Megan begins by telling Bart about Death Salon, a knowledge and art project she directs and curates in an attempt to open up conversations and engagement with the subject of death. What is death denial? How has death been sanitized and hidden in popular culture? What do Megan and Bart both see as [...]
Kester Brewin is no longer a believer in a God, but holds some "theology" and "Christianity" even so. Bart and Kester have a transatlantic chat about life after belief and how they've both ended up in different places.
How can secular people care for each other when the chips are down? Jason Callahan is the chaplain for the Thomas Palliative Care Unit at VCU Massey Cancer Center in Virginia and instructor for the Departments of Patient Counseling and Pastoral Care at VCU. Jason is a seminary-educated secular chaplain, endorsed by the [...]
Bart eats some humble pie with an apology he felt compelled to make after the realization that he hasn't always come across the way he intended.
Listener questions abound on this episode, posed in real time by Humanize Me producer John Wright, featuring topics raised on the podcast's top-secret Facebook group (which is totally easy to find HERE). On this episode: When to come out as an unbeliever to your pastor, what Bart's been reading lately, whether atheists can [...]
Gleb was involved in starting it. Bart signed up to it. Now, they're both committed to it. What is the Pro-Truth Pledge? How do we separate fact from fiction? And why did a group of scientists come together at this moment in history to do this? Gleb joins Bart for this episode of [...]
Bart chats with Vanessa Zoltan, a research assistant at Harvard Divinity School where she graduated who has been involved with the Humanist Hub at Harvard University and is well-known for her approach to reading books like Harry Potter as a sacred text. Among the topics covered in this episode: Being an atheist for solidarity [...]
Bart's son Roman joins him for this chat, recorded on Father's Day, in which they contemplate the nature of 'fathering' and the attributes of an ideal father figure in someone's life. What are the factors that make someone a good mentor? How can fathers establish a reality model for the person they're mentoring [...]
Like Bart, Drew Bekius is a former Christian minister who stopped believing and left the faith he held for so long. In this episode, Bart and Drew talk about their journey, the view on the other side of faith, the plight of unbelieving clergy, compassion for those in that position and what they're [...]
Ex-Mormons. Ex-Scientologists. Ex-Jehovah Witnesses. Ex-Evangelicals. They were all there at sunset at Morris Bird's bi-annual gathering on the beach, cooking ribs and meeting each other. Some had travelled for hours to get there, desperate for community with those like them. On this episode, Bart chats with Morris about such communities for the benefit [...]