Humanize Me Podcast 2018-08-06T15:38:40+00:00

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What does it mean to flourish? How can I make the absolute best of my one and only life? If love really is the most excellent way, well… how does it work? Every week, humanist community builder Bart Campolo and his incredible array of guests are all over those questions and more. If you want to pursue better relationships and a better world, join the party, for goodness’ sake!

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Humanize Me is a production of Jux Media.

211, 2018

331: Rethinking psychedelics, with Ashley Booth

November 2nd, 2018|

Just say no! That’s the mantra most of us have picked up from authority figures in our lives about drugs of all sorts, no matter their category.

But for our guest Ashley Booth and a growing number of scientists, doctors and thinkers, it’s become clear that our culture threw the baby out with the bathwater when it comes to the usefulness of psychedelics. This particular class of compounds – psilocybin, LSD, DMT and others – is special. They provide strange, unusual forms of consciousness, changing the perspectives of those who take them so much that their experiences can be life-changing.

Bart Campolo has never tried psychedelics. But in his project to become more empathetic, more available to love others fully, and to make the most of the one life he has, he has become more and more certain that he can’t afford to avoid psychedelics forever. His conversation with Ashley includes: special usefulness for those with PTSD, anxiety and depression; Ashley’s own experiences; how to interpret the experiences and what they may tell us about reality; how to find a good guide; what scares Bart the most; and how we learn impactful things regardless of whether it’s a fun process or not.

Ashley Booth is a scientist, researcher and psychonaut. Her website can be found at AshleyBooth.net and her advocacy community can be found at AwareProject.org. Their guide for would-be participants (mentioned in this episode) can be found at AwareProject.com/Questions. Another of her endeavors can be found at InnerSpaceIntegration.com.

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

2210, 2018

330: What makes a good ritual? with Keith Page

October 22nd, 2018|

Some of the things people abandon when they leave the church are rituals. But this week’s Q&A features a voicemail by listener Morris Bird, who asks:

“The word ritual is used to describe things as innocent as reading the newspaper. On the other hand, it’s used to describe sinister cult ceremonies. I’m curious, what are your thoughts generally on the role of rituals in secular communities, and what makes a good ritual, and how are good rituals designed and implemented into a community?”

In a first for one of our Q&A episodes, Bart chooses to ‘phone a friend’, a now-secular ‘celebrant’ called Keith Page, and they chew over the idea of rituals.

Takeaways: Rituals create order, and a sense of permanence, funerals, weddings, families, birthdays, Alcoholics Anonymous and other things are good examples, rituals of initiation like baptism actually make sense, the best rituals are connected to a value you share, solo rituals too, people need collective practice.

Join Bart and John LIVE this Thursday, October 25th at 6pm Pacific over at Patreon.com/HumanizeMe for our monthly livestream video Jam Session, where we break down some recent episodes, review recent topics and guests, try to be as honest as possible about what worked and what didn’t, and throw each other under the bus (in the most loving way possible, of course). Not a supporter yet? Join up and get extra content for it! We’ve almost met our goal of 100 patrons! Be the 100th?

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

1710, 2018

329: Becoming an ‘Evidist’ with Jeff Haley & Dale McGowan

October 17th, 2018|

Don’t worry; if you’ve never heard of ‘evidism’, you’re not alone. This is a term coined by the guests in this episode, inventor Jeff Haley and author Dale McGowan, to describe people committed to fact-based, evidence-based thinking.

In this conversation with Bart Campolo, Haley and McGowan talk about their book, Sharing Reality: How to Bring Secularism and Science to an Evolving Religious World, and their ideas for how to have better, more evidence-based conversations with people who have different worldviews.

They talk about how we know fact from fiction, the word ‘believe’, how we know the earth is round, evidence and the resurrection of Jesus Christ, bias and how we must all admit to having it, and how to talk to people of faith.

We’ll be having our third Jam Session in the next week or so over at Patreon.com/HumanizeMe. Not a supporter yet? Join up and get extra content for it! We have a goal of 100 patrons… and we’re almost there!

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

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

1010, 2018

328: Cultivating friendship – who to choose?

October 10th, 2018|

How does one decide who to pick to be friends with? Bart Campolo and John Wright look at this question as a sort of ‘Part 2’ to the last Q&A about cultivating good friendships:

“I really enjoyed Episode 326 where you guys talked about how being interested in other people is the first step to having good friendships, but my question is, who should I be focusing on? Who should I invest in or try to get closer to when I build a nice friendship? Looking forward to hearing what you have to say.”

Takeaways: Shared interests are important, circles are an easier place to start than individuals, complimentary personalities are better than sameness, have an awareness of your own social cachet and keep it in mind, choose kindness over coolness.

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

2509, 2018

327: Alternatives to monogamy with Dedeker Winston

September 25th, 2018|

No defaults. That’s how Dedeker Winston, and her romantic partners Jase and Alex, see the foundation of their relationship structure: conscious, intentional choice around a lifestyle that works for the people involved in it, rather than defaulting to the monogamy (or serial monogamy) of our culture.

As a former evangelical Christian, Dedeker not only left behind her faith but also many of the ideas based on it, like its messages about sex and relationships.

In this conversation with Bart Campolo, Dedeker talks about hierarchy in poly relationships like hers, the ‘relationship escalator’, expression of ultimate values, the fallacy of thinking that one person can play every role in one’s life, commitment, financial and legal matters, comparisons with blended families and LGBTQ families, the difficulties of being in alternative lifestyles in a society that doesn’t see them as normal or good, and takeaways for couples who plan to stay in monogamous relationships.

Dedeker’s website can be found at DedekerWinston.com, her poly podcast can be found at Multiamory.com and her book can be found on Amazon.

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

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

1809, 2018

326: Cultivating friendship; the first step

September 18th, 2018|

It’s a line Bart Campolo uses a lot in this podcast and elsewhere, that the essence of life is cultivating loving relationships with other people. Today’s question asks how to begin the process of doing that:

“Bart often talks about about cultivating loving relationships, but I’m never sure what he means or what I’m supposed to do. Don’t get me wrong, I was popular enough in school and I’ve always gotten along well with the people I work with, but I don’t know how many of my friends would say they actually feel loved by me, or vice versa. I’m not asking for Bart’s ’12 Rules For Life’, but I’d sure like to know Step One when it comes to connecting more deeply with the people in my life.”

Bart borrows heavily from Dale Carnegie’s classic book How To Win Friends and Influence People in his response, which he uses to break it down to a single, basic point.

We have a bonus episode this week for Patreon supporters! ‘Bart’s Book List (Part 1)’ can be found HERE. Not a supporter yet? Join up at Patreon.com/HumanizeMe and get extra content for it!

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

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