300 episodes

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!

The Sensibly Speaking Podcast The Sensibly Speaking Podcast

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    • 4.8 • 191 Ratings

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!

    #339: Scientology's History of Man and Mythology

    #339: Scientology's History of Man and Mythology

    This week I am doing a deep dive into the book Scientology: A History of Man and the mythology/cosmology of Scientology. It’s not a very deep well but there are some key concepts to go over and I think everyone will find Hubbard’s explanations of past-life horrors to be entertaining and ridiculous. Enjoy!

    • 1 hr 17 min
    #338: Scientology, Danny Masterson and the Law ft. Phil Lord

    #338: Scientology, Danny Masterson and the Law ft. Phil Lord

    This week I welcome first-time guest Phil Lord, professor of law in Ontario, Canada, to discuss the legal system, Scientology’s shenanigans in and out of court and both the civil and criminal cases against Danny Masterson and Scientology. This is a wide-ranging podcast and I hope you enjoy it!

    • 2 hr 1 min
    #337: Will Smith, Scientology and Violence

    #337: Will Smith, Scientology and Violence

    This week I thought we’d talk a bit about Scientology, violence and Will and Jada Smith, former Scientologists and purveyors of bad vibes all over Hollywood in the last two weeks. The Scientology connection is hard to ignore but I take some time to address that and also then give you the added bonus of what L. Ron Hubbard had to say about violence (you may be surprised). Enjoy!

    • 38 min
    #336: Talking to Cult Members (Live)

    #336: Talking to Cult Members (Live)

    This week we went live in our new studio space to give some information and tips on talking to people who have a very different mindset from yours. There were some great live questions along the way I also got to answer. Enjoy!

    • 1 hr
    #335: Cults and Emotional Needs, Part 3 ft. Rachel Bernstein

    #335: Cults and Emotional Needs, Part 3 ft. Rachel Bernstein

    This week I am once again joined by therapist Rachel Bernstein, a long-time friend and associate who has been on the show many times and helps us this time dissect our emotional needs and how these relate to getting involved in cults and other unsavory ventures. There’s a lot packed in to this episode. If you haven’t checked out Parts 1 and 2, watch those first! Enjoy!

    • 53 min
    #333: Growing Up in the Moonies (Part 1) ft. Jen Kiaba

    #333: Growing Up in the Moonies (Part 1) ft. Jen Kiaba

    This week I am once again joined by second-generation former Moonie (Unification Church) Jen Kiaba, this time to discuss her personal story. This is not for the faint-of-heart as there are details about child labor trafficking and physical abuse in this podcast, but this is as real as it gets when it comes to what destructive cults like the Moonies are doing right now to the children of their members and why they must be stopped.

    • 2 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
191 Ratings

191 Ratings

kwak11 ,

Skills we all need in today’s world!

Chris uses his experience as a former Scientologist, his studies as he has healed since leaving that cult, education as he works toward a Master’s Degree, and guests on the show to teach us all critical thinking skills we all need to a live a life where we control our own lives and think thru our decisions and interactions with the world around us.

Xtina27 ,

Not useful

Presentation is mediocre at best.

graphica4 ,

This podcast is a treasure trove!

Thank you for such a fantastic and extensive mix of fascinating conversations. I came upon this podcast bc I have a fascination with mind control (recovering from a mind-bending relationship with a narcissist and being through religious indoctrination will do that to ya!). I also just love Chris Shelton’s voice and laugh. Keep on trucking you are doing great work!

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