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Next week, on Nov. 6, 2018, Americans will have an opportunity to vote to significantly check President Donald Trump’s power by electing Democrats to the House of Representatives and the Senate. In this episode of Mosaic, an urgent invitation to vote, and a reflection on the last time Americans had the chance to weigh in on who should hold the power in this country.
Season One Update
Hey there, Derrick here. I just got finished writing out a long list of to-do items, and I wanted to give you an update on where things stand with season one of the podcast. As I mentioned on Twitter recently (@mosaicpodcast if you want to follow) I recently moved from Houston to New York City, where my partner Katie is working on a graduate degree in social work. Since moving here, I have been spending most of my time chasing down work as a freelance audio producer like our lives depend on...
#MormonMeToo Part 2: The Church Responds
In the previous episode of this series, McKenna Denson shared her experience recording a conversation with her former Missionary Training Center president, Joseph Bishop, in which he can be heard admitting to sexual misconduct with multiple women while he was a leader in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. On the recording, she confronts him with the allegation that he raped her while she was a Mormon missionary in 1984, an allegation he denies. In this part of the series, the...
#MormonMeToo Part 1: The First Law of Heaven
While McKenna Denson was was training as a Mormon missionary in the MTC in Provo, Utah in 1984, she says the MTC president, Joseph Bishop, raped her in a basement room. Last year, she confronted Bishop in person and recorded their conversation, where he can be heard admitting to sexual misconduct with multiple women throughout his time as a high-ranking church leader. Bishop denies the rape allegation, but a Brigham Young University police report shows that he told officers that while he...
Mormons + Disney = ❤️
The influence of the Walt Disney company on Mormonism is real -- and the reverse is also true, with Mormons having played significant roles at the company going back to its very beginning. What is it about Disney culture that makes it so compatible with Mormon culture? Or is it the other way around? And is that a golden Moroni on top of Cinderella's castle? Turns out, taking a close look at the relationship between Disney and Mormonism offers an opportunity to understand each one in deeper...
The formation and maintenance of a personal identity can involve a lot of difficult inner work — and even the most rigorously defined ones can be messy, contradictory and full of holes. And when personal identity comes into contact with the identity of a community, the resulting friction can pressure one side or the other to evolve — or break. On today’s episode of Mosaic, we’ll hear three stories about personal identity interacting with community identity and belonging.
Season One Trailer
MOSAIC is a new podcast from Derrick Clements. Listen to the Season One Trailer to get a sense of what the show is all about. Subscribe to MOSAIC wherever podcasts are found. The first episode of the show will drop Tuesday, May 1, 2018. Trailer music: "Day Bird" from "Directionless EP" by Broke For Free.