Humanize Me Podcast 2019-06-14T00:37:57+00:00

Humanize Me
Podcast

with Bart Campolo

A weekly podcast about building great relationships, cultivating wonder, and making things better for other people. Hosted by veteran community-builder Bart Campolo, Humanize Me features friendly, thoughtful conversations with a wide array of scientists, activists, artists and oddballs.

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An simple index of episodes can be found here.

Humanize Me is a production of Jux Media.

1806, 2019

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 were affected, the death of her young son Karl on his first day in childcare, her views on life now, and much more.

Amber is a writer in Brooklyn. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times (like this one we loved), USA Today, Gothamist, and Believer magazine. Amber became a parental leave advocate after the loss of her son, and was named one of the 100 most influential people in Brooklyn culture by Brooklyn Magazine. She is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.

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Check out Patreon.com/HumanizeMe! Support the podcast there for the cost of a cup of coffee once a month and get extra content for it. That amount won’t matter to you, but it means everything to us and makes the podcast happen! (Includes access to the monthly bonus podcast, ‘Why It Matters’, where we discuss the show and read listener feedback, and the ‘Campolo Sessions‘, long-form conversations between Bart and his dad Tony Campolo.)

Got a question for Bart to answer in a future show? Call the ‘Q Line’ at (424) 291-2092.

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Humanize Me is hosted by Bart Campolo and is produced by John Wright at JuxMedia.com.

1206, 2019

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 has no fast-track to universal confidence to offer, but in this episode he shares a multi-point strategy that will give you a solid footing in social situations and lead to higher confidence.

Takeaways: Set a goal for the conversation that is not impressing the other person; show up with questions to ask in hand, listen to the answers; stay focused on the other person. Be genuinely curious; asking the questions puts you in control; show humility and tell someone know when they tell you things you didn’t know, or are interested in; be aware of your body language, avoid unconfident movements; as a socially generous person, you can play a connecting role for others you’ve talked to.

Follow this podcast to stay up-to-date:

Twitter: @HumanizeMePod
Instagram: @HumanizeMePodcast
Facebook Group: Facebook.com/HumanizeMe

Check out Patreon.com/HumanizeMe! Support the podcast there for the cost of a cup of coffee once a month and get extra content for it. That amount won’t matter to you, but it means everything to us and makes the podcast happen! (Includes access to the monthly bonus podcast, ‘Why It Matters’, where we discuss the show and read listener feedback, and the ‘Campolo Sessions‘, long-form conversations between Bart and his dad Tony Campolo.)

Got a question for Bart to answer in a future show? Call the ‘Q Line’ at (424) 291-2092.

Join the email list HERE.

Humanize Me is hosted by Bart Campolo and is produced by John Wright at JuxMedia.com.

506, 2019

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 deploy to teach leaders restorative strategies for personal and group growth.

In this episode, Bart Campolo talks with Kate about what she’s learned about trauma and crises, why people don’t go to counseling, collective trauma, the bond of survivors, healing, the role of faith and (even secular) spirituality, being heard, resiliency and more.

She is a self-described “sherpa guiding people into the valley of death”, and believes that people can “prepare for the kind of person they want to be in an emergency.” She says that our bodies are “incessant truth tellers” which keep the score. That for some people, circumstances don’t affect their quality of life one way or the other, but for others, they’re important. And her and Bart reaffirm the importance of communities that can come up with creative responses to tragedy together.

Follow this podcast to stay up-to-date:

Twitter: @HumanizeMePod
Instagram: @HumanizeMePodcast
Facebook Group: Facebook.com/HumanizeMe

Check out Patreon.com/HumanizeMe! Support the podcast there for the cost of a cup of coffee once a month and get extra content for it. That amount won’t matter to you, but it means everything to us and makes the podcast happen! (Includes access to the monthly bonus podcast, ‘Why It Matters’, where we discuss the show and read listener feedback, and the ‘Campolo Sessions‘, long-form conversations between Bart and his dad Tony Campolo.)

Got a question for Bart to answer in a future show? Call the ‘Q Line’ at (424) 291-2092.

Join the email list HERE.

Humanize Me is hosted by Bart Campolo and is produced by John Wright at JuxMedia.com.

3005, 2019

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 to seek out more meaningful connections. Over the years, I’ve been letting my average friendships naturally die in order to concentrate on finding people with whom I more deeply connect, but potential soulmates are hard to find. Where do I find new close friends?”

Takeaways: Some places, some people, some periods of time, lend themselves better than others to making friends; don’t let ‘average friendships’ die but ‘frack’ them for deeper connections; the best friendships are often forged with average people by those with the skills to do it; join groups; be bold and strike early while the stakes are low.

All eight sessions of long-form conversation between Bart and his famous evangelical father, Tony Campolo, recorded for the film Leaving My Father’s Faith, are now available HERE to Patreon supporters (become one easily).

Bart spoke at Eastlake Church two Sundays ago on the topic ‘Character Matters’. Watch it all HERE.

Follow this podcast to stay up-to-date:

Twitter: @HumanizeMePod
Instagram: @HumanizeMePodcast
Facebook Group: Facebook.com/HumanizeMe

Got a question for Bart to answer in a future show? Call the ‘Q Line’ at (424) 291-2092.

Join the email list HERE.

Humanize Me is hosted by Bart Campolo and is produced by John Wright at JuxMedia.com.

2405, 2019

“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, I love seeing a sunset at the ocean.” – Dave Warnock on Humanize Me

Dave Warnock is a former pastor turned humanist who earlier this year was diagnosed with ALS. In response to his diagnosis, a community of secular people rallied around Dave, and they believe his story and attitude is an inspiration. We agree!

In this conversation with Bart Campolo, Dave talks about his life in the evangelical subculture, his deconversion from faith at 55 years old, the end of his marriage, discovering himself independently for the first time, finding a new community, getting a terminal diagnosis, death with dignity and the ‘final exit’, and how his illness has focused his mind on what’s truly important.

A website about Dave can be found at EveryonesAgnostic.com/Dave.html (and check out the rest of the Everyone’s Agnostic site too!).

On Patreon this week: The final of 8 sessions of long-form conversation between Bart and his famous evangelical father, Tony Campolo, recorded for the film Leaving My Father’s Faith (available on Amazon). Get the new session HERE. And while you’re at it, check out the rest of our Patreon page! It’s had a revamp and now includes the first episode of ‘Why It Matters‘, where you can hear about how this podcast makes a difference in peoples’ lives and listen to some insider info and discussion.

Also this week: Bart was speaking at Eastlake Church on Sunday on the topic ‘Character Matters’ and you can watch it all HERE.

Follow this podcast to stay up-to-date:

Twitter: @HumanizeMePod
Instagram: @HumanizeMePodcast
Facebook Group: Facebook.com/HumanizeMe

Got a question for Bart to answer in a future show? Call the ‘Q Line’ at (424) 291-2092.

Join the email list HERE.

Humanize Me is hosted by Bart Campolo and is produced by John Wright at JuxMedia.com.

805, 2019

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 of long-form conversation between Bart and his famous evangelical father, Tony Campolo, recorded for the film Leaving My Father’s Faith (available on Amazon). Get the new session HERE.

Follow this podcast to stay up-to-date:

Twitter: @HumanizeMePod
Instagram: @HumanizeMePodcast
Facebook Group: Facebook.com/HumanizeMe

Got a question for Bart to answer in a future show? Call the ‘Q Line’ at (424) 291-2092.

Join the email list HERE.

Humanize Me is hosted by Bart Campolo and is produced by John Wright at JuxMedia.com.

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