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 …

752-753: Derrick Clements – Ethically Navigating the Middle Way of Mormonism

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In these episodes of Mormon Stories, we interview Derrick Clements—a new contributor to “The Cheeky Mormon Movie Review” podcast series with Gina Colvin, avid podcaster, and reporter for Provo’s Daily …

693-696: Nadine McCombs Hansen – Progressive Mormon Pioneer

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Nadine McCombs Hansen has been championing progressive causes within Mormonism for over three decades.  Some of her efforts include: Supporting the Equal Rights Amendment as a Mormon mother, including interactions …

691-692: Noah Rasheta, Founder of SecularBuddhism.com

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Noah Rasheta is the CEO of iStabilizer, and the founder of Secular Buddhism podcast. Noah was raised in the LDS church with a U.S.-born father and a Mexican-born mother – living …

671-672: Amy McPhie Allebest, Author of “Dear Mormon Man, Tell Me What You Would Do”

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Amy McPhie Allebest is a lifelong member of the Church, a returned missionary, a temple-married wife and mother of four, a writer, and a graduate student at Stanford University. Last month, …

665-666: Nathan Lisgo – Navigating the “Middle Way” in the U.K.

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For my first interview in our “Mormons in the U.K.” series, I interview my dear friend Nathan Lisgo. In this two part series Nathan discusses: Growing up in Lancaster, England, serving a mission, getting …

658-660: Dr. Greg Prince – The Life of a Faithful Mormon Scientist and Historian

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Dr. Greg Prince is best known within Mormonism as the author of three books: – Power from on High: The Development of Mormon Priesthood – David O. McKay and the …

649: Sam Young – Living the Law of Common Consent by Voting Opposed

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Sam Young lived as an orthodox Mormon for several decades, including a full term as an LDS bishop and many years as a stake high counselor. After stumbling on the …

640: Staying Active in the LDS Church as an Unorthodox Member

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In this episode Gina Colvin, Ph.D., Dan Wotherspoon, Ph.D., and Thomas McConkie explore the path of staying active in the LDS Church as an unorthodox member.  This episode was recorded live …