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!

417: Dave Warnock is dying out loud

“I’m in no hurry to exit this world. I love this world, I love life, I love people, I love community, I love humanity, I love conversations, I love sex, I love all the things that make life good. I love a good cigar, I love to have my bourbon, I love a good meal, [...]

By | 2019-05-24T18:41:05+00:00 May 24th, 2019|Podcast|

416: Why do we hurt those we love?

Why are we meanest to those we're closest to? 'Facebook Bob' asks whether we're monsters for this tendency, or whether we simply don't think there'll be any significant consequences for lashing out. Bart Campolo and John Wright talk about it, and the need for greater self-awareness. On Patreon this week: The 6th of 8 sessions [...]

By | 2019-05-08T00:50:54+00:00 May 8th, 2019|Podcast|

415: REPRISE: The social impact of the internet, with Hank Green

Way back in April 2017, Hank Green joined us on the podcast. But chances are, many of you who listen in 2019 have never heard it! On this week's episode, Bart Campolo introduces that conversation, in which he and Hank talk about individuals versus groups, how to get on the same page with people in your [...]

By | 2019-05-01T21:01:15+00:00 May 1st, 2019|Podcast|

414: Where was Bart last week? Grief and the Platinum Rule

Where was Bart last week, why didn't he answer anyone's emails or calls, and why didn't we release a new episode of the podcast? That's what producer John Wright demands to know at the start of this week's Q&A episode. In response, Bart lets us in on a week of private grief, and some of [...]

By | 2019-04-24T03:16:58+00:00 April 24th, 2019|Podcast|

413: Help! My daughter is interested in a boy!

A listener question prompts Bart Campolo to give some advice about how to open up good conversations with your children about sex and relationships. Our listener is the mother of a 12 year-old girl, who, it is discovered, is interested in a boy at school. The girl's father is panicking and concerned while the mother [...]

By | 2019-04-11T01:47:15+00:00 April 10th, 2019|Podcast|

412: Don’t panic about porn! with Dr. Marty Klein

Sex expert and therapist Dr. Marty Klein has a lot to say about pornography. In this conversation with Bart Campolo, Marty talks about porn and relationships, how people are ultimately responsible for the narrative they're telling themselves, the importance of novelty in human sexuality, the 'contracts' people have in relationships, how people respond to the [...]

By | 2019-04-05T01:53:42+00:00 April 5th, 2019|Podcast|

411: Why don’t you become a Unitarian Universalist?

A listener named Benjamin calls to ask why Bart feels the need to 'reinvent the wheel' with secular community-building, rather than simply join a Unitarian Universalist congregation. Benjamin says that he himself has found what he's looking for at a UU church. Bart responds to Ben's question, saying that he loves the UU movement but [...]

By | 2019-03-27T00:40:20+00:00 March 27th, 2019|Podcast|

410: Insights of an openly atheist minister, with Gretta Vosper

Gretta Vosper is an ordained minister of the United Church of Canada who, as a self-professed atheist, has survived an official review from her denomination and continues to serve as the pastor of her congregation. In this conversation, Bart Campolo talks with Gretta about the story of the last few years, why she stays in [...]

By | 2019-04-05T01:06:45+00:00 March 19th, 2019|Podcast|

409: Climate change – a redo!

In episode 407, Bart and John attempted to answer the question of a 15 year-old listener who wondered aloud why people aren't freaking out more, and doing more, about climate change. In the wake of that episode, Bart heard from many other listeners who didn't think we nailed it. So, this is our attempt at [...]

By | 2019-03-12T18:21:00+00:00 March 12th, 2019|Podcast|