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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1908, 2019

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 the relationships and sexual ethics of many of the young people who read it. In recent years, Harris has apologized for the impact of his book, which he now regards as largely negative. Earlier this summer, it emerged that Harris has separated from his wife and no longer considers himself a Christian.

Marty Sampson was a worship leader and singer-songwriter with Hillsong United, a band born at Hillsong church in Sydney that routinely topped the Christian charts worldwide. He recently wrote an Instagram post announcing the deconstruction of his faith.

Further reading

Secular churches rethink their sales pitch:
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/07/secular-churches-rethink-their-sales-pitch/594109/

Joshua Harris separates from wife, leaves Christianity:
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/07/29/joshua-harris-i-kissed-dating-goodbye-i-am-not-christian/1857934001/

Marty Sampson announces lost faith:
https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2019/08/12/famed-christian-songwriter-renounces-religion-im-genuinely-losing-my-faith/

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608, 2019

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 leaving faith, and encouraging people to get involved.

Recovering from Religion can be found at RecoveringfromReligion.org. The helpline is 844-368-2848. (Humanize Me trivia: Gayle’s daughter was our guest on Episode 315!)

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108, 2019

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

WTF with Marc Maron: Irwin Winkler

The Daily: The Legacy of Rachel Held Evans

On Being: Rebecca Solnit and Alain de Botton

The Moth: Leaping Forward

Making Sense with Sam Harris: Conscious

This American Life: Tell Me I’m Fat

Song Exploder: St. Vincent – New York

TED Radio Hour: How We Love

Malcolm Gladwell: The Hug Heard Round the World

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2607, 2019

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, and the question of whether changing situations is easier than changing your resilience to them.

There’s a Part 2 to this conversation! Find it on Patreon.com/HumanizeMe.

Roman’s music can be found on Spotify and he’s worth following on Instagram too. Search for ‘Roman The Cartoon’ on both. For the conversation between Bart and his famous dad Tony, go to CampoloFilm.com!

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1507, 2019

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 at FriendlyAtheist.Patheos.com.

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

507, 2019

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 call deep canvassing.”

In this episode of Humanize Me, David joins Bart Campolo for a conversation about his background story, how he started experimenting with different ways to talk to the people who voted against them on California’s Proposition 8 banning gay marriage in 2008, his view that progressive people especially have an “irrational confidence in rationality”, how human rapport, common ground and stories are the basis of changing minds, and how listening is at the heart of it all.

Mentioned in the podcast: This American Life episodes #555 and #584. Links here:

https://www.thisamericanlife.org/555/the-incredible-rarity-of-changing-your-mind

https://www.thisamericanlife.org/584/for-your-reconsideration

Part II of this conversation with David, recorded several weeks later, can be found in Episode 429.

Follow this podcast to stay up-to-date:

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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.

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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