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Ep 553 – The Ex’d Files: Bill Reel’s Excommunication – The Morning After
Bill Reel talks to Glenn and Tom about what it was like to be excommunicated last night in St. George, Utah. He also teases some things that might be coming next. Will we get another Excommunication sing-a-long from this? Stay tuned…
Ep 536 – Chelsea Shields and the Biology of Connection
Do beliefs impact our biology? What about a rejection of those beliefs? Glenn sits down with Chelsea to talk about belief, culture, social media, the Mormon “cult” (her word, not mine), and both the social and biological costs of walking away from your “tribe.”
Ep 534 – The Psychological Impact of Mormonism
Glenn and Tom sit down with licensed Psychologist Colton Miller to discuss the psychological impact of Mormonism.
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Ep 530 – A Manual for Creating Atheists, Part 6 – Street Epistemology
What is it like to actually do Street Epistemology? Glenn is joined by Randy, Delany, and Jimmy to talk to Street Epistemologists Reid Nicewonder and Anthony Magnabosco. Their YouTube videos can be found below:
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Cordial Curiosity (Reid Nicewonder’s YouTube Channel):
Ep 527 – Jane and Emma the Movie: A Conversation with Screenwriter Melissa Leilani Larson
Glenn and Tom sit down (once again…) with Melissa Leilani Larson to discuss the movie Jane and Emma, showing in select theaters in Utah Oct 12-14, 2018. Go see it if you can!
Lindsay Hanson Park also provides a review of the film, and Glenn includes two bonus easter eggs: 1) an interview with Mel from 9 years ago about her play “Little Happy Secrets” and 2) the audioplay version of “Little Happy Secrets.”
Ep 526 – Sam Young
Matt and Tom sit down with Sam Young to discuss his goals in protecting children, the effectiveness of his approach, and next steps post-excommunication.
Ep 518 – Bill Reel: Why I left the Mormon Church and what I now think about God
Glenn sits down with fellow sorta-Mormon podcaster Bill Reel to talk about podcasting, the reasons why he eventually left the church, and what he now thinks about Life, the Universe, and God
Ep 512 – No-Nonsense Buddhism for Beginners, P2
The four noble truths. The eightfold path. The dangers of dogmatism. The suffering caused by over-attachment to an impermanent world. This is the 2nd half of Glenn’s interview with Noah Rasheta, of the Secular Buddhism podcast, about his new book “No-Nonsense Buddhism for Beginners.”
Ep 511 – No-Nonsense Buddhism for Beginners, P1
Want to find peace even in the face of suffering? Noah did. Listen in as Glenn interviews Noah Rasheta, of the Secular Buddhism podcast, about his new book “No-Nonsense Buddhism for Beginners.”
Ep 501 – On Death and Truth and Why Some Stay
Glenn, Tom and Randy sit down with Christian Braithwaite, author of “Open Letter to Mormonism” and 2nd place winner in the most recent Listener Essay contest to discuss his essay, how to deal with tragedies like death after rejecting a belief in an afterlife, and how to define things like “truth.” We also talk with Christian’s wife Cassandra, a licensed social worker, about her experience with Christian’s faith crisis, some of the problems she sees in the Mormon church, and the reasons why she chooses to stay.