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An entertaining podcast about self-awareness and discovery. The title Infants on Thrones is an homage to the Mormon Founder Joseph Smith who said, in his lesser-known King Follet discourse, that eternity is full of thrones, upon which dwell thousands of children, reigning on thrones of glory, with not one cubit added to their stature. It is a funny image, but it also suggests that we, as amateur podcasters, do not really have all the answers we may think we do. We can't take ourselves too seriously. We are also Infants on Thrones.

An entertaining podcast about self-awareness and discovery. The title Infants on Thrones is an homage to the Mormon Founder Joseph Smith who said, in his lesser-known King Follet discourse, that eternity is full of thrones, upon which dwell thousands of children, reigning on thrones of glory, with not one cubit added to their stature. It is a funny image, but it also suggests that we, as amateur podcasters, do not really have all the answers we may think we do. We can't take ourselves too seriously. We are also Infants on Thrones.
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An entertaining podcast about self-awareness and discovery. The title Infants on Thrones is an homage to the Mormon Founder Joseph Smith who said, in his lesser-known King Follet discourse, that eternity is full of thrones, upon which dwell thousands of children, reigning on thrones of glory, with not one cubit added to their stature. It is a funny image, but it also suggests that we, as amateur podcasters, do not really have all the answers we may think we do. We can't take ourselves too seriously. We are also Infants on Thrones.

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Episodes

Ep 596 – The Alchemist and the Vampire – A Parable

10/5/2019
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Matt gives us minisode by sharing a parable loaded with metaphors.

Duration:00:20:25

Ep 595 – Theory, Mechanics, Communication & Connection

9/29/2019
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Matt and Kristin talk with Tom about methods they’ve learned about how to best communicate and connect with others.

Duration:00:43:23

Ep 594 – Abraham-Hicks and The Biggest Missing Piece

9/19/2019
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What if Joseph Smith were teaching his teachings today? Maybe they’d sound a little bit like Abraham Hicks. The eternal nature of intelligences. The eternal progression of man. The idea that as man is god once was and as god is man may become. Spiritual gifts, the power of faith, that as a man […]

Duration:01:38:58

Ep 593 – No Crime in Sin: An Interview with the Fearless Kristy Johnson

9/12/2019
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Glenn and Tom sit down with Kristy Johnson to discuss her documentary “No Crime in Sin,” which tells the story of Kristy’s sexual abuse at the hands of her CES Leader and BYU Teacher father; how the Mormon church swept it all under the rug; how Kristy and two of her siblings confronted their father 30 […]

Duration:01:36:19

Ep 592 – Words Shmurds: Guilt and Empathy Revisited

8/23/2019
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Glenn, Tom, and Matt are joined by 7 or 8 listeners to discuss guilt and empathy.

Duration:02:27:10

Ep 591 – Guilty Not Guilty

8/16/2019
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What is Guilt? What is Shame? What is Empathy? How do all of these things affect us? It’s time to evaluate where we stand. This episode includes 30 min of new material and a throwback to IOT’s 2nd episode: Guilt, a panel discussion between Tom, Randy, Bob, Matt, and Glenn that was originally published on […]

Duration:01:33:38

Ep 590 – Seven Years of Infanity

8/10/2019
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Seven years. Six Hundred-Fifty-plus episodes. Six Million-plus downloads. Four Million-plus listeners. Let’s pause to celebrate what we have done and listen back to some of the great contributions from Randy, Scott, Bob, Matt, Tom, Glenn, John, Jake, Alison, and Heather. Enjoy!

Duration:02:25:52

Ep 589 – Three Things to Change about the Mormon Church

8/9/2019
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Another Jeremy Goff smackdown, and another exemplary satirically celestial appearance of the one and only (if only that were accchttually true…) Stephen Erastus Knudsen III — the mold from which Jeremy Goff has been cut. Enjoy!

Duration:00:50:38

Ep 588 – Brigham Young, Blood Atonement, and the True Love of Christ

8/7/2019
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What do Brigham Young and Charles Manson have in common? All you need is love — AKA shedding a wicked person’s blood so that they can pay for their sins and be exalted in the highest degree of the Celestial Kingdom. Cuz that is what Jesus REALLY meant when he said “love your neighbor as […]

Duration:00:31:40

Ep 587 – Mo-Side Out

8/2/2019
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What if the emotions from Pixar’s “Inside Out” got together in a Mormon-formed brain that experienced a faith crisis? Which emotion dominates in a pre, mid, or post-faith crisis mind? Those were the questions we playfully explored in our Sunstone panel on Aug 1, 2015 at the University of Utah. Listen in as Glenn narrates […]

Duration:01:32:42

Ep 586 – Why People Leave the Mormon Church

7/28/2019
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Glenn reads (and responds to) a Jeremy Goff blog post about why people leave THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS, and then revisits a classic Infants’ panel discussion “50 Ways To Leave the Church” with Tom, Randy, Jake, and John. Enjoy.

Duration:02:43:07

Ep 585 – Jeremy Goff Smackdown: Why Nephi Killing Laban Should Be a Totally Awesome Testimony Builder

7/23/2019
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When is murder not actually murder? Jeremy Goff sets the record straight once again. You just gotta hear it to believe it.

Duration:00:31:39

Ep 584 – Sarcasm and the Healing Power of Humor

7/11/2019
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Can sarcasm and humor help heal the wounds of a faith crisis? Those are the questions considered in today’s episode as Glenn is interviewed by author and life coach Wendi Jensen for her group Thriving After Mormonism. wendi@wendijensen.com www.thrivingaftermormonism.com

Duration:01:21:17

Ep 583 – Mormon Missions, Patriarchal Blessings, and Streaking Samurai BYU Idaho Religion Teachers

6/30/2019
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Three episodes in one. First, Glenn and Tom reflect on their missions and share how their patriarchal blessings impacted the course of their lives. Then you get to hear a previously unpublished episode from 9 years ago that goes into more detail about their mormon missions. And finally, the story of a one time streaking […]

Duration:03:12:17

Ep 582 – The (fictional) Apology of Joseph Smith

6/24/2019
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What would Joseph Smith say if he were to offer some kind of apology today? Glenn takes a stab at imagining such an apology. Tom and Brady take a stab at stabbing that stab. Sorry if that sounds like way too much stabbing. Blame it on the angel with the flaming sword.

Duration:01:17:37

Ep 581 – Conversations with Quad, P2

5/27/2019
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Glenn and Tom are joined by Brady Bluhm to have another condescending conversation with Quad (the almighty).

Duration:01:08:33

Ep 580 – Policy Reversal Redux

5/12/2019
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Tom, Randy, and Heather discuss some recent Mormon-news topics and revisit the infamous policy reversal with some new information.

Duration:01:08:58

Ep 579 – Renee and the Jehovahs Witnesses

4/28/2019
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Glenn and Tom sit down with Street Epistemologist extraordinaire Anthony Magnabosco to talk with Renee Cordeschi about her exit from the Jehovah’s Witness cult. Keep track of any the Mormon parallels. There will be a quiz (only 144,000 people will pass).

Duration:01:19:21

Ep 578 – Conversations with Quad, Part 1

4/25/2019
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Glenn recently discovered that he can actually talk to Quad, and that Quad will talk back. Forefront on his mind was whether or not there is some kind of eternal justice in this world or beyond. Tom Perry joins in for the smackdown. It’s a good one. Enjoy. P.S. What questions would you like […]

Duration:01:11:28

Ep 577 – Infant General Conference April 2019

4/13/2019
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Glenn shares his thoughts on the Ronald E. Poelman talk/talks from 1984 and drops some Infant gen conf goodies from the past

Duration:02:17:28