664: The Excommunication of Amy and Jake Malouf Pt. 2 – The Verdict

John Dehlin Disciplinary Councils, Faith Promoting Stories, Women & Feminism 57 Comments

In part two of my interview with Amy and Jake Malouf, we discuss the verdict from their October 11, 2016 Mormon Disciplinary Council on charges of Apostasy, along with their …

653-656: Omar and Nancy Kader – The Journey of a Palestinian Boy Raised in Utah and His Amazing Wife

John Dehlin Best of Mormon Stories, Ex-Mormon Stories, Politics, Race, Top 12 Race, Women & Feminism 51 Comments

Dr. Omar Kader was born in Provo, Utah to Palestinian immigrants. HIs father was a devout Muslim and a disabled World War I vet who owned a successful Provo fruit …

647: Missionaries Pt. 5: Rose Sorenson – Becoming an Atheist as a Missionary

John Dehlin Ex-Mormon Stories, Missionary Work, Women & Feminism 66 Comments

Rose Sorenson was raised in a devout LDS household (Idaho Falls, ID), but began having doubts as a 12 year old. Although she continued to struggle with perfectionism and doubts …

644: Mormon Missionary Faith Crises and Early Return Pt. 2: Depression, Faith Crisis, and Suicidality

John Dehlin Ex-Mormon Stories, Missionary Work, Top 15 Mental Health, Women & Feminism 26 Comments

Todays interviewee was a graduate of Dartmouth University and a regular listener to Mormon Stories podcast when she decided to serve an LDS mission in 2012. Towards the latter half …

637: The Mama Dragons and the Mama Dragon Story Project

John Dehlin LGBTQ, Progressive Mormonism, Top 25 LGBT, Women & Feminism 9 Comments

The Mama Dragons group consists of almost 1,000 Mormon, post-Mormon, and now never-Mormon women who are dedicated to: Loving their LGBT children. Preventing LGBT youth suicide. Supporting parents of LGBT …

636: Rape in Mormon Culture

John Dehlin Mormon Culture, Sexual Abuse, Sexuality, Top 15 Mental Health, Women & Feminism 43 Comments

In this episode Dr. John Dehlin and Lindsay Hansen Park (Feminist Mormon Housewives, Sunstone, Year of Polygamy, Color of Heaven) host a panel discussion about rape within Mormon culture.  The …

629: Mormons and Colonization with Edyka Chilome

John Dehlin Race, Women & Feminism 5 Comments

In this special episode of Mormon Stories podcast Lindsay Hansen Park (Sunstone, Year of Polygamy, Color of Heaven) interviews Edyka Chilome about Mormons and Colonization. Edyka’s bio: Edyka Chilomé, born Erica …

625-626: Surviving Reparative Therapy with Alex Cooper, “Saving Alex” Author

John Dehlin Book Club, LGBTQ, Sexuality, Top 25 LGBT, Women & Feminism 27 Comments

This is a recording of my interview with Alex Cooper recorded on March 16, 2016 at Velour in Provo, Utah.  Alex Cooper, along with Dr. Joanna Brooks, are the co-authors …

624: Kate Kelly on Life After Excommunication, Safe Sex, and Women’s Reproductive Rights

John Dehlin Excommunication, Sexuality, Women & Feminism 56 Comments

In this Mormon Stories Live! episode recorded at Club/Cafe at 50 West on March 9, 2016, I interviewed Kate Kelly about the following: Life since her excommunication, including her divorce …

623: Elizabeth Grimshaw – Facing LDS Excommunication for being Same-Sex Married

John Dehlin Excommunication, LGBTQ, Marriage & Family, Women & Feminism 86 Comments

Elizabeth Grimshaw was raised Mormon. She knew she was lesbian as a teenager, but spent her early years (teens and 20s) attempting to date men and to marry a man. …

609-611: Mormon Stories Europe Launches with Claudia Fox Reppen

John Dehlin Ex-Mormon Stories, International, Women & Feminism 14 Comments

Original Title: From Canada to Norway: A multicultural journey through Mormonism, Islam, and the European perspective, with Claudia Fox Reppen. In this first installment of Mormon Stories Europe, Henning Müller …

605: An Analysis of the “Joseph Smith’s Teachings about Priesthood, Temple, and Women” Essay

John Dehlin Church History, Joseph Smith, Top 5 Response To Essays, Women & Feminism 20 Comments

In this episode Jamie Hanis Handy assembles an amazing panel (Natasha Helfer Parker, Dr. Kristy Money, and Dr. Gina Colvin) to discuss the recent LDS church essay entitled: “Joseph Smith’s Teachings about Priesthood, …

599: Mindy Gledhill Discusses her Mormon Faith Transition

John Dehlin Mormon Culture, Women & Feminism 14 Comments

This podcast is Part 3 of a Mormon Stories and A Thoughtful Faith Collaboration. Mindy Gledhill is an American indie pop music singer-song writer. She has five albums, the Sum of all Grace, …

597-598: Mindy and Dustin Gledhill, and their New Project — Hive Riot

John Dehlin Best of Mormon Stories, LGBTQ, Progressive Mormonism, Women & Feminism 17 Comments

In this three-part series we interview pop artist Mindy Gledhill and classical pianist Dustin Gledhill regarding their new electronic synth-pop project called Hive Riot. In Part 1 we explore Mindy and Dustin’s respective …

594-595: Alison Udall and Mormon Spectrum

John Dehlin Community, Mormon Transitions, Women & Feminism 16 Comments

Alison Udall is the co-founder and main force behind Mormon Spectrum – a web site dedicated to supporting Mormons across the belief spectrum with content and community.  Since the release …

580: Reviewing the Mother in Heaven LDS Essay

John Dehlin Top 5 Response To Essays, Women & Feminism 79 Comments

In today’s episode a wonderful panel of women review the recent LDS Church “Mother in Heaven” essay.  Panelists include: Jamie Hanis Handy, Natasha Helfer Parker, Dr. Kristy Money, and Carol …

576-578: LDS General Conference October 2015 Review – Three More White Males from Utah and the Ponderize Fiasco

John Dehlin General Authorities, Race, Women & Feminism 113 Comments

In this episode an EPIC panel reviews the October 2015 General Conference wherein: The LDS Church misses an incredibly important opportunity to fill 3 vacancies in the quorum of the …

551: Lindsay Hansen Park’s Year of Polygamy

Mormon Stories Producer Fundamentalists, Joseph Smith, Polygamy, Top 10 Polygamy, Top 10 Truth Claims, Women & Feminism 54 Comments

In this episode we interview Lindsay Hansen Park about the completion of her Year of Polygamy podcast project.

548-550: Kristy Money and the High Price of Mormon Activism

John Dehlin Polygamy, Race, Women & Feminism 145 Comments

Dr. Kristy Money is impressive on so many levels. She graduated from BYU at age 19, completing a Ph.D. in counseling psychology at age 25 (dissertation on LDS suicide) She serves on …

542-543: Gina Colvin – KiwiMormon and Fearless/Faithful Mormon Heretic

John Dehlin Faith Promoting Stories, Progressive Mormonism, Top 25 Faithful, Women & Feminism 51 Comments

Dr. Gina Colvin is an essential progressive Mormon voice in 2015 for many reasons: She is a “multi-generation life long Mormon” with a multi-racial/international perspective on Mormonism.  Specifically, she is a …