709-710: MormonLeaks Founders Ryan McKnight and Scott K. Fausett

In this two-part episode we interview the founders of MormonLeaks – Ryan McKnight ant Scott K. Fausett.  According to the MormonLeaks web site: MormonLeaks™ is a non profit media organization founded on the belief that increased transparency within the Mormon…

707-708: Death, Loss, and Grief

In this two-part series, we discuss death, loss, and grief. Co-hosts are John and Margi Dehlin.  Today’s Panelists: Emily Celis and Aimee Heffernan.                 Part 1: Part 2:  

706: Women of a Certain Age (WOCA)

We are a group of women 40+ with longer life experiences. We are grandmothers, mothers, aunts, single, divorced, widowed or married. We are LGBT friendly and feminists! Many of us are just learning feminism. Having felt the pain of patriarchy,…

705: Major Contraction of LDS Church in Europe and the Netherlands Beginning

In the latest episode of Mormon Stories Podcast, Marco Meiling, active and believing LDS church member in the Netherlands, reports on the beginning of a major contraction of the LDS Church in Europe. Mark Johnson from the U.K. also joins,…

701-704: Kim Sandberg Turner, Founder of WOCA – Navigating a Mormon faith transition as a grandparent

  Kim Sandberg Turner is the founder of Women of a Certain Age (WOCA) – a network of support communities for 40+ post-Mormon women.  In this four part episode, Kim discusses: Part 1: Her years growing up as a faithful Mormon…

700: How the LDS Quorum of Twelve Apostles Think – Enemies List and “Area Business Weekends”

In this episode, an all-star panel reviews a recently leaked presentation created by the quorum of the twelve apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The presentation is entitled “Area Business Weekends,” is dated December 8, 2015,…

697-699: Celebrating the Life of Grant Palmer

In this three-part interview, we honor Grant Palmer, former LDS seminary/institute instructor, and author of “An Insider’s View of Mormon Origins” – which provides a plausible explanation for how the Book of Mormon was authored by Joseph Smith. This interview…

693-696: Nadine McCombs Hansen – Progressive Mormon Pioneer

Nadine McCombs Hansen has been championing progressive causes within Mormonism for over three decades.  Some of her efforts include: Supporting the Equal Rights Amendment as a Mormon mother, including interactions with Sonia Johnson. Speaking out in favor of female priesthood…

691-692: Noah Rasheta, Founder of SecularBuddhism.com

Noah Rasheta is the CEO of iStabilizer, and the founder of Secular Buddhism podcast. Noah was raised in the LDS church with a U.S.-born father and a Mexican-born mother – living many years of his life both in Mexico and in the…

689-690: LDS Church Growth or Decline in 2016? Featuring Dr. Ryan Cragun and Dr. Rick Phillips

Is the LDS Church in decline, or one of the fastest growing churches in the world? In this episode sociologists Ryan Cragun and Rick Phillips reviewed LDS Church growth statistics for 2016. Specifically, we reviewed Matt Martinich’s recent article entitled…