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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 560 – Christa Pehl Evans and the Mom-Shaming Post that Went Viral

12/13/2018
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A few weeks ago, Christa posted on Facebook about a very unfortunate experience she had with a Judge while being selected to Jury Duty. The post went viral, and she is back on IOT to tell the story, and to talk about the implications of that experience as viewed through the lens of American history, […]

Duration:01:28:10

Ep 559 – Street Epistemology: The One with the Mormon Couple

12/10/2018
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Anthony Magnabosco joins us once again to review a conversation he once had with a Mormon couple about their beliefs. Anthony’s Conversation with the Mormon Couple: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bh9IYjRYBx4&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR2qSnBJWSSDNBHyCjhLq8cLY-mHS9HQCPjSSga3KU1CWYier6rXBVgUv9U Jake’s Go Fund Me: https://www.gofundme.com/gojakego Jonathan Haidt’s referenced Ted Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2MYsx6WArKY&t=308s

Duration:02:35:15

Ep 558 – Go Jake, Go!

12/3/2018
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Our beloved “Brother Jake” suffered a sudden, serious cardiac event on November 28 and remains in intensive care. This episode contains a few of Jake’s many wonderful contributions to this project. His family also created a Go Fund Me page to raising money for his recovery so he can get back to being the devoted […]

Duration:01:56:14

Ep 557 – Shame Follow-up with Dr. Colton Miller

12/2/2018
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Dr. Colton Miller returns to Infants on Thrones to walk Tom and Matt through his professional reactions to last week’s episode on shame. Most important takeaway: shame is what happens when a person confuses doing a bad thing with BEING a bad person. Listen to hear more.

Duration:00:51:10

Ep 556 – Listener Essay “My Advice” by Jack

12/1/2018
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Today’s essay comes from Jack. Vote for Jacks essay here: https://www.proprofs.com/survey/t/?title=wqe1m

Duration:00:08:46

Ep 555 – Listener Essay “Julie Said Goodbye” by Ron

11/30/2018
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Today’s listener essay comes from Ron. Vote for Ron’s essay here: https://www.proprofs.com/survey/t/?title=ubteo

Duration:00:47:56

Ep 554 – Listener Essay “James’ Story” by James

11/29/2018
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Today’s essay comes from James: Vote for James’ essay here: https://www.proprofs.com/survey/t/?title=so1oz

Duration:00:09:36

Ep 553 – The Ex’d Files: Bill Reel’s Excommunication – The Morning After

11/28/2018
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Bill Reel talks to Glenn and Tom about what it was like to be excommunicated last night in St. George, Utah. He also teases some things that might be coming next. Will we get another Excommunication sing-a-long from this? Stay tuned…

Duration:00:47:45

Ep 552 – Listener Essay “The Lazy Valedictorian” by Nicole

11/28/2018
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Today’s essay comes from Nicole. Vote for Nicole’s essay here: https://www.proprofs.com/survey/t/?title=7p6ay

Duration:00:13:50

Ep 551 – Listener Essay “A Fly on the Wall” by Jim

11/27/2018
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Have you ever wanted to be a fly on the wall for a 2-hour discussion between a non-believer and his TBM Elder’s Quorum leader? If so, congratulations, because Jim gives you just that in today’s episode (beware the fly paper and don’t complain about the sound quality — this is how flies actually hear things). […]

Duration:01:57:19

Ep 550 – Listener Essay “Eve’s Endowment” by Fred

11/26/2018
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What is the best way to teach your Mormon daughters that they are not second class citizens to the boys? Fred shares his experience in today’s listener essay. Vote for Fred’s essay here: https://www.proprofs.com/survey/t/?title=xq8f3

Duration:00:11:32

Ep 549 – Dr. Weird Science and the Woonderful Woorld of Woo

11/25/2018
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Once upon a time, a Mormon scientist worked at the Pentagon. They nicknamed him Dr. Weird Science. He was later stationed in Japan for the US Air Force, where he investigated and invested in the most cutting edge scientific research in Asia. He listened to a recent episode of Infants on Thrones. He has a […]

Duration:02:10:33

Ep 548 – Listener Essay “The Highway through Oz” by Lincoln

11/24/2018
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Is the Mormon church like the wonderful land of Oz? Listen to what Lincoln has to say (and sing) about that. Vote for Lincoln’s essay here: https://www.proprofs.com/survey/t/?title=e10qh

Duration:00:10:12

Ep 547 – Listener Essay “In the Stranger’s Guise” by Paul

11/23/2018
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What’s it like to be adopted through LDS adoption services? Would you track down your bio mother? What things would you want to tell her if you did? Paul tells what it was like for him. Vote for Paul’s essay here: https://www.proprofs.com/survey/t/?title=atr7x

Duration:00:19:39

Ep 546 – Listener Essay “Millstone” by Eric

11/22/2018
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What do children think about things that make them “unworthy?” This singer-songwriter listener essay submission from Eric is both heartbreaking and fantastic. Take a listen. Vote for Eric’s essay here: https://www.proprofs.com/survey/t/?title=fvayl

Duration:00:07:24

Ep 545 – Listener Essay “Just Your Average Not So Mormon Mom” by Cristina

11/21/2018
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She just wants to be like Jesus, but the Mormon church and Utah culture are standing in her way. Vote for Cristina’s essay here: https://www.proprofs.com/survey/t/?title=cyune

Duration:00:06:33

Ep 544 – Listener Essay “Perfectionism, Self-Loathing, and the Virtue of Suffering” by Dave

11/20/2018
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Is there virtue in suffering? Do you really need the darkness to appreciate the light at the end of the tunnel? Dave shares his experience in today’s listener essay. Vote for Dave’s essay here: https://www.proprofs.com/survey/t/?title=zwl75

Duration:00:19:41

Ep 543 – Listener Essay “1984” by Matthew

11/19/2018
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What does George Orwell’s “1984” have to do with the church and the country in 2018? Vote for Matthew’s essay here: https://www.proprofs.com/survey/t/?title=x6art

Duration:00:16:56

Ep 542 – Shame

11/18/2018
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Matt is joined by Tom and Kristin to apologize for his treatment of Sam Young and to talk about Shame.

Duration:01:34:05

Ep 541 – Listener Essay “The Mask” by Troy

11/17/2018
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How hard is it to live a double life for the sake of your loved ones? Troy shares his experience in today’s listener essay, “The Mask.” Vote for Troy’s essay here: https://www.proprofs.com/survey/t/?title=iomeo

Duration:00:09:06