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Sensibly Speaking Podcast

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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


Echo Chambers & Cult Thinking

9/30/2017
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This week I want to talk about echo chambers and black-and-white thinking. I’m not alone in being concerned about this. It’s actually becoming a bit of a hot topic item in major media outlets these days as people are starting to recognize the serious threat that echo chambers create for our democracy here in the... The post Sensibly Speaking Podcast #110: Echo Chambers & Cult Thinking appeared first on The Sensibly Speaking Podcast.

Duration: 00:40:29


Coercive Persuasion

9/23/2017
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This week, I discuss in detail the seven tactics used by destructive cult groups as laid out by Dr. Margaret Singer, to engage in coercive persuasion or thought reform. The article from Dr. Singer on this is available here. The post Sensibly Speaking Podcast #109: Coercive Persuasion appeared first on The Sensibly Speaking Podcast.

Duration: 01:02:05


Escaping Scientology ft. Karen Pressley

9/16/2017
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This week, Karen Pressley is on board to talk about her past Scientology and Sea Org career including being married to musician Peter Schless, working at Scientology’s secret international headquarters under David Miscavige and overseeing the progress of celebrities. Music by Pale Blue. The post Sensibly Speaking Podcast #108: Escaping Scientology ft. Karen Pressley appeared first on The Sensibly Speaking Podcast.

Duration: 01:24:39


Helping Second Generation Cult Members ft. Rachel Bernstein

9/9/2017
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This week, cult recovery therapist Rachel Bernstein and I discuss the ups and downs of counselling second-generation cult members, what sort of issues come up different from those who chose to be in a cult and besides counselling, what else can they do to help themselves once they’ve escaped from their cult upbringing. Music by... The post Sensibly Speaking Podcast #107: Helping Second Gen Cult Members ft. Rachel Bernstein appeared first on The Sensibly Speaking Podcast.

Duration: 00:58:58


The Three Apostates

9/2/2017
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This week, Lloyd Evans (former Jehovah’s Witness), Jonathan Streeter (former Mormon) and I discuss advocacy, cult-like thinking and what we are trying to do about it. The post Sensibly Speaking Podcast #106: The Three Apostates appeared first on The Sensibly Speaking Podcast.

Duration: 01:01:57


Scientology Fair Gaming and Recovery ft. Jon Atack

8/26/2017
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In this special extended-length interview with Jon Atack, we talk about the beginning of Dianetics and where Hubbard plagiarzied the procedure from, the vagaries of Scientology and the specific details of the Fair Gaming Jon endured at the hands of the Church. We then talk about how Scientology radicalizes its members by turning their empathy... The post Sensibly Speaking Podcast #105: Scientology Fair Gaming and Recovery ft. Jon Atack appeared first on The Sensibly Speaking Podcast.

Duration: 02:23:01


Scientology Tax Exemption ft. Jeffrey Augustine

8/19/2017
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BONUS EPISODE: This week we have two podcasts, with this special bonus episode with Jeffrey Augustine on Scientology’s tax exempt status and what we can do to call directly on the IRS to end it. Jeff’s website: http://scientologymoneyproject.com IRS Petition: https://goo.gl/K8M7Hg The post Sensibly Speaking Podcast #104: Scientology Tax Exemption ft. Jeffrey Augustine appeared first on The Sensibly Speaking Podcast.

Duration: 00:34:53


Cracking the Cult Code for Therapists ft. Bonnie Zieman

8/19/2017
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This week I’m joined by author and psychotherapist Bonnie Zieman to discuss her new book, Cracking the Cult Code for Therapists, a guide for therapists (and patients) as to what destructive cults are, how they operate and why therapists need to understand this in order to best help their patients. Bonnie Zieman’s website is here.... The post Sensibly Speaking Podcast #103: Cracking the Cult Code for Therapists appeared first on The Sensibly Speaking Podcast.

Duration: 00:50:42


Guerilla Skepticism ft. Susan Gerbic

8/12/2017
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This week, Susan Gerbic joins me to discuss Guerilla Skepticism on Wikipedia, an international volunteer-based project she founded to ensure truth and facts are presented on Wikipedia across many science and skepticism-based topics in all languages. Music by Pale Blue. The post Sensibly Speaking Podcast #102: Guerilla Skepticism ft. Susan Gerbic appeared first on The Sensibly Speaking Podcast.

Duration: 01:03:44


Denialism and Conspiracies ft. Mark Hoofnagle

8/5/2017
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Denialism is faux critical thinking, with the apparency and verbiage of logic and reason without any of the underlying rationality. In this episode, I talk to blogger Dr. Mark Hoofnagle about this topic and how it involves pseudoscience and conspiracy thinking. A good time was had by all. Mark’s blog can be found here. The post Sensibly Speaking Podcast #101: Denialism and Conspiracies ft. Mark Hoofnagle appeared first on The Sensibly Speaking Podcast.

Duration: 00:57:20

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