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Mormon Stories Podcast

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

Language:

English


Episodes
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Mormon Tithing Class-Action Lawsuit Explained! - Plaintiffs Allege Fraud | Ep. 1920

7/22/2024
In this episode, we will dive deep into the unfolding legal action surrounding The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Church) and its financial practices. Multiple lawsuits alleging fraud over tithing will be consolidated into a high-stakes class action case, accusing the church and its investment arm, Ensign Peak Advisors, of misleading members about the use of their donations. We will break down the complexities of the case, exploring how plaintiffs from across the nation are coming together to challenge the church's financial transparency and demand accountability for what they claim is a multibillion-dollar "slush fund." Firm representing the lawsuit: https://www.seegerweiss.com/ https://www.sltrib.com/religion/2024/07/20/new-class-action-case-over-tithing/ Show notes: https://www.mormonstories.org/mormon-tithing-class-action/

Duration:01:30:14

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High-Ranking Leader Leaves Mormon Church: The Second Anointing | Ep. 1919

7/19/2024
As part of our mini-series on Mormonism's Second Anointing Ritual, we are re-releasing part of Hans and Birgitta's original interview discussing their participation in this exclusive ceremony. ⁠Hans H. Mattsson⁠ is a 3rd generation LDS church member from Sweden who served as a bishop and stake president in Sweden before serving in the LDS church 3rd Quorum of the Seventy from 2000-2005 in the Europe Central area under LDS Apostle L. Tom Perry. After discovering troubling information about the Church's history and truth claims, the Mattssons, along with many Swedish saints wanted answers, leading up to the Church's infamously poor attempt to keep them in the fold, now known as "the Swedish Rescue." Truth Seeking with Hans & Birgitta Mattsson: Part 1 Part 2 Remembering the Swedish Rescue: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Hans' book may be purchased here

Duration:00:39:54

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Revealing The Secret Mormon Report That Shattered Racist Doctrine | Ep. 1918

7/15/2024
Join us today as we discuss Mormon the priesthood and temple ban with historian Matt Harris. We will be talking about missionary work in South Africa, patriarchal blessings for black individuals, the removal of church leaders because of their ancestry, and the notes from the top secret meeting that came to be known as the Bennion report. Nate Byrd of the Black Menaces is joining us today to share his perspective. Purchase Matt Harris’ book, Second-Class Saints: Black Mormons and the Struggle for Racial Equality Donate to Matt Harris directly for this series with Donorbox _________________________ Mormon Stories Website YouTube Patreon Apple Podcasts MormonStories@gmail.com PO Box 171085, Salt Lake City, UT 84117 Insta: @mormstories Tiktok: @mormonstoriespodcast Join the Discord

Duration:02:12:10

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Receiving the Second Anointing and then Leaving Mormonism - Tom Phillips (Rebroadcast) | Ep. 1917

7/12/2024
In this compelling rebroadcast (first time on youtube), we revisit John Dehlin's 2012 interview with Tom Phillips, a U.K. convert and former LDS stake president whose close friendships with LDS leaders like Harold Hillam, Gordon Hinkley, Russel Ballard, and Jeffrey Holland likely led to the invitation to receive the religion's most exclusive ordinance, the Second Anointing. However, Tom's journey would soon take an unexpected turn after taking part in the secretive ritual which would have repercussions for his place among the community and even his own family. Since the original episode, an intriguing twist has emerged: Tom's son, Alan, has ascended to the role of General Authority in the Church, despite his father's well-documented disaffection. This development adds a poignant layer to an already complex narrative of faith, doubt, and family dynamics within the LDS Church. Whether you're hearing this story for the first time or revisiting it with fresh ears, Tom Phillips' journey continues to resonate, raising thought-provoking questions about faith, truth, and the accountability and privilege of Mormonism's top leaders.

Duration:04:15:23

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Black Mormons Respond to LDS Priesthood and Temple Ban | Ep. 1916

7/8/2024
Today we are joined by Dr. Darron Smith, Summur-Rayn Barrett, and Nate Byrd of Black Menaces to react to the first three episodes with Matt Harris. Their commentary unpacks Joseph Smith's complex racial attitudes, Brigham Young's implementation of the priesthood ban, and the painful legacy of racist doctrines. Their candid discussion highlights the urgent need for accountability within the Mormon church and grapples with the lasting impact of this racial discrimination. Purchase Matt Harris’ book, Second-Class Saints: Black Mormons and the Struggle for Racial Equality Donate to Matt Harris directly for this series with Donorbox

Duration:02:19:46

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Was Utah Jazz Draft Pick Kyle Filipowski Groomed by his Mormon Girlfriend? | Ep. 1915

7/2/2024
Tonight we will be discussing one of the biggest surprises of the 2024 NBA Draft - the fall of Duke forward Kyle Filipowski. Filipowski is a skilled 7-foot big man, two-time All-ACC selection and All-American in 2024. He was projected as a first-round pick by many accounts, but ended up being chosen as the second pick of the second round. Most are blaming Kyle's Mormon girlfriend - Caitlin Hutchison (8 years his senior) - and accusing her of grooming him as an adult while he was a child/teenager.

Duration:01:29:01

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The Dark Side of Mormon College Towns (Rexburg, Provo) - Courtney Kimpel ft. Hayley Rawle | Ep. 1914

7/2/2024
Hayley and Courtney bravely unmask the devastating impacts of sexual shaming in the LDS Church. Representing Provo and Rexburg, two cities with highly dense Mormon populations, Courtney & Hayley reveal how dogmatic teachings warp self-worth and consent. This raw conversation offers validation and healing for those grappling with religious sexual shame, charting a path toward self-acceptance and empowerment.

Duration:01:54:13

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Professor Confronts Mormon Leaders on Racism - Lowry Nelson | Ep. 1913

6/27/2024
Join us today as we discuss Mormon the priesthood and temple ban with historian Matt Harris. We will be talking about missionary work in South Africa, patriarchal blessings for black individuals, the removal of church leaders because of their ancestry, and the notes from the top secret meeting that came to be known as the Bennion report. Nate Byrd of the Black Menaces is joining us today to share his perspective. Show Notes Purchase Matt Harris’ book, Second-Class Saints: Black Mormons and the Struggle for Racial Equality Donate to Matt Harris directly for this series with Donorbox _________________________ Mormon Stories Website YouTube Patreon Apple Podcasts MormonStories@gmail.com PO Box 171085, Salt Lake City, UT 84117 Insta: @mormstories Tiktok: @mormonstoriespodcast Join the Discord

Duration:02:41:39

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1912: A Nashville Mormon Story: Darian and Jennifer Ellsworth Rogers

6/24/2024
From basketball dreams deferred to navigating faith crises, Darren and Jennifer Rogers share their journey out of Mormonism and into a new paradigm of parenting. With candid insights about gender roles, sexual shame, and the struggle to find identity beyond the church, this couple offers hope for those questioning their beliefs. Their story of rebellion, conformity, and ultimately forging their own path provides a compelling look at life after Mormonism and raising kids outside of faith and shame.

Duration:03:26:58

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1911: My Mormon Grandparents Received the Second Anointing - Derren Klein

6/21/2024
Derren Klein didn't know a split-second decision to examine a document headed for the trash would blow open not just a family secret, but one of the Mormon Church's most-guarded, controversial, and exclusive rituals: the Second Anointing. This discovery set Klein on a transformative journey as he confronted unsettling truths about his faith, family history, and the very foundations of Mormonism.

Duration:01:04:15

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From Policy to Doctrine: The Mormon Priesthood and Temple Ban on Black Members | Ep. 1910

6/19/2024
Join with us today as we discuss the priesthood and temple ban with historian Matt Harris. Joseph F. Smith and Joseph Fielding Smith, both Mormon leaders, could not find any doctrinal bases for the priesthood and temple ban and yet it still remained for decades. Members of the church performed blackface and wrote racist poems published in church periodicals. Many of the Mormon leaders did not agree with the ban and some were even removed from their callings because of their different opinions. Show Notes Purchase Matt Harris’ book, Second-Class Saints: Black Mormons and the Struggle for Racial Equality Donate to Matt Harris directly for this series with Donorbox _________________________ Mormon Stories Website YouTube Patreon Apple Podcasts MormonStories@gmail.com PO Box 171085, Salt Lake City, UT 84117 Insta: @mormstories Tiktok: @mormonstoriespodcast Join the Discord

Duration:01:58:18

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1909: Mormon U.K. Temple Insider: Sealer Martin Lock

6/17/2024
A former Mormon Temple Presidency member from the U.K., Martin Lock, candidly discusses his disillusionment with the LDS Church after learning troubling historical facts. He reveals shocking details about temple rituals, the Second Anointing ceremony granting eternal life, and how polygamy drove the creation of temple sealings. Lock's journey from devout believer to critic exposes the deep schism between the Church's teachings and its origins. Show Notes YouTube Mormon Stories Thanks Our Generous Donors! Help us continue to deliver quality content by becoming a donor today: One-time or recurring donation through DonorboxSupport us on PatreonPayPalVenmo Our Platforms: YoutubePatreonSpotifyApple Podcasts Contact us: MormonStories@gmail.com PO Box 171085, Salt Lake City, UT 84117 Social Media: Insta: @mormstoriesTiktok: @mormonstoriespodcastJoin the Discord

Duration:03:32:21

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1908: The Most SECRET Mormon Ritual: A History of The Second Anointing

6/14/2024
Shrouded in secrecy, the Second Anointing ritual promises the highest blessings of exaltation and godhood to worthy Mormons. But with its history steeped in polygamy and secret combinations, this ceremonial rite has sparked intense debate. Uncover the veiled truths of this sacred ordinance as we delve into accounts from former members, historical documents, and the church's tight-lipped stance on this most enigmatic of Mormon mysteries. Show Notes YouTube Mormon Stories Thanks Our Generous Donors! Help us continue to deliver quality content by becoming a donor today: One-time or recurring donation through DonorboxSupport us on PatreonPayPalVenmo Our Platforms: YoutubePatreonSpotifyApple Podcasts Contact us: MormonStories@gmail.com PO Box 171085, Salt Lake City, UT 84117 Social Media: Insta: @mormstoriesTiktok: @mormonstoriespodcastJoin the Discord

Duration:02:23:37

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1907: John Explains Joseph Smith and His Own Story - w/ the Cross Examiner

6/12/2024
John Dehlin is in the hot seat again, this time with Graham Martin’s podcast, The Cross Examiner. Graham takes on the case of Rationality vs Religion using his experience as a lawyer to examine claims, making his listeners the “jury.” The Cross Examiner (youtube.com) Show Notes YouTube Mormon Stories Thanks Our Generous Donors! Help us continue to deliver quality content by becoming a donor today: One-time or recurring donation through DonorboxSupport us on PatreonPayPalVenmo Our Platforms: YoutubePatreonSpotifyApple Podcasts Contact us: MormonStories@gmail.com PO Box 171085, Salt Lake City, UT 84117 Social Media: Insta: @mormstoriesTiktok: @mormonstoriespodcastJoin the Discord

Duration:02:26:46

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"Not One-Drop" of African Blood - Brigham Young’s Curse of Cain Doctrine | Ep. 1906

6/10/2024
In this new series on Mormon Leadership, historian Matt Harris discusses Mormonism's early racism, focusing on the priesthood and temple ban for Black members. He explores the church's opposition to civil rights, the experiences of Black Latter-day Saints like Jane Manning James and Elijah Abel, and the evolving theology around race. Harris challenges misconceptions about prophetic revelation and the origins of the ban, shedding light on this complex and painful history. Show Notes Purchase Matt Harris’ book, Second-Class Saints: Black Mormons and the Struggle for Racial Equality Donate to Matt Harris directly for this series with Donorbox _________________________ Mormon Stories Website YouTube Patreon Apple Podcasts MormonStories@gmail.com PO Box 171085, Salt Lake City, UT 84117 Insta: @mormstories Tiktok: @mormonstoriespodcast Join the Discord

Duration:02:28:13

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1905: Witnesses Roundup & Finale - LDS Discussions Ep 55

6/7/2024
Julia joins the team again to examine the fates of the alleged witnesses to the golden plates of the Book of Mormon, revealing a trail of broken testimonies, apostasies and bizarre offshoots. Nearly all the witnesses later followed eccentric claimants like James Strang, raising serious credibility issues. By scrutinizing discrepancies in accounts, shifting narratives around Joseph Smith's "translating power," and the rich local history of buried plate legends, Julia builds a powerful case challenging the orthodox story behind Mormonism's foundational scripture. Nemo the Mormon - YouTubeNemo the Mormon - TikTokNemo the Mormon - InstagramAnalyzing Mormonism - YouTubeAnalyzing Mormonism - WebsiteAnalyzing Mormonism - InstagramAnalyzing Mormonism - TikTok Mormon Stories Thanks Our Generous Donors! Help us continue to deliver quality content by becoming a donor today: One-time or recurring donation through DonorboxSupport us on PatreonPayPalVenmo Our Platforms: YoutubePatreonSpotifyApple Podcasts Contact us: MormonStories@gmail.com PO Box 171085, Salt Lake City, UT 84117 Social Media: Insta: @mormstoriesTiktok: @mormonstoriespodcastJoin the Discord

Duration:02:00:42

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1904: The Mormon Temple Steeple Wars w/ Nemo, Mormonish, and Radio Free Mormon

6/4/2024
Rebecca and Landon from Mormonish Podcast is joined by Radio Free Mormon and Randy Bell to reveal the Mormon church's aggressive tactics to circumvent local building codes for new temples - from funneling money through law firms to influence city councils, to privily threatening opposition that they'll "turn up the heat" and "win" regardless of opposition. Despite publicly preaching being "good neighbors," they privately tell concerned citizens groups “We have so much money, we don't care what you think" while touting lavish spires as vital symbols to "draw eyes heavenward." Show Notes YouTube Mormon Stories Thanks Our Generous Donors! Help us continue to deliver quality content by becoming a donor today: One-time or recurring donation through DonorboxSupport us on PatreonPayPalVenmo Our Platforms: YoutubePatreonSpotifyApple Podcasts Contact us: MormonStories@gmail.com PO Box 171085, Salt Lake City, UT 84117 Social Media: Insta: @mormstoriesTiktok: @mormonstoriespodcastJoin the Discord

Duration:02:55:29

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1903: Breaking News! Heather Gay TV Project Seeking Mormon Stories

6/3/2024
We are super excited to announce a new tv project in development - led by ex-Mormon Heather Gay of the Real Housewives of Salt Lake City. In my opinion, this project has the potential to move the needle in our goal to bring more transparency to Mormon church. Heather's plea is included below. Please email her production company if you are interested. "To all my Bad Mormons – The last few years have brought me so many incredible experiences and opportunities, but by far the most formative has been being able to work through my faith transition with the church amongst a community of people who understood and support my experiences. We are exploring a television project that I hope will extend this opportunity to more people who might be struggling with similar issues. If you think you might be interested, please reach out to me at newproject@slausonproductions.com and tell me a little about your story and why you think it could be valuable to share." - Heather Gay Show Notes YouTube Mormon Stories Thanks Our Generous Donors! Help us continue to deliver quality content by becoming a donor today: One-time or recurring donation through DonorboxSupport us on PatreonPayPalVenmo Our Platforms: YoutubePatreonSpotifyApple Podcasts Contact us: MormonStories@gmail.com PO Box 171085, Salt Lake City, UT 84117 Social Media: Insta: @mormstoriesTiktok: @mormonstoriespodcastJoin the Discord

Duration:01:09:02

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1902: Chad Daybell Found Guilty - Mormons React w/ Lori Vallow's Cousin Megan Conner

5/30/2024
In a gripping interview, Megan Conner unpacks the chilling details surrounding Chad Daybell's guilty verdict for murdering his wife and children, tying it to the dangerous offshoots of Mormon teachings. With raw emotion, Conner condemns the LDS Church's silence which enabled Daybell's doomsday cult beliefs like "blood atonement" and gathering the 144,000. She issues an impassioned call for the church to explicitly denounce these doctrines before others are radicalized, arguing its past condoning of violence has harmed thousands and its current silence harms both sides. Megan Connor: ThirdVerse CommunityMegan Conner - YouTube Show Notes Youtube Mormon Stories Thanks Our Generous Donors! Help us continue to deliver quality content by becoming a donor today: One-time or recurring donation through DonorboxSupport us on PatreonPayPalVenmo Our Platforms: YoutubePatreonSpotifyApple Podcasts Contact us: MormonStories@gmail.com PO Box 171085, Salt Lake City, UT 84117 Social Media: Insta: @mormstoriesTiktok: @mormonstoriespodcastJoin the Discord

Duration:02:29:58

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1901: Heaven's Gate: Dissecting Cult Mentality w/ Randy Bell

5/28/2024
Content Warning: suic*de In this riveting podcast, Randy Bell, delves into the chilling story of Heaven's Gate, a cult that led 39 members to a mass suicide in 1997. Through captivating insights, Bell unravels the cult's manipulative tactics, explores the twisted beliefs of its leaders, and highlights the importance of critical thinking in recognizing and avoiding such dangerous groups. Brace yourself for a gripping exploration of one of the most infamous cults in modern history. Show Notes YouTube Mormon Stories Thanks Our Generous Donors! Help us continue to deliver quality content by becoming a donor today: One-time or recurring donation through DonorboxSupport us on PatreonPayPalVenmo Our Platforms: YoutubePatreonSpotifyApple Podcasts Contact us: MormonStories@gmail.com PO Box 171085, Salt Lake City, UT 84117 Social Media: Insta: @mormstoriesTiktok: @mormonstoriespodcastJoin the Discord

Duration:01:53:05