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 …

874-876: Chad Anderson discusses his new book – Gay Mormon Dad

Mormon Stories Book Club, LGBTQ, Marriage & Family, Mental Health, Sexuality, Top 25 LGBT 3 Comments

In this Mormon Stories interview, we meet with Chad Anderson—a licensed clinical social worker in the Salt Lake City area and author of his newly released book, Gay Mormon Dad. …

871-873: Tim Birt – A Therapist’s Perspective on Protecting Children in Mormonism

Mormon Stories Community, Current Events, Sexual Abuse 8 Comments

In this episode, Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Tim Birt shares with us his perspective on three questions: Part 1) In what ways are LDS policies …

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 …

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 …

831-833: Mormon Leaders and Inappropriate Interviews Regarding Sexuality Parts 4-6

Mormon Stories Community, Current Events, Sexual Abuse, Sexuality 6 Comments

Concluding our series on Mormon leaders and inappropriate interviews regarding sexuality, we provide 4 more mini-interviews with Mormon Stories listeners who share their experiences discussing sexual matters with LDS leaders. …

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 …

827: Reactions to Terryl and Fiona Givens Firesides, The Christ Who Heals, and Mormon Neo-Apologetics

Mormon Stories Apologetics, Church History, Jesus Christ 54 Comments

In this episode of Mormon Stories, we interview Scott Turley and Carey Foushee who recently attended a Terryl and Fiona Givens Fireside in Arizona. We discuss the Givens’ new book, …

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 …

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 …

821-823: Mormon Leaders and Inappropriate Interviews Regarding Sexuality Parts 1-3

Mormon Stories Current Events, Disciplinary Councils, Sexuality 37 Comments

Beginning our series on Mormon leaders and inappropriate interviews regarding sexuality, we provide 6 mini-interviews with Mormon Stories listeners who share their experiences discussing sexual matters with LDS leaders.  A …

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 26 Faith Crisis, Women & Feminism 15 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 …

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 …

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

Mormon Stories Book Club, Church History, General Authorities, Top 10 Church History 34 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” …

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 …

808: Scouting Controversies and the Mormon Church – With Peter J. Brown

Mormon Stories Community, Current Events, Faith Promoting Stories, LGBTQ 3 Comments

This episode of Mormon Stories features Peter J. Brown, Chief Financial Officer for the Grand Teton Council of the Boy Scouts of America. In this interview, we discuss the history …

806-807: Dr. Dan Lonergan – On Faith Crisis and Addiction

Mormon Stories Addiction, Current Events, Marriage & Family, Mental Health, Top 15 Mental Health 11 Comments

Dr. Dan Lonergan is an anesthesiologist at Vanderbilt Medical Center who specializes in pain management and addiction. He has also experienced his own Mormon faith crisis/transition, and is currently in …

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 …