1438: A Bishop’s Family Questions Mormonism – Kelly & Kayla Mikesell

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Kelly and Kayla Mikesell are a dynamic step-mother/daughter pair. Only recently did Kelly start to investigate the troubling issues with Mormon history that had been eating away at her children. …

1407: Mormon Faith Crisis Stake Fireside: Patrick Mason in Logan/Cache Valley, Utah (2021)

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Re-Recorded Version with Commentary (Less angry, less unhinged, de-caffeinated – Take 2): Original, Un-edited Fireside.  No Commentary. Today I share (and provide reactions to) a recent fireside given on February …

1403: Chelsea and Nick Homer – Finding Community Outside of Mormonism

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Chelsea and Nick Homer were both raised as devout Utah Mormons – with all the good and bad this entailed, and both were equally determined to have the perfect Mormon …

1380: Belief After the CES Letter – Feminism, Sexuality, Worthiness Interviews, Abuse, and Excommunication – Jim Bennett Pt. 4

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Jim Bennett is the author of “A Faithful Reply to the CES Letter.”  He is also the son of the late Utah U.S. Senator Bob Bennett. In Part 4 of …

1379: Belief After the CES Letter – Polygamy, Racism, LGBTQ Issues, and Prophets – Jim Bennett Pt. 3

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Jim Bennett is the author of “A Faithful Reply to the CES Letter.”  He is also the son of the late Utah U.S. Senator Bob Bennett. In Part 2 of …

1377: Belief After the CES Letter – God, Jesus, Prophets, and the “One True Church” – Jim Bennett Pt. 1

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Jim Bennett is the author of “A Faithful Reply to the CES Letter.”  He is also the son of the late Utah U.S. Senator Bob Bennett. In Part 1 of …

1287-1293: Surviving Spiritual Abuse and Suicidality as BYU-Idaho Faculty & Non-Believing Spouse – Ryan & Holly Nielsen

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For today’s Mormon Stories Podcast episode we interview Ryan Nielsen and Holly Parson Nielsen, who were both raised as devout Mormons in Rexburg, Idaho. After marriage, Ryan worked as full-time …

848-851: Mormon Millennial (Neo-) Apologist Jaxon Washburn

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In this Mormon Stories Podcast episode, we interview millennial apologist Jaxon Washburn. Jaxon is 19 year old, pre-mission Mormon apologist attending Arizona State University. Jaxon was introduced to issues of …

785-786: Jon Ogden – Author of “When Mormons Doubt”

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In these episodes of Mormon Stories, we interview Jon Ogden—author of When Mormons Doubt.  Jon describes how his faith crisis blossomed during his LDS mission and time at BYU and …

779-780: Bill Reel’s Evolution

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In our third sit-down with former Mormon Bishop and podcaster Bill Reel, we discuss: His early years as a convert to the Mormon church. His original motives for starting his podcast, …

765-766: Staying Actively Engaged in Mormonism – The “A Thoughtful Faith” Panel

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In this Mormon Stories series, John and Margi interview three of the hard-working moderators for the “A Thoughtful Faith” Facebook support group.  The ATF group is comprised of LDS church …

762-764: Natasha Helfer Parker – Mormon Sex Therapist

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In this three-part series on Mormon Stories, we interview the fabulous Natasha Helfer Parker, MFT, CST — host of Mormon Mental Health podcast — to finally hear her “Mormon story.” This interview covers: …

759: The Courage of Savannah

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In this episode of Mormon Stories we interview Savannah and her mother, Heather.  Savannah recently generated international media attention when she came out as gay to her Mormon ward (congregation) in …

758: Staying Active in the Mormon Church as a semi- or non-believer

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In this episode of Mormon Stories and Mormon Transitions, John and Margi reflect back on their 13 years of experience as semi- and non-believers and provide their advice on how …