The Sensibly Speaking Podcast
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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!
||ExplicitScientology's Clearwater Strategy ft. Aaron Smith-Levin||Aaron Smith-Levin and I discuss some recent events in Clearwater, Florida and the Church of Scientology, including where we think things may be going there into the future. Music by Pale Blue.||4/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitLoaded Language and Scientology||Destructive cults, the media, politicians and governments use loaded language to influence thought and behavior. In this episode I discuss what this is all about, how it’s done and give specific examples from my experience with Scientology.||4/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCult Manipulation ft. Jon Atack||Undue influence. Coercive persuasion. High control groups. What is this all about? How does it work and how do we see these things in the real world? Jon Atack has started the Open Minds Foundation with the idea of studying manipulation from all angles...||4/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIs Alcoholics Anonymous a Destructive Cult?||This week I’m joined by Jon Stewart, a former member of Alcoholics Anonymous and someone with a great deal of experience discussing the pros and cons of the program, how it runs and how it shares certain characteristics with destructive cults and yet…||3/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWas Jesus a Real Person?||This week I interview David Fitzgerald, author of the books Nailed and Jesus: Mything in Action, about the historicity of Jesus Christ and whether or not he really lived. Evidence seems to indicate the question is not really as easily answered as many ...||3/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMaking Sense of the Media||This week we are going to dive deep into a topic that has been hot and heavy on a lot of people’s minds and see if we can’t shine a light in a few dark corners and maybe clarify a few things which previously have been murky and hard to understand.||3/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWhat You Really Need to Know About Refugees ft. Joe Sack||There is a lot of hot debate around the subject of refugees coming to the US, lots of heated rhetoric and paranoia but very little factual information. It’s time to get some facts about this and debunk the paranoia. In this episode,||3/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRecovery Counselling, What to Look For ft. Rachel Bernstein||Recovery from a destructive cult or toxic relationship can be difficult. How do you know if the therapist or counselor you found is right for you? Are there questions you can ask or things you can do to make sure you have the right fit? This week,||3/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitFirebrand Atheism ft. David Silverman||Atheism is a contentious subject and as President of the American Atheists, David Silverman is an outspoken and proud advocate for atheism. In this episode, we talk about what hardcore atheism is and what it isn’t.||2/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDealing with Destructive Cults ft. Steve Hassan||This week, my guest is Steve Hassan. He is a licensed mental health counselor who has written on the subject of cults and published three books through his Freedom of Mind Press. One of those books is Combatting Cult Mind Control,||2/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Keep up the good work
Very insightful I would like to hear more about the reason humans believe in cults and combating the evils of them. O-Yea first!!
Keep it up!!!
Love the podcast you two! Don't always agree with you, but I do the majority of the time. Keep em coming!
Whether you agree or disagree with any of the thoughts or opinions from either Chris or his guests, you will always find something to think about. The depth and respect that each topic is covered with is both entertaining and informative. Definitely worth a subscription.