Ep 4 – Apostasy

Panel Discussion

Posted September 25th, 2012

Glenn Ostlund explores the narrative of lost and found, apostasy and restoration, that is so pervasive in Mormon culture (and beyond). Guests include Jake Frost, Erica Shirts, Mike Tannehill, Rock Waterman, and Michael Ellis, with closing remarks from Infants Randy Snyder and Matt Long.

  • Bruce MacArthur

    Guys, thanks for creating this podcast. It is chicken soup for my corrupted soul. Very glad to have you back podcasting regularly.

    • You’re welcome, glad you are enjoying it!

      • Gabriel von Himmel

        Bob, I very much liked you podcast, I have changed my attitude about Rock Waterman’s insights.
        Starting with his conservative creed w/regard to his view of our dissent into the “Dark Side” with war after war after war. Rock you are a prince.
        I savaged you on Mormon Stories; had I known more of you Pure Mormonism I would have been more sympathetic.
        Rock is an Apostate as are the Mormon Pharisees, but Rock is a thinking Pharisee while the Clergy are frighteningly out of touch with no hope of change.
        Thanks for the comments Rock.

        Ephima Morphew
        Gabriel von Himmel

  • Polly Anna

    I think it’s sexy when Glenn using his folklore jargon. : P

    • So does Tom. It’s part of his etiological charm.

      • So does Tom?? Ethiological charm? What does that even mean?? (insert Tom sigh) Glenn’s folklore jargon gives me headaches… 🙂

  • Doubting Thomas

    You bros. won’t be able to make and post these things fast enough. You are hilarious and the only thing that would make it better is if I was able to be there with you! Keep it up. I’ve bookmarked the site and hope to see something soon.


  • cewinchesteriii

    I’ve been looking for something that captures what I loved about Mormon Expression. This is it. It’s not the same format – it’s a bit more like Radiolab. But it has that same feeling that got me hooked on Mormon Expression. Glad to have found this podcast.

    • Cool! Glad you are enjoying it so far!

  • Listened to them all, good stuff.

    Topic suggestion: I’d really like the panel to read and discuss “The Righteous Mind” by Jon Haidt (check out his interview with Bill Moyers, or his two TED talks).

  • Adam

    Very well done, Glenn!

  • Mormoreeno

    Really enjoyed the podcast! Please keep on exactly as you’re doing!
    I was especially glad to hear from Mike Tannehill again. He was such a great member of the Mormon Expession crew!

  • A. Krause

    Every time someone looses a loved one, someone who influenced and mentored, to me it seems only natural to attempt restoring that influence. Personally I have find myself trying to imagine what my departed loved ones would have said or done or councled me to do. Extending that idea to influential historical figures or time periods seems to be an obvious extension of our human nature, not a cultural obsession.
    Interesting topic, thanks for the thoughts.

  • TheNewCitizen

    I loved the segments on free agency, leadership, what they mean, and the difference between the gospel and the church. Oops, I meant the harmony between the two. Great one.

  • Sunny

    I love Randy & Tom from Mormon Expression, so was thrilled to find them here. Plus, I’ve run out of podcasts there & Mormon Stories (long disaffection process I guess), so happy to find more to hear. You guys are hilarious.

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  • Mark Norris

    Glenn’s ex-Catholic BYU roommate was unsure that Catholic priests claim to trace their spiritual authority back to Peter and then ultimately back to Christ. To answer, they absolutely hold to that position. Just like the LDS Church, the Catholic Church claims to be the One True Church in large part to this claim to holding valid priesthood authority.