450: To Mormons, with Love by Chrisy Ross

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Chrisy Ross is a delightful writer, mom, runner, and outdoors aficionado who has lived in an idyllic Mormon town near Salt Lake City since 2002.  She and her husband and …

438: Elders – A Mormon Missionary Novel by Ryan McIlvain

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Ryan McIlvain was born in Utah and raised in Massachusetts. His fiction and nonfiction have appeared in many journals, including The Paris Review.  A graduate of the Rutgers MFA Program and a …

435: A Sense of Order with Jack Harrell

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As the 10th feature of our Mormon Stories Book Club series, we feature Jack Harrell and his short story collection, A Sense of Order and Other Stories. Jack is currently …

424-425: Rachel Held Evans and A Year of Biblical Womanhood

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As the 9th feature of our Mormon Stories Book Club series, we feature Rachel Held Evans and her book A Year of Biblical Womanhood.  Rachel Held Evans, from Dayton, Tennessee, …

418: Conversions: Two Family Stories from the Reformation and Modern America with Craig Harline

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As the 8th feature of our Mormon Stories Book Club series, we feature Craig Harline and his book Conversions: Two Family Stories from the Reformation and Modern America, accompanied by …

416: The Street-Legal Version of Mormon’s Book with Michael Hicks

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As the 7th feature of our Mormon Stories Book Club series, we feature Michael Hicks and his book The Street-Legal Version of Mormon’s Book, accompanied by podcast host Heather Olson …

401: A Short Stay in Hell with Steven L. Peck

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As the 5th feature of our Mormon Stories Book Club series, we feature Steven Peck and his book A Short Stay in Hell, accompanied by the following readers:  Heather Olson …

388: Carol Lynn Pearson and “the Hero’s Journey of the Gay and Lesbian Mormon”

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As part of a new podcast initiative called “Gay Mormon Stories” (in cooperation with Mormon Stories Book Club) we interview the beloved poet, playwright, LGBT activist and Mormon author Carol …

384: Falling in Love with Joseph Smith and Jane Barnes

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As the 3rd feature of our Mormon Stories Book Club series (organized by Heather Olson Beal), we feature Jane Barnes and her new book Falling in Love with Joseph Smith,accompanied by …

377-378: Brigham Young: Pioneer Prophet with John G. Turner

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As the 2nd feature of our Mormon Stories Book Club series (organized by the brilliant Heather Olsen Beal), we feature John G. Turner and his new book “Brigham Young: Pioneer …

366-367: Joanna Brooks – The Book of Mormon Girl

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In this episode we interview Joanna Brooks – author of the newly released The Book of Mormon Girl: A Memoir of an American Faith published by Simon & Schuster. In …

132-134: Karen Armstrong’s “The Case for God” and Mormonism Parts 1-3

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I would like to kick off the inaugural “Mormon Stories Book Club” with our first book: Karen Armstrong’s “The Case for God”. In Part 1, I re-publish Terry Gross’ 2009 …

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 …