374-375: Eldon Kartchner Pts. 3 & 4: Losing Heather to Cancer, Grief, and its Impact on Faith

John Dehlin Ex-Mormon Stories, Faith Promoting Stories, LGBTQ, Marriage & Family, Top 25 LGBT 66 Comments

In parts 3 and 4 of a 4-part series, Eldon Kartchner discusses: 1) losing his wife, Heather, to cancer, 2) his grieving process, and 3) the impact her death has …

372-373: Eldon Kartchner Pts. 1 & 2 – Living a Successful Mixed-Orientation Marriage, and Not Recommending It

John Dehlin Ex-Mormon Stories, LGBTQ, Marriage & Family, Top 25 LGBT 37 Comments

In parts 1 and 2 of a 4-part series, Eldon Kartchner discusses: losing his battle against same-sex attraction as a Mormon, and his experience living a successful mixed-orientation marriage as …

348-349: Simon Southerton, DNA, Lamanites and the Book of Mormon

John Dehlin Best of Mormon Stories, Book of Mormon, Ex-Mormon Stories, Top 10 Truth Claims 96 Comments

Simon Southerton is a native Australian, geneticist, former LDS bishop, and author of the book “Losing a Lost Tribe: Native Americans, DNA and the Mormon Church.”   Simon was a …

331: The Bill Prince Family Story – From Stake Presidency and Houston Mormon Royalty to Ex-Mormons

John Dehlin Church History, Conference Audio, Ex-Mormon Stories, Marriage & Family 62 Comments

This episode was recorded as part of the January 2012 Mormon Stories regional conference held in Houston, Texas dedicated to the topic of “Maintaining Positive Relationships Through Empathy and Dialogue.” Interview participants include Bill Prince, Julie Prince, Tina Prince and Lee Prince. Bill Prince served as a member of the Houston Texas Stake Presidency for several years before his daughter, Tina, left the LDS church; Bill and Julie soon followed. This is their Mormon story.

324-326: Grant Palmer on Sexual Allegations Against Joseph Smith, William and Jane Law, and His Resignation

John Dehlin Best of Mormon Stories, Church History, Ex-Mormon Stories, Polygamy, Top 10 Church History 191 Comments

In this episode Grant Palmer, author of “An Insider’s View of Mormon Origins,” returns to Mormon Stories to discuss: Sexual allegations made against Joseph Smith during his early years The …

313-316: John and Brooke McLay – From CES to Ex-Mormons

John Dehlin Church History, Ex-Mormon Stories, Faith Promoting Stories, Top 25, Top 26 Faith Crisis 299 Comments

In this episode we interview John and Brooke McLay. John served for 14 years as an employee of the LDS Church Education System (CES). In this capacity he served as: …

222-227: Understanding Atheism after Mormonism

John Dehlin Ex-Mormon Stories, Faith Promoting Stories 171 Comments

In this multi-part interview, Dan Wotherspoon interviews Tyson Jacobsen and Randy Snyder about their transition from devout Mormonism to atheism.

205-206: Mr. Deity’s Brian Dalton

John Dehlin Ex-Mormon Stories 14 Comments

In this episode we interview Brian Dalton, a former member of the LDS church, and founder of the Mr. Deity Internet TV series — which explores religious belief from a …

164-167: Richard Packham and How the LDS Church Creates Unnecessary Enemies

John Dehlin Church History, Ex-Mormon Stories 11 Comments

(Note: Segment 3 of this interview has been removed from the podcast feed — out of respect for the family members involved, and due to legal and other concerns). In …

157-159: How to Improve Your Marriage After One of You Loses Their Testimony

John Dehlin Ex-Mormon Stories, Marriage & Family, Mixed-Faith Marriages, Women & Feminism 27 Comments

In this 3-part series, Dan and Laurie Gallagher discuss Laurie’s loss of faith in the LDS Church (while Dan remains a believer), and how that led to an actual strengthening …

139-140: The LDS Conversion and De-Conversion of Heather

John Dehlin Ex-Mormon Stories, Marriage & Family, Women & Feminism 44 Comments

This is a 2-part interview with Heather, a friend who converted to the LDS church as a college student in Texas, moved to BYU, married the son of a Stake …

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

John Dehlin Current Events, Ex-Mormon Stories, Mormon Culture 28 Comments

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 …

126-128: Born Again Mormon Shawn McCraney

John Dehlin Ex-Mormon Stories, Jesus Christ 96 Comments

In this episode I interview Shawn McCraney, author of “I was a Born-again Mormon” and host of “Heart of the Matter“, a controversial weekly Christian TV show geared towards LDS …

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

John Dehlin Best of Mormon Stories, Church History, Ex-Mormon Stories, Joseph Smith, Polygamy, Top 10 Church History, Top 10 Truth Claims, Top 25 160 Comments

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 …