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!

523: The Death of the Artist

Bill Deresiewicz is an award-winning essayist and critic who has written a new book. The book warns that the art we all love - music, books, films and much more - is in jeopardy. Based on deep research and interviews with artists and content creators, Bill is worried that the digital economy isn't supporting that [...]

By | 2020-09-10T00:25:02+00:00 September 10th, 2020|Podcast|

522: How should a humanist respond to the Falwell scandal?

A scandal for the ages has emerged about of one of the most prominent evangelical Christian leaders of the Trump era. In this episode, Bart and John attempt to answer the question, "What would make a humanistic response to the situation with the Falwells?" — Follow this podcast to stay up-to-date: Twitter: @HumanizeMePod Instagram: @HumanizeMePodcast [...]

By | 2020-08-31T21:47:33+00:00 August 31st, 2020|Podcast|

520: Speech, tolerance and open debates, with Mark Oppenheimer (Part 2)

In this Part 2 with Mark Oppenheimer, recorded later after both had listened back to their first conversation, Mark and Bart return to take the earlier convo in a practical direction. Including: Facebook versus Letter to the Editor, steel-manning, don’t act in ways you wouldn’t let your kids act, diversity including identity and ideology, features [...]

By | 2020-08-11T20:04:37+00:00 August 11th, 2020|Podcast|

518: Speech, tolerance and open debates, with Mark Oppenheimer (Part 1)

Mark Oppenheimer is a friend of this podcast who is a signatory to a recent open letter published by Harper's Magazine, in praise of open debate and tolerance for differing opinions, and against some aspects of 'cancel culture', dogmatism and censoriousness. In this conversation with Bart Campolo, Mark chats about why he signed the letter, [...]

By | 2020-08-03T22:43:33+00:00 August 3rd, 2020|Podcast|

517: Is intimacy possible between people who have different worldviews?

"Hi Bart, I know in your podcast you talk a lot about people in 'suddenly interfaith' marriages, where one is a believer and the other has since left, and obviously there are obstacles, but what I want to know is: Does anything work? Is intimacy possible between people of radically different worldviews?" Bart's perspective: Sometimes. [...]

By | 2020-07-20T20:41:09+00:00 July 20th, 2020|Podcast|

516: Should we deconvert people on the brink? with Leah Helbling

Leah Helbling is a close friend of Humanize Me and a member of the team at the humanist community Cincinnati Caravan with Bart Campolo. In this episode, the two chat about Leah's instinct to attempt to 'deconvert' those who are questioning their faith, and Bart's belief that many people are better off staying where they are. [...]

By | 2020-07-01T03:38:31+00:00 July 1st, 2020|Podcast|

515: Facing up to collective trauma

In this solo episode, Bart talks about seeing the current wave of protest and uprising - the most significant moment ever for the Black Lives Matter movement - in the context of collective trauma. -- Follow this podcast to stay up-to-date: Twitter: @HumanizeMePod Instagram: @HumanizeMePodcast Facebook Group: Facebook.com/Groups/1772151613053280 The reason this podcast exists, even in [...]

By | 2020-06-15T21:30:51+00:00 June 15th, 2020|Podcast|

514: What are we to make of anti-natalism?

After talking a bit about insomnia, shaking hands with a local dog owner and dating in the pandemic, we turn to a voicemail asking Bart's opinion of anti-natalism, the philosophical position that ascribes a negative value to having babies. In response, Bart takes an approach which doesn't attempt to engage too much with the rational [...]

By | 2020-05-23T23:13:24+00:00 May 23rd, 2020|Podcast|