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Secular humanism with heart. 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! Humanize Me is a production of Jux Media.

Secular humanism with heart. 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! Humanize Me is a production of Jux Media.
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Secular humanism with heart. 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! Humanize Me is a production of Jux Media.

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424-291-2092


Episodes

433: Should it worry me that the government is demonizing secular people?

10/17/2019
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The question being asked this week: "Hey Bart, I listened to a speech by Attorney General William Barr at Notre Dame University, in which he denounced ‘militant secularists’ and said they were trying to destroy the ‘traditional moral order’. Does this worry you as much as it does me?" Bart Campolo sits down with John Wright to answer this question, and - spoiler - it's a resounding 'Yes.' Not only did Barr set out to make the ludicrous claims about secularists that he did, but Secretary of...

Duration:00:35:48

432: The meaning of cartoons, with Josh "Phantom" Strider

10/8/2019
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Josh "Phantom" Strider is an Australian YouTuber known for his commentary on cartoons. He's also an avid listener of the Humanize Me podcast and one of our supporters on Patreon! In this conversation with Bart Campolo, Josh talks about the secularism of Disney, the messages of VeggieTales, the importance of cartoons for those like him on the autism spectrum, the business model of YouTube, Hank Green and the online content ecosystem. Check out Josh's YouTube channel on YouTube under...

Duration:00:59:17

431: SALMAGUNDI!

9/24/2019
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A solo podcast by Bart Campolo with poetry, songs and nepotism. — 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,...

Duration:00:34:41

430: What It Means to Be Moral, with Phil Zuckerman

9/9/2019
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How do we decide whether it's good or bad to intervene in global warming or growing inequality? Or how to treat our dog? Phil Zuckerman has written a new book giving a foundational framework for secular - nonreligious - morality. In this conversation Phil talks with Bart Campolo about the four reasons you can't get morality from God, and the ways to build a secular ethic that, he thinks, is a better one. They discuss the problems with a God-based morality, the Euthyphro Dilemma and the...

Duration:01:09:41

429: Changing Minds Part II, with David Fleischer

8/27/2019
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In Episode 423 of this podcast, David Fleischer talked with Bart Campolo about changing minds with the methodology of 'deep canvassing.' In this episode, David returns! He and Bart talk about the next election, Trump as the opposite of loving and humanist, how to encourage people to vote without shaming them about not voting last time, how the lessons of deep canvassing relate to the conversations people are having about faith in God, and more. Part I of our chat with David can be found at...

Duration:01:21:25

428: High profile deconversions and secular 'churches'

8/19/2019
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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...

Duration:00:48:30

427: Recovering from Religion, with Gayle Jordan

8/6/2019
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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...

Duration:01:07:22

426: Most meaningful episodes of other podcasts

8/1/2019
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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...

Duration:00:30:12

425: Fathers and their sons, with Roman Campolo

7/26/2019
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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...

Duration:00:48:11

424: Making the most of life, with Hemant Mehta

7/15/2019
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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. — Follow this podcast to stay up-to-date: Twitter: @HumanizeMePod Instagram: @HumanizeMePodcast Facebook Group:...

Duration:01:12:19

423: How to change someone's mind, with David Fleischer

7/5/2019
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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...

Duration:00:58:24

422: What if I find other people boring?

6/26/2019
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On Episode 420, we answered a question from a listener about gaining confidence in social situations. Bart Campolo's advice centered around showing curiosity in others, and making the interactions about the other people. But what if you don't find other people interesting? What if you're not curious at all about the people in these social settings? How should one cultivate such curiosity? In this episode, Bart has lots of thoughts in a row. — Follow this podcast to stay...

Duration:00:41:16

421: 'Leaving the Witness', with Amber Scorah

6/18/2019
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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 on Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/Leaving-Witness-Exiting-Religion-Finding/dp/0735222541 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,...

Duration:01:36:34

420: How to be confident in social situations

6/11/2019
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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...

Duration:00:41:37

419: Restoration after tragedy, with Dr. Kate Wiebe

6/5/2019
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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...

Duration:00:49:31

418: How to grow your inner circle

5/30/2019
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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...

Duration:00:40:51

417: Dave Warnock is dying out loud

5/24/2019
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“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...

Duration:01:01:28

416: Why do we hurt those we love?

5/7/2019
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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...

Duration:00:44:14

415: The social impact of the internet, with Hank Green

5/1/2019
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Way back in April 2017, Hank Green joined us on the podcast. But chances are, many of you who listen in 2019 have never heard it! On this week's episode, Bart Campolo introduces that conversation, in which he and Hank talk about individuals versus groups, how to get on the same page with people in your life, how to make the most of your talents and opportunities, and how to humanize the internet. Hank Green is a web content producer, vlogger, and now author. His new book, out now, is called...

Duration:01:41:32

414: Where was Bart last week? Grief and the Platinum Rule

4/23/2019
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Where was Bart last week, why didn't he answer anyone's emails or calls, and why didn't we release a new episode of the podcast? That's what producer John Wright demands to know at the start of this week's Q&A episode. In response, Bart lets us in on a week of private grief, and some of the thoughts that accompany it. We finish the episode with a 10-minute guided meditation / thought exercise with the aim of helping us love others more effectively. Takeaways: Some of life's experiences...

Duration:00:42:04