The Sensibly Speaking Podcast

The Sensibly Speaking Podcast is a weekly show, posting a new episode each Saturday, covering current events and topics from a skeptical, humanist and critical thinking approach. Join Chris Shelton, the Critical Thinker at Large, as he goes over varied topics from critical thinking to science to talking in detail about hot topics in the news . Tired of just hearing the mainstream media's interpretation of events? Want some sensible talk? Then join me here each Saturday!

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 1h6m. Bisher sind 290 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint wöchentlich.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 15 days 3 hours 40 minutes


Sensibly Speaking Podcast #286: Recovering from Scientology – Another Layer

This week I talk somewhat intimately about what has been happening in my own recovery from Scientology and how my recent education has really ramped up that process in both good and not-so-good ways, and what this has taught me firsthand about cult rec...



Sensibly Speaking Podcast #285: “Better Left Unsaid” and the Radicalization of the Left

This week I welcome Curt Jaimungal and Desh Amila, two filmmakers who have produced Better Left Unsaid, a new documentary about the rise of Left-wing extremism in the United States and across Western nations.



Sensibly Speaking Podcast #284: Street Epistemology – What It Is and Isn’t

This week I welcome back Anthony Magnabasco to discuss the growing conversation/inquiry method called Street Epistemology. We talk about what it is and what it isn’t and how when used properly, it can be a great tool to increase understanding and toler...



Sensibly Speaking Podcast #283: Clearwater and Scientology: A Fresh Perspective

This week I welcome back Aaron Smith-Levin to give us an update on what is what with Scientology in Clearwater, including a fresh and different perspective on what life there is really like with Scientology as a neighbor and some detailed talk about th...



Sensibly Speaking Podcast #282: Talking to QAnon ft. Rachel Bernstein

This week I welcome licensed therapist and cult recovery counselor Rachel Bernstein back to the channel to discuss the unique problems and techniques of talking to people in extremist belief sets such as those of QAnon.


 2021-01-30  52m

Sensibly Speaking Podcast #281: Ponzinomics – The Big Picture of MLMs ft. Robert Fitzpatrick

Last week we featured Alanda Carter to discuss her experiences with multilevel marketing scams (MLMs) but this week is a real tour de force as we go into the birds-eye view of what MLMs really are about, how long they have been around and how they have...


 2021-01-23  2h4m

Sensibly Speaking Podcast #280: The Dangers (and Cultism) of Multilevel Marketing

This week I welcome Alanda Carter,  @The Recovering Hunbot  for a discussion about multilevel marketing and the coercive, cult-like tactics that are employed at every level to promote, recruit, retain and financially devastate their “members.


 2021-01-16  1h6m

Sensibly Speaking Podcast #279: Scientology, Miscavige and Marketing ft. Jeff Hawkins

This week I welcome back Jeff Hawkins for one of the most fun and certainly interesting conversations I’ve had in a long while about Scientology, David Miscavige and the marketing and expansion of Scientology (or lack thereof).


 2021-01-09  1h58m

Sensibly Speaking Podcast #278: The 2020 Year in Review – In and Out of Scientology

This week we do our traditional year-end review of what happened in 2020, mainly in but also of course outside of the world of Scientology. There were some good and some bad, some ups and some downs, but certainly no shortage of things to talk about.


 2021-01-02  1h4m

Sensibly Speaking Podcast #277: The Messianic Movement and Gay Conversion Therapy

This week I welcome Matan Schecter, a second-generation former Messianic Jew. As we clarify in this episode, that term is a misnomer of the highest order and Matan had to face a great deal of struggle to find his own voice and acknowledgement of his ow...


 2020-12-26  2h11m