877-880: Brooke Bonham Miller and Josh Miller – Seeking Support from Spencer Fluhman and the Maxwell Institute in a Faith Crisis

Mormon Stories Apologetics, Mormon Faith Crisis, Mormon Transitions 24 Comments

I am incredibly honored and proud to release this important episode of Mormon Stories Podcast. It is an interview with Brooke Bonham Miller (Brooke’s Aunt, Robin Bonham, is on the …

865-866: Q&A with Tova Mirvis – Author of “The Book of Separation”

Mormon Stories Book Club, Mormon Transitions, Women & Feminism 2 Comments

We are proud to release our live interview held on February 6, 2018 at the Salt Lake City Community of Christ with Tova Mirvis—a past guest on Mormon Stories.  For this interview, we relied on the excellent questions from our live audience to drive the conversation.  We explore so many of the parallels between the faith transition experiences in Orthodox Judaism and Mormonism, and talk some more about her writing The Book of Separation and how it has touched many of our listeners since tuning into her Mormon Stories episode.  While in Salt Lake City, Tova provided more context to her book when she appeared on KUER’s RadioWest that same day—an interview that may be found here.

860-861: Carol Lynn Pearson – The Ghost of Eternal Polygamy

Mormon Stories Book Club, Church History, Joseph Smith, Polygamy, Top 10 Polygamy, Women & Feminism 28 Comments

Mormon Stories Podcast is excited to team up with Sunstone to present a recording of our live podcast on 1/25/18 with Carol Lynn Pearson where we discuss her book, The Ghost …

858-859: Spiral Dynamics and Mormonism

Mormon Stories Current Events, Faith Promoting Stories 16 Comments

Spiral Dynamics is a data-based, psychological theory of how human consciousness changes the world, and explains how people come to very different conclusions while having access to the same information. …

845-847: Tom Christofferson – That We May Be One

Mormon Stories Book Club, Disciplinary Councils, Faith Promoting Stories, General Authorities, Johns Favorites, LGBTQ, Top 25 Faithful, Top 25 LGBT, Top 26 Faith Crisis 18 Comments

Our special Christmas Morning release on Mormon Stories Podcast includes an interview with Tom Christofferson about his book “That We May Be One.” Tom shares the story of voluntary excommunication …

839-842: Matthew Lohmeier – Joining the Snuffer Movement

Mormon Stories Book of Mormon, Church History, Disciplinary Councils, Joseph Smith 33 Comments

Continuing our series on the Doctrine of Christ (Snuffer) Movement, we interview Matthew Lohmeier. Matt converted to the Mormon church at age 14. He served a mission in Taiwan, attended the …

835-838: Karen and Kirk Strong – Doctrine of Christ (Snuffer) Movement

Mormon Stories Book of Mormon, Church History, Current Events, Disciplinary Councils, Joseph Smith 37 Comments

Beginning a new series on the Doctrine of Christ (Snuffer) Movement, we interview Karen and Kirk Strong about their faith journey. Both were excommunicated from the LDS Church for their …

834: Bears Ears and Donald Trump’s Visit to Utah

Mormon Stories Book of Mormon, Church History, Current Events, Top 12 Race 18 Comments

In this episode, we interview Angelo Baca and Dr. Thomas Murphy about U.S. President Donald Trump’s recent announcement that he will be shrinking the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national …

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 …

824-825: Weird Alma’s Mormon Parodies

Mormon Stories Ex-Mormon Stories, Mormon Culture 3 Comments

A new album of Mormon parodies has been released. The album is called “Straight Outta Cumorah” and the artist jokingly refers to himself as Weird Alma. In this episode of …

815-817: Neo-Apologetics Pt. 2 with Loyd Ericson and Bert Fuller

Mormon Stories Apologetics, Book Club, Church History 37 Comments

Continuing our Mormon Stories/Mormon Matters podcast series on the Neo-Apologetic movement within Mormonism, John and Dan Wotherspoon interview guests Loyd Ericson and Bert Fuller. This interview focuses on the book …

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 …

802-803: Navigating a Mixed-Faith Marriage and Alcoholism – Kirsten and David Udy

Mormon Stories Addiction, Ex-Mormon Stories, Marriage & Family, Mixed-Faith Marriages, Top 15 Mental Health, Word of Wisdom 9 Comments

As part 1 in a new Mormon Stories Podcast series on navigating mixed-faith marriages, we interview Kirsten and David Udy. The Udy’s story touches on multiple important themes, including: Their …

800-801: Overcoming Opiate Addiction – Graham

Mormon Stories Addiction, Current Events, Top 15 Mental Health, Word of Wisdom 2 Comments

Continuing our Mormon Stories series on drug addiction, we interview Graham.  In this interview, Graham discusses: His early years as a true-believing Mormon His battle with Cystic Fibrosis and chronic …

798-799: Overcoming Opiate Addiction – Thomas

Mormon Stories Addiction, Current Events, Mental Health, Top 15 Mental Health, Word of Wisdom 2 Comments

In these important episodes of Mormon Stories, we interview Thomas to understand his journey in overcoming opiate addiction.  As opiate use reaches epidemic proportions in the United States and numerous …

793-795: An Interview with Lex de Azevedo

Mormon Stories Faith Promoting Stories, Mormon Culture, Top 25 Faithful 39 Comments

In these episodes, we interview Lex de Azevedo —  son of Alyce King of The King Sisters. Lex served as a musical director for The Sonny & Cher Show, Michael Jackson and the Jackson Five, and The Osmonds. He composed the …

791-792: Mehrsa Bararadan – Tribalism and Mormon Identity

Mormon Stories Politics, Top 10 Women, Top 12 Race, Top 26 Faith Crisis, Women & Feminism 28 Comments

In this two-part series on Mormon Stories Podcast we interview the incredibly successful Mehrsa Baradaran. Mehrsa and her family immigrated from Iran to the United States when she was 9. …

789-790: Sean Carter – How White Supremacy Led Me Out of Mormonism

Mormon Stories Blacks & The Priesthood, Current Events, Ex-Mormon Stories, Top 12 Race, Top 26 Faith Crisis 16 Comments

In this two-part episode of Mormon Stories, we interview Sean Carter—traveling law humorist of Lawpsided Seminars.  In this entertaining and lively interview, we discuss: Sean’s upbringing as a black youth …

788: BYU Athletes, Provo Police, and the Honor Code

Mormon Stories Current Events, Mormon Culture, Top 12 Race 12 Comments

In this episode of Mormon Stories, we hold a panel discussion with Dr. Darron Smith—author of When Race & Religion Collide: Black Athletics at BYU and Beyond, Ryan McKnight—MormonLeaks publisher, and …

787: Parent of Mormon Missionary is Not Allowed to Contact Son in Houston Hurricane

Mormon Stories Current Events, Missionary Work 14 Comments

In this mini-episode of Mormon Stories, we interview John O’Conner—father of a Mormon missionary in the path of Hurricane Harvey (Houston).  John had an email exchange with his son’s mission …