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 | 2019-07-05T16:29:02+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|

420: How to become confident in social situations

This question is one about confidence: "I love the stuff you guys are doing about friendship, but I think it assumes a level of confidence in social situations that I don’t feel. How do I generate the kind of confidence that will enable me to initiate conversations or hold my own in social settings?" Bart [...]

By | 2019-06-12T00:20:02+00:00 June 12th, 2019|Podcast|

419: Restoration after tragedy, with Dr. Kate Wiebe

When a tragedy happens, people tend to run from the pain. Dr. Kate Wiebe runs toward it. Kate is the founder and director of the Institute for Trauma and Growth, which started with a focus on faith communities and has since expanded. When a mass shooting, disaster or other tragedy strikes, Kate and her team [...]

By | 2019-06-05T20:53:14+00:00 June 5th, 2019|Podcast|

418: How to grow your inner circle

On this week's episode of Humanize Me, Bart Campolo answers this question: "I just read an article saying that, like me, the average American has just one close friend, and 1 in 4 of us have none at all. I want to fight the 'loneliness epidemic' and have decided to make a really big effort [...]

By | 2019-05-31T17:01:12+00:00 May 30th, 2019|Podcast|

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|