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

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

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

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English


Episodes

1009: Folk Magic, Joseph Smith, and Mormon Origins with John Hamer Pt. 2

11/16/2018
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Join us as we sit down with John Hamer, historian of the Latter-day Saint movement and a Seventy in the Community of Christ to try to understand some of the basics of Mormon Origins. In this first episode of the series, we will look at the Smith family's folk magic and folk religious background in context.

Duration:01:10:12

1008: Folk Magic, Joseph Smith, and Mormon Origins with John Hamer Pt. 1

11/16/2018
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Join us as we sit down with John Hamer, historian of the Latter-day Saint movement and a Seventy in the Community of Christ to try to understand some of the basics of Mormon Origins. In this first episode of the series, we will look at the Smith family's folk magic and folk religious background in context.

Duration:01:09:24

1007: How Reparative Therapy Harms LGBTQ Mormons

11/15/2018
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In this jointly-released production of Mormon Mental Health Podcast, Mormon Sex Info Podcast, and Mormon Stories Podcast, Natasha Helfer Parker interviews Dr. John Dehlin about his research regarding LGBT Reparative Therapy in a Mormon context. During this conversation, John discusses why he decided to pursue his studies on this topic with his colleague Dr. William Bradshaw—to cut through the talk, rumor, and debate on the success rates of reparative therapy by compiling actual data on the...

Duration:01:22:45

1006: Documentary Filmmaker Helen Whitney on Filmmaking, "The Mormons", and "Into the Night" Pt. 3

11/12/2018
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On this edition of Mormon Stories Podcast, we are honored to interview award-winning documentary filmmaker Helen Whitney about her life as a documentary filmmaker, her work on the 2007 PBS documentary "The Mormons," and her new film about mortality entitled "Into the Night." In Part 1, we discover that throughout her career, she has maintained a deep interest in spiritual journeys, which she first explored with her documentary The Monastery, a 90-minute ABC special, about the oldest...

Duration:00:48:31

1005: Documentary Filmmaker Helen Whitney on Filmmaking, "The Mormons", and "Into the Night" Pt. 2

11/12/2018
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On this edition of Mormon Stories Podcast, we are honored to interview award-winning documentary filmmaker Helen Whitney about her life as a documentary filmmaker, her work on the 2007 PBS documentary "The Mormons," and her new film about mortality entitled "Into the Night." In Part 1, we discover that throughout her career, she has maintained a deep interest in spiritual journeys, which she first explored with her documentary The Monastery, a 90-minute ABC special, about the oldest...

Duration:01:21:18

1004: Documentary Filmmaker Helen Whitney on Filmmaking, "The Mormons", and "Into the Night" Pt. 1

11/12/2018
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On this edition of Mormon Stories Podcast, we are honored to interview award-winning documentary filmmaker Helen Whitney about her life as a documentary filmmaker, her work on the 2007 PBS documentary "The Mormons," and her new film about mortality entitled "Into the Night." In Part 1, we discover that throughout her career, she has maintained a deep interest in spiritual journeys, which she first explored with her documentary The Monastery, a 90-minute ABC special, about the oldest...

Duration:01:21:30

1003: Defending Christianity - Dr. Frank Turek and Dr. Mike Licona Pt. 2

10/25/2018
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Today on Mormon Stories Podcast we are interviewing Dr. Frank Turek—a Christian apologist, author, and speaker with Cross Examined and Dr. Mike Licona—a New Testament professor/scholar at Houston Baptist University. Both are highly sought after around the world for their efforts to provide scholarly and intellectual evidence that the Bible is true. Today's episode will focus on making a scholarly case for belief in Christianity, including a response to our previous interview with Dr. Bart...

Duration:01:13:14

1002: Defending Christianity - Dr. Frank Turek and Dr. Mike Licona Pt. 1

10/25/2018
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Today on Mormon Stories Podcast we are interviewing Dr. Frank Turek—a Christian apologist, author, and speaker with Cross Examined and Dr. Mike Licona—a New Testament professor/scholar at Houston Baptist University. Both are highly sought after around the world for their efforts to provide scholarly and intellectual evidence that the Bible is true. Today's episode will focus on making a scholarly case for belief in Christianity, including a response to our previous interview with Dr. Bart...

Duration:01:16:20

1001: Benji Schwimmer - Life After Mormonism Pt. 2

10/19/2018
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Here it is! Episode 1,000 of Mormon Stories Podcast!! Today we re-interview professional dancer, choreographer, and actor Benji Schwimmer - 13-time undefeated US Open Swing Dance Champion. This episode is jam-packed with good stuff, including: 1) Benji’s professional life since winning Season 2 of So You Think You Can Dance, which includes appearing on Dancing with the Stars, dancing with Paula Abdul and Christina Aguilera, choreographing Olympic figure skaters, and appearing in the...

Duration:01:56:47

1000: Benji Schwimmer - Life After Mormonism Pt. 1

10/19/2018
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Here it is! Episode 1,000 of Mormon Stories Podcast!! Today we re-interview professional dancer, choreographer, and actor Benji Schwimmer - 13-time undefeated US Open Swing Dance Champion. This episode is jam-packed with good stuff, including: 1) Benji’s professional life since winning Season 2 of So You Think You Can Dance, which includes appearing on Dancing with the Stars, dancing with Paula Abdul and Christina Aguilera, choreographing Olympic figure skaters, and appearing in the...

Duration:01:40:55

999: Dusty Johns - Facing Excommunication for Being Same-Sex Married Pt. 2

10/11/2018
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Join us for this important and time-sensitive edition of Mormon Stories Podcast as we interview Idahoan, Dusty Johns. In Part 1 of this interview, Dusty shares his experience growing up as a gay and closeted Mormon and at times being the only active member of his family. Before becoming a missionary, he covenanted with God that if he served an honorable full-time mission that his sexual orientation would change. Upon returning from his mission to England and quickly marrying, a few months...

Duration:01:12:44

998: Dusty Johns - Facing Excommunication for Being Same-Sex Married Pt. 1

10/11/2018
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Join us for this important and time-sensitive edition of Mormon Stories Podcast as we interview Idahoan, Dusty Johns. In Part 1 of this interview, Dusty shares his experience growing up as a gay and closeted Mormon and at times being the only active member of his family. Before becoming a missionary, he covenanted with God that if he served an honorable full-time mission that his sexual orientation would change. Upon returning from his mission to England and quickly marrying, a few months...

Duration:01:11:29

997: Kathleen Melonakos - How the Mormon Church Came to Be Pt. 4

10/11/2018
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Today's release is the first in a new series devoted to interviewing prominent historians to gather their evidence-based take on the question, "How did the Mormon Church come to be?" Kathleen Melonakos's book Secret Combinations: Evidence of Early Mormon Counterfeiting 1800-1847 has created buzz in many online Mormon communities and we are excited to launch our series with Kathleen's expertise and careful research. Her book chronicles the evidence that early Mormon leaders, starting with...

Duration:01:14:51

996: Kathleen Melonakos - How the Mormon Church Came to Be Pt. 3

10/11/2018
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Today's release is the first in a new series devoted to interviewing prominent historians to gather their evidence-based take on the question, "How did the Mormon Church come to be?" Kathleen Melonakos's book Secret Combinations: Evidence of Early Mormon Counterfeiting 1800-1847 has created buzz in many online Mormon communities and we are excited to launch our series with Kathleen's expertise and careful research. Her book chronicles the evidence that early Mormon leaders, starting with...

Duration:01:49:18

995: Kathleen Melonakos - How the Mormon Church Came to Be Pt. 2

10/11/2018
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Today's release is the first in a new series devoted to interviewing prominent historians to gather their evidence-based take on the question, "How did the Mormon Church come to be?" Kathleen Melonakos's book Secret Combinations: Evidence of Early Mormon Counterfeiting 1800-1847 has created buzz in many online Mormon communities and we are excited to launch our series with Kathleen's expertise and careful research. Her book chronicles the evidence that early Mormon leaders, starting with...

Duration:01:09:52

994: Kathleen Melonakos - How the Mormon Church Came to Be Pt. 1

10/11/2018
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Today's release is the first in a new series devoted to interviewing prominent historians to gather their evidence-based take on the question, "How did the Mormon Church come to be?" Kathleen Melonakos's book Secret Combinations: Evidence of Early Mormon Counterfeiting 1800-1847 has created buzz in many online Mormon communities and we are excited to launch our series with Kathleen's expertise and careful research. Her book chronicles the evidence that early Mormon leaders, starting with...

Duration:00:59:28

993: When the Church Protects Abusers - Jared and Juli Egley - Alleged Abuser is Current Bishop Pt. 3

10/5/2018
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Join us as we begin a new series on instances where the LDS Church protects alleged abusers instead of advocating for their victims. Trigger warning: This interview discusses sexual assault. Please practice self care, and use discretion regarding who else listens in. In Part 1 of this interview, Jared shares how he was allegedly sexually abused as a young boy by his uncle and how these experiences formed the basis for his most vivid memories. Jared also talks about the guilt and shame he...

Duration:01:40:59

992: When the Church Protects Abusers - Jared and Juli Egley - Alleged Abuser is Current Bishop Pt. 2

10/5/2018
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Join us as we begin a new series on instances where the LDS Church protects alleged abusers instead of advocating for their victims. Trigger warning: This interview discusses sexual assault. Please practice self care, and use discretion regarding who else listens in. In Part 1 of this interview, Jared shares how he was allegedly sexually abused as a young boy by his uncle and how these experiences formed the basis for his most vivid memories. Jared also talks about the guilt and shame he...

Duration:01:45:37

991: When the Church Protects Abusers - Jared and Juli Egley - Alleged Abuser is Current Bishop Pt. 1

10/5/2018
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Join us as we begin a new series on instances where the LDS Church protects alleged abusers instead of advocating for their victims. Trigger warning: This interview discusses sexual assault. Please practice self care, and use discretion regarding who else listens in. In Part 1 of this interview, Jared shares how he was allegedly sexually abused as a young boy by his uncle and how these experiences formed the basis for his most vivid memories. Jared also talks about the guilt and shame he...

Duration:01:03:34

990: Philipp Gysler's Swiss Mormon Journey Pt. 3

10/4/2018
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Continuing our series of European Mormon Stories, we visit Switzerland to interview Philipp Gysler to hear his important and fascinating Mormon story. As a former branch president and member of the Stake High Council, and as a lifelong member from an influential family in the Mormon community, Philipp has a unique perspective on the LDS Church in Switzerland. These episodes cover topics in Philipp's life such as his experience growing up in the LDS Church, divorce, second marriage, and...

Duration:01:08:27