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Scientology Management and Hubbard's Data Series

4/14/2018
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This week, I am joined by military intelligence analyst Jeff Wasel and former Wall Street investor John P. Capitalist to take a good hard look at the early days of Scientology management and the formation of the Sea Organization. We discuss L. Ron Hubbard’s activities in Rhodesia and England and how he broke away to... The post Sensibly Speaking Podcast #136: Scientology Management and Hubbard’s Data Series appeared first on The Sensibly Speaking Podcast.

Duration:01:32:10

The Real History of the Second Amendment

4/7/2018
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This podcast is actually a re-do of an earlier podcast which I had to pull because of some factual inaccuracies in my initial research and now we’ve got this put together properly so here we go. This podcast is not the only one I’ll be doing on this topic, but it’s the first and probably... The post Sensibly Speaking Podcast #135: The Real History of the Second Amendment appeared first on The Sensibly Speaking Podcast.

Duration:00:55:15

Leah Remini Talks Scientology and Cult Recovery

3/24/2018
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This week I have very special guest Leah Remini on board to talk about Scientology, a little about the upcoming Season 3 of Scientology and the Aftermath, her personal transition and recovery from her old group and a lot more. Leah is the star of King of Queens and Kevin Can Wait and the co-creator... The post Sensibly Speaking Podcast #134: Leah Remini Talks Scientology and Cult Recovery appeared first on The Sensibly Speaking Podcast.

Duration:00:58:19

The Collateral Damage of Scientology

3/17/2018
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This week, on location in Minneapolis, I conducted an interview with Penny Mixhau, the widow of a former Scientologist whose death had a great deal to do with the anti-psychiatry phobia induction which Scientology engages in. Perhaps one of my most personal podcasts to date, Penny’s story is a lesson for us all in the... The post Sensibly Speaking Podcast #133: The Collateral Damage of Scientology ft. Penny Mixhau appeared first on The Sensibly Speaking Podcast.

Duration:01:12:21

The Three Apostates Part 2 - Child Sex Abuse in Cults

3/3/2018
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This week, it’s the return of the Three Apostates, as I welcome Lloyd Evans (former JW) and Jonathan Streeter (former Mormon) to talk about what goes on in destructive cults towards children and how these groups act to cover it up rather than admit to wrongdoing. The post Sensibly Speaking Podcast #132: The Three Apostates Part 2 – Child Sex Abuse in Cults appeared first on The Sensibly Speaking Podcast.

Duration:01:02:17

Vaccines, Anti-Vaxxers and Other Nonsense ft. Karen Ernst

2/24/2018
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This week I talk with Karen Ernst of Voices for Vaccinevs and creator of the Vax Talk podcast. Voices for Vaccines is a parent-led organization that supports and advocates for on-time vaccination and the reduction of vaccine-preventable disease. We discuss the safety and efficacy of vaccines, what the anti-vax movement is all about and Scientology... The post Sensibly Speaking Podcast #131: Vaccines, Anti-Vaxxers and Other Nonsense ft. Karen Ernst appeared first on The Sensibly Speaking...

Duration:00:57:01

Helping Someone in a Narcissistic Relationship ft. Rachel Bernstein

2/17/2018
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This week, Rachel Bernstein and I discuss what to do if you know or suspect someone you know is in a narcissistic relationship. What’s the right thing to do or not do? Rachel Bernstein’s website: http://rachelbernsteintherapy.com The post Sensibly Speaking Podcast #130: Helping Someone in a Narcissistic Relationship appeared first on The Sensibly Speaking Podcast.

Duration:00:49:42

Anonymous vs Scientology 10th Anniversary Protest Episode

2/10/2018
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February 10, 2018 is the 10th anniversary of the first international protest of Scientology by Anonymous. Sparked by the Church’s attempt to censor the internet by removing a Tom Cruise video, Anonymous declared war and Scientology has never been the same since. The post Sensibly Speaking Podcast #129: Anonymous vs. Scientology Tenth Anniversary Protest Episode appeared first on The Sensibly Speaking Podcast.

Duration:00:46:02

Scientology's Dirty Tricks Bureau - What Can We Do?

2/3/2018
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This week, Dr. Jeff Wasel and I follow up on our video from a few weeks ago to further discuss Scientology’s dirty tricks bureau, the Office of Special Affairs. We go over the strategy and tactics that former and non-Scientologists should engage in to have the best results in exposing Scientology’s abuses and human rights... The post Sensibly Speaking Podcast #128: Scientology’s Dirty Tricks Bureau – What Can We Do? appeared first on The Sensibly Speaking Podcast.

Duration:00:55:38

Scientology, Courageous Followership and More ft. Jon Atack

1/27/2018
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Jon Atack guests this week to talk about Scientology, destructive cults, courageous followership and much more. The post Sensibly Speaking Podcast #127: Scientology, Courageous Followership and More ft. Jon Atack appeared first on The Sensibly Speaking Podcast.

Duration:01:19:49

Putting the Human in Humanism

1/20/2018
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This week, I talk humanism with Rebecca Hale, the president of the American Humanist Association. We discuss the beliefs and purposes of the group, how many AHA members there are these days and how they work in the legal and secular community to make the world a better place for humans. The post Sensibly Speaking Podcast #126: Putting the Human in Humanism appeared first on The Sensibly Speaking Podcast.

Duration:00:46:29

Fire and Fury Review - Let's Talk about Trump

1/13/2018
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Hello and welcome to the Sensibly Speaking Podcast. This is Chris Shelton, the Critical Thinker at Large, coming at you on Stitcher, Google Play, iTunes and here on YouTube with video. This week, we are going to talk nothing but politics, centered around Michael Wolff’s new book about the Trump White House. If you can,... The post Sensibly Speaking Podcast #125: Fire and Fury Review – Let’s Talk about Trump appeared first on The Sensibly Speaking Podcast.

Duration:00:52:35

Exposing Scientology ft. Karen Pressley

1/6/2018
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Former Sea Org member Karen Pressley and I discuss the 80+ books that have been written since the 1950s about Scientology. Karen has put together a PDF presentation of all of these (link below) and we talk about the history of Scientology, how these books and other events have shaped that history and which ones... The post Sensibly Speaking Podcast #124: Exposing Scientology ft. Karen Pressley appeared first on The Sensibly Speaking Podcast.

Duration:01:02:18

Being a Cult Leader ft. Jessica Schab

12/30/2017
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This week, I interview former spiritual adviser and cult leader Jessica Schab, who one day realized that what she was involved in was not rational and had elements that were actually destructive. We talk about what she did once she realized this and the consequences of those actions. While normally on this channel we have... The post Sensibly Speaking Podcast #123: Being a Cult Leader ft. Jessica Schab appeared first on The Sensibly Speaking Podcast.

Duration:01:04:30

Wordplay in the CDC, Scientology and Politics ft. Steven Martin

12/23/2017
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WARNING: In this podcast, we talk about politics. We are critical of both the Left and the Right. We also talk about language manipulation in the CDC, in Scientology and in the government. There are few tools of control more powerful than that of language, but its effects can be subtle and hard to detect.... The post Sensibly Speaking Podcast #122 – Wordplay in the CDC, Scientology and Politics ft. Steven Martin appeared first on The Sensibly Speaking Podcast.

Duration:01:02:06

Sensibly Speaking Podcast #121: Sexual Abuse & Confessionals in Cults ft. Jonathan Streeter

12/16/2017
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This week, ex-Mormon Jonathan Streeter and I dive into the recent allegations of sexual abuse and inappropriate questioning in the Mormon church, and then compare/contrast this with what goes on in the Church of Scientology’s “security checks.” The petition from Sam Elliot is here: https://www.gopetition.com/petitions/protect-the-children-stop-mormon-masturbation-interviews.html Secretly recorded video of Mormon pastor:...

Duration:01:21:51

Atheism, Skepticism and Comedy ft. Ian Harris

12/9/2017
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This week, comedian Ian Harris and I talk about his career as an atheist-based comedian, the skeptic/atheist community, humanism and current events in the media and how we see the good and bad in it. The post Sensibly Speaking Podcast #120: Atheism, Skepticism and Comedy ft. Ian Harris appeared first on The Sensibly Speaking Podcast.

Duration:01:08:29

Codependency 101 ft. Rachel Bernstein

12/2/2017
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This week, I talk with Rachel Bernstein about co-dependency, a loaded term which needs some clarification and accurate definition. We discuss it from many angles including how this manifests in destructive cults. Rachel’s website is here. The post Sensibly Speaking Podcast #119: Codependency 101 ft. Rachel Bernstein appeared first on The Sensibly Speaking Podcast.

Duration:00:43:29

How Language Can Control You ft. Steven Martin

11/25/2017
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Language is a powerful force for communication and progress. However, it can also be used in hidden ways to change how we think. This week I talk with professor Steven Martin about the subtle and sometimes almost invisible use of language as a tool of thought manipulation and control. The post Sensibly Speaking Podcast #118: How Language Can Control You ft. Steven Martin appeared first on The Sensibly Speaking Podcast.

Duration:01:02:35

The Psychology of Sexual Abuse

11/18/2017
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This week, I feature Dr. Darrel Ray, psychologist, author, founder and president of the international organization Recovering from Religion, an organization dedicated to helping people deal with the consequences of leaving any religion. Dr. Ray and I discuss current events with sexual harassment and assault accusations in the media, and the psychology and cognitive biases... The post Sensibly Speaking Podcast #117: The Psychology of Sexual Abuse appeared first on The Sensibly Speaking...

Duration:01:01:12

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