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 25, Top 26 Faith Crisis 93 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 …

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

Mormon Stories Apologetics, Church History, Progressive Mormonism, Top 25 Faithful 45 Comments

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 …

828-830: Mel and Stu Brown’s Mormon Transition

Mormon Stories Ex-Mormon Stories, Marriage & Family, Mixed-Faith Marriages, Mormon Transitions, Top 26 Faith Crisis 30 Comments

In this special edition of Mormon Stories, we interview Mel and Stu Brown from Cache Valley, Utah. Many of our listeners will find Mel and Stu’s experience as a mixed-faith …

812-814: Wealth and Corporate Power – D. Michael Quinn

Mormon Stories Book Club, Church History, General Authorities, Top 10 Church History 35 Comments

These episodes of Mormon Stories include a recording of our live interview on 10/23/17 with renowned author, Dr. D. Michael Quinn, author of the final volume of the “Mormon Hierarchy” …

804-805: An Overview of Mormon Apologetics and Neo-Apologetics

Mormon Stories Apologetics, Church History, Joseph Smith 32 Comments

In part 1 of a Mormon Stories Podcast series on Mormon apologetics, we interview the host of Mormon Matters—Dan Wotherspoon, Brian D. Birch, and Patrick Mason.  In these episodes, the …

711-714: Trevor Haugen meets with Elder Don R. Clarke and LDS church historian Matthew J. Grow

John Dehlin Apologetics, Church History 47 Comments

In this four-part episode, Trevor Haugen shares and analyzes his experience meeting with LDS General Authority Don R. Clarke and LDS church historian Dr. Matthew J. Grow as they attempt …

621: Jeremy Runnells, author of “Letter to a CES Director, Threatened with Excommunication (Press Conference)

John Dehlin Church History, Disciplinary Councils, Ex-Mormon Stories, Excommunication, Joseph Smith 46 Comments

On February 8, 2016, Jeremy Runnells (previously interviewed on Mormon Stories) received notice from his stake president, Mark Ivins, that he would face excommunication (an LDS disciplinary council) on February …

552: An Analysis of the LDS Church Seer Stone Announcement

John Dehlin Book of Mormon, Church History, Joseph Smith 96 Comments

For decades, and heavily over the past ten years, Mormon historians, podcasters, and critics have been urging the LDS Church to be more open and honest about Joseph Smith’s use of folk magic …

526-527: John Hamer on Community of Christ as a Church Home for Transitioning Mormons

John Dehlin Church History, Ex-Mormon Stories, Faith Promoting Stories, Joseph Smith, Mormon Transitions, Progressive Mormonism 23 Comments

Mormon Stories alumnus John Hamer returns to talk about Community of Christ as a viable spiritual home for transitioning Mormons in this two-part video series.  John Hamer was raised LDS, …

521: Mormon Stories: A Tribute from Past Podcast Participants

John Dehlin Best of Mormon Stories, Church History, Progressive Mormonism 51 Comments

As John Dehlin faces a disciplinary council for his work on Mormon Stories, more than two dozen past participants offer their thoughts on what John and the podcast have meant …

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 25, Top 26 Faith Crisis 79 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 …

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 81 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 …

455: Mormon Women Have Their Say

John Dehlin Book Club, Church History, Women & Feminism 8 Comments

In this podcast, Heather Olson Beal interviews three essayists who contributed to the book Mormon Women Have Their Say: Essays from the Claremont Oral History Collection: Caroline Kline (who also …

451: A Discussion of the New Race and the Priesthood Web Page (RadioWest)

John Dehlin Best of Mormon Stories, Blacks & The Priesthood, Church History 107 Comments

In this episode, Doug Fabrizio of RadioWest interviews Margaret Young, Marvin Perkins, Russell Stevenson, and John Dehlin about the LDS church’s new web page entitled “Race and the Priesthood.”

396: Kristine Haglund and Brent Metcalfe (2012 Seattle Conference)

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Dialogue Editor Kristine Haglund and author Brent Metcalfe speak at the 2012 Mormon Stories Seattle Conference.

384: Falling in Love with Joseph Smith and Jane Barnes

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As the 3rd feature of our Mormon Stories Book Club series (organized by Heather Olson Beal), we feature Jane Barnes and her new book Falling in Love with Joseph Smith,accompanied by …

377-378: Brigham Young: Pioneer Prophet with John G. Turner

John Dehlin Book Club, Church History 16 Comments

As the 2nd feature of our Mormon Stories Book Club series (organized by the brilliant Heather Olsen Beal), we feature John G. Turner and his new book “Brigham Young: Pioneer …