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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


The Live Episode

7/30/2017
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For the 100th episode of the Sensibly Speaking Podcast, we went live. I made some announcements, talked about a few topics and, of course, interacted with my viewers. The post Sensibly Speaking Podcast #100: The Live Episode appeared first on The Sensibly Speaking Podcast.

Duration: 01:01:07


Pros and Cons of Atheism ft. Seth Andrews

7/22/2017
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This week I’m honored to have Seth Andrews, host of The Thinking Atheist, on board to talk about atheism and some critical thoughts about the atheist community and the pros and cons of belief vs disbelief. Here are the questions we discuss: (1) Our modern conception of science and religion actually have a common root... The post Sensibly Speaking Podcast #99: Pros and Cons of Atheism ft. Seth Andrews appeared first on The Sensibly Speaking Podcast.

Duration: 01:00:57


Problems with Atheism and Faith ft. Stephen Long

7/15/2017
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Some people have given me a hard time about calling myself a critical thinker but not being willing to cast a critical eye towards some of my own beliefs. Well, I’m happy to hear anything anyone has to say that can convince me to change my mind about just about anything and when it comes... The post Sensibly Speaking Podcast #98: Problems with Atheism and Faith ft. Stephen Long appeared first on The Sensibly Speaking Podcast.

Duration: 01:19:13


Scientology and the Law ft. Scott Pilutik

7/8/2017
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This week, lawyer Scott Pilutik and I discuss the Church of Scientology in the legal arena, taking up various questions and points that people have asked us about Scientology in court. The post Sensibly Speaking Podcast #97: Scientology and the Law ft. Scott Pilutik appeared first on The Sensibly Speaking Podcast.

Duration: 01:00:52


The Ark Encounter and Atheist Activism ft. Jim Helton

7/1/2017
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This week, I talk to Jim Helton, the National Field Organizer for the American Atheists, about protesting Ken Ham’s Ark Encounter in Kentucky, the negative ramifications of this exhibit on the local and state economies and atheist activism nationwide. Contact Jim Helton: jhelton@atheist.org The post Sensibly Speaking Podcast #96: The Ark Encounter and Activism ft. Jim Helton appeared first on The Sensibly Speaking Podcast.

Duration: 00:45:19


Scientology Stuff ft. Aaron Smith-Levin (live stream)

6/25/2017
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This week Aaron Smith-Levin and I did a live stream YouTube video on his channel, Growing Up in Scientology, where we discussed Scientology practices and answered questions from viewers. The post Sensibly Speaking Podcast #95: Scientology Stuff ft. Aaron Smith-Levin (Live stream) appeared first on The Sensibly Speaking Podcast.

Duration: 01:03:00


Cult Behavior, Scientology and Recovery ft. Dr. Natalie Feinblatt

6/17/2017
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This week I discuss destructive cults, Scientology and cult recovery with Dr. Natalie Feinblatt, an LA-based psychotherapist and cult recovery specialist. Questions we cover: 1. What ex-cult members have you had come across your plate? Differences and similarities between them? 2. What do you think causes people to join destructive cults or seek out such... The post Sensibly Speaking Podcast #94: Cult Behavior, Scientology and Recovery ft. Dr. Natalie Feinblatt appeared first on The...

Duration: 00:58:53


Changing Hearts & Minds ft. Anthony Magnabosco

6/10/2017
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Now more than ever, political and social discourse is leading to violent confrontations, breakups and ruined friendships. This week, street epistemologist Anthony Magnabosco and I discuss how to rationally and reasonably discuss beliefs, ideas and opinions with others so as to broaden and increase understanding, not get into heated arguments, violence and broken relationships. If... The post Sensibly Speaking Podcast #93: Changing Hearts & Minds ft. Anthony Magnabosco appeared first on...

Duration: 01:01:46


Scientology Levels and Hierarchy ft. Jeffrey Augustine

6/3/2017
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In this week’s podcast, and back by popular demand, Jeffrey Augustine and I finally get together (in person!) to talk about Scientology’s hierarchy, legal contracts and what it takes to make it to the top of the Bridge – it’s not just money. Jeffrey’s website is http://scientologymoneyproject.com. The post Sensibly Speaking Podcast #92: Scientology Levels & Hierarchy ft. Jeffrey Augustine appeared first on The Sensibly Speaking Podcast.

Duration: 01:00:56


When the Left isn't Right

5/27/2017
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Full transcript of this episode: Hello and welcome to the Sensibly Speaking Podcast. This is Chris Shelton, the Critical Thinker at Large coming at you for show #91 and this one we’re calling When the Left Isn’t in the Right. Of course, this podcast is available through iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play as well as here... The post Sensibly Speaking Podcast #91: When the Left isn’t Right appeared first on The Sensibly Speaking Podcast.

Duration: 00:56:45


Living with Death ft. Cole Imperi

5/20/2017
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This week I discuss thanatology (the study of death and dying) with Cole Imperi. Our conversation veers between dealing with the loss of loved ones, the grieving process and how this relates to losing one’s religion, faith or belief and leaving groups or activities. Cole’s website is here. Cole’s TED talk is here. Here are... The post Sensibly Speaking Podcast #90: Living with Death ft. Cole Imperi appeared first on The Sensibly Speaking Podcast.

Duration: 00:52:16


Scientology Watchers and Never-Ins ft. Christopher Crimy

5/13/2017
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This week I discuss the topic of Scientology watching with podcaster Christopher Crimy from the Come Get Sum podcast. He has interviewed a number of former Scientologists and become an advocate against disconnection and Scientology abuses. We talk about how he got involved in this, what causes someone who was never a part of Scientology... The post Sensibly Speaking Podcast #89: Scientology Watchers and Never-Ins ft. Christopher Crimy appeared first on The Sensibly Speaking Podcast.

Duration: 01:01:14


Scientology Current Events and Contracts

5/6/2017
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In this week’s podcast, and by popular demand, Jeffrey Augustine and I finally got together to talk current events in Scientology, including much of what has been reported on here on Tony Ortega’s blog recently, as well as how the contracts that Scientology makes its members sign actually work and what people are signing away... The post Sensibly Speaking Podcast #88: Scientology Current Events and Contracts ft. Jeffrey Augustine appeared first on The Sensibly Speaking Podcast.

Duration: 01:20:34


Scientology's Rehabilitation Project Force ft. Nora Crest

4/29/2017
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Former Sea Org member Nora Crest and I discuss the Rehabilitation Project Force, a sort of Maoist re-education camp within Scientology’s Sea Organization which both she and I did. We go over what it is, how it’s run and some of the more “fun” details from our experiences on it. Music by Pale Blue. The post Sensibly Speaking Podcast #87: Scientology’s Rehabilitation Project Force ft. Nora Crest appeared first on The Sensibly Speaking Podcast.

Duration: 01:30:46


Scientology's Clearwater Strategy ft. Aaron Smith-Levin

4/22/2017
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Aaron Smith-Levin and I discuss some recent events in Clearwater, Florida and the Church of Scientology, including where we think things may be going there into the future. Music by Pale Blue. The post Sensibly Speaking Podcast #86: Scientology’s Clearwater Strategy ft. Aaron Smith-Levin appeared first on The Sensibly Speaking Podcast.

Duration: 01:16:47


Loaded Language and Scientology

4/15/2017
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Destructive cults, the media, politicians and governments use loaded language to influence thought and behavior. In this episode I discuss what this is all about, how it’s done and give specific examples from my experience with Scientology. Show notes: Group language or loaded language is one of the primary but far from the only cult... The post Sensibly Speaking Podcast #85: Loaded Language and Scientology appeared first on The Sensibly Speaking Podcast.

Duration: 01:12:18


Cult Manipulation ft. Jon Atack

4/8/2017
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Undue influence. Coercive persuasion. High control groups. What is this all about? How does it work and how do we see these things in the real world? Jon Atack has started the Open Minds Foundation with the idea of studying manipulation from all angles. In this episode we talk to him about this, how it... The post Sensibly Speaking Podcast #84: Cult Manipulation ft. Jon Atack appeared first on The Sensibly Speaking Podcast.

Duration: 01:19:55


Is Alcoholics Anonymous a Destructive Cult?

4/1/2017
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This week I’m joined by Jon Stewart, a former member of Alcoholics Anonymous and someone with a great deal of experience discussing the pros and cons of the program, how it runs and how it shares certain characteristics with destructive cults and yet…is it destructive itself? We talk about this in detail in this episode.... The post Sensibly Speaking Podcast #83: Is Alcoholics Anonymous a Destructive Cult? appeared first on The Sensibly Speaking Podcast.

Duration: 01:01:22

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