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Critical, accusatory, but lightened with occasional irreverent humor, MormonTalk is a journey with Mike and Dave as they explore issues with the truth claims of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (aka, the Mormon church). As former Mormons who indulged in apologetics at times, the podcast hosts get personal as they address the struggle members of the Church face when they attempt to deal with some of the initially-attractive, sometimes-shocking, ever-evolving truth claims of the religion. Not intended for active adherents to the faith, MormonTalk is aimed at people ranging from those who've already left, to those who are in the process of leaving, to those who have just begun questioning. If nothing else, it is "an exploration for those who question".

Critical, accusatory, but lightened with occasional irreverent humor, MormonTalk is a journey with Mike and Dave as they explore issues with the truth claims of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (aka, the Mormon church). As former Mormons who indulged in apologetics at times, the podcast hosts get personal as they address the struggle members of the Church face when they attempt to deal with some of the initially-attractive, sometimes-shocking, ever-evolving truth claims of the religion. Not intended for active adherents to the faith, MormonTalk is aimed at people ranging from those who've already left, to those who are in the process of leaving, to those who have just begun questioning. If nothing else, it is "an exploration for those who question".
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Critical, accusatory, but lightened with occasional irreverent humor, MormonTalk is a journey with Mike and Dave as they explore issues with the truth claims of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (aka, the Mormon church). As former Mormons who indulged in apologetics at times, the podcast hosts get personal as they address the struggle members of the Church face when they attempt to deal with some of the initially-attractive, sometimes-shocking, ever-evolving truth claims of the religion. Not intended for active adherents to the faith, MormonTalk is aimed at people ranging from those who've already left, to those who are in the process of leaving, to those who have just begun questioning. If nothing else, it is "an exploration for those who question".

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Episodes

019 – The Bennies Fit

6/23/2019
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Dave and Mike talk about the many benefits that come from leaving the LDS Church. Since Dave was in town, we were able to record for the first time in […]

Duration:00:54:16

018 – Personal Perspectives and Kangaroo Courts

6/17/2019
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Dave and Mike share a little more about their personal perspectives on religion, spirituality, and the existence of deity. They follow it up with some commentary on the “kangaroo courts” […]

Duration:00:28:25

017 – Eyes Wide Shut

6/9/2019
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Yes, another blatant title rip-off for this episode! The LDS church highly discourages its members from reading anything that could shake their view of the veracity of the religion and […]

Duration:00:30:17

016 – Weaving Wascally Webs

5/27/2019
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We chat about how the church and its culture encourage “lying for the Lord”, and lead members into a cycle of self deception and justification.

Duration:00:34:17

015 – The Real Godhead of the LDS Church

5/19/2019
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Dave and Mike explore the real three entities driving the church and its membership, with a focus on how the church uses guilt and the damage it does.

Duration:00:42:43

014 – Rameumptomitis

5/13/2019
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Does the concept of “elitism” enter into a discussion about the LDS culture? We think so. Also, like many things in the doctrine and culture of the church, it’s harmful […]

Duration:00:27:39

013 – Secret Predators

5/5/2019
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We talk about the rampant sexual abuse — especially the abuse of minors —that has been happening within the LDS church since its inception, how the culture and policies have […]

Duration:00:37:54

012 – True Lies

4/28/2019
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Lawrence Corbridge (General Authority, Seventy) gave a BYU devotional talk in January 2019 where he suggested a method for finding truth, and what to do with questions about the church. […]

Duration:00:44:37

011 – The Cost

4/21/2019
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One of the core reasons behind our podcast is to explore the costs tied to questioning the church, staying in, and especially leaving. This is the first episode where we […]

Duration:00:40:19

010 – Are You Asking Me, or Are You Telling Me?

4/14/2019
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Have you ever had a conversation with someone about why you left the church, and they proceeded to tell you why you left? We talk about the common myths of […]

Duration:00:31:34

009 – The Policy Hokey Pokey

4/7/2019
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Only 7 episodes after we talked about God changing his mind, it seems he’s at it again! In this episode, we talk about the church’s dramatic change on the infamous […]

Duration:01:03:34

008 – Ticket to the Temple, or Pay to Play!

3/31/2019
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We explore a brief history of tithing, how it’s used, the church’s transparency around it, and how it’s mandatory to be a member in good standing.

Duration:00:41:27

007 – Gerontocratic Psychosis

3/24/2019
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Do you think there’s a possible disconnect between the 15 top leaders of the church, whose average age is 80, and the members…or the whole world, for that matter?

Duration:00:26:23

006 – The Great Mind Phuque

3/17/2019
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Dave and Mike review some of the psychological manipulations employed by the LDS church to indoctrinate its members.

Duration:00:28:04

005 – Emotion, Emotion, the Magical Ocean

3/10/2019
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In this episode, we talk about how emotion is a critical component of the Mormon belief system. Emotion trumps reason, science, and all other evidences that a member might come […]

Duration:00:26:53

004 – Religion… Why?

3/2/2019
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Mike and Dave go primitive for a moment and talk about some of the origins of religion, explore why humans seem to seek it, and relate it all to Mormonism […]

Duration:00:27:41

003 – Have You Had a Revelation Lately?

2/21/2019
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For a church that believes in continuing revelation from God, does it seem like there really haven’t been any (good/decent/big-deal) revelations lately?

Duration:00:29:36

002 – Is Your God Schizophrenic?

2/21/2019
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Does God seem to change his (her/its) mind a lot? When are the prophets “talking as a man”, or “talking as a prophet”?Which is more important – following God, or […]

Duration:00:27:17

001 – Introduction to MormonTalk

2/21/2019
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Join Mike and Dave as they introduce the new MormonTalk podcast series!Note: This podcast is not for devoted Mormons – it is for those who:– have left the church, or– […]

Duration:00:20:14