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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.
A Conversation with My Past, Present, and Future Gay Self: Benji Schwimmer
Heather, John, Kristen, and Matt interview one of America’s favorite dancers Benji Schwimmer in the first of a new Infants on Thrones series: A Conversation with My Past, Present, and Future Gay Self.
Tom is joined with Bob, Randy and Glenn to finally sit down with Heather to talk about how awesome she is.
Space Cowboy Spirituality
Glenn, Randy, Heather, and Jake are joined by Space Cowboy (not his real name) to talk about this one-time True Believing Mormon who reluctantly lost his faith, became a hard-core atheist, and then accidentially rediscovered a realm of spirituality through a magical mushroomy trip. Space Cowboy apologizes for sounding like a gay alien (not that there’s anything wrong with that). And don’t do drugs.
On Being Sage Turk
Sage Turk. What a name. Sounds like a pretty fascinating person who has lived a pretty fascinating life and has a pretty fascinating story to tell, huh? You simply can’t go wrong with a name like Sage Turk. And now you can hear all about him. Listen in as Heather and Glenn interview the guy who brought us all the great audio from the recent LDS Mass Resignation event in Salt Lake City.
And for the record, this episode was edited by Heather. I’m just sayin’
Sage’s soundcloud “Songs to Lose your Faith To”