289-293: Terryl Givens — An Approach to Thoughtful, Honest and Faithful Mormonism

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Terryl Givens did graduate work at Cornell University in Intellectual History and UNC Chapel Hill where he received his PhD in Comparative Literature. He holds the James A. Bostwick chair …

285-287: D. Michael Quinn – 21st Century Mormon Enigma

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On August 12th, 2011 Mormon Stories held an event in honor and celebration of Mormon Historian D. Michael Quinn. Michael Quinn is undoubtedly one of the most important historical figures …

271-274: LDS Apologist – Dr. Daniel C. Peterson

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Daniel C. Peterson is a professor of Islamic Studies and Arabic in the Department of Asian and Near Eastern Languages at Brigham Young University and currently serves as editor-in-chief of …

268-270: Dr. Michael Coe – An Outsider’s View of Book of Mormon Archaeology

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Dr. Michael Coe is the Charles J. MacCurdy professor emeritus of Anthropology at Yale University and curator emeritus of the Division of Anthropology at the school’s Peabody Museum of Natural …

267: Michael Quinn, History and the Mormon World View

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This episode is a rebroadcast from the 1995 Salt Lake Sunstone Symposium. Entitled, “The Church Years: Michael Quinn, History, and the Mormon World View,” it includes Dr. Martha Sonntag Bradley …

246-249: A Mormon’s Spiritual Transformation through Meditation & the Hindu Yogic Tradition

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In this episode Andrew Ainsworth interviews Phil McLemore to discuss his own spiritual transformation through meditation & the Hindu yogic tradition. Part 1: Phil McLemore’s conversion to Mormonism & spiritual …

239-243: Jared Anderson – An Academic Introduction to the New Testament

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In this 5-part series, Brian Johnston (StayLDS.com) interviews Jared Anderson.  Jared is finishing his Ph.D. in Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, focusing on the …

209-213: Dr. William Bradshaw: A Life of Science, Service, and Compassion.

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In this episode, John Dehlin interviews one of his former professors and mentors, Dr. William Bradshaw, on a wide variety of topics. Dr. Bradshaw has just recently retired from a …

195-199: Richard Dutcher: A Filmmaker’s Journey

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Please support Richard’s lastest film Triptych by donating here, and by purchasing his DVD collection here. Richard Dutcher burst into Mormon cultural consciousness ten years ago with the release of his …

137-138: Edward Kimball, Son of Spencer W. Kimball Parts 1 & 2

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In this 2-part interview (audio and video), I speak with Edward L. Kimball: son of the late LDS Prophet Spencer W. Kimball.  Edward Kimball is a retired law professor from …

123-125: What to do when your husband loses his LDS testimony – Jacque and Eric

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In this series I interview Jacque — a faithful, believing LDS church member whose husband lost his LDS testimony last year. Episode 1: Jacque discusses her husband’s loss of  testimony, …

112 & 113: Joanna Brooks Parts 1 and 2

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I recorded my first podcast in some time last night w/ professor, author and mother Joanna Brooks.  Joanna was a very important figure in the uber-controversial BYU Academic Freedom days of 1990-1993…and …

111: Why People Leave the LDS Church and How We Can Help

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This presentation, recorded in 2006, covers some of the reasons why people leave the LDS Church, and what family and friends can do to help.

030-033: An Insider’s View of Mormon Origins — An Interview with Grant Palmer

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In this episode of Mormon Stories, we interview Grant Palmer–author of the book entitled “An Insider’s View of Mormon Origins.” Grant (M.A., American history, Brigham Young University) is a three-time …

002: Gregory Prince and David O. McKay and the Rise of Modern Mormonism

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David O. McKay presented a dramatic contrast to his predecessors: an athletic, movie-star-handsome, clean-shaven figure who often wore a white double-breasted suit; contrasted to the dark-suited, bearded polygamists (or, in …