186-187: Mormon Stories Broadcasts Live with John Larsen and You!

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A few weeks back we live-streamed an interview with John Larsen of Mormon Expression podcast, allowing folks to call in. John and I began by interviewing each other about our …

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 …

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.

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

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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 …

040-041: Deseret Book’s Acquisition of Seagull and Covenant–Adventures of a Mormon Book Author–Christopher Bigelow

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(To keep this podcast alive, please consider donating to Mormon Stories by clicking on the “Make a Donation” button at the top right of this blog). What’s it like to …

039: Lowell Bennion–Mormon educator and humanitarian–through the eyes of Mary Lythgoe Bradford (An interview by Stirling Adams)

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To keep this podcast alive, please consider donating to Mormon Stories by clicking on the “Make a Donation” button at the top right of this blog. Lowell Bennion is without …

026: Blacks and the LDS Priesthood–An Interview with Darius Gray and Margaret Young

John Dehlin Church History, Mormon Culture, Mormon Doctrine, Race, Top 10 Church History, Top 12 Race 33 Comments

Recently, Brigham Young University invited Darius Gray–one of the founders of the LDS Genesis Group, and a black Mormon for over 30 years–to deliver a presentation entitled, “Blacks and the …

019-021: Mormon, Married, Gay and Facing Discipline–An Interview with Buckley Jeppson

John Dehlin Church History, Excommunication, LGBTQ, Mormon Culture, Top 25 LGBT 20 Comments

In this 3-part series, we interview Buckley Jeppson. Buckley, 57, says he’s been informed verbally by a senior church leader that his life is incompatible with the doctrines of The …

015-017: Mormon Stages of Faith with Tom Kimball and Dan Wotherspoon

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In this 3-part series: Part 1: Dan Wotherspoon and Tom Kimball outline the basics of Fowler’s “Stages of Faith.” Part 2: Tom Kimball (with support from Dan Wotherspoon) takes us through …