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

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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 …

826: The Weinstein #MeToo Movement, from a Mormon Context – Mehrsa Baradaran

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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 …

759: The Courage of Savannah

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In this episode of Mormon Stories we interview Savannah and her mother, Heather.  Savannah recently generated international media attention when she came out as gay to her Mormon ward (congregation) in …

706: Women of a Certain Age (WOCA)

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We are a group of women 40+ with longer life experiences. We are grandmothers, mothers, aunts, single, divorced, widowed or married. We are LGBT friendly and feminists! Many of us …

682-683: Sara Urquhart – Building a Successful Business (Altitude Summit) as a Stay-at-Home Mom

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Sara Stanley Urquhart was the founding director of Altitude Summit, the premiere conference for creative entrepreneurs, stylish social media influencers, and design bloggers. Past speakers at the conference include Martha Stewart, Ben Silbermann (Pinterest …

625-626: Surviving Reparative Therapy with Alex Cooper, “Saving Alex” Author

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This is a recording of my interview with Alex Cooper recorded on March 16, 2016 at Velour in Provo, Utah.  Alex Cooper, along with Dr. Joanna Brooks, are the co-authors …

605: An Analysis of the “Joseph Smith’s Teachings about Priesthood, Temple, and Women” Essay

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In this episode Jamie Hanis Handy assembles an amazing panel (Natasha Helfer Parker, Dr. Kristy Money, and Dr. Gina Colvin) to discuss the recent LDS church essay entitled: “Joseph Smith’s Teachings about Priesthood, …

580: Reviewing the Mother in Heaven LDS Essay

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In today’s episode a wonderful panel of women review the recent LDS Church “Mother in Heaven” essay.  Panelists include: Jamie Hanis Handy, Natasha Helfer Parker, Dr. Kristy Money, and Carol …

542-543: Gina Colvin – KiwiMormon and Fearless/Faithful Mormon Heretic

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Dr. Gina Colvin is an essential progressive Mormon voice in 2015 for many reasons: She is a “multi-generation life long Mormon” with a multi-racial/international perspective on Mormonism.  Specifically, she is a …

529: Marisa Pond Calderwood – From Hinckley Scholar, to Depressed Mormon Housewife, to Happiness as a Post-Mormon

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Marisa Pond Calderwood was raised devoutly LDS in Bellevue, Washington.  She was deeply committed to the church as a teen, but she also excelled in school and dreamed of obtaining …

517: Discussing Gender and Mormon Apologetics – With Nancy Ross, Kevin Barney, and Jessica Finnigan

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The voice of Mormon Apologetics in the past has been predominately male. In this episode we explore the intersection of gender and Mormon Apologetics.  We discuss the reasons that this may be, as well …

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 …

459: Confessions of a Latter-day Virgin by Nicole Hardy

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In this podcast, Heather Olson Beal interviews Nicole Hardy, author of the stunningly beautiful memoir, Confessions of a Latter-day Virgin, with readers and fans Claire, Mel, and Maren. From amazon.com: …

458: Ordain Women Spring 2014

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On April 5th, 2014 Ordain Women will again be seeking entrance into the LDS General Conference Priesthood session.  Details can be found here.  In this episode we interview Nadine Hansen, …

455: Mormon Women Have Their Say

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In this podcast, Heather Olson Beal interviews three essayists who contributed to the book Mormon Women Have Their Say: Essays from the Claremont Oral History Collection: Caroline Kline (who also …

452-453: Mid-Stage Parenting with Nest & Launch

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In this two-part episode we interview bloggers Sarah Brenner Jones and Annie Bentley Waddoups.  Together they run a wonderfully delightful blog on mid-stage parenting entitled “Nest & Launch.”  In this …

445a-445b: Ordain Women Concluding Dialogue (For Now)

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        To conclude our series on the Ordain Women project (you can find part 1 here, and part 2 here), we bring together Kate Kelly, Heather Olson Beal, …

442: Ordain Women General Conference Priesthood Event Pt. 1 – The Participants

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In part 1 of a three-part series, we discuss the Ordain Women-planned event on 10/5/2013 to attend the LDS general conference priesthood session.  Participants include Heather Olson Beal, Ann Marie Whittaker, Tinesha …

440: Mormon News Review – Ordain Women, Steve and Barb Young’s LGBT Support, and LDS Religious Freedom

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On this inaugural episode of Mormon News Review we have: Kate Kelly (founder of Ordain Women) discussing the LDS church’s recent response to OW’s attempts to attend the upcoming priesthood …

415: Kate Kelly on the Ordination of Mormon Women (ordainwomen.org)

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Today we interview Kate Kelly – Founder of the Ordain Women website (http://ordainwomen.org).  In this episode we discuss: why Kate and her associates are calling for the ordination of LDS …