David O. McKay presented a dramatic contrast to his predecessors: an athletic, movie-star-handsome, clean-shaven figure who often wore a white double-breasted suit; contrasted to the dark-suited, bearded polygamists (or, in the case of George Albert Smith, son of a polygamist) who preceded him as Church President ever since Joseph Smith. In an age prior to professional image-makers, he instinctively grasped the importance of appearance, and coupled it to the substance of a professional educator to become an icon of Mormonism whose persona did much to change the negative image of the Church in much of the world. Link to podcast



  1. LaDean Johns Johnsonon July 31, 2022 at 11:39 am - Reply

    I love this podcast.

  2. Candy Beckrest January 8, 2023 at 9:06 am - Reply

    I very much enjoyed listening to this podcast on David O McKay. I am no longer a member of the LDS faith; however, he was my mothers favorite prophet and it was wonderful to learn about his character and his accomplishments.

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