430: What It Means to Be Moral, with Phil Zuckerman

How do we decide whether it's good or bad to intervene in global warming or growing inequality? Or how to treat our dog? Phil Zuckerman has written a new book giving a foundational framework for secular - nonreligious - morality. In this conversation Phil talks with Bart Campolo about the four reasons you can't get [...]

By | 2019-09-09T20:56:07+00:00 September 9th, 2019|Podcast|

429: Changing Minds Part II, with David Fleischer

In Episode 423 of this podcast, David Fleischer talked with Bart Campolo about changing minds with the methodology of 'deep canvassing.' In this episode, David returns! He and Bart talk about the next election, Trump as the opposite of loving and humanist, how to encourage people to vote without shaming them about not voting last [...]

By | 2019-08-27T20:31:05+00:00 August 27th, 2019|Podcast|

428: High profile deconversions and secular ‘churches’

In this episode of Humanize Me, Bart Campolo and John Wright talk about two recent deconversions from Christianity and a recent article by Faith Hill in The Atlantic which looks at the trajectory of secular 'churches' like Sunday Assembly and analyzes their declining numbers. Joshua Harris's well-known 1997 Christian book, I Kissed Dating Goodbye, shaped [...]

By | 2019-08-19T19:40:28+00:00 August 19th, 2019|Podcast|

427: Recovering from Religion, with Gayle Jordan

Gayle Jordan is the Executive Director of the nonprofit organization Recovering from Religion, which connects people with support on their journeys out of religious faith. In this conversation with Bart Campolo, Gayle talks about her own deconversion story, the work of her organization, the helpline it operates, the common issues people face after losing or [...]

By | 2019-08-22T15:57:52+00:00 August 6th, 2019|Podcast|

426: Most meaningful episodes of other podcasts

In this episode, Bart Campolo talks about the most meaningful or humanizing episodes of other podcasts. It's 20 minutes of thoughtful recommendations! Here are the individual episodes we recommend most highly. To hear why they're recommended, listen to the episode! Enjoy. Hidden Brain: Creating God and The Vegetable Lamb RadioLab: From Tree to Shining Tree [...]

By | 2019-08-01T20:03:13+00:00 August 1st, 2019|Podcast|

425: Fathers and their sons, with Roman Campolo

Not every family allows you to listen in on their personal conversations. But in this episode, Bart Campolo sits down with his son Roman where they talk about fathers and sons, Bart's relationship with his dad Tony, competitiveness, choosing diplomacy over conflict, Bart's self-identity as a guy who doesn't put his best effort into succeeding, [...]

By | 2019-07-26T19:57:58+00:00 July 26th, 2019|Podcast|

424: REPRISE: Making the most of life, with Hemant Mehta

This classic conversation with The Friendly Atheist, Hemant Mehta, is one of the most shared episodes we've ever done. Hemant talks with Bart Campolo about squeezing more life out of our awareness of death, and making the most of the precious opportunity we have in our moments of consciousness. Hemant's popular blog can be found [...]

By | 2019-07-15T18:41:09+00:00 July 15th, 2019|Podcast|

423: How to change someone’s mind, with David Fleischer

Want to change someone's mind? David Fleischer, of the Los Angeles LGBT Center, has discovered more reliably than perhaps anybody else how to do it. As he puts it: "We’re the first to reduce any form of prejudice in a measurable, long-lasting way with a relatively simple intervention: a 10 minute one-on-one conversation that we [...]

By | 2019-08-27T20:30:51+00:00 July 5th, 2019|Podcast|

422: What if I find other people boring?

On Episode 420, we answered a question from a listener about gaining confidence in social situations. Bart Campolo's advice centered around showing curiosity in others, and making the interactions about the other people. But what if you don't find other people interesting? What if you're not curious at all about the people in these social [...]

By | 2019-06-26T16:22:00+00:00 June 26th, 2019|Podcast|

421: ‘Leaving the Witness’, with Amber Scorah

Amber Scorah was raised as a Jehovah's Witness. She tells the story of her 'deconversion' in her book, 'Leaving the Witness: Exiting a Religion and Finding a Life' (available HERE). In this conversation with Bart Campolo, Amber talks about what it was like to believe fully, what it's like to disbelieve now, how her relationships [...]

By | 2019-06-18T20:46:29+00:00 June 18th, 2019|Podcast|