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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

What's Wrong with the US

11/11/2017
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This week, I talk about some of the causes of the intellectual breakdown of the United States, why critical thinking is not a valued skill and why facts are now the same as opinions or fantasies; I quote extensively from an article by Kurt Anderson from The Atlantic, linked below. Link to Kurt Anderson article:... The post Sensibly Speaking Podcast #116: What’s Wrong with the US appeared first on The Sensibly Speaking Podcast.

Duration:00:25:36

Scientology "Clearing the Planet"

11/4/2017
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This week, I did a live stream on YouTube to discuss Scientology’s concept of “clearing the planet,” how that is discussed by L. Ron Hubbard in his policies and what that meant to me and others when we were still involved with the Church. The post Sensibly Speaking Podcast #115: Scientology “Clearing the Planet” appeared first on The Sensibly Speaking Podcast.

Duration:01:03:37

Gothard's Cult, Homeschooling and More ft. Andrew Forlines

10/28/2017
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This week, former IBLP/ATI member Andrew Forlines and I discuss the Bill Gothard Christian cult, homeschooling, politics and a lot more. Enjoy our free-ranging and hopefully somewhat interesting conversation! The post Sensibly Speaking Podcast #114: Gothard’s Cult, Homeschooling and More appeared first on The Sensibly Speaking Podcast.

Duration:01:11:33

Let's Stop Punching Nazis ft. Robert Örell

10/21/2017
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This week, I talk about deradicalization and how to effectively fight extremist groups such as Neo-Nazis, white supremacists and even the Church of Scientology (spoiler: it’s not by punching them). Robert Örell is the Executive Director of Exit at Fryshuset. He has many years of experience working with individuals leaving violent extremist millieus and criminal... The post Sensibly Speaking Podcast #113: Let’s Stop Punching Nazis ft. Robert Örell appeared first on The Sensibly Speaking...

Duration:00:39:31

Tolerance, Compassion and Understanding ft. Fernando Alcantar

10/14/2017
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This week, Francisco Alcantar and I discuss tolerance and activism in the atheist and religious community and how this should best be done. The post Sensibly Speaking Podcast #112: Tolerance, Compassion and Understanding ft. Fernando Alcantar appeared first on The Sensibly Speaking Podcast.

Duration:01:00:21

Update on Scientology's Tax Exemption ft. Jeffrey Augustine

10/7/2017
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This week I’m joined again by Jeffrey Augustine for an update on the petition for the IRS to investigate Scientology and to talk about why this problem exists and what we can all do about it. Link to the petition: https://goo.gl/EBKp4P Link to Jeff’s website: http://scientologymoneyproject.com The post Sensibly Speaking Podcast #111: Update on Scientology’s Tax Exemption ft. Jeffrey Augustine appeared first on The Sensibly Speaking Podcast.

Duration:00:52:13

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