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2209, 2020

1346: Shannon Caldwell Montez – The Secret Mormon Meetings of 1922

By |September 22nd, 2020|Categories: , , , , , , , |Tags: , , , , , , , |13 Comments

Join us today as we bring back the wonderful, groundbreaking historian Shannon Caldwell Montez. https://youtu.be/HivE1b5KLuc Previously on Mormon Stories, Shannon shared with us: Her research regarding how LDS Church general authority, historian, and chief apologist B.H. Roberts lost his

1407, 2020

1337: Shannon Caldwell Montez – From Wife and Mother to Groundbreaking Mormon Historian

By |July 14th, 2020|Categories: , , , , , |Tags: , , , , , |26 Comments

How does an orthodox Mormon wife and mother become a groundbreaking historian? Join us today on Mormon Stories Podcast as Shannon Caldwell Montez shares with us her journey to become a historian after living an orthodox Mormon life for

907, 2020

1336: The Rise and Fall of B.H. Roberts – with Shannon Caldwell Montez

By |July 9th, 2020|Categories: , , , , , , |Tags: , , , , , , |60 Comments

Have you ever wondered how much the top-level Mormon church leaders know about the problems with LDS Church truth claims, and for how long they have known about these problems? Long before Grant Palmer’s unnamed General Authority lost his

711, 2022

1684-1686: A Japanese-American Mormon Story – Jeff and Larissa Kindred

By |November 7th, 2022|Categories: , , , , , , |Tags: , , , , , , |1 Comment

Join us as we meet Jeff & Larissa Kindred and follow their stories growing up as Latter-day Saints. Jeff's story includes a grooming scoutmaster, his love of sports, attending Snow College, and serving a mission in Jackson, Mississippi where he dealt with scrupulosity, unhealthy diet and exercise, becoming AP, and wrestling with racism in the Church culture & scripture. Larissa's story involves her Japanese-American heritage, and gives a brief introduction on the history of anti-Japanese sentiment in Utah, including having been home to a Japanese "Work" Camp in Topaz. Larissa tells of the struggles her grandparents faced assimilating into Utah Culture and dealing with the loss of their own. Larissa also describes racism she experienced growing up in American Fork, UT and Mormon culture's ideals matching white beauty standards.

2108, 2022

1645-1647: Anthropology & Mormonism – Dr. Thomas Murphy

By |August 21st, 2022|Categories: , , , , |Tags: , , , , |4 Comments

The Mormon Church has struggled with the engraved racist passages in its most holy book of scripture such as the divine curse that came upon the Lamanites turning them into loathsome people with a skin of blackness. Anthropologist Dr. Thomas Murphy joined John and Gerardo to discuss racism in The Book of Mormon and how Joseph Smith stole native culture, mixed it with racist ideas of his time, published it, and sold it as theirs. We also discuss how these racist ideas contained in the Book of Mormon have transcended into modern Mormon Culture and beliefs.

2306, 2022

1615: How the Book of Mormon was Composed w/ LDS Discussions – 10

By |June 23rd, 2022|Categories: , , , , , |Tags: , , , , , |6 Comments

  https://youtu.be/7L-68kZfubU   https://traffic.libsyn.com/mormonstories/MormonStories-1615-BoMAuthorship.mp3 Download MP3 A recap of how scholars can show the Book of Mormon is a 19th century text and a look at how Joseph Smith could have produced it. Blog Show notes: Book of Mormon

706, 2022

1609: Anachronisms in the Book of Mormon w/ LDS Discussions – 08

By |June 7th, 2022|Categories: , , , , , |Tags: , , , , , |5 Comments

https://youtu.be/QV3Si2N9mo4   Join John and Mike from LDS Discussions as they discuss the Anachronisms in the Book of Mormon! Show Notes: LDS Discussions Shannon Caldwell Montez Thesis MS Episodes with Shannon Caldwell Motez Secret Mormon meetings of 1922 Did

3105, 2022

1604: Joseph Smith’s Surrounding Influences in the Book of Mormon w/ LDS Discussions – 07

By |May 31st, 2022|Categories: , , , , , |Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

https://youtu.be/thqU87oDMD0   Join John and Mike from LDS Discussions as they breakdown the surrounding influences of the Book of Mormon by Joseph Smith. Download MP3 Original Grant Palmer MS episode:  John Hamer’s episode on Book of Mormon

2012, 2021

1522-1523: Surviving Purity Culture at BYU-Idaho – Chandler Roberson

By |December 20th, 2021|Categories: , , , , , |Tags: , , , , , |5 Comments

https://youtu.be/zcZ5YSD3bY0 https://youtu.be/QStLkekh-Uc Chandler Roberson was raised as a devout Mormon, and always wanted to be the best Mormon she could be. In her teenage years, Chandler had a few abusive relationships with Mormon boys, where she felt forced to

2806, 2021

1443-1447: Recovering Agency – Examining Mormon Mind Control w/ Luna Lindsey Corbden

By |June 28th, 2021|Categories: , , , , |Tags: , , , , |8 Comments

https://youtu.be/kFyVcsLK_dM https://youtu.be/-EJpivWUutM https://youtu.be/7kzVU15eKnU https://youtu.be/lR1mw3cpLCs https://youtu.be/YxQuVrFucWc John Dehlin interviews Luna Lindsey Corbden, author of Recovering Agency: Lifting the Veil of Mormon Mind Control, which employs the tools of social psychology to identify ways in which the Mormon Church uses coercive

2908, 2020

1342: Did B.H. Roberts Lose His Testimony of the Book of Mormon?

By |August 29th, 2020|Categories: , , , , |Tags: , , , , |34 Comments

As many of you will recall, Shannon Caldwell Montez joined us on Mormon Stories Podcast in July, 2020 to tell us her own story, as well as to tell us the story of B.H. Roberts - the LDS Church

3107, 2020

1339-1341: Dr. Robert Ritner – An Expert Egyptologist Translates the Book of Abraham

By |July 31st, 2020|Categories: , , , , , , , , |Tags: , , , , , , , , |114 Comments

Sadly, Dr. Ritner passed away on July 25, 2021. He was one of the few non-Mormon Egyptology experts willing to address tough issues with the Book of Abraham and its apologists. He will always be missed. ============ Part 1:

1507, 2020

Top 40 Most Dishonest Acts in Mormon Church History

By |July 15th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|94 Comments

One of the most common questions asked of me is, "Do the brethren know that the church isn't what it claims to be?  Are they intentionally misleading the membership at this point?" Up until recently, my answer has always

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