791-792: Mehrsa Bararadan – Tribalism and Mormon Identity

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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. …

680-681: Stephen Urquhart – Former Utah State Senator on LDS Church Influence in the Utah Legislature

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Stephen Urquhart was raised in Houston, Texas, where he and his family converted to the LDS church after the suicide of his older brother.  After serving an LDS mission in …

622: Exploring Utah Medical Marijuana Legislation – The Patient Perspective

John Dehlin Marijuana, Politics 14 Comments

In this episode recorded February 17, 2016 we discuss the recent Utah Medical Marijuana legislation from the patient perspective.  This is a sobering, heartfelt, and extremely compelling panel. We also …

505-506: Carrie Sheffield on Leaving Mormonism, Finding Stoicism, Politics, Conservatism and More

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In the world of politics and media, Carrie Sheffield is a veritable dynamo. She has appeared on MSNBC, Fox News, PBS, HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher, BBC Radio and …

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 …

387: McKay Coppins – A Mormon Reporter on the Romney Bus

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In this episode of Mormon Stories we interview journalist McKay Coppins. McKay is a graduate of Brigham Young University and a journalist for BuzzFeed.  During the 2011-2012 U.S. presidential campaign, McKay …

381-382: 2012 New York City Conference Pts. 3 & 4 – Political Panel and Story Sharing

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2012 New York City Conference Mormon Stories Pts. 3 & 4 – Political Panel and Story Sharing.

368: “A Thoughtful Faith” Episode 1 – Greg Prince’s “Manifesto for Change”

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For the inaugural episode of the new “A Thoughtful Faith” podcast, Micah Nickolaisen interviews Greg Prince. Greg is well known for his historical contributions and grassroots activism within the LDS Church, …

337: Utah Democratic Party Chair Jim Dabakis

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The grandson of Greek immigrants, Jim Dabakis moved to Utah when he was 17 to attend school at Brigham Young University. After college, Jim worked for 13 years as a …

147: Mormon May Day with Co-Founder Kate Kelly

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(From the Mormon May Day web site): In light of the recent Gallop Poll which calculates that 60% of active Mormons self-identify as Conservative or Republican and that over 60% of inactive Mormons …

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 …