540: A Curated Revue of Hilarious Tales from Mormondom (New York City Event)

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This event, organized by Kate Kelly, was held in New York City on Saturday, April 25th, 6:30pm.  Billed as “A Curated Revue of Hilarious Tales from Mormondom,” it entailed a …

504: Professor David Campbell on Politics, Religion and Mormonism

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In this episode of Mormon Stories, J. Nelson-Seawright interviews David Campbell, Professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame and the founding director of the Rooney Center for …

111: Why People Leave the LDS Church and How We Can Help

John Dehlin Best of Mormon Stories, Mormon Culture, New Listeners, Top 10 Church History, Top 10 Truth Claims, Top 25, Top 26 Faith Crisis 38 Comments

This presentation, recorded in 2006, covers some of the reasons why people leave the LDS Church, and what family and friends can do to help.

084: Introducing “Project Deseret” Podcast, with Ashley Sanders. Inaugural Episode — “The Mormon Aesthetic”

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Mormon Stories listeners — today I wanted to introduce you to (again) one of the brightest young minds and most vibrant spirits I’ve encountered within Mormonism — Ashley Sanders. Some …

077-083: “Understanding the September Six” — Paul Toscano Parts 1 – 7

John Dehlin Excommunication, Mormon Culture 68 Comments

When the history of 20th century Mormonism is written, Paul Toscano will likely go down as one of the most controversial and divisive figures of that era. Paul is the …

047-051: Richard Bushman — Experiences as a Mormon Historian

John Dehlin Church History, Joseph Smith, Mormon Culture, Top 10 Church History, Top 25, Top 25 Faithful 28 Comments

In part 1 of this multi-part interview, Dr. Richard Bushman, the world’s foremost scholar on Joseph Smith and early Mormonism and the author of Joseph Smith: Rough Stone Rolling, discusses …

040-041: Deseret Book’s Acquisition of Seagull and Covenant–Adventures of a Mormon Book Author–Christopher Bigelow

John Dehlin Church History, Mormon Culture 5 Comments

(To keep this podcast alive, please consider donating to Mormon Stories by clicking on the “Make a Donation” button at the top right of this blog).What’s it like to actually …

039: Lowell Bennion–Mormon educator and humanitarian–through the eyes of Mary Lythgoe Bradford (An interview by Stirling Adams)

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To keep this podcast alive, please consider donating to Mormon Stories by clicking on the “Make a Donation” button at the top right of this blog. Lowell Bennion is without …

037-038: Deseret Book’s Acquisition of Seagull and Covenant–A Conversation with Kent Larsen

John Dehlin Church History, Mormon Culture 22 Comments

To keep this podcast alive, please consider donating to Mormon Stories by clicking on the “Make a Donation” button at the top right of this blog. Well, it’s been a …

027-029: My (John Dehlin’s) Story

John Dehlin Church History, LGBTQ, Mormon Doctrine, Polygamy, Top 13 John Dehlin 25 Comments

At least once each week a listener will ask me (John Dehlin) about my testimony of the LDS Church. Liberals or ex-Mormons sometimes call me an apologist. A few conservatives …

026: Blacks and the LDS Priesthood–An Interview with Darius Gray and Margaret Young

John Dehlin Church History, Mormon Culture, Mormon Doctrine, Race, Top 10 Church History, Top 12 Race 33 Comments

Recently, Brigham Young University invited Darius Gray–one of the founders of the LDS Genesis Group, and a black Mormon for over 30 years–to deliver a presentation entitled, “Blacks and the …

025: New Order Mormons Pt. 2–Ann’s Story

John Dehlin Faith Promoting Stories, Mormon Culture, Women & Feminism 24 Comments

Today we finally release Part 2 of our series on New Order Mormonism. New Order Mormons’ web site can be found here. According to their web site, “New Order Mormons …

022-024: Black and Mormon — The Darron Smith Story

John Dehlin Best of Mormon Stories, Blacks & The Priesthood, Church History, Top 12 Race 29 Comments

In this 3 part series, we interview Darron Smith–a black man who joined the LDS church as a teenager in Tennessee. After serving a mission for the LDS Church and …

019-021: Mormon, Married, Gay and Facing Discipline–An Interview with Buckley Jeppson

John Dehlin Church History, Excommunication, LGBTQ, Mormon Culture, Top 25 LGBT 20 Comments

In this 3-part series, we interview Buckley Jeppson. Buckley, 57, says he’s been informed verbally by a senior church leader that his life is incompatible with the doctrines of The …

018: New Order Mormons Pt. 1–Ann’s Story

John Dehlin Faith Promoting Stories, Mormon Culture, Women & Feminism 4 Comments

Today we begin a 2 part series on New Order Mormonism.  New Order Mormons’ web site can be found here.  According to their web site, “New Order Mormons are those …

015-017: Mormon Stages of Faith with Tom Kimball and Dan Wotherspoon

John Dehlin Church History, Mormon Culture, Mormon Doctrine, Top 25 Faithful 18 Comments

In this 3-part series: Part 1: Dan Wotherspoon and Tom Kimball outline the basics of Fowler’s “Stages of Faith.” Part 2: Tom Kimball (with support from Dan Wotherspoon) takes us through …

010-011: Finding our Way Back Home

John Dehlin Church History, Mormon Culture, Mormon Doctrine, Polygamy 11 Comments

Over the past few months, I’ve developed a friendship with several members of the LDS “Bloggernacle”–including a young couple known as “Serenity Valley” and “Roasted Tomatoes”. This wife/husband pair live …

006: A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Mormon Cybergalaxy

John Dehlin Mormon Culture 6 Comments

Due to overwhelming requests, I’ve made this into a podcast. Over the past 2-3 years, LDS-themed blogs have literally erupted with activity. Today, there is an entire ecosystem of LDS …