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 1h3m. Bisher sind 226 Folge(n) erschienen. Jede Woche gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts


Sensibly Speaking Podcast #222: The Three Apostates – Is Religious Indoctrination a Form of Child Abuse?

This week it is the return of the Three Apostates, this time taking on the subject of religious indoctrination of children. As you can imagine, we have quite a bit to say about this and wax hot and cold as we reflect on the difficulties of reporting on...



Sensibly Speaking Podcast #221: The Cult of Teal Swan ft. Andey Fellowes

This week I am joined by Andey Fellowes for a very in-depth and detailed discussion of his journey into, through and out of the cult of Teal Swan, a New Age spiritual guru who claims to be in direct touch with God and speaks for Him,



Sensibly Speaking Podcast #221: The Cult of Trump ft. Steve Hassan

This week I am joined by Steve Hassan, cult expert and recovery counselor and author the new book, The Cult of Trump. We discuss in detail why he is using the world “cult” in this context, what some of the thought reform techniques are that Trump uses ...



Sensibly Speaking Podcast #219: Is America a Christian Nation? ft. Andrew Seidel

This week I am joined by Andrew Seidel, lawyer at the Freedom from Religion Foundation and author of The Founding Myth: Why Christian Nationailsm is Unamerican. He and I discuss common misconceptions and arguments on this topic and go deep on where the...



Sensibly Speaking Podcast #218: How to Tell if a Group is a Destructive Cult ft. Dr. Clint Heacock

This week I am joined once again by Dr. Clint Heacock, former Evangelical minister, as we walk through Dr. Robert J. Lifton’s 8 points of cultic mind control in authoritarian groups, comparing a lot of Scientology with what happens in Evangelicism and ...


 2019-11-09  2h17m

Sensibly Speaking Podcast #217: Scientology in Clearwater ft. Dr. Jeff Wasel

This week I am joined once again by Dr. Jeff Wasel, an experienced financial investigator, to discuss the recent bombshell report in the Tampa Bay Times by reporter Tracey McManus about Scientology’s secret acquisition of half of downtown Clearwater in...


 2019-11-02  56m

Sensibly Speaking Podcast #216 Part 2: Sarah Landry and the Cult of Nithyananda

This is part 2 of my interview with Sarah Landry, former member and spokesperson for the cult of Nithyananda, an Indian guru who is now missing from India and wanted by the authorities there.


 2019-10-26  2h16m

Sensibly Speaking Podcast #216 Part 1: Sarah Landry and the Cult of Nithyananda

This week I have a special two-part extended length podcast. Sarah Landy, a former member and spokesperson for the Nithyananda Dhyanapeetam, a religious organisation founded by Nithyananda and which she was involved with for 9 years.


 2019-10-26  2h33m

Sensibly Speaking Podcast #215: Intersectionality – Pros, Cons and Pitfalls ft. Dr. Mark Horowitz

This week I welcome back Dr. Mark Horowitz, professor of sociology, to discuss the pros and cons and shortcomings of intersectionality, a feminist model of how the various minority groups in our culture can experience oppression across overlapping grou...


 2019-10-19  1h9m

Sensibly Speaking Podcast #214: Religions vs. Cults ft. Owen Morgan

This week I’m joined by Owen Morgan (Telltale Atheist) to discuss a little theory I have as to why it can be so difficult to talk about religion with people; we discuss how real religions are distinct from cults and how to be a more moderating influenc...


 2019-10-12  58m