612-613: Reviewing 2015 with J. Nelson Seawright, John Hamer, Jamie Hanis-Handy, and Marisa Calderwood

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In this episode we assemble an all-star panel to discuss the events of Mormonism in 2015.  Panelists include Dr. J. Nelson Seawright, John Hamer, Jamie Hanis-Handy, and Marisa Calderwood. Topics …

606: Mormonism and the Culture of Fraud with Attorney Mark Pugsley

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In this episode we interview Utah attorney Mark Pugsley.  Mark is a commercial litigator at Ray Quinney & Nebeker, is the founder of the web site UtahSecuritiesFraud.com, and has handled civil disputes, investment …

579: Mark Juergensmeyer (sociologist) Explains his Reasons for Boycotting BYU over Religious Discrimination

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In this episode sociologist and scholar Mark Juergensmeyer, Ph.D. explains his reasons for boycotting Brigham Young University over its policy to expel LDS students who lose their testimony of the …

Extra: Julie Rowe and “Spencer” Energy Conference Call

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Julie Rowe and “Spencer” Energy Conference Call.  If anyone has details about this call (when it took place, how it was advertised), please share.

565: Julie Rowe, Her Near Death Experience, the Mormon “Prepper” Movement, and Prophecies of Global Disaster in September 2015

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Julie Rowe is an active, believing Mormon, and is the author of two books: “A Greater Tomorrow: My Journey Beyond the Veil” and “The Time is Now.” In these books, …

564: Lindsay Hansen Park Interviews John Dehlin on the 10th Anniversary of Mormon Stories Podcast

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In this 2015 Sunstone Symposium presentation, the wonderful Lindsay Hansen Park interviews me (John Dehlin) on the 10 year anniversary of Mormon Stories podcast.  Warning — I get a bit …

561-563: Gina Colvin Interviews John Dehlin on the 10th Anniversary of Mormon Stories Podcast

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The amazing Gina Colvin interviews me (John Dehlin) on the 10th Anniversary of Mormon Stories Podcast.  We discuss my early years growing up in the church, my difficult mission experiences in Guatemala, …

540: A Curated Revue of Hilarious Tales from Mormondom (New York City Event)

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This event, organized by Kate Kelly, was held in New York City on Saturday, April 25th, 6:30pm.  Billed as “A Curated Revue of Hilarious Tales from Mormondom,” it entailed a …

Bonus: BYU Accreditation Meeting with Students (April 2015)

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On April 15th, 2015 six board members from the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities met with over 100 current and former Brigham Young University students to get the most authentic feedback …

442: Ordain Women General Conference Priesthood Event Pt. 1 – The Participants

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In part 1 of a three-part series, we discuss the Ordain Women-planned event on 10/5/2013 to attend the LDS general conference priesthood session.  Participants include Heather Olson Beal, Ann Marie Whittaker, Tinesha …

441: Pope Francis, the September Six – 20 Years On, and Elder Christofferson’s Joseph Smith

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On today’s episode of the “Mormon News Review,” we discuss: Pope Francis’ recent interview in “America: The National Catholic Review” — and possible implications for the LDS church. Two articles written …

400: Top 5 Myths and Truths about Why Committed Mormons Leave the Church

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I created this video/presentation for two reasons: To dispel any misunderstandings about why people leave the church (and what happens to them when they do). I’ve been wanting to update …

387: McKay Coppins – A Mormon Reporter on the Romney Bus

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In this episode of Mormon Stories we interview journalist McKay Coppins. McKay is a graduate of Brigham Young University and a journalist for BuzzFeed.  During the 2011-2012 U.S. presidential campaign, McKay …

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

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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

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

252: 2011 New York City Mormon Stories Retreat – Kickoff

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On March 26, 2011 we held our first Mormon Stories regional retreat/conference in New York City.  The purpose of the event was to explore the possibility of creating regional communities …

135-136: Mormon Comedian Bengt Washburn Parts 1 and 2

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In this series I interview Mormon comedian Bengt Washburn. Bengt has been featured on television (Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham and  The Late Late Show with Craig Fergusen) as well …