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Mormon Stories is an attempt to build understanding between and about Mormons through the telling of stories in both audio and video formats.

Location:

Logan , UT

Description:

Mormon Stories is an attempt to build understanding between and about Mormons through the telling of stories in both audio and video formats.

Language:

English


Episodes

1872: Abraham Lincoln and the Book of Mormon: Tim Ballard’s Lincoln Hypothesis

2/28/2024
Join Julia Sanders and John Dehlin as the explore the plausibility of Tim Ballard’s “Lincoln Hypothesis” - which is that the Book of Mormon inspired Abraham Lincoln to free American slaves. Mormon Stories Thanks Our Generous Donors! Help us continue to deliver quality content by becoming a donor today: One-time or recurring donation through DonorboxSupport us on PatreonPayPalVenmo Our Platforms: YoutubePatreonSpotifyApple Podcasts Contact us: MormonStories@gmail.com PO Box 171085, Salt Lake City, UT 84117 Social Media: Insta: @mormstoriesTiktok: @mormonstoriespodcastJoin the Discord

Duration:01:04:23

1871: U.K. Brothers in Mormon Faith Crisis - Richard & Julian Heath

2/27/2024
Nemo from @NEMOTHEMORMON is back to produce another UK episode! Strap in for an epic UK Mormon Stories interview! Show Notes YouTube Link Mormon Stories Thanks Our Generous Donors! Help us continue to deliver quality content by becoming a donor today: One-time or recurring donation through DonorboxSupport us on PatreonPayPalVenmo Our Platforms: YoutubePatreonSpotifyApple Podcasts Contact us: MormonStories@gmail.com PO Box 171085, Salt Lake City, UT 84117 Social Media: Insta: @mormstoriesTiktok: @mormonstoriespodcastJoin the Discord

Duration:04:25:28

1870: Satan in Mormonism w/ John Larsen

2/23/2024
John Larsen explores the role of Satan in Mormon theology, including his origins, powers, and purpose. Key topics discussed are the problems of evil and human agency, Mormon concepts of the afterlife, the elaborate powers ascribed to Satan, theological issues like why an all-powerful God would allow Satan to thrive or even reward him in the end. Larsen argues these issues point to flaws in the Mormon Plan of Salvation and suggests Satan must be part of the Godhead, concluding that Mormon doctrines concerning Satan lead to profound philosophical problems in Mormon theology. John says Goodbye to Mormonism - YouTube Dabbler Farm Wishlist Dabbler Farm Fundraiser: Hoop Dreams Episode Show Notes YouTube Link SHOW NOTES: Donate to Mormon ExpressionMormon Expressions PodcastJohnLarsen.orgNuance Hoe PodcastNuanceHug Foundation ________________________ Mormon Expressions is made possible by generous donors! Help us continue to deliver quality content by becoming a donor today: Donate to support John/Carah for Mormon ExpressionsDabbler Farm Wishlist John & Carah on Other Platforms: John Larsen – From the banks of chaos in my mindMormon Expressions Podcast on SpotifyNuancehoe on YouTubeNuancehoe on PatreonJohn Larsen on YouTube Support Mormon Stories Podcast here: One-time or recurring donation through DonorboxSupport us on Patreon Our Platforms: Mormon Stories BlogPatreonSpotifyApple Podcasts Contact us: MormonStories@gmail.com PO Box 171085, Salt Lake City, UT 84117 Social Media: Insta: @mormstoriesTiktok: @mormonstoriespodcastJoin the Discord

Duration:01:31:31

1869: Ruby Franke and Jodi Hildebrandt Sentenced to Prison w/ Lauren Mathias

2/20/2024
Breaking News - Ruby Franke and Jodi Hildebrandt Sentenced to Prison. Today we are joined by Lauren Mathias of Hidden True Crime podcast. Episode Show Notes YouTube Link Mormon Stories Thanks Our Generous Donors! Help us continue to deliver quality content by becoming a donor today: One-time or recurring donation through DonorboxSupport us on PatreonPayPalVenmo Our Platforms: YoutubePatreonSpotifyApple Podcasts Contact us: MormonStories@gmail.com PO Box 171085, Salt Lake City, UT 84117 Social Media: Insta: @mormstoriesTiktok: @mormonstoriespodcastJoin the Discord

Duration:01:50:32

1868: Leaving Mormonism in Las Vegas - Shelise Sola of “Cults to Consciousness”

2/19/2024
Shelise Sola discusses her life journey of being raised in the Mormon church, including the purity culture, self-worth struggles, and sexual trauma she experienced. She shares about having a faith crisis in her 20s after learning disturbing historical truths about the church, feeling liberated yet terrified, and rebuilding an identity outside of Mormonism. Sola also opens up about confronting childhood abuse memories, finding healing through experiences with psychedelics and embracing her voice by starting a podcast to support others leaving high-demand groups. Cults to Consciousness on YouTubeCults to Consciousness on Patreon Episode Show Notes YouTube Link Mormon Stories Thanks Our Generous Donors! Help us continue to deliver quality content by becoming a donor today: One-time or recurring donation through DonorboxSupport us on PatreonPayPalVenmo Our Platforms: YoutubePatreonSpotifyApple Podcasts Contact us: MormonStories@gmail.com PO Box 171085, Salt Lake City, UT 84117 Social Media: Insta: @mormstoriesTiktok: @mormonstoriespodcastJoin the Discord

Duration:03:04:42

1867: Reflections of a Mormon Historian - Sandra Tanner Reviews "Chosen Path"

2/16/2024
In this wide-ranging interview, Sandra Tanner discusses her complex history with D. Michael Quinn, from being arch-enemies due to their clashing views on Mormon history, to gaining an appreciation for Quinn's tireless research into difficult aspects of LDS history, even as she remains puzzled by his persistent belief in Mormonism despite uncovering many factual problems. Sandra highlights Quinn's lifelong quest to reconcile his faith with the uncomfortable realities he uncovered, his struggles with Church leadership over his historical writings, the irony of him publishing an anti-Tanner pamphlet, and the sadness of his eventual excommunication which rejected both him as a person due to his sexuality and his meticulously researched historical analysis which the Church disliked. Ultimately, Sandra expresses a wish that Quinn was still alive to have an open discussion given their intertwined, conflicted past. Chosen Path: A Memoir: Quinn, D. Michael | Amazon.com Episode Show Notes YouTube Link Mormon Stories Thanks Our Generous Donors! Help us continue to deliver quality content by becoming a donor today: One-time or recurring donation through DonorboxSupport us on PatreonPayPalVenmo Our Platforms: YoutubePatreonSpotifyApple Podcasts Contact us: MormonStories@gmail.com PO Box 171085, Salt Lake City, UT 84117 Social Media: Insta: @mormstoriesTiktok: @mormonstoriespodcastJoin the Discord

Duration:01:23:34

1866: Secrets of a Mormon Historian: Michael Quinn's "Chosen Path | MSP Book Club

2/13/2024
Rebecca and John are joined once again by Barbara Jones Brown and special guest, Moshe Quinn. Join us for the unveiling of a hidden legacy as Moshe Quinn shares his father's untold memoir with the world. We'll unravel the layers of D. Michael Quinn's remarkable journey — a path marked by secrecy, conviction, and unwavering faith. Delve into the complexities of identity, family dynamics, and the pursuit of truth as we navigate through the pages of a life story that defies conventions and embraces honesty. Chosen Path: A Memoir: Quinn, D. Michael, Quinn, Moshe | Amazon.com Episode Show Notes YouTube Link Co-host: Rebecca Bibliotheca The Good Book Club: For post and nuanced MormonsMormon.ish Podcast Mormon Stories Thanks Our Generous Donors! Help us continue to deliver quality content by becoming a donor today: One-time or recurring donation through DonorboxSupport us on PatreonPayPalVenmo Our Platforms: YoutubePatreonSpotifyApple Podcasts Contact us: MormonStories@gmail.com PO Box 171085, Salt Lake City, UT 84117 Social Media: Insta: @mormstoriesTiktok: @mormonstoriespodcastJoin the Discord

Duration:01:46:13

1865: Jodi Hildebrandt Ruined My Mormon Marriage - Brian Tibbets

2/9/2024
Brian Tibbets describes his faith journey from devoted Mormon missionary to suic*dal doubter to healed ex-Mormon. He opens up about the shame and lies he felt compelled to tell while hiding his loss of faith, his wife's manipulation by unethical therapist Jodi Hildebrandt, and the supernatural beliefs that tore his marriage and family apart. Brian shares intimate details about his experiences with Mormon rules around sexuality and how he tested whether sinning really caused loss of the Spirit. Ultimately, Brian found peace and healing after leaving the LDS church, regaining relationships with his kids, and finding a healthier marriage outside Mormonism. His story serves as a cautionary tale about the harm fundamentalist Mormon beliefs can cause. Episode Show Notes YouTube Link Mormon Stories Thanks Our Generous Donors! Help us continue to deliver quality content by becoming a donor today: One-time or recurring donation through DonorboxSupport us on PatreonPayPalVenmo Our Platforms: YoutubePatreonSpotifyApple Podcasts Contact us: MormonStories@gmail.com PO Box 171085, Salt Lake City, UT 84117 Social Media: Insta: @mormstoriesTiktok: @mormonstoriespodcastJoin the Discord

Duration:02:20:30

1864: John C. Bennett and Homosexuality in Nauvoo - Pt 3 w/ LDS Discussions

2/9/2024
The team discusses controversial allegations of sexual impropriety against Joseph Smith and John C. Bennett in Nauvoo, the existence of the Danites as a violent vigilante group, Bennett's subsequent exposes of Mormonism after his excommunication, the succession crisis and various Mormon offshoots after Joseph Smith's death, and questions around the authenticity of Mormon truth claims such as the golden plates. There is debate around the accuracy of some historical sources, as well as acknowledgment that early Mormonism contained cult-like elements such as polygamy and unquestioning loyalty tests. YouTube Link Episode Show Notes Mormon Stories Thanks Our Generous Donors! Help us continue to deliver quality content by becoming a donor today: One-time or recurring donation through DonorboxSupport us on PatreonPayPalVenmo Our Platforms: YoutubePatreonSpotifyApple Podcasts Contact us: MormonStories@gmail.com PO Box 171085, Salt Lake City, UT 84117 Social Media: Insta: @mormstoriesTiktok: @mormonstoriespodcastJoin the Discord

Duration:01:57:28

1863: Jubilee's “Mormons vs Ex-Mormons” on Middle Ground - Ex-Mormon Cast Reacts

2/4/2024
Join John Dehlin, Jillian Orr, Liz and Dillan for clips and behind-the-scenes commentary on the Jubilee channel’s “Mormons vs Ex-Mormons” episode. We think you’ll get fired up with us as we highlight the most infuriating logical fallacies and manipulative tactics employed by the Mormon debaters, as well as the more poignant, genuine moments from each side. Beyond the debate recap, the conversation explores profoundly personal wounds still felt from the religion’s damaging teachings on LGBTQ identities and traditional gender roles. Jillian even courageously opens up about her inability to discuss her religious views with family members still in the church. Can Mormons and Ex Mormons See Eye to Eye? | Middle Ground - YouTube Episode Show Notes YouTube Link Mormon Stories Thanks Our Generous Donors! Help us continue to deliver quality content by becoming a donor today: One-time or recurring donation through DonorboxSupport us on PatreonPayPalVenmo Our Platforms: YoutubePatreonSpotifyApple Podcasts Contact us: MormonStories@gmail.com PO Box 171085, Salt Lake City, UT 84117 Social Media: Insta: @mormstoriesTiktok: @mormonstoriespodcastJoin the Discord

Duration:02:54:42

1862: Mormon Bishops Discuss Their Experiences

2/2/2024
Content warning: mentions of child abuse, assault, suicidalality Four former Mormon Bishops - Beau, Nick, Jedd, and Rob - have an intimate discussion about the oft-hidden realities of serving in Mormon leadership, including the lack of training on handling abuse cases, near-suicidal stress levels, the painful contradictions between doctrine and human needs, and the ways bureaucratic priorities seem to trump pastoral care. With empathy and nuance, they peel back the curtain on issues like LGBTQ exclusion, leader worship, doubted spiritual 'gifts', unhealthy perfectionism, and the people left wounded when conference talks supersede mental health expertise - all while recognizing the very real human desire to do good amidst institutions not structured to support it. Episode Shownotes YouTube Link Mormon Stories Thanks Our Generous Donors! Help us continue to deliver quality content by becoming a donor today: One-time or recurring donation through DonorboxSupport us on PatreonPayPalVenmo Our Platforms: YoutubePatreonSpotifyApple Podcasts Contact us: MormonStories@gmail.com PO Box 171085, Salt Lake City, UT 84117 Social Media: Insta: @mormstoriesTiktok: @mormonstoriespodcastJoin the Discord

Duration:03:21:42

1861: Why I Resigned as a Mormon Bishop - Nick and Amanda Jones

2/1/2024
A few weeks ago, Mormon Bishop Nick Jones (Mississippi) took the LDS church by storm by resigning his position as bishop from the pulpit (with the video being subsequently shared on TikTok and YouTube). Please join us for Nick and Amanda's (his wife's) story. We welcome your questions and comments. Nick's resignation video Episode Show Notes YouTube Link Mormon Stories Thanks Our Generous Donors! Help us continue to deliver quality content by becoming a donor today: One-time or recurring donation through DonorboxSupport us on PatreonPayPalVenmo Our Platforms: YoutubePatreonSpotifyApple Podcasts Contact us: MormonStories@gmail.com PO Box 171085, Salt Lake City, UT 84117 Social Media: Insta: @mormstoriesTiktok: @mormonstoriespodcastJoin the Discord

Duration:03:35:44

1860: Latter-Dazed And Confused - The Mormon NewsCast 007

1/29/2024
On tonight's Mormon Newscast program, we take a look at the mixed messages that Conservatives among the faith are struggling with around homosexuality and those who are Transgender. Including the perspectives on Doctrine that some conservative commentaries say are at the base of this issue. We will also examine recent messages from leaders regarding Artificial Intelligence. And we will take a look at recent comments by an apostle that the Church needs to do right by Sexual Assault victims. And our last story revolves around why females can't pass the Sacrament. Episode Show Notes YouTube Link Mormon Stories Thanks Our Generous Donors! Help us continue to deliver quality content by becoming a donor today: One-time or recurring donation through DonorboxSupport us on PatreonPayPalVenmo Our Platforms: YoutubePatreonSpotifyApple Podcasts Contact us: MormonStories@gmail.com PO Box 171085, Salt Lake City, UT 84117 Social Media: Insta: @mormstoriesTiktok: @mormonstoriespodcastJoin the Discord

Duration:02:00:05

1859: A New Norm? Married Gay Mormons Get Callings & The Sacrament

1/29/2024
Join us as we discuss the surprising events that challenge norms—married gay Mormons now receiving callings and participating in the sacrament. We will explore the impact, reactions, and implications of this new chapter, and discuss whether it marks a significant change in the community's approach to inclusivity and acceptance. Episode Show Notes YouTube Mormon Stories Thanks Our Generous Donors! Help us continue to deliver quality content by becoming a donor today: One-time or recurring donation through DonorboxSupport us on PatreonPayPalVenmo Our Platforms: YoutubePatreonSpotifyApple Podcasts Contact us: MormonStories@gmail.com PO Box 171085, Salt Lake City, UT 84117 Social Media: Insta: @mormstoriesTiktok: @mormonstoriespodcastJoin the Discord

Duration:01:35:41

1858: Why are Mormons Confused Right Now? - Responding to Jacob Hansen’s Bigotry

1/26/2024
Today we will be responding to Jacob Hansen's video where he expresses the confusion that conservative Mormons are experiencing regarding the Church's stances on LGBT issues. Can we go on like this? (Thoughtful Faith) Episode Show Notes Youtube Link Mormon Stories Thanks Our Generous Donors! Help us continue to deliver quality content by becoming a donor today: One-time or recurring donation through DonorboxSupport us on PatreonPayPalVenmo Our Platforms: YoutubePatreonSpotifyApple Podcasts Contact us: MormonStories@gmail.com PO Box 171085, Salt Lake City, UT 84117 Social Media: Insta: @mormstoriesTiktok: @mormonstoriespodcastJoin the Discord

Duration:01:53:34

1857: Overcoming Depression as a Mormon Mom - Tara Herbert Pt. 2

1/26/2024
Tara Herbert recounts her challenging journey within Mormonism and motherhood, reflecting on the societal pressures and personal struggles she faced. Despite feeling unprepared, she experienced the birth of her first child within the confines of Mormon teachings, grappling with the disconnection she felt towards motherhood and the expectations placed upon women. Tara delves into the erasure of women's roles within Mormon theology, feeling disrespected and marginalized. She confronts the sexist doctrines and rituals of the faith, ultimately realizing the toxicity of the environment and its limitations on her identity and well-being. Through personal and familial trials, including PTSD and infertility, Tara navigates her disillusionment with Mormonism, finding solace in stepping away from its constraints and embracing a more liberated perspective on life and motherhood. Despite fluctuating emotions towards her past experiences, Tara prioritizes her mental health and autonomy, recognizing the importance of complexity and personal growth over the pursuit of a simplistic notion of happiness propagated by her former faith. Episode Show Notes YouTube link Mormon Stories Thanks Our Generous Donors! Help us continue to deliver quality content by becoming a donor today: One-time or recurring donation through DonorboxSupport us on PatreonPayPalVenmo Our Platforms: YoutubePatreonSpotifyApple Podcasts Contact us: MormonStories@gmail.com PO Box 171085, Salt Lake City, UT 84117 Social Media: Insta: @mormstoriesTiktok: @mormonstoriespodcastJoin the Discord

Duration:02:14:41

1856: My Mormon Mission Broke Me - Tara Herbert Pt. 1

1/25/2024
Tara Herbert, born in Lake Charles, Louisiana, and adopted at age two by white Mormon parents from Utah, recounts her complex upbringing in a predominantly white and Mormon environment. Raised with four biological siblings, she navigates her identity as a black girl in Utah, where she initially struggles to recognize her racial difference. Despite feeling out of place, she engages with Mormonism deeply, experiencing conflicting emotions about her faith and cultural identity. Tara's journey evolves through high school, where she grapples with societal perceptions of blackness, sexuality, and Mormon teachings on race and gender roles. Her mission to Atlanta, Georgia, exposes her to systemic racism within the Mormon Church and the broader community, challenging her beliefs and sense of self. Despite enduring trauma and grappling with guilt and shame, Tara finds solace in her eventual marriage and motherhood, yet continues to confront the complexities of her Mormon upbringing and racial identity. Episode Show Notes YouTube Link Mormon Stories Thanks Our Generous Donors! Help us continue to deliver quality content by becoming a donor today: One-time or recurring donation through DonorboxSupport us on PatreonPayPalVenmo Our Platforms: YoutubePatreonSpotifyApple Podcasts Contact us: MormonStories@gmail.com PO Box 171085, Salt Lake City, UT 84117 Social Media: Insta: @mormstoriesTiktok: @mormonstoriespodcastJoin the Discord

Duration:03:06:12

1855: New Female Latter Day Prophet - The Mormon Newscast Ep. 6

1/22/2024
Welcome to the Mormon NewsCast! Topics for today include: Youtube Link Episode Show Notes Mormon Stories Thanks Our Generous Donors! Help us continue to deliver quality content by becoming a donor today: One-time or recurring donation through DonorboxSupport us on PatreonPayPalVenmo Our Platforms: YoutubePatreonSpotifyApple Podcasts Contact us: MormonStories@gmail.com PO Box 171085, Salt Lake City, UT 84117 Social Media: Insta: @mormstoriesTiktok: @mormonstoriespodcastJoin the Discord

Duration:01:32:42

1854: Polygamy & Abortion in Joseph Smith’s Nauvoo - John C. Bennett Pt 2 w/ LDS Discussions Ep. 50

1/19/2024
In this episode, we expose the layers of Bennett's role in divulging Joseph's polygamous secrets. From secret women's organizations with captivating names like Cyprian Saints to the complex web of polygamous relationships, we journey through a fascinating exploration of historical allegations and denials. Brace yourself for a captivating ride through the world of John C. Bennett, where accusations, clandestine affairs, and the shadowy specter of abortionist connections add layers of complexity to this historical puzzle. Episode Show Notes YouTube Link _________________________ LDS Discussions is made possible by generous donors! Help us continue to deliver quality content by becoming a donor today: One-time or recurring donation through DonorboxSupport us on PatreonPayPalVenmo LDS Discussions Platforms: LDS Discussions WebsiteLDS Discussions Playlist on YouTube Contact LDS Discussions: @ldsdicussions@ldsdiscussion@ldsdiscussionsldsdiscussions@gmail.com Contact us: MormonStories@gmail.com PO Box 171085, Salt Lake City, UT 84117 Social Media: Insta: @mormstoriesTiktok: @mormonstoriespodcastJoin the Discord

Duration:01:58:24

1853: Mormon Church Hires LGBT Ally as Head Spokesman - The Mormon Newscast Ep. 5

1/15/2024
This week we tackle the polarizing news that the Mormon church has hired an LGBTQ ally, the Church makes a brewing company change the name of a beer, Chad Daybell's legal counsel withdraws due to lack of funds, and new criminal allegations emerge against controversial Mormon figure Tim Ballard. Episode Show Notes YouTube Link Mormon Stories Thanks Our Generous Donors! Help us continue to deliver quality content by becoming a donor today: One-time or recurring donation through DonorboxSupport us on PatreonPayPalVenmo Our Platforms: YoutubePatreonSpotifyApple Podcasts Contact us: MormonStories@gmail.com PO Box 171085, Salt Lake City, UT 84117 Social Media: Insta: @mormstoriesTiktok: @mormonstoriespodcastJoin the Discord

Duration:01:04:37