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Joseph Smith: Space Cowboy
Did Joseph Smith use homeopathic hallucinogenics to enhance the religious experience of his early mormon followers? Naked Mormonism’s Bryce Blankenagel joins Glenn, Matt, and guest panelists Lindsey and Micah to sift through the historical evidence. Or clues. Or whatnot.
Andrew’s Court of Love
Heather leads Randy and Jake through a spectacular interview with National Geographic travel writer Andrew Evans. Andrew is a former Mormon who was excommunicated for his sexuality. He tells that story in his new book “The Black Penguin.” Heather, Randy, Jake, and Andrew take turns dramatizing key moments from the book. This is an incredible episode of Infants on Thrones. You won’t want to miss it.
Here is a video we made of the dramatized portions of this episode:
Dr. Wendy and the Perfectionsim
Glenn and Tom are joined by listener and licensed therapist Dr. Wendy to discuss a BYU article on Perfectionism (yes, it is intentionally misspelled in the title, cuz that is so incrdbly hillaryous) and to pitch an idea for a possible new series that may or may not be the best thing since self-slicing bread.
Bill Reel and Spiritual Abuse
What is Spiritual Abuse and when is enough enough? Bill Reel, faithful active host of the Mormon Discussion podcast, joins Glenn, Tom and Matt to discuss the finer points of head-butting dense brick walls.
Froback Friday – Who Wrote the Book of Mormon
Come back with us to October 2013 for our 3-part series “Who Wrote the Book of Mormon.” John Hamer, Craig Criddle, and so much more.
Froback Friday – Morality, Blame, and a Mormon Family’s Divorce
Does shared morality bind and blind? If so, what does it blind us to? Glenn revisits a 7-year-old Mormon Stories episode he recorded in April 2010 with his divorced parents, his two siblings, and the ever-inquisitive John Dehlin. But this time, Glenn looks at it through the eyes of Jonathan Haidt’s Moral Foundations Theory because the Moral Foundations Theory has been totally rocking Glenn’s world lately. Maybe it will rock yours, too.
A Mormon Girl Walks Into a Funeral… Walks Out on Mormonism
Bob is joined by special guest Kat, his sister, who recently resigned from Mormonism after attending their grandmother’s Mormon funeral. Something happened at the funeral, something both shocking and routine: a bishop’s talk. Bob recreates the talk word for word, and the two of them discuss what happened after reminiscing about growing up Mormon.
Of Whip Its and Weed: A Wonderful Doctor’s Wise Words of Wizardly Warning
Matt, Jake, and Scott talk to Dr. Josh Britt about the pros and cons of medical marijuana and the practice of doing “whip its.”
Infants, Immigration, and Captain EO
Who says you should avoid talking about politics and religion? Matt and Glenn interview Melinda “Mindy” Butler, an immigration attorney for The Florence Project in Arizona, to learn more about the three recent Executive Orders on immigration.
Matt and Tom sit down with Ryan McKnight and Privacy P Pratt (not his real name) to discuss General Authority pay stubs, the difference between mormon- and wiki- leaking, and leaks and leakers and just a bunch of leaking stuff in general. You’re in for a real treat (as opposed to urine for a real treat). Cuz details matter.