Humanize Me Podcast 2018-08-06T15:38:40+00:00

Humanize Me

with Bart Campolo

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What does it mean to flourish? How can I make the absolute best of my one and only life? If love really is the most excellent way, well… how does it work? Every week, humanist community builder Bart Campolo and his incredible array of guests are all over those questions and more. If you want to pursue better relationships and a better world, join the party, for goodness’ sake!

Have a question you’d like us to answer on a future episode? Call the Humanize Me ‘Q Line’ at .

Humanize Me is a production of Jux Media.

705, 2018

310: How should we respond to the homeless?

May 7th, 2018|

When you’re asked for money by a homeless person, or pass someone who appears to be homeless standing in a doorway or on a street corner, how should you respond?

That’s the topic addressed in this, the first of Humanize Me‘s regular Q&A episodes. Bart Campolo is joined by the podcast’s producer John Wright to attempt to answer the question, which came in from a listener called Mark in Bristol, UK and reads in part:

“I know you’ve got tons of experience helping [the homeless], and seem to have made it a component of your life’s work. But what’s a good, productive approach for the rest of us who have all-consuming careers (I’m an academic research scientist) and who can spare but a moment and some spare change for the homeless we see on the streets?”

Takeaways: Each of us must ask how our life is contributing to making life better for society, if we’re going to feel okay walking past that person on the street. It’s a good thing to be altruistic in a mission-focused way. Our energy, emotional bandwidth and finances are finite resources that need managed well. Listen to the episode for more!

Bonus question: “Do you still find any bible verses inspirational and why?”

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Humanize Me is hosted by Bart Campolo and is produced by Jux Media.

305, 2018

309: Are we really free to make our own choices? with Dan Barker

May 3rd, 2018|

Well, are we? It’s a weird thought that the experience we all share – of making our own decisions, freely choosing our next move – is nothing more than an illusion. But the science leans that way, and Dan Barker has engaged with the subject more than most.

Dan is an activist, an author and speaker who serves as the co-president of the Freedom From Religion Foundation. He’s sued the government, talked about atheism with Oprah, debated with Sean Hannity and hung out with Christopher Hitchens. And he agrees with Sam Harris about free will, but has his own thoughts on the implications of that conclusion. Grab Dan’s book on the subject HERE!

Enjoy the podcast? Support it on Patreon! Review us on iTunes (it really helps). And join over 600 other listeners on the show’s Facebook Group.

Humanize Me is hosted by Bart Campolo and is produced by Jux Media.

304, 2018

308: Science Mike (Mike McHargue)

April 3rd, 2018|

In this episode Bart talks (a lot) with new pal Mike McHargue, aka Science Mike, whose two podcasts, Ask Science Mike and The Liturgists (with Michael Gungor) are HUGE among the still-kinda-Christian-but-with-lots-of-questions crowd.  We don’t normally post anything this long, but so many of Science Mike’s listeners told him this was their favorite episode of all time that we couldn’t resist seeing if our Humanizers would like it too.

You can find Science Mike at his website, as well as on Twitter @mikemchargue and @asksciencemike .

Leaving My Father’s Faith, the film about Bart and his father Tony, is now streaming on Vimeo and Amazon Prime. Check it out here.
2103, 2018

307: A chat with my dad about the film

March 21st, 2018|

It’s here! For all of you who have been waiting patiently to see the documentary film Leaving My Father’s Faith – capturing Bart’s conversation with his dad Tony Campolo on the subject of his leaving Christianity – the film is streaming now on Amazon Prime Video and Vimeo On Demand.

This week’s episode is a chat between Bart, Tony via phone and John Wright, the director of the new film. They reflect on the release of the film, what it captures, reactions to it, and how they feel it portrays them and their interactions on this touchy but important subject. Press play here to listen.

Stream the film now at

1403, 2018

306: A Conversation With Rabbi Daniel Bogard

March 14th, 2018|

Daniel Bogard is a Jewish rabbi who’s passionate about building bridges across faith and cultural borders.  He’s also a deep thinking, warm feeling, easy talking person with whom Bart has a terrific conversation about, well…a whole bunch of stuff.

You can follow him on Twitter @ravbogard .

If you enjoy the Humanize Me podcast and would like to help support it as well as Bart’s work, you can donate at Bart’s PayPal page or you can become a monthly Patreon patron.

2802, 2018

305: What Everyday People Can Do To Prevent Suicide with Jennifer Wright-Berryman

February 28th, 2018|

Jennifer Wright-Berryman is a suicidologist in the School of Social Work at the University of Cincinnati and is currently the lead researcher for a peer-to-peer, school-based program called Hope Squad. Jennifer is an assistant professor at the University of Cincinnati and has a PHD in Social Work from the University of Indiana.

You can find out more about her and her work by going to her website here. And to check out more info on the National Hope Squad program, go here.

Did you know that Bart also does counseling and coaching? For more information, go here.


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