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 1h8m. Bisher sind 330 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint wöchentlich.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 17 days 11 hours 26 minutes


Sensibly Speaking Podcast #327: Critical Thinking and Human Predators

This week Jon Atack and I had a critical conversation on the topics of critical thinking, what it is and isn’t and the pros and cons of thinking it’s more than it is; along with human predators, a topic both of us are keen to educate about because we f...



Sensibly Speaking Podcast #326 (LIVE): Thought Policing in Scientology

This week I did a rare live show to discuss some of the thoughts I had based in the research I’m doing for my Masters thesis about Scientology, confessionals and surveillance culture. In this show I walk through some basic Scientology principles that h...



Sensibly Speaking Podcast #325: 2021 Scientology Year in Review

This week we are doing our annual Year in Review episode to cap off 2021 and begin 2022. It’s almost pure Scientology as we walk through the events and changes, good and bad, that took place this year and look forward to what comes next. Enjoy!



Sensibly Speaking Podcast #324: Scientific Literacy for the Holidays

This week I am joined by my beautiful wife Melissa to first share our Holiday Crack (a tasteless and yet tasteful joke inspired by Delicious Dish) and the mainline of our chat (at 6:26) about scientific literacy and our thoughts on what that has to do ...



Sensibly Speaking Podcast #323: Walking Away From a Cult

This week I welcome back cult survivor Jen Kiaba, who also happens to be doing the same Masters program I am in the psychology of coercive control. Jen and I talk about walking away from a cult and what that takes,


 2021-12-18  1h31m

Sensibly Speaking Podcast #322: NXIVM and Its Aftermath with Sarah Edmondson

This week I welcome Sarah Edmondson – actress, author, podcaster and survivor of NXIVM – to talk turkey about her experiences and the aftermath of having helped put away the cult leader of NXIVM, Keith Raniere.


 2021-12-11  1h2m

Sensibly Speaking Podcast #321: Why Scientology Auditing is So Destructive

This week I do a little compare and contrast between the ethics and core purpose of counselling versus Scientology auditing and offer some insights from my graduate thesis research into why Scientology auditing can be so bad for people. Enjoy!


 2021-12-04  49m

Sensibly Speaking Podcast #320: Cult Recovery and Stages of Grief

This week we suffered the death of our cat, Seven, and this brought about some reflections about the five stages of grief and how they relate to my cult recovery which I thought important enough to share. I hope you agree and I hope that sharing my exp...


 2021-11-27  53m

Sensibly Speaking Podcast #319: Critical Thinking or Death! ft. Jon Atack

This week I welcome back Jon Atack for another wide-ranging and important conversation about “stupid people” joining cults, thought reform and “mind control”, sociology, critical thinking and a lot of commentary on what all this has to do with you and ...


 2021-11-20  2h4m

Sensibly Speaking Podcast #318: Dealing with Cults ft. Jen Kiaba

This week I welcome Jen Kiaba, a woman who grew up in the Moonies, escaped and is now doing the same academic coercive control program I am doing at Salford. We have a very wide-ranging discussion about her own experience in the Moonies,


 2021-11-13  1h58m