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Save Your Internet (Article 13 and the EU)

11/10/2018
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Hey everyone, this week we are going to talk about the internet, the European Union and some panic that is setting in across the YouTube platform which is being stoked directly by the powers-that-be at YouTube, and possibly with good reason. This week, we are discussing the infamous Article 13. So, what is this all... The post Sensibly Speaking Podcast #166: Save Your Internet (Article 13 in the EU) appeared first on The Sensibly Speaking Podcast.

Duration:00:30:50

Scientology's Corrupt System of Justice

11/3/2018
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This week, lawyer Ciprian Ivanof and I dissect Scientology’s system of ethics and justice, looking at its similarities and differences to the military justice code and our Common Law-based legal system. Most important, we describe exactly how Hubbard’s system all but ensures that Scientologists will experience nothing but injustice. Enjoy! The post Sensibly Speaking Podcast #165: Scientology’s Corrupt System of Justice appeared first on The Sensibly Speaking Podcast.

Duration:01:28:16

Pipe Bombs and Terorrism: Where Does the Buck Stop?

10/27/2018
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This week, I look at the recently caught suspect of a series of postal pipe bombs sent around the US. I look at the recent news about the individual behind this, who the bombs were sent to and why and whether or not responsibility for this lies only with him. The post Sensibly Speaking Podcast #164: Pipe Bombs and Terrorism – Where Does the Buck Stop? appeared first on The Sensibly Speaking Podcast.

Duration:00:46:21

Beating Tribal Thinking

10/20/2018
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Show notes: Facebook post: Something to never ever forget is how strongly people’s biases, prejudices and tribalism actually alters their perceptions. Memories are formed based on how someone thinks they saw or heard something (as well as by actual physical limitations with their senses), not based on what really happened. When there is general agreement... The post Sensibly Speaking Podcast #163: Beating Tribal Thinking appeared first on The Sensibly Speaking Podcast.

Duration:00:38:35

How to Change Someone's Mind ft. Anthony Magnabsaco

10/13/2018
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We are living in some of the most divisive times in our lives. How we talk to one another and address each other’s beliefs and ideas has everything to do with how long these divisions will continue, or whether they will escalate into real world violence. Anthony Magnabosco has been featured on my channel before... The post Sensibly Speaking Podcast #162: How to Change Someone’s Mind ft. Anthony Magnabosco appeared first on The Sensibly Speaking Podcast.

Duration:01:12:07

The Three Apostates take on Cult Control Methods

10/6/2018
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This week, former Mormon Jonathan Streeter and former Jehovah’s Witness Lloyd Evans and I reunite as the Three Apostates to discuss the cult control techniques that are used to retain members. We compare and contrast the sayings, methods and social controls across our former groups such as how members are made to feel they’ll fail... The post Sensibly Speaking Podcast #161: The Three Apostates take on Cult Control Techniques appeared first on The Sensibly Speaking Podcast.

Duration:01:50:43

Prosecuting Cults like Scientology (RICO, etc.)

9/29/2018
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This week, Dr. Jeff Wasel and I discuss the specifics of what it takes to prosecute a crime family or a destructive cult (often the same thing) including delving in to the mysteries of the RICO statues and how they are used. Enjoy! The post Sensibly Speaking Podcast 160: Prosecuting Cults Like Scientology (RICO, etc.) appeared first on The Sensibly Speaking Podcast.

Duration:01:17:32

Traumatic Narcissism ft. Dan Shaw

9/22/2018
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This week I am joined by Daniel Shaw, an expert on narcissism and cult recovery who has his own story to tell and then answers a lot of questions about how narcissism manifests itself, where it likely comes from and how we can be aware of narcissistic characteristics in those we meet. Dan Shaw’s book,... The post Sensibly Speaking Podcast #159: Traumatic Narcissism ft. Daniel Shaw appeared first on The Sensibly Speaking Podcast.

Duration:01:10:48

Let's Talk about Depression

9/15/2018
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This week, my wife Melissa and I engage in a very personal discussion about depression, anxiety and mental illness in general. We talk about what it’s like to live with and experience these, Scientology attitudes about this and the role of psychiatry in the past and present, how others react badly to mental issues and... The post Sensibly Speaking Podcast #158: Let’s Talk about Depression appeared first on The Sensibly Speaking Podcast.

Duration:00:56:29

Why Trump in in a Lot of Trouble

9/8/2018
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This week I’m doing something a little different from my usual podcasts. I’ve gone through the entire history of Trump’s election and presidency and the various actors/players in his administration and I break down in detail, event by event, what has been going on with who and when that has led to Trump’s current very... The post Sensibly Speaking Podcast #157: Why Trump is in a Lot of Trouble appeared first on The Sensibly Speaking Podcast.

Duration:02:05:27

Let's Talk About Human Rights

9/1/2018
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This week, my wife Melissa and I have a fairly informal discussion about the topic of rights in our world, specifically human rights and civil rights. We discuss the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the consequences, troubles and issues with implementing them around the world and especially here at home in the United States. Enjoy! The post Sensibly Speaking Podcast #156: Let’s Talk About Human Rights appeared first on The Sensibly Speaking Podcast.

Duration:01:15:39

Scientology, Drug Abuse and Recovery ft. Nathan Rich

8/25/2018
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This week I talk to third-generation former Scientologist Nathan Rich about not just his history in Scientology as a teen, but his incredible journey of recovery since including a seven-year stretch of horrific drug abuse. Nathan’s book is available here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GC685LL The post Sensibly Speaking Podcast #155: Scientology, Drug Abuse and Recovery ft. Nathan Rich appeared first on The Sensibly Speaking Podcast.

Duration:02:25:34

Love, Terror and Brainwashing ft. Alexandra Stein

8/18/2018
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This week I have Dr. Alexandra Stein, social psychologist and author of the book Love, Terror and Brainwashing. We discuss various aspects of cult behavior and psychology. The post Sensibly Speaking Podcast #154: Love, Terror and Brainwashing ft. Alexandra Stein appeared first on The Sensibly Speaking Podcast.

Duration:01:26:14

Debunking All the Bullshit ft. SciBabe

8/11/2018
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This week I have the sometimes crass, sometimes downright vulgar but always informative Yvette d’Entremont, aka SciBabe, with me to talk about the nonsense of Gwenyth Paltrow’s Goop, David Wolfe’s avocados and all the rest of the health woo and other pseudoscience out there that trips people up and takes their money and their time... The post Sensibly Speaking Podcast #153: Debunking all the Bullshit ft. SciBabe appeared first on The Sensibly Speaking Podcast.

Duration:01:03:42

Scientology, Sales and Shelly ft. Ron Miscavige Snr.

8/4/2018
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This week I talk with Ron Miscavige Snr, former Scientologist and Sea Org member and also the father of Scientology’s current leader, David MIscavige. We discuss life on the Sea Org base in Riverside as well as his impressions of Shelly Miscavige, his history as a salesman both in and out of the Church and... The post Sensibly Speaking Podcast #152: Scientology, Sales and Shelly ft. Ron Miscavige Snr. appeared first on The Sensibly Speaking Podcast.

Duration:01:02:11

Cultish Countries Around the World ft. John Sweeney

7/28/2018
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This week, guest John Sweeney is on board. An active BBC journalist who took on the Church of Scientology in 2006 and faced off with the Church’s senior executives, and who has since been in North Korea, Russia and almost every country in the Middle East, discusses what these places are like, what kind of... The post Sensibly Speaking Podcast #151: Cultish Countries Around the World ft. John Sweeney appeared first on The Sensibly Speaking Podcast.

Duration:00:55:41

Growing Up in the Hare Krishnas ft. Nitai Joseph

7/21/2018
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This week, second generation former Hare Krishna, Nitai Joseph, guests on my show to discuss growing up with Hindu beliefs and how this led to him joining a splinter group of the Hare Krishnas and how this affected his family and his life. I make comparisons between what he experienced and how Scientology acts towards... The post Sensibly Speaking Podcast #150: Growing Up in the Hare Krishnas ft. Nitai Joseph appeared first on The Sensibly Speaking Podcast.

Duration:02:20:17

Scientology vs. Psychiatry - The War Over Mental Health

7/14/2018
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I received an academic paper recently from Dr. Stephen Kent, sociologist from the University of Alberta and his research assistant, Terra Manca, published in 2012 about the conflict between Scientology and psychiatry. Published in the journal Mental Health, Religion and Culture, it was titled “A War Over Mental Health Professionalism: Scientology vs. Psychiatry.” This sparked a... The post Sensibly Speaking Podcast #149: Scientology vs. Psychiatry – The War Over Mental Health appeared first...

Duration:00:52:58

ICSA Conference and Cult Recovery (LIvestream)

7/9/2018
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This week, I did a live stream of my podcast from Philadelphia, where I am attending the International Cultic Studies Association’s annual conference. I was part of two presentations here and I discuss those and what cult “recovery” has meant for me personally. The post Sensibly Speaking Podcast #148: ICSA Conference and Cult Recovery (Livestream) appeared first on The Sensibly Speaking Podcast.

Duration:00:48:21

Don't Be a Jerk! - Being Civil When It Matters Most

6/30/2018
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This week, I address the all-too-common language we are hearing these days about the need for violent uprisings and riots to combat the growing fascism of the Trump administration. Conversely we see similar calls on the Right and this is becoming ridiculous. I take this on and give some perspective on why now more than... The post Sensibly Speaking Podcast #147: Don’t be a Jerk! – Being Civil When It Matters Most appeared first on The Sensibly Speaking Podcast.

Duration:00:50:55