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 #272: Pushing Back against Religious Wolves

This week I welcome Stacie and Jeff Mallinson to discuss how they have been pushing back from within the religious community against “religious wolves,” people in religious settings who engage in destructive cult behavior and abusive religious indoctri...



Sensibly Speaking Podcast #271: Connecting Brains and Machines ft. Dr. Jonas Kaplan

This week I welcome back Dr. Jonas Kaplan to discuss the possibilities of neuralink or the melding of our brains with electronics, potentially launching us into a whole new sphere of existence in a digital world or using digital tools to assist every a...



Sensibly Speaking Podcast #270: Truth, Lies, Politics and Cults ft. Tim Ward

This week I welcome Tim Ward, co-author of Pro-Truth, to discuss a grassroots social movement towards objective truth in politics, media and social forums. We discuss what this book and movement are designed to do,



Sensibly Speaking Podcast #269: I Have Legal Questions about Cults ft. Ciprian Ivanof

This week I welcome back Ciprian Ivanof, an attorney practicing in Washington DC, who helps me breakdown and understand some of the legal hurdles and difficulties that former Scientologists and other ex-cult trauma survivors experience in trying to bri...



Sensibly Speaking Podcast #268: Recovering from Religious Trauma ft. Janice Selbie

This week I welcome Janice Selbie, a Canadian counsellor who specializes in religious trauma. We discuss a number of points about recovering from religious trauma, including Janice’s own story as a deeply devout believer and her journey out of religion...


 2020-10-24  1h10m

Sensibly Speaking Podcast #267: Hashtag Cults and MGTOW

This week I welcome Mike Fallek, a journalist/documentarian who has been investigating the online or what he refers to as “hashtag” cult of MGTOW (“Men Going Their Own Way”), a men’s rights group that exists pretty much exclusively on the internet.


 2020-10-17  1h28m

Sensibly Speaking Podcast #266: Scientology Q&A with Kat

Two weeks ago I posted a podcast with Kat, a woman who had “infiltrated” the Church of Scientology of Austin and ended up having a bit more of a personal journey than she thought she would. We covered a lot of ground in her story but we wanted to give ...


 2020-10-10  1h12m

Sensibly Speaking Podcast #265: The History and Ethics of Operation Paperclip

This week I welcome back Dr. Jeff Wasel to discuss the detailed and necessary backstory to what could conceivably be thought of as one of the most heinous acts of the US government. We take a stab at explaining this in a different light,


 2020-10-03  1h19m

Sensibly Speaking Podcast #264: The Scientology Experience with Kat

This week I welcome Kat, a woman who purposefully became involved with Scientology in Austin three years ago but came away with a story vastly different from the one she thought she would tell. This is not a victim story and yet we see from this exactl...


 2020-09-26  2h35m

Sensibly Speaking Podcast #263: Disturbing Ways You are Being Manipulated

This week I welcome PhD candidate Deborah Powney from the UK, a 14-year veteran of the alcohol marketing business who is now studying psychology and domestic violence. She has a lot to say about how the marketing industry works for real and we get down...


 2020-09-19  2h12m