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!

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: 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|

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|