Category: Conference Audio

662: Elna Baker’s Mormon Transition

Elna Baker is the author of the highly acclaimed The New York Regional Mormon Singles Halloween Dance: A Memoir.  She is also a contributor to the podcast This American Life. As part of the 2016 New York City Mormon Transitions…

661: Abby Huntsman and Carrie Sheffield and their Transitions Out of Mormonism

As part of the 2016 Mormon Transitions New York Retreat we interview journalists Abby Huntsman and Carrie Sheffield.  In this interview they discuss their transitions out of Mormonism. Carrie’s interview with Mormon Stories episode on Stoicism can be found here.  …

381-382: 2012 New York City Conference Pts. 3 & 4 – Political Panel and Story Sharing

2012 New York City Conference Mormon Stories Pts. 3 & 4 – Political Panel and Story Sharing.

380: 2012 New York City Conference Pt. 2 with Elna Baker

Elna Baker speaks at the 2012 Mormon Stories conference in New York City.

346-347: Boston 2012 Conference with Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, John Dehlin, Joanna Brooks and Open-Mic Story Sharing

Speakers at the 2012 Boston Regional Mormon Stories conference were asked to address the topic of: Using personal narratives to create spaces where Mormons of all levels of orthodoxy can interact authentically. Part 1: Dr. Laurel Thatcher Ulrich discusses the importance…

333-336: 2011 Circling the Wagons Conference

The goal of the 2011 Mormon Stories “Circling the Wagons” conference was to create a space where LGBTQ or SSA individuals and their families and allies could gather to acknowledge, explore and honor shared experiences.

331: The Bill Prince Family Story – From Stake Presidency and Houston Mormon Royalty to Ex-Mormons

This episode was recorded as part of the January 2012 Mormon Stories regional conference held in Houston, Texas dedicated to the topic of “Maintaining Positive Relationships Through Empathy and Dialogue.” Interview participants include Bill Prince, Julie Prince, Tina Prince and Lee Prince. Bill Prince served as a member of the Houston Texas Stake Presidency for several years before his daughter, Tina, left the LDS church; Bill and Julie soon followed. This is their Mormon story.

330: Raising Children in a Mixed-Faith Mormon Home

This episode was recorded as part of the January 2012 Mormon Stories regional conference held in Houston, Texas dedicated to the topic of “Maintaining Positive Relationships Through Empathy and Dialogue.” Panel participants include Heather Olson-Beal, Brent Beal, Anne McMullin Peffer, Jacob Brown, and John Dehlin.

329: Houston Mormon Stories Conference Open-Mic “Story Sharing” Time

This episode was recorded as part of the January 2012 Mormon Stories regional conference held in Houston, Texas dedicated to the topic of “Maintaining Positive Relationships Through Empathy and Dialogue.”  This is the “Story Sharing” portion of the conference.

328: Three Powerful Stories about Having Difficult Mormon Conversations with Family

Three Powerful Stories about Having Difficult Mormon Conversations with Family.

327: Having the Difficult Conversations about Mormonism with Family, Friends and Community Members

This episode was recorded as part of the January 2012 Mormon Stories regional conference held in Houston, Texas dedicated to the topic of “Maintaining Positive Relationships Through Empathy and Dialogue.” In part 1 John Dehlin talks about the costs and benefits of having difficult conversations about Mormonism with family and friends. In part 2, Dan Wotherspoon delivers a presentation called: “Make Love AND War!: Maintaining Positive Relationships During Faith Transitions—A Spiritual Framing.”

297: 2011 Washington D.C. Conference Testimony Meeting

On October 15th, the 2011 Washington D.C. Mormon Stories Conference was held in the home of Greg and JaLynn Prince.  Eighty splendid community members were in attendance.  In this segment, members of the Washington D.C. Mormon Stories community bear their…

296: Why Mormon Stories, Why I Left, and Why I Stay

On October 15th, the 2011 Washington D.C. Mormon Stories Conference was held in the home of Greg and JaLynn Prince.  In this presentation: John Dehlin discussed the motives behind Mormon Stories Steve Kovalenko delivered a presentation on why he left…

295: Greg Prince on “Big Tent Mormonism”

On October 15th, the 2011 Washington D.C. Mormon Stories Conference was held in the home of Greg and JaLynn Prince.  Eighty splendid community members were in attendance.  In this presentation, Greg Prince discussed his perspectives on “Big Tent Mormonism.”

263: 2011 SLC Conference Pt. 5 – Comedian Bengt Washburn on Mormonism

On June 11, 2011, members of the Mormon Stories community held their 2nd regional conference in Salt Lake City. After the conference, Comedian Bengt Washburn performed a short routine on Mormonism.

262: 2011 SLC Conference Pt. 4 – “Testimony” Meeting (aka Mormon Storytelling)

On June 11, 2011, members of the Mormon Stories community held their 2nd regional conference in Salt Lake City. At the close of this conference, attendees were invited to share their “testimonies” of truth, whether traditional or non-traditional from an…

261: 2011 SLC Conference Pt. 3 – Panel: Navigating an Open Approach to Mormonism

On June 11, 2011, members of the Mormon Stories community held their 2nd regional conference in Salt Lake City.  In this panel presentation entitled “Navigating an Open Approach to Mormonism”, professors Margaret Toscano and Joanna Brooks, along with Carol Lynn Pearson, Jared…

260: 2011 SLC Conference Pt. 2 – Joanna Brooks on Mormon Identity in the 21st Century: Claiming and Belonging

On June 11, 2011, members of the Mormon Stories community held their 2nd regional conference in Salt Lake City.  In this keynote address entitled “Mormon Identity in the 21st Century: Claiming and Belonging”, professor and author Joanna Brooks explores a…

259: 2011 SLC Conference Pt. 1 – Welcome, Shared Values, and Carol Lynn Pearson on “No More US vs. THEM”

On June 11, 2011, members of the Mormon Stories community held their 2nd regional conference in Salt Lake City.  In this welcoming address, Anne McMullin Peffer explains the purposes of the Mormon Stories conferences and reads a preliminary draft of…