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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 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

Ep 576 – GAYpostate No More: The Smackdown

4/5/2019
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What happens when the Lord™ draws a firm line in the sand (in November 2015) and then kinda sorta undraws it 3 1/2 years later? Glenn, Heather, and Tom discuss. With maybe a brief special visit from a certain Brother Jake. Enjoy.

Duration:01:37:05

Ep 575 – My TBM Uncle and the Dow of Mormonism

3/21/2019
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I talked with my TBM Uncle (a former Bishop/Stake President/Mission President) a few days ago about Infants on Thrones. Wow, what an experience! I share it with you in today’s sharing time, and re-published a long lost IOT episode between myself (Glenn), Randy, Rock Waterman, and Andrea Staats (aka “Eliza R Snitch”). Enjoy!

Duration:01:38:36

Ep 574 – The Enneagram with Carole Whittaker, P2

3/12/2019
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Carole explains the habits of mind in the development of personality and how to avoid type-casting and pigeonholing when studying the Enneagram personality types.

Duration:01:00:57

Ep 573 – The Enneagram with Carole Whittaker, P1

3/11/2019
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Today Glenn sits down with Carole Whittaker, a teacher on the Enneagram (which is a fascinating tool for personality typing). Carole experienced a crisis of faith from her Catholic upbringing while she earned a PhD in Chemistry and began seeing that life outside her cultural faith bubble was different that what she had previously believed. […]

Duration:00:59:47

Ep 572: God over Good with Luke Norsworthy

3/3/2019
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What if you dedicated your life to a certain direction. You put all your eggs in one basket, and then came to the stark realization that not only is the basket not really a basket, but maybe your eggs aren’t even really eggs? Sound familiar at all? Luke Norsworthy is a Christian Pastor who experienced […]

Duration:01:13:12

Ep 571 – From LDS to LSD: Consciousness, Psychedelics, and the Meaning of Life with Micah Nickolaisen

2/25/2019
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Glenn continues his informal probings into the informal questions raised in this informal series on the meaning of life. This time with Micah Nickolaisen. Enjoy.

Duration:01:48:46

Ep 570 – Bill Reel, Dogma, and Slippery Pete in the Quest for Well-Being

2/10/2019
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What is “well being?” What (if anything) does that have to do with a belief in God? Why is Jordan Peterson so dang slippery for Tom? Glenn and Tom sit down with Bill Reel and a few other guests to discuss the main issues raised by Sam Harris and Jordan Peterson in their Aug 2018 […]

Duration:02:57:22

Ep 569 – The Man Behind the Curtain

2/3/2019
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What do you do when you discover the man behind the curtain? Do you walk away and trash it all because of the deception? Or do you keep pulling those levers and put on a really great show in the name of something better? Today’s guest is Anthony D Miller, who talks about his faith […]

Duration:02:06:01

Ep 568 – Making Space for Me in a Hostile World, P2

1/28/2019
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This is part 2 of my conversation with Tami. Here is a link to Tami’s book: https://www.amazon.com/Making-Space-Me-Mormon-adoption/dp/1718065027/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1548634445&sr=8-2-fkmr0&keywords=making+room+for+me+tami+whiting

Duration:01:31:49

Ep 567 – Making Space for Me in a Hostile World, P1

1/28/2019
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How can you hold on to those things that are most important while discarding the things that harm you? Today Glenn sits down with long time friend Tami Whiting to discuss her INCREDIBLE book “Making Space for Me.” Tami lived a very rough life, found community in unexpected places, and then eventually had to walk […]

Duration:01:06:15

Ep 566 – The Truth of Lies and Consciousness and Hallucinating Reality

1/24/2019
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Today Glenn is joined by Brady, Tom, and a small gaggle of live virtual audience members to discuss the intersection between Plato’s idea of “The Lie of the Soul,” Anil Seth’s TED Talk on the way our brains hallucinate reality, and video blogger Matt Christiansen’s response to the recent outrage in Washington DC over a […]

Duration:02:05:26