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Take a break from all the post-election fallout. Calm your mind. Breathe. And then listen in as Noah Rasheta delivers a talk to the Nautilus Community in Mesa, Arizona. Noah is the host of the Secular Buddhism podcast. He addresses meditation practice, philosophy, how to break up 3 patterns (implied), and of course and secular buddhism.
Unrighteous Dominion defeated by Kick(butt) Michelle
Want to hear the real reason Mormon leaders don’t want women to hold the priesthood?
In a follow-up interview to last week’s “Unrighteous Dominion” episode, Michelle and Adam join Glenn, Jake, and Matt to explain why they secretly recorded the bishop who likes swimming’ suits, and they share another secretly recorded discussion with the bishop, where Michelle valiantly stands up to the Patriarchy. And wins. Vicarious uppercut.
The New Atheist’s Guide to Not Being a Total Asshole: Episode 4 (Music)
Tune in this week as Sage interviews the wildly talented R. John Williams from the band Faded Paper Figures. Together they talk about the power of music to transform us, to enlighten us and to best express all of our pent up ex-Mormon angst.
Of Mothers and T-Shirts
Glenn sits down for a brief discussion with his mother about her faith crisis and elicits her sage advice for listeners of Infants on Thrones. Which starts with how to get an IOT T-Shirt (or super awesome mug) of your very own. Check out the T-Shirt Tab on our website, infantsonthrones.com.
John Dehlin: The Reluctant Atheist
Glenn, Randy, Heather, and Matt sit down with John Dehlin to discuss life after excommunication and the challenge of self-identifying labels such as Agnostic, Atheist, Ex-Mormon, Anti-Mormon, and others.
Of Tea Parties and Faith Transitions – Larry’s story
Listen as guest contributor Sage takes the driver seat in an interview with Larry – an ex-ultraconservative ex-Mormon as he shares his political and religious life transition. Featuring the dulcet tones of Heather who attempts to class up the joint and set us straight on Bernie Sanders.
Hard to Find Mormon Videos: The Podcast
Today, Tom and Jake are joined by Tom Doggett, the man behind the Hard-to-Find Mormon Videos channel on YouTube, to discuss the origins of the project and the goldmine that is the LDS media archive. For those that grew up on such national treasures as Cipher in the Snow or Johnny Lingo, this is gonna be an eight-cow episode.
(To take a look at That Which Was Lost, click here.)
Randy’s Really Real PPI
Glenn, Matt, Heather, and John interview Randy for his long-awaited PPI. Randall Snyder is a skeptic, a naturalist, a humanist, an atheist, a proud husband of 18 year and father of 3 sons, an orthodontist, a huge fan of the USC Trojans, the seahawks, The Simpsons, Louis C.K., Monty Python, and Key and Peele.
Randy is the fifth of seven children brought up in the church in southern California. He attended Ricks College, served a mission in Tempe Arizona, finished at BYU and went on to USC dental school. In his mid thirtees, after serving actively in the church his whole George W Bush voting adult life including as a high priests’ group leader which is kind of a big deal, he began investigating the church’s truth claims in 2008 which set him on the path toward secularism, skepticism, philosophism, flaming liberalism, and podcastism. Known for his intensity and foul mouth, Randy is the inimitable angry atheist of Infants on Thrones and everybody’s BFF.
Randy valiantly conducts Glenn’s PPI (Personal Priesthood Interview — not really an actual PPI, it’s just a joke everyone). Tom, Jake, Matt and Heather also chime in from time to time as well. And yes, Tom finally gets Glenn to talk more about what it is like to be arrested and spend 24 hours in jail. Neat, huh?
Child Abuse in the Church
Matt Long talks with John Dehlin about the recently re-released article on their website, titled, “Effectiveness of Church Approach to Preventing Child Abuse.” Spoiler alert: Matt was not impressed.