Bart Campolo

About Bart

Bart Campolo is a secular community builder, counselor and writer who currently serves as the Humanist Chaplain at the University of Cincinnati. Listen to his podcast HERE!

611: Israel and Palestine, with Salwa Duaibis and Gerard Horton

Before recent events in Israel and Palestine, Bart Campolo had this conversation with Salwa and Gerard of an organization called Military Court Watch in Jerusalem. In it, we hear about Salwa's experiences growing up in the region, and what drew Gerard to working there as an attorney. There are no easy answers about the conflict [...]

By | 2021-06-01T02:11:16+00:00 June 1st, 2021|Podcast|

610: Do you believe in miracles?

Bart and John discuss the a question from a listener called Paolo about believing in miracles. Even though he has many issues with the rational case for Christianity, Paolo's own experiences make him inclined to hold onto his faith. And let's be honest, we live in a world where weird things sometimes happen. Do you [...]

By | 2021-05-23T18:58:34+00:00 May 22nd, 2021|Podcast|

609: Lost Connections, with Johann Hari

Johann Hari is an international best-selling author, journalist and thinker who has written two books we especially love: Chasing the Scream (about drugs and addiction) and Lost Connections (about what produces depression). So he may be one of the most fitting guests we've had. In this conversation with Bart Campolo, Johann talks about the purpose [...]

By | 2021-05-01T02:55:10+00:00 May 1st, 2021|Podcast|

608: Transgender listener calls us out…

...in the nicest possible way. On a recent episode, Bart Campolo casually referred to a bar full of people you might like to strike up a conversation with, saying, "There's a woman, there's a man, there's a woman who used to be a man." A trans woman called Rya wrote us an email, in the [...]

By | 2021-04-15T21:07:55+00:00 April 15th, 2021|Podcast|

607: Political Junkies, with Claire Potter

How do we recapture political nuance, thoughtfulness and open-mindedness at a time when alternative media has hooked us on politics and broke our democracy? Claire Potter is a Professor of History and co-Executive Editor of Public Seminar at The New School for Social Research in Greenwich Village, New York City. In this conversation, she and [...]

By | 2021-04-09T21:31:44+00:00 April 9th, 2021|Podcast|

606: Secular communities survey, with Joe Blankholm

Bart talks to Joe Blankholm, a professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, who with his colleagues is conducting a survey of secular communities across the United States. Take the survey at secularcommunities.com/scs! — 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 [...]

By | 2021-04-11T21:18:41+00:00 March 20th, 2021|Podcast|

605: Connection after deconstruction

From a listener: "I left my faith about 14 years ago. It has been a lonely experience, especially since back then, there wasn't the same connections through the internet that there are now. It seems like deconstruction is almost pop culture now, and being talked about everywhere. Anyways, I appreciate what you're doing and I'm [...]

By | 2021-03-03T19:42:19+00:00 March 3rd, 2021|Podcast|

604: Constructive disagreements, with David C. Smalley

How can we learn to have our disagreements across ideological divides more constructively and respectfully? David C. Smalley may be something of an expert at this point, having conducted hundreds of long-form conversations - many of them with Christians - on his podcast for the last 11 years. In this episode with Bart Campolo, David [...]

By | 2021-02-17T00:04:17+00:00 February 17th, 2021|Podcast|

603: Thoughts on the Inauguration

Bart and John share thoughts about the Inauguration of President Biden, the emotions it raises, what is entailed in turning the page as a nation, how to begin to bring Trump's most fervent supporters back into conversation, the importance of rituals like this, the Inauguration as a civic religious ceremony, and the actual religion in [...]

By | 2021-01-22T02:20:34+00:00 January 22nd, 2021|Podcast|

602: Coping with insecurity, with songwriter Ali Tamposi

What does it take to cope in a high-pressure, competitive environment... without falling into harmful behavior? Ali Tamposi is a grammy-nominated songwriter who has written for some of the biggest names in pop music: Kelly Clarkson, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, John Legend, Ozzy Osbourne and many others. She's also Bart Campolo's daughter-in-law-to-be. In this conversation, [...]

By | 2021-01-14T22:38:51+00:00 January 14th, 2021|Podcast|