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!

503: Rituals and our nature, with Sasha Sagan

In previous episodes of this podcast, we've established that rituals are important. But why? And how is it connected to our own nature, and the nature around us? Sasha Sagan has written a book all about the subject. It would be hard to imagine a more Humanize Me book, and by such a gifted communicator! [...]

By | 2020-02-03T03:25:54+00:00 February 3rd, 2020|Podcast|

502: On answering your questions

Bart Campolo has been a counselor in one context or another for many decades. As listeners to this podcast, we invite you to submit your questions! Are you looking for advice about a relationship in your life? Got a friend in a predicament? Want to know how to handle a situation? Call us at (424) [...]

By | 2020-01-23T18:30:36+00:00 January 23rd, 2020|Podcast|

501: A Cripple’s Dance, with Gabriel “Freaque” Rodreick

'How are you not freaking out?' is the question Gabe asks in one of the two songs we play in this inaugural episode of 2020. Gabe is an artist, musician, poet and more. His C5 spinal injury, incurred when he was 15 years old, left him paralyzed from the armpits down. What more could there [...]

By | 2020-01-15T00:02:22+00:00 January 14th, 2020|Podcast|

439: Faith and the post-believer

It's an end-of-the-year podcast from Bart Campolo, who answers a question from a listener called John. John wants to know whether faith (of a sort) can still be useful for a post-Christian, whether believing something without evidence can sometimes have its benefits. Bart answers with a riff on the difference between optimism and hope, and [...]

By | 2019-12-30T16:38:49+00:00 December 30th, 2019|Podcast|

438: Christian climate skeptics and how rhetoric matters, with Emma Bloomfield

Emma Bloomfield researches the intersection of science and religious rhetoric, particularly around issues of climate change, human origins and the body. In this conversation with Bart Campolo, Emma talks about how Christians tend to think differently about science and the environment, the three ‘types’ of religious climate skeptic (separators, bargainers and harmonizers), the similarities between [...]

By | 2019-12-23T22:15:50+00:00 December 23rd, 2019|Podcast|

436: A Christian with ‘Zero Theology’, with John Tucker

John Tucker used to be a literalist Christian, but says he has now rejected the 'belief paradigm' to move beyond either accepting or rejecting the claims of religion. In this conversation with Bart Campolo, John lays out how he sees truth now, and says that he thinks religious claims should be expressed only as catch-22s. [...]

By | 2020-02-07T16:55:08+00:00 November 13th, 2019|Podcast|

435: Thought-provoking science fiction

It's a Q&A episode! And this week, the question is: "Hey Bart, you humanists seem to really love science, so I’m wondering... do you love science fiction too? If so, what do you love and why?" - Marianne Bart Campolo talks with producer John Wright about sci-fi and the thoughts it can provoke. In the [...]

By | 2019-11-05T19:56:03+00:00 November 5th, 2019|Podcast|

434: Unveiled, with Yasmine Mohammed

Yasmine Mohammed wore the hijab from the age of 9, but never felt comfortable as a Muslim. Now, having been out of the faith for many years, she's able to reflect on her remarkable life, on the Islamic world and on religious indoctrination in general. In this conversation with Bart Campolo, Yasmine talks about the [...]

By | 2019-10-25T22:11:22+00:00 October 25th, 2019|Podcast|

433: Should it worry me that the government is demonizing secular people?

The question being asked this week: "Hey Bart, I listened to a speech by Attorney General William Barr at Notre Dame University, in which he denounced ‘militant secularists’ and said they were trying to destroy the ‘traditional moral order’. Does this worry you as much as it does me?" Bart Campolo sits down with John [...]

By | 2019-10-17T07:25:05+00:00 October 17th, 2019|Podcast|