started with a focus on faith communities and has since expanded. When a mass shooting, disaster or other tragedy strikes, Kate and her team deploy to teach leaders restorative strategies for personal and group growth.

In this episode, Bart Campolo talks with Kate about what she’s learned about trauma and crises, why people don’t go to counseling, collective trauma, the bond of survivors, healing, the role of faith and (even secular) spirituality, being heard, resiliency and more.

She is a self-described “sherpa guiding people into the valley of death”, and believes that people can “prepare for the kind of person they want to be in an emergency.” She says that our bodies are “incessant truth tellers” which keep the score. That for some people, circumstances don’t affect their quality of life one way or the other, but for others, they’re important. And her and Bart reaffirm the importance of communities that can come up with creative responses to tragedy together.

Follow this podcast to stay up-to-date:

Twitter: @HumanizeMePod
Instagram: @HumanizeMePodcast
Facebook Group: Facebook.com/HumanizeMe

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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