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!

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Sensibly Speaking Podcast #197: Catching Up with Jon Atack

This week, I am finally catching up with Jon Atack, what is happening with the Opening Minds Foundation and lots of other fun topics we take up. Enjoy! Jon’s YouTube channel The Great Courses Plus link



Sensibly Speaking Podcast #196: Being Fair Gamed by Scientology

This week I go on a bit of a rant regarding the subject of fair gaming in Scientology and how recent actions in my life may indicate that the Church is targeting me for harassment more than any time in the past.



Sensibly Speaking Podcast #195: Let’s Talk about Mental Health

This week, my wife Melissa and I talk about mental health, a workshop I did on suicide prevention, dealing with mental illness and the stigmas around the entire subject.



Sensibly Speaking Podcast #194: The Anti-Scientology Cult and Ex-Cult Members

This week I take on the idea of there being an “Anti-Scientology Cult” and break down the reasons why I think it’s total balderdash. In the course of doing this, I got into quite a bit of detail about what it’s like for a former cult member in coming o...



Sensibly Speaking Podcast #193: Are Evangelicals in a Destructive Cult?

Evangelicals make up 1/4 of the US population according to some estimates and this is very concerning given the extremism and literalism of their Biblical belief. In this episode, I interview former Evangelical pastor Clint Heacock about his experience...


 2019-05-18  1h27m

Sensibly Speaking Podcast #192: Scientology’s No-Good, Horrible, Very Bad Week

This was a VERY bad week for Scientology, what with their cruise ship getting measles, million dollar lawsuit judgments against them and a whole lot more – let’s just say there’s a lot to comment on here. Enjoy! Tony Ortega article mentioned in the show


 2019-05-11  1h2m

Sensibly Speaking Podcast #191: Why Do People Go Nuts Over Belief? ft. Dr. Yuval Laor

This week, Dr. Yuval Laor is back, this time to discuss the nature of fervor, the evolution of which happened to be the subject of his doctoral thesis. We go into some amazing and fascinating details about this and how it ties in with love, awe,


 2019-05-04  1h15m

Sensibly Speaking Podcast #190: Coercive Control in Destructive Cults

This week I am tackling the difficult subject of coercive control and persuasion and how these relate to what goes on in destructive cults like Scientology. I have some ideas of my own about this which I want to share and I look forward to your feedbac...


 2019-04-27  41m

Sensibly Speaking Podcast #189: Some Real Talk about the Mueller Report

The following are the show notes, quotes and sources I used in this week’s podcast. This whole thing really should be called The Confederacy of Dunces. I polled my viewers about doing this podcast before researching and recording it,


 2019-04-20  58m

Sensibly Speaking Podcast #188: Negotiation and Suicide Prevention

This week, I am tackling the difficult subject of suicide and its prevention. If you’re wondering how I ended up talking on this topic, I explain that in detail too. I truly hope this can help everyone who watches. Enjoy! Sources: Save.


 2019-04-13  42m