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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The Rise and Fall of Wokeness ft. Dr. James Lindsay

I am joined once again by Dr. James Lindsay, critical theory critic who helps me discuss the rise and fall of “wokeness” in the American/Western cultures. We have some real fun talking about this and I learned a lot.



Sensibly Speaking Podcast #246: Apostates and Honor Violence ft. Hari Parekh

This week, I am joined by psychologist Hari Parekh from the UK, author of the first actual academic study done on the topic of apostasy and hidden honor-based violence that is perpetuated against family and friends who have renounced their religious fa...



Sensibly Speaking Podcast #245: Redemption, Forgiveness and Revenge for Ex-Cult Members

This week, Jon Atack and I discuss the difficult topics of redemption and forgiveness for those of us who were part of destructive cults or abusive relationships, what these terms mean to us, how these connect to ideas of revenge but more importantly c...



Sensibly Speaking Podcast #244: Mark Bunker vs. Scientology in Clearwater

This week, I welcome back Mark Bunker, newly elected member of the Clearwater City Council. We talk about his new office and what he is doing, both in the face of the twin threats of COVID-19 and the Church of Scientology.



Sensibly Speaking Podcast #243: Let’s Get Into Neuroscience with Dr. Jonas Kaplan

This week I begin what will be a series of interviews with Dr. Jonas Kaplan, a cognitive neuroscientist at USC Medical Center whose entire job is figuring out how the brain operates in such a way as to render thinking. In this first episode,


 2020-04-25  1h19m

Sensibly Speaking Podcast #242: The Occult, Scientology and the OTO

This week I am very happy to get some information out there that I’ve had on my mind for years: the actual occult history of L. Ron Hubbard, or at least as best we know. To help with this, I have Marco Visconti on board,


 2020-04-18  1h37m

Sensibly Speaking Podcast #241: Is Scientologist Grant Cardone Melting Down?

This week I’ve got a bit of a surprise – we are doing the podcast live and with Jeffrey Augustine of Scientology Money Project fame onboard to talk about the recent troubles Scientologist and self-proclaimed real estate guru Grant Cardone has been havi...


 2020-04-12  1h21m

Sensibly Speaking Podcast #240: The Occult, Scientology and Madame Blavatsky

This week I am joined by Joe Szimhart, who not only has an extensive knowledge of the occult and its history, but also has worked as a cult interventionist and has written & lectured extensively on the history and nature of destructive cults.


 2020-04-04  1h35m

Sensibly Speaking Podcast #239: The Three Apostates Talk Current Events

This week the three apostates have met again, this time to discuss the responses and reactions of our former groups to what is happening in the world today. Enjoy! Jonathan Streeter’s channel Lloyd Evans channel


 2020-03-28  59m

Sensibly Speaking Podcast #238: Jon Atack vs. Scientology (Part 3)

I am joined again this week by former Scientologist, artist and historian Jon Atack to finish our discussion of his full story in and out of Scientology. Like my own, it’s a long and detailed tale and one that has required multiple podcasts to tell all...


 2020-03-14  2h23m