865-866: Q&A with Tova Mirvis – Author of “The Book of Separation”

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We are proud to release our live interview held on February 6, 2018 at the Salt Lake City Community of Christ with Tova Mirvis—a past guest on Mormon Stories.  For this interview, we relied on the excellent questions from our live audience to drive the conversation.  We explore so many of the parallels between the faith transition experiences in Orthodox Judaism and Mormonism, and talk some more about her writing The Book of Separation and how it has touched many of our listeners since tuning into her Mormon Stories episode.  While in Salt Lake City, Tova provided more context to her book when she appeared on KUER’s RadioWest that same day—an interview that may be found here.

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

Mormon Stories Book Club, Church History, Joseph Smith, Polygamy, Top 10 Polygamy, Women & Feminism 28 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 …

858-859: Spiral Dynamics and Mormonism

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Spiral Dynamics is a data-based, psychological theory of how human consciousness changes the world, and explains how people come to very different conclusions while having access to the same information. …

845-847: Tom Christofferson – That We May Be One

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Our special Christmas Morning release on Mormon Stories Podcast includes an interview with Tom Christofferson about his book “That We May Be One.” Tom shares the story of voluntary excommunication …

839-842: Matthew Lohmeier – Joining the Snuffer Movement

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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

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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

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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 …

824-825: Weird Alma’s Mormon Parodies

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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 …

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

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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

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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

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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 …

798-799: Overcoming Opiate Addiction – Thomas

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In these important episodes of Mormon Stories, we interview Thomas to understand his journey in overcoming opiate addiction.  As opiate use reaches epidemic proportions in the United States and numerous …

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. …

789-790: Sean Carter – How White Supremacy Led Me Out of Mormonism

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In this two-part episode of Mormon Stories, we interview Sean Carter—traveling law humorist of Lawpsided Seminars.  In this entertaining and lively interview, we discuss: Sean’s upbringing as a black youth …

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 …

783-784: Jason Echols of Reddit /r/exmormon

Mormon Stories Community, Current Events, Ex-Mormon Stories 7 Comments

In this two-part interview we sit down with Jason Echols – one of the founders/pioneers of the exmormon subreddit (/r/exmormon). For tens of thousands of questioning, doubting, and post-mormons, the …

777-778: Losing the Lamanites – Gabriel Misla (Puerto Rico)

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Continuing our series on “Losing the Lamanites,” we interview Gabriel Misla from Puerto Rico.  In this interview we cover: Gabriel’s experience joining the Church as a young man in the …

775-776: Mormon Stories Interviews Fired BYU-I Professor & LGBT Ally Ruthie Robertson

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Ruthie Robertson ignited a nationwide firestorm when she revealed she was fired as an adjunct professor at BYU-Idaho for an LGBTQ-supportive Facebook post on her private page.  During these episodes …

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

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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 …