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Latter Day Lives features weekly uplifting, faith promoting conversations with high profile members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Latter Day Lives features weekly uplifting, faith promoting conversations with high profile members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
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Latter Day Lives features weekly uplifting, faith promoting conversations with high profile members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.






Ep. 27 - Jason Bringhurst - Blogger, Father, Mormon

Jason Bringhurst is the author of the blog Rocky Mountain Sunshine. In this episode, we discuss his life growing up in Utah, his time living in Europe both on his mission as well as with his young family, his son's battle with Hydrocephalus, his blog and how being a member of the church affects it all. This episode will touch your heart and bring a smile to your face.


Ep. 26 - Damon Hulsey - Soldier, Servant, Mormon

Damon Hulsey spent three years in the Army and eighteen years full time in the National Guard. He served two one year tours in Afghanistan, leaving behind a young family. In this week's episode, Damon talks about his time in the military, life on base in Afghanistan, and how being a member of the church affects it all. Damon is humble, has amazing perspective and really takes us inside what it is like to be LDS in the military.


Ep. 25 - Dr. Russ Gaede - Counselor, Speaker, Mormon

This week's guest is Dr Russ Gaede. Russ tells his fascinating story of struggling with school at a young age, then ultimately earning multiple advanced degrees. As an adult, Russ was diagnosed with Tourettes. Russ has not let this challenge stop him from becoming a noted author, public speaker, therapist and all around amazing guy. Russ is an incredible and fascinating guest.


Ep. 24 - Brad McBride - Blogger, Middle Aged, Mormon (Man)

For more than seven years, Brad McBride has authored the incredibly popular Middle Aged Mormon blog. This week, he tells us how the blog got started, the response of his readers, his time as Bishop, his family and how being a member of the church affects it all. We also discuss major events in the church in 2017. Brad is a brilliant, funny, engaging man.


Ep. 23 - Bri Ray - Singer, Reality Star, Mormon

At the young age of 20, Bri Ray is a well respected singer. She shared her incredible talent on American Idol making it all the way to Hollywood week. This week on the show, Bri talks about her career, growing up bi-racial in Utah, Light The World and how being a member of the church affects it all. Bri is an amazing, beautiful, inspiring soul. You will love this conversation!


Ep. 22 - Brian Blake - White House Insider, Public Servant, Mormon

Brian Blake worked in the Bush White house beginning in 2001. In this episode, Brian tells us about his life in Washington DC, Working for the office of the Drug Czar, being in government during 9/11, meeting famous politicians, and how being a member of the church affects it all. This is a great behind the scenes of what it is like to work in the nation's capitol.


Ep. 21 - Kelsey Edwards - Actor, Singer, Mormon

Kesley Edwards is an accomplished singer, actress and all around talented woman. In this episode we discuss her acting career, Youtube projects, upcoming original music, family, life and how the church affects it all. We also discuss her efforts with #lighttheworld. Kelsey is a bright, charming, talented faithful soul.


Ep. 20 - Garth Smith - Musician, Witness, Mormon

Garth Smith is an amazing musician with a wonderful life story. He is currently touring with his fireside titled "The Hymns: Another Witness of Jesus Christ". He also recently released a new album of Christmas music. On this episode we discuss his family, music, firesides, involvement with Light The World, and how being a member of the church affects it all. Garth is a brilliant musician but there is much more to him. This is a wonderful, very candid conversation.


Ep. 19 - Peter Breinholt - Singer, Seeker, Mormon

Peter Breinholt is an amazing guy and a great soul. He is a wildly popular singer / songwriter. In this episode, we discuss growing up, his start in music, his career, his family and his involvement in the #lighttheworld campaign. Peter is a great guy who has lead a fascinating life. You will love this conversation!


Ep. 18 - Ryan Shupe - Singer, Fiddler, Mormon

For twenty years, the energetic and talented Ryan Shupe and the Rubber Band have delighted audiences all over with their incredible bluegrass country sound. This week Ryan sits down to discuss his career, music, touring, family and how the church affects it all. We also discuss his participation in the church's Light The World Christmas campaign. It is a fun conversation and a great way to kick off your holidays!


Ep. 17 - Ben Taylor - Filmmaker, Humanitarian, Mormon

This week on the Latter Day Lives Podcast, our guest is Ben Taylor! Ben is most well known as a filmmaker who messes with scammers. Recently, while dealing with a scammer from Liberia, Ben had an experience that would change his life and the lives of many others. It is a fun story that will make you smile and might just make you cry a bit. You have to hear it to believe it.


Ep. 16 - Word On The Mainstreet - Disney Experts, Podcasters, Mormons

Brothers Bryan and Sean Lords join friend Braden Gray to host the weekly Word On The Mainstreet podcast. Each week, they discuss all things Disneyland. This week on Latter Day Lives, they join us to discuss their lives, notable Mormons involved with Disney and Disneyland, and tips for LDS families planning to go to Disneyland. It is the happiest episode on earth!


Yo Samo's Samson Folau and Harris Mata'afa - Friends, Youtube stars, Mormons

One year ago, Harris Mata'afa and Samson Folau started the YouTube channel Yo Samo. They blend LDS culture, Polynesian culture and brilliant scenarios in to hilarious and entertaining videos. On this week's episode, we discuss family, Polynesian culture, how they started Yo Samo, applying their video skills to marketing and how being members of the church affects it all. It is a warm, fun, funny conversation you are sure to love!


Ep. 14 - Monica Moore Smith - Actor, Singer, Mormon

Monica Moore Smith is an actor, singer, dancer, model, media personality, fiancee, role model, and much more. She is also just twenty years old. We talk about how she got in to her career, her starring role in Saturday's Warrior, how she is helping women realize where their beauty comes from, how she met her fiancée and how being a member of the church affects it all. She is charming, fun and her energy is sure to make you smile!


Ep. 13 - Jim Bennett - Candidate, Writer, Mormon

Congressional candidate Jim Bennett is our guest on the podcast this week! Jim comes from a family with a strong history of service in politics and the church. Jim and Shawn talk about Jim's father, the greatly respected late Senator Bob Bennett and his fascinating life. They also talk about his great grandparents Heber J. Grand and David O. McKay. Jim tells us what life is like running for political office, why he is part of a third party and how being a member of the church affects it...


Ep. 12 - Clint Pulver - Motivator, Actor, Mormon

Clint Pulver is an inspiring speaker and actor. In this episode, we discuss how he became a drummer, overcame a physical ailment that threatened to end one of his greatest passions, the power of bucket lists, acting in films such as Saturday's Warrior, how he met his wife, connecting with millennials, and how being a member of the LDS church affects it all. It is a fun, uplifting interview guaranteed to put a smile on your face.


Ep. 11 - Jason Hewlett - Entertainer, Mentor, Mormon

Jason Hewlett burst on to the entertainment scene with his amazing musical impressions. He was one of the stars of Legends In Concert performing as Ricky Martin and Elton John. He then broke out on his own and quickly became one of the most sought out corporate entertainers in the country. Jason is also one of the nation's top speakers. In 2016 he was one of just five speakers inducted in to the National Speakers Association Hall of Fame. He tours around the world speaking to thousands...


Ep. 10 - Jeff Birk - Comedian, Presenter, Mormon

Jeff Birk is a comedian who has worked with the likes of Jay Leno, Kevin James and Wanda Sykes. He is also a respected trainer and presenter who has spoken to corporations around the world. You may know him from his work in films such as The Home Teachers and Saints and Soldiers: The Void. Jeff talks about the early days of comedy, being a presenter, getting married later than planned, adopting a beautiful daughter and how being a member of the church affects it all. It is a fun, touching...


Ep. 9 - AnneMarie Otañez - Singer, Newlywed, Mormon

AnneMarie Otañez spent six years as a member of The Mormon Tabernacle Choir. In this episode of Latter Day Lives, we talk about the audition process, touring, what it means to be a choir member, and adjusting to life after the choir. She also tells us her family's beautiful conversion story and about her life as a newlywed. It is an uplifting, faith affirming hour sure to make you smile.


Ep. 8 - Scott Christopher - Actor, Dad, Mormon

Scott Christopher is a well known actor. He has starred in film and TV projects such as The Best Two Years, Granite Flats, Everwood and many more. In this episode of the podcast, we discuss growing up with a faithful single Mom, the pursuit of acting, balancing church and family with his career and how the church plays a role in all of it. Scott is open, engaging and inspiring. It is a fun, touching conversation you don't want to miss.


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