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!

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|

513: Heaven and hell, with Bart Ehrman

Where did our popular ideas of heaven and hell come from? Did Jesus teach eternal torture? How did our notions of the afterlife evolve? Bart Ehrman is the author of over 30 books, including six New York Times bestsellers explaining critical biblical scholarship to a popular audience. In this conversation with Bart Campolo, Ehrman talks [...]

By | 2020-05-13T19:32:37+00:00 May 13th, 2020|Featured Episode, Podcast|

512: Missing Jesus in the pandemic

"Hey Bart. As I grew up, prayer was touted as the answer to everything. Now with the shutdowns and loss associated with COVID-19, I still miss the feeling I had when I could 'give it all to Jesus.' I suppose this is part of taking back control of my own life and not depending on [...]

By | 2020-05-04T21:01:15+00:00 May 4th, 2020|Podcast|

511: Aftermath of Roman, and relationships in lockdown

Bart reflects on two recent episodes that have generated the most mail ever for this podcast, and offers some thoughts on how to improve relationships during this extended lockdown. — Follow this podcast to stay up-to-date: Twitter: @HumanizeMePod Instagram: @HumanizeMePodcast Facebook Group: The reason this podcast exists, even in trying economic times, is because [...]

By | 2020-04-20T15:43:33+00:00 April 20th, 2020|Podcast|

510: “You’re out to ******* lunch, dad,” with Roman Campolo

It's been a hard week for Bart! Episode 509 of this podcast featured his conversation with Michael Dowd, a fellow 'apocalyoptimist' who shares Bart's belief that a great societal collapse is inevitable, and that the current pandemic represents the beginning of a difficult time for humanity. Bart's son Roman Campolo listened, and hated the episode. [...]

By | 2020-04-09T22:59:21+00:00 April 9th, 2020|Podcast|

509: Post doom, with Michael Dowd

Three years ago to the week, Michael Dowd talked with Bart on this podcast about our modern way of life, sustainability and the future of civilization. When the coronavirus pandemic hit, Bart could think of nobody he wanted to talk to about it more than Michael, so he's back! In this conversation, Bart and Michael [...]

By | 2020-04-04T23:11:42+00:00 April 4th, 2020|Podcast|

508: Connecting from afar

Bart and John are socially distancing, like most of America. What does that mean for our all-important human connections? In this episode, Bart talks about his humanist community, Caravan in Cincinnati, and how they're handling the crisis. Bart emphasizes the importance of listening to each other, reaching out, asking how people are doing and genuinely [...]

By | 2020-03-26T23:42:54+00:00 March 26th, 2020|Podcast|

507: Initial thoughts on an emerging global crisis

It was a bad week to be away. But while Bart Campolo was gone on a family trip, the world changed. After coming back, Bart shares his thoughts about the emerging global crisis being caused by COVID-19. Quick note: We briefly talk about our worst fears for our modern way of life, including Bart's long-held [...]

By | 2020-03-18T23:19:25+00:00 March 18th, 2020|Podcast|

506: When to tell people you’ve deconverted, and 2 other questions

On this Q&A episode of the podcast, we take 3 questions in a row! Question 1 is about why Bart decided to tell his parents he wasn't a Christian anymore at the time he did, and how the calculation would have been different if he wasn't a 'professional Christian'. Questions 2 is about starting humanist communities [...]

By | 2020-03-03T21:20:18+00:00 March 3rd, 2020|Podcast|

505: A journey in human rights, with Greg Asbed

Greg Asbed is a human rights strategist developing a new model—worker-driven social responsibility (WSR) for improving conditions for low-wage workers within the twenty-first-century labor market. In this wide-ranging conversation with Bart Campolo, Greg talks about his background, his life and how he got here. Greg became a MacArthur Fellow in 2017. For the United Nations [...]

By | 2020-02-24T00:36:09+00:00 February 24th, 2020|Podcast|