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

Mormon Stories Book Club, Church History, Joseph Smith, Polygamy, Top 10 Polygamy, Women & Feminism 30 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 …

826: The Weinstein #MeToo Movement, from a Mormon Context – Mehrsa Baradaran

Mormon Stories Current Events, Sexuality, Top 10 Women, Women & Feminism 16 Comments

In response to recent news stories involving Harvey Weinstein, Al Franken, Roy Moore, etc. – on the topics of sexual harassment, assault, rape, groping, etc., University of Georgia law professor …

818-820: Tova Mirvis – Losing Faith and Mixed Faith Marriage as an Orthodox Jew

Mormon Stories Book Club, Johns Favorites, Marriage & Family, Mixed-Faith Marriages, Top 25, Top Mormon Faith Crisis Stories, Women & Feminism 17 Comments

In this very special edition of Mormon Stories Podcast, we interview Tova Mirvis, author of The Book of Separation: A Memoir—a powerfully relevant memoir about Tova’s loss of faith as …

791-792: Mehrsa Bararadan – Tribalism and Mormon Identity

Mormon Stories Politics, Top 10 Women, Top 12 Race, Top Mormon Faith Crisis Stories, 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. …

774: 30 Questions Nobody Asks My Husband at Church – Julie DeAzevedo Hanks

Mormon Stories Mormon Transitions, Top 10 Women, Women & Feminism 7 Comments

In this episode of Mormon Stories/Transitions, John and Margi interview the brilliant Dr. Julie DeAzevedo Hanks about her article titled “30 Questions Nobody Asks My Husband at Church.” John, Margi, and …

727-730 Nicki and Lance Miles’ epic Mormon transition and their meeting with Elder Marlin K. Jensen

Mormon Stories Ex-Mormon Stories, LGBTQ, Women & Feminism 42 Comments

As part of our series on meetings with Mormon General Authorities, we interview Lance and Nicki Miles. Lance and Nicki’s story four-part story has so many compelling (and epic!) components, including: …

701-704: Kim Sandberg Turner, Founder of WOCA – Navigating a Mormon faith transition as a grandparent

John Dehlin Best of Mormon Stories, Ex-Mormon Stories, Faith Promoting Stories, Johns Favorites, LGBTQ, Marriage & Family, Mormon Transitions, New Listeners, Top 10 Women, Women & Feminism 28 Comments

Kim Sandberg Turner is the founder of Women of a Certain Age (WOCA) – a network of support communities for 40+ post-Mormon women.  In this four part episode, Kim discusses: Part …

693-696: Nadine McCombs Hansen – Progressive Mormon Pioneer

John Dehlin Ex-Mormon Stories, Progressive Mormonism, Top 10 Women, Women & Feminism 22 Comments

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 …

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 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, …

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 …

663: A Very Rough, Unplanned, and Informal First Discussion about Mormon and Post-Mormon Polyamory and Consensual Non-Monogamy

John Dehlin Disciplinary Councils, Ex-Mormon Stories, Excommunication, Sexuality, Top 8 Sexuality 108 Comments

On a recent trip from New Jersey to Vermont with Mormon Therapist Natasha Helfer Parker and Dr. Gina Colvin we decided to have a rough, unplanned, unrehearsed, and VERY informal first …

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

John Dehlin Excommunication, Sexuality, Women & Feminism 55 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 …

614-615: Reviewing 2015 with Lindsay Hansen Park, Dr. Gina Colvin, Sean Carter, and Dr. Kristy Money

John Dehlin Excommunication, International, Progressive Mormonism, Race 20 Comments

As parts 3 and 4 in our series reviewing the events of Mormonism in 2015, we assemble another all-star panel including Lindsay Hansen Park, Dr. Gina Colvin, Dr. Kristy Money, …

612-613: Reviewing 2015 with J. Nelson Seawright, John Hamer, Jamie Hanis-Handy, and Marisa Calderwood

John Dehlin Current Events 19 Comments

In this episode we assemble an all-star panel to discuss the events of Mormonism in 2015.  Panelists include Dr. J. Nelson Seawright, John Hamer, Jamie Hanis-Handy, and Marisa Calderwood. Topics …

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, …

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 142 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 …