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 1h2m. Bisher sind 191 Folge(n) erschienen. Jede Woche gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts


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.



Sensibly Speaking Podcast #187: Theranos and the Authoritarian Personality

This week I am tackling Theranos and the story of Elizabeth Holmes, a “self-made billionaire” who took Silicon Valley by storm but whose fall from supposed grace was even more spectacular. In this podcast, I take apart what happened and how and then ho...



Sensibly Speaking Podcast #186: My Best Advice About Cults and Otherwise

This week, I am sharing some advice I have learned over the years, and specifically what I think would be the single most helpful thing people can do to stay out of or prevent the kind of trouble that derailed my life as a teenager getting involved in ...



Sensibly Speaking Podcast #185: You Have No Free Will – Watch This Podcast!

This week I examine the concept of free will and whether or not we have it. This interest has sprung as a direct result of my recent studies and connecting dots between neuroscience, psychology and cult studies.



Sensibly Speaking Podcast #184: The Cult of Sovereign Citizens ft. John P. Capitalist

You may or may not have seen the videos or heard anything about Sovereign Citizens, but they are a thing and they are growing. In this podcast, we take it all apart starting with who this group is, what they basically believe and the kinds of trouble t...


 2019-03-16  1h26m

Sensibly Speaking Podcast #183: Scientology and “Case Supervision”

This week I am joined by Sunny Pereira, former Sea Org member and case supervisor, to discuss how Scientology auditing is organized and delivered, including what the case supervisor function is and how very different this is from any normal psycho-ther...


 2019-03-09  1h11m

Sensibly Speaking Podcast #182: Our 30-Day Off the Internet Challenge

This week, we finished our 30-day social media detox and time away from television and media. It’s almost impossible to overstate the number and significance of the changes which occurred to each of us and together.


 2019-03-02  46m

Sensibly Speaking Podcast #181: The Psychology of Social Media ft. Rachel Bernstein

This week I am joined by Rachel Bernstein, licensed therapist and cult recovery expert, to discuss “doubling down” and why people will cling to beliefs which have been proven to them to be untrue but which only makes them believe it more.


 2019-02-23  1h0m

Sensibly Speaking Podcast #180: Much More About CST ft. Dylan Gill

This week, I am again joined by former Sea Org member and CST staffer Dylan Gill, who illuminates us on many aspects of the Hubbard advices and directives surrounding the mystique of CST. This leads us to many places of conversation including some of o...


 2019-02-16  1h34m

Sensibly Speaking Podcast #179: Why Scientology Training is Worse Than You Think

What do Scientology training classes actually consist of and how are they run? What happens when you sign up to become a Scientology auditor? How are you treated? How are you supposed to learn? What is this “word clearing” all about?


 2019-02-09  1h53m