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

Mormon Stories Book Club, Church History, Joseph Smith, Polygamy, Top 10 Polygamy, Women & Feminism 27 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 …

839-842: Matthew Lohmeier – Joining the Snuffer Movement

Mormon Stories Book of Mormon, Church History, Disciplinary Councils, Joseph Smith 32 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 …

809-811: Mike Norton (NewNameNoah) Tells His Story

Mormon Stories Church History, Ex-Mormon Stories, LGBTQ, Top 10 Exmormon, Top 25, Top 26 Faith Crisis 104 Comments

Whether you love him, are troubled by him, or don’t quite know what to make of him, our listeners need to hear these episodes of Mormon Stories with Mike Norton—known …

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 …

796-797: LDS Church Purchases Printer’s Manuscript of Book of Mormon for $35M and BYU Now Serves Coke

Mormon Stories Book of Mormon, Church History, Current Events, Joseph Smith, Word of Wisdom 10 Comments

With dueling “breaking news” events on September 21 within Mormondom, John tackles both topics with guests John Hamer and Wesley Monahan. At a hefty price tag of $35M, the LDS …

785-786: Jon Ogden – Author of “When Mormons Doubt”

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In these episodes of Mormon Stories, we interview Jon Ogden—author of When Mormons Doubt.  Jon describes how his faith crisis blossomed during his LDS mission and time at BYU and …

781-782: A Final Evening with Grant Palmer – Joseph Smith’s Possible Treason and Concubinage, Restoring Christ, and Q&A

John Dehlin Book of Mormon, Church History, Jesus Christ, Joseph Smith, Politics, Polygamy, Top 10 Church History 11 Comments

In this two-part episode we sit down a final time with Grant Palmer to discuss the release of his final book: Restoring Christ: Leaving Mormon Jesus for Jesus of the …

752-753: Derrick Clements – Ethically Navigating the Middle Way of Mormonism

Mormon Stories Apologetics, Faith Promoting Stories, Progressive Mormonism, Top 25 Faithful 15 Comments

In these episodes of Mormon Stories, we interview Derrick Clements—a new contributor to “The Cheeky Mormon Movie Review” podcast series with Gina Colvin, avid podcaster, and reporter for Provo’s Daily …

709-710: MormonLeaks Founders Ryan McKnight and Scott K. Fausett

John Dehlin Apologetics, Church History, Current Events, Ex-Mormon Stories, Joseph Smith, Polygamy 10 Comments

In this two-part episode we interview the founders of MormonLeaks – Ryan McKnight ant Scott K. Fausett.  According to the MormonLeaks web site: MormonLeaks™ is a non profit media organization …

697-699: Celebrating the Life of Grant Palmer

John Dehlin Church History, Disciplinary Councils, Ex-Mormon Stories, Jesus Christ, Joseph Smith 13 Comments

In this three-part interview, we honor Grant Palmer, former LDS seminary/institute instructor, and author of “An Insider’s View of Mormon Origins” – which provides a plausible explanation for how the …

658-660: Dr. Greg Prince – The Life of a Faithful Mormon Scientist and Historian

John Dehlin Church History, Faith Promoting Stories, Joseph Smith, Mormon Transitions, New Listeners, Progressive Mormonism, Top 25, Top 25 Faithful 148 Comments

Dr. Greg Prince is best known within Mormonism as the author of three books: – Power from on High: The Development of Mormon Priesthood – David O. McKay and the …

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 …

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.

Bonus: “The Boise Rescue” – Elder Oaks and Richard Turley Speak in Boise on June 13th, 2015

John Dehlin Book of Mormon, General Authorities, Joseph Smith 194 Comments

Below you will find an audio recording of a meeting held June 13th, 2015 — which some are calling the “Boise Rescue.”  During this three-stake meeting in Boise, Idaho, Elder …

530: Kirk and Lindsay Van Allen – Facing Church Discipline for Rejecting Polygamy (D&C 132)

John Dehlin Church History, Disciplinary Councils, Joseph Smith, Polygamy, Top 10 Polygamy 113 Comments

In this episode we interview Kirk and Lindsay Van Allen, who are currently facing LDS Church discipline for publicly rejecting Joseph Smith’s revelation about polygamy, which can be found in …

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, …

524: Jedediah Rogers Discusses Joseph Smith’s Council of Fifty

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In this episode, Jedediah Rogers discusses his new book published by Signature Books entitled “The Council of Fifty: A Documentary History.” Mormon Church founder Joseph Smith had both millennial and …