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Best Hemant Mehta podcasts we could find (updated May 2020)
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Updated May 2020
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A weekly podcast about building great relationships, cultivating wonder, and making things better for other people. Hosted by veteran community-builder Bart Campolo, the show features friendly, thoughtful conversations with a wide array of scientists, activists, artists and oddballs. Humanize Me is a production of Jux Media.
 
Light in Darkness was started to be a tool for Christians to grow in their faith. Sometimes, when a big event happens in society or our faith is attacked in any way, it can be difficult to come to a conclusion on where we stand as believers. Light in Darkness exists to help you make those decisions so that you're not tossed about by every wind of doctrine, human cunning, and deceitful scheme (Eph. 4:14). We are to be bold as Christians, and a light in a dark world. We at Light in Darkness wa ...
 
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Jack Jenkins is a national reporter for Religion News Service and a former Senior Religion Reporter for ThinkProgress. He's also the author of the new book "American Prophets: The Religious Roots of Progressive Politics and the Ongoing Fight for the Soul of the Country." It's a deep dive into what many people call the Religious Left.Hemant and Jack…
 
After talking a bit about insomnia, shaking hands with a local dog owner and dating in the pandemic, we turn to a voicemail asking Bart's opinion of anti-natalism, the philosophical position that ascribes a negative value to having babies. In response, Bart takes an approach which doesn't attempt to engage too much with the rational arguments of an…
 
Please support the show at https://www.patreon.com/friendlyatheistpodcastJessica and I sat down to talk about several stories from the past week involving religion and politics.— Christian writer Eric Metaxas is super-racist… and a hypocrite. (3:00)— A Mississippi church was burned down. An atheist-associated “A” symbol was included at the scene of…
 
Please support the show at https://www.patreon.com/friendlyatheistpodcastJessica and I sat down to talk about several stories from the past week involving religion and politics.— Liberty University just got rid of its entire Philosophy Department. (4:44)— Forget Jim Bakker. Now a respected evangelical couple is under fire for promoting a fake COVID…
 
Where did our popular ideas of heaven and hell come from? Did Jesus teach a doctrine of eternal torture? How did our ideas of the afterlife evolve? Bart Ehrman is the author of over 30 books, including six New York Times bestselling books explaining critical biblical scholarship to a popular audience. In this conversation with Bart Campolo, Ehrman …
 
Please support the show at https://www.patreon.com/friendlyatheistpodcastJessica and I sat down to talk about several stories from the past week involving religion and politics.— Televangelist Jim Bakker had a stroke. And his legal team had a bad reason to keep selling his Silver Solution. (1:35)— Do churches deserve stimulus money during the pande…
 
"Hey Bart. As I grew up, prayer was touted as the answer to everything. Now with the shutdowns and loss associated with COVID-19, I still miss the feeling I had when I could 'give it all to Jesus.' I suppose this is part of taking back control of my own life and not depending on a higher, all-knowing power to save me all the time. But I still feel …
 
Please support the show at https://www.patreon.com/friendlyatheistpodcastJessica and I sat down to talk about several stories from the past week involving religion and politics.— Creationists just launched a low-budget version of Netflix and I signed up. (2:05)— A Canadian judge said a Christian father wouldn’t get any say in his kids’ religious up…
 
Please support the show at https://www.patreon.com/friendlyatheistpodcastJessica and I sat down to talk about several stories from the past week involving religion and politics.— The Nebraska GOP is trying to hurt a Republican primary challenger by suggesting she’s an atheist. (0:31)— The Christian Moms are mad at the cartoon Duck Tales for showing…
 
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. — Follow this podcast to stay up-to-date: Twitter: @HumanizeMePod Instagram: @HumanizeMePodcast Facebook Group: Facebook.com/Groups/1772151613053280 The reason this pod…
 
Please support the show at https://www.patreon.com/friendlyatheistpodcastJessica and I sat down to talk about several stories from the past week involving religion and politics.— A Louisiana church that won’t close now has a hospitalized lawyer and a dead parishioner. (2:22)— A Virginia pastor who told people God could defeat COVID-19 has died of y…
 
Please support the show at https://www.patreon.com/friendlyatheistpodcastJessica and I sat down to talk about several stories from the past week involving religion and politics.— Kansas lawmakers are trying to make sure Christians can kill citizens for Easter. (2:06)— Georgia cops arrested Christians who gathered in defiance of social distancing or…
 
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. …
 
Since everyone is quarantined, Jess and her husband/film nerd Mikey decided to start a project: Watch a bunch of movies about people who are trapped somewhere and discuss them. There are currently 8 available to Patreon donors, but we wanted to give listeners a sample!For this episode, Jess and Mikey watched "Rear Window." They discussed who is bet…
 
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…
 
Please support the show at https://www.patreon.com/friendlyatheistpodcastJessica and I sat down to talk about several stories from the past week involving religion and politics.— Hemant was on Jeopardy and he’s eternally sorry to Canada. (0:28)— Some evangelists have very unusual ways to destroy COVID-19. (16:09)— There may be 32,000 churches still…
 
Please support the show at https://www.patreon.com/friendlyatheistpodcastJessica and I sat down to talk about several stories from the past week involving religion and politics.— Hemant will be on Jeopardy on Wednesday! (0:20)— Yes, the government can force churches to close down in the pandemic. (3:48)— Liberty University is open for business… for…
 
Please support the show at https://www.patreon.com/friendlyatheistpodcastJessica and I sat down to talk about several stories from the past week involving religion and politics.— Televangelist Kenneth Copeland wants you to keep tithing even if you’ve lost your job. (1:38)— Trump adviser Paula White still wants “seed” money from you. (3:38)— Blaming…
 
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 an…
 
Please support the show at https://www.patreon.com/friendlyatheistpodcastJessica and I sat down to talk about several stories from the past week involving religion and politics.— Toilet paper is not a tool for proselytizing. (2:45)— Televangelist Jim Bakker finally stopped selling his “Silver Solution,” which his show claimed cured coronavirus in u…
 
Please support the show at https://www.patreon.com/friendlyatheistpodcastJessica and I sat down to talk about several stories from the past week involving religion and politics.— It’s deeply disappointing that Elizabeth Warren is no longer in the presidential race. (0:10)— Virginia became the first southern state to ban conversion therapy for minor…
 
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 ta…
 
Please support the show at https://www.patreon.com/friendlyatheistpodcastJessica and I sat down to talk about several stories from the past week involving religion and politics.— Mike Pence is handling the spread of coronavirus and that’s horrifying. (4:27)— Once again, Attorney General William Barr said we have to believe in his Christian God. (10…
 
Greg Asbed is a human rights strategist developing a new model—worker-driven social responsibility (WSR) for improving conditions for low-wage workers within the twenty-first-century labor market. In this wide-ranging conversation with Bart Campolo, Greg talks about his background, his life and how he got here. Greg became a MacArthur Fellow in 201…
 
Please support the show at https://www.patreon.com/friendlyatheistpodcastJessica and I sat down to talk about several stories from the past week involving religion and politics.— Students near Seattle protested after their Catholic school fired two teachers in same-sex relationships. (0:22)— A Christian political group posted a survey about how muc…
 
Please support the show at https://www.patreon.com/friendlyatheistpodcastJessica and I sat down to talk about several stories from the past week involving religion and politics.— Televangelist Jim Bakker has a silver potion that allegedly cures everything. And we mean everything. (0:38)— A couple of Christians were caught in a wacky biblical oil sc…
 
Please support the show at https://www.patreon.com/friendlyatheistpodcastJessica and I sat down to talk about several stories from the past week involving religion and politics.— Donald Trump, without a hint of irony, said he doesn’t like when religion is used to justify anything improper. (2:45)— FOX News is furious that Mitt Romney cited his reli…
 
In previous episodes of this podcast, we've established that rituals are important. But why? And how is it connected to our own nature, and the nature around us? Sasha Sagan has written a book all about the subject. It would be hard to imagine a more 'Humanize Me' book, and by such a gifted communicator! In this conversation, Bart Campolo talks wit…
 
Please support the show at https://www.patreon.com/friendlyatheistpodcastJessica and I sat down to talk about several stories from the past week involving religion and politics.— A personal story from Hemant. (0:10)— Jerry Falwell, Jr. wants some Virginia counties to secede and join West Virginia. (18:05)— Devout Mormons don’t want the Church to be…
 
Please support the show at https://www.patreon.com/friendlyatheistpodcastJessica and I sat down to talk about several stories from the past week involving religion and politics.— Donald Trump appeared at the misnamed “March for Life.” (0:25)— Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers has an important question about God. (5:29)— Was a church wrong for tell…
 
Cameron Esposito is a comedian, actor, and podcaster, known for her show Take My Wife, as well as her stand-up comedy and her podcast, Queery. Her new book is called "Save Yourself."Jessica and Cameron spoke at Earwolf Studios in Los Angeles, where they discussed Cameron’s Catholic upbringing, how Hollywood is slowly beginning to tell more diverse …
 
Please support the show at https://www.patreon.com/friendlyatheistpodcastJessica and I sat down to talk about several stories from the past week involving religion and politics.— A Christian school expelled a girl for wearing a rainbow sweater. (4:36)— There’s a papal fight over priestly celibacy! (11:33)— Oklahoma could make 2020 the “Year of the …
 
'How are you not freaking out?' is the question Gabe asks in one of the two songs we play in this inaugural episode of 2020. Gabe is an artist, musician, poet and more. His C5 spinal injury, incurred when he was 15 years old, left him paralyzed from the armpits down. What more could there be to freak out about? In this conversation, Bart talks with…
 
Please support the show at https://www.patreon.com/friendlyatheistpodcastJessica and I sat down to talk about several stories from the past week involving religion and politics.— The Mormon Church is being sued for turning in a child abuser. (0:22)— Britain’s “most prolific rapist” was a good guy, according to his church. (7:31)— Conservatives want…
 
Please support the show at https://www.patreon.com/friendlyatheistpodcastJessica and I sat down to talk about several stories from the past week involving religion and politics.— Some potentially interesting personal news from Hemant… (1:00)— A whole bunch of Congress members want the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade. (15:45)— The United Metho…
 
Emma Bloomfield researches the intersection of science and religious rhetoric, particularly around issues of climate change, human origins and the body. In this conversation with Bart Campolo, Emma talks about how Christians tend to think differently about science and the environment, the three ‘types’ of religious climate skeptic (separators, barg…
 
Please support the show at https://www.patreon.com/friendlyatheistpodcastJessica and I sat down to talk about several stories from the past week involving religion and politics.— Christianity Today‘s piece calling for Donald Trump‘s removal from office doesn’t go far enough. (1:11)— These Christian parents sadly think their dead baby will be resurr…
 
Please support the show at https://www.patreon.com/friendlyatheistpodcastJessica and I sat down to talk about several stories from the past week involving religion and politics.— Thank you for helping us reach this milestone! Your stories are interspersed throughout this episode!— A man who slapped a reporter’s butt on live TV during a race is a Ch…
 
Thanksgiving has been and gone, and now we're into a whole month of Christmas in America. How does one navigate a time that can be very tricky for those who have deconverted from faith? As one listener put it in our Facebook Group: "Am I the only one who feels like Jesus is my ex and all the decorations just remind me of our ****ed up relationship?…
 
Please support the show at https://www.patreon.com/friendlyatheistpodcastJessica and I sat down to talk about several stories from the past week involving religion and politics.— The organizer of an “anti-theism” conference defended sexual harassment in a bizarre rant. (0:40)— Elizabeth Warren needs a better response when it comes to defending the …
 
Andrew L. Seidel works as a constitutional attorney at the Freedom from Religion Foundation (ffrf.org), litigating cases involving religion and the Constitution. He has appeared on FOX News and MSNBC, speaks and writes extensively about religious freedom, and is the author of a new book called "The Founding Myth: Why Christian Nationalism Is Un-Ame…
 
Please support the show at https://www.patreon.com/friendlyatheistpodcastJessica and I sat down to talk about several stories from the past week involving religion and politics.— Conservative Christians are angry at Chick-fil-A for helping the poor. (0:38)— People are very upset about a same-sex couple on a dancing show. (12:35)— A Christian Right …
 
Please support the show at https://www.patreon.com/friendlyatheistpodcastJessica and I sat down to talk about several stories from the past week involving religion and politics.— Kanye West is visiting Joel Osteen‘s megachurch. They should talk about this one issue. (1:20)— Franklin Graham, a Trump cultist with no sense of irony, says God detests l…
 
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