The Sensibly Speaking Podcast
The Sensibly Speaking Podcast
The Sensibly Speaking Podcast
Making sense of...everything!
#315: Conspiracy Theories and Critical Thinking
This week I am joined by Ciprian Ivanof to discuss critical thinking and how it is that conspiracy theorists say they are using good critical thinking skills when they clearly are not. We dive into why this happens and what is going on in their heads. Enjoy!
Oct 15
1 hr 33 min
Sensibly Speaking Podcast #314: Navigating the Ex-Cult World
This week I took a break from interviews to discuss something important that I wish someone had talked to me about when I first got out of Scientology and which I’ve had to learn (as every other ex-cultists does) and that is navigating the world of the ex-cult community. It’s not for the faint of heart! I hope this podcast will help anyone who has ever felt estranged and alone in a community of like-minded people. I’m quite sure I’m not the only one who has had these issues. Enjoy!
Oct 8
41 min
#313: Aaron Smith-Levin for Clearwater City Council!
This week, Aaron Smith-Levin joins us to discuss his race for Clearwater City Council and why he is doing it, as well as what he expects to accomplish. He is taking on the Church of Scientology in their own backyard and daring them to stop him. Enjoy!
Oct 1
55 min
Sensibly Speaking #312: Scientology, Stress and cPTSD with Ciprian Ivanof
This week I welcome back Ciprian Ivanof to help me talk about the long-term effects of continuous stress in the world of Scientology and how this creates complex PTSD and other damaging effects. This is the article we discussed in the show
Sep 24
1 hr 26 min
Deconstructing Christian Apologetics with Steven Tiger
This week I am joined again by Steven Tiger, author and speaker on the subject of the Bible and Christian apologetics, to discuss more about this topic and the illogical and even irrational ways that many Christians engage with their faith and the justifications for it. This is not an indictment of belief or even religion in general, but is a commentary on the more extreme versions of religious belief and how this informs abusive and even destructive actions. Steven’s book on Amazon
Sep 10
1 hr 35 min
310. Scientology is Always at War ft. Ciprian Ivanof
This week I am joined again by Ciprian Ivanof to plumb the depths of Scientology’s organizational madness and anxiety-inducing culture, this week going into more detail about some of the irrational policies and anxiety-inducing practices which occur to this day in the Sea Org.
Sep 3
1 hr 41 min
A Hard Look at Christian Apologetics with Steven Tiger
This week I am joined by author Steven Tiger to discuss his book and ideas concerning Christian apologetics and how trying to find logical and even scientific reasons to have faith is a bit of a fool’s errand, as well as what the point of apologetics is in the first place, which is not to convince unbelievers. We had a far-ranging discussion and I hope you enjoy it. Steven’s Book on Amazon
Aug 27
1 hr 30 min
The Origins of QAnon
This week I welcome Gavin Fox to help explain more about the origins of QAnon on 4chan/8chan and the jump to mainstream social media. We have a wide ranging discussion about this and hope it helps bring some more clarity to what is a very unclear and bizarre movement. Enjoy!
Aug 20
1 hr 28 min
Sensibly Speaking Podcast #307: Jon Atack is Opening Our Minds
This week I welcome back channel favorite Jon Atack to discuss more aspects of Hubbard and Scientology as well as get an overview of Jon’s new book, Opening Our Minds and some thoughts on predators and critical thinking. Enjoy! Jon’s book on Amazon
Aug 13
1 hr 6 min
Sensibly Speaking Podcast #306: The Cult of QAnon
This week I’m giving a sort of QAnon 101 for my viewers. It may be that we’ll do more episodes about QAnon depending on the feedback to this one. Here I talk about QAnon’s origin story, the fascinating mechanics behind how it evolved and some of the more obvious cultic aspects of how it is organized and how its followers have become extremists. I cover a lot of territory. Enjoy! Washington Post article
Aug 6
1 hr 11 min
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