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

John Dehlin Best of Mormon Stories, Mental Health, Mormon Transitions, Progressive Mormonism, Top 100 18 Comments

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 …

173-177: Carol Lynn Pearson – Mormon Author, Poet, Playwright, Feminist, and Philosopher

John Dehlin LGBTQ, Top 10 Women, Top 100, Top 25 Faithful, Top 25 LGBT, Top Mormon Faith Crisis Stories, Women & Feminism 82 Comments

Carol Lynn Pearson is one of the most beloved and successul Mormon authors, poets, and playwrights of all time.  A comprehensive listing of her creative works can be found here. …

852-857: Family Ties – Doug, Laurie, Julie, and Jerry’s Mormon Faith Crisis/Transition

Mormon Stories Ex-Mormon Stories, LGBTQ, Marriage & Family, Mixed-Faith Marriages, Mormon Transitions, Top 10 Exmormon, Top 100, Top Mormon Faith Crisis Stories 94 Comments

In this special episode of Mormon Stories, we travel to Southern California to interview 2 couples—Doug & Laurie and Jerry & Julie about their Mormon faith crisis and transition.  The couples …

757: Losing the Lamanites – Sarah Newcomb (NW Coastal Tribes – Tsimshian)

Mormon Stories Book of Mormon, Ex-Mormon Stories, Lamanites, Race, Top 100, Top 12 Race, Women & Feminism 11 Comments

Continuing our series on “Losing the Lamanites,” we interview Sarah Newcomb who descends from the Tsimshian of the NW Coastal Tribes. In this interview we cover: How Sarah struggled as …

638-639: Dr. Thomas Murphy on the Book of Mormon, DNA, His Cancelled Disciplinary Council, and Native American Anthropology

John Dehlin Best of Mormon Stories, Book of Mormon, Disciplinary Councils, Lamanites, Top 100 96 Comments

In 2002 anthropologist Thomas Murphy, Ph.D. published the first peer reviewed academic journal article on DNA and the Book of Mormon, demonstrating that DNA evidence (at the time) did not …

430-434: Hans Mattsson — Former LDS Area Authority Seventy (Sweden)

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Hans H. Mattsson is a 3rd generation LDS church member from Sweden who served as a bishop and stake president in Sweden before serving in the LDS church 3rd Quorum …

487: An Outsider’s View of Joseph Smith — Alex Beam’s “American Crucifixion: The Murder of Joseph Smith and the Fate of the Mormon Church”

John Dehlin Book Club, Church History, Joseph Smith, Polygamy, Top 100 82 Comments

In this episode we interview Alex Beam: author of “American Crucifixion: The Murder of Joseph Smith and the Fate of the Mormon Church.” Alex provides an extremely insightful and compelling …

149-152: LDS Anthropologist Daymon Smith on Post-Manifesto Polygamy, Correlation, the Corporate LDS Church, and Mammon

John Dehlin Fundamentalists, Polygamy, Top 100 139 Comments

In this incredibly fascinating 4-part series, long-time Mormon Stories supporter Andrew Ainsworth interviews Daymon Smith Ph.D., a Mormon anthropologist and the author of a new book called: The Book of Mammon: …

650-652: One Ordinary Family’s Extraordinary Mormon Transition

John Dehlin Community, Ex-Mormon Stories, LGBTQ, Marriage & Family, Missionary Work, Mixed-Faith Marriages, Mormon Transitions, Top 100, Top 25 LGBT, Top Mormon Faith Crisis Stories 109 Comments

In this epic, three-part interview with Paul, Lisa, and Kyle, we learn about one ordinary Mormon family’s extraordinary Mormon transition. Topics covered in this episode include: Living as an orthodox …

448: Imam Jamal Rahman on Progressive Islam

John Dehlin Best of Mormon Stories, Faith Promoting Stories, Top 100, Top 25 Faithful 17 Comments

In part 3 of a 4-part series, Imam Jamal Rahman of the Three Interfaith Amigos shares his views on progressive Islam. Imam Jamal Rahman is co-founder and Muslim Sufi Minister …

493-494; 497-499b: Brent Metcalfe – Early Years, Mark Hofmann, the Salamander Letter, the Bombings, the Book of Abraham, and Life After Mormonism

Mormon Stories Admin Church History, General Authorities, Top 10 Church History, Top 10 Exmormon, Top 10 Truth Claims, Top 100, Top Mormon Faith Crisis Stories 85 Comments

Few people had more of a front-row seat than Brent Metcalfe to the goings-on surrounding Mark Hofmann, the “Salamander Letter,” and the tragic events of October 1985 — what would …

285-287: D. Michael Quinn – 21st Century Mormon Enigma

John Dehlin Best of Mormon Stories, Church History, Excommunication, Faith Promoting Stories, Top 10 Church History, Top 100, Top 25 Faithful

On August 12th, 2011 Mormon Stories held an event in honor and celebration of Mormon Historian D. Michael Quinn. Michael Quinn is undoubtedly one of the most important historical figures …

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

John Dehlin Faith Promoting Stories, Johns Favorites, Progressive Mormonism, Top 10 Women, Top 100, Top 25 Faithful, Women & Feminism 71 Comments

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, …