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Mormon Stories is an attempt to build understanding between and about Mormons through the telling of stories in both audio and video formats.

Mormon Stories is an attempt to build understanding between and about Mormons through the telling of stories in both audio and video formats.

Location:

Logan , UT

Description:

Mormon Stories is an attempt to build understanding between and about Mormons through the telling of stories in both audio and video formats.

Language:

English


Episodes

1456: Native American Mormon Women and the Lamanite Myth

7/20/2021
Please join us as three Native American women, Sarah, Ann, and Monika who were raised in the Mormon church, discuss the following: - What they were taught about the "Lamanite doctrine" as Native American Mormon women. - How the Mormon Lamanite doctrine impacted their lives, especially while finding a partner. - How their perspectives have changed regarding the Mormon Lamanite doctrine. Links and show notes: Lamanitetruth.com "My Apology for My Complicity"Lamantie Truth page "Where...

Duration:03:48:20

1455: Will Mormons Get Their Own Planets? A Panel Discussion

7/20/2021
Join our panel as we discuss the question: Will Mormons Get Their Own Planets?

Duration:02:30:39

1454: Understanding & Treating Self-Harm with Kelceymarie Warner

7/20/2021
Trigger warning for our viewers as we bring you a special short episode on this under-covered topic. In a follow-up to our Mormon Stories interview with Kelceymarie, we go further in-depth on the issue of self-harm. How to view it, understand it, and find help. Kelceymarie Warner is a mental health advocate and graduate student getting her second masters in clinical mental health counseling. Kelceymarie has connected with hundreds of thousands through her books, journals, and TikTok by...

Duration:01:49:10

1453: Beyond the Scars of Self-Harm and Mormonism - Kelceymarie Warner

7/20/2021
A strong trigger warning leads off this important interview, but we hope you’ll be able to join us as we hear from mental health advocate Kelceymarie Warner. As a graduate student in clinical mental health counseling, Kelceymarie has connected with hundreds of thousands through her books, journals, and TikTok by opening up about her struggles with depression, anxiety, self harm, suicidal thoughts, and eating disorders. Converting to the church as a teen, Kelceymarie found peace from her...

Duration:12:51:55

1452: Leaving Mormonism in the 80s - Warren & Cindy Driggs

7/15/2021
Warren Driggs is a part-time attorney and author of several books including “Mormon Boy: A Memoir” and “Swimming in Deep Water, A Novel of Joseph Smith”. In this delightful interview, we sit down with Warren and his wife Cindy as they take us through the different fascinating ways their families raised them in Salt Lake City ranging from orthodox Mormons to casual, but intellectual, members of the church. Listen along as they share their hilarious stories, impart beautiful insights, and the...

Duration:15:11:09

1451: The Doctrine of Cain - John Larsen

7/13/2021
Today we are excited to sit down with legend, John Larsen. After ending his wildly popular Mormon Expression podcast, having John in studio is an honor as we steep in his humor and knowledge. We hit on some of our favorite important topics like the “curse of Cain'' while also bouncing around in the absurdity of Big Foot. You will laugh, you might cry, but you will absolutely not be disappointed in this episode! Content warning: PG-13 rating for profanity Show notes: Mormon Expression:...

Duration:03:55:54

1450: Copywriter for LDS Church Speaks Out - Linda and Savannah Clyde Pt. 2

7/8/2021
Join us today as we continue with part two of our interview with an awesome mother and daughter duo, Linda and Savannah Clyde. Growing up in a mixed-faith Mormon home, Linda worked through the resentment she felt towards her father’s lack of belief in the church with beautiful results. Linda’s talents as a writer eventually landed her a job at LDS church headquarters in the marketing department where she was instrumental in assisting the church soften it’s tone and messaging. Hearing her...

Duration:12:50:16

1449: Navigating a Mixed-Faith Mormon Family - Linda and Savannah Clyde Pt. 1

7/7/2021
Today we’re premiering part one of our epic interview with an awesome mother and daughter duo, Linda and Savannah Clyde. Growing up in a mixed-faith Mormon home, Linda worked through the resentment she felt towards her father’s lack of belief in the church with beautiful results. Linda’s talents as a writer eventually landed her a job at LDS church headquarters in the marketing department where she was instrumental in assisting the church soften it’s tone and messaging. Hearing her talk...

Duration:03:33:14

1448: Why Mormon Truth Matters - A Letter to Mormon Apologist Terryl Givens

7/6/2021
In September of 2020, professional Mormon apologists Terryl and Fiona Givens were invited to speak at a Mormon church fireside for the Sunderland England Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. During this fireside Terryl Givens was asked to recount an experience he once had with a Mormon missionary woman who was doubting her testimony because of troubling things she learned about Mormon church founder Joseph Smith, Terryl's recounting of the story was as follows: "I was...

Duration:01:09:40

1447: Recovering Agency Pt. 5 - Examining Mormon Mind Control w/ Luna Lindsey Corbden

7/2/2021
Luna Corbden is the author of "Recovering Agency - Lifting the Veil of Mormon Mind Control." In this multi-part Mormon Stories Podcast series, Lindsey employs the tools of social psychology to identify ways in which the Mormon church uses various coercive techniques often associated with high demand religions (also referred to as cults). Throughout the series we will be asking, "In what ways does the Mormon church behave in ways similar to other high demand religions (or cults), and what...

Duration:05:18:27

1446: Recovering Agency Pt. 4 - Examining Mormon Mind Control w/ Luna Lindsey Corbden

7/1/2021
Luna Corbden is the author of "Recovering Agency - Lifting the Veil of Mormon Mind Control." In this multi-part Mormon Stories Podcast series, Lindsey employs the tools of social psychology to identify ways in which the Mormon church uses various coercive techniques often associated with high demand religions (also referred to as cults). Throughout the series we will be asking, "In what ways does the Mormon church behave in ways similar to other high demand religions (or cults), and what...

Duration:04:22:05

1445: Recovering Agency - Examining Mormon Mind Control w/ Luna Lindsey Corbden Pt. 3

6/30/2021
Luna Corbden is the author of "Recovering Agency - Lifting the Veil of Mormon Mind Control." In this multi-part Mormon Stories Podcast series, Lindsey employs the tools of social psychology to identify ways in which the Mormon church uses various coercive techniques often associated with high demand religions (also referred to as cults). Throughout the series we will be asking, "In what ways does the Mormon church behave in ways similar to other high demand religions (or cults), and what can...

Duration:05:03:24

1444: Recovering Agency - Examining Mormon Mind Control Pt. 2 w/ Luna Lindsey Corbden

6/29/2021
Luna Lindsey Corbden is the author of "Recovering Agency - Lifting the Veil of Mormon Mind Control." In this multi-part Mormon Stories Podcast series, Lindsey employs the tools of social psychology to identify ways in which the Mormon church uses various coercive techniques often associated with high demand religions (also referred to as cults). Throughout the series we will be asking, "In what ways does the Mormon church behave in ways similar to other high demand religions (or cults), and...

Duration:03:22:11

1443: Recovering Agency - Examining Mormon Mind Control Pt. 1 w/ Luna Lindsey Corbden

6/28/2021
Recovering Agency - Examining Mormon Mind Control Pt. 1 (with Luna Lindsey Corbden) Luna Lindsey Corbden is the author of "Recovering Agency - Lifting the Veil of Mormon Mind Control." In this multi-part Mormon Stories Podcast series, Lindsey employs the tools of social psychology to identify ways in which the Mormon church uses various coercive techniques often associated with high demand religions (also referred to as cults). Throughout the series we will be asking, "In what ways does the...

Duration:03:36:14

1442: Was I Raised in a Cult or High-Demand Religion? A Self-Assessment

6/26/2021
In cooperation with author Luna Lindsey Corbden (Recovering Agency) and Youtuber Jonathan Streeter (Thoughts on Things and Stuff), I have developed a short self assessment to help people: This self assessment should take no longer than 30 minutes to complete. A PDF of the assessment can be found here. We also highly encourage you to learn and study these principles to avoid being taken advantage of by unhealthy individuals and organization (including family members, businesses,...

Duration:00:46:22

1441: Questions I Would Ask Richard Bushman

6/24/2021
This week we celebrate the birthday of faithful Mormon historian and scholar Richard Bushman – author of Joseph Smith: Rough Stone Rolling, and former Mormon church stake president and patriarch. Some of you will remember that I had the privilege of interviewing Richard back in 2007. Most of you probably don’t know that Richard agreed to discuss 10 topics on the series, but quit the interview after only addressing 3 of the 10 topics, which was very disappointing to me at the time. But of...

Duration:06:11:57

1440: A Mexican Mormon Story - Gerardo Pt. 2

6/17/2021
Join us for Part 2 of our interview with Gerardo who is a dear friend of the podcast! Growing up in an orthodox Mormon home, his story gives a unique perspective on the church in Mexico and the “Laminate ancestry” that plays into the testimony of many of the members in Latin America. After realizing his attraction to men in his youth, Gerardo worked to keep up with expectations as the son of a prominent LDS family hoping God would “turn his weakness into strengths.” Through stories about...

Duration:09:47:31

1439: A Mexican Mormon Story - Gerardo Pt. 1

6/17/2021
Join us for Part 1 of our interview with Gerardo who is a dear friend of the podcast! Growing up in an orthodox Mormon home, his story gives a unique perspective on the church in Mexico and the “Lamanite ancestry” that plays into the testimony of many of the members in Latin America. After realizing his attraction to men in his youth, Gerardo worked to keep up with expectations as the son of a prominent LDS family hoping God would “turn his weakness into strengths.” Through stories about...

Duration:12:57:42

1438: A Bishop's Family Questions Mormonism - Kelly & Kayla Mikesell

6/9/2021
Kelly and Kayla Mikesell are a dynamic step-mother/daughter pair. Only recently did Kelly start to investigate the troubling issues with Mormon history that had been eating away at her children. In an effort to learn, love, and empathize with her children, she investigated the church and grew in ways that surprised her and her family. As Kelly chose love and understanding over dogma and compliance, she was able to open her heart to the members of her family in the LGBTQ community, including...

Duration:15:23:15

1437: When A Mormon Gay Man Marries A Woman - Kyle Ashwoth Pt. 2

6/4/2021
Happy Utah Pride Week everyone! To celebrate Utah Pride week, I am sharing one of the most important interviews in the history of Mormon Stories Podcast. It is the story of Kyle Ashworth - a dear, brilliant, talented friend, and the host of Latter Gay Stories podcast. This interview is important for at least 3 reasons: Join us today to hear the conclusion of Kyle's truly inspiring story. Please watch and enjoy, and please spread the word!!!

Duration:08:59:46