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 of you will recognize Ashley from a previous Mormon Stories episode. Others might recognize her name — as being one of the principal organizers for BYU’s alternative commencement. Regardless — Ashley has an amazing gift of expression, and an ardent passion for social commentary and cultural/political activism within Mormonism.

Why am I telling you all this? In cooperation with Mormon Stories and Sunstone, I am proud to announce that Ashley has recently launched her own, new podcast — patterned (at least in part) after the NPR program “This American Life.” The podcast is entitled “Project Deseret — and you can check it out here.”

Please check it out, and if you enjoy — consider supporting Ashley in one of a couple of ways:

  • Making a small donation to help Ashley pay for her podcast setup costs (equipment, etc.). You can do this by clicking the Donate button at the top right of the web site.
  • Or you can leave a note of encouragement by commenting at her blog, or by sending her an email directly at:

Finally, to subscribe to this new podcast, just click the “subscribe via itunes” button, also at the top right of the web site. This will obviously require you to install iTunes.

Thanks again for your support of this rising young talent within Mormonism!

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  1. Dane Larsen November 9, 2007 at 7:36 am - Reply

    Thanks for adding this to the feed. Would it be possible to do some interviews with artists in the future?

  2. Andrew November 13, 2007 at 12:25 am - Reply

    Ashley, my wife and I loved your interview with John. We both listened to your Project Deseret podcast and liked it, but not nearly as much as your interview with John. You have great personality and wit, which was so obvious in your interview with John. The topics you covered in your Project Deseret podcast were interesting, but your narration you took on a much more somber tone, as if you were mimicking an NPR reporter. We missed the Ashley we met through your interview with John. I guess another way of saying it is that we like “Ashley unplugged” more than “Ashley scripted”.

    We’re excited to see where you’re going to take your new project and we’re big supporters, so best of luck to you!

  3. Allan West February 5, 2011 at 9:33 pm - Reply

    What an excellent couple of quotes! I’m trying to make sure I’ve got the name correctly… Miguel Batine?

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