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2110, 2012

379: 2012 New York City Conference Featuring Richard Bushman, Andrew Kimball and the Sabre Rattlers

By |October 21st, 2012|Categories: , , , |Tags: , , , |7 Comments

Richard Bushman and Andrew Kimball speak, and the Sabre Rattlers perform at the 2012 New York Mormon Stories conference.   https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/mormonstories/MormonStories-379-NY2012Pt1.mp3

702, 2007

My Reflections from My Interview with Richard Bushman

By |February 7th, 2007|Categories: Mormon, Mormon Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |39 Comments

Most of you will likely consider this a rambling mess, but I wanted to post my reflections from my interview with Richard Bushman somewhere–so I’m doing it here. I include these comments in audio form at the beginning of

2201, 2007

047-051: Richard Bushman — Experiences as a Mormon Historian

By |January 22nd, 2007|Categories: , , , , , |Tags: , , , , , |30 Comments

In part 1 of this multi-part interview, Dr. Richard Bushman, the world's foremost scholar on Joseph Smith and early Mormonism and the author of Joseph Smith: Rough Stone Rolling, discusses his years as a Mormon historian--including his struggle with

1411, 2022

1689-1690: The Tyranny of Mormon Patriarchal Blessings and Struggling with Gender Dysphoria – Amanda & Shaye Scott

By |November 14th, 2022|Categories: , , , , , , , |Tags: , , , , , , , |6 Comments

Amanda and Shaye already have a following on their YouTube Channel "Great Scotts" but their video "Why we left the Mormon Church - coming out story" made an even bigger splash.

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.

2710, 2022

1679: Joseph Smith’s Plural Marriage Proposals Pt 1 w/ LDS Discussions – 26

By |October 27th, 2022|Categories: , , , , , , , , , |Tags: , , , , , , , , , |2 Comments

Today’s episode continues the discussion on Polygamy with the (in)famous revelation still canonized in Mormon/LDS scripture as Section 132 of the Doctrine & Covenants. Mike sets up the historical & personal context of the timing of this revelation and the problematic ideas presented in it as coming from God including how God views women, redefining adultery and other moral issues, and the various rules and justifications given by God to practice polygamy. 

1710, 2022

1674-1675: Navigating a Faith Crisis as Brothers-in-law – Chris Lee and Mitch Hadfield

By |October 17th, 2022|Categories: , , , , , , , , |Tags: , , , , , , , , |2 Comments

Going through a faith crisis can be a lonely and isolating experience, especially in a believing family, so imagine the relief you would feel to find someone else is going through the same thing.

410, 2022

1666-1668: Stake Counselor Confronts General Authorities – Evan and Weston Smith

By |October 4th, 2022|Categories: , , , , |Tags: , , , , |6 Comments

Evan became an advocate for LGBTQ people in the Church. His position as a Stake Presidency Counselor led him to a few confrontations/discussions with General Authorities and a later meeting at Church Headquarters where they discussed Evan’s progressive beliefs on LGBTQ matters.

1304, 2022

1575: Joseph Smith and Treasure Digging w/ LDS Discussions – 01

By |April 13th, 2022|Categories: , , , , , , |Tags: , , , , , , |8 Comments

Mike from LDS Discussions talks to us about Joseph Smith's treasure digging and how it relates to the Book of Mormon story and the Church as a whole.

404, 2022

1570-1574: An Evangelical Christian Encounters Mormonism – Steven Pynakker

By |April 4th, 2022|Categories: , , , , , , |Tags: , , , , , , |7 Comments

https://youtu.be/yAZqrUNWvaQ   https://youtu.be/a7U4zY-cYbU   https://youtu.be/JoLzA4CKmCs   https://youtu.be/ELSFpRlbyto   https://youtu.be/ggCNIv23U0s   Steven Pynakker, host of the Mormon Book Reviews YouTube channel, shares with us his story of how he gained an avid interest in Mormonism growing up as an Evangelical

1201, 2022

1532: A Father & Daughter Mormon Journey – Mark & Zelle Phillips

By |January 12th, 2022|Categories: , , , , , , , , , |Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

https://youtu.be/L-jYVs2_ZkM   Mormon Stories listeners are in for a treat today as we’re joined by Mark Phillips and his daughter Zelle as they share their family’s fascinating Mormon journey. Mark is a clinical and counseling psychologist by profession who

2910, 2021

1498: The Life of Historian Fawn McKay Brodie with Newell Bringhurst

By |October 29th, 2021|Categories: , , , |Tags: , , , |7 Comments

https://youtu.be/if765B_gc50 Mormon Stories is honored to welcome American historian and author Newell Bringhurt to discuss the life of Fawn Brodie, author of No Man Knows My History: The Life of Joseph Smith. We discuss Newell’s biography of Brodie, her

1608, 2020

Why the Catalyst Theory is Dead on Arrival

By |August 16th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|22 Comments

When Joseph Smith formed the Mormon church on April 6, 1830, he granted himself (in the name of God) the title of "Translator" along with "Prophet" and "Seer." Prophet...Seer...Translator.  Those are audacious titles for an uneducated farm boy. The

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