Humanize Me Podcast — Bart Campolo
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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Humanize Me is a production of Jux Media.

2004, 2020

Bart reflects on two recent episodes that have generated the most mail ever for this podcast, and offers some thoughts on how to improve relationships during this extended lockdown.

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The reason this podcast exists, even in trying economic times, is because some people support it monthly at Patreon.com/HumanizeMe. Please consider supporting us there for the cost of a cup of coffee once a month and get extra content for it. That amount won’t likely matter much to you, even now, but it will mean everything to us! (Includes access to the story of Bart’s recent psychedelic experience, 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.)

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

904, 2020

It’s been a hard week for Bart! Episode 509 of this podcast featured his conversation with Michael Dowd, a fellow ‘apocalyoptimist’ who shares Bart’s belief that a great societal collapse is inevitable, and that the current pandemic represents the beginning of a difficult time for humanity.

Bart’s son Roman Campolo listened, and hated the episode. Not only did Roman have strong criticisms of Dowd, collapse-thinking, and the tone and content of the conversation itself, but he feels that Bart is wasting his unique skill set and intellect on apocalyptic thinking at a time when he could be applying himself to this moment more effectively.

In this episode, Roman lets Bart have it, firing on all cylinders. We thought about some different titles for this episode:

“Roman v Bart”
“An on-mic intervention”
“About last week…”
“A podcast massacre”
“Roman on a rampage”
“Bart gets taken to the woodshed”
“Roman takes no prisoners”

Ultimately, Bart acknowledges the validity of much of the criticism, and admits to feeling some paralysis in the face of the pandemic. He believes his mission is to offer strength and encouragement in a time of crisis, and to be a source of hope. The response to last week’s episode – from Roman, producer John Wright and others – is a call to be better than we were last week.

As Bart says in the intro, if you’re not comfortable with verbal conflict, or don’t want to hear a robust argument right now, you may want to skip to the one-hour mark and listen through to the end from there. But if you kinda want to hear a good old-fashioned brawl, this is your episode!

Roman also features heavily through Bart’s story of his first psychedelic experience. Hear it at Patreon.com/HumanizeMe. And our deepest thanks for your continued – and even increased – support over there; it means a lot.

Listen to Roman The Cartoon’s music on Spotify.

Follow this podcast to stay up-to-date:

Twitter: @HumanizeMePod
Instagram: @HumanizeMePodcast
Facebook Group: Facebook.com/Groups/1772151613053280

The reason this podcast exists, even in trying economic times, is because some people support it monthly at Patreon.com/HumanizeMe. Please consider supporting us there for the cost of a cup of coffee once a month and get extra content for it. That amount won’t likely matter much to you, even now, but it will mean everything to us! (Includes access to the story of Bart’s acid trip, 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.)

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

404, 2020

Three years ago to the week, Michael Dowd talked with Bart on this podcast about our modern way of life, sustainability and the future of civilization. When the coronavirus pandemic hit, Bart could think of nobody he wanted to talk to about it more than Michael, so he’s back!

In this conversation, Bart and Michael talk about their shared sense that the pandemic will be followed by an economic recession or even depression, and that it signals the beginning of the end of our current way of life. Michael talks about the industrial world’s reliance on the ‘religion’ of growth-based progress, the ecological fallacy being committed, the illusion of control we have, the inevitability of collapse, the stages of grief in response, and his optimism about what lies beyond it all.

Michael’s website can be found at PostDoom.com. His 2017 conversation with Bart can be found HERE.

On Patreon this week, hear Bart’s story of his first psychedelic experience after taking LSD! It’s at Patreon.com/HumanizeMe.

Follow this podcast to stay up-to-date:

Twitter: @HumanizeMePod
Instagram: @HumanizeMePodcast
Facebook Group: Facebook.com/Groups/1772151613053280

The reason this podcast exists, even in trying economic times, is because some people support it monthly at Patreon.com/HumanizeMe. Please consider supporting us there for the cost of a cup of coffee once a month and get extra content for it. That amount won’t likely matter much to you, even now, but it will mean everything to us! (Includes access to the story of Bart’s acid trip, 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.)

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

2603, 2020

Bart and John are socially distancing, like most of America. What does that mean for our all-important human connections? In this episode, Bart talks about his humanist community, Caravan in Cincinnati, and how they’re handling the crisis. Bart emphasizes the importance of listening to each other, reaching out, asking how people are doing and genuinely hearing the answer, and more.

Here’s some stuff we’ve been reading lately….

On potential silver linings:

https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2020/03/19/coronavirus-effect-economy-life-society-analysis-covid-135579

On watching movies together remotely:

https://apple.news/AwpiLmYYwRC-lDtTh8hyafw

An editorial by Alain de Button:

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/19/opinion/sunday/coronavirus-camus-plague.html

A reminder for materialists to cultivate wonder:

https://blendle.com/i/time/string-theorist-brian-greene-wants-to-help-you-understand-the-cold-cruel-universe/bnl-time-20200222-f23c2127b01?sharer=eyJ2ZXJzaW9uIjoiMSIsInVpZCI6ImJhcnRjYW1wb2xvIiwiaXRlbV9pZCI6ImJubC10aW1lLTIwMjAwMjIyLWYyM2MyMTI3YjAxIn0%3D

Follow this podcast to stay up-to-date:

Twitter: @HumanizeMePod
Instagram: @HumanizeMePodcast
Facebook Group: Facebook.com/Groups/1772151613053280

The reason this podcast exists, even in trying economic times, is because some people support it monthly at Patreon.com/HumanizeMe. Please consider supporting us there for the cost of a cup of coffee once a month and get extra content for it. That amount won’t likely matter much to you, even now, but it will mean everything to us! (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.)

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

1803, 2020

It was a bad week to be away. But while Bart Campolo was gone on a family trip, the world changed. After coming back, Bart shares his thoughts about the emerging global crisis being caused by COVID-19.

Quick note: We briefly talk about our worst fears for our modern way of life, including Bart’s long-held belief that the economy is unsustainable and could collapse into an economic depression. If you don’t want to hear negative thoughts right now, and want to go straight to the more hopeful and practical stuff, skip at 9:42 and resume at 14:35.

Some ideas: Band together. Who’s in your ‘in-person’ circle? Learn how to ‘touch’ people remotely. Identify your trusted news sources and use them to verify other information. Sync up and watch movies and shows together remotely (3-2-1-PLAY). Develop good routines. Listen to next week for some thoughts on at-a-distance friendship.

(Here’s a video on how to make a surgical mask!)

Follow this podcast to stay up-to-date:

Twitter: @HumanizeMePod
Instagram: @HumanizeMePodcast
Facebook Group: Facebook.com/Groups/1772151613053280

The reason this podcast exists, even in trying economic times, is because some people support it monthly at Patreon.com/HumanizeMe. Support us 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! (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.)

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

303, 2020

On this Q&A episode of the podcast, we take 3 questions in a row!

Question 1 is about why Bart decided to tell his parents he wasn’t a Christian anymore at the time he did, and how the calculation would have been different if he wasn’t a ‘professional Christian’. Questions 2 is about starting humanist communities like Caravan in Cincinnati. Bart talks about Caravan and how one may go about using it as a template for new communities. Question 3 is about the impulse to avoid hanging with old friends one doesn’t see much anymore, who you suspect may want to change your mind and get you back into your old life.

Got a question of your own for future episodes? Leave it easily, anonymously if you like, and without having to talk to someone, by calling the ‘Q’ Line: (424) 291-2092.

Bonus content: a new episode of Why It Matters is available on our Patreon page now! Check it out HERE.

Follow this podcast to stay up-to-date:

Twitter: @HumanizeMePod
Instagram: @HumanizeMePodcast
Facebook Group: Facebook.com/Groups/1772151613053280

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.)

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

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